Talking Tracks

Season: 3

Cut and File - The Podcast

Most dating relationships are based on lies. Cut and File is a song about cutting through the lies that we tell others and ourselves. On this week's episode I'm digging into the third track from my 2016 record Blame The Miles Between.

Thursday Check In - May 10, 2018

Coming in hot! Have you heard guys proudly say, "you don't wash a truck"? Well, I have, too. So, I was a little conflicted when I started thinking about washing mine. But after I got the engine running again, I felt like it needed. This is my psychological self-evaluation.

Ghosts In The Tunnels

Drew takes a look at two songs that capture the sense of memory and loss that is felt when home becomes a place where you can never return. Coincidentally, one of these songs is Drew's pick for best James Taylor song ever.

Thursday Check In - Apr. 26, 2018

It seems you're never too late to change your ways. Drew is still on a John Prine kick and was surprised by an article he read on the man last week. It seems you're never too late to change your ways. Also discussed: the best meat & three in Nashville and DDDs.
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Companion - The Podcast

This week we take at look a track two from Blame The Miles Between. Early in the rotation, but the centerpiece of the record. Drew warms up by talking about Bill Burr and biodiversity. The back half walks through how to know if she's the one, and wraps up with Drew discovering hidden meaning in his own music. Artwork by Christopher Miller.

Thursday Check In - Apr. 19, 2018

Drew's mid-week check in with Talking Track listeners. Wasted day planners are a thing of the past for the new Drew Michael Blake. Drew is talking new schedules and new discoveries. From waking up at an ungodly hour to enneagram numbers. In the final minutes Drew reveals a disturbing new discovery about his musical tastes.

Prepared For The Worst

In an act of spontaneous alignment, Drew ditches his playbook and picks a new artist to add to the Talking Tracks collection. One of his all time favorites and current favorites, John Prine, released a new record last Friday, so Drew talks about a John Prine record that came out 18 years ago featuring songs from 30 years ago. It made sense in his head.

Thursday Check In - Apr. 12, 2018

Drew talks about trying out new routines, 'getting' Norm MacDonald and what talk shows are really about, and goes into the story of a recent dream come true. For long-time listeners, this will be the resolution to a topic we started talking about back in the fall, and for new listeners this is the conclusion of a 5 year search.
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Who Stole The Light? - The Podcast

A slightly delirious and sleep-deprived Drew gets into what's been keeping him up late. In this season we'll be talking about the songs from Drew's 2016 album, "Blame The Miles Between," digging into what was happening when these songs were written and how they came together.