Counting Crows’ Across a Wire

Episode 10

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This episode, This time around, join us, Mark and Tom, as we go down memory lane and relive our love for the iconic Counting Crows. We reminisce about our introduction to the band, our shared experiences growing up with their music, and why we chose to cover the live album Across a Wire from their concert in New York City. Listen in as we reveal our personal encounters with the band’s music, how it influenced us, and the unique place it holds in our hearts.

This time around, Mark and Thom go down memory lane and relive their love for the iconic Counting Crows. They reminisce about their introduction to the band, their shared experiences growing up with their music, and why they chose to cover the live album Across a Wire from their VH1 and MTV live performances. They go into their personal encounters with the band’s music, how it influenced them, and the unique place it holds in their hearts.

Show note

00:00:00 – Catch up, kids and movie appropriateness, and Sherlock Holmes chat
00:03:59 – Counting Crows intro and why we chose Across a Wire
00:04:30 – Mark & Thom’s histories with Counting Crows
00:06:22 – Counting Crows history
00:20:48 – Generational gaps and Counting Crows
00:22:35 – Intro to Across a Wire
00:26:25 – Disc 1 from VH1 Storytellers
00:30:06 – Round Here
00:33:20 – Have You Seen Me Lately?
00:34:52 – Angels of the Silence
00:36:56 – Catapult
00:38:20 – Mr. Jones
00:43:39 – Rain King
00:45:30 – Mercury
00:47:04 – Ghost Train
00:47:23 – Anna Begins
00:50:09 – Chelsea
00:48:37 – Disc 2 from MTV’s Live from the 10 Spot
00:51:47 – Recovering the Satellites
00:52:24 – Angels of the Silences
00:52:44 – Rain Kings
00:53:37 – Sullivan Street
00:56:23 – Children in Bloom
00:58:00 – Have You Seen Me Lately?
00:58:19 – Raining in Baltimore
00:59:47 – Round Here
01:01:28 – I’m Not Sleeping
01:01:53 – A Murder of One
01:02:49 – A Long December
01:05:06 – Album recap
01:06:37 – Mark and Thom’s top 3

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Mark & Thom

MARK:
Mark is the creative director and co-founder of Burro Borracho Records. After high school he spent a few years working as a manager with Wherehouse Music. He occasionally plays drums and has been in such non-productive go nowhere band start ups that no one has ever heard of like The Unsex, Avenue C, The Reaganauts, and Next Time I See Murphy (which also saw him play some guitar and take on vocal duties). He was the original drummer for Quiet Morning & the Calamity but left the band to pursue a degree in Motion Graphic Design.
During his college years, as photo editor of his school newspaper, his review of Radiohead's Kid A won first prize for Critical Review in a California statewide collegiate journalism contest. After graduating with his degree he filled in back on drums for QM&TC's first national tour in support of their debut EP Son of the Sad Soul, which features the song Gambling On Old Tires which Mark co-wrote.
Thanks to the influence of his mother who spent all her years playing guitar and singing folk songs, as well as three older brothers with drastically differing musical tastes, Mark has always known the important role music can and should play and has been a music fan all his life but he's only been a stubborn overly opinionated asshole about the superiority of his on musical tastes since his early teenage years. At the last count he had about 1,200 compact discs. Yes, he still collects cds.

THOM:
Thom's a digital marketer by day and armchair theologian, podcaster, writer, amateur home chef, and beer aficionado by night. When not working, he's a typical family man with a propensity to create.

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