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SOP038 – Terms of Entitlement – The Giveaway Episode

February 1, 2010

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It’s February, Mari is back and all is right with the world! To celebrate we are giving away albums from our three featured artists. Also this month we discuss the rock documentary “It Might Get Loud” give a little primer on the new Syfy series “Caprica” and make up for past sins when Mari plays the piano. Laura discusses what Depeche Mode‘s Martin Gore has been listening to and Neil gives a peek into the making of the upcoming Venus Hum DVD. Finally, Twitter drives Laura to her first ever rant. With marvelous tunes by Stray Theories, Ric Hordinski and Shiny and the Spoon.

Show Notes
Each of this month’s artist have graciously provided a copy of their album for a giveaway. To be entered in the drawing, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. LAST DAY TO ENTER IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010.

Music Guide

“Untitled 2010 #2”
Artist: Neil Smith

“Red Squares”
Artist: Stray Theories
Album: Drift
Free download of this album:

“Pink Keystation 49e”
Artist: Mari Smith and Andrew Peters

“Villanous Company”
Artist: Ric Hordinski
Album: Notes from the Monastery
Buy the album @Port Merchandise:

“Simple Song”
Artist: Shiny and the Spoon
Album: Shiny and the Spoon

Miscellaneous Links and Goodies
Do you Twitter? Swell! Follow us at

Visit Andrew Peters at his blog

It Might Get Loud


Depeche Mode Preshow Music

Martin Gore’s Essentials Playlist

Lisa Hannigan’s Cover of Personal Jesus

Info on Alan Wilder’s Events for Selected

Gallery of Guys Neil Finds Attractive

The obligatory Depeche Mode Link

17 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2010 10:02 am

    Enjoyed the show very muchly, other Andrew’s music with Mari was lovely as was Neil’s track – looking forward to hearing the full album. On another musical note (pun sort of intended) you excelled yourselves once again with the Eurythmical theme this month, such talent that I am in awe of, your versions are better than the originals.

    All that nonsense with EMI stopping YouTube embedding is ridiculous, that company is in a lot of trouble at the moment and they think this is going to help? It’s a mess, I never liked the idea of them buying up Mute Records and worry for their future.

    Glad to hear your iRant about the iPad, I agree with you. I think the press (not Apple) hyped the thing up to a point that people were expecting time travel from it and it never delivered what some wanted. So what? Don’t buy it! Like you said, it’s perfect for some people and this is version 1, remember version 1 of the iPod? and look where we are now with those. I have joined in your rant now so will stop. Great show folks. x

    • February 1, 2010 10:36 am

      Join in the rant… join in the rant… Can you tell I have Nitzer Ebb on the brain? You are as Apple-y as they come, so I feel justified that you are in agreement with me! And now that I am sufficiently showered in complements I shall go about my mundane day with a bounce in my step!

  2. February 1, 2010 2:29 pm

    Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Oh! (bit more Nitzer Ebb there for you). Anyway, I digress. Saw this and thought of the above:

    We are not alone. The backlash against the backlash has begun…

  3. February 1, 2010 8:42 pm

    To paraphrase something the fabulous Laura Smith said on today’s new podcast, I got done through listening and now I’m posting my comment.

    LET ME WIN, DAMMIT!!!!! LET ME WIN!!!!!!

    Love you guys!

  4. February 2, 2010 2:28 am

    God, now I’ve got Nitzer Ebb on my mind… thanks. I most definitely agree about the iPad, if it doesn’t work for someone why won’t it work for someone else?! People are pretty damn small minded these days…
    Thank you for a very awesome show, and for throwing my 6 GB of bandwidth out the window. Oh well.

    • February 2, 2010 8:34 am

      We’re honored to be your own personal bandwidth hogs. (Sorry about that! Hope it’s worth it!)

  5. February 2, 2010 4:14 am

    What treat today a new Podcast from you & Hungry Lucy! Lots of fun & laughs from both Podcast, thank you!

    I would love to win a CD!

    I had to skip the Caprica segment, you guys were talking about BSG stuff!! LaLaLa I can’t hear you! I’m thinking we better wait to watch Caprica too. Gotta get Netflix on our Wii ASAP (Nintendo says spring).

    I agree on the iPad, if a product isn’t for someone they shouldn’t bitch about it!
    There are plenty of products that don’t fit my needs, I ignore them and move on. We have an EeePC netbook running Linux, the iPad looks like a nice alternative! I don’t own an iPhone or iPod touch, it’s all about the music for me! 160 GB iPod classic baby!

    • February 2, 2010 8:39 am

      Oh Jim, you and your spoilers. Perhaps we need the “Bibojim Spoiler Alert” siren or something! I for one will be so happy when you get the Netflix! Or a box set! As an aside, Neil did just get himself an iPod touch in the last 6 months so I now can use his old iPod classic. It holds tons of stuff, but the charge only lasts 4 hours or so. Oh well. I’m not going to complain. My life is pretty cushy. The Touch is so handy for directions, etc. when we are out and about.

  6. February 3, 2010 4:11 am

    Why is everyone so iMad?

  7. February 5, 2010 5:23 pm

    Oh wow, that version of PJ by Lisa Hannigan! I’m excited about a Venus Hum DVD. The YouTube clips of Annette performing with the Blue Man Group just blew me away. I sometimes find it difficult to get into what Martin Gore is into. Listening to his interpretations of his favourites and then to the originals (Nick Cave’s Loverman comes to mind) makes it clear that he hears something very different in those pieces.

    I guess I don’t listen at the level. Yet.

    • February 6, 2010 10:10 am

      I know what you mean about getting into Martin’s stuff. I just think about that fact that he’s been into electronic stuff for a very, very long time. So he does hear something different. I’ve been listening to DM for over 20 years, and I just got into more minimal electronica in the last 3 or 4 years. Up to that point I didn’t get that stuff at all. I think you just keep listening to new stuff and connecting with it and that sends you to something else and all of a sudden you like stuff you used to find annoying. It’s kind of fascinating. Counterfeit 2 was kind of out there for me at first, but I later came to appreciate it. It’s a continuing education, I think!

  8. February 10, 2010 4:07 pm

    Laura, I *SO* agree with your technology rant. The Internet gets so in a twitch about the silliest things.

    That last song was quite lovely! Ukuleles rule.

    • February 10, 2010 4:25 pm

      Thanks, Brian! It takes a lot to get me really irritated and that did it. But the ukulele soothed me back to my original well-tempered self.

  9. February 21, 2010 12:30 am

    Another great episode! I think I listened to this one three times just to be sure I had some of my Caprica facts straight (I had to twitter Laura multiple times about it). I also liked the “Andrew Plays the Piano” segment. I wonder how many Andrews are out there yearning to be exposed on your show…..hmmmmmmmmm

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