Monday, November 14, 2011

Completely Conspicuous 201: On With the Show

Part 1 of my conversation with special guest Brian Salvatore as we discuss the current state of television. Listen to the show below or download it directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:

- First-ever Skype-recorded show

- Drinkin' beer and talkin' TV

- Check out Brian's new podcast Expectations about becoming new parents; also, donate to Brian's mustache fundraising campaign

- New fall network shows have been lousy

- The awesomeness of Breaking Bad

- AMC is on a roll (Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Walking Dead)

- FX has also had some quality shows (The Shield, Terriers, Louie)

- HBO still bringing good shows (Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones)

- Walking Dead is more than just zombies eating people

- Watching a show all at once vs. week-to-week

- Lost generated so much analysis and discussion, like Twin Peaks in the early '90s

- Netflix instant streaming is great

- Catching up with the Larry Sanders Show

- On-demand and streaming seems to be the wave of the future

- Will the Arrested Development movie be any good?

- Jay: Rarely watch shows when they air

- DVRs are great for late night shows

- Bonehead of the Week

Mighty Fine (featuring Greg Dulli) - Ready to Roar
Fishbone - Crazy Glue
Les Savy Fav - Clear Spirits
Johnny Foreigner - 200X

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The Mighty Fine song is on the album Get Up to Get Down on Drug Front Records and is available for free download at the Village Voice.

The Fishbone song is on the EP Crazy Glue on Cockroach Media. Download the song for free at IODA Promonet:

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"Crazy Glue" (mp3)
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More On This Album

The Les Savy Fav song is on the album Root for Ruin on Frenchkiss Records. Download the song for free from the Frenchkiss sampler Battles of the Squid-Faced Massacre Men at Amazon.

The Johnny Foreigner song is on the album Johnny Foreigner vs. Everything on Alcopop Records.

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. Thanks to Bob Durling for the album art; find out more about his photography at his blog. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian; check out his site PodGeek.

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