“In the same way that you’ve got moveable type prints and then within the next 50 years the Catholic Church was falling apart and every country was full of revolutions: the internet broke homophobia. The internet makes it so you can’t make gay people scared of themselves anymore, and we can find each other and it’s amazing and lovely. It was once I had reliable access to the internet that I was able to go in a scared way, find something to masturbate to, then eventually chit chat with someone long enough to realize that: Oh, they’re not scary monsters. They are not ‘they.’ They are ‘we.’”—Guy Branum Nerdist 549
I’m Dustin, I run a podcast collective called Feral Audio. When I listen to podcast submissions, I take notes for myself to refer to after. For a $50 donation to feralaudio.com/support, I’ll “consult” on your podcast and send you the production notes I took!
The “Jim And Them Podcast” were upset that an incentive for a Kickstarter donation they made to one of my shows wasn’t done in a timely manner, so they took to their podcast to start a campaign of trolling against one of our podcasters. Their fans then started harassing the fiance’ of this podcaster and suggesting they would gang rape her. Cool scene! Well anyways, I listened to their podcast and here’s my production notes of “Jim And Them #388 Part 1: Came Up Empty”
I did things in my 30s that were ignored by the world, that could have been quickly labeled a failure. Here’s a classic example; in 1974 I did a movie called Phantom of the Paradise. Phantom of the Paradise, which was a huge flop in this country. There were only two cities in the world where it had any real success: Winnipeg, in Canada, and Paris, France. So, okay, let’s write it off as a failure. Maybe you could do that.
But all of the sudden, I’m in Mexico, and a 16-year-old boy comes up to me at a concert with an album - a Phantom of the Paradise soundtrack- and asks me to sign it. I sign it. Evidently I was nice to him and we had a nice little conversation. I don’t remember the moment, I remember signing the album (I don’t know if I think I remember or if I actually remember). But this little 14 or 16, whatever old this guy was… Well I know who the guy is now because I’m writing a musical based on Pan’s Labyrinth; it’s Guillermo del Toro.
The work that I’ve done with Daft Punk it’s totally related to them seeing Phantom of the Paradise 20 times and deciding they’re going to reach out to this 70-year-old songwriter to get involved in an album called Random Access Memories.
So, what is the lesson in that? The lesson for me is being very careful about what you label a failure in your life. Be careful about throwing something in the round file as garbage because you may find that it’s the headwaters of a relationship that you can’t even imagine it’s coming in your future.
This is a Howard Kremer appreciation blog | Two Charted 125
Howard:I tracked the sunset the other day.
'Stard:You "tracked" it?
Howard:Yeah, I was like when is it actually that if I wanted to look at the sunset, when is the good time? Cause here's the thing they don't tell you about the sunset: It'll burn your friggin eyes if you get to it too early.
Kulap:No, I think that's the first thing they say about the sun is not to stare at it
“I’ve seen lots of pictures of Ed Sheeran on Tumblr, where I like to visit once in a while like going to a junior high for no reason, but I’ve never heard his music.”—Karen Kilgariff Who Charted? 185: Letting Go of Macklemore Earwolf
“I’ve been doing podcasting for a while, and there’ll be times when I’m on other people’s podcasts, and I just have to say stories that I’ve told before because I only live so much, and only so much of my life is interesting, and it’s not that much. There was a guy on twitter going ‘Hey, we get it. I’ve heard that story before. Why do you keep on repeating the same things?’ and I tell that guy, you try and record over 500 of your conversations over the course of three or four years and see how many times you repeat your fucking self!”— jonahray Conversations With Matt Dwyer 100 Feral Audio
“I’ve said this a million times: there should be no limitations on comedy. Anything you wanna fucking do - do. But it should be “why do you want to?” When you learn someone’s story, you might not want to. You still can, but you might not want to. If you really learn what a transgendered person goes through, how scary it is, and how brave they are - you might go “you know, I might wanna make fun of the people that make fun of them.””—
“I saw what I thought was Bigfoot once, but then I found out ten seconds later it wasn’t Bigfoot. It was cow - a steer - running at high speeds towards a fence, and right before lift off over the fence it would run on its hind legs.”—Matthew Inman Slumber Party with Alie and Georgia 37 Feral Audio
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“If youjizz and redtube and fantasty.cc and fabdu and tblops and xhamster… if Brazzers, if the Bang Brothers and their bus; if they would all get together and just throttle down to 28.8 speeds for one day with a net neutrality warning, that’s how we could get people to care.”—Kevin Pereira Pointless Podcast 59 with Abby Martin
“We are supposed to go spend money to have someone rip our pubic hair out of our sacred spot, and then we’re supposed glue fucking eyelashes on!”—Elizabeth Laime during an intimate conversation with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Totally Laime 222: To Bald Or Not To Bald! Earwolf
“If we don’t do something to help people that are in prison, we do it at our own peril. Because if we don’t help them change for the better, they will most certainly change for the worse.”—Wayne Kramer WTF with Marc Maron 491
Jason Reitman:Guitars are great for getting over a woman or getting over a fight
Marc:I think that's what they're made for
Jason:That's why they're shaped like a woman
Marc:Is it? Is that what you decided
Jason:Honestly It's shaped like a woman and you hold it. You don't hold a piano. I'm not sure there is another instrument that you hold the same way. With the guitar you hold it and you press it against your body, and you know what your guitar feels like. It's different from a foreign guitar. And when you go into a guitar shop and you pick up a new guitar it's almost like holding a new woman for a moment. There's something exciting and elicit about it. And then maybe you will take her home. And then what happens when you start playing the new guitar too much? You almost look at the old guitar and you feel bad 'oh I better pick up that old guitar I'm not being good to her.'