Riffs on Riffs

Rediscover the Songs You Thought You Knew

Riffs on Riffs digs beneath the surface of your favorite hits! Hosts Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell provide hilarious analysis, unexpected tangents, and a deep dive into the pop hits you love. We explore the history, the cultural impact, the guilty pleasure factor, and the surprisingly deep messages hidden within the lyrics. You never know where Riffs is going to lead, but it’s going to be a fun journey!

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About Riffs on Riffs

The airwaves have been a touch too quiet, don’t you think? The studio has been dark, the curtains drawn, and the amps silent. But fear not, music aficionados, Riffs on Riffs is back with a full-fledged podcast revival.

Riffs on Riffs has always been about the thrill of musical discovery, that tingle down your spine when a perfect melody kicks in. Every chart-topper is a sonic time capsule. We'll crack it open, trace its history, decode those cryptic lyrics, and unearth the hidden gems in its musical DNA. Hosts Joe and Toby are back as your audio archaeologists, digging up the stories behind the songs.

But here's where it gets fun. From those melodies, we riff. Wild tangents, pop culture connections, personal stories, those "shower thoughts" sparked by a killer chorus – think of it as the ultimate deep dive followed by a freewheeling jam session inspired by the hits. Dust off your headphones and get ready to rediscover those songs you thought you knew.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under the Bridge"

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In this episode of Riffs on Riffs, Joe and Toby dive into the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 1992 hit "Under The Bridge," exploring Anthony Kiedis's emoti...
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Katy Perry "I Kissed a Girl"

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In this episode, Joe and Toby explore Katy Perry's 2008 hit "I Kissed A Girl," its controversy, resonance, and Perry's LGBTQ+ support....
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Owl City "Fireflies"

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In this episode of Riffs on Riffs, Joe and Toby dive into Owl City’s 2009 hit “Fireflies,” exploring its synth-heavy pop sound, Adam Young's creat...
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Pharrell Williams "Happy"

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This week, Toby and Joe dive into Pharrell Williams' iconic 2013 hit single "Happy," originally penned for Despicable Me 2 and intended for Cee Lo...
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Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell bring a unique blend of personality and musical prowess to Riffs on Riffs. Joe is a lifelong musician and guitarist, and Toby is a hip hop producer and emcee.

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The Team

Joe Watson

Joe is a lifelong musician, guitarist, and music connoisseur. He is a founding partner at Switch Innovation Lab, where he helps leaders to develop and build innovative cultures.

Toby Brazwell

Toby is a hip hop producer, emcee, author and motivational speaker. His hip hop group, Edotkom, has opened for several established acts like Fugees, Cypress Hill, to name a few.When he’s not making music or talking about he enjoys spending time with his family.