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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #22 Avatar: The Last Airbender

(Note: Brian and I recorded an accompanying podcast to this post, in which I addressed some of the points of this article.) I’ll get this out of the way first: Avatar: The Last Airbender is a cartoon marketed to kids, but it’s not a “kids show.” More accurately, it’s not JUST a kids show. Some of…

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ETCast, Episode 004 – Community, TV theme songs

Brian and I recently sat down to record the fourth episode of the Earn This Podcast. Our two main points of discussion: TV theme songs — what are our favorites, what are the different types, what separates good ones from bad ones. Also hear Brian and Dan sing a couple of their favorites. The show…

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Enlightenment through Sound Collage

Last week I encountered something brand new in music and I want you to share the experience with me. After our recent conversation, knowing I’d be in Boston on business, Beth McDonald tipped me off to a concert series being run by the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP).  The schedule of performances, now…

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Latest Episode: 006 (Green Day) The Earn This Podcast (aka the ETCast) is EarnThis.Net in podcast form: Thoughtful discussions about art, entertainment, and pop culture. We’re all friends who talk about these things even when the mic is off, so the result is a casual and free-flowing conversation full of laughs and occasional interruptions. The ETCast…

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ETCast, Episode 002 – Looking back on The OC, Season 1

For the second episode of the ETCast, Grant and I sat down to reflect on the remarkable first season The OC ten years after it first aired. We discussed some of the highlights and lowlights, and tried to decode what made this show so memorable and original. Download link (you may have to right click and “Save…