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Pop Culture Happy Hour: You Know The Music, You Make Up The Words

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
March 23, 2012

WELCOME BACK! Oh, wait. We’re the ones who are back.

Anyway. We’re back from South By Southwest, and although Trey had to sit out this week with a case of congestion/crud, our esteemed producer Mike Katzif was there to sit in with me, Stephen and Glen. We talk for a bit about the hustle and bustle of SXSW, including both music and film, from the bands Stephen and Mike saw while gently swaying side to side to the films I saw while stuffed into the balcony of the Paramount Theater. (Check out NPR Music’s extensive coverage and video archive from the festival here.) (And if you’re wondering what song made me immediately swear allegiance to Kishi Bashi, it’s this one.)

And then, we take on a topic we’ve never really covered: credit sequences. What are they for? What makes a good one? I’d like to tell you that this becomes a highly academic discussion, but what actually happens is that we end up discussing the very common phenomenon of making up words to go with theme songs that don’t include lyrics. If you think this has “Glen Weldon Sings The Hits!” written all over it, you are right. So I have no regrets.

And as always, we’ll talk about what’s making us happy this week, from my adventures in a new favorite theater to Mike’s affection for DIY specials from comics and lots more.

As always, come and find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter: me, Stephen, Glen, Mike and Trey. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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