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Syndication

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss friendship in the digital age. I've also got music from Stag, Cult of Youth and Young Adults.

Show notes:

- Check out Matt's new book, The Indestructibles: Breakout

- How friendship has changed over the years

- Rarely have long conversations with people anymore

- Jay: Have closer relationships with podcast guests than anyone else

- Matt: Internet has helped save friendships

- Letter writing is a lost art

- Email replaced letters for a while

- Fewer phone calls with friends

- Jay: Still stay in touch with certain groups of friends

- Seems like people at work go out less anymore

- Friends you've never met

- Making friends on the Interwebs

- Matt meets people through book publishing world

- Reconnecting with people from childhood can be awkward

- Losing touch with friends who aren't on social media

- Friends from different interests, jobs

- To be continued

 

Music:

Stag - She Plus Me

Cult of Youth - God's Garden

Young Adults - Void

 

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The Stag song is on the EP Temporary Machines on Pop Maelstrom. Download the song for free at KEXP.

The Cult of Youth song is on the album Final Days on Sacred Bones Records. Download the song for free at KEXP.

The Young Adults song is available for free download 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_361_012715.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1988. I've also got music from Restorations, The Shivas and Nai Harvest.

Show notes:

- Recorded before Thanksgiving via Skype

- Check out Brian's radio show Unsolicited Mixtape

- Jay's #4

- The Pursuit of Happiness combined hard rock crunch with girl group harmonies

- Brian's #3

- Skipping a day of college to see TMBG in Cleveland

- Jay's #3

- Public Enemy scared white people

- Brian's #2

- The Lounge Lizards were punk rockers who played weird jazz

- Jay's #2 and Brian's #1

- First full-length from the Pixies

- Jay's #1

- Jane's Addiction straddled the line between hard rock and alternative

- Brian: Able to look back at these years without emotion

- Next up: 1993

 

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Music:

Restorations - Separate Songs

The Shivas - Stalking Legs

Nai Harvest - Buttercups

 

The Restorations song is on the album LP3 on SideOne Dummy Records. Download the song for free at KEXP.

The Shivas song is on the album You Know What to Do on K Records. Download the song for free at KEXP.

The Nai Harvest song is a single available for free download 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_360_011315.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:48pm EDT

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1988. I've also got music from Flake Music, Wanted Man and My Goodness.

Show notes:

- Recorded before Thanksgiving via Skype

- Check out Brian's radio show Unsolicited Mixtape

- Elton John had another crappy comeback

- Bands formed in '88: Bad English, Breeders, GVSB, NIN, Jawbreaker, Mudhoney

- Bands that broke up: The Cars, Grim Reaper, Loverboy, Plasmatics

- Our honorable mentions

- Brian: Talking Heads' Naked featured Johnny Marr on guitar

- Jay: First got into Camper Van Beethoven with Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart

- Prince had Lovesexy out, taking the place of the Black Album

- Cowboy Junkies scored a big hit with cover of "Sweet Jane"

- Jay: HMs include Smithereens, Soundgarden, Keith Richards, B.A.D., Run DMC, Waterboys, Sonic Youth, Living Colour, Metallica, Plant, Church

- Brian had a substitute teacher who sang the praises of Queensryche

- Brian's #5

- CDs led to longer album run times in late '80s

- Jay's #5

- Dino Jr. toured behind Bug a few years ago

- Brian's #4

- Leonard Cohen discovers synths

- Comparable to Destroyer's Kaputt

- To be continued

 

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

 

Music:

Flake Music - Spanway Hits

Wanted Man - Pardon Me If I Stare

My Goodness - Cold Feet Killer

 

The Flake Music song is on the reissue of the band's 1997 album When You Land Here, It's Time to Return on Sub Pop. Download the song for free at KEXP.

The Wanted Man song is on the band's self-titled EP, which is available for free on Bandcamp.

The My Goodness song is on the album Shiver + Shake on Votiv Music. Download the song for free for a limited time at Amazon MP3.

 

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_359_010615.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

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