In which Beeso and the Doc use their patriarchy-enforced, language-advisory internet platform to discuss Distracted By Alcohol: The Balls Podcast Story, digital downloading, Eurovision's hottest 100, Pants Joy and Shit Faker, population level privilege, Jobs for Kingsmill, Maximal Martin, ta-ta to Tay-Tay, Sorry You Roll, stankin' riffs, another band playing Chuck Berry, #ThanksMalcolm, Paaklife, trigger warnings, flat earth theory, Front End Loaded, Rubensesque, the smallest room and doing it LIVE. Reviewed this week: Anderson Paak's 'Malibu', Eleanor Friedberger's 'New View' and Them Crooked Vultures (self-titled, 2009). Next week: Savages, The Rubens and a double live classic by Hunters + Collectors. All of the above available for your perusal via our BALLS Spotify playlist. Erin Riley's much-discussed piece on St Kevin's old boys, Triple J and male privilege is at the Guardian. A reminder that the Venn diagram of people who the Doc describes as 'punishing' and people who he consistently loses internet arguments to is, like time, a flat circle.
In which @beeso of Lantanaland and @DrYobbo of the World of Bollocks attempt to further the cause of human discourse by diluting the overall quality of white male contributions thereto. Is it a meta-satire of cliche-heavy sports punditry? Is it a subversion of generational stereotypes around music, media, pop culture and the atrophying effect of age? Is it just another pair of washed-up flogs with a podcast? NO. It's another pair of washed-up flogs with TWO podcasts...
#BALLS: Mostly sport, out every weekend. Think Roy and HG, with more booze and far, far worse takes. May contain #NBAfeels.
#BALLS After Dark: Mostly everything that's not sport, mostly harmless, out mid-week each week. Featuring our After Dark New Music Challenge, where we review two brand new albums and a well-aged classic each week.