Bradley fronts the Bay Area band, The Bye-Bye Blackbirds, which inhabits the niche of Byrds-influenced "power pop" even though Bradley really doesn’t like that
If there is any contemporary band who has turned me on my head in terms of what a pop song can be, it’s Sloan. When loud guitars and screamin’ dudes were all the rage in the early 90’s, the band turned their back on that sound and went back in time, carving their own path by tastefully borrowing from the 60’s and 70’s while forming their own sound. Comprised of four different songwriters, Sloan is a complex and multi-faceted creature that has spent the last 23 years redefining the classic pop canon, making some absolutely crucial classic recordings in the process. I was lucky enough to get to chat with Chris Murphy about his beginnings, inspiration, songwriting and gear selection process, as well as having him pick out a mini-DJ set for the podcast. Put your ears on a Q&A with Chris Murphy of Sloan.
As fathers, so much of our lives revolve around gradual changes that help us adjust on the fly. For today’s Dad Story subject, there was nothing gradual about his first trip to the delivery room.
In that instant, Arn Albertini went from being a father of none to a father or twin boys. And while the world at large certainly seems to be welcoming more twins than it used to, such a perception does nothing to prepare the parents of those multiple births.
For Arn, whose boys are now 7 months old, the transition has been completely …
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As a reminder, if you want to tell your Dad Story, we’d be honored to have it included. Either hit us up on our Facebook page or email us directly. (Please be patient, though. We promise to make every attempt to get to you as quickly as possible, but … you know … this fatherhood thing takes precedence.)
Stand-up extraordinaire Eugene Mirman aka 1/3 of the Titans of Comedy returns to tell us all about his new 9-volume comedy album "I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome)" on this week’s Comedy Bang Bang!
The Talk Show
‘Peace, Porn, and Privacy’, With Guest Marco Arment
Saturday, 3 October 2015
Marco Arment joins the show for a brief chat on ad blockers, advertising in general, and the new iPhones 6S.
uBar and the Brawer Mirage A4: Use promo code “RETINAGRUBER” and save 50% on a great Mac taskbar utility or 40% on an elegant handmade automatic watch.
Justworks: Payroll, benefits, compliance and HR — let Justworks handle these for your business. Save 10% for a year with code “TTS”.
Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Photo, frame, and mount, all in one. Save with code “DARINGFIREBALL”.
Igloo: The intranet you’ll actually like.
Marco on pulling his content blocker, Peace, from the App Store.
“Underscore” David Smith on the available free space of 16 GB iPhones in actual usage.
The New York Times measures the real-world benefits of iOS ad-blocking on 50 top news sites.
Episode 56 of Jason Snell and Myke Hurley’s Upgrade, wherein they discuss just how much of a pain in the ass it is to upgrade to a new iPhone.
A couple of Canucks, Tatiana Maslany and Kristian Bruun give us the ‘sclusies on the upcoming fourth season of their hit TV series Orphan Black on this weekâs Comedy Bing Bong!
Casey, Plex, his Synology, and transcoding
Don Melton’s scripts
TouchID and "S" iPhones
iPhone crescent moon
Safari pinned tabs markup
W3 mailing list
Apple September Event
[New watch metals and bands]
watchOS 2, custom complications, apps, and Overcast
Is the Apple Watch doomed?
Surface Keyboard Cover
Requiring game controllers
Thomas Was Alone
The Goodfellas podcast
Parallax images in the HIG & creation
Sapphire lens cover
Cards Against Humanity: A free party game for horrible people.
This week’s toaster
Casper: A mattress with just the right sink, just the right bounce, for better nights and brighter days. Use code ATP for $50 off.
Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Use code ATP15 for 15% off.
Donating to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and support friend-of-the-show Stephen Hackett’s family and children in need.
Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald talk to Dan Fierman, Dave Schilling, and David Jacoby about the mind-blowing first season of Mr. Robot.
Bassists aren’t usually invited onto No Guitar Is Safe, but in the case of Billy Sheehan, an exception must be made. Why? Because Sheehan’s amazing stories of playing with Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, David Lee Roth, Billy Gibbons, and other rock heroes are priceless, and his playing (which you’ll hear throughout the episode) is über-inspiring. Hear Sheehan and guitar ace Richie Kotzen in action on the new Winery Dogs album, Hot Streak, due out this October.
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