The Next Track, Episode #206 – Two Guys in a Pub Rambling about Audio Gear

We offer a free-form episode, where we ramble about audio equipment, music, and more.

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The Next Track, Episode #205 – Iconic Album Covers

In our first multimedia podcast episode, we look at iconic album covers. Depending on your podcast player, you may be able to see the albums we discuss as the podcast progresses. If not, the album covers are shown below.

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The Next Track, Episode #204 – Oh, by the way, which one’s pink?

In another album deep dive, we discuss Wish You Were Here, Kirk’s favorite Pink Floyd album.

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The Next Track, Episode #203 – Keith Miles on Bob Dylan in London

Dylanologists Jackie Lees and Keith Miles have written a book about Bob Dylan it London, highlighting the importance of the city to Dylan’s career and growth as an artist. Keith Miles joins us to discuss this book, and tell some tales of the troubadour in the city.

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The Next Track, Episode #202 – Guitarist Gerard Cousins on His New Album of Music by Phillip Glass

There haven’t been many transcriptions of Philip Glass’s music for guitar, and Gerard Cousin’s new album, Escape, shows just how ideal Glass’s music is for this instrument. We talk with Gerard Cousins about the classical guitar, its repertoire, and the long process of transcription necessary to create this recording.

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The Next Track, Episode #201 – Kurt Andersen on Why Music Hasn’t Changed in Decades

In his recent book Evil Geniuses, Kurt Andersen noted that people have dressed the same for decades, and that music has barely changed since the 1980s. We discuss this decades long stasis, and why it may have happened.

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The Next Track, Episode #200 – This Was the Year that Wasn’t

Another year is gone, and what a year. Four the 200th episode of The Next Track, we take stock of what 2020 meant for us musically, talk about some of the wonderful musicians we were able to interview in lockdown, and mention a couple of musical discoveries we have made.

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The Next Track, Episode #199 – Do You Know It’s Christmas?

We again re-run our much-loved Christmas show, because it was so good that we couldn’t imagine doing a better Christmas show. And because we really don’t want to do a new Christmas show. And because we’re really proud of the extensive show notes that took so long to collate.

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The Next Track, Episode #198 – Casey Rae on William S. Burroughs and Rock and Roll

William S. Burroughs was an author who had a huge influence on rock musicians. Casey Rae’s new book charts this influence through the years, as Burroughs met with many of the great musicians of his time.

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The Next Track, Episode #197 – I’m Not an Audiophile, But…

A comment by a tech reviewer incited us to discuss who is qualified to pass judgment on the audio quality of devices. We discuss this with our favorite audiophile, Chris Connaker.

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