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A combination of collage, new experimental records and other bits and bobs, Mid-Valley Mutations is a tour through the mind of Austin Rich, who has been broadcasting in some form since 1998. Heavily influenced by Dr Demento, Don Joyce and old fashioned College Radio, Austin creates Audio Essays on a variety of subjects, and even just plays records, from time to time. Sometimes Live music and Interviews will grace the program, helping create a situation where you don't really know what you're going to hear, when you tune in. What you need to know is when you enter the Mid-Valley region, be prepared for the Musical Mutations... in whatever form they take.

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Getting Started
Austin & Obadiah  Intro   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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The Eleven-SixtyFours  Now Is The Time (Instrumental)   Favoriting Smothered, Covered, Chunked & Capped EP 
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Obadiah Baird, Live on the Lava Lamp Lounge Patio, 28 March 2022
Obadiah Baird  Intro (Live)   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Obadiah Baird  Wolves (Live)   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Obadiah Baird  In Hell (Soft Decaying Things) [Live]   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Obadiah Baird  If This is Love? (Live)   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Obadiah Baird  Tell You Brother (Live)   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Obadiah Baird  Bella Ciao (Live)   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Obadiah Baird  Weight of Loss (Live)   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Obadiah Baird  Outro (Live)   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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On The Patio
The Eleven-SixtyFours  History Lesson Part 3 (Instrumental)   Favoriting Smothered, Covered, Chunked & Capped EP 
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Obadiah Baird  Dedicated   Favoriting Obadiah Baird 2021 Single 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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(This section has backing music from this YouTube upload: https://youtu.be/jmQpc8xSSuM)
Dead Milkmen  The Guitar (Excerpt)   Favoriting Beelzebubba 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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  "Remain Indoors"    
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Strong Bad  Circles (Excerpt)   Favoriting Strong Bad Sings (And Other Types of Hits) 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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  "What Does It Mean, What Does It Mean?"    
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis  Hand of God   Favoriting Carnage 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Grinderman  No Pussy Blues (Excerpt)   Favoriting Grinderman 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Son House  Death Letter Blues   Favoriting The Delta Blues of Son House 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Johnny Cash  San Quentin (live)   Favoriting Live At San Quentin 
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Johnny Cash  San Quentin (live, again)   Favoriting Live At San Quentin 
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1:24:55 (Pop-up)
Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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The Cramps  Banter Excerpt   Favoriting Live At Napa State Mental Hospital 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Poison Idea  Feel the Darkness   Favoriting Feel The Darkness 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Dead Moon  Shadows of the Night   Favoriting Trash & Burn 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Lou Reed  Romeo Had Juliette   Favoriting New York 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Elvis Costello  ... On ...   Favoriting The Simpsons 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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The Velvet Underground & Nico  Heroin (Excerpt)   Favoriting The Velvet Underground & Nico 
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Lou Reed  Take A Walk On The Wild Side (Excerpt)   Favoriting Transformer 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Lou Reed  Halloween Parade (Excerpt)   Favoriting New York 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Julian Cope  Metrani Vavin   Favoriting World Shut Your Mouth 
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Austin & Obadiah  On The Patio   Favoriting 28 March 2022 
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Outro
The Eleven-SixtyFours  Normal Man (Instrumental)   Favoriting Smothered, Covered, Chunked & Capped EP 
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2:21:52 (Pop-up)
Obadiah Baird  Regan, Nancy   Favoriting Obadiah Baird 2021 Single 
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Listener comments!

Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:12pm
Austin Rich:

Good Hello!
  8:34pm
Obadiah Baird:

Hello Austin.
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Austin Rich:

Nice to see you in the chat, Obadiah!
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Krys O.:

Greetings!
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Obadiah Baird:

Hello!
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HyperDose:

Very excited to be here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm
Mr Fab:

howdy, Austin. Live guests, right on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm
Scott67:

G'day Austin & Mutants!
👍😎🍻🎶📻🌞🌏👾
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drowsy:

Exciting!!!! Thanks Rich and Obediah!
Avatar 9:01pm
Obadiah Baird:

Super nervous to hear myself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm
Aitch:

Mutating here
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Geoff-U:

Hullo all! *waves*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm
Scott67:

Welcome Obadiah!👍😎🍻
Avatar 9:02pm
Geoff-U:

As usual, greetings from Hardcorevallis
Avatar 9:03pm
xapnomapcase1:

Hi chat!
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Obadiah Baird:

My hometown of Corvallis! Welcome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm
Pauly from Clifton:

Hi Rich, Obadiah, folks!
Avatar 9:04pm
HyperDose:

Lava Lamp Lounge is sounding great tonight!
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Geoff-U:

Obadiah - mine too - I just moved back after about 30 plus years :)
  9:05pm
AndrewBunny:

Good hello, sir
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:05pm
Austin Rich:

It started raining just around the time Obadiah started playing. For people who were curious.
Avatar 9:06pm
Obadiah Baird:

Nice sound Austin!
  9:06pm
Ellen Lovebug:

This sounds pretty and serene
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:06pm
Austin Rich:

Good Hello, everyone! Sit back with something nice to drink, and enjoy the performance!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:06pm
Austin Rich:

Good to see you in the chat, Ellen!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:06pm
Krys O.:

Sounds lovely. Thanks for presenting this.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:07pm
Austin Rich:

And Andrew Bunny, Krys O, HyperDose! Always nice to see you in the chat.
  9:07pm
Ellen Lovebug:

Thanks, I'm excited to be here. True story: Nearly every day, I do crossword puzzles over the phone with my mom, who's back East. Today, one of the crossword puzzle clues was "Type of lamp popular in the 1960s." Naturally, the answer was Lava, and of course, I thought of you!
Avatar 9:07pm
HyperDose:

This is gorgeous
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:08pm
Austin Rich:

Obadiah: maybe you wanna talk a little about the guitar you were playing? It sounds lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm
Mr Fab:

I picture someone named Obadiah as a grizzled old Western miner, traveling in a covered wagon.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:08pm
Austin Rich:

That's sweet Ellen!
  9:08pm
Ellen Lovebug:

:)
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:08pm
Austin Rich:

You're not far off, Mr. Fab.
Avatar 9:09pm
Obadiah Baird:

I somehow have become a collector of old beat up vintage Kay guitars. This is all performed on a Kay Jumbo from the late 50's or early 60's.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:09pm
Austin Rich:

For people who are curious about getting some of Obadiah's music, you can find it here:

obadiahbaird.bandcamp.com
  9:09pm
Ellen Lovebug:

It's thrilling to get to hear this, because I'm Facebook friends with you, Obadiah, but I haven't had the chance to listen to your work before
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:10pm
Austin Rich:

As you can see, I used a regular vocal mic and a zoom recorder to capture all of this. Motorcycles and reved up hondas, included.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:13pm
Austin Rich:

If I remember correctly, you started working on this set of songs at the end of 2019?
  9:13pm
Ellen Lovebug:

I'm finding this really relaxing.
Avatar 9:14pm
Obadiah Baird:

Yeah, most of it was written late 2019 and early 2020. I've had a hard time writing music since then for some reason.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:14pm
Austin Rich:

This set of songs has become essential "pandemic listening" for me. I've listened to them over and over and I really don't tire of them.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:15pm
Austin Rich:

We were actively drinking from the bottle visible in the photo. Hope no one minds.
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Obadiah Baird:

I might currently be drinking whiskey also.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:16pm
Austin Rich:

Cheers!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:18pm
Austin Rich:

There was about 10 minutes where I was convinced this entire recording did not come out, and that it was just dogs barking and cars driving past for the entire time. I was relieved to listen back, and find out that it came out great!

It helped that the performance was so good.
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HyperDose:

I hear you with the creative block, Obadiah. Considering when the material was written and what was going on, it's totally understandable needing a break to recharge and get inspired again.
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HyperDose:

Yeah this sounds really good, Austin. Great engineering!
  9:20pm
Kat:

Austin, I'm probably the only person who's heard these more than you, and I don't tire of them either. Obadiah captured something so essential about 2020, even though many of them were started earlier.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:21pm
Austin Rich:

Like Mr. Albini, my version of engineering is: record the sound of the person playing, the way that they play, and just let it be.

Maybe add a little reverb.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:21pm
Austin Rich:

Kat! Great to see you in the chat! (tee hee.)
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Obadiah Baird:

I lie in this song. I absolutely endorse walking alone and drinking. Some of my best walking and drinking has been done that way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm
Mr Fab:

Reduced by Austin Rich.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:22pm
Austin Rich:

And you were totally mincing, too.
  9:22pm
Kat:

I hope you also endorse falling in love
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:22pm
Austin Rich:

Mr. Fab: I might steal that! That's really good.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:23pm
Austin Rich:

Kat: we should write the liner notes for the next edition of Obadiah's CD.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:24pm
Austin Rich:

If I remember correctly, you had an X cover ready first, and then this was the second song you arranged, yes?
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Obadiah Baird:

No X cover. That is a good idea though.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:26pm
Austin Rich:

Didn't you do Riding With Mary, or something like that?
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Obadiah Baird:

Nope. I probably should.
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HyperDose:

Love this interpretation of the song
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:27pm
Austin Rich:

Hmmmmmm. What was that bonus track on the CD, then? It's escaping me at the moment...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:27pm
Austin Rich:

Yeah, I think Obadiah really nailed this song.
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Obadiah Baird:

It was a Born Against song! I completely forgot about that!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:28pm
Austin Rich:

That's Right! And Born Against do an X cover, so I got that confused in my head.
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Obadiah Baird:

Thank you. I really love that song. I was nervous doing it because there have already been so many great versions.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:29pm
Austin Rich:

Not to hammer it too much, but if you want to get Obadiah's music, you can find it here. And, it's free! (And I "reduced" it, as Mr. Fab says.)

obadiahbaird.bandcamp.com
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:29pm
Austin Rich:

I remember the first time you played the completed version of this song for me, and I spontaneously started crying.
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Obadiah Baird:

This is probably the most personal song I've ever written. It's still difficult to perform.
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HyperDose:

Here's another fantastic version of Bella Ciao: www.youtube.com...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:30pm
Austin Rich:

You still did a great job, I think.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:33pm
Austin Rich:

Does this last song have a title yet?
Avatar 9:34pm
Obadiah Baird:

Not really. It's just an outro.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:34pm
Austin Rich:

Cool. I'm glad I guessed right.
  9:34pm
Ellen Lovebug:

Spontaneously crying from a song is a high compliment to the lyricist <3
Avatar 9:36pm
Obadiah Baird:

Thank you for listening to my music everybody.
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xapnomapcase1:

zap no map case
  9:37pm
Ellen Lovebug:

It has been wonderful.
Wow! 24th Radioversary, that's amazing! <3
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HyperDose:

Thank you for sharing it with us!
And congrats on the radio milestone, Austin!
  9:38pm
Heather:

Hey y'all! Hi Xapnomapcase! Hi Ellen! Great set, Obadiah!! Great show as always!! Happy Anniversary Austin!
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Obadiah Baird:

It's a good thing I could swear on internet radio. What with the whiskey and all.
  9:40pm
Ellen Lovebug:

Welcome back, Heather!
Ooh, I caught the Nick Cave show in Portland in 2019
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:41pm
Austin Rich:

I did the "drum programming" on this song, too!
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Obadiah Baird:

This is quite different from the live tracks. My Punk project from last year.
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xapnomapcase1:

I like this song a lot.
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Obadiah Baird:

Best way around creative block is to completely change it up in my experience.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm
Mr Fab:

yeah, cranking this!
  9:42pm
Heather:

That song slapped!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:43pm
Austin Rich:

(This photo is from another time we did radio together, pre-pandemic, when we didn't have to meet at a distance on a patio.)
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:44pm
Austin Rich:

Obadiah and I talk about his previous music experience, and his Lovecraft-inspired zine, "The Audient Void," in this podcast:

anywhenanywhere.com...
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Obadiah Baird:

Beelzebubba is one of the alltime great albums.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:46pm
Austin Rich:

I agree, Obadiah!
  9:49pm
Ellen Lovebug:

I need to feel inspired. I've felt I lacked a muse since my mental health breakdown began in November of 2020. I initially wrote multiple poems and stories earlier in 2020.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:49pm
Austin Rich:

It's funny. I took a lot of care in micing Obadiah for this conversation. Then I forgot to face the mic whil e I was talking to him.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:50pm
Austin Rich:

This is our Halloween, "Literary" show I was referencing:

midvalleymutations.com...
  9:51pm
Ellen Lovebug:

Obadiah, do you still run a Lovecraft 'zine? Perhaps you could review the multiple-award-winning Lovecraft fan film I helped make!
  9:52pm
Ellen Lovebug:

I need to go back to work but will try to tune in Monday and Tuesday. Ciao, pals!
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Obadiah Baird:

I am still publishing The Audient Void although it has been on a bit of a hiatus during covid.
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Obadiah Baird:

Thanks for listening!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:53pm
Austin Rich:

Night Ellen! Talk to you soon! (And, remember Ellen: Patio session when you're ready!)
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:54pm
Austin Rich:

Bandcamp, you say?

obadiahbaird.bandcamp.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm
Scott67:

Thanks Austin & Obadiah, nice stuff. Gotta head to my folks for lunch now. Cheers!
✌😎🍻🌞🌏
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:54pm
Austin Rich:

Later Scott 67!
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Obadiah Baird:

Thanks for listening!
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HyperDose:

This is a great format
  9:55pm
Heather:

Goodnight Ellen!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:56pm
Austin Rich:

Someday, we need to have the Heather / Ellen David Bowie show, where I let you two sell me on Bowie.
Avatar 9:57pm
Obadiah Baird:

I still can't believe you need to be sold on Bowie!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:58pm
Austin Rich:

I mean, Roxy Music exists...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:59pm
Austin Rich:

This Nick Cave record is pretty ridiculously good, btw.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:59pm
Austin Rich:

Can't wait for Nick Cage to cover it.
  9:59pm
Heather:

I am here for that!

Anyone read that Nick Cave book And The Ass Saw The Angel? It was in the back seat of a friend's car and I read it and i rode with them on their Chinese food delivery route (??? I was a teen. I had nothing better to do.) For some reason, I HATED it!
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Obadiah Baird:

There were periods during the last couple of years where I almost exclusively listened to Nick Cave.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:00pm
Austin Rich:

I have that book, and haven't read it yet. Been meaning to. Maybe I don't need to?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:01pm
Austin Rich:

I could imagine a crazy weird dance re-mix of this song that would be popular in all the Fringe Bars in Max Headroom.
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Obadiah Baird:

When Idiot Prayer came out in 2020 I put on a side each night and fell asleep listening to it for a couple of weeks
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Aitch:

He can be a pompous turd but I've seen him live in Birthday Party, Bad Seeds (a few) and Grinderman. Every time it's been amazing.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:02pm
Austin Rich:

I wish I could have seen Grinderman and Birthday Party. Those are my fave eras of Nick Cave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm
Aitch:

He so can't play the guitar, but very loudly it's marvellous
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xapnomapcase1:

That's the only Nick Cave song I like!
  10:03pm
Heather:

I'd be interested to hear your take! Maybe as an adult, I'd have a less firey reaction to the book?
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xapnomapcase1:

No offense to Nick Cave fans. He's just not my thing.
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Obadiah Baird:

I've been meaning to read it for a while.
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Obadiah Baird:

We don't have to all like the same stuff. It's all good.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:05pm
Austin Rich:

Obadiah secretly wants to join the "convince Austin about Bowie" show.
  10:05pm
Heather:

No offense taken, Xapnomapcase. I mean, Austin doesn't even know Bowie! 😂 and yes, what Obadiah says!
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Obadiah Baird:

YOU SHOULDN'T NEED TO BE CONVINCED!
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Obadiah Baird:

But yes I would like to convince you.
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xapnomapcase1:

Doesn't know Bowie??? I might have to re-evaluate some friendships....
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xapnomapcase1:

Kidding.
  10:08pm
Heather:

Ahem. Again. What Obadiah says.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:08pm
Austin Rich:

I do know Bowie. I played him on the show even, like a month ago or so. (Before '75 part one.) I'm familiar with his work, and where it fits in rock and roll history.

But Brian Eno...
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xapnomapcase1:

You can keep Brian Eno too. If we're going that way, I'm John Cale all the way.
  10:09pm
Heather:

Nowwww you said you played him on the show for me which I greatly appreciated.....
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:09pm
Austin Rich:

John Cale totally rules. And I did play it for Heather, knowing that he fit into the "glam" scene I was talkin' about.
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xapnomapcase1:

A huge part of our D&D game that never happened was based on Bowie's Blackstar.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:10pm
Austin Rich:

That's the one Bowie album I listened to, as it came out, and even said, "Wow, this is good!"
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Obadiah Baird:

That sounds like an amazingly weird DnD game!
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xapnomapcase1:

In retrospect, regarding that game, I shouldn't have overwritten it. I got in my own way there.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:10pm
Austin Rich:

We should get back to roleplaying. Heather and I need to get a Cyberpunk 2020 game going for our podcast.
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Obadiah Baird:

I would LOVE to play Cyberpunk 2020!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:11pm
Austin Rich:

Weren't we gonna get Kat and Marla to play a game in 2020... and then Covid sort of scuttled that?
  10:12pm
Heather:

Yes!! podcast reboot! I still have my notes somewhere!
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xapnomapcase1:

Speaking of Delta Blues, there's a really good documentary about Robert Johnson on Netflix. I watched it last week. Son House was of course in it, as the grand old man of the Blues, even then.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:12pm
Austin Rich:

Obadiah: I do hope that I'm getting all the songs / albums / covers right. But if I get any wrong, let me know.
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Obadiah Baird:

I'm also an obsessive collector and reader of classic cyberpunk literature.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:13pm
Austin Rich:

That "Damned" record reference is a true story: I had an ex who had a copy that was so thin that her needle almost tore a hole in her copy.
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xapnomapcase1:

I like the Billy Idol album Cyberpunk...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:13pm
Austin Rich:

Oh yeah, we need to get Obadiah on the show for that reason, Heather!
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Austin Rich:

Heather and I have a rare Max Headroom script that has never been published that we've been meaning to act out on the podcast.
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Austin Rich:

"There is the opposite of that."
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Austin Rich:

www.loc.gov...
  10:17pm
Heather:

Yes Obadiah please be on the podcast!
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Austin Rich:

Hopefully that link was the one you were thinking of, Obadiah?
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Austin Rich:

Since we did a two-hour show were we played mostly Obadiah's picks, that cover a lot of other ground (where we don't talk as much), here's a link to that. It's a pretty broad range of Obadiah's taste, and if I remember correctly, this is the show from just after you discovered the Marc Ribot / Tom Waits version of Bella Caio.
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Austin Rich:

midvalleymutations.com...
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Mr Fab:

My wife likes "Death Letter." She calls it "the coolin' board song."
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Austin Rich:

That guitar lead-in...
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Austin Rich:

I do LOVE the cover of this Johnny Cash album. I have a good number of his records... most of the classic era ones... and this cover is just a beautiful photo.
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Austin Rich:

This specifically grew out of a conversation that we had off-mic, at a previous gathering, about the best live albums.

What's your favorite live album?
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Obadiah Baird:

I love that you did let it run twice.
  10:24pm
AndrewBunny:

Too many to list, but the first one I thought of was 801.
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xapnomapcase1:

What Do Pretty Girls Do by Kirsty MacColl. It's "live" in that it's radio sessions, but it's as close as we can get without bootlegs.
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Austin Rich:

I mean, it's a song that's that good.
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Obadiah Baird:

I mean who puts out a live album with the same track back to back. It's the moment that won me over to this album when I first listened to it when I was 16.
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Austin Rich:

801, AndrewBunny? I don't know it.
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Austin Rich:

I have contended for many years that this is the best live album of all time.

I've listened to it recently. I'm not sure I'm wrong?

en.wikipedia.org...
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Mr Fab:

801! With Eno and Phil Manzanera. Yup, pretty great.
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Austin Rich:

I need to look that up! Already it sounds like it's fantastic.
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Obadiah Baird:

I also need to check that out!
  10:27pm
AndrewBunny:

ENO, Phil Manzanera, Simon Phillips, LLoyd Watson, Bill McCormick. The cover is a fantastic grainy shot of the Bill's Precision bass headstock
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AndrewBunny:

And my fave hipster live album: Throbbing Gristle's Heathen Earth.
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Austin Rich:

That TG record is great!
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Obadiah Baird:

My other favorite live album is Seafish Louisville by the Gits.
  10:34pm
Heather:

The Cramps!!! Yessss!!!
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xapnomapcase1:

The Gits! Mia Zapata's death still hurts.
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Austin Rich:

That Gits live album is ESSENTIAL.
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xapnomapcase1:

The Gits and Evil Stig still get a lot of play around here.
  10:35pm
AndrewBunny:

Oh, it just hit me: my fave obscure live record(s): John Cage (with David Tudor) Variations IV, volumes 1 & 2!
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Obadiah Baird:

The Gits are incredibly underrated.
  10:36pm
AndrewBunny:

Oh, poop! I forgot: RAMONES It's Alive!!!!
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xapnomapcase1:

Story about Throbbing Gristle. The very first time I got high with edibles, I ate an entire 100mg cookie. I happened to be listening to TG's Greatest Hits, and the backwards version of "Slug Bait" came on just as it was hitting. I seriously thought the Devil was talking to me, and I am NOT religious.
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Mr Fab:

“Live At Napa State Mental Hospital” I’d absolutely the greatest live VIDEO ever.
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Austin Rich:

You are right about Ramones It's Alive!
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Austin Rich:

I could see that being rough, xapnomapcase1.
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Austin Rich:

If you haven't seen the video Mr. Fab and I were talking about, it is CRUCIAL. You need to watch it later tonight, if you've never seen it. It's LATE 70's CRAMPS, too!

youtu.be...
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xapnomapcase1:

It was great! Scary in the moment, but it would have been worse listening to it forward. At least backwards, I don't hear the story...
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xapnomapcase1:

Another live album that's pretty great is Paris by The Cure. I now...that's pretty mainstream, but they're still my favorite band, and Paris has a lot of the more "obscure" songs.
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Obadiah Baird:

I've always loved the Cure
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Austin Rich:

I love the bass in this song. The sound is SO good. I try to emulate that sound and I just need an OG amp, I've realized.
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xapnomapcase1:

Looking at that Tiny Tim picture...I had no idea he had a heart attack on stage.
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xapnomapcase1:

The night he died.
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Obadiah Baird:

This whole album is amazing.
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Austin Rich:

The scream is just chilling.
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Austin Rich:

I guess I don't really know how well known Poison Idea are outside of the area, because I always think of them as local legends. People outside of PDX: how well known are Poison Idea?
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xapnomapcase1:

They're punk icons.
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Austin Rich:

I always think of the guy I met from Seattle, who was shocked that we all knew Sir Mix-A-Lot. I remember he said something like, "Oh. I always thought he was a local guy."
  10:42pm
AndrewBunny:

Certainly heard OF them, but haven't listened to them...
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Austin Rich:

I know I mentioned this earlier, but we're gonna go over tonight. There's no one on after, and there's at least four more songs (plus banter) left.

So hang in there after 8 PM / 11 PM! We'll be going for a bit longer.
  10:47pm
sufferwords:

American Leather… Germs reference
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Austin Rich:

Ah! Good ear, sufferwords!
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Austin Rich:

(In the early days of the interweb, when you still had dial-up, I ran a "Germs" website. I would get e-mail from OG punks who were excited about the website, and I would say, "Yeah, I was 6 when Darby died.")
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Austin Rich:

Ironically, Dead Moon would fill stadiums when they toured Europe, and then we could go and see them for about $10 at a local bar and buy them drinks afterwards. I saw them five times, and they blew me away every time.
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Obadiah Baird:

Dead Moon is on the short list of bands that I feel most lucky to have seen live.
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sufferwords:

saw his last show and ten or so others - when GI came out (best ‘lpunk’ record of all time) we were shocked that they had actually been playing songs at the gigs
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Austin Rich:

If anyone is not familiar with Fred Cole / Dead Moon, Fred got started in music in 1964, and is a key figure in almost every era of rock and roll since.

en.wikipedia.org...
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xapnomapcase1:

Yes, live recordings of The Germs are more of a showcase of bad equipment, with someone screaming semi-melodically way far in the background.
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Austin Rich:

(Though I can only imagine that everyone here probably knows Dead Moon pretty well.)
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Austin Rich:

The band before Dead Moon - The Rats - also equally great, and worth checking out!
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Austin Rich:

You can really hear the evening birds coming out during our chat.
  10:56pm
sufferwords:

we heard nothing of Portland in LA
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Austin Rich:

That's what Greg Sage of the Wipers used to say. He would call to book shows or sell records, and people would say, "Portland? Never heard of it!" Then hang up on him.
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Obadiah Baird:

The Wipers were easily one of the best bands of the era and nobody heard about them because they were from portland.
  10:58pm
sufferwords:

have heard plenty since though
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Austin Rich:

So glad the cork picked up.
  10:59pm
sufferwords:

Coney Island Baby
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Austin Rich:

While unrelated to these conversations, here's the last link I'll offer up of radio that Obadiah and I have done. I used to host a News Magazine style show, and we had Obadiah on in the early days of the pandemic, to talk about some crazy shit that went down in Salem. In that show, we feature a VERY early version of Obadiah's guitar playing, before we took a serious attempt at recording the songs.

betweenradiozine.com...
  11:01pm
sufferwords:

saw Lou do Street Hassle with Ian Dury doing New Boots and… at the Roxy..,, not bragging but this is portably the only place that statement might carry any water
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Obadiah Baird:

I feel like solo Reed is super inconsistent but I do love this album.
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Obadiah Baird:

I'm impressed that you saw Ian Drury. I have a weird soft spot for that stiff records stuff.
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Austin Rich:

I'm impressed, sufferwords.
  11:04pm
sufferwords:

being older has some perks
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Austin Rich:

Yeah. I sort of wish I was both older, younger, and... well, had a larger record collection.
  11:05pm
sufferwords:

saw Elvis Costello’s first show in LA… The Whiskey- my first ‘punk’ show
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Austin Rich:

That's very cool! Never saw Elvis, but I probably should have.
  11:06pm
sufferwords:

I’m telling ya fellas - dig into Street Hassle
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AndrewBunny:

My first ever show was Talking Heads in New Orleans 1979...
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Austin Rich:

My first show: Robert Palmer. My mom took me, as she was a fan.
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Austin Rich:

sufferwords: I have a copy of Street Hassle around here somewhere. I think my mom gave it to me.
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AndrewBunny:

Saw EC & Attractions with Squeeze opening January 1981 (my 18th birthday). Trust had just come out. I remember being a little disappointed cause Joolz just quit and some guy named Paul Carrack took over...
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Aitch:

Julien Cope bit of a pop gem
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Austin Rich:

Anyone else wanna share their first show?
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Obadiah Baird:

Julian Copes biography is is one of the great rock bios.
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xapnomapcase1:

The Cure at the Rose Bowl. Wish tour. So...1991 or 2.
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Aitch:

Ultravox '81
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Austin Rich:

Obadiah has turned me onto Julian Cope.
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xapnomapcase1:

It was June 92.
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Austin Rich:

Ultravox! In the prime era, too! Damn, I'm very jealous. AND... I'll be talking about them next week...
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Obadiah Baird:

This whole album is so great.
  11:12pm
AndrewBunny:

Loved JC's Krautrocksampler book. So over the top, and it's obvious he's such a huge fan!
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Austin Rich:

I probably talk about Ultravox to Heather as much as she talks about Bowie to me.
  11:12pm
Heather:

First show: Jane's Addition with The Rollins Band opening. 90 or 91?
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Obadiah Baird:

I need a copy of Krautrocksampler but they are so hard to come by and quite expensive these days.
  11:13pm
sufferwords:

saw the Trust tour at The Pier in NYC/ i think i went to MTV first night party at The Ritz that night- B-52’s played/ I was a pup
  11:13pm
Heather:

*Addiction darned autocorrect
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Austin Rich:

Damn. I do love the B-52's. And that first couple records are FLAWLESS.
  11:14pm
Heather:

And Austin, I think that may be true!
  11:14pm
sufferwords:

Pure Pop for Now People is non stop
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Obadiah Baird:

Call back to Ian Drury!
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Austin Rich:

Ian Drury got mentioned! Take a drink!
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Aitch:

Bon Scott AC/DC please.
  11:15pm
AndrewBunny:

OB, I just looked at my copy: still has the price sticker from the Virgin store in New Orleans: $19.99 (it was brand new then, and still in print). I remember thinking it was insanely expensive, but I had to have it...
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Obadiah Baird:

That book is almost certainly worth considerably more now.
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Austin Rich:

I feel like my mind is still set at mid-90's prices. When I see records for sale now, I go, "Damn, that's expensive!"

And it's probably not.
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Austin Rich:

Getting near the end here. Thanks for listening everyone! Any last comments, Obadiah?
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Austin Rich:

Also: Make sure to get his tunes, for free, here:

obadiahbaird.bandcamp.com
  11:19pm
AndrewBunny:

AR, absolutely. I'm 59, and when I started buying LPs in the 70s, top 40 records were $3.99, and everything else was $4.99. Singles were 79cents...
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Obadiah Baird:

I appreciate everyone listening to my music and the music I love. I hope y'all enjoyed it.
  11:20pm
AndrewBunny:

OB, thanks for the music!
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Obadiah Baird:

I love listening to and talking about music.
  11:20pm
Heather:

Obadiah, it was GREAT! Awesome show, I very much enjoyed it! Thanks so much!
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Austin Rich:

We will do this again.
  11:21pm
sufferwords:

good show ‘kids’
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HyperDose:

Thank you Austin and Obadiah, this was a very fun show. Loved the conversational format!
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Geoff-U:

Great show!
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Geoff-U:

Thanks Austin :)
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Obadiah Baird:

That was super cool! Thank you everybody.
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Aitch:

Enjoyed that thanks
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drowsy:

Thanks for the show guys.
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Austin Rich:

Thanks for tuning in! See ya all again next week!
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