Friday, June 22, 2018

Stuck In Thee Garage #228: June 22, 2018

We live in a loud world. There's noise coming at us in all directions all the time. It can be difficult to get away from it. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about loudness in hour 2. They're not all loud, though.


This playlist is not a toomah:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Jo Passed - Glass/Their Prime
King Tuff - Neverending Sunshine/The Other
Hot Snakes - Psychoactive/Jericho Sirens
Kristin Hersh - Breathe In/Possible Dust Clouds
Neko Case - Bad Luck/Hell-On
Beach House - Girl of the Year/7
Shopping - Overtime/The Official Body
Franz Ferdinand - Feel the Love Go/Always Ascending
Camp Cope - UFO Lighter/How to Socialise & Make Friends
Screaming Females - Soft Domination/All at Once
Dream Wife - Right Now/Dream Wife
Shame - The Lick/Songs of Praise
Lifted Bells - Wheel of Fortunates/Minor Tantrums
Eels - Today is the Day/The Deconstruction
Pugwash - What Are You Like/Silverlake
MGMT - TSLAMP/Little Dark Age

Hour 2: Loudness
Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise/Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
Eric B. & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul/Paid in Full
Public Enemy - Louder Than a Bomb/It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Living Colour - Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing/Biscuits
Art Brut - Pump Up the Volume/It's a Bit Complicated
Frank Black and Teenage Fanclub - The Man Who Was Too Loud/The John Peel Session EP
Stephen Malkmus - Loud Cloud Crowd/Face the Truth
T. Rex - Bang a Gong (Get It On)/Electric Warrior
MC5 - Kick Out the Jams/Kick Out the Jams
AC/DC - Rock n' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution/Back in Black
Motorhead - The Chase is Better Than the Catch/Ace of Spades
Queens of the Stone Age - In My Head/Lullabies to Paralyze
The I Don't Cares - Love Out Loud/Wild Stab
Pylon - Volume/Pylon Live
Pointed Sticks - Part of the Noise/Part of the Noise
Piebald - All You Need is Drums to Start a Dance Party/If It Weren't for Venetian Blinds, It Would Be Curtains for Us All


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Completely Conspicuous 490: Social Disease

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss social media dependency. Listen to the episode below or download directly.


Show notes:
- Check out Matt's book Echo and the Sea
- The political climate is disturbingly fascinating
- O, Canada?
- It used to be easy to fall out of political favor
- Howard Dean's scream
- The lack of competition
- No alternative party
- Navigating social media to victory
- Coming up with an escape plan
- Watch out for gators
- Connected to social media all day but don't look at it all the time
- Your info is constantly being collected by FB, Google, Amazon, etc.
- Wandering through the social media graveyard
- FB Messenger was banning people based on supposedly private conversations
- Matt's adventures with drunken late-night purchases like the Ab Zapper
- Buying swords on QVC
- The desperate need for social media likes
- Matt: No withdrawal symptoms when disconnected from the internet
- Consequences for social media faux pas can come quickly

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Completely Conspicuous 489: Social Distortion

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss social media dependency. Listen to the episode below or download directly.


Show notes:
- Check out Matt's book Echo and the Sea
- Back from a little hiatus
- People who use their phones at the urinal
- Matt: Detached from social media while in Canada
- We're online all day for work
- Jay: The kids love the Instagram
- Twitter can be a cesspool
- Let Me Google That For You
- When Star Wars nerds get ugly
- Twitter can often be a license to be a jerk
- People can be "rock stupid"
- The compulsion to tweet
- Arguing with family members on social media
- The mute function on FB is helpful
- Matt: Writer Twitter drives me nuts
- Don't click on the comments!
- Anime geeks solving their arguments in a civil manner
- To be continued

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Friday, June 08, 2018

Stuck In Thee Garage #227: June 8, 2018

Everyone's got habits they'd like to drop, but let's face it, bad habits can be kind of fun. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about bad habits in hour 2. They may not be good for you, but they definitely kick some ass.


This playlist may be habit-forming:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
Protomartyr feat. Kelley Deal - Wheel of Fortune/Consolation EP
The Breeders - MetaGoth/All Nerve
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Shiggy/Sparkle Hard
Soft Science - Undone/Maps
Soccer Mommy - Cool/Clean
Courtney Barnett - Need a Little Time/Tell Me What You Really Mean
Albert Hammond Jr. - Tea for Two/Francis Trouble
Parquet Courts - Almost Had to Start a Fight - In and Out of Patience/Wide Awake!
Sloan - All of the Voices/12
Speedy Ortiz - Moving In/Twerp Verse
Hop Along - What the Writer Meant/Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Wye Oak - The Instrument/The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs
Nostalgist - Present Tense/Disaffection
Preoccupations - Espionage/New Material
Modern Time Machines - Hot Wheels/MTM

Hour 2: Bad habits
Thin Lizzy - Bad Habits/Thunder and Lightning
The Pursuit of Happiness - Cigarette Dangles/The Downward Road
Greg Dulli - Cigarettes/Amber Headlights
O Positive - With You/Only Breathing
Husker Du - Whatcha Drinkin'/New Day Rising
Jawbreaker Reunion - Beer and Loathing/Lutheran Sisterhood Gun Club
Against Me! - Drinking With the Jocks/Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Jeff Rosenstock - Beers Again Alone/We Cool?
The Capitol Years - Let Them Drink/Let Them Drink
Drive-By Truckers - The Fourth Night of My Drinking/The Big To-Do
The Raveonettes - D.R.U.G.S./In and Out of Control
The Monks - Drugs in My Pocket/Bad Habits
Wilco - Handshake Drugs/A Ghost is Born
Talking Heads - Drugs/Fear of Music
A Giant Dog - Sex & Drugs/Pile
Soundgarden - Big Dumb Sex/Louder Than Love
The Buzzcocks - Just Lust/Singles Going Steady


Friday, June 01, 2018

Stuck In Thee Garage #226: June 1, 2018

Let's face it, you're going to win some and lose some. This week on Stuck In Thee Garage, I played songs about losers in hour 2. But that doesn't mean they're not great songs. They'll get you all puffed up with excitement:


This is the playlist of George:

Hour 1
Artist - Song/Album
La Luz - Don't Leave Me on the Earth/Floating Features
Cut Worms - Cash for Gold/Hollow Ground
American Wrestlers - Ignoramus/Single
Poptone - Ball of Confusion/Poptone
Cary Brothers - Crush/Bruises
Mazzy Star - Quiet, the Winter Harbor/Still
Courtney Barnett - Crippling Self-Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence/Tell Me How You Really Feel
Albert Hammond Jr. - Muted Beatings/Francis Trouble
Parquet Courts - Violence/Wide Awake!
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Bike Lane/Sparkle Hard
Blackwater Holylight - Sunrise/Blackwater Holylight
Slow Riot - Burn in the City/Single
Billy & Dolly - Want It/Five Suns
Lola Tried - Steam/Lola Tried
Jo Passed - MDM/Their Prime
Frankie Cosmos - Jesse/Vessel

Hour 2: Losers
Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers - Born to Lose/L.A.M.F. - the lost '77 tapes
fIREHOSE - Losers, Boozers and Heroes/Flyin' the Flannel
Beck - Loser/Mellow Gold
The Dambuilders - Teenage Loser Anthem/Ruby Red
The Dears - You and I Are a Gang of Losers/Gang of Losers
Sunset Rubdown - Child-Heart Losers/Random Spirit Lover
Against Me! - Don't Lose Touch/Searching for a Former Clarity
Varsity Drag - Mind Like a Sieve/7" Split with Chestnut Rd.
Dinosaur Jr. - Lose/You're Living All Over Me
Ex Hex - Don't Wanna Lose/Rips
The Clash - Lost in the Supermarket/London Calling
The Buzzcocks - Something's Gone Wrong Again/Singles Going Steady
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum/Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Smashing Pumpkins - Zero/Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Grinderman - No Pussy Blues/Grinderman
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - F***in' Up/Ragged Glory