Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
September 5th, 2012
Episode 417 of 784 episodes
Few bands seem to matter to us as much as the ones we discover in our youth. It may be, in part, because we're the most open to new ideas and sounds when we're coming of age. But mostly it's just a time when we need the comfort and companionship of a favorite band the most - a group or artist that helps us make sense of the world and find our place in it.If you follow ourblog, you may have seena recent postasking you to tell us about the most important band of your college years. We got a lot of great stories on the blog, and on ourSoundcloudpage, from people both reminiscing about their college years long gone by, and the college years they're currently living. On this edition ofAll Songs Considered, we share some of those stories and the bands that made a difference in people's lives when they needed it most.
In a time where we're all threatened by a rhetoric of hate from the people in power; A Gay And A NonGay challenges many of our differences head on and promises that no matter who you are, or what you're into (Bruce Springsteen or Britney), love is love and gay and nongays can be friends. Contact us on Twitter @gaynongay