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!
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!
Actor, writer, and comedian Matt Rogers (Pop Roulette, MTV’s Decoded, UCBT) stops by to talk with us about Pete Townshend’s song “Let My Love Open The Door.” We discuss VH1’s Divas Live, Jimmy Buffet, musical sketch comedy, and so much more. Singer-songwriter Katie Buchanan also joins us to cover “Let My Love Open The Door” and play some of her own music.
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.
This episode features Will Stephen (SNL) and we discussed The Cure’s – Pictures of You, waterfalls of chimes and all! It’s a fun story of why the song stuck with him, AIM profiles, seeing The Cure live, and going to shows alone.
Trevor Bachman was our musical guest and he played a beautiful cover of the song.