Podcast: Episode #007
Subtitle: Top of Our Head
Post Date: May 15, 2018
Hosts: Eric D. and Pauly V.
Show Notes: Riff On's co-host Eric D. (@HopSnobbery) is joined by Pauly V (@varricc) to launch Episode 007, talking everything right off the top of their head. From music and CDs and Spotify to radio, maps and television.
Pauly V. visits the Riff On studio in Colchester, Vermont for the very first time. Left alone in the studio, he admires some of the artwork on Eric D's studio wall, which includes a drawing of Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam who he thought was Max Cavalera of Sepultura. Eric D. reflects on how Pearl Jam is the first artist that he watched the full arc on, from debut release of 'Ten' to their election into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Conversation turns to the CD collection that Eric D. has in his office and how outdated it is now that Spotify is so widely used. Music royalties are discussed for artists, and Eric D. reflects on a job he had overseeing the copyrights for George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic and the derivitive songs due to hip-hop and rap sampling. They guys talk rap, including Vanilla Ice, the Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Kanye West, Jurassic 5, Drake and Post Malone.
Radio gets discussed as Eric D. DJ'd at St. Michael's College Radio and The Radiator (he doesn't mention his stint at WEZF (now Star 92.9 in Colchester, VT) How is it that Led Zeppelin only had a few top 40 hits, yet their music is all over the radio, but only modern "top 40" rock songs traditionally get added to stations?
Pauly V. drives for a living and the duo talk GPS, Waze and atlases. How great was the GPS as an invention and how obsolete are they now due to Google Maps on our phones? Those that drive in Vermont know what The Notch is from Smuggler's Notch over to the Stowe side of Mt. Mansfield and car GPS' will lead trucks through The Notch (Route 108) when they won't fit through.
Can't have a proper episode about anything without discussing beer. The guys are enjoying an Idletyme Zog's American Pale Ale and Eric D. compares it to Upper Pass' First Drop, which is a widly popular APA in the Vermont scene. Turns out chicken wings are at four year low for prices and Eric D. wishes the four pack prices of DIPA's were at a four year low, as well.
Netflix, horror films, cable, TV, Lucifer and Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus are all discussed as the guys wrap up the episode talking about podcasting.
Pauly V. hosts his own podcast called 'Off the Table' (grab it on itunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/off-the-table/id1199645438?mt=2) and Eric D. has picked his brain on more than one occasion about how to setup a podcast. Eric D. asks Pauly about Anchor, which is a mobile-based podcasting service and he just recently looked into it this weekend.
If you make it through to the end, Eric D. drops a fairly good podcast topic for those that are looking for a subject to discuss. Tune in and find out.
Go find Pauly V. on Twitter. He doesn't use it nearly enough at @varricc but he does use Instagram at @varricc
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A #podcast about stuff with primary hosts Andrew James (@OneWhoSeesDimly) and Eric D. (@HopSnobbery). But sometimes joined by friends Mel Allen (@TheRealVoiceMel) and Pauly V. (@varricc)