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Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs

Mark Blankenship and Sarah D. Bunting talk about songs. 

May 3, 2018

Can a song make you pregnant? Listen to "Little Red Corvette" and call us in nine months. Our appreciation of Prince involves the two-way street of sexual objectification, guitar riffs that double as orgasms, and the varying fortunes of the Purple One's proteges.

 

Our intro is by Laura Berger and Jack Baldelli. The...


Apr 26, 2018

What takes "Moon River" from "great song" to "timeless classic"? We have several theories to discuss, and only one of them involves the essential bleakness of the Finnish. We also touch on lyrics that make space for interpretation, Judy Garland's inspirational pain, and Henry Mancini's spot-on conducting. Plus: Teddy...


Apr 24, 2018

Mark journeys through Whitney Houston's songs on the 'Bodyguard' soundtrack, ranking each one alongside the Patreon patrons. This leads to chart facts, appreciations of sass, and a sidebar about your friend's dad who wanted you to call him by his first name. 

Want to discuss the NON-Whitney songs on this soundtrack?...


Apr 19, 2018

We don't wanna wait...to get on with this ranking! If you need a podcast that discusses '90s TV themes which were also chart hits, then we'll be there for you. We're also searching our souls to explain our feelings about Dawson, strong margaritas, and Bryn Mawr. All that, plus a super-funky birthday chart reading! (More...


Apr 5, 2018

The huge Paul Simon hit from the huge Graceland album is our topic today, along with the redemption of Chevy Chase; relationship realism in pop music; AND a playlist about earworms that goes in a very unexpected direction. Grab a piccolo and join us!

 

Our intro is by David Gregory Byrne, and our outro is also by Paul...