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Part 2 of my conversation with guest James Gralian about the post-lockout NHL. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from The Hush Now, Guided By Voices, Iceage and Game Theory.

Show notes:

- Recorded via Skype

- NHL surprises this season include talented teams struggling: Detroit, Philly, Nashville, Tampa

- Philadelphia's long stretch of bad goaltending

- Gotta love Ilya Bryzgalov

- Toronto-Detroit will be in Winter Classic next year

- Chicago's been the best team in the league by far

- The long, strange journey of Ray Emery

- Jay: Making the case for the Leafs

- Pittsburgh messes with success, keeps winning

- Realignment kicks in next season

- Playoff hockey is the best

- James picks a team to root for when the Avs don't make it

- Jay: Just happy to see Leafs in playoffs

- Players rarely stay on same team for entire career

- Rooting for dirty teams

- NHL has come back strong from lockout

- Fighting in hockey at most levels

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
The Hush Now - Marathon Monday

Guided By Voices - Flunky Minnows

Iceage - Morals

Game Theory - Erica's Word

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

The Hush Now song is available for free download at Clicky Clicky.

The Guided By Voices song is on the album English Little League on GBV Records. Download the song for free at Stereogum.

The Iceage song is on the album You're Nothing on Matador. Download the song for free at MatadorRecords.com.

The Game Theory song is on the album The Big Shot Chronicles. In memory of late Game Theory frontman Scott Miller, you can find all the now out-of-print Game Theory albums available for free download at LoudFamily.

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_275_042313.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

Part 1 of my conversation with guest James Gralian about the post-lockout NHL. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from Beck, Buffalo Tom, Dinosaur Jr. and Titus Andronicus.

Show notes:

- Recorded last weekend via Skype

- Last spoke in October before NHL lockout began

- Season relaunched in mid-January and is wrapping up in next few weeks

- Definitely some bitterness when the NHL came back

- James' many online efforts

- JG: Playing hockey has deepened my appreciation for the sport

- NHL teams sign plenty of undrafted college players

- Georges Vezina was known as the Chicoutimi Cucumber

- Jack Falla wrote some great hockey books

- JK: I was mad at both sides after the lockout

- Ended up getting satellite package and following the Leafs anyway

- Greed is a given in pro sports

- The Leafs fired their GM right before season started

- Now they're on the verge of making playoffs for first time in 9 years

- JK remembers the Leafs' 1993 playoff run

- JK: Not a fan of the shootout

- Rough year for James' favorite team, Colorado

- JG: The Avs need to clean house

- To be continued

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
Beck - Halo of Gold

Buffalo Tom - Mineral

Dinosaur Jr. - Freak Scene

Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus Forever

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

The Beck song is the B-side to the song "Tropicalia" from the album Mutations. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The Buffalo Tom song is on the album Let Me Come Over on Beggars Banquet. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The Dinosaur Jr. song is on the album Bug on SST. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The Titus Andronicus song is on the album The Monitor on XL Recordings. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

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_274_041713.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion about our narcissistic society. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from Thee Oh Sees, Fidlar, The Kills and Drive Like Jehu.

Show notes:

- Anybody can have a show or self-publish a book

- Everybody's a photojournalist now

- Online commenters are the worst

- Talk radio callers are moving online

- Onion AV Club comment sections can be great

- Matt: Arguing on the Internet makes everyone dumber

- So easy to hit "send"

- Begging for RTs from celebs on Twitter is pathetic

- The ridiculousness of Google Glass

- How much information do you really need?

- Can you watch a movie or TV show without checking your phone?

- Staying off social media to avoid spoilers

- The need to live tweet TV shows

- The moviegoing experience sucks

- Matt can go entire days without dealing with a live human

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
Thee Oh Sees - Toe Cutter - Thumb Buster

Fidlar - Gimme Something

The Kills - Future Starts Slow

Drive Like Jehu - Caress

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

The Thee Oh Sees song is on the album Floating Coffin on Castle Face Records. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The Fidlar song is on the band's self-titled album on Mom + Pop. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The Kills song is on the album Blood Pressures on Domino Records. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The Drive Like Jehu song is on the band's self-titled album on Cargo. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

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_273_040913.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion about our narcissistic society. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from JEFF the Brotherhood, Le Butcherettes, Sleater-Kinney and Ty Segall.

Show notes:

- Narcissism is on the rise

- Recent study looks at the Internet "narcissism epidemic"

- We are part of the problem

- We're more likely to take photos of injustice than actually help out

- Matt works from home, posts on Facebook to get social interaction

- Some people need to post status updates of their every move

- Gay marriage debate has been ubiquitous on social media

- Linked In endorsements: What's the point?

- Matt's creepy clown photo

- Creating a false impression through upbeat self-promotion

- Selfies are everywhere

- People will do anything to get on TV

- Reality TV has never been more popular

- MySpace was a mess

- Googling yourself is a common activity

- Matt's IMDB page

- To be continued

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
JEFF the Brotherhood - Shredder

Le Butcherettes - Henry Don't Got Love

Sleater-Kinney - Jumpers

Ty Segall - You're the Doctor

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

The JEFF the Brotherhood song is on the album We Are the Champions on Infinity Cat Recordings/Warner Music. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The Le Butcherettes song is on the album Sin Sin Sin on Rodriguez Lopez Productions. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The Sleater-Kinney song is on the album The Woods on Sub Pop. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The Ty Segall song is on the album Twins on Drag City. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

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_272_040213.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

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