Thursday, November 14, 2013

Episode #23 - "Electric Boogaloo: The Quickening" - Show Notes

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Alternate Title: "Radio Blah Blah Blah"
  • Tonight's Beverage: Okocim (Polish beer)
  • Android KitKat, the Nexus 5 and the Moto G. The benefits of the Nexus line and going pre-paid rather than signing contracts for cell service. (Dirk uses Straight Talk.)
  • The Playstation 4 launch. (Ars Technica's review)
  • Clutch Cargo's closing.
  • The new Humble Store.
  • WDIV reporter drops F-bomb and blows up the Internet.
  • Special Guest: Bob Koski returns for more discussion of Detroit radio.
    • Extensive discussion of Doug Podell - longtime Detroit radio DJ and PD (Bob's view)-slash-evil d-bag (Dirk's view) - and Dirk's complicated history with him.

    • The insanity of demographics-driven radio programing and how the companies will screw everything up for no rational reason.
    • Dirk's encounters with celebrities while delivering flowers.
    • How do arrogant decisions happen even after focus group testing?
    • The favoritism shown Drew and Mike.
    • A game giveaway.
    • A listener calls in to discuss the shallowness of radio due to consultants.
    • Why local music gets ghettoized to nights and weekends when it gets played at all.
    • Why long songs like "Free Bird" and "Kashmir" became FM radio staples.
    • Why doesn't anyone try free-form radio again?
    • How The Bruiser Band came up with parodies.
Finally, a gratuitous shot of J.Law's new short hair which is actually pretty hot. Sort of a sultry Ellen Barkin-ish vibe going here.

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