Episode 78 – Abby Polakow and Erica Lange

This episode features the return of teacher, costume designer, and cosplay nerd Abby Polakow, and her creative partner, graphic designer, Erica Lange; known collectively as The Spindle Sisters. Michael, Abby, and Erica discuss paper dolls, Benedict Cumberbatch, old friends, terms of endearment, boys playing with girls, Grim Faerie Tales, justice in stories, nature horror films, Prince, Regency costumes, Victoria, waistcoats, Barbies, childless aunts, She-Ra, prolonged adolescence, New Age parents, nerdiness, children’s programming 70s vs. 80s, toy-based cartoons, The Four Yorkshiremen, Scotch tape, robbers, lock down drills, growing up with TV vs. without, heterogeneity, consumerism vs. passion, brain development,  home movies, LibraVox.org, The Santa Clarita Diet, and Werner Herzog.

LINKS
The Spindle Sisters on Facebook
The Spindle Sisters on Instagram
Spindle Sisters on Twitter
The Four Yorkshiremen sketch
Werner Herzog

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Episode 22 – Rocket Scientists

This week is a full-length episode with 20-year LA Progressive Rock band, Rocket Scientists. Eric Norlander, Mark McCrite, Don Schiff and Michael talk about musical instruments, showbiz stories, playing in Vegas, reading music, album production, progressive rock techniques, intersecting musical genres, musical roots, album-oriented rock, first bought albums, collecting music, record vinyl, album art and packaging, their newest album Refuel and EP Supernatural Highways, French horn, music videos vs. touring, Steam Punk, and far too many bands and artists to list.

LINKS
TheTank.com
Rocket Scientists on Facebook
Rocket Scientists on YouTube
NS Stick Instruments
Galileo music video
Progressive Rock

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Episode 21 – Eric Schreeck

Our guest is actor, writer, artist, and musician, Eric Schreeck. Also joining us this week is special co-host, Kitty Brown. Eric, Kitty, and Michael discuss geographical weather, social and performing personas, musical themes of sex and religion, Prince, bleeding for art, Ground Control Karaoke, art shows at goth clubs, Unextraordinary Gentlemen, synthpop, SteamPunk, childhood cosplay, action figure accessories, mispronunciation, Portland, nomadic childhoods, critical thinking vs. politics, Doctor Who, and Industrial music.

LINKS
Eric Schreeck on Facebook
Unextraordinary Gentlemen
Bloodpenny
Ground Control Karaoke
Kitty Brown Designs
@KittyBrown
Kitty Brown on Facebook

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