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A Gay Old Time! [Funk Radio E108]

Jan
23

Today we share a few musical artists and songs that made a positive impact in the gay community during the 70s and early 80s, a time when being openly homosexual was generally frowned upon.

Much Ado About Album Art [Funk Radio E107]

Jan
13

Today we focus on album artwork, an essential piece of music distribution that we tend to take for granted. Has the role of album art changed over time? What are some of our favorite examples?

Your Guide to High Res Audio Players [Funk Radio E106]

Jan
08

Today we introduce a couple of portable "high resolution" music players on the market. MP3 is far from the best audio quality out there, but how much (or little) does that really affect our everyday listening?

New Music Monday: Top 10 Albums of the Year!

Dec
25

Happy Monday music maniacs! Just like last year - my ten favorite records of the year, with a few honorable mentions tacked on that I'd feel shitty about if I didn't include them. In ascending order. Last year I named Neko Case's The Worse Things Get... album of the year, not only in this list but in others as well. No one else did, but I stand by my nomination without regret. What'll I choose this year? Will I be wrong again? Will I surprise everyone and name that Jennifer Lopez album best of the year? Come see!

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Artists You've Never Heard Of: Armor for Sleep

Dec
16

Starting what I think will become a weekly write-up for me, let's go ahead and reveal the first Artist You've Never Heard Of!

Songs They Send Us: Milton Star Seeks "Salvation"

Dec
16

People send us songs. We pass them on to you. Because we love you.

Name dropping the legendary Mark Lanegan gets you far in my book. So when this little gem from Milton Star popped up in my inbox referencing the man himself my interest was immediately piqued, then immediately pleased.

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The Worst Album Art of All Time: Christmas Edition! (Volume XIV - NSFW, Very Offensive Material Ahead)

Dec
16

Time to continue our search for the filthiest, the orneriest, the most tasteless and disgusting and worsest album covers ever produced by musician-kind. We've seen all sorts of messed up stuff from bearded ladies and saw crotches to over-filled toilets to - GASP - a Nicki Minaj! What's in store for this installment? Christmas! Yep, a whole bunch of horrible holiday themed covers. Grab your eye washin' juice and let's find out! Keep in mind that this post contains potentially offensive images that should not be viewed by anyone under the age of 18. Really. This one is bad, in some ways worse than the others.

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New Music Monday: Top 10 Songs of the Year!

Dec
15

Happy Monday music maniacs! Just like last year - my ten favorite songs of the year, with a few honorable mentions tacked on that I'd feel shitty about if I didn't include them. Not the easiest list to compile in 2014, for me this was a strong year for the album, but weak for individual songs. That said, this list isn't a hint at my favorite albums of the year - keep an eye out for that list next week and let me know if I missed anything in the comments!

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10 Holiday Songs That Don't Suck

Dec
14

It's the holidays, so like it or not, you're going to be inundated with tons of crappy songs about reindeer and jolly old Saint Nick and how Christmas isn't really about presents. Some of them might tug at your heart, but more will just annoy the piss out of you. But... it doesn't all suck, so here's a quick list to help you get through it all. Happy Festivus!

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2 Clips From Netflix's Nick Offerman: American Ham Stand Up Special

Dec
13

"Nick's master class in life, love, woodworking, meat eating, and being a man, American Ham was taped March 2, 2013 at the legendary Town Hall in New York City; in it Nick offers his own 10 tips for prosperity, as told through scripted vignettes (that include appearences by wife Megan Mullaly, humorous stories, and his own original songs."

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Songs They Send Us: Filter Distortion Undergoes Transition

Dec
10

People send us songs. We pass them on to you. Because we love you.

Synthpopping straight outta Liverpool, Filter Distortion unleashes their debut album, Transition, next month and the UK is all abuzz. Referencing bands like Depeche Mode and other huge 80's heroes, Transition has attracted the attention of those in the know from the underground press to the BBC and their music has been featured all over the place. "The album does not contain any fillers. Every song could be a single!" raves one radio DJ. It's a slender piece of poppy fun and dancetastic electro-gasm that's irresistable.

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Songs They Send Us: The Majestic Loneliness of Peacock Affect

Dec
10

People send us songs. We pass them on to you. Because we love you.

Peacock Affect, the pesudonym under which mysterious UK songwriter George Holman operates, is poised to release a double A-side single next month and I couldn't be more excited. Featuring lonesome, meandering songs that wind through the nether regions of a young man's tortured heart, Holman's work shimmers with the desolate vibes of Mark Kozelek at his most delicate and neglected.

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The Worst Album Art of All Time: Volume XIII (NSFW, Offensive Material Ahead)

Dec
05

Time to continue our search for the filthiest, the orneriest, the most tasteless and disgusting and worsest album covers ever produced by musician-kind. We've seen all sorts of messed up stuff from bearded ladies and saw crotches to over-filled toilets to - GASP - a Nicki Minaj! What's in store for this installment?

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You Got Your White People In My Black Music! [Funk Radio E105]

Dec
04

Today we focus on the relatively few White artists who made names for themselves among the primarily Black soul and funk genres. Generally these performers are lumped under the pseudo-genre "blue-eyed soul" which comprises a few big names that might surprise you.

The Super Circuitcast! 12/03/14! Music in Video Games! [Podcast]

Dec
02

Get ready for a double-stuffed helping of Super Circuitcast as Jen, Matt, Ryan, Rami, Sean, and special guest Peter, discuss music in video games!

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