In the Distance, Oblivious Posts

Special note! Check out Al and Phoebe’s interview on the September 28 episode of the Drink O’Clock Podcast! From their website: “Established in 2022, Drink O’Clock was created by Rob “MaxABV” Valincius. MaxABV was originally Rob Valincius’ streamer personality on Twitch, which he felt he could carry over as his podcast host nickname. Drink O’Clock started originally as a podcast strictly for streamers, esports pros, and social media personalities. After a few episodes, MaxABV felt it would be fun to open the scope to anyone he finds interesting. Since then, we’ve had everything from erotica writers to professional cuddlers on the show. We will continue to get the most interesting guests possible as the show grows!” We had such a blast talking to Rob, and we love his show. We hope you’ll give him a listen!

 

September seems like a fine month for Phoebe to show off her inner Emo. Also, Al gets mad because Phoebe stole his favorite song, and both discuss their song selection criteria.

 

In the Distance, Oblivious
In the Distance, Oblivious
September 2023
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Our August episode features our usual eleven songs that we pick during our playlist ceremony, as well as discussions about some of the songs we didn’t pick. As well as a scholarly discussion about Muppet types.

 

In the Distance, Oblivious
In the Distance, Oblivious
August 2023
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This month we’ve got some old songs that sound like new songs, some new songs that sound like they’re ageless, some slow songs that sound like they’re about the burst forth with intensity. And more than one song whose live video is maybe better than the studio track.

 

In the Distance, Oblivious
In the Distance, Oblivious
July 2023
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Our June playlist brings a few old favorites back, and adds a bunch of new artists as well. Smog (AKA Bill Callahan), Molly Tuttle, Rufus Wainwright, and Andrew Bird have all been heard before (and The Roches have songwriting credits), but everyone else is new this month. Take a listen to us talking about these songs, and let us know what you think.

 

In the Distance, Oblivious
In the Distance, Oblivious
June 2023
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May brings you our second cover-themed playlist. We weren’t just looking for good versions of good songs… for us, a good cover song has to take you somewhere new. It should take an existing song, break it down and then reassemble it as something different. During the podcast, we’ll talk about what we think makes for a good cover.

 

In the Distance, Oblivious
In the Distance, Oblivious
May 2023
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We’re talking’ this show on the road! Yes, listeners, April’s playlist features a remote episode, recorded live in a hotel room on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Same great music, same goofy hosts, same sketchy audio quality!

 

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In the Distance, Oblivious
April 2023
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We’ve been making an ongoing Spotify playlist since July 2020, and every eleven months since then, we’ve curated a special “Greatest Hits” playlist, featuring our favorite songs over that period. Since we just started making a podcast recently, this is the first time we’ve recorded those selections. We hope you enjoy listening to us talking about some of our favorite songs from our May ’22 through March ’23 playlists…

 

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In the Distance, Oblivious
Greatest Hits Volume Three
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Lately our playlist has featured more obscure artists. Maybe not even consciously, but but we’ve both enjoyed finding things that neither of us were very familiar with. March is no exception.

Hopefully we can introduce you to some good new music too?

 

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In the Distance, Oblivious
March 2023
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If you aren’t already familiar with our podcast, this is a great place to start. We talk a little bit about our backgrounds, our musical interests, and the ongoing Spotify playlist that we pick each month.

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In the Distance, Oblivious
Intro Episode



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A monthly podcast about music.
By two people who love music.

Hello, and welcome! We’re Big Al Hammond and Phoebe Fowler, and we’ve been curating a monthly, changing music playlist since July of 2020, and starting in March of 2023, we added a podcast.