90 episodes? I can’t believe it, but I guess it make sense if you do the arithmetic. The first episode I recorded (with my dear friend, Neena) came out December 5th of 2014. It was recorded the day after Thanksgiving that year. In the middle of April, 2017, we have 90 episodes. This is the second-to-last for this series and featuring frequent collaborator Mark Jeacoma. Mark and I discuss musical tastes and the worldwide phenomenon of podcasting.
Thanks to Chris Hasler for suggesting “Down Deep Inside (Theme From “The Deep”).
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Written by David Lawler Additional Commentary by Mark Jeacoma Original Music by Alex Saltz, APS Mastering Introduction Music: “What You Need” (Andrew Farris, Michael Hutchence) by INXS (from the 1985 album “Listen Like Thieves”). Audio Clips: “And When The Sky Was Opened”, “What You Need”.
Tele Novella had been around for a couple of years haunting Texas; an eclectic combination of lizard lounge, psycho-pop, pop-punk, new wave, liberal xylophone, Krush Groove, New Jack, synthesizer surf music with the musical substance of the 1990s as interpreted in Independent circles. It’s the kind of music you listen to while contemplating a dim lamp and sipping a glass of wine. Somebody might be sitting on your sofa and then get up and start swaying and grooving on it and seeing colors and talking about the death of hip-hop or why 9/11 was an inside job, or something like that.
Tonight, we have friend of the show, Sarah La Puerta, and I must apologize for going full pronunciation, but I can’t say “Tele Novella” without it coming out like an actor on a spanish soap opera, and I can’t say the name “La Puerta” without that roll, but that’s just me.
“It is not necessary to believe in God to be a good person. In a way, the notion of God is outdated. One can be spiritual but not religious. It is not necessary to go to church and give money – for many, nature can be a church. Some of the best people in history did not believe in God, while some of the worst deeds were done in His name.” POPE FRANCIS
This is my interview with Alex Saltz, actor and mastering engineer, and one of the stars of my movie, “Total Male Fantasy No. 10”. This is probably the first time we’re talking about the movie at least publicly, but we should start with a little background. I met Alex through a mutual friend, Mark Jeacoma, who has been on my show – twice, we talked about found footage, and we talked about Star Wars. We recorded a couple of shows, one was the famous (or infamous) Scientology podcast for “On The Odd” where we had everybody: Mark, Alex, Chris Hasler, Sarah, and me – that was a fun experience, just getting all those heads together and it turned out great.
Found footage is literally just that – footage found. You’re walking on the street. You stop at a corner. There’s a garbage can on the corner. You take a peak inside, like you would, and you see a stack of video-tapes or even discs, but they’re not labeled in the conventional sense. These aren’t copies of “Night Patrol” or “Jaws” released by video companies. These aren’t attractive-looking with glossy slipcovers and keep-cases. These are BASF, Maxell, Sony tapes. They look like blanks, until you see the sticker on the side; a handwritten label that reads, “DARCY’S CONFIRMATION AGE SEVEN, ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH, ASTORIA DECEMBER 15 1996” or something similar. “POP-POP RENOVATES THE GARAGE, JULY 6, 1992” or something else, something mysterious.
Originally aired March 31, 2015.
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