No new Crush On Radio episode this week — we’ll have one next week for you — BUT there is a bit of news! Mainly that we’ve got a new Crush On Radio Shirt available via Tee-Spring! It’s $15 (US), plus shipping (which when I ordered 2 shirts was only $4.10 (US, again). So that’s not too bad at all. What better way to proclaim your love of a music-based podcast! (… or, perhaps a certain Visqueen song, but yeah, let’s go with the podcast thing.)
It’s been a little bit due to schedules, but there’s a BRAND NEW CRUSH ON RADIO! Whooo! This week, we talk about feminism, feminism, feminism, seeing Sparks live, feminism and Grimes’ recent post cancelling her tour and expressing her dissatisfaction with the music industry! Also, feminism.
Crush On Radio is back! I think it’s only been three weeks instead of the normal two? But it feels a little longer. It’s kind of funny how that works. ANYWAY, not only are we back, but Andrew is back with us, making it a full on three-by-three episode that makes things great! AND apparently the iTunes feed is working again! (I guess it was busted before. I believe Rich has some opinions on FeedBurner.) SO HOORAY!
Today is my dad’s birthday! And to celebrate, Rich and I recorded a new episode of Crush On Radio! That’s the worst birthday present ever! But it’s a pretty good episode! Andrew couldn’t join us (he’ll be here next time!), because he needed to eat lunch.
“OOH LOOK AT ME I’M ANDREW I NEED FOOD TO LIVE WHOO HOO HOOOOOO”
ANYWAY: Rich and I ended up talking about our picks, bitched about Google Reader going away (seriously, what’s the deal) and talked a whole bunch about the new David Bowie record The Next Day, because, um, IT’S DAVID BOWIE’S FIRST RECORD IN A DECADE OF COURSE WE’RE GONNA TALK ABOUT IT.
Well, for minor levels of “Kittysneezes Swag”, anyway. (And I mean that in the “stuff with our name on it” sense, not the “swagga” sense. Because you know and I know that Kittysneezes has NONE of that.) Anyway — if you’re interested in owning some combination of 1″ buttons, 1″ magnets, or Kittysneezes stickers, just reach out to me via the contact page! They’ll be 5 dollars (‘Murikan) to cover postage. (You’ll get a handful of everything, so you can keep some, then hand them out to your friends and or enemies!) The buttons come in a variety of colors and feature our lovely logo as seen here to the left — designed, of course, by the super-talented Janet Bruesselbach. The stickers come in two varieties – one with our kitty friend there with the Kittysneezes slogan, and the other that’s based off the Kittysneezes video logo (as can be seen in any of these “fine” works of video “art”) designed by the equally super-talented Lee Hughey.
In this week’s episode of Crush On Radio, we ask the musical question “Whither The Remix?” And then we realize that question is either musical nor really sensical and so we change it to “what do you think about remixes” and I take the opportunity to ramble on about They Might Be Giants a bit, as is my wont. We also talk about Tony Visconti, Greg Kurstin, Stickiness, Sorry Sticks and the Sleazy Sounds Of The Seventies. And DEVO, of course. Can’t not mention them!
It was a difficult record with Skype seemingly kicking me off every five minutes, but apparently Rich was able to make a show out of the dribs and drabs of audio information! It probably sounds pretty good and you probably can’t tell, so I should have kept my mouth shut! Anyway, this week’s Crush On Radio theme is MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS, and our picks this week are Garden State, The Royal Tenenbaums and The American Astronaut! Or, I guess if you want artists, Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Simon and The Billy Nayer Show! (The back-to-back Simons wasn’t planned. Otherwise I probably would have picked a soundtrack that had Paul Simon on too.) So go, check it out!
Oddly enough, as I write this, I’m listening to Broadcast’s soundtrack for Berberian Sound Studio. Funny how that works out. (It’s pretty cool, by the way.)
Whoo! Crush On Radio goes officially bi-weekly with this episode in which we look at Debut Albums… which is appropriate as this is the DEBUT EPISODE of SEASON TWO! Neato! We also talk about iTunes and games and other podcasts and all sorts of things. Including a conversation of how I’d screwed up the tags for my pick. WHOO!
Super in-depth show about FIFTEEN SONGS, five from each of us, and it’s long, but it is worth it! (And probably the last show of that length! SO GET WHILE THE GETTING IS GOOD) Anyway, it was probably worth the two weeks off! So we RETURN! And I am tired. SO THERE YOU GO.
PICKS THIS WEEK: Well, you’ll just have to listen to hear, since it’s a best-of-the-year show and to list the picks would kind of give the game away.