Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello “Tommy’s Coming Home” with Mikey Erg

This week on Repeater, we talk with drummer, guitarist, and vocalist Mikey Erg (The Chris Gethard Show, Worriers, Early Riser The Ergs!, 100 Other Bands) about "Tommy's Coming Home" by unbelievable dream team Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello. This episode, we dive into how this song got Mikey through this past year and how the song's harmonies and subject matter become malleable to fit any mood. Pat, Evan, and Mikey delve into the instant nostalgia the song manages to create and how it colored 2018, a year, that for Mikey, included the tremendous professional/personal landmark of recording his next album at Abbey Road.

We start our discussion with everyone's current musical obsessions from "Skeleton" by Mourn, to "Cuz I Love You" by Lizzo, and Mikey takes us into an in-depth and gorgeously nerdy dive into audio history with a discussion of 5.1 and quadrophonic albums. We also tackle a few more 2018 highlights and low lights such as the Winter Olympics and government shutdowns.

Mikey tells us about how "Tommy's Coming Home" comes from a lifetime of loving The Beatles and record collecting. We talk about both the stripped down demo and the highly produced version, and the sheer excitement of listening to a previously unreleased song for the first time from giants like Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello.

This is an episode for people who's immense musical passion started from childhood. Mikey talks buying records with his Mom at two years old, and getting CDs from his Dad, a professional cover band musician. Plus, Mikey plays us two songs to end the episode!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzsWTx0Ap2c

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H.E.R. ft. Daniel Caesar “Best Part” with Corin Wells

This week on Repeater, we talk with Corin Wells (Above Average, UCB) about "Best Part" by H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar. Hear why Corin picked this straightforward and beautiful love song to be the track that got her through the last year and stick around for topics like friendship, relationship songs, and a little James Blake.

To begin, we talk about new music and t0uch on the year that was 2018, discussing how Solange is reviving BlackPlanet.com (doing what Justin Timberlake never could do for MySpace), the heroic Tham Luang cave rescue in Thailand, and the Boots Riley film "Sorry To Bother You."

Corin tells us about how "Best Part" makes her think of someone in her life that brings her great joy, which was why it was so present in her last year. We touch on the sweetness and sincerity of this song, its simple and stripped down production, and how Pat needs to listen to more obvious love songs.

Speaking on FEELINGS, Corin shares with us that she's been trying to take notice of what she feels when spending time with different people and how she's more cognizant than ever of who and what she gives her time and energy to. We also relate to being bad friends and the struggles of long-distance friendships. Finally, we chat relationship songs and, weirdly, songs for people that you've never even dated. Plus, Corin shares her a lowlight and highlight of her last year.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBy7FaapGRo

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Weezer “Endless Bummer” with Woody Fu

Hold on to your hash pipes, it's the WEEZER EPISODE!!!

The inedible Woody Fu (Crashing, The Last O.G.) joins us to talk about how Weezer's "Endless Bummer" got him through 2018, a year that saw the release of Black Panther and an American Royal Wedding.

Spoiler alert, we talk about Weezer—from what we love to the albums we didn't even know existed. If you've ever been a Weezer fan, strap in. If not, we still think you'll relate.

As if he's been thinking about it for 20 years, Woody tells us what's at the core of being a frustrated Weezer fan and we discuss how and why we still partake in our common fandom. You're probably wondering why, out of all the Weezer songs, did Woody choose this one, from their "white album?" He answers that question and much more. We touch on the story of Weezer's "Africa" cover, brace ourselves for the "black album," and ask the important question, "Is Weezer now some kid's dad's favorite band?"

We also admit to listening to new Weezer albums solely so that we can have an opinion on them and Woody shares some lowlights and highlights of the past year!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKz8cLC41qs

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Mitski “I Don’t Smoke” with Milly Tamarez

The inconceivable Milly Tamarez (Vice, BET, FLEXX) joins us on the show to talk about how Mitski's "I Don't Smoke" got her through the rollercoaster year that was 2018.

Before diving into "I Don't Smoke," we talk about some 2018 events, namely, the very stupid false alarm for a ballistic missile launch in Hawaii and the very smart election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York.

We discuss Mitski's wonderfully sad song, the movie Hearts Beat Loud, and the ups-and-downs of relationships. Milly tells us about how she stopped wasting time on trash dudes in 2018 and started getting out of things as soon as she knew they weren't worth it. Honestly, this episode is filled with all kinds of practical advice *and* hot music tips.

Best of all, Milly declares Evan the "Edgelord" but you'll have to listen to find out exactly what that means.

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https://youtu.be/fL6srzfRwgo
Incredibly wonderful live version of "I Don't Smoke."

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Hosts

To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it?

    Evan Barden

    Other half of the Podcaster podcast. Loves the scent of freshly laundered clothes and coffee.

      Patrick Cartelli

      Other half of the Podcaster podcast. Loves the scent of freshly laundered clothes and coffee.