Episode 326: Guest Shot – ‘… reporters baffled, trumped …’
Craig Rosen of the suburbs of Los Angeles fills in today as Jim and Patrick take off for Spring Break. Craig has a lot to talk about, including his dog’s broken toe, the back story on Portugal. The Man and R.E.M. lyrics, deciphered.
Episode 216: Best Debut Album Openers
What are the best track 1’s from debut albums? Which bands announced their presence with authority? Our listeners give us TONS of great examples.
Episode 201: Perfect Pop – R.E.M., Bad Examples
Listeners pick Perfect Pop songs by R.E.M. and Chicago’s the Bad Examples.
Episode 185: Interview: Matthew Sweet, Part 3
We conclude our conversation with Matthew Sweet by asking him some questions submitted by Rockin’ the Suburbs listeners. A lot of you were curious about his collaborations with Susanna Hoffs.
Episode 172: Best Songs: R.E.M.
Slicing Up Eyeballs, a website dedicated to ’80s college rock, polled readers about the best songs by R.E.M. We talk with site editor Matt Sebastian about the results — and weigh in with a few favorites of our own. Bud Verge, Bob Popik and Rob Gates join in the conversation, with Jim & Patrick, of course.
Episode 166: Live on Letterman
We remember the music of David Letterman’s late-night shows. Because it’s the anniversary of the debut of CBS’ “Late Show.” And because Dave just made a deal with Netflix. But really just because we love David Letterman.
Episode 119: Fan Mail Friday 9
We cull through the mounds of emails and social medias from the listeners and pick out a few choice comments. What other show covers air drumming, a lost record collection, whether Dan Auerbach copied another artist, a train to Toronto, Revolution Summer, Wyoming “bourbon,” Zima and Styx?
Episode 114: Echo Park Jimmy!
It’s a very special episode of Fan Mail Friday, focused on one very special fan, Echo Park Jimmy. Sit back and enjoy.
Episode 93: Overplayed songs (‘Freee Birrddd!’)
Can you get sick of a great song? We put that question to our listeners, and they offered up several examples.
Episode 75: Fan Mail Friday 4
On this edition of Fan Mail Friday: A correction about a soccer song, a story about mixtapes and tunes by: New Order, Pet Shop Boys and Pavement, among others. Plus, some surprises!