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Part 3 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling as we discuss our favorite music of 2013. I've also got music from Speedy Ortiz, Mudhoney and METZ.

Show notes:

- Recorded at Clicky Clicky World HQ

- JB's #1

- Speedy Ortiz jumped to Carpark Records

- Sadie Dupuis is an actual poet

- JK's #1

- Queens of the Stone Age went to interesting places on ...Like Clockwork

- Matador's first #1 record

- Favorite live shows

- JB saw Lilys in a tiny venue

- Whirr and Nothing at Great Scott made Breitling's brain shake

- Krill, Speedy Ortiz record release shows

- Saw Soccer Mom several times

- JK: Golden Gurls, Soccer Mom and Reports at TT's

- Clicky Clicky benefit was great

- Saw Titus Andronicus twice

- Obits and Pile at TT's

- Just got ticket for Rocket From the Crypt reunion show in April

- Mission of Burma and Reports at the Sinclair

- JK: Vinyl continued to make comeback

- JB: The reality of YouTube as a legit streaming music service

- No sympathy for the record industry

- We're in a pop-driven era

- Novelty songs, bubblegum were huge

- Rock bands have no staying power on the charts

- Anticipated albums for '14

- JB: Johnny Foreigner, Lubec, Soccer Mom, Golden Gurls, White Laces

- JK: Titus Andronicus, Malkmus, Speedy Ortiz EP, Soccer Mom

- Many '80s bands will release new albums

Music:

Speedy Ortiz - No Below (live)

Mudhoney - I Like It Small

METZ - Can't Understand

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The Speedy Ortiz song is on the band's Epitonic Saki Session. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The Mudhoney song is on the album Vanishing Point on Sub Pop. Download it for free from Sub Pop.

The METZ song is part of the Adult Swim Singles Series. Download the song for free at Stereogum.

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_309_123113.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling as we discuss our favorite music of 2013. I've also got music from Los Campesinos!, Superchunk and Krill.

Show notes:

- Recorded at Clicky Clicky World HQ

- JK's #6

- New Bowie album was kept secret until it came out

- Cover art's either brilliant or lazy...or both

- JB's #5

- Los Campesinos! perserveres through lineup changes

- JK's #5

- The Chunk keeps bringing the rock

- Jon Wurster's the busiest guy in rock

- R.I.P., The Best Show on WFMU

- JB's #4

- The long-awaited MBV album

- Getting the album was a chore

- Kevin Shields took his time

- JK's #4

- Strong leap forward for Speedy Ortiz

- New EP on the way

- Memories of Epitonic

- JB's #3

- Veronica Falls' album sounds like a singles comp

- JK's #3

- Back to Philly with Kurt Vile

- Vile was a frequent guest on The Best Show

- JK's #2

- Krill first released album on USB stick in ball of mozzarella

- JB: My default setting is to hate everything

- JK's #2

- Arctic Monkeys' sound has evolved

- Went from punk to stoner rock to catchier R&B feel

- Very English band

- To be continued

Music:

Los Campesinos! - What Death Leaves Behind

Superchunk - FOH

Krill - Never a Joke

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

The Los Campesinos song is on the album No Blues on Wichita Recordings. Download the song for free at Soundcloud.

The Superchunk song is on the  I Hate Music on Merge Records. Download the song for free as part of the Merge Records Summer Sampler 2013 on Amazon.
The Krill song is on the band's self-released album Lucky Leaves. Download the song for free at Gimme Tinnitus.

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_308_122413.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 9:01am EDT

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling as we discuss our favorite music of 2013. I've also got music from Guillermo Sexo, Calories and Savages.

Show notes:

- Recorded at Clicky Clicky World HQ

- Breitling's working on a new catchphrase

- Zeppelin's on Spotify

- Brought to you (not really) by Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

- When did year-end lists begin?

- Breitling: Listen to Bandcamp and Soundcloud all day

- Olive the dog nearly causes technical difficulties

- JB's albums that just missed his top 10: It Hugs Back, Bent Shapes, Kal Marks, Slowdim

- JK's bubbling under albums: Iceage, Diarrhea Planet, Deer Tick, Swearin', Mudhoney, YLT

- JB's #10

- Joey Sweeney's second solo album

- JK's #10

- Great return to form for Barrence Whitfield

- JB's 9

- Guillermo Sexo album was picked up by Midriff Records

- JK's #9 and JB's #8 are the same

- Ovlov plays the hot rock

- Exploding in Sound label had a monster year

- Music scene in the Boston area is terrific right now

- JK's #8

- Future of the Left's latest album was crowdfunded

- JB's #7

- Beyonce's new album release isn't that groundbreaking

- Calories did it last month

- The upside of releasing "pay what you want" music

- JK's #7

- Savages' debut album is excellent

- JB's #6

- Radiator Hospital is another Philly act with a fine 2013 release

- To be continued

Music:

Guillermo Sexo - Fall Lens

Calories - Neighbours

Savages - She Will

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

The Guillermo Sexo song is on the album Dark Spring on Midriff Records. Download the song for free at Soundcloud.

The Calories song is on the album Calories III. Download the song for free at Bandcamp.

The Savages song is on the album Silence Yourself on Matador. Download the song for free as part of the Matador Intended Play 2013 sampler on Amazon.

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_307_121713.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1980. I've also got music from Shy Boys, Dog Day and PUP.

Show notes:

- Recorded via Skype

- Jay's #3

- Bowie's last great album?

- Jay: Tin Machine was an interesting experiment

- Brian's #2

- Sandinista! is a bloated, but great, album

- The Clash went to great lengths to keep price down

- A little better than Extreme's triple album

- A case study of success going to a band's 'head'

- TV theme producer Mike Post produced VH III

- Jay's #2 pick is Brian's #1

- Brian: "Once in a Lifetime" is one of the stranger smash hits of all time

- Great albums created after a serious case of writer's block

- Jay's #1

- Pretenders debut is flawless

- Band only formed two years earlier

- Half the band was dead within three years

- Crappy recording techniques hadn't started yet in 1980

- Next up: 1998

 

Music:

Shy Boys - Is This Who You Are

Dog Day - Wasted

PUP - Reservoir

 

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

 

The Shy Boys song is on the band's self-titled album on High Dive. Download it for free at Soundcloud

The Dog Day song is on the album Fade Out on Fundog Records. Download the song for free at Chromewaves.

The PUP song is on the band's self-released and self-titled album. Download the song for free at Bandcamp.

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_306_121013.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1980. I've also got music from The Harmonica Lewinskies, Idiot Genes and Tame Impala.

Show notes:

- Recorded via Skype

- Roller disco was once a thing

- Brian: Mainstream American rock was in a slump

- Just missed Brian's top 5: Queen's The Game

- Lennon's Double Fantasy and McCartney II

- The legend of Linda

- Peter Gabriel's Melt, the debut of the Lounge Lizards

- Jay: Blizzard of Ozz, Permanent Waves, Heaven and Hell, Empty Glass

- Townshend's writing style had changed

- Max Webster's Universal Juveniles

- Band combined Rush and Zappa influences

- 1980 was one of four years in Zappa's recording career he didn't release an album

- Brian's #5

- Pretenders' debut was amazing

- Jay's #5

- Back in Black was surprising given Bon Scott's death months earlier

- The expanding umbrella of classic rock

- Brian's #4

- Ozzy's solo debut reinvented his image

- Singers who don't write lyrics

- Jay's #4

- Jay: Melt is my favorite Gabriel album

- The greatness of Gabriel's early solo work

- Brian: Face Dances would be considered a great Townshend solo album

- Brian's #3

- Interesting debut from the Feelies

- Unlikely but successful Feelies comeback in recent years

- Rooting for local acts

- To be continued

Music:

The Harmonica Lewinskies - Jesus Christ is Just Rock and Roll

Idiot Genes - Soaked Pillow

Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Chrome Canyon De-mix)

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

The Harmonica Lewinskies song is available for free download (in exchange for your email address) at Bandcamp.

The Idiot Genes song is on the album Lousey. Download the song for free at Bandcamp.

The Tame Impala song is on the album Lonerism on Modular Recordings. Download the remix of 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_305_120313.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

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