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Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs

Mark Blankenship and Sarah D. Bunting talk about songs. 

Jun 14, 2018

[NOTE: MB's sound is tinny; that's all SDB's fault. Our apologies! We're working on it.] ...Turns out we're both big Miley Cyrus fans, and proud of it! A discussion of her breakthrough hit "See You Again" leads to a defense of her buttcheeks, an aside about power pop choruses, and a contest that could win you a MASTAS...


Jun 7, 2018

If it makes us happy, does it matter what Billy Corgan says "Today" is about? That question drives our conversation about the Smashing Pumpkins classic, though there are sidebars about poetry, MTV, and (yet again) Candlebox. 

 

Our theme is by Laura Barger and Jack Baldelli, and our outro is by Hole. Talk to us on...


May 31, 2018

Who'd have guessed we'd disagree this much about Meat Loaf? For one of us, "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" is just the tonic, and for the other, it's a dram of poison. That disagreement leads to reflections on excess, mid-air motorcycles, and the existential reckoning that comes with a really long song.

 

Our intro is...


May 24, 2018

One of us loves Olivia Newton-John's "Magic" and the other can't remember it, even after hearing it. But which is which? Listen to find out, and you'll also hear about Olivia's enduring legacy, an unexpected covers album of her greatest hits, and the glory of musicals on roller skates.

 

Our theme is by Andrew Byrne....


May 17, 2018

Can anyone look good in an olive cotton suit? Bruno Mars can! We talk about his mastery of '90s style and New Jack Swing on his new song "Finesse" featuring Cardi B, and that gets us thinking about the glory of good nostalgia, the reasons beats sound cheap, and our varying tolerances for eating concentrated orange juice...