Episode 25 – Lateralus

After a year and a half of listening to us tell inside jokes and stories only we could possibly care about, and to celebrate our 25th episode, we’ve finally made good on our threats and are discussing Tool’s 3rd full-length album Lateralus in this latest episode.  We also talk about Alex’s enjoyment of Modest Yahoo and also accidentally give away just how far behind we are with releasing episodes (Spoiler Alert: we are really far behind).  Enjoy!

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Episode 24 – Waking Giants

In this episode we explore a variety of topics.  Everything from an “islands in the stream” sing-along to whether or not Jimmy Page is Asian.  We also talk about Ian’s quintessential Icelandic metal experience and how both Alex and Ian wrote songs blatantly ripping off songs from Life in Your Way.  Oh and speaking of Life in Your Way, we also discuss their 3rd album Waking Giants.  Enjoy!

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Episode 23 – Blowing Off Steam

In this episode we again go a little off course and don’t end up covering an actual album.  That’s ok though because you get to hear about the time Ian picked up a crackhead and why even financially obligating himself to attend events he WANTS to go to isn’t enough to make him actually go.  We do, however, discuss more of Frank Zappa, Kendrick Lamar and foreshadow a future episode by briefly talking about Tool’s album Lateralus.  Enjoy!

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Blowing Off Steam

Episode 21 – A Shai Hulud Retrospective

In this episode, we reminisce about our experiences with seeing Shai Hulud over this past summer and what we took away from the first “local” feeling show either of us had been to in many years. The epigram “the more things change, the more they stay the same” is fitting in this instance.  Additionally, Alex vents about people who won’t share the sidewalk and Ian shows off his vocabulary skills.  Enjoy!

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Episode 20 – After Hours

We decided to switch things up a bit with this episode and take it down a couple notches in what we are dubbing the “After Hours” episode.  In this episode Alex learns something disturbing about Skrillex (besides the overall existence of Skrillex) and also tries to explain why his new bicycle purchase doesn’t make him equal to a beach bum riding down Embarcadero del Norte, late for class.  Also, Ian is completely unable to say the name of the podcast.  This one is a little short, but we will be back next episode to cover more yelly music from back in the day.

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Episode 18 – Transatlanticism

In today’s episode, we get to a new level of emo by reviewing Death Cab for Cutie’s Transatlanticism.  In order to make that more bearable, we sandwich the review with a little metal-talk about a youtube video Ian recently saw of Cattle Decapitation’s vocalist exploring new dirty vocal techniques in the studio as well as play a little game called “Which is the only song off This Dillinger Escape Plan album that Alex likes?”  Enjoy!

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Best watched after hearing the segment about this video in the episode

Episode 16 – Bleed American

In this week’s episode we discuss what happened to Charles Bukowski for being such a nice guy, why Sara Bareilles may or may not make good music for a long commute and how it’s possible for someone to like both emo tunes and the bounce music of Big Freedia at the same time.  Oh and we also review Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American.  Enjoy!

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