Flickering Waves

Switching gears back to a discussion of music brings Terry to a discussion about a series of road trips that led him to see She & Him and M. Ward a combined nine times over the past seven years.  Merge 20 is the heart of the discussion for this half but this discussion also covers road trips/plane trips to Atlanta and Athens.  Aside from the road stories, Terry shares some of his favorite songs from both She & Him and M. Ward.

This discussion of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward (collectively known as She & Him) will continue on in the second half of Episode 7.  In that part, the attention will turn to the 2013 trip to Nashville for She & Him and M. Ward's tour of Florida earlier this year.  It will also look back at favorite songs and favorite moments from all nine shows.

As usual, the YouTube page for Flickering Waves will highlight some of the music discussed in this episode.  The podcast itself can be downloaded from flickeringwaves.com as well as iTunes where everyone can also subscribe and rate the podcast.  If you want to join the discussion, we can be found on Facebook (The Flickering Waves Podcast) and Twitter (@flickeringwaves) or you can contact us at flickeringwaves@gmail.com.

Direct download: Episode_7_-_This_Is_Not_A_Test.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Leaving the fictional Las Vegas and turning our sights onto a director who would spend his later years in Las Vegas, this episode features a discussion of Ray Dennis Steckler's 1969 film Body Fever.  Body Fever features Steckler regulars Carolyn Brandt, Ron Haydock, Herb Robins and Gary Kent as well as behind the scenes work from Keith Wester and Jack Cooperman.  As someone who recognizes that Steckler's work is still relatively unknown, Terry often finds himself drifting off to other films in Steckler's career and some of the great stories behind them.  It is safe to say that many topics here will be revisited in future episodes of the podcast.

In an effort to briefly discuss the cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond and Laszlo Kovacs, Terry incorrectly credited the cinematography in The Last Picture Show to Mr. Kovacs when it was actually Robert Surtees.  Laszlo Kovacs did work in many other pictures including Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The King of Marvin Gardens, Ghostbusters and Say Anything.  We apologize for the incorrect credit.

The podcast can be downloaded via iTunes or through the flickeringwaves.com website.  iTunes will also allow you to subscribe and comment about the podcast.  We can also be found on Facebook (The Flickering Waves podcast group page), Twitter (@flickeringwaves) and YouTube (for our playlists to compliment each episode).

Direct download: Episode_6_-_Femme_Fatale.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 2:08am EDT

In this crossover episode of the podcast, Terry, having received a response from a request made in the days of 78th and Hard Drive, revisits a segement from Episode 6 of 78th and Hard Drive to add proper musical context to the proceedings.  In other words, the wonderful folks at NCM East gave us the OK to use The Jongleurs' song "Plastic Lover" albeit after some time.  So if you like what you hear, check them out at ncmeast.com for their newer recordings and The Jongleurs' music can be found on iTunes and perhaps other digital music providers.

For fans of 78th and Hard Drive, please check out Flickering Waves through the same channels (iTunes, Facebook, Twitter) that led you to 78th and Hard Drive.  For fans of Flickering Waves, we'll be back soon with Episode 6 which will focus on Ray Dennis Steckler's Body Fever.

Direct download: Throwback_Segment_-_Plastic_Lover.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

For Independence Day 2014, Terry revisits Francis Ford Coppola's 1982 film "One From The Heart" which features an Oscar-nominated Song Score from Tom Waits.  Mr. Coppola chose to follow up Apocalypse Now with the simple love story of Hank and Frannie (Frederic Forrest and Teri Garr).  A production that went over budget and a troubling pre-release buzz led Coppola to remove the film from distribution shortly after its February 1982 release.

Upon closer inspection, this minor film in the Coppola filmography is worthy of reconsideration due to solid performances especially from Teri Garr, its technical innovations and the music from the film.  All this and more is discussed in this episode of Flickering Waves.  Episode 6 of the podcast will feature a discussion of Ray Dennis Steckler's 1969 film Body Fever.  Check out the YouTube playlist for this episode of the podcast and please comment and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Direct download: Episode_5_-_This_Ones_From_The_Heart.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT