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Tunestiles Podcast

52 EpisodesProduced by Brian Colburn / Jay SweetWebsite

A podcast aimed at the “music nerd” inside us all! Each episode hones in on a different musical topic or feature. Episodes include: artist / band interviews, listener polls and roundtable discussions about the music that shapes the soundtracks to our lives! Stay tuned!

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Ep. 52: Queensrÿche's Michael Wilton Gives His Verdict on The Band's Legacy

February 17th, 2020

29:57

Sayerville, NJ: Home of Jon Bon Jovi, Skid Row's Dave Sabo, and the world-famous Starland Ballroom!

In this episode: we make our way backstage in "Silent Lucidity" to speak with Queensrÿche guitarist Michael …

Ep. 51: Clinton Clegg of The Commonheart Discusses The 9-Piece Soul Machine

February 10th, 2020

26:22

In this episode: Clinton Clegg on The Commonheart talks about the resurgence of soul music over the last several years, the writing and recording …

Ep. 50: All Things "Weird Al" With John & Kevin's Big Stupid Podcast

February 3rd, 2020

1:10:08

'I Want My Al TV!'

Let's face it: everyone...EVERYONE...knows at least one song by "Weird Al" Yankovic. This week, John and Kevin's Big Stupid Podcast joins us to talk about The King of Novelty himself: from his …

Ep. 49: Patty Lynn of The Wind + The Wave Pulls Back The Curtains on "The Feelings Club"

January 27th, 2020

48:57

Patty Lynn, lead singer of The Wind + The Wave, discusses a myriad of topics including: how mental health advocacy plays a huge role in her …

Ep. 48: Concert Etiquette With Comedian Sean Morton

January 20th, 2020

1:21:33

We usually try to keep things positive on Tunestiles, but that all changes this week! As self-proclaimed music-nerds, we've all been to our fair share of concerts, and at those we've witnessed some pretty insane …

Ep. 47: Sons Of Apollo's Jeff Scott Soto Outlines "MMXX" and What 2020 Has In Store For This Prog Supergroup

January 13th, 2020

49:05

In this episode: we talk with Sons Of Apollo’s lead singer Jeff Scott Soto about the band’s upcoming studio album “MMXX,” their performance with a …

Ep. 46: Spotlighting The Most Underrated Bands With Jim Santora, Author Of "Underrated Rock Book"

January 6th, 2020

1:40:06

When it comes to rock bands, how do you define "success?"

In this episode: Jim Santora, author of "Underrated Rock Book: The 200 Most Overlooked Albums 1970-2015," joins us to re-discover some amazing rock bands that …

Ep. 45: The Last Waltz of 2019: The Best Concert Albums, Part 2

December 30th, 2019

53:17
 

In this episode: we close out 2019 by continuing to comb through your picks for the greatest live albums of all time. 

We also include a heated …

Ep. 44: Double Live (Albums) Gonzo: The Best Concert Albums, Part 1

December 23rd, 2019

1:03:43

In this episode: we crank up the intensities in 10 cities, calm down for those unplugged moments, and opine on the live albums that are so good, they stand out vs. a band's studio work.

We also include all of your …

Ep. 43: Lawrence Gowan of Styx on "The Mission" of The Band's Legacy

December 16th, 2019

45:39

In this episode: We check in with Lawrence Gowan, the lead singer and keyboardist for Styx, to talk about the longevity of "The Grand Illusion" called rock music, what makes Classic Rock "classic," future Rock & …

Ep. 42: All Things Billy Joel With The Songs From The Attic Radio Program

December 9th, 2019

1:10:38

"Three musicians and a teacher walk into an Italian Restaurant...."

In this episode: we're joined by two the biggest Billy Joel Fans in Central New York, Melissa and Teddy Boileau, hosts of "Songs From the Attic" (which …

Ep. 41: Format Wars - The Ultimate Showdown Of Physical vs. Digital

December 2nd, 2019

1:14:15

In this episode: we take a break from discussing the music we consume, and switch the focus to HOW we choose to consume it.

We dish on everything from: vinyl's long-and-steady resurgence, cassette's niche appeal, CD's …

Ep. 40: Bands Reunited (And It Feels So Good???)

November 25th, 2019

1:25:25

In this episode: They're gettin' the band back together, man! And we take a look into their motivations...Groups like My Chemical Romance, Rage Against The Machine, The Black Crowes, and even Motley Crue all announced …

Ep. 39: Tom Keifer, Formerly Of Cinderella, Outlines The "Live" Approach He Took On "Rise," His New Studio Album!

November 18th, 2019

34:12

In this episode: special guest Tom Keifer, formerly of Cinderella, joins us to talk about his new studio album "Rise;" the live-in-studio approach he took to recording the effort; the struggles he's faced (and overcome) …

Ep. 38: The Turkey Trot (a.k.a. The Episode Good Enough To Eat)

November 11th, 2019

1:14:09

In this episode, just in time for Thanksgiving Festivities, our two turkeys dish on all your favorite food songs! Indulge in some of the all-time …

Ep. 37: The iPod Generation - Classic Albums Released After 2000

October 28th, 2019

1:32:31

In this episode: thanks to the huge amount of feedback from the riders, we talk about dozens of albums, released after the year 2000, that are considered "classic" (meaning, they'll still be well-regarded decades from …

Ep. 36: The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees And (Of Course) Snubs!

October 20th, 2019

1:28:22

In this episode: We breakdown the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame nominees, discuss the various genres that fall under the term "rock and roll," and …

Ep. 35: Visually Speaking - Iconic Album Art

September 3rd, 2019

1:14:54

In this episode: we talk about the album artwork that tells you a story, before you even hear the first song on the record! 

 

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Ep. 34: Music Festivals - The Good, The Bad & The Costly

August 19th, 2019

1:11:45

With this weekend being the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, in this episode: we discuss the recently failed Woodstock 50, the Fyre Festival debacle, and what our (and your) thoughts are on music festivals in general! 

 

Ep. 33: G. Love Pours On "The Juice," His Upcoming, Keb Mo Produced Album

July 29th, 2019

47:12

In this Episode: G. Love of G. Love & Special Sauce joins us to talk about "The Juice," his upcoming solo album that was produced by Keb Mo, …

Ep. 32: Musing On Music Videos

July 21st, 2019

1:18:07

In this episode: we break down all of the music videos that were the eye-candy accompaniment to our favorite songs. From the early days of MTV (remember when they played videos?) to more current viral video superstars …

Ep. 31: From Good Homes’ Patrick Fitzsimmons Discusses “Time & The River,” The Band’s First Studio Album In Over 20 Years!

July 15th, 2019

31:15

In this episode: Patrick Fitzsimmons, drummer of From Good Homes’ joins us to talk about “Time & The River,” the band’s first studio album since their 1998 self titled release for RCA records, the band's beginnings …

Ep. 30: Green Jello’s Bill Manspeaker Dishes On Guinness World Records, The Tool Connection & “Three Little Pigs”

July 8th, 2019

1:03:57

In a VERY NSFW episode: Bill Manspeaker, the head puppet master for Green Jellö (or Green Jellÿ, as most see itjoins us to unravel the "world's worst band," bite by bite.

Among the many topics we discuss: the band …

Ep. 29: The (Spin) Doctor Is In...Eric Schenkman Opens The Vault On The Band's 30-Year History

June 30th, 2019

56:47

In this episode: Eric Schenkman, lead guitarist for the Spin Doctors joins us to talk about the bands 30-year history and what the future holds in …

Ep. 28: Bands Who've Had Success After Changing Lead Singers

June 24th, 2019

1:16:23

In this episode: we outline the bands who've had successful runs after replacing their lead vocalist, be it over creative differences or when the …

Ep. 27: Hinder Outlines Their Approach To Longevity Within The Current "(D)evoloving" Hard Rock Scene

June 17th, 2019

36:15

In this episode: Cody Hanson, Marshall Dutton & Joe "Blower" Garvey from the hard rock band Hinder, discuss how the genre has (d)evolved since …

Ep. 26: Record Store Day Co-Founder Carrie Colliton On Marketing This Indie Record Store “Holiday”

June 9th, 2019

1:21:16

In this episode: Carrie Colliton, Co-founder of Record Store Day joins us to talk about how this yearly "holiday" for independent music stores has …

Ep. 25: Indigenous’ Mato Nanji Paints His Shade Of The Blues

June 3rd, 2019

31:08

In this episode: we're backstage at the Stanhope House (in Stanhope, NJ) with blues rock extraordinaire Mato Nanji of Indigenous to talk about the …

Ep. 24: The "Dynamic Duos" Of Music w/ John & Kevin's Big Stupid Podcast

May 27th, 2019

1:13:09

In this episode: the namesakes of John & Kevin's Big Stupid Podcast join us for a hilarious round-table discussion on the "dynamic duos" of music (including artists such as: Simon & Garfunkel, Hall & Oates, …

Ep. 23: Tell Me More...The Songs Of Summer (Both Days & Nights)

May 19th, 2019

1:27:13

When you think of a bright sunny Summer day, what kind of music comes to mind? The Beach Boys? Tom Petty? Don Henley? Billy Idol (wait...what?!)

In …

Ep. 22: Children's Music Icon Laurie Berkner On Her "Rocketship Run" To The Top Of The Kindie Music Scene

May 15th, 2019

1:20:13

If you have children, then the name Laurie Berkner will be very familiar to you, as she has been a staple of children's music for the last 20 years. In this episode: We sit down with Laurie to discuss her …

Ep. 21: The Next 50 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Should Be...

May 5th, 2019

1:36:23

We put together a list of 50 groups and/or artists you could very well see on next year's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee ballot, along with …

Ep. 20: "Riffing" On The Greatest Guitar Riffs

April 29th, 2019

1:18:29

In this episode: we plug in, turn it up (to eleven of course) and "riff" on the riffs that instantly forecast the awesomeness coming your way!

We're …

Ep. 19: I've Heard That Before (The "Musical Ripoffs" Debate)

April 22nd, 2019

1:15:42

ALL ABOARD! Attention, Riders: This episode features an in-depth look at the age-old question (the ‘Who Wore It Better’ of the music scene) “DID YOU …

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

April 16th, 2019

1:18:47

In this episode: we open up the rider line to hear about all the songs we consider our “guilty pleasure” tunes, even if there isn’t the slightest …

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

April 1st, 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 15th, 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 18th, 2019

1:12:47

In this episode: we break down the lyrics that hit you with the feels from the very first word. 

 

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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 4th, 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 20th, 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 listeners?

Ep. 2: The Bands People Love To Hate

July 27th, 2018

1:21:38

In this episode: We 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.

 

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Ep. 1: The Lost Art Of The Mixtape

July 15th, 2018

1:08:03

In the premiere episode of Tunestiles: We 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 the impetus …

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