Speaking of Nothing

Speaking of Nothing

By Timothy Yates
Speaking of Nothing: The Return. Timothy Yates is back with new content. Rising from the ashes of an old college radio show, Yates returns with a new structure. New tunes to groove to in the "New Disco" section. A new tradition is born with the all new "Take Five" segment. And each episode will feature an at length discussion about the problems and passions that come with being a music fan.
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EP15: Fallin' for Fall
In this episode of Speaking of Nothing Timothy discusses The Replacment's new "Dead Man's Pop" release and Wilco's new album. As well as a Take 5 full of Fall song recommendations for your Autumn playlists.
35:30
October 9, 2019
EP14: Under The Covers
What makes a cover song good? It's own originality or how much it pays homage to the original track? Join Timothy as he discusses cover songs and plays some clips of a few favorites on a quest to discover what really makes a good cover
34:10
September 5, 2019
EP13: Serious Things are Stupid (A Cayetana Tribute Episode) w/Mason "Jar Fish" Herring and Jake Messman
Kelly Olsen, Allegra Anka and Augusta Koch made up the three members of a band called Cayetana who called it a wrap this past weekend. Cayetana was a band that my friends and I stumbled upon one day while going to a local punk show at our hometown venue. This was an experience that would prove to be life altering in many positive ways. Cayetana has been inspiration in the dark. This group wrote songs that have come to define certain moments of our lives and will continue to forever do so.  While it is sad to see them part ways for other projects and pathways, we are reminded that we still have the music and all things must pass eventually. This podcast episode is a brief telling of some of the adventures we've had either going to see Cayetana perform, or hearing their music in our everyday moments. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to this band, for existing and always doing their own unique thing. All brief song clips in this production by Cayetana.  Episode includes a brief "Take Five" and a lengthy discussion about every Cayetana show we have attended. 
53:48
August 7, 2019
EP12: Venue Validation w/ Mason "Jar Fish" Herring
After a long hiatus Speaking of Nothing returns with the next and first guest of all time, Mason "Jar Fish" Herring. In a long and barley cut interview, listen to Mason and Timothy dish out what five things a venue needs to go from excellent to extraordinary. Everything is on the table, from shitty bathrooms to venues that don't allow re-entry. PLUS "New Disco" from The National, Wilco, and The Boss. Listen here!
50:05
July 24, 2019
EP11: Macca in Moline w/ Rachel Masch
Paul McCartney came to the Quad Cities and you can bet your bottom that Timothy was there. Today's episode features Timothy and Rachel Masch discussing their Paul McCartney concert experience, and why the Moline show differed from previous McCartney concerts the two have witnessed. PLUS: The top 5 Beatles solo LP's in a special "Take 5" and "New Disco" from Julien Baker, Silversun Pickups, and the QC instrumental guitar band Igneous. Check it out right this very second. 
39:58
June 14, 2019
EP10: Festivals Suck
In this weeks episode, Timothy goes on some kind of convoluted rant about how festivals tend to be a waste of big money for painful rewards, while simultaneously talking about his excitement for Riot Fest's 15th Anniversary lineup. A special Riot Fest themed "Take Five" is in order. PLUS: "New Disco" from Aging, Pulsing, and The Smokey Honey Blues Band. Check it out now! 
36:51
May 31, 2019
EP9: Playing Catch-Up
Speaking of Nothing is back after a brief hiatus, and what better way to come back than by telling you which fabulous tunes you should give a spin! This week I skip the lectures and the "Take Fives" in favor of an extended "New Disco" featuring new tracks from Charly Bliss, Coasting, and Guided By Voices to name a few. Check it out, right here wherever it is you listen to Speaking of Nothing. Thanks! 
30:08
May 24, 2019
EP8: Mom Rock w/ My Mom
On this weeks episode of Speaking of Nothing, top five Mom Rock bands! Also "New Disco" from The Mountain Goats and SOAK, and a surprise visit from a very special guest! 
34:08
May 8, 2019
EP7: Courtneys and Capes
 On this Wednesdays edition of Speaking of Nothing, Timothy issues a formal apology to Courtney Love for avoiding seriously listing to Hole for way to long. This prompts a discussion about music listeners ever changing musical taste, and a reminder not to write off something until you hear it. Timothy also touches on groups he used to hate but now appreciates and vice versa. Plus a special MCU themed "Take Five," and a "New Disco" track from Courtney Barnett . Listen here!  
27:25
April 24, 2019
EP6: Complaining About Concert Etiquette
In this death defying tale, Timothy recounts his most recent concert experience and decides it's time to give a lecture that some music fans need to hear more than others. Yes, folks, this is an episode about concert etiquette. Hear some helpful tips to help you and the innocent bystanders around you enjoy the show you paid real money to go see. Plus a record store themed "Take Five" and a few "Nu Disco" tracks! Check it out here. 
35:12
April 17, 2019
EP5: One Take Tom w/ Nick Ischer
On this weeks thrilling adventure of Speaking of Nothing; Nick Ischer of Swanky Manor fame stops by to talk about the difference between a producer, and an audio engineer. Nick played both roles on Plunkett's newest record "Better Check The Kids" which comes out this Firday, April 12th.  Nick and Timothy also dive deep into the Plunkett projects that Nick has worked on, other projects Nick has done in the past, and a glimpse of what projects Nick is working on for future releases. Plus three "New Disco" features. And, d'oh, a real quick "Take Five." Listen right here!
37:02
April 10, 2019
EP4: Hüsker Düs and Hüsker Don'ts w/ Jake Messman
In episode four of Speaking of Nothing Jake Messman stops by to talk about our recent trip to St. Paul, Minnesota to see Bob Mould Band w/ Porcupine on the 40th anniversary of one of our favorite bands, Hüsker Dü. Plus a special Hüsker Dü themed "Take Five." Listen right here!
39:23
April 3, 2019
EP3: Americ anFootball Podcasting
Welcome to my special American Football episode. Last week my most anticipated release for 2019 arrived on my door step: American Footballs self titled 3rd record. In this episode of Speaking of Nothing, I discuss why this album left me feeling disconnected and despondent, and why that was a good thing. Plus a special American Football themed "Take Five" and an introduction to next weeks show. Don't forget to subscribe, and please talk to me on Twitter. 
39:26
March 28, 2019
EP2: I Bought A Pop Filter
In episode 2 of The Return, Timothy dives deep into a conversation with himself about why how and where you listen to music is just as important as the music itself. We're talking about bonding with your favorite albums! Plus Timothy discusses playing an open mic for the first time and the horrors that came with it. Also new and old stuff Timothy's been playing in the "New Disco" section, and a "Take 5" all about radio station presets. Hit play and listen right now! 
31:36
March 20, 2019
EP1: Fomo No Mo
 Speaking of Nothing: The Return. Timothy Yates is back with new content. Rising from the ashes of a now almost three year old college radio show, Yates returns with a new structure. In the first episode of The Return, Yates discusses that ever dreadful fear of missing out. As well as new tunes to groove to in the "New Disco" section. And a new tradition is born with the all new "Take Five" segment. Listen right here! 
27:30
March 13, 2019
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