This week, we sit down with the delightful Langan Kingsley (UCB’s Beige, What I Did For Love, and Langan Dice Kingsley: The Dicewoman Cometh) to chat about 3 artists you might want to punch in the face regardless of your political affiliation. We discuss the disturbing difference between Claudio Sanchez’ biker appearance and his tiny mosquito voice, nihilistic Canadian hippies, and selling a drug-addled philanderer to millions of screaming 14-year-old girls. Because in the end, aren’t we all just signs? But instead of words written on us it’s faces and clothes. Think about it, myan!
Oh, and Winston gets SUPER angry.
Winston’s pick: Coheed & Cambria – A Favor House Atlantic Alden’s pick: Five Man Electrical Band – Signs
Langan’s pick: Backstreet Boys – The Call
We’re back! After a brief but eventful hiatus including trips abroad and marriage proposals (well, one of each), we are diving back into the bottom of the music barrel to find that we’re not even close to the end of these beautiful, ridiculous dregs.
This week we are joined by the incredible Laura Willcox, who brings her very own favorite karaoke standard featuring the highest ratio of impassioned musical riffing to interesting ideas (at 10,000:0). Winston brings in a bait and switch of hard rock and emo pining & whining, and Alden brings a track that we’re pretty sure is literally about being in love with an inanimate object. Banality, whining, and unrequited love: what a way to start off our sophomore season! Join us, won’t you?
Winston’s Pick: American Hi Fi – Flavor of the Weak
Alden’s Pick: Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us
Laura’s Pick: En Vogue – Don’t Let Go (Love)
In perhaps our most aggressively dumb episode yet, we discuss songs in love with underwear, cars, songs, dumps, trucks, you know, a lot of things!
This week we’re joined by Chart Throb columnist and UCB comedian Brian Glidewell to discuss whether or not our musical pleasures should be considered guilty, even when they are vapid, inscrutable, silly, twangy or evoke the image of a silver-haired one-hit-wonder being shot out of a cannon into a giant butt. Plus, Journey and a pop-country song we can mostly agree on! Any way you want this episode, that’s the way you need it. Whatever the hell that means.
Winston’s pick: Sisqo – Thong Song Alden’s pick: Journey – Any Way You Want It
Brian’s pick: Florida-Georgia Line – Cruise
In episode 27 we discuss some of music’s greatest legends – The Beatles. Elvis. Beethoven. Gershwin. Not because we brought those songs in, no no. But one of our songs references all those people! And we DO have rock luminaries Wheatus, Enya, and Fleetwood Mac’s keyboardist.
This week we are joined by the amazing Cathryn Mudon, kindred spirit of the show, to talk about post-college a cappella fandom, dirtbags teenage and otherwise and explaining beauty to visitors from another world.
Winston’s pick: Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag Alden’s pick: Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies
Cathryn’s pick: Enya – My! My! Time Flies
Get ready for the manliest, most adrenaline-feuled, coked out episode of Hear Me Out yet. No, wait, come back!
This week we sit down with the wonderful Lydia Hensler to discuss 80s dude flicks, casual misogyny, the Irish’s way with words, and noted R&B crooner Peabo Bryson. Winston picks his manliest song of the show, Alden feels dirty for liking a song about no-good hooligans, and Lydia reveals the unsavory nickname she was given at a bygone waitressing job. Enjoy!
Alden’s pick: Thin Lizzy – The Boys are Back in Town Winston’s pick: Cheap Trick – Mighty Wings
Lydia’s pick: Flo Rida & David Guetta – Where Them Girls At (feat. Nicki Minaj)