Late Night Confidential #1

This episode is R.E.M.-themed. I've been listened to the R.E.M. rarities collection for the past few days (it was released last week) and I thought I'd run through some R.E.M. album cuts and b-sides.

Not that anyone cares, but I've changed the name of the show to Late Night Confidential. The name comes from the San Jose Sharks playoff run of 2011, when broadcasters Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda would do informal analysis in their hotel rooms after the games and post the videos online. It was kinda cool and amusing to see them with their hair down and their ties loosened, so to speak. It didn't last long, however, and they were shut down, presumably because the team/network/cable company wasn't able to monetize it. Speaking as a long-time Sharks fan, Late Night Confidential is probably the best thing to come out of any Sharks playoff run, so far.


Robot Cast #5

Travel back to the 80s with me in this week's edition of the Robot Hero podcast. It won't let me post all these as tags, so here are the bands and artists we'll be spinning: King Crimson, Kate Bush, Adrian Belew, Electric Light Orchestra, Tahnee Cain/Tryanglz, Art of Noise, Jean Michel Jarre, The Go-Go's, The Primitives, The Darling Buds, They Might Be Giants, Tin Machine, Fishbone, Todd Rundgren, The Innocence Mission, Book of Love.


Robot Cast #4

The return of the podcast. I bribed @chump_change into talking cover songs with me while I recorded the conversation. It's slightly less than an hour long, so give it a spin if you're so inclined.


Lay your head where it burns

The new Lykke Li album, I Never Learn, is out and I love it. Seriously, with track titles like I Never Learn, Heart of Steel and Sleeping Alone, brutal heartbreak never sounded so good.

Check out Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone, then go track down the album and listen to it on repeat all day. You can thank me later.