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Somebody Likes It Ep 3 – Fleetwood Mac: “Rumors”

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Hello everyone, so nice to see you all again!

Allow me to welcome you to Round 3 of “Somebody Likes It”, wherein your three hosts gather in Kevin’s garage and try not to die from heat stroke. It’s summer time in Austin Texas, and for some unknown reason, not one of us remembered that without an air conditioner in Kevin’s garage, things were bound to get a little steamy. And I don’t mean like in a Sexy Movie way. Even leaving the beer fridge open was no help. At one point I almost lost an arm when it stuck to recording table.

For our third episode, we decided to tackle “Rumors” by Fleetwood Mac. At first glance it seemed kind of an odd choice to me (Ryan’s turn to choose), but when I was listening to it I realized that so many of the songs had become like wall paper to me. Their ubiquitous nature had removed any emotion from them. However, this is one of the bestselling records of all time. At 40 million sold (and counting) somebody really fucking likes this. I think we all came to the realization that the back story was pretty important to a lot of those songs, and by extension, a lot of those sales.

Things are starting to click a little better in the (hot) garage. We all feel like we’re starting to get the hang of how to keep the show moving, and not get bogged down in tangents as much. We’re still figuring out some of the audio stuff, but that’s getting better every week too. By next week, that stuff should be mostly sorted out.

Oh, and speaking of next week, it’s gonna be a doozy. It was my week to choose, and I made Kevin and Ryan listen to Bon Jovi’s “Slippery when Wet”. Let’s just say it was worse than I thought it would be: their responses to my choice, as well as the record itself. It’s bad, really bad. Really really bad.

See you next week…

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.