Brothers Jake and Charlie finally answer one of philosophy's greatest questions: who's better, David Bowie or Bob Dylan? New episodes on the 1st and the 15th. www.bowievsdylan.com.
Ep65: 2020 - 90's and More 90's vs. Rough and Rowdy Ways, or The Septuagenarian Soulpatch of 2020
Wow, the reason that Chaz and Jake haven't been providing fresh new episodes of this podcast for the past couple of months has been because we got lost in the desert on an annual BvD Board of Directors-mandated team building exercise. We almost starved, too! That Charlie really was looking pretty tasty for a couple of days there, wasn't he?
Anyway, we're back, but we've had no access to the news or to the outside world for most of 2020. Did we miss anything?
(Shuffles papers). Are we sure that this Bowie release schedule is correct? How many 90's-era soul patches must we endure?
(Shuffles different papers). Dylan's still BACK?! Like, for realskis? That's rad!
Like you are, dear listeners, who will never hold it against us that we refuse to catch on the state of domestic affairs, not to mention global ones, on this edition of Bowie vs. Dylan.
Louder than Sound Episode#4: Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
In the latest episode of Louder Than Sound, Jake presents his thoughts on an actual, real-life classic album: Bruce Springsteen's 1982 LP Nebraska. Come along as Jake (and by extension, the Boss himself) weaves a sweet web of tantalizing info about the home demos that somehow became a masterpiece. Charlie (who never really got into ol' Bruce) listens to it for the very first time and lets you know if he thinks it's all it's cracked up to be.
Introducing Louder Than Sound!
Welcome to Louder Than Sound, the new podcast series from real-life brothers Jake and Charlie, which finally answers the only question they didn't ask on Bowie vs. Dylan: What's better? Jake or Charlie's taste in music?
Listen every Friday as they discuss favorite albums from their deep record collections based on themes, reactively guess and react to each other's reactions to their reactions!
Welcome to Louder Than Sound!
Ep64: Bowie vs. Dylan vs. Chaz vs. Jake, or The Greatest BvD Awards of Their ENTIRE CAREERS
Here's one or more sentences to describe this shockingly (long) final regular-run episode of the shockingly (all figures relative to actual popular) popular podcast, Bowie vs. Dylan:
It's the last one.
Jake: Are you cryin', Chaz, because I'm not cryin'.
Chaz: I'm not cryin' either, Jake.
Jake: I'm DEFINITELY not not cryin'.
Chaz: Wait, does that mean you ARE cryin'? Your double negative is confusing, as are all your double negatives, and frankly, all of your words altogether.
Jake: I'll let you be the judge, but just know that I had to get a new beer that I'm not not cryin' in, and buy a new keyboard that I didn't not ruin because I was not not cryin' on it, and Lord I hope it comes via not Amazon in time for me to finish this one-or-more-sentences blurb about this not not last episode of Bowie vs. Dylan.
Chaz: (not not cryin')
Jake: (not not cryin')
Chaz: I'm Charlie, and I like Bowie, as well as superty-duper long episodes of the podcast I co-host that are so drawn out that they go against every fiber of my being!
Jake: And I'm Jake, and I love Dylan, as well as wildly long and incoherent podcasts that are still half as long as every single average Academy Awards in existence!
Everybody: And that's that, on this not not not final BvD Awards episode of Bowie vs. Dylan.
Ep63: 2016 - Blackstar vs. Fallen Angels or The Cunningly Cadaverous Crooning of 2016
Hey, what you can say about 2016? Besides, of course, GREAT YEAR.
Absolutely nothing upsetting happened that continues and will continue to reverberate through the political ages, nor did, like, 154 important musician/celebrities die unexpectedly within what seemed like a 6 month span.
Nope, good one, 2016. Way to go!
You won't find us complaining, not even because David Bowie passed away, because hey, he released an amazing album just before that that took on a whole new and deeper meaning immediately. Eh? And even though Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for literature, which must have seemed like a huge bummer for him, at least he stretched the boundaries to their breaking point for actually accepting the coveted prize. All of Bowie's albums shot to the top of the charts, Dylan was 2 million kroner richer, and me and Charlie are about to ride off into the sunset having talked about it way too much.
So at least we got that going for us, which is nice, on this 2016 edition of Bowie vs. Dylan.
Ep62: 1965 - Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited vs. David Bowie ne' Jones or The Folk-Rockin Raconteurs of 1965
Can I interest you in a vintage year for this podcast episode, maybe a 1965, perhaps?
No more Bowie dominance in the year 1977, no more personal rock bottoms for poor, lost Bob Dylan, and even more so his embattled family. Just sweet, pure, unadulterated, mythic, apocryphal, top of the world musical dominance from Bob Dylan that will last forever and ever, er, I already forgot about my opening metaphor, which if I remember correctly was a bottle of wine, so...maybe...Dylan fans will drink it up heartily while Bowie fans will swish it around for a sec then spit it out onto their couches. Does that satisfy the metaphorical requirements?
What's that you say? What was Bowie doing in Dylan's best year, whoops spoiler alert? Ummm, was he even David Bowie yet? Weren't there some flailing attempts at bands and singles and...other stuff? What's that you say? Who cares?
Charlie and all the other Bowie fans out there care, that's who, on this edition of Bowie vs. Dylan.