On Valentine’s Day, Eric Harsh hopped on the mic for a chat with Amplifier host Blake J. Graham.

The two discussed hosting a séance, coveting beautiful objects, singing “Rude” by MAGIC! off rooftops, being an honest monster, ascending to Instagram fame, and gobbling the greatest slop around: Skyline Chili.

Before every episode, each guest is asked to share an album that’s personally significant. Eric picked Safiyya’s Shareek Hayaat. This is what the creators have to say about the album…

The important thing to keep in mind is that there is some kind of black rite happening in the deepest part of the woods (or the desert), and Murano and Rose are the ones in charge of setting the mood and deranging the senses…. This is how you conjure the spirits and direct them through sound; this here indeterminate musical object is the real deal.

Let’s say Music is a walled country and Noise is the barbarous wasteland where cartographers fear to tread. In between, there’s a wild and dark forest, a forest of terror and wonder: that’s Safiyya, that’s Shareek Hayaat. You can picture it as a shape-shifting image of the forest as a supernatural bug, doodled on a drawing board with the alchemy of musical and non-musical instruments.

In the episode, Eric describes how he gathered his friends, dimmed the lights, lit some candles, made an alter, and listened to this album.

Rick drank the rocks and ascended to Instagram fame

Rick drank the rocks and ascended to Instagram fame

Who to Thank
This episode of Amplifier was produced by Wallace the Labrador
Our theme song is written and performed by Kris Ward.
Guest illustrations by Keri O’Mara
You can find Amplifier on twitter @AmplifierFM and get the latest episodes by subscribing on iTunes
This episode was sponsored by Burger King, Skyline Chili, and the Skyline Chili Parking Box Man.
Amplifier is made with heart and soul by HotAir.fm

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On Friday, February 5, Tony Russo stopped by the Hot Air studio high above Chicago’s West Loop for a chat with Amplifier host Blake J. Graham.

The two discussed destroying rare films, confident fashionistas, the pains of pleasing strangers, being twitter famous, and Tony’s new webcomic project: Extremely Caffeinated and Ready to Die

Asking for albums is just an elaborate excuse for Blake to expand his record collection

Asking for albums is just an elaborate excuse for Blake to expand his record collection

Before every episode, each guest is asked to share an album that’s personally significant. Tony picked Yo La Tengo’s I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One. Listen to it on Spotify and imagine you’re sitting next to Tony Russo. He’s staring deep into your eyes with unbridled affection. The affection of a true friend. A friend who tells you everything is going to be alright.

Listen to this boy (not yet a man) talk for a while

Listen to this boy (not yet a man) talk for a while

Who to thank!

This episode of Amplifier was produced by Wallace the Labrador
Our theme song is written and performed by Kris Ward. Guest illustrations by Keri O'Mara
You can find Amplifier on twitter @AmplifierFM
This episode was sponsored by Hyundai and Tony's Scones.
Amplifier is made with heart and soul by HotAir.fm

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