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73 - Songs of Innocence

Xavier and Fredo listen to the latest U2 album, Songs of Innocence, which has been bestowed upon us by Tim Cook without consent.

The podcast Xavier Mendes talked about in this episode is U Talkin’ U2 to Me?

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72 - The State of The Union

In which Xavier and Fredo discuss the State of the Yarn Union.

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71 - Some Kind of Monster

Xavier Mendes and Robert Kelley celebrate the tenth anniversary of the documentary on Metallica by discussing some music and favorite moments from the movie.

Also, is Spinal Tap a necessary prequel to this film?

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Episode 70 - Best of 2014 (so far)

After a lifetime of conversations just like Song Yarn, Kevin joins Xavier Mendes for the first one that is recorded; The best albums of the year (so far). Damien Jurado, Johnny Cash, Elbow, The War On Drugs and many more are discussed!

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Episode 69 - A Ghost Is Born 10th Anniversary

If you walk near Division and Damen you will pass a building that used to house Soma Studios, one of the locations used for recording Wilco’s 2004 masterpiece A Ghost Is Born.

According to their webpage, the studio is relocating. A lot can change in 10 years, but Xavier Mendes says that this record still holds up and has the emotional impact it did when it was released in June of 2004.

This is the first album dissection in our anniversary series. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 68 - Almost Famous

Frank Romano and Xavier Mendes sit down to talk about their favorite musical moments from Cameron Crowe’s 2000 film Almost Famous. Classic Rock and emotional music moments are discussed. 

NOTE* this episode was recorded two years before Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death. We miss him dearly.

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Episode 67 - Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen Brothers are two filmmakers with a great appreciation for music and their newest film Inside Llewyn Davis is no exception. T-Bone Burnett, Marcus Mumford and cast of the film provide live vocals for many traditional folk songs. Xavier and Fredo sit down to discuss the film, the music and whether actors singing in movies makes or breaks the mood of a film. We bookend this discussion with two of our favorites from the soundtrack “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me” and “Green, Green Rocky Road” ENJOY!

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Episode 66 - Listener’s Picks of 2013

Xaver and Asia Pacific correspondent Alex Lyons cover the listener picks of 2013.

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065 - Best Music of 2013

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The best motherflippin’ music podcast in the biz is back. Xavier Mendes schools you on what your earholes must listen to as we eulogize 2013. 

Listen in and share your opinions at songyarn.com! ENJOY!

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Episode 64 - The Current State of Jay Z

Fredo and Jimmy G sit down to discuss the new work of art from the “master” JAY Z….or is it? They discuss the new album, the corporate telephone company sponsorship and the art piece/music video directed by Mark Romanek.

Is JAY Z still a relevant figure in hip hop and pop culture? Is he a relevant figure in the art world? Listen in and share your opinions at songyarn.com! ENJOY!>