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Part 2 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling as we discuss some of our favorite compilation albums. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from Speedy Ortiz, Thee Oh Sees, Mikal Cronin and The Melvins.

Show notes:

- Recorded at Clicky Clicky world HQ

- Drinkin' beer and talking rock

- Check out JB's new comp, And I Forgot a Long Time Ago How You Feel

- Covers of early period Lilys songs

- JK: Three basic types of comps, not including soundtracks

- Tribute, genre and benefit comps

- No Alternative came out in '93

- We learn more about Lance Diamond

- During the Goo Goo Dolls' last days of non-suckage

- Part of Red Hot series

- JB: Red Hot and Bothered was the indie rock version

- JK: Deadicated was a Grateful Dead tribute featuring the likes of Jane's Addiction, Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett

- Taping songs off the radio

- JK: The Bridge was a great Neil Young tribute featuring alt-rock artists like Pixies and Sonic Youth

- Lots of tribute comps came out in early '90s

- Now there are string quartet and bluegrass tributes to just about everyone

- Label comps are fun, like What's Up Matador?

- Safe and Sound comp featured Boston bands from mid-'90s

- JB: Simple Machines comp featured great DC acts

- JK: Twisted Willie paid tribute to Willie Nelson

- JB: Darla 100 may have been too long

- JB: Ten Cent Fix was a good one

- JB: Why Do You Think They Call It Pop? was collected by Pop Narcotic

- First SPINart release was One Last Kiss, featuring Swirlies, Small Factory, Velocity Girl

- JB: This is Harrisburg, Not Topeka featured the mighty Torgo, with one Jay Breitling on guitar

- A takeoff of the great This is Boston, Not LA

- Get Jay's comp at Clicky Clicky

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
Speedy Ortiz - The Hermit Crab

Thee Oh Sees - Devil Again

Mikal Cronin - Better Man

The Melvins - Dr. Mule

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

The song from Speedy Ortiz is available on the compilation And I Forgot a Long Time Ago How You Feel. Download the comp exclusively at ClickyClickyMusic.

The songs from Thee Oh Sees and Mikal Cronin are on the compilation Garage Swim. Download the entire compilation for free at AdultSwim.com.

The Melvins song is on the Scion 10 Series Music Release. 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_280_052813.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 7:55pm EST

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling as we discuss the new Lilys tribute compilation he curated. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from Pet Milk, Infinity Girl and The Weaks.

Show notes:

- Recorded at Clicky Clicky world HQ

- JB's writing for new music site Vanyaland

- Breitling's second compilation; first one came out a year ago

- Comp's called And I Forgot a Long Time Ago How You Feel

- Covers of early period Lilys songs

- Found bands from Boston and beyond who were Lilys fans

- Would have liked to do this comp first

- Great response to Nofuckingwhere, the first comp

- Ride's management contacted JB

- Future .38 Special comp?

- Shout out to our good friend Mike Piantigini

- Why aren't we getting free beer?

- JB also organized a great benefit show last November

- Starting to plan next benefit for Community Servings

- JB's doing some promo for the comp

- Hasn't talked to Lilys leader Kurt Heasley about the comp

- Last four songs come from album Eccsome the Photon Band

- Would have liked to include some rare tracks

- Get it at Clicky Clicky

- To be continued

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
Pet Milk - February Fourteenth

Infinity Girl - Claire Hates Me

The Weaks - Elsa

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

The songs from Pet Milk, Infinity Girl and The Weaks are available on the compilation And I Forgot a Long Time Ago How You Feel. Download the comp exclusively at ClickyClickyMusic.

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_279_052113.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 7:27pm EST

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Ric Dube as we dissect a swingin' episode of I Dream of Jeannie. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from At the Drive-In, Shellac and Jawbox.

Show notes:

- Recorded at More Lost Time world HQ

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

- Season 2 of I Dream of Jeannie, episode aired in April 1967

- Larry Hagman, R.I.P.

- Did Americans really throw "mod parties"?

- Pre-Summer of Love '67

- Barbara Eden hasn't really done anything else

- Young Dabney Coleman makes a cameo

- Bill Daily plays the George Costanza-esque sidekick

- Sitcom lies are so badly written

- This show was a clear ripoff of Bewitched

- Jay breaks out his Paul Lynde impression

- Trying to create a new dance craze

- Unrelated sight gag in the kitchen

- Imagining a darker turn of events

- Much of the episode was people dancing

- Dube: Too much plot and not enough going on

- The whole master-servant theme was odd

- Dube goes off on Kate Hudson

- Modern version would make the guy dumb and the woman smarter

- Coming soon: We pitch remakes of old shows

- Lassie reimagined

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
At the Drive-In - One-Armed Scissor

Shellac - Watch Song

Jawbox - 68

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

The At the Drive-In song is on the album Relationship of Command on Grand Royal. Download it for free at Epitonic.

The Shellac song is on the album 1000 Hurts on Touch and Go. Download it for free at Epitonic.

The Jawbox song is on the album My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents on DeSoto Records. Download it 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_278_051513.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:50pm EST

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Ric Dube as we dissect a not-so-classic episode of the Brady Bunch. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from The Gories, King Khan and Mind Spiders.

Show notes:

- Recorded at More Lost Time world HQ

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

- Season 5 of the Brady Bunch, episode aired in January 1974

- Brady Bunch producer used the show to air a pilot for a spinoff

- Ken Berry was the "star"

- Berry was in Disney movies, F Troop, failed pilots, later Mama's Family

- Show's kind of a bummer

- Brady Bunch audience must have been annoyed by lack of Bradys

- Gotta love the racial platitudes

- Where are the blue kids?

- The mini-Warriors

- Berry teaches the kids the ol' soft shoe

- Snobby racist neighbor character

- Groovy Greg Brady makes an appearance

- Dube makes gratuitous Arkancilliopoulos reference

- Pilot was never picked up

- Norman Lear was doing cutting edge racial humor; this show, not so much

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
The Gories - On the Run

King Khan - Strange Ways

Mind Spiders - They Lie

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

The songs from the Gories, King Khan and the Mind Spiders are on the Adult Swim compilation Garage Swim. Download the entire compilation for free at AdultSwim.com.

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_277_050813.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Ric Dube as we dissect a classic mid-1970s song from a Canadian music legend. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from Sloan and Stars.

Show notes:

- Recorded at More Lost Time world HQ

- Dissecting Gordon Lightfoot's "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

- Song's a total downer, no pun intended

- Based on a true life incident in 1975

- Sounds like Lightfoot put the Wikipedia entry to music

- Checking out the early '70s Canadian band Lighthouse

- Sounds like the Guess Who or Blood, Sweat and Tears

- Lightfoot's "Sundown" is a much better song

- Ric: A little like Velvet Underground's "Loaded"

- Frank Chacksfield, the king of elevator music

- Making slow '70s songs even slower

- Pat Boone and Paul Anka later made entire albums covering hard rock songs

- Anne Murray dominated Canadian radio in the '70s

- Canadian content rule meant a third of music on the radio had to be Canadian

- A random song from The Randoms to wash the MOR crap away

- Teenage Head was an Ontario punk band from the late '70s

- CanCon meant a lot of bands got on the radio that normally wouldn't have

- Bonehead of the Week

Music:
Sloan - Everything You've Done Wrong

Stars - Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It

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

The Sloan song is on the album One Chord to Another on Murderecords. Download the song for free at Noisetrade.

The Stars song is on the album The North on ATO Records. Download it 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_276_043013.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

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