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Sep 16, 2020

Mailbag episode! Kirk tackles your questions on subjects ranging from a Warren Zevon piano part, to the unfortunate prevalence of bad acoustics at live shows, to why Moana is such a good movie.

It's been a rough week; thanks everyone who wrote in.

DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE:

  • “Flaming” by Pink Floyd from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1967
  • “Golden Brown” by the Stranglers, 1981
  • “Woke Up Today” and “In My Room” by Jacob Collier from In My Room, 2016
  • “Reckless” by Nate Wood/Four from X.it, 2019
  • “Stranger Things” by Kyle Dizon and Michael Stein
  • “Succession” by Nicholas Britell
  • “Hillbilly Hare” by Carl Stalling
  • Audio from Hot Fuzz, 2007
  • “The End of the Tour” by They Might Be Giants from John Henry, 1994
  • “Dancing Queen” by ABBA from Arrival, 1976
  • “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock from Rock N Roll Jesus, 2007
  • “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd from Second Helping, 1973
  • “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon from Excitable Boy, 1978
  • The excellent documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom
  • “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones feat. Merry Clayton from Let It Bleed, 1969
  • “You Know How We Do It” by Ice Cube from Lethal Injection, 1993
  • “Nuthin’ but a G thang” by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg from The Chronic, 1992
  • “Windows 95 Login” by Brian Eno, 1995
  • “All Things Considered” by Don Voegeli, arr. Wycliffe Gordon
  • “Good Night Until Tomorrow” by Nobuo Uematsu from Final Fantasy VII, 1997
  • “Fingertips” by They Might Be Giants from Apollo 18, 1992
  • "Honey Jar" by The Wood Brothers from Live at the Barn, 2017
  • “I Am Moana” and “How Far I’ll Go” by Lin Manuel Miranda feat. Auliʻi Cravalho from Moana, 2016

Correction 9/16: A listener pointed out that I failed to mention the explicit "Sweet Home Alabama" reference that comes a bit later in "All Summer Long." I added a mention of it to the episode. - KH

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Kirk is the host of Strong Songs. He lives in Portland, Oregon, a charming, smoke-filled city where no one can go outside because the air is poison. He used to play shows around the Pacific Northwest, but since live music can no longer safely exist, he mostly sits at home sipping coffee by the air purifier, thinking "This is fine."

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