Album Infinitum

Album Infinitum

By Hoot n Waddle
About
Album Infinitum is a music appreciation podcast hosted by Jared Duran (Limited Engagement, What the Fork?, Hoot n Review), that focuses on one artist and explores that artist's catalog album by album. Each episode features a discussion with a guest that explores not only the album itself, but its place in music history as well as the culture of the time it was originally released. This is a deep dive.

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Album Infinitum is a music appreciation podcast hosted by Jared Duran (Limited Engagement, What the Fork?, Hoot n Review), that focuses on one artist and explores that artist's catalog album by album. Each episode features a discussion with a guest that explores not only the album itself, but its place in music history as well as the culture of the time it was originally released. This is a deep dive.

For more information on this and other Hoot n Waddle podcasts, please visit hootnwaddle.com

If you like what you hear, please rate/review/subscribe

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AI 30 - This is Our Music
On this episode of Album Infinitum, we conclude our discussion of the Galaxie 500 discography with their third and final album, 1990's This is Our Music. Sitting in the guest host chair for the entire run on Glaxie 500 is writer, actor, and Space 55 artistic director, Ashley Naftule.  For more Ashley: @Emperor_norton, Space 55; Galaxie 500: http://fierybreeze.com/ @WarehamDean (Dean Wareham Twitter), @dada_drummer (Damon Krukowski Twitter), @naomivision (Naomi Yang Instagram); oh, and check out Andy Aldridge's A Head Full of Wishes site devoted Galaxie 500 and all things related!  Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com and find us on Twitter and Instagram. 
1:02:50
September 23, 2019
AI 29 - On Fire
On this episode of Album Infinitum, we continue on with the Galaxie 500 discography, this time discussing their second, and most highly regarded album, 1989's On Fire. Sitting in the guest host chair for the entire run on Glaxie 500 is writer, actor, and Space 55 artistic director, Ashley Naftule. For more Ashley: @Emperor_norton https://www.space55.org/ Galaxie 500: http://fierybreeze.com/ @WarehamDean (Dean Wareham Twitter) @dada_drummer (Damon Krukowski Twitter) @naomivision (Naomi Yang Instagram) Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
53:23
September 9, 2019
AI 28 - Today
Thus begins a very short run of episodes to discuss the discography of Galaxie 500--a band that burned brightly for a brief period and left us with three near-perfect albums. First up, their 1988 album, Today. Sitting in the guest host chair for the entire run is writer, actor, and Space 55 artistic director, Ashley Naftule. For more Ashley: @Emperor_norton https://www.space55.org/ Galaxie 500: http://fierybreeze.com/ @WarehamDean (Dean Wareham Twitter) @dada_drummer (Damon Krukowski Twitter) @naomivision (Naomi Yang Instagram) Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
58:14
August 26, 2019
AI 27 - The Knowledge
This week, we wrap up the Squeeze discography with their 2017 album, The Knowledge. On this outing, the band pushes the excitement, inventiveness, and energy of Cradle to the Grave up to 11. When it hits, it really hits ("Innocence in Paradise," "Departure Lounge," "Patchouli"), but it's by no means perfect ("A&E," "Rough Ride"). Also, still no Difford lead vocal--what's up with that? Sitting in the guest host chair this week, Paul Mosier. Talking to Paul is always a trip. You never know where the conversation is going to go, and it's fantastic. Paul is the author of a number of books, including three middle grade novels for HarperCollins: Train I Ride, Echo's Sister, and Summer and July (forthcoming). Be sure to check out Paul's work and follow him on social media: http://bit.ly/2JK2MYu (Paul's HarperCollins page) https://novelistpaulmosier.wordpress.com/ @mosier_paul on Twitter As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter).
1:55:59
July 22, 2019
AI 26 - Cradle to the Grave
On deck for this week's episode, the first Squeeze album of all new material after a 17 year period, Cradle to the Grave, and what an album it is! So much energy! Great tunes! The band sounds vibrant, refreshed, and like they're enjoying what they're doing. Sitting in the co-host chair for this discussion is writer and What the Fork? co-host, Jason Keil. No, you're not reading that wrong, Jason is back--it only seemed fair to have him back to talk about a better album than Domino. Be sure to check out Jason's work in PHOENIX Magazine, The New Times, and on his website: Twitter and Instagram: @jasonekeil http://www.jasonkeil.com/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
2:20:03
July 15, 2019
AI 25 - Domino
On deck for this week's episode, Squeeze's 1998 album, Domino. Generally regarded as a low point for the band, it's a personal favorite due to it being the release the band was touring behind when I first saw them in 1999. It was also their last album of new material for 17 years. Sitting in the co-host chair for this discussion is writer and What the Fork? co-host, Jason Keil. Be sure to check out Jason's work in PHOENIX Magazine, The New Times, and on his website: Twitter and Instagram: @jasonekeil http://www.jasonkeil.com/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
2:04:21
July 8, 2019
AI 24 - Ridiculous
On deck for this week's episode, Squeeze's 1995 album, Ridiculous. Released at the height of britpop, Squeeze's label saddled them with the slogan "The godfathers of britpop" and pushed Heaven Knows--perhaps one of their worst singles--into the upper echelons of the charts. The album is the band's most stylistically diverse, and as the conversation with guest host Tyler Button (founder and writer behind Tapestry Comics) points out, the experimentalism of the album is not always entirely successful. There are some definite highlights here, though, including Daphne, Electric Trains, Fingertips, and more. Check out the cool work Tyler's doing over at Tapestry! https://www.tapestrycomics.com/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
1:46:48
July 1, 2019
AI 23 - Some Fantastic Place
On deck for this week's episode, Squeeze's 1993 album, Some Fantastic Place. Back on A&M records, with their first album since Chris Difford  bugged out and got sober, the band sounds vibrant, reinvigorated--hopeful even. SFP features some of their best songs, including Third Rail, the title track, It's Over, Jolly Comes Home, and the album closer, Pinocchio. The album also sees the increasingly prevalent lineup changes with the departure of Gilson Lavis from the drum chair, to be replaced by The Attractions' Pete Thomas, and the return of Paul Carrack on keys. Doug Bale is back in the co-host seat and enjoying Carrack's presence on the album. Check out Doug's work! https://instagram.com/dougbale https://society6.com/dougbale https://flightytronys.bandcamp.com/releases https://dougbalemergatron.bandcamp.com/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
1:26:18
June 24, 2019
AI 22 - Play
On deck for this week's episode, Squeeze's 1991 album, Play--their only album for Reprise Records. Featuring the highlights Letting Go, The Day I Get Home, The Truth, and Walk a Straight Line, the album holds the distinction of being the last one prior to Chris Difford pursuing a life of sobriety. It strained the Difford and Tilbrook relationship even further, and continued to see the band's commercial success decline in the face of their more mature and arguably more artistically rewarding work. I primarily say arguably, because this week's co-host, artist and musician Doug Bale, argues otherwise. It's a fun conversation between two music lovers holding a difference of opinion. Check out Doug's work! https://society6.com/dougbale https://flightytronys.bandcamp.com/releases https://dougbalemergatron.bandcamp.com/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
1:27:34
June 17, 2019
AI 21 - Frank
On deck for this week's episode, Squeeze's 1989 album, Frank. Arguably a stronger album than it's popular predecessor, the album marked a sharp decline in the band's commercial success and began a trend where Squeeze released some of its best albums out into an increasingly indifferent marketplace.  Returning as guest co-host for this episode is the fantastic Marc Oxborrow of The Haymarket Squares and The Blood Feud Family Singers--both of which will be sharing a bill with the Hot House Orchids and the Rae Lydia Duo at Last Exit Live on Friday, June 21st, and The Squares are headed out on tour this July, so be sure to check out their tour dates for more info. http://www.haymarketsquares.com/tour/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
1:37:17
June 10, 2019
AI 20 - Babylon and On
On deck for this week's episode, Squeeze's 1987 commercial peak, Babylon and On. Featuring the hits "Hourglass" and, unfortunately, "853-5937," Babylon and On marks the beginning of a turning point for Squeeze with career highlights such as "Tough Love" and "Footprints" showing that the Difford and Tilbrook could still write a hell of a song. The guest co-host for this episode is the fantastic Marc Oxborrow of The Haymarket Squares and The Blood Feud Family Singers--both of which will be sharing a bill with the Hot House Orchids and the Rae Lydia Duo at Last Exit Live on Friday, June 21st. https://www.facebook.com/events/306122460314357/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
1:18:23
June 3, 2019
AI 19 - Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti
On deck for this week's episode, Squeeze's difficult (for most people) 1985 reunion album, Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti. As the discussion with guest host Dan Hull reveals, however, there is a LOT to love about this album despite any flaws its very of-the-time production and the drug-induced mental states of Difford and Tilbrook may have saddled it with. Dan is a gifted storyteller who has a long history in the Phoenix storytelling community. He currently produces and co-hosts The Storyline SLAM, which takes place every month at The Newton, and you've got to check out Bad Buddhist, a film of his one man show of the same name. https://www.thestoryline.org/ https://badbuddhistmovie.com/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
1:37:30
May 27, 2019
AI 18 - Sweets From A Stranger
On this edition of Album Infinitum, Ed Masley returns to discuss the last album of Squeeze Phase 1, Sweets From A Stranger, an uneven album that still manages to feature some of the best Squeeze songs of all time, including "When the Hangover Strikes," "Black Coffee in Bed," "The Elephant Ride," and more. Ed is of course the music writer for The Arizona Republic/AZ Central, and his columns are essential for anyone following music in AZ. Read his work on https://www.azcentral.com/, and be sure to follow him on Twitter (@EdMasley). As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
1:32:49
May 20, 2019
AI 17 - East Side Story
On this edition of Album Infinitum, a deep, deep dive into Squeeze's 1981 masterpiece, East Side Story, with guest co-host Jason Keil. Jason writes regularly for The New Times and PHOENIX Magazine, you can check out his work on http://www.jasonkeil.com/, follow him on Twitter (@jasonekeil), and of course listen to What the Fork?. As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
2:25:55
May 13, 2019
AI 16 - Argybargy
On this edition of Album Infinitum, a discussion of Squeeze's 1980 album, Argybargy with one of the coolest guys in music journalism, Ed Masley. Argybargy continues Squeeze's run of classic, essential albums and great singles ("Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)," "Another Nail in My Heart," "If I Didn't Love You"). Be sure to read Ed's work on azcentral.com, follow him on Facebook and Twitter (@EdMasley), and check out his fantastic band, The Breakup Society, on Bandcamp. As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
1:44:57
May 6, 2019
AI 15 - Cool for Cats
On this edition of Album Infinitum, Cool for Cats. The album that spawned the classic singles "Goodbye Girl," "Up the Junction," "Cool for Cats," and "Slap and Tickle," Cool for Cats is largely considered by Difford and Tilbrook to be the first proper Squeeze album, it cemented the band's placement as one of the best pop bands of all time, and put them at the crest of the crashing New Wave. In the co-host seat for this episode is the wonderful Mr. Jason Woodbury. Jason is a member of the Zia Records home office team, a music writer, a musician, part of Aquarium Drunkard (be sure to check out the AD podcast Transmissions!), and just an all around great guy--especially to talk music with. Find him on Twitter at @jasonpwoodbury and @aquadrunkard. As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
1:28:21
April 29, 2019
AI 14 - Squeeze
And so it begins! Squeeze is absolutely one of the best bands of all time, whether you know it or not, and we kick things off with their stutter step of a start, the John Cale-produced eponymous debut (or U.K. Squeeze if you bought the album stateside in 1978). The album features one of the greatest singles of all time, "Take Me, I'm Yours," and gives an uneven first impression from there, though the Difford and Tilbrook songwriting partnership and trademark vocal dynamic flourish throughout. Joining this discussion is guest co-host Paul Mosier (@mosier_paul on Twitter), whose novels for middle grade readers--Train I Ride, Echos Sister, and the forthcoming Summer and July (2020)--are available from HarperCollins publishing at any fine book selling establishment. As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter). Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum
1:24:11
April 23, 2019
AI 13 - Sky Full of Holes FoW
This week, we discuss the final Fountains of Wayne album, Sky Full of Holes, with guest co-host Marc Oxborrow. It's a hell of an album to go out on, and a great discussion about it, so strap in and enjoy the ride. (Why did I say "strap in"? I don't know.) Be sure to check out both of Marc's bands on Bandcamp or at one of their upcoming shows, and follow them on social media: @marcxist @haymarketsquare, http://www.haymarketsquares.com/ https://bloodfeudfamilysingers.com/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Fountains of Wayne is not currently active with regards to playing shows or recording music, but they do have a website where you can get FoW merch, and they're still tweeting at @fountainsofwayn. Chris Collingwood is also active on Twitter at @LookPark, which is his band post-FoW. Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:21:24
April 8, 2019
AI 12 - Traffic and Weather FoW
Traffic and Weather may not be the best Fountains of Wayne outing, but as Jared Duran and Marc Oxborrow discuss, with songs like Fire in the Canyon, I-95, and Seatback and Traytables, there is plenty to love about this album. Be sure to check out both of Marc's bands on Bandcamp or at one of their upcoming shows, and follow them on social media: @marcxist @haymarketsquare, http://www.haymarketsquares.com/ https://bloodfeudfamilysingers.com/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Fountains of Wayne is not currently active with regards to playing shows or recording music, but they do have a website where you can get FoW merch, and they're still tweeting at @fountainsofwayn. Chris Collingwood is also active on Twitter at @LookPark, which is his band post-FoW. Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:07:57
April 3, 2019
AI 11 - Welcome Interstate Managers
On tap this week, it's Fountains of Wayne's commercial breakthrough, Welcome Interstate Managers. It spawned the radio and video hit "Stacy's Mom," but there are so many gems on this one, and we get into all of it. Co-hosting this episode (and indeed the rest of the FoW episodes) is the fantastic Mr. Marc Oxborrow of The Haymarket Squares and The Blood Feud Family Singers. Be sure to check out both of Marc's bands on Bandcamp or at one of their upcoming shows, and follow them on social media: @marcxist @haymarketsquare, http://www.haymarketsquares.com/ https://bloodfeudfamilysingers.com/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Fountains of Wayne is not currently active with regards to playing shows or recording music, but they do have a website where you can get FoW merch, and they're still tweeting at @fountainsofwayn. Chris Collingwood is also active on Twitter at @LookPark, which is his band post-FoW. Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:03:37
March 25, 2019
AI 10 - Utopia Parkway
This week, we continue our discussion of Fountains of Wayne's discography with the absolutely brilliant Utopia Parkway. Co-hosting this episode (and indeed the rest of the FoW episodes) is the fantastic Mr. Marc Oxborrow of The Haymarket Squares and The Blood Feud Family Singers. Be sure to check out both of Marc's bands on Bandcamp or at one of their upcoming shows, and follow them on social media: @marcxist @haymarketsquare, http://www.haymarketsquares.com/ https://bloodfeudfamilysingers.com/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Fountains of Wayne is not currently active with regards to playing shows or recording music, but they do have a website where you can get FoW merch, and they're still tweeting at @fountainsofwayn. Chris Collingwood is also active on Twitter at @LookPark, which is his band post-FoW. Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:02:23
March 18, 2019
AI 09 - Fountains of Wayne
The second artist up for Album Infinitum is a power pop gem. Great, catchy tunes, wry lyrics that teem with irony, but always manage to have such heart and earnestness to them, which put the songs over in a genuine and infectious fashion that avoids novelty or pastiche, and their self-titled debut brings all of that right up front and center with songs such as Radiation Vibe, Leave the Biker, Survival Car, and more. The co-host for this episode is Jenna Duncan (on Twitter and Instagram at @JennaDuncan2001). As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Fountains of Wayne is not currently active with regards to playing shows or recording music, but they do have a website where you can get FoW merch, and they're still tweeting at @fountainsofwayn. Chris Collingwood is also active on Twitter at @LookPark, which is his band post-FoW. Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:10:08
March 11, 2019
AI 08 - Aimee Mann's Mental Illness
This week, we wrap up (for now) our Aimee Mann discussion with her most recent album, Mental Illness. Sitting in on this week's discussion is writer and co-host of the Transmissions podcast from Aquarium Drunkard, Jason Woodbury. Not only does the conversation focus on Mann's album, but the national discourse (or lack thereof) surrounding mental illness in society as a whole and as it pertains to Jason and host Jared Duran in particular. Deep stuff, great conversation. Check out the Transmissions podcast wherever you get podcasts, and follow Jason @jasonpwoodbury on Twitter. As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Visit http://aimeemann.com/, follow @aimeemann on Twitter, and follow her new podcast with Ted Leo, The Art of Process. Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:27:27
February 25, 2019
AI 07 - Aimee Mann's Charmer
We near the end of journey through the albums of Aimee Mann with her 2012 offering, Charmer. Sitting in the guest chair for this discussion is the wonderfully gifted songwriter, musician, and all-around great human being, Marc Oxborrow. Marc is a principal member of two great bands (The Haymarket Squares and The Blood Feud Family Singers), both of which have a number of dates coming up, so you should absolutely check them out. http://www.haymarketsquares.com/ https://bloodfeudfamilysingers.com/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Visit http://aimeemann.com/, follow @aimeemann on Twitter, and follow her new podcast with Ted Leo, The Art of Process. Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:31:15
February 18, 2019
AI 06 - Aimee Mann's @#%&*! Smilers
Continuing on down the discography of Aimee Mann, we arrive at her wonderful 2008 album, @#%&*! Smilers, which is perhaps the most musically buoyant in her catalog. This week's guest is the ridiculously gifted singer-songwriter Betsy Ganz. Betsy leads the fantastic band The SunPunchers, and she can be seen regularly as part of the lineup for Toast Tuesdays at The Lost Leaf. Find Betsy on Facebook under The SunPunchers and Betsy Ganz Music, on Twitter at @TheSunPunchers, and check out http://thesunpunchers.com/. Production note: For the first five minute of the recording, I did not have Betsy's mic turned on. I've done my best to salvage and boost what was said during those opening minutes. As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Visit http://aimeemann.com/, follow @aimeemann on Twitter, and follow her new podcast with Ted Leo, The Art of Process. Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:17:08
February 11, 2019
AI 05 - Aimee Mann's The Forgotten Arm
We're past the halfway point in our Aimee Mann discussion with her 2005 concept album, The Forgotten Arm. Our guest for this discussion is writer, musician, comedian, storyteller, DJ, and recovering music snob, Jeff Cardello. Check out Jeff's work over at https://thehardtimes.net/author/jeff-cardello/ and follow him on Twitter at @JCardello. As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Visit http://aimeemann.com/, follow @aimeemann on Twitter, and follow her new podcast with Ted Leo, The Art of Process (https://maximumfun.org/shows/art-of-process) Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:17:56
February 4, 2019
AI 04 - Aimee Mann Lost In Space
The Aimee Mann discussion continues on Album Infinitum with her 2002 album, Lost In Space. This is the deepest lyrical exploration so far for this show, and as you'll hear, we discuss the conceptual nature of this album. All of the individual songs feel part of a whole story, and story is seriously dark. Also, we talk about Buffy a little bit, because Aimee played a couple of these songs on an episode. Returning for this discussion is writer, professor, unabashed Wheel of Fortune enthusiast, and Hoot N Review co-host, Jenna Duncan. She is a regular contributor to publications such as Java and Echo, and you can follow her at jennaduncan2001 on Twitter and Instagram. As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Visit http://aimeemann.com/, follow @aimeemann on Twitter, and follow her new podcast with Ted Leo, The Art of Process (https://maximumfun.org/shows/art-of-process) Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:14:47
January 28, 2019
AI 03 - Aimee Mann Bachelor No. 2
On this episode, the Aimee Mann discussion continues with her fantastic album, Bachelor No. 2, or the Last Remains of the Dodo, which is impossible to talk about without also discussing its relationship to Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia, and the major label consolidation going on in the recording industry. (There's an article that The New York Times ran about Mann's record label run-in which makes for very interesting reading(https://nyti.ms/2sC1kxR).) My guest is writer and What the Fork? co-host, Jason Keil. Jason is a regular contributor to The Phoenix New Times and PHOENIX Magazine, and you can follow him on Twitter @jasonekeil. Perhaps more importantly, though, he got to see Aimee Mann open for Squeeze back in 2008, something of which I am immensely jealous. As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Visit http://aimeemann.com/, and follow @aimeemann on Twitter Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:35:28
January 21, 2019
AI 02 - Aimee Mann's I'm With Stupid
On this episode, host Jared Duran and guest Chris Ayers continue on down the Aimee Mann rabbit hole with her 2nd solo album, I’m with stupid, and as you’ll hear in the discussion, this is no sophomore slump, but rather an album that stands out as one of her best more than 20 years later. Special thanks to Chris Ayers for being on the show. Check out his work at http://www.chrisayerscreative.com/, and follow him at @chrisAcreative on Twitter, @chrisayerscreative on Instagram, and check out https://www.phxfilmcollective.com/ As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Visit http://aimeemann.com/, and follow @aimeemann on Twitter Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:23:29
January 14, 2019
AI 01 - Aimee Mann's Whatever
The first artist up for Album Infinitum is one of my very favorites, Aimee Mann. Her debut solo album, Whatever, was released in 1993, a full five years after the last ‘Til Tuesday album, Everything Is Different Now, and there’s a great article that Stereogum put up for 25th anniversary of Whatever where Doug Bleggi talks to Aimee Mann about the whole story behind the reason for that gap, which comes down to, surprise, surprise, record label politics. Although the album is generally well-regarded--Elvis Costello named it one of his 500 essential albums, it’s in the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die, Nick Hornby included the song “I’ve Had It” in his aptly titled Songbook, or 31 Songs for anyone in the UK--this is not my favorite Aimee Mann album. I think this is largely due to how dated the production sounds, which is a shame, because it’s predominantly produced by the great Jon Brion, whose work I love. Whatever does contain two of my favorite Aimee Mann songs, though, “Stupid Thing” and “4th of July.” Joining me for this discussion is my Hoot n Review co-host, writer, professor, and unabashed Wheel of Fortune enthusiast, Jenna Duncan (@jennaduncan2001). One of the main points of this podcast is to express not only a love of music, but a love for collecting music as well, and as such, I highly encourage listeners to go out and get copies of the albums discussed on this show. It shouldn’t be terribly hard to go out to your local record store and find a copy of Whatever, so go do it. I also encourage you to support the artists behind the music, so check out aimeemann.com and follow @aimeemann on Twitter. Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
1:19:56
January 7, 2019
AI 00 - Introducing Album Infinitum
Welcome to Album Infinitum, the music discussion podcast that explores an artist’s career one album at a time. I wanted to put this out there as an introduction to the show to sort of give people an idea of what they can expect, explain why I’m doing yet another podcast, and to I guess, state in a somewhat succinct fashion exactly what this is all about. Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum Please, rate/review/subscribe/share If you like what we do, please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/hootnwaddle)
11:20
January 2, 2019
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