MACK #68: Our Top 5 Favorite Black Music Artists

In this episode — and in honor of Black History Month — Dave and I dive into each of our Top Five Favorite Black Music Artists lists.

Dave has a real tough time with limiting his selection to just five. He came to the table with a very long list. The truth of the matter is if we did our Top Ten lists, this show would most likely be four hours long. While I do love each and every one of you, I just can’t see myself putting together a four hour podcast.

While we are going over our Top Five Favorite Black Music Artists list it’s clear that Dave had nothing but funk on his mind. We really do love the funk here! We do wind up having one band that made it to both of our Top Fives. As usual, Dave shares what he knows about each band and I fill us in on what wikipedia has to say. And of course there is music, a lot of music.

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MACK #67: Coronavirus

It’s the long awaited Coronavirus episode of our podcast!

Hi there everyone! In this show Dave and I go through some of the Coronavirus facts and figures that  are out there and deemed “official” along with some that are not.

We talk about the the origin stories we’ve heard and I offer my own take. As per usual, Dave does his best to steer our conversation way off course as often as possible.

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MACK #66: Steely Dan

Hello again friends!

This week is all about Steely Dan!

In my should-be-humbler opinion there are 3 types of people. A) Casual Steely Dan Fans; B) More-Than-Casual Steely Dan Fans and C) Our Dave.

I’m a “B” on the above scale. I love Steely Dan. As a matter of fact, if you happened to catch the episode of the show on our Top 10 Favorite Albums of All Time, you may remember that “Aja” was my number one. And! you also may remember that our Dave placed Steely Dan’s “The Royal Scam” as well as Donald Fagen’s solo effort “The Night Fly” on his list.

Maybe you think you are an “A” or maybe even an “I don’t know any Steely Dan songs” type of person. Let me assure you that you do know more songs than you think you do. There are a lot of hits and also quite a few retroactive hits — songs that may not have been played on the radio a ton when they were released, but somehow they’ve found their way onto the airwaves nowadays. Perhaps that’s due to a good number of these songs being placed into a decent chunk of tv and movie soundtracks.

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MACK #65: David Bowie & The Occult, Danny Masterson News & Presidential Tweets

Hi there friends!

We had a bit of a setback when we originally started to record this show. We sat down on Saturday and shit just wouldn’t go right. So I gave up (rather dramatically!) and we tried again today. But since our experience on Saturday was so MEH we decided to change up the theme of today’s show.

What I wound up doing was writing 8 different subjects on a page and I numbered them 1 through 8. Then I had our Dave pick a number between 1 and 8 and that would decide which subject we spoke about.

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