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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

011: Dazed by Dazed




"011:  Dazed by Dazed"

High School. Texas. 1976.  KISS rules the FM airwaves, bell bottom jeans are hip, pinball, pool and foosball are the games of choice...and the pursuit of sex, drugs, beer and Aerosmith tickets rages on in the American teenage landscape.  Seventeen years later, writer-director Richard Linklater set out to capture on film a greatest hits of high school memories, following twenty-four characters from every corner of the high school experience.  Twenty years later, DAZED AND CONFUSED continues to grow from its roots as a cult movie to a modern classic of American teenage behavior.

Celebrating 20 years of DAZED, the Gauntlet crew fires up the GTO, joins the beer bust and returns to the Spirit of '76.  



Host:
John Jansen

Guests:
John Hargrove
Michael Stevens
Mark Paniagua
Ric Silva




STUFF TO READ / PLACES TO VISIT:

Dazed at 20: Richard Linklater Interview
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/24/dazed-and-confused-director-richard-linklater-on-its-20th-anniversary.html

Happy 20th Birthday
http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/16678/1/richard-linklaters-dazed-confused

Where Are They Now?
http://news.moviefone.com/2013/09/24/dazed-and-confused-cast-where-are-they-now

The Paddling Is Real
http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/28/the-dazed-and-confused-paddling-ritual-is-totally-a-real-thing-in-austin-apparently/

Still Livin
http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/September-2013/Still-Livin-Dazed-and-Confused/


Theatrical Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvj4Ng6yinA













Monday, September 2, 2013

006: Political Cinema



"006: Political Cinema"

It came from Hollywood, but the target was Washington D.C.  In the last century of cinema, the political film has come of age and grown into a wicked mirror of the American policital system.  From the outside looking in, to the inside looking for a way up -- fact and fiction go swimming with satire and drama, as The Gauntlet digs into political themed movies from 1939 - 2012, discovering there is still a lot of red, white and blue in the heartland of the American political film.


DOWNLOAD EPISODE 006




1939 - (00:16:27) Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (Frank Capra)
1940 - (00:27:46) The Great McGinty (Preston Sturges)
1957 - (00:43:08) A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan)
1958 - (01:09:40) The Last Hurrah (John Ford)
1972 - (01:15:45) The Candidate (Michael Ritchie)
1972 - (01:31:54) The Man (Joseph Sargent)
1980 - (01:40:57) Used Cars (Robert Zemeckis)
1992 - (01:53:16) Bob Roberts (Tim Robbins)
1993 - (02:30:55) Dave (Ivan Reitman)
1995 - (02:40:55) The American President (Rob Reiner)
1997 - (03:16:48) Wag the Dog (Barry Levinson)
1998 - (03:57:23) Primary Colors (Mike Nichols)
1998 - (03:39:48) Bulworth (Warren Beatty)
1999 - (02:56:15) The West Wing (Thomas Schlamme/Aaron Sorkin)
1999 - (04:08:18) Deterrence (Rod Lurie)
2000 - (04:21:34) The Contender (Rod Lurie)
2008 - (04:34:41) Recount (Jay Roach)
2012 - (04:48:58) Game Change (Jay Roach)



Host:
John Jansen

Guests:
John Hargrove
Mike Stevens
Ric Silva









Notes:






Why No Oliver Stone Films?
In order to give the proper time and space to the political filmwork of Oliver Stone, his movies were skipped over for this first Political Cinema discussion, but will be highlighted in the future show:

POLITICAL CINEMA II:  STONED



















Wednesday, May 29, 2013

005: Raiders Story Conference


"005: Raiders Story Conference"

In January of 1978, after a year of blockbuster success with STAR WARS and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg sat down with writer Lawrence Kasdan to hash out ideas for a new adventure film featuring a hero named Indiana Smith.  Over the next few days, Lucas, Spielberg and Kasdan would continue to 
spitball ideas for what would become RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, leaving a tape recorder on to record their thoughts and ideas.  What was said and put down on paper would turn into one of the most successful characters and franchises in Hollywood history.

Now for the first time, the entire story conference has been recorded and scored with music and clips from the films, providing a rare insight into the creative process of Lucas, Spielberg and Kasdan and showcasing the strengths of creative collaboration.

DOWNLOAD EPISODE 005
Cast:
John Hargrove as Steven Spielberg
John Jansen as George Lucas
Michael Stevens as Lawrence Kasdan

Notes:
--No attempt has been made to imitate the voices of Lucas, Spielberg or Kasdan.
--The transcript is read casually and scored with music and sound effects.
--Pages 101 and 116 (out of 117) were missing.

YouTube Trailer:  
http://youtu.be/GirM9mSw3nc







STUFF TO WATCH:

"RAIDING THE LOST ARK" - A Filmumentary By Jamie Benning
One of the finest and most informative documents on the making of the film.

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1981 Trailer:

RAIDERS STUNT SHOW:




STUFF TO READ:
Cinephilia and Beyond:  Raiders of the Lost Ark 
http://www.cinephiliabeyond.org/raiders-lost-ark-lucas-spielbergs-
epitome-action-adventure-films-still-waiting-surpassed/

http://www.thebeardedtrio.com/2013/02/new-web-series-raiders-session-follows.html?m=1

PLACES TO VISIT:
The Raider.net  - The Ultimate Indiana Jones Resource
The Raven.net  - The Ultimate Indiana Jones Forum












Monday, April 1, 2013

ArenA II: Still Crying Over SPILT MILK

GAUNTLET ArenA EPISODE II:

Between the hair metal and pop synth of the 80's and the birth of grunge in the 90's, Jellyfish sprang onto the scene in 1990 with their debut album BELLYBUTON, providing a new colorful musical spectrum for the radio airwaves and a series of playful kaleidoscope videos on MTV.  With a throwback to the heyday of 60's and 70's sugary pop compositions, Jellyfish's complexity in songwriting and arrangements stood head and shoulders above most modern music of the time. Soon, the writing talents of Andy Sturmer and Roger Manning Jr. were in demand, and they found themselves writing songs for Ringo Starr, jamming with Brian Wilson and touring with The Black Crowes.  The future for Jellyfish was as bright as their album cover as Sturmer and Manning entered the recording studio in 1992 to create their second album, which would become not only their magnum opus and a masterpiece of pop perfection, but the final musical statement from the band.  






Never have the words woulda, shoulda, coulda been applied so properly for a musical group.  Fame and fortune would not follow the band, but twenty years later, their sophomore album SPILT MILK continues to cast a long shadow over musical composition, lyrical ambition and studio production in pop music history, maintaing a cult status for those in the know, and an amazing discovery for those who never knew.


Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of SPILT MILK and the Jellyfish Army, the Gauntlet crew dives back into the ArenA to wipe the tears away and dissect one of the most creative and brilliant power-pop albums ever made.  Featuring rare interview clips from Andy Sturmer, Roger Manning Jr., Demos, Live Acoustic and Electric tracks, with a few extra jelly surprises packed inside an epic length discussion.  


And you thought all fans clubs were a hoax?







Host:

John Jansen


Guests:

John Hargrove

Michael Stevens

Mark Paniagua





cause right behind you in the back
of the fray
is a blade he's a renegade
turning bullshit into marmalade
don't you know there's gonna be
a heavy price to pay
for pushing all these clouds away
it's bound to be a brighter day
it can't help but be a brighter day



NEW FOR 2016

JELLYFISH BIOGRAPHY - ORDER NOW
"Brighter Day - A Jellyfish Story" by Craig Dorfman

http://www.goodmusicguy.com/jellyfish-biography-brighter-day-a-jellyfish-story/

7 Years In The Making

The never-before-told lost history, adventures and unknown facts from ALL the players, personalities and people who helped create the LEGACY and LEGEND in Jellyfish.  


Andy Sturmer and Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. met as teenagers in the fall of 1980. Less than fifteen years later, the two of them had won jazz contests, written commercial jingles, become pen pals, joined a band with a San Francisco new wave icon, formed their own group, sparked a major label bidding war, recorded two critically acclaimed records, toured the world (twice), worked with a legendary producer, and backed a Beatle. 

In 1994, they met in a room and agreed that their musical partnership, as well as their friendship, was over. They shook hands, wished each other well, and left. They have not spoken since...

Drawing from dozens of interviews with all of the major – and many minor—characters in the Jellyfish story to create one seamless & complete master narrative, Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story follows the course of that friendship from its earliest days in Pleasanton, California through the two decades of silence in search of the answer to the nagging fan question “Why, oh why isn’t there more Jellyfish music?”






PRE-ORDER - SHIPS IN MAY 2016

http://www.goodmusicguy.com/jellyfish-biography-brighter-day-a-jellyfish-story/

Be sure to check out all the goodies from Bruce and the gang at PopGeekHeaven.

Three book packages (Basic/Gold/Premium) to choose from.



BIG SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Steve Harris and his awesome interviews with Jellyfish in 1990 and 1993.







STUFF TO WATCH:

NEW 2016 VIDEO ARCHIVE: 
(Thanks to Kai Danzberg and Johnnie J. Young)
--Live Shows + Interviews
--Music Videos
--Solo + Side Projects


THE GHOST AT NUMBER ONE (MUSIC VIDEO)

NEW MISTAKE (MUSIC VIDEO)


LIVE JELLYFISH:



















http://popdose.com/uncovered-jellyfish-spilt-milk/


http://www.popgeekheaven.com/


http://www.mindspring.com/~jjyoung/Andy/

http://popshifter.com/2008-07-30/speaking-the-language-of-pop-an-interview-with-roger-joseph-manning-jr/


JELLYFISH FAN CLUB BOX SET LINER NOTES (2002)
http://albumlinernotes.com/Fan_Club__Box_Set_2002_.html


CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE 2014 JELLYFISH ARTICLE:








MODERN DRUMMER JELLYFISH ARTICLE:





NEW 2016 ARTICLES:
Roger Manning Jr. / Jambands




MORE JELLYFISH PODCASTS:

PABLO'S POPPIN' PODCAST
http://pppodcast.podbean.com/e/episode-1-special-guest-craig-dorfman/

DIG ME OUT - EPISODE #81  BELLYBUTTON BY JELLYFISH
http://www.digmeoutpodcast.com/2012/07/episode-81-bellybutton-by-jellyfish.html

WHAT BRINGS US TOGETHER  - EPISODE #9 - JELLYFISH
http://whatbringsustogether.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/episode-nine-jellyfish/



GET SOME JELLYFISH:

SENSORY LULLABIES: The Ultimate Tribute To Jellyfish (Burning Sky Records)
http://burningskyrecords.com/bsrjellyfishv2.php

OMNIVORE RECORDINGS:
http://omnivorerecordings.com/artists/jellyfish/

--STACK-A-TRACKS
--LIVE AT BOGARTS 1991
--RADIO JELLYFISH (Acoustic)
--BELLYBUTTON & SPILT MILK ON LP AND DELUXE CD


GET SOME SWEET PICKLE SALAD:
http://remcot.blogspot.com/2009/09/sweet-pickle-salad.html



GET SOME FOAM FOOT:
http://soundaboard.blogspot.com/2012/04/foamfoot-crows-from-closet-jan-8th-1994.html







JELLYFISH FACEBOOK GROUP:
News, Memories and Memorabilia!
Special Thanks To Pablo Melons



NEW JELLYFISH BLOG: Videos, Music & More
Special Thanks to Kai Danzberg