August 26, 2014

NFL Draft, music, media, market size, attendance, and stuff – WFNY Podcast – 2014-04-24

WFNY Podcast LogoSorry for the lack of podcasts this week, but I’m traveling for work. I just happened to be in Columbus though and had a chance to meet up with Andrew in person at my hotel. I looked pretty funny carting my podcasting gear through the hotel lobby, but whatever.

Andrew and I had a chance to talk about sports, music, media markets, technology and a whole host of other topics for about 40 minutes.

It was fun to have a beverage with my friend and chat in person. Hope you enjoy it as well.

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WFNY Curates: Top Albums of All Time

WFNY Podcast LogoIn the latest of our episodes discussing music, Craig and Andrew decided to take some time to talk about our favorite albums of all time. As always, these are just our own personal picks and not so much a declaration of the universal best albums of all time. With that in mind, we thus implore you guys to leave us some comments with your personal favorite albums of all time. We hope you enjoy.

Craig’s Top Ten (In no particular order):

  1. Radiohead – “OK Computer”
  2. Mineral – “End Serenade”
  3. Acid Bath – “When the Kite String Pops”
  4. Pearl Jam – “Ten”
  5. Death Cab For Cutie – “Transatlanticism”
  6. Nine Inch Nails – “The Downward Spiral”
  7. Tool – “Undertow”
  8. Pink Floyd – “Dark Side of the Moon”
  9. Smashing Pumpkins – “Siamese Dream”
  10. Sigur Ros – ( )

Andrew’s Top Ten (In somewhat of an order)

  1. Pearl Jam – “YIELD”
  2. Titus Andronicus – “The Monitor”
  3. Radiohead – “Kid A”
  4. Nine Inch Nails – “The Fragile”
  5. Soundgarden – “Down On The Upside”
  6. Rancid – “…And Out Come The Wolves”
  7. Dead Confederate – “Wrecking Ball”
  8. Weezer – “Pinkerton”
  9. The Thermals – “The Body, The Blood, The Machine”
  10. Drive-By Truckers – “The Dirty South”

Last 5 Out:

  1. Refused – “The Shape of Punk To Come”
  2. The Stooges – “Funhouse”
  3. Queens of the Stone Age – “Songs for the Deaf”
  4. PJ Harvey – “Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea”
  5. Jerry Cantrell – “Degradation Trip Volumes 1&2″




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WFNY Podcast – 2013-02-02 – WFNY Curates: Deftones

WFNY Podcast LogoFirst off, a warning. This is not a sports podcast. However, with things being kind of quiet in the sports world right now (it’s not like there’s a big game this weekend or anything, right?), and it being the weekend and all, Craig and I decided to try something a little different.

One of both of our favorite bands is the southern California metal band Deftones. So we set out on a task to discuss the band in great detail and talk about some of our favorite songs.

If you’re not a music fan at all, this may not be for you. If you’re Deftones fan, it’s definitely for you. If you like music and are either unfamiliar with the band or don’t necessarily care for it, I suggest giving a quick listen and seeing if we can help articulate what it is that we think is so great about this band.

To bring you to speed on the Deftones, here are our playlists with our favorite Deftones songs.

First, Craig’s:

And here’s mine:

If you notice, we both picked the same song as our favorite Deftones song. Here’s the music video for that song:

And finally, a couple live videos of the band:

We really hope you guys enjoy this, and we’ll probably be doing some similar music themed podcasts in the future.


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WFNY Podcast – 2012-12-31 – Top Albums of 2012

‘Tis the season for Year-End Best of 2012 lists. Here at WFNY, we’re doing the Top Sports Stories of 2012, but in today’s podcast, Craig and I veered off sports a bit to talk about some of our favorite music of the year. We recognize that this only reflect our own personal interests, but we hope you’ll find the discussion interesting.

Also, we sincerely want to hear from you guys. What were some of your favorite bands and artists of 2012? Let us know in the comments below.

I’ve also included a Playlist I made of some of my favorite songs from some of my top albums of the year. I hope everyone finds something they enjoy on the list.

Craig gave his nod for two of his favorite albums of 2012. One of them is a band called Now, Now and their album is “Threads” and the other one is Of Monsters and Men – “My Head Is An Animal”.

I discussed my Top 5 albums in the podcast, but if anyone wants to see my Top 20 through 6, I’ve listed that below as well. Enjoy!

20. Frank Ocean – “channel ORANGE”
19. Nadja – “Dagdrøm”
18. The Men – “Open Your Heart”
17. Freshkills – “Raise Up The Streets”
16. A Place To Bury Strangers – “Worship”
15. Ty Segall – “Twins”
14. Passion Pit – “Gossamer”
13. Deftones – “Koi No Yokan”
12. Gallows – “Gallows”
11. Bob Mould – “Silver Age”
10. Sleigh Bells – “Reign of Terror”
9. Dirty Projectors – “Swing Lo Magellan”
8. Ceremony – “Zoo”
7. Mark Lanegan Band – “Blues Funeral”
6. Titus Andronicus – “Local Business”

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Rocktober #7: Sports & Music, and the Bonds That Tie

Sports and Music. At first glance, I suppose neither one would appear to have too much to do with each other. In fact, in many instances, the two are antitheses of one another.

Indeed, many musicians, particularly those in the indie rock scenes are viewed as cultural outsiders. They are the kids who didn’t fit in with the jock culture in school and used music as their vehicle for escape. [Read more...]

Eighty-Seven Pounds, and This All Bears Repeating

So we’re all pretty bummed out today, all in differing ways. So how do we cope? More so than a lot of things, music helps.

MattC had a very poignant comment on Rick’s recap piece:

Last year’s ECF loss was like dying of a sudden heart attack. This year’s loss was like watching a relative waste away from a terminal illness and mercifully die when the pain got to be too much. It was a blessing.

I think that sums things up well for me too. We’ve more or less seen this coming after Tuesday, at some level. And really, there are few songs/albums that wrap that up better than “Hospice” by The Antlers. I really highly recommend the whole album, but here’s the outro song Epilogue:

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