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Diggin' with Peter

Diggin' with Peter

By Peter
Peter's got a problem: Too much music and not enough attention span.

Every episode Peter gets a random album from his collection and invites a friend to experience it with him, good, bad, or amazing.
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DwP - 026 - 'Aerosmith's Greatest Hits' by Aerosmith
Peter and Dre only kinda talk about this compilation; it only really cover's Aerosmith's earliest years. They also go off on tangents about whether or not 'Greatest Hits' albums even have a place anymore, and the influence of Run DMC on Aerosmith even still being around in the first place. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k5jByZk-5CvD0sGki0icXJJQ-roNfSitM&feature=share
19:35
July 21, 2021
DwP - 025 - 'Shaft' by Isaac Hayes
Peter and Dre talk about one of the greatest albums of the early 70's. Dre talks about feeling like she knows the film just from the album without having even seen it before. There's almost nothing to seriously criticize because it's just that darn good. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nHvm9HP9v3aLbUEvJZ4Dy46IiMnQdT4sU&feature=share
13:35
July 14, 2021
DwP - 024 - 'I Am an Elastic Firecracker' by Tripping Daisy
Peter and Dre (re-)discover a great mid-90's album. Peter talks about why he feels guilty even having this CD, and the conversation takes a small detour into the finer points of 'Beavis and Butt-head'. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lAYNJgwXP03waPzHWA4ZEso53km5fsmVc&feature=share
13:25
July 8, 2021
DwP - 023 - 'O.C.M.S.' by Old Crow Medicine Show
Peter and Dre try to appreciate the musicianship of Old Crow Medicine Show, even when the music isn't totally their oeuvre. There's also a side discussion on retro-acts with dirty-sounding names. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lWsFVV4L5GPa4eSDnGyOLrKf-kGUSSy2c&feature=share
13:47
June 29, 2021
DwP - 022 - 'Sea Change' by Beck
Peter and Dre hear Beck change things up for the feels on 'Sea Change'. Peter goes off on a slight tangent about Wesley Willis and outsider music. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lDiRkUa4pXLA3hyb85aYScp5UuWoUAlmI&feature=share
15:39
June 23, 2021
DwP - 021 - 'Club MTV Party to Go, Vol. 1'
Peter and Dre get their early 90's on, and discover how a bad mix can hurt a great list of songs. Peter learns what New Jack Swing really is, and Dre expresses her (not quite) undying love for MC Hammer. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=qMglGkAPf_s
18:30
June 16, 2021
DwP - 020 - 'Deep' by Peter Murphy
Peter and Dre drift along with Peter Murphy's 'Deep', and find a need for some soundtrack and/or meme work. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_l31B7HPkqc2mPY6kpotDK4sPem6Qe3Aow&feature=share
12:37
June 9, 2021
DwP - 019 - 'Silly Songs With Larry' by VeggieTales
Peter and Katey pontificate about the VeggieTales album, 'Silly Songs With Larry', and come away needing something to break up its relentlessly upbeat nature. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_ll6mOeFpXD7gJzIaU9Pp1LGI_Dl6qmq4k&feature=share If you need a palate cleanser after that, Peter suggests a course of Ogden Edsl's immortal "Dead Puppies": https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=A4S7gMiImKc&feature=share
16:06
June 1, 2021
DwP - 018 - 'The Great Divide' by Willie Nelson
Peter and Dre wonder who Willie Nelson's 'The Great Divide' was actually made for, and speculate on ways it could have been made better.   You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here:  https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kWzcfqRsvuM8IQmabc9CddOjIIUG5uPII&feature=share
13:09
May 25, 2021
DwP - 017 - 'Streetcore' by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
Peter and Dre come to nearly the same consensus on Joe Strummer's 'Streetcore' as a whole, but for a completely different set of songs on it. Kinda like convergent evolution, but with less biology. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k-ziJfR8Dkrtc6ILDl2mcb0UUyh0wNVXc&feature=share
15:07
May 18, 2021
DwP - 016 - 'Mambo Birdland' by Tito Puente
Peter and Dre discuss ow Peter can both not know how to dance, but really wants to when listening to this album, and what Drum n' Bass artists can learn from Tito Puente. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lrw5fqVqcyrDliJ5hLLp7MYbOsMhcqcaY&feature=share
14:43
May 11, 2021
DwP - 015 - 'Calypso' by Harry Belafonte
Peter and Dre have absolutely nothing negative to say about this album, and feel pressured to criticize it. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lwxSgki80m2XuuwSkxC2n5GzhIvR5oTWM&feature=share
14:18
May 5, 2021
DwP - 014 - 'Junta' by Phish
Peter and Dre try to think of why they don't remember much about Phish, and how Peter doesn't like to feel pressured to listen. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lRQfBngAc_qzd81XPdPsA5OhOTC6P9HgA
13:36
April 27, 2021
DwP - 013 - 'CMJ New Music Monthly, Vol. 34, June 1996'
Peter and Dre find an album filled with songs that don't have a lot holding them together, except for the coincidence of having been released around the same time. We also discover that Peter has a strong dislike for the Beach Boys. While we couldn't find a full version of this compilation CD floating around for streaming, you can view the magazine it came with on Google Books: https://books.google.com/books?id=2ywEAAAAMBAJ
14:46
April 20, 2021
DwP - 012 - 'Baker's Holiday' by Chet Baker
Peter and Dre feel mellow with Chet Baker's 'Baker's Holiday'. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lWio90-jWRE-wklFBJrMv6Os0Pj72BSmU&feature=share
14:57
April 15, 2021
DwP - 011 - 'G3: Live in Concert' by Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, and Steve Vai
Peter and Jim get into the weeds with Satriani, Johnson, and Vai's 'G3: Live in Concert'. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nPDjMUIUY1sBq3l5w-BsmDiKAplA6VOao&feature=share
18:15
April 6, 2021
DwP - 010 - 'Vitalogy' by Pearl Jam
Peter and Dre are alternately bored, or relieved, by Pearl Jam's 'Vitalogy', and also have a disagreement over the use of accordions in popular music. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lQtQWeCtUo6kayIvBCz2WVCUpGtRTsCOs
12:16
March 30, 2021
DwP - 009 - 'Express' by Love and Rockets
Peter and Dre try to temper their expectations with Love and Rockets' 'Express'. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mE5tKHsMEiUvfMJ998_RNRuQSmTxc3nNE
13:05
March 23, 2021
DwP - 008 - 'Green Onions' by Booker T. and the MG's
Peter and Dre get groovin' with the smooth sounds of Booker T. and the MG's 'Green Onions'. You can hear the album on your favorite streaming platform, or here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_l4D913XhyNm2IzxmNboF4pd5qRqwpHmNo
12:34
March 16, 2021
DwP - 007 - 'The Yellow Brick Journey' by Kimberly Nichole
Peter and Dre's differing music philosophies clash in a not-so-epic way, when they discuss Kimberly Nichole's debut album, 'The Yellow Brick Journey'. You can listen to the album here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kaJMEtZneJiB3a4SyG4uqUnQ0BX-9gxrk
16:08
March 9, 2021
DwP - 006 - 'Take a Break' by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
When Peter and Dre explore 'Take a Break' by punk supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, we learn what it takes to make Dre dance in the kitchen while cooking. You can listen to the album here: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kA-B7onHhu8R65uo9jNS0HQb8rErxpQoA
16:57
March 3, 2021
DwP - 005 - 'MTV Unplugged in New York' by Nirvana
Peter and Dre expound on Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged in New York' and wonder how much differently this album would be remembered today if Kurt Cobain were still with us. After the show, refresh your memory of the album on YouTube Music or your favored platform: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_ky-ihvTuvMxTWOsW_ICT6ZQQgqU62NrTA
15:10
February 23, 2021
DwP - 004 - 'Orchestral Favorites' by Frank Zappa
Peter and Dre pontificate on Frank Zappa's 'Orchestral Favorites' and come away with some surprises on the late composer's work. After the show, listen to the album on YouTube Music or your favored platform.
15:55
February 17, 2021
DwP - 003 - 'F__k Everyone and Run' by Marillion
Peter and Dre take on Marillion's 'F__k Everyone and Run', and have some differing opinions on why it's compelling listening. Also known as the acronym, 'FEAR', it's the 18th studio album by the long-time progressive rock group.
13:56
February 10, 2021
DwP - 002 - 'Miles Davis, Vol. 3' by Miles Davis
Peter and Dre make their way through the too-short Volume 3 by Miles Davis, and figure out that they don't really know the Miles Davis chronology all that well in the first place. Volume 3 was later reissued as part of the Miles Davis compilation Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums, which you can hear on YouTube Music (it's tracks 13-18 there).
11:05
February 3, 2021
DwP - 001 - 'Masterful Mystery Tour' by Beatallica
What do you get when you cross Metallica with The Beatles? You get Beatallica, obviously. Peter and Dre talk about how well it works. Thanks to Diane and Sean Takaki for providing some inspiration for this podcast, through their own: 'Why Do We Own This DVD?' Find it wherever fine podcasts are found. Masterful Mystery Tour on YouTube Music.
10:29
January 29, 2021
Welcome to Diggin' With Peter
We're not breaking ground; we're just listening to music, and talking about it. One album at a time. Each quick episode, Peter and one of his friends talk about one album from his personal collection. No fuss. Nothing fancy. Just taking time to listen.
01:28
January 28, 2021