Podcast by Song by Song podcast
Mystery Men (film, dir. Usher, 1999) [F16]
It's the silly-fun one folks! For perhaps the biggest blockbuster movie in the Waits filmography, Sam & Martin welcome Desiree Burch to get nostalgic(ish) for the 90s in this gigantic neon superhero comedy mashup. With a few frustrations and no small amount of delight, we talk about juggling the ensemble cast, how it relates to the cast and superhero films... but basically, you should give this one a look, it's a lot of fun.
At Play In The Fields Of The Lord (film, dir. Babenco, 1991) [F13]
For this challenging film, Martin and Sam call on the Kiefer Sutherland of Song by Song, Philippa Spanos, to tackle this 3hr epic and possibly save her daughter and the president along the way. We grapple with both the shortcomings and the charm of this behemoth, and end up finding lots to like... although possibly not much from Waits himself.
Cold Feet (film, dir. Dornhelm, 1989) [F09]
Matthew Crosby returns for another film episode, this time with at least 80% more emeralds-hidden-in-a-horse. We discuss some of the big performance choices and tonal frustrations in this mostly-forgotten 80s comedy, and assess Waits's work as an actor in perhaps his biggest film role.
Ironweed (film, dir. Babenco, 1987) [F06]
We're joined by Helen O'Hara (host of the Empire Film Podcast and author of 'Women vs Hollywood') to discuss the down-and-out misadventures of Streep, Nicholson, Waits & co in this 1987 box-office flop.
Gatmo Sessions Episode 2 - Sideshow Seance & Thirsty? [279-285]
Our second Gatmo megamix features a selection of tracks from 2007's Sideshow Seance and 2012's Thirsty? (don't forget that question-mark now), with some more positive feelings from Martin and Sam, some musings on how 'seriously' these recordings are being taken, and the visible and invisible work that goes into an artist's creative output.
Gatmo Sessions Episode 1 - Moanin' Parade & Swarm Warnings [272-278]
Martin and Sam listen to a set of improvised albums, recorded between 1992 and 2012. This week we're digging into a selection of 7 tracks from Moanin' Parade and Swarm Warnings, both released in 2000, with some fairly mixed opinions from both hosts on the quality as well as the listen-ability of the music. We also do that thing where we introduce each track separately and bump up our "episode" count significantly. I'm amazed you're still listening to be honest, we're utterly unbearable.
WHY DON'T YOU LIKE BLIND LOVE???
It's his best song.
Loving the podcast
Just catching up on film episodes. Are you going to do Bearskin? Not great, but one of few leading roles!
This is great !
I love this, have you heard of Funky Pythons? Recommend you check him out, his latest song is so good!