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Rolled Spine Special – rolled spine two

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NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANIARD SECOND EDITION! Our dos episode of the free range topics side podcast arrives a mere three months after the first! You can’t rush perfunctory!

  • 00:30 Are you a Mexican or a Mexi-Can’t?
  • 03:00 Talking Star Wars with Count Drunkula
  • 11:35 Joe Fixit & Diabolu Frank talk Star Wars-flavored sci-fi
  • 16:27 Interlude: Snake-Bite
  • 33:10 Twenty Years is the Marshmallow Anniversary
  • 34:46 Billy Corgan & the Infinite Grungeness

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3 thoughts on “rolled spine two”

  1. Star Wars: I’m with you guys. Sith was the worst of the worst. Clones had good bits, so long as Anakin wasn’t on the screen. I only like the prequels as a DVD product, where all the interviews with George are hilarious illustrations of why I’m not a Star Wars fan. And like Fixit, I think A New Hope has aged well, the pace is sluggish, and the dialog is remedial (but that’s a problem with the whole of the franchise). Only Empire is still watchable to me.

    Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress, apparently the inspiration for A New Hope’s story, is more my jam. Love that film.

    Ice Pirates was a lot of fun when I was a kid. It’s not quite as funny today, but it’s in my DVD collection.

    Trek vs. Wars on religion: Most of Trek is smugly atheistic, except for DS9 which finally delved into the theme of faith. But essentially, Trek is about respecting everyone’s faith and culture. Wars is about one branch of a religion trying to destroy another. Guess which I like better?

    Music: I’m a big Pixies fan. Part of my formative musical years. Sonic Youth I like and respect, though a lot of the stuff is a bit noisy for me today. But every time I hear Kool Thing, I’m taken back to the college bar’s dance floor.

    Archiving the past through podcasting: A worthy reason to do something like this. I’ve started up a French language podcast recently (episodes not yet launched), and it’s specifically to document my province’s improv scene, because its history is all oral and we’ve already started to lose people to untimely deaths.

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  2. I can’t believe you still have more material from our chat, Frank. You didn’t spare a single minute of usable audio!

    The first concert I ever went to was the Smashing Pumpkins at the Duke Ellington Ballroom at Northern Illinois University. It was the same week that MELANCHOLY AND THE INFINITE SADNESS came out. I remember distinctly because it was the very first time I saw Billy Corgan with a shaved head. The video for “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” had already come out and he still had hair in that, as well as in the photos in the album. The double-album dropped on Tuesday. I saw him bald on Friday and told my brother about it Saturday morning, though he didn’t believe me. Then that Saturday night, the Pumpkins performed on Saturday Night Live and everyone saw his shaved head.

    I’ve seen the Pumpkins live four times during four different tours, and I saw Billy’s side band Zwan twice. I loved that band so much, but it got to be problematic in that some of their songs I can’t listen to the album version anymore. Like “Zero”? That song sounds sooo slooowww, but when you hear a live version of it–Holy Shit, it rocks!

    (“Zero” live 1999: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuxFeEvnDFU )

    But I agree that the Pumpkins would be mis-categorized as a grunge band just because the broke out at the same time as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The Pumpkins’ music sounded like a blend of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and ’80s glam rock that walked right up to the edge of being over-produced but didn’t cross the line–until right before the band broke up in 1999.

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  3. Also, there are times–most times, actually–when it seems like Mister Fixit doesn’t know he’s on a podcast. Do you ever record him without his knowledge? Let me put it another way: have you ever told him that he’s part of this podcast?

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