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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Episode 055: Request Line XI

The most musically diverse episode yet!  We've got Disco, Alternative Hip-Hop, Djent Funk, Dark Country, Hard Rock, Acoustic Turkish Music, Flamenco-inflected Pop Metal from Northern Europe, D&D Power Metal, Downtempo Electronic Music, two movements from Gustav Mahler's symphony "The Planets" and the closing theme to an anime.  Figure it out!  Or don't!  Above all, have a good time!

1. "We Are Family" Sister Sledge
2. "Cold Beverages" G. Love & Special Sauce
3. "Physical Education" Animals As Leaders
4. "Ain't No Grave" Johnny Cash
5. "Catalyst" Dorje
6. "Boomerang" Tolghahn Cogulu & Sinan Ayyildiz
7. "Dance" Kontrust
8. "General Of The Dark Army" Unleash The Archers
9. "Angel" Depeche Mode
10. "Mars, The Bringer Of War" Gustav Holst
11. "Jupiter, The Bringer Of Jollity" Gustav Holst
12. "The Mokona Drawing Song" Hajime Mizoguchi

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED - Episode 054: One Year Anniversary Special!

Yes, I've been doing this crazy show for a full year now.  I don't know where the time went either, but it's another notch in the belt, another milestone to celebrate, and I would be honored if you would celebrate it with me!

This episode is a look back at the year prior, kind of a cross-section of the more special episodes and as such has more talking than music, but the music is still there infused throughout, in the background or even in collage form.  It's almost a resume of things that you can expect from this show.  (Boo.)

So come along with me friends and followers into the madcap soundscape that is Expect The Unexpected!

1. "Back To The Future - Main Theme" Alan Silvestri
2. "Everybody Rise" Busta Rhymes
3. "You Prefer Gold" The Atomic Spins
4. "Bicycle Race" Queen


CDs were the bees knees when I  was growing up, and really I only...scratched the surface as to all the things I wanted to talk about.  (That pun wasn't intended when it came into my head, but once it did, I made an executive decision to phrase it in a groan-inducing manor.)  I never even mentioned the only reason I started buying rap albums was because of Columbia House's 12 CDs for a penny thing, or anything about CD binders or a bunch of other stuff that escapes me even now.  Maybe not pertinent information, but it might help the listener understand the experience if they grew up in an era after CDs were a thing.  I dunno.

The other thing was picking music for this episode was weird.  I could have just played things that were popular on CD at the time and people would have liked it more, or I could do what I did and stick to the things I listened the fuck out of during that timeframe.  I ended up having to cut three songs on the fly because I talked WAY more than I thought …