Prodigal Sons 14: A Dog Named Grrrbbels

Prodigal Sons 14: A Dog Named Grrrbbels

Jan 02
Prodigal Sons 14: A Dog Named Grrrbbels

This week on the Prodigal Sons podcast:

  • A review of Christmas bounty.
  • Ian reveals the truth about his reading habits.
  • Jared wants to know if any good music has been produced since the late 90s.
  • Some more of the Prodigal Sons broadcast history.
  • Brian “reviews” American Hustle and Anchorman 2.
  • Some Netflix documentary discussion.

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  • ChikaraSon of Satan

    – I need to listen to this show second as if I listen on my actual drive, I forget all my notes

    – Ian is a real man! Watching football! Watching UFC! Reading books!

    – As I tweeted, I was happy that my copy of Mega Man Anniversary Collection from 2004, collecting games from 30 years ago plays in my 360. One day, when my son is playing Skyrim, I’ll review it

    – I got Artie’s new book and the audio version WHICH IS NOT READ BY ARTIE! So why bother?

    – Loved the 90’s music and your old radio discussion stuff. More of that!

    – Jumpin’ Jeff Walker, Rocky & Sue and Rusty Fender are all still radio institutions in NEPA. A friend of mine just recently (within the last 2 years) dated Jumpin’ Jeff Walker. He’s exactly as you
    think he would be!

    – To me, music peaked with the Foo Fighters. All new music is compared to their weakest song (take your pick) and if not as good or better, than I really can’t be bothered.

    – Jared, we have a station round these parts, 92.1, where they play a song from the 90’s, sometimes a pretty deep cut, and then some newer music. When forced to listen to the radio, it’s what my wife
    & I listen to, but the new music scares us.

    – Is DeNiro being in American Hustle a spoiler? I haven’t seen any of the trailers and being on the Oscar screener list (****SNIFF****), I’m still in the process of watching this.

    – I’m glad both Brian and I did the line to get the tickets joke on the podcasts independent of each other.

    – I’ll tweet to you the best time travel movie, so I can be part of the show, but mine is the ‘dumbest’ of them all. The least amount of research. If Brian’s in Primer, I’ll kick him in the nuts. Army of Darkness counts as a time travel movie, right?

    – Talking Dracula Godfried and doing the Old Groucho impression were in there just for me, right?

    • I wouldn’t qualify “Army of Darkness” as a time travel movie but what do I know? ^BE

      • Peter

        not that my opinion counts but army of darkness is 100% a time travel movie! PS

        • I feel it is more of an “alternate universe” movie. I believer we discuss it in our upcoming episode (Prod Pod 15). See what we have to say then!^BE

  • Peter

    Personally i would pick Terminator as my favorite time travel movie but it is really splitting hairs and i may give another answer on any other day.

  • Peter

    I would like to state that modern music is actually quite good and there are a few solid bands out there right now that are equally as good as some of the stuff that came out in the 90s (without the historical context of grunge, etc)

    Also, there was plenty of shit being sold in the 90s. Here is a small list of albums that released in the 90s but outsold Nirvana’s Nevermind and Pearl Jam’s Ten:..mind you these are album sales in the 90s and not historically.

    Kenny G: Breathless
    Forrest Gump Soundtrack
    2 Shania Twain Albums
    2 Backstreet Boy Albums
    3 Garth Brooks Albums

    top 5 most selilng of the 90s

    5.Metallica: Metallica
    4. Hootie and the Blowfish: Cracked Rear View
    3. Alanis Morrisette: Jagged Little Pill
    2. BodyGuard Soundtrack
    1. Shania Twain: Come on Over

    it’s also of note that Ten and Nevermind came out in ’91 and a lot of these other albums were mid-90s or later.(with the exception of Metallica which also came out in ’91) giving them much more time to sell than say, the 99 Backstreet Boys Album.. Point being, don’t fall into the trap of saying 90s music was filled with the best of the best… you really have to go down the list to start getting anywhere near the bands that everyone knows and loves…. or at least what most of us probably consider the best sounds from the that decade (if they even make the list)

    source; random page on the internet.

    • You are absolutely correct, there was more than just grunge in the 90s and every era has it’s total crapfest music that, somehow, people like. Though, I do still love me some Cracked Rear View and Jagged Little Pill. #sorrynotsorry ^BE