The ol' TWTR blog comes back to life a bit (although still no new podcast episodes for the foreseeable future) to spread the word about the fantastic Los Angeles-based band, Lo Moon.
This is the first installment of a five-part series this week documenting songs by "no-hit wonders." Although these artists may have had cult followings and minor success on some of the "genre" charts, they didn't even register enough mainstream success to really qualify as "one-hit wonders." The tracks featured in this series reached the ears … Continue reading No-Hit Wonders: Pitty Sing – “Radio”
So there's a new, reworked version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" that's been recorded to help in the fight to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa--and it just happens to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the first version of the song, which was the work of Bob Geldof and Midge Ure … Continue reading Some quick thoughts on Band Aid 30
Tandem With The Random podcast No. 32 (04/07/2014): Natalie Diener (Make Music Philly) - This episode of the podcast features an interview with Natalie Diener, coordinator of Make Music Philly, an effort to stage 300 free live music events throughout Philadelphia on June 21, 2014…plus a few random thoughts. File size: 12.2 MB. Time: 13 … Continue reading Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 032 – Natalie Diener/Make Music Philly (04.07.2014)
While watching "Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS" on BBC America last night, I noticed a scene involving Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor and his robot dog K-9 from the four-part "The Stones of Blood" from 1978. I remembered that this story featured a bizarre remark by the Doctor that mechanical dogs like K-9 "are all … Continue reading Trenton, New Jersey, mentioned in Doctor Who 35 years ago
Tandem With The Random podcast No. 27 (11/18/2013): Doctor Who @ 50 - This episode of the podcast celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic BBC science fiction television program, Doctor Who, and features interviews with Louis Trapani of GallifreyanEmbassy.org and the Doctor Who: Podshock podcast, Gregg Taylor of Decoder Ring Theatre, and Sam Tomaino … Continue reading Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 027 – 11.18.2013 (Doctor Who @ 50)
After the complete awesomeness of The Night of the Doctor debut earlier today, the BBC followed that up by releasing a trailer for the Mark Gatiss-penned "An Adventure in Space and Time," the BBC Two docudrama chronicling the development and early days of "Doctor Who." The film, which received rave reviews following a standing ovation … Continue reading “An Adventure in Space and Time” trailer
The BBC unexpectedly released The Night of the Doctor—a prequel to the 50th anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor—earlier today. It is amazing...and the Doctor who shows up will blow you away. Watch...and squee for awhile. The Night of the Doctor After you watch the video and you know the surprise, check out this … Continue reading The Night of the Doctor has arrived…and it is epic
While there may be two months until the BBC unveils the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, on Nov. 23, 2013, the Tandem With The Random podcast is planning to celebrate the momentous occasion a few days earlier. Tandem With The Random: Celebrating 50 Years of Doctor Who will go online … Continue reading Coming Nov. 18…Tandem With The Random: Celebrating 50 Years of Doctor Who!
With the Matt Smith's departure as the 11th Doctor in Doctor Who now official, I put together this playlist of what I feel are 11 of the best moments of his tenure in the TARDIS that I could find on YouTube (decent quality, etc.). The playlist starts with No. 11 and works its way to … Continue reading Eleven great moments of the 11th Doctor