Author - Widge

11 May 2020 Playlist: Joy Heist Begins

Ray Bradbury & Kirk Douglas, hanging out. Drinking coffee.

So what is this? Well, since the world pretty much sucks right now, we all need something to take our minds off of it. So this is pretty much what you would find on something like Need Coffee TV. We could probably stream this madness if we weren’t so damn lazy. But why bother when we can just put together a playlist of goodness to share?

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It’s Culture Time With Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins shirtless painting

If you haven’t seen Henry Rollins do one of his live spoken word shows (read: borderline stand-up) or, more recently, his photo slideshow presentation, then you might not know what a bastion of funny-as-hell erudition he is. Take a moment to enjoy these two entries from Funny or Die. First, he gets shirtless with the Shirtless Painter for a discussion about…damn near everything. Then, he deconstructs Oh, The Places You’ll Go! in a manner that is probably different from any other way you’ve ever heard it read. Classic cultural insanity. Enjoy.

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Make The Bad Men Stop 2019

From last year’s DragonCon hullaballoo, our inaugural panel, in which we gather to make the audience wail and gnash their teeth. Why? Because we’re telling them what Hollywood is going to do to those books, cartoons, games, breakfast cereals, etc. that they love.

On the panel this year: Kim, Leigh, Rob Levy, Rox of Spazhouse, ScottC, Tuffley, & a golem of regret. Enjoy.

#TrackOfTheDay: “454” by Jam Nation

from Burkina Faso, Canada, UK (1993)

Jam Nation: Way Down Before Buffalo Hell

One of the lovely things among many lovely things about Real World Records was their tendency to get a bunch of diverse musicians in a room and let them spend some serious time coming up with songs together. One of the results of this was 1993’s Way Down Below Buffalo Hell, the only release from the group known as Jam Nation. Many, many musicians threw down on the various tracks, but this track has vocals by Daniel Lanois & Gary Dyson, drums by Dave Barbarosa, and Baba Diarra & Bakari Traoré on balafon.

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