For season 3 episode 1, I’m taking it solo again, because nobody else knows about William Basinski or The Disintegration Loops. And if they do, they’re not talking. But I love that project enough for us both.
For season 2 episode 2, my guest is Tim PopKid, the record collector and music enthusiast behind I Buy WAY Too Many Records Dot Com. He loves one of my favorite bands, Rocket From the Crypt, so that’s mostly what we talk about. Give it a shot!
While it has been about three months since I recorded this conversation, PopKid Records still has not revealed the nature of their collaboration with Japanese record label Snuffy Smile. You can join me in eagerly awaiting it!
Oh, I hope I’m getting this out in front of an audience that isn’t already burned completely out on Christmas music. This seemed like a really good idea at the time. Welcome to Season 2, welcome back to Thad, and I hope you welcome us into your hearts.
In the fourth episode, Dan interviews Collin Hummel of FlashMob!. They talk about life on the road, playing bars and clubs, and what it means to connect with a (drunk) audience on your own (impossible) terms.
In the third episode, Dan gives up interview subjects. Topics of discussion include the new Beats Music and seminal indie rock favorites, Pixies. Of all of the acts on Beats Music’s “Under the Influence: Pixies”, which are actually influenced by Pixies?
Metric is from Canada, and they’re great. Poliça is from Minneapolis, and they’re also great.
The person “who saw Eraserhead on cable TV” was Charles Bukowski. I knew I knew that story from somewhere.
That was a terrible answer to Thad’s question about “essential” artists that I don’t care for. U2’s fine and all, but they aren’t widely considered a classic rock band. Better examples would be The Rolling Stones — just like Thad and Led Zeppelin, I think they have a handful of good songs, but I don’t need to get deeper into their catalogue. That’s probably another whole show. The most well-regarded “essential classic rock band” I out-and-out dislike is probably Pink Floyd.
Thad says: “How could I forget OK Go in the discussion of Chicago bands with a niche? They have the best choreography and videos like this made a lot of noise for them, but they are also solid musically.”