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Scale of Loneliness (Encore Episode 137)

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  1. Melody Bot

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    This week’s episode of Encore looks at a variety of listener questions, things like: favorite music for road trips, recent albums we think may end up being classics, and music we turn to for the specific moods we may be in. We also talk about new music from Japandroids and The Menzingers and our desire to listen to something “new” versus falling back on old favorites. We’ve also got a contest to win the new book from Laura Jane Grace, and Thomas gives details on that in the middle of this episode.

    Thanks for listening!

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    Show Notes

    • This episode was recorded on November 7th, 2016.
    • Side note: If you retweet the @encorepodcast post about this episode, we’ll pick a random winner to receive a hardcover copy of Laura Jane Grace’s TRANNY in the mail.
    • Thomas really liked the Sound and the Story podcast about Brand New’s Devil and God.
    • Listener questions: How often do we seek out something new to listen to rather than going back to something familiar? … Something about anarchist music / songs to listen to during the election … Nintendo Switch and Dr. Strange … Our favorite road trip music, and stuff about mix CDs … What’s a recent album that we think will become a “scene classic”?
    • Japandroids are back. New tour dates, new album and new song.
    • The Menzingers will release After The Party on February 3. We have two songs so far in “Lookers” and “Bad Catholics.”
    • JT Recommends: Finding Dory. Season 3, new Yellowcard album, new Jimmy Eat World album.
    • TN Recommends: Gimlet’s new fall season of podcasts, and LJG’s TRANNY.

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  2. relientcasey Nov 18, 2016
    (Last edited: Nov 18, 2016)


    Should this be up in Overcast by now?

    EDIT: it's up now
  3. I'll probably go see a movie by myself tonight, haha.

    I'll be hanging out with a group that will be going to see Fantastic Beasts, but I'm probably going to break off from the group because I'm 100% more interested in seeing either Arrival, Moonlight, or Edge of Seventeen.
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  4. Self-dates, yeah!
  5. "I hope you enjoy this while you're editing." :crylaugh:
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  6. I still make mixed CD's, literally burnt CD's.

    What's funny is I don't really like listening to mixes. I always listen to front-to-back albums. But I loooooove making mixes for other people, and everything involved with that: picking songs that introduce artists well, creating a mood, ordering songs so that there are smooth transitions from song to song, etc.
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  7. Zip It Chris

    Be kind; everyone is on their own journey.

    Same, I do them for my kids, and last night tucking them in I literally had a soft mix of Thrice songs in one room, Yellowcard in another, and Hope from Manchester Orchestra in the 3rd...fills me with glee.
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  8. JRGComedy

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    Man, I love going to shows by myself. Don't have to worry about whether or not the person I am with is having fun, plus I can just lose my mind without anyone I know judging me.
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  9. I had to leave that in. It was too funny
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  10. That's incredible.

    I made a soft Thrice mix once for a girl who hated screaming. I think a threw some solo DK in there too.
  11. Zip It Chris

    Be kind; everyone is on their own journey.

    Good move ;)
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  12. lexiistreble


    I love making mixed CD's. For road trips, when the music taste overlap is small, it's nice to have something to pop in that'll please everyone in the car. And they make great gifts for music lovers, or I just make em for myself to preserve playlists I really love and spent lots of time curating. I love drawing up the cover and writing the track list on the inside, it feels very official.
    and yes, i'm in college
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