Episode 50 – A Strong Fifty (w/ Anthony Fantano)

You’re talking to the Anthony Fantano, the Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd, motherfucker.

– Anthony Fantano, the internet’s busiest music nerd


Somehow, someway, we’ve made it to fifty whole episodes of this podcast. I want to thank each and every one of you who’s ever listened to us ramble on about music that we care about. I’m so glad we’ve been able to connect with you in a real and genuine way for over a year.

But you know how we do things here. From collaborations with Ignorant Philosophy to The Link Up to some of the guys from Dead End Hip Hop, we do it big, ESPECIALLY when we cross a milestone like this. So who else could we have on but the Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd himself? Join my friend Nick and I as we geek out over toothpaste, Big Sean, and the pressures of reviewing music full-time with Anthony Fantano himself!

So what did you think of our conversation? Let us know in the comments below!

Time to Get Busy!

I’m ready to take this up a notch.

Hello, person who’s reading this blog. Most likely, if you’re here, you already know who I am and what this is, but if not…

My name is Jason B. Russell. Nowadays I’m known across the interwebs as @jayburritos, the master of millennial music and the creator of Runaway Jukebox, a conversational music podcast. I’ve been producing this show for over a year now, and it’s changed a lot since episode one. Going from your favorite new hip-hop podcast, to just your favorite music show, to adding a full website and trying to start up a blog has been a large hassle, mostly because I haven’t seen any of these things (besides the podcast itself) through and they usually end up falling off before it ever becomes anything worth talking about! The whole reason why I kept trying to expand into these different territories is because even with over an hour of talking per week, I was still somehow missing out on music I wanted to discuss! But that stops here.

Every week, Kim and I (and/or whoever else stops by to say hello) discuss a lot of music in our weekly conversation, but somehow I still end up skipping over other albums or songs that I find and enjoy. Doesn’t that seem like it’s missing the point of what this brand is all about? I’d say so.

So as of now, I’m moving the website to a more blog-friendly host so I can communicate with you guys just like a blog would! Runaway Jukebox has always had the potential to be more than just our podcast, and while before now I’ve always half-assed that potential and grew frustrated with myself when results didn’t show, I can guarantee you that I’m done after this point. There are countless albums I want to go back and write legitimate reviews for. Countless artists I want to go back and discover. Countless genres I’d like to introduce to our small but engaged audience. I don’t have any set schedule on when I plan on posting, but since I have more people paying attention to us now, I’m not afraid to share more of my thoughts and opinions on one of art’s greatest forms with you. Maybe one of these days, we can evolve into a respectable powerhouse, complete with guest writers, artists, and an entire tribe of music lovers like myself.

Always yours,