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NEM#8. Tim Quirk Is the Philosopher-King of Beers

Tim describes himself as not a singer, but a writer with a band, and he shouted at the front of Too Much Joy in the late '80s–'90s and has since recorded now and again with Jay Blumenfeld from Too Much Joy as the techno-tinged Wonderlick. He's also a digital music hot-shot, working with Google Play, Rhapsody, and now Freeform. On this episode of the Nakedly Examined Music  Continue Reading …

Pretty Much Pop #129: Wherefore the Cover Song?

Is re-playing or re-recording a song written and performed by someone else an act of love or predation? Mark is joined by Too Much Joy's Tim Quirk, the Gig Gab Podcast's Dave Hamilton, and the author of A Philosophy of Cover Songs Prof. P.D. Magnus to talk about different types of and purposes for covers, look a little at the history, share favorites, and more. A few of the  Continue Reading …

Philosophy vs. Improv #32: “On the Standard of [Bad] Taste” w/ Babette Babich

Prof in the house! Babette teaches at Fordham and recently edited the collection "Reading David Hume's 'On The Standard of Taste,'" which Mark made use of for The Partially Examined Life's treatment of that essay in #289. So this can serve either as a follow-up to that discussion or as a fresh cogitation on the idea of an art critic. Can such people's superior tastes be defined  Continue Reading …

NEM-Pretty Much Pop Crossover: Story Songs w/ Rod Picott

Plenty of songs purport to tell stories, and the narrative ballad of course has a long enough history that the two forms certainly aren’t alien. But how do our listening practices conditioned by pop music jibe with recognizing and understanding narrative? Singer/songwriter and short story author Rod Picott joins Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast hosts Mark Linsenmayer,  Continue Reading …