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Syndication

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling about our favorite music of the year so far.

Show notes:

- JK: Courtney Barnett is blowing up

- JB: Ava Luna released an interesting record

- Funk, psych sound

- JK: Kuroma is a psych pop act fronted by former member of the Whigs, MGMT

- JK: My kids love listening to top 40 radio, hearing same songs over and over

- Classic rock fans are the same way, except they never get sick of their favorites

- JB: Not impressed with new Madonna song

- JB: Beeef is a catchy Boston act fronted by music blogger

- JK: New Krill record is full of quirk and deep philosophical lyrics

- JB wrote terrific review of the album

- Clicky Clicky presents great show July 9 at Great Scott: Infinity Girl, Lubec, Guillermo Sexo and Havania Waal

- JB: Thin Lips is another in a line of great Philly rock acts

- JK: Another excellent release from Thee Oh Sees

- JB: Another Philly band, Hopalong, released good album on Saddle Creek

- 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.
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Part 1 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling about our favorite music of the year so far.

Show notes:

- Pixies played "surprise show" at TT the Bear's

- Cambridge club is closing after 40+ years

- A primer on the Boston rock club scene

- Free Converse shows were a bummer for those of us who couldn't get tickets

- Van Halen talk continues with Eddie slagging DLR and Michael Anthony

- JB: Indie bands move beyond the '90s guitar rock sound

- Speedy Ortiz explored different textures on new album

- Nice work, Insound

- JK: Reunited bands with good new releases: Sleater-Kinney, Swervedriver and Faith No More

- JB: Pile's new album has a live feel to it

- Hard to categorize Pile

- To be continued

 

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.
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Part 3 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss hero worship.

Show notes:

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

- Scared of the stunt guy

- Watch out for the quiet ones

- Comic book movies and shows tend to be pretty dark

- Daredevil series on Netflix has been really good

- Matt: Dark Knight Returns series portrayed heroes as old and fat

- The problem with vigilantes

- Realistic fight scenes

- Why the Punisher hasn't worked as a movie hero

- Superhero comics target new readers

- Rebooting superheroes

- Iron Man's alcoholic years

- Fast and Furious series is quietly the most diverse

 

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_379_061615.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 9:25pm EDT

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss hero worship.

Show notes:

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

- Bronies and furries, oh my

- Why would you want to run for office these days?

- Small-town politics

- Tearing down heroes on Twitter

- Avengers press junket goes awry

- Celebs stumble on social media

- Michael Richards, Mel Gibson go from beloved stars to pariahs

- Can you enjoy a Gibson movie now knowing what you know about him?

- When politics get in the way of entertainment

- To be continued

 

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_378_060915.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss hero worship.

Show notes:

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

- Matt founded Home For Wayward Geeks to rant about superheroes

- The problem with binge watching TV

- Superhero movies and TV shows are everywhere now

- Marvel's got a new movie coming out every few months

- Simon Pegg bites the hand that feeds him

- Comics are still big business, but the real money is in movies and merch

- Do we need superheroes?

- Matt: They're not going away until things get better in the real world

- We love to tear our heroes down

- Nobody likes a winner

- Robert Downey Jr. was a mess before he became Iron Man

- The Hugo Awards controversy

- People get all worked up over casting in comic book movies

- Matt doesn't get aniime

- To be continued

 

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_377_060215.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:55pm EDT

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