Listening to the Groucho Ramone Show — i.e. You still can!

Greetings Friends!

Financial duress drove the GR Show from its on-line ports last year, but if you’re interested in hearing any of the episodes described below, just get in touch with me and I will email them to you in mp3 form.

Thanks!

Dave

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Cerebus #8: “Day of the Earth-Pig”

Listen to the show HERE!

 

Music

1. Groucho Marx, “I’m Against It” (from Horse Feathers, 1932)

2. Ramones, “I’m Against It”  (from Road to Ruin)

 

Simage Gallery

Caveat Elrod

 

Ditkoesque Maw

 

Mental turbulence

 

Fever tendrils

 

Subjective correlative

 

Objective Quarrelative

 

Mind Game #0

 

bridging the gap

 

Spare the Elrod, Spoil the Trial

 

I'm a doctor, not a Bismarckian

 

Getting Fisted

 

The Three Faces of Cerebus

 

Conniptin Fit

That’s It!

Thanks for reading! See you soon!

Oh! Don’t forget to give The Legion of Substitute Podcasters a try!

Dave


Frank Borzage’s That’s My Man (1947)

Listen to the podcast HERE.

 

Frank Borzage

For a good introduction to the director, read Joel McElhaney’s Sense of Cinema article.

Here’s a piece I wrote on Strange Cargo about 6 years ago.

 

That’s My Man [1947]

Note: The copy I was able to obtain had hard-coded Spanish subtitles, so, if you can read the language, enjoy!

Is that a colt in your pocket?

Our narrator

The nerve!

The coat off his back

Sweet surrender
Honeymoon haul
love is a prison

love is freedom

the ultimate Borzage set

coziness impinged upon by the socio-political carnival
love (and family) is a prison
aftermath of the Frere Jacques sequence (not discussed in the podcast)–an emotional triumph
Gallant Man makes his move

Thanks for listening! (and if you want to see the film, don’t hesitate to contact me!)

Dave

 


Bleecker Banter: Strange Tales #117 (February 1964)

Listen to the episode HERE!

Music Track List

1. Red Aunts, “Eldritch Sauce” (official theme song of “Bleecker Banter”; from the Saltbox album)

2. T. Rex, “Mambo Sun” (from Electric Warrior)


Bleecker Banter: Strange Tales #117

“The Many Traps of Baron Mordo” (8pgs; 2nd feature)

Script: Steve Ditko (plot, un-credited); Stan Lee (script)
Art: Steve Ditko
Letters: Sam Rosen

 

Spell Cheque (a running count of extra-dimensional countersignatories invoked in Dr. Strange)

This issue:

Dormammu: 1// Vishanti: 1

Series Total:

Agamotto: 2// Dormammu: 5//Hoggoth: 1// Valtorr: 1// Vishanti: 2//Book of the Vishanti (consulted): 1

Second opinions? Consult the world’s foremost palindromic authority: neilalien!

 

Doctored images:

Double Trouble

protagonist?

Baron Mordo, will you never learn?

Bleecked Out (House)

Divide to conquer

Dimension Praecox

Ethereal Under Fire

Can Mordo do it?

Knave in the Woods

Magic loophole

Express tunnel

Evil eye

Mystic Melee

The Dark Things Cannot Stand the Light

Another Sorcerous Night, and He Ain't Got Nobody

Thanks for listening!

Talk at you soon!

 

Dave


Cerebus #7

Listen to the show HERE!

 

Music

1. Groucho Marx, “I’m Against It” (from Horse Feathers, 1932)

2. Ramones, “I’m Against It”  (from Road to Ruin)

Simage Gallery

Forging a Smithian atmosphere

Hooray for Elrod Spaulding!

Checkerbird

wavy bricks and stuffed polar bears

Cultist as (Walter) Mit(ty)

Did I triptych you up, son?

J'obtuse!

Agitatin' Cerebus' brain

mistaken identity payoff!

soulless in the void

brigandry just ain't what it used to be



Bleecker Banter: A Dr. Strange Podcast — Strange Tales #116 (January 1964)

Listen to the episode HERE!

 

Music Track List

1. Red Aunts, “Eldritch Sauce” (official theme song of “Bleecker Banter”; from the Saltbox album)

2. Ramones, “I’m Against It”  (from Road to Ruin)


Bleecker Banter: Strange Tales #116

“Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic!” (8pgs; 2nd feature)

Script: Steve Ditko (plot, un-credited); Stan Lee (script)
Art: Steve Ditko
Letters: Artie Simek

 

Spell Cheque (a running count of extra-dimensional countersignatories invoked in Dr. Strange)

This issue:

Agamotto: 1// Dormammu: 1// Hoggoth: 1 //Book of the Vishanti (consulted): 1

 

Series Total:

Agamotto: 2// Dormammu:4//Hoggoth: 1// Valtorr: 1// Vishanti: 1//Book of the Vishanti (consulted): 1

 

Second opinions? Consult the world’s foremost palindromic authority: neilalien!

 

Doctored images:

Keep an eye on that eye

Spider-Man viewer?

Ditkovian delirium

Enter: the Book of the Vishanti

The Jaws of un-Life

Major Spell Cheque action

Nightmare Hospitality

Dr. Strange descends to the use of parlor tricks

Ditkovian Man on Precipice (by far my favourite image from this issue)

a new friend

Status Quoed

Other shows mentioned this episode:

Amazing Spider-Man Classics

Komics Kast (look in early 2009 and early 2008 for the early Marvel episodes discussed!)

That’s it for now–thanks for listening/reading!

Dave


The Christmas Episode!

Listen to the show HERE!

 

The Music

1. The Ramones, “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)

2. The Wailers, “She’s Coming Home” — from Merry Christmas From Etiquette Records

3. Darlene Love, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” — from A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector

4. The Squirrel Nut Zippers, “Gift of the Magi” — from Christmas Caravan

5. Weezer, “The Christmas Song”

6. Frank Sinatra, “The Christmas Waltz” — from A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra

 

Paul Reid’s Christmas!

 

Charles Dickens — “What Christmas Is, As We Grow Older”


Read the FULL TEXT HERE.

 

The Movies

I'll Be Seeing You

more I'll Be Seeing You

 

Remember the Night (1940)

more Remember the Night

The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

O. Henry's Full House (1952)

 

The Books

Peter Godfrey, ed. Murder For Christmas.

Edward Wagenknecht, ed. The Fireside Book of Christmas Stories.

Charles Dickens. Christmas Books.

The Comics


Christmas With the Super-Heroes, #1-2 (1988, 1989)

Marvel Treasury Edition #8: Giant Superhero Holiday Grab Bag (1975)

Walt Disney Christmas Parade #1-2 (1988-1989)

The Christmas Spirit (Kitchen Sink Reprints of Eisner classics)

That’s it!

Hope you enjoyed the show–and I hope you have an even more enjoyable holiday season!

Don’t forget my Neil the Horse contest!

 

Dave