Marc Davis is a local musician and co-host of the Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast. He loves sitting in his car and listening to Steely Dan.
September 18th, 2023 | 48 mins 40 secs
alzheimer's, brain surgery, fastball, road trips, texas stories, the way
The guys unveil the true story behind the 90's hit The Way which catapulted Fastball into the limelight. The lyrics, which seem to be about a couple who decide to shrug off the banality of the normal life in exchange for a life roaming the world, actually have a much sadder history.
September 11th, 2023 | 1 hr 2 mins
fountains of wayne, hornier kids, horny moms, moms, stacy, stacy's mom
Marc and a very horned-up Seth talk about a power pop song for all of the niche demographic of "boys who are into the mom of a girl that has a thing for them instead of the girl"... Stacy's Mom from Fountains of Wayne. Is this song about a woman who is trying to turn a prepubescent on or is he just reading too into things? Or both?
September 4th, 2023 | 54 mins 40 secs
ac/dc, bon scott, dirty deeds, dirty deeds done dirt cheap, murder for hire, sex for hire
The guys take another trip down AC/DC lane with their perplexing hit Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. 3 verses about people who have been wronged and trying to figure out exactly what he's doing to each of them. Sex? Murder? Contract negotiations? What in the fuck is going on?
August 28th, 2023 | 47 mins 4 secs
barry gibb, hiding in the dark, maurice gibb, robin gibb, son of sam, stalking, the bee gees
Seth and Marc get funky with the Bee Gee's stalker anthem Nights On Broadway. Not their biggest hit, but definitely up there with the creepiest. One part waiting in the dark and one part voices-in-his-head, the Brothers Gibb go in deep with the first single to highlight their famous falsetto.
August 21st, 2023 | 1 hr 10 mins
livin' la vida loca, murder as pain relief, ricky martin, spanish
Seth and Marc are entranced by the sultry sounds of Ricky Martin's hit Livin' La Vida Loca. A catchy ditty that tells the story of a woman who is up to some real creepy shit like black cats and voodoo dolls.
August 14th, 2023 | 55 mins 7 secs
animal, fuck like a beast, predatory, stalking, two dogs having sex, w.a.s.p.
Seth and Marc invite metal lover and Strip Club Mom Doug Davison to splay open the W.A.S.P. single Animal (Fuck Like A Beast). Starts out aggressively horny and turns aggressively aggressive AND horny.
August 7th, 2023 | 1 hr 22 mins
bombs, england, guns, ieds, ireland, tanks, the cranberries, the troubles, zombie
The guys get serious this week talking about the real meaning behind a quintessential 90's song: Zombie by The Cranberries. Due to its title, it shows up on countless Halloween playlists but is about something much more fiendish than All Hallow's Eve: The Troubles.
July 31st, 2023 | 51 mins 27 secs
80's, carnies, kenny ortega, objectification, she's a beauty, the tubes
Step right up... and don't be shy! The guys get to look inside another world and talk about this heaping pile of 80's objectification brought to you by The Tubes. With lyrics that stem from the singer's encounter at a peep show, what could go wrong?
July 24th, 2023 | 1 hr 21 secs
gaslighting, kiss, love gun, paul stanley, possible domestic abuse
Seth and Marc crack open another song from the Knights In Satan's Service; and this time, it's Love Gun! Seems simple enough: a song about the singers dick. But are there more sinister things at play? We think so.
July 17th, 2023 | 1 hr 15 mins
blues traveler, but yikes, cleverness, hook
Every once in a while, the guys have something nice to say.... and this is one of those times. Well, about the song at least. They get into the inner workings of Hook by Blues Traveler which is much more clever than most people that have passively listened to it may have realized.
July 10th, 2023 | 1 hr 10 mins
american idol, bad day, bootstrap culture, daniel powter
The guys get deep into the weeds trying to make heads or tales out of Daniel Powter's unfortunate hit song Bad Day. A song that became so loved but seems to be rolling its proverbial eyes at anyone really going through a rough patch in life... the kind of an attitude only a guy who always wears a beanie could have.
July 3rd, 2023 | 48 mins 59 secs
around around around, bad dudes, dion, dion and the belmonts, objectification, sad dudes, the wanderer
Seth and Marc are up for a little surprise with Dion's The Wanderer.... or are they? What looks like it's a song about a horny dude who sees women as nothing but the holes they have might be about something a lot sadder.
June 26th, 2023 | 51 mins 34 secs
eric carmen, eric cartman, hungry eyes, mind games, robocop, terminator
Finally, the guys get to dissect someone that Seth has had on his creep-dar from the jump: Eric Carmen with the Dirty Dancing hit Hungry Eyes. A classic of "I know you want me, so you may as well give in" complete with having someone "in [his] sights." For the love of Christ.
June 19th, 2023 | 1 hr 19 mins
eve 6, gaslighting, inside out, manipulation, the heart in a blender song
The guys put Eve 6's biggest hit Inside Out in a blender and watch it spin around to a terrible oblivion. It's kind of hard to tell exactly what's going on here though the general meaning of the song is somehow understood... sort of like knowing carbon monoxide could be filling a room and that you can die of it but you can't see it.
June 12th, 2023 | 50 mins 45 secs
big yikes, creepo, gaslighting, james blunt, stalking, you're beautiful
Seth and Marc listen through gritted teeth to the James Blunt light rock hit You're Beautiful. A song which is creepy even according to the songwriter though it is semi-autobiographical. Doesn't that tell you everything you need to know?
June 5th, 2023 | 52 mins 43 secs
danger, enchantment, heavy nova, obsession, robert palmer, simpy irresistible
The guys have John Fahy (Profiles In Eccentricity) and Joe Lachut (7 Inches To Freedom/Graveyard Shift Screenprinting) on to talk about a song that is about a desire so great, you can't do 2nd grade math: Simply Irresistible. The claims get crazier and crazier as the song culminates in the narrator and his love interest forming into one being. Like The Fly.