Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 4/10/14

I was going to use this space to do a match by match rundown of this past weekend's Wrestlemania but the untimely passing of Jim Hellwig has made me far too sad to do so.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Unblinking Ear 3/27/14

(Above: The new business model)

Music is becoming a cheaper and cheaper commodity to the point where it's nearly worthless. Physical copies are slipping into irrelevance and MP3s are easily obtainable for free. It's high time to we make the pendulum to swing in the other direction and force music to be heard as high art rather than disposable fodder.

With this in mind, starting with our next edition, the Unblinking Ear Podcast will only be heard in select museums. Sorry, plebeians.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 3/13/14

(Above: Austin's biggest attraction. Photo via Hearts Bleed Radio)
I'm afraid this edition the podcast is being posted a week later than originally scheduled/planned due to circumstances in my professional life well beyond my control. However, since I'm not attending this SXSW fest (conference? showcase? synergetic business opportunity?) in Austin this week for the umpteenth consecutive year, you get to hear a collection of new music (and reissues) presented in a succinct, non-overwhelming capacity that will not leave you with an STD.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 2/20/14

I hope you appreciate that I completed this edition of the podcast last night instead of beginning a binge watch of True Detective (no spoilers, please) or catching up on the new season of Walking Dead (go ahead and spoil). However, it's a good thing Rick and Morty is on hiatus until March, otherwise you'd be S.O.L.

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 2/6/14

Yes, it's a new Unblinking Ear Podcast, shockingly delivered on its regular schedule, just in time for you to sync up with your Facebook movie or use as a soundtrack to the opening ceremony in Sochi (that is assuming you're comfortable with using the internet there).

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 1/16/14

Whoa! A new Unblinking Ear Podcast a mere two weeks after the last one? Will this usher in a new era of timeliness and consistency in 2014? Probably not, so enjoy it while you can.

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Friday, January 03, 2014

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 1/3/14

Welcome to 2014! While this edition of the Unblinking Ear Podcast contains no music from the new year (or The New Year), it does feature some of 2013's best. However, it is not a "best of." It's a mix of some late in the year releases, a few things I've been meaning to play and a few things I overlooked but gleaned from the best of lists of others. If you happen to be the OCD-list-making-and-reading type (and if you've read this far I bet you are), you can check out the best of the year broadcast I did on WFMU last week.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 12/12/13

The Unblinking Ear Podcast is back for the first time in over a month! Did you miss me? No, you were more than satisfied by each of the three WFMU fill-ins (available to stream here, here and here), you say? I suppose that's fair.

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 11/7/13

The days are getting shorter. The night are getting longer. Here's a new Unblinking Ear Podcast to keep you warm.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 10/17/13

Another CMJ week. Another year where I don't get a badge despite spending pretty much my entire adult life on the periphery of the music "biz."

Though my lack of badge something of badge of honor at this point. I can always say that one's ability to secure a CMJ pass is inversely proportioned to his or her taste in music (which is only slightly inaccurate). Also, most the "must-see" CMJ events are awful experiences, overstuffed with the desperate to impress and the generally clueless, who will suck the fun out of the room and make you second guess how much you really liked the musical act you are witnessing in the first place.

I can pretty guarantee that the below podcast will be a more rewarding experience than nearly every NYC area show the week of CMJ.

There are, however, exceptions.

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 10/3/13

Here's the first Unblinking Ear Podcast in just under a month. Unfortunately, we had to skip our semi-annual "punkquinox" edition of the punkcast that was due around two weeks ago. In hindsight, in probably would have made a good soundtrack for one to be enraged by the failures of capitalist democracy. However, this latest edition is still pretty good and a better alternative to shooting someone.

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 9/5/13

Caveat emptor. I have to confess, dear listener, that this edition of the podcast is not up to par. Oh sure, the songs are all excellent but the sequence and "flow" is severely lacking. I have failed as curator when I can't even order songs in a manner of more significance than an iPod shuffle.

Perhaps I'll do better on my WFMU fill-in this Saturday at 3pm EST. Or maybe I'll just waste my time playing Simpsons Tapped Out on my iPhone instead of preparing like I did for this podcast. (My handle is "djpbruno" if you should want to add me as a friend.)

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