Sure, Nirvana is right there for me. Cute baby swimming underwater on an album that changed music right when I was really paying attention. How could I not pick the cover of Nevermind? But when it comes to album covers that have really stuck with me, that still compel my curiosity and elicit excitement about … Continue reading The Most Compelling Album Cover
Author: Tim Plaehn
(A Live Zoom Party As We Record Our 2020 Podcast) It all started a year ago. Brian Koppelman started this thing on Twitter—“The Royale”—as a way to drag himself, and all those who call him friend, out of our existential funk. Just a daily picture with our morning cup of coffee—the first one of the day—The Royale. And … Continue reading The 50 Years of Music w/ 50 Year Old White Guys Thank You Party
By Jeff Symonds On the 1983 podcast, we talked about debut records, and I suggested that the Violent Femmes record from that year was one of the all-time greatest debut records, maybe in the top 2 or 3. And boy did I hear it from people! J So I went back and double checked, and as … Continue reading Debutante Ball–Who Wowed ‘Em Out of the Gate?!
Break-ups can be messy in the music world. Singers have their medium to work through their emotions and if their song becomes a hit—or a career (Taylor Swift)—then we have this strange ringside seat as we pick through their heartache. Think of Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River,” where we not only know it’s about … Continue reading Sexual Healing Indeed
While deciding on the best song of 1979 in our 50 Years of Music podcast, we couldn’t help but spend a few moments mocking the syrupy sweetness of piña coladas, pointing out the flaws of consummating a relationship in the dunes on the Cape (or any beach setting), and marveling at the lack of moral fiber in … Continue reading Start Fixing That Piña Colada