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October 2015
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Part 2 of my conversation with guest Mike Heyliger as we discuss the trials and tribulations of moving.

Show notes:

- Check out Mike's blog Popblerd and his podcast Blerd Radio

- Jay: Haven't moved since 2000, but moved a lot in the '80s and '90s

- TVs used to be a lot bigger and heavier

- People used to always move around September 1

- Jay: Used to borrow the newspaper delivery van for moves

- Mike: Upcoming move back to New York will be like going to a different place

- Narrowed list down to a handful of cities to settle down in

- Mike: Currently conveniently located near Boston-area clubs

- Watertown is a quiet community, but Boston Marathon bomber was caught there

- Tough times for journalism majors

- Mike: Took a while to get used to earlier Boston closing times

- It's easier to stay out super late when you're younger

- Drunken work parties are always interesting

- You don't want to be the drunk one

- Alcohol-fueled fun can lead to awkwardness at work

- Mike: Been working from home for several years

- Looking forward to separating work from home life

- It's tough being the person on the other end of the speaker phone

- Mike: New office will have an open floor plan

- You have to be conscious of people around you in an open office

 

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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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Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Mike Heyliger as we discuss the trials and tribulations of moving.

Show notes:

- Check out Mike's blog Popblerd and his podcast Blerd Radio

- Mike's moving to Brooklyn

- Music industry changes led to job change

- Boston's no longer the focus of record labels that it once was

- Moving vinyl is tricky

- A good excuse to streamline and get rid of stuff

- Who watches DVDs anymore?

- Collections can take over your life

- Jay: Used to have a huge comics collection

- Jay: Moved around a lot when I was single

- Roommates can be good or bad

- Mike has lived alone for years

- The shocking state of women's bathrooms

- When beepers were a thing

- In the '80s and '90s, calling cards made it cheaper to make long distance calls on pay phones

- 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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Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 9:13pm EDT

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1994.

Show notes:

- Recorded via Skype

- Jay's #4

- Pavement was a shock to the system at the time

- Malkmus continues to be a solo force

- Brian's #3

- Ween's second-based album

- Brian: Ween made 5 perfect albums in a row

- Jay's #3

- Drive Like Jehu delivers scorching rock

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

- Jay: Frank Black's Guided by Voices album

- Black had serious writer's block during the making of this record

- Brian's #1

- Weezer's debut features 10 perfect pop songs

- Videos helped the album take off

- Jay's #1

- One of Sloan's greatest albums got them dropped by DGC

- Abrupt shift from first album's sound

- Other '94 notables: Soundgarden, Nas, NIN, Portishead, Neil Young, Helmet, New Bomb Turks, Pearl Jam

- Also: Magnetic Fields, TMBG, R.E.M., Outkast

- Next up: 1992

- Jam bands became popular

- Jay: Covered the best of the 2000s in CompCon episodes 96-99

 

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_394_101315.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1994.

Show notes:

- Recorded via Skype

- Brian:  Enjoyed albums from Tom Petty, Rancid, Sea and Cake

- Beasties were all over the place on Ill Communication--in a good way

- Sunny Day Real Estate's epic album

- Halo Benders teamed Doug Martsch and Calvin Johnson

- The Toadies break through

- Jay: Sebadoh's Bakesale was a good combo of punk and melodic songs

- Jeff Buckley went from hard rock to cabaret on Grace

- Sugar's 2nd full-length was punchy and fun...for Bob Mould

- Green Day's Dookie was a monster hit that nobody needs to hear anymore

- Jay: Foolish was my intro to Superchunk

- Brian's #5

- Nirvana's best album was Unplugged in New York

- Jay saw Nirvana in Springfield, Mass., about a week before the Unplugged show

- Jay's #5

- Bee Thousand is probably the perfect distillation of Guided By Voices

- Brian's #4

- Alice in Chains' Jar of Flies was the first EP to top the album charts

- Jay: "No Excuses" got me through a tough time

- Brian: Jerry Cantrell looks like an uncle now

- 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: CompConn_393_100615.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT

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