Mr. Nola Nerd Couple Music Podcast Episode 18: My Favorite Albums of 2016

I didn’t listen to as many new albums as I would have like to this year.  I did, however, listen to a lot of great ones.  This is by no means a best of list.  This is a list of my favorite albums of the year.  In other words, the ones that I listened to the most…the ones I kept coming back to over and over.

All the albums in the podcast are on Spotify.

 

 

 

Mr. Nola Nerd Couple’s Music Podcast: Sturgill Simpson and Nick Cave

Mr. Nola Nerd Couple’s Music Podcast is back! After figuring out how to do a podcast for the first season of podcasts, Mr. Nola Nerd Couple will be back with a weekly music podcast.  There will be no theme except for what I listen to during the week.  Except for this week, when the two artists I talk about musically express how they came to  grips with two very different parts of fatherhood.  This week’s podcast focuses on Sturgill Simpson turning the majestic Saenger Theater into a honky-tonk bar with songs celebrating the birth of his son.  After attending that rowdy show I headed to New Orleans oldest operating movie theater to watch the gripping, somber documentary of the making Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds new album, Skeleton Tree, their first album since the death of his son, Arthur.

 

Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth:

 

Nick Cave and The Bad Seed’s Skeleton Tree:

Music Podcasting: Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell

This Nola Nerd Couple podcast is a bi-weekly podcast where we focus squarely on music. We will release a podcast on every other Friday where we talk about a new(ish) album and an older album. This week we focus on Sturgill Simpsons’ brilliant new album A Sailors Guide to Earth (my early frontrunner for 2016 album of the year) and Jason Isbell’s majestic Southeastern.

Intro and exit music:Lady of the Punks by Martijn de Boer (NiGiD) (c) 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/NiGiD/49068 Ft: Doxent Zsigmond

Here is Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth:

Here is Jason Isbell’s Southeastern:

 

Reviewing: Quick Hits

Since we are both AP teachers, we have been a little preoccupied with getting our kids ready for the last couple of weeks.  So a couple of quick thoughts before we pick up our regularly scheduled blogging/podcasting.

  • I’m not impressed with episodes 2 and 3 of Game of Thrones.  Pacing seems off.  In fact this Game of Thrones skit nails it better than I can:

 

  • Captain America: Civil War was another triumph for the Russo Brothers.
  • Recently read Marvel’s 1872.  Makes me want to read Marvel’s Red Wolf, when it comes to Marvel Unlimited. Review coming soon.
  • Looking forward to start collecting some DC titles with Rebirth and giving my impressions of them.
  • Also, I have completed a few comic collections recently.  Now, I need to do some reading and reviewing.
  • Cristina recently read Watchmen for the first time. I’m rereading it. Hopefully we can do a podcast soon.
  • Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth has been on repeat. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen.
  • Speaking of music, The Cure opens its North American tour in New Orleans tonight.  Reviews will be coming soon.  The Cure, like The Replacements, are one of my all time favorite bands.

See, we haven’t given up on being nerds, we just don’t have any time to share our experiences.  However, to get your nerd fix, check out our nerd links.  The OZD podcast is done by a writer who I went to high school with.  He focuses on sci-fi, horror, and fantasy but he also provides a writing tip every week.  It has great production and he knows his stuff.  The Longbox guys  (this link takes you to their website, the one under nerd links takes you to their podcasts) are comic historians whose podcast serves as my weekly course of comic history.  Each week they focus on a theme, a new comic, and older comic, and a social issue that is discussed in comic books.  I don’t usually stick with podcasts very long and I’m quite often unfaithful, but this is one podcast that I make time to listen to every week.  The Longbox guys also do plenty of panels at conventions and they will be at Wizard World Philadelphia (as will we) so go to their panel!

As for us, keep coming back.  Summer is soon upon us which means this website becomes our full-time job for two months!