The Couch Is The Star In This Bob Moses Interview…Or Is It A Loveseat?

Source: Forbes

If you listen to The Weekly Alternative Countdown, you know I scour the interwebs in search of nuggets of information. It may look like nothing at first but by the time I’m done with it, it’ll be a fine piece of pyrite.

Take for example this interview with Canadian/New York duo, Bob Moses. As I said on the countdown, it isn’t the questions or the answers that make this interview, it’s the couch.

Forbes has always represented intelligence/luxury to me. I guess because they always tout an intellectual quote for 5-4-3 seconds before displaying the page you are looking for and they always count up the highest paid people in the world… so I guess that’s why the background stuck out more than the interview itself.

These were the thoughts that went thru my mind:

  • Would that be a couch from your mom’s basement or a frat house?
  • I guess it could be expensive… but doesn’t that one guy looks like he’s sinking? Giving the illusion it’s worn down…are they in an RV?
  • 4 men squished together, sinking into a couch while trying to give a pro interview.
  • Make that 3 men squished, Tom Howie seems to be quite comfortable, completely unaware how tight the other guys are.
  • Is it a couch?? it might be a loveseat.

Thank you to Brian Hernandez, Bob Moses and Forbes. I certainly don’t mean any disrespect. In fact out of all the boring interviews I watch, this was probably the most entertaining one I’ve seen in awhile. I hope you go next level in 2017 by doing all of your interviews on a single lawn chair.

Top 44 Anti-Love Songs

44 GREATEST ANTI LOVE SONGS-ELove is all you need…unless, of course, you’ve recently had your heart broken into a million pieces. Red hosts this countdown of the greatest songs about splitting up and holding a grudge, covering every genre and era…because, after all, heartbreak and revenge are universal. Click here and enjoy, (but not too much). 

A Flock Of Seagulls: Where Are They Now?

A-Flock-of-Seagulls-2069522This week at Slacker we’re celebrating all things 80’s & New Wave while our Slacker countdown, the 101 Greatest New Wave Songs cranks in the background. What can we say, we’re New Wave fans! Some folks here would even argue it was the greatest period ever in the storied history of Rock music. The hair, the synthesizers, the androgynous edge, the elevation of punk ethos and pop excess straight into outer space- what’s not to love?!

So in the spirit of celebration, we’re taking a rewind/fast forward look at some stand out New Wave artists to get a sense of what exactly they’ve been up to since their New Wave peak and where they are now. Today – A Flock Of Seagulls!

It’s hard not to immediately give a nod to THE standout New Wave haircut from the era – Mike Score’s gravity defying “Flock Of Seagulls Hairdo“, (some speculate the hairdo to be the true author of their single biggest hit “I Ran So Far Away“). The hairdo was intended to resemble an actual seagull and must’ve had only enough juice to fuel their self-titled hit first record, A Flock Of Seagulls – a concept album about the alien invasion of earth, with tracks about an alien abduction following a sequential story line. Sadly, subsequent albums like Listen and The Story Of A Young Heart failed to stir listeners or the charts and the band broke up soon after.

So fast forward- in 2002 their hit single “I Ran So Far Away” was featured in the hit video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice Citythe band played their final show with the original lineup in 2003 for  VH1’s “Bands Reunited” and as of 2013, Mike Score was continuing to play shows under the “A Flock Of Seagulls” banner, but as the only original member in the group. Whether a fan or a critic, it’s hard to classify the legacy of “A Flock Of Seagulls”-  are they relegated to being remembered as a joke band? Were they New Wave pioneers? Do modern listeners only grant them ironic appreciation?

Who cares?! We’re just glad A Flock Of Seagulls is a part of the New Wave story, because the story wouldn’t be the same without them. Oh yeah… and Mike Score is now bald. So there’s that.

Mike Score Today





Need some additional 80’s eye candy to jog the ‘ol memory? Here ya go, just remember to put Slacker’s, 101 Greatest New Wave Songs on in the background to round out the whole thing!

1. Trapper Keepers








2. Debbie Gibson – Electric Youth






















3. Pac-Man










4. Pizzarias









5. My Two Dads








6. D.A.R.E.













7. Slice













8. Back To The Future















9. Fraggle Rock












10. Reebok Freestyle











11. Labyrinth/The Dark Crystal/Return to OZ



12. Sam the Olympic Eagle



















13. Dot Matrix Printer paper


14. Slap bracelets




15. Betamax vs. VHS




16. Garbage Pail Kids



Grammy’s A – Z!

GRAMMY A-ZSlacker serves up a sweeping retrospective of the biggest hits and misses in the history of the Grammy Awards–in alphabetical order! Join your hostess Red, as she recounts Grammy record-breakers from Adele to Kanye to Sinatra, with a barrage of Grammy trivia lining up with each letter of the alphabet. It’s the Grammy A-Z; something that could only happen on Slacker.

P!NK Top 33!

PINK 33Pink has become one of the biggest names in music by doing things her way. The uncompromising singer was named the #1 pop musician of the first decade of the 2000s by Billboard magazine. This week she releases her new “Truth About Love Tour” DVD, and in celebration Slacker has put together a station counting down your favorite Pink songs using our Engagement Quotient. Get the party started with the Pink Top 33!

Foo Fighters Top 33!

Foo333Who doesn’t love Dave Grohl? The Foo Fighters front man turns 45 this week, and since he’s currently in the studio hard at work on the band’s eighth album, Slacker celebrates with a station counting down your favorite Foo Fighters tracks. That’s right, this countdown uses what we call the Engagement Quotient, or EQ, which just tallies up the plays, hearts, skips and bans to get a definitive Top 33. By the way, a single artist station like this is usually only available for our Premium users but thanks to a special arrangement, we can offer this station to everyone for a limited time. It’s the Foo Fighters Top 33, something that could only happen on Slacker.

Bruce Springsteen Top 33!

SPINGSTEEN 33 NT-1Bruce Springsteen has sold over 60 million albums in his career, making him the 15th highest selling artist of all time. At age 64 he shows no sign of slowing down. His 18th studio album “High Hopes” comes out next week, and in celebration Slacker counts up your song plays, skips, hearts and bans to create a station counting down the biggest Boss songs of all time. It’s the Bruce Springsteen Top 33, something that could only happen on Slacker.

ABC News: Top 20 Stories Of 2013

ABC TOP 20CThe Top 20 of 2013 is a high energy, fast paced and highly produced sound picture. Recall the extraordinary events of the last year in the Top 20 of 2013 from ABC News and Slacker. Click here to listen!

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