We’re pulling some classic songs from throughout her career – spanning decades and spanning genres! One of the great things about Linda’s discography is the jaw-dropping diversity of material. That diversity always proved the perfectly interesting vehicle for her voice… THAT voice! Tune in for some fun laughs, some general music geekery.
So if you want love, get closer to our Six-Pack of “The Queen of Rock” herself, Linda Ronstadt!
On this Six-Pack episode, friends of the show Jason Pawlak and Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the songwriter Diane Warren. Diane has written nine number one songs and thirty-two top ten songs. She’s written some of the biggest hits for artists like Aerosmith, Whitney Houston, Michael Bolton, Cher, Patti LaBelle, Chicago, DeBarge, The Cult, Starship, Lady Gaga, and dozens more. We’re each picking two songs from this prolific hit-maker, some you may know and some you may not. As always, there is some fun needling in this one.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the songs of Diane Warren!
On this Six-Pack episode Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, and Jeff Harris of Behind The Grooves rejoin Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the life of Denise Matthews, known to the world as Vanity. From her early days working with Prince on his Vanity 6 side project, through their breakup and her subsequent solo albums with Motown, to her acting career in such films as The Last Dragon (“who’s the master!?!?”) and Action Jackson, to her being born again and preaching the gospel, Vanity lived quite a storied and tumultuous life. We vacillate between her sex symbol image and the tragic figure that never really got a fair shake – with the mixture you’d expect of teenage boyish giggles for the gorgeous girl on our walls and the deep thoughts as emotionally intelligent guys wanting her to find balance and redemptive peace she sought… did she? We discuss that and much more between some VERY explicitly sexy songs courtesy of Vanity, the Purple One, and others. You’ve been warned!
So sit back and revisit the life of Denise Matthews aka Vanity.
On this Six-Pack episode, Lee McCormack of the Tramps Like Us Podcast and Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle podcast rejoin Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to revisit the work of Huey Lewis & The News. With roots firmly planted in 50s and 60s rock and roll and an undeniable string of hits throughout the 80s, Huey and the boys have paved their own path in the business. There is a fair amount of back and forth in this one, how cool is Huey? What is their place in the business? Who’s to say what’s cool or not cool anyway?!? Ultimately who gives a sh*t, their work speaks for itself.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the heart of rock and roll as seen the work of Huey Lewis & The News.
On this Six-Pack episode, friends of the show Brian Joyce and Mr Brian Jacobs join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to share some wonderful songs from George Harrison. We talk about George’s lifelong journey of faith, how he approached his death in song, which is his most “rocking” song, his creative friendship with Bob Dylan, his view on the Beatles post-breakup, how his lyrics can lift us up in these particularly challenging times we’re all experiencing, how we might learn lessons from George in how we view our own faults and mortality, and so much more. This one gets deep, and it’s very well worth it.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Nelson Wilbury.
On this Six-Pack episode, friend of the show Jack Broad and Randy W Hall of That Dandy Classic Music Hour join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the work of Chris Cornell. From the iconic band Soundgarden, to the supergroup Audioslave, and dipping into his early and later solo work, we touch on each in this mini-playlist and dive into his work and career. A voice unlike any other, a poet, a master craftsman and songwriter, Chris was seriously a unique, creative force and just a helluva rockstar.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the unique brilliance of Chris Cornell.
On this Six-Pack episode, Pat Francis of the Rock Solid Podcast and Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the solo work of Phil Collins. Pat and Jon are both bringing three picks covering the Phil’s highly successful solo career. We get into his place in rock and roll, his longevity, his recent performances, some b-sides, his videos, and much more. Lots of laughs and detours in this super fun one, check it out!
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Phil Collins.