Quite a bit has happened in the past month. Everything seems to be falling down at once. We are in need of some songs of hope. And so we present some.
Tina Turner Broadway Show
Intern Sam Lisker tells us about a show he got to see before things shut down – “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.”
Mike Wagner, a patron of the pod, picks the topic. We talk about albums that followed big hit records, including works by Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Beastie Boys and Peter Gabriel.
Barret Ries, a patron of the pod, picks the topic. We discuss the work of Jenn Champion, aka Jenn Ghetto, aka S. She also was a member of the band Carissa’s Wierd. You will dig this music.
Noah Crane, a patron of the pod, picks the topic. We discuss three big albums from 1991: R.E.M.’s “Out of Time,” Matthew Sweet’s “Girlfriend” and U2’s “Achtung Baby.”
We respond to some listener correspondence about drinking songs (from Whiskey Week – episodes 750-754). Rob Gates and Kevin Goff join in. (This episode was recorded before the more severe social distancing efforts went into place.)
We address listener correspondence about the Kinks (from episode 711).
We discuss songs artists have recorded in tribute to other artists.
Scott Parks, a patron of the pod, picks the topic. We discuss Harry Nilsson’s 1974 album “Pussy Cats,” produced by John Lennon.
Mike Snider, a patron of the pod, gets to pick the topic. He invites his wife, Julie, on the show, and we all talk about the dynamics of music in relationships.