Wednesday, December 22, 2010

S02 E39: The Call

In what some marketing mavens might call a BONUS EPISODE, we sit down with SURP alumnus Adam Bentley and talk about his new film project, Call of the City. Wow... we suddenly sound like adults. It's a neat conversation about the draw of the city, film-making, and Internet fund-raising. Cheers.


Ohbijou - Black Ice
Ohbijou - New Years

Sunday, December 19, 2010

S02 E38: DO they know it's Christmas?

It's hard to say...

Greetings, all! We've crammed more yuletide tidings into one hour and five minutes than legally allowed. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas, everyone!


Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

The Nightmare Before Christmas - What's This?

Fucked Up - Do They Know It's Christmas?

Bob Rivers - Walking Round in Women's Underwear
The Ramones - Merry Christmas
Sufjan Stevens - It's Christmas! Let's Be Glad

Hanson - Merry Christmas Baby
John Denver and the Mupppets - Christmas Wish

Pink Martini - We Three Kings
Frank Sinatra - The Christmas Waltz

Christmas Time is Here - Colin Bailey, Monty Budwig and Vince Guaraldi


No links this episode, so instead, please enjoy this list of ridiculous Christmas song titles dreamt up by Tyler and his friends for the fictional holiday album, "It's Christmas":

1. Oopsy Doodle (It's Christmas)

2. Merry Christmas (It's Christmas)

3. Hey Santa! (It's Christmas)

4. What is that? (It's Christmas)

5. Cut me some slack (It's Christmas)

6. What’s that smell? (It's Christmas

7. Check the calendar (It's Christmas)

8. There’s no denying (It's Christmas)

9. I’m dying (It's Christmas)

10. If you insist (It’s Christmas)

11. Happy Birthday (It’s Christmas)

12. Ballad of the Turkish Midwife (It’s Christmas)

13. Wanna bet? (It’s Christmas)

14. Is it Christmas? (It’s Christmas)

15. This Year (It’s Christmas)

16. Only You & I Know (It’s Christmas)

17. Teach me how to love like you, baby (It’s Christmas)

18. Throttle That Wee Child (It’s Christmas)

19. Against My Better Judgment (It’s Christmas)

20. Snow what? (It’s Christmas)

21. This Christmas… (It’s Christmas)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

S02 E37: Off Track

For the record, our clever little title for this episode in no way reflects a sudden decrease in the quality of the Awkward Silences Radio Show (I'm pretty sure that's impossible - Ha! *rimshot). Rather, this week we talk about some serious issues that worry us, like transit planning problems; leaks, freedom of speech and the Internet; and ups-and-downs of city life and modern society. All this, and a special guest appearance by Ms. Sally Struthers! Enjoy!


Paul Simon - Kodachrome
Billy Joel - The Longest Time
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Crystal Castles - Crimewave
Chilliwack - Fly By Night
Sharon, Lois and Bram - A Train is Coming
Lissy Trullie - Self Taught Learner
Maurice and the Zodiaks - Stay (Just a Little Bit Longer)
Dido - Thank You


Our Facebook page is up!
The Role of Two-way Conversion in Hamilton's LRT Plan: A message from the Rapid Transit Director; The counter-argument FOR two-way conversion

Sunday, November 21, 2010

S02 E36: The 'Burbs

This week on Awkward Silences, we tackle the suburbs by way of The Arcade Fire's new album of that name. We also manage to tie in discussions on live concerts, Glee, growing up, the Tea Party movement, World Town Planning Day and Nazis. With a line up like that, who needs jokes in the introduction?

Also, apologies to Andrew Morton. We finished recording the episode approximately twenty minutes before he both commented on last week's show and added himself as a follower. Thanks Andrew!


The Blow - Fists Up!Glee Cast - Singin' in Rain/Umbrella
Gene Kelly - Singin' in the Rain
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Pete Seeger- Little Boxes
Arcade Fire - Rococo
Cee-Lo - Fuck You
Wax Audio - Stayin' Alive in the Wall
Girl Talk - Jump on Stage


Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies as discussed on Q.I.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

S02 E35: Earworms for the New Millennium

Folks, there are a few good reasons to get excited for this week's dose of the Show. First of all, it's one of our always-enjoyable (as in, the only other time we've done this, the number of letter-bombs waned for a week) earworm episodes; second of all, we're only playing popular music from the last ten years (You won't learn anything new today. Hooray!). Third and last of all, you won't have to confront Robbie Ford's bloated, ogre-like visage at the top of the posts anymore. Double hooray!


Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
Gorillaz - Dirty Harry
The White Stripes - 7 Nation Army
Muse - Starlight
Rhianna - Umbrella
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Beyonce - Crazy in Love
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Gwen Stefani ft. Akon - Sweet Escape
Outkast - Ms. Jackson
MIA - Paper Planes
MGMT - Kids

Saturday, October 30, 2010

S02 E34: The Robbie Ford Horror Show

Well folks, some of you may be partying it up, others giving out candy, still others getting ready for the dreary cold of November. Whatever the case, we here at Awkward Silences have dreamt up a fantasy world of hope and joy for you this week. Allow yourselves to be transported to the land of faeries and gumdrops, as we explore the enchanting world of... municipal politics. Enjoy!

What a jolly fellow. (Picture taken after consuming an orphan.)


Sheb Wooley - Purple People Eater
Little Shop of Horror - Skid Row (Downtown)
Yann Tiersen - La Valse des Monstres
R.E.M. & The Muppets - Furry Happy Monsters


Rob Ford and "Orientals"
Rob Ford on cyclists; and on bike lanes a.k.a. 'Lanes to Nowhere'

Sunday, October 17, 2010

S02 E33: Views

Get ready for some sassy 'pinions, people!


The Dandy Warhols - Solid
Jason Collett - Reunion (Stars Cover)
Enon - Monsoon
Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy
Allison Williams - Mad Men Theme Song...with a Twist
Langley Schools Music Project - Desperado
Fleetwood Mac - Dust
Interpol - No I in Threesome


Sunday, October 3, 2010

S02 E32: Back to Work

Alright, alright... the hiatus was a nice change of pace, but it's time to get down to business. For us, that is. Listeners can carry on goofing around. Enjoy!


Smokey Robinson - Tears of a Clown
Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God
Jenny Lewis - Carpetbagger
The Velvet Underground - Oh Sweet Nuthin'


Gay teenage suicides in the news recently.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

S02 E31: Together Again

What's that? There's a September? Where? Here, right now? Ending really soon? Oops...

Howdy folks. We've been asked if ASR is on hiatus. The answer is no and/or not anymore!

Turns out radical live changes can lead to different schedules. Go figure. But fear not, we're back (and not because of any contract requirements, we assure you). This week's (month's?) episode is a doozy and will comfortably feed 4-6 average-sized listeners. Probably enough talk here to last you for weeks. Are you glad you waited, folks?

Being back = Aerial fives aplenty

We hope you enjoy the episode, and as always, we love getting feedback. We promise to do a better job actually responding to your comments in the future. You know, by, say, responding to them. Cheers!


The Clash - Train in Vain
Cold War Kids - Mexican Dogs
Dave Rawlings Machine - Ruby
Intensive Care - Treasure Hunt
St. Vincent - Actor Out of Work
TV on the Radio - Halfway Home


Open Data Ottawa

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

S02 E29: The Itch

We here at Awkward Silences are clever people, but only clever enough to land half of the witty jabs we throw. Case in point: The Itch is a good episode title this week, since we deal with guilty pleasures, those songs that lurk in the recesses of your brain, urging you to indulge in them, even though you shouldn't. Hardy-har!

Oh, but had we managed to work in the detail that Tyler developed a rash from poison ivy over the weekend, well, that would have been brilliant, no? In any case, if there's one thing we excel at unfailingly, it's laziness, so the title stays. Deal with it... and enjoy!

Little known fact: Babs and Barry were born as Siamese twins, joined at the beard.


Paula Cole - I Don't Want To Wait
Terry Bush - Maybe Tomorrow (The Littlest Hobo Theme Song)

Filter - Take A Picture

Eve 6 - Beautiful Oblivion
Tal Bachman - She's So High
Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom

Limp Bizkit - Nookie
Good Charlotte - Seasons

Donna Lewis - I Love You Always Forever


A rather admirable mash-up of The Littlest Hobo Theme Song and one of Lily Allen's songs.
Neil Patrick Harris on the Kevin Pollak Chat Show

Thursday, August 5, 2010

S02 E27: Quick Fix

Why hello, listeners. Were you waiting for an episode that never came last week? Oh dear. Well, the good news is we've got all new content this week. Bad news: Alissa's not there for all of it. But we'll be back to normal next week. Cheers!

(How fresh...)


I'm not telling. So there.


The interesting link between Inception's main score and a song they use in the film.

Friday, July 23, 2010

S02 E26: Playing Catch-Up

Did you miss us? Enjoy!


The Rascals - Groovin'
The Byrds - Turn, Turn, Turn
Otis Redding - The Dock of the Bay
Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

On The Move!

Well, folks, normally we'd have another episode lined up for this week, but certain members of the Awkward Silences family are moving across the province this week. In fact, let's check in with Alissa & Alanna right now:

Hmmm... well, we SHOULD be back next week...

Anyway, this gives you, listeners dear, a chance to catch up on your radio show consumption, although we'll mention again that you need not listen to the episodes in order; this isn't a serialized programme.

If you're jonesing for some tunes, our SURPal (see what we did there?) Chris Meek is a DJ of sorts, and has compiled a very tasty summer mix for your chillaxing pleasure. Check it out! Cheers.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

S02 E25: Let's Talk

Howdy folks. Normally this space is reserved for wit, but with little to say about this week's episode (apart from, "It's swell") how about some priming for that "Hip" episode coming up? Check out the graphic below:

Does this make sense or ring true? Let's get the discussion going: we want to hear your thoughts about being hip, however you define it. Seriously, we do. It really cuts down the work for us...


Sally Seltmann - Dream About Changing
The Exciters - Tell Him
The Doves - Here It Comes
I Just Can't Get Enough - Nouvelle Vague
Death Cab For Cutie - We Looked Like Giants


The Kevin Pollak Chat Show: Website, YouTube Channel

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

S02 E24: Gee Whiz

Nothing of interest happened this past week, so don't expect any serious discussion in this week's episode. Nope. Nothing at all.

Stars - In Our Bedroom After the War
Babyshambles - You Talk
Interpol - Heinrich Maneover
Block Party - Price of Gas


'Peaceful' G20 Protest

Thursday, June 24, 2010

S02 E23: Oh Little Fire

Has summer humidity permanently affixed you upon the couch?
Don't dreary doldrums, demanding docility, deserve defiance?
Doesn't the comedic law of thirds require another question here?

If you answered yes to any of these, you may want to look around and make sure nobody caught you talking to a computer. Also, you'll probably enjoy this week's episode; nothing like heady discussions of planning to light a fire under you!


Stars - Fixed
Sarah Harmer - Captive
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Don't Come Around Here No More
Sarah Harmer - New Loneliness (Acoustic)
Sarah Harmer - One Match

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

S02 E22: Sharing the Road

We hope you enjoy the shorter episode this week. Don't think of it as less show; but rather, the same show with twenty minutes of extra time afterwards you can devote to whatever you like! Enjoy!


The Cars - Just What I Needed
David Bowie - Life On Mars
Tegan & Sara - Red Belt
Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl


Andrew Clark of the Globe & Mail comes across as a jerk (aka the Great Canadian Cyclist Exam)
Skeleton Park Music Festival

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

S02 E21: Summer in the City

I'd type a proper into this week, but A) it's too hot, and b) I'm worried about getting Popsicle juice all over the keyboard. Enjoy!


Len - Steal My Sunshine
Dick Dale and the Del Tones - Misirlou
Martha and the Vandellas - Heatwave
Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Takin' Care of Business
Golden Earring - Radar Love
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
The Go Go's - We Got The Beat
Sheryl Crow - All I Want To Do
Koop - Summer Sun
Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction


Oil Spill Widget

Monday, May 24, 2010

S02 E20: Aloha

Howdy. To be honest, faithful listeners, while we realize you all have lives beyond this podcast, it's usually a bit, well, disconcerting when a week's episode doesn't seem to garner much interest. We try, most often, to make our scatter-shot musings palatable to others, after all.

But this week's episode...

Well, look, we get it. If your not a fan of LOST, you won't find 45+ minutes of discussion about the series finale all that entertaining. Heck, maybe even if you are a fan. But of course we had to do it, for the record. So no hard feelings, pals. And next week... umm, an hour-long tribute to pizza! (Everyone likes pizza, right?) And for all you die-hard LOSTies: Enjoy!


Ben. E. King - Stand By Me
Rogue Wave - Christians in Black
Death Cab For Cutie - Lightness
Justice - Let There Be Light
Spoon - Black Like Me
The Black Lips - Transendental Light
The Smiths - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want


A National Post interactive cartoon about the LOST cast over its six seasons
A good A.V. Club article about the finale

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

S02 E19: The Right Click

In what seems to be a theme developing here, this week's episode focuses on what's wrong with a host of problems plaguing the planet. Not that anyone asked us; we're just really helpful. Unless you're suicidal... best not listen. So, everyone but Tom, enjoy!


The 1990's - You Made Me
Placebo - Summer's Gone
The Cure - Close To Me
Feist - Past and Present
TV on the Radio - Province
The Flaming Lips - Yeah Yeah Yeah Song


Jimmy Kimmel's Lost skit
Jim Henson died twenty years ago

Saturday, May 8, 2010

S02 E18: White Mothers' Day

Frankly, I would think an episode of Awkward Silences that uses TWO images of Betty White in its post needn't a text description: you should have already developed a rug burn on your pointer finger from clicking the link in such a hurry to sample the Mothers' Day-sized awesomeness within. I may be biased, mind you. Enjoy!


The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
Pearl Jam - Faithful
Weeping Tile - Basement Apartment
Broken Social Scene - Sentimental X's
Delgados - I Fought The Angels
Ram Jam - Black Betty
The Beatles - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Andy Sandberg and Justin Timberlake - Mother Lover


Ti-Cats won't support Pan Am stadium
Gil Penalosa speaks about pedestrian safety in Kingston

Monday, May 3, 2010

S02 E17: Labour of Love

Alternate name for this episode: "Spill, Baby, Spill". Enjoy!


She & Him - In The Sun
Heart - Magic Man
Oranger - Mr. Sandman
The Guess Who - Laughing
The Kossoy Sisters and Erik Darling - Bowling Green
The Libertines - Music When The Lights Go Out


SURP 2009 Alumni blog:
Fascinating Oil Spill Pictures
Ireland's Ghost Estates
The 1939 World's Fair & Progress
Wyoming's Safe Haven Laws for infants

Monday, April 26, 2010

S02 E16: Boldly Go

After last week's wallow-fest, it's time to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off (no shower required) and head off for new horizons. Buckle up, A.S. fans... Away we go!

(*Cue random topics)


Lily Allen - LDN
The Klaxons - Golden Skans

Death In Vegas - Scorpio Rising
Embee featuring José González - Send Someone Away

The Subways - I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say

You Say Party! I Say Die! - Monster


City eyes S&R building
Sex education curriculum causes uproar
Proposed Hamilton Pan Am Stadium & Site

Sunday, April 18, 2010

S02 E15: Dark Days

Umm... Happy Spring, everybody!


Marvin Gaye - Mercy, Mercy Me
Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again

Iron & Wine - Die

Jason Collette - Fire
The New Pornographers - Failsafe

The Clash - Spanish Bombs
Coldplay - We Never Change

Death Cab For Cutie - Follow You Into The Dark

Paddling in Texas schools
Retoxing in UK prisons

Sunday, April 11, 2010

S02 E14: Mixed Nuts

You're going to love our nuts: Enjoy!


Wolf Parade - California Dreamer

Land of Talk - Young Bride

The Beatles - Hello Goodbye
Radiohead - House of Cards

Blondie - Sunday Girl

Nelly Furtado - Hey Man

Miley Cyrus on the Today Show: Real or Not?
Auto-Tune the News
Slap Chop Rap
Malcolm Gladwell on Plagiarism
Detroit's Urban Agriculture Project

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

S02 E13: In Our Step

Does it really matter what's written in this post? Aren't you just dying to hear this week's episode to the point where you'll just click away without reading? Or is it that we can't think of anything witty to write this week? You be the judge...


The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun

U2 - Beautiful Day

Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
Scott McKenzie - San Francisco

Nina Simone - Spring is Here

Simon & Garfunkel - At The Zoo

Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining


Sumo @ Queen's deemed discriminatory.

Niqabs in Quebec: The Gazette's Editorial Cartoon and Editorial, taking opposite sides.
(It should be noted that the ban would not be just for government employees, as discussed on the show, but also for those using government services.)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

S02 E12: We're Stereo-types

This week, we look at people who criticize others. We then go on and criticize them. And others. Or is it The Others... enjoy!


The Rolling Stones - Let's Spend the Night Together
The Detroit Cobras - Laughing at You

Metric - Front Row
The Radio Dept. - Pulling Our Weight

Blur - Music Is My Radar

Goldfrapp - A&E


Ann Coulter getting more press than she deserves
Montreal Mosaic (deserves more press)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

S02 E11: Going Overboard

Remember last week? When you gave us a mound of disparate topics and music to weave together? Well, we were worried about fitting it all in, but we did, mostly, and wouldn't you know it if we didn't end right on the one-hour mark.

Well, this week was one of those We're-both-kind-of-tired-and-can't-think-of-anything-to-talk-about kind of weeks. So we set a few extra music tracks aside. You can check the length: yep, that's right... it's becoming a general rule that we always go over in these circumstances. Our inconsistency = your benefit: 25% more show. Not that anyone's ever asked us to talk more...

Anyway, enjoy!


The Strokes - Barely Legal
The Bees - The Start
Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (XO)
The Brunettes - Small Town Crew
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - White Palms
Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon

Washington D.C. radio hosts and their dislike of cyclists
Malcolm Gladwell's Blink excerpt about the subconscious and gambling
Patton Oswalt's take on Religion: Sky Cake

Sunday, March 14, 2010

S02 E10: Being Awkward Silences

Hmm, writing this little introductory paragraph to this week's episode seems to be the only creative thought we've required this week; it's all been in the hands of our listeners. Thanks, friends: We're one step away from the Witczak, Szilagyi & Brutus Hour, which has been our plan all along...


Mouret - Rondeau (performed by The Canadian Brass)

Weezer - (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
The White Stripes - We Are Going To Be Friends

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant - Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)
The Whites - Keep on the Sunnyside (For K.W.)

Koop - Koop Island Blues

Simon and Garfunkel - America

Hall and Oates - You Make My Dreams Come True


9 Words That Don't Mean What You Think (a bit crass)
Bliss Carman's The Ships of Yule

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Don't forget...

Next episode:

Send us your suggestions for topics, music and silliness for Episode 10! We'll do it all (so long as it's legal, and even then...)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

S02 E09: We're Oscar Wild(e)

Oh, puns...

You're probably reading this after the Academy Awards, and so this Oscar-themed episode won't seem nearly as timely or as clever as it was when we first conceived the idea, but then again, when have we ever lived up to our own expectations? Enjoy!


The Way You Look Tonight - Swing Time (1936)
Over the Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Swinging on a Star - Going My Way (1944)

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Songs from the South (1947)
Que Sera Sera - The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Moon River - Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Theme from Shaft - Shaft (1971)

Flashdance (What A Feeling) - Flashdance (1983)
I Just Called To Say I Love You - The Woman In Red (1984)

Beauty and the Beast - Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Streets of Philadelphia - Philadelphia (1993)
Loose Yourself - 8 Mile (2002)

Al Otro Lado Del Rio - The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

Falling Slowly - Once (2007)


Disney Sweep
Under the Sea - The Little Mermaid (1989)
Beauty and the Beast - Beauty and the Beast (1991)
A Whole New World - Aladdin (1992)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - The Lion King (1994)
Colors of the Wind - Pocahontas (1995)
You'll Be In My Heart - Tarzan (1999)
If I Didn't Have You - Monsters, Inc (2001)

The Way We Were - The Way We Were (1973)
(I've Had) The Time of my Life - Dirty Dancing (1987)
My Heart Will Go On - Titanic (1997)
Jai Ho - Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Is Lost running out of time?

Sunday, February 28, 2010

S02 E08: Dreaming in Technicolor

It makes sense, on a grey winter's day, to add a little colour to one's life, no? This week, join us ask we daydream about Betty White, The Man in Black and, musically, everything in between.


UB40 - Red, Red Wine
Led Zeppelin - Tangerine
Donovan - Mellow Yellow
Incubus - A Certain Shade of Green (Acoustic)
Dishwalla - Counting Blue Cars
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Counting Crows - Colourblind

Some insightful comments on "The Lighthouse" (Lost)
Levar Burton's Twitter Page

Sunday, February 21, 2010

S02 E07: A New Chapter

Why are you reading this? Reading's for squares, for nerds! Why read when you can listen to this week's episode? I bet Miley Cyrus doesn't read...


The Magic Numbers - Mornings Eleven
Amy Millan - Skinny Boy

The Kooks - Ooh La
Death Cab For Cutie - Title and Registration

José González - Hints

DJ Shadow - Six Days (Remix)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

S02 E06: The L Word

This week, albeit inadvertently, we discuss love. We all love the Olympics, right? And heritage buildings? What about Jim, from The Office? Pedestrians, of course? Hmm, maybe not everyone... cue the music.


Kaiser Chiefs - Everyday I Love You Less & Less
Ben Folds Five - Song For The Dumped

Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do?
Goldfrapp - Happiness

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Spread Your Love

Mike Doughty - I Hear The Bells

It's okay to be grumpy about the Olympics
Why no one likes Jim anymore
Brantford's heritage buildings

Sunday, February 7, 2010

S02 E05: Getting Wiser

Normally, here you'd find some sort of introductory paragraph outlining the content of this week's episode, usually in an overly perspicacious fashion and coming across as a sorry attempt to sound "hip". That's all well and good, but today is Tyler's birthday, so instead, here is a picture of him at age 5:

Rock on, man-child, rock on.


The Dirty Projectors - Knotty Pine
Spoon - I Saw The Light

Arcade Fire - Lenin
Feist and Ben Gibbard - Train Song

Miley Cyrus - Party In The USA

The National - So Far Around The Bend

Elbow - One Day Like This


Charlie Brooker - How to Report the News
Stewart Brand's TV version of "How Buildings Learn"

Thursday, January 28, 2010


a.k.a. se2e4
That's right folks: if you're a fan of LOST, this is your episode, filled with analysis, speculation and series-related tunes. If you are not a fan, well, you have a few days yet to watch five seasons' worth of T.V. in preparation for the season premiere on Tuesday. Get going!


Buddy Holly - Everyday (S05E11)
Patsy Cline - Walkin' After Midnight (multiple episodes)

Brenda Lee - I Wonder (S03E05)

The Police - Message in a Bottle
John Denver - Leaving on a Jet Plane

Led Zeppelin - The Ocean
Drive Shaft - You All Everybody

Mama Cass Elliot - Make Your Own Kind Of Music (multiple episodes)


Origin of the image above: Lost opening credits as done à la Saul Bass.
LOST Origins I
'SMOKE' - A Lost Original Trailer
'The Evolution' - of Jack Shephard
LOST Origins - Locke
LOST Season 3 Recap
LOST Season Six - Trailer
LOST Season Six - Ben Promo

Sunday, January 24, 2010

S02 E03: The Road Less Travelled

Where do we go from here, faithful listeners? That seems to be the overall theme of this episode, if you had to think about it (we did). Hmm... a rhetorical question from two twenty-something nerds concerned with the uncertainty surrounding our times? Cue the Indie music!


Brand New - I Will Play My Game Beneath The Spin Light
Minus The Bear - This Ain't A Surfin' Movie

Wolf Parade - Shine A Light
TV On The Radio - Province

The Smiths - Pretty Girls Make Graves

New Order - Temptation


Conan + Lost + The Office = 2006 Emmys

Sunday, January 17, 2010

S02 E02: Building On

We won't say that this is the best episode of A. S. ever. That would be presumptuous. But it's probably fair to say it's the best of this season. And if we keep building on our experience, Season 3 will win some sort of Podcastie Award. No pressure, though...


Lilly Allen - Everything's Just Wonderful
Rilo Kiley - My Slumbering Heart

CSS - Off The Hook
Little Girls - Youth Tunes

Tegan and Sara - On Directing

Nightmares on Wax - Flip Ya Lid

Alice is Dead; Here Comes the Boogeyman
Century Theatre is Destroyed; Century Theater Photos
Cinema Treasures
Inventory of Vieux-Montreal Why I'm With CoCo, And Why That Spells Trouble For Traditional TV