It's time to get like, totally nostalgic about the '90s in our special trivia themed episode of The Melody Feed podcast! Your hosts Mike, Parisa, and guest host Brittne try to tackle what Eddie Vedder was ever even saying in "Guess That Grunge Lyric", reminisce on our favorite TV shows with "Otamatone Theme Songs", and flex our Wait Wait Don't Tell Me fandom with our own version of '90s music limerick challenges. Featuring a very special guest interview with recent March Plaidness essay winner and author of the new book The Poetics of Noise from Dada to Punk, John Melillo!
Read John Melillo's March Plaidness winning essay on Local H here, and check out his new book here.
In part 2 of our farout music and aliens discussion, we team up with special guest Samba (host of Tarantula's Dream TV) to explore connections between the UFO phenomenon and musicians like Sun Ra, Tom Delonge, Miley Cyrus, Jim Sullivan, ? and the Mysterians, and more. We also share some of our favorite science-fiction themed albums and film soundtracks. Listen until the end for a very special Q&A with everyone's favorite galactic wiseman, Spumoni!
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Check out this playlist featuring artists mentioned in the podcast: click here.
T&E interviews referenced in the podcast:
Morbid Angel’s Steve Tucker on Sumerian Prophecy, Human Nature, and Controlled Chaos
The Cycle of Death, Growth and Rebirth: Karl Sanders on the new Nile lineup and 'Vile Nilotic Rites'
A Step Into the OSHUNiverse: A Conversation with Afrofuturistic Hip-Hop Duo OSHUN on Empowerment & Reclamation
For decades, earthlings have used music as a means to make contact with extraterrestrials. What does this say about music as a universal language? How can we better understand the UFO phenomenon through sound? Join us in this transmission of The Melody Feed podcast where we explore the intersectionality between music, science fiction, UFOs and beyond. Featuring a very special guest co-host, Samba, of Tarantula's Dream TV, a weekly call-in show discussing the paranormal and extraterrestrial activity.
Brand new theme song courtesy of co-host Mike Barnett!
In Part 2 of the Role of Music in Cults, we talk to Hannah Yeun, a musician and ex-Moonie, about her experiences growing up in the Unification Church, the role music played in the cult and the role the cult played in her music.
Check out Hannah's music here: https://hannahyeun.bandcamp.com
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Do you believe rock & roll can save your soul? From The Source Family to Scientology, the connection many cult leaders and fringe religious groups have to music is undeniable. Why is that? Can music be used as a tool for mind control? Is cult leadership a valid backup plan for a failed music career? Join us... join us as we explore the integral role of music in CULTS!
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