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  • An update on what's next now that Season Six is complete, along with some book and music recommendations!

    BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

    The History of Jazz by Ted Gioia, 3rd edition - 1997, revised 2021

    Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning by Gary Marcus, 2012

    MUSIC RECOMMENDATION LINKS

    Steve Pardo - DOS - (also in Video Game form on Steam)

    Completions - I Needed Help

    Ruth Moody - Wanderer

    The Onesies - The Onesies Dig With the Wrong Foot

    Sheena Ringo - Hiizurutokoro

    Adi Oasis - Lotus Glow

    St. Vincent - All Born Screaming

    Laura Marling - Short Movie (Director's Cut)

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    Robyn Metcalfe
    Brian Templet
    Cesar
    Bob Tucker
    Corpus Frisky
    Ben Barron
    Catherine Warner
    Damon White
    Kaya Woodall
    Jay Swartz
    Miriam Joy
    Rush
    Daniel Hannon-Barry
    Christopher Miller
    Jamie White
    Christopher McConnell
    David Mascetti
    Joe Laska
    Ken Hirsh
    Melanie Andrich
    Jenness Gardner
    Paul Delaney
    Dave Sharpe
    Sami Samhuri
    Jeremy Dawson
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    Matt C
    Samantha Coates
    James
    Mark Nadasdi
    Jeff
    Dan Cutter
    Joseph Romero
    Ol Parker
    John Berry
    Danielle Kriz
    Michael York
    Clint McElroy
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    Inmar Givoni
    Michael Singer
    Merv Adrian
    Joe Gallo
    Lauren Knotts
    Dave Kolas
    Henry Mindlin
    Monica St. Angelo
    Stephen Wolkwitz
    Suzanne
    Rand LeShay
    Max
    eric sp
    Matthew Jones
    Thomas
    Anthony Mentz
    James McMurry
    Ethan Laser
    Brian John Peter
    Chris Remo
    Matt Schoenthal
    Aaron Wilson
    Dent Earl
    Carlos Lerner
    Misty Haisfield
    Abraham Benrubi
    Chris Kotarba
    Callum Webb
    Lynda MacNeil
    Dick Morgan
    Ben Stein
    Susan Green
    Grettir Asmundarson
    Sean Murphy
    Alan Brough
    Randal Vegter
    Go Birds!
    Robert Granat
    dave malloy
    Nick Galloway
    Heather J
    john halpin
    Peter Harding
    David
    John Bauman
    Martín Salías
    Stu Baker
    Steve Martino
    Dr Arthur A Gray
    Carolina
    Gary Pierce
    Matt Baxter
    Luigi Boccia
    E Margaret Warton
    Charles McGee
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    KenIsWearingAHat
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    Jeff Ulm
    David Futter
    Jamie
    Deebs
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    David McDarby
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    Elliot Rosen
    Lisa Turner
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    Adam Stofsky
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    Rishi Sahay
    Jeffrey Bean
    Jason Reitman
    Ailie Fraser
    Rob Tsuk
    NATALIE MISTILIS
    Josh Singer
    Amy Lynn Thornsen
    Adam W
    Kelli Brockington
    Victoria Yu
    mino capossela
    Steve Paquin
    David Joske
    Bernard Khoo
    Robert Heuer
    David Noah
    Geraldine Butler
    Madeleine Mader
    Jason Pratt
    Abbie Berg
    Doug Belew
    Dermot Crowley
    Achint Srivastava
    Ryan Rairigh
    Michael Berman
    Linda Duffy
    Bonnie Prinsen
    Liz Seger
    Eoin de Burca
    Kevin Potter
    M Shane Borders
    Dallas Hockley
    Jason Gerry
    Nell Morse
    Nathan Gouwens
    Lauren Reay
    Eric Prestemon
    Cookies250
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    Angela Livingstone
    Diane Hughes
    Michael Casner
    Lowell Meyer
    Stephen Tsoneff
    Joshua Hill
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    Pascal Rueger
    Randy Souza
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    AJ Schuster
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    David Stroud
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    Amanda Furlotti
    Andrew Baker
    Andrew Fair
    L.B. Morse
    Bill Thornton
    Brian Amoebas
    Brett Douville
    Jeffrey Olson
    Matt Betzel
    Nate from Kalamazoo
    Melanie Stivers
    Richard Toller
    Alexander Polson
    Earl Lozada
    Justin McElroy
    Arjun Sharma
    James Johnson
    Kevin Morrell
    Colin Hodo

  • In the season six finale, Kirk takes a deep dive into Bruce Springsteen's signature song, 1975's "Born to Run." It's all here: tremolo guitar riffs, glockenspiel arpeggios, endless sus chords, and a sax solo for the ages. Baby, we were born for it.

    Written by: Bruce Springsteen

    Produced by: Springsteen, John Landau, and Mike Appel

    Album: Born to Run, 1975

    Listen/Buy via Lynkify

    ALSO REFERENCED/DISCUSSED:

    "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out" and "Thunder Road" from Born to Run, 1975Born to Run live at Madison Square Garden, 2000, and live in Belfast, 2024Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run, 2005Bruce Springsteen: All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track by Jean-Michel Guesdon and Philippe Margotin

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    Miriam Joy
    Rush
    Daniel Hannon-Barry
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    Dave Sharpe
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    Danielle Kriz
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    Michael Singer
    Merv Adrian
    Joe Gallo
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    Stephen Wolkwitz
    Suzanne
    Rand LeShay
    Max
    eric sp
    Matthew Jones
    Thomas
    Anthony Mentz
    James McMurry
    Ethan Laser
    Brian John Peter
    Chris Remo
    Matt Schoenthal
    Aaron Wilson
    Dent Earl
    Carlos Lerner
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    Lynda MacNeil
    Dick Morgan
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    Susan Green
    Grettir Asmundarson
    Sean Murphy
    Alan Brough
    Randal Vegter
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    Nick Galloway
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    john halpin
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    Robert Heuer
    David Noah
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    Madeleine Mader
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    Liz Seger
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    Nathan Gouwens
    Lauren Reay
    Eric Prestemon
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    Michael Casner
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    Amanda Furlotti
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    Andrew Fair
    L.B. Morse
    Bill Thornton
    Brian Amoebas
    Brett Douville
    Jeffrey Olson
    Matt Betzel
    Nate from Kalamazoo
    Melanie Stivers
    Richard Toller
    Alexander Polson
    Earl Lozada
    Justin McElroy
    Arjun Sharma
    James Johnson
    Kevin Morrell
    Colin Hodo

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  • As Season Six draws to a close, Kirk opens up the Strong Songs mailbag to answer a bunch of listener questions on topics ranging from Diablo's use of lydian to what he means when he talks about "transcribing."

    REFERENCED/DISCUSSED:

    "Tristram" by Matt Uelman from Diablo, 1997"Blast Inc. (feat. Jorgen Munkeby)" by Haunted Shores from Viscera, 2015"One Down, One Up" by John Coltrane from New Thing at Newport, 1965"Heart of Glass" by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein as recorded by Miley Cyrus in 2020"Respect" by Otis Redding recorded by Aretha Franklin, 1967"All The Things You Are" by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, 1939, and also recorded by the Brad Mehldau Trio in 1999"Reminiscing" by Little River Band from Sleeper Catcher, 1978"Flute Loop" by The Beastie Boys from Ill Communication, 1994"Flute Thing" by The Blues Project from Projections, 1966"Dream is Collapsing" and "Dream Within a Dream" by Hans Zimmer from Inception, 2010"Concerto for Flute & Orchestra No. 1 in G Major, I. 313: I. Allegro Maestoso," feat. Sir James Galway"Kid Charlemagne" by Steely Dan feat. Larry Carlton from The Royal Scam, 1976"St. Thomas" by Sonny Rollins from Saxophone Colossus, 1956"Supercell" by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard from PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation , 2023"Morph" by twenty one pilots from Trench, 2018"Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince from Homebase, 1991"Summer Love" by Kool and the Gang from Light of Worlds, 1974"Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang' by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg from The Chronic, 1992Doctor Mix explains how to get the "Summer Madness" sound on an ARP 2600"Ironside" by Quincy Jones as featured in the Kill Bill soundtrack, 2003"Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: IV. Allegro non troppo" by Dimitri Shostakovich as recorded by the Berlin Philharmonic, 1987"Time" by Pink Floyd from The Dark Side of the Moon, 1973"Shit Talk" by Sufjan Stevens from Javelin, 2023

    OUTRO SOLOIST: Evan Illouz

    Evan is a clinical psychologist in Brooklyn, NY, who's been playing since he was in high school, about 20 years ago.

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    Jay Swartz
    Miriam Joy
    SEAN D WINNIE
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    Daniel Hannon-Barry
    Christopher Miller
    Jamie White
    Christopher McConnell
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    Joe Laska
    Ken Hirsh
    Jez
    Melanie Andrich
    Jenness Gardner
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    Dave Sharpe
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    Michael York
    Clint McElroy
    Mordok’s Vape Pen
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    Michael Singer
    Merv Adrian
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    Dave Kolas
    Henry Mindlin
    Monica St. Angelo
    Stephen Wolkwitz
    Suzanne
    Rand LeShay
    Max
    eric sp
    Matthew Jones
    Thomas
    Anthony Mentz
    James McMurry
    Ethan Laser
    Brian Johan Peter
    Chris Remo
    Matt Schoenthal
    Aaron Wilson
    Dent Earl
    Carlos Lerner
    Misty Haisfield
    Abraham Benrubi
    Chris Kotarba
    Callum Webb
    Lynda MacNeil
    Dick Morgan
    Ben Stein
    Susan Green
    Grettir Asmundarson
    Sean Murphy
    Alan Brough
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    Nick Galloway
    Heather J
    john halpin
    Peter Harding
    David
    John Bauman
    Martín Salías
    Stu Baker
    Steve Martino
    Dr Arthur A Gray
    Carolina
    Gary Pierce
    Matt Baxter
    Luigi Boccia
    E Margaret Warton
    Charles McGee
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    Deebs
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    Elliot Rosen
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    Jason Reitman
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    Rob Tsuk
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    Adam W
    Kelli Brockington
    Victoria Yu
    mino capossela
    Steve Paquin
    David Joske
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    Robert Heuer
    David Noah
    Geraldine Butler
    Madeleine Mader
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    Abbie Berg
    Doug Belew
    Dermot Crowley
    Achint Srivastava
    Ryan Rairigh
    Michael Berman
    Linda Duffy
    Bonnie Prinsen
    Liz Seger
    Eoin de Burca
    Kevin Potter
    M Shane Borders
    Dallas Hockley
    Jason Gerry
    Nell Morse
    Nathan Gouwens
    Lauren Reay
    Eric Prestemon
    Cookies250
    Damian Brady
    Angela Livingstone
    Diane Hughes
    Michael Casner
    Lowell Meyer
    Stephen Tsoneff
    Joshua Hill
    Geoff Golden
    Pascal Rueger
    Randy Souza
    Clare Holberton
    Diane Turner
    Tom Coleman
    Dhu Wik
    Mel D
    Eric Helm
    Jonathan Daniels
    Michael Flaherty
    Caro Field
    michael bochner
    Naomi Watson
    David Cushman
    Alexander
    Chris K
    Gavin Doig
    Sam Fenn
    Tanner Morton
    AJ Schuster
    Jennifer Bush
    David Stroud
    Brad Callahan
    Amanda Furlotti
    Andrew Baker
    Andrew Fair
    L.B. Morse
    Bill Thornton
    Brian Amoebas
    Brett Douville
    Jeffrey Olson
    Matt Betzel
    Nate from Kalamazoo
    Melanie Stivers
    Richard Toller
    Alexander Polson
    Earl Lozada
    Justin McElroy
    Arjun Sharma
    James Johnson
    Kevin Morrell
    Colin Hodo

  • Stage left! It's time for Strong Songs to talk about XTC. Stage right! Now the song is picked, analysis can begin. Stand up! If we listen close, we'll hear some lovely notes...

    On this episode, Kirk takes the stage alongside "Easter Theatre," the first single off of XTC's 1999 experimental symphono-pop album Apple Venus: Vol. 1. Bring on the bassoons and power up the mellotron; we've got some shapes to stack.

    Written by: Andy Partridge

    Produced by: Haydn Bendall & Nick Davies

    Album: Apple Venus Vol. 1, 1999 and Instruvenus, 2002

    Listen/Buy via Songwhip

    ALSO REFERENCED/DISCUSSED:

    “Senses Working Overtime” by Andy Partridge from English Settlement, 1982“Dear God” by Partridge (eventually) from Skylarking, 1986“Mayor of Simpleton” from Oranges & Lemons, 1989“River of Orchids,” “I’d Like That,” “Greenman,” “Frivolous Tonight,” and “Fruit Nut” by XTC from Apple Venus, Vol. 1, 1999"Easter Theatre (Demo Version)" and "How Easter Theatre Came to Be" released with the UK single, 1999Partridge’s 1999 Guitar Player interviewComplicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC by Andy Partridge with Todd BernhardtA subsequent behind the song interview published by XTC“Killer Queen” by Freddie Mercury from Sheer Heart Attack, 1974“Chicago” by Sufjan Stevens from Illinoise, 2005“I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton as sung by Whitney Houston on The Bodyguard Soundtrack, 1992

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    Robyn Metcalfe
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    Jay Swartz
    Miriam Joy
    SEAN D WINNIE
    Rush
    Daniel Hannon-Barry
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    Jamie White
    Christopher McConnell
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    Joe Laska
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    Jez
    Melanie Andrich
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    Jeremy Dawson
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    Dave Florey

    MAY 2024 HALF-NOTE PATRONS

    Danielle Kriz
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    Clint McElroy
    Mordok’s Vape Pen
    Inmar Givoni
    Michael Singer
    Merv Adrian
    Joe Gallo
    Lauren Knotts
    Dave Kolas
    Henry Mindlin
    Monica St. Angelo
    Stephen Wolkwitz
    Suzanne
    Rand LeShay
    Max
    eric sp
    Matthew Jones
    Thomas
    Anthony Mentz
    James McMurry
    Ethan Laser
    Brian Johan Peter
    Chris Remo
    Matt Schoenthal
    Aaron Wilson
    Dent Earl
    Carlos Lerner
    Misty Haisfield
    Abraham Benrubi
    Chris Kotarba
    Callum Webb
    Lynda MacNeil
    Dick Morgan
    Ben Stein
    Susan Green
    Grettir Asmundarson
    Sean Murphy
    Alan Brough
    Randal Vegter
    Go Birds!
    Robert Granat
    dave malloy
    Nick Galloway
    Heather J
    john halpin
    Peter Harding
    David
    John Bauman
    Martín Salías
    Stu Baker
    Steve Martino
    Dr Arthur A Gray
    Carolina
    Gary Pierce
    Matt Baxter
    Luigi Boccia
    E Margaret Warton
    Charles McGee
    Catherine Clause
    Ethan Bauman
    KenIsWearingAHat
    Jordan Block
    Aaron Wade
    Jeff Ulm
    David Futter
    Jamie
    Deebs
    Portland Eye Care
    Carrie Schneider
    Richard Sneddon
    Doreen Carlson
    David McDarby
    Wendy Gilchrist
    Elliot Rosen
    Lisa Turner
    Paul Wayper
    Bruno Gaeta
    Kenneth Jung
    Adam Stofsky
    Zak Remer
    Rishi Sahay
    Jeffrey Bean
    Jason Reitman
    Ailie Fraser
    Rob Tsuk
    NATALIE MISTILIS
    Josh Singer
    Amy Lynn Thornsen
    Adam W
    Kelli Brockington
    Victoria Yu
    mino capossela
    Steve Paquin
    David Joske
    Bernard Khoo
    Robert Heuer
    David Noah
    Geraldine Butler
    Madeleine Mader
    Jason Pratt
    Abbie Berg
    Doug Belew
    Dermot Crowley
    Achint Srivastava
    Ryan Rairigh
    Michael Berman
    Linda Duffy
    Bonnie Prinsen
    Liz Seger
    Eoin de Burca
    Kevin Potter
    M Shane Borders
    Dallas Hockley
    Jason Gerry
    Nell Morse
    Nathan Gouwens
    Lauren Reay
    Eric Prestemon
    Cookies250
    Damian Brady
    Angela Livingstone
    Diane Hughes
    Michael Casner
    Lowell Meyer
    Stephen Tsoneff
    Joshua Hill
    Geoff Golden
    Pascal Rueger
    Randy Souza
    Clare Holberton
    Diane Turner
    Tom Coleman
    Dhu Wik
    Mel D
    Eric Helm
    Jonathan Daniels
    Michael Flaherty
    Caro Field
    michael bochner
    Naomi Watson
    David Cushman
    Alexander
    Chris K
    Gavin Doig
    Sam Fenn
    Tanner Morton
    AJ Schuster
    Jennifer Bush
    David Stroud
    Brad Callahan
    Amanda Furlotti
    Andrew Baker
    Andrew Fair
    L.B. Morse
    Bill Thornton
    Brian Amoebas
    Brett Douville
    Jeffrey Olson
    Matt Betzel
    Nate from Kalamazoo
    Melanie Stivers
    Richard Toller
    Alexander Polson
    Earl Lozada
    Justin McElroy
    Arjun Sharma
    James Johnson
    Kevin Morrell
    Colin Hodo

  • Phish may be known for their 30-minute live jams, but turns out you can distill their best qualities into a song one-tenth that length. To that end, Kirk picks apart and reassembles their 1998 studio recording of "Limb By Limb" in all its polyrhythmic, guitarpeggiated glory.

    Music by: Trey Anastasio, with Page McConnell, Mike Gordon & Jon Fishman

    Lyrics by: Tom Marshall & Scott Herman

    Album: The Story of the Ghost (1998)

    Listen/Buy via Songwhip

    ALSO REFERENCED/DISCUSSED:

    "You Enjoy Myself" by Trey Anastasio from Junta, 1989"The Story of the Ghost" and "Guyute" from The Story of the Ghost, 1998"Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix from Axis: Bold as Love, 1967Excerpts from a 2017 episode of Tom Marshall's "Under The Scales," feat. Scott Herman

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    Brian Templet
    Cesar
    Bob Tucker
    Corpus Frisky
    Ben Barron
    Catherine Warner
    Damon White
    Kaya Woodall
    Jay Swartz
    Miriam Joy
    SEAN D WINNIE
    Rush
    Daniel Hannon-Barry
    Christopher Miller
    Jamie White
    Christopher McConnell
    David Mascetti
    Joe Laska
    Ken Hirsh
    Jez
    Melanie Andrich
    Jenness Gardner
    Dave Sharpe
    Sami Samhuri
    Jeremy Dawson
    AccessViolation
    Andre Bremer
    Dave Florey

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  • You came, you saw, you voted, and you picked Blondie as Strong Songs' first listener-selected artist! After weighing a number of possible songs to focus on, Kirk decided to go with the 1978 hit that took them from the punk clubs of New York to dance floors around the world.

    Wanna pick an artist for Season Seven? Go join the Patreon!

    Written by: Deborah Harry and Chris Stein

    Produced by: Mike Chapman

    Album: Parallel Lines (1978)

    Listen/Buy via Songwhip

    Special Guests: Katelyn and Laurie Shook, a.k.a. Shook Twins

    ALSO REFERENCED/DISCUSSED:

    "One Way or Another" by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison from Parallel Lines, 1978"Atomic" by Debbie Harry and Jimmy Destri from Eat To The Beat, 1979"Call Me" by Debbie Harry and Giorgio Moroder, 1980"I Feel Love" by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, and Pete Bellotte from I Remember Yesterday, 1977A 2013 Guardian interview with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein on the writing of the songA 2008 Sound on Sound article detailing the production of Parallel LinesAn interesting 1979 New York Times profile of the band

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  • Meshell Ndegeocello is: a fearless songwriter, an outrageously funky bassist, and a groundbreaking producer who knows just how to get the most out of each musician she hires. On this episode, Kirk takes a deep dive into "The Way," the second track off of her 1996 record Peace Beyond Passion, and shines a light on some of the things that make her one of the greats.

    Written by: Meshell Ndegeocello

    Album: Peace Beyond Passion (1996)

    Special Guest: Sam Howard

    Listen/Buy via Songwhip

    ALSO DISCUSSED:

    "The Womb," "Ecclesiastes: Free My Heart" "The Way" by Meshell Ndegeocello from Peace Beyond Passion, 1996"Wild Night" by Van Morrison recorded by John Mellencamp and Meshell Ndegeocello on Dance Naked, 1994"Who Is He And What Is He To You" by Bill Withers and Stan McKinney from Peace Beyond Passion, 1996"Birdland" by Weather Report from Heavy Weather, 1977"Computer Blue" by Prince and the Revolution from Purple Rain, 1984"Cat Battles" by Joshua Redman from Freedom in the Groove, 1996

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  • For the third edition of Strong Covers, Kirk takes on two famous covers of two equally famous songs: Jimi Hendrix's 1968 cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower," and The White Stripes' early 2000s cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene."

    Written by: Bob Dylan & Dolly Parton

    Albums:
    Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding, 1967 — Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland, 1968
    Dolly Parton: Jolene, 1973 — White Stripes: Live Under Blackpool Lights, 2004

    Listen/Buy: Watchtower Original | Cover — Jolene Original | Cover

    ALSO DISCUSSED:

    Covers of "Hallelujah," "Respect," and "Gotta Get You Into My Life" featured on Strong Covers Volume 1 and Volume 2"All Along the Watchtower" covered by Dave Matthews Band live at the United Center, 1998, and the cast of Battlestar Galactica"Hey Joe" recorded by Jimi Hendrix, 1967Nadine Hubbs' essay on Jolene and the "Other Woman Song"Chip Young interview where he talks about recording the Jolene guitar partZac Childs shares the results of his digging into who played which partZac Childs' excellent YouTube channel"Jolene" slowed down via Odinsvlog on Youtube

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  • Kirk digs into the work of master composer Antônio Carlos Jobim via his timeless 1974 duet with Elis Regina on his song "Águas de Marçco," known Stateside as "The Waters of March." He's joined by special guest Frederico Barros, Professor of Musicology at Federal University of Rio De Janeiro.

    Written by: Antônio Carlos Jobim

    Performed by: Jobim and Elis Regina

    Album: Elis & Tom (1974)

    Listen/Buy via Songwhip

    ALSO DISCUSSED:

    "The Girl From Ipamena" and "Desefinado" by Tom Jobim from Getz/Gilberto, 1964"Corcovado (Quiet Night of Quiet Stars)," "Triste," and "Bigras Nunca Mais" by Jobim from Elis & Tom, 1974 and Getz/Gilberto, 1964"Felicidade" by Jobim recorded by Vince Maggio and Mark Colby from Reunion, 1999Chega de Saudade by Jobim as recorded by the Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

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    1 x 0 - traditional choro, Pixinguinha playing sax and sort of inventing “Brazilian counterpoint” - in the second part of this piece, when it modulates to G major, you’ll hear the sax play a rhythmic figure important to Aquarela do Brasil (see below);Espinha de Bacalhau - choro, played by an orchestra that was created with the aim of playing Brazilian music in the manner of American Big Bands;O Relógio da Vovó - the Trio Surdina was comprised of musicians who worked at the Radio Nacional (where Jobim would also work as an arranger) and whose compositions and way of playing were fundamental to the development of “modern” Brazilian music - yes, Desafinado!;Aquarela Brasileira - Radamés Gnattali was an arranger at Radio Nacional and this arrangement of Ary Barroso’s Aquarela do Brasil is kind of an inflexion point - the story is (always) more complicated, but the TL;DR is its importance lies in the use of samba rhythm in the orchestral parts, not only in the percussion section, as was previously usual (attention to the long notes in the melody accompanied by the same chromatic figure played by the tenor sax in 1 x 0 above);Copacabana - there are two versions of the song here, both sung by Dick Farney (Sinatra’s influence on him is pretty clear). The first one was arranged by Radamés Gnattali and was a huge hit at the turn of the 1940s to the 50s. The song is kind of a symbol of the stylistic change from live music in cassinos (closed by the government in 1948) to small clubs in Copacabana where Bossa Nova and Samba-jazz would eventually be born;Copacabana (second version) - also sung by Dick Farney, but recorded much later (couldn’t find the exact date) now in complete Bossa style - I thought it could be interesting to be able to compare both versions;Chega de Saudade - João Gilberto’s 1959 recording of Chega de Saudade. Considered by practically everyone interested in music at that time as sounding absolutely novel and unprecedented: the singing, the lyrics, the arrangement, the guitar playing. Kind of Bossa Nova’s inaugural moment, the song has kind of a choro form and I once saw Jobim say in an interview that he had the idea when he saw his mother’s housemaid singing the choro Sonoroso and he thought something like “well, it seems people can remember a long melody and all these lyrics, after all…”;Chega de Saudade - following the commentary I made about Chega de Saudade and the choro, here a 1963 version - right in the period where it was all happening - by the old-school mandolinist Jacob do Bandolim;Estamos Aí - sung here by Leny Andrade in her debut album, totally positioned as “Modern Popular Music”, as they would define it, it shows very clearly the new style that was emerging - the whole scat singing section in the middle is really pointing to jazz and the lyrics talk about Bossa Nova itself;Rapaz de Bem - Johnny Alf is one of the unsung heroes and precursor of Bossa Nova: the singing, the harmonic language, the compositional aesthetics… it was all there;Embalo - a typical example of what was called samba-jazz back then;Influência do Jazz - by one of the early Bossa Nova composers, Carlos Lyra, the song talks about how samba was influenced by jazz in a somewhat ambivalent manner and has acquired sort of a symbolic, manifesto-like status - we hear a younger Elis Regina singing it here, in the famous program/series O Fino da Bossa;Preconceito - two versions, first Orlando Silva’s old school version (1941), then João Gilberto singing the same song years later (2003) and doing his thing;Aos Pés da Cruz - one of the classic João Gilberto recordings. I added it to the playlist just because it’s so beautiful;Elis’ first recording of Águas de Março is interesting because the guitar “levada” is sort of middle ground between the “modern samba” that will be so characteristic of her band’s playing and the more subdivided earlier style of playing samba;Coisa N. 1 - Moacir Santos was also an arranger (they were called maestros, actually) at Rádio Nacional, where Jobim, Radamés, the Trio Surdina guys and many other important musicians worked. Moacir was the only black maestro of the time and had studied with classically-trained composers like Guerra-Peixe (also a maestro at Rádio Nacional) and H. J. Koellreutter (German composer who fled Germany during the rise of the Nazis and is credited as having introduced dodecaphonism in Brazil). He wrote the “Coisas” (Things) and numbered them as if they were “Opus 1”, “Opus 2” etc. Moacir is an entire chapter in itself and unfortunately one can’t find the original 1966 recording of the Coisas on Spotify, which used practically all important “modern” musicians living in Rio de Janeiro at the time. This recording was made in 2001 with Moacir’s approval and is true to the original arrangement, though the solos were improvised by the musicians;O Mestre Sala dos Mares - written by Elis’ contemporaries João Bosco and Aldir Blanc, we first listen to Bosco’s recording of this samba, more in the traditional style, with percussion, cavaquinho, 7-string guitar and all, and then Elis’ version with most of the band that recorded Elis & Tom - sorry for insisting with the comparison thing, but I think it’s instructive and it takes a lot of examples to start grasping some subtleties;É Com Esse Que Eu Vou - first listen to Elis’ version and then the traditional one. This is carnival music, really, and they did this wonderful modern, samba-jazzy version;Como Nossos Pais - another, arguably as important, side of Elis. From 1976, this is perhaps her most famous recording and serves here to show that her repertoire was considerably wider than samba. People get really moved by this recording (understandably, at least to my Brazilian ears) and despite the stylistic differences, this is also the same core band we hear in Elis & Tom.
  • Turns out some songs stand on their own, however memorable-slash-horrifying their music video might have been.

    Written by: Chris Cornell

    Produced by: Michael Beinhorn

    Album: Superunknown (1994)

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  • Strong Songs Season Six kicks off with a widely requested classic: Peter Gabriel's 1986 yearner "In Your Eyes." Because why hire one rhythm section when you can hire two for twice the price?

    Written by: Peter Gabriel

    Produced by: Daniel Lanois

    Album: So (1986)

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    ALSO DISCUSSED:

    Rick Beato's Interview with So producer Daniel Lanois"DIY" by Peter Gabriel from Peter Gabriel 2: Scratch, 1978"Sledgehammer," "Don't Give Up," and "Big Time" by Gabriel from So, 1986Kwame Ansah-Brew demonstrates the Talking Drum

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  • On this bonus episode from May 2022, Kirk goes through a handful of other covers of the three Beatles songs he recently discussed on the show.

    "Gotta Get You Into My Life" by Paul McCartney/Lennon-McCartney as covered by Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers (1966) and Blood, Sweat & Tears (1975)"Eleanor Rigby" by Paul McCartney/Lennon-McCartney as covered by Aretha Franklin (1968), Cody Fry (2021), Joshua Bell and Frankie Moreno (2009) and Zoot (1970)"Blackbird" by Paul McCartney/Lennon-McCartney as covered by Crosby, Stills & Nash (1982) and the Brad Mehldau Trio (1996)

    Also Featured/Discussed:

    "Reelin' In The Years" by Steely Dan from Can't Buy a Thrill, 1972The score video of Cody Fry's arrangement of "Eleanor Rigby"Bicycle Race by Queen from Jazz, 1972

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  • Kirk shares some details about the upcoming season of Strong Songs, which kicks off on February 9 in early access, and on February 23 in the main feed.

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  • (Originally recorded in May 2022) There's always more to say about Sonny Rollins, so Kirk shares a few of his other favorite Sonny moments, along with some additional love for Max Roach's drumming on Saxophone Colossus.

    REFERENCED:

    "St. Thomas" and "Blue 7" by Sonny Rollins from Saxophone Colossus, 1956"St. Thomas" as performed by Joshua Redman on Spirit of the Moment: Live at the Village Vanguard, 1992"Four" by Miles Davis performed by Sonny Rollins on A Night at the Village Vanguard, 1957"Without a Song" by Vincent Youmans recorded by Sonny Rollins on The Bridge, 1962"I Know That You Know" also by Vincent Youmans from Sonny Side Up, 1959

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  • Weird Al has been writing songs and recording parodies for four decades, and his musical footprint is unfathomably wide. In this minisode, originally released in October 2022, Kirk gets into a few things he didn't have room for in the main feed episode about "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota."

    FEATURED/DISCUSSED:

    "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies" by Yankovic, a parody of "Money for Nothing" by Mark Knopfler & Definitely Sting from Brothers in Arms, 1985A really interesting Sound on Sound article about the production of Brothers in Arms"Spam," by Yankovic, a parody of "Stand" by REM from Green, 1989"Smells Like Nirvana" by Yankovic, a parody of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana from Nevermind, 1991"Livin' in the Fridge" by Yankovic, a parody of "Livin' on the Edge" by Aerosmith from Get a Grip, 1993"Bohemian Polka," by Yankovic, a rearrangement of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Freddie Mercury and Queen from A Night at the Opera, 1975

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  • Recorded in August 2022 as an addendum to the main feed episode "Strong Grooves, Volume 1," special guest Russ Kleiner takes Kirk through the evolution of James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefield's playing from 1967 to 1970.

    FEATURED/DISCUSSED:

    "Cold Sweat" (1967), "I Got The Feelin'" (1968), "Mother Popcorn" (1969), "Funky Drummer" (1970), all feat. Clyde Stubblefield on drums.

    SPECIAL GUEST: Russ Kleiner

    Russ is one of Kirk's oldest friends, a drummer and percussionist who currently lives, teaches, and performs in Connecticut. He has frequently offered drum insights to Kirk for various episodes of Strong Songs, and has been overdue for an actual appearance on the show.

    Additional thanks to Nick D'Errico for his help recording and overseeing the drum session for this episode - find Nick online at https://www.nddrums.com.

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  • For the Season Five finale, Kirk takes a look at The Band and Martin Scorsese's beloved 1978 concert film The Last Waltz - "The beginning of the beginning of the end of the beginning."

    Featuring music by The Band: Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, and Garth Hudson

    Directed by: Martin Scorsese

    Album: The Last Waltz (1978)

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    ALSO DISCUSSED/REFERENCED:

    "The Weight" by Robbie Robertson as covered by The Staple Singers and Aretha FranklinStudio versions of several songs from the show, featured on The Band (1969) and Northern Lights - Southern Cross, 1975A 2014 New Yorker interview with Mavis Staples"Rockin' in Rhythm" by Duke Ellington, first recorded 1931"The Next Waltz," a concert event held every November in Portland, ORThe Jeremy Wilson Foundation, helping support local musicians in need

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    Brian Amoebas
    Brett Douville
    Jeffrey Olson
    Matt Betzel
    Nate from Kalamazoo
    Melanie Stivers
    Richard Toller
    Alexander Polson
    Earl Lozada
    Justin McElroy
    Arjun Sharma
    James Johnson
    Kevin Morrell
    Colin Hodo

  • It's time for another mailbag episode, as Kirk takes on questions about Evanescence piano, Kelis bells, and counting in songs by Phish, Vessels, Ten Years After, and Kishi Bashi. All that, and a friendly dispute about a Taylor Swift song.

    "Milkshake" by Neptunes/Kelis from Tasty, 2003"Going Under" by Evanescence from Fallen, 2003Joe Lovono plays the AulochromePat Metheney plays the Pikasso 42-string GuitarMatt Glassmeyer and Jano Rix demonstrate the ShuitarFuture Man plays Synth Axe Drumitar live with the Flecktones"What About Me?" by Snarky Puppy from We Like It Here, 2014"Shimmer Intend Spark Groove Defend" feat. Nels Cline from What Is To Be Done, 2019"Angst In My Pants" by Sparks from Angst in my Pants, 1982"The Sky Was Pink" by Nathan Fake, covered by Vessels, 2012"Hahaha, Pt. 2" by Kishi Bashi from Lighght, 2014"Mound" by Phish from Rift, 1993"I'd Love to Change the World" by Ten Years After from A Space in Time, 1971"Bad Blood" (Taylor's Version) by Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, 2015/2023Elton John plays "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" at Dodger Stadium, 2022The NIOSH Sound Level Meter App

    OUTRO SOLOIST: BJ Cord

    This episode's outro soloist is BJ Cord, a fantastic trumpet player based in Portland. BJ works at Monette trumpets making some of the most beautiful horns in the world, and is a regular presence on their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monettetrumpets

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    Clare Holberton
    Diane Turner
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    Mark Perry
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    AJ Schuster
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    Arjun Sharma
    James Johnson
    Kevin Morrell
    Colin Hodo

  • The electric guitar is a beautiful, maddening instrument, and man does it sound good in the right hands. On this episode, Kirk takes a deep dive into solos by guitar legends Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, and Larry Carlton.

    FEATURED/DISCUSSED:

    "Seven Come Eleven" by Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman, recorded by the Benny Goodman Sextet in 1939"Fried Pies" by Wes Montgomery from Boss Guitar, 1963"Hey Joe" by Billy Roberts recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience on Are You Experienced?, 1967Larry Carlton's solo on "Kid Charlemagne" by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker (AKA Steely Dan) from The Royal Scam, 1976

    OUTRO SOLOIST: Kirk Hamilton

    Kirk returns for another outro guitar solo, this time with a few new licks under his belt.

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    AJ Schuster
    Jennifer Bush
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  • Kirk wasn't expecting to make a full-length episode about the music of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but then he played the game. And here we are.

    Picking up on 2022's deep-dive in the music of the Zelda series, this episode takes a deep dive into the score of the new game, covering the many ways it builds on the past and charts a new musical future.

    SPOILERS: The first 40 minutes of the episode feature some discussion of the events of Tears of the Kingdom, but no major story spoilers. At around the 40-minute mark (there's an in-episode warning), Kirk gets into specifics of the story with full spoilers, including the game's ending.

    Tears of the Kingdom score composed by: Manaka Kataoka, Maasa Miyoshi, Masato Ohashi, and Tsukasa Usui
    Original Zelda themes composed by: Koji Kondo

    ALSO DISCUSSED/FEATURED

    Twenty Thousand Hertz's excellent episodes on the sound and music of Zelda (Part 1, Part 2)"Careless Whisper" by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley from Make it Big, 1984Excerpts from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Skyward Sword, and Link's AwakeningSuper Mario Bros. Theme by Koji Kondo from Super Mario Bros. Odyssey, 2017

    OUTRO SOLOIST: Rob Rideout

    Rob Rideout is a guitar teacher from Yorkshire who plays and writes for the Progressive Metal band Memnor. Memnor stream their time in the studio on fridays evenings at 20:00 GMT on Twitch. (From Rob: If you wanna hear what quintuplets in 21/16 sound like, then drop in.)

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    Brett Douville
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    Nate from Kalamazoo
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    Richard Toller
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