John Prine is a songwriter's songwriter. His songs can be literary or funny, serious or clever, but he’s never pretentious, he just has something to say and he makes you think or feel. On this episode BJ looks back at Prine's early career.
Rock and/or Roll listeners are familiar with the "Worst of" series where BJ and special guest co-host Brian Sword pick the five worst song by the best bands. Now with this new series "Best of" they've decided to turn that idea on its head and force themselves to pick the five best songs by the worst bands, starting with Hootie and the Blowfish.
For this episode BJ has enlisted help from the two biggest Wildhearts fans he knows, his old friends Dan and Chris. Hear them reminisce about their shared discovery of and enthusiastic fandom for the Wildhearts, including a brief overview of the one of a kind band's career, and then at the end the three attempt to narrow down the band's astonishing catalog to just ten essential songs.
BJ is joined by frequent guest Joe Royland for part two of an overview of the career of German heavy metal pioneers Scorpions and then each counts down his personal top ten favorite Scorpions songs from the eighties.
BJ is joined by frequent guest Fistful of Dave for part one of an overview of the career of German heavy metal pioneers Scorpions and then each counts down his personal top ten favorite Scorpions songs from the seventies.
BJ is joined by bassist Chris McLernon for an in depth examination of Saigon Kick's excellent but unfortunately overlooked 1993 album Water.
BJ is joined by producer Matt Wallace, the man who was at the helm for the first four Faith No More albums, for a thorough examination of the band's 1992 schizophrenic masterpiece Angel Dust.
BJ closes out Noshameber with a No Shame potluck featuring No Shame picks from nine different friends of the show: Jon Lamoreaux from The Hustle, Joe Royland from Sit and Spin, Craig Cohen from the Slycast, Lee McCormack from Tramps Like Us, Steve Wright from Podder Than Hell and listeners Jason Radtke, Douglas Levy, Jennifer Kjos and Terry Means.
For the third week of Noshameber BJ is joined by "The Podfather" himself Ken Mills who oversees a podcasting empire that includes the PodKISSt, Cheap Talk with Trick Chat, Zilch! A Monkees Podcast and POP! A Pop Culture Podcast.
For the second week of Noshameber BJ is joined by Wallygator and Rich "Meister" Dillon from the CGCM Podcast.
Mark Strigl from Talking Metal joins BJ to celebrate the first week of Noshameber.
BJ is taking October off but be sure to check out this great episode he did with Craig Cohen for a podcast called Big Screen Book Club in 2015.
BJ is taking October off but this week and next week you can check out the first two episodes of a podcast called Big Screen Book Club that he did with Craig Cohen in 2015.
Not only does this episode play dual roles in the RA/OR universe as an episode of both Gettin' Bossy and Worst of... but BJ and Brian Sword are also joined by Lee McCormack, the host of a great Bruce Springsteen centric podcast called Tramps Like Us, for a Worst of Bruce extravaganza which focuses on the low-points (according to us) of the Boss' eighties output.
Every year Chris and Aaron over at Decibel Geek celebrate Kissmas In July with a month full of Kiss related episodes. In 2015 BJ joined in on the fun with two episodes called Kiss Konnections. July 2017 is almost over but Kiss Konnections III is here just in time!
The Nits formed in Amsterdam in 1974 and have released almost 20 albums in 40 years but none of them came out in the US (they are mostly available on iTunes now). They were a clever and creative band, always innovative and capable of greatness, as the songs you will hear on this episode will attest.
BJ Kahuna and Brian Sword are joined by past guest Randy W. Hall from That Dandy Classic Music Hour. who contributed $50 to the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo fund in order to acquire the rights to talk shit about one of his favorite bands in a public forum.
For this episode special guest Terry Means contributed $50 to the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo fund and in so doing garnered himself the opportunity to join BJ and Brian Sword for a "Worst of" episode of his choice and Terry chose KISS. Get ready to rock and roll all nite and part of every day as each of the three lists what he thinks are the five worst KISS songs of the seventies and the five worst KISS songs of the eighties. Oh yeah!
Rusty Willoughby was the creative force behind the Seattle pop punk band Flop who recorded three albums in the first half of the nineties including a lost classic for Epic Records in 1993 called Whenever You're Ready. On this episode BJ is joined by old friend and biggest Rusty Willoughby fan on earth Chris Standish and together they have a great conversation with the man himself, Rusty Willoughby, about his songwriting career with Pure Joy, Flop, Llama, and solo.