Monday, May 30, 2011

S03 E10: He Said, She Said

Why doesn't anyone play Six Degrees from Elizabeth Perkins?

Tyler: Given the theme of this episode, we've split the requisite intro paragraph into two parts: one for me, the other for Alissa. You see, this week we cover duets about the highs and lows of love, about the Mars/Venus divide between the sexes. It's quite clever, if I do say so myself. Enjoy!

Alissa: Since Alissa usually lets me do the writing here, I'm just going to fill this in with a few casual insults directed towards my co-host (she stinks and has poor taste in contemporary art). Let's see how long it takes for her to notice and rectify the situation. [Ed. - Very clever Tyler. Although I'm surprised you didn't just do the entire show yourself and imitate my voice/laugh in response you your long-winded stories. ZING!]


Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Dave Thomas and Catherine O'Hara - Steve and Eydie's Song

Otis Redding and Carla Thomas - Tramp
John Travolta and Olivia Newton John - Summer Loving

Stevie Nicks and Don Henley - Leather and Lace
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin - Je t' non plus

Stars - One More Night
Postal Service - Nothing Better

Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

Saturday, May 14, 2011

S03 E09: The Name Game

This week we explore the vast repertoire of songs named after people. And vast is no exaggeration; we could have easily just played the many songs (and covers thereof) entitled, "Gloria". So we hope you like the idea, because in all likelihood we'll be revisiting this trove of tunes again in the future. Enjoy!

Don't get the wrong idea. Slim Shady will not make an appearance.


Shirley Ellis - The Name Game
Dolly Parton - Jolene (the Grammy's performance by Jones, Mayer & Urban)
Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife
The Police - Roxanne
The Passions - Gloria
Them - Gloria
Laura Branigan - Gloria
The Ramones - Sheena was a Punk Rocker
Derek and the Dominos - Layla
The Jimmy Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe
Simon and Garfunkel - Cecilia
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby


The Family Guy points out how frequently songs are named after women
The "virtual" exhibit on the Habitations Jeanne-Mance social housing project

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

S03 E08: An Inferior Race (Part 2)

Well, this is embarrassing...

We really shouldn't have gone for a two-parter. At least, not with this title. Turns out a lot can happen in a couple of weeks. An election campaign can veer towards interesting. Oh, and while we're at it, royalty can get married, terrorists can get killed and televisions shows can shine. At least the unpredictability of world events makes for a killer conversation this week. Enjoy!


OK Go - Here It Goes Again
The Beach Boys - Darlin'
Modest Mouse - Ocean Breathes Salty
The Strokes - Between Love and Hate
Sam Roberts Band - Longitude
Bruce Springsteen - My City of Ruins (in loving memory of Michael Ignatieff)


Rick Mercer's article in Maclean's on his time on the campaign trail;
his pre-election interview on NPR
Obama and Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents' Dinner
Christopher Hume: Where would Toronto hold its revolution?
Michael's growth (That's What She Said)
T-Mobile's fake wedding procession