Sunday, March 14, 2010

S02 E10: Being Awkward Silences

Hmm, writing this little introductory paragraph to this week's episode seems to be the only creative thought we've required this week; it's all been in the hands of our listeners. Thanks, friends: We're one step away from the Witczak, Szilagyi & Brutus Hour, which has been our plan all along...


PLAYLIST

Mouret - Rondeau (performed by The Canadian Brass)

Weezer - (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
The White Stripes - We Are Going To Be Friends

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant - Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)
The Whites - Keep on the Sunnyside (For K.W.)

Koop - Koop Island Blues

Simon and Garfunkel - America

Hall and Oates - You Make My Dreams Come True

LINKS

9 Words That Don't Mean What You Think (a bit crass)
Bliss Carman's The Ships of Yule

3 comments:

Otherwise Known as "Miss" said...

Hey PJs.

Wahoo! The All Requests Show! I have
been looking forward to it.

Rondeau. Classic.

Does that mean Brutus, Mike and I are ON the hook for the inherent artistic value of this episode? There was no disclaimer alerting me to that.

Oh Heavens. The film version of A Handmaid's Tale is SO EXTREMELY BAD that I even told my students not to bother for cheating purposes, because it is so horrible they will want to kill themselves. I pointed out that the movie was so off-the-mark that they couldn't even cheat from it.

I guess it depends on the book/movie being discussed, hey? Fight Club was as good a movie as it was a book. Something like "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" (I know. You would think that this would be a stupid book. But, in point of fact, it was a great and thought-provoking book.) was a fabulous book, but the movie was SUCK. It wasn't the same at all because often books have to be sanitized for a film audience. For example, "The Color Purple". The whole love story between Celie and Shug is glossed over as a "good friendship" because I guess same-sex relationships just weren't commercial enough for the studios. Hmm.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN'T RESOLVE THE ISSUE OF GENDER TESTING ONCE AND FOR ALL ON YOUR SHOW? just kidding.

...I am "facetious" all the time in English department meetings.

My ridiculous childhood fear was the Santa Claus poster on our inner garage door.

I REALLY like that Goldfish poem. As in, A LOT.

I love to sing Sarah Harmer songs too. "You Were Here" is such a good album.

Okay, I did NOT sound like that when I told you that Levar Burton was in Montreal. At all. In fact, I just TYPED it. Not equals "Oh my Goddddd! Levaaaaarrr!".

I like the K and W song!

And I challenge anyone who feels "America" isn't one of the best songs in the history of the universe. Seriously. Thanks so much for playing it. :) (Unless you think that it isn't one of the best songs in the history of the universe, in which case I say "Don't do me any favours!" and scowl.)

Great show, PJs.

PS- When you do your classical music influence show, you should maybe play Joy by Apollo 100 and The Lover's Concerto by one of many 1960s girl groups, both of whom jacked songs from Bach. But that's okay. I also have more suggestions, but I will tell you them later.

Cheers!

Brutus said...

Greetings from Kleinburg.

What an intro tune! ASR has hit a new highwater mark.

The hour flew by. Thanks for recognizing the input of listeners - it was extremely thoughtful.

Really looking forward to your analysis of LOST this week. When will the loose ends ever be tied? Sawyer and the redhead? Didn't see that coming!!

Have a great week and enjoy the balmy weather,

Brutus

Michael said...

i would just like to say that I am very impressed with the content provided by your faithful listeners.... the music was particularly enjoyable and I will agree with brutus and say that that was one of the best intros to the show!

So, of course, if ASR explodes with popularity then we will all be taking a nice cut :)

I would just like to comment on the book before movie thing... I was chattin with Alissa and I was sayin that i like when i read a book before a movie because it allows me to have a bit more freedom in imagining the characters and the settings. If I see the movie first, I will always picture johnny depp or kate winslet or whomever as the character and not necessarily who i would've imagined. Though, after our discussion, i came to believe that this may be more true of fantasy or sci fi type stories. anyway, just my thought.

the office!