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.
On this Six-Pack episode, Lee McCormack of the Tramps Like Us Podcast and Corey Nowlin of The Seven Notes of Separation podcast rejoin Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to share six songs highlighting Ringo Starr. We have some solo songs, some Beatles songs, a live clip, and much more. This one is heavy on the drum talk, as Lee and Corey are both drummers, but it’s accessible and a fun listen for everyone. Lee (who has performed as a Ringo in a Beatles tribute for 10+ years) sits behind his kit to demonstrate some Ringo-isms, including his famous side-to-side hi-hat shuffle. We even have a bit of name that tune. which is a total blast. Plus Corey shares his deep familial connection to Ringo’s drumming and the best song ever, truly. All fun, all lovely, all Ringo.
So sit back and celebrate the legendary charm of Ringo Starr!
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 ask all the important questions like which guests has Jon had troubled getting on his show and why, which guests from these picks has he had on, how do the IMDB credits of Revenge of The Nerds’ Ogre tie into all of this, will we survive the Ted McGinley Rule, which movie did teenage Jon get kicked out of and why was the theater employee such a dick?!? That and much more.
Plus we continue our great listener picks with one from our buddy Andy Solum!
In Volume Fifteen, we’re unpacking some classics from Max Carl, Bone Symphony, John Deacon and The Immortals, The Rayvns, Survivor, and Stephen Bishop.
On this Six-Pack episode, friends of the show Mary Scholz and Nick Young join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the work of Chris Trapper. You may know Chris from his work with The Push Stars, you may know him from his brilliant solo records, you may know him from his tireless tour schedule as a solo artist and in support of the likes of Colin Hay and Rob Thomas, you may know him from his various soundtrack appearances… but if you don’t know him, well, you should. If you’re a fan, this is a great celebration of his work and unique voice. If you’re new to Chris and his work, this is a great starting point as three friends and admirers bring a quality six pack of Mr Trapper’s emotionally intelligent and heartfelt songs. Give it a listen.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the unique voice and talent of Chris Trapper!
Soundtrack Six-Pack, Volume Fourteen – All Instrumentals!
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 going all instrumental – not score music, but instrumentals from films. You’ll definitely know and love a few, some may be new to you. Plus you’ll learn about the Ottoman Empire, Daisy Fuentes’ birthday, Dune documentaries, Rebecca of The Mornays, and the origin of Airplane’s “have you ever been in a Turkish prison?”
Plus we continue our great listener picks with one from our buddy Alex Alt!
In Volume Fourteen, we’re unpacking some classics from Marvin Gaye, Air, Dick Dale, The Saturn 5, Tangerine Dream, Toto, and Giorgio Moroder.
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, new friend of the show Jason Pawlak and Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the work of Survivor. The AOR, melodic rock band that scored a string of chart topping hits is so much more than Eye of The Tiger. And we get into some pretty deep cuts from both the Dave Bickler and Jimi Jamison eras of the band. Lots of facts, lots of laughs, check it out!
On this Six-Pack episode, friends of the show Manning Bartlett and Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the life and work of Neil Peart and Rush. The impact and breadth of Rush’s musical career is beyond measure, and Neil’s words particularly resonate in the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the world. Oh, plus he’s the Drum God-iest of Drum Gods – a unique talent that elevated what one could do behind the kit and beyond the light stage as a creative force. Who’s the greatest rock drummer ever? C’mon. We all know.
Rush is an eternal brotherhood. Three young to older men that lived a life of philosophical growth, musical exploration, joy, tragedy, and friendship on record and on stage – the real relation. We’re all blessed to have witnessed and have been inspired by it – now and forever. So, join us as we grieve the loss of Neil and praise the work of Rush.
Air drumming highly encouraged, in fact required.
“The treasure of a life
Is a measure of love and respect
The way you live, the gifts that you give
In the fullness of time
Is the only return that you expect
The future disappears into memory
With only a moment between
Forever dwells in that moment
Hope is what remains to be seen”