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4 minutes | Oct 5, 2015
Pulp Pop 011 – The Race For Space
http://apartofhim.com/pulppop/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2015/10/pp011.mp3 Pulp Pop 011 – The Race For Space In this episode, Trent talks about Public Service Broadcasting’s 2015 album “The Race For Space.” Go! – Public Service Broadcasting from PSBHQ on Vimeo. http://publicservicebroadcasting.net/ Go! is the second single to be taken from Public Service Broadcasting’s new album The Race For Space. Directed by Lucy Dawkins and Tom Readdy. Produced by Yes Please! Productions. Thanks to the NASA Audio & Multimedia Collections and Colin Mackellar at honeysucklecreek.net for the material used in this video. PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – THE OTHER SIDE (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – GAGARIN from PSBHQ on Vimeo. http://publicservicebroadcasting.net/ Public Service Broadcasting unveil the video for the first single from their upcoming second album, ‘The Race For Space’. A brassy, funk-heavy superhero theme song for the most famous man in the world at the time, ‘Gagarin’ reveals a new side to the band – not least their considerable dancing skills. Once again given access to newly acquired BFI footage, this time of the Soviet space race, PSB’s J. Willgoose, Esq. explained the rationale behind the song: “We didn’t want to be too literal in our interpretation of the material we were given – material that was full of heroic language and a sense of exuberance, with lines like ‘the hero who blazed the trail to the stars’, and ‘the whole world knew him and loved him’. It seemed more appropriate to try and re-create some of that triumphant air with a similarly upbeat song – and when it came to creating the video, the best way we could think of to communicate that sense of joy was to get our dancing shoes on.” Contains footage from ‘Voyage to the Stars’, ’10 Years In Space’, ‘Man Remains on Earth’, ‘Man Returns from Space’ & ‘Red Moon’, all BFI National Archive and used with kind permission Director: Alex Kemp Choreographer: Kieran Donovan Producer: Tony Powell Assistant Producer: Vijay Sisodia Director of Photography: Dominic Bartels Editor: Lucy Badger Grade: Joe Bicknell Sound Designer: Adam Smyth Production Designer: Amy Cooper Goodrich Camera Assist: Chris Starkey Steadicam: Jon Moy Projections: Gerred Blyth Graphic Designer: Leo Williamson Costume: Jenny Schwarz Commissioned with help of our friends at Radar Music Videos http://www.radarmusicvideos.com/ This episode was sponsored by twitter users Mayor of beer town and Miranda Janelle. Follow them, and tell them thanks for this episode. Additionally if you enjoy what you ear on this episode of Pulp Pop, please checkout our website, because we’ve got it packed with a lot more great content. So, here it is. I’m Trent Hunsaker, and this is Pulp Pop. “Space is there, and we’re going to climb it. And the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there.” Sometimes a piece of culture is able to extol a moment in history with such power, with such intensity and excitement, that a pleat is made, bridging the distance between history and artifact. Public Service Broadcasting’s 2015 album, “The Race for Space,” is a rose-colored looking glass that allows generations alien to the actual Space Race, a chance to catch the excitement and wonder that affected those who were originally a part of it. Public Service Broadcasting is the musical and art performance duo consiting of london-based J. Willgoose, Esquire (The most British name ever), and Wrigglesworth… (or is that even more British). Theirs is a quest to inform, educate and entertain. And they are really good at doing just that, through instrumental music married with samples from historical-archive footage and audio. The album is a highlight reel of the competition between the Soviet Union and United States to conquer space, from 1957 to 1972, from Sputnik 1 to Apollo 17. The duo’s synthe-heavy music and danceable tempos lend perfectly to samples of the Space Race: beit samples of the telemetry signal from Sputnik, or the launch sequences of Apollo 11. Willgoose explains, “We’re about using the technology of the day to take stuff from the past and recontextualise it in the present, rather than being some kind of retro-throwback to some bygone age…” For those like me, who sat through educational film-strips in school, it might seem difficult to empathize with Apollo 8’s mission control; I mean, we first saw a moon orbit with the beep of the cassette tape and the click of the next slide. But through their track “The Other Side”, public service brodcasting transports you into what must have been a nervous, hushed room, waiting, hoping to hear from Apollo 8 as it rounded the moon in partial radio silence. However, they are also able to capture the feeling of what it must have been like to be cosmonaut Yuri Gargin, not as the first man journeying into outerspace, but as Gargin, the soviet equivalent to international celebrity or rockstar. While none of the Album’s tracks touch on the Cold War fueling these launches into the unknown, these retrospective tributes aren’t all danceable party anthems. “Fire in the Cockpit” is a heavy bead of static, synthe and strings which conveys the gravity of the Apollo 1 disaster, which claimed the lives of astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White, and Roger Chaffee. Public Service Broadcasting lets the men and women who were in this great race for the stars tell their stories. The excitement, the fear, the humanity of these voices are what truly fills the gap of time that separates now from them. Because even though we have been to the moon, we, humanity still choose to take on challenges and difficult goals “not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” All Right, That’s it.
5 minutes | Jul 23, 2015
Pulp Pop 010 – Does Not Commute
http://apartofhim.com/pulppop/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2015/07/pp010.mp3 Pulp Pop 010 – Does Not Commute List on Soundcloud In this episode of Pulp Pop, Steve Kent takes us inside the iOS and Android mobile game, DOES NOT COMMUTE. This episode was sponsored by Twitter user @RLE116. From the award-winning makers of SMASH HIT, DOES NOT COMMUTE is a temporal paradox in which you have no one to blame but yourself. What starts out as a relaxing commute in a small town of the 1970′s quickly devolves into traffic chaos with hot dog trucks, sports cars, school buses and dozens of other vehicles. You drive them all. Plan ahead. Don’t be late. Available on iOS and Android platforms. Creators Dennis Gustafsson and Henrik Johansson Actual Game-Play Screen Shot Actual Game-Play Screen Shot Actual Game-Play Screen Shot Actual Game-Play Screen Shot Actual Game-Play Screen Shot
5 minutes | Jul 4, 2015
Pulp Pop 009 – Ultimate Comics Captain America
http://apartofhim.com/pulppop/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2015/07/pp009.mp3 Pulp Pop 009 – Ultimate Comics Captain America Listen on SoundCloud In this 4th of July edition of Pulp Pop, Trent recommends the 2010 graphic novel Ultimate Comics Captain America. This episode was sponsored by Twitter user @TKaytt. Purchase this and other Marvel graphic novels from Death Ray Comics, here. I’m Trent Hunsaker, and this is pulp pop. Birthed just before the dawn of the United State’s most heroic era, Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, two socially conscious New York Jews who saw the atrocities that had consumed Europe and were soon to consume the entire world. Even after the threatening letters and hate mail Simon and Kirby received after first issue’s debut in March 1941, the two felt it was their duty to excuse the pun’ soldier on. Simon wrote in his memoir “The opponents to the war were all quite well organized. We wanted to have our say too.” Cap continued strong through the 40s but people seemed to lose interest by the time the nuclear 50s set in. His rebirth in 1961 by original Creator Jack Kirby and writer Stan Lee, brought him into the pages of contemporary pop culture, where he has remained for the past 50 plus years. There have been many writers and artists to take up Cap’s Shield in the pages of Marvel Comics. Some stories are flashbacks to the dark days of Nazi Occupied Europe. Other’s are placed in the more fantastic galactic realm fighting the Kree, or the Skrulls, but always fighting anywhere dictators enforce their doctrine. In 2010, writer Jason Aaron and artist Ron Garney, told a 4 issue Cap’ story that stands as an ensign (sorry about the pun) for creators who dawn the star and stripes of Captain America. Theirs is a story that shows how a character, an idea, conceived 75 years ago, is just as important now as it was for America’s greatest generation The Ultimate Comics Captain America graphic novel, is the story of Steve Rogers, the original Captain America, coming to realize that while he was frozen in ice, the military continued the mantle of Captain America with other super soldiers. When he confronts Frank Simpson, the Captain America of the Vietnam Conflict, he sees a twisted, raging, homicidal version of himself staring back, complete with a patriotic Stars and Stripes face tattoo. A lot of this graphic novel takes place in the jungles of a Modern-Day Vietnam. Aaron has a particularly interesting insight to that portion of the world and its history, as he had first-hand accounts given to him by his cousin, the late Gustav Hasford, the writer of the Stanly Kubrik film Full Metal Jacket. Jason Aaron confronts readers with Simpson, the almost anti Steve Rogers: is he just the product of a more complex, drug-juiced, godless era, driven by example after example of government sanctioned murder? Aaron lets readers feel for themselves, in the hot, wet, stifling jungles of Vietnam decide for themselves if Cap’s old timey right and wrong 1940s views are even applicable in a time when his own country authorizes mass homicide. Even though this story was written and drawn 60 years after Simon and Kirby first put Cap’ into the four color pages of Timely Comics; there is no doubt in my mind, that the those two jewish boys from New York, would be proud to see the Captain America still Shielding values and rights worth fighting for.
4 minutes | Jun 25, 2015
Pulp Pop 008 – Ministry of Space
http://apartofhim.com/pulppop/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2015/06/pp008.mp3 Pulp Pop 008 In this episode, Will Kent gives us a taste of the alternate history graphic novel MINISTRY OF SPACE by Warren Ellis and Chris Weston. This episode is brought to you by Paul Cox of the Cotton Ponies and Twitter user @FredTegge. MINISTRY OF SPACE IMAGE COMICS (W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Laura Martin, Chris Weston Collects MINISTRY OF SPACE #1-3 This is the story of how we could have gone to space. Maybe how we should have gone to space. This is the story of the Ministry of Space. The black budget that financed the move into space. The deaths of the test pilots, taken from the surviving Spitfire flyers of the Battle of Britain. And in 2000, the end of the Golden Age, as America and Russia begin moving into space. The secret revealed, and the destruction of a man who sacrificed himself for the Ministry of Space. Plus, a sketchbook section by CHRIS WESTON and an all-new appendix by WARREN ELLIS revealing the facts behind the fiction! Contact Death Ray Comics to order your copy of Ministry of Space.
4 minutes | Jun 18, 2015
Pulp Pop 007 – One-Punch Man
http://apartofhim.com/pulppop/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2015/06/pp007.mp3 Pulp Pop 007 Steve Kent explains why the webcomic-to-manga (and soon to be released in print in North America) ONE-PUNCH MAN is a piece of culture worth checking out. Viz Media announced the North American print availability in a tweet. This September we will release a print edition of One-Punch Man! #OnePunchMan #manga — VIZ Media (@VIZMedia) June 5, 2015 The digital copy of One-Punch Man Vol. 1 is just $6.99.
9 minutes | May 20, 2015
Pulp Pop 006 – Jimmy Cliff
http://apartofhim.com/pulppop/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2015/05/pp006.mp3 Pulp Pop 006 – Jimmy Cliff In this episode, Trent takes a look at Jimmy Cliffs 1969 self-titled album that defined the Rocksteady genre. Jimmy Cliff reflected on this album in an interview with the AV CLUB: My first big album, the second album I made [1969’s Jimmy Cliff], had a hit called “Wonderful World, Beautiful People” on it. It also had “Vietnam” and songs like that. It was my roots reggae album. After that, I went to Muscle Shoals and did another album called Another Cycle. Some of my fans were unhappy that I didn’t continue on my reggae train. So that was a chapter of my career that was incomplete. I always knew in my mind that I would complete it, and the way to complete it was to go back to the roots again. From NJ.com: During his Sunday night concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, Paul Simon welcome reggae great Jimmy Cliff as a special, unannounced guest. After mentioning that the rhythm of Cliff’s “Vietnam” inspired his own “Mother and Child Reunion,” he welcomed Cliff onto the stage, to sing on “Vietnam” (which Simon has covered, without Cliff, on other tour stops this year), “Mother and Child Reunion” and Cliff’s “The Harder They Come.” Read about Jimmy Cliff in “The Guide to United States Popular Culture.” This show is brought to you by @DaxHansen, @RLE116, @MayorOfBeerTown, and @tkaytt.
8 minutes | Apr 11, 2015
Pulp Pop 005 – Powsurfers / White Waves
http://apartofhim.com/pulppop/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2015/04/pp005.mp3 Powsurfers / White Waves In this episode, Trent talks about the binding-less snowboard movement behind Grassroots Powdersurfing and the new documentary White Waves. White Waves – A Powdersurfing Documentary – Trailer Purchase / Rent White Waves Visit the Grassroots Powdersurfing – www.powsurf.com/ Grassroots Powdersurfing is also the home to the on-going webseries: The Powsurf Chronicles The Powsurf Chronicles Ep 6 – Canada! from Grassroots Powdersurfing on Vimeo Music Credits: “Tea Roots” Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “So This is Xmas” Shardlow looperman.com “Bring the Funk” Lyricless, Pt. 1 Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Can’t Stop Won’t Stop “Staging” fx89 looperman.com Love the show? Here’s how you can help ensure more: Trent produces these shows… as his job. Show him you appreciate his work with a donation. No funds? No Problem! Give us a review on Stitcher and/or iTunes or, just tell a friend.
8 minutes | Dec 23, 2014
Pulp Pop 004 – Home Movies
http://apartofhim.com/pulppop/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2014/12/pp004.mp3 Pulp Pop 004 – Home Movies In this episode, Trent talks about the Adult Swim animated sitcom “Home Movies.” Image via Adult Swim.com Watch Home Movies on Hulu Watch Home Movies on Adult Swim Stream – Rent – Purchase “Home Movies” from Amazon Listen to the Home Movies Sound Track by Brendon Small on Grooveshark
5 minutes | Dec 16, 2014
Pulp Pop 003 – Space Dandy
http://apartofhim.com/pulppop/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2014/12/pp003.mp3 Pulp Pop 003 – Space Dandy In this episode, Steve talks about Shinichirō Watanabe’s newest animated series “Space Dandy.” via http://spacedandy.com/ SoundCloud also has a TON of Space Dandy songs and remixes. Space Dandy: Season 1 (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Watch Space Dandy on Adult Swim. Watch Space Dandy on cruncyroll. Watch Space Dandy on Hulu.
5 minutes | Nov 10, 2014
Pulp Pop 002 – Paul’s Boutique
http://apartofhim.com/pulppop/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2014/11/pp002.mp3 Download Pulp Pop 002 In this episode, Trent talks about the Beastie Boys’ album “Paul’s Boutique.” Paul’s Boutique Stream Paul’s Boutique on Spotify or buy Paul’s Boutique (20th Anniversary Edition) (Vinyl LP) from Amazon. Additional music used this week was by Jahzzar and Black Ant as part of the Free Music Archive. Make sure to check out the album on rap.genius.com – it’s mind blowing all the cultural reference they cram into these songs.
6 minutes | Nov 7, 2014
Pulp Pop 001 – Matinee
http://apartofhim.com/pulppop/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2014/11/pp001.mp3 Download Pulp Pop 001 Pulp Pop is a short podcast about pieces of culture that pop! In ths episode, Trent talks about the Joe Dante 1993 film Matinee. Music used in this episode is from Jahzzar: www./freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/ via www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matinee_(1993_film) Make sure to read the full review of Matinee by Roger Ebert. Buy Matinee and Support Pulp Pop Rent/Stream Matinee and Support Pulp Pop
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