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Saturday, February 12, 2011

goodrob13 music show 1 – (2/8/11)

1:53:36 – A NEW Music-Talk show hosted by Rob from the Paunch Stevenson show!

The Overnightscape Underground podcast network, Frank Nora,The Paunch Stevenson Show, walking to my office in Manhattan, figuring out where to post the Goodrob13 Music Show, growing up with old music, percussion instruments and humor, starting rock bands in high school, being the one who could figure out songs by ear, figuring out how to play guitar on my own, making my first home recordings, starting a band as an adult instead of a teenager, 1990s grunge/alternative rock, the evolution of rock music from the late 1950s through the early 1980s, experiencing the evolution of rock music in the 1990s in real-time, the premature death of alternative rock in 1996, not being able to write music, the excitement of experiencing a current band’s progression in real time vs. exploring an old band’s catalog, three reasons I find current music unlistenable (oversimplified, overperfected, and overprocessed), the progressive lack of dynamic range in music since the mid 1990s, Weird Paul Petroskey, the natural power of musical instruments and simpler recordings, deceptively simple songs like “She Loves You,” digitally remastered CDs usually sound worse than older versions, and your music suggestions!

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Released February 2011 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

posted by pqribber at 8:44 am filed in Feb11,music,Rob  


  1. Very different, interesting and informative! Aces and looking forward to more in this series!

    Comment by pqribber — February 12, 2011 @ 11:07 am

  2. Also, there;s enough older bands and artists out there, much less the thin edge of new music that is actually interesting…. Ever hear Can?

    Comment by pqribber — February 12, 2011 @ 11:12 am

  3. Welcome Aboard Rob

    Comment by Wayne — February 12, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

  4. Thanks PQ and Wayne! I’ve never heard of Can. Could you point me toward their stuff? Are they on iTunes? If so, I’ll preview their songs.

    Comment by Rob — February 14, 2011 @ 6:54 am

  5. I really enjoyed this! I am also a musician Rob…and I can agree with alot of your points here (and I’m sure I could go on and on for hours about the same stuff). But, I feel there has to be a “happy medium” somewhere in all of this and a way to use all this current recording technology to our advantage and where it won’t suck the life out of the music. But I also believe in if you have a “good” song, then the means by which it is recorded may not be the biggest issue in the end. A strong/well written song will hold up. Just don’t way over-produce it (as you were saying).

    By the way, have you heard of the band Porcupine Tree? They are on the so-called new prog rock scene, and I will argue that they have done some great current albums. They do date back to the 90’s but they have been going very strong in recent years. I saw them live in Chicago last year, and it was a phenomenal show! You may want to check them out…

    Comment by Smidge — February 17, 2011 @ 10:02 am

  6. Smidge, thanks for the suggestion! I’ll look up Porcupine Tree when I get a chance.

    In terms of recording, today’s technology is better than ever for making music that sounds energetic, musical, and full of dynamic range. The problem is the engineers who are *abusing* the technology and overprocessing the audio signal.

    Comment by Rob — February 17, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

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