We crash a book signing event by Robert Dean Lurie, author of “Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years.” Robert reads a passage from the biography, then answers some of our questions.
It’s Guest Star time! Barret Ries of Pittsburgh joins via Skype. As a patron of the pod, he picks the topic: Perfect albums that you must listen to in order, start to finish. Featuring U2, Ween, Prince, R.E.M. and The Stooges.
Bradford Maylor joins the podcast to discuss an intricate theory he has about Bob Dylan’s “Ballad of a Thin Man.” Then Patrick discusses theories he has about R.E.M.’s “Kohoutek” and Pete Townshend’s “Rough Boys.”