By Pat McDougall
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On ThemeLounge we feature a set of songs chosen to fit a different theme each episode. My teenage son Alex joins me during each show to play a song with a more alternative vibe. Check our site to get all of the shows to date. Licensed with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.
||CleanThemeLounge082-140227-End||Show #82 - End. Despite the title, this is definitely NOT the End. We just took a while to get to this one, but there's definitely more to come! For now here's some great End songs from The Avett Brothers, The Bravery, Joe Jackson, The Pogues and more.||2/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge081-131126-White||Show #81 - White. Hi! Well, we'd love to tell a little White lie and say that the dog ate our podcast, but that just wouldn't be cool. We're sorry for the delay, but here's a bunch of great White songs by The Killers, Lyle Lovett, Howard Tate, and more.||11/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge080-130820-Light||Show #80 - Light. All right - our 80th show sees the Light of day! Thanks for listening to ThemeLounge; we don't take your support Lightly. We hope you'll enjoy this illuminating collection of Light songs by The Dirty Guv'nahs, The Smiths, Yarn and more.||8/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge079-130807-Stand||Show #79 - Stand. Hey, thanks for Standing by while we put this show together; we appreciate your patience! This episode features a great bunch of Stand songs by people like Fishbone, R.E.M., the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Bob Mould and more.||8/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge078-130718-Burn||Show #78 - Burn. No doubt you've been Burning with anticipation over this show; our ears have been Burning as you wondered what was taking so long. We've got super-hot songs from Foo Fighters, Robert Fripp, Buffalo Springfield, The Boneshakers and more.||7/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge077-130628-Questions||Show #77 - Questions. Why Questions? Why not?! This time we feature songs with question marks in the title! You'll hear great interrogative songs from Jules Shear, Better Than Ezra, The Tubes, Jonatha Brooke and more.||6/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge076-130613-Years||Show #76 - Years. Well, we kept our promise and we didn't make you wait Years for our next show! In this episode we have a great time traveling through time and space with songs from David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, They Might Be Giants, Randy Newman and more.||6/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge075-130603-Off||Show #75 - Off. Hey, sorry we fell OFF the face of the earth there for a little while! But we're back now with a new resolve, and this show kicks things OFF with a bang -- enjoy music from Elvis Costello, Lifehouse, Ra Ra Riot, the Rolling Stones & more.||6/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge074-130207-Turn||Show #74 - Turn. Wow, seems like you can't TURN around without bumping into another new ThemeLounge episode! This one is definitely a keeper, with great songs from Weezer, Roxy Music, Was (Not Was), Robert Palmer and more.||2/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge073-130120-Down||Show #73 - Down. Hey, we hope it didn't get you Down having to wait for this new show -- at least it arrived faster than the last one! Anyway, we think you'll really get Down to these songs from the Avett Brothers, Boz Scaggs, the Gin Blossoms and more.||1/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge072-121228-Way||Show #72 - Way. Help, we've lost our WAY! We were supposed to post a new show some time ago and we feel just terrible about the whole thing. But we really think you'll enjoy this one as it contains some great music from The Meters, Nirvana, U2 and more.||12/28/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge071-121031-Door||Show #71 - Door. Knock, knock! That's us at the Door, hoping you'll let us back in after our little delay. We've got a bunch of great Door songs that we know you'll enjoy! You'll hear some fine tunes by Warren Zevon, Janiva Magness, Ben Kweller and more.||10/31/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge070-120922-Back||Show #70 - Back. That's right, we're Back again – this time with a great collection of songs that are all about, well, Back. Sit Back and enjoy some great music from Mick Fleetwood's Zoo, Kathleen Edwards, the Phantom Blues Band, Tom Petty and more.||9/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge069-120902-Fight||Show #69 - Fight. Yeah, yeah…music hath charms to soothe the savage beast and all that, but these are Fight songs! Feel the conflict, the tension, the fists of fury in these stellar selections from Nick Lowe, Ben Harper, the Dance Hall Crashers and more||9/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge068-120810-Cats||Show #68 - Cats. We steadfastly refuse to stoop so low as to call this a purr-fect show, but still, it's definitely one of our better efforts and we really think you'll love it! Enjoy great tunes from Phish, Bruce Cockburn, Muddy Waters and more.||8/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge067-120710-Wild||Show #67 - Wild. Several factors have made life pretty wild of late, but we finally managed to push past it and finish our latest episode: surprise, it's the Wild show! You'll hear wildly enjoyable music from Talking Heads, Poe, Steel Pulse and more.||7/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge066-120619-Run||Show #66 - Run. Just when you thought we might run out of ideas, we come up with another new one: it's the Run show! This one's packed with great music from Weezer, Sonia Dada, the Doobie Brothers and more.||6/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge065-120605-Guns||Show #65 - Guns. This show's got a real kick to it -- we've loaded it up with songs about Guns, you see. Turns out there are a lot of great songs on this topic! You'll hear cool tunes by The Beatles, Shawn Colvin, Warren Zevon, the Black Keys and more.||6/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge064-120521-Black||Show #64 - Black. Check it out - a bunch of songs focusing on the color Black! Plus it's the debut of my son Ian as co-host for the end segment! So much good stuff here, including great songs by Melvin Taylor, Richard Thompson, Blitzen Trapper and more.||5/21/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge063-120507-Know||Show #63 - Know. Okay, this episode is finally the one with the surprise inside! So make sure you listen to the whole thing, okay? I just Know it'll be worth your while, with sweet tunes by Dionne Farris, Blind Pilot, Kenny Loggins, Nirvana and more.||5/7/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge062-120423-Hey||Show #62 - Hey. So this is the "Hey" show, and we've put together some songs that'll make you stand up and say, "Hey, this is great music!" Enjoy selections from Steely Dan, Fountains Of Wayne, The Pixies and more.||4/23/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge061-120409-Cry||Show #61 - Cry. We're back just like we said we would be, and we're opening up the floodgates to play a bunch of Cry songs. Just try to contain your tears of joy at hearing Godley & Creme, Marty Stuart & Steve Earle, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.||4/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge060-120326-Open||Show #60 - Open. ThemeLounge is BACK! And to show that we're truly Open for business, we've whipped up this special mix of Open songs from Gotye, John Hiatt, Santana, Snow Patrol and more. Enjoy -- there's more to come!||3/26/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge059-090613-Bad||Show #59 - Bad. Although this badly-delayed episode focuses on the theme of Bad, it turns out to be a good opportunity to hear some great music! You'll enjoy Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, The Jayhawks, NRBQ, Sublime and more.||6/13/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge058-090430-Moving||Show #58 - Moving. We're back with the follow-up to our triumphant return in Show #57. Very cool tunes for you – some familiar, some listener requests, and some new discoveries. You'll hear from Monte Montgomery, The Kooks, The Sweet Remains and more.||4/30/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge057-090318-Secret||Show #57 - Secret. Finally -- the return of ThemeLounge! Pick your jaw up off the floor and enjoy great tunes by The Corrs, Feist, Jeff Fielder, The Toasters and more. Plus a "lost" segment with Alex that was recorded TWO YEARS AGO, in a SECRET location!||3/18/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge056-070325-Out||Show #56 - Out. Hi, everybody! Sorry we kinda disappeared...but we're back with a bunch of cool songs, all about OUT. You'll hear Crowded House, Joe Jackson, Pat Travers, Todd Snider and others. Enjoy it, and we'll send OUT another new show soon, okay?||3/26/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge055-070117-Roll||Show #55 - Roll. Hey there! Thanks for Rollin' in here. It's a good week to drop by -- with carefully-selected tunes by The Cars, Little Feat, Del Amitri and more, how can you go wrong? Oh yeah -- be sure to fasten your seat belt for Alex's segment.||1/17/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge054-070110-Fools||Show #54 - Fools. Happy New Year! We apologize for the long wait. To make up for it, we offer you these songs about Fools by Rockpile, Quarterflash, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Jon Cleary, Lloyd Jones and more. Please enjoy, and come on back next week!||1/11/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge053-061207-Birds||Show #53 - Birds. Greetings all -- thanks for winging your way over here for the Birds show. This episode features great music from The Ramones, The Alan Parsons Project, Dar Williams, Elton John and more. These tunes will have you soaring! (sorry...)||12/7/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge052-061127-Think||Show #52 - Think. We had a good Thanksgiving, and we even got around to cranking out a new show. We Think it's a pretty good one, too. Listen to these songs by James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Susan Tedeschi, Taj Mahal and others, and see what you Think.||11/28/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge051-061117-Wrong||Show #51 - Wrong. So in our last show, when we said we'd be back in a week, we were, um, Wrong. But since Wrong is our theme this week, we hope you'll enjoy these songs by the Pretenders, Tinsley Ellis, Dr. John, Percy Sledge, Todd Snider and more.||11/18/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge050-061027-Stop||Show #50 - Stop. Wow, it's the big 5-0! We celebrate our 50th show, ironically enough, by focusing on the theme of Stop -- even though we're not going to. Enjoy these tunes by Freedy Johnston, Cheap Trick, John Fogerty, Rosanne Cash, The Kinks and more.||10/27/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge049-061018-Dream||Show #49 - Dream. Hey, we're back from vacation and ready to Dream. We feature a few artists we haven't heard before on ThemeLounge, including Little Feat, The Radiators and Los Lonely Boys, as well as some more familiar voices. Just a Dream of a show.||10/18/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge048-061005-Believe||Show #48 - Believe. Hi there -- I'm pretty sure we've got a good show for you this week. In fact, I believe it! We hear from Adrian Belew, Sinead O'Connor, Sheryl Crow, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Neal and even more. I believe you'll enjoy it.||10/5/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThemeLounge047-060920-Mind||Show #47 - Mind. Hope you don't Mind hearing some great music this week, because that's what we've got for you: a bunch of standout songs, all relating to the Mind theme. You'll hear George Harrison, Michael Penn, Lindsey Buckingham, The Pixies and more.||9/20/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
Themelounge is awesome!
Pat is so creative with his musical choices. This podcast RULES.
It's Back! My All-Time Favorite Podcast!
Themelounge is far and away my all-time favorite podcast, though it has sadly stopped production. Regardless, there are hours and hours of archived episodes here worth listening to. I guaranteed that Pat (& Alex) will play music that you like, while also turning you on to great music that you have not yet heard.
UPDATE: The ThemeLounge podcast is back in production, and as awesome as ever. You owe it to yourselves to subscribe to this feed. Pat and Ian (who is ably taking the reins from brother Alex) and their listeners will definitely introduce you to artists that will be new to your personal collections! Subscribe today - you won't regret it.
ThemeLounge: Great for the whole family!
If you like all kinds of music and discovering new favorites, this is the podcast for you! When my boys were younger and still a
captive audience, they enjoyed it as well. It became a game to see who could come up with the best songs to fit the next theme. I
have discovered so many artists I was unaware of or only marginally aware of before.
Update: In current episodes co-host Ian brings a young energy to the closing segment as well as a whole new set of songs. I am expanding my musical horizons, and that is a good thing!