Hey, we’re back after only a month off. This podcasting thing could become a habit. But it’s a little bit of a different show this time. Jeff and I spend a good chunk of the show interviewing Gorman Bechard, the writer/director/producer of Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements. Jason was unable to make it, which was unfortunate because he has a unique take on the band.

But before we get to the interview, we go through the sort of juvenalia you’ve come to expect from us. And if you’re listening to the show for the first time because you wanted to hear about The Replacements, we officially apologize for all the talk about 70s and 80s soft rock. Then again, Paul Westerberg was an unabashed fan of a lot of that stuff. So maybe we shouldn’t apologize.

The Popdose Podcast, Episode 17: Color Us Obsessed (1:16:32, 70.1 MB), featuring Jeff Giles, Jason Hare, and Dave Lifton.
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Show Notes

0:00 We begin by describing our choice of beverage, what happens when Jason’s wife isn’t around to cook for him, and Improv Everywhere’s prank of guy dressed like Jar Jar Binks harassing people on the subway.

4:52 We recount some of Jeff’s recent Facebook zingers, including one involving Jeff Vrabel’s website (malware-free since April 4!), an adult direction for Archie comics, and that Dave knows way too much about Barry Manilow.

9:42 Sadly, any discussion of Barry Manilow means that Air Supply can’t be too far behind. Jeff talks about Russell Hitchcock’s upcoming attempt to go country while trying to talk Jason into interviewing Hitchcock.

14:12 For an episode devoted to a movie about a punk band, we sure are bringing a whole lot of Mellow Gold to the table, as Dave talks about an NPR feature about the 40th anniversary of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”. Dave and Jeff tell stories about the Bee Gees, and we get a status update on Jason’s attempts to silence his loud, amorous neighbors.

26:00 The interview Jeff and I did with Gorman Bechard.


57:53 Jason, who doesn’t often read, endorses The War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy, Bill Carter’s account of the 2009 fight between Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien for the 11:30 time slot. (Song: Paul Simon, “Late In The Evening”)

1:03:31 Jeff loves the as-yet unreleased Emmylou Harris record, Hard Bargain, and Death Of A Decade by Ha Ha Tonka. (Song: Emmylou Harris, “The Road”)

1:06:40 Dave recommends Volume 2: High And Inside by The Baseball Project. (Song: “1976”)

Wrappin’ It Up

Well, that’s it. Thanks again to Gorman Bechard. Go and see Color Me Obsessed when it plays near you. Even if you aren’t familiar with The Replacements, you’ll be able to relate to its universal themes of fandom. Remember to leave us a review on iTunes. Visit our Facebook fan pagePopdose Twitter feed. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next month!

About the Author

Dave Lifton

The perpetually cranky Dave Lifton produces and co-hosts the Popdose Podcast and contributes an occasional column when he darn well feels like it. But mostly he eats Cheetos and yells at kids to get off his lawn, which is strange because he lives in an apartment. The guiding force behind LifStrong, he can be found on Twitter at @dslifton.

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