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February 2015
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Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1993.

Show notes:

- Recorded via Skype

- Check out Brian's radio show Unsolicited Mixtape

- In'93, Brian was 10, Jay was 25

- First year Brian was interested in pop culture

- Jay was into the first wave of grunge

- Brian's failsafe plan involving an Adam Sandler tape

- SNL40 was strange because of the live audience of celebs

- '93 was a big year for R&B and mainstream hip hop

- Pharrell's guest verse on "Rump Shaker"

- Not much rock on the year-end Hot 100

- Whoomp and Whoot There It Is

- Nary a trace of hair metal to be found anywhere

- Formed: At the Drive-In, Backstreet Boys, Wilco, Ben Folds Five, Spoon, Korn

- Broke up: Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order, Stryper, Television, Triumph, Venom

- Puzzling Rock Hall picks

- In '93, Prince changed his name to a symbol

- Bill Wyman's adventures in wedded bliss

- Michael Jackson's legal troubles

- Shaq Diesel and Coverdale-Page made appearances

- To be continued

 

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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_364_022415.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:49pm EST

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss friendship in the digital age.

Show notes:

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

- Matt: I will sell out tomorrow

- Matt founded Home For Wayward Geeks to rant about superheroes

- A lack of institutional rock knowledge

- Sitting next to Jordan Knight on a plane

- Friends who overshare online about kids, pets, butts

- Matt: I miss hanging out with friends

- It's work to get people together

- Two levels of interaction

- Social media ghosts

- Online relationships can be as real as physical ones for some

- You'll exist online long after your death

- The Digital Cleaner

 

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

 

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_363_021115.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:41pm EST

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss friendship in the digital age. I've also got music from Colleen Green, Radical Dads and Boom Said Thunder.

Show notes:

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

- Matt stopped working in offices several years ago

- Used to being alone all day

- Going out with friends tends to slow down as you settle down

- Less likely to make the effort to organize group outings

- House parties can be fun

- Young people like Tinder

- Matt used OK Cupid

- Photos can be deceiving

- Blind dates can be rough

- When older parents start texting

- Mom Guilt never ends

- Matt came back to the U.S. because of family

- Jay was ready to move far away after college...and didn't

- Matt: Watching Dancing With the Stars is a family tradition

- "The Fighter" was like "National Geographic: Boston"

- To be continued

 

Music:

Colleen Green - TV

Radical Dads - Don't Go

Boom Said Thunder - Summer Twin

 

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

 

The Colleen Green song is on the album I Want to Grow Up on Hardly Art. Download the song for free at Soundcloud.

The Radical Dads song is on the album Universal Coolers on Old Flame Records. Download the song for free at Soundcloud.

The Boom Said Thunder song is on the EP Summer Twin, which 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_362_020315.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:56pm EST

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