I’m on a podcast! Talking about emo music! Listen to me!

Once again, I was asked by Scott Hudson to guest co-host his podcast, The Ledge. This time, I brought a theme: mid- and late-90s emo, back in the days when emo wasn’t such a dirty word. The show, which is available on iTunes or via Scott’s post, was pretty fun.

So y’all should go listen to it. We talk about basketball and The Monkees and old Pomp Room shows and we maybe even kind of get into emo music a little bit.

The playlist for The Ledge, Episode 78: Corey Vilhauer’s Defense of Emo:

  1. Sunny Day Real Estate – “47” (Diary, Sub Pop 1994)
  2. Engine Kid – “Windshield” (Angel Wings, Revelation 1994)
  3. Elliott – “Calm Americans” (False Cathedrals, Revelation 2000)
  4. Mineral – “Gloria” (The Power of Failing, Epitaph 1997)
  5. Split Lip – “Street Singer” (Fate’s Got a Driver, Doghouse 1995)
  6. Rainer Maria – “Broken Radio” (Look Now Look Again, Polyvinyl 1999)
  7. Jejune – “Morale is Low” (This Afternoon’s Malady, Big Wheel Recreation 1998)
  8. Braid – “First Day Back” (Frame and Canvas, Polyvinyl 1998)
  9. The Promise Ring – “Is This Thing On?” (Nothing Feels Good, Jade Tree Records 1997)
  10. The Blacktop Cadence – “Cold Night in Virginia” (The Emo Diaries, Chapter 2, Deep Elm 1998)
  11. Samiam – “Ordinary Life” (The Emo Diaries, Chapter 1, Deep Elm 1997)
  12. Piebald – “Grace Kelly with Wings” (If it Weren’t for Venetian Blinds it Would Be Curtains For Us All, Big Wheel Recreation 1999)
  13. The Anniversary – “The D in Detroit” (Designing a Nervous Breakdown, Vagrant 2000)
  14. Reggie and the Full Effect – “Girl, Why’d You Run Away?” (Greatest Hits 1984-1987, Vagrant 1999)
  15. Jets to Brazil – “The Frequency” (Perfecting Loneliness, Jade Tree 2002)
  16. Jimmy Eat World – “Thinking, That’s All” (Static Prevails, Capitol 1996)
  17. The Get Up Kids – “Alec Eiffel” (Where Is My Mind? A Tribute to the Pixies, Glue Factory Records 1999)
  18. Seven Storey Mountain – “So Soon” (Based on a True Story, Jade Tree 2000)
  19. Texas is the Reason – “The Magic Bullet Theory” (Do You Know Who You Are?, Revelation 1995)

This was lovingly handwritten on July 5th, 2011