Episode 92: Wake that Sleepyhead in You

Anticipating Ian’s arrival in a few weeks (if he’s punctual), one of the things I’ve been considering is responding to and teaching discernment with coarse language.  And because I’ve been on a Sonic Youth kick recently, I’ve specifically thought about cussing in music.

I’ll spare you most of my thoughts and conversation with my wife, but I can say that I am convinced parents must model for children a healthy respect of language.  I don’t think this involves overreacting to my son when he inevitably drops a minor curse word…and on the other end of the spectrum, it obviously doesn’t mean I should mean that I should cuss like a sailor.  I guess I have some time to figure things out before he gets old enough that it matters.  You know, maybe I have enough time before then to write a book…

Enjoy the show.

  1. “No Room” – Two-Pound Planet (No Sense of History | Alternative/Stunt | 1992)
  2. “(I Got A) Catholic Block” – Sonic Youth (Sister | SST | 1987)
  3. “Surgeon” – St. Vincent (Strange Mercy | 4AD | 2011)
  4. “Natural Frost” – Welcome (Sirs | FatCat | 2007)
  5. “Salad of Speech” – 100 Flowers (100 Years of Pulchritude | EMI | 1990)
  6. “Okay, I’ll Admit That I really Don’t Understand” – The Flaming Lips (Zaireeka | Warner | 1997)
  7. “Listen, It’s Gone” – The Ocean Blue (Beneath the Rhythm and Sound | Sire | 1993)
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2 thoughts on “Episode 92: Wake that Sleepyhead in You

  1. Greetings from Two Pound Planet’s bass player. Not sure how you ran across the track, but thanks for playing it. It’s nice to know that the music is still getting out there, bit by bit. Since our demise in 1993, we’ve all mostly remained friends. I learned to play a guitar with 6 strings. I’ve continued doing upwards of 150 gigs a year. I did this… http://lifeingeneral.bandcamp.com/ and this… http://jerrychapman.bandcamp.com/. Feel free to play any of those tunes, if you like ’em.

    • jandksmith says:

      Sorry for taking so long to replying to this. You have no idea how excited I am to hear from bands/artists I play. I found that track on a compilation from Alternative Records called No Sense of History. I’m not sure how Two Pound Planet made the compilation, but it was mostly a group of bands loosely connected to Daniel Amos and The 77’s. (I assume you fit in there somewhere?)

      I’ve been listening to Sweet Impossible and Put Me Together as I get some work done this afternoon, some very fun stuff. You record with some talented folks. It sounds like I’ll be buying some of your music very soon. Don’t be surprised if I play some of your solo stuff here on a future episode.

      Thanks again for the reply!


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