Tunestiles Podcast

18 EpisodesProduced by Brian Colburn / Jay Sweet

Two Music Nerds. Two Mics. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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Ep. 18: Musical Guilty Pleasures (Guilt Or No Guilt)

April 16th, 2019

1:18:47

In this episode, we open up the brand new rider line to hear from the riders about all the songs we consider our “guilty pleasure” tunes, even if …

Ep. 17: A Musical Smorgasbord Of Sorts

April 7th, 2019

1:09:28

In this episode: we leave the comfort of the Tunestiles’ studio and head upstairs to Brian’s back deck, for a round table / post birthday party pow-wow with several friends of the show: Alex Gomez, Jason Alexander …

Ep. 16: Guitar Solos So Hot, They Can't Be Frozen In Carbonite

March 31st, 2019

1:14:58

Have you ever heard a guitar solo that takes an otherwise fantastic song to a whole new stratospheric level of awesome? Us too! In this episode: we …

Ep. 15: Power (Ballads) To The People

March 17th, 2019

1:29:04

Put your lighter in the air, and be ready to sing at the top of your lungs, because whether you want to admit it or not, we each have a special place …

Ep. 14: Sounding Off On Soundtracks (ack ack ack ack ack ack acks) Part 2

March 1st, 2019

1:08:43

Which sequels do you think are better than the original? Maybe: "Godfather II," "Back To The Future Part II" or "The Empire Strikes Back?" Well then: …

Ep. 13: Sounding Off On Soundtracks (ack ack ack ack ack ack acks) Part 1

February 14th, 2019

1:05:34

It's a proven scientific fact that a soundtrack is more important than the actual movie. Case & point: "Eddie & The Cruisers II: Eddie Lives" exists!!

In this episode: we put down the popcorn, skip the previews …

Ep. 12: Flying Beneath The Radar w. Jim Santora, Author Of "Underrated Rock Book"

January 31st, 2019

1:30:19

An album's sales doesn't necessarily equate to how it will stand against the test of time. In this episode: Jim Santora, author of "Underrated Rock Book: The 200 Most Overlooked Albums 1970-2015," joins us to …

Ep. 11: Toto, I've A Feeling We're Not In Kansas Anymore (aka The Many Versions of Africa)

January 24th, 2019

51:17

I think we can all agree that Toto's "Africa" is an amazing song (if you disagree, well...you're wrong, but we won't hold that against ya!). In this …

Ep. 10: Musical Pickup Lines (aka Memorable Opening Lyrics)

January 17th, 2019

1:12:47

We’ve hit double digits riders! In the first episode of 2019, we break down the lyrics that hit you with the feels from the very first word. 

Ep. 9: Anything But Traditional Holiday Jingles

December 23rd, 2018

1:10:26

Happy Holidays riders! In this episode: we spread some Christmas cheer through our (and more importantly, your) favorite non-traditional holiday …

Ep. 8: Bastardizing Song Lyrics (Misheard Is Too Gentle Of A Word)

November 28th, 2018

1:00:44

Wait, what was that again? In this episode: we reveal our personal lyrical mishaps, defend those incompetent interpretations, and call out the songs we've all slaughtered the words to...or, have we? Manfred Mann, we're …

Ep. 7: Uncovering The Covers That Transcend The Original

October 30th, 2018

55:36

What does it take for a cover versions of a song become “the” definitive version? In this episode: we head down the rabbit hole known as cover songs, …

Ep. 6: Combing Through The Best Selling Albums Of All Time

September 20th, 2018

1:08:30

If we were going to use clickbait to describe this episode, we would write something like: "You Won't Believe Which Bands Did NOT Make The Top 100 …

Ep. 5: One Hit Wonders Of The 1990's

September 3rd, 2018

1:30:38

Tripping Daisy, Concrete Blonde, The Refreshments, James, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Aqua, Spacehog, Del Amitri, The Breeders, and Dada -- those ten bands don't even scratch the surface of what the 1990's had in terms of …

Ep. 4: One Hit Wonders Of The 1980's

August 27th, 2018

1:20:59

Do the names Martika, Quarterflash, or Buckner & Garica ring a bell to you? In this episode: special guest Kevin from "John & Kevin's Big Stupid Podcast" joins Brian & Jay as they each revel their top 5 …

Ep. 3: Musical 180s - When A Band Abandons A Signature Sound

August 19th, 2018

1:20:20

What happens when a band completely ditches the sound that made you like them in the first place? Is it a natural evolution or an insult to …

Ep. 2: The Bands People Love To Hate

July 27th, 2018

1:21:38

In this episode: Brian and Jay dissect the reasons why some bands seem to show up on every “worst bands” list (we’re looking at you Nickelback and Creed); and why some bands can simply do no wrong.

Ep. 1: The Lost Art Of The Mixtape

July 15th, 2018

1:08:03

In the premiere episode of Tunestiles: Brian & Jay dive in the lost art known as the mixtape. From recordable 8-track tapes (yes, those actually existed) to modern-day streaming, the concept of a mixtape (as well as …

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