Sunday, April 17, 2011

S03 E07: An Inferior Race (Part 1)

A Prime-Ministerial race, that is. Yes, we couldn't help but get underwhelmed by the current election campaign here on Awkward Silences, so this week we talk politics. As you can imagine, we have a lot of positive things to say about everyone running and particularly kind words for the campaign as a whole. There's something about voting that brings out mankind's more noble qualities, no? Enjoy!

Yes we can!


The Detroit Cobras - Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
Cat Power - He War
The Beatles - Norweigan Wood
Little Joy - Keep Me In Mind
Seu George - Life on Mars
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead


Bill 140 - The Strong Communities Through Affordable Housing Act, debated by NDP Cheri DiNovo, MPP for Parkdale-High Park in Toronto
Scenario-Buffered Building, from Stewart Brand's How Buildings Learn (see Chapter 11 for some great quotes from the book)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

S03 E06: It's a Living

It's been far too long since we've had a theme episode, and so this week we're tackling the subject of work, while listening to songs doing very much the same. Enjoy!


The Vogues - Five O'Clock World

Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
Lee Dorsey - Workin' in a Coal Mine
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues

Elvis Costello - Welcome to the Working Week
The Ramones - It's Not My Place (In The 9 to 5 World)
The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now

Loverboy - Working for the Weekend
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Taking Care of Business
Sheena Easton - Morning Train (9 to 5)

Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Donna Summer - She Works Hard for the Money

Tragically Hip - My Music At Work


Tyler's re-enactment group sings a song