Episode 97: Golden Boy

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Michelle went searching for Aaron but only found a golden idol of a young Steven. Boy oh boy.  Speaking of which, this week we discuss “Golden Boy” with Katherine Cornetta, long time BNL fan and BNABC listener!  “Golden Boy”  Appearance  https://ew.com/article/2010/03/09/barenaked-ladies-ed-robertson-all-in-good-time/ Plugs:  @katcornetta  Sportsgirlkat.com 

Episode 96: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings

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With American Thanksgiving this week, we are officially going to be in the “Holiday Season”, so it is only fitting that we start the season with a holiday song. And we get to spend some time with our favorite Canadians… no, not BNL.  Andrew and Justin from “Monster Squad Minute” return to discuss the blessing of BNL with Sarah McLaughlin. 

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Episode 95: Go Home

/ November 18, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 95: Go Home  We still don’t have Aaron.  He decided he’s had enough of me and decided to Go Home. Michelle decided to Go Home this week too. Since we are without my compatriots, I have the boss of our home network, Blake Reilly. But don’t you Go Home.  Unless you are on your way back from work.  Then by

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Episode 94: Globetrot

/ November 11, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

As we blast out of docking bay 94 on our way to explore the globes of the galaxy, we will be without Aaron and Michelle this week, who are doing some globetrotting of their own. We will continue on with our global tour of guests. Joining us to discuss “Globetrot” this week are the Amateur Nerds: Tyler and Chandra Boudreau

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Episode 93: Dean Friedman

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I had to take a break and go get a fast food snack. You know, Big Mac, Filet O Fish, Quarter Pounder, French Fry… So while I’m chatting up the “Ariel”, (you know, the “McDonald’s Girl”), you can listen to this wonderful interview with a “Lucky Star”, Dean Friedman, an inspiration to Steven Page to the extent that he is

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Episode 92: Give It Back To You (fixed)

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Episode 92: Give It Back To You (fix)  I made a mistake in uploading today, so I have fixed the error. Thank you so much for deciding to stay with us for your BNL reviews.  It brings us so much happiness, that we would like to “Give It Back To You” by giving you another episode. And we have a

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Episode 91: Get In Line

/ October 22, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

  Now, Steven Page is touring the US again.  And he is doing VIP experience!  Buy your tickets now, since they are already on sale.  But if they come to Maine, BACK OFF!  I’m first.  The rest of you better get in line. And while you are waiting behind me, you can listen to our episode this week “Get In

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Episode 90: Get Back Up

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We don’t have Aaron this week, but that is okay because I got back-up from Tyler Boudreau from “Fantastic Mr. Fox Minute” as we discuss “Get Back Up”.   Appearances  Ed and Tyler being interviewed for Silverball  You can download the Fantastic Mr. Fox Minute anywhere that podcasts are downloaded. 

Episode 89: Gangster Girl

/ October 1, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

We have a very special guest tonight. The man who made tonight’s song possible.  The one that the song was written for (and based on some of his “Kids In The Hall” skits, maybe about?)… the one and only Dave Foley!  Join us as he discusses how “Gangster Girl” came to exist. If you aren’t familiar with Kids In the

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Episode 88: Fun and Games

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Fun and Games  We are finishing up the Fs (another letter down!) and we are having a great time discussing Ed’s most political son so far “Fun and Games”. We have a guest, Becca, join us at the end, so we get a gender balanced review this week  Original  Also bathroom sessions version  Appearance  As people know, we skipped “Faith”

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Episode 87: Fox On The Run

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Episode 87: Fox on the Run   No, we are not taking on the major networks.  We aren’t cable.  We are a podcast.  Where we discuss Barenaked Ladies songs alphabetically.  Wait.  BNL covered “Fox On The Run” and then they were on the Fox network…. coincidence???  Live from the Horseshoe in Toronto 1991 (that was later turned into the “Hello

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Episode 86: Four Seconds

/ September 9, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

We were having major audio problems this week, so luckily we got this episode done in time.  I would say with Four Seconds to spare.  We are without Aaron and Michelle (except via satellite), but luckily we have Jeff Whitmire, straight off his album release, which you can buy on Bandcamp or iTunes (https://jeffwhitmire.bandcamp.com/album/deep-fried-superhero).  I highly recommend you go out

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Episode 85: For You

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Episode 85: For You  We love doing this podcast.  But sometimes we have to hold back a little bit.  You don’t know everything about us. And those secrets are what keep our relationship healthy?  Right?  I mean, we are being this way FOR YOU.  It’s in your best interest.  Okay.  Can you just forget I said this since you can’t

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Episode 84: Footprints (re-edit)

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We won’t keep you waiting out in the cold for this week’s episode.  Aaron and Tracy discuss “Footprints” (not the poem).  I know it isn’t Christmas, but we’ll leave it to that other podcast to keep things to the right season.  We do things the right way: Alphabetically!  So we open our door to you so you can join us

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Episode 84: Footprints

/ August 27, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

We won’t keep you waiting out in the cold for this week’s episode.  Aaron and Tracy discuss “Footprints” (not the poem).  I know it isn’t Christmas, but we’ll leave it to that other podcast to keep things to the right season.  We do things the right way: Alphabetically!  So we open our door to you so you can join us

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Episode 83: Food Party

/ August 20, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 2 comments

I love me a potluck. Bring all the good stuff.  But do they call it a food party in Canada? Let’s talk about this and more, like who is Antoine Corbijin? And since this is a short song, let’s talk about a lot of things food related as well.  Appearance  Steven Page – Your Last Meal  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/steven-page-jewish-holiday-feast-and-soup/id1140304624?i=1000432838480 17 best traditional

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Episode 82: Fog of Writing

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“…and as I looked out on the landscape as I attempted to begin my writing for the week, all I could see was the fog rolling across the bay.”  I think that was what they were referring to, right? Because this week, we are talking about the Fog of Writing. Or maybe they meant the book “Defending a Superhero” by

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Episode 81: Flying Dreams

/ August 5, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 81: Flying Dreams  Welcome.  I am feeling really good this week.  I woke up last night and had a beautiful dream that left me feeling free.  I’m free of Aaron and Michelle this week (just kidding, but Michelle does send in her thoughts). I do get to talk to the educational and informational Ben Kaplan about a great Kevin

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Episode 80a: The Flag (really fixed this time)

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Episode 80a: The Flag (Fixed for real)  SO!  I made a mistake.  I wave the white flag.  We can’t all be perfect.  But you made a mistake too.  It’s all your fault I made this mistake.  Just take ownership for your mistake.  While your at it, listen to us talk about this song about gaslighting and abuse with special guest

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Episode 80: The Flag

/ July 30, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 80: The Flag  I give up.  I can’t figure out a way to introduce this week’s podcast.  I am waving the white flag to writer’s block.  Oh wait… nope.  Writer’s block is two weeks down the road. We have Aaron but don’t have Michelle.  I hope that she hasn’t waved the checkered flag and ended her part of the podcast.

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Episode 79: Fight The Power

/ July 23, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

We feel for you NYC.  This week, you had to fight the power outage.  It’s been worse and at least it wasn’t 100 degrees, but it’s hard to go without power.  We are glad you all survived. You didn’t have a zombie outbreak you had to fight, or rioting and looting that you had to fight.  You just had to

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Episode 78: Falling For The First Time

/ July 15, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 78: Falling for the First Time  Help… I need somebody…. not just any body.  You know I need someone…. wait.  Wrong song.  But thinking of falling reminds me of that song. Interestingly enough, I do discuss different Beatles songs with our guest this week, Jeff Whitmire!  I am so happy to have him on and not just because we

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Episode 77: Fall Back On

/ July 9, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

I’m not going to write anything this week.  Nope.  I’m just going to fall back on my laurels and expect you to enjoy our podcast enough that you just listen to us anyway, as we discuss “Fall Back On”.  It’s a weird week, as we don’t have Aaron or Michelle, so there is a lot of splicing and email responding.

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Episode 76: Everything Old Is New Again

/ June 24, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

This week’s episode discusses some very sensitive topics that are not recommended for younger listeners. Also, if you are triggered by discussions of suicide, eating disorders, or non-suicidal self-injury, we want to advise you that these topics are mentioned in this week’s discussion because of the song.  We try to be respectful but also understand that just talking about these

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Episode 75: Everything Had Changed

/ June 18, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

We celebrate our 75th episode by changing everything.  Why? Because the song tells us it did and as BNL tells us in a later song “It’s All Been Done”.  But this week we aren’t discussing that.  We are discussing “Everything Had Changed” with Bryan Ripper of “All About The Mouse” podcast! It’s a huge episode but we had so much

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Episode 74: Every Subway Car

/ June 11, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 74: Every Subway Car  Personally, I like Subway.  Forget Jared, the sandwiches are great. And obviously Ed loves to have his sandwiches delivered directly to him because this week we discuss “Every Subway Car”.  But did someone forget to tell me that Subway delivers? Ed knew about this project before I did.  Weird.    Video  Appearances  StArT Program Toronto 

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Episode 73: Eraser

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Welcome.  It’s for you.  You’ve just been erased.  Expect to see Kevin Hearn and gang at your house in the next 2 minutes. Do not answer the door unless the person gives you the passcode “Barenaked ABCs”.  Your response should be “Snacktime!” If they respond with anything but “the best children’s album ever” (or if you see Arnold Schwartzenegger through

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Episode 72: Enid

/ May 28, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

  Not only do we talk about “Enid” but we also talk TO Enid.  That’s right, Enid was nice enough to return to talk about her namesake song!  We have Aaron back, but lost Michelle for the week. This is a super jam packed episode, so enjoy the whole thing!   Video  Appearances  BNL on “House of Strombo” after their Hall of

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Episode 71: Elf’s Lament

/ May 20, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 71: Elf’s Lament  Ever wanted to know what it sounds like when a person throws away their pride and humility? Make sure you listen to the end of this week’s episode. There is my lament about doing this episode. But first, listen in to hear Blake Reilly from several Filling The Void Podcast Network’s shows talk about the Christmas

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Episode 70: Easy

/ May 13, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 70: Easy  This week we are laying back and taking it easy (no, not the Eagles’ song) while Aaron continues to search for the Lost Jedi, Steven Page. Come on, Aaron. We are on Order 70 already. This should have been easy. To replace him, we have Enid… yes, that Enid… to talk about “Easy”. I know we make

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Episode 69: Dusty Rooms

/ May 7, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

It’s that time of the year again.  Yep.  Spring Cleaning.  The Easter Bunny has destroyed our house and it really needs a good dusting anyway.  Kevin is right.  No one wants to stay in these dirty dusty rooms.  So while we clean our houses and you clean yours, why don’t you listen to this week’s episode. Aaron is now on

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Episode 68: Duct Tape Heart

/ April 30, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

  Red Green would probably approve of today’s episode and song. We are talking about how to do open heart surgery using polyethylene coated pressure sensitive tape, and whether it is really a good idea. We have Aaron around for one more week as he prepares for his trip to find the rogue Jedi Steven. But we are certain that

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Episode 67: Drawing

/ April 23, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 67: Drawing  I can’t remember the episode that we are discussing this week.  It’s weird.  I’m Drawing a blank.  But BNL didn’t. We don’t have Aaron this week, but we have a special guest, one of the writers for Get Barenaked and Barenaked News, Mil Feirn. And they give an amazingly different view of Kevin and this song.  Does

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Episode 66: Down To Earth

/ April 16, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 66: Down To Earth  It is time for Order 66, bring all the Jedi back down to earth and bury them in it.  Wait.  Wrong situation.  Sorry. That is the other part of our webpage.  This is Episode 66 where we talk about “Down To Earth”. Aaron will be gone for over a month soon, so enjoy one of

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Episode 65: Do They Know It’s Christmas Time

/ April 9, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

We must live in the South Africa, because it is getting warmer, but it is Christmas time again.  I’m not really sure how this works or why it keeps happening.  I mean, I know life goes faster as you age, but this is getting ridiculous.  Well, anyway, this week our “supergroup” discusses the BNL cover of the 80’s original supergroup.

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Episode 64: Buddy Holly

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Episode 64: “Buddy Holly”  Sixty years ago, Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, and Richie Valens all died in a plane crash because Buddy wanted to get to the next concert quicker so that he would have time to do his laundry before the show. True story.  It was the day the music died.  And this week, is another week that the

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Episode 63: Did I Say That Out Loud

/ March 26, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Does that mean I can say whatever I want here because it is written, so it isn’t out loud? Well, this week we say a lot of things out loud. We talk about Grinning Streak quite a bit.  No editing this week because whatever we said out loud will remain said. And make sure you stick around for the music

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Episode 62: Melanie Doane Interview

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Episode 62: Melanie Doane Interview We are joyous to push off another song for a week so that we can talk with Melanie Doane, with whom the Ladies worked recently to raise money for the USchool charity.  They recorded a song “Joy To The World” with the USchool students. This is an amazing charity and Melanie is an intelligent and

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Episode 61: Deck The Stills

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Episode 61: Deck The Stills  We are all decked out for our Christmas party.  Wait…. it’s March.  Um… well…. Let’s march on with the episode anyway.  Let’s discuss another Christmas song: Deck The Stills  Appearance  “Resist It” by Carole Pope with Kevin Hearn   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpAMdke3_Xo (video)  https://www.samaritanmag.com/cause-song/80065/carole-pope-kevin-hearn-resist-it-2018

Episode 60: Daydreamin’

/ March 5, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

This week we have the great Greg from “This Might Be A Podcast” where they discuss “They Might Be Giants” songs.  That group Aaron brings up every other week. And this week we will be talking about the song “Daydreamin’”.  No… not the Radiohead song, although I’m sure Aaron would love to do that.  And not the Aretha song.  And

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Episode 59: Susan Rogers Interview

/ February 26, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

It will be “One Week” before you get to hear another episode where we discuss a song by Barenaked Ladies because this week, Aaron and I had the distinct pleasure of talking with Susan Rogers, who among her many accolades can say that she co-produced “Stunt” for Barenaked Ladies 20 years ago. We were so enthused to have this opportunity,

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Episode 58: Curious

/ February 19, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Do you want to know what this week’s song is?  Do I have your interest peaked?  It’s not “Mystery”.  It starts with “C” as we end with our “C”s.  It’s Curious.  And this week you will be curious as to where Aaron went, but he is just sick.  But unlike the cat, curiosity didn’t kill him.  Which is luck for

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Episode 57: Creeggan Christmas

/ February 12, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Christmas time is here.  Listen to our cast and cheer. Oh that we… could always re… view Christmas songs all the year.  Join us as we have such a deep cut this week that I had to run to the emergency room in order to seek help.   A Barenaked Christmas 1991 (Fan Club CD, 4:39) with God Rest Ye Merry

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Episode 56: Crazy ABCs

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Episode 56: Crazy ABCs  Didn’t we just discuss Crazy last week?  I mean, I know we had problems loading the file but I swear that….. oh   I’m not going Crazy.  This week we are discussing “Crazy ABCs”.  It’s like Crazy but lite, for kids.   Appearance:  Covering Comes a Time by Neil Young  Bnlhttp.com under Random: Various Songs 

Episode 55b: Extra review: Last Christmas

/ January 31, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Thanks to @reybee for giving us access to this new song that we are reviewing this week (Episode 55b). Aaron really loves this song by <PIG>. Take a listen to the episode and if you like Aaron’s type of music, pick this song up quick.

Episode 55a: Crazy

/ January 31, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

I accidentally uploaded the wrong file this week. It seems that iTunes won’t fix the error unless I make another post. So here is the correct post for the week. Sorry everyone Episode 55: Crazy  This week’s song is going to drive me crazy.  Is it two songs? Is it three? Is it one?  Are there really voices in the

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Episode 55: Crazy

/ January 29, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

This week’s song is going to drive me crazy.  Is it two songs? Is it three? Is it one?  Are there really voices in the background, or are they all just in my head?  What are they saying?  Please listen this week and let us know on Facebook or www.bowlingstormtrooperentertainment.com to give us what you know.  By the way, after

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Episode 54: Crawl

/ January 21, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 54: Crawl  Will we sink or swim this week as we wade through our discussion of “Crawl”?  That’s right.  We are back and flying like butterflies. Feel free to join us.  I’m not going to touch the other pun. Michelle would kill me.    Audio youtube  Appearance  “Oh Alberta”, short (Tyler features at the end) 

Episode 53: Counting Down

/ January 15, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

What shall we discuss this week?   Dracula’s depression?  Chocula’s cheerlessness?  Dooku’s dysthymia?  Nope.  No discussing Count’s or downs.  Sorry, Count Rugen. This week the counts are down as we discuss “Counting Down”.   Appearance  Barenaked Ladies: First Play Live Extended Interview (CBC)  Filet Mignon is the worst cut!   Plugs   Boy Meets Retrocast 

Episode 52: Conventioneers

/ January 8, 2019/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 52:  Conventioneers  Tonight we discuss lounge lizards at San Diego ComicCon…. or maybe it is just the song Conventioneers. We invite more people on the show (@WilliamShatner, @BenFolds) and discuss which BNL member we would have our one night stand with.  Well, okay, the last one is a lie.  Our significant others might not be happy with that last

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Episode 51: 2018 “Regerts” and Resolutions

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Yes, you read that right…. and I spelled it that way on purpose. I may not know how to pronounce, but I know how to spell. Tonight’s episode, we welcome back Bobby in order to go back and fix our mistakes and our numbers. I don’t fix my “pronounciations”, but we adjust our numbers so we can start the year

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Episode 50: Christmastime (Oh Yeah)

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Sorry this is a bit late. I got “wrapped” up into Christmas. And today we finish #ChristmasInDecember as we discuss “Christmastime (Oh Yeah)”. Appearance Twas the Night Before Christmas on Pearl Street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sDzP7EouE Did you buy your tickets for Steven Page playing in the Maritimes with an orchestra directed by Andy Creeggan? Then do. Plug Hit Points Gaming

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Episode 49: Christmas Pics

/ December 18, 2018/ Barenaked ABCs/ 0 comments

Episode 49: Christmas PicsWe’re almost there. And we are continuing #ChristmasInDecember by discussing “Christmas Pics”, my least favorite thing to do during the holiday. But will it be my least favorite song? Will I continue to be the Scrooge, or have I seen the Ghost of Christmas Future? Appearance: Barenaked Holiday Special https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLTXUdwW5G0 Plug: https://www.spreaker.com/show/theblakeandsalshow

Episode 47: Celebrity

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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

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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

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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

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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/ 5 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

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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/ 1 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/ 14 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/ 1 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/ 3 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/ 2 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/ 12 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/ 2 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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