Completely Conspicuous

Categories

moving
rock talk
Nick Lorenzen
Fucked Up
Footlocker discount code
Soccer Mom
Heartless Bastards
Damien Jurado
Gross Magic
hockey
fandom
rock and/or roll
Budget
Twerps
Screaming Trees
Delta Spirit
five years
unsung albums
Stephen Malkmus
Robert Pollard
Roadside Graves
The Church
online privacy
career shifts
journalism
The Dirtbombs
The Kills
PJ Harvey
Mogwai
Wire
East River Pipe
Destroyer
Walter Schreifels
No Age
Teenage Fanclub
Mixology
Mondo Generator
athletic gear
LCD Soundsystem
Silversun Pickups
ChkChkChk
The Dead Weather
Everyone Everywhere
Midlake
The Whigs
Quasi
Dinosaur Jr.
Elliott Smith
Jason Collett
The Apples in Stereo
guilty pleasures
The King Khan and BBQ Show
Great Northern
Deer Tick
Canada
Metric
Spiral Stairs
Almighty Defenders
Completely Conspicuous
Rick Johnson
Warrior Soul
Andrew Bird
movies
Sunset Rubdown
The Dears
Sonic Youth
Jarvis Cocker
The Pink Mountaintops
Eric Convey
Shearwater
Pavement
Swan Lake
RCRD LBL
The Secret Machines
Frightened Rabbit
Volcano Suns
Deltron 3030
Juliana Hatfield
IODA Promonet
Ladyhawk
Podsafe Music Network
The Zambonis
Sub Pop Records
Joseph Arthur
The Constantines
Panthers
British Sea Power
Ween
Flight of the Conchords
Controller.Controller
El-P
Stars
The Shods
Frank Black
The Nice Device
Dios Malos
Riverboat Gamblers
TV On the Radio
general

Archives

2017
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2014
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2013
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2012
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2011
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2010
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2009
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2008
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2007
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March

February 2013
S M T W T F S
     
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28

Syndication

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Ric Dube as we dissect a classic episode of the 1970s sitcom What's Happening. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from They Might Be Giants and The Thalia Zedek Band.

Show notes:

- Recorded at More Lost Time world HQ

- Inspired by MST3K and Rifftrax, we're commenting while watching video

- Watch the episode along with us at the CompCon YouTube channel

- What's Happening!! had all the sitcom archetypes

- Formula elements at play

- This was a Very Special Episode

- No continuity in the '70s on TV shows

- The evils of bootlegging

- Check out CompCon episodes 218 and 219 about bootlegs

- Ric: Wonder if there's a bootleg of the Doobies' performance in this show

- Show inspired by the movie Cooley High

- Ric's a fan of Dee

- Did inner city kids really listen to the Doobie Brothers?

- Jay: I rocked the velour shirts back in the day

- Rerun gets roped into the bootlegging world

- All the parodies have been parodied now

- Ric's heard the "Which Doobie You Be?" line a million times

- Doobies are so big they're playing a podunk high school

- Patrick Simmons had a brief solo career

- Michael McDonald's vocal style

- The kids pretend to like the Doobies

- Jeff "Skunk" had magnificent facial hair

- The band Bread appeared on an episode of The Hardy Boys

- Simmons supposedly went to the kids' high school

- Four minutes of scenes from next week

- Theme by Henry Mancini!

- Next week, it's part 2 of the Doobie Brothers episode

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
They Might Be Giants - You're On Fire

Thalia Zedek Band - Walk Away

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The They Might Be Giants song is on the album Nanobots on Idlewild Records. Download it for free at Stereogum.

The Thalia Zedek Band song is on the album Via on Thrill Jockey. Download it for free at Soundcloud.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Direct download: CompCon_267_022613.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT

Part 3 of my conversation with guests Mike Piantigini and Brad Searles as we discuss the new music we're looking forward to in 2013. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from The XX, The Thermals, Redd Kross and !!!

Show notes:

- Recorded at Piantigini Place, Somerville, Mass.

- Mike: New Big Dipper album is great

- Bettie Serveert is back with a new release

- Brad: The Neats reunion is happening

- Shockingly, Brad's never been to SXSW

- SXSW has grown into a huge spectacle

- Thumbs up to The Sinclair

- Def Leppard's Vegas residency

- Bob Mould can't play acoustic shows quietly

- Sting's "Back to Bass" tour

- Bands going out on a bad note

- Guitar Hero/Rock Band games flamed out quickly

- Do not taunt the Zoo TV

- Brad and Mike reminisce about the Merge Records 20th anniv. show

- Wilco's Solid Sound Festival is always good

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
The XX - Reconsider

The Thermals - Born to Kill

Redd Kross - Stay Away from Downtown

!!! - Slyd

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The XX song is on the album Coexist on XL Recordings. Download it for free at Chromewaves.

The Thermals song is on the album Desperate Ground on Saddle Creek. Download the song for free (in exchange for your email address) at Soundcloud.

The Redd Kross song is on the album Researching the Blues on Merge Records. Download the song for free at Chromewaves.

The !!! song is on the album Thri!!!er on Warp Records. Download the song for free at Soundcloud.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Direct download: CompCon_266_021913.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:01pm EDT

Part 2 of my conversation with guests Mike Piantigini and Brad Searles as we discuss the new music we're looking forward to in 2013. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from Low, Thee Oh Sees, Mikal Cronin and Ken Stringfellow.

Show notes:

- Recorded at Piantigini Place, Somerville, Mass.

- The Who's Live at Hull sounds a lot like Live at Leeds

- Hearing bands play old favorites vs. new material

- Selling your music for commercial use

- Pete Townshend was a major solo artist in the '80s

- '80s recording techniques have not aged well

- Debating McCartney's solo work

- Kids these days...

- YouTube as music delivery mechanism

- Not just videos, but full albums and lyric videos

- The sad tale of Myspace

- Bandcamp's fan pages

- Brad: Psyched about new LP from Kid Canaveral

- The death of Lovejoy's, a great Austin dive bar

- Alamo Drafthouse rules

- Brad: Upcoming Mark Kozelek and Album Leaf collaboration

- Indie bands love covering the Misfits

- Bands keep touring without original members (Misfits, Dead Kennedys)

- Violent Femmes are reuniting with original lineup at Coachella

- Prog is coming back

- Brad dug Genesis in the Duke/Abacab era

- "Illegal Alien" is a horrible song

- Long-awaited albums that may never come: Dylan at the Movies, The Wrens

- Brad bets My Bloody Valentine won't release new album by time this airs (he loses bet)

- Mike can't stop talking about his trip to SXSW

- The power of chocolate chip cookies

- Labels are running out of classic rock to reissue, turning to alt-rock

- To be continued

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
Low - Just Make It Stop

Thee Oh Sees - Minotaur

Mikal Cronin - Apathy

Ken Stringfellow - Doesn't It Remind You of Something

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The Low song is on the forthcoming album The Invisible Way on Sub Pop. Download it for free at SoundCloud.

The Thee Oh Sees song is on the forthcoming album Floating Coffin on the Castle Face label. Download the song for free at Stereogum.

The Mikal Cronin song is on his self-titled album on Trouble in Mind Records. Download the song for free from SoundSpike.

The Ken Stringfellow song is on the album Danzig in the Moonlight on Spark and Shine Records. Download the song for free at Chromewaves.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Direct download: CompCon_265_021113.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Part 1 of my conversation with guests Mike Piantigini and Brad Searles as we discuss what we're looking forward to in 2013, musically speaking. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from The Spinto Band, FIDLAR, King Tuff and The Maccabees.

Show notes:

- Recorded at Piantigini Place, Somerville, Mass.

- Breitling couldn't make it

- Brad: Unusual collaborations including New Medicants (Joe Pernice and Norman Blake), Kristen Hersh and Pond, Greg Dulli and Steve Kilbey

- Hersh is super busy

- Artists escape from the album-tour-album cycle

- Robert Pollard is a freak of nature

- Mike: Replacements cover EP to benefit Slim Dunlap

- Westerberg should tour again

- Axl Rose soldiers on...at his own pace

- Great artists aren't always great businessmen

- Mike watches "Nashville"

- Breitling's list includes the Come reunion

- Come reissue has live set that Brad had hosted on his blog

- Jay: Bowie's back

- New Marnie Stern album on the way

- To be continued

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
The Spinto Band - Shake It Off

FIDLAR - Got No Money

King Tuff - Keep On Movin'

The Maccabees - Go

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The Spinto Band song is on the album Cool Cocoon on Spintonic Recordings. Download it for free at Spintonic.

The FIDLAR song is on the EP Don't Try on Mom and Pop Music. Download the song for free at Chromewaves.

The King Tuff song is on the self-titled album on Sub Pop. Download the song for free from Sub Pop.

The Maccabees song is on the album Given to the Wild on Fiction. Download the song for free at Chromewaves.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Direct download: CompCon_264_020413.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

1