Tonight is the finale of Game of Thrones. I don’t watch a lot of television, but one of the shows I do watch is Game of Thrones. Thing is, I’m not obsessed with it as many seem to be. It’s an enjoyable little show that has been a little disappointing in its desire to wrap things up (perhaps they shouldn’t have had shows in earlier seasons where the plot wasn’t advanced all that much). It is pretty rushed at this point compared to earlier, and so it hasn’t been as satisfying. I will point out that there have been a bunch of dramatic switcheroos that were sudden and not foreshadowed (loss of major character in season 1; red wedding, etc.), so it’s not like the element of surprise hasn’t been used to dramatically shift the show.

The show was fine, but it doesn’t really measure up as one of the best shows ever on television. It was fun, but I won’t miss it after it’s gone. To prepare for tonight’s finale, let’s take an hour break to listen to music that in no way has anything to do with Westeros. Let’s dig Stephen Stills, Scott Walker, Julian Cope, Kevin Ayers, Laura Nyro, Three Dog Night, the Fifth Dimension, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chase, the Buckinghams, Chicago, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Gillian Welch, Galley Beggar, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Ollabelle.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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