#195: Anthony Fantano
Anthony Fantano on Joe Pera Talks To You, Therapy Gecko Podcast, Lifting Weights, and more.
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked Anthony Fantano to share a taste of his taste on Perfectly Imperfect.
Anthony Fantano is the Connecticut-based music critic behind the extremely popular Youtube channel, The Needle Drop. Fantano and his opinions tend to bring out a lot of emotions in people, but love him or hate him, he’s a completely independent critical voice with a taste fully his own, which is something we like to champion on this newsletter. The bump from a review on his channel or a slot on his weekly track round up can be a huge break for smaller artists that most publications aren’t paying attention to. And over the last few years Anthony has interviewed legends such as Phil Elverum, Danny Brown, and Julian Casablancas. Fantano is the most influential critic of our time and lucky for us, he’s here to share a taste of his taste.
Without further ado
📺 JOE PERA TALKS TO YOU
For some reason I can't stop watching this quaint, gentle, contemplative, and cerebral TV show. I rarely watch TV--especially these days. But for some reason I just find the relaxing tone and EXTREMELY subtle humor of Joe Pera's show here to be something really special. It's about the closest a "comedy" show can come to creating the sensation of ambient music. I just like to put this on and vibe.
📱 YOUTUBE PREMIUM
A friend of mine reminded me of how intrusive and satanic the constant ads on YouTube are these days, and, yeah, he was right. Eliminating the need to watch double ads has made being on the app more enjoyable almost INSTANTLY--especially since I'm on the site all damn day. I guess it comes with YouTube music and stuff as well, but it's really the ad-less experience that makes it worth it.
🦎 THERAPY GECKO
It's a podcast where people call in to a live twitch stream and ask advice from a man in a gecko costume. What more could you want? But, really, the guy who hosts this thing, Lyle, has quickly become my favorite podcast host ever. His dry sense of humor and profound outlook on life makes him an amazing guide through all of the chaotic and wonderfully strange calls that come his way in every episode.
💧 PELLEGRINO BOTTLED WATER IN THE GLASS BOTTLE
I don't really drink soda and generally find seltzer uninteresting. But damn this shit hits. Best bottled water. Period. And it's gotta be in the GIANT GLASS BOTTLE so the carbonation is more intense and hits your tongue and throat like acid. Especially when it's cold out of the fridge. BANGIN!
🏋️ LIFTING WEIGHTS
Get some adjustable dumbbells for your house. Bent rows, shoulder raises, curls squats, overhead presses. Do it for the dopamine. Go.
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