Nov 18, 2012
There came a point back around Show #118, coincidentally co-hosted by one of tonight's guests, Jack Barkley, when I realized how truly blessed I am to have so many cool friends in the local music scene. We sat around that night, talked about frivolous things, serious topics, played music, took questions from the Internet audience, drank copious amounts of beer, and just, generally had a blast hanging out. Unfortunately, I had to go back to being a corporate drone at a soul-sucking day job the next day, which led to another realization: Thursdays are worse than Mondays for me, directly proportional to the amount of fun I had playing "radio guy" the night before. I was reminded of this recently, when Whoa!Tiger dropped by for a similar evening of fun, and became the first full band to play a live, on-air set from "Studio B." Co-incidentally this their first "unplugged set" as well, and yet another miserable Thursday for me. I mention this here because there are many references to the performance throughout the interview. Unfortunately, the recording was deemed sub-standard for this podcast, therefore we have substituted tracks from their latest album, instead. See what what happens when you don't listen live?
It seems like every time Indy In-Tune puts something together, Whoa!Tiger tend to dominate it. In 2010, they won the inaugural Podcast Battle of the Bands -- sweeping the top three songs by popular vote and prompting our judges to create the category, "Best album by a band without superfluous punctuation in their name." They repeated the feat by being the only band to hold down the #1 through #4 spots on Indy In-Tune Radio's top twenty countdown. Whoa!Tiger is the musical equivalent of that overachieving valedictorian/quarterback/prom king you went to high school with that pretty much excelled at everything he did and was a nice as he was gifted. Makes you just want to slug the collective lot of them, eh?
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