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!
On this Six-Pack episode, Brian Linnen of The Permanent Record Podcast and Alex Alt of the Sly Dog Music-Cast rejoin Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to explore the work of James “JY” Young of Styx. JY scored the first hit for the band with “Best Thing” back in 1972 and he’s been a staple ever since – even releasing a few solo albums along the way. We cover a lot of ground including some of those solo tracks in this six pack. Lot of laughs, personal stories about seeing Styx and JY solo, a few impressions (naturally), lyrical analysis, and lots of fun factoids. Also, find out who wins a Dr Righteous bucket of fried chicken when Eric springs a surprise trivia question on his co-hosts!
So sit back and discover or rediscover the unique stylings of JY!
On this Six-Pack episode, Alex Alt of the Sly Dog Music-Cast and Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle podcast rejoin Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to explore the music of Jethro Tull. From their original blues based configuration through their expansive 50 year career, Tull have been an ever-evolving but constantly interesting and unique artist. Ian and Martin and crew have delivered some great music – mixing Celtic flavors with progressive rock, literary lyrics with head-bobbing killer riffs, flights of fanciful flute and charm and intellect and humor and introspection, and so, soooo much more!
So sit back and discover or rediscover the prog-leaning brilliance of Jethro Tull.
On the ninth day of the 12 Days of Christmas Six-Packs, my true love gave to me…
Today friends of the show Ken Mills, The Podfather himself, of the Zilch and Pop! podcasts and Alex Alt of the Sly Dog Music-Cast are rejoining Eric to have some holiday fun, to share some laughs and some classic holiday songs, to reminisce about favorite Christmas movies, to honor those of us that feel the sting of loneliness this time of year, to learn about the time Ken has dressed as Santa throughout his life, how Ken may even be a Santa in home as you read this (dun, dun, DUNNNNN!!!!), and to discuss some meaningful charities that could use some love this holiday season.
So start stringing some popcorn for the tree, throw on some elf slippers, and join us by the warm glow of the fireplace for some festive music and holiday cheer.
On this Six-Pack episode, Alex Alt of the Sly Dog Music-Cast, Ben Montgomery of the Records Revisited Podcast, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods celebrate the life and work of Ric Ocasek. Ric’s career as a songwriter goes back to the late 60s, his relationship with Benjamin Orr started in 1967 and the two stuck together through the 70s in various configurations. But it wasn’t until the two found themselves in Boston and connected with Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, and David Robinson that The Cars were truly born. They came out strong with what many consider to be the greatest debut album ever. A series of multi-platinum albums and a slew of hits followed until they kinda broke up in the mid-to-late 80s. Ric continued for the following decades as a beloved solo artist and highly successful and coveted producer. His unique style as a songwriter and singer coupled with his image as the coolest guy in any room have made him a true rock and roll icon and hero to many.
Ric passed away earlier this week while recovering from surgery and so we wanted to pay tribute.
So sit back, brush your rock and roll hair, and join us as we honor one of the greats, Mr Ric Ocasek.