Medialoper Bebop Episode 27: Brain Decline

In their first podcast of 2012, Jim & Tim wonder if you’ve heard that new Van Halen song. Kirk could care less. But it does lead to a discussion about various band reunions as well as the various incarnations of Van Halen. (4:37 – 11:04)

Then, there is general worry at a British study that says brain decline starts in the mid-40s, not the early 60s. (11:05 – 19:55)

Also, speaking of decline, has any retailer had a swifter decline than Best Buy? Probably, but who can remember? Kirk traces it back to when they got into a public spat with the DuroSport Electronics Corporation. (19:56 – 29:18)

Finally, the latest inductee into the Medialoper Bebop Great Albums Hall of Fame, Horses by Patti Smith. Even though it’s Kirk’s choice, Jim is going to use this opportunity to link to his article about seeing Patti live in 1996, as well as Kassia’s article about her love for Patti Smith. (29:19 – 47:10)

All that, and the new Van Halen song! On Medialoper Bebop Episode 27: Brain Decline.

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One More Thing

  • Tim – Thinks that The Onion is 47% less funny than it used to be. (47:11 – 49:03)
  • Kirk – Is positive that, after this offseason, the Oakland Athletics are 47% less good than they used to be. (49:04 – 52:02)
  • Jim – Thinks that Colson Whitehead’s most recent novel, Zone One is 47% better than the average novel. (52:04 – 53:18)

Medialoper Bebop Episode 27: Brain Decline was recorded at 9:00PM PST on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 via Audio Hijack Pro over iChat. It was edited in Audacity. The opening and closing music of Medialoper Bebop is “Big Hand on the Seven” by our close personal friends, The Miss Alans.

Hey, have you heard that new Van Halen song?

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