Hello, and welcome to my latest adventure: sitting on the floor playing with tapes. My college friends just nodded knowingly.

So, a quick back story on this particular show: I originally recorded it to be broadcast on another site, so if I sound slightly terrified and occasionally, surprisingly brief, it’s because I was up against a clock. That site operated like a radio station, so I had to make sure I didn’t go over my hour of allotted time. Also, I didn’t know the people running this site at all, so I didn’t want to go full gonzo Medsker on them out of the gate. That’s just an unwise thing for me to do in general.

After a few chats with Lord Jefito, I decided to move it here, and now I feel like I’m working for HBO or Netflix. My shows from here on will be as long or as short as I want them to be. (Picture Mel Gibson, or Zach de la Rocha, yelling “Freedom!” here.) What this means is that I hope that the shows from here on out will be even better.

Okay, back story explanation over. What is this show about, anyway?

Here’s the deal: I’m going to play songs, and then I’m going to talk about them. Artists on the agenda this week include Jon Brion, Teenage Fanclub, and Fever High. “Unpopular pop,” a phrase that Brion and Elvis Costello have both mentioned, is a very apt description of what to expect.

Thanks for listening!

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David Medsker

David Medsker used to be "with it." But then they changed what "it" was. Now what he's "with" isn't "it," and what's "it" seems weird and scary to him. He is available for children's parties.

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