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Episode 135 - Top Ten Punk Rock Bands Of The 90's w/Ryan Stockstad
September 19, 2014 08:49 AM PDT
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Much like for hip hop, the 1990's were a great time for punk rock. In the 90's, people were becoming more self-conscious, political activism was somewhat cool again, and sarcasm was at an all-time high. What genre of music was better suited to the age of irony? The 90's were when punk became as mainstream as it's ever been and probably ever will be, when Tim Armstrong and Greg Graffin shared MTV airtime with Madonna and Whitney Houston. Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by screenwriter, film director/producer, and fellow 90's punk fanatic Ryan Stockstad to count down the greatest bands of this era. This generation of punks may not have the legendary status of the 1977 crowd, but there are bands and songs that can easily stack up with the best that the original punks ever put out. Don't believe us? The proof is in the podcast, so dig it.

Ryan's latest project is the horror film Eggs, starring horror icons Lynn Lowry and Duane Whitaker. They'll soon be raising funds through Kickstarter to help get this thing made, with lots of sweet rewards for donors. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/eggs.horror.movie/info

Episode 134 - Top Ten Bands/Artists From Non-English-Speaking Countries w/Marina V
September 12, 2014 09:19 AM PDT
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Its a big world and even though its a cliche, its the truth to say that the one true universal language we have on this big blue marble is music. From every culture, there is amazing music to explore and appreciate. Ben is joined by Russian/American singer-songwriter Marina Gennadievna Verenikina, also known by her stage name, Marina V. Being an artist from a non-English-speaking country herself (she was born in Moscow in the former Soviet Union), Marina offers a unique perspective on today's topic. Marina and Ben travel the globe to bring you the best music from places where English is not the official national language, even though quite a few of our favorites do sing in English. We're going exploring, come join us.

Marina V's music can be heard, appreciated, loved, adored and/or purchased at her website:
http://www.marinav.com/index.php

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Episode 133 - 2 Degrees Of Separation - Madonna w/Jeff Axelrod
September 05, 2014 07:36 AM PDT
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It's Madonna's world, we're all just living in it.

Welcome to a new feature on All Time Top Ten. Every artist that becomes a global superstar doesn't do it alone. Throughout their career, there are dozens of ancillary figures that come and go and leave their mark. These people, be they songwriters, producers, players of instrument, or simply inspirational figures, all have a small piece of the great jigsaw puzzle that is the global superstar's success. In "2 Degrees Of Separation", we're looking back at this success and giving credit (and airtime) where it's due. This week's subject - Madonna - is the perfect test case for our new feature. Throughout her 35 year career (that continues to this day), she has had a lot of immensely talented people help her achieve her ultimate goal - to rule the world. In today's podcast Ben is joined by unofficial Madonna historian and megafan Jeff Axelrod to pay tribute to these men and women that are some of many in MadonnaWorld that made some amazing music in their own right. Dig it.

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Episode 132 - Top Ten Songs Of 2002 w/Chad Grenawalt
August 29, 2014 09:07 AM PDT
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Just after the dawn of the new millennium, the music business was changing rapidly. The term MP3 was starting to become more than just a nuisance to record labels, album sales were dropping and a revolutionary platform called Itunes was just around the corner. Even though the pop charts were mostly filled with candy-coated drivel at the time, there was still a ton of great music to be heard, even if you had to go digging for some of it. 2002 was a magical year for music in many ways, and Ben is joined by music fanatic Chad Grenawalt to break down this impressive year. From hip hop to indie rock, there were plenty of diamonds in the rough, and Ben and Chad count down the best of the best.

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Episode 131 - Top Ten Songs To Wake Up To w/David Daskal
August 22, 2014 08:41 AM PDT
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The great David Daskal returns to GoodList Studios for a podcast about that moment that some of us dread just as much as some of us live for - waking up. Even if you don't actually 'get up', waking up is something most (living) people are pretty good at, and everyone has their own way to enjoy the moment. Whether you need to get pumped up for a crazy day or just a gentle nudge on those lazy days, there's a song for any occasion and Ben & David bring their glorious top ten lists and count down the greatest songs to get you going.

David can be seen fronting the excellent Eagles tribute band Best Of My Love, playing all over Southern California. Check em out here: https://www.facebook.com/BestOfMyLoveEaglesTribute

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Episode 130 - Top Ten Workout Songs w/Shannon Hurley
August 01, 2014 07:45 AM PDT
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It's the middle of the summer and you've got approximately 30 days left to hit the beaches, which will be completely empty come September 1st. Better make the most of it by getting in the best shape of your life with our help. Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by singer/songwriter/fitness guru Shannon Hurley for a private workout session. Ben and Shannon count down the best songs to do cardio, weights, stairmaster, that hand-crank thingy, and more. Help us help you get that summer bod you've always wanted, the rock n' roll way!

Shannon's music can be heard and admired at her website:
http://shannonhurley.com/

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Episode 129 - Top Ten Big Dumb Songs Volume 1 w/Amy Wohlitz
July 25, 2014 10:34 AM PDT
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To hear them is to love them is to lose IQ points is to not care. Combining rudimentary chord changes with lyrics a 5 year-old could have written, some of the greatest songs in rock and pop history are so exquisitely dumb that they're brilliant. However, there is a very fine line between good dumb and bad dumb. Ben and his guest, the not-so-dumb Amy Wohlitz know how to tiptoe around that line and bring you the first volume of these brainless wonders. There were so many that had to be left off, it's looking like this is the beginning of another Dumb Annual Tradition for All Time Top Ten. Look for more volumes in the future, but for now, let's get TOTALLY DUMB.

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Episode 128 - Top Ten Songs For Single People - Gabe Scalone VS Diane Stroud
July 18, 2014 10:03 AM PDT
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Being single has specific joys and VERY specific pains that go along with the experience. It's safe to say we've all been there. This week's topic is all about those songs that exquisitely know the feelings that go along with the ups and downs of the single life. Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by Gabe Scalone and Diane Stroud, who both know a thing or two about it. Ben hasn't been single for a long time so he's content to step back and moderate the proceedings this time around. Diane and Gabe bring you their top ten lists and needless to say some great tunes are spun. Dig!

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Episode 127 - Top Ten Wilco Songs w/Maurice Bursztynski
July 11, 2014 11:33 AM PDT
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The story of Wilco is one of the underdog. From humble beginnings in Middle-Of-Nowhere, America, Jeff Tweedy had a hand in helping create a musical genre that endures and expands even in 2014. Call it alt-country, call it Americana, roots music, call it what you like, Tweedy's collaboration with Jay Farrar in Uncle Tupelo was as groundbreaking and about as influential as anything to hit the scene in the past 25 years. Wilco was formed from the ashes of that great band, and went on to become one of the most celebrated and innovative creative forces in rock. With his stellar backing band with a rotating cast of colorful characters, Tweedy has created in Wilco a completely unique band with it's own sound and 10 albums of pure sonic gold. Ben is joined via Skype all the way from Melbourne, Australia by fellow Wilco-head Maurice Bursztynski to tell their story and play 20 of their greatest tunes.

Maurice hosts 2 amazing podcasts, Love That Album and See Hear. Find them here:
http://lovethatalbum.podbean.com/
http://seehear.podbean.com/

Episode 126 - Top Ten Hip Hop Songs Of The 90's - Dan Ewen VS Aaron Cohen
July 04, 2014 10:11 AM PDT
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Whether you're old school or new school, everyone knows that the sweet spot, that golden era, the heyday of hip hop is the 1990's. It's when the genre not only took over the world, but proved itself to be a viable art form, when innovative sonic experimentation was the norm and lyrics were pure street poetry. Ben is not an expert in the genre so he brought in two of the world's most outspoken and hilarious proponents of all things hip hop, Dan Ewen and Aaron Cohen. Ben moderates while these two titans battle it out to bring you the greatest tracks ever made during the greatest decade of hip hop. WARNING - EXPLICITNESS!

Dan Ewen can be found spitting out hilarious truths and non-sequiturs on Twitter at https://twitter.com/VaguelyFunnyDan

Aaron Cohen can be spotted at his place Cacao Coffee House in West Los Angeles. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cacao-Coffee-House/148201341874934

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