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November 2015
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Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1992.

Show notes:

- Recorded via Skype

- In '92, Brian turned 10 and Jay turned 25

- Hot 100 chart had a lot of pop, R&B, some hip hop

- But alternative rock was booming

- "Baby Got Back" was #2 song of the year

- Clapton's Unplugged album was huge

- The greatness of early Dire Straits

- Pat Smear in the Chili Peppers?

- The evolution of Guns 'N Roses

- Axl's vampire voice

- Labels got rid of the CD longbox

- Once it was about hifi, now nobody cares about audio quality

- Big year for rock weddings

- Concert for Life paid tribute to the late Freddie Mercury

- Wayne's World appealed to both of us for different reasons

- Hair metal died in the U.S. but remained huge in Europe

- Montreal fans rioted because of Axl's antics

- Arena shows were de rigeur in the '70s and '80s

- Bands play much smaller venues now

- 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 2 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss the problem with research studies.

Show notes:

- Order Matt's book The Entropy of Everything: The Indestructibles Book 3

- Don't get sick!

- Studies can be scary

- Apply some logic when reading studies

- People live in fear of everything

- We love to get worked up about studies

- Studies with no research on long-term effects

- Studies seem to have lost all value

- Outrage only lasts for about a week and we move on

- Nobody wants to take the time to verify

- Are cell phones dangerous? Let's hope not

- Studies: Everything gives you cancer

- We're all gonna die!

- Only thing Wall-e got wrong was everyone was happy

- Pixar wants to make you sad

- Near-death running experiences

 

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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_398_111715.mp3
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Part 1 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss the problem with research studies.

Show notes:

- Order Matt's book The Entropy of Everything: The Indestructibles Book 3

- Surviving Halloween in Salem

- Endless barrage of studies

- You can find a study to prove just about any point

- Pick and choose the result you want

- Going down the WebMD wormhole

- Studies get picked up by mass media

- People don't verify the research, just pass it on

- Morning TV shows are an empty void

- Study says processed meat causes cancer

- The research-industrial complex

- Watch out for Big Vegetable

- The folly of the Farmer's Almanac

- The influence of pharma companies on research studies

- Too much TV as a child dident make us dumm

- Rarely watch TV now without social media interruptions

- Studies don't change behavior

- 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_397_111015.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT

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