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Part 3 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1983.

Show notes:

- Recorded via Skype

- Check out Brian's new podcast Input/Output

- Brian's #3

- Jonathan Richman forges his own path

- A great year for singles

- Jay's #3

- Metallica helped introduce thrash metal

- Brian's #2

- Post-Eno Talking Heads is still pretty damn good

- Jay's #2

- The Replacements start stretching out their sound

- Don't have high hopes for the GNR tour

- Whither Izzy Stradlin?

- Brian's #1

- Great debut for Violent Femmes

- Jay's #1

- Jay: First heard R.E.M. on their Letterman appearance

- Stipe was still in his shy phase

- Peter Buck's a busy guy

- A lot of beginnings in 1983

- Next up: 1999

 

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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_412_022316.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1983.

Show notes:

- Recorded via Skype

- Check out Brian's new podcast Input/Output

- Jay: Talking Heads, Robert Plant, Billy Idol, X, Motorhead, The Fixx, The Kinks

- Lemmy and Brian Robertson didn't get along

- "Come Dancing" is a great pop song

- Brian's #5

- First exposure to Bowie music

- Greg Dulli's great take on "Modern Love"

- Binging on Bowie

- Jay's #5

- The Police go out on top...and fighting

- The Sting and Peter Gabriel tour could be interesting...or bad

- Brian's #4

- The interesting story of Daniel Johnston

- Jay's #4

- The American breakthrough for U2

- Jay: U2 was my favorite band through some of the '80s

- Recent Paris concert was pretty good

- 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_411_021616.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 7:29pm EST

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we look back at the music of 1983.

Show notes:

- Recorded via Skype

- Check out Brian's new podcast Input/Output

- In '83, Brian turned 1, Jay turned 16

- A lot of classic '80s singles came out in '83

- From Men at Work to Metallica

- Thriller loomed large

- Strange mix of hits on the top 100

- CDs were first sold in the U.S.

- The US Festival was a huge event

- Brian recommends the Eagles documentary

- The Strummer-Jones dynamic led to breakup of the Clash

- KISS took off the makeup

- Elton John had minor hits throughout the '80s

- Aerosmith was fading

- Brian: Stevie Ray Vaughan's debut

- Jay: Ronnie James Dio strikes out on his own while Sabbath forges on with Ian Gillan

- Brian: SST comp Blasting Concepts was a good intro to punk

- Dinosaur Jr.'s recent 30th anniversary shows

- 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_410_020916.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 7:42pm EST

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss short attention spans.

Show notes:

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

- Fear of wasting time or fear of missing out?

- Phone calls are rare and annoying

- Tinder = instantaneous hookups

- Jay: Thankful to have been in the dating Dark Ages

- Guys are born stupid

- Telephone hangups used to be way more dramatic

- How often do you just hang out with a friend and talk?

- Writing letters is a lost art

- Friends who aren't on social media are lost or forgotten

- How much faster can life get?

- We still slow down occasionally

- Nothing slows you down like a baby falling asleep on you

 

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_409_020216.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 7:49pm EST

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