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Do You Listen To Podcast?

If you don’t, you totally should. And do I have one for you!

Alright, this deserves a preface. Three days ago I received an e-mail from this guy named Ben Eisen. The e-mail said “Hello, I produce this new podcast called All Time Top Ten. Myself and a guest choose our top ten songs…yada yada…have a listen and repost if you like it. I think your readers would dig it!” (This show was the Top Ten Most Cheesy Love Songs of All Time.) I was a little skeptical.

So basically, paraphrasing here, I’m awesome, your awesome, let your readers hear and feel and read the awesome.

What do you mean “feel” the awesome? I don’t want anyone touching me!

Well, if you’ve got the volume up, and the bass is kickin, you know?

Alright, that makes sense….three senses that is.

So I listened and thought Yeah, I like it, but I don’t think I can encourage others to listen to this. You know, one of those, do as I say, not as I do types of things. So, I e-mailed Ben back and told him all of this. The show is good, but a little too much for some of my readers. Sorry, do you have anything less “blue”? He replied, “Yeah, my mom gave me a hard time about that particular episode. We don’t usually get that out of hand. Try this show out. My wife is the guest host.” Each exchange was the epitome of pleasant. (His wife is Shannon)

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The next show he suggested was The Top Ten Songs From 1983. I was born in 1982, so I had to listen to this. After hearing the first song I was sure I was going to write something. Here is a rundown of the lists they gave.

#10 – Ben – Owner of a Lonely Heart by Yes. Every time I hear this song I’m reminded of the movie The Break-Up. Do you remember that A Capella version they did?

#9 – Shannon – Sister Christian by Night Ranger. The build up at the beginning of this song is pretty epic. It was also showcased in a movie that I’m not going to talk about.

#9 – Ben – Burning Down The House by Talking Heads. This is one of the first videos I can remember watching. For some reason the song reminds me of Revenge of the Nerds. Can anyone tell me why?

#8 – Shannon – Billy Jean by Michael Jackson. Nuff Said.

#7 – Shannon – Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler. This is a song that didn’t make it to the Top Ten Cheesy Love songs, but it did well on this list. This song is how I rung in the new year for 2010. I Facebooked the first line and let it go. I had to help people out with getting the lyrics right. (What does that say about me?)

Super-Duper fast forward – I don’t want to give it all away. The last song I’m going to list is the one that clinched me as a fan. Check this out.

#2 – Shannon – They Don’t Know by Tracey Ullman. You ‘member Tracey Ullman? You do, you ‘member. In the 80’s there was a new TV station called Fox. On Fox there was a new show called The Tracey Ullman Show. This is where The Simpsons started.

The Tracey Ullman Show
The Tracey Ullman Show (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, do you like music? Check. Do you like trivia? Check. Do you like coming in to contact with songs and bands that you don’t know about? Check. I’ve checked all of these things off, have you? This is especially nice if you work in an office, like me. Each episode is about two – two and a half hours longs. It really helps pass the time.

This is a fairly new Podcast, only about 40 episodes in so far. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve heard so far, and I suggest you check it out. The website that holds the most current episodes holds about 10 at a time. After new ones come in the old ones get moved off to a different website.

Hey, listen up. You need to go listen to this Podcast, now.

If you want to listen to the All Time Top Ten Cheesy Songs, Click Here. (Watch out for adult content.)

If you want to listen to the All Time Top Ten Songs of 1983, Click Here.

If you want to listen to any and all past episodes, Click Here.

6 thoughts on “Do You Listen To Podcast?

    1. Yes, it is a good year. I agree about that song. I have a buddy at work that just bought some Hi Def head phones. When he showed them off to me he used this song to show how great they were.

  1. I was so amazed at the Tracey Ullman thing I had to google it. I found it on youtube and I do remember that song. I guess it never registered in my noggin that it was Tracey Ullman singing it. I love the ’83 list, as I was actually born before way before then and have fond memories of most of those songs.

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