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Remembering Neil Peart - 1952-2020 - Audio Judo

Remembering Neil Peart - 1952-2020 - Audio Judo

January 24, 2020
On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle take time to remember the drummer and lyricist of the Canadian rock band, Rush.  Through personal memories of Matthew and letters from several fans of Neil's we hope to paint a picture of the amazing man that inspired generations of drummers.
 
Your homework is to listen to Rush, any Rush.  And think about the people that have inspired you through the years, and the gratitude you have for them.  
 
And share this podcast with all of your friends.
 
 
 
Share with us some of your memories and we might present them on a future episode.
 
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Interview With Justin Toland of Dirty Streets - Audio Judo

Interview With Justin Toland of Dirty Streets - Audio Judo

January 10, 2020

On this special, early release episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle interview Justin Toland (guitars and vocals) from the band Dirty Streets.

 

Your homework this week is to listen to some Dirty Streets. Good news, you don't have to stand in the middle of the street, put your ear to the ground, and possibly get hit by a car. Instead, you can check out Dirty Streets music online!

 

Check out Dirty Streets website for more info here:

https://dirtystreetsmusic.com/

 

Support the band directly by grabbing music or merch at their Bandcamp site:

https://dirtystreets.bandcamp.com/music

https://dirtystreets.bandcamp.com/merch

 

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/artist/dirty-streets/474873978?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/34iizXl7oXappF8Fpl27ST

 

As always, let us know what you think by emailing info(at)audiojudo.com.

 

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The Ten (Nine) Best Albums Of 2019 - Audio Judo

The Ten (Nine) Best Albums Of 2019 - Audio Judo

January 3, 2020

On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle pick their five favorite albums of 2019. We ended up with one in common, so it's really only a Top Nine list. Your homework this week is to drop us a line a let us know what your favorite album of 2019 is and what albums you're looking forward to in 2020.

 

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Matthew's Top Five Of 2019

 

The Who - The Who

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/who-deluxe/1479714572?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2WuaYvGgx9MS1Vj37aBiyU

 

Jimmy Eat World - Surviving

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/surviving/1480411285?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1oXiDeNuXr0A4DFQEr3fhI

 

Matthew And The Atlas - Morning Dancer

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/morning-dancer/1449895151?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5Ah2XXidkuoisFXgGJE74A

 

The Cold Stares - Ways

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/ways/1474179634?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/061tBOltEwYjdHA9zKpC0m

 

Tool - Fear Inoculum

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/fear-inoculum/1475686696?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7acEciVtnuTzmwKptkjth5

 

 

Kyle's Top Five Of 2019

 

Weezer - The Teal Album

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/weezer-teal-album/1450270988?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/65sHj9PvsbyD0uugGHjueN

 

Vampire Weekend - Father Of The Bride

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/father-of-the-bride/1454428976?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1A3nVEWRJ8yvlPzawHI1pQ

 

The Cold Stares - Ways

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/ways/1474179634?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/061tBOltEwYjdHA9zKpC0m

 

Mika - My Name Is Michael Holbrook

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/my-name-is-michael-holbrook/1475922750?mt=1&app=music

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/album/4bVlbOipapiqrTusSsgvIc

 

Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 1

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/new-age-norms-1/1478277553?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5DNTeZkF2jQFW6Kfgt2Jki

 

 

The Almost Made It Albums

 

Local Natives - Violet Street

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/violet-street/1454406861?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0ORZb7kyr8aaP2LpL3mhuY

 

Half Moon Run - A Blemish In The Great Light

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/a-blemish-in-the-great-light/1478771937?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2Sh8UR0HM8x4y4xsMDUCcn

 

This Land - Gary Clark Jr.

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/this-land/1447538299?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6pwdy6oQdwSQo8XOfpfAJJ

 

Gold & Grey - Baroness

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/gold-grey/1455603119?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6BK62pLb3I24L5zr2zaYoI

 

Outer Peace - Toro y Moi

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/outer-peace/1438769910?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7lXkGYfPd8ygerG681NxQG

 

Hyperspace - Beck

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/hyperspace/1482861953?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4ZUryKKDhiMXcD4fluAEhl 

Holiday Music Special - Audio Judo

Holiday Music Special - Audio Judo

December 20, 2019

Ho ho ho, here's the Audio Judo Holiday music special, with our special guest and Christmas music expert Heather.

Your homework for this episode is to listen to some Holiday music, especially our favorites from the episode. Then, get in touch and let us know what your favorite Holiday songs are.

 

Email: info(at)audiojudo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiojudo

Twitter: @audiojudo

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Matthew's Top Five Holiday Songs

 

Noel Christmas Eve 1913 - John Denver and The Muppets

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/noel-christmas-eve-1913/1482519604?i=1482519615&mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1jTovnc2P5zEFo63SYBCpA

 

Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/christmas-time-is-here-vocal/1440950393?i=1440950802&mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2XnNY3GEkbWHor5kyvXLu4

 

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings (feat. Sarah McLachlan) - Barenaked Ladies

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/barenaked-for-the-holidays/1440763163?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6IRBJEl3iDCSTwATVsQfzX

 

Cantique De Noel (O Holy Night) - Andrea Bocelli

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/my-christmas/1440829322?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/37QhqwG2GFkVdlyRjvgKme

 

Thanksgiving - George Winston

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/december/418470064?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3HKi0pGG4jGfNyc5GNQW1e

 

 

Kyle's Top Five Holiday Songs

 

Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/happy-xmas-war-is-over/1440817207?i=1440817445&mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7mXg4fLJHmmnjAahH15Wsj

 

Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth - David Bowie & Bing Crosby

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/peace-on-earth-little-drummer-boy/1482951936?i=1482952073&mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6iV4N4y6bw5c8VIrMgIkoN

 

Brown Christmas - El Vez

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/merry-mex-mas/499776780?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1pkoU5zx8QKbfaNdLcTvY4

 

Merry Something To You - Devo

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUKku3MhCPs

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/merry-something-to-you/403730175?i=403730199&mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/39b9PWMMSUKXxgRnEYTrqo

 

Sun Valley Ski Run - Juan Garcia Esquivel

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/strings-aflame/1464240543?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/04BXxlJ2ctjWufwGCSPCP2

 

 

Heather's Top Five Holiday Songs

 

White Christmas - Bing Crosby

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/white-christmas/1425234668?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/42KK3F8HTm1dyv5iFsCXdw

 

Hard Candy Christmas - Dolly Parton

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/once-upon-a-christmas/258611459?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5JWR4pqfxra6JEeUqNMPO7

 

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Michael Bublé

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/christmas/669854820?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3CKVXhODttZebJAzjUs2un

 

The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/the-christmas-song-expanded-edition/1435551048?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6vBGI5522jvPi0ZZuGQNp4

 

 

Other Notes

A Brief History Of Christmas Music

http://www.classical-music.com/article/brief-history-christmas-music

The Day Hair Metal Died - Audio Judo

The Day Hair Metal Died - Audio Judo

December 6, 2019

On this weeks episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle try to pinpoint the exact moment hair metal died.

 

Your homework for this episode is a little different. Pick a hair metal album (it can be your favorite record or maybe something you've never listened to before) and listen to it. Then, get in touch and let us know what you thought about the album.

 

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Boston by Boston - Audio Judo

Boston by Boston - Audio Judo

November 22, 2019

On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle eat Boston baked beans and have Boston accents because we're talking about the classic rock album Boston by the band Boston. BOSTON

 

As always, let us know what you think by emailing info(at)audiojudo.com.

 

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Your homework for this episode is to go listen to Boston by Boston.

 

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/boston/913902091?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2QLp07RO6anZHmtcKTEvSC

 

Other Notes

 

SOUNDBREAKING | Nobody Knew That Boston Wasn't Really a Band At All | PBS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co_57iTPRv0

NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers Tom Scholz: The Start of It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXYO77Xb-Mk

About that Boston album cover…

http://joebond.com/about-that-boston-album-cover/

More Than an Album Cover

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/03/the-immortality-of-the-more-than-a-feeling-cover/388739/

Never Ending White Lights - Interview With Daniel Victor - Audio Judo

Never Ending White Lights - Interview With Daniel Victor - Audio Judo

November 8, 2019

On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle have an interview Daniel Victor of Never Ending White Lights. A unique collaborative music project, Never Ending White Lights features instrumentation performed mostly by Victor, with guest singers providing vocals for most of the songs.

 

Check out https://www.iamneverending.com for more info, albums, and merch.

 

As always, let us know what you think by emailing info(at)audiojudo.com.

 

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Your homework for this episode is to listen to some Never Ending White Lights. You can listen for free on Bandcamp's website but if you like it, consider buying one or more albums. Through Bandcamp, 80-85% of the money you pay goes directly to the artist (https://bandcamp.com/fair_trade_music_policy).

 

Act I: Goodbye Friends Of The Heavenly Bodies

Bandcamp: https://neverendingwhitelights.bandcamp.com/album/act-i-goodbye-friends-of-the-heavenly-bodies

 

Act II: The Blood And Life Eternal

Bandcamp: https://neverendingwhitelights.bandcamp.com/album/act-ii-the-blood-the-life-eternal

 

Act III: Love Will Ruin

Bandcamp: https://neverendingwhitelights.bandcamp.com/album/act-iii-love-will-ruin

iTunes: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/act-iii-love-will-ruin-pt-1/476392958?app=itunes

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/act-iii-love-will-ruin-pt-1/476392958?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1ESsuY9QZED0Hxth0QHYJ5

 

Other Notes

The album Neuromancer by Black Ribbons, another Daniel Victor project:

https://blackribbons.bandcamp.com

 

Bandcamp's Fair Trade Music Policy:

https://bandcamp.com/fair_trade_music_policy

Spike by Elvis Costello - Audio Judo

Spike by Elvis Costello - Audio Judo

October 25, 2019

On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle talk about Elvis Costello's 1989 album Spike.

 

As always, let us know what you think by emailing info(at)audiojudo.com.

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Your homework for this episode is to listen to Spike.

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/spike/294809684?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6WCPlKBxKr7yV26WA4GuSr

 

Other Notes

Royal Jelly from the movie Walk Hard

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/royal-jelly/268878786?i=268879687&mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/0JIodRVBw63tSUyvH8vXt5

Ways by The Cold Stares & Interview With Chris Tapp - Audio Judo

Ways by The Cold Stares & Interview With Chris Tapp - Audio Judo

October 18, 2019

On this very special, early release episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle interview Chris Tapp of The Cold Stares. We talk about life, the blues, music, and The Cold Stares new album named Ways.

Go check out The Cold Stares website for albums, tour dates, and merch at https://www.thecoldstares.com and https://squareup.com/store/thecoldstares.

 

Your homework is to listen to Ways which has been released as three EPs over the last few months, and then as a complete album today, October 18th, 2019.

Ways, the complete album:

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/ways/1474179634?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/061tBOltEwYjdHA9zKpC0m

 

Ways White EP, which is acoustic songs:

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/ways-white-ep/1474434064?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4p6EcSKKKJgZCAbIQIfsNj

 

Ways Black EP, which is rock songs:

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/ways-black-ep/1474309373?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1vuQvcn5k2tpJpNEWboHRX

 

Ways Blue EP, which is blues songs:

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/ways-blue-ep/1476331958?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4uTbpJBar3gycZtsar5GeO

 

Other Notes

The Cold Stares Tour Dates (Including Las Vegas Nov. 22, 2019)

https://www.thecoldstares.com/?page_id=8

Just announced The Cold Stares will be playing 2020 Blues Alive At Sea in Europe with Joe Bonamassa.

https://www.bluesaliveatseaeurope.com

"Look Over Yonder," a documentary about the history of The Cold Stares

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBScSaZa_vM

Lamp Lit Prose by Dirty Projectors - Audio Judo

Lamp Lit Prose by Dirty Projectors - Audio Judo

October 11, 2019

On this episode of Audio Judo, Matthew and Kyle get dirty with the album Lamp Lit Prose by Dirty Projectors. Kyle likes it but Matthew isn't sure. Maybe it's wonderful, maybe it's terrible, maybe it depends on the time of day and the position of the moon.

 

Have a listen and decide for yourself and then drop us a line to let us know what you thought by emailing info(at)audiojudo.com.

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Also, check out Dirty Projectors' website for merch, videos, tour dates, and more info: https://dirtyprojectors.net

 

Your homework is to listen to the album Lamp Lit Prose by Dirty Projectors.

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/lamp-lit-prose/1368688780?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/03CZTX0lcoZGy71rOHnDxn

 

Things we talked about:

 

Dirty Projectors IVO SHANDOR I Pack | LANDR Samples

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbLatBabus0

 

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert - Dirty Projectors Live

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/30/672215537/dirty-projectors-tiny-desk-concert

 

We talked briefly about the band Battles, here is their album Mirrored:

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/mirrored/251186625?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0X8vBD8h1Ga9eLT8jx9VCC

 

Finally, Corky And The Juice Pigs on MadTV singing Eskimo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwO33oUawM8

Their albums are also available:

Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/album/corky-and-the-juice-pigs/820375664?mt=1&app=music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5Ridd9ruVFRAkcwqNSWxtI