Gobbledygeek episode 453, “Gobbledyween: The Fly (feat. Kenn Edwards),” is available for listening or download right here, on Spotify, and on Apple Podcasts.
Have you ever heard of insect podcasts? Neither have we. Paul and Arlo continue Gobbledyween 2021 with a deep penetrating dive into the plasma pool, as Alex Jonestown Massacre guitarist Kenn Edwards teleports on over to discuss David Cronenberg’s 1986 classic The Fly. The gang places the film in the context of the AIDS epidemic, marvels at just how charming it is, raves about Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis’ chemistry, and declares makeup effects artist Chris Walas to be one of the unsung heroes of ‘80s cinema. Plus, Kenn gives us a breakdown of the 20 (!) live events he’s been to post-vaccine.
NEXT: all things must come to an end, and so Gobbledyween returns to the grave after one final performance. Mimesis author Eric Sipple helps us lift the coffin lid on Luca Bercovici’s 1990 masterpiece Rockula.
- 00:00:20 – Intro / Guest
- 00:05:42 – The Fly
- 00:11:18 – Oh wait, it’s Ted Lasso tangents and concert reviews…
- 00:47:35 – Okay, back to The Fly, for real this time
- 01:26:46 – Kenn blindsides us with his House of the Devil thoughts
- 01:30:00 – Aaaaaand the finale of our The Fly discussion
- 02:01:20 – The Box Office Game!
- 02:26:28 – Outro / Next
- The Beetle and the Fly by David Cronenberg, The Paris Review
- The Definitives: The Fly by Brian Eggert, Deep Focus Review
- Pushing the Button: a Chronologically LOST Posdcast
- Welcome to Paradise: A Green Day Podcast
- Alex Jonestown Massacre // Bandcamp // Spotify
- “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)” by The Offspring, Americana (1998)
- “Fly Away” by Lenny Kravitz, 5 (1998)
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