TSM Episode 422: Bread

Various *kinds* of bread.

Download Link: Released 2017.03.27

Bread, bread, bread. Also mustard, cricket, video games, anime, and music of the 1990s. But more or less primarily, if we are entirely honest, this is a podcast about, concerning, centred around, and otherwise with a focus on that staple worldwide: bread.


  1. Smashing Pumpkins, Cracking Eggshells, Mixing Dough, Twisting Pretzels, Adding Salt, and Baking Bread.

  2. I was a big fan of Smashing Pumpkins and R.E.M. in the mid- to late- 90’s, and thoroughly disliked Smashmouth, but as popular music got worse and worse, I would totally take some Smashmouth, which is unchallenging pap but at least kind of catchy and not particularly annoying, over so much there is now.

    “I’ve got not much to say but a lot of words to use,
    Good God, Lord Almighty, I’ve got the Run-on Sentence Blues.”

  3. Smashmouth lyrics are like mid-20th century poetry and are surprisingly ripe for analysis.

    And it ain’t no joke when our mama’s handkerchief is soaked
    With her tears because her baby’s life has been revoked
    The bond is broke up, so choke up and focus on the close up
    Mr. Wizard can’t reform, no God-like hocus-pocus

    So don’t sit back, kick back and watch the world get bushwhacked
    News at ten, your neighborhood is under attack
    Put away the crack before the crack put you away
    You need to be there when your baby’s old enough to relate

    So don’t delay, act now, supplies are running out
    Allow if you’re still alive, six to eight years to arrive
    And if you follow, there may be a tomorrow
    But if the offer is shun, you might as well be walkin’ on the sun

  4. @SN: Nobody was writing music like Billy Corgan was then. All of the songs on that album have different song structure, sonic quality, and lyrical themes, as well as being more well-developed than most double-albums. It will hold up for decades to come. I think Siamese Dream is a more solid album, but the Infinite Sadness has much more going on.

    @Caspius: It’s practically Dylan-esque! The cover of “Why Can’t We Be Friends” is half-decent, too.

    Now how about some Jamiroquai?

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