Harry talks about breaking away from traditional pop song structure (and accessible song titles) with “Dave Coulier” (track 5 of Volume 1). Sam talks the ups and downs of self-producing a recording project.

Also heard in this episode:

You Oughta Know – Harry Nichols
Original working demo of “Dave Coulier,” 2017

Dave Coulier – Noon Fifteen
-In-studio rehearsal recording, May 2017
-Take 4 (unused), June 2017
-Sam’s rough mix
-Mark Hennessey’s remix
-Sam & Mark’s tweaked final mix
-Gabe Solomon’s final master

One Hell of a Pill – The Flying Pigs
From Same Place Next Year, 2011

Also mentioned in this episode:

Mark Hennessey (producer/engineer/musician/songwriter)
Gabe Solomon – S&S Studios
You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette from Jagged Little Pill (1995)
Abbey Road
Smile

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Harry discusses Annie’s Song (track 4 of Volume 1) and how fatherhood has changed his writing process. Sam talks about the challenge of writing string arrangements. Mandy realizes it’s time to make a dentist appointment.

Also heard in this episode:

Annie’s Song – Harry Nichols
Original Demo (2017)

Premonition – Julia Felice
From Diving for Falls (2014)

Mecca Song – Samuel B. Lupowitz & The Ego Band
From Songs to Make You Wealthier and More Attractive (2012)

Other artists mentioned in this episode:
Bluefish
Joseph Campbell

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Harry Nichols recounts how his demo of Just Like You (the third track from Volume 1) evolved into a full-band arrangement. Joe tells us how easy his job is.

Other tracks you heard in this episode:

The Astronaut – Harry Nichols
From Love En Route (2012)

Just Like You – Harry Nichols
Original demo (2015)

Music Behind the Box – Thru Spectrums
From Process (2017)

Recovery Time – Harry Nichols
Original Demo (2016)

Recovery Time – Julia Felice and the Whiskey Crisis
From Devil on Your Back (2017)

Also mentioned in this episode:
The Beach Boys
Gospel tambourine

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Vocalist Mandy Goldman discusses the frustration that birthed “Let You Roll,” the second track on Volume 1 and one of the band’s first collaborative efforts. Harry and Sam compare themselves to music legend Michael McDonald.

Other tracks you heard in this episode:

The Haunt – Samuel B. Lupowitz & The Ego Band
From Ten Square Miles (2015)

Sweet Calypso – Harry Nichols
From Love En Route (2012)

Big Ohio Bed – Samuel B. Lupowitz & The Ego Band
From Songs to Make You Wealthier and More Attractive (2012)

Let You Roll – Noon Fifteen
Early Rehearsal Recording (2016)

Other artists mentioned in this episode:
Led Zeppelin
Faces
Michael McDonald

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Host Dan Cole talks to the members of Noon Fifteen about the origins of the Ithaca, NY-based prog-soul band. The group discusses the true story that inspired “Knock Knock Knock,” the opening track from their debut record, “Volume 1.”

Other songs you heard in this episode:
Lucifer Falls – Samuel B. Lupowitz & The Ego Band
from Ten Square Miles (2015)

What You Say – Thru Spectrums
From Process (2017)

Starship – Harry Nichols Band
from This Isn’t the Album You’re Looking For… (2014)

Nola – Fall Creek Brass Band
from Prime Time (2017)

Satisfy Me – Noon Fifteen
Live on Tuesdays with the Band, WVBR FM, Ithaca (2016)

Indian Summer, Hillview Place – Samuel B. Lupowitz & The Ego Band
from Ten Square Miles (2015)

Knock Knock Knock – Samuel B. Lupowitz
Original home demo (2016)

Other artists mentioned in this episode:
The Blind Spots
Alan Rose and the Restless Elements
Vulfpeck
Lake Street Dive
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

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