The Weapon of Self-Distraction Podcast™
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#17 – Record Store Day Preview
#16 – Don Rickles and Going Solo Steve goes solo for a short episode, discussing Don Rickles, learning how to be alone and a new book about Canada’s greatest rock band, Rush.
#15 – Mel Returns for Episode 15 (not 14, damn it!) Mel is back! Steve and Mel get distracted by Austin, TX, their first concerts, the latest movies, and more.
#14 – Paul McCartney’s Flowers In the Dirt Album Reissue Taking a look and listen at the new re-issue of Paul McCartney’s 1989 album, Flowers in the Dirt which features nine unreleased tracks
#13 – News, Giveaways, Binges and More: One more solo show: seeing Cheap Trick for the 45th time; checking out March Fadness; giveaways at Goodreads and binge-watching Crashing on HBO and Love on Netflix.
#12 – I Really Did Want to Ride The Rollercoasters: A solo mini-episode: quick takes on the Oscars/Price Waterhouse debacle, the great marketing for Moonlight, Neil Diamond on tour!, and the greatest “coming of age” story – a tragi-co
medic deflowering tale. Thank you to www.allmusicbooks.com!
#11 – Reach Out and Take It: Mel is on vacation so Steve takes another solo turn, this time riffing on yet another great Cheap Trick song that was on a soundtrack; reviewing/analyzing a Super Bowl prediction (not the game’s outcome, how
ever) and the Grammies, Metallica and Lady Gaga. Steve also explains why writing is a cathartic distraction and tells you about “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.”
#10 – Everything Works (If You Let It): Steve flies solo for episode 10, getting distracted by a largely forgotten song by his “all-time favorite band of all-time”, Cheap Trick; gives a Super Bowl prediction, and pays attention to the importance of paying attention to dedication and great performances in sports, arts, or wherever. And, GOATS OF ANARCHY!
#9 – January 31, 2017 – Oscars? No Thanks, We’ll Watch TV: Mel r
eturns, no new year’s goals, the Oscar discussion is taken over by new TV series, and the Juggaloes appear in Weird News
#8 – January 15, 2017 – First Episode of 2017: New Year’s goal
s, pro and college football, the death of pro-wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka
December 18, 2017 – A Very Special Holiday Music Special!
#7 – December 6, 2017 – Finally, A Co-Host!
#6 – December 5, 2017: A Scientology Story
#5 – November 23, 2017: A special Thanksgiving-week episode: “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”
#4 – November 21, 2017: The Coolest Job I Ever Had – AGAIN (no more technical issues!).
#3 – November 10, 2017: Toblerone news, a giveaway for the new book New Barbarians: Outlaws, Gunslingers and Guitars, and the coolest job ever
#2 – November 1, 2017: World Series ratings, the Oasis documentary “Supersonic”, the world’s oldest woman, topless selfie goes awry, movies and more.