MACK #73: Conspiracies, Unsolved Mysteries & Deep Dark Secrets #5

Woooo! It’s time for another episode of Conspiracies, Unsolved Mysteries & Deep Dark Secrets. I love these episodes! I get to dive into some weird and crazy shit and Dave gets to make fun of all of it. Good times!

If you aren’t hip to these episodes, basically I have one story for each category and Dave gets to pick the order in which we discuss them.

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MACK #72: Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal! \m/

Growing up in Jersey during the eighties, yours truly was very much into heavy metal. You just couldn’t not be into it where I was. KISS was my first introduction into the genre when I was very little, I think the makeup is what attracted a 10 year old me. I certainly wasn’t old enough to figure out what Love Gun was truly about.

Anywhooooo, I still love the genre because it brings back fond memories of being younger, seeing bands at L’Amour (the rock capitol of Brooklyn!) and not really caring about politics or most other adulty things.

Dave was also a teenager in New Jersey during the 80s yet he is not a huge fan of the genre, but still agreed to speak about the music because that he is a huge fan of.

He has a lot of interesting opinions on what constitutes Heavy Metal and what elements of other music actually combine to create it. He also is quite sure one of his childhood heroes is one of the godfathers of Heavy Metal. Frequent listeners to this show may have a guess as to who that may be.

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The Second Arrangement [UpbeatGroove Mix]

If you listened to our Steely Dan episode you’ll note that we spoke a bit about “The Lost Gaucho” which was the Gaucho album before the one that was eventually released in 1980. On that album was a song entitled “The Second Arrangement” that had been nearly complete when it was accidentally erased by an assistant in the recording studio.

On The Lost Gaucho there is a version of the song (an alternative take) without drums. I asked my favorite drummer in the world to add a drum track for me and he obliged (with some guitar licks thrown in for good measure).

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MACK #71: 1966

Hiyooo good people! Today’s episode is all about the year 1966.

We thought it would be fun to dedicate some episodes to specific years. So, in this show we go over 1966’s music, movies, news and more.

And, of course we go off topic because that’s just the way of it.

Now, as far as music goes, Dave and I agree that 1966 was the Dawn of the Age of Classic Rock as we know it today. The Doors recorded their debut album, the first Acid Test at the Fillmore took place, and Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde was released — all in 1966.

The times and the music were both a-changin’!

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MACK #70: Our Top 10 Favorite TV Theme Songs

It’s time for another exciting episode! Now, Dave and I have both watched a lot of television in our day. So, we thought it was about time we ranked our favorite TV theme songs for you!

We each were supposed to pick 10 TV theme songs and make a list. Our plan was to then present said lists to you. Dave’s list was fluid. It is really hard for him to stick to a list always. Shame on me for not learning my lesson.

Be that all as it may, Dave’s “list” is of course better. His picks are great, and his reasons for the picks are also great. He has insight on both the genres and the composers for his picks and some of mine.

For the most part Dave does not like my list. But, in general, he also doesn’t like my choice of television shows.

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MACK #69: Weird And Wonderful News

Welcome to our Weird And Wonderful News episode!

Because there seems to be a whole bunch of news out there that’s not so great, we figured we’d change it up this week. So that’s why we’re going all in on Weird and Wonderful!

Dave is not so much an uplifting news guy. He can find the bad in just about any situation, but that’s what makes it so much fun for me.

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