The GribCast
Join the Gribshnobler as he and his friends geek out about movies, music, books, animation, and whatever else they feel like, supplemented with music by himself and others. Creative Commons License
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After a recent theatrical screening of Martin Scorsese's classic Taxi Driver, starring Robert DeNiro, LadyMsGee and The Gribshnobler engage in a reappraisal of the film based on their own fresh perspectives.

Do you like seeing classic films on the big screen? Do you have a local cinemark movie theater?  You should follow Fathom events on Facebook.


If you have local Stone theater you may also want to look into Flashback cinema:

You can purchase or rent Taxi Driver from amazon.

Music in this episode:

1. Bernard Herrmann: Taxi Driver - Main Titles

2. Bernard Herrmann: Assassination Attempt/After the Carnage

both tracks are from the Taxi Driver soundtrack, which you can purchase on CD or vinyl from Amazon.

Direct download: GribCast_-_Taxi_Driver_Rewatch.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 10:45pm EDT

Join the Gribshnobler as he showcases Atmospheric and Ambient Metal in his first themed music special.  Mostly evolving from black metal (though often also influenced by drone, shoegaze, and post-rock), these subgenres can vary from frightening, to soothing, to emotional, from the introspective to the infinite, and everything in between.  Now The Gribshnobler is sharing some of his favorites with you, including tracks by Skyforest, Annorkoth, Mare Cognitum, Garden of Grief, Moonknight, No Need to Open Your Eyes, Aureole, Coldnight, Sorrow Plagues, and Body 13.

Songs and Links for this Episode:

1 & 2. Skyforest: Swan (5:42) & Reminiscence (7:13)

from the album Unity

Check out Skyforest on Bandcamp and Facebook

You can check out all of the other projects of B.M on Soundcloud and Facebook as well.

3. Annorkoth: The Mysteries of Winter Forest (7:32)

from the compilation Through the Mist: Dark Ambient Gathering available from and Bandcamp

Check out Annorkoth on Facebook and with Depressive Illusion Records

4. Mare Cognitum - Crimson Abyss: NGC 2237 (13:44)

from the split Resonance: Crimson Void available as a Digital and Vinyl release.

Check out Mare Cognitum on Facebook and Bandcamp

5. Garden of Grief: Nebelmond (12:10)

from the album Novembernebel

6. Garden of Grief: End of the Line (20:51)

from the album Endstation

Check out Garden of Grief on Facebook and Bandcamp

7 & 8. Moonknight: The Western Shores (3:05) & With Bright Knives (5:08)

from the album Valinor

Check out Moonknight on Facebook and with Rising Beast

9. No Need to Open Your Eyes: Church of Radiance (11:06)

from the album Church of Radiance

Check out No Need to Open Your Eyes on Facebook and Bandcamp

Also be sure to check out Fall to November Sky

10. Aureole - I: Citadel Alunar (9:55)

from the album Alunar

Check out Aureole on Facebook, Bandcamp, and with Avantgarde Music

11. Coldnight: My Dying Soul (6:13)

From the EP My Dying Soul

12. Coldnight: Moonlight Bleeding Space (6:02)

From the split Collective Suicide in a Cold November Night

Check out Coldnight on Facebook,, and with Depressive Illusion Records

13. Sorrow Plagues: Hiraeth (9:26)

From the split Cellar Door

Check out Sorrow Plagues on Facebook and Bandcamp

14. Garden of Grief: Nebelmond (Black Metal Version) (13:46)

from the album Novembernebel (link above)

15. Body 13: When You're Dead You Might Still Go On Hurting (23:27)

from the album When You're Dead You Might Still Go On Hurting

Check out Body 13 on Facebook, Bandcamp and

Additional Links

Related videos on the GribCast Youtube Playlist start here:

My personal Atmospheric/Ambient Metal Youtube Playlist:

If you want to explore these genres further I highly recommend subscribing to the Youtube Channel Atmospheric Black Metal Albums:

Great ambient metal albums I forgot to mention

Cyg X-1: ...universe, my mind, my heart

En Ulv i Skogen: Northern Moon

Direct download: GribCast_026_-_Music_Special_no._3_-_Atmospheric__Ambient_Metal.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:08am EDT

The Gribshnobler, LadyMsGee, and The Contrarian pay tribute to the late  Gene Wilder by discussing The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Smarter Brother and the majority of the rest of the comic actor's career. After the discussion Roman Guzman, host for Roman's World and Raven Radio, shares an endearing story about his dad and Gene Wilder.

Music in this episode:

1. Puttin' On the Ritz - Written by Irving Berlin, performed by Gene Wilder & Peter Boyle - from the film Young Frankenstein

2. The Wondrous Boat Ride - Music by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley, performed by Gene Wilder - from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

3. Pure Imagination - Music & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley, performed by Gene Wilder - from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


The Gene Wilder videos on the GribCast Youtube Playlist start Here

Roman's World - Progressive Rock, Celtic, & World Music Podcast:

Listen to Roman Guzman and other hosts on Raven Radio:

You can order Gene Wilder's autobiography from Amazon or order the audiobook version through Audible

You can also purchase The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Smarter Brother on Blu-ray from Amazon

The GribCast Facebook Page:

The GribCast Facebook Group:

Follow @Gribshnobler on Twitter:

Direct download: GribCast_025_-_Gene_Wilder_Tribute.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

The Gribshnobler, The Contrarian, & The Great Niccolini react to a recent viewing of the R-rated, computer animated film, Sausage Party.  Also included are two songs by Myrtle Beach band Sons of Atom.

Notes: this episode has an explicit tag for some language and because of the content of the film discussed, and there are some SPOILERS.  The reaction conversation is a raw recording in the middle of a parking lot, with sounds of cars, helicopters, and amusement park rides (and their riders) included.


Songs in this episode:

Sons of Atom: Dreams of the Past

Sons of Atom: Overreaction

Check out Sons of Atom on Bandcamp and Facebook


Articles Mentioned:

Union Files Complaint On Behalf of "Sausage Party" Artists Over Unpaid Overtime Allegations by Amid Amidi (Cartoon Brew)

The Animators of Sausage Party are Speaking Out About Intolerable Conditions by Katharine Trendacosta (i09)

Direct download: GribCast_-_Sausage_Party_Reaction.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:21am EDT

The Gribshnobler and LadyMsGee settle down for a lengthy discussion of the acclaimed memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.  We also share some ambient music from litmus0001. Note: The initial upload of this episode had the entire discussion muted, the error has been fixed and re-uploaded as of 08/18/2016

Jeannette Walls lecture on The Glass Castle:

Songs in this episode:

1. litmus0001 - Charybdis (from the album Stillorgan Road, available here:

2. litmus0001 - She Used to Take Care of the Kids (from the album Devil's Lake, available here:

litmus0001 on

Litmus0001 on Facebook:

You can purchase The Glass Castle from Amazon.

Direct download: GribCast_-_The_Glass_Castle.mp3
Category:Books -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

The Gribshnobler is joined by The Great Niccolini to embark on an epic journey to review nearly everything from british comedy group Monty Python.  In this first installment we discuss the very first episode of the television series Monty Python's Flying Circus, Whither Canada.


The Lumberjack Song - Written by Terry Jones, Michael Palin, & Fred Tomlinson (covered by The Gribshnobler)

Eric the Half a Bee - Written by Eric Idle & John Cleese (covered by The Gribshnobler)

Direct download: Monty_Python_Time_-_Flying_Circus_Episode_1_-_Whither_Canada.mp3
Category:Monty Python -- posted at: 2:16am EDT

The Gribshnobler is joined this time by Bungle Noface, Jerkman, and Don of the Dead to discuss four different albums by four different artists.  We've Sobered Up by Korean band Say Sue Me, In Extremis by progressive rock band Thinking Plague, Either/Or by songwriter Elliott Smith, and Thank You by Royal Trux.  Sprinkled throughout are songs by Say Sue Me, as well as more Korean rock by 3volt and Bankrupt.

You can see videos related to this podcast here:

Say Sue Me on bandcamp and Facebook

3volt on Twitter and Facebook

The Bankrupts on Facebook

Join the SWAP group on Facebook: Bungle Radio presents The SW♪♫AP (37)

Purchase Either/Or by Elliott Smith from Amazon

Purchase In Extremis by Thinking Plague from Amazon

Purchase Thank You by Royal Trux from Amazon


The Gribshnobler presents a selection of music involving himself and other bands/artists he knows, including some progressive rock, jazz, and dark ambient tracks.  He is also joined by the Contrarian for no good reason, and they both actin' a fool.


Songs and artists included in this episode (with web links)


1. John Demarkis: It's the Future

Buy John's CD on CDBaby

Or get the mp3 version on Amazon


2. The Gribshnobler: Strange Haberdashery (remixed and with drums by John Demarkis)

The Gribshnobler on bandcamp


3. Echo Hazard: Shut Up, Shut Up (The Residents cover with vocals by The Gribshnobler).

Download this track and the rest of the tribute album here: I Only Have Eyes for You on Rate Our Music.

Echo Hazard on bandcamp


4. Family Planning: Squeamish Demeanor

Family Planning on Bandcamp


5. Sub Rosa: Equinox

Sub Rosa on bandcamp

Sub Rosa on Facebook

Sub Rosa Official Website


6. Treyverb: Jesus Overdrive

Treyverb on Bandcamp

Treyverb on Silber media

Silber Media on Bandcamp


7. Body 13: We Are All Drifting Reefwards Now

Download the album on Bandcamp:

Body 13 on Bandcamp:

Body 13 on

Direct download: GribCast_022_-_Music_Special_no._2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

I and LadyMsGee went to see the new animated Disney film Zootopia along with her Dad, her niece (Little Miss Lady A) and her nephew (Lance-a-Pants).  Want to know what we thought?  Well, join us as we walk through the mall and talk a bit about it in this short episode.

Songs included

The Gribshnobler: I'm Trying to Lure the Monkey Out of My Head

Little Miss Lady A & The Gribshnobler: Hey Horses

Direct download: Reaction_to_Zootopia.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

The GribCast #021 - David Bowie Tribute

It's been a long wait, but the David Bowie tribute is finally done and I am rather proud of the result.  For the bulk of the episode I am joined by LadyMissGee, Scrumbles, and Shannon for a discussion of David Bowie, his work in music and film, and my top 11 favorite Bowie songs.  Also included is a verbal tribute from Roman Guzman (of the Roman's World Progressive Rock podcast), a new experimental piece of music by myself, and a lengthy coda with Bungle No Face discussing some of the celebrity tributes to Bowie and including a reading of "In Memory of My Great Gay Saint" an article by Alex Frank from Pitchfork media, and two of my favorite Bowie Songs.

To accompany this episode I also made an epic Youtube playlist featuring pretty much every single Bowie song, video, and movie clip mentioned in the podcast, plus a few extras, thus providing you hours of listening and viewing pleasure.

Shannon plays drums on this album:

Roman's World - Progressive Rock, Celtic, and World Music Podcast:

"In Memory of My Great Gay Saint" by Alex Frank from Pitchfork Media:

Bungle Radio Present The Swap (Facebook group):

33 1/3: David Bowie's Low by Hugo Wilcken - Available from Amazon and Audible


Drifting Into My Solitude, Deep in Your Room by The Gribshnobler



Direct download: GribCast_021_-_David_Bowie_Tribute.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:22am EDT

Hey everyone, I am putting the finishing touches on the GribCast David Bowie tribute, but if you're getting impatient then you may want to check out this epic Youtube playlist I put together.   It features pretty much every single Bowie song, video, and movie clip mentioned in the podcast, plus a few extras, thus providing you hours of listening and viewing pleasure.

Category:Music -- posted at: 10:45am EDT

The Gribshnobler has been going out to the movies again and he wants to share his enthusiasm.  In the first half of this show he and LadyMsGee discuss how they feel about the multiple oscar nominated The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and Will Poulter, and directed by Alejandro Inarritu.  In the second half he joins The Contrarian in the ContrariCar to talk about Ben Stiller's Zoolander 2, just released tonight.

SPOILER WARNING: some spoilers for The Revenant, some cameos revealed for Zoolander 2 (although no details are given).

Song is Survivor Type: Inspired by the short story by Stephen King, featuring Charles Matthew Sellers on guitar and Erich Kimball on bass.

Direct download: GribCast_-_Reactions_to_The_Revenant_and_Zoolander_2.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

The GribCast #020 - Mad Max: Fury Road (+ Carol Reaction)

The Gribshnobler is joined by LadyMsGee to discuss the critically acclaimed action blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road and its feminist subtext while sharing the many Facebook posts and discussions LadyMsGee had while we were initially watching the film.  As a bonus at the end of the episode we also include our reaction to the new Todd Haynes' film Carol.

WARNING: Although ultimately we have many positive things to say about Mad Max (especially the 2nd half), we are still quite irreverent towards to film and make a lot of jokes at its expense, so if you don't want to hear that you have been warned.

SPOILER WARNING: Many spoilers for both Mad Max: Fury Road and Carol.

Direct download: GribCast_020_-_Mad_Max_Fury_Road__Carol_Reaction.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

The GribCast #019(B) - Chris Squire: The Remembering Part 2

Part 2 of our tribute to Chris Squire, the recently passed bass player for progressive rock band Yes.  Sadly, due to an error with garageband the entire last quarter of my conversation with musician Rand Kelly was lost.  Nonetheless I do have a remaining portion to share, so you can still hear Rand and I discuss the Yes albums from Going For the One through Big Generator, with special focus on Chris Squire's contributions to each.  Also featuring more songs by John Demarkis

Other albums covered: Relayer, Tormato, and 90125.

Happy New Year everyone! Stay tuned for more episodes coming soon.

Check out Rand Kelly's youtube channel:

You can hear and download all of the music of John Demarkis from his website:

Demarkis songs used in this episode: Born Again, Hopeful, One More Dream (with John Marsden)

The GribCast Facebook Group:

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Direct download: GribCast_019B_-_Chris_Squire_-_The_Remembering_Part_2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

After announcing his recent graduation The Gribshnobler unveils a pretty much spoiler free recording of him and several friends sharing their initial reactions to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (including LadyMsGee, The Contrarian, Don of the Dead, Bungle Noface and his friend Joe).

I have finally started working on part 2 of my Chris Squire tribute, so stay tuned for that soon.

Direct download: GribCast_-_Star_Wars_Episode_VII_Reaction.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT