Are you still buzzing from the Indy 500? Maybe just depressed that Dave Letterman is off the air? None of the Popmatic crew like racing as much as Letterman does but they all love Talladega Nights. And some serious stuff too.
A new Mad Max movie is coming out. Wait what?! Yeah, seriously. So the Popmatic crew goes to Australia for this episode. Bryan was so proud—so proud—that this episode was dingo free, but alas, somebody had to say it. Plus what is tickling our fancy this month.
* Puss in Boots will be performed Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m., during May, 2015. Come see Puss in Boots, an original production, at Nashville Public Library’s Puppet Theater. Brand new marionettes, created by Wishing Chair Productions, will tell the story of a clever cat, an innocent boy, and one hungry ogre.
Who knew that the poetry episode would be one of the most contentious ever. There was so much bickering over the aesthetics of verse there wasn’t any time for the Tickle My Fancy segment. Remember kids – be nice to one another.
During this episode we talk to filmmaker, William Lustig. Lustig’s directing credits include the cult favorites Maniac, Maniac Cop, and Vigilante. While Mr. Lustig has served in just about every film-making capacity – from actor, to producer, to writer – Lustig also has a passion for film restoration. The Ipcress File is one of the many movies he has restored.
Join us for a free afternoon screening of The Ipcress File on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium.
Empire is a media phenomenon that topped both tv ratings and Billboard charts. Mike begged not to do a hip hop show. Bill begged to do a hip hop show. A compromise was reached and we decided on a musicals episode. Discussion of Empire (and QVC) comes at the very end.
The Nashville Sounds’ first home game in the brand spanking new First Tennessee Stadium is this week. Special guest Sarah joins the Popmatic crew to pass the time with books and movies about America’s favorite pastime. Keep an ear out too for the best local film, comedy, and music festivals happening soon. Tickling Bryan’s Cagian fancy this week is the sound of ice in someone’s water bottle which is featured heavily in the second half of the show.
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War so we get our North and South on. We mostly steer clear heavy history hitters but stock up on local authors and gender bent Union soldiers. Sort of. Obligatory Gone with the Wind fight breaks out and Jeremy sings Guns-n-Roses.