Tue, 27 March 2012
Part 1 of my conversation with special guest Jay Breitling as we discuss earworms. I've also got the Bonehead of the Week and music from Titus Andronicus, At the Drive-In, Sleater-Kinney and Spoon.
- Recorded on St. Patrick's Day at Chez Breitling
- Not referring to Ceti eels from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Kumar: Recently haunted by crappy songs from Styx and Foreigner
- The search for Early Dog
- Breitling has memories of the ol' shower radio
- Ronnie Montrose, R.I.P.
- Chloe B. makes an appearance
- Kumar: "Smoke on the Water" banishes most earworms
- Sometimes earworms can be good
- Advertising can create earworms by playing songs repeatedly
- On Jon Papelbon's new entrance music for the Phillies
- Kumar: Crappy soundtrack songs from the '80s return to haunt me
- Scientific research on earworms
- Rebecca Black's "Friday"
- Keith Richards on business acumen
- To be continued
- Bonehead of the Week
At the Drive-In - Pattern Against User
Sleater-Kinney - All Hands on the Bad One
Spoon - The Fitted Shirt
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The Titus Andronicus song is from the Titus Andronicus LLC Mixtape Vol 1. Download the mixtape for free from the band's Tumblr.
The Sleater-Kinney song is on the album All Hands on the Bad One on Kill Rock Stars. Download the song for free from Epitonic.
The Spoon song is on the album Girls Can Tell on Merge Records. Download the song for free from Epitonic.
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; check out his site PodGeek.