Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’
YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour turns 500 episodes old this week and your friends in podcasting celebrate this august milestone with one of their most bizarre shows ever, and it’s truly an episode where everyone is dying to get in … You see, after meeting up at a certain historic building in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles to discuss such topics as a recent Guillermo del Toro exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Dean’s art work AND Dean’s long-awaited graphic novel, Dean and Phil go on a field trip to Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, one of the most unusual cemeteries in all the world! Never mind their usual segment “Celebrity Deaths”, in this episode your friends in podcasting celebrate death itself! Sound odd enough for you?
Has there ever been a more wild and free-wheeling grab bag of topics on a single installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour as there is on this week’s show? Consider the topics discussed:
The mysterious death of Thomas Kinkade, the occult meaning of words and symbols, Dean Haglund running a 5K race, the legacy of Mike Wallace, the films of Guy Maddin, the latest in the MPAA’s battle with The Weinstein Company over the rating of Bully.
All that, plus your friends in podcasting weigh in on a documentary about Comic-con, a Woody Allen drama, a John Cassavetes classic, two great, award-winning independent films from last year (one from the UK, one from South Korea).
And on top of all of that, we even have a brand new theme song by The B-Film Extras!
It’s part two of Dean and Phil’s look at their all-time favorite books. This week, from show business biographies to the poetry of a Sufi master, from the Biology of Transcendence to the mysteries of a quantum universe, it’s an entire hour dedicated to non-fiction. History, science, biography, essays, poetry and yes, even anthologies of jokes are included. It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, where reading is sexy!
And to all of our listeners who will be in the London area NEXT Monday (3 May), the Thelma and Louise of podcasting will be appearing on a panel at the Sc-Fi-London Film Festival. For information, visit Maybe They ARE Out to Get You!
Your friends in podcasting have treated you to many delightful theme shows during the (almost) three years they’ve been on the Farpoint Media Network. And though Dean and Phil have attempted to be diligent in discussing “what they’re reading”, and though they’ve even had authors on the show, they’ve never dedicated an entire episode to the subject of books.
Buckle up for the excitement caused by Dean and Phil discussing their all time favorite works of literary fiction. And keep those Kindles handy! You might want to immediately start downloading the titles discussed on this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
For the rest of us, “no” means “no”, but for Kobe Bryant, there isn’t any “no” in “M-V-P” and he certainly played like one in leading the Los Angeles Lakers to another NBA Championship. And how do you celebrate when your team has won it all? You set fire to downtown! No puny riots can prevent Dean and Phil from bringing you a hilarious, action-packed hour of conversation and entertainment, however. Join them as they discuss attending fundraisers for Tippi Hedren’s Shambala Preserve and Los Angeles’ own Luminario Ballet. Also, Phil witness eight of the most dangerous minds in Los Angeles performing spoken word pieces on the theme of “shelter” at Rogue Machine’s “Rant and Rave.” One of those pieces is by former Chillpak Hollywood Hour guest Tucker Smallwood and it’s a great read. Another performer at the show was the absolutely brilliant, two-time poetry slam national champ Steven Connell.
Now that the Screen Actors Guild has finally and overwhelmingly ratified a new labor agreement with the producers, Dean and Phil do a final post-mortem on the labor strife that was and where the hell we go from here. From labor battles to late night comedy wars, Dean and Phil survey the radically altered landscape of late night television to see who will remain standing. Then it’s off to the multiplexes, where Dean discusses a truly horrible premiere he attended, and Phil discusses a wide array of films, from Pixar’s Up to Angels and Demons, from Edward Zwick’s Defiance to Baz Luhrmann’s Australia.