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Episode 192 - Top Ten Cover Songs Volume 4 w/Dustin Prince
November 27, 2015 08:36 AM PST
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To close out Season 4 of All Time Top Ten, Ben is joined once again by the honorable Dustin Prince. Ben and Dustin love their cover songs. A lot. In volume 4, they dig deep to bring you another batch of songs that were ripe for reinterpretation. Enjoy!

Since it is the season, we here at ATTT want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for listening and telling your friends, neighbors, co-workers, bosses, relatives, random people on the street and sworn enemies all about our little show. Season 5 is around the corner and we know you'll dig it.

In case you haven't heard them, and if you haven't we're completely jealous of you, here's the links to volumes 1-3 on our archive page at Mixcloud:
Vol. 1 - https://www.mixcloud.com/beneisen/all-time-top-ten-episode-43-top-ten-cover-songs-volume-1-wdustin-prince/
Vol. 2 - https://www.mixcloud.com/beneisen/all-time-top-ten-episode-78-top-ten-cover-songs-volume-2-wdustin-prince/
Vol. 3 - https://www.mixcloud.com/beneisen/episode-138-top-ten-cover-songs-volume-3-wdustin-prince/

Episode 191 - Top Ten Bespectacled Rock Stars w/Ryan Blake
November 20, 2015 10:33 AM PST
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While some physical attributes are prized possessions in rock n' roll lore - a beautifully quaffed head of luxurious hair, sculpted biceps, shiny white teeth - none are as striking as a pair of spectacles. From John Lennon to Curtis Mayfield, a fair amount of the coolest people who ever played music for a living wore and still continue to wear glasses. Ben and his special guest, the old boy himself Ryan Blake know a thing or two about this, as they are both bespectacled fellows, with aspirations to be bespectacled rock stars. Here's a list of their heroes, with musical accompaniment.

Ryan (and Ben) can be seen rocking out with glasses on all over Southern California with The LA Soul Project. Find out show dates and more here:

Episode 190 - Top Ten Songs That Turn Into Jams w/Steve Deutsch
November 13, 2015 08:16 AM PST
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Musical jams are a tricky thing. If left out too long, they can become tedious and self-indulgent. If they are undercooked, they're basically pointless and add nothing to a song. Once in a while a band will get the formula just right and construct the perfect jam session to compliment a song and take it to new heights. Sometimes the jam is so good that the song becomes an introduction to an entirely unique piece of instrumental music. What are we talking about? Let Ben and his illustrious guest - studio, session and stage legend Steve Deutsch explain the concept of a Song/Jam. Ben and Steve showcase some of the best instances of these magical moments where a band and a song become something more than the sum of their parts.

Steve Deutsch has been a professional bass player, composer, producer and engineer for decades. Click on this to get an idea of his accomplishments:

Episode 189 - Top Ten Songs That Give Good Advice w/David Daskal
November 05, 2015 11:25 PM PST
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After a long month of dark & depressing episodes exploring the macabre and the insane, it's time to regain your focus, reset your personal compass and get some good advice. Top Ten Songs That Give Good Advice features some great life lessons and features some titans in the field of advice giving, including Billy Joel, Otis Redding and more. Of course we had to bring back the one and only harbinger of fun times, Sir David Daskal. Ben and David mix things up, covering over 75 years worth of tunes from every genre of music under the sun. Listen up and take notes!

This episode is a direct response to a previous episode we did with David Daskal - Top Ten Great Songs That Send A Terrible Message. Here's the archive link if you feel like it:

David's Eagles tribute band Best Of My Love can be found gigging throughout Southern California. Find out more here:

Episode 188 - Top Ten Songs From Horror Film & TV w/Matt Dinan
October 30, 2015 08:05 AM PDT
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To put the final nail in the coffin holding your psyche, we enlist no other than Matt "Spawn Of Satan" Dinan to bring you a bit of a reprieve. We end Morbid Month on a fun note, relatively speaking. What follows here are the greatest pieces of music ever featured on the silver screen or the boob tube in horror fiction. We have scores, theme songs, and rock & pop classics known throughout the land for their use in horror films and television. Titans in the business such as Bernard Herrmann and Danny Elfman are featured as well as a ton of unsung heroes and forgotten geniuses who knew how to use music to scare your pants off. Take a listen.

Episode 187 - Top Ten Songs About Suicide w/Gabe Scalone
October 23, 2015 12:42 AM PDT
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As Morbid Month continues it's rampage on your soul, let's delve even deeper, shall we? Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by our old pal Gabe Scalone, who, like us all, has had people very close to him that have been through depression and even some that reached the all-too-common conclusion. As sad as the topic is, Ben and Gabe keep things upbeat and as fun as they can. There's even room for some humor, believe it or not. There's a great number of powerful and moving songs about suicide, and the lads plumb the depths to bring you the best of the best.

If you haven't already, subscribe to All Time Top Ten at the iTunes music store, that way you get new episodes in your iTunes automatically every week. Do it!

Episode 186 - Top Ten Stalker Songs w/Samara Weiner
October 19, 2015 09:15 PM PDT
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Morbid Month just keeps on a-truckin' with this lovely little subject. Whether you're a boy or a girl, young or old, rock star or non-rock star, you've most likely dealt with someone who is obsessed with you, and not necessarily in a sweet way. Or... you've been the obsessed party. Either way, the world of the stalker is a frightening place. There's danger around every corner and and always the threat of things getting out of hand. Ben and his special guest Samara Weiner both know a few things about the subject, and they both recognize what a fruitful topic it can be for quality songwriting. Sit back and think on all the times you've been on some end of this mess, and enjoy some great music in the process.

Samara is currently teaming up with Paul Oakenfold to create DJ camps for aspiring mixologists of all ages. Find out more here: https://fb-p.raph.science/TheDJCamp.

She's also managing The Tall Walls out of Long Beach. Hear some killer tunes here:

Episode 185 - Top Ten Songs About Death Vol. 2 w/Paul Larson
October 09, 2015 08:45 AM PDT
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At the risk of sounding pretentious or cliched, a song about death is a song about life, because both need each other to exist. As part of Morbid Month, All Time Top Ten is proud to present Volume 2 of songs about that thing that's always around the corner lurking, or stuck in the back of your brain - the great inevitable. Ben is joined by singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist and the brains behind one of the best and most underappreciated bands ever - The Minor Canon, Paul Larson. Ben and Paul count down the greatest songs about beginnings and endings, and what may or may not lie beyond death.

ATTT's old Aussie friend Maurice Bursztynski helped us count down Songs About Death in Volume 1, here's the link to the archive: https://www.mixcloud.com/beneisen/all-time-top-ten-episode-91-top-ten-songs-about-death-volume-1-wmaurice-bursztynski/

Paul's current musical endeavor, The Georgia Sand, has a new release. Find out more and take a listen here: https://thegeorgiasand.bandcamp.com/releases

Episode 184 - Top Ten Musicians We Can't Believe Are Still Alive w/Shannon Hurley
October 02, 2015 08:54 AM PDT
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BOO! It's October, and that means Morbid Month is back. Back from the dead. This year there are 5 Fridays in October, so that means 5 spooky-creepy-scary episodes to chill your bones. We here at All Time Top Ten suppose that that much evil could be known as Mega Morbid Month, and so it is. We kick MMM off with our old pal, singer-songwriter Shannon Hurley, and a topic that even the least morbid among us have thought of before. You ask yourself, 'how is so-and-so still alive?'. In most cases this is a compliment because for whatever reason, these artists have been through a lot, and survived. Ben and Shannon explore the dark side of mortality, and possible immortality. Keep waiting, Mr. Gravedigger. Keep waiting.

Shannon's latest album "Switch It On" is available at her website:

Episode 183 - Top Ten Bands/Artists From Detroit w/Mike Bisch
September 25, 2015 12:46 AM PDT
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The Motor City has such a rich musical tradition, it defies belief. Where else can you get Iggy Pop and Diana Ross side by side? From funk, pop, rock, punk and soul, Detroit has an amazing musical pedigree. Via Skype all the way from Motown itself, Ben's guest Mike Bisch has spent most of his years in Southeastern Michigan, and really knows firsthand how dynamic and vibrant the city and music scene are. Mike and Ben count down the greatest artists to ever emerge from that wonderous metropolis.

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