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Audio files: The deepest throat in America; muzak potential; and Finnish hunks

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Welcome back to “Audio Files,” my new column here at When Falls the Coliseum. AF runs every Thursday at noon EST. In last week’s inaugural flight, we explored Bulgarian popGeddy Lee, and David Allan Coe’s thoughts on prison sex. There’s lots of important things to discuss this week, too, so let’s hunker down.


Unclothed musician of the moment

Drum rudiment of the week

Weekly display of virtuosity

Random shards of sonic information

Sailing the seas of YouTube (and beyond)

Time signature of the week

  • It’s a real beauty called 6/8Chad Smith gives it a stellar workout in the Red Hot Chili Peppers ditty “Breaking the Girl,” and the Beach Boys traverse the 6 elegantly on their introspective classic “In My Room.” Of that song, Brian Wilson says: “I had a room, and I thought of it as my kingdom. And I wrote that song, very definitely, that you’re not afraid when you’re in your room. It’s absolutely true.”

Album cover of the week

Heating up my playlist

Genre of the week

  • It’s none other than psybientEntheogenic‘s material is said to be representative of the genre. The band takes its name from entheogens, which provide divine illumination on demand.

Obscure 80s Flashback

  • Earlier this week, WFTC’s Ricky Sprague and I happily recalled Sammy Hagar’s emotional contribution to the Sylvester Stallone arm-wrestling quest, Over the Top. “Winner Takes It All” never became as successful as Sammy’s other hits, so it was ripe for mention in this space. Of tangential note: I have it on good authority that a male musician in Madison, Wisconsin (who shall remain nameless) once performed fellatio on Hagar. Speculatively, this anecdote may lend context to Hagar’s 1984 song, “Two Sides of Love.”

Music history moment

On this day in sound, the cosmos emitted the following lyrical creations:

On August 5, 1992, the cosmos also reclaimed Jeff Porcaro, ace studio drummer, perhaps best known for playing the crap out of the Purdie Shuffle on Toto’s “Roseanna.” (John Bonham did a scary-good half-time shuffle as well.)

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2 Responses to “Audio files: The deepest throat in America; muzak potential; and Finnish hunks”

  1. Fight to the beginning of the end!

  2. @Ricky

    How does Hagar beat Stallone in arm wrestling in the video? Gotta be scripted that way:


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