Category Archives: Barenaked ABCs

Episode 47: Celebrity

/ December 11, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 47: CelebrityEntertainment Tonight, TMZ, People magazine, Weekly World News, any news channel today. What do they all have in common? Our obsession with celebrities. And Kevin, Steven, and Ed don’t show any mercy in this week’s song. Will we love it, be merciful, or just be downright sadistic? You’ll just have to tune in to find out. Appearance“Celebrity” from

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Episode 47: Carol of the Bells

/ December 4, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 47: Carol of The Bells Rate all the songs. Seven to Y. Loving on some. Make real fans cry. This week our song… a holiday gem. Carol of the Bells. Virtue or sin. We will talk about it, dish about it, then give our ratings. Will we love or will we hate it? Will we love or will we

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Episode 46: Care Less

/ November 20, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 46: Care Less  We hope that you care about our podcast. If you do, please let us know.  This week it is just Michelle and I and we couldn’t care less where Aaron is, because he belongs here with us. But we make do without him and discuss two rare tunes by BNL this week.  We dove deep deep

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Episode 45: Canadian Snacktime Trilogy: iii) Vegetable Town

/ November 13, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! Ok… we are a little early, but we are busy prepping for Thanksgiving here in America.  So we got this one out early so you can listen to it while you are chopping your vegetables (unless you are in Canada, like our guest for this week, Justin from Monster Squad Minute).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBMxpDbp51A    Appearance  Ed Robertson talks about

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Episode 44: Canadian Snacktime Trilogy: Part ii Popcorn

/ November 6, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 44: Canadian Snacktime Trilogy: Part ii Popcorn  Whatever your political affiliation, if you are a US citizen, go out today and vote.  And while you are there, hopefully they have some popcorn. I’m not sure if today is Election Day in Canada, but we have our favorite Canadians, the people from Monster Squad Minute, back to discuss the second

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Episode 43: Canadian Snacktime Trilogy – Snacktime

/ October 29, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 43: Canadian Snacktime Trilogy: Snacktime  It’s Halloween!!!  And guess what we in the USA talk about at Halloween.  SNACKS!!! CANDY!!  And BNL music about Snacks and Candy!!!!   NO  Not Sex and Candy. SNACKS!  As in Snacktime!  And this week we discuss “Snacktime” with the guys from the Monster Squad Minute.  That’s right. We talk with the Monster Squad Minute

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Episode 42: Canada Dry

/ October 23, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 42: Canada Dry  I am American and wet because it is raining.  In my part of the country… which is Maine.  It is raining in Maine.  Okay?  And I hate October Rain.  November, it’s fine because it is usually snow here.  But October Rain stinks.  It’s cold and drizzly…. okay.  I need to get my head off the weather. 

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Episode 41: Call Me Calmly

/ October 16, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 41: Call Me Calmly  Call me hungry, call me busy, call me late for dinner, just make sure you call me calmly.  Tonight we discuss a song that is rated XXX using rated PG language. Would I lie? We have no Aaron this week, so we have a “guest” read his review.  And if you haven’t seen it yet,

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Episode 40: Call and Answer

/ October 9, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 40: Call and Answer  You say it’s getting to the point where we are hitting our stride?  Well, I say that BNL hit its stride with this song.  Do the rest of group agree with me? You will just have to listen to see what they say.    Alanis Morrissette, on the Au Naturale Tour, singing this song with BNL. 

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Episode 39: Bull In A China Shop

/ October 2, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 38: Bull In A China Shop  Have you ever felt like everything you touch just rusts, corrodes, decays? We don’t feel that way, but this week we explore a song where the narrator feels like he has the anti-Midas touch.  But is this song solid gold itself?  You’ll have to tune in to find out.      Barenaked Ladies

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Episode 38: “Heal Thyself Part II: Discipline” album review

/ September 25, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 38: “Heal Thyself Part II Discipline” review  We are showing we have no discipline as we take time away from our lineup to review Steven Page’s new album “Heal Thyself Part II: Discipline”, which came out Sept. 14. Should we trust Steven’s instincts or should we should discipline at the music shop?  Listen in to find out.   Next

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Episode 37: Bringing It Home

/ September 18, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 3 comments

Episode 37: Bringing It Home  It sounds almost like a goodbye song title.  We hope that it isn’t.  This week we discuss the boys celebration anthem. In the middle, I post a clip of the song, with Ed’s vocals minimized to accentuate the new instrument.  That is not how the bridge actually sounds.  Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZTNLC-iHxI 

Episode 36: Brian Wilson

/ September 11, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 1 comments

Episode 36: Brian Wilson  Are you reeling from the good vibrations from last week’s interview?  I still am.  Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one song where we all agreed on its merits?  Maybe it’s this song.  God only knows as we review Brian Wilson with returning co-host, Bobby.  We are missing Michelle, but I still guarantee, this long

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Episode 35b: An Interview with Steven Page

/ September 4, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Steven Page has been writing songs for over 35 years. Most of his famous songs were done while he was with a previous group, Barenaked Ladies, a band that he wrote and played with for 20 years, a band that to some extent still defines how people see him and talk about him. I mean, look at my second sentence.

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Episode 35a: Transcript of Steven Page Interview

/ September 4, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Interviewer: Steven, it is an absolute pleasure to be talking with you today, and that, to me, is a major understatement. Your music has entertained me during moments of joy and has helped me wallow in my sorrow and helped me with my stress during periods of darkness. Stunt came out during my Graduate program years and “Who Needs Sleep”

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Episode 35: A Very Special Interview – Steven Page!

/ September 4, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Pinch me!  Tonight we don’t review a song. Tonight, I interview STEVEN PAGE himself!!! That’s right! We’ve had our questions and we had the chance to ask them. Thank you’s to Rey Roldan (@reybee), who gave me this opportunity; and to BNL ABCs cast for helping me develop the questions. Please go out next week and buy Steven’s new album,

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Episode 34: Break Your Heart

/ August 28, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 34: Break Your Heart (with Blake Reilly)  I’m a little late on today’s song due to an upcoming event that I hope you all enjoy (should be next week).  I hope that it didn’t “Break Your Heart”.  But we have Blake Reilly from “Clerks Minute” joining us today for a really fun episode that should rise your spirits.  

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Episode 33: Box Set

/ August 21, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Tonight we discuss “Box Set” with some Canadians, the men from Monster Squad Minute. So, this isn’t my best intro.  Are you wanting me to go back and do my greatest intro?  Is that all you want?  I can’t be my best all the time.  Some of these are just going to be mediocre.  Hopefully, some day another label will

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Episode 32: Born Human

/ August 14, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 32: Born Human  Aren’t we all born human?  I suppose?  Am I making a false assumption here?  We are all born human, right?  I don’t think we have any wolves listening tonight.  But we do have a special guest, Saker from the “it’s All Been Done” podcast.  How many possible theories about this song can we come up with? 

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Episode 31: Boomerang

/ August 7, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

You came BACK!  You seem to keep doing that.  And for that we thank you.  This week we discuss an object that, if thrown right, keeps coming back.  Welcome to “Boomerang” week.  This week, during our Summer of Bs (#SummerofBs), we have another guest: Victor from Unofficial: Barenaked Ladies.  We discuss “Where was Ed?” during our Summer of ’88 section.

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Episode 30: Blame It On Me

/ July 31, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 2 comments

Episode 30: Blame It On Me We have reached our 30th episode, and if you think that is a bad thing or if you think this episode is not good, you can blame it on me. After all, Bobby isn’t around right now and we don’t have any Milli Vinilli, and tonight it isn’t raining, so if you have to

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Episode 29: Blacking Out

/ July 24, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 11 comments

Episode 29: Blacking Out  I’ve been a little stressed lately.  Okay, very. Some people compensate with Alcohol (not this week’s song).  Sometimes they compensate too much and Black Out.  But we don’t do that anymore. So instead we’ll discuss BNL’s song “Blacking Out”. We are missing Aaron, who is busy doing Time Travel.  He stole the TARDIS, but we get

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Episode 28: Big Bang Theory Theme

/ July 17, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 28: Big Bang Theory Theme  My whole universe doesn’t revolve around the Ladies, but they are like the Sun.  And tonight we explore an essential song in their catalogue.  It was inspired by “Big Bang” by Simon Singh (https://www.amazon.com/Big-Bang-Universe-Simon-Singh/dp/0007162219/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531441848&sr=8-1&keywords=big+bang+simon+singh)    Official video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzhIfN4UQv8    BNL Rocks Red Rocks version  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x60kMCLnf0    Appearance:   BNL in cartoon form on Odd

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Episode 27: Best Damn Friend

/ July 10, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

We wish BNL would be our friends, but tonight me and my best friends sit down and talk about Best Friend from “Grinning Streak”.    Live performance of this song  Chicago, IL from July 2013  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmaBq_IQezI    Appearance / Facts:  Elevator Interviews on New York Live, interview for Grinning Streak  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63hiwMa9jpM 

Episode 26: Beautiful

/ July 3, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 26: Beautiful  What can I say about this week’s episode?  It is pretty superficial at first but then it gets deep when we really delve into it.  Will you fall in love with us at first listen or will you have to listen a few times before the full magnitude of the discussion becomes evident?  We avoid man-splanning while

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Episode 25: Be My Yoko Ono

/ June 26, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 25: Be My Yoko Ono  Welcome back to Barenaked ABCs.  And a big welcome back to always friend, and automatic member of the podcast, Bobby.  This week, we cover one of the most influential songs the band has ever created. And, just as you never knew what Yoko was going to do next, we are very spontaneous in this

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Episode 24: Bank Job

/ June 19, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 24: Bank Job  Tonight we mug for the camera on a podcast while we discuss a bank job gone wrong.  What would stop each of us if we committed a bank job?  And like the bank robbers in the song, there is dissention in the ranks as we rank this song.      Bank Job on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8dMIzfp8HM   

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Episode 23: Ballad of Gordon

/ June 12, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Tonight’s song is not a song, but a Ballad.   No, it’s not the Ballad of Plain D by Gordon Lightfoot.  It’s not the Ballad of John and Yoko (but stick around for Beatles galore in two weeks).  Nor is it the Ballad of Gordon and Lily. We are discussing Ballad of Gordon, which is actually a Public Service Announcement for FOX.

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Episode 22: Bag of Bones

/ June 5, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 22: Bag of Bones  ARGH!!!!  We are being chase by BIG DOGS.  BARKING DOGS! BITING DOGS!  No time for an episode this week, so here is sound clips of us just running from dogs for an hour.  I hope you enjoy our howls of pain.  Seriously, we recorded an episode about “Bag of Bones” last week, so that will be

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Episode 21: Bad Day

/ May 29, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 1 comments

As you may have seen, we have spammers.  This has just been a bad day.  And coincidentally, that is today’s song.  This week, we review “Bad Day” off “Snacktime”.  I know some of us (ahem, not Tracy) have been harsh on this album so far, but maybe this won’t be a bad day for Snacktime.  Tune in to see.   

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Episode 20: Back

/ May 22, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Welcome “back” to the Barenaked ABCs, where tonight’s song is “Back”, a B-side on the “Brian Wilson 2000” CD. We discuss this rare “B-side” and if it should have been more.    “Back” – YouTube “video” of this song.  Not a real video, but a fan-made one.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSsFbJ4cgHQ    Appearance / Facts:  Junos award 2002   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HexQg1czJa0    Promos  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVz1Szz4QjM&list=PLxfxthv4C_iRayuADANx9F0fLaleoHgB_&index=2  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7918o0epQQ&list=PLxfxthv4C_iRayuADANx9F0fLaleoHgB_ 

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SPAMMERS

/ May 19, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Be careful with the replies on these posts.  I have noticed some spams from foreign countries (notable because, although in English, the sentences make no discernable sense and while using 10 cent words, they have no connection to the posts and have no sentence structure.  Please do not click on these sites mentioned or reply to these people. We are

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Episode 19: Baby Seat

/ May 15, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Tonight is a big night.  We move into the Bs!!!! Now that we are out of the A’s, we feel that we are out of the baby phase, maybe into the toddler phase.  It is time for us to get out of the baby seat.  And tonight we discuss Baby Seat. Aaron starts referencing music all over the place.  This

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Episode 18: Auld Lang Syne

/ May 8, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 2 comments

Episode 18: Auld Lang Syne  It’s the end of the year as we know it.  It’s the end of the year as we know it.  It’s the end of the world as we know it.  And it is MAY!  Ok, so our calendar is a little off.  But I wasn’t about to wait another 8 months to start the podcast

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Episode 17: As You Like It

/ May 1, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Bite not your frenulum at me, good sir. We are discussing a whole album this week, as we take on “As You Like It”.  It is a tome of an episode, with five Acts. There is adventure, love, betrayal, and the horns, the horns, the lusty horns. So, come hither, come hither, come hither. Whole Album  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UAjdSJciKIA  The notes underneath,

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Episode 16: Another Spin

/ April 17, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 2 comments

Tonight we try another spin at another Another song. It is Another Spin, another song off the 2007 album Barenaked Ladies are Men (BLAME)   Appearance   Kevin can be heard on the Rheostatics live album “Calling Out The Chords Vol 1.”  when he was performing with the band.  he can be heard on “I Am Drumstein”, “Boxcar Song”, and “Kevin’s

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Episode 15: Another Postcard

/ April 10, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 15: “Another Postcard” has arrived at our mailboxes.  And it is with Chimpanzees?  Why do we keep getting these postcards with chimps on them?  While we solve this mystery, here is this week’s episode… ooooooooh.  about “Another Postcard”.  Right.  Tonight we are joined, or invaded, depending upon your point of view, by Michael from The “Weird Al”phabet.  We had

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Episode 14: JUNO AWARDS Special

/ April 1, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

APRIL FOOLS! This week we don’t discuss any songs. Instead, we discuss everything Juno’s related. Did the band just come back from the dead (ok… they weren’t really dead… but I had to make an Easter reference.) Enjoy this animated discussion and we will be back with a song review next week. Here are the clips for the induction by

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Episode 13: Another Heartbreak

/ March 27, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Tonight we will be discussing “Another” Kevin Hearn song: “Another Heatbreak”, off the 2010  album “All In Good Time”. Who is this Michael Phillip Wojewoda and why is he important? Who are Corky and the Juice Pigs? Why are we talking about people who aren’t in Barenaked Ladies?  Will Bubbles the chimp liv…. wait.  That’s “Another” song.   If you

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Episode 12: Angry People

/ March 20, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Tonight’s song incites rage.  We have a full out argument about Angry People, our first song off Barenaked Ladies are Men (BLAME).   “Angry People” live  https://youtu.be/t0Td1CLt6V8  Appearance   How I Met Your Mother in 2012.  “P.S. I Love You” (7:45)  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3km8vs  Don’t forget: March 25 BNL with Steven Page is being honored at the Juno Awards by inducting them into the

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Episode 11: Am I The Only One?

/ March 13, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 11: Am I The Only One?  In this episode we stop ourselves from feeling along by talking together through the loss referenced in “Am I The Only One” off “Maybe You Should Drive”. Here is a quick snippet of tonight’s song, in case you just recently got into the band and never delved deep into their catalog.   Appearance: 

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Episode 10: Aluminum

/ March 6, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

This episode, we “foil” the aliens and Illuminati as we discuss “Aluminum”, off the 2003 album “Everything To Everyone”. Aluminum vs Aluminium:  www.lostinthepond.com/2013/02/why-do-americans-pronounce-it-aluminum.html#.WoJhR0xFy1s  Bathroom Sessions  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pVgj6bawus    Aluminum (in studio)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyo5a5Y7XSU    Appearance:  Gary and Mike: Episode “Corn Ugly Dog”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFUHcROix0s    Link where you can watch BNL at the JUNO Awards on March 25: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos 

Episode 9: Alternative Girlfriend

/ February 27, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 9: “Alternative Girlfriend”   We discuss another song off the 1994 album “Maybe You Should Drive” and also Disc One (Greatest Hits).  We discuss what movie this reminds us of and, of course, the video.  We are continuing to try new background music, so tell us what you think.  We won’t sneak around behind your back because of it.

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Episode 8: Allergies

/ February 20, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 5 comments

Episode 8: Allergies   This week we review another song from the 2008 “Snacktime” album. We get to hear Tyler writing and singing.  We have a few “celebrity” guests drop in, but don’t worry, they can’t hurt you over the radio waves.   BNL playing at the Oak Brook, IL Borders in front of kids with a girl holding the

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Episode 7: All In Good Time

/ February 13, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 7: “All In Good Time”:  This week we discuss the titular song from the 2010 album “All In Good Time”, which was not on the album.  I apologize for the song quality. It is a work in progress.  Bobby apologizes! We are trying something with background music to see if it adds to the program. Let us know what

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Episode 6: “Alcohol”

/ February 6, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 6: “Alcohol”.  Tonight, we discuss this fan favorite song from the 1998 “Stunt” album.  We invite Jason Toussant, from Thirsty Thursdays and Silver Paladin Gaming.  He gives us our alcoholic drink for the episod. We discuss our favorite drinks and discuss what “Angela” has to do with Alcohol.  Below are the plugs and the appearance:   BNL at the

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Episode 5: Adrift

/ January 30, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 4 comments

Episode 5: “Adrift”.  Tonight, we discuss this song from the 2006 Barenaked Ladies “Are Me” album.  We discuss the four different versions of this song. Again, a few audio problems (somehow the ghost of Darth Vader shows up on this EVP, or I am heavy breathing because of my cold.  Sorry).  Below you will find the Bathroom Sessions version of

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Episode 4: A Word For That

/ January 23, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 4: “A Word For That” (Clean) This is the clean version.  The full version will be available soon. Also, there was a problem with my microphone that I could not fix, so I apologize in advance. Before the Episode begins, Michelle and Tracy share an exciting announcement. Tonight, in the episode proper, we discuss this song from the 2008

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Episode 3: A

/ January 16, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 3: “A”.  Didn’t think we would literally cover the alphabet, did you?  Joke is on you.  Seriously though, we cover every Barenaked Ladies song alphabetically, and this week’s song is “A” from “Maybe You Should Drive”, BNL’s second album. In today’s episode, we will:1) do proper introductions about ourselves, since we have neglected to do that so far; 2) do

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Episode 2: 20/20 Hindsight

/ January 9, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 1 comments

Welcome to Barenaked ABCs, where we review each Barenaked Ladies song alphabetically. What does ABCs stand for?  Alphabetical Barenaked (Ladies) Catalog, because we will cover the whole thing.  Tonight’s song is “20/20 Hindsight” from the 2017 album: Fake Nudes.     In today’s episode, we will:  Get super nerdy about bands losing a member  Explore the deepest of questions: is a

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Episode 1: “7 8 9”

/ January 2, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Welcome to The Barenaked ABC’s, a weekly podcast where we review, discuss, and rate each Barenaked Ladies song alphabetically, one by one, starting with 7 and ending with Y.  Why not Zed?  To find out, you’ll have to listen to today’s episode: “7 8 9” In today’s show, we will be: introducing the group discussing the song discussing why the

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