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Nicky Flowers and Echo Vessel are two best friends with a lifelong love of music. They also happen to have an infrequent podcast about it. Picking Up Something Good is a limited event prestige podcast from Noise Space and neo-detritus where Nicky and Meys run through all of a specific artist's output, from humble beginnings to the present day.

Picking Up Something Good Echo Vessel and Nicky Flowers

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    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

Nicky Flowers and Echo Vessel are two best friends with a lifelong love of music. They also happen to have an infrequent podcast about it. Picking Up Something Good is a limited event prestige podcast from Noise Space and neo-detritus where Nicky and Meys run through all of a specific artist's output, from humble beginnings to the present day.

    STEELY DARCH VI: Two Against Nature / Everything Must Go

    STEELY DARCH VI: Two Against Nature / Everything Must Go

    Nicky Flowers and Echo Vessel are two best friends with a lifelong love of music. They also happen to have an infrequent podcast about it. Picking Up Something Good is a limited event prestige podcast from Noise Space and neo-detritus where Nicky and Meys run through all of Steely Dan's output, all Dancember... er, Danua... Debruary long. Darch. It's Steely Darch now not another month.

    Here we go - welcome to the finale of Steely Dancember. It's been a long month.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    STEELY DEBRUARY V: Gaucho

    STEELY DEBRUARY V: Gaucho

    Nicky Flowers and Echo Vessel are two best friends with a lifelong love of music. They also happen to have an infrequent podcast about it. Picking Up Something Good is a limited event prestige podcast from Noise Space and neo-detritus where Nicky and Meys run through all of Steely Dan's output, all Dancember... er, Danua... Debruary long.

    This week, holy crap it's Steely Debruary. So sorry. Alex Riggs and Rose are back. One more to go.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    STEELY DANUARY IV: Aja

    STEELY DANUARY IV: Aja

    Nicky Flowers and Echo Vessel are two best friends with a lifelong love of music. They also happen to have an infrequent podcast about it. Picking Up Something Good is a limited event prestige podcast from Noise Space and neo-detritus where Nicky and Meys run through all of Steely Dan's output, all Dancember... er, Danuary long.

    This week, we're sorry for taking so long to put out the Aja episode. Alex Riggs and Rose join us to talk the Big One. This was recorded just after Xmas. Nicky's got some Glup Shittos in this one. We promise we'll get to Gaucho next week. Happy Steely Danuary.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    STEELY DANCEMBER III: The Royal Scam / PUSG Mailbag!

    STEELY DANCEMBER III: The Royal Scam / PUSG Mailbag!

    Nicky Flowers and Echo Vessel are two best friends with a lifelong love of music. They also happen to have an infrequent podcast about it. Picking Up Something Good is a limited event prestige podcast from Noise Space and neo-detritus where Nicky and Meys run through all of Steely Dan's output, all Dancember long.

    This week, we recognize that many of our listeners are actively listening to other bands. However, we will no longer allow free promotion of bands besides Steely Dan on Picking Up Something Good. Listen to 1976's The Royal Scam with us. We'll also answer some questions from the PUSG mailbag.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    STEELY DANCEMBER II: Pretzel Logic / Katy Lied

    STEELY DANCEMBER II: Pretzel Logic / Katy Lied

    CONTENT WARNING: We discuss a song on Katy Lied that is impossible to talk about without delving into general creepiness and discussion of a pedophile. This was uncomfortable for us to cover and is likely uncomfortable for some to listen to. The segment happens from 01:26:58 - 01:31:16. Please exercise caution when listening.

    Nicky Flowers and Echo Vessel are two best friends with a lifelong love of music. They also happen to have an infrequent podcast about it. Picking Up Something Good is a limited event prestige podcast from Noise Space and neo-detritus where Nicky and Meys run through all of Steely Dan's output, all Dancember long.

    This week, Zac Emerson of Doom Trip Records joins us to talk about some Major Dude Music - 1974's Pretzel Logic. After the break - a return to Skunk Corner and a trip through 1975's Katy Lied. Sorry for hating.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    STEELY DANCEMBER I: Can't Buy a Thrill / Countdown to Ecstasy

    STEELY DANCEMBER I: Can't Buy a Thrill / Countdown to Ecstasy

    Nicky Flowers and Echo Vessel are two best friends with a lifelong love of music. They also happen to have an infrequent podcast about it. Picking Up Something Good is a limited event prestige podcast from Noise Space and neo-detritus where Nicky and Meys run through all of... huh!?

    SURPRISE - We're back! Escape the bleak cold of the 2022 holiday season and come with us to the halcyon days of the early 70s, where two guys could just pump out jazz rock bangers without a care in the world. This is the first episode of our brand new mini-season - welcome to STEELY DANCEMBER!

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

bowser724 ,

As entertaining as a bad Pitchfork review

Meys and Nicky are onto something here. I never knew that Radiohead could be such a comedy goldmine.

deathcarpets ,

Radio-Headed For Greatness

Already fantastic chemistry between two legitimately fascinating musicians in their own right. Listening to them go over a discography that I know is massively meaningful to one of them and discuss that in the way that musicians can really peel apart and draw meaning from their works. Incredible and funny to boot. Chat style media review podcasts are almost never my speed but this is not one to skip.

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