Happy Superhero Friday! We're excited to welcome back CJ Thunder to this anything-goes conversation. If you missed Carl's first appearance on The Real Brian Show, you can listen here! Brian and Carl have a lot to talk about this week, from Zelda and the Nintendo Switch to bullying and suicide prevention, and of course their preferences of the week – everything from food to YouTube videos!

In This Episode

  • Zelda – Nintendo Switch
  • 13 Reasons Why
  • Bullying & Suicide Prevention
  • M83, Zayde Wolf, Lecrae
  • Caralluma Fimbriata
  • You've been thunderstruck


Thunder! Thunder! I was caught in the middle of a railroad track. I looked round and I knew there was no turning back.

It's hard to believe this song isn't yet 30 years old, and also that it's as young as it is! The opening guitar riff has got to be one of the most recognizable in classic rock (I mean, after the likes of Smoke on the Water, Whole Lotta Love, Satisfaction, and even AC/DC's own Back in Black). I remember reading an interview with Angus Young a long time ago and he compared the intensity of the opening riff of Thunderstruck to power and, thus, the title of the band (AC/DC = power). It packs a lot of power.

Personally, I could listen to the riff in Sweet Child O' Mine over and over, and generally prefer the incredible voice of Axl Rose over most other rockers. But to anyone who's ever learned guitar, if one of the first riffs you learned wasn't Smoke on the Water, I'd be surprised! Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water and ZZ Top's Bad to the Bone, those were the first riffs I learned on the guitar.

We have a wide array of musical taste here at the Real Brian Show, though! We love the classic rock, but we also love Lecrae. Do you enjoy rap? Lecrae's River of Jordan, the one Brian mentions on the podcast, is a great way to determine whether or not you do!

Only in the last year did I start getting into the band M83. I first heard the song Wait and just had to check out more of their songs. The other artist Brian mentions is Zayde Wolf, so you'll want to check him out too!

Brian doesn't like country music, but I'm rather partial to it. I love country music because it just sounds like the artist had such a fun time composing the song, everything from the rhythm to the lyrics. Like Trace Adkins' I Left Something Turned On At Home or Travis Tritt's Here's a Quarter [Call Someone Who Cares]. I'll listen to pop country and I'll listen to classic country, I don't really care. Lately, I've been digging Eric Church's Like a Wrecking Ball and Jackie Lee's Getting Over You.


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