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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

January 17th, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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