If you’re like me, you spent a good chunk of the late 2000s watching the TV show Lost, only to be severely disappointed when all the show’s crazy nonsense that seemed to hint at a bigger picture turned out to be just regular crazy nonsense. In their new podcast Back To The Island, co-hosts Jeff Rosenstock (of Arrogant Sons of Bitches and Bomb the Music Industry fame) and Chris Farren watch episodes of “Lost” out of chronological order, riffing on how the episodes are definitely not as good the second time around. As with anything Jeff Rosenstock, the podcast is not taken too seriously and is filled with sardonic humor, most of which comes from the hosts’ confusion after watching each episode without context. Although every episode has gems of humor, I recommend starting with the third episode, as it is both the funniest and the most concise of the four currently available.
Alex Chiasson is a writer for Boston Ska (dot) net. Alex's first experience with ska involved referring to it as "that music with the horns, right?" He's gotten better with categorization, but he also has this weird thing about staying humble. You can see Alex perform with The New Limits.