Last night of freedom before the Ultimate Freedom. Andrew from Torche calls in to talk tour packing. It's everything you need. Get in the van!

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Eamonn calls in from D.C. to talk tour prep, basement water, and human DNA. 

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Lawrence, Kansas via Chicago buddies The Noise FM stop by to be awesome. That it's. thenoisefm.net

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Billy's wife Gina sits down to recount their Clerks weekend and reluctantly explain what being married to a broke musician means for a marriage...but in a good way.

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Surrounded by Pennsylvania, sometimes you need Jim Henson to pull you out of the January Blues.

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Sound Opinions' more Italian half sits down in a noisy restaurant with Billy to talk about all things DeRo: music criticism, his Wire tribute band Ex-Lion Tamers, his present band Vortis, and more!  

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With the now-out-of-towners are back in Chicago, they run down American Splendor Tour memories and run the financials (and Christmas lists). 


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Episode 100!

Nothing more needs to be said. It's 100!

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While the van alarm keeps going off in nighted Brooklyn, Eamonn and Billy cover the first dates of the American Splendor Tour thus far. Special appearance by Jesse and DJ cup4water. 

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SOS-meets-moving truck. David Byrne-meets-John Goodman. Grasshoppers-meet-Cantonese Screams. It's a brisk and desperation-fueled Episode 98!

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Recorded just hours before another 13-hour Megabus ride, Billy and Eamonn run down the shows of the past few weeks and get personal on their complete inability to communicate when it comes to design. Jonny stops by for "Booking With Jonny" and everyone gets a star. It's Episode 97!

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The font's too big. What makes it a hit? And let's play a game called "David Bowie Songs That Best Express The Third Segment." It's a rollercoaster of an Episode 86!

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Jonny stops by to help show you how easy booking a tour can be while Eamonn and Billy talk so much inside baseball...well, there's a lot of inside baseball. It's a doomy Episode 95!

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Doing a cover is always a dicey proposition. If people like it, you become the band that does this great cover (I think their original stuff is okay?) and if people hate it, you've just burned a song in the set that you could have played one of your own for them to hate instead. We've tried a lot over the years. Also, the Dick Van Dyke Show and Jerry Lewis Soccer All-Stars. It's Episode 94!

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Billy and Eamonn finish recounting the first leg of the Pale Summer tour and discuss the art involved in letting a band into your home. It's a Pride Parade Invaded Episode 93!

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The first international episode live on tape from a hotel room in Toronto! This is so late that there isn't time for a recap. It's Episode 92!

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The greatest band documentary of all time? We think so. Grab your band therapist and listen up to a docu-heavy Episode 93! 

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Eamonn returns for a "How does it actually happen?" kind of episode. How did we get management? Do we deserve management? Does anyone deserve anything? Why is Eamonn back on Craigslist? It's all answered in a stunning Episode 90!

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Episode 89: Mom

I don't imagine many people plan on having six boys, five of whom sell their lives to music with varying degrees of success. Meet my mom. A doctorate and college professor, all-the-while spending 47 years as a mother. It was high time we had her on for a very special Episode 89.  

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Driving around the snowy streets of Milwaukee, Billy gets to interview another of his heroes: Grantland contributor and rock critic to the nth degree, it's Steven Hyden on Episode 88!

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