This Reality Podcast: No 175

Episode 175, 52 minutes running time

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The musical goodness featured in this week’s show includes:

  1. Flatline Stereo!, Cherry Bomb
  2. Alphabet Backwards, Plastic
  3. Tiger Mendoza, Aim For The Head
  4. The Rock of Travolta, No Pressure

Some of the talkie bits we cover in this week’s show includes:

  • A live, in-the-studio interview with New Zealand acting legend Russell Crowe
  • Soph describes the randomness of Gemma’s party that includes a murder mystery where no-one was killed
  • The world being in black and white in the old days before colour was invented
  • Music festivals used to be free, you know
  • The Killing – the US v the Scandinavian version
  • HP7a and a possible screening of HP7b (and having to explain Harry Potter to someone. Anyone? Bueller?
  • Someone knocking at the door
  • Oxford Band Practice where Bren accidentally met Ian, off of Tiger Mendoza
  • A Chris Moyles sweary radio out-take
  • Bren rediscovering Sisters of Mercy
  • Two members of indie-funsters Vampire Weekend being actual vampires
  • Very many other things

How did it happen?

Four tracks of top quality musicianship, no commercials and your ears. What could be better than this?

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