Our discussion about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was so involved, we had to split it up! You can listen to Part One here.

The estimable Dr. Z had to sit this podcast out (something about a bikini wax?), but Michael Parr, Michael Cunningham The Packet Man and yours truly held down the fort in Z’s absence.

The second half of the show covers:

-The “Recently Deceased” argument and whether it greases the skids for Lou Reed’s induction as a solo artist.

-Cunningham attempts to explain Lou Reed’s appeal to me, drawing a (not wrongheaded) comparison to Bob Dylan.

-Will the hopes of a Morrissey/Johnny Marr reunion (even though it will never happen) be a boon for The Smiths and their chances at induction?

-What about those Morrissey cancer rumors anyway?

-How many R&B vocal groups should be inducted?

-Should there be a rule about inducting solo artists who are already in as members of groups?

-The collective shock we experience upon discovering that Stevie Ray Vaughan was not already in the Hall.

-Parr waxes rhapsodic over “Lenny,” a song that is not about Mr. Kravitz or the partner of Squiggy.

-Are The Meters in? Or are they out?

-Bill. Motherfuckin’. Withers-king of everything.

-Does a certain Afro’ed drummer who is more or less the patron saint of this site hold a serious amount of sway as far as inductees being chosen?

-The team casts their own ballots–I can’t say we’ll surprise you too much there.

-Will a female rapper ever be inducted?

-We also pick two artists not presently up for induction and explain why they should be nominated/inducted.

Matt Wardlaw gets mentioned in a second consecutive podcast. We should just invite him to do one of these damn things.

-Parr delivers a note-perfect Aaron Neville impression.

-Do you want some Doobies in your hall?

And more. You guys know the routine.

You can listen in the player below, download the podcast to your computer, or listen on Ye Good Olde iTunes. Thanks for listening however you decide to do it!

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