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My name is Riley, and I play drums and write music for a band called Thrice.

This is where I ramble about music, sports, food, books, the interwebs and whatever else I deem worthy of sharing.

In addition to my ramblings here, I'm also the co-founder of a baseball-specific twitter feed podcast and blog with my good friend Ian, called Productive Outs.

I also have a bandcamp page and a soundcloud page that I'll be posting my own music and remixes on every once in a while.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions presented on this blog are mine and mine only, and do not reflect the position or views of Thrice as a whole.

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Song Exploder No. 5: Sea Wolf, “Kasper”

My new favorite podcast, in which artists deconstruct their songs, layer by layer, and share details about their creation/inspiration. It’s been absolutely fascinating, informative and inspiring to listen to.

Each episode is outstanding and enlightening in its own way (especially the most recent one with Converge), but I listened to the Sea Wolf episode yesterday and really enjoyed it.

Get hooked on this. It’s well worth your time.

(Especially since episodes are roughly 15 minutes long.)

In this episode, Alex Brown Church of Sea Wolf breaks down Kasper, a song from the album Old World Romance. He talks about his songwriting process, collaborating with his bandmates, and the evolution that comes with learning the difference between making something that’s good, and making something that’s perfect.

Productive Outs - PRODcast 84: Prince Fielder, Swathed in Zubaz

Good tunes, good emails, (arguably) better baseball chatter. 

productiveouts:

Short and sweet this week, kids. Bing bang boom. Still no shortage of great #content, with our unique based ball inight accompanied by the mellifluous strains of ILLUSTRATIONS.

- The open: memories of a young, portly Prince, enveloped in Zubazity. (0:00-4:05)

- The emails. Y’all crazy. (4:40-22:55)

- The musical guest: ILLUSTRATIONSBuy “In Vain” here. (23:40-26:26)

- The baseball things: (26:26-50:20)

  • R.I.P. Tony Gwynn
  •  More baseballers fall to the curse of Tommy John, including Chad Billingsley
  • Where goeth the Shark? 
  • Royals are rolling
  • Giants free-falling
  • Please get well, Justin Verlander
  • Cardinals are coming for what’s theirs
  • The All-Star Game continues to be stupid

- Musical advice: what the hell is Ian’s problem with Guided by Voices, and the fine line of fidelity (51:00-1:00:00)

- Puig Destroyer updates and TTFN (1:00:00-1:03:02)ast

Productive Outs - PRODcast 80: That's Not Our Scouting Grade

Lean and mean this week. About an hour’s worth of rambling, saddled by some awesome tunes from Young Widow’s new record.

GET SOME.

productiveouts:

Hi, everyone! This is our 80th show. Thanks for all your support over the years. If you can, please rate and review us on iTunes. That would be super-sweet. 

Here’s how PRODcast 80 breaks down:

- Open (0:00-4:00)

- Emails (4:44-29:30)

- Musical guest: YOUNG WIDOWSBuy ‘Easy Pain’ (30:06-35:55)

- Teh baseball tihngs: (35:55-54:11)

  • We’re a quarter of the way through the season. Surprises? Brewers, Marlins, Dodgers, Angels, Rays?

  • Mike Trout is striking out a lot

  • Poor Brandon Belt

  • JOSE FERNANDEZ NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Will you see “Million Dollar Arm”? (No.) 

- Musical advice: How do you get musicans to notice you?? (54:47-1:03:00)

Wrap it up, B. (1:03:00-1:05:06)

Productive Outs - PRODcast 75: Metallica ft. Barry Zito

PRODCAST 75!!!

productiveouts:

We’re back to a weekly schedule because baseball is back! The Lord giveth and then she taketh away, or something. 


But we’re here to celebrate the mediocrity that is Barry Zito X late-period Metallica:

 Ugh.

In other, less painful (we hope) audio news, here is a prawncats!

- The open (0:00-7:35)

- The emails. Weird, as usual. (8:15-29:45)

- The music: feat. Get Pure, the new album from MOUNT CARMEL. (30:30-32:30)

- The baseball talk (32:30-1:02:20)

  • Coffee is for closers and closers be blowin’ it: Nathan, Holland, Parnell, etc.

  • PuigGate 2014

  • Emilio Bonifiacio es bonafide?

  • Ryan Braun done lost his mind
  • MLB.tv/AtBat commercials

  • Replay review: Can you dig it?

  • Seven-inning baseball games?

- The musical advice: the vagaries of record-label contracts, sales, reissues, and the like. (1:03:05-1:13:40)

- The self-promotion (1:13:40-1:17:55)

- The farewell

Productive Outs - PRODcast 74: Kenley Jansen's One-Pitch Filth

Now that baseball is back, we’re bringng you marginal takes, and handful of emails from lunatics, 80-grade tunes and a whole bunch of other garbage that you probably don’t need. HAVE SOME.

productiveouts:

Yeah, this podcast is dedicated to all the teachers that told us we’d never get past episode fitty. It’s all good, baby.

- It was all a dream: Not Jose Mota welcomes back the baseball season (0:00-7:12)

- We read your crazy-ass emails (7:45-28:45)

- Salt and Pepa and Animals as Leaders up in the limousine (29:2-34:15)

- Every Wednesday night, Evan Funk Davies, not Marley Marl (34:15-53:55)

- Baseball talk til my tape popped (54:42-1:20:11)

  • BASEDBALL IS BACK
  • Mike Trout is rich (and very good at baseball)
  • Miguel Cabrera is also rich (and good at baseball) and the Tigers are dumb
  • DICKSTAND
  • Our respective divisional picks, wild card teams, NL & AL champs & WS champ

- Peace to Puig DCult Leader, KWC (1:21:05-1:27:55)

And if you don’t know, now you know…

Productive Outs - PRODcast 73: Ricardo Rincon (Dick Corner) & The Death of the UCL

We took a little break and came back with a vengeance.

productiveouts:

We’re back after yet another li’l break. Sometimes life just happens, y’know? 

- The open feat. Dick Talk (0:00-6:40)

- Canada-free emails (7:15-30:00)

- Musical guest: DEAD RIDER (30:45-34:35)

- Baseball talk! (34:35-1:02:20)

  • TJ surgery for everyone!
  • Aroldis Chapman, ugh.
  • Australian ballbase?
  • Ian’s Cactus League recap!
  • Holy shit, Mike Trout.

- Musical advice (1:03:05-1:26:05)

- See you next time! Thank you! 

Productive Outs - PRODcast 72: Carlton Fisk, Captain of the Fun Police

Lean and mean this week.

productiveouts:

In honor of Carlton Fisk, we bring you what may be our shortest episode ever! We hope you enjoy it.

Also, we love Hunter Harvey now

- The open (:27-5:00)

- The emails. (5:40-39:38) Wanna email us?? productiveouts@gmail.com!

- The musical guest: BEARCUBBIN’ (41:00-44:48)

- The baseball talk (44:48-1:02:40)

  • Mike Trout’s $1 million deal (he’s still really good at baseball)
  • Expanded replay and the new home plate collision rule
  • Jake Peavy hurt himself fishing
  • That horrendous Cleveland Indians lid #hatchat

- Spring training, Puig Destroyer, book proposals, and fares well (1:03:10-1:14:00)

Productive Outs - PRODcast 70: George Kontos Has The Worst Birthdays

productiveouts:

Clever intro goes here.

- Open (0:30-3:30)

- Emails (4:00-28:00)

- Musical guest: DAUGHTERS (28:30-33:00)

- Human guest: Sarah Colonna (33:00-1:03:00)

- Baseball talk! (1:03:25-1:19:10)

  • Pitchers and catchers are about to report (to play golf) 
  • 2014 PECOTA projections
  • Lingering free agents 
  • Freedie Freeman extension

- Musical advice: re. artists you follow and trailblazers who don’t get the credit they deserve (1:20:00-1:33:30)

- What’s coming up: BP Annual and Puig Destroyer (1:33:30-1:37:00)

- If you made it this far, thanks!

BUY A DAUGHTERS RECORD.

Productive Outs - PRODcast 68: Where Angels Go To Die

WE’RE BACK!!!

productiveouts:

Hey, happy new year! There’s still no baseball though, so we have another lackluster show for you. Just kidding, all of our shows are lackluster! 

But here’s how it went. 

- The open

- The emails

- The music: CAPSULE

- Those crazy Cespedes Family Barbecue kids!

- The baseball talk: really just us yelling about the Hall of Fame, you can probably skip this part

- The farewell

Thanks for your continued support during the horrible long winter that is no baseball. 

Productive Outs - PRODcast 66: Yasiel Puig Destroyer Of Baseballs

productiveouts:

The lord giveth, and then she taketh away. We had hoped PRODcast 66 would be a joyous occasion during which we would celebrate the achievements of Yasiel Puig and also his recent 23rd birthday. But it turns out today is a day that will live in infamy, as our favorite baseballing player, Mike Trumbo, was traded from the Angles to the Diamondbags. It is with a heavy heart that we bring you this progrum. 

Without further ado, though:

-Open

-Emails from Canadian lunatics 

-Musical guest: PUIG DESTROYER 

-Disembodied human vocal guest: Marc of USS Mariner

-Hot Stove Stuff:

  • Trumbo to AZ
  • Robertson Canoe to the Marines
  • Geoff Baker’s article on the dysfunction in the Ms’ front office
  • McCann, Beltran, Ellsbury & Rokey Kroda to the Yanks
  • Granderson to the Mets
  • Napoli back to the Sox for $16MM per
  • Halladay retirement
  • Other less notable moves

-What’s next: Riley’s impending relocation to the Phoenix area, Ian working on BP Annual et c. 

-So long

A tough one, but a good one.

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