LIVE – 10/1 – Maris Kreizman + Parrot Dream

Our next live show is on 10/1 with author Maris Kreizman and music from Parrot Dream.

Roy Orbison “Running Scared” with Adam Wade & Lindsay Dunphy

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!

Arcade Fire “My Body Is a Cage” with Geri Cole & Mikki Hommel

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!

Christina Cola, Chrissie Gruebel, & Cory P Willis

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.

Valentine’s Day Spectacular! <3

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.

Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” with Chris Duffy & Dear Georgiana

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.

Otis Redding “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” with Courtney MaGinnis & Anielle Reid

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!

Pete Townshend “Let My Love Open The Door” with Matt Rogers & Katie Buchanan

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.

The Mountain Goats “Shadow Song” with Nicole Silverberg & Kaylyn Marie

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.

The Cure “Pictures of You” with Will Stephen & Trevor Bachman

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.