The first episode of my new podcast, Fantastical Musicorium, has arrived! This bi-weekly podcast has been a long time in the making. Each episode will contain all original music, some new, some pulled from the archives, plus many surprises! And it’s FREE!
To no one’s surprise, this podcast is really great. Eban solves the problem of spicing up a one host show by talking to himself. No, really. He digitally splits his monologue into a self-depricating dialogue and it’s so silly and fun. And the songs! Oh the songs! Bright and brilliant, totally amazing.
I think this podcast will succeed where others have failed. That’s right—I think I will care about a music podcast for more than eight episodes. Because it’s not really about making music (though it is a little) or being a professional maker of music (though it is a little more) so much as it’s about the music. And even as a person generally mystified by music until I have an emotional attachment to it, I am already predisposed to have one because Eban is in the background of, like, every good comedy thing that I love already.
Also, I know it has been said before, and I know it was referenced in Eban’s appearance on The Thrilling Adventure Hour’s behind the scenes series, but there is still a part of me that is GENUINELY DISCONCERTED that Eban doesn’t communicate solely theough piano riffs. Like, I realize that he’s a real human and everything, but Piano Eban is such a real character to me after dozens of obsessive listens to The Pod F. Tompkast that I cannot quite emotionally separate them.
Oh, and three more words: More spaghetti western!