Third Eye Blind’s Self-Titled Album

Episode 18

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On this edition of Once, Every Two Weeks, Mark and Thom discuss Third Eye Blind’s self-titled album.

In this episode of “Once Every Two Weeks,” hosts Mark and Thom chat about Halloween and Day of the Dead, explore Neil Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’, Mark’s personal story with Josh Gad (spoiler alert – Mark is awful), and talk about how much better The Simpsons is again. The highlight of the episode is a deep dive into Third Eye Blind’s self-titled album, where they critically examine not just the music, but also the douce baggery of lead singer Stephan Jenkins. Join us for a trip back to the 90s.

Show note

00:01:04 – Catchup chat about Halloween, Day of the Dead, Nerverwhere, a personal Josh Gad story (in which Mark was a jerk), and the Simpsons being good again.
00:05:47 – An apology about the tone of this episode
00:06:00 – Intro to Third Eye Blind and Stevan Jenkins’ jerkiness
00:06:17 – Zach Lind’s take on Stevan Jenkins
00:06:41 – The rise of Steven Jenkins’ biggest fan – himself
00:09:50 – Betrayal and breakup
00:11:04 – Formation of Third Eye Blind & XEB
00:16:58 – A litany of folks telling us how awful Stevan Jenkins is
00:28:15- The album production notes and its release and reception
00:30:03 – Cover art story that speaks to Stevan Jenkins’ awfulness
00:35:22 – Thom’s first Third Eye Blind concert
00:36:36 – Losing a Whole Year
00:38:58 – Narcolepsy
00:40:41 – Semi-Charmed Life
00:42:46 – Jumper
00:44:33 – Graduate
00:45:21 – How’s It Gonna Be?
00:47:24 – Thanks A Lot
00:49:13 – Burning Man (and Mark’s second apology of the night)
00:49:45 – Good For You
00:50:53 – London
00:52:17 – I Want You
00:55:05 – The Background
00:56:01 – Motorcycle Drive By
00:57:29 – God of Wine
01:00:17 – A return to how terrible Stevan Jenkins is followed by a wrapup

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Mark & Thom

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'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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