Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Rock Snobs

The Rock Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge
Steven Daly
Ira Kaplan
Greg Proops

We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics.

Our Guests: Steven Daly is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the co-author of The Rock Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge.

Ira Kaplan is a co-founder, vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter of the veteran indie rock band Yo La Tengo. We talk with Ira about their 2004 best-of compilation - Prisoners of Love, playing cover songs, and fund raising for WFMU.

In 2006, Yo La Tengo released their 14th LP, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass to critical acclaim.

Greg Proops is a stand-up and improv comedian, best known for his appearances on both the U.K. and American versions of Whose Line is it Anyway.


Wow, this is the first Sound I ever listened to. So I guess I'm pretty old-school if this is a classic.

Ira Kaplin is a fucking punk. He shits on his fans and they gobble it up. When I go to your concerts, throw me a bone and play Autum Sweater not thirty minutes of fucking feedback noise, you fucks. I don't like being hazed by having my eardrums ruptured when all I want to hear is a fucking song. Rock snob does not apply, try rock assholes.

I'm so angry

It's funny to read comments you post years later. Sorry for polluting the internet.