Friday, December 11, 2015

Episode 45: THE STOOGES

On our last episode of 2015, we go back to the source and talk about the Stooges! Great riffs, great times, and a severe dropoff in quality, that's the Stooges for ya! See you in 2016, we'll be bigger and badder than ever!

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Friday, December 4, 2015


Today, Caroline and Jeff take a stab at discussing Einsturzende Neubauten, but it turns out to be kind of hard so they just talk about other stuff instead. So if you want to hear a couple of pals talkin' about Metallica, you've come to the right place!

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Episode 43: XIU XIU

Special guest Aaron returns to help Jeff defend Xiu Xiu on the last episode of I Hate Music month. Somebody switches teams in this episode, but you'll have to listen to find out who!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Episode 42: DINOSAUR JR.

"I Hate Music" month continues with Dinosaur Jr! Caroline suggested this band, but Jeff's arguments are so convincing that by the end of it, she kind of comes over to his side. A riveting tale!
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Episode 41: SWANS

Champion repeat guest Andrew returns to talk about Swans! The tables have turned this week, because Caroline complains the whole time. Seriously, the whole time. But it's just the name of the game during "I Hate Music" Month.

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Friday, November 6, 2015


"I Hate Music" Month begins with Captain Beefheart! Caroline and special guest Billy love him, Jeff hates him, sparks fly.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Episode 39: FUGAZI

Fuck up and get ambushed with the OPCBYL gang because we're talking about Fugazi this week! Special guest Jessica joins us for a journey through this excessively earnest discography. Find out what observation Caroline's been sittin' on this week.

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Be sure to check out Jessica's band, Nancy Babich at Bandcamp!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Episode 38: THE FALL

Special guest Aaron returns for the Fall! We compare Mark E. Smith to James Brown and our podcast to Miles Davis. Weird comparisons abound! Get ready!

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Episode 37: KILLING JOKE

Today, Caroline, Jeff, and a special guest unlock the true spirit of the 80s with Killing Joke! Did you know they moved to Iceland because they were afraid of nuclear war? Listen and discover!

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Episode 36: DEVO

Are we not men? We are OPCBYL! And we're back again talkin' about notable perverts and friends of the show, Devo! Yikes ahoy on some of these tunes, but oh what tunes they are! We also talk about the Catherine Hardwicke classic "Thirteen", but it's sort of relevant!

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Episode 35: SUN CITY GIRLS

Comin' atcha on the heels of an unexpected hiatus, Caroline and Jeff are back from the gutter and they brought someone with them to talk about Sun City Girls! Expect plenty of mouth sounds and weirdness ahoy. We do this all for you!

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Episode 34: GAME THEORY

Jeff, Caroline, and special guest Lucy are here to talk about Game Theory! And a bunch of other stuff, like college and Maximum Overdrive.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Episode 33: MEAT PUPPETS

OPCBYL is back as a gruesome twosome to talk about the Meat Puppets! Get ready for some hot takes, and some cold takes, because seriously guys, "Backwater" is not a good song.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Episode 32: POLVO

Hey pal, did ya get a load of the nerd? We're talking about Polvo today. Hometown pride and weird guitars all on this episode.

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Friday, August 28, 2015


Get sincere! Caroline, Jeff, and a special guest talk about the Replacements! They're too sincere for Caroline. Chill out, Replacements!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Episode 30: BOREDOMS

Learn about life, love, noise, and the kids today with Caroline and Jeff and a special guest as we talk about Boredoms! Are they good party music? Nope!

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Episode 29: MCLUSKY

Caroline is back, and so is notable friend Harry to talk about Mclusky! We also ask the important questions, like "are you a Susie or an Angelica?" Get ready for some primo content!

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Episode 28: SPARKS

Caroline isn't on this episode, but legendary friend Andrew is to help Jeff not talk about Sparks.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Episode 27: MELT-BANANA

Fear of a Female Planet month draws to a close with a discussion of Melt-Banana! Oh how it feels good to be back in the realm of the loud and fast.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Episode 26: STEREOLAB

We're making show history because we have our first repeat guest on today, Cat! You first heard them in the Sonic Youth episode and now they're back to correctly pronounce some French while we talk about Stereolab. Get ready to go to the library, everyone.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Episode 25: PJ HARVEY

Get ready to hear Caroline and Jeff sound stupid in a discussion of PJ Harvey! We try to get to her music, but you know, life is short, and if you're not ready to listen to two jerks jawin' about Billy Joel in a PJ Harvey discussion, then you're not ready for us.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Episode 24: THE BREEDERS

Hey man, do you just wanna have a good time? Well you're in luck, cuz the Breeders are in town! Join us for week 2 of "Fear of a Female Planet" month while we have a discussion about the homoeroticism inherent in improv, and also a band called the Breeders that you may know.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Episode 23: BJÖRK

The podcast is all about women this month! "Fear of a Female Planet" month kicks off with a discussion of Bjork. Jeff, Caroline, and a special guest get deep.

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Friday, June 26, 2015


Today Caroline and Jeff are taking a trip to Manchester in the 70s to talk about Throbbing Gristle! Jeff thinks this shit is boring, Caroline thinks it owns, story of our lives, right?

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Episode 21: DNA

Our Podcast Could Be Your Life is back with a short episode about a short-lived band, the late, great DNA. Hope you weren't looking to get informed because we couldn't stay on topic. But we love DNA! It's true!

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Episode 20: PHISH

Caroline has been asking for it since episode 2. Not the cold release of death, but an episode about Phish, and it's finally here! Our Podcast Could Be Your Life is taking a break for a couple of weeks, but we leave you with what's obviously the greatest band of all time.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Episode 19: DEERHUNTER

Are you ready to get deep, y'all? Let's get deep. Because this episode is about Deerhunter, and things are gonna get weepy.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Episode 18: PAVEMENT

Today, Caroline and Jeff learn the secret of the '90s with Pavement. Who can resist their charms? Not us!

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Friday, May 8, 2015


Get obscure with us! Today, Caroline, Jeff and legendary friend Andrew dig into the Residents! Jeff hates this band, Caroline and Andrew love this band, magic truly occurs.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Episode 16: COWS

Today, Caroline and Jeff dive headfirst into the Amphetamine Reptile roster of bands with COWS. From the worst band ever to the best band ever! You never know what to expect with us!

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Friday, April 24, 2015


"Swimming in the Mainstream is Such a Lame Dream" month finally draws to a close with the Smashing Pumpkins. Listen as Jeff and a special guest try in vain to convince Caroline that the Smashing Pumpkins are anything less than the worst music she's ever heard in her life.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Episode 14: RADIOHEAD

"Swimming in the Mainstream is Such a Lame Dream" month continues with Radiohead. Get ready to get deep, kids.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Episode 13: NIRVANA

"Swimming in the Mainstream is Such a Lame Dream" month continues with Nirvana. Listen, they're good!

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Episode 12: U2

Today Caroline and Jeff begin their "Swimming in the Mainstream is Such a Lame Dream" month by throwing some 2 on the old box with a special guest. Features an exclusive interview with The Edge.

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Friday, March 27, 2015


Today, Caroline and Jeff return to Touch & Go records to talk about The Jesus Lizard. Hear Jeff's stage-dive horror! Learn about the occupational hazards of being a Jesus Lizard fan! And tune in until the end to hear our special surprise for April.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Episode 10: LIARS

Today Caroline and Jeff rocket into the 21st century with Liars. They also offer some life advice for those considering a teaching career, but mainly it's all about Liars today!

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Episode 9: WEEN

Two hours of power talkin' about Ween. Please forgive Caroline for talking about Phish so much, she doesn't know any better.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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We've gotten a lot of great feedback from people who like our podcast, which is amazing, but it's all relatively informal. If you like our podcast so much, why don't ya marry it (subscribe on iTunes)?

And if you like being subscribed and having a new episode every Friday without even doing anything, why not review it? I know I want to know what a bunch of anonymous yahoos think of my voice. Make my dream come true, please.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Episode 8: BLACK FLAG

Get on your black shorts, kids, we're going for a ride. Today, Caroline and Jeff talk about Black Flag, but be warned, because if you're not a fan of their later releases, you won't be a fan of us.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Episode 7: SONIC YOUTH

(had to break the black and white pattern to use this picture, sorry not sorry)

Today Jeff and Caroline have a special guest to talk about Sonic Youth! Are Sonic Youth potheads? Are they basically the same band as Phish? Find out today!

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Episode 6: MELVINS

Today we take a journey into sludgey waters and talk about the Melvins. If we talked about their whole catalogue we'd still be recording, so sorry if we didn't touch on your favorite. Get a better one.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Episode 5: PIXIES

A milestone episode! Caroline and Jeff talk about one of their favorite bands, Pixies. Our pals in the podcast game recorded very late and not only did things run very long, but it got a little weird.

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Friday, February 6, 2015


Today Caroline and Jeff tackle San Francisco's own punk legends Dead Kennedys. Caroline does way too many Jello impressions and Jeff compares them to a very spicy can of ginger ale. After the division of last week, our friends in the podcast game finally agree on something.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Episode 3: YO LA TENGO

It's a big day coming because Jeff and Caroline are talking about Yo La Tengo! Different opinions abound when it comes to this group of stone-cold chillers. Listen with a special boy!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Episode 2: BIG BLACK

On today's episode, Caroline and Jeff dip their toes in lake Albini with a discussion of Big Black and Rapeman. And discuss novel masturbation habits. Have a listen, won't you?
We do the podcast through Skype and it had some problems. We gotta get a new program.

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b-b-b-b-bonus: the picture of Steve Albini that looks exactly like Caroline:

Friday, January 16, 2015


Our first episode is a VERY LONG discussion of the Butthole Surfers. We have some audio issues, but hopefully those will be resolved next time.


Thursday, January 15, 2015


This is a podcast where Jeff and Caroline talk about bands. We're friends and nerds, and have bonded over our mutual love of music, particularly on what I guess I'll just call "college radio shit from the 80s". And 90s. And today. You'll get the idea. Since we're friends, we also talk about other stuff, like movies and Mr. Show and various silly topics. We're not musicians or critics or comedians on any sort of professional level. We just really love talking about this shit and need an outlet for it. Hopefully we'll figure out the podcast game as we go along.