June 19th, 2013

chronic rift

The Chronic Rift Network update

Here's the latest stuff from The Chronic Rift Network of pop-culture podcasts:
    Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast: "Outrage in Balinderry." John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson are joined by Guest Pal Alex Green of The Six Million Dollar Blog to examine this episode of The Six Million Dollar Man featuring that old standby, the fictional nation. (Facebook | Twitter)

    The Cardboard Jungle: "Girl Talk." Anthony Racano, Paul Leoncavallo, and Matt Soares talk with Sara Reed about the life of a female gamer. (web site | Facebook | Twitter)

    The G2V Podcast: "Abramsverse Star Trek." The latest addition to the network, G2V is a pop-culture discussion show hosted by writers Scott Alan Woodard and Arnold T. Blumberg. Their latest episode is a look at Star Trek Into Darkness. (web site | Facebook | Twitter)

    Generations Geek: "Into Geekness." Scott Pearson and his daughter also take a look at the latest Trek film from their usual adult-and-kid dual perspectives. (Facebook | Twitter)

    The Weekly Podioplex: June 18, 2013. Michael Falkner looks at Man of Steel and the rest of this week's movie news. (Facebook | Twitter)

    Cinefantastique Online: "Spotlight: Man of Steel" and "Interview: Joanna Cassidy." Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski, and Larry French take a look at the latest Superman film, and Dan interviews Cassidy, who talks about her roles on Blade Runner, Star Trek: Enterprise, Body of Proof, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (web site | Facebook | Twitter)

    Mighty Movie Podcast: "Bill Stone on Triumph of the Wall." Dan Persons talks with Stone about his documentary on the building of a wall, made more interesting by the fact that the wall was never finished... (web site | Facebook | Twitter)

    It Has Come to My Attention: "Barnaby comic strips." Kevin Lauderdale looks at the 1940s comic strips, recently reprinted by Fantagraphics.

    Presenting the Transcription Feature: "The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon." John S. Drew continues his catch-up of old-time audio dramas as he does a marathon of Flash Gordon episodes.

If you want to comment on any of these podcasts, you can do so at the forums on the Rift web site, by phone at 888-866-9010, or by e-mail to john at chronicrift dot com -- plus of course, most of the podcasts are on Facebook and Twitter, and some have their own sites (all linked above), so you can go there as well.
  • Current Music
    "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" by Paul Simon & Ladysmith Black Mambazo

midweek music: "I Burn For You"

From a 1985 performance that was immortalized in the Bring on the Night movie, here's Sting performing "I Burn For You," which is a perfectly decent song, but what elevates it is the amazing instrumental at the end, highlighted by Branford Marsalis's saxophone providing accompaniment to one of the best drum solos you will ever encounter from the great Omar Hakim. (Added bonus: Sting plays a standup bass, which is always cool.)

  • Current Music
    "I Burn For You" by Sting