Thursday, February 25, 2016

Next episode: Dead Pool on the 7th!

Due to the difficulties we had with the David Bowie podcast, and the long delay in releasing it, we won't be releasing a second podcast this month as we had planned. Also, our next episode will be on Dead Pool, and likely there will some more discussion on absurd-ism a bit as well. That will release the 7th of March and the Kaiju episode will be coming later in March. So stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Episode 17: David Bowie

Episode 17: David Bowie
Hosts: Frank Shaw and John Belliston
Special guest: Tom Sherlock
Produced by Hobos in the Back Row
Scripting by Frank Shaw
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Piano Sonata mvnt 1 by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Piano Sonata mvnt 3 by F.G. Shaw

Here it is folks! Episode 17: David Bowie. We had a lot of grief recording this episode. Our first attempt proved fruitless when the new program I was using to record our Skype conversation was inadvertently closed about an hour in to the discussion. Our second attempt, about a week later went off without a hitch... except of course for all the hitches we ran into. We had several moments of connectivity issues through out the recording and due to the length it took to record we lost John about halfway through due to how late it had become. Regardless of all these problems we managed to put together a pretty good episode. We're joined by our good friend Tom Sherlock, who is also a podcaster on the Apart of Him Podcasting Network. He's featured on A Pod of Us Podcast and Internet Radio Wrestling. Two shows that are really fun listens (and at time over the top hilarious). Sadly we were going to have Aubrey Spivey on with us for this episode, but she was unable to join us for our second attempt. Give the episode, which is essentially a love letter to the works of David Bowie, a listen. It's truly enjoyable.

There maybe a bonus episode with John and I discussing Black Star and Labyrinth in the very near future, so stay tuned for that as well!

Most of the links are to Youtube videos:

This first link is to BBC: Sound and Vision David Bowie. It's an older documentary, but a fascinating look at his life and career up to the early 2000's.

Here's the first part of the documentary that John mentions in the podcast called Duffy: The Man Who Shot the Sixties. It's an interesting take on another aspect and side of the pop music, and art, scene of this time period.

Here's another Sound and Vision documentary released just a few weeks after Bowie's death. It's a more of a tribute video than anything, but still fun to watch.

Here's the Wikipedia page of David Bowie's discography, for those that want to see what albums and tunes are out there.

Here's David Bowies 100 Favorite Books from Mental Floss.

And here, lastly are some thoughts of various artists that were influenced by David Bowie. First is Beck. Trent Reznor discussing how Bowie helped him overcome addiction. And finally Ozzie Ousborne and Geezer Butler discussing Lemmy of Motorhead and David Bowie.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hey folks! Just a little update. Due to some amazing technical issues (Frank screwed up), our next episode won't hit on Monday as our normal schedule would dictate. (We actually have a semi-normal schedule!) Instead it will be postponed until later in the week. We're still discussing David Bowie of course and we have our regular contributor Aubrey Spivey and our good friend (and a bit of a Bowie expert) Tom Sherlock with us well. So stay tuned!