Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

The World’s First Sing-Along Instrumental?

The latest effort from Silver Spring-based duo, Dubble Trubble, in celebration of Zero to 180’s ninth birthday:

Inspired by Mark Cuban‘s recurring catch phrase on TV’s Shark Tank, could this be the world’s first sing-along instrumental?

Check out this 100-second version of “(For Those Reasons) I’m Out” that features drum work by Bob Mitchell (Ferns) and the mixing talents of Rick Mosher (Bachelors of Art).


“(For Those Reasons) I’m Out

Dubble Trubble

Click on SoundCloud link




E X T R A !

December 22, 2022 Update

“(For Those Reasons) I’m Out” was musically reengineered for even broader worldwide appeal in time for Zero to 180’s tenth anniversary.

“(For Those Reasons) I’m Out

Soft Power ’22 Mix

Click on SoundCloud link



Vocals and lead guitar overdubs recorded Friday, September 24, 2021 at Don Zientara‘s Inner Ear Studio on the last day the renowned Arlington, Virginia sound facility was open to the general public.

Inner Ear Studio

(prior to wrecking ball)

The following week, Dave Grohl‘s Foo Fighters would commandeer Inner Ear for the purposes of making a documentary tribute film, aided in no small part by cinematography firm, Bryan Davis Ltd., who posted this teaser video snippet on their Facebook page along with this blurb:



Coming OCTOBER 2021 –

Studio credits = Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Fugazi, White Zombie, Jimmy Eat World, Slickee Boys, S.O.A., Iron Cross, Scream, Black Market Baby, Dag Nasty, Embrace, Shudder to Think, Velocity Girl, Bikini Kill, The Suspects, Holy Rollers, Girls Against Boys, Adam West and many, many more [including Dubble Trubble]!


For The Record

Final Recording Made at Inner Ear?

Split Decision:

Dubble Trubble track is the final Inner Ear recording (albeit, mixed elsewhere).

Debut LP by Hammered Hulls, however, is the final recording to be mixed at Inner Ear

(and last ever vinyl release to come out of Inner Ear’s South Oakland St. location)

Hammered Hulls at Washington, DC’s Black Cat

November 5, 2022

(Blurb below courtesy of Black Cat)

Alec MacKaye – vocals
Mark Cisneros – guitar
Mary Timony – bass
Chris Wilson – drums



Zero to 180 Milestones:  Years 0-8

  • 1st anniversary piece that featured an exclusive “Howard Dean” remix of a delightful Sesame Street song about anger management (with a special rant about how WordPress’s peculiarities made me homicidal the moment I launched this blog).

  • 2nd anniversary piece that refused to acknowledge the milestone but instead celebrated the under-sung legacy of songwriter/session musician, Joe South – with a link to South’s first 45, a novelty tune that playfully laments Texas’s change in status as the nation’s largest state upon Alaska’s entry into the Union.

  • 3rd anniversary piece that revealed the depths to which Zero to 180 will sink in order to foist his own amateur recordings onto an unsuspecting and trusting populace.

  • 4th anniversary piece that formalized – as a public service – musical chord changes for an old (and tuneless) “hot potato” playground game called The Wonderball.

  • 6th anniversary piece that dared to introduce contemporary music product — i.e., dub-inspired pop fusion — in direct violation of Zero to 180’s must-be-20-years-or-older policy.

  • 8th anniversary piece that celebrated the musical legacy of Washington’s one-time “favorite folk singer” and beloved drama chair at DC’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Donal Leace.

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