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Season Two Finale - Part 2 of 2: Top Ten David Bowie Songs and Season 3 preview.

Season Two Finale - Part 2 of 2: Top Ten David Bowie Songs and Season 3 preview.

September 16, 2020

This is part 2 of a 2 part finale.

The hosts have some musings about what they learned over the last two or so years in discussing 27 David Bowie albums.  That is followed by a a rousing discussion of their TOP TEN DAVID BOWIE SONGS.  Spoilers: Eric tries to get too clever for his own good, Steve cheats, and Marc actually plays by the rules of a top ten list. The episode is capped off with the revelation of where this tin can will fly in season 3.

Thank you from the bottom of our black hearts for supporting this labor of love called Pod Like A Hole. We look forward to you joining us in what comes next.

 

Season Two Finale - Part 1 of 2: Top Ten David Bowie Albums

Season Two Finale - Part 1 of 2: Top Ten David Bowie Albums

September 5, 2020

In the first of two wrap up episodes, the Pod Like a Hosts countdown and compare their ranking of all the David Bowie albums with a focus on the top ten. Followed by a brief essay question segment that Steve forced Eric and Marc to participate in. We considered dropping this as one giant 4 hour episode but why not milk the podcast feed a bit more and take another few weeks off. Saying goodbye is hard to do after all, as Marc will discuss with the audience when he has a moment during Blackstar. 

If you're scrubbing to the end to see what season 3 is going to be all about, you're out of luck. We aren't going to share that info until next week in part two of the Finale - The Top Ten David Bowie Songs. 

Thank you for listening. 

Interview - Glenn Hendler (author of “Diamond Dogs” from the 33 1/3 Book Series)

Interview - Glenn Hendler (author of “Diamond Dogs” from the 33 1/3 Book Series)

August 31, 2020

For this little morsel, Steve and Eric interview Professor Glenn Hendler, author of the newest release in the 33 1/3 book series.  This scholar's take on "Diamond Dogs" expands some minds  and certainly adds to our previous dissection of the album.  Listen, enjoy and buy his book!  It's great!

Buy it here!

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/david-bowies-diamond-dogs-9781501336584/

33 1/3 Book Series Info:

http://333sound.com/33-13-series/

 

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A Space Poddity 27: “Heroes”

A Space Poddity 27: “Heroes”

August 27, 2020

In this final episode of album analysis in the David Bowie cycle, we go out with a truly classic album, 1977's "Heroes." Marc, Steve, and Eric discuss if this album is the crown jewel of the Berlin trilogy, whether the avalanche of cover versions of the title track is worth sifting through, and if there's a hidden gem often overlooked found on this iconic record. 

 

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Beauty and the Beast Live 1978

Joe the Lion

Heroes - Official Video

Sons of the Silent Age - Live 1987 Sydney

Blackout Live 1978

V-2 Schneider

Sense of Doubt

Moss Garden

Neuköln

The Secret Life of Arabia

 

 

B-Side:  “Lust for Life”

B-Side: “Lust for Life”

August 11, 2020

In 1977, David Bowie and Iggy Pop could not stop releasing amazing music.  Though this season of  Pod Like a Hole has been focused on Bowie’s albums, it has become clear that his work producing Iggy Pop’s records is a critical part of this conversation.  1977’s “Lust for Life” is no exception.  Follow your Bowie Boys as we discuss this piece of work, and its connections to “Trainspotting”, ocean liner cruises and Bowie’s “Tonight”.  Also, Marc admits to a serious crime on this episode.  He’s currently on the lam and we miss him dearly. 

 

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Lust for Life (90’s Video)

https://youtu.be/jQvUBf5l7Vw

 

Live in Manchester 1977

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2D4S1K8HWI

 

Interview Discussing Process with Bowie

https://youtu.be/N3A1NqmmY3k

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A Space Poddity 26: hours….

A Space Poddity 26: hours….

August 1, 2020

Are your eyes feeling heavy?  Are your pjs nice and warm?  Do you have a half-sipped mug of Sleepytime Tea?  Are you sliding in and out of consciousness?  You might be listening to David Bowie’s 1999 sleeper “hours…”  …or you might have just had a NOMAD soul jump to and from your body.  Mr. Bowie and loyal axeman Reeves Gabrels followed up their genre stretching , and rather well regarded, mid-90s work with music and performances in the adventure game:  OMIKRON: The Nomad Soul, as well as on an album honoring the sleepiness of getting old.  

BUT NEVER FEAR:  Steven, Marc and Eric are three nomad souls jumping into the sleepy bodies of “hours” listeners and giving them a shot of adrenaline as we hilariously dissect this album, analyze each track and consider how it fits into his 90s work as well as sets up his next millennium of output.  

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  1. Thursday's Child
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  4. Glastonbury 2000 - Under Pressure
A Space Poddity 25 : 1. Outside

A Space Poddity 25 : 1. Outside

July 25, 2020

How will you be celebrating the millennium? December 31st, 1999.  Will you be screaming in fear, dancing your anxiety away, or preparing a blood tribute for a dark and ancient God? In 1995 David Bowie foretold this future, with the help of Brian Eno, Mike Garson and others.  Have no fear, your Bowie Boys (Steve, Marc, Eric)  listened to this strange, shimmering spectacle of Tomorrow, dissected it song by song, and are presenting it to the ritual stone.  Who killed Baby Grace Bellew?  Maybe you'll get your answers here.  Maybe you'll only get so many more, horrible questions. One thing is for certain, we collectively butcher the correct pronunciation of a certain guitar player who most likely was a big fan of too many zippers on a pair of pants.  

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  1. The Hearts Filthy Lesson
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B-Side; 1999: The Future is “Outside”

B-Side; 1999: The Future is “Outside”

July 15, 2020

In 1995, David Bowie & Co. released the album ‘Outside’.  We will be discussing that in our next official episode.  However, in the liner notes, song lyrics, and skits, David Bowie was clearly telling a complicated story.  A murder mystery taking place in the oppressive future of 1999.  He dubbed this story “The Nathan Adler Diaries:  The Art-Murder of Baby Grace Blue - A non-linear Gothic hyper-cycle.”  This would be too much to cover in our official episode, so just as he did in Season 1’s “Year Zero”, co-host Eric takes the wheel and delivers a summary of the (intentionally) complicated back story.  This will fill in the gaps and get you the listener more prepared for our "Outside" analysis

 

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

 

Eric follows this up with an interview with long time friends of the show, The Wolgasts: Greg, Dan, Jamie, and even, briefly, Phiaus (aka Pulsar Glitch).   Eric and the Wolgasts celebrate 90’s Bowie and discuss why this phase was unique for him.  We discuss the legendary Outside Tour (with Nine Inch Nails) and, generally, how a group of kids discovered music in the 90s, in Arizona.  

 

Enjoy the conversation.  

 

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Check out Dan Wolgast’s current music project, El Trabiezo: 

https://eltrabiezo.bandcamp.com/releases

 

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Check out Greg Wolgast’s DIY Gardening Channel Some Room to Grow 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5vaV7WOjz71AD7q5DM8m0Q

 

Check out Dan and Jamie Wolgast’s Metal, Woodworking, and other items for sale:

https://www.instagram.com/stumbleinshoppe/

 

Check out Phiaus Wolgasts electronic music “Pulsar glitch”

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A Space Poddity 24 : Earthling

A Space Poddity 24 : Earthling

July 7, 2020

1997.  Slide into some oversized JNCO's.  Chew on a pacifier necklace.  We are HAPPY 2 B HARDCORE.  But it's not just us.  Lord Sir David Bowie himself was digging the techno beat and going on a Tarzan ride through the jungle (genre).  

Listen to this raving, slamming episode where your Bowie Boys (Marc, Steve and Eric) analyze this interesting, oft-overlooked album.  We talk about the history, do a track-by-track analysis, and discuss bonus songs, guest appearances and remixes (including the Season-One Throwback, NIN remixes of "I'm Afraid of Americans")  

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  1. Little Wonder Video: https://youtu.be/MqbQC81_74k
  2. Telling Lies Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL23xQK_4Ks
  3. I'm Afraid of Americans : https://youtu.be/u7APmRkatEU
A Space Poddity 23 : Labyrinth

A Space Poddity 23 : Labyrinth

June 24, 2020

While the world was bumming out on Bowie in 1986, he had another plan.  He would squeeze his rock star persona into a Jim Henson creation and become the Goblin King:  all rock, crotch and charisma.  That's right, your Bowie Boys (Eric, Steve and Marc) along with special guests Lennox Anderson and Chris Cook, are diving into Jim Henson's "Labyrinth".  We discuss the history of the film, the lore, the songs and Bowie's shining performance.  Enjoy, and if you don't get boxed up and filed by the Trash Lady, then you don't know what nostalgia is!

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  1. As the World Falls Down official video - https://youtu.be/r1UEfgwiULo
  2. Underground Official Video - https://youtu.be/Qga12-bAS4A
  3. Behind the Scenes - https://youtu.be/VFQCg0rpBK8

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