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Through 2020, Mike will be posting a monthly podcast. This show will feature songs from previously recorded shows as well as essays about life in the 80s and 90s.
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Mike Garrigan shares the production rationale for his new album, Semigloss Albatross. This episode features "Walk in Circles" as performed on Stageit.com on May 15, 2020.Click here to learn more about the Mega Awesome Cover Show on September 5 at 9:00 PM on StageIt.com.
Mike Garrigan shares the origins of his piano/vocal album Semigloss Albatross. This episode features "The Architects" and "End" from Semigloss Albatross and "Crocodile" as performed on Stageit.com on May 15, 2020.Click here to learn more about the Semigloss Albatross Album Release Party on August 1 at 9:00 PM on StageIt.com.
1989

1989

2020-05-2041:08

Essays:"The Odyssey" correlates the events of Homer's epic to the mundane reality of being in the 9th grade. "Shreds" gives Mike an opportunity to shred some 80s metal licks.Music:This show features a live piano version of Mike's song "The Secret of Happiness." The live recording was taken from Mike's April 2020 show on StageIt.com 
1988

1988

2020-03-0945:32

Essays:"KDF" recalls a talent show debacle."Who's Got the Jamminest Tape?" discerns between a Metallica album and a Queensryche album.Music:This show features a live piano version of Mike's song "Birthday Song." The live recording was taken from Mike's October 2019 show on StageIt.com 
1987

1987

2020-02-0355:01

Essays:"The Winslow Incident" remembers a terrible chain of events from elementary school in 1987."Pride" describes the greatest hair metal album of all time.Music:This show features a live piano version of Mike's song "Hey, Angel." The live recording was taken from Mike's June 2019 show on StageIt.com 
1986

1986

2019-12-1631:40

Essays:"The Golden Age of Glam Metal" remembers the 1986 metal scene."Barfing at School" describes an unfortunate event. "Saturday Morning Cartoons" considers how a 1986 Saturday Morning TV listing might have read.Music:This show features a live piano version of song "Sundrop," previously performed by the band Collapsis.The live recording was taken from Mike's October 2019 show on StageIt.com 
1985

1985

2019-10-0730:04

Essays:"Clock Radio Mornings" remembers popular music in 1985. "The Twilight Zone - 80s" describes the 1985 reboot of the classic sci-fi series."School Uniforms" recalls wearing school uniforms as well as the worst basketball season of all time. Music:This show features a live piano version of song "Automatic" from the Collapsis album Dirty Wake. The live recording was taken from Mike Garrigan:  Live on StageIt.com - June 22, 2019, a community exclusive release. 
1984

1984

2019-09-0935:34

Essays:"Boom Box" recalls how we played music in 1984. "Gremlins" describes and considers the groundbreaking film of the same name. "Four Square" remembers the greatest playground game ever invented and considers new Four Square applications.Music:This show features a live piano version of song "Rusted Radio" from Mike's 2002 album The Promise of Summer.The live recording was taken from Mike Garrigan:  Live on StageIt.com - June 22, 2019, a community exclusive release. 
1983

1983

2019-08-1932:18

Essays:"Quiet Riot" recalls the phenomenon that was "Cum on Feel the Noise" and its accompanying video. "Pitfall II" describes spending two weeks mastering Pitfall II: The Lost Caverns, the Activision classic video game. "BMX" remembers the halcyon days of riding bikes, jumping ramps, and standing up for yourself. Music:This show features a live piano version of the Collapsis song "Superhero" from the Universal Records/Cherry Entertainment album Dirty Wake. The live recording was taken from Mike Garrigan:  Live on StageIt.com - June 22, 2019, a community exclusive release. 
Mike Garrigan reflects on his final semester of law school and shares a new song. Links to things mentioned in this show:Basket of Apples by Paul CézanneUniform Probate CodeNC Mediation ProgramFelix FrankfurterTrailer for Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa"In My Dreams" by DokkenNPR Review of Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
Geeks & Bacon

Geeks & Bacon

2019-02-0422:51

www.mikegarrigan.com - Singer/songwriter Mike Garrigan performs and discusses "Geeks & Bacon," a song from the Scenes, Vol. 3 EP.
www.mikegarrigan.com - Mike Garrigan reflects on his fifth semester of law school. A new song, "So Much for Goodbye," appears at the end of the episode.
Going Digital

Going Digital

2018-07-2536:04

www.mikegarrigan.com - Mike Garrigan explains his rationale for abandoning analog amplifiers in favor of digital ones.
www.mikegarrigan.com - Mike Garrigan reflects on his fourth semester of law school.
The Art of Nostalgia

The Art of Nostalgia

2018-03-0744:09

www.mikegarrigan.com - Singer/songwriter Mike Garrigan reflects on various approaches to performing older material. Live, solo acoustic versions of "Superhero," "Automatic," and "Wonderland" are shared.
Mike Garrigan describes his third semester as a law student.
www.mikegarrigan.com - Mike Garrigan and Rachel Hirsh discuss gender disparity in the music industry. "Boys Will Be Boys" from Rachel's band Bruxes is shared.
www.mikegarrigan.com - Mike Garrigan and Ashley DiMuzio discuss vampires, including favorite vampire fiction, improving the vampire, and practical considerations for contemporary vamps. "Dark Room" from Scenes, Vol. 2 is featured. Mike reads an essay, "On Salem's Lot."
www.mikegarrigan.com - Mike Garrigan reflects on Chris Cornell's passing.
www.mikegarrigan.com - Mike Garrigan reflects on his second semester of law school.
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