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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Young Fathers “Only God Knows” with Addie Weyrich

The unbelievably charming and hilarious Addie Weyrich (Crashing, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), joins Evan and Pat to snack and talk about the song “Only God Knows” by Young Fathers, and how it creates action movie worthy scenes in her mind. 

This season of Repeater we’re talking to guests about songs that got them through 2018, so we opened up this episode with a little recap of the year. We explored the energized midterm elections, the Facebook analytics leaks, targeted ads, and Amazon Headquarters (before they changed their minds about NYC).

Addie talks about hearing "Only God Knows" off of the Black Panther Playlist, for the first time at midnight, and choosing to walk home in the freezing cold with the song on repeat. We discuss the song’s vibes vs its lyrics, Addies's love of any song with a choir, and how the energy of the song, both positive and melancholic, helped Addie to overcome and take on a year in which she learned to be her own friend.

Addie and the hosts also talk about the new Maggie Rogers album, and everything Lizzo, specifically, Juice.

And finally, Evan, Pat, and Addie read some reviews of the podcast. Leave us a 5-star review and we'll read yours too!

https://youtu.be/I_EGk_ef730
The song that got Addie through 2018.

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Bobby Matos “Nadie Baila Como Yo” with Oliver Wang

Oliver Wang (Author, Heat Rocks Podcast, NPR) joins us from California for our first-ever remote interview. Oliver initially sent us three songs (including Fela Kuti's "Water No Get Enemy" and Bobby Reed's "The Time Is Right For Love") but ultimately settled on "Nadie Baila Como Yo" by Bobby Matos. (“Nadie Baila Como Yo” translates to “Nobody dances like me." ) 

Oliver tells us how he got into boogaloo music and how Vinny Esparza and Cool Chris Veltri at the Groove Merchant in San Francisco clued Oliver into Matos' album My Latin Soul.

Oliver admits that he came to this song late, despite the fact he discovered the track from the Boogaloo Assassins - an LA Boogaloo band that plays NY-style Afro-Cuban music. He had never bothered to check out Track B2…but then realized it's the first track on the album. Whoops!

We also talk to Oliver about how he reviews, digitizes, and catalogs his extensive vinyl collection. His process includes needle jumping to scan the album and a dot voting system to mark the tracks he loves. We also talk about how some people say “vinyl sounds better" and honestly, we can't tell the difference.

We discuss how music streaming puts thousands of songs at our fingertips, so why buy vinyl? Vinyl has tangibility: Canvas for the art, liner notes, fonts, photos of the artists, etc. There's something about seeing records on the street - stopping and checking those out. With streaming, you don’t get those visuals.

Pat tells Oliver about Zammuto's album Scratch Edition which asks you to scratch beats into the locked groove, something that kinda breaks Oliver's heart.

Finally, Oliver tells us about how the young Bobby Matos perceived his first record.

Music recommendations:

Pat - Bite The Hand by Boygenius
Evan - Jo Firestone - I Have Been There (feat. Will Butler)
Oliver - G YAMAZAWA - “NORTH CACK" (feat. Joshua Gunn, Kane Smego)

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.