On this Six-Pack episode, Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe, 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.
On this Six-Pack episode, Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods celebrate the life and work of Eddie Money. Eddie Money broke onto the scene in the late 70s, managed by the great Bill Graham. He scored a series of unforgettable hits that have become part of the American rock and roll soundtrack shared by us all – Shakin’,Baby Hold On, Two Tickets to Paradise, Think I’m In Love, Take Me Home Tonight, Walk on Water, I Wanna Go Back, among others. He had a reality show, toured the world, did tons of work for charities large and small, overcame personal demons… and all with a charm and smile that was unique, infectious, and undeniable.
Eddie was taken by cancer earlier this week and so we wanted to pay tribute.
So pack you bags, grab your tickets to paradise, and join us as we honor the Money-Man himself – Eddie Money.
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. This time out, we’re looking at actors singing. Not just actors playing singers, but when actors actually try to sing. Not singers acting, actors singing. It can be hit or miss, sure, and we cover a few of each in this fun episode. We also have wonderful “actor singing” listener pick from our buddy BJ at Rock and/or Roll.
In Volume Ten, we’re unpacking some classics from Keira Knightly, Jonathan Rhys Myers, Michael J. Fox, Holly Robinson, Justine Bateman, and Mike Myers.
On this Six-Pack episode, Steven Michael of Growin’ Up Rock and Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe, join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to share some classic songs from Night Ranger. Night Ranger really had all the elements – two great singers, several great songwriters, dual lead, shredding guitars, solid harmonies and unforgettable melody for days. Naturally we bring some classics spanning their early years through the top of the nineties, but we also hit some more recent stuff and some deep cuts. It’s a solid mix if you’re a serious or casual fan and wanna go beyond simply “motoring, what’s your price…”
So sit back and discover or rediscover the Secret of the Success of Night Ranger.
On this Six-Pack episode, writer and comedian Courtney Cronin Dold, Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, and Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to school him on the great Neil Finn. From Split Enz to his solo work to Crowded House, we hit it all. Courtney, Jon, and Joe each bring two of their favorite Neil songs and share the stories behind the songs and their fandom. Lots of laughs, some heavy celebrating of Neil’s work, and a few tangents all make for a fun Six Pack. In fact a Six Pack so strong could carry us away…
So sit back and discover or rediscover the unique brilliance of Neil Finn.
Mary, Mary you’re on my mind. The folks are gona and the place’ll be mine!
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. Cause we feel good tonight, and everything’s gonna be right, right, right!
We’ve also got a wonderful listener pick and a mini-trivia contest with a Philly cheesesteak on the line!
In Volume Nine, we’re unpacking some classics from The Force MDs, 38 Special, World Party, INXS with Jimmy Barnes, Jennifer Warnes and Chris Thompson, and Soul Asylum.