Something happened on the day he died…

“I’ve heard a rumour from Ground Control / Oh no, don’t say it’s true”

There will be no new episode today. For those of you who listen, you know we lost our God last night, and we are devastated.

I can scarcely remember a time in my life when Bowie wasn’t in it. I remember as a child hearing his music all throughout the 70s, watching him live with Klaus Nomi on SNL in 1979, watching the music videos throughout the 80s and 90s, being in the front of the pit seeing him live with Nine Inch Nails in 1995, marveling at his ability to constantly reinvent himself, and worshiping him utterly.

He and his work sit on the throne at the very center of a Kingdom of music, art, culture, and counterculture that pumps in our veins and makes us who we are. He is the single most influential artist in the history of modern music. Without him, there would be no punk, no post-punk, no Goth, no New Wave, no Alternative rock, etc. So many other music careers and genres were begat by him, and to him they owe their successes.

His career spanned five decades, and he was–and always shall be–relevant. Fuck you, Eli, wherever you are. Stop what you’re doing and go buy or listen to his last album, Blackstar, just released on January 6. As it turns out, he knew he was not long for this world, and he was letting us know, and saying goodbye. Leave it to the man–the GOD–to eulogize himself. Last night, the heavens just became far more interesting. I just know Bowie and Lou Reed are already working together on a new project.

Somehow, I never imagined how I would feel should David Bowie ever die. Now I know, and it is not good.

Now cracks a noble heart.—Good night, sweet prince,
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

#PraiseHim #PleaseBeKind

LINKS
DavidBowie.com
David Bowie and Klaus Nomi on SNL, 1979
David Bowie – Blackstar on Amazon

Shout out from Greg Proops

Comedian, podcaster, and past guest of The Something Something Experience, Greg Proops, was oh-so-kind to mention us on the latest episode of The Smartest Man in the World: The Trimes of Crumprecorded live at Bar Lubitsch in LA on Wednesday, December 9. Greg riffed on Christmas, Burt Reynolds, Charles Nelson Reilly, and colossi.

Please give a listen and have a giggle.

LINKS
The Smartest Man in the World Podcast: Crumps

#PleaseBeKind

We’re on Stitcher!

Exciting news! In addition to recently being accepted into the Audible.com sponsorship program, we have also been accepted on Stitcher.com. We have now added Y.E.T.A.N.O.T.H.E.R. way to listen to Something2XP.

Please find us at http://stitcher.com/podcast/Something2XP and while you’re at it, please take the time to RATE and REVIEW us. It doesn’t take long, it helps out tremendously, and helping others makes you feel GREAT!

#PleaseBeKind

Virgina Jones ‘Gothic American’ Release

Podcast guest Virginia Jones released her new comedy album Gothic American today on Bandcamp.com. The album is scheduled to be released on iTunes on November 24, just in time for Thanksgiving.

from album listing on Bandcamp.com:

This is the first album by Virginia Jones. She’s the worst thing on earth- a woman with a goddamned opinion. Her comedy is best described as nutritionally dense. Virginia Jones started doing comedy in Portland, OR, where she was working as a bike-riding vegan cliche. She’s gone on to work in Hong Kong, LA, New York, London and Billings, Montana. She appears in Portlandia and has been to Bridgetown comedy festival, Bumbershoot, Boston’s Women In Comedy Festival, LA’s Funny Women, Flagstaff’s Big Pine, Eugene’s Women’s Comedy Fest and Austin’s Ladies Are Funny Fest. She was a semifinalist in the San Francisco comedy competition and her mother is proud of her.

LINKS
Virginia Jones Gothic American on Bandcamp.com

#PleaseBeKind

Musical Podcest

Michael was a guest on Repeat All, a music review podcast, hosted by Patrick Foss from Something2XP episode 52. The discussion centered around the greatest album of all time, The Cure’s 1989 swan song, Disintegration. Michael waxes nostalgic about this paragon of doom and gloom. Please put on some eyeliner and some smeary red lipstick, turn down the lights, and wallow with us for an hour. It’s gothy good fun.

LINKS
Repeat All – Episode 37: Disintegration (The Cure, 1980) with Michael Simpson
The Cure official site
The Cure – Disintegration on Wikipedia

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Happy Podcest Week!

Hi gang! No new episode this week, due to scheduling conflicts. However, this would be a great time to go back and listen to past episodes, as well as our appearances on other podcasts.

LINKS
Greg Proops mentions being on Something2XP on The Smartest Man in the World: Crabs
Michael is interviewed plus a Something2XP clip in Succotash epi117
Michael at LA Podfest with Emil Grecian and Morgan Pratt
Kitty is a guest on Two Ts In A Pod episode 97 – Most Gracious Hosts
Michael is a guest on Two Ts In A Pod episode 87 – Podcest, Part Deux

#PleaseBeKind