On this week's episode, Matt tries something different. There is a dearth of news, so we jump straight into a monologue on how curiosity can sustain you through years of collecting. The genesis for the subject came from an interview Matt recently heard with writer Derek Thompson about his book "Hit Makers" as well as a podcast chat about the nature of curiosity and passion. It's an interesting, if slightly meandering rant, based around detective work, pushing your listening boundaries and relying on friends to enrich your listening habits and improve your collection. This is one's a horse of a different color. Enjoy!
This time around on our digital discussion of the analog world, we cover a boat load of news. There are new releases, tour dates, reissues and more to share.
In the second segment, I go through how an ice fishing weekend led me to some deep contemplation on why my friends and I go to the lengths that we do to listen to music on vinyl. It's a story of anxiety, a never-ending search for calm and how music triggers memories unlike anything else in our lives. Come on inside my head, if you dare. We don't get too navel gazy.
Things finish up this week with another installment of the Dollar Bin Darlings Series. This might be my favorite Dollar Bin Darling we've done so far.
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Another week has gone by and we've lost another musical icon. In fact, this past week, we lost George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Rick Parfitt from The Status Quo. Matt touches on these deaths and then delves into the white, male, Baby Boomer driven committee that selects acts for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Things finish up with an in-depth look at Elton John's Honky Chateau in another installment of our Dollar Bin Darlings series.
After a 23 months hiatus, the Wax & Wane podcast returns. Matt explains why he abandoned you all and then dives into the subject of burning punk artifacts out of protest and the new turntable from Detroit watchmaker Shinola. We also take a look back at the monumental losses that the music world has experienced in 2016 and things finish up with a gem you might find in the bargain bin at your local shop in an installment called Dollar Bin Darlings.