We’ve got the flock in for Dokken! We’re taking stock in Dokken! We’re talkin’ Dokken! We’re talking the building blockins of Dokken!
On this Six-Pack episode, Richie Wagner of Audiobiography and BJ Kramp of Rock and/or Roll join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to assemble a six pack of Dokken gems. We each bring two Dokken songs covering the gamut – some hits, some personal favorites, and some deep cuts. We also share some personal memories of how we got into the band, what are their strengths, whatever happened to Richie’s friend Scott that cut off Unchain The Night on Richie’s taped copy of Under Lock and Key, and a bit more. Not a ton of research, not a ton of pontificating, just a few friends enjoying a tight little playlist of classics… from Dokken.
Are you a fan of David Bowie – are you a fan-fan or a Greatest Hits fan?
On this Six-Pack episode, Eric Miller of Pods & Sods (being simply a Greatest Hits Fan) invites two friends and serious fan-fans to enlighten him on some of Bowie’s deeper cuts. Joining Eric are recently recurring favorite, Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, and making his Pods & Sods debut in awesomely eloquent fashion is Brad Page of the I’m In Love With That Song podcast.
Jon and Brad are each bringing three David Bowie deep cut picks. On top of that, they’re bringing the stories and context around these Bowie gems. Should be fun. Can they school and enlighten Eric and lure him into the catalog beyond the Greatest Hits? Who will bring the better picks?!?? Could there possibly be a Bowie song that bores Lamoreaux to tears?!? Listen and find out!
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.
Zak Rizvi of Kansas joins Eric in conversation to discuss the beginnings of his musical career, how he initially connected with Phil Ehart as a fan, his work with New Jersey based prog-rock band 4Front, how they landed dates opening for Kansas, Phil introducing Zak to longtime Kansas producer Jeff Glixman, how he went from fan to producer to songwriter to band member, his first gig with the band, the songwriting process and trying to do justice to the legacy of Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh, how the Kansas sound has changed now that the second guitar has returned, how he works out the parts with Rich Williams and David Ragsdale, receiving a private video guitar lesson from Steve Morse, plans for the next album, what’s next for him and the band, and much more!
The always handsome Mister Brian Jacobs joins the always boisterous Craig Smith to discuss an artist that they grew up on and still consider one of their favorites: Billy Joel. Join them as they each pick their top ten desert island Billy Joel picks, and buzz through a whole lot of other unrelated topics as is the norm.
[MOVIE GUY VOICE] THREE MEN.. SIX SONGS.. LOTS OF LAUGHS..
This time we’re going ALL COVERS! Soundtracks often feature fun, cool, and sometimes ironic covers. We’re here to share some of our absolute favorites. A short collection of random soundtrack gems from yesteryear. Some you may rediscover, some you may love, some you may discover for the very first time, and some you may just flat out hate!
In Volume Five, we’re unpacking some classics by The Afghan Whigs, Spin Doctors, Goo Goo Dolls, Letters to Cleo, Kula Shaker, and BulletBoys.
Mike Portnoy shares his 10 Essential Neal Morse songs. Mike Portnoy and Neal Morse have been friends and collaborators for 20+ years through four bands. They first connected while Mike was in Dream Theater and while Neal was in Spock’s Beard. In this monster FOUR HOUR episode, Mike shares his personal list of Neal’s essential songs – spanning from Spock’s Beard through Neal’s solo work, Transatlantic, and The Neal Morse Band. Mike also shares some great stories about how they first connected, how they work together, what about Neal’s music inspires him personally and professionally, and he shares some great insights to their working relationship as well as their personal friendship. Nothing beats one friend celebrating the work of another!