MUSIC is not a GENRE - Moving Every Conversation Forward
MUSIC TALK FROM A MUSIC INSIDER!
MUSIC is not a GENRE goes beyond music critique, beyond opinion, and WAY beyond gimmicks to get at the heart of music and how it connects to the rest of the world.
Every episode starts with a main music topic and connects it to cultural, social & political issues in unexpected ways. It challenges music lovers to think as if THERE IS NO BOX AT ALL. No one kind of music can be confined to a genre. And the whole "genre" of "music" itself can't be separated from the totality of our experience.
All the Episodes
Everything you want to know on all your favorite episodes, including: video & audio links to full versions, time stamps of key comments, complete text, featured songs & more info.
Episode 15: The Tyranny of the Many - Majority Rules SUCKS
Episode 14: K-TEL was the ORIGINAL "MUSIC is not a GENRE" - Why Compilations are More Important than EVER
Episode 13: Music is Music because of the MUSIC - Why LYRICS Will Always Come SECOND
Episode 12: Appropriation. Adaptation. Homage. Integration - HOW You "Steal" MATTERS
Episode 11: Why TOP TEN LISTS are BULLSHIT ... and why we should STILL HAVE THEM
Episode 10: We're Living in HOUSE's House - How House Music INVENTED Modern Pop
Episode 9: ALL MUSIC is BLACK MUSIC - Period.
Episode 8: The ALSO-RANs Matter Too! - Wherein I Connect the Fat Boys with the Kinks
Episode 7: Who are Your HEART ARTISTS? - Music You Can't Live Without
Episode 6: Things That Happened BEFORE THEY HAPPENED - Pop Will Eat Itself
Episode 5: TECHNOLOGY is a NET POSITIVE - 'Cuz It's ALL ON US
Episode 4: Who the F@(K is ZEITMAHL?!? - Kinda Connections from my Sorta Dark Past
Episode 3: Why RECORDED Music is BETTER than LIVE
Episode 2: Not the Way I Remember It - Oldies & Our WEAK MEMORIES
Episode 1: NEW Season - NEW Format - NEW Thoughts - MORE MUSIC
Episode 30: Mixing & Cutting & Scratching 1986 Style - Watch Me SOLVE A MYSTERY
Episode 29: When 1980s Production NAILED IT - Second Tier Singles YOU NEED TO KNOW
Episode 28: 1980s Pop Electro-Funk MASTERS - Why Don't You KNOW THESE???
Episode 27: FREAK OUT and DANCE! - EXCEPTIONS that PROVE the RULE
Episode 26: Wanna Learn how to BREAKDANCE? - YES this was REALLY a THING
Episode 25: Making ART from Digital NOISE - The Art of Noise & George Kranz
Episode 24: EIGHT Albums from FOUR Bands with NO GENRE CONNECTION
Episode 23: The Mega 15 Vinyl BLOWOUT - The Cure, Prince, U2
Episode 22: Do NOT Even JOKE - The Beastie Boys & "Let It Wreck Your Mind"
Episode 21: Pre-Musical-Awakening Music - Air Supply & "Up All Day"
Episode 20: From the ASHES of JOY - New Order & "Any Universe"
Episode 19: Happy Music + Sad Lyrics = Happy Me - The Smiths
Episode 18: The One AFTER the Good One - The Alarm & JUST MISSING the Peak
Episode 17: All About My Dad - The Legendary Nicky DeMatteo
Episode 16: Comedy & Music are FRATERNAL TWINS - Eddie Murphy & the McKenzie Brothers
Episode 15: Were the Violent Femmes ... Country? - This is Why GENRE BOXING is Ridiculous
Episode 14: HITS Albums are the GREATEST - Chart Action 83 & Clear to Sunrise
Episode 13: This One's All About Me - Nick DeMatteo & REC
Episode 12: It's the Songs You DON'T Hear All the Time - LL Cool J & Me
Episode 11: The OTHER Slow Burn - 10,000 Maniacs & Black-Eyed Susan
Episode 10: Ya Gotta Understand ... it was High School - Agent Orange & "In Your Dreams Tonight"
Episode 9: The Five Phases of CHICAGO - DEVOLUTION Sucks & "One Minute Shy of Forever"
Episode 8: The FUTURE was THEN - "Pac-Man Fever' & "Korean Pop Song"
Episode 7: There are ALWAYS NEW CLASSICS - Wham! & "Up All Day"
Episode 6: Can't Be IGNORED - Run-D.M.C. and "The Power of Repetition"
Episode 5: The SLOW BURN - Talking Heads & "Make Me Mic My Mouth"
Episode 4: How Do You Discover Music Today? - Royal Crescent Mob's Spin the World
Episode 3: Irreverent Reverence - Four Albums by The Dead Milkmen
Episode 2: BOY What a First Album! - U2's Debut Album Boy
Episode 1: The CURE for WHAT AILED ME - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Episode 9: An Hour with Joe DeLuca Fernandes - Interview Edition #27
Episode 8: Soft Rock AKA Kid Contemporary - Let's Not Do the 1970s Again | MxG - Season 5 Episode 8
Episode 7: Death is DUMB Volume 10: The "27 Club" - Far Bigger Than THE HOLY TRINITY
Episode 6: An Hour with John Kiran Fernandes - Interview Edition #26
Episode 5: Green Day - Proper AND PUNK
Episode 4: The Roots - Things Come Together ALIVE
Episode 3: An Hour with Danny Burstein - Interview Edition #25
Episode 2: James Taylor - The Resilient Epitome of a Singer-Songwriter
Episode 1: A to Z for ME - My Sweet Picks & a Season Preview