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listening to podcasts is my favorite thing to do. I listen to a lot of podcasts that range from education, drama, to horror. I listen to them when I’m on the bus ride home, cleaning, or doing homework. since I love podcasts, I decided that I would share some of them with you guys today. without further ado…

1. ALICE ISN’T DEAD

Alice Isn’t Dead is a fictional series that follows a truck driver who’s searching for her wife across America. During her search, she encounters things that aren’t so human, a huge conspiracy, and mysterious towns. 

2. LIMETOWN

Limetown is a podcast that focuses on the disappearance of over three hundred men, women, and children from a small town in Tennessee over ten years ago. The podcast follows a reporter named Lia Haddock who’s inquisitive nature leads her to find the answer to this question: “What happened to the people of Limetown?”

3. SPINES

Spines is the story of a girl named Wren who wakes up covered in blood, surrounded by the remains of a strange cult ritual,and suffering from meory loss. 

4. THE BRIGHT SESSIONS

The Bright Sessions is a podcast that focuses on therapy sessions for atypicals. 

5. WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE

Welcome to Night Vale is a podcast told through a radio show thaat gives community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale. It has everything you would ever need: local weather, news, announcements from the Sherrif’s Secret Police, warnings to stay away from the dog park (because there’s no humans allowed, duh), angels, dark hodded figures with unknown powers, mysterious lights in the sky and cultural events.

6. ON BEING with KRISTA TIPPETT

On Being is a podcast that asks the big questions of meaning to scientists, artists, teachers, etc.

7. MARSCORP

MarsCorp is podcast about Station Supervisor E.L. Hob’s first year at MarsCorp. MarsCorp is a colony established on Mars in 2070.

8. WITHIN THE WIRES

Within the Wires is a podcast set in an alternate reality. This podcast tells stories under the persona of instructional audio programs that guide the listener through different audio experiences that later reveal a more personal story.

from the many podcasts I listen to, these are my top 8 at the moment. check them out (i need someone to fangirl too) and let me know what you think. I wouldn’t mind talking to someone about this. like always, if you have any questions or comments, let me know! stay tuned for the next post.

8.13.17
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On this day in music history: July 29, 1981 - “The Time”, the debut album by The Time is released. Produced by Prince (aka “Jamie Starr”) and Morris Day, it is recorded at Alpha Studios in Burbank, CA and Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, MN in April 1979 and April 1981. As part of his contract with Warner Bros Records, Prince is allowed to develop and produce other artists. The contractual clause gives the artist another outlet for his prolific musical output. Taking inspiration from the 1980 film “The Idolmaker”, Prince comes up with the idea of putting together a band around his old high school friend and former Grand Central band mate, singer and drummer Morris Day. The other members of what become The Time, are assembled from rival Minneapolis band Flyte Tyme, including keyboardists Jimmy Jam (i.e. James Harris III), and Monte Moir, bassist Terry Lewis, guitarist Jesse Johnson and drummer Garry “Jellybean” Johnson. However, when the album is recorded, it features Prince playing nearly all of the instruments himself and is heard on background vocals throughout (synth solo by Dr. Fink on “Get It Up”) with Morris Day on lead vocals (drums on “Oh Baby”, “Girl”, “Cool”, and “The Stick”).  The song “Oh Baby” is the first track recorded for the project, originally cut during sessions for Prince’s self-titled second album in the Spring of 1979, but are substituted with Day’s lead vocals. The other five tracks are recorded in April of 1981 in the artists home studio (“The Purple House”) outside of Minneapolis. The album is a critical and commercial success upon its release, quickly establishing The Time along side their mentor. It spins off three singles including “Get It Up” (#6 R&B), “Cool” (#7 R&B, #90 Pop), and “Girl” (#49 R&B). The album’s final track, the provocative and double entendre laden “The Stick” (issued in edited form as the B-side of “Girl”) also receives some R&B radio play, and also becomes a fan favorite. Originally released on CD in 1990, the album is remastered and issued by Warner Music Japan as part of their Warner 80’s Soul Classics Best Collection 1000 Series in 2015. “The Time” peaks at number seven on the Billboard R&B album chart, number fifty on the Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.