Somebody Likes It: Ep 46: The Miseducation of Lauren Hill | One of Us

Somebody Likes It: Ep 48: The Miseducation of Lauren Hill

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I very clearly remember the first time I heard Doo-Wop (That Thing), the single from Lauren Hill’s break-out solo record from 1999. I was sitting in a car in horrible Portland Oregon rush hour traffic with my room-mate Mary, and after the song ended we looked at each other, nodding in wordless acknowledgement of how great the song we just heard was. I remember thinking that it sounded like the future of R&B, but as my life was in transition at that time, I never really followed up on exploring that.

16 years later we (by we I mean Me, Ryan and Kevin) sat in a hot garage and discussed why that Lauren Hill “future of R&B” thing never panned out.

As a side note, can I just say how much more fun it is to do this show in Kevin’s garage when he has a tiny window A/C unit? WOW! Now if we could have kept Ryan from whining about how isn’t the “target market” for this record, it would have been a down-right good time of a night!


Next Up: Mark returns from his New Orleans trip where he was complicit in letting his wife show her students how to create our future robot overlords. Oh, and we talk about Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Till then,



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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.