112: Going Solo with Murray Valeriano


This week we're joined by comedian, podcaster, writer, producer, and music listening guy Murray Valeriano! You might know him from his podcast storytelling on Rock Solid and Road Stories. You might know him from...other stuff. Anyway, we get together, eat leftover pizza and fresh baked cookies and talk about Murray's background and early engagement with music. After maybe 40 minutes we discuss the actual topic at hand, artists leaving their groups of origin and going solo.

111: Depression Songs

We've been having a lot of fun on our music podcast talking about songs and the meanings we give them. But there's something that's no joke and that's depression. This week, Yama returns from his days on the BBQ circuit to talk about songs that either tackle the subject of depression or evoke the state of mind. This episode is dedicated to all those who struggle with the noonday demon.

107: What the Apocalypse Sounds Like

With Yama on vacation touring the country's best BBQ spots, it feels a little bit like our world is ending here at 12FAP studios. So we invited two comfy friends to talk about something soothing: songs for the end of the world, or songs that sound like the Apocalypse itself. Many thanks to the gang from Plain Zero podcast for guesting, and we look forward to the upcoming merger between our shows!

106: Sax Song & Chill

Out of all the instruments of music, the saxophone has been called the sexiest by men with open shirts and abundant chest hair. This week we crack open a few bottles of grapefruit shandy (that's mostly beer with a dash of grapefruit juice, not 50/50 beer and grapefruit regardless of what you hear) and listen to some of the hottest slices of saxified pop music from the 80s to today.


103: Songs My Four Mothers Taught Me

If you forgot Mother's Day, send your mom this episode in lieu of an apology and flowers. In an instant you will be forgiven and no longer a disappointment in her eyes, because this week we're sharing songs our parents introduced us to. We're also practicing the English language's newest tongue twister: "Canadian collabo of Creep Catching crews."


101: Sounds of the Console Wars

This week we're coming atchu with another crossover. In partnership with our friends at The Obscure Gentlemen podcast, we're revisiting the MIDI-encoded sounds of the video game console wars and the 16-bit, 8 channels of audio soundtracks that inspired our youth. Dive in, then check out The Obscure Gentlemen Episode 60 to hear us talk about the events of the console wars themselves. RIP to the fallen. But especially our man Jackie Chan and his Action Kung-Fu.

99: Almost 100, Fam

One day, three guys go to a soul food buffet in what used to be a Chinese buffet and talk about starting a podcast. Ninety-nine episodes later, they've almost recorded 100 episodes worth of conversations about songs And The Meanings We Give Them™. Which is when they decide to celebrate by commandeering the posh amenities of an LA advertising agency after hours, blending up frozen rum runners and ordering Swedish doner pizzas, and inviting over some friends from the Plain Zero podcasting experience. The result is a romp across the conversation topics and an on-the-fly game of some sort that falls apart and very quickly becomes beside the point, which is a microcosm of this whole thing. Thank you for sharing your time with us.

97: Covering Nirvana, Covers By Nirvana

This week, we grant a special listener request and cover Nirvana. More specifically, Nirvana covers. Less specifically, either covers by Nirvana or covers of Nirvana by others. It was a beautiful day when this episode was recorded, and we capped it off by getting all-you-can-eat sushi while repeatedly pronouncing it "zoo-she" for no reason. Enjoy, fam.