Music Commentary

Hey, isn’t this that music podcast? The one where Dave, Eric, and Sarah explore and discuss all kinds of great music from various perspectives and music backgrounds, and laugh a lot in the process? Why yes it is! It’s Reselect!

Episodes

March 17, 2020

Episode 12: Neko Case

Episode 12: Neko Case is the singer everybody loves to love. For over 20 years she has delighted listeners with her alt-country-ish-but-oh-so-much-more repertoire, both solo and with indie darlings The New Pornographers. In this episode of Reselect, Dave, Eric, and Sarah fawn all over Ms. Case, specifically for her solo work, and make the case (pun intended) for her as one of the best songwriters going (you thought that was going to say "singers" -- well yes, that too). Albums covered include almost everything from 1997's The Virginian up through 2013's mouthful of a title, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You. [Apologies to fans of 2009's Middle Cyclone: it was skipped for time's sake only.]

NOTE: This episode was recorded well before (and the intro not long before) the coronavirus issues currently affecting the world in terrible ways, hence the lack of any mention therein. Our best wishes go out to all of you, for whatever way you may be affected: stay healthy and hang in there!

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Eric Greene
Sarah Wassell

LINKS!

Neko Case on Amazon:

The Virginian, 1997: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LZS6WS

Furnace Room Lullaby, 2000: https://www.amazon.com/Furnace-Room-Lullaby-Neko-Case/dp/B000X6V9ME

Blacklisted, 2002: https://www.amazon.com/Blacklisted-Neko-Case/dp/B07ZMHHD45

Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, 2006: https://www.amazon.com/Confessor-Brings-Flood-Bonus-Version/dp/B07ZMH9Z16

The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, 2013: https://www.amazon.com/Worse-Things-Harder-Fight-Deluxe/dp/B00ENIBJE6


Other Songs Referenced:

Queen, "Misfire": https://www.amazon.com/Misfire-Remastered-2011/dp/B004ZKLAX2

Scott Walker, "Duchess": https://www.amazon.com/Duchess/dp/B00EB3OATY

Split Enz, "One Step Ahead": https://www.amazon.com/One-Step-Ahead/dp/B005VO6Z1I

Bobbie Gentry, "Ode to Billie Joe": https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TRTMNU


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Episode 11: The Beths are a great indie pop band hailing from New Zealand, and last August they made a tour stop in Seattle. This coincided with a visit from Dave's friends Judy and Margaret, flying over from the East Coast to take part in "Beat the Blerch," an annual race/walk featuring donuts and cake and couches that is put on by Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal (the online comic strip). In this Very Special Episode of Reselect, Dave chats with Judy and Margaret about The Beths' show that we saw together, and the band's most-recent album, Future Me Hates Me – not to mention food and chants, among other things

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Margaret Sullivan
Judy Zwolak

LINKS!

The Beths on Amazon:

Future Me Hates Me: https://www.amazon.com/Future-Me-Hates-Beths/dp/B07CT4GTJL


Other Albums Referenced:

Pop Said..., by the Darling Buds: https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Said-Darling-Buds/dp/B0033X8GUM


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Episode 10: The Kinks Kreated more Koncept albums per Kapita over the Kourse of their Kareer than any other band in history. Thankfully, we aren't dealing with most of those. Instead, this episode finds Dave, Eric, and Sarah chatting strictly about the Kinks' Sixties and turn-of-the-Seventies music, including the albums spanning from 1967's Something Else by the Kinks to 1971's Muswell Hillbillies, with a few of their earlier singles thrown in for good measure. Let's get Kink-y!

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Eric Greene
Sarah Wassell

LINKS!

The Kinks on Amazon:

The Best of the Kinks, 1964-71: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Kinks-1964-1971/dp/B00LR1YP3Y

Something Else by the Kinks, 1967: https://www.amazon.com/Something-Else-Kinks/dp/B004WDPX9Y

The Village Green Preservation Society, 1968: https://www.amazon.com/Kinks-Village-Preservation-Society-Deluxe/dp/B07GJ56YQ6

Arthur (or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire), 1969: https://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Decline-Fall-British-Empire/dp/B07X7D9FG2

Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, 1970: https://www.amazon.com/Lola-Vs-Powerman-Kinks/dp/B00LHCPP78

Muswell Hillbillies, 1971: https://www.amazon.com/Muswell-Hillbillies-Legacy-Kinks/dp/B00NF4PNXM


Other Songs Referenced:

Green Day, "Warning": https://www.amazon.com/Warning/dp/B001229984


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NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.

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Episode 9: In which Dave, Eric, and newcomer Sarah discuss the music of the fantastic Talking Heads, from their 1977 debut, Talking Heads: 77, up through their 1985 album, Little Creatures. And if you like the addition of Sarah to the mix, you're in luck: she's sticking around for more episodes to come!

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Eric Greene
Sarah Wassell  (so now does the "Wassellgreenes" reference on the Reselect logo make sense?)

LINKS!

Talking Heads on Amazon:

Talking Heads: 77, 1977: https://www.amazon.com/Talking-Heads-77-TALKING-HEADS/dp/B000002KNU

More Songs About Buildings and Food, 1978: https://www.amazon.com/More-Songs-About-Buildings-Vinyl/dp/B00EX465XA

Fear of Music, 1979: https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Music-TALKING-HEADS/dp/B000002KNY

Remain in Light, 1980: https://www.amazon.com/Remain-Light-Talking-Heads/dp/B001OGRQAQ

Speaking in Tongues, 1983: https://www.amazon.com/Speaking-Tongues-Talking-Heads/dp/B001OB662K

Little Creatures, 1985: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PJ1QJY


Other Songs Referenced:

The Modern Lovers, "Roadrunner": https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RGCPXW


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NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.

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Episode 8: In the early 1970s, there was no bigger star in pop music than Elton John, who was at the height of his powers during that era. Dave and Eric spend this episode discussing their takes on Elton's albums, covering the albums listed in the links below, beginning with his self-titled 1970 debut album and finishing with his 1975 album, Rock of the Westies.

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Eric Greene

LINKS!

Elton John on Amazon:

Elton John, 1970: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VWGYEI

Tumbleweed Connection, 1970: https://www.amazon.com/Tumbleweed-Connection-Elton-John/dp/B00GOMFF3K

Madman Across the Water, 1971: https://www.amazon.com/Madman-Across-Water-Elton-John/dp/B000VWSFC2

Honky Chateau, 1972: https://www.amazon.com/Honky-Chateau-Elton-John/dp/B000VWIBOO

Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, 1973: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Shoot-Only-Piano-Player/dp/B000VWKV1U

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973: https://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Yellow-Brick-Road-Remastered/dp/B00ISFZIB0

Caribou, 1974: https://www.amazon.com/Caribou-Elton-John/dp/B000VWKJFS

Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, 1975: https://www.amazon.com/Captain-Fantastic-Brown-Dirt-Cowboy/dp/B000VWJ6D4

Rock of the Westies, 1975: https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Westies-Elton-John/dp/B000VWNKCM


Other Songs Referenced:

Neil Sedaka, "Bad Blood": https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Blood-Explicit/dp/B002N7GQHE

John Lennon, "Whatever Gets You Through the Night": https://www.amazon.com/Whatever-Gets-Thru-Night-Remastered/dp/B0042U8TB6


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NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.

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Episode 7: In which Dave and Eric continue their artist-based episodes with a discussion of the music of Joni Mitchell! We cover the albums listed in the links below, beginning with Joni's self-titled 1968 debut album and finishing with her 1976 album, Hejira.

[One side note: This episode was actually recorded in early 2019, so our reference to "Snowmageddon" in the Pacific Northwest refers to the snowfall then. In case you were confused.]

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Eric Greene

LINKS!

Joni Mitchell on Amazon:

Joni Mitchell (aka "Song to a Seagull"), 1968: https://www.amazon.com/Joni-Mitchell-AKA-Song-Seagull/dp/B001L2EG0G

Clouds, 1969: https://www.amazon.com/Clouds-JONI-MITCHELL/dp/B000002KOJ

Ladies of the Canyon, 1970: https://www.amazon.com/Ladies-Canyon-JONI-MITCHELL/dp/B000002KOQ

Blue, 1971: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-JonI-MITCHEll/dp/B000002KBU

For the Roses, 1972: https://www.amazon.com/Roses-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B000002GYQ

Court and Spark, 1974: https://www.amazon.com/Court-Spark-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B001KWJ1UC

The Hissing of Summer Lawns, 1975: https://www.amazon.com/Hissing-Summer-Lawns-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B000002GY2

Hejira, 1976: https://www.amazon.com/Hejira-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B000002GYC

Night Ride Home, 1991: https://www.amazon.com/Night-Ride-Home-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B000000ORX


Other Albums Referenced:

P.M. Dawn, The Bliss Album...?: https://www.amazon.com/Bliss-Album-P-M-Dawn/dp/B00I061DVG

Laura Nyro, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession: https://www.amazon.com/Eli-Thirteenth-Confession-Laura-Nyro/dp/B0045DO8AQ


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NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.

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Episode 6: In which Dave and Eric embark on their artist-based episodes with a discussion of the music of Sly and the Family Stone! We cover the albums listed in the links below, spanning the '60s and '70s career of Sly and the band.

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Eric Greene

LINKS!

Sly and the Family Stone on Amazon:

A Whole New Thing: https://www.amazon.com/Whole-New-Thing-Family-Stone/dp/B00138F3D2

Dance to the Music: https://www.amazon.com/Dance-Music-Sly-Family-Stone/dp/B00136RZLM

Life: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Sly-Family-Stone/dp/B00138H9ZC

Stand: https://www.amazon.com/Stand-Sly-Family-Stone/dp/B0013384JM

There's a Riot Goin' On: https://www.amazon.com/Theres-Riot-Goin-Family-Stone/dp/B0013DDKHI

Fresh: https://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Sly-Family-Stone/dp/B0013384K6

Small Talk: https://www.amazon.com/Small-Talk-Sly-Family-Stone/dp/B000MZHVMI

Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back: https://www.amazon.com/Heard-Ya-Missed-Well-Back/dp/B06WD83HRK

Back on the Right Track: https://www.amazon.com/Back-Right-Track-Family-Stone/dp/B002PHVHDA


Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique, on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Pauls-Boutique-LP-Beastie-Boys/dp/B07TMRR8GF


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NOTE
: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.

 

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Episode 5: In which Dave and Eric discuss the new direction they've decided to take the podcast in. No more lyric analyses or reaction podcasts. It's all about the music now, as it should be!

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Eric Greene

LINKS!

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Episode 4: In which Dave and Eric think it might be fun to try making a reaction video, like the ones that are so popular on YouTube, and choose a current (at the time this was recorded) hit song that they had never heard before -- "God's Plan," by Drake. As it turns out, they decide to stop doing reaction videos. And yes, this is just the audio of the episode; the video never got posted.

LINKS!

BUY: "God's Plan" by Drake: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Plan-Explicit/dp/B07FYXNHN1/

READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.com

NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.

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Episode 3 features Dave and Eric taking a look at the lyrics of Blur's "Song 2," from their 1997 self-titled album. Things continue to be silly. Woo-hoo!

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Eric Greene

LINKS

The blog site: Reselect.com (http://www.reselect.com)

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