Oscar Wilde once said, "Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." It's a rather ominous quote for any creative person still trying to find their big break. Nevertheless, since the first 7 episodes of Magic Junk Radio were consistent on a level of composition, it was only natural that we avoided relaxing into any refuge. So a choice had to be made: either retire the podcast or evolve our compositions. Thus, we chose to take the Darwin route.
Of course, you could counter that Wilde was a scandalous anarchist and we shouldn't believe a word he said. But hey, doesn't the reasoning sound much better than "We got some new equipment to aid our podcasts, so this is the last one using the old stuff"? After all, you could say it was only 'Logical'.
If you've haven't tuned in before, MJR can best be described as an all-original eclectic maelstrom of sounds, voices, and samples. #8 finds the creative duo of M. Sahm and Ms. S.Rod trading songs, barbs, and finishing each other's sentences (as only a young married couple can do). This episode is a serenade to their stepping stones, as they try to keep each other laughing about an uncertain future.
It clocks in at a mega-quick 26:55 with all the funk riffs, hard rock beats, orchestra samples, and pop culture references that you've heard us pimp for the past year. Nothing is restricted. Not our former masters. Not our heroes. We even do a 'celebrity roast' style piece of one of Blogcritics' editors. Although be warned — it's not for playing out loud in the office, or in front of your mini-me.
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MJR 8 Content of Tables:
- Six Mill
- Four Shadows
- Mr. Darcy At The Limelight
- Six Years Gone
- Between Curses
- The Curse Anthem
- Live At The Stadium
- The Way Is Shut
- Westchester Funk