IDOLC 09 – Are The Kids Alright?

After a hiatus, Brian reflects on 3 months of teaching music in a Philadelphia Middle School by answering the question “What are the kids into?” and Rebecca shares her unabashed love of Grease 2.  http://idolc.podbean.com/2011/11/21/idolc-09-are-the-kids-alright/

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

IDOLC 08 – Retown & B-Rich on

IDOLC 08 – Retown & B-Rich on Watch The Throne – wherein we record our first impressions of the biggest event album of 2011 with a live listen-through.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

IDOLC 07 – High Top Fades

IDOLC 07 – High Top Fades – Rebecca and Brian dissect two more 90s Monkeys At Typewriters and discuss New Jack Swing.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Episode 6 – Too Big To Fail

Following the birth of Mariah Carey’s twin babies, Rebecca and Brian break down two best-selling artists who are “too big to fail” and two iconic 90s monkeys-at-typewriters.

EPISODE 6

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Episode 5 – Rock, Stock, and Two Smoking New Waves

In Episode 5 of In Defense of Lost Causes, Rebecca and Brian visit three of the all-time best selling albums by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and AC/DC; also, two New Wave dollar bin favorites are discussed. Listen Now:

EPISODE 5

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Episode 4 – Radio, Radio

In the fourth episode, Brian and Rebecca take on radio according to its four biggest (new music) formats: hip-hop, rock, adult contemporary, and country.  Are the best examples of these genres found amongst hundreds of call letters, or left of the dial?

EPISODE 4

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Episode 3– Top of the Pops 2010

Happy New Year! We talked so much in our wrap-up of the Billboard hits of 2010 and radio formats that we had to split it into two episodes.

Up first… Rebecca and Brian weigh in on the Year of the Lady, single entendres in Rihanna songs, letting freak flags fly and the conspicuous absence of analog drumming…

EPISODE 3

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment