// "And there goes your freedom of choice, there goes the last human voice" //
Only a few days removed from the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, Talley and Doofin don't have all the answers, but lament so many shutting down even asking questions pertaining to the possible prevention of future massacres. Choosing the "treacherous path of reasonable," they tackle some terrible takes on gun control, the lack of context and nuance in public discourse, and America's refusal to face much of its own dark history.
The guys also preach on people's generally poor public behavior and the staggering amount of creeps in positions of power, namely at this moment, in the entertainment industry. But it's not all heavy-handed soapbox-ing. They eventually move onto a lot of music talk, including remembering the late Tom Petty, discussing his impact, and that of other venerable rock n' roll acts like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Electric Light Orchestra, and Steely Dan.
SHOW NOTES & LINKS
— The previous episode: MULTIMEDIOCRITY #14 – "All Your Hot Takes Float Down Here"
— Opening Music: The Hold Steady – "Positive Jam" | Almost Killed Me (2004)
— Intro Song: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – "The Last DJ" | The Last DJ (2002)
— Closing Music: Childish Gambino – "Fucks Given" | STN MTN / Kauai (2014)