Tag: music podcast

Beyond the Band

Episode 73: Talking Heads – So New, So Wavey

We’re back at it this week to talk about a band whose music you know oh so well, but whose story is a little harder to get the deets on. Talking Heads started out as a trio of art students just trying to express their disdain for the status quo using sarcasm and metaphors. Little […]

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Episode 70: Elliott Smith- The Woodwind Boys

In our continuing series for Mental Health Awareness month, we talk depression with the amazing singer/songwriter Elliott Smith. You may be surprised when we tell you what fantastic movie soundtracks you may remember him from. Covering his abusive childhood, to his struggles to create his music despite the things that hindered him from wanting success. […]

Who's That Girl?

Episode 69: Karen Carpenter- Square AF

This week we deal with a different kind of mental illness with a completely different kind of musician. Karen Carpenter was a wholesome, everywoman type of artist with the silkiest voice one could ever ask for. But she was haunted by the need to have control over her weight. In the end, she would succumb […]

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Episode 68: Daniel Johnston- Accidental Puns

We continue Mental Health Awareness month with another musician who has used his art as a way to live with his schizophrenia. We do spend some time comparing and contrasting him to last week’s subject, but Daniel Johnston has a very interesting and different story. A little more mainstream and very celebrated in the outsider […]

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Episode 67: Wesley Willis- Hand Dones For Everyones

Many will tilt their heads and squint their eyes when they hear his name as they wonder who this is. Wesley Willis was a cult phenomenon in the underground scene and throughout Outsider Music. And quite the talented artist. And a paranoid schizophrenic. Through his mental illness he made some of the most bizarre but […]

Beyond the Band

Episode 65: The Grateful Dead- Good ‘Nuff History

This week we put our money where our mouths are, no matter how filthy it is! Upon receiving a 6 pack of American Beauty by Dogfish Head from a loyal listener, we are covering the quintessential hippie band, The Grateful Dead. But this is going out to all those non-Deadheads out there, the ones who […]

Bad Reputation

Episode 64: Megadeth- Good For Him, I Think, Maybe

Big time episode this week as we cover another of the Big 4 metal bands- Megadeth! We talk about both Dave Mustaine’s and Ellefson’s upbringings and how they tried to hold together one of the biggest bands in the world throughout drug addictions, deaths, and all around madness. But also there are hot takes aplenty […]

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