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The Gribshnobler and The Great Niccolini are back for the second part of their exploration for everything Monty Python, this time reviewing the second episode of their series Flying Circus.

Note: the conversation was recorded outside, and includes bird singing, The Great Niccolini's dog whimpering, his children making sounds, and other environmental noises.  Happy Thanksgiving all!

Songs:

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_2_-_Sex__Violence.mp3
Category:Monty Python -- posted at: 12:46am EST
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The Gribshnobler and LadyMsGee discuss the new Nicolas Winding Refn film The Neon Demon.  SPOILER ALERT!!! Many, many spoilers for The Neon Demon as well as a couple for the director's earlier film Valhalla Rising. Also included: songs by M is We and synthwave band Dead Astronauts.

Note: although explicit language is rarely used, this episode does feature discussions of mature themes and events from the film.

M is We is not actually performing in Myrtle Beach this Friday, but rather leader Michael Woods is performing as a member of The Affectionates, also performing are Drewbear & Jordan and the Sphinx. Likewise the event is not at Hurrican Maggies, but at Ron Jon's. Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1241414065881576/

The Neon Demon is available to stream through Amazon (at no extra charge for prime members)

Valhalla Rising is available on Netflix Instant

Article by V Renee from No Film School: Nicolas Winding Refn Says This is the Reason He Makes Films with Such High Contrast

 

Songs in this episode:

 

1. M is We: Warm Beach

M is We on Bandcamp, Facebook and Silber Media

M is We on Silber Media's website: http://www.silbermedia.com/miswe/

 

2. Dead Astronauts: Unhappy Woman

from Dead Astronauts EP 2.0

Dead Astronauts on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, & Soundcloud

Pre-order the upcoming album Arms of the Night here: https://newretrowave.bandcamp.com/album/arms-of-night

http://www.deadastronauts.com/

https://telefuturenow.bandcamp.com/

https://newretrowave.bandcamp.com/

 

Direct download: GribCast_028_-_The_Neon_Demon.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 11:13am EST
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Happy Halloween listeners! To celebrate this year The Gribshnobler has created another massive music special. After sharing a few moody tunes by some of his friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, & North Carolina, he then showcases some of his favorite dark ambient music. Musicians and bands in this episode include: Lunar Kin, Electric Bird Noise, Waft, M is We, Planet Cock, The Harvest, Small Life Form, Attrition, Aether Pilot, Zalys, Beyond Life, Phantasm Nocturnes, Lunar Womb, Body 13, Crowhurst, Дом Вдовы (House of Widow), Coldnight, Cold Womb Descent, Muldeponie, Aureole, and Bull of Heaven (including a snippet of a conversation with member Clayton Counts).

Update 11/02/16: Links for Beyond Life and Phantasm Nocturnes have been added below

Several of the artists showcased are available through Silber Media on bandcamp and their main website: http://www.silbermedia.com

 

Music and Links for this episode:

 

1. Lunar Kin: Phantom Satellite (6:52)

from the upcoming EP Escaping Velocity

Check out Lunar Kin on Facebook and Soundcloud

 

2. Electric Bird Noise: Moments Like Last Night Make Me Wanna Believe in Ghosts (2:54)

from the compilation Silber Sounds of Halloween

 

3. Electric Bird Noise: thgie ytnewt (3:15)

from the upcoming album The Spider - The Christ Child - The Crow

Electric Bird Noise on Bandcamp and Silber Media

 

4. Waft: Eternal Sigh (4:57)

from the album Chronolith

Check out Waft on Facebook and Bandcamp

 

5. M is We: You Can’t Get Back (3:03)

from an upcoming split with Thorn1

Check out M is We on Silber Media and Bandcamp

 

6. Planet Cock: Haunted House Song (3:11)

from the compilation Silber Sounds of Halloween

Check out Planet Cock on Bandcamp

 

7. The Harvest: Die/Carnival (3:48)

Check out The Harvest on Facebook

 

8 & 9. Small Life Form: Lost Kisses #8 (4:24) & Lost Kisses – Extras (0:26)

from the album Lost Kisses Soundtrack

Check out Small Life Form and download Lost Kisses from Silber Media

Buy the Lost Kisses DVD here: http://www.silbermedia.com/lostkisses/dvd.shtml

 

10. Attrition: What Shall I Sing? (6:10)

from the compilation Silber Sounds of Halloween

Check out Attrition on Bandcamp

 

11. Aether Pilot: Sector 8 (3:04)

from the album Maps of the Unknown I

 

12. Aether Pilot: Cymatic Radioseries (2:29)

from the album Array

Check out Aether Pilot on Facebook, Bandcamp, & Soundcloud

 

13 & 14. Zalys: The Post Modern Prometheus (X-Files / Mark Snow Cover) (1:51) & JJ’s Diner (X-Files / Mark Snow Cover) (1:49)

from the EP The Haunted Moon

 

15. Zalys: Lux in Tenebris (8:41)

from the album Lux in Tenebris

Check out Zalys on Facebook and Bandcamp

 

16. Beyond Life: Murder (3:33)

from the compilation MECHANICAL SOULS - A Tribute To H. R. GIGER

Check out Beyond Life on Facebook and Bandcamp

 

17. Phantasm Nocturnes: Astro Eunuchs (4:33)

from the compilation MECHANICAL SOULS - A Tribute To H. R. GIGER

Check out Do What Thou Wilt Records on Bandcamp

Check out Phantasm Nocturnes on Facebook and Bandcamp

Expressionism Noir on Bandcamp

 

Preview video for Mechanical Souls on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imi1TGxd2Ss&feature=youtu.be

 

Preview video for Expressionism Noir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJOXLHh2_0

 

19. Lunar Womb: Through Ages (6:46)

from the album The Sleeping Green

Henri Sorvali on Bandcamp

 

20. Body 13: Where Fear Is (22:18)

from the album Where Fear Is

Body 13 on Facebook, archive.org and Bandcamp

Echo Hazard on Bandcamp

 

21. Crowhurst: Fire in the Sky (10:11)

from the album The Lightbearer Returns

Crowhurst on Facebook and Bandcamp

 

22. Дом Вдовы (House of Widow): Аврелия (unofficial version) part II (14:50)

from the album The Old Winter (compilation)

Дом Вдовы (House of Widow) on Bandcamp

 

23. Coldnight: Dawn of Forgotten Souls (8:20)

from the album Waterfall of Suicides

Check out Coldnight on Facebook, archive.org and the label Depressive Illusion Records

 

24. Cold Womb Descent: Solace Within the Cold Steel (5:39)

from the album Apocatastasis

Check out Cold Womb Descent on Facebook and Bandcamp

 

25. Müldeponie: La Traversée Des Âges Pt. I - L'Âge Sombre (Album Version) (8:48)

from the album Through The Shadow War (Part. I)

Müldeponie on Facebook, Bandcamp, and Youtube

 

27. Aureole: V – Alunar, Decrepit… (10:44)

from the album Alunar

Check Out Aureole on Facebook and Bandcamp

Purchase their split with Mare Cognitum on Vinyl here: https://markovsoroka.bandcamp.com/album/resonance-crimson-void

 

28. Bull of Heaven: Mysterious Signals from Glowing Orbs (28:48)

from the album #076 - Mysterious Signals from Glowing Orbs

Check out Bull of Heaven on archive.org

Main website: http://www.bullofheaven.com

 

Direct download: GribCast_027_-_Music_Special_no._4_-_Dark_Ambient__More_for_Halloween.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:27am EST
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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.

website: http://www.fathomevents.com

If you have local Stone theater you may also want to look into Flashback cinema: http://www.flashbackcinema.net

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 EST
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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 archive.org 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, archive.org, 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 archive.org

Additional Links

Related videos on the GribCast Youtube Playlist start here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFYsuQoi6ew&list=PLu4Ei7kM19lRYgjdQSi0Q6YDJQvgAahgK&index=56

My personal Atmospheric/Ambient Metal Youtube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu4Ei7kM19lQKseoiDhlllk5c1QRh0EKn

If you want to explore these genres further I highly recommend subscribing to the Youtube Channel Atmospheric Black Metal Albums: https://www.youtube.com/user/AtmsphericBlackMetal

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 EST
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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

Links:

The Gene Wilder videos on the GribCast Youtube Playlist start Here

Roman's World - Progressive Rock, Celtic, & World Music Podcast: http://www.romansworld.us

Listen to Roman Guzman and other hosts on Raven Radio: http://www.ravenradio.info

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: https://www.facebook.com/gribcast/

The GribCast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/485515848301675/

Follow @Gribshnobler on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gribshnobler

Direct download: GribCast_025_-_Gene_Wilder_Tribute.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 9:58pm EST
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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 EST
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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE2IBgknqNc

Songs in this episode:

1. litmus0001 - Charybdis (from the album Stillorgan Road, available here: https://archive.org/details/ca149_l)

2. litmus0001 - She Used to Take Care of the Kids (from the album Devil's Lake, available here: https://archive.org/details/anu013_litmus0001_devils_lake

litmus0001 on archive.org: https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22litmus0001%22

Litmus0001 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/litmus0001Ambient/?fref=ts

You can purchase The Glass Castle from Amazon.

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

Songs:

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 EST
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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: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu4Ei7kM19lRYgjdQSi0Q6YDJQvgAahgK

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

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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

www.johndemarkis.com

 

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: https://body13.bandcamp.com/album/146-we-are-all-drifting-reefwards-now

Body 13 on Bandcamp: https://body13.bandcamp.com

Body 13 on archive.org

Direct download: GribCast_022_-_Music_Special_no._2.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:33pm EST
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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 EST
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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. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu4Ei7kM19lREjlCD2WEPLyMIYH8PllJP

Shannon plays drums on this album: https://familyplanning.bandcamp.com/album/family-planning-3

Roman's World - Progressive Rock, Celtic, and World Music Podcast: http://www.romansworld.us

"In Memory of My Great Gay Saint" by Alex Frank from Pitchfork Media: http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/991-in-memory-of-my-great-gay-saint-david-bowie/

Bungle Radio Present The Swap (Facebook group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/316869655014747/

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

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gribshnobler/drifting-into-my-solitude-so-deep-in-your-room

Bandcamp: https://gribshnobler.bandcamp.com/track/drifting-into-my-solitude-so-deep-in-your-room

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu4Ei7kM19lREjlCD2WEPLyMIYH8PllJP

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