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S2.EP9 - W. Kamau Bell with music from Smoke and Feathers

W. Kamau Bell is an incredibly talented comedian and social commentator. He co-hosts a podcast titled 'The Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culture' with legendary musician Vernon Reid (from the rock band Living Colour). Laughspin Magazine refers to him as: “One of our country’s most adept racial commentators with a blistering wit and a willingness to say what you quickly realize you’ve always thought. He is relentlessly intelligent, fusing references to create a rich expression of incredulity in a post-Obama world.” Providing music for this episode is a psychedelic southern rock band from Austin, TX named Smoke and Feathers. Austin Psych Fest writes: “When four bearded, long-haired White dudes walk on stage with amps even taller than they are, you can bet your life savings that you’re about to hear some serious stoner metal. Their songs groove and have memorable melodies; the vocals are pleasant; their bassist has one of the meanest tones I’ve ever heard; and the occasional theremin solos were a nice touch.”  Smoke and Feathers share 2 songs from their lastest EP, Midnight Choir. For more about the comedy of W. Kamau Bell, his website is www.wkamaubell.com. To check additional music from Smoke and Feathers, go to www.reverbnation.com/smokeandfeathers.

Direct download: S2.EP9_-_W.Kamau_Bell_with_music_from_Smoke_and_Feathers.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:41am EDT
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S2.EP8 - Christine E. Taylor with music from Anna Johnson

Christine E. Taylor is a journalist, based out of San Francisco, who is chronicling the current comedy podcast boom. She also plans on ultimately putting together a definitive book on the subject. During our conversation, Christine touches on many timely and revelant issues facing podcasting, including: monetization, the role of services like Stitcher, the importance of 'gateway guests', how ISPs may try to cash-in, and much more. We also, this episode, proudly present the music of up-and-coming singer/songwriter Anna Johnson. Anna's debut album is titled 'Ready To Go'. The results of her hard work, as you'll hear, is no less than beautiful. Elsewhere in this episode, Justin and Ken ponder such cosmic riddles as: a possible Lynyrd Skynyrd themed restaurant, the Cake Boss 'world tour' and why someone as brilliant as Mike Schmidt isn't totally famous already. For more about Christine E. Taylor, go to: www.ChristineETaylor.com. To check out more of Anna Johnson's music, go to: www.reverbnation.com/annajohnson.

Direct download: S2.EP8_-_Christine_E._Taylor_with_music_from_Anna_Johnson.mp3
Category:podcasting -- posted at: 11:30am EDT
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S1.EP6 - Jackie Kashian with music from Flush

Comedian, and host of the podcast 'The Dork Forest', Jackie Kashian joins us this episode to shoot the breeze on a myriad of topics. Subjects range from L.A.R.P.ing (Live Action Role Playing...thank you very much), medical marijuana, online dating, Star Wars, Barry Manilow and so on. We also feature music from one our all-time favorite featured artists, Flush. We're pleased to share songs from this great Austin, Texas band's EP, Snowclones. To learn more about Jackie Kashian, check out her website at www.jackiekashian.com. For more from the band Flush, go to www.reverbnation.com/flushus. (Original airdate: April 2, 2010)

Direct download: S1.EP6_-_Jackie_Kashian_with_music_from_Flush.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:48pm EDT
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S2.EP7 - Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel

Bobby Whitlock is a founding member of the legendary blues-rock band Derek & The Dominos. Their landmark all-time classic release 'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs' still resonates with audiences and musicians alike, some FORTY years after it's release. Bobby Whitlock's amazing musical journey still continues to this day. His new book, simply titled 'A Rock n' Roll Autobiography', does more than share rock gossip about stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton. It also candidly discusses Whitlock's abusive childhood, drug addiction, and how the star-studded lifestyle evolved into a peaceful partnership with his wife and musical partner CoCo Carmel. We're honored not only to present our conversation with Bobby & CoCo, but to also share several of their songs throughout this episode. Many thanks to Mr. Whitlock for the green light on sharing music from his catalog. Special thanks, as well, to Dan Howard for use of his photo of Bobby & CoCo on the Milk of Minutia homepage. To find out more about Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel, go to www.bobbywhitlockandcococarmel.com

Direct download: S2.EP7_-_Bobby_Whitlock_and_CoCo_Carmel.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 2:35am EDT
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S2.EP6 - Pandora Boxx with music from The Ne Plus Ultra

Pandora Boxx (aka Michael Steck) is best known from his appearance as a contestant on Season 2 of the LOGO Network's smash-hit reality competition, RuPaul's Drag Race. Despite not winning, Pandora proved to be the break-out star and was named by Entertainment Weekly “as THEIR America’s Next Drag Superstar.”  EW.com also called Pandora’s “the most controversial elimination of the season.” That popularity lead to becoming a drag professor on the spin-off show called RuPaul’s Drag U. During our conversation, Pandora touches on such topics as: the VERY REAL stress involved in the actual Drag Race competition, the sometimes inexplicably subjective judging, and what very macho, straight punk-rock legend was admittedly 'turned on' by Pandora's attitude. Providing the soundtrack this week is a phenomenal musical hybrid, from Houston, TX, known as The Ne Plus Ultra. Combining elements from trip-hop, dance, rock and 1960's lounge music, The Ne Plus Ultra creates an awe-inspiring auditory experience. We're proud to present 2 selections from their current album, Drop In. To further enter the world of Pandora Boxx, check out www.pandoraboxx.com. For more info about The Ne Plus Ultra, go to www.theneplusultra.com.

Direct download: S2.EP6_-_Pandora_Boxx_with_music_from_The_Ne_Plus_Ultra_1.mp3
Category:entertainment -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT
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