The show notes...
- Kumar only went to arena rock shows in the '80s
- The Worcester Centrum was the big rock venue in the Boston area back then
- Started going to club shows in early '90s
- Breitling camped out for Stones tickets in '89
- Chloe lets rip a mighty screech
- Breitling saw a ton of club shows
- We saw a drunken Hold Steady show in '06 that was awesome
- In late '80s/early '90s, Kumar started seeing bands play in rock club in Beverly, Mass.
- Breitling's friends were playing in bands
- Club shows are great for seeing bands on the way up
- Half time = bath time
- Listen to Ric Dube's More Lost Time podcast
- Big arena shows now suck because of corporate influence
- Kumar and Dube saw the Go-Go's play a JVC private party at CES in 2001
- People got annoyed because we were jumping around
- People don't pay attention at shows anymore
- Only really huge bands and teenybopper acts sell a lot of tickets now
- Established acts like the Eagles and AC/DC are doing store exclusive deals, charging huge ticket prices
- Wear earplugs, people
- Bonehead of the Week
!!! - AM/FM
The Kominas - High Noon
EELS - Looking Up
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The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blogs Clicky Clicky and Keeping Some Dark Secrets. Additional music used in the show is by Me and Boris the Bull, which is the brainchild of the mighty Mark Campbell. Thanks to Bob Durling for the album art; find out more about his photography at his blog.
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