1993 This week we take our musical time machine back to the year 1993! It’s a crazy year with a lot of competing styles and genres, which makes it exciting! We talk about great albums by bands like Nirvana, Mazzy Star, Sarah MacLachlan, Crowded House, Daniel Lanois, Prince, David Bowie (two of
Music Books Rob and Alan geek out on one of their favorite topics: music books! Both are avid readers of books of all types about music — biographies, analyses, histories, what have you. The discussion goes from recent reads of books by John Robb, Richard Evans, Nick Hornby, Nick Griffiths, Jann
Artists We Wish We’d Seen We all have those artists that we regret never having seen live for whatever reason — work, proximity, cost, or not having been born yet. The Modern Musicology gang talks about some of their favorite artists we wish we’d seen, including Prince, Bowie, Roxy Music, ELO, Elvis, the
Bad Albums (or Songs) by Great Artists! Every artist or band, no matter how great they are, have that one (hopefully only one!) album that just doesn’t stack up to the rest of their output. Or, maybe that artist or band has a great album, but right in the middle
Killer B-Sides – In our last episode we talked about songs that should have been released as singles. This week, we flip the 45 over to talk about some of our favorite B-Sides: exclusive tracks, live recordings, alternate versions, Part 2s, and more. We go all the way to the very
We know that this has happened to you — you’re listening to an album, you hear a great song, and you think “Damn, that should have been a single!” Yep, we all have examples that come immediately to mind. This week, the MM Gang, joined by solo artist and former
The Albums of 1982! Thriller! 1999! Vacation! Hot Space! This week the Modern Musicology gang (joined once again by former Aquanettas drummer and solo artist Stephanie Seymour) jumps into our time machine and sets the controls for 1982! We talk about that year’s biggest releases and some of the most significant debuts, as well as some of the less
The ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021 is out, and it’s the most diverse in the Hall’s history. There’s world music, R&B, hip hop, 60s pop, metal — something for almost everyone. And more importantly, it has the most female artists ever and the
JC and Rita celebrate the return of two amazing shows, Doctor Who and Mystery Science Theater 3000. Also in Rapid Fire we talk The Last Jedi, Spider man Homecoming, Thor Ragnarok and remembering Prince. Download Episode 122 Now!
This week, it’s a blast from the past as we delve into comic book adaptations with our first Comic Fliction segment. First up are Batman and Batman Returns, two movies that were instrumental in changing the public’s perception of comic book movies. Everything’s up for grabs as we debate how
This is a special podcast in tribute to the passing of Prince. He has left us a legacy of music since the 70’s that few can rival.
On this episode, the ESO crew pay tribute to two artists who were legends beyond their fields and left us much too soon. First, Mike and Mike honor the career of writer/artist Darwyn Cooke. Then, Alex Autrey and Melodie Goodwin share dearly beloved memories of the amazing artist forever known