Taylor Swift in the music video for ‘cardigan’ (2020), directed by herself
Gobbledygeek episode 412, “folklore (feat. Joseph Lewis),” is available for listening or download right here and on Apple Podcasts here.
Paul and Arlo are doin’ good, they’re on some new shit: actually talking at length about music! A/V director and founding Gobbler Joseph Lewis joins the boys to rave about Taylor Swift’s newest (and best) album, Folklore. The gang discusses how Folklore offers a more mature and introspective look at Swift’s pop star persona, how the collaboration with The National’s Aaron Dessner enhances her sonic palette, the drama of the Teenage Love Trilogy, the beautiful video for “cardigan,” and more.
Next: slippin’ and slidin’ with Class Action Park.
BONUS MUSIC RECOMMENDATIONS
- Manic by Halsey
- Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
- Gaslighter by The Chicks
- Tourist Season by Miel
- The New Abnormal by The Strokes
- Run-On Death Sentence by Alex Jonestown Massacre
- Every Bad by Porridge Radio
- Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
- Song for Our Daughter by Laura Marling
- Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling
- Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
- Louie 99 by Pet Rocks and Fake Flowers
- Imploding the Mirage by The Killers
- Twelfth by Old 97’s
Total Run Time: 02:46:30
- 00:01:00 – Intro / Banter
- 00:07:14 – Our histories with Taylor Swift
- 00:28:38 – Track-by-track review of folklore
- 02:31:28 – Other new music recommendations
- 02:42:50 – Outro / Next
- “the 1” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020)
- “cardigan” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020)
- “exile” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020)
- “seven” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020)
- “august” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020)
- “illicit affairs” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020)
- “betty” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020)
- “hoax” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020)
Top: ‘Puppet Master’ (1989), directed by David Schmoeller
Bottom: Jennifer Tilly in ‘Seed of Chucky’ (2004), directed by Don Mancini
Gobbledygeek episode 410, “Geek Challenge: Puppet Master vs. Seed of Chucky,” is available for listening or download right here and on Apple Podcasts here.
They’ll tear you a new puppet hole, bitch! The worlds of Charles Band and Don Mancini collide in a pre-Gobbledyween Geek Challenge. Paul sends Arlo a psychic alert letting him know to watch 1989’s Puppet Master, the first of producer Band’s direct-to-VHS Full Moon Features and the source of approximately one trillion sequels. In turn, Arlo goes meta and has a doll voiced by him call Paul while the real Arlo is tied to a bed behind him, commanding Paul to watch 2004’s Seed of Chucky. Paul recounts the joy of watching Full Moon Features in his 20s, Arlo launches a full-throated defense of Mancini’s vision, and they are both just completely miserable. Plus, the boys have nothing but nice things to say about Taylor Swift’s Folklore.
Next: we’re off, then we’re not.
Total Run Time: 01:49:34
- 00:00:25 – Intro / Banter
- 00:16:56 – Puppet Master
- 01:03:15 – Seed of Chucky
- 01:45:00 – Outro / Next
- “Master of Puppets” by Metallica, Master of Puppets (1986)
- “Doll Parts” by Hole, Live Through This (1994)
There’s a running joke that Paul and I don’t know how to talk about music. And though we’ve been assured by reputable sources that we don’t too bad a job of it, well…I tried writing little blurbs for the albums on my list and felt like a jackass. So we’ll again be presenting our lists (my top 10 and Paul’s top 5) without comments, as Paul’s already done with this year’s movies and comics lists.
In lieu of our dumb words, enjoy some songs from our favorite albums of 2014.
AJ: 10. POM POM by Ariel Pink
AJ: 9. MORNING PHASE by Beck