Today I'm joined by my "good acquaintance" Cahn Curtis to talk about videos from artists who had a hit or two in the 90's, then went on to have successful careers writing songs for other artists.
This episode is the first half of that theme, and we talk specifically about Greg Alexander and his hit with New Radicals, "You Get What You Give," as well as the song he wrote for 2014's Begin Again, which recently lost the Oscar for Best Song.
Also in this episode: Bill Hicks-inspired guidelines for when it's OK to sell out, Cahn critiques previous episodes, and we try to decide who lost their virginity to the worse set of songs.
Mini Episode 01! I give my less-than-hot, fiercely-indifferent take on the 2015 Grammys and share my picks for Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, and Best Metal Album.
Also: a cringe-worthy Jack White interview and an argument in favor of complaining about awards shows.
Mentioned in this episode: Beyonce, Beck, Sam Smith, Swans, Owls, Beige Eagle Boys, Creepoid, St. Vincent, Arcade Fire, Godflesh, Behemoth, YOB, Pallbearer.
Cheesy 90's Acts With Numbers in Their Names! This week Travis and Michael help me dissect three music videos: Eve 6's "Inside Out," Matchbox 20's "Real World," and 3 Doors Down's "Kryptonite."
We also talk about be-numbered bands we still like and touch on a modern band (Maroon 5) whose music video is officially the worst this show has covered!
Also in this episode: Third Eye Blind, 18 Visions, and 311.
90's Boy Bands! In this episode I'm joined by two grizzled vets from the Boy Band Wars of the 1990s to dissect three ridiculous music videos from the era: NSYNC's "I want You Back" and "Bye Bye Bye," and Backstreet Boys' "Larger Than Life."
We also talk about being a secret Backstreet Boys fan among NSYNC diehards, obscure memorabilia, and an especially dark episode of House of Carters. Stick around until the end to hear a suprise guest MC lay down a few bars
In our second Awful Band Spotlight, Travis returns and Matt Booth makes his debut to talk with me about a good-band-gone-bad of epic proportions, Green Day. We talk about why the band is important to us, 3 music videos that illustrate just how bad they've gotten, and the Broadway musical based on their album, American Idiot.
Also in the episode: Travis has b33f with the title of "Good Riddance," Matt has tips for millionaires on writing punk songs, and I reveal why I was kicked out of my graduation ceremony (It wasnt for anything cool). Videos discussed in this episode: Good Riddance (Time of Your Life), Minority, Wake Me Up When September Ends, "Billie Joe Freakout."