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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Episode 046: The Power Of Positivity

First off, I want to apologize for the audio quality of this show.  There are only two songs that aren't overdriven or distorted out of fourteen.  Here I went and did an episode that I felt really good about, one of the only episodes I've felt good about all summer, and I get home and the levels are all way too high.  Maybe they tweeked something with the boards or whatever, but I still feel bad about it.

Not the greatest start to the shownotes of an episode that's supposed to be super fun and all about positivity, but hey.  Keep it real.

Anyway, this IS an episode about The Power Of Positivity, and it IS supposed to be uplifting as fuck.  The songs are supposed to get you jazzed, yo!  So...pretend the audio difficulties are my over-enthusiasm or something in trying to get the message out there that not everything has to be terrible right now, even though 2016 has been a fucking AWFUL year for humanity so far.  Just means we have to band together to banish the darkness, an…

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Episode 045: TAPES

It's finally here!  I've been trying to get this episode together for awhile now.  My equipment is all in one place, I got a reasonable amount of sleep, I gave myself the whole day (which I needed and more, since I didn't quite manage to get the last segment to work) and I didn't have a 'maybe' guest that turned into a 'no' at showtime, so nothing stopped me this time!

Felt nice to do something creative again.  Maybe I'll do it again someday.

Anyway, the episode was recorded onto cassette, then played through WXRW's tape deck (which I wasn't sure would work).  When I say I gave myself all day to make this episode, I mean it.  Woke up at 10:30 and did research for two hours or so, found out my dual-deck tape machine doesn't even play tapes anymore, then went through over an hour fucking around with the recording for the intro from 1993 because the tape wouldn't rewind to the point where the interview with Dave Luczak (nor fast forward…

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Episode 044: Meaning?

What is meaning? Can we define it when we cannot define what we are? Who knows? No, really, who knows anything? Prove it. Can you?

Sometimes it’s healthy to question everything, but it can quickly overwhelm one and spiral out of control. Be careful out there. Or jump into the maelstrom. You’ve got to find your own meaning before you can mean anything to anyone else.

I think.

Honestly, I don’t know.

Anyways, here's some semi-unrelated songs about the subject.  (Can you tell this episode was supposed to be something else and this is what I came up with in 45 min. of intense panic?  I can't.)




1. "Infinite Lives" Mega Ran
2. "Major" The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
3. "Seven Stars" Fates Warning
4. "Words I Hear" AbJo
5. "Brodyquest" Neil Cicierega
6. "Darkest Light" Haken
7. "Sensual Woman" The Herbalizer
8. "In Between" Hiromi Umehara
9. "Silver River" Yoko Kanno & The Seatbel…

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Episode 043: Anticipation

Truth be told: I've had this one on deck since 2011 or '12 (depending on how you count).  When I got a USB condenser mic and thought about making a podcast, I wanted to do what I'm doing now.  So I did.  This was the more high concept of the two episodes I finished, and I think the idea of building towards something for a whole show was kinda neat (also, I don't have all my equipment in one place, so that tape episode'll hafta wait).  So here is that build.  Enjoy!




1. "Blackbird" The Beatles
2. "In The Air Tonight" Nonpoint
3. "10,000 Days (Wings Pt. 2)" Tool
4. "Anesthetize" Porcupine Tree
5. "Make It Happen" Mariah Carey
6. "Sirius" The Alan Parsons Project
7. "Let Me Clear My Throat" DJ Kool
8. "What Happens Now?" Porcupine Tree