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88 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
NOT ENTIERLY TUBULAR: Lesser Known Music From 80's Celebrities
An actor that can sing well is a fairly common thing. But an actor who can sing well enough to produce a hit record is a lot more impressive. In the 1980's, a handful of Hollywood stars managed to rattle off a hit tune. But most of those Hollywood actor tunes ended up lost to the bargain bins of yesteryear. This episode we take a look at some of the lesser known 80's actor albums.
47 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
I INVOKE THEE! Psychic Séance On Record
Like a lot of folks, both Houdini and Elvis had an interest in the afterlife. Unlike a lot of folks, both Houdini and Elvis have attempts to reach them in the afterlife etched into vinyl. In this episode we'll take a look at a couple of vinyl records (and one CD) that contain some psychic shenanigans. I invoke thee to hit play and check it out!
47 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Making Music With The Human Body
Using our bodies to make music/sound to entertain ourselves and those in our immediate vicinity is nothing new. It's likely been happening since the dawn of man. But not quite like the folks on this episode. Yowza.
78 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Transportation Music - How Do You Tune A Helicopter?
I'd imagine that the first thing that inspired early mankind to make music was plain old curiosity. Glonk thwacked a rock on a log and liked the sound it made. At this point in human history music has been inspired by anything and everything you can imagine. The thing that inspired all of the music in this episode is transportation. And in the more extreme examples, the music was even made with the transportation as an instrument. Which begs the question: How do you tune a helicopter?
25 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
In Search of the Shortest Song
In the previous episode I went looking for the longest song possible. On this episode, we go the other way. How quick of a blip can a song become before it simply poofs out of existence? pretty dang quick... *poof*
45 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
In Search of the Looooooongest Song Ever
In this episode I'll be searching the vast universe of recorded music to find the longest song possible. Not just, "In-a-gadda-da-vida" long, you understand? I'm talking really really really looooooog songs.
42 minutes | May 19, 2021
HOLY MOLY! Weird & Wild Religious Vinyl
On this episode we take a look at a few examples of weird and wild religious vinyl records of a bygone era. We got sermons on UFOs and demon possessed grandmas, heartfelt gospel and tripped out pseudo poetry, godly karate chops and pirate puppet rap. It's all here on this episode of Earfool!
42 minutes | May 11, 2021
Good Songs Lost To "Bad" Movies
In this episode of Earfool, we'll take a look at a few tunes that were cursed to waste away in so called "bad" films. What did these songs ever do to get trapped in a world of Italian lizards, vampire pimps, and Canadian dream ghouls? And more importantly, will you be the hero they need to set them free by listening to the episode?....
78 minutes | Dec 12, 2020
Thong Song by Sisqo
On occasion we here at Earfool Podcast will discuss a song that, on the surface, appears to be about nothing more than sexual gratification, but upon further research, reveals a deeper, more noble notion. ('I Touch Myself' by The Divinyls comes to mind.) This episode is no different. Sisqo's 1999 mega dance hit, 'Thong Song', is a heartfelt plea to a star-crossed lover to let him into her wounded heart and... Nah, it's about panties.
57 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
Top 6 Metal-Sploitation Movie Extravaganza!!!
I know Halloween has come and gone like a hell-goblin into the fiery crevices of the darkest netherworld. But in a desperate to cling to the much needed mindless joy that the spooky season brings me (and I'm hoping you, my dear Earfoolian), we're taking a look at the head banging-est horror movie subgenre of all time.... M E T A L S P L O I T A T I O N!!!!!!
122 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Halloween Grab Bag 2020!!!
It's time to get ooooky spooky with an extra thick episode featuring three tales to haunt your noggin! First, a fella attempts to contact the dead using a speaker-like device called, The SpiriCom. Then, we take an intergalactic journey into the world of extraterrestrial accounts told on vinyl record. And finally, we'll splish splash in the puddles of gore left behind by, The Axe-Man of New Orleans. Buckle up BOILS & GHOULS, it's time for, Earfool's 2020 Halloween Grab-Bag!!!
47 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
The Wild Ballad of Mary Jane Jones
It's been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But the line between flattery and fraud can sometimes lie on a slippery slope. Especially when the pay day is big and the imitation is good enough to be an original. Listen to the harrowing true tale of, Mary Jane Jones, and the unconventional path she took to make her wildest dreams come true in the face of imminent danger...
24 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Stonewall Nation and the Search for the First Gay Anthem
Who do you think of when you hear the term "Gay Anthem"? Lady Gaga, Gloria Gaynor, Cher, The Village People perhaps? Those would all be reasonable suggestions, but we won't be discussing any of those folks on this episode. (Well, Gloria Gaynor pops in here and there, briefly.) Instead, we'll be looking at one of the most important events in gay rights history and how it inspired one of the earliest gay anthems. But is it really the earliest gay anthem? Spoiler alert... It isn't, not by a long shot my friends.
23 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
A Short History of Porno Music
Just as there are people that only buy Playboy/Playgirl Magazine to read the articles, there are those that only watch pornography for the background music. It's true, supposedly. Porno soundtrack album collectors even gave the genre a name, Porno Groove. But before you wonder, "what kind of moron would want to hear an album's worth of slap bass and wah wah pedals?", you should ask yourself two things. One, am I being a judgmental jerk? And two, who says that's all porno music has to offer? Hit that play button and take a PG-13 journey through the evolution of the rated X soundtrack.
36 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
The Synthesizers of Cape Verde
Sometimes you hear a story that's too fantastic to be true, but you choose to believe it anyhow simply because the world would be a better place if it was true. That's completely understandable and I'd argue that it's even good for the soul every once in a while. But when the true story behind the "fantastic" tale is even more inspiring, it only seems right to spoil the fun with the truth. The Gaurdian Article Vik Sohonie's Article Ostinato Records Analog Africa Records Some Aspects of Cape Verdean Culture (30 min documentary)
29 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
DJs In Peril or... The "D" In "DJ" Is For DANGER!
Police officers, firefighters, miners, loggers. These are all occupations that bring to mind the stress of inherent danger. But I'd like to put one more on that list... Disc Jockeys. That's right, radio DJs. Don't believe me? Just hit that play button for proof, my friend. Kermit the Frog - Rainbow Connection Westword Article About James Kiss More about the Montgomery WAPX Events Even More About WAPX Once Upon A Time In Montgomery Trailer Earfool's Patreon Page
30 minutes | Nov 30, 2019
Strange Records Made From Strange Things
Of all the forms of recorded music, no format has had such a variety of materials used to create it than the vinyl record. And I'm positive that no other format of recorded music has ever been as edible. Don't believe me? Hit that play button to here the proof. Earfool's Patreon LINKS & SOURCES X-Ray Record Documentary Stollwerck Phonographs Internet Museum of FLEXI/CARDBOARD/ODDITY Records Amanda Ghassaei's Laser Cut Wooden Records
40 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Halloween Grab Bag 2019!!!
It's that time of year again when Earfool dresses up as Ear"Ghoul" and tries to spook you with creepy tales from musicland. Stories of ghosts, aliens, and mysterious disappearances are lurking in the dark, waiting for your click of the play button..... MMMMWAHAHAHAHA!!!! Jim Sullivan, aquariumdrunkard.com Earfool's Patreon
43 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
Unconventional Instruments or How To Play A Butt Like A Bongo
There are those that say, if you listen, music can be found anywhere. But when it's realized that music can also be made with anything, well... That's when things start getting interesting. Come along and listen to some unlikely music being made with some of the most unconventional instruments on the planet. Cat Piano Tom Thumb's TEDx Talk Jorge Perez's Butt Bongo Le Petomane... The Mad Farter Stan Wood's Vibraband John Rose Can Play the Heck Out of a Fence San Francisco's Wave Organ More About Sea Organs All Manner of Wacky Instruments (fun stuff) All About Anarchestra The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra Earfool's Patreon Page
43 minutes | Aug 30, 2019
Musical Memory #2: The Birth of Punk In My Town & Taco Land
On this Musical Memory edition of EarFool, I travel back in time to the late 70's in my town of San Antonio, Tx, to take a look at the city's unassuming introduction to punk rock music, and how a humble taco restaurant shaped a community. Taco Land Blog An Oral History of Taco Land Texas State Historical Association on Taco Land Ram's Colorful Glossary Linda Kite on D. Boon's Death Dead Milkmen - Tacoland Kevin & the Blacktears - Taco Land Shuffle Earfool's Patreon Page
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