Monthly Archives: November 2016

Year of the Bowie: Episode #8

In this month’s episode of “Year of the Bowie”, we take a close look at David Bowie’s output during the 1980s, from “Let’s Dance” to Live Aid to “Labyrinth”. 

Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher (search: Year of the Bowie). 

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Swet Shop Boys “Cashmere”

Swet Shop Boys

Cashmere

[Customs; 2016]

Rating: 8

It is officially time to start wetting our pants – Donald Trump will be the President of the United States in mere months. The thought of that orange faced, mentally ill galoot running the most powerful country in the world is reason enough to be nervous, but his hateful rhetoric of bigotry and oppression has been even more appalling. Expressing this panic and anxiety as a white man feels a bit like empty venting in comparison to those who actually have something to fear in the Trump dictatorship.

Enemy #1 seems to be anyone of Muslim descent. Threats of a Muslim registry and even internment camps have already been floated by the Trump camp, and one can’t help but feel helpless to a Republican majority that might just appease the mad man’s wishes. Swet Shop Boys, a hip-hop duo comprised of Heems and Riz MC (both of Muslim descent), might just be the soundtrack of angst and hope that we have all been looking for in these trying times.

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #52

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Sooo, it looks like I forgot to post the latest BDWPS Podcast to WordPress…my bad! It’s been a rough week for all of us.

With the results of the 2016 presidential election in, this BDWPS Podcast turns into a therapy session for listeners with new tracks from Adam Torres, Bon Iver, Conor Oberst, Preoccupations, Ausmuteants, Hamilton Leithauser, Mick Jenkins, and LVL UP. We also take a look at the Elliot Smith bio-doc “Heaven Adores You” and revisit Bob Dylan’s “Bringing It All Back Home.”

Check it out HERE or better yet, subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher (search: BDWPS).

TRACKLIST:

Adam Torres “High Lonesome”

Bon Iver “33 God”

Conor Oberst “Tachycardia”

Preoccupations “Anxiety”

Ausmuteants “I Hate You”

Hamilton Leithauser “Rough Going (I Won’t Let Up)”

Mick Jenkins “Spread Love”

LVL UP “Pain”

Elliot Smith “Last Call” B

Bob Dylan “Corrina, Corrina”

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