So because we had two scene shows this month, and the grunge show ran overlong, this is a particularly short week, but hey, it's still a show, and it's full of fun stories of people whom have brought (or stoked) particular music in my life over the years.
I tell stories about an epic mixtape from high school, about an alternative to Hooked On Phonics, about how I learned the 19/17 Nebraska rule, about the songs I picked up riding in cars, and a handful more.
It's a show that won't last much more than an hour, but it's chock full of fun.
There is a Prince tribute show coming in the vein of our David Bowie tribute show (the R.I.P. Prince show will be show #43) but it's a bit out, because I have plans for the next episode that have been set for a while (based on the episode number, so it can't really move), and because I want to do my homework on Prince first. I wasn't a huge fan of his beforehand, but in starting to do my research, I think I was just being exposed to the wrong stuff. I thought about trying to to cram Prince into the hour and change I had here, but it felt like I was short shifting him, which isn't fair to an artist of his breadth of work.
It's a power of 4 show, and that means a scene show! This is our biggest show to date, clocking in at a whopping 3 hours worth of music (which means next week will be a pretty short show) but to cover grunge, I needed to go deep and make sure didn't miss any of the heavyweights.
Over the course of this episode, I'll talk about the protogrungers, the early days and the rise of SubPop Records, grunge's breakthrough into the mainstream, the supergroup projects that formed, some of the non-Seattle grungers, the reasons grunge crashed out of the mainstream, whatever the hell "post-grunge" is supposed to be, and a bit about where grunge is today.
So strap on your Doc Martins, pull on your flannel overshirts and get ready to get dirty in the moshpit. Let's talk about grunge.
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(Correction: In the show, I state that Kim Deal started The Breeders with her brother Kelly. I meant to say her twin sister Kelley. Brainfry, man. It happens.)
It's another fun week, blending all sorts of things on the quick and dirty, filled with bands from around the globe, including France, Turkey, Japan, Austria, Germany, Israel and more. There's also a big block of clubby music in this show, so if you're looking for that kind of thing, you'll find it here.
There's thrills, there's chills, there's a bunch of bangin' tunes that'll keep you on your toes.
As always, if you want to contribute to the show, you can do so over at http://www.patreon.com/StarlightSociety/ and you can find the page for the show at http://www.starlightsociety.com/ - I hope you'll continue to spread the good word and get more converts. This week's turnout has been a little low, so the more people who know about the show, the better.
This week's show was a lot of fun, with me not giving a lot of preplanning to the show, remixing the set list right up through recording, putting things in, pulling things out, just finding an odd blend that tickled my fancy, but I think it should amuse and entertain loads of people, and if it's not for you, well, try again next week, I guess, but I love this week's episode.
It is, as the kids say, a banger.
It's got it all - domestic, international, current stuff, things from the Way Back Machine, rock, techno, jazz, hiphop, grunge, pop... we play stuff from loads of different countries (Turkey, UK, Indonesia, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Israel) as well, as always, and hopefully you'll find something new to love, as well as maybe be reminded to go listen to things you haven't fished out of your record collection in quite some time.
As always, if you want to contribute to the show, you can do so at http://www.patreon.com/StarlightSociety and you can follow me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Devinoch and you can always find all our shows at http://www.starlightsociety.com/ and if you want to email me, I tell you the email address to reach me at the end of every show. Good lord, this social media thing results in a ton of hyperlinks. Maybe that's why they're so hyper.
Now, on with the tunes! Heeyah!
(Correction: In the show I mistakenly state that Temple Of The Dog was a tribute to the late singer of Poi Dog Pondering. It was a tribute to Andrew Wood, the late singer of Mother Love Bone. See Show #40 - Grunge to hear more about how many times I've made this mistake over the years.)
I'm feeling better again, after a week's cold/flu that was one of the worst I've ever endured, I think, and I'm back for another scene show. This week, we take a look at progressive rock, better known as Prog.
Prog's roots are mostly English, but there were American (and Canadian) prog rock bands too. Now, prog as a scene is too big for one scene show, so consider this Intro To Prog, and it focuses on '66-'77. At some point later, we'll revisit Prog in another scene show, and delve more into the time periods after that. Not next month, though.
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This week's show is full of Mellotrons and Roger Dean paintings, bands singing about mystic things and lofty ideals, time signatures that go off the rails and keep on going...