Filmmaker Camen Hodges talks about One-ers, and being on tour with lunatics. Erstwhile Strangely has lots of feelings about books, specifically negative ones. Meanwhile the song of the week is about a brawl, because fighting for the sheer unholy joy of it is fun to some people?
Secretive Islander Jori Phillips, talks about hitting a deer, being internet famous for a second and making jokes about where you’re from. Corporate Spoilers and James Bond also feature this week with a magic book and a Frozen Logger.
Fellow Morgan Block Building artist Nancy Canyon joins Strangely to talk about writing memoirs, working in a fire lookout and what our eyes see. There’s also a comment on a video game, some Zelazny and the Screwball Comedy “Blockers.”
Check out www.NancyCanyon.com for more of Nancy’s Work!
Song of the Week: The Elegiac, Traditional, American Song “On My Journey Home.”
Strangely’s Best, Banjoplaying, Bud Aaron J. Shay joins the podcast to talk about uncomfortable epiphanies, dealing with hecklers and the transformative power of speculative fiction. After that Strangely muses on Time Ghosts and decides against embracing them. Plus a brand new song about living in a punk house, some Findings, and Salma Hayek.
My friend Cecilia stops by to chat about painting, gender and the “absence of clothing.” You also get to hear more than you’d probably like about my time in a Finnish bath house and what I think of using “Lazy” as a critique. There’s also a balladic ode to my home state and a review of a Bruce Chatwin book! (Follow @cecilia.lister on instagram for some amazing visual art!)
My first international guest! My dear friend, Comedienne Debi Pirie, was kind enough to come all the way from Scotland to join me in my studio this week! I’ve also got some thoughts on a book called Dark Magic and a cartoon called Bravest Warriors!
Episode 2! I’m just chugging along! Less than a week later and I’ve doubled the amount of content!
This week features a chat with my dear friend Donato about all things magical. Donato is a street magician who occasionally works parlor shows as well. (Even if you’re new to magic, hang in there, he’s got some recommendations about how to learn!)
I’ve also got a movie recommendation, a rumination on shared film experience, something called “veggie tales,” and a cover of “Father Grumble!”
If you've got a topic or guest suggestion, let me know in the comments below!
OMG! It's here! This is officially Episode 1! This week I chat with my dear friend Sarah Shay about a little-seen 80's film called "The Wizard of Speed and Time." You also get a reviews of "Fooling Houdini" and "King of Thieves." For good measure I've thrown in a brand new song called "Galodny The Russian Whale," and my (spoiler-free) review of Avengers: Endgame!
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