Geeks & Beats Podcast Episode 20 Now Available!

We’re back with the second episode of the new season–and it’s a good one.  This week, Michael demanded to write the show notes.  Download/stream the show here or you can subscribe through iTunes.

iPhone release day is like Christmas in the Hainsworth household — that is if I lived in a house where Dad got drunk and knocked down the tree every year. Alan and I debate yet another (disappointing) offering from Cupertino. We also bring you an offering from Manchester: unwashed urinals stained with British rock history.

Ever thought of making a music pilgrimage? Alan and I run down the list of must-see destinations, including one guaranteed to give you the creeps.

@ThatEricAlper joins us to talk about isolated audio tracks on some of the most famous songs of all time, including the old man from Dark Side of the Moon and (for some reason) the Bee Gees. Barry Gibb, sing your heart out. Or was it Andy? Regardless, it’s a tragedy. (Sorry)

If you can’t hire a Director of Photography for your next big independent music video, we’ve got you covered. There’s a new camcorder from Sony with a name you’ll immediately forget. I’ve already forgotten it, but the details are in the show and on our fancy new website here.

If you’re a fan of geocaching (and, frankly, who isn’t), your next music track can be found in only six locations in the world. I managed to dig up the song without traveling through the California desert and honestly it isn’t worth the drive — but the idea is neat.

We don’t have a co-producer for this episode but if you’d like to brag to all your friends that you’re a big shot, go here and open your wallet.

At the last minute, Grant from Brampton called us with a question for Ask Alan Anything. Let’s keep Alan working: call (323) 319-NERD with your question about life, music, or that suspicious rash. It appears to be getting worse.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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