On this very excellent episode of Repeater, we sit down with Annalise Domenighini, a social editor and music writer at Noisey, LIVE in front of an audience at QED in Astoria, Queens. Annalise brings with her the only good song in the world: “Africa” by Toto.
The incredibly funny Jo Firestone joins us to talk about King Floyd’s classic soul song “Groove Me.” We hope you have your popcorn ready cause Jo has hers! We talk about the song for a little bit and then we we’re off to the races with tangents galore. We cover everything from Abba’s greatest hits to high school reunions in this episode! Not enough? How about a Seth Rogen impersonation? Want to learn about Paladins? Strange regional foods? Your cool older brother? YOU WILL LEARN IT ALL. Plus, we pivot to become a very legitimate medical podcast and you discover a lot more about your favorite hosts. shadow monster (aka Gillian Visco) plays a killer cover and a few of her own!
Our next live show is on 10/1 with author Maris Kreizman and music from Parrot Dream.
Classic good guy Adam Wade joins us to talk about Roy Orbinson – “Running Scared.” We talk about all things Hoboken, New Jersey, growing up in New Hampshire, writing and storytelling, and how songs age along with their musicians. Lindsay Dunphy kills the cover!
The wonderful Geri Cole (writer, Sesame Street) stops by to talk about Arcade Fire’s immense song, “My Body Is A Cage.” We talk about album closers, living abroad, growing up, life changes, friendship, and love. It gets deep! Mikki Hommel returns to the show and plays a killer cover of “My Body Is a Cage.” She also plays an incredible improvised song and one of her original tunes!
A “blizzard” prevents our original lineup from getting to the venue so we instead play host to the incredible trio of Christina Cola, Chrissie Gruebel, and Cory P Willis who all join us for this spontaneous multi-guest episode. We discuss “Hazard” by Richard Marx, “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, “Today” by Tom Scott & The Honeysuckle Breeze, and finally, “The Shakes” by The Menzingers. All three guests are hilarious and we of course end up talking about Dave Matthews Band along with such topics as close friendships, hip-hop sample culture, and horrible hangovers. This episode rules.
We host a Valentine’s Day soirée with beautiful guests Caitlin Brodnick, Trumane Alston, Branson Reese, Christina Cola, and Juan Nicolón! That’s right, it’s our first-ever multi-guest episode and we ask each of them to talk about a love song *or* a song that relates to their love lives. We discuss such wonderful tracks as Joanna Newsome’s “Good Intentions Paving Company,” Ben E King’s “Stand By Me,” Macy Gray’s “I Try,” No Doubt’s “Ex-Girlfriend,” and The Punch Brother’s “Another New World.” We basically speed date our way through this lovely bunch of comedians and end up quite smitten by the end of it. PLUS! The sickest pop-punk and emo band in the tri-state area, MY DARK LITTLE CORNER, plays a set of their hilarious songs for everyone to enjoy.
Comedian, podcast host, and radio personality, CHRIS DUFFY, joins us to talk about Celine Dion’s masterpiece “My Heart Will Go On.” We chat with Chris about out teen years, VH1 Divas Live!, and the incredible competition known as Eurovision. Somehow, Chris makes it through this entire episode without us making fun of his love the (quite possibly) the most overplayed love ballad of our adolescence. The incredible Dear Georgiana stops by to cover “My Heart Will Go On” and plays a fabulous original of her own.
Comedian Courtney MaGinnis (Caroline’s, College Humor, NPR) joins us on the show to talk about drunken family vacations, designing underwear for teens, and the Otis Redding song “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay.” Hilarity ensues as we get to know our wonderful guest and, wouldn’t you know it, there’s even some arm wrestling. Plus! Singer, songwriter, banjo player, and excellent human, Anielle Reid, takes the stage to cover Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness” and to play a couple of her own wonderful songs. You really can’t go wrong with this episode, folks! Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
Writer and comedian Nicole Silverberg (Reductress, GQ, UCBT) and singer-songwriter Kaylyn Marie join us on this episode to celebrate the one-year anniversary of our live show. Nicole brings with her the somber tune “Shadow Song” by The Mountain Goats and we talk to her about the place music has occupied in her life. To close the show, Kaylyn Marie covers the song and plays an original of her own.