Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Unblinking Ear Podcast: Vernal Punkquinox 2012

We've got a special (or at least atypical) edition of the podcast today: our semi-annual Punkquinox spectacular. Heretics that we are, each equinox we celebrate by playing nothing but late-70s and early 80s punk rock. I've done 7 or 8 of these all-punk podcasts. Am I scrapping the bottom of the barrel? Not even close. (Or I did a long time ago, depending on your point of view.) In any case, enjoy these dozen examples of vintage punk rock, which are so pure and free of artifice that even Jaded Punk Hulk can't help but be delighted by them.

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Thursday, March 08, 2012

The Unblinking Ear Podcast: Note to Self

If you're going to put together a podcast, try not to do it while drunk.

Also, you might not want get drunk in the first place when you're on a self-imposed deadline to post a new podcast.

Otherwise you might do things like record an entire segment of back-announcing without your microphone plugged in so instead you'll be recording through your computer's built in mic and sounding like you're in a well.

Then you'll have re-record the segment by which point you'll be so tired that you consistently flub your lines and to achieve some semblance of coherence you'll have to do more patches than Steven Alder in "Civil War."

Of course, you could be stone cold sober and somehow manage to mute an entire song anyway.

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