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, 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 the twelfth day of the 12 Days of Christmas Six-Packs, my true love gave to me…
Today dear friends of the show Brian Joyce and Mr Brian Jacobs are rejoining Eric to share some holiday fun. It’s Christmas morning and we’re sharing traditions, some wonderful music and the deep-dive stories and analysis around them, memories of childhood gifts unrequited, and much more. Lots of laughs and flights of fancy detours in this one – Firestone vs Goodyear albums, SCTV, and much more! It’s really just three good friends just enjoying each other and some top notch music in the true spirit of the holidays. Plus we discuss some meaningful charities that could use some love this holiday season.
So don your gay apparel and join us by the warm glow of the fireplace for some festive music and holiday cheer.
On this Six-Pack episode, friends of the show and regular Pods & Sods co-hosts Mr Brian Jacobs and Sean Zloch join Eric Miller to school him on the music of Elvis Costello. From his early days coming up in pub rock to the early “punk” scene to his critic darling status as singer-songwriter, we get into it all. His work with The Attractions, what sets him apart as a songwriter, a singer, a guitarist and more. Brian and Sean are sharing their personal journey of discovering Elvis Costello and bringing three of their favorite Elvis tunes.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Elvis Costello.
Join Brian Jacobs and Craig Smith for the last of four installments covering Paul McCartney’s eighties output. Covered in this episode: CHOBA B CCCP; My Brave Face; Flying To My Home; FLOWERS IN THE DIRT; The First Stone; I Wanna Cry; I’m In Love Again; Party Party; Loveliest Thing; Mama’s Little Girl; Same Time Next Year.
Join Brian Jacobs and Craig Smith for the third of four installments covering Paul McCartney’s eighties output. Covered in this episode: Spies Like Us; My Carnival; Simple As That; Press; It’s Not True; Hanglide; PRESS TO PLAY; ALL THE BEST; Once Upon A Long Ago.
Join Brian Jacobs and Craig Smith for the second of four installments covering Paul McCartney’s eighties output. Covered in this episode: Say Say Say; Ode To A Koala Bear; PIPES OF PEACE; No More Lonely Nights; GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROAD STREET; We All Stand Together.
Join Brian Jacobs and Craig Smith for the first of four installments covering Paul McCartney’s eighties output. Covered in this episode: Coming Up; Lunch Box/Odd Sox; McCARTNEY II; Check My Machine; Secret Friend; Ebony And Ivory; Rainclouds; TUG OF WAR; I’ll Give You A Ring; The Girl Is Mine.
On this Six-Pack episode, friends of the show Brian Joyce and Mr Brian Jacobs join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to school him on Steve Goodman. Steve Goodman was a Chicago-based brilliant singer-songwriter that swam in the same early sorta country sorta Gonzo waters with the likes of John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, David Bromberg, Waylon Jennings, Bob Dylan, and even Paul Anka had a hand in his career. He was a unique talent, admired by all his peers, and gifted with an incredible ability to inspire, entertain, and think. He left us too soon but he left us a gorgeous body of work, which we’ll dip into in this episode.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Mr Steve Goodman, darling.
In our latest collection of Stax gems brought to you by hosts Lee McCormack of The Tramps Like Us Podcast, Mr Brian Jacobs, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods, we answer that very question. And more – like who is paying the note on Shirley Brown’s fella’s car?? Not a ton of research, not a ton of pontificating, just three friends sharing some of the greatest rock & soul the world has ever known.
In Volume Four, we’re unpacking some classics by Wilson Pickett, The Staple Singers, JJ Barnes, Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, and Shirley Brown.