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Guests bring 4 songs: Something Old (25 years old or older), Something New (released within last year), Something Borrowed (a cover) & Something Blue (the feels).

Guests bring 4 songs: Something Old (25 years old or older), Something New (released within last year), Something Borrowed (a cover) & Something Blue (the feels).


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Guests bring 4 songs: Something Old (25 years old or older), Something New (released within last year), Something Borrowed (a cover) & Something Blue (the feels).




Episode 21 - Max Fine

Comedian Max Fine sends in his thoughts about Craig Finn, Justin Townes Earle, Charles Bradley and Buddy Rich. Check out clips of Max's stand-up and see where he's performing next at his website https://finecomedy.com/home/


Episode 20 - David Britton

Comedian and podcaster David Britton sends in his thoughts on Shocking Blue, Penza Penza, Richard Cheese and The Palace Flophouse. Follow David on all socials at @lazersaurus and check out his podcast "Do You Know What Time It Is?" wherever you get podcasts.


Episode 19 - Anna Valenzuela

LA comedian and podcaster Anna Valenzuela sends in her thoughts on Talking Heads, Megan Thee Stallion, The Offspring and Bad Cop Bad Cop. Check out Anna's socials at @annavisfun and her podcast 12 Questions at all the places you get podcasts.


Episode 18 - Steve Vanderploeg

Comedian Steve Vandeploeg calls in from Denver, CO with his thoughts about The Animals, Portugal the Man, Melanie Martinez and Manchester Orchestra.


Episode 17 - Mark Bookwalter

Comedian and podcaster Mark Bookwalter sends in his thoughts about A Tribe Called Quest, Ghost, Busman's Holiday and Radiohead. Check out Mark's podcast Secret Opinion on all the major streaming services and his upcoming tour dates and clips of his comedy at www.markbookwaltercomedy.com


Episode 16 - Shannon Norman

Comedian Shannon Norman calls in from Pittsburgh to share his thoughts on The Misfits, Rosalia, Iggy Pop and Miles Davis. Check out Shannon's comedy album Human Raccoon on whatever streaming service you use, and check out his monthly comedy series Good Enough Comedy at Bryant Street Barbershop.


Episode 15 - Jason Fickel

Blues and Americana artist, DJ, historian and all around swell guy Jason Fickel sends in his thoughts on songs from The Replacements, Asleep At The Wheel, Nina Simone and The Staples Singers. Check out Jason's various musical projects at his website https://jasonfickel.com/


Episode 14 - Jared Thompson

Co-owner of the world famous Comedy Attic, Co-Founder of Limestone Comedy Festival and die hard music fan Jared Thompson sends in his picks via songs by Diana Ross, Spoon, The Sundays and Whitesnake.


Episode 13 - Matt Chandler

Lifelong music fan / musician / DJ / promoter and all around sweet boi Matt Chandler sends in his thoughts on Sonic Youth, Black Midi, A Tribe Called Quest, Paul Humphrey and Kris Kristofferson. Matt has a new musical project on the way - stay tuned to the podcast and we'll let you know when they make their public debut.


Episode 12 - Brandie Posey

Comedian, podcaster and producer Brandie Posey calls in from Los Angeles with her thoughts on Reel Big Fish, Orville Peck, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. Check out Brandie's podcast Lady to Lady and pick up her album Opinion Cave, both of which you can do here.


Episode 11 - J.R. McIntire

Musician, podcaster and all around great guy J.R. McIntire sends in his picks for Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue via songs by Neil Young, Ice Nine Kills, Stevie Ray Vaughan and, with apologies, The Eagles. Check out J.R.'s new solo album under the name Daughterman here, the latest from his band Arctic Char here and his podcasts Half A Cench here and A Star Is Lorne here.


Episode 10 - JD Short

Old friend and musician JD Short (Bassdbler, Beltalowda) drops in from his home in London to wax prophetic about songs from Faith No More, Kali Masi, Blonde Readhead and Miles Davis. Check out JD's work here.


Episode 9 - Zach Peterson

Comedian Zach Peterson sends in his songs and goes deep on his favorites by Kris Kristofferson, Cloakroom, Lucero, Against Me! and The Weakerthans. Check out Zach's excellent podcast No Coast Comedy Club here, and all his upcoming dates here.


Episode 8 - Christine Brackenhoff

WFHB Music Director Christine Brackenhoff takes a break from the Spring Fund Drive to talk about Weather Report, Torres, Angelique Kidjo, Talking Heads and Animal Collective. You can make the Spring Fund Drive a smashing success by pledging at www.wfhb.org


Episode 7 - Sean Smith

Comedian Sean Smith checks in from Louisville, KY with his thoughts, stories and trivia about songs by Stevie Wonder, Prince, D'Angelo and Yebba. Check out Sean's comedy videos at www.seansmyph.com. Keep up with everything Mat is doing at www.mat-alano-martin-comedy.com


Episode 6 - Krystal Languell

Poet Krystal Languell stops by to talk about Dirty Three, The Innocence Mission, John Denver, Low and Warren Zevon and what their songs mean to her. Check out Krystal's latest book of poetry SYSTEMS THINKING WITH FLOWERS, available here. Catch Mat on the road later this month in Iowa, ticket info here.


Episode 5 - JT Habersaat

Comedian JT Habersaat stops by the podcast to talk about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Mazzy Star, Alex Maas, Heels, Mishka Shubaly and a whole lot more. Check out JT's new special Swampbeast here. Come see Mat on tour this month in Indiana and Iowa. Details here.


Episode 4 - Loren Berí

Musician Loren Berí touches base from New York to discuss songs by David Bowie, Porches, Father John Misty and Andrea Laszlo De Simone. Check out Loren's new single "My Brooklyn (Is Better Than Yours)" here. Come see Mat opening for DeAnne Smith in Indiana this March, tickets on sale here.


Episode 3 - Gwen Sunkel

Comedian Gwen Sunkel talks about Violent Femmes, Taylor Swift, Indigo Girls and Goo Goo Dolls and their songs that stuck with her. Order Gwen's debut album No More Tears here and follow her on twitter and Instagram. Catch up on everything Mat is doing at his website here.


Episode 2 - William Elliott Whitmore

Singer-songwriter William Elliott Whitmore discusses his love of songs by Maddox Brothers & Rose, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Dolly Parton and Samantha Crain. Catch Will on tour this month, dates and details at https://www.williamelliottwhitmore.com/ See host Mat Alano-Martin perform February 24th at Helium Comedy Club in Indianapolis, IN. https://indianapolis.heliumcomedy.com/shows/166961 This episode brought to you by Postcard Elba. https://postcardelba.com/