The Frame Loop podcast is a weekly round-up of all things cultural that website editors Luke Richardson and Rob Parker have been obsessing over. Expect film reviews, interviews, poetry readings, recipes, and the occasional wedge of British sardonic humour.
The Frame Loop podcast explores art and cultural texts tied together by a different one word theme each week. This week is MUTANT: join Luke and Rob for a journey all the way from Brazillian Tropicalia to Japanese Cyberpunk cinema, by way of checking on Gregor Samsa's ailing predicament, a few clips and a reading.
OUR WEEK IN CULTURE:
Stories at The Invisible Dot, London
The Room (dir. Tommy Wiseau, 2003) screening at Huset i Magstræde, Copenhagen
The Place Beyond the Pines (dir. Derek Cianfrance, 2012)
This week's theme: MUTANT
SONG: 'Quem Tem Medo de Brincar de Amor' by Os Mutantes
READING: The Metamorphosis (1915) by Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (dir. Peter Capaldi 1995. Watch the film here)
CLIP: 'Oh! The Places You Will Not Go' by David Rakoff (originally broadcast by Wiretap)
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (dir. Shin'ya Tsukamoto, 1989)
CLIP: Tetsuo: The Iron Man soundtrack by Chu Ishikawa
Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan at Welcome Collection, London (until 30 June 2013)
CPHPIX Film Festival, Copenhagen (11-24 Paril 2013)
I am Divine (dir. Jeffrey Schwarz, 2013)
NB: For further Tetsuo analysis, check out John Bleasdale's piece Tetsuo: Metal Machine Music over at Electric Sheep.
Don’t forget to check out our favourite MUTANT films, music, and art, and subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and Soundcloud.
After a short break, we rise out of the ashes of the last episode and return with the wildest edition of The Frame Loop podcast yet. This week's theme is 'JUNGLE'. Listen in award winning master-baker Rob Fred Parker and cake connoisseur Luke Richardson as they explore Werner Herzog's Peruvian Jungle epic Fitzcarraldo, the groundbreaking explorer Henry Walter Bates, and the return of legendary polymath artist David Bowie. All that, and so, so, so much more. Too much, frankly. We should really be getting paid for this stuff.
Our week in culture:
Rob looks at spaces, particularly, THE SPACE (feat. John Peels' record collection, BBC drama series The Parade)
Luke chats on about 'The Ultimate Cultural Innovator' David Bowie
SONG: 'Dirty Boys' by David Bowie (from new album 'The Next Day', out now on ISO/Columbia Records)
THEME CHAT: JUNGLE
SONG: 'Jungle Boogie' by Kool & The Gang (Mercury, 1973)
'The Naturalist on the River Amazons by Henry Walter Bates (orig. 1859)
FILM: Fitzcarraldo (dir: Werner Herzog, 1982)
What cultural things are we looking forward to...
Stories @ The Invisible Dot / Lit. readings from Josie Long, Joe Dunthorne and Luke Wright (Thurs 28th March, Kings X)
Stories We Tell / an engrossing personal essay film about knotted familial relationships (Released in DK on April 3rd)
- HAPPY EASTER, HEATHENS! -
RED ALERT! The Frame Loop podcast returns in a blaze of glory as we discuss cultural tidbits relating to the theme of FIRE. Tune in to hear a long critique Truffaut's classic Sci-Fi flick Fahrenheit 451, some readings of Raymond Carver poems, and we get down and smokey with some bloody brilliant music. What are you waiting for?
Our week in culture:
Rob waxes lyrical about his favourite Willy (Mason)
SONG: I Got gold by Willy Mason (Fiction Records, 2012)
Our theme this week is FIRE!
SONG: Fire by The Ohio Players (Mercury, 1974)
BOOK CLUB: Our fiery favourites
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five (Vintage, orig. 1969)
Raymond Carver's Fires: Essays, Poems, Stories (Vintage, orig. 1985) (inc. 2 poetry recitals!)
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (Flamingo Modern Classics, orig. 1951)
FILM: Fahrenheit 451 (dir: Francois Truffaut, 1966)
Next week's shenanigans:
Circular Skys: Ten Minutes Older @ Shortwave Cinema (Sat 23rd March, more info: https://twitter.com/ShortwaveFilms)
Mikkeller & Friends - The Grand Opening (Sat 16th March, http://mikkeller.dk)
-Toffee bonbons and bye byes! -