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This week on the show my guests are graphic designers Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz. Their book is called 500 45s: A Graphic History of the 7" Record. The book is an anthology of over 500 examples of album sleeve design spanning the years 1950-2000. The book covers 7" designs from a wide range of artists including: Elvis, The Zombies, Nirvana, U-Men, The Beach Boys, Barbara Streisand, T-Rex and many more. Spencer and Judith are award winning designers who have designed album art for the Ramones, Talking Heads Joan Jet the Beach Boys and many others. I spoke with Spencer and Judith over the phone about their book and their prolific design careers.
Angel Olsen. Nils Frahm. Akron/Family. Bill Callahan. Andy Stott. Blank Realm. Mark McGuire. Calibro 45. Star Rover. Julianna Barwick. And more...
It's time for Mardi Gras on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with green beads, purple beads and excess. Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
Most New Years resolutions revolve around getting in shape and doing it right. Ok, I started that way back in 2013, so this year’s resolutions will be focused on enhancing existing vices, and of course expanding our culinary intake. Insane Dane has wasted no time in resolution making for 2014. He’s on a quest for the perfect Bloody Mary and to that I say good work. Meanwhile I’m working up a thirst for my upcoming trip to Switzerland, Austria and Germany. As a beer guy, I figure this a prime opportunity to get more into German beers than I have admittedly been. Sorry Belgium, I’m cheating on you with a Dunkel! Also, I want to learn to cook Ethiopian and Eritrean food like a pro. Injera we trust! Last but not least, DJ Hanabi wants to make some bomb ass tempura.
I'm ready for some football edition of Eatopia!
It's Touring Week on BTR! First up, DJ J Dayz reflects on his time in Warped Tour. And after the promotional air raid, more with ultramarathoner Charlie Engle about his fifth place finish in the Badwater 2013 race after serving three years in federal prison.

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