What's this? Episode 13?? You're damn right! Like all of the greats before them, Dr. 2me and Professor T renege on their retirement promises. In this very special episode, the duo interview their friend and former collaborator Deep Reasoning about his career as an Irish rapper. There are many parallels between Deep Reasoning and The Line-Up, but also many differences. Both acts share their insights about their experiences but also veer off on tangents/rants about running, rapping on demand, and offer healthy doses of unsolicited advice. Future podcasting plans are also discussed. Teachers, barmen, bankers, waiters, and full-time player-haters all welcome!
In Episode 12, a season finale of sorts, Dr. 2me and Professor T wrap up the story of The Line-Up, for the time being at least. Professor T reflects on his one and only solo gig to date where he hadn't done his homework and forgot most of the lyrics. Also discussed is the last recorded Line-Up song to date, "Notre Dame", which featured the appearance of a very special guest. Finally, both members of The Line-Up reflect on what their shared creativity has meant to them in their lives. It might be the end of the narrative, but it's not the end of the podcast!
In Episode 11, Dr. 2me and Professor T discuss their experiences of anxiety and praise, Father Ted, and the complex relationship they have had with their fans over the years. They also discuss their proudest moment, "Father Time", and explore the themes of this song in depth. Finally, they mention their grand return to the stage after many years at their joint 30th birthday party in 2015. As they catch up with the present day, join The Line-Up in their most candid episode to date.
In 2010, with the world at their feet, what was stopping The Line-Up from making that next, crucial step to musical immortality? In Episode 10, Dr. 2me and Professor T explore the reasons why they never made it and never really tried hard enough to do so. They also discuss their run-ins with the Southampton Police, rounds of Newcastle Brown Ale and Smirnoff Ice, emigrating producers, acne, and unsolicited advice about seizing the day. Enjoy!
In Episode 9, Dr. 2me and Professor T document the end of an era and the start of a promising new musical partnership. Travel with them from sunny Dublin 2 to dreary Dublin 3 as they struggle to produce anything of value with Dennis. Hear about Professor T's struggles with his self-confidence as his contributions begin to be phased out. Find out what happened when a new producer with an abundance of beats collaborated with The Line-Up. This is not the end, my friend.
In this episode, Dr. 2me and Professor T document a period rich in activity. Hear stories about their interactions with Dave McSavage, Sir Scratch, Bigg Steele, and Jeru the Damaja. Find out what happened when Bernie Reeves attempted stand-up comedy. Hear about the famous Eamonn Doran's gig and less famous gigs in Scott's and the Noggin Inn. As the Snakes & Ladders era comes to a close, help The Line-Up bid au revoir to the golden days.
In Episode 7, Dr. 2me and Professor T continue their discussion on the recording of the Snakes & Ladders album. They also take an in-depth look at why and how their relationship with their producer Dennis began to break down, and go deep into the inspiration for the song "Rapper's Plight". All this and more in this bumper-sized episode.
How many faces has a snake? In Episode 6, Dr. 2me and Professor T pick up where they left off in Episode 3 and continue the discussion on the chronology of The Line-Up. The term "Two Faced Fake Snakes" is explored in depth, leading your two hosts to deal with some home truths.
In this special episode, Professor T sits down with legendary broadcaster Sir John O’Grotes to discuss the past, present, and future of The Line-Up. Sir John pulls no punches, making for a fascinating and humorous listen. Dr. 2me, in turn, sits down with journalist and broadcaster Bernie Reeves to talk about how The Line-Up’s song writing has evolved over the years. Reeves is his no-nonsense self here, ensuring a grilling for Dr. 2me.
In this episode, Dr. 2me and Professor T deviate from the current narrative to give you a blow-by-blow account of their recent gig in The International Bar in Dublin. Go behind the scenes before, during and after this event, which reinvigorated their desire to perform live and put the cool back in cabaret.