Beyond the Pond is a bi-weekly podcast in which Brian Brinkman (@sufferingjuke on Twitter) and David Goldstein (@daveg924 on Twitter) use the music of Phish as a gateway to introduce the listener to many other bands, the vast majority of which are not jambands. An episode generally begins with a deep dive into a designated portion of Phish improvisation, and then can spin off to any variety of musical themes and other acts, the overarching purpose being introducing the listener to as many new and different bands as possible.
On this episode, we attempt something slightly different; instead of focusing on a single Phish jam and building the episode around it, we polled our Twitter followers to come up with four different jams that they wanted discussed, and built a five song playlist around each one. It’s akin to what Pandora or Spotify Radio does, except the algorithm is us.
As for the corresponding playlists for each jam, you’ll have to tune in, though the cover art collage above may give you an idea of what’s to come. But expect plenty of discussion of 90’s alt-rock shreddage, melodic blissfulness, and frankly terrifying music, as well as many name drops of 120 Minutes, the late Sunday night 1990’s MTV show that assisted our hosts in becoming the nerds they are today.
We appreciate you listening, and are certain that you will learn something new over the course of ninety minutes. You can review and subscribe to Beyond the Pond on iTunes, or simply listen through the player below.
You can find us on Twitter at @_beyondthepond
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