Monday, December 9, 2013

Episode 12 - 9 - 13

(original podcast date 12-9-13)
Here in Northwest Arkansas, 1-2 inches of snowfall can bring the entire tri-county area to its worship of the fact that we don't have the infrastructure to deal with snow or ice. So, the University has been closed since last Thursday while townsfolk try and fail to drive on frictionless surfaces; we've been on glorious vacation, venturing out to sled or holing up in our fortresses of solitude, dreading the return to our white, blue, or taupe-collared jobs.

But our vacation is probably coming to an end tomorrow, and in any case we braved the weather to take advantage of a captive audience.

We heard music from:

Eight Below, 2006 - Mark Isham
The Ice Storm, 1997 - Mychael Danna
The Empire Strikes Back, 1980 - John Williams
The Shining, 1980 - Wendy Carlos


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Episode 12 - 1 - 13

Tonight we discussed the much talked about and, it must be said, highly ironic death of Paul Walker who drove furiously into a pole and was killed. Of course, he wasn't driving, but likely complicit in his race-car buddy's showing off in a $300,000 Porsche. We had a few jabs about this, probably provoking the ire of a few listeners, but the bottom line remains that a 40-year-old with a young daughter died under circumstances that could have been avoided. The Fast and the Furious still sucks.

The Boom reviewed Thor: The Dark World and found it silly. Go fig.

We heard music from:

Risky Business, 1983 - Tangerine Dream
The Social Network, 2010 - Atticus Ross
Broken Flowers, 2005 - Mulatu Astatke