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  • Thumbnail for Episode 60: Fan Mail Friday 2

    Episode 60: Fan Mail Friday 2

    This week’s Fan Mail Friday includes listener correspondence about the Men, Thin Lizzy, Buddy Holly, Ride, the Neville Brothers and more.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 59: Music we try to get our kids to listen to

    Episode 59: Music we try to get our kids to listen to

    What parents don’t try to get the kids to like their music? Sometimes it works, but not usually. Friends Kevin Goff and Dan Gursky join the show and discuss this phenomenon with Jim & Patrick.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 58: The Bangles

    Episode 58: The Bangles

    The only CD our friend Dan Gursky owns is a bargain-bin Bangles greatest hits. We discuss. That’s a show.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 57: The Athens scene

    Episode 57: The Athens scene

    Few music scenes seemed as vibrant as Athens GA in the 1980s. Friend Kevin Goff talks about his experiences there, plus the whole gang discusses the documentary “Athens GA Inside/Out” and some of the great bands that emerged from that college town.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 56: Rockin’ the French Horn

    Episode 56: Rockin’ the French Horn

    Fear not, band nerds, you too can play on a rock song. Guest Dan Gursky, a French horn player, spins three famous tunes that feature that brass instrument. Also joining us in the basement this week is friend Kevin Goff.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 55: The Jesus and Mary Chain release a new album

    Episode 55: The Jesus and Mary Chain release a new album

    A beloved alternative band from back in the day, The Jesus and Mary Chain release their first album in 19 years. Jim & Patrick discuss this perhaps-underappreciated band.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 54: Marah’s Dave Bielanko, part three

    Episode 54: Marah’s Dave Bielanko, part three

    We conclude our conversation with Dave Bielanko from Marah. He talks about the band’s famous fans (Stephen King! Bruce Springsteen!) and about what it would be like to break big.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 53: Marah’s Dave Bielanko, part two

    Episode 53: Marah’s Dave Bielanko, part two

    Our interview with Dave Bielanko of Marah continues. He talks about the art of songwriting (it’s brilliant!) and the band’s ambitious album “Mountain Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania.”

  • Thumbnail for Episode 52: Marah’s Dave Bielanko, part one

    Episode 52: Marah’s Dave Bielanko, part one

    We interview Dave Bielanko of Marah, a rock band with a passionate fan base that never could quite catch the breaks for widespread success. If you don’t know them, here’s your chance to join the true believers.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 51:  Chuck Berry, Rest in Power

    Episode 51: Chuck Berry, Rest in Power

    We lost a legend over the weekend. Chuck Berry died at 90 years old. Jim & Patrick, plus special guests, discuss his enormous impact.