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Squirrel With a Nut

Squirrel With a Nut

2022-09-2329:50

This week we decide to go back to our regular format with no theme. Sam revisits The Marfa Tapes which you heard in our top 5 songs of 2021, and Peter shares a song with an American Idol!Our songs for this week:Home Grown Tomatoes by Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall, off their 2021 album The Marfa Tapes released via RCA Nashville.Takeover by District 97, off their 2015 album In Vaults, released via The Laser's Edge.Support the show
Happy (belated) birthday to the late great Freddie Mercury! In this episode, we choose two songs by Queen that were primarily written by Freddie Mercury. His songwriting, his vocal talent, and his stage presence are truly unparalleled. Unfortunately, he was taken from us too soon and succumbed to complications as a result from having AIDS. His influence continues to live on in the bands we listen today, and may he rest in power!Our songs for this week:Flick of the Wrist by Queen, off their 1974  album Sheer Heart Attack released via EMI / Elektra.Love of My Life by Queen, off their 1975 album A Night at the Opera released via EMI / Elektra.Support the show
Post Part 2

Post Part 2

2022-08-2633:35

This week, we wrap up our dive into Post by Björk! For part 2 we finish with the more chill and more subdued latter half of the album, including our favorites from this portion of the album. We absolutely loved re-listening to this album, and we hope you enjoyed our discussion!All songs are from Post by Björk, released on June 7, 1995 released via  One Little Indian Records (United Kingdom), Elektra Records (United States and Canada), and Polydor Records (Australia and Japan). Support the show
Post Part 1

Post Part 1

2022-08-1247:09

This week, we return to a format we tried last year, and we take another deep dive into an album! Sam bought Post by Björk on whim at a used record store, and for a steal! It remains one of our favorite albums of all time, and is also important in Sam's vocalist journey!This episode is only part one, please stay tuned to part two in a couple weeks!All songs are from Post by Björk, released on June 7, 1995 released via  One Little Indian Records (United Kingdom), Elektra Records (United States and Canada), and Polydor Records (Australia and Japan). Support the show
Here's part 2 of our celebration of Pride Month! We continue the fun with Mark and David and we conclude with Sam and Mark's songs! Big thanks to them once again for joining us, we had a total blast. We hope you all had a wonderful pride month filled with love and positivity!Our songs for this week:Skeletons by Brothers Osborne, off their 2020  album Skeletons released via EMI Nashville.I Am What I Am (2014 Club Version) by Gloria Gaynor, a 2014 single released via Silver Blue Productions Ltd.You can find David's (aka DJ Davey) 10 @ 10 series here: https://soundcloud.com/david-archwamety. Also follow him on Twitter @batmanpopfigureYou can find Mark co-hosting Pink Milk (After Dark) where you can find them "Talking Star Wars, Queerly!" Also follow him on Twitter @iameldiablitoFinally, please consider donating to The Amidala Initiative which benefits the Eqtx Equality Texas Foundation. They stand together with their trans siblings and their families in Texas, where recent bills are specifically targeting trans and non-binary youth.  You can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-amidala-initiative-for-equality-texasSupport the show
Happy Pride Month! For this very special 2 part episode, we have invited another couple to join us! We talk to Mark and David about how we all celebrate pride, and we share and discuss LGBTQIA+ artists / songs. With the four of us each sharing a song, this episode ended up being fairly massive. This is just part 1 and it's over an hour long!Our songs for this week:Body of Song by Bob Mould, off his 2005 album Body of Song released via Granary Music / Yep Roc Records.SIHEYMN's Lament by Liturgy, off their 2020 album Origin of the Alimonies released via YLYLCYN.You can find David's (aka DJ Davey) 10 @ 10 series here: https://soundcloud.com/david-archwamety. Also follow him on Twitter @batmanpopfigureYou can find Mark co-hosting Pink Milk (After Dark) where you can find them "Talking Star Wars, Queerly!" Also follow him on Twitter @iameldiablitoFinally, please consider donating to The Amidala Initiative which benefits the Eqtx Equality Texas Foundation. They stand together with their trans siblings and their families in Texas, where recent bills are specifically targeting trans and non-binary youth.  You can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-amidala-initiative-for-equality-texasSupport the show
Hello friends! I cut a big chunk of the end of our special episode with Kris. It didn't have much to do with the songs, but I found the conversation to be interesting and I hope you do too. Unfortunately, we've had some IRL (In Real Life) things get in the way of our regularly scheduled program, so I'm stalling a bit with this mini episode. But I wanted to release something for y'all!I hope you enjoy this little mini, and new episode coming up soon!Support the show
It's part two of our celebration of Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! In the conclusion of this special episode, we go through Sam and Peter's songs and to discuss with our friendo Kris!Our songs for this week:日月神教第一節 (Sun Moon Holy Cult Part 1) by Ripped to Shreds, off their 2019 self-released EP 魔經 - Demon Scriptures.Freelance by Toro y Moi, off his 2019 album Outer Peace released via Carpark Records.Support the show
Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! In this two part episode, we invite our very good friendo, Kris! We've known him for quite some time, and he was even in our wedding party. For part 1, we cover Kris' song by K-pop supergroup GOT the beat. He's a big fan of K-pop and was the perfect person to speak to teach us the ins and outs of how The Avengers of K-pop was formed.Stay tuned for part 2 in a couple weeks, where we cover both Sam and Peter's songs!Our song for this week:Step Back by GOT the Beat, a 2022 single released via SM Entertainment and Dreamus.Support the show
Heavy Guitar Snake

Heavy Guitar Snake

2022-04-2243:20

This week we continue with our celebration of Arab American Heritage Month. Sam chose a song from a Lebanese indie rock band, while Peter chose a song from an anonymous black metal band from Saudi Arabia.We also begin the pod discussing the potential end of an era. The Bay Area may lose its one and only country station and Sam has a sads.Our songs for this week:Raksit Leila by Mashrou' Leila, from their 2009 self titled and self released (?) album. Atba'a Al Namrood by Al-Namrood, from their 2008 EP Atba'a Al Namrood released via Shaytan Productions.Support the show
But and Butt

But and Butt

2022-04-0836:09

Happy Arab American Heritage Month!  Peter and Sam discuss what countries are considered Arab countries, and an upcoming Disney+ show. This week Peter presents a song from the one and only Myrath of Tunisia, and Sam chooses a blast from the past which is somebody you may not know is half Syrian.Our songs for this week:Nobody's Lives by Myrath, from their 2016 album Legacy released via Nightmare Records (US), Verycords (Europe), Groove Master (MENA), and King Records (Japan).Nobody's Lives Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/FSYdiaHFZCIOpposites Attract - Street Mix (with the Wild Pair and Derrick "Delite" Stevens) by Paula Abdul, originally from her 1988 Forever Your Girl album released via Virgin Records. The Street Mix was included on several international versions of her 1989 Opposites Attract single.Opposites Attract Official Music Video: https://youtu.be/xweiQukBM_kSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/2songs1couple)
Sam and Peter continue to celebrate Black History Month by starting off the episode talking about The Beatles (hear us out!). Sam's song is by a San Francisco Bay Area artist and Peter chose to highlight one of the members of the West Coast Get Down. Today's episode title come from one of Frank Zappa's most famous quotes. Our songs for this week:Hard to Love by H.E.R., from her 2021 album Back of My Mind released via RCA Records.Red by Cameron Graves, from his 2021 album Seven released via Artistry Music / Mack Avenue Records.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/2songs1couple)
Fish with Dish

Fish with Dish

2022-02-1133:08

And we're back! We're fresh off of our podcast vacation, and we have decided to feature black artists in honor of Black History Month! We also have another criss-cross applesauce where Peter's song is country adjacent, and Sam's song is a ripping rap/metal hybrid. Our songs for this week:Hold On by Yola (featuring The Highwomen, Sheryl Crow, and Jason Isbell), which is a single from 2020 released via Why Queue Records. The song benefits MusiCares and National Bail Out Collective.Carnivore by Body Count, from their 2020 album Carnivore released via Century Media Records.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/2songs1couple)
Happy (Almost) New Year!As we wrap up our first full year as a podcast, we look back at our 5 favorite songs of 2021. We were so hopeful that 2021 would magically be a better year. In many ways it was, but we still have a long way to go before we return to normalcy. Here's to a better year, cheers to every single one of you, we appreciate you all!Peter's Top 5:5. Personal Shopper by Steven Wilson, from his album The Future Bites released via Caroline International4. A Clockwork Expectation by Fractal Universe, from their album The Impassable Horizon released via Metal Blade3. My Promise by Anneke Van Giersbergen, from her album The Darkest Skies Are the Brightest released via Inside Out2. 24 Light-Years by Vola, from their album Witness released via Mascot Records1. Boys At School by Spellling, from her album The Turning Wheel released via Sacred BonesSam's Top 5:5. Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home) by Elle King and Miranda Lambert, released via RCA Records.4. Heart on Fire by Eric Church, from his album Heart released via EMI Nashville3. Fly As Me by Silk Sonic, from their album An Evening With Silk Sonic released via Atlantic2. Ghost by Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall, from their album The Marfa Tapes released via RCA Nashville1. Oh My God by Adele, from her album 30 released via Columbia RecordsSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/2songs1couple)
Happy holidays y'all! We are a bit late but we wanted to celebrate the holidays with a special Hanukkah episode! Peter picks a part serious, part jokey, but pure fun song. Meanwhile, Sam picks a traditional Hanukkah song covered in a modern jazzy style.  Our songs for this week:The Hanukkah Song by Too $hort, a single from 2012 released via Short Dogg Holiday Music.Ma'oz Tzur by Leslie Odom Jr (feat. Nicolette Robinson), from his 2020 album The Christmas Album released via S-Curve Records.Support the show
We did it y'all! We made it to the fourth and final part of our Quadrilogy! For Part 4 of our Podcast Anniversary Quadrilogy, we are now in modern times in the 2010s and talk about the "evil evil" streaming service: Spotify! Peter digs himself even deeper into the progressive metal rabbithole, while Sam circles back to her roots. We hope you enjoyed our anniversary episodes, and we can't thank everyone enough for listening to us ramble for a year! Cheers to you and here's to many more years to come!Our songs for this week:Telos by Between the Buried and Me from their 2012 album The Parallax II: Future Sequence released via Metal Blade Records.I Was Wrong by Chris Stapleton, from his 2017 album From a Room: Volume 1 released via Mercury Nashville.Support the show
For Part 3 of our Podcast Anniversary Quadrilogy, we breach the 2000s and talk about the infamous file sharing software: Napster! In this period of Sam's life, she took a break from Country music until she heard Miranda Lambert's first top 10 hit, while Peter was crashing headfirst into progressive metal.Stay tuned to part 4 (the finale!) which will be released next week, where we will finish out our anniversary celebration by covering the 2010s.Our songs for this week:Gunpowder & Lead by Miranda Lambert from her 2007 album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend released via Columbia Nashville.Fatal Tragedy by Dream Theater, from their 1999 album Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory released via Elektra Records.Support the show
We continue our pod celebration with Part 2 of our Anniversary Quadrilogy. This time we hit our hormone fueled teenage years and we pick songs from the 90s!We begin by discussing the beginnings of playing music, then head into some grunge, and end with a bluegrass leaning pop country tune.Stay tuned to part 3 which will be released next week where we tackle the 2000s!Our songs for this week:My Wave by Soundgarden, from their 1994 album Superunknown released via A&M Records .Sin Wagon by by The Chicks (formerly Dixie Chicks), from their 1999 album Fly released via Monument Records.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/2songs1couple)
Happy Anniversary to the pod! Our very first intro episode was released on Nov 3, 2020, and we wanted to celebrate by giving y'all four episodes for the month of November.  Welcome to Part 1 of our Quadrilogy, where we are picking a song from each decade of our lives. We start off in the 80s (ish) where you get to know where Sam's country roots start, and where Peter's love of both synth and metal comes from.Stay tuned to part 2 which will be released next week where we tackle the 90s!Our songs for this week:I Can't Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt, from her 1991 album Luck of the Draw released via Capitol Records .Strangelove (single version) by Depeche Mode. The song is originally from their 1987 Music for the Masses released via Mute Records Ltd. The version included in today's episode is the single version which you can find on the compilation The Singles 86-98 released in 1998  via Mute Records Ltd.Shoutout goes to DJ Davey, who is killin' it with his KFOG style 10 @ 10: https://soundcloud.com/david-archwametyAlso, here is the roundtable mentioned in the second half of the episode: https://themuse.jezebel.com/how-can-i-explain-an-incomplete-oral-history-of-asian-1845911631Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/2songs1couple)
Happy Halloween! On this week's episode, Peter and Sam share a few spooky stories, and swap songs that are dark and macabre.WARNING: Explicit content! Well, there's explicit content every week, but in particular we speak a bit about domestic abuse as well as a truly vile cannibal true crime story.Our songs for this week:Goodbye Earl by The Chicks (formerly Dixie Chicks), from their 1999 album Fly released via Monument Records.Eaten by Bloodbath, from their 2004 album Nightmares Made Flesh released via Century Media Records.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/2songs1couple)
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