Episode 89: Mom

I don't imagine many people plan on having six boys, five of whom sell their lives to music with varying degrees of success. Meet my mom. A doctorate and college professor, all-the-while spending 47 years as a mother. It was high time we had her on for a very special Episode 89.  

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Driving around the snowy streets of Milwaukee, Billy gets to interview another of his heroes: Grantland contributor and rock critic to the nth degree, it's Steven Hyden on Episode 88!

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It's a rundown of all things SXSW, plus cities we hate and things only Eamonn can afford. Check your room before entering, it's Episode 87!

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Live from SXSW. Listen, buddy.

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What do you do when the worst goes down? Catch a glimpse with this extremely tardy Episode 85. 

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Another drive home on the way from practice, but wait! There's Taco Bell, building managers, and nothing else remotely interesting about the music of The Kickback, but you might want to listen anyway. Why? HAVE YOU EVER RIDDEN HOME WITH A BAND FROM BAND PRACTICE? Didn't think so. See you for a compelling Episode 84!

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It's just Billy and he's talking about some of the less great parts of the last few months. It gets better, so don't get down. If it ain't bleak, it ain't us. It's your new year and we're doing it right on Episode 83. 

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Consequence of Sound Senior Staff Writer Dan Caffrey stops by DISASTOUR to discuss his approach to criticism, the best part of the Yeezus tour, and how the second coming entails Michael Keaton with a blues band. Oh come all ye faithful, the merriest of season's greetings and tidings of great joy to you and yours this Episode 82!

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As we attempt to get back into "on the road" podcasting, you'll catch a glimpse of the strain that van problems, cancelled flights, and god-awful weather can provide. Recorded mostly in voice memos between Chicago and New York, jump in the van for a taste of touring. It's an Interstate 80 special Episode 81!

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Another across-the-town-drive episode, tune in to hear the origin and death of Little Tommy and the Squeakers, further XBox updates from Daniel, and Jonny's student loan nightmare. It ain't great, but at least it's on time. Enjoy another blinker-filled Episode 80!

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Back from an extended podcast holiday, hear what it's like to drive across town after practice as Billy and Eamonn recount the No Coast Tour, practice woes, and little Thanksgiving miracles. It's a cranberry-laden Episode 79!

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Episode 78: Jim Eno

There's no better way to celebrate my birthday today than to put this out into the world. Recorded back in early August, Jim was willing to sit down to talk about...well...everything just minutes after putting the finial touches on mixes for the album. If you're looking for a glimpse into the darkest crevices of Jim Eno, this isn't it. This was a chance to ask one of my heroes questions I'd had for years. Hope you enjoy one of our prouder episodes, Episode 78!

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Title says it all and may be the only mildly interesting part of this episode as we commence the "long, long winter" of trying to sell the damn record. It's an admittedly (even more so than usual) lamepisode Episode 77. 

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Attempting to visualize a life where music pays bills? Attempting to solve an album art dispute? Attempting to not choke out your podcasting partner in the depths of a caffeine binge? It's all here for you, recorded hours before the earth-shaking Batman news. It's a virtually Batman-less Episode 76!

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We're here. We're gathered around a computer. There's no music, no content, and no preparation. But there are some recording stories. Listen up, buddy. It's live from Austin #2! 

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A few days before leaving to return to Austin to finish the record, Eamonn and Billy (with a special Jonny-saved "Most Inappropriate Purchase of the Week") catch up on their time apart, discuss why living in the world of Radiohead is so damn difficult, and, naturally, Batman. Step right up for a frankly boring EPISODE 74! 

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A solocast where Billy recounts a few of the many recording stories that are sure to unfold in future episodes, get some weird Netflix recommendations, debate the merit of "good sounding" records, and hear one, sweet, sweet song. It's a heat-wave of an Episode 73!

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The day before the album begins, the whole band sits down to recount their trip down to Austin, Jim Eno's Chicago visit, and what their hopes and dreams are for the record. Plus: The Gobbler!

Note: We don't have any of our music with us, so settle in for some brutal transitions.

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It's another interview with one of Billy's heroes! This time it's stand-up comedian, New York Times bestseller, (but most of all) guitar throttling Greg Behrendt of the famed Walking the Room podcast. The fellas discuss being able to enjoy the recording process, how your approach to your band evolves with age, and just how the hell a white dude can be so into the Skatalites! Join us for a ska-laden Episode 71!

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Well, after at least a year of threats, the Kickstarter is upon us. Billy lays down the ground rules while teasing out some of the demos the boys have been working on anywhere from two years to two weeks on. If there were ever a time to support this podcast or this sniveling band, boy this is it. Come hear some works-in-progress and Billy on two weeks of no wife. It's another sad solocast but KICKSTARTED, BRO. IT'S EPISODE 70!

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