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82 minutes | Jul 9, 2017
Kurosawa part 3 Dreams
Later stage Kurosawa is one of the most important directors in history, Dan and Lew discuss this classic Kurosawa stage v. previous and breakdown all the vignettes in his 1990 masterpiece Dreams.
91 minutes | Jun 21, 2017
Kendrick Lamar's Damn & his relationship with God
Damn dropped and the whole world tried to figure it out. Kendrick wrote a letter to a prominent hip hop website explaining his views on God and it was massively informative...spawning research and this episode. We do not throw rocks and hide our hands, instead Lew and Dan bask in the afterglow of a great album.
99 minutes | Mar 12, 2017
The Voyage of Yojimbo
A story that starts with a Pinkerton detective and falls into the most known samurai movie of all time only to be made into one of the most important westerns, crime movies, etc. Yojimbo strikes something at the very core of human experience and we made sure to jabber about it.
19 minutes | Dec 18, 2016
This is the final leg of the first magnificent era of Kurosawa movies. We will be jumping headfirst into another classic very shortly. Enjoy the final thoughts!
34 minutes | Dec 12, 2016
Ikiru part 2
Ikiru is so powerfully emotional that the deeper economic and social discussions are eclipsed, at times, and we reclaim it. We dig into Marx and Labor-Power and the importance of real practical action.
30 minutes | Dec 4, 2016
Ikiru part 1
This one is all over the place. We are diving into the world of Akira Kurosawa in three parts. The first part of his career is when Ikiru was produced(1952) and it is magic. Lew and Dan discuss your favorite Christmas movie, the Philadelphia 76ers and how deeply Marx would love this film.
21 minutes | Oct 17, 2016
Groupthink In The Key of Art featuring Kyle Gervais p 4
The mighty conclusion is about fatherhood & politics; very goofy, very ranty.
37 minutes | Oct 10, 2016
Groupthink in The Key of Art p.3 featuring Kyle Gervais
The mechanism of criticism looks the same when its broken as when it is fixed and operational but it doesn't do what it is supposed to do. In part 3, Kyle leads us through his personal journey with Groupthink in regards to critics and the influence one had over his last album (Hypocrite). Kierkegaard chips in!
37 minutes | Oct 1, 2016
Groupthink In The Key of Art p.2 featuring Kyle Gervais
What is it like when you give your worst performance and no one can tell the difference? Or they like it better than your best work. Kyle Gervais talks to us about the dangers of artistic communities and the voices sometimes stifled. Dan tells us about weird army marching cadences.
36 minutes | Sep 25, 2016
Groupthink In The Key of Art p.1 featuring Kyle Gervais
Kyle Gervais from the local group KGFREEZE joins us to talk shop about Groupthink and he does NOT shy away from addressing anything and everything. Dan says the phrase "people like Mark Twain" which is nonsense and gets called on it.
31 minutes | Sep 5, 2016
Favorite/Most Important Simpsons Character p 3
The final leg of the journey. We discuss our favorite characters, Futurama(Dan likes it better!) and Dan's unfortunate anniversary gift.
23 minutes | Aug 27, 2016
Favorite/Most Important Simpsons Character p 2
What do the people at Moe's Tavern think of Homer? What was Marge like before this life she leads? Does Bart have a moral code? This is the nut meat of the conversation. Seriously diving into the vast fictional world of Springfield(with some laughs coming quite naturally).
23 minutes | Aug 25, 2016
Favorite/Most Important Simpsons character p 1
The show that defined two, maybe three generations depending on how you look at it. Lew and Dan look at it from all the angles and try to really get at the importance of the show. Best place to start: the criticism of it.
31 minutes | Jul 29, 2016
Warning P 2
In P.2 the discussion goes from the nature of scientific integrity to the integrity of our consumption. Along that road we talk Game of Thrones & Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
23 minutes | Jul 27, 2016
Now that the podcast has taken a seat at the long table of world wide web...we have to be clear about who we want and who we don't want sitting with us.
32 minutes | Jun 12, 2016
The Year in Death-4
The mighty conclusion tackles generational changes throughout the mainstream of music: Beatles v. Classical Music, Keith Richards hates everything. How does a great artist manifest the confidence to stand against the tides? We also give top five albums you need to hear for each and Dan talks about the single performance that sold him on Prince. THANK YOU AGAIN to Dominic Lavoie and his album Ferret is gorgeous. It is on his bandcamp. https://thelucid.bandcamp.com/
32 minutes | Jun 12, 2016
The Year in Death-3
David Bowie sings the apocalypse for a generation rocked by presidential assassination and war. Prince unveils the dimensions of sex to a post-AIDS post-VHS porn America. Dominic Lavoie assists Lew & Dan as we chew over the importance of Prince and whether or not the rivalry was really with Mike...or Madonna....
27 minutes | Jun 12, 2016
The Year in Death p.2
Prince and Bowie went platinum or gold for twenty years straight. When we dig into how utterly fantastically impossible it is to go platinum now (like getting a bill through congress) it helps us better understand the pressure they lived under. Who is ready for that pressure now? Dominic Lavoie assists Lew and Dan in unraveling the legacy of these two Icons.
25 minutes | Jun 12, 2016
The Year in Death p.1
We had the honor of bringing in Dominic Lavoie of Dominic & The Lucid to talk about the legacy and philosophical impact of Prince & David Bowie...boy did he. Before we got to that we spent a lot of time on his new album Ferret which is a Godzilla sized psychedelic monster. He talks about putting out new material for the first time in five years and re-engaging with his audience.
19 minutes | Jun 7, 2016
Nihilism in Rap Music:2pac Shakur-Me Against The World p.3
In loving conclusion to an album so elegantly impossible to fully understand.
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