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There’ll be no more pushing Joe around, no more pushing Joe around. There are artists, there are esoteric artists, and then there are outsider artists. The term “outsider art” was coined by Roger Cardinal as a synonym for “art brut” or raw art. That label was created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art … More S1E14 Hi, How Are You
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… For some of us, the last two months have turned into one long, endless blob. Weekdays are now known as Today and Otherday. Time has little meaning. Such is life in the time of COVID-19. Except for today. Today is May 4th, also known as … More S1E13.5 May the Fourth
Dr. Pepper & Cream Soda and breakups. That’s how we start off this episode. Our album for Episode 13 is “The Drug In Me Is You” from the Las Vegas based band Falling in Reverse. The album was released in 2011, and spawned the band’s first music video for the title track. You can check … More S1E13 The Drug In Me Is You
Early electronic music pioneers Jean-Jacque Perrey and Gershon Kingsley collaborated in 1966 while working at Vanguard Records and produced the album “The In Sound From Way Out,” one of the very first electronic music albums. The result was a zany, entertaining album that sounds like it came straight out of a cartoon. For this episode, … More S1E12 The In Sound From Way Out!
Continuing our run of Sunday evening live streams, tonight (April 19th) we will be coming to you live on Facebook! Our topic tonight is “Three Worst Movies.” Each of us will be coming with our own three worst list. Arguments are sure to ensue! Drop by our Facebook page and join the conversation!
Strange days indeed. Most peculiar. We start off episode 11 with a review of Sprite Ginger. It’s a challenge in the age of COVID-19 to come up with truly esoteric beverages, so we make do with what we can. One of the stranger things to come out of our current pandemic is the national obsession … More S1E11 Fat Boys and Little Men
Gimme that old time religion, it’s good enough for me! In honor of Holy Week, and what has turned out to be a very subdued Easter this year, we decided to take a gander at some of the more esoteric stories in the Bible. Join us as we review The Resident’s 1998 album Wormwood: Curious … More S1E10 Wormwood
Hey Esoterics! We’ll be doing another livestream Sunday April 5th at 8pm on Youtube! You can now view all of our livestreams on the new livestreams tab above! We’re looking forward to interacting with you on Sunday and hoping you stay safe during these strange times.
This is an exciting milestone for us here at Esoterica the Podcast. Instead of Aaron and I simply sharing our musings on an album, we were fortunate enough to have two of the band members join us via Zoom to do a track by track deep dive! Cosmic is a 2019 release from the band … More S1E9 Cosmic
We’re living in strange times, that’s for sure. We’re doing a livestream on Facebook tonight. Trying something different to keep ourselves entertained. We’ll be broadcasting at 8pm EST from our Facebook page, so come check it out. We’ll be musing about life during the coronavirus and reviewing a surprise album. Viewers and join in and … More Livestream on Facebook 3/29/20!
“I’m troubled by shapeless fears. Who could live in the modern world without catching his share of them?” This episode is overshadowed by some not so shapeless fears. As Aaron and I launched into our musings, news broke that American treasure Tom Hanks had contracted COVID-19 and the government was suspending all travel from Europe. … More S1E8 Bundle of Joy
Boston based Berklee boys Bay Faction are the subject of this episode. Their eponymous album was released in 2015, and appears to have largely disappeared from their online presence. Before diving into the album, we take some time to muse on the current COVID-19 pandemic. This will more than likely permeate a number of our … More S1E7 Bay Faction
Dies war eine interessante Folge! We started off by sampling Flathead Lake’s Huckleberry Soda. Easier going down than some of the brands that we have tried, but a little too fruity. This was followed by a lively talk concerning ethnic pride (link to George Carlin’s take on the subject) and the newly minted Space Force. … More S1E6 A GI’s Germany!
Hello, esoterics. So this was probably the most fun we have had (to date) recording an episode. Modern Baseball may not fall into the classic definition of esoteric, but they’re an indie band and a personal favorite of Aaron. We take a deeper dive than usual going into the individual tracks this time around. I … More S1E5 Sports
Exciting news, esoterics! First, you may have noticed our online presence has changed. No more Little People, we now have our own logo! A huge thank you to my awesome sister in law for designing it for us. Also, our website is up! One stop to find our episodes, info, news, links, Facebook and Instagram … More Branding!
This year is a Leap Year. In honor of an extra day, Aaron and I decided to record a short bonus episode. We reviewed one song, Tim Rose’s Long Time Man, instead of a whole album. The majority of this episode, clocking in at a scant 16 minutes, revolves around a discussion of leap day … More S1E4.5 Smarch Weather
Hey, Chris again. For this episode, we take a listen to The Sound Museum Presents Use of the Headlock Dummy, a compilation album of Boston based bands from 1988. Continuing our inadvertent tradition of sampling offbeat sodas, we try out Simpson Spring’s coffee soda. This is followed by a discussion about shungite soap and a … More S1E4 Use of the Headlock Dummy
Chris here. This was our first episode recorded with actual microphones. The levels are a little wonky in the final mix, but the content was good. In this episode, Aaron and I discuss the Cube Rule. A lively debate ensues. I stand by my position that cereal is not, and never will be, a soup. … More S1E3 Drop Dead!
This was our first actual episode where we followed a set format, and would shape the episodes that follow. We start with musings on a particular subject before launching into a review of an esoteric album. This episode was also recorded on a cell phone, so the sound quality is not the greatest. Since this … More S1E2 Jaws of the Shark
Hey, Chris here. Expository Musings was our first episode. Recorded on my phone, it’s our origin story. We talk about the idea behind Esoterica the Podcast, and get a feel for how our conversations translate to a podcast. Rough but entertaining. We reviewed Orangina, and discovered they had a very strange and unsettling ad campaign. … More S1E1 Expository Musings