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The Painful Threshold Episode 3: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Deutsch: Lytton Strachey (1880–1932)
Deutsch: Lytton Strachey (1880–1932) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s time for episode three of The Painful Threshold!  The Painful Threshold is a brand new panel show where all the questions come from the Internet at large!  You! Send in questions questions to the official show Tumblr, our Twitter account or our Facebook page!  This week, our panel is blogger, podcaster and Kittysneezes contributor Richard J. Anderson, musician William D. Drake, formerly of Cardiacs and behind a whole bunch of brilliant solo albums, and Tumblr Superstar Madeleine “No Relation” Drake!  Below the cut are the show notes, complete with direct links to all the questions that have been asked in this episode!

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The Painful Threshold After Dark: William D. Drake tells us about the Television Organ

William D. Drake (source: Cardiacs.com)
William D. Drake (source: Cardiacs.com)

This is NOT the new episode of the Painful Threshold, but rather a special teaser for Episode 3, which is coming soon!  This is not going to be in the episode proper, but it was way too good to lose — especially for Cardiacs fans.   Our panelists are Madeleine Drake, William D. Drake and Rich Anderson — and Maddie asked Bill about his days in Cardiacs, in particular the Television Organ!  His answer is presented here unedited — and I hope you enjoy it — and the upcoming episode! Continue reading

Review: Tweedles

Cover of "Tweedles"
Cover of Tweedles

So, we’re stealin’ the idea from the Sparks Project and doing one with probably even more records out there — The Residents!  And this time we’re changing it up a little bit — we’ve got two hardcore Residents fans in me and Rich, but Aila is, at best, a casual fan, who will be hearing about 99% of these records for the first time.  DANGEROUS!  So, enjoy, THE RESIDENTS PROJECT!

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Review: Have A Bad Day

Cover of "Have a Bad Day"
Cover of Have a Bad Day

So, we’re stealin’ the idea from the Sparks Project and doing one with probably even more records out there — The Residents!  And this time we’re changing it up a little bit — we’ve got two hardcore Residents fans in me and Rich, but Aila is, at best, a casual fan, who will be hearing about 99% of these records for the first time.  DANGEROUS!  So, enjoy, THE RESIDENTS PROJECT!

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Review: Intermission EP

Intermission

So, we’re stealin’ the idea from the Sparks Project and doing one with probably even more records out there — The Residents!  And this time we’re changing it up a little bit — we’ve got two hardcore Residents fans in me and Rich, but Aila is, at best, a casual fan, who will be hearing about 99% of these records for the first time.  DANGEROUS!  So, enjoy, THE RESIDENTS PROJECT!

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Review: Fingerprince

fingerprinceSo, we’re stealin’ the idea from the Sparks Project and doing one with probably even more records out there — The Residents!  And this time we’re changing it up a little bit — we’ve got two hardcore Residents fans in me and Rich, but Aila is, at best, a casual fan, who will be hearing about 99% of these records for the first time.  DANGEROUS!  So, enjoy, THE RESIDENTS PROJECT!

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The Joy of Bootlegs

The first ever Bob Dylan bootleg , Great ...

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Sometimes, I think I was born a generation or two too late–almost all of the music I love is from before I was born, let alone cognizant of music. If there’s one advantage to the modern era, it’s having almost the world’s entire media catalog only a few clicks away, 1 Now I can explore and cultivate a taste for this stuff in a way I never would have in the dark days of Real Physical Media, and it’s distribution-related quirks. You were limited by what your local record store kept in stock, and heaven help you if your local record store was a big chain–it’s mainstream, big sellers and Top 40 for you, son. The independent stores were where the action was. Now, the Internet is the world’s biggest independent record store.

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