In another late podcast, I found myself in mired in an emotional fog of frustration from a very weird week. On top of that, the article of Liam Neeson came out and the ramifications and debate surrounding his actions nearly forty years ago kicked me into such irritation that I felt it worth talking about. Still dealing with the bullshit I talked about on the last episode, i.e. the challenges of being a mediocre creative, is mostly why this episode is so late, so I will have this and two others within a couple days. I think Neeson's story is a teachable moment and something real and human that's been twisted. My usual problems with internet journalism and social media immediacy come up again, and I tell a story from just five-and-a-half years ago in my own life. Enjoy. Also, I just learned in posting articles for this, that Liam's nephew died just weeks ago. My condolences.
71 Complaining About Complaining: Spider-Man, Gillette, and Louis CK
Are you tired of the constant internet outrage machine? Same here. So join me in complaining from my haughty, yet feckless perch in this little corner of internet hell. I've been playing Spider-Man on PS4, and stupidly searched out weird, negative reactions to it. People are also losing their fucking minds over a commercial, and I'm weary of everyone going nuts over... everything.
66 Interview with Noam Dworman, Owner of the Comedy Cellar
Once again I nab an individual waaaayyy out of my podcasting league and interview Noam Dworman, owner of the legendary Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, New York City. The iconic club is one of the most famous in the world and is seen in the opening credits of 'Louie'. The club and specifically Noam, have been in the news of late because Louis CK has returned to perform there a number of times. We connected over a recent heckler incident of one of CK's sets and talked about the media, Louie's misconduct, and the club's origins. Enjoy!
58 Racist Cartoons and Incomplete Journalism, DWCB Sneak Peek!
Better late than never? Here, I chat about the recent controversy surrounding the cartoon of Serena Williams, and comparisons to the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Also, I bring up the reporting around Louis CK's first set back since he admitted to sexual misconduct, and build on my dislike of inaccurate and misleading reporting from last episode. Plus, at the end of the episode, check out a preliminary mix from the upcoming Dead Weight Citizens Brigade album!
57 Witcher Netflix Casting, Journalism, Measles and Music
I pledge to you good people that the podcast will go back to being updated regularly, even though I am in the mixing and re-recording stage of the Dead Weight Citizens Brigade Album. In this episode, I yap about my recent goings-ons, measles in Vancouver, and the Witcher Netflix series casting controversy, with some critiques on modern journalism. Please enjoy! BAME Ciri mega-thread... https://www.reddit.com/r/witcher/comments/9f2cs9/megathread_updated_information_regarding_the/ The case against... https://www.reddit.com/r/witcher/comments/9e2irp/bame_ciri_would_force_other_characters_to_also_be/ Sensationalist and inaccurate reporting... http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a865896/witcher-netflix-showrunner-quits-twitter-backlash-ciri-bame-casting/ In my opinion, an unnecessary petition to Lauren Hissrich... https://www.change.org/p/lauren-s-hissrich-don-t-limit-ciri-s-casting-call-to-bame-only Listen to the Dead Weight Citizens Brigade EP! https://deadweightcitizensbrigade.bandcamp.com/releases My Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/taymooshow