Weird Scenes: Drop in for a spell, and join hosts "Doc" Savage and Louis Paul as we dig deep into the rich vein of cult cinema, music and television, right here on Weird Scenes inside the Goldmine!
Third Eye Cinema: Your source for in depth discussion of cult cinema and music, with a focus on film that matters: cult, grindhouse, drive-in, independent and underground film from the dawn of the talkies through the early nineties.
We also cover all the best in cult and underground music, with a focus on only the best in global metal, gothic rock and punk, digging deep into band histories and discography to address those unanswered questions and put to bed some longstanding rumors, assumptions and dirt in conversations with the men and women who were there to know what really went down.
Weird Scenes Week 79 - Donald Pleasance: Dawn of the Deviant
A former railway clerk and wireless operator for the RAF, he came out of WWII to build a career as a manically nervous, occasionally imperious and often downright perverse character actor in a stunning range of film and television appearances across any number of genres. In fact, he's done so much work, he could almost be compared to Jess Franco with nearly 250 credits to his name...!
Join us as we pick out a number of favorites and a few odd surprises along the way, as we touch on everything from arthouse to war and comedy to horror, only here on Weird Scenes!
Week 79: Donald Pleasance: Dawn of the Deviant
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Weird Scenes Season 10: Zero Hour - State of the Disunion special report
Holy Orange Goblins and Commie Turtles, Batman, this year of horrors JUST. WON'T. DIE.
wait, wha? It's a new year, you say? Sure enough, it's the eve of Kiss Our Collective Ass Day to the Madman Formerly Known as...well, 45. We haven't had an actual President since 2016...
But even now, at the dawn of a hard fought, embittered struggle towards new hope, the uncertainty remains. Can it really be over, especially with the treasonous "Freedom" Caucus clowns and their ilk, fresh off their Capitol Recon Tours for Murder Inclined Terrorists, still in office and pretending irrational lies are truth?
Whether out of craven self interest, cowardly fear or a Machiavellian pursuit of power at any price or cost to self worth, personal dignity or any trace of basic human respectability, the unacceptable has been tacitly ignored, allowed the unspoken approval of failing to remove each and every one from office immediately to face due prosecution.
And their mad, self absorbed, regularly self-fouling leader (cue another wet loud one, crinkled noses and expressions of disgust and if we're all particularly unlucky, a big brown skidmark for all to see) still plays games, plotting and scheming even to the last minutes of his removal.
The former Loser of the Free World, who sat back, lied and regularly golfed his way into a far longer and deadlier plague than this nation ever need have seen, who at all turns screwed the average American in favor of his own personal circle of sycophants, paid cronies and sharpsters trying to take advantage of him in return, wants a Stalinesque tribute of military parade, all jet fighters and missiles and tanks escorting him on his way, leaving the first legitimate President we've had in years to an already Covid-diminished, now hunkered down under massive military protection. Ain't he cute?
And you wonder why we're all so stressed out, on edge, ready to snap. Some turds just refuse to be flushed.
Well, as that damn two part Donald Pleasance show enters the final stages of editing (we talk about it), here we rejoin the listener with another impromptu get together, talking the inevitable state of the union, the podcast, what we've been watching and listening to and much, much more.
Dig in, join us in venting for a bit, then decompress with some good laughs and banter about this, that and the other...
Weird Scenes Week Zero Coronavirus Update: The Dump Trump Special
Our Third bonus content update episode, to keep your appetite whetted for our next official show!
Weird Scenes Week 78 (7/16/20): A wink and a smile with a fist to follow: the Good Ol' Southern Charm of Burt Reynolds
Like him or not, Burt Reynolds left a formative decade in cowboy films and television to become one of the biggest box office draws (and objects of female lust) of the 70’s.
With a nearly unbroken string of box office smashes, he showed up in everything from Woody Allen and Mel Brooks comedies to sports melodrama, from movies built entirely around his down home good ol’ boy charm, often in connection with his good friend and former stunt double cum director Hal Needham (White Lightning, Gator, Smokey and the Bandit) to weird ‘stretch’ things like the musical At Long Last Love or Robert Aldrich’s odd neo-noir Hustle (with arthouse fave Catherine Deneuve, no less!)
Kicking off the 80’s still in full swing, he kept on with Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run films and similar fare like Stroker Ace, Hooper and the film adaptation of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (with Dolly Parton) before making yet another career switch into a sort of grumpy old man Dirty Harry/Paul Kersey lite in films like Sharky’s Machine, Stick, Heat, Malone and Physical Evidence, finally settling into sporadic television cameos thereafter.
And we didn’t even mention his naked centerfold and very public affair with aging swing chanteuse cum talk show host Dinah Shore…
Join us tonight as we discuss the true force of nature, who wiped a grand swathe across the cinematic landscape of two whole decades(!) – the one, the only, Burt Reynolds.
Week 78: A wink and a smile with a fist to follow: the Good Ol' Southern Charm of Burt Reynolds
Weird Scenes Week Zero Plus One: Coronavirus Update
Geez, a month and a half and still no word from the Weird Scenes front?
Well, you know us, we can't just leave our faithful fans and fearless followers hanging like that!
So driving at high speed on ice and flying by the seat of our pants without a harness, here we come again, without even the slightest of background notes, structure or plan, pulling an old school At Eye Level style podcast, 100% improv!
Of course, we'll be talking the State of the (Dis)Union and the lay of the land as we see, live and experience it, what our latest music obsessions are, and what we've been up to in (more or less) solitary confinement, as you wait with baited breath for that damn Burt Reynolds show (it's coming, Jimmy! The Bus is Coming!)
Join us for an ongoing apocalypse chat, when we're all yearning for that cool postapocalyptic world all those cheesy 80's SF films from Italy and late night cable promised us...hell, I'd settle for the zombie apocalypse! Head shot, motherfucker! Time to pull out the axe...
...oh, well. I guess we'll have to settle for wearing uncomfortable masks and not being able to hang with your friends or shop like a normal human being. Kinda lame for an apocalypse, ain't it?
Week Zero Plus One: Yet another missive from behind enemy lines from the battle hardened mercenary elite at Weird Scenes inside the Goldmine!
Weird Scenes 3/31/20 Week Zero Corona Special
And now for something completely different...
With the ever worsening community spread and resulting hibernation lockdown were all facing globally, business as usual is proving to be decidedly unusual...if not pretty much impossible.
Don't worry, though, we're not going anywhere...and in the meantime, we've pulled together this missive from the bunker, a transmission from our underground cavern fortress at the end of the world as we knew it. And because it's us, you know we can't take all of this shit too seriously: or as Valeria said to Conan, "two fools who laugh at death."
After a chat about our respective experiences in the year of cholera...er, corona, we get into the status on our Season 10 opener, what we've been viewing and immersing ourselves in musically during the siege, and chat about recent podcast appearances and what's been going on over at Third Eye...with plenty of laughs and nuggets of wisdom scattered throughout like jewels in Smaug's mountain cavern.
We'll leave the last word to Sandahl Bergman, in her defining film role:"Do you know what horrors await within? Then you go first!"
Week Zero: Report from the survivalists at Weird Scenes inside the Goldmine!