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  1. Melody Bot

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    It was difficult finding something to talk about on this week’s episode of Encore. We almost thought about just continuing our little hiatus because we just weren’t sure if we had any good topics. We ended up settling on one and pretty much spend an hour or so discussing this new website, what led to its creation, some of the decisions made along the way, and what we hope the future holds. This episode is kinda like The Format’s “I’m Actual” and I feel a little awkward spending the whole time talking about me, but, we got it out of the way. Next week we’ll be back with a more regular episode about news and answering questions and stuff. Feel free to hit up the comments (click the little quote button on this post) and let us know if you have anything you’d like us to touch on. Thanks for dealing with our little break — we’re really excited to be back.


    Show Notes

    • We are back, baby, yeah! Here we are. We haven’t recorded in about a month.
    • While we were gone, Jason shut down AbsolutePunk and has become a recluse. He now stands on the top of a large mountain all day, every day, waiting for a potential Jedi apprentice to find him and reunite him with a long-lost lightsaber which has no business ever being found as it fell down an enormous, potentially endless shaft into the core of a planet. A helicopter constantly circles around his location waiting to capture the moment a promising Force-sensitive youth joins him amongst a beautiful, lush backdrop.
    • Okay, only part of that is true. Jason bought AbsolutePunk back from Spin Media and now is the new place to go for your music news and everything else you want to read about. We talk about this a lot; this episode is basically Thomas interviewing Jason about it. There aren’t any real show notes aside from a few links we mention, so have fun listening!
    • Jason’s first post on / last post on AbsolutePunk.
    • Commemorative Logo Pin.
    • Thomas’ post about the end of
    • JT Recommends: Thrice, our heart pins (more coming soon!), and being a member.
    • TN Recommends: Forrister.

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  2. Craig Ismaili

    @tgscraig Prestigious

    Couldn't possibly find anything to discuss... haha.

    Not like anything newsworthy or noteworthy happened in the month you were gone
  3. kidwithhelmet


    For whatever reason I've never listened to this podcast. Seems like a good week to hop in.
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  4. fishguts182


    Do it, this is one of the podcast that got me into podcast.
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  5. Thomas Nassiff

    i wrote it down for you Verified

    i hope people enjoy the podcast but more importantly i hope people enjoy my show notes
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  6. Welcome back, guys!
  7. Tyler

    Regular Supporter

    It just looks so good.

    Attached Files:

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  8. DUDE thanks so much for telling me about Reply All! I'm about 30 episodes in right now, and I've gotten my girlfriend and a couple of other buddies to start listening as well. Have a road trip coming up in about a week and I plan to have it occupy my speakers for a long portion of the drive haha.
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  9. fishguts182


    I just got into that podcast also. Listening to old episodes makes work go by so much faster.
  10. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Prestigious

    Welcome back!
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  11. SoundwaveUproar

    Regular Prestigious

    thank god, I love these podcasts.
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  12. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

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  13. razorburn


    This was a real interesting listen.

    After a mere week of existence, I'm visiting Chorus more times a day than I did with AP.
    Jason Tate likes this.
  14. I need a little dancing emoji.
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  15. kidwithhelmet


    I really enjoyed this. Answered questions I didn't know I want asked regarding the website shift.

    Also, I spaced, this wasn't the first episode I listened to. Tuned in for the Star Wars "review" episode. You guys do a great job!
  16. hermanthehermit

    Paris, Texas Climate Accord Supporter

    Not enough Ronnie Radke talk. 6/10.

    jk. :D
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  17. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    haha. I agree. Needs more Radke.
  18. Stage Banter

    A music review podcast.

    It's definitely been slower lately. Our episode next week is going to be all about Record Store Day. That's always a nice go-to.
  19. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    Done one RSD. Never again. I was disgusted by the people who literally were grabbing dozens of records immediately. Like no way you're really into all of this.
  20. Honeymagnolia

    Regular Supporter

    This seems as good place as any to say I really like the new site. I posted occasionally on the old site and recently was on holiday for 5 days but found this site so much easier to keep up to date with different things and catch up. Love the new forum threads instead of the comments sections. I hope to be more active on this site. One things I like about this new site is the variety of news posted. There seems to be a great mixture of music and tech news. I used to love the weekly round ups on the old site and missed them when they were gone. Wish they would come back especially the Movie and Gaming ones.
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  21. Thanks so much! I really appreciate that, especially when you say things that are like dead on with my goals!

    I also liked the movie and gaming things - I've been talking with some people about doing stuff like that again. If you haven't checked out the Entertainment forum yet, I'd highly recommend it.
  22. Stage Banter

    A music review podcast.

    Ugh, yeah. It's a total nightmare. And the records being pressed are so unnecessary. Like, do we really need reissues of these White Stripes records that have been released 10 different ways?
  23. kelly


    @Thomas Nassiff you are SO lucky you had unlimited drinks. Although Parahoy had giant $30 margaritas and I'm getting a hangover just thinking about them. Also my poor wallet...

    Also, hi
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  24. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    I know you talked about the ads. I noticed I use Ad Blocker Plus and I still see all your ads. But it's not super invasive so it's not as annoying. On AP I hadn't visited without an ad blocker on and then one day I visited on incognito mode and was like 'Holy Shit this is terrible'
  25. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    Nothing really sticks out to me and if it does get a RSD release I know the 3 other scene kids where I'm at will go before me anyways. Or some douche who just buys everything and has it on eBay before most people are awake.