A pop culture podcast that looks at music, movies and TV and memories sparked or preserve by them. We'll look into the past, the present and the infinite points in between.
info_outline E28 - Walking To New Orleans (PRT '18) 04/04/2018
E28 - Walking To New Orleans (PRT '18) The heart of this episode is a discussion of Jim Jarmusch's third film, Down By Law. Terry tries to discuss this and probably too much else in this episode. Included in this episode is a discussion on I-4 (recorded while on I-4) and personal tales of New Orleans (the setting of this episode's film.
info_outline Episode 27 - Let's Go Away For Awhile 02/15/2018
Episode 27 - Let's Go Away For Awhile The return of the podcast after a lengthy time away brings the listener a review of the year that was and the year ahead in both movies and music. Naturally, this is shot through Terry's favorites from both. If Episode 28 and the rest of the Road Trip episodes are the journey then this episode is the lengthy process of packing all the bags before the trip. Besides it is great to know where one is coming from before worrying about getting somewhere new. If you are enjoying the podcast then tell a friend.
info_outline Episode 26 - Got To Get Better In A Little While 06/11/2017
Episode 26 - Got To Get Better In A Little While Terry found himself revisiting the catalogue of Eric Clapton back in April. Once he heard that tour dates were getting rescheduled due to illness, it seemed like a good time to share a list of some of the deeper cuts before they could possibly become part of a posthumous tribute to the guitar great. Before that Terry goes into a mostly fun explanation of why the podcast has been away. Then the close explores where the next twelve episodes are going to go (hope everyone like a road trip, not literal - of course). And while it is not intended to be away again for two months, due to some personal affairs, the return of the podcast for Episode 27 is uncertain at this time. Please follow us on Facebook (The Flickering Waves Podcast) and Twitter (@flickeringwaves) for updates. The YouTube playlist of the ten Clapton songs is up on YouTube along with playlists related to some of the other episodes of the podcast. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks as always for listening.
info_outline Episode 25 - Low Budget 04/17/2017
Episode 25 - Low Budget This is a mad dash of a week for the podcast. If all goes to plan, this is the first of three episodes in the days leading up to Record Store Day 2017. This installment deals with seven records that Terry bought over the years that were infinitely better than the low, low prices paid for them would suggest (not free, just cheap). Some of these have even become essential recordings in his collection. Terry reflects on one of his favorite radio stations as well as some of the places where he bought these records. Sometimes one cheap record can someone a fan for life. And of course there are tangents, planned and otherwise. There is a YouTube playlist available that highlights a pick from each of these albums. However, once there, it should be easy and surprisingly legit to explore the rest of these albums for additional enjoyment. One can also e-mail the podcast at email@example.com And also there is a Facebook group and Twitter feed for the podcast. And after listening one is wondering, yes I did manage to talk for more than an hour non-stop and I don't get it either. Episodes 26 & 27 should post by next Saturday.
info_outline Episode 24 - Hey Nineteen 03/28/2017
Episode 24 - Hey Nineteen This episode features an unique discussion of the 1998 film Next Stop Wonderland starring Hope Davis and directed by Brad Anderson. As we are one year from the 20th anniversary of the film, Terry didn't want to do a regular breakdown of the film. There are likely spoilers in this episode but one hopes that the discussion will encourage watching or re-watching one of Terry's favorite films of 1990s. So in this discussion, Terry explores some history with some of the actors in the film as well as his own personal history of watching the film. Also, Terry speaks about his fascination with the soundtrack and bossa nova in general. Towards the end, there are a couple of film recommendations as well as a slice of Terry's creative thought surrounding what he wanted in the third segment of Before series (which would be named Before Midnight). All of this and more is framed around a nod to a recurring moment in Next Stop Wonderland. To do this, Terry used a few randomly selected words from Anna Kendrick's Scrappy Little Nobody. Like most random things, there were some good outcomes and some not-so-good outcomes. Think of it as one more layer in a podcast lasagna that is trying to bubble over in the pan. Please check the Facebook group (The Flickering Waves Podcast) as well as Twitter (@flickeringwaves). Or go "old school" in internet interaction and drop the podcast a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
info_outline Episode 23 - Tell Me When Did Things Go So Wrong 03/05/2017
Episode 23 - Tell Me When Did Things Go So Wrong This is a relatively short episode of the podcast to bring the machinery back up to speed for more episodes in 2017. The time away was just that. Thought was given to hanging it up but as long as the downloads keep happening, there will be more but there is no guarantee of the frequency. So perhaps the last few months feel strange. Yeah, me too. Looking briefly back at November and last Oscar Sunday, Terry offers thoughts on how he feels about award shows now and what these two events might mean for the episodes ahead. Perhaps new vistas will be exciting or perhaps it is fancy dressing over old ideas. Thanks for taking a listen and deciding for yourself. No YouTube playlist for this one. However, if one wants to follow what movies Terry watches in 2017, there is a YouTube playlist for that. For links related to the episode, Terry just might post on the Facebook group page and/or the Twitter feed.
info_outline Night of the Creeps (Halloween 2016 - Part 3) 10/31/2016
Night of the Creeps (Halloween 2016 - Part 3) For this final installment of the three-part Halloween jamboree, Terry has some last minute horrifying suggestions for Halloween or simply some horror-related suggestions for any time of the year. Many of these are available thru the Fandor streaming service while others are Blu-Rays that Terry has picked up hoping to find some time to watch them. The episode deals with some classics like Carnival of Souls and moves through some more contemporary favorites like Frankenhooker and finishes with some international selections like Santa Sangre. Hopefully, if one likes horror, one can find something new here or perhaps be reminded of a previously viewed movie that could be the next new classic for Halloween or any time of year. If one would like to support the podcast, please go to iTunes and subscribe and rate the podcast. One can also go on Facebook and request to be part of the Facebook group for The Flickering Waves Podcast. Finally, one can follow the podcast on Twitter @flickeringwaves. We look to return to more "traditional" programming now that October is winding down. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Halloween (Halloween 2016 - Part 2) 10/28/2016
Halloween (Halloween 2016 - Part 2) We have a brief discussion of thirteen additional recommendations. Most are available to stream on Hulu right now while some of the others are from Terry's stack of things to watch (or things that have been watched) this Halloween season. This list tries to add some more family friendly suggestions but is still quite loaded with a number of more intense horrors. The final part of this trilogy of mini-episodes should post on Halloween. It will deal with some movies that have specific Halloween memories whether or not the movies themselves take place in the season. It will also include a number of movies that will good and horrifying to watch even as the calendar pushes into November and beyond. A collection of trailers for the most of the movies discussed in this episode will be available thru YouTube on the Flickering Waves channel. Please follow us on Facebook thru The Flickering Waves Podcast group page or @flickeringwaves on Twitter.
info_outline Horror Pictures (Halloween 2016 - Part 1) 10/15/2016
Horror Pictures (Halloween 2016 - Part 1) After some lengthy and emotionally heavier episodes, Terry wanted to reflect on the season and tap into his Halloween spirits. Includes here are suggestions and recommendations that can be considered (with some caveats in some cases) for October. Some are movies that can be found on various streaming services and others are ones that Terry is personally looking to visit on the big screen (thanks to the Enzian in Orlando) and at home for various reasons. If one is looking for some horrific inspirations this time of year, we hope this first of three mini-episodes will serve as a good time. A collection of trailers for these features will be on the Flickering Waves YouTube channel. The podcast can be downloaded, subscribed to and commented about on iTunes. More recommendations to come over the next couple of weeks.
info_outline Episode 22 - Watch Out For Me Ronnie 10/01/2016
Episode 22 - Watch Out For Me Ronnie This is a discussion of Terry's favorite movie of all time, the 1966 classic from Ray Dennis Steckler entitled Ratpfink A Boo Boo (not a typo). In doing so, the episode is twice as long as the movie. But this is a podcast so naturally, there is much more to be discussed in this episode including Yoga Hosers, Raiders!: The Story of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made as well as the music of Ron Haydock and the compilation from Numero Group released this past Record Store Day entitled Los Alamos Grind and of course whatever else can come across Terry's mind. We can be found on Facebook (The Flickering Waves Podcast group page) and Twitter (@flickeringwaves). The podcast can also be found on flickeringwaves.com as well as on iTunes where one can also subscribed and comment on the podcast. E-mails can also be directed to the podcast at email@example.com
info_outline Episode 21 - Don't Give Up 09/14/2016
Episode 21 - Don't Give Up Much like the album that is the subject of this episode of the podcast, this may prove to be the most personal episode to date. This despite or perhaps because of efforts to overstate non-essential points and understate the essential ones. But what is intended as an overview of the 1986 classic album from Peter Gabriel entitled So expands into a look back at Terry's adolescence and touches on topics that are clearly still on his mind and in his heart. Yes, this episode just might go too deep. Largely due to the new editing technique being used, the YouTube playlists are not up-to-date but keep an eye on those on the YouTube channel for the podcast. Want to subscribe? Thanks for the interest and please do so on iTunes where the podcast can also be rated and commented on. Want to send an e-mail direct? The address is firstname.lastname@example.org There is also a Facebook group page (The Flickering Waves Podcast) and we're on Twitter as well (@flickeringwaves). Thanks for downloading and/or listening.
info_outline Episode 20 - I Can't Keep From Talking 08/31/2016
Episode 20 - I Can't Keep From Talking Taking inspiration from the Jeff Tweedy penned song, Terry explores the wild, wonderful of music both in its physical and digital formats with some discussion on vinyl and multi-channel sound as well as whatever might have crossed his mind while thinking about the above topics. In other words, if one has found enjoyment in previous episodes of this podcast then one can hopefully found some more here. Be on the lookout for the YouTube playlist as soon as Terry can find time to actually listen to this episode. Episode 21 will focus on Peter Gabriel's So and the year of 1986 which would be pivotal in the growth of Terry's appreciation of music.
info_outline Episode 19 - Speakin' Out 08/12/2016
Episode 19 - Speakin' Out In the longest solo cast so far, Terry tries to discuss the how and why of movie going for him. As it turns out, there is quite of who and what to be told here too which means that the surface is barely scratched. However, there are discussions of the theatrical and home video experiences as well as IMAX and 3D and drive-ins. The recent closing of Movie Stop gives Terry a chance to reflect on a darker side of film fandom but there are also reflections of great experiences throughout the years. Ultimately, biases can be revealed and standards established so they can be reexamined against additional who's and what's in upcoming episodes. This episode also serves as a preview of what the movie side of the podcast will look like for the rest of 2016. Don't forget Facebook (The Flickering Waves Podcast group page) and Twitter (@flickeringwaves) as well as iTunes (subscribe, comment and submit reviews) and YouTube (Flickering Waves channel). The YouTube playlist promises to be epic and hopefully pretty good as well. When Episode 20 comes on next time, Terry goes into the weeds of how and why again but with music. Thanks for downloading and listening.
info_outline Episode 18 - Do It Good (with special guest Joel G. Robertson) 07/05/2016
Episode 18 - Do It Good (with special guest Joel G. Robertson) To mark Bill Withers' 78th birthday on July 4th, we are discussing his debut album from 1971 entitled Just As I Am. As the song Ain't No Sunshine is featured on the album, Terry talks to his friend about the song's connection to them through the movie that they made in 1999 entitled The Whole Town Is Sleeping. And while on the surface having someone whose knowledge is more in movies than in music, Joel move than proved to be the perfect guest for this episode. Terry & Joel look back at the movie they made tying it back to an ultimate soundtrack album that was made as a source of inspiration and even a little frustration. They also look back at an album that hopefully can get its fair due before the 50th anniversary in 2021. Terry also finds a way to tie it back to one of the better received albums of 2016. And at this epic length, one can be assured that they are tangents on deck. Seek out the forthcoming YouTube playlist on the Flickering Waves channel to help sort out unfamiliar waters. Like the podcast? Then please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or join the Flickering Waves Podcast Facebook group. We should be back in late July for an episode entitled Speakin' Out which will explore the how & why of movie going with Terry.
info_outline Episode 17 - Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) 06/24/2016
Episode 17 - Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) Revisiting the idea of the "Moonlight Feels Right" installment of the podcast, Terry tries to reflect on the Santana favorite from 1976, "Europa". However, when the song is from an artist whose works now span six decades, the main topic of discussion is easily stepped around during the episode. From high school poetry to qualifiers as well as guitar lessons of different kinds covering two generations, this became more of an episode than what was originally intended. As music has served as a way to make sense of a world that is becoming increasingly less so, the events in Orlando at Pulse and Plaza Live did affect indirectly the recording of the episode. As awkward as the opening may seem, everyone at Flickering Waves is hoping for the best for the survivors, the friends and family of the victims and the city of Orlando in what was a weekend full of senseless, wholly unjustified violence. There is quite the YouTube playlist at our YouTube channel; search for "Flickering Waves Europa" and the playlist should come right up. Please remember though we encourage everyone out there to seek out physical and/or legal downloads of the music and video contained in the playlist (where available). Please subscribe and rate us on iTunes (five stars reviews are much appreciated). We also have a Facebook group (The Flickering Waves Podcast) as well as a Twitter (@flickeringwaves). Listen to the end of the podcast and one can find out the subject of Episode 18 with a tentative release date of July 4th. Take care, everyone and everywhere.
info_outline Episode 00 - I'm Gonna DJ 05/31/2016
Episode 00 - I'm Gonna DJ This is the reset installment of the podcast. We have been gone for nearly six months and I wanted to offer a brief explanation and look ahead to the rest of 2016. The preview is mostly cryptic teasing but if you want more cryptic teasing or better still declarations of what we will talk about here on the podcast then join the Facebook group (The Flickering Waves Podcast) or follow us on Twitter (@flickeringwaves). The next installment should be out sometime in June with the intent of two episodes a month for the rest of the year. Hope everyone has a great summer.
info_outline Episode 16 - O Holy Night 12/26/2015
Episode 16 - O Holy Night So my editor is on vacation which may be good as this episode probably would have not happened if they were here. This is an episode that could only come together when no proper time has been given to it. In this episode, Terry reflects on one of his recent pop culture holiday traditions, "The Christmas Show" episode of Studio 60 on The Sunset Strip and the lengths he went through to watch it this year. A brief appreciation that show spills into a reflection of "The Endless River" and two wishes that Terry has related to the band and what could still come from them. They are the movie "Crystal Voyager" and the song "Embryo"
info_outline Episode 15 - When It All Comes Down 12/15/2015
Episode 15 - When It All Comes Down This return of the podcast was inspired by a musical discovery from this past summer. This discovery led to a lengthy YouTube/internet search and ultimately a chance to finally talk about cover songs. This intended-as-a-mini-episode but instead became a gluttonous epic of an episode was also inspired by Taylor Swift's & Ryan Adams' versions of 1989. Contained within is a discussion of six songs that Terry feels would make interesting covers for male artists (and yes Terry is playing rock 'n' roll fantasy here as well).
info_outline Episode 14.5 - Star Wars 07/18/2015
Episode 14.5 - Star Wars Since Wilco was the subject of Episode 14 and they decided to drop a surprise album onto the internet only days after Terry's birthday, he thought it was worth revisiting Wilco in this quick, dirty (only in terms of production) episode of the podcast. In it, Terry gives his initial impressions on the new Wilco album, Star Wars. Even as Wilco has been quite friendly with the internet over the years, this surprise release of an album seemed quite unreal. But after two times around with the album, Terry realized that this was quite the proper release and not some belated April Fools' joke.
info_outline Episode 14 - That's Not The Issue 04/28/2015
Episode 14 - That's Not The Issue As April comes to a close, this episode of the podcast covers a lot of territory. There is a brief wrap up of Terry's time at the 2015 Florida Film Festival where he watched The Little Death and Alphaville. The bulk of the discussion is about Wilco's debut album A.M. which celebrated its 20th anniversary back in March. To provide that discussion with good context, we revisit the end of Uncle Tupelo and talk briefly about the other band that came from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt. Terry talks about the one record store visit that helped make him the fan of Wilco that he remains to this day.
info_outline Private Investigations (2015 Florida Film Festival Getaway Part 2) 04/18/2015
Private Investigations (2015 Florida Film Festival Getaway Part 2) On the eve of the second and final showing of the 2015 Florida Film Festival's collection of documentary shorts entitled "8 X Very, Very Real", I'm posting my initial thoughts on these diverse and interesting shorts. My thoughts on the two features I'm seeing on the final day of the festival should be posted by the middle of next week. Be sure to subscribe and comment on iTunes as well look us up on Facebook (The Flickering Waves Podcast group page), Twitter (@flickeringwaves) and our YouTube channel (Flickering Waves).
info_outline Sailin' Shoes (2015 Florida Film Festival Getaway - Part 1) 04/13/2015
Sailin' Shoes (2015 Florida Film Festival Getaway - Part 1) This bonus installment of the podcast features initial thoughts on two movies screened at the 2015 Florida Film Festival, Results & Salad Days. Due to the nature of the recording setting for much of this recording, the fidelity isn't ideal but it is the best that can be provided under the circumstances.
info_outline Episode 13 - Love & Anger 04/01/2015
Episode 13 - Love & Anger Originally intended as just a discussion of the 1990 film The Nasty Girl, this episode evolved into one of epic length. Also discussed on the podcast is the 2012 film Stories We Tell. Terry had hoped to compare and contrast two true stories told in two different methods. It is possible that more questions were raised than answered on this one. Hopefully, this might encourages some good people to go and check both films which as of April 1st, 2015, are available on Netflix's streaming service.
info_outline Episode 12.5 - In The Engine Room 03/13/2015
Episode 12.5 - In The Engine Room As February 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the release of Mike Watt's first solo album, Ball-Hog or Tugboat, Terry decided not to delay his overview of Mike Watt's solo work any longer. But to cover the solo work does require an acknowledgement of Minutemen and their classic Double Nickels on the Dime.
info_outline Episode 12 - Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll Too Young To Die 02/24/2015
Episode 12 - Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll Too Young To Die As this is the first podcast of 2015, this episode tries to bridge the pop culture gap between Christmas and now. We start with a discussion of the three-night concert celebrating the 20th anniversary for New Granada Records. There are two brief discussions of movies and TV. For movies, Terry discusses three of his favorite films from 2014 (Boyhood, Interstellar & The Dance of Reality) as well as two more films (Adjust Your Tracking & The Nasty Girl). On the TV side, Terry discusses his favorite show of the moment (Togetherness) and gets a bit stuck on how to properly appreciate a specific aspect of the show.
info_outline Episode 10 - The Perfect Cut (White Rabbit & A Dog Named Gidget) 12/25/2014
Episode 10 - The Perfect Cut (White Rabbit & A Dog Named Gidget) In what may prove to be the longest title of any episode of this podcast, Terry does explore the Negativland song that inspired the title of this episode but there is so much more. First, Terry briefly considers not talking about TV anymore then proceeds to recommend three TV series (The Honorable Woman, Sonic Highways & A to Z.
info_outline Moonlight Feels Right 09/02/2014
Moonlight Feels Right So now that summer is coming to an end (or over in many people's minds), our host reflects on the 1970's classic song Starbuck's "Moonlight Feels Right". As this was never intended as a history lesson like many of the other episodes, the AM Gold classic from Starbuck is used as a springboard for a number of other topics. Topics include but are likely not limited to the marimba (an unique componet to the Starbuck hit), how songs help recall the past, Bill Withers and how this podcast is shaping up for Episode 10 and beyond.
info_outline Episode 9 - So Real 08/27/2014
Episode 9 - So Real With this episode, this may be the closest that Terry gets to answer that dreaded question of many music fans out there, "What's your favorite album?" The discussion for this episode turns to the 1994 release from Jeff Buckley entitled Grace. Terry highlights some of the behind-the-scenes stories and talks about a few of his favorite songs off the album in hopes of explaining why this solitary release from Jeff Buckley was such a defining moment in music as a whole and not just another great album from 1994.
info_outline Episode 8 - Love Is Hell 08/14/2014
Episode 8 - Love Is Hell Hurricane Charley will be remembered for many things by the people who experienced its wrath when it made landfall on Friday, August 13th, 2004. Leave it to Terry to find some personal yet pop culture connection to it as he discusses Ryan Adams' album Love Is Hell also from 2004 (well, not exactly 2004). That little release date question is just the beginning of a discussion that is part weather report and part album review.
info_outline Episode 7, Part 2 - This Is Not A Test 08/09/2014
Episode 7, Part 2 - This Is Not A Test Terry here...I'm wrapping the She & Him/M. Ward discussion (for now) with an overview of the She & Him show in Nashville from 2013 and two of the M. Ward shows from earlier this year. I can honestly say that the whole story isn't here but the largely tangential parts left out should come in handy for inspiring other episodes of the podcast. I talk about one of their hard-to-find videos as well as two important members of the She & Him and M. Ward touring bands, Scott McPherson and Mike Coykendall as well as some other odds-and-ends that conclude this love letter of sorts to two of my favorite musical experiences that are out there today.