Wednesday, February 15, 2017

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Episode 077: Request Line XVI

Here is what you want to hear!  It's request time again, and interestingly enough, most of the songs this week are new music, so this is like the other side of the coin from Episode 76.  (The definition of "New" being from the last year and I haven't heard of it until now, I guess.)

Anyway, take a listen to the things you told me you wanted to listen to!

[P.S.: The beginning of the episode is the end of the previous time slot; they went a little long]

1. "Artificial Insanity" Marky Sound For Sight
2. "Rage In The Bull" Marky Sound For Sight
3. "When Cats Go Shopping..." Ali Abrar
4. "Hallelujah Money" Gorillaz & Benjamin Clementine
5. "Cloud 9" Jamiroquai
6. "Automaton" Jamiroquai
7. "Happy Funky Funtime / Winters In Wisconsin" Mike G
8. "Funeral For Yesterday" Kittie
9. "Ornament" Gone Is Gone
10. "Love Is A Lie" Beth Hart
11. "Percogesic" Galant
12. "School Boy Crush" Average White Band
13. "99" Toto

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Episode 076: New Music (To Me, Anyway), February 2017

This week, we're taking a listen to songs that are either new or just new to me.  The only song older than 12 months is the tribute to John Wetton, who passed away recently, so I had to represent with some King Crimson from '74.  Enjoy the music and hit me up @Nicholasnutter on Twitter (or in the comments section here) if you want to hear something for next week's request show!

1. "Stack It To The Ceiling" E-40
2. "Talk To Me" Run The Jewels
3. "Kirby" Aesop Rock
4. "Wow Wow" Neil Cicierega
5. "Sectarian" Soen
6. "Phantom Self" Sepultura
7. "Feed The Machine" Nickelback
8. "Sorry" Beyonce
9. "One More Red Nightmare" King Crimson
10. "Same Ol' Mistakes" Rihanna
11. "Dump On Trump" The Night Howls
12. "Alarm Clock" Masta Artisan / Rakontyr Clique

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Expect The Unexpected - Episode 075: Royal Rumble 2017 / IT'S TIME TO RUMBLE: A look back at Rumbles Past (Part IX)

Because this episode of Expect The Unexpected is all about the 2017 Royal Rumble, because it's me talking for an hour and explains itself in pretty thorough detail and because I only played one song at the end which is about the Royal Rumble itself (also because I got bored during the broadcast and started looking at old blogs of mine), I've decided to do something a little different.  Today, I'm bringing back the series that I started last year called "It's Time To Rumble", where I do a statistical breakdown of Royal Rumbles past (in this case just past) and see what the hell happened.  So with that in mind, here's the episode if you want/need a recap of Royal Rumble 2017:

1. "Royal Rumble 2017" Mega Ran

And here's the latest installment of "It's Time To Rumble":


Winner: Randy Orton
(Entry: 23rd | Lasted: 20:52 | Eliminations: 1)

Bridesmaid: Roman Reigns
(Entry: 30th | Lasted: 5:05 | Eliminations: 3)

Iron Man: Chris Jericho
(Entry: 2nd | Lasted: 60:13 | Eliminations: 2)

Eliminator: Braun Strowman
(Entry: 7th | Lasted: 13:11 | Eliminations: 7)

First To Fall: Jack Gallagher
(Entry: 5th | Lasted: 3:20)

Loser: James Ellsworth
(Entry: 11th | Lasted: 0:15)


Total Match Time: 62:06
Billed interval between entries: 90 seconds

  • Randy Orton is the 7th man to win more than one Rumble (2009, 2017).  He is tied for 2nd most wins all time with five other men: Hulk Hogan (1990, 1991), Shawn Michaels (1995. 1996), Triple H (2002, 2016), John Cena (2008, 2013) and Batista (2005, 2014) and is behind only "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, who has three (1997, 1998, 2001).
  • Orton is the second man in history to win a Royal Rumble with only a single elimination.  The other was Big John Studd in 1989.
  • Orton is also the second man to win the Rumble from the #23 spot.  Lex Luger (sort of) did it back in 1994.
  • Chris Jericho set the record for most cumulative time spent inside the Royal Rumble at 4:54:17, breaking Triple H's mark set last year of 4:06:08.
  • Jericho is the third competitor to go over an hour and not win the Rumble.  Bob Backlund went 61:10 and Triple H went 60:15 in 2006. 
  • Jericho is also the first entrant in history to spend over 50 minutes in back-to-back Rumbles, though this one comes with an asterisk for him being such a sneaky snek.  He was in the ring for only 28 minutes and change.  This is the second year in a row the Iron Man spent significant time out of the ring.  Jericho was at least at ringside and got back in to do stuff (though wasn't very effective), but still, he spent more time on the floor than he did between the ropes.  If this is indeed an asterisk, then Sami Zayn takes his place with 47:12 from the number 8 spot.)
  • Braun Strowman is the Eliminator for the second year in a row.  He has only been in two Rumbles, but already has 13 career eliminations.
  • This is the first time back-to-back Royal Rumbles have been over 60 minutes since 2001/2002.  It's also the longest 30-man Rumble since 2006, which was six second longer.
  • James Ellsworth is technically the "Loser", but he was at ringside for a good two minutes before he entered the ring.  Enzo Amore (#27) lasted 18 seconds, but jumped right in.

So that's that as far as the Royal Rumble 2017 is concerned!  A detailed recap of three WWE shows, a colon cleansing clutch of statistics and a few silly pictures.  Have fun with that, and I'll see you all next week!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Episode 074: We're Still Here, So Let's Have Some Fun Before We Die

Because we can't be angry and serious all the time, I decided to lighten the mood a little this week with's not quite party music, but it's definitely more light-hearted and positive.  If you need a break (like we all do sometimes) from the drudgery of the new dystopia, come listen to some music with me.

1. "Da Rockwilder" Method Man & Redman
2. "1999" Prince
3. "I Need More Love" Robert Randolph & The Family Band
4. "Floor Corn" Neil Cicierega
5. "Annoyed Grunt" Neil Cicierega
6. "Want It All Back" Yoko Kanno
7. "Movies" Alien Ant Farm
8. "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" Jay-Z
9. "Dance Apocalyptic" Janelle Monae
10. "Yo! Future" Apollo 440
11. "I Want You" Femi
12. "Morning Light Type C" Carbone & Zito
13. "T.I.M.E." Neil Cicierega
14. "Whirly 3" Afro Celt Sound System

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Episode 073 - Not Promised Tomorrow

I’m…not a fan of our incoming president. I’m angry, I’m scared and I don’t know what to believe anymore. And I know I’m not alone. At least we can solve the last one together, right? Need a soundtrack to protest the inauguration? Here’s your jam. Hope to see you all next week where hopefully I can provide some sort of escape from this shit show.

I never wanted to do a show like this and I feel like crap for having done it. MLK was right: Hate is too heavy a burden. But sometimes you just have to get pissed off to process your frustration. (Also, I can't believe this is the first time I've played Rage Against The Machine on my show. Learn somethin' new everyday, I guess.)

1. "Fuck The Donald" Rap Critic & Muse (from Episode 89 of the "Goin' Off" podcast)
2. "Fdt" Y.G. & Nipsy Hussle
3. "Dump On Trump" The Night Howls
4. "No Shelter" Rage Against The Machine
5. "Extinction Level Event (The Final World Front)" Busta Rhymes
6. "When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around" The Police
7. "About To Pop" Nick Nutter
8. "Same Love" Macklemore, Ryan Lewis & Mary Lambert
9. "B Movie" Gil Scott-Heron
10. "Rust In Peace...Polaris" Megadeth
11. "America The Beautiful" Black Label Society