Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Episode 21: The David Bowie Episode

On this week's episode, all I do is talk about David Bowie and what he means to me for an hour, in recognition of the second anniversary of his death.  That's pretty much it, but so far, this is one of my favorite episodes.  Lots to look at in the below, too!  But to start, here's the player:


No time indexes this week, since it's just the one subject.  But here are a bunch of photos/screen-caps with captions.

**Some** of my Bowie collection.
A cool poster that I bought and framed. It hangs in my living room. I tried to track down the artist's name and failed, but I'm going to keep looking and I'll update once I've found it.
The ticket for the one and only Bowie show I ever attended.
How I found out about the "Next Day" album. It was a low-time in my life, and just the thought of there being a new Bowie record lifted my spirits a lot.
See?
It turned out that I made it to that March!
"Blackstar" on the day I bought it.
Proof that I liked it BEFORE he died, just in case anyone thinks I'm a vulture...


And here's the playlist of my favorites I referenced in the show.  Bear in mind that in my phone, this is all one really long playlist!

"David Bowie" through "Black Tie White Noise"

  1. Rebel Rebel
  2. Moonage Daydream
  3. Be My Wife
  4. Boys Keep Swinging
  5. All the Young Dudes
  6. Starman
  7. Rock n' Roll with Me
  8. Young Americans
  9. Suffragette City
  10. Sound and Vision
  11. Let's Dance (Bowie at the Beeb)
  12. Jump They Say (Rock Mix)
  13. Time Will Crawl
  14. TVC 15
  15. You've Been Around
  16. Andy Warhol
  17. Five Years
  18. Loving the Alien (A Reality Tour)
  19. Space Oddity
  20. Ashes to Ashes (Bowie at the Beeb)
  21. Cracked Actor (Bowie at the Beeb)
  22. Life on Mars?
  23. Quicksand
  24. Wildeyed Boy from Freecloud (Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  25. All the Young Dudes (Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  26. Oh! You Pretty Things
  27. Silly Boy Blue
  28. Amsterdam
  29. Pallas Athena
  30. The Supermen (Live Santa Monica '72)
  31. Hang on to Yourself
  32. Let's Spend the Night Together
  33. Diamond Dogs
  34. Under the God (Tin Machine)
  35. Nite Flights
  36. Changes
  37. Sorrow
  38. Station to Station (Stage)
  39. Under Pressure (Queen: Hot Space album)
  40. I Feel Free
  41. The Man Who Sold the World (Bowie at the Beeb)
  42. Wild is the Wind (Bowie at the Beeb)
  43. This is Not America
  44. Absolute Beginners (Bowie at the Beeb)
  45. Watch that Man
  46. Ziggy Stardust
  47. Heroes
  48. My Death (Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Outside" through "Blackstar" (and "No Plan")
  1. Blackstar
  2. Strangers When We Meet
  3. Thursday's Child
  4. Little Wonder
  5. I'd Rather Be High
  6. Cactus
  7. The Stars Are Out Tonight
  8. Killing a Little Time
  9. Let Me Sleep Beside You
  10. Afraid
  11. New Killer Star
  12. Love is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix)
  13. Lazarus
  14. Outside
  15. The Motel (A Reality Tour)
  16. Shadow Man
  17. No Plan
  18. Slip Away
  19. Girl Loves Me
  20. The Dreamers
  21. Hallo Spaceboy
  22. When I Met You
  23. Sue
  24. Heathen (The Rays)
  25. Thru These Architects Eyes
  26. The Next Day
  27. Pablo Picasso
  28. Battle for Britain
  29. The Heart's Filthy Lesson
  30. Tis a Pity She was a Whore
  31. Slow Burn
  32. Where Are We Now?
  33. I Can't Give Everything Away
  34. Your Turn to Drive
  35. I'm Afraid of Americans
  36. Days
  37. Seven
  38. The Loneliest Guy
  39. You Will Set the World on Fire
  40. Survive
  41. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone
  42. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
  43. Dollar Days
  44. Sunday
  45. Never Get Old
  46. Everyone Says Hi
  47. Valentine's Day
  48. Dancing Out in Space
  49. The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
  50. Reality
  51. Rebel Rebel (2003 new studio version with 2003 tour band)
Whew!

See you out in space, David.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Episode 20: And He Shall Be Kevin

We cover a lot of ground this week, starting with bidding farewell to Rose Marie. I also discuss my "current listening" of Elton John, The Talking Heads, and Motorhead, then recommend my favorite record store in St. Louis and a cool local radio show. I talk about my week's worth of playing on the Nintendo Switch and close out by talking wrestling and a couple other things.

Here's the player:


As promised, here's a link where you can go listen to Night Grooves with Orlandez. It's a great show!

And here's the time index:
  • 0:00 - Introduction, including new years wishes and stuff.
  • 5:57 - Musical Break #1: A clip of "Beautiful Disaster" from my "Trigger Warnings & Sunshine" Album.
  • 6:37 - Rest in Peace, Rose Marie
  • 15:27 - Musical Break #2: A clip of "Coming Storm" from my "Things I Meant to Say" album.
  • 16:06 - Current Listening: Elton John, Talking Heads, Motorhead, and recommendations of Salt & Smoke BBQ, Vintage Vinyl, and Night Grooves with Orlandez.
  • 30:02 - Musical Break #3: A clip of "Please" from my "Out from the Light" album.
  • 30:42 - Nintendo Switch Games, including (briefly) Mario Odyssey, WWE 2K18, and Shovel Knight
  • 40:10 - Musical Break #4: A clip of "Last Folk Singers" from my "Sorry, I Didn't Mean to Shout" release.
  • 40:50 - This week in WWE Wrestling.
  • 56:13 - Musical Break #5: A clip of "You and Your Perfect Life" from the "Something to Look Forward To" album.
  • 57:04 - Closing thoughts, including a little talk about my teeth and memories of getting gassed with Mom.
And here are the photos:
I just kinda had fun making this. I think it falls under fair-use as a parody, so nobody sue me.

The epic battle of Chad vs. Dingus McGee!
My new Vintage Vinyl hoodie!
The back of the front.
I played this.

And this.

And that.
Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Episode 19 - I Have a Perfect Fourth Doctor Cosplay in My Closet By Accident

On this week's show, we keep it a little bit briefer than in recent episodes (you're welcome!) and talk about the Nintendo Switch, music from Vic Chesnutt, Doctor Who, and my recommendation of where to buy your pottery. If I don't talk to you before then (and I won't!) please have a happy and safe New Year!

Here's the player:


And because I said include it, here's a link to the website of Alewine Pottery, where I bought my mugs!  (Photos below.)

Here's the time-index for your skipper-arounders:

  • 0:00 - Intro stuff including some talk about Alewine Pottery, Christmas, and New Year's Eve.
  • 9:48 - Musical Break #1 - A clip of "Church Girls" off of my "Trigger Warnings and Sunshine" album.
  • 10:26 - Talking about the Nintendo Switch, Mario Odyssey, WWE 2K18, and gaming in general.
  • 22:25 - Musical Break #2 - A clip of "Falling" off of my "New Year's Eve" album.
  • 22:48 - Talking about Doctor Who and the new regeneration. Then about "A Christmas Story" and Dick Van Dyke after that.
  • 34:25 - Musical Break #3 - A clip of "Outlaw" off of my "Wayne County EP" album.
  • 34:58 - Current Listening: Vic Chesnutt - Is the Actor Happy?" and songs from the "Lord of the Rings" movies.
  • 41:32 - A clip of "AMB 4" off of my "Grounds" album.
  • 42:03 - Outro
And here are some photos, many of which are sub-par because I'm doing this at 1 a.m.

The mugs!
The Switch, with Mario on-screen!
See?  Totally have a 4th Doctor cosplay ready to go at a moment's notice. Also, I feel like my Mii is pretty on-point.
The Vic Chesnutt album I talked about.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Episode 18 - My Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2017

Most of this episode is spent talking about music. I discuss my top ten favorite albums of 2017 and several "honorable mentions" that didn't quite make the list. Among the latter, I spend a lengthy amount of time talking about the latest and sadly LAST solo album from Gord Downie, "Introduce Yerself." After all the music talk, I touch on a few quick subjects, including my thoughts on the season finale of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, a couple of notes on the WWE, and reviews of four weird, random sodas I bought from Cracker Barrel. Throughout the show, I also play snippets of "music only" mixes of several tracks off of my upcoming solo album "It Could Be Worse," which will be out in 2017, and we close out the show with a special Christmas gift for my dad. It's a jam packed episode!  Here's the player:

 

Here are the time-indexes for you skipper-arounders...
  • 0.00 - Intro and Theme Music
  • 1:17 - Greetings and Opening Remarks
  • 4:53 - Musical Interlude #1 - A clip of "Always" from my upcoming album "It Could Be Worse."
  • 5:33 - The Honorable Mentions, with particular attention to Gord Downie's "Introduce Yerself" at 7:00-15:43.
  • 30:39 - Musical Interlude #2 - A clip of "Everybody Shut Up" also from the upcoming album.
  • 31:20 - THE TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2017!!! (Ten-32:54, Nine-35:05, Eight-36:15, Seven-36:57, Six-39:13, Five-41:35, Four-43:09, Three-45:11, Two-47:11, One-50:56)
  • 55:42 - Musical Interlude #3 - A clip of "Nobody Else" from the upcoming album
  • 56:40 - A couple brief notes about the WWE.
  • 59:45 - Thoughts on the finale of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
  • 1:01:16 - Four weird random sodas from Cracker Barrel
  • 1:06:06 - Memories from Ham Days passed.
  • 1:08:38 - A Christmas Gift for my Dad/Outro
And here are some photos...

This is a pile of all of the 2017 new releases I bought this year. If you only click on one photo, click on this one.
This is Gord Downie's album that I talked about at length.
The whole big pile got boiled down to these ten.  Oh... Uhh... Spoiler Alert, I guess...but you still don't know what order they're in from just this photo.
And these are the weird sodas I bought at Cracker Barrel
Thanks for your continued support!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Episode 17 - For Frodo and Others

On this week's episode, I wish you happy holidays--with Hanukkah and Christmas getting most of the attention--and talk about some of the things I love about the holidays. Then we talk about wrestling for a long time. Then I talk about new music from Willie Nelson and Mastodon--those are two separate albums, but now that I see it, I'd really like to hear that. I also talk about my favorite two Christmas albums by Aimee Mann and Dave Brubeck, respectively. And in a "long time coming" move, I talk about my love of the Lord of the Rings franchise and my memories revolving around those movies and the holiday season over the past several years.

Here's the player:


Remember: If you like any of the music I'm playing in the show, full versions of the songs are available for FREE at derekbrink.bandcamp.com

Here are the time-stamps. FYI, they may be a little bit approximate. For some reason I show different times in different players and I haven't been able to work out why.
  • 0:00 - Intro and Hanukkah/Christmas Greetings
  • 8:26 - Guitar Break #1 - "Everything Good" off the Trigger Warnings & Sunshine album.
  • 9:00 - This Week in Wrestling
  • 30:24 - Guitar Break #2 - "In My Heart" off the "Out from the Light" album.
  • 30:58 - Music including Willie Nelson, Mastodon, and Christmas albums by Aimee Mann and Dave Brubeck.
  • 42:22 - Guitar Break #3 - "Fall Apart" off the "Grounds" album.
  • 42:51 - My memories of seeing Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit in years passed.
  • 54:34 - Guitar Break #4 - "Remember Me" off the "Out from the Light" album
  • 55:01 - Closing remarks and outro music.
And here are some photos:

This is also the cover photo in the player. I just like it.
Here are the four different packagings of the LOTR flicks that I mentioned. For what it's worth, I only have one copy of each of the Hobbit flicks.
Here's the music discussed.
And because I mentioned him, here's my buddy, Stuffed Willie Nelson.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Episode 16 - First I Call Your Kids Stupid Then I Call Your Music Fat

After an unplanned week off we have a lot to catch up on! This week's show sees me talking about what happened in my laptop crash last week, a fun week I've been having on social media, the present debacle over at Cracked, an RIP to Jim Nabors, and a whole bunch of music. (Music discussed includes Angel Olsen, Sharon Jones, Wesley Stace, U2, Neil Young, HAIM, Ani DiFranco, and Cheap Trick.) All that and more! Time indexes and photos follow, but first here's the player:


Time Indexes:
  • 0:00 - Intro and Theme Music.
  • 1:22 - What happened last week and my new laptop.
  • 8:29 - Guitar Break #1 - "Out from the Light" from my album of the same name.
  • 9:06 - Potpourri of stuff. 
    • 9:24 - My glasses. 
    • 11:47 - RIP Jim Nabors. 
    • 17:24 - A weird, one-sided conversation with you. 
  • 18:00 - My week in Social Media.
  • 24:55 - Guitar break #2 - "Outdoor Summer Concerts" from my single of the same name.
  • 25:38 - My thoughts on the recent firings at Cracked and Internet culture in general.
  • 42:00 - Guitar Break #3 - "Beautiful Disaster" from my album "Ink-Stained Fingers."
  • 42:48 - Big, fat music round-up.
    • 43:25 - Sharon Jones and the DAP Kings. 
    • 47:38 - Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding.) 
    • 52:25 - Angel Olsen. 
    • 54:38 - U2. 
    • 1:02:26 - Neil Young and Promise of the Real.
    • 1:04:46 - HAIM.
    • 1:06:55 - Cheap Trick.
    • 1:10:04 - Ani DiFranco.
  • 1:14:03 - Guitar Break #4 - "Tear It Down" which I used to play in a couple bands with my brother, but I don't think there's an "official" copy of anything in circulation that has the song on it right now.
  • 1:14:59 - Closing remarks.
And here are some photos of the stuff I talked about.
Proof that I have a laptop and a lap.
Said I'd post this. I like it a lot. Thinking of making it an official logo for the show.
The Simpsons replied to me! 9 year old me can't believe it!
YEARDLEY SMITH ACKNOWLEDGED ME!
SO DID ADAM SCOTT!

AND DANA GOULD! THIS WAS A POLITICAL JOKE, FOR CONTEXT!
And here's the crapload of music I discussed.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

At Least I Know What I'm Reviewing Next Week

Hi folks.  As you may have noticed, there was no new episode this week.  Sorry about that.  I was in the middle of uploading the episode when my laptop died.  In fairness, I think the track itself still exists on that hard-drive, however I cannot access it.  So...that pretty much destroyed my ability to put a track up this week.  On the plus side, though, I've gone out and bought a BRAND NEW laptop.  So...that'll be one of the things I talk about on next week's show, I guess!

Thanks for your patience while I get the show back on its feet.  I have every intention of having a new episode up on December 7.

Check it out then!