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We got a little off track with the Gargoyles talk and spent most of the time laughing. So we decided to cut that as a little extra bit. Enjoy!


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Ryan Bacani & Kyle Michaud,
Play It By Ear

We’ve made it to episode five. Yes, we’re alive like Johnny 5 talkin’ Grammy winners, random music related news items, our music picks for February, and of course wrap it all up in a neat little bow with a fun little game. This time, Kyle administered the game and was fully ready to exact revenge! Does he? Find out in this installment of the Play It By Ear podcast!

From the episode:

Ryan’s picks (Spotify):

Kyle’s Picks (Spotify):

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Ryan Bacani & Kyle Michaud,
Play It By Ear

It’s President’s Day! So we’re going to talk about love songs, of course. We actually recorded this before Valentine’s Day, but we’re just late. Luckily, love songs can be enjoyed on any day, so enjoy them! And then listen to Kyle flounder with some music lyrics.

From the episode:

Valentine’s Day (Demo) - Kyle Michaud

L.O.V.E. - Ryan Bacani (Nat King Cole)

Masked Intruder Valentines

White Suits

Ryan’s 10

"These Arms of Mine" - Otis Redding (Bonus: Swayze & Kelly Lynch get it on)

"Mixtape" - Butch Walker

"Sleeping With Ghosts" - Placebo

"Only You" - Yaz

"Megan" - Smoking Popes

"I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)" - Stevie Wonder (High Fidelity final scene)

"Chesterfield King" - Northstar (originally by Jawbreaker)

"Heart Shaped Guitar" - Masked Intruder

"The GIrl" - City and Colour

"Valentine" - The Get Up Kids

Kyle’s 10

"Just Like Heaven" - The Cure ( plus GAD cover )

"Body Parts" - Jump, Little Children

"Whole Wide World" - Wreckless Eric (plus Will Ferrell in Stranger Than Fiction)

"Love They Say" - Tegan and Sara

"A Walk Through Hell" - Say Anything

"Soft" - Lemon Jelly

"Here is a Heart" - Jenny Owen Youngs

"Your Heart is My Heart" - Graham Wright

"Everything I Once Had" - The Honorary Title

"Grow Old With You" - Adam Sandler

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Play It By Ear

Today we’re talking JoCo/Glee, Grammy nominations, hipster cred and what new music we’ve been listening to this past month. Plus Kyle tries to guess Super Bowl half time acts.

Mentioned in this episode:

JoCo vs Glee

"Baby Got Back (In the Style of Glee)" [ iTunes, Google Play, Amazon ]

Weezer vs. Taylor Swift [ bootiemashup ]

Coachella Hipster Cred Calculator [ endlessorigami ]

"Now" by Paramore

10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows [ billboard ]

Kyle’s Picks of the Month (Spotify):

Heartthrob - Tegan and Sara

We the Common - Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Mariage a Mendoza - Herman Dune

No Fairy Tale - Lisa Loeb

"Line of Fire" - Junip

Nataly Dawn

Ryan’s PIcks of the Month (Spotify):

Wolf’s Law - The Joy Formiddable

We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic - Foxygen

Academy Songs, Volume 1 - Holopaw

True North - Bad Religion

Almanac - Widowspeak


Just finished recording the latest Play It By Ear Podcast with Ryan.

We talked about Super Bowl half time shows in the past, music we listened to this past month, and some other random stuff.

Ryan’s going to edit that together and post it up soon, but now he’s gotta watch the dumb Super Bowl.

So, while you’re waiting, you should check out our first few episodes!

  • Episode 0: Introduction to us and some of our favorite tunes.
  • Episode 1: Some Christmas music. Ho ho ho!
  • Episode 2: Our top tens of 2012!


Would any of you want to guest on the podcast and share your musical knowledge with us? Want to recommend some music for us to listen to? Want to respond to something we’ve talked about on the previous episodes? Want to just say you love us?

Shoot us a message over here or twitter or our own tumblrs/twitters/whatever!

Kyle Michaud 

Ryan Bacani 

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Episode numero dos! We’re (albeit late) discussing our favorite music of the year 2012 as well as some music we didn’t quite like. Plus, Kyle tries his hand at guessing what Rolling Stone’s Top 10 songs of 2012 are.

So have a listen right here or subscribe on iTunes here. (Actually, if you’re subscribed, this post is a little late, as the episode was actually uploaded Friday. But you’re ahead of the game! Thanks for subscribing.)

Kyle’s Top 10:

10. Infinity Overhead - Minus the Bear

9. History Speaks - Deep Sea Diver

8. Closer - Tegan and Sara

7. Suicide Pact - JJAMZ

6. Television of Saints - Rocky Votolato

5. The Idler Wheel… - Fiona Apple

4. Port Of Morrow - The Shins

3. Making Moves - A Great Big Pile of Leaves

2. An Unwaverying Band of Light - Jenny Owens Young

1. Go - Motion City Soundtrack

Ryan’s Top 10:

10. Synthetica - Metric

9. Love This Giant - David Byrne & St. Vincent

8. Ten Stories - MewithotYou

7. Boys & Girls - Alabama Shakes

6. The Church of Rock and Roll - Foxy Shazam

5. Shrines - Purity Ring

4. S/T - Masked Intruder

3. Heaven - The Walkmen

2. S/T - Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound

1. Celebration Rock - Japandroids

Also mentioned in this episode:

Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs of 2012

Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Songs of 2012

The Wooden Birds


Jaded Punk’s "15 Trends That Need To Die In 2013"

More music recommendations from Kyle and other assorted music nonsense from Ryan.

Follow us on Twitter! @pibepod@kylewmichaud@ohryansbelt

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It’s our first official episode and our present to you all! We’re spreading some holiday cheer as we reminisce about music from our childhood, share our favorite holiday classics, and discuss the true price of Christmas… as determined by PNC Bank.

So have a listen right here or subscribe on iTunes here

Mentioned in this episode:

Mel Torme

"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" - Nat King Cole

"Blue Christmas" - Elvis Presley

"Chanukah Song" - Adam Sandler

"Last Christmas" - Wham! [ plus Jimmy Eat World, Crazy Frog, Billie Piper ]

"You’re All I Want For Christmas" - Jump, Little Children

"Fairytale of New York" - The Pogues

"Merry Xmas Everybody" - Slade [ plus Kate Nash ]

Eddie Izzard on the 12 Days of Christmas

PNC Christmas Price Index

Spotify Playlists: Kyle | Ryan

Follow us on Twitter! @pibepod, @kylewmichaud, @ohryansbelt

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It’s with great pleasure(?) that we give you Play It By Ear, Episode 0. Us lovers of music (Kyle Michaud & Ryan Bacani) have decided to start a music podcast and this is a little introduction to us both. Give a listen and hear us discuss five random favorites, a silly mix of songs, current music, and some musical firsts.

Next up we discuss our favorite Christmas tunes.

Music mentioned in this episode:

Kyle’s 5 Albums:

  • Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
  • VA - Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist OST
  • VA - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World OST
  • VA - Punk Goes Acoustic
  • A Great Big Pile of Leaves - Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?

Kyle’s full playlist for this episode is available for Spotifiers here.

Ryan’s 5 Albums:

  • Marvelous 3 - Hey! Album
  • Placebo - Sleeping With Ghosts
  • Gatsby’s American Dream - Volcano
  • Say Anything - …Is A Real Boy
  • Good Old War - The Only Way To Be Alone

Ryan’s full playlist for this episode is available for Spotifiers here.