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