Horror Business Episode 9: C.H.U.D. and THE LAST WINTER

Episode IX: A Profound Hatred Of (James LeGros And Ron Perl)Man, or: How We Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The C.H.U.D.s     Greetings, children of the sun, and welcome back to another deliciously terrifying episode of Horror Business, the podcast that is coming to get you regardless of your being named Barbara or not. We are almost at double digits here, and you know what that means: we’re through the looking glass here, people. In this episode we discuss the concept of the ecological as horror, specifically the horrific that is the result of man’s hubris and meddling with what ought not to be meddled with. Our films for this episode were 1984’s C.H.U.D., and 2006’s The Last Winter. We begin the episode by talking about several films we have seen since the last recording. We first discuss The Darkness and the two hours neither of us are ever getting back from the garbage heap waste of celluloid that it was. Then Liam talks about the overabundance of butts and underabundance of seagulls in The Shallows. Finally Justin talks about the true evil of The Conjuring 2: Ed and Lorraine Warren and the crocks of shit they’ve served
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CINEPUNX Episode 52:The Films of Nicholas Winding-Refn feat. Carp

“Like a diamond in a sea of glass…” IS WHAT YOU WILL SAY ABOUT THIS NEW AWESOME EPISODE OF CINEPUNX!!! In this entertainment packed episode we sat down with long time friend of the show and local core-men Carp (Brian but who calls him that?) to discuss THE NEON DEMON and the films of Nicholas Winding-Refn (or rather the films we have seen) FIRST THINGS FIRST, BEFORE WE EVEN GET TO SOUND NOTES, WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SOUND ON THIS EPISODE IS SUB-PAR AND WE APOLOGIZE FOR THAT! If you are new to the show we assure you that other episodes are of a MUCH higher quality and we encourage you to check them out! However, despite the sound not being ideal the conversation is SPARKLING! Big thanks to Carp for being a part of this awesome episode. We both loved THE NEON DEMON which appears to be a controversial opinion so if you hated it, we would love to hear from you! COMMENT BELOW-     Not too many links we need to mention though we do want to emphasize how much we LOVED and think you should see THE HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE Josh mentions that two of
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LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! Episode 74: Rev. Kirk T. Berlenbach of Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church

Joseph A. Gervasi interviews the Rev. Kirk T. Berlenbach of Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church Roxborough. Father Kirk grew up in Haddonfield, NJ. His father was a priest and he always loved being a part of the church. Moving through his teenage years, Father Kirk was drawn to rock, prog (!), punk, and gothic music. He had a desire to spread the word of Christ, but found different avenues from which to approach his faith and alternate means — at times outrageous — of expressing it. In this wide-ranging discussion, matters of both faith and social justice are discussed. Father Kirk has been outspoken in his support of LGBT rights, his opposition to the demonization of immigrants (and the xenophobic propositions to keep them out with giant walls and bigoted laws), demagoguery, the proliferation of guns and gun violence, economic inequality, and other hot-button (but essential) social issues facing our times. Pushing against cynicism and the despair and fatigue that comes after each successive mass shooting or terrorist attack, Father Kirk remains a champion of the worth of individual humans and the solace — and call to arms — that the troubled can find in the words of Jesus Christ. In
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Cinepunx Episode 51: Ben and Rosalie of Moviejawn discuss BACK TO THE FUTURE and THE BURBS

MOVIEJAWN AND SUMMER MOVIES ON THIS DELIGHTFULLY COY EPISODE! Rosalie Kicks!, Old Sport- Chief Creative Officer, contributor, all-around old sport. Ben Leonard, Best Boy- Chief Multitasking Officer, contributor, foreman. Two of the many folks whose insights and efforts bring MOVIEJAWN to life each month! MOVIEJAWN is a print zine and website dedicated to what really matters: MOVIES! I have been a fan of the zine for quite some time, which I do not YET subscribe to but I have been able to pick up regularly at South Philly Comics! Rosalie suggested we discuss “Summer Movies”, specifically Back to the Future and The Burbs! This created some confusion as Josh took the term to refer to movies which OCCUR during the summer while others took it to mean movies which are RELEASED during the summer. Regardless, we discuss it during the episode and MUCH DELIGHT OCCURS!!! Our intro music is from a small independent act you could never find anyway so just don’t worry about it, the break music is from Radioactivity who Josh discusses during the show. We also discuss a lot of different things during the episode like: TICKET GIVE AWAY Metrograph The Fits Neon Demon New G.L.O.S.S. ep New David
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CINEPUNX Episode 50: AND WE’RE BACK! New Movie Round Up

THE NICE GUYS, NEIGHBORS 2, THE CONJURING 2, GREEN ROOM, AND MORE!!! After a long and barely justified hiatus CINEPUNX has returned!! We hope you haven’t missed us TOO much, but know we missed you, and we are working to continue to bring you that sweet, sweet content your souls so DESPERATELY crave!   I used an old picture cause I forgot to take any pictures during or after recording. My bad y’all. This episode we spend a LOT of time catching up on all the stuff that went down while we were away. Then we talk three new films we have gotten to see: THE NICE GUYS, NEIGHBORS 2, and THE CONJURING 2.     We also discuss a bunch of other things that I should link to, but I am bad at this. Here are a few though This episode features music by JOHNNY SHOWCASE and PRAISE ! MAHONING DRIVE-IN EXHUMED FILMS BROAD STREET BREAK DOWN NERDS OF NOSTALGIA FROM AND INSPIRED BY PHILLY HARDCORE SHOWS NOTHING ANOHNI JOHN CARPENTER AT THE KESWICK THEATER   Yo, if I forgot something important please comment below so I can add it. As usual, we owe thanks to so many people,
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LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! Episode 73: Larry Livermore of Lookout Records

Joseph A. Gervasi interviews Larry Livermore, formerly of Lookout Records and author of the book How To Ru(i)n A Label (Don Giovanni Records, 2015). Since Larry’s book covers the story of his involvement (and de-volvement) with Lookout Records so well, we only talk about the label a bit in this lengthy interview. Instead we focus on other aspects of Larry’s life, like growing up working class in Detroit, his estrangement from his family, the consumption and sale of psychedelic drugs, living in Northern California, MaximumRockNRoll, the punk scene’s sometimes self-destructive disdain for success and embrace of obscurity and failure, and being involved in a record label that meant a lot to countless people. We talk about how we came to know one another in a story about my stay at a hippie religious commune in the early 1990s. The Martin Sprouse edited book Threat By Example (Pressure Drop Press, 1989) is discussed along with Larry’s essay in it. The discussion doesn’t shy away from sensitive subjects such as suicide, love, and loneliness. All told, even those who’ve read Larry’s columns and books (and possibly attending one of his speaking engagements) will find much to enjoy in this interview. As I
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HORROR BUSINESS Episode 8: Welcome To Horror Business, MF’ers, or: This Is What It Sounds Like When Liam And Justin Cry

Episode VIII: Welcome To Horror Business, MF’ers, or: This Is What It Sounds Like When Liam And Justin Cry               Greetings, friends and neighbors, and welcome to another spine chillingly hilarious episode of Horror Business, the podcast that would make you happy if you only believed in it. Thank you again for checking us out, and if you ruined a first date by rambling about this, the newest and hottest horror podcast, we love you. We love you no matter what. This episode we delve into the concept of the anthology horror film by as always watching two films and then comparing them. This is the eighth episode, people. You know how we do. The films we chose were 1993’s Necronomicon: Book Of The Dead, and 1995’s Tales From The Hood. For the untutored, an anthology film is one film divided into separate segments that each tells a different story. Some of the classic anthology horror films were Tales From The Darkside, Creepshow, and The Twilight Zone Movie. More recent ones would include the V/H/S films and the ABCs Of Death films. Before jumping into the meat and potatoes of this week’s episode and
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LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! Episode 72: Joseph A. Gervasi talks L!F!P! on WKDU 91.7 FM

WKDU (91.7 FM) DJ Yoni Kroll interviews LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! creator Joseph A. Gervasi live on-air on Sunday, March 13, 2013. They talk about the origins of the L!F!P! project, Joseph’s long-term involvement in Philly DIY HC punk through The Cabbage Collective and more, an email he received from a concerned punk (Jim Shomo, later interviewed for the project), 1990s emo babies, the Cinedelphia Film Festival and its creator Eric Bresler, conducting long-form interviews, his favorite Philly bands, and more. 91.7 fm WKDU Philadelphia  
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LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! Episode 71: Cynthia Connolly of Banned In DC

Joseph A. Gervasi interviews the photographer Cynthia Connolly. We talk about Cynthia growing up in Los Angeles, CA and being drawn into the early punk scene. Cynthia and her sister wind up moving to Washington, DC in the early ’80s. There Cynthia become an active participant in the burgeoning hardcore punk scene. Cynthia designed the iconic “Out of Step” 12″ cover for Minor Threat. In the late ’80s she compiled, contributed photos to, and published the essential “Banned In DC” book, which she’s kept in print under her own imprint since then. We discuss the role of women in punk in contrast to the world of rock that preceded it, the bootlegging of her sheep art, working for MaximumRockNRoll magazine, the infamous SOA/Black Flag riot at the Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia, and much more. It should be noted that, as I state at the start of the interview, Cynthia is not a “Philly person,” and thus may seem to fall out of the scope of this project. Like some others I’ve spoken to for L!F!P! (e.g. Martin Sprouse [who comes up a few times in this interview], Mark Anderson, Neil Robinson, etc), I’ve elected to include these individuals in part
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