Mon, 7 December 2020
It's part 1 of my Zoomified conversation with guest Jay Breitling as we discuss our favorite music of 2020.
- Recorded via Zoom
- This podcast is not affiliated in any with MovieFone.
- The first time in nine years that we're not talking the year in rock in the same room
- No live shows after early March
- Breitling last saw Hallelujah the Hills at Great Scott last November, Kumar saw Drive-By Truckers at Somerville Theater in March
- Devastating economic impact on all the non-musicians who work to put concerts together
- If approved, Save Our Stages act would aid live venues
- Many independent Boston-area venues have already closed
- Great Scott may reopen in a new location
- No touring means no income for many smaller artists
- Streaming royalties need to be updated and increased
- The Breitlings enjoyed Strange Brew recently
- Plenty of livestreams, free, for charity and for profit
- Bandcamp Friday has been a good way to help out artists
- Online radio has been fun
- Breitling is doing a show with a couple of fellow Wesleyan DJs called Parcheesi Redux
- Parcheesi Redux Thursday (along with the other shows) is on Mixcloud
- Kumar's show, Stuck In Thee Garage, is in its 7th year on BFF.fm
- Great way to discover new music
- Our favorite music
- Breitling's picks from the midyear that didn't make his top 10: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Soft Pink Truth, Gigi Masin, Peel Dream Magazine, Mandarina Duck, Destroyer
- Kumar's midyear picks that didn't make final top 10: Flat Worms, Dogleg, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Drakulas, Car Seat Headrest
- More Breitling on-the-bubble picks: Susie Derkins, Hum, Coriky, Mountain Goats, Milky Wimpshake, Somerset Thrower, Nothing, METZ, Bob Mould, The Brother Kite, Paper Birch
- More Kumar honorable mention picks: Psychedelic Furs, Kestrels, Fontaines D.C., Pearl Jam, Lo Tom, Disheveled Cuss, Emerald Comets/Ex-Hyena
- Next week: We count down our top 10 albums
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The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.