Thanksgiving is only a two days away, or as most Americans would correct you in saying, Black Friday is only three days away. But whatever your priorities this week, whether you’re noshin’ on some turkey legs or elbowing a portly dad in order to grab a VR fidget spinner, maybe you should take a break from the holiday madness and listen to your friends Colin and John on Rokk Talk. On this episode, the guys talk about the music they were thankful for in 2017, whether it was new discoveries, returning to old favorites, or moments in music that have us looking optimistically towards a future.
“Your butt is mine
Gonna tell you right
Just show your face
In broad daylight”
100 poets working for 100 years could not come up with something that good. That’s because there’s was only one Michael Jackson. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Bad album, Colin and John reflect on the myth, the magic and the music of the legendary man in the mirror. You’ve been struck by a smooth podcast. That’s gotta be enough writing, right?
P.S. This was recorded back in late August/early September. We just wanted you to know that so this podcast can take you back to a more simple time.
Daft Punk, Eminem, LCD Soundsystem
The Hold Steady, Wilco, TV on the Radio
Fleet Foxes, Green Day, Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay
Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Yo La Tengo
Modest Mouse, Bon Iver, Godspeed You Black Emperor
Arcade Fire, Springsteen, Broken Social Scene
Radiohead, Brand New, everyone has U2
Outkast, Weezer, still haven’t heard Ween
We didn’t start the podcast!
It was always playing what was Colin saying?
We didn’t start the podcast!
John and Sean, they were singing right along on…
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Who’s to say what makes a good year for music? After all, every year is just compiled of 365 days that will see a completely random assortment of independent artists making music that may or may not be good. Well, unless you’re talking about a year like 1967 or 1977, in which lots of scenes and genres, born of the turbulent eras they were made in, produced some of the most lasting music of the rock era. Now which year is better? Well, Colin and John didn’t really debate that. However, that did try to cram in as many shout-outs to great albums while trying not to leave any truly notable ones out (spoiler: they did leave some notable ones out). Continue reading
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If you just can’t wait, look below to see John and Colin’s lists
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