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This week's episode of Encore starts with a discussion about fostering creativity and how we try to stay sharp and inspired and not fall into a rut. It's hard. We want to be better at it. Then we look at the RIAA changing up how they certify albums, Brand New selling out MSG and announcing some kind of release this year, and looking at the difference between huge stadium like shows versus the small venues we're used to. We then answer some questions about favorite movies about music, the idea that bands should feel obligated to play "fan favorites" on tours, favorite bands from the UK, and the first albums we ever really anticipated. This week once again (fingers crossed) has chapter marks, so if you subscribe in a podcast player that supports those you should be able to jump right to a topic you want to hear about -- if you so desire. You'll find show notes, ways to subscribe, and links to stream and/or download this episode in the replies.

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Show Notes:
  • Pre-show: Chapter marks, Jason using Snapchat (ed. note: I saw it, I'm leaving it, fuck it), Girl Scout cookie preferences.
  • Follow-up:
  • Creativity: How we keep ourselves feeling creative and inspired while we have "day jobs," the desire to not fall into ruts, and when we allow ourselves to take extended breaks like vacations.
  • News:
  • Listener questions:
    • ALT/MSC/FAN: What are your favorite movies about music, or at the very least movies where music plays an integral role?
    • ImAMetaphor: In light of the recent tour announcement from Thrice, do you think artists that are returning from an extended hiatus from touring have any sort of an obligation to create setlists that are comprised mainly of fan favorites and set staples?
    • Dominic Stone: Do you guys have favourite bands or artists from the UK (excluding The 1975)? It's a big deal for bands over here to get traction in the States but very few get it.
    • @MattRipley29: Do you guys remember the first album you ever anticipated from your youth?
  • Jason Recs: The Godfather (I and II), Jane The Virgin (TV show), The 1975's new album (yeah, it’s coming every week now)

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