I’m a loser babbbbyyyy so why don’t you kill meeeeee. Everyone knows the line, whether it’s from the standard ‘rock’ station in your car or the background of a movie. You may have thought while the artist waxes poetic about wax and termites, “wtf is this jabroni talking about”?” Well you’re in luck as Kalvin and Nick dissect Loser by Beck, line by line, in this edition of Selective Listening! Painfully random but tongue in cheek sums up this stalwart of the 90s and we aim to figure out just what the hell fueled this Norwegian(???) drug induced nonsense! Can we take it at face value? Or is there more hiding under the forced irony of each line? We aim to find out, while also establishing if we even like the song and how it maintains popularity today. If you like this song let us know why on Twitter @APASomething and @alone_podcast, and while you’re at it let us know what you think the message of this song from the folk/flunk/rap/buttrock ‘legend’ that is Beck is.
Uh, uh, uh, we surely hope you’re ready for our newest series Selective Listening, where we take a well known or semi obscure song and break it down line by line! If you’re a fan of the show then you know how we feel about Notorious BIG! So, we couldn’t help but break down his epic hit Hypnotize for our inaugural episode after a little nudge from our Twitter fans over @APASomething. We unwind the double entendres, the words with purpose and a few lines that were just there for the hell of it. The layers go deeper than you’d think in this week’s Selective Listening episode on Hypnotize.
The lights dim and the show begins, but the tone is always set by the music that was selected to help guide you through the visual ride and that’s exactly what Kalvin and Nick discuss this week as we dive in to the wonderful world of Movie Soundtracks. Some stick with you more than others, but they often have the uncanny ability to get you in the right headspace, and sometimes they rock so hard you can’t help but jam to them after the credits role. From the whack to the stacked, we talk about the original masterpieces, the tunes that fit, those that don’t, and much more.
How can you rank an art form, such as a truly great Rap album? We couldn’t say for sure, but we surely have a few opinions on such a thing. Join us this week as Kalvin and Nick rank their top ten favorite rap albums of all time and discuss what exactly makes them great. With a few choices that will catch you off guard and a few more we’re sure you’ll agree with, we discuss it all. Some of the best lyrics, beats, flows and more will be on display, as well as many moments where this art form affected us.
It’s the N-O T-O R I-O-U-S! This week Kalvin and Nick take a hard look at a rivalry heard around the world, one that helped shape the 90’s for better or for worse (we’re not here to judge…. or are we?). East vs West, Bad Boy vs Death Row, Biggie vs Pac. From upbringing to death, flow to biopic we make an admittedly biased examination of two titans of the rap game and have a good time doing it. Whether you fall into one camp or another, everyone will find something to enjoy in this boisterous episode diving into the legacies of arguably two of the greatest to ever do it.
Erich and Kalvin talk about one of our favorite bands: Fall Out Boy!!! We go album by album and discuss why we love FOB, our favorite tracks, and the nerdiest way Kalvin could think to rank albums (it included diligent note taking).