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Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs

Mark Blankenship and Sarah D. Bunting talk about one song each episode.
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Now displaying: February, 2018
Feb 22, 2018

Madonna from the '90s is not Madonna from the '80s, and we really need to parse what that means. (Yes. Need!) That's why we're ranking every song on GHV2, her second greatest hits album. Get ready for tales of late-night drives, thoughts about "transitional pop," and a whole thing about the sexiness of restraint.

Our intro is by Andrew Byrne, and our outro is by Clinton. Want to request a song or be in touch? You can email us at talkaboutsongs@gmail.com, tweet us at @TalkSongs, or Facebook us at facebook.com/mastas.podcast. And if you want some sweet bonus content, join us at patreon.com/mastas!

(Editor's Note: Technical issues mean you may experience some clicking and tinniness at times during the episode. We apologize for the inconvenience; we're working on fixing the root cause! - SDB)

Feb 15, 2018

Things get experimental as we discuss "We've Only Just Begun" by the Carpenters. We not only talk about this song's unusual history and the variety of mixed emotions that any Carpenters tune evokes, but ALSO take an improvised dip into Karen's solo work. As in, Sarah loads it into the sound board mid-discussion, and we just go wild! 

 

Our theme song is by David Gregory Byrne, and our outro is by Paul Simon. Wanna request a song? Email us at talkaboutsongs@gmail.com, tweet us at @talksongs, or Facebook us at facebook.com/mastas.podcast. To become a patron and hear exclusive content, visit patreon.com/mastas.

Feb 8, 2018

A few weeks ago, Mark discovered the remarkable songwriting of Walker Hayes and told Sarah about it. Inside his songs, Sarah discovered some stirring similarities to her own life. This led to our current episode, where we dig into four Hayes tunes, geek out over their structural ingenuity, and remember yet again that great music can show you back to yourself.

 

Our theme song is by Andrew Byrne, and our outro is by Lou Reed. Wanna be a patron and get special content? Join us at patreon.com/mastas. Want to commission a birthday reading or make a request? Email us at talkaboutsongs@gmail.com, Facebook us at facebook.com/mastas.podcast, and tweet us at @talksongs.

Feb 1, 2018

Oh, Mariah! You want tea, and we're spilling it. More to the point, we're talking about "Emotions," a perfect example of why Mimi got famous in the first place. As we think about where she was then and where she is now, we discuss the sound of actual joy, the power of tall women, and the ability of some divas to go crazy on their own terms.

 

Our intro is by Andrew Byrne, our outro is by Booker T and the MGs, and our Patreon page is at patreon.com/mastas. So why not join us there for special content? And why not email us at talkaboutsongs@gmail.com, tweet us @talksongs, or Facebook us at facebook.com/mastas.podcast?

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