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MASTAS Episode 7: Mazzy Star, "Fade Into You"
April 22, 2016 – 6:51 AM | No Comment
MASTAS Episode 7: Mazzy Star, "Fade Into You"

Special guest Joe Reid joins us as we open the listener mailbag and pluck out Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You," our most-requested song.

MASTAS Episode 6: Jesus Christ Superstar's Noxious Balladry
April 15, 2016 – 7:24 AM | One Comment
MASTAS Episode 6: <em>Jesus Christ Superstar</em>'s Noxious Balladry

There's a little Broadway and a little rage as we talk about "I Don't Know How To Love Him."

MASTAS Episode 5: Cam, "Mayday"
April 8, 2016 – 7:51 AM | No Comment
MASTAS Episode 5: Cam, "Mayday"

In Episode 5, we've got a brand-new coffeehouse verzh of our MASTAS theme song — and lots of thoughts about the dramaturgical rigors of country music (…you heard us).

MASTAS: Episode 3: Madonna, "Get Together"
March 25, 2016 – 9:38 AM | One Comment
MASTAS: Episode 3: Madonna, "Get Together"

In Episode 3, MASTAS FINALLY gets to Madonna. What took us so long?!

Introducing The Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs Podcast!
March 17, 2016 – 12:27 PM | 11 Comments
Introducing The Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs Podcast!

It's about crop rotation! (Hee.)

"It Was More About The Effort To Survive": A Chat About Everybody Loves Our Town
August 20, 2015 – 8:50 AM | 4 Comments
"It Was More About The Effort To Survive": A Chat About <em>Everybody Loves Our Town</em>

Mark Blankenship joins me to talk about Mark Yarm's oral history of grunge.

Twomato Concentrate: 15 July 2015
July 15, 2015 – 12:02 PM | 3 Comments
Twomato Concentrate: 15 July 2015

Managers, Watchmen, and more stuff I'm thinking about.

Putting The "Ass" Back In "Midsummer Classic": MLB Manager Hotness Rankings
July 13, 2015 – 12:52 PM | 13 Comments
Putting The "Ass" Back In "Midsummer Classic": MLB Manager Hotness Rankings

My esteemed colleagues Paul Quinn and John Ramos and I didn't arrive at the idea of ranking managerial hotness first…but I suspect the Hotness Council is the first to compare a Brewers skipper to both …

ATP Hotness And Cream: Wimbledon 2014
July 1, 2014 – 8:17 AM | 10 Comments
ATP Hotness And Cream: Wimbledon 2014

The ATP Round of 16 Hotness returns to the All-England Tomato Club for the first time in two years, as my esteemed colleagues Paul Quinn, Couch Baron, and Joe R survey what is probably the …

Hobey, 1995-2014
March 28, 2014 – 3:04 PM | 213 Comments
Hobey, 1995-2014

One time, years ago, I started making a list of all the nicknames I had for the Hobe: Orangino. Hobey Wan. Clicks. Herr Mittenspiel. Grampy. Creamsicle. Tolstoy.