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"Time Crisis, season 2 episode 2. This week, we'll be mourning the loss of musical legend, Prince, calling a bunch of our friends to talk about it. We'll also be talking about flame wars, and I'll be revisiting the battleground with music journalist Zachary Lipez. Plus, Jake and I will be talking about the New York closed primary. And of course, we'll be counting down the top five hits of 1968 and 2016. This is Time Crisis."

Episode

Guests

  • Dave Macklovitch - of the duo Chromeo
  • Zachary Lipez - music journalist
  • iLoveMakonnen - rapper and singer
  • Rashida Jones - actress and writer

Topics

Ezra expresses his dissatisfaction over the early date to reigster for the closed New York Democratic primary. He squashes some Twitter beef with music journalist Zachary Lipez who had previously dissed Vampire Weekend in an article for Vice (see below). Ezra and Jake go through a sqaure Top Five from 1968 and speculate on the possible dystopian undertones of Rihanna's "Work".

Segments

Continuity

Fun Facts

First use of the Hotline drop.

The segment with Zachary Lipez was pre-recorded in New York the week before the episode.

Music

Top Five

2016
  • "Work (feat. Drake)" - Rihanna
  • "Panda" - Desiigner
  • "7 Years" - Lukas Graham
  • "NO" - Meghan Trainor
  • "PILLOWTALK" - ZAYN
1968
  • "Honey" - Bobby Goldsboro
  • "Cry Like a Baby" - The Box Tops
  • "Young Girl" - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
  • "Lady Madonna" - The Beatles
  • "Sweet Sweet Baby (Since You've Been Gone)" - Aretha Franklin

Songs Played

  • "One of Us" - ABBA
  • "A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today" - Merle Haggard & The Strangers
  • "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" - Elton John
  • "Jungle Love" - The Time
  • "Frequent Flyer" - Chromeo
  • "Bonafied Lovin" - Chromeo
  • "I Feel for You" - Chaka Khan
  • "Spanish Joint" - D'Angelo
  • "The Glamorous Life (Club Edit)" - Sheila E
  • "Man of the Party (feat. iLoveMakonnen) [Dream Panther Remix]" - Dream Panther
  • "Canary" - Publicist UK
  • "Levitate the Pentagon" - Publicist UK
  • “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” - Billy Joel
  • "Stand Back" - Stevie Nicks
  • "Sweet Sweet Baby (Since You've Been Gone)" - Aretha Franklin
  • "PILLOWTALK" - ZAYN
  • "Lady Madonna" - The Beatles
  • "NO" - Meghan Trainor
  • "Young Girl" - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
  • "7 Years" - Lukas Graham
  • "Cry Like a Baby" - The Box Tops
  • "Panda" - Desiigner
  • "Honey" - Bobby Goldsboro
  • "Work (feat. Drake)" - Rihanna
  • "Frontin' (feat. JAY Z)" - Pharrell Williams
  • "Nothing Compares 2 U" - Sinéad O'Connor

Further Reading

Lipez, Zachary. “Hello to All That: Why I'm Staying in New York Until I Die.” Vice, 21 May 2015, 11:00pm, www.vice.com/en_us/article/bnpx35/hello-to-all-that-513 .

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