Pat May joins us to talk about “Bramble Blast / Stickerbrush Symphony” from the video game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. That’s right, another Pat! Two Pats! Innovation! Pat May loves video games more than anything and truly loves the music of video games more than most things.
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 incredible Tessa Hersh (UCB, RIOT) stops by to talk about “Dancing” by Elisa. This song hits everyone hard! We talk about friendships, relationships, sadness, and love.
Our next live show is on 10/1 with author Maris Kreizman and music from Parrot Dream.
Storyteller, writer, and videographer Bryan Berlin joins us to talk about Julien Baker’s cover of “Photobooth” (originally by Death Cab for Cutie)! Staying true to the spirit of our live show, Bryan makes sure we not only have a great song to discuss but a cover of it as well. Clever girl…
The song brings up numerous memories for all three boys gathered around the table and you’ll find a lot of conversation about beautiful and sad songs in this episode. We talk about how a cover can make you reconsider a song, when bands are accompanied by orchestras, soundtracking your life, The Weakerthans’ Virtue series, and most importantly…how Evan found God.
Today we’ve got the very funny Abby Russell (Comedian with the Magnet Theater, Associate Producer for Giant Bomb). She’s the real hero of this episode, so please say so in the comments below. We talk about listening to music between class, living across the street from your high school, and video games as art! We also nerd out about learning how to play St. Vincent songs and how cool Annie Clark is.
Thank you to the Magnet Training Center for the recording space!
And remember. Abby Russell is a HERO.
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!
Nikita Burdein joins us for our first-ever studio episode to talk about “Let the Sunshine In” from Hair! Nikita is an all-star musical improviser here in New York and was very patient while Evan & Pat showed how naive they were regarding musical theatre. In this episode, we talk about crate digging for cast recordings and what makes for a good musical! Pat had just discovered how great Hamilton is, so we go pretty in depth with that, and Evan admits that he still hasn’t listened to the soundtrack.
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.