Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Beat Doctor's Podcast Show: Feb. 11, 2010

Democracy (in)action...

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After collapsing during the Penguins game from severe shovel-exhaustion syndrome (SSES, ask your doctor), I woke up with a start at 12:41 a.m. and decided that perhaps it was best to head to bed, rather than attempt to do Thursday's podcast half-asleep.

Today we celebrate the podcast's massive international fame - to date, we have at least one hit in Greece! - with a day of traditional Greek music (and if you think it's annoying, just wait until we get a hit from Algeria... I'm just waitin' to break that out).

NEWS
• Today marks the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. While the government is marking the day with organized celebrations, millions and millions of people who are, shall we say, still a little sour over the "results" of the June 2009 elections are hoping to organize counter-demonstrations to remind the government that they're still kinda ticked off. We discuss how sites we used to make fun of - Twitter and Facebook in particular - have actually become invaluable tools in situations like the Iran election and even the blizzard this past weekend.

A&E
• We review Condors, the new album by UK trio Nedry. At first listen, it sounds a little Enya-ish, but it's actually a dubbed-out, dancehall-influenced set that draws on dubstep and dark atmospherics. We also give a good illustration of why you don't play unlicensed Beatles music, even if you turn them into a great Wu-Tang mixtape.

SPORTS
• We fell asleep during our bout with SSES last night, but only after the Pens regained the two-goal lead. Also, Pitt gets a rematch against the WVU Couch-Burning Brigade tomorrow night. We'll look at their remaining schedule and find out why you shouldn't cover Johnny Cash songs.

While we did manage to get the show out today, weeeeeee're uh, shall we say, a bit behind on work for the week... so Friday's podcast may run a little short. Perhaps we'll do some sort of subjective best-of music list... time will tell.

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