This is a segment from a Patreon premium episode featuring Sean T. Collins. Unlike our previous episode together, which was focused on industrial music, this is more of a free-flowing conversation that gets into Tears for Fears, Human League, Roxy Music, Aerosmith, Nirvana, Lenny Kravitz, and in this part of the conversation, Guns N' Roses. If you'd like to hear the full episode and get 4-5 premium episodes every month, you should hit up the Fluxpod Patreon.
This week's premium episode is an interview with Ronen Givony, the promoter behind the Wordless Music series, about his new book Not For You: Pearl Jam in the Present Tense. If you're not particularly into Pearl Jam this is still worth checking out as we talk a lot about his background in instrumental and modern classical music and creating the Wordless Music series, and the discussion of Pearl Jam is - like the book – really more about the culture of the '90s in general. If you want to hear the full episode, you can subscribe to the premium feed on the Fluxpod Patreon.
Sean T Collins on Industrial: Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, KMFDM, Pigface, Meat Beat Manifesto, and more
This episode features the writer Sean T Collins – the Original Bad Boy of TV Criticism! We recently collaborated on a playlist called Burning Inside: Industrial 1986-1994, which we made as an introduction to and celebration of the genre. This episode is basically a live "liner notes" for the playlist in which we discuss all the major figures and songs featured in the mix.
Cates Holderness, the managing editor of Tumblr, is here to break down what music was popular on Tumblr in 2020. Gen Z kids make up a huge portion of Tumblr's user base, so some of what's big there is about what you'd expect – K-pop, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift – while other things, like the huge popularity of sea shanties and the singer-songwriter Hozier, may come as a surprise.
Here's a list of all the songs featured in this episode:
Agust D "Daechwita"
The Mechanisms "Drunk Space Pirate"
The Amazing Devil "The Horror and the Wild"
Hozier "Wasteland, Baby!"
The Longest Johns "Oak & Ash & Thorn"
Harry Styles "Sunflower, Vol. 6"
Orville Peck "Drive Me, Crazy"
CNCO "Tan Enamorados"
Blankpink/Selena Gomez "Ice Cream"
In this clip from a Patreon exclusive episode of the show the comic book writer Sam Humphries and I talk about some live shows we've seen, including Sam witnessing a Nirvana reunion of sorts and me recalling an awful but very memorable experience seeing Steely Dan in Los Angeles.
This episode features internet legend Emily Gould, the author of the new novel Perfect Tunes. We talk about her new book, writing process stuff, and a lot about how people pass music down to children – and specifically, how she's been doing that with her young children.
This is a preview of a Patreon exclusive episode featuring the music journalist Bianca Gracie. The full episode goes deep on Mariah Carey, Rihanna, and Bianca's childhood listening to dancehall and reggae, but this clip has us talking about the arbitrary limitations people often put on R&B as a genre. You can hear the full episode by subscribing on Patreon – $5 per month will get you 4-5 extra episodes every month.