In Episode 11, we discuss a range of topics, from soaring falsettos to basement toilet bowls to some of the yin and the yang of the music biz. We ponder teenage Ian McCulloch's clothing choices and Courtney finally learns the true meaning of the word: kaftan. We embark on in-depth analyses of both David Bowie's and Ian McCulloch's voices and the mechanics of singing. From these vociferous heights, the conversation descends to tales of what the bathrooms in Eric's Club were like. We emerge relatively unsoiled, and enter the "cavernous grotto of the club”, flipping through the legendary jukebox, before finally introducing the first two Petes who will have an impact on the creation of the Bunnymen.
In episode 6, we step outside of the chronology we've been pursuing to tell the story of Courtney's experience meeting Ian McCulloch, lead singer of Echo & the Bunnymen. She takes us on a solitary journey to Detroit on Thanksgiving Day, where join forces with her kind-hearted friend. Together, they set out on a mission to deliver culinary items to a fellow EATB fan and, despite their shyness and passivity, make their way backstage. Along the way, we discuss fandom, the concert, we ponder the mysteries of setlist distribution, we speculate about things Ian McCulloch would like to do after a show other than meet Courtney, and Shane shares his never-before-disclosed secret to getting better seats at any show for no extra cost. He also shares his childhood memories of meeting Iron Maiden, Trent Reznor, and David Copperfield. Join us for this recounting of the encounter. It is a holiday tale of kindness, suspense, friendship, despair, heartache, empathy and redemption that you won't want to miss!