Wax & Wane
By Matt Carlson
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An audio chronicle of the magic, majesty and (slight) mental illness of record collecting.
||ExplicitEpisode #022 - Discogs||A chat with two members of the Discogs team sit down with Matt to talk about creating and running a site by and for lovers of music on physical media.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #021 - Curiosity Built The Record Collection||Matt runs down how curiosity can help you build a great record collection whether you're just starting or if you've been collecting for fifty years.||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #020 - The Record Lounge||A chat with Heather Frarey from the Record Lounge in East Lansing, Michigan along with a few bits of news.||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #019 - Johnny Aimcrier||A chat with musician Johnny Aimcrier and a slew of vinyl news.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPODCAST EPISODE #018 - Vinyl As Therapy And Emotional Glue||A week's worth of touring and new release news. How ice fishing helped me understand why I love vinyl and another dollar bin darling.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 017 - Inexpensive Stereo Upgrades||This week there's some news, a new installment of our Dollar Bin Darlings series and look at some cheap items to help improve your record collection and home stereo set up.||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 016 - Guided By Voices Primer||Installment seven of the Primer series features drummer extraordinaire Joel Kuiper preaching the Gospel of Dayton, Ohio's Guided By Voices.||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 015 - Flat, Black & Circular||An interview with Jon Howard, the manager of East Lansing record shop Flat, Black & Circular, plus all the week's vinyl news and notes.||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 014 - The Gotta Have Faith Edition||Another string of musical icons have passed, the rock and roll hall of fame is clueless and another installment of our dollar bin darlings series.||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEPISODE 013 - THE TEN MOST OVERRATED BANDS/ARTISTS OF ALL TIME||An audio journey through our list of the ten most overrated bands of all time.||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEPISODE 012 - RECORD ROUNTABLE DISCUSSION||Recently, I sat down with my dear friends Todd Stonehouse, Jeff Gower and Jenny Gower-Toms and dove into a discussion about the state of records today and how each of us got to where we are with our collections.||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEPISODE 011 - WE'RE BACK!||The Wax & Wane podcast returns after a long hiatus.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 010 - It Was Supposed To Be About Otis Edition||Matt and Dan McKernan skate around the legacy of Otis Redding to touch on lifelong love of music, playing in bands, the gift of music to the next generation and a whole lot more. It's a good one.||12/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 009 - Cut Your Own Records Edition||A bunch of news tidbits, a diatribe on the stupidity of the Grammys and a new device that might have you cutting records in your very own home. Maybe.||12/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrimer 003 - XTC (A Conversation With David Baldwin)||A chat with David Baldwin that digs to the bottom of his love for the English band XTC.||12/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 008 - Tough Week For Rock 'N Roll Edition||Rock and roll lost two legends this week, Matt digs deep for the source of vinyl addiction and John Cale has a live record that should be pressed on wax.||12/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRadio Hour - Side One Track One Edition||An hour of Matt's favorite album openers.||12/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 007 - Thanksgiving Edition||This week it's turkey legs, turntables, cartridges and holiday wish list ideas.||11/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 006 - We've Got The Beats Edition||This week Matt wonders how Apple's deal with the Beats streaming service will impact the sale of physical media. And there is an exploration into the use of the Shazam app to predict the next hit song. Plus news, the reissue wish list and Matt's recent||11/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRadio Hour - Real People Edition||This radio hour edition features a set of songs about real life people and the songs they inspired people to write.||11/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 005 - Music Ain't Free||An audio chronicle of the magic, majesty and (slight) mental illness of record collecting.||11/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWax & Wane Radio Hour - Band Of Brothers Edition||A radio show based around a music theme or concept.||11/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 004 - Would You Believe This Is Not Out On Vinyl?||An audio chronicle of the magic, majesty and (slight) mental illness of record collecting.||11/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEPISODE 003 - HISPTERS DON'T DANCE||An audio chronicle of the magic, majesty and (slight) mental illness of record collecting.||10/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 002 - DETROIT IS THE TRUE NORTH OF AMERICA'S MUSICAL MAP||An audio chronicle of the magic, majesty and (slight) mental illness of record collecting.||10/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWax & Wane Podcast Episode 001 - Champagne Wishes and Analog Dreams||The weekly podcast for crate diggers, record nerds and vinyl lovers.||10/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
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If you have +10K vinyl albums or you're just starting to collect vinyl, this podcast is for you - lots of encouragement, lots of good shopping ideas, and lots of opinions. I binge listened to these and am looking forward to more.
Great episode with David Baldwin, except for the REM/U2 insanity
Great premise, and I wish they did more episodes like this. Of course, the "REM Is greater than U2, no debate" may be the most insane musical opinion I've ever heard, but it was fun to hear some more about XTC
Excellent so far!
Only one episode in and very glad to hear what the host has to say. Not only do you come away with the feeling that YOU ARE NOT ALONE, but if you are just getting into and or getting back to records (as I am) he drops enough hints to make you realise you are on the right track. He makes some very pertinent points in the first podcast about pricing and names enough examples of bands to whet your appetite.