Remember how much fun we had last time Paul F. Tompkins graced the chartlands? We simply had to have him back to discuss summer songs, cable television (not movies!) and for a sumptuous game of roulette. Paul climbs off of his icy sofa to favor us with his thoughts on M&M ads, The Earwolf Challenge, and Math Rock. You know, all the regular discussion topics. Go to Earwolf to hear what our suit expert thought of Kim Kardashian's wedding and to pick up the brand new ultra-hot Who Charted? t-shirt!
Episode 38 — The Return of Suit McGoo
Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:22 AM
Haha, I'm glad my music geek nitpickery provided plenty of comedic fodder. The math rock song was dope.
BTW I don't even like Battles; I'm just a genre nazi after having worked in college radio for like 10 years and having to organize a massive music library (feel free to drop me a line if anyone needs help telling brostep from clownstep).
And PFT never disappoints! Great episode :)
Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:38 AM
Mr. Pete, I'm going to take you up on that. Can you tell me the difference between Baroque Pop and Twee? I know that I like both, and 90% of the music I listen to is ONE of those two, I just can't figure out which is which. Or is it like squares and rectangles where all Baroque Pop is Twee but not all Twee is Baroque Pop?
Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:57 AM
When I got up this morning and saw that PFT was the guest, it immediately made my day. Opening the episode, seeing it was nearly an hour and a half long made it even better. Right out of the gate, Paul's background laughter at the nitpick comment confirmed this was gonna be great. (Sorry, math rock aficianado).
Posted 24 August 2011 - 06:03 AM
Hey Caroline. Maybe a bigger indie fan can break it down better, but my understanding regarding twee vs. baroque is that twee refers more to the vocal style and lyrics, and baroque refers more to the instrumentation (horns, flutes, strings, etc) and overall tone (a little more serious than twee). I also think twee is less defined and sometimes used pejoratively.?.. There's a lot of overlap between the two though.
Also, apologies in advance if this music sidetracking continues here. Maybe the music nitpickers need their own thread for ongoing bitching about musical descriptions :D
Posted 24 August 2011 - 06:20 AM
Paul rarely drops the F bomb, but apparently "Scared Straight" really caught his attention. Also, "Shyamalian fakeout" is now part of the American lexicon. Start using it.
But everyone's delight is correct. Both Howie and Paul use stream-of-consciousness; the difference is that you delight at Paul's driven wrapup of his topics, while you delight at Howie's comfortable surrender ("By now, you've realized that this topic is going nowhere.").
Posted 24 August 2011 - 06:46 AM
Just an information post.. I work for a wholesaler that handles Bp and 7-11's fountain cups.. their cost per cup of the transparent cup is .12 cents and the cost of the collectors cups is .17 cents..
and that was officially the lamest post i have made in 13 years