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Two poets overthinking the 90s rock canon.
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Metallica
Metallica
This week, we finally discussed Metallica, and took a rare trip back into the 1980s. Additionally, in honor of our long friendship, we agreed to always try our best to dub one another "forgiven" whenever possible.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:30:30
December 01, 2022
Shimmer & Seether
Shimmer & Seether
This week, we decided to return to our exploration of the 90s most salient one hit wonders. We discussed Fuel's "Shimmer" and Veruca Salt's "Seether," two songs connected by, well, mostly just their titles.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:32:59
October 25, 2022
Silverchair
Silverchair
We decided to tackle the '90s output of Silverchair. We discussed the simple wisdom of youth and gave Daniel Johns some constructive criticism about his hair.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:00:17
October 17, 2022
1994
1994
This week on the pod, we dove deep on the Top 20 songs of 1994's Billboard Hot 100, where we had to come to terms with our everlasting love for 1994 Ace of Base.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:40:14
September 22, 2022
Bjork
Bjork
We finally took on the '90s catalog of Bjork. Though we had a bit of the giggles, we also got into some pretty heavy stuff, including our feelings about "emotional landscapes." Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:20:06
August 25, 2022
The Most '90s '70s Songs
The Most '90s '70s Songs
On this episode, we each chose our top three '90s songs of the '70s. We had a lot of different thoughts about what that could mean, and we explored as many of those as possible to arrive at the songs from the '70s that feel the most '90s to us.   Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:39:01
June 27, 2022
Poe
Poe
This week we discussed Poe while veering off into discussions about soap operas, hauntings, jokes, and much, much more.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:13:19
May 25, 2022
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind
This week we discussed Third Eye Blind, big feelings, extremes, and the endless desire for "something else."  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:03:18
May 06, 2022
Two Songs About Sun
Two Songs About Sun
This week, we decided to take on two more of the 90s best one hit wonders: "Steal My Sunshine," by Len & "Sunny Came Home," by Shawn Colvin. Saying that these songs are "about" the sun might be a little inaccurate, but whatever. Tune in to listen to your hosts learn about butter tarts in real time. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
47:51
April 12, 2022
blink-182
blink-182
This week, we dove into the 90s catalog of our culture's foremost philosophers on the subject of time: blink-182.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:41:26
April 04, 2022
Singles
Singles
This week, we explore the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's 1992 film, Singles. We discuss the lure of dating amidst the Seattle grunge scene, examine Edward Vedder as a writer and thespian, and get into a heated debate about the concept of seasons.   Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:34:07
March 29, 2022
Hootie & the Blowfish
Hootie & the Blowfish
Well, we finally did it. We discussed the wildly popular 90s rock band Hootie & the Blowfish. Including such topics as Michael Stipe-worship, emotional maturity, and loving the people you love the best that you can.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:12:08
March 06, 2022
Belly
Belly
This week, we discussed Belly, an incredible band that you'd better take your hat off before you discuss. We got into Belly's amazing lyrics, and also tried to figure out how we feel about silverfish.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:29:40
February 25, 2022
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
This week, we decided to have a little fun before we die, and we dove into the Sheryl Crow catalog! We had the most overlap in our picks that we've ever had. We also had some internet issues, so please forgive us if there are a few moments where the audio is a little wonky :) Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:14:57
February 07, 2022
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Toad the Wet Sprocket
This week, we decided to dive deep into the Toad the Wet Sprocket catalog. Aside from listening to some great hits, we got to really explore our feelings about the natural world.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:07:12
January 24, 2022
1993
1993
This week, we continued our journey through the hits of the 90s with a deep dive on the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 for 1993. We discussed some legendary singers and we time-travelled a little.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:26:43
January 18, 2022
Christmas / One Year Anniversary Episode
Christmas / One Year Anniversary Episode
We celebrated one year of doing this podcast by each choosing one song "that got away." We got meta about the problems of picking. We also chatted about the best Christmas song of the 1990s.  Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:08:16
December 25, 2021
Blind Melon
Blind Melon
This week, we finally discussed Blind Melon. We also puzzled through ideas like homesickness, cheesiness, etc. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:23:31
December 20, 2021
No Doubt
No Doubt
This week, we brought in our friend Tara, a No Doubt superfan, to help us process this truly important band.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:37:59
December 06, 2021
Garbage
Garbage
This week, we discussed Garbage, the band, and celebrate the rare occasion that we both share the same #1 song! Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:17:05
November 22, 2021
Matchbox 20
Matchbox 20
This week, we discussed Matchbox 20, and Seth basically folds up the tent on his own argument about which is the best Matchbox 20 song. We struggle to articulate what kind of music this is, which seems like a funny thing to do about Matchbox 20.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:20:21
November 15, 2021
The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins
This week, we discussed The Smashing Pumpkins and the difference between being a rat in a cage and a brick in a wall. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:35:36
November 08, 2021
Tori Amos
Tori Amos
This week, we welcomed special guest Megan Milks, author of Tori Amos Bootleg Webring, to help us discuss the amazing work of Tori Amos.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:31:57
October 26, 2021
Empire Records
Empire Records
This week, we explored the Empire Records soundtrack, which, unfortunately, is not necessarily a great representation of the music in the movie. We also praised Renée Zellweger, because she, in our opinion, carries this movie almost singlehandedly.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:19:20
October 18, 2021
1992
1992
This week, we explored the hits of 1992, which evidently was a year of nothing but hits.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:19:29
October 05, 2021
MMM Songs
MMM Songs
This week, we explored two important MMM songs from the 90s: "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies and "MMMBop" by Hanson. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
47:56
October 01, 2021
Collective Soul
Collective Soul
This week, we laughed to ourselves as the tears rolled down, and we explored the oeuvre of Collective Soul. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:02:31
September 23, 2021
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
This week, we dove into the music of Alanis Morissette. Don't be alarmed if we fell head over feet on this one!  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:30:38
September 12, 2021
Two Songs About God
Two Songs About God
This week, we embarked on a new experiment! We decided to take on two of the 90s best one hit wonders: "One of Us," by Joan Osborne & "Counting Blue Cars," by Dishwalla. Including a very detailed discussion of our many ways of feeling about the word "Slob." Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
56:16
August 15, 2021
Aerosmith (1989–1999)
Aerosmith (1989–1999)
This week, we discussed the well-known 90s rock band Aerosmith, including a discussion of some of the most important films of the era. One of us forgot to mention on the podcast that we saw Tom Hamilton in a magic store in Boston in the late 90s, so we're mentioning that here. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:22:58
August 09, 2021
Limp Bizkit
Limp Bizkit
This week we were joined by our first ever guest, Alanna "That's So" Raben, who helped us begin to understand Limp Bizkit as the ultimate expression of a kind of teenaged angst.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:28:24
July 19, 2021
1991
1991
We each chose our top 3 songs off the top 20 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles list from 1991. Includes a discussion of the poetics of song titles and romantic relationships as a venue for proving people wrong.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:20:52
July 05, 2021
Liz Phair
Liz Phair
It's Liz Phair Week on AOPS! We talk about the problem of friends vs. lovers, the different ways of feeling sorry, and the dream of being cheered up by a kind bartender.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0C2f5fZx9axz72pGYK4TFq?si=e34eff6b4cd3466b
01:23:53
June 21, 2021
Soul Asylum
Soul Asylum
This week on All Our Pretty Songs, we decided to start a company: FRUSTRATED, INC. We also talked about the endless importance of learning from the teens of the past.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0C2f5fZx9axz72pGYK4TFq?si=e34eff6b4cd3466b
01:17:39
June 12, 2021
Reality Bites
Reality Bites
This week on All Our Pretty Songs, we decided to jump into the world of 1990s movie soundtracks. Our first foray: Reality Bites! Including discussions about love songs that get a little eschatological about romance and, significantly, the very important phrase, "no, no, no, bad." Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0C2f5fZx9axz72pGYK4TFq?si=e34eff6b4cd3466b
01:25:30
June 02, 2021
Radiohead
Radiohead
This week on All Our Pretty Songs, we discussed Radiohead: a famous Jerky Boys tribute band. You might have heard of them. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0C2f5fZx9axz72pGYK4TFq?si=e34eff6b4cd3466b
01:19:59
May 24, 2021
Green Day
Green Day
This week on All Our Pretty Songs, we discussed Green Day. Once again, we were overcome with profound love for the year 1994. We also discussed the world of secret songs and an important concept known as The Mother Conceit. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0C2f5fZx9axz72pGYK4TFq?si=e34eff6b4cd3466b
01:12:31
May 17, 2021
Natalie Merchant & 10,000 Maniacs
Natalie Merchant & 10,000 Maniacs
This week on All Our Pretty Songs, we discussed Natalie Merchant and 10,000 Maniacs. Yet another discussion of songs that made at least one of us have to pull to the side of the road to weep. It's a podcast: don't talk; we'll take care of that part for you. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0C2f5fZx9axz72pGYK4TFq?si=e34eff6b4cd3466b
01:16:01
May 10, 2021
Hole
Hole
This week on All Our Pretty Songs, we discussed Hole, what it means to be beyond fake, and Marisa's favorite song on the planet! Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0C2f5fZx9axz72pGYK4TFq?si=e34eff6b4cd3466b
01:25:34
May 03, 2021
R.E.M.
R.E.M.
This week we dove into R.E.M. Listen in for a discussion about butterfly decals and what, exactly, aluminum tastes like.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0C2f5fZx9axz72pGYK4TFq?si=e34eff6b4cd3466b
01:21:01
April 19, 2021
Goo Goo Dolls
Goo Goo Dolls
This week, we whisper in your ear our top three songs by Goo Goo Dolls. We also answer essential questions, such as: Do you wanna get married?  Or run away? Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0C2f5fZx9axz72pGYK4TFq?si=e34eff6b4cd3466b
01:10:25
April 11, 2021
Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains
We each choose our top three songs by Alice in Chains: the Emily Dickinson of Grunge Music. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Qx5Woo5jr6iaEDBM0nJK9?si=3L9w7QbbRT6-hNx7mmQDig
01:08:56
April 03, 2021
1990
1990
This week, we decided to do a little experiment. We each chose our top 3 songs off the top 20 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles list from 1990. Stick around for a lot of excitement about melisma and a certain someone's "whistle register."  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JJtYnwmeOvkmk5ceuep87?si=J5HNdnWGQ9WzBqVfS-aH8w
01:04:45
March 28, 2021
Bush
Bush
We each choose our top three songs by Bush, and then we fly to Los Angeles to find our asshole brother. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0MgTxvRMbRSK6nESrXxrUx?si=BVGhgQkAQRaksNsNtxMr_g
01:03:10
March 21, 2021
Gin Blossoms
Gin Blossoms
We each choose our top three songs by Gin Blossoms, and have a very important conversation about what, exactly, jealousy is. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6ckdCZU2Tpz7GLWSAVPHJL?si=g82Ec-0XTEKQfhvpCfqeDQ
01:05:04
March 15, 2021
Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
We each choose our top three songs by Tracy Chapman, and have a little talk about matters of the heart. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1mGnP5uxwgvjLia5pVE6Iz?si=OBDBXF85T5WZfkfi0WBorg
01:06:45
March 07, 2021
Soundgarden
Soundgarden
We each choose our top three songs by Soundgarden.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ejLpLlwHtNffmyXFLQJOs?si=bNMeiYvaSciFJ_NJKwcmcA
01:09:42
March 01, 2021
Everclear
Everclear
We each choose our top three songs by Everclear. A special episode about living with ghosts and dreaming of faces. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://rb.gy/2jzi5p
01:11:16
February 21, 2021
The Cardigans
The Cardigans
We each choose our top three songs by The Cardigans, a band that should NOT be overlooked. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/20iyZ6u7umSSpDE6RYYrcT?si=5QIFlFl8QDGCVQXCbcTwdA
01:09:29
February 15, 2021
Live
Live
We each choose our top three songs by Live; we try to uncover whether the speaker in these songs might be God. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4nRzuBInF2xnGmWnAnfTlX?si=hEe-a4_nS52mpYXrNvXz8w
01:07:06
February 06, 2021
Counting Crows
Counting Crows
We each choose our top three songs by Counting Crows, and in so doing reveal which parts of the songs made us weep this week. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0yjCNHP7BDBfyJFi46rXUS?si=ylpMNXMqR6O7qLBr1cmZCQ
01:07:49
January 31, 2021
The Cranberries
The Cranberries
We each choose our top three songs by The Cranberries, and things get kinda deep.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1axnQSZyw2UcNvyTnv3vgW?si=cxBtM-vkRcWupnRemMCgvg
01:02:35
January 26, 2021
Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
We each choose our top three songs by Pearl Jam. One of us really struggled to do this and one of us didn't, but our lists ended up in similar places.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4jtRtv6LF35H0Q5LMHmUEr?si=80gCteL2RJuUpGyT27RKzQ
01:05:29
January 19, 2021
Stone Temple Pilots
Stone Temple Pilots
We each choose our top three songs by Stone Temple Pilots, including a shocking revelation regarding the only song we both picked. Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder. Playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4I7d6GBAcJII0p75mKrrNT?si=zWPVuaNHTL-a8ECXvRmjNg
57:11
January 06, 2021
Seven Mary Three
Seven Mary Three
We each choose our top three songs by Seven Mary Three, including a data-driven discussion of the band's biggest hit. Spotify Playlist for this episode.  Our theme song is original music by Golden West Service & Shreddie Vedder.
01:12:19
December 23, 2020