In this week’s episode Dave and Steel discuss Ostrich Fest, their favorite March Madness memories, Steel’s idea of what the movie Backdraft might be about, they share some music by the Silver Jews, Serengeti, Night Beds, and Angel Olsen that’s grabbed them recently, and Dave drops some familial love from a classic J.D. Salinger novella.
Ostrich Festival’s official website
Grand Funk Railroad
GFR’s touring schedule
They’re an American Band
So very American
Nathan Valencias & The Wheel of Destiny
An explanation of where the NCAA gets its money (from the TV rights to the annual men’s basketball tournament, basically).
1998: Bryce Drew, “The Shot”
1995: Tyus Edney coast to coast in 4.8 seconds
2007: Eric Maynor
CAA Tournament Championship Game
NCAA 1st Round Game Against Duke
2006: George Mason’s run to the Final Four
2010: Ali Farokhmanesh (and Lucas O’Rear!)
52 Points in MWC Tournament
Against Gonzaga in NCAA Tournament
1991: Kansas Jayhawks and Mark Randall
What Mark’s up to these days
Name of the Year
You can find hundreds of magnificent names and several years worth of past NOTY brackets at the Name of the Year website.
Lost the Plot
“You Go, We Go”
Silver Jews — We Could Be Looking for the Same Thing
Serengeti — Dennehy
Serengeti — Rhythm of Devotion (live)
Night Beds — Head for the Hills
Video for “Even if We Try”
Angel Olson — Some Things Cosmic
This week’s Book Wisdom comes from J.D. Salinger’s Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters.