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!
Pat and Jon are both bringing three picks covering the Peter’s post-J Geils Band career. He scored several hits, and released eight solo albums from 1984 thru 2016. We get into what makes him unique as a performer, what the arc of his career looks like, where he is now, and so much more.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Peter Wolf.
Friends of the show, Sandy and Susan have been performing as part of an amazing Heart tribute for 12+ years throughout the northeastern states. In this episode, they share how they initially got into the band, what Heart music means to them, how they connected and formed their band, some of the challenges in performing Heart songs, personal encounters with the band, and so much more. They’re really bringing a unique perspective on this super fun episode celebrating some off the beaten path Heart songs – some wonderful deep cuts in here!
So sit back and join us in keeping the Heart love alive!
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.