Hello and welcome to another episode of Blerd Radio!

In 2013 and 2014, we took time to talk about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, its induction process, and that year’s crop of nominees. While there was talk about retiring the Hall of Fame-cast this year, 2015’s crop of nominees resulted in some of our most spirited conversation to date.

Of course it helps that the gang’s all here: so join myself (Big Money), Dr. ZMichael Parr and Mike Cunningham The Packet Man for an episode full of music geekery, along with a few laughs and more than the average episode’s share of impressions.

Here’s some of what you’ll hear on this episode:

Impressions Galore!: The Packet Man brings his comedic A-game to this episode, offering impersonations of RZA, Ice-T and Mike Tyson. The entire panel takes a crack at Ringo Starr, and Parr steals the show with his Donald Duck impression, though.

Not so much Jann Wenner/Nominating Committee Vitriol: The decision was made to not focus too much on the process and give most of our time to the artists that are nominated this year. For your reference, they are:

-The Cars

-Chaka Khan

-Cheap Trick

-Chic

-Chicago

-Deep Purple

-Janet Jackson

-The J.B.’s

-Los Lobos

-N.W.A.

-Nine Inch Nails

-The Smiths

-The Spinners

-Steve Miller

-Yes

We also place our personal ballots for five artists on the list. Additionally, we talk about the two currently eligible artists we would induct, and stand up for one modern-day artist each who we would place in the HOF.

Man, for an institution none of us is crazy about, we sure talk a lot about it.

Also, The Packet Man discovers a whole world of food bracing courtesy of Chaka-lates, Parr is traumatized by Cheap Trick’s smash “The Flame”, the panel remains firmly divided on the merits of the Velvet Underground, and there’s a lengthy gush about Gwen Stefani and No Doubt. Enjoy!

Oh, and we discuss this clip of Sammy Davis Jr. singing the Theme From Shaft, for no discernible reason.

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