Episode 13: Perfectly Good Podcast – TGL

PrintStrap yourselves in for one of our longest episodes yet! Wait wait… don’t leave right away, it’s for good reason. In this episode Tripod and Poggo find themselves in Adelaide preparing to perform “This Gaming Life” with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra AND are joined by very special guest Austin Wintory – composer of game scores like Journey, Banner Saga and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. More people in the room than ever before? I’m sure it will be a tight show.

The team cover topics like video games they fell in love with as kids, go behind the scenes on how some of This Gaming Life was conceived and breakdown some of the murder ballads Tripod and Austin collaborated on for Assassin’s Creed.

Episode Notes:

07:44 – We chat about games that we first fell in love with, and games that made us realise that games were more than games

25:35 – Whoops! We’re joined by Scod’s delightful wife. She is much cooler than everyone and now we’re on our best behaviour

31:30 – Turns out Poggo and Austin are both correct – the Panama Canal didn’t exist until 1914, but many prospectors in the mid-1800s used this route during the California gold rush. Because the canal did not yet exist they sailed the Atlantic to Panama, crossed the isthmus either on foot, mules or boat, and then took another ship to California. Facts!

43:09 – Demo version of Does it Have Guns with synth orchestra

54:33 – Demo version of Three Seconds of Halo with synth orchestra

1:11:05 – It’s Drive King! See the music video right here!

1:18:08 – Album version of Underground from the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate album.

1:25:47 – Original demo of Underground that Austin sent Tripod

1:31:54 – Lyric inspiration from Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

1:35:04 – Future Andrew has done it again. It’s time for “Tripod Teaches Austin to Australian”.

1:54:34 – Yes thanks Scod – if you made it this far THANK YOU!

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Episode 12: Perfectly Good Podcast – Yon

PrintSpurred on by a deep deep jealously, the team decide that it’s time for Yon’s Solo Sesh™! This time we delve deep into the psyche of what makes Yon tick, only to discover that… well, how’s about you just tune in?

In this episode we cover songs like Hot Dog Man, Nothing To See Here and a song that Tripod wrote as part of Double J’s “Writer’s Room” called Broken Heart.

Episode Notes:

00:00 – Serious, we actually had dinner before we recorded the episode. Some elements of this bit *may* not have happened however.

12:37 – The world’s most jarring pivot – let’s talk food now

18:06 – Yon and Pog formally copyright “101 Bolognese Recipes”. Place your orders today!

28:24 – Recording of Hot Dog Man from Fegh Maha

41:41 – CONTROVERSY – Poggo has changed his mind. The piece is in E MAJOR (sorry Yon).

48:12 – An awesome new bumper, sent in by an equally awesome listener!

51:44 – It’s Yon’s new segment, titled “Yon’s Personal-Dirt Couch” (including Yon-made bumper)

1:14:02 – Recording of Nothing To See Here from For The Love Of God

1:21:53 – Recording of Broken Heart from Double J’s Writer’s Room

1:34:50 – There will be no Poggo Solo Sesh™

1:35:25 – Get your tickets to This Gaming Life here.

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Episode 11: Perfectly Good Podcast – Scod

PrintOn the back of a successful “Solo Sesh” with Gatesy and Poggo, Tripod decide to serve it up fresh™ with a different member of the trio. This time we get some one-on-one time with Scod, Tripod’s answer to the question “Can men with beards really play guitar”?

Not content with following a simple formula, Poggo and Scod abandon the standard format set by Gatesy (who some rate as the most successful of the previous solo session contributors) and break down two songs – one that Scod no longer likes and one he LOVES. The result? A 90min journey through harmonic and melodic nerdery!

In this episode the duo break down “Autistic” along with “Ivory Tower” and then worry whether the audience really want this level of detail. (Do you? Get back to us)!

Episode Notes:

01:50 – It’s Just The Two Of Us! But with much less rap.

02:30 – Turns out Scod WON’T be putting photos of Poggo’s house in the show notes…

14:54 – Recording of Autistic from Songs From Self-Saucing

39:45 – Recording of Ivory Tower from Tripod versus the Dragon

51:10 – Scod’s first-concept imagery/lyrics for Ivory Tower

55:57 – Scod’s second attempt at writing lyrics for Ivory Tower

1:09:41 – Megan Washington’s first demo of Ivory Tower

1:11:20 – Let’s break this down musically…

Want access to some of the material we covered (lyrics and Megan’s demo in full)? Download them here with our compliments.

Podcast Shoutout!

Check out these two great music podcasts, mentioned in the show, that break down songs.

Scod’s favourite: Song Exploder

Poggo’s favourite: Star Wars Oxygen

 

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Episode 10: Perfectly Good Podcast – Stopy Starty

PrintIt’s a birthday celebration! Ten episodes means a ten year anniversary yeah? I’m sure that’s how it works…

Join Tripod and Poggo on another episode of stories, songs (that start and then stop) and listener questions that are sure to delve deep into the Tripod mythos. And the theme for this episode? Why it’s Tripod’s brand of starting a song and then stopping to argue that gets the focus this week (or “Starty Stopys”). Do they work without an audience? You be the judge.

Episode Notes:

00:00 – Hey, it’s a poorly planned party!

25:20 – Live performance of Ghost Ship from Fegh Maha

56:00 – Live performance of Maryanne from Fegh Maha

1:13:54 – It’s a brand new mail bag called CYBER BAG. The future is now (including a new bumper!)

1:40:00 – It’s Gatesy’s Audio Corner (sort of)**

**Geez – there was an unbelievable static buzz throughout this whole episode that took soooo long to take out. Please enjoy it static free now…

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Episode 9: Perfectly Good Podcast – Gatesy

PrintIn a never ending quest to deliver the most “fresh” and “exciting” content, Tripod have changed it up AGAIN and thought the best way to achieve this was not to turn up at all. For what is more pure than a podcast that contains no content BUT in some cosmic way contains ALL content as a result?!

The resulting podcast was described by our test audience as “silent”. So we did something different.

However, due to a scheduling error, and the fact that Scod and Yon have young heirs to groom in their image, responsibilities have been left to, what many say, is the best two Perfectly Good Podcast personalities. The result? The Gatesy and Pog show!!

In this episode Poggo gets up close and personal with Gatesy and finds out what really makes him tick. We asked Gatesy to provide three songs (as that is the way of things) which he considers his:

  • Favourite song that didn’t make the cut for 101 Tripod Hits
  • Least favourite song (that also didn’t make the book)
  • Favourite song that he knows the others hate, so loves it even more.

Episode Notes:

01:37 – It’s the Pog Couple!

29:50 – Gatesy and Pog receive a wonderful letter

34:00 – Gatesy’s Audio Corner anyone? Want to suggest a segment you’d like to hear? Get in touch on Twitter or Facebook.

52:40 – Recording of Dirty Power from Perfectly Good Songs

1:11:03 – Recording of The Homophobic Christmas Tree from For The Love Of God!

1:22:39 – Recording of Shiny Chin also from Perfectly Good Songs

1:36:10 – Gatesy compliments Poggo

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Ep 8: Perfectly Good Podcast – Melbourne

PrintFinally, after what feels like months of not being in the same room, Tripod and Poggo are back in Melbourne for their 8th episode of amazing content. And what better way to celebrate such an occasion? A Melbourne-themed episode is what.

Hear Melbourne-based songs like Melbourne Girl, Santa Fe and The Blueprint along with an amazing new segment – “Gatesy’s Audio Corner”. The hottest tech-talk segment ever to be submitted to digital formats.

Episode Notes:

03:00 – It’s Gatesy’s Audio Corner with a BRAND NEW BUMPER.

27:00 – Where the riff to Melbourne Girl really came from…

28:30 – Live performance of Melbourne Girl from Pod August Nights

47:30 – Live performance of Santa Fe from Middleborough Road

54:04 – A quick Mailbag segment, well, one letter.

1:09:40 – Live performance of The Blueprint from Men of Substance

 

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Episode 7: Perfectly Good Podcast – Family

PrintIt’s yet another podcast recorded on the road, making it a hat-trick of occasions that Andrew has had to actually do some editing work. In this podcast Tripod and Andrew Pogson explore “Families”… for a few moments before they get back onto gently rambling stories that go nowhere and everywhere.

And where do Tripod find themselves this week? Why our Nation’s Capital of course – or as Andrew refers to it; “a perfectly lovely city that will forever be scarred blessed by Andrew’s sax playing”.

Featuring Family-type songs like I Hate Your Family, Ancestors and Lingering Dad along with Tripod Trivia and a NEW BUMPER.

Episode Notes:

30:09 – Live performance of I Hate Your Family from Open Slather Special Christmas Edition – now with bonus Easter themed lyrics!

44:40 – Tripod Trivia and a NEW BUMPER! Some explanation: Andrew made this bumper after they recorded the show, otherwise Tripod would have LOVED it.

50:30 – It’s the Lightning Round.

53:00 – Pause the Lightning Round for some story about beards.

55:23 – Lightning Round resumed

1:01:50 – Live performance of Ancestors, a cappella style.

1:20:26 – Live performance of Lingering Dad from Men of Substance

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Episode 6: Perfectly Good Podcast – Themes

PrintThemes. What are they, and where do they come from? Tune in to this episode to find out that the only theme this podcast has in common with Themes is the theme of talking a lot about all things that aren’t the theme.

So in some ways, aren’t Tripod holding true to the greatest theme of all?

And did we mention TRIPOD MAILBAG?! As Tripod and Andrew Pogson find themselves torn apart (geographically) for the second episode in a row, they decide to sooth their woes by reading out (and answering) questions from the listeners with varying degrees of success.

Featuring Theme-y songs like Main Theme From Tosswinkle The Pirate, Theme From M*A*S*H Guy and the theme from How To Train An Attack Dog From Scratch.

Episode Notes:iTunes Charts

07:06 – It’s Tripod Mailbag Time! Featuring one of the most professionally assembled bumpers in the history of podcasts.

25:39 – Live performance of Main Theme From Tosswinkle The Pirate

34:50 – Tripod Mailbag continues… it won’t stop.

42:38 – Live performance of Theme From M*A*S*H Guy from Songs from Self-Saucing

1:07:40 – *Gasp* Listeners compliment Andrew!

1:09:28 – Live performance of the theme from How To Train An Attack Dog From Scratch

1:24:24 – The proof is on the right! No photoshop!!

 

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Episode 5: Perfectly Good Podcast – Touring

PrintThis week Tripod find themselves in sunny Brisbane on tour, whilst Andrew is stuck in Melbourne like a criminal. All is not lost! Through the power of technology they are able to bust apart their geographical differences, and take the opportunity to talk about what it’s like to be on tour and being away from home.

Featuuring songs that are about being on the road, along with songs that were written during stints of intense boredom whilst on that very same road. We’re talking In The Countryside, Key Party and Gay Bar along with a rarely heard piece called The Rig.

Andrew also tests Tripod’s knowledge of things with a poorly planned trivia segment designed to combat Tripod’s minds from becoming tour-mush. He is unsuccessful.

Episode Notes:

10:52 – Live performance of “The Rig” from This Gaming Life

21:31 – Whoops… we’re professionals!

27:30 – Live performance of “Key Party” from How to Train an Attack Dog From Scratch

43:43 – Live performance of “In The Countryside” from Middleborough Road

49:14 – Trivia time!

53:09 – Lightning round!!

58:03 – Live performance of “Gay Bar” from Men of Substance

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Episode 4: Perfectly Good Podcast – Words

PrintAnother episode another theme. This week Tripod and their host Andrew Pogson talk about words…. with their words! It’s a theme that can be enjoyed on many layers… with their layers! Wait.

Featuring funny songs about those words, like Cuckold, Jeboticabal and Kempt. Plus Andrew makes an unfortunate mistake followed by a very classy apology, which was totally accepted by Yon because they are good friends.

Moving on.

Episode Notes:

20:01 – Live performance of Cuckold from Open Slather

41:20 – Get the book “101 Tripod Hits” here! It’s totally out and it’s glorious

43:00 Live performance of Jeboticabal from Perfectly Good Songs

1:03:09 Album version of Kempt from Fegh Maha

1:09:40 An apology

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