Created with Sketch.
Music Sucks and I Want to Die
125 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
EP 41 - Music We Like #3
In the third of the series, Matt and Jake each pick 2 artists/groups they really enjoy and talk about why. Artists featured are Gyorgy Ligeti, David Fiuczynski, Pixies, and Gentle Giant. What a couple of NERDS
82 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
EP 40 - Situational Playing: Adapting to Different Musical Environments
For more info on this topic, check out EP 5 - Jam Sessions. Book mentioned - Derek Bailey: Improvisation https://www.amazon.com/Improvisation-Its-Nature-Practice-Music/dp/0306805286/ Listening of the Week - Akron/Family + Angels of Light https://akronfamily.bandcamp.com/album/akron-family-angels-of-light Joe Jackson - I'm the Man twitter.com/musicsuckscast youtube.com/channel/UCDsf7uZdoDtbkYTWh3r2DxA
75 minutes | Jul 29, 2022
EP 39 - “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 32” Analyzing Red: Taylor’s Version
Matt and Jake discuss the "Taylor's Version" of Taylor Swift's albums: the motivation for the re-recordings, any sonic differences between them, and why in general #taysway can SLAP.
72 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
EP 38 - Artist Spotlight: ECM Records
Jake and Matt spend an hour and some tax talking about one of the most influential jazz (??) record labels to ever exist and why they're just so damn cool. Wait they like music?
71 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
EP 37 - Microeconomics of the Music Industry... also horn players suck and I want to die
Matt and Jake bring on a special guest (Michael Conklin) to talk about his life and the life in general of a gigging horn player and how it contrasts to being a rhythm section player. Somehow they end up on a discussion of the entire music industry and its lack of money. How they get there no one actually knows.
78 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
EP 36 - Top Album Tuesday #2: Morgan Wallen's 'Dangerous'
Matt and Jake take another stab at reviewing the current top Billboard album. In doing so they find out that the album is REALLY BAD! Who would've thought? But perhaps there's more to Morgan Wallen's Dangerous than meets the eye...
53 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
EP 35 - Music School Sucks and I Want to Die
Should you go to music school? Do you want to end up doing a terrible podcast that no one listens to? Well you're in the right place I guess. Jake and Matt provide advice for the young budding musician.
79 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
EP 34 - A Pirate's Life for Me!
Matt and Jake sail the tumultuous seas of the music industry and its relation to piracy throughout the years. They definitely have never done it themselves. WEIGH ANCHORRRRRRRRR! They'll look at The Pirate Bay, Napster, Limewire, and more.
70 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
EP 33 - Good Cover, Bad Cover #2
Jake and Matt talk about covers. The worst ones ever and the ones that make you feel GOOOOD.
50 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
EP 32 - Guilty Pleasures
Jake and Matt discuss the songs that are terrible beyond all reason yet still enjoy because they're stupid. Be warned, you will think less of them (if that's possible) after listening to this episode.
71 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
EP 31 - 2020: Year in Review
In this episode, Jake and Matt review the year of no music careers and discuss albums by Fionna Apple and Taylor Swift.
67 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
EP 30 - Analyzing Great Melodies and Why They Work
Matt and Jake discuss how to talk about melody in theoretical terms and also why not to. In doing so they give examples from what they consider to be some of the greatest melodies of all time and try to nail down exactly what makes each of them tick.
90 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
EP 29 - Explorations of Alternative Jazz Theories
In this episode, Matt and Jake attempt to make esoteric music theory relating to jazz not be boring as all hell. Thye tackle George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept, Henry Threadgill's intervallic improvisation, and more. Bring some coffee.
73 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
EP 28 - Burnout (ft. Greg Smith)
In this episode, Jake and Matt discuss dealing with burnout as an artist. Special guest burnt-out ex-musician Greg Smith.
82 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
EP 27 - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly #2
It's another round of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. One great song, one terrible one, and one you can't help but love.
56 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
EP 26 - Film and Television Composition: Interview with Cindy O'Connor
In this episode, Jake and Matt interview film and television composer Cindy O'Connor on what life is like as a composer for the screen and how one might enter the field (and also what it was like to play with Pat Benatar!).
54 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
EP 25 - Lightning Round #2
Back for another lightning round! In this episode Matt and Jake discuss the dumbest and most diva instrumentalists, bonus tracks, how they're too old to understand TikTok, and the legacy of Eddie Van Halen. There might even be some Yu-Gi-Oh thrown in.
52 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
EP 24 - Worst Band of All Time??
They may not be as bad as Chicago, but we sure do hate them. In this episode Jake and Matt discuss who in their opinions are the worst bands of all time.
81 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
EP 23 - Thoughts on Adam Neely's "Music Theory and White Supremacy"
Jake and Matt discuss Adam Neely's recent video "Music Theory and White Supremacy"
67 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
EP 22 - Vocalists Suck and I Want to Die, pt. 2 (ft. Katrina Kope)
On the second installment of our vocalist series, special guest pro-vocalist Katrina Kope joins to tell Matt and Jake how wrong they are about everything.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022