On this very special Six-Pack episode, Eric (that’s me!) is joined by his father, Alan Miller, and brother, Jeff Miller, to share a six-pack of Kansas songs.
We get into how our father, Alan, first discovered the band and the process he undertook to immerse (or indoctrinate) us into the world of Kansas music by taking us to see them in 1980 and blasting their music “full volume” in the car when we were kiddos. And how truly grateful we are for it. We share familial stories of seeing them live going back forty years, share some favorite songs and moments, our thoughts on the various lineups (all positive!), and so much more. Kansas is truly a family affair in our households. We hope you’ll join us as we discuss and share some laughs and some deeper Kansas classics.
On this Six-Pack episode, Lee McCormack of the Tramps Like Us Podcast and friend of the show Kurt Runyon join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to teach him on the solo catalog of E-Street guitarist and star of the Sopranos teeleee-vision show. We’re donning our babushkas, throwing on our overcoats, and talking some politically charged rock and roll. From his earliest solo work with the Disciples of Soul through flights of fancy with reggae, big band, eighties power-rock, and much more. We’re also getting into Steve’s unique position to bring to bear musical influences in his unyielding struggle for justice.
So throw your defiant fist in the air and discover or rediscover the soul-infused protest rock of Little Steven!
Adam was as prolific and creative as they come – he worked in all aspects of music as a singer, a songwriter, a producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He worked in film, in television, and on stage – perhaps best known from his various bands Ivy, Fountains of Wayne, and the supergroup Tinted Windows. He contributed unforgettable music for films like That Thing You Do, Ice Age, Josie & The Pussycats, Something About Mary, and dozens others. He wrote for The Monkees. He even wrote the sweetest imaginable songs for Sesame Street. Tragically, he fell suddenly on April 1st as a result of Coronavirus complications. He was only 52. If ever there were a time to tell someone you love them, this is that time. Adam will be sorely missed. His music and spirit will resonate in our hearts and minds for years to come.
So please join us as shed some tears, share some fears, and celebrate the brilliance of Adam Schlesinger.
On this Six-Pack episode, Ben Montgomery of the Records Revisited Podcast and Noel Fogelman of Reliving My Youth join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the music of Aimee Mann. From her breakout career in Til Tuesday to her long and award winning and prolific career as a solo artist, we cover it all. Aimee is an absolutely genius lyricist and songwriter with a unique ability to turn a phrase – many of which we break out and highlight in our picks.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the unique brilliance of Aimee Mann.
Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods are back with the latest volume in the Soundtrack Six-Pack series. In this episode, we’re picking up the remote and turning on the ol boob tube to resurface some great songs from TV shows. A few themes, some really indelible placements in critical episodes, and some from just good ol soundtrack releases. Can you snorkel 50 yards through sand to disarm a bomber? What in the world is a Werepanther?? We answer these questions and much more.
Plus we continue our great listener picks with one from our buddy Steven Baesanu!
In Volume Seventeen, we’re unpacking classic TV show related songs from Jimi Jamison, Stone Temple Pilots, David Bowie, Michael Kiwanuka, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Rubyhorse.
On this Six-Pack episode, Mr Brian Jacobs and Alex Alt of the Sly Dog Music-Cast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to explore the work of Tom Waits. We get into his humor, his brilliant songwriting, his public persona, some powerfully emotional songs, his tall tales of the underbelly of life, and whether his voice is more like a drunk Cookie Monster or a drunk Louis Armstrong. A brilliant songwriter loved the world over and yet an acquired taste, Tom truly occupies a unique lane in jazz, avant garde rock, Americana, and our hearts.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the unique voice of Tom Waits!