The Dork Forest

Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space. Credits: Music composed and performed by Mike Ruekberg (Sarah Cohen on intro) Audio fixes by Patrick Brady Website design by Vilmos
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Oct 30, 2012 5

Paul Adelstein (STINE) and Murray Valeriano (VaLARiano) join me at the LaPodFest to talk about Music. I think we know what happens when music is introduced into the plot. Shots. I laughed my head off. Enjoy.

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NOTES:
Pelizaeus Merzbacher
Special Forces, some history
Operation Wounded Warrior
Aparna Nancherla
Vienna
Glencoe
At Random
Grasshopper
DorisMusic.Net
Santa Monica Free WiFi
Annie Hall – first scene
Woody Allen Standup 65
Filth and The Fury
Sex Pistols – he meant Malcolm McLaren
Fashion Beast – weird comic that is JUST out.
That Was Then This is Now
Warm Up comedy
Oasis
Road Stories (the Matt Knudsen ep) 

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Audio leveling by Patrick Brady
Music is by Mike Ruekberg
Website design by Vilmos: who has his own podcast
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5 Comments
  • almost two years ago
    JackieKashian
    Dag Nammmit! wiki, "In November 2006, Adelstein married actress Liza Weil, who played Paris Geller on Gilmore Girls." well, that shows me. I wanted to bring up Beatallica but i couldn't time it right. like jumping trampolines, this interview biz!
  • almost two years ago
    Nell
    Murray V. is just awesome and Paul Adelstein is adorable, almost Andy Ashcraft adorable (almost). Jackie, I'm proud of you - when I saw that Paul was a guest, I thought for sure you'd spend the hour asking him about Gilmore Girls considering his wife. :P This episode was great! You should introduce them to those Beatallica guys you had on a while back!
  • almost two years ago
    JackieKashian
    THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS was the first book of his I read. Arguably, in my mind, as the best name of a novel EVER. But it made me cut so much slack for Heinlein in ramble verse of poly love societies. I read so much Heinlein I can't think of what I didn't write (tho my trouble with short fiction makes it pretty obvious i haven't read the short fiction)... Vonnegut Dork coming up :)

    My Beatles knowledge was increased by this show a great deal. Heh.
  • almost two years ago
    Todd Mason
    That Other Thing--Robert Heinlein was the most influential US sf writer, probably, or at least vies heavily with Fritz Leiber (who was also hugely influential in related fields) and both ahead of even Poe or Lovecraft (both of whom sort of sidestepped into sf to some extent) or such other Heinlein-similar odd ducks as Philip Wylie or (emigrant and fellow preacher, and much worse writer) Ayn Rand...but damn could Heinlein ramble, in at least entirely too many of his novels (his often brilliant early short fiction was what helped change the field for the better, for the most part)...even STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND, which became hippie furniture (and RAH was very much Not a hippie, despite some common interests and yearnings), is a windy preachment entirely too often, and that tendency is even more pronounced in two of his next projects, GLORY ROAD (which I couldn't finish) and FARNHAM'S FREEHOLD (where I barely got past chapter two, so I never got to the apparently arguably racist chunk, so put off by the sexist and otherwise goofy super-patriarchy of the opening)...interesting that what's probably his best novel, THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS, subtle and controlled, fell plop between FARNHAM and another cringer, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL (even if in that one he was trying to further his own liberation from the restrictive, puritanical mode of thought he was raised in...just not getting there in any way that wasn't essentially solipsist). FARNHAM often gives even THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST a run for the laurel as Worst Heinlein Ever...if you find you're blown away by THE PAST THROUGH TOMORROW (which collects a lot of that brilliant early stuff, though not all the best), you might want to try Fritz Leiber's THE BIG TIME or GATHER, DARKNESS! and John Varley's THE PERSISTENCE OF VISION and any number of others who were inspired by Heinlein's best work...and maybe not so much THE CAT WHO WALKS THROUGH WALLS nor PODKAYNE OF MARS...
  • almost two years ago
    Todd Mason
    Oh, yes..."The Ballad of John and Yoko" also features McCartney on drums. McCartney was the only instrumentalist among the Beatles who has been an inarguably brilliant instrumentalist...all four proved themselves as songwriters, I'd suggest, and all four were certainly good enough instrumentally for their purposes...