The Popdose Podcast: Episode 18

Greetings and salutations! This month’s episode of The Popdose Podcast is a sequel of sorts to Episode 17 — which, if you may recall, featured an interview with Gorman Bechard, the writer/director/producer of Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements. The three of us planned to record a somewhat short intro segment discussing our own experiences as music fans, but we wound up with so much material (plus an additional half hour of our usual oh-so-witty banter about mothers and what have you) that we decided to hold it over until this episode. And here it is. Despite Dave asking questions that only he had prepared answers for, we had a great discussion — hope you think so too.

The Popdose Podcast, Episode 18: Some Random Questions About Fandom (1:04:01, 58.7 MB), featuring Jeff Giles, Jason Hare, and Dave Lifton.
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0:00 Dave is your host for the intro and outro for this episode. I just want to say that I disagree about the mother joke in the middle of the show being the best one in the history of the podcast. I don’t think it’s actually a mother joke, just a great opportunity for immature humor that I can’t believe Dave didn’t see coming. I have this power because I wrote the show notes.

1:45 The discussion begins! Dave wonders what album might have changed our views about a certain genre, we discuss writing fan letters, what it’s like to interview the artists you love, which acts go against the grain of our tastes (the joke happens somewhere in here, folks!), what acts caused us to become obsessive fans and how many facets of being an obsessive fan are no longer applicable due to technology (collective shaking of fists), which artists we just can’t get into…and by the end of the episode, you’ll have realized that once again, all we’ve really done is talk about Billy Joel for an hour.


59:20 Dave offers the sole endorsement this month, but we stand behind his selection: Del McCory’s album with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, American Legacies. And if you haven’t done so already, be sure to read Jeff’s interview with Del. (Song: Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Del McCory Band, “I’ll Fly Away.”)

Wrappin’ It Up

And that’ll do it for this month! Hope you enjoyed the chat, and if so, please weigh in with your own thoughts. We’d love to know who your faves are, what artists inspire your obsessions, and if you too can’t really get into Neil Young.

Also, we’d like to mention that Todd Stump, editor of the fantastic and always-thoughtful Brown Tweed Society, interviewed the three of us last month for his website. It was a nice roundtable with, once again, way too much discussion about Billy Joel. Thanks so much for making us feel special, Todd! Here are Part One and Part Two of the interview.

And as always, if you like what you hear, please leave us a review on iTunes, and don’t forget to visit our Facebook fan page as well as the Popdose Twitter feed. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next month!

  • http://www.grayflannelsuit.net/ Chris Holmes

    Albums that changed the way I think about music or turned be into a raving fanboy:

    Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
    Genesis, Nursery Cryme
    Rush, A Farewell to Kings
    Kiss, Creatures of the Night
    The Beach Boys, Endless Summer
    Queensryche, Promised Land
    Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here

  • http://www.facebook.com/benwiser Ben Wiser

    I enjoyed the hell out of listening to this one guys.  Great stuff.  It’s really an interesting topic.  I’d like to hear you guys cover more ground on it one day.
    I guess my “game changer” records are pretty similar to other people who have run the same fandom “path” as I have.
    Music that you’d be surprised that I listen to?  Maybe Joan Armatrading?  Along with Neil Young, the Dead, and doom metal?
    Oh, and Mr. Lifton, when my mom and dad met Bruce, my dad just said “Hey Bruce, we love you man.”