May 10, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 212 – Renee Cooper from MomoCon

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On today’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Dave talks to Renee Cooper, Director of Media Relations for MomoCon!
 
MomoCon 2018 will take place over 4 days, May 24th – 27th, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center. MomoCon is a multi-genre fan convention encompassing American and Japanese animation, gaming (video gaming, board and card gaming, Live Action role play gaming), comics and costuming, held every year in Spring.
 
In 2018 for the first time ever Needless Things will be covering this long-time favorite Atlanta convention. From panels to cosplay to live events, look to Needless Things for our unique take on MomoCon! And it starts today with this special interview.
 
Listen in as Dave and Renee discuss the history of MomoCon and the massive variety of attractions that the con has to offer!
 
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May 3, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 211 – Avengers: Infinity War

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On today’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast the Irregulars assemble in the Phantom Zone to discuss the biggest superhero movie of all time – Avengers: Infinity War!

SPOILER ALERT!

Live in the Phantom Zone, Dave, Arian, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash discuss absolutely everything about the newest chapter in the ongoing saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Heroes, villains, story, and more will all be covered, so if you haven’t seen it yet…

WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?

Listen in as Dave and the Irregulars do their best to keep it together while discussing the devastation of Infinity War!

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Apr 27, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 210 – Precious Things

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On today’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Dave is flying solo to address various happenings in the Phantom Zone!

 
Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque, Weird Al Yankovic’s Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, and portraying an intergalactic supervillain are just a few of the topics Dave covers on the show. Lots of stuff has been happening lately, and sometimes you just have to take some time to reflect and process.
 
Plus, Dave addresses the status of The Dirty Dirty Con Con Game Game Show Show.
 
Listen in as Dave shares all of the gory details about the last few weeks of Phantom Life!
 
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Apr 19, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 209 – Evil Dead (2013) Needless Commentary

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!
 
Selecting April’s movie proved to be quite the trial for the Commentary Team. The desire to do something 4/20 appropriate was strong, but also presented a batch of movies that could prove… challenging.
 
Finally, at the eleventh hour, a chance Instagram post from none other than Fede Alvarez, director of 2013’s Evil Dead, inspired the final selection.
 
Evil Dead was released five years ago to mixed reactions. Despite a strong cast, a new central story that created compelling narrative options, and a strong emphasis on practical effects, many die-hard fans of the original films refused to accept this newest entry into the franchise.
 
Listen in as the Team reviews Evil Dead to determine if it is the new ultimate experience in grueling terror!
 
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Apr 13, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 208 – Sam K. Hale – Yamasong: March of the Hollows

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On today’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Dave talks to Sam Koji Hale, director and creative force behind the new feature film Yamasong: March of the Hollows
 
Yamasong: March of the Hollows brings the audience into a magical world unlike any other. On the planet Yamasong live races of fantastical creatures, like the mountain dwelling ram-like Ovis, or the peaceful turtle warrior clan of the Terrapin. Fish fly, monsters breath clouds and gods swim through the ocean depths.
 
Yamasong follows an automaton girl and tortoise warrior that journey with a band of outlaws on an incredible quest. Their one hope to defeat a sinister mechanized army and save the creatures of their world is to find a legendary relic.
 
Yamasong: March of Hollows is the epic puppet storytelling tradition of Dark Crystal meets Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke.
 
Dark Dunes Productions and Taormina Films have partnered with filmmaker Sam Koji Hale to help realize this fantastical puppet vision, with a screenplay by novelist Ekaterina Sedia.
 
Listen in as Dave and Sam discuss everything from the art of puppetry to 80s toy lines to building fantastical worlds in cinema!
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Apr 6, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 207 – Wrestling Mania!

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We’re on the Road to WrestleMania and it’s time to call the Needless Things Irregulars out to the ring to cut promos on their favorite – and most despised – wrestling memories!

 
Dave opens the show by running down the card for WrestleMania 34 and then dives into conversation with some of your favorite Irregulars to reminisce about the squared circle. From heel turns and bizarre gimmicks to day-long WrestleManias and fallen heroes, the gang looks at the last few decades of pro wrestling in WWE and beyond!
 
Listen in as Dave, Chris, Noel, and Rich discuss the best of wrestling times and the worst of wrestling times!
 
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Mar 30, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 206 – Missy Suicide

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For sixteen years SuicideGirls.com has been breaking boundaries and setting standards for online communities, representation, and pop culture relevance. It’s also provided a safe space for beautiful women with tattoos and piercings to express themselves.
 
The Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque touring show has become a phenomenon in its own right, creating a forum for performance that brings the concepts of the website – pop culture, freedom of expression, and appreciation of diversity – to live audiences.
 
In this episode, Dave talks to the one that started it all – Missy Suicide – about the history of the site and how it has evolved over the years.
 
Listen in as Dave and Missy talk business, creativity, and freedom in the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
 
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Mar 22, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 205 – Santa Clarita Diet Season 1

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Recorded LIVE at Dragon Con 2018 for the Horror Track!
 
Just in time for the premiere of the sophomore season, Needless Things is proud to present E.J. Stevens, James A. Moore, and our very own Dave West discussing the first season of Netflix’s outrageous Santa Clarita Diet!
 
Starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, this bizarre gore-fest defied expectations and set a new standard for horror comedy. Featuring an amazing supporting cast and a story that could best be described as unpredictable, Santa Clarita Diet surprised many by being not only a satisfying source of splatter, but a touching family drama.
 
Listen in as Dave, James, and E.J. record this episode of the Needless Things Podcast before a live Dragon Con audience!
 
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Mar 15, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 204 – No Holds Barred Needless Commentary

 

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!
 
We’re on the road to WrestleMania, Phantomaniacs! That means this month’s Commentary had to be related to the warriors that inhabit the squared circle. After a serious rumble in the Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group No Holds Barred was crowned champion!
 
1989 brought us Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Gremlins 2, UHF, and countless other classics, so it’s a little hard to believe that this - Hulk Hogan’s first starring role - was produced the same year. Nonetheless, the Commentary Team gathered to endure the cocaine-tinged madness of a lawless world where television networks rule the world and the only place to find justice is in the ring!
 
Listen in as the Team attempts to make chicken salad out of chicken shit with 1989’s No Holds Barred!
 
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Mar 6, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 203 – Devon Goldberg of Morricone Youth

 
Morricone Youth formed in New York City in 1999 with the mission statement of composing, re-interpreting, performing and recording only "music written for the moving image." With a repertoire of over 100 reinterpretations of film and television soundtracks and music production library recordings (many of which recorded for CDs released by Country Club Records),the band performs with projections thematically dedicated to specific composers or film music genres in addition to composing and performing its own original live scores to old silent films, midnight movies, animations and shorts in theaters and art spaces around the country. In 2005, Morricone Youth composed original music for its own imaginary film entitled "SILENZIO VIOLENTO," recorded with legendary Brooklyn producer and engineer Martin Bisi released by Country Club Records. The band's original music has regularly been used for television and films, including the documentary "Second Skin" directed by Juan Carlos Pineiro-Escoriaza about MMORPGs.
 
The band has embarked on the ambitious project of recording and releasing a 15-vinyl/digital series of the enormous body of work it has composed and re-worked for the 15 silent films and midnight movies and performed over the past six years around NYC. The first three releases of the series are now available digitally and on vinyl: (1) "THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED" 6-song 32-minute EP (150g black vinyl, limited pressing of 500 w/ digital download cards); (2) "NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD" 6-song 25-minute EP (second pressing on 150g transparent blood red swirl vinyl limited pressing of 500 w/ digital download cards); and (3) "MAD MAX" 10-song 40 minute LP on coke bottle green OR gold black swirl 150g vinyl, limited pressing of 500 each w/ digital download cards). Up next: F.W. Murnau's "SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS" (est. April 2017); Alfred Hitchcock's "THE LODGER" (est. August 2017); and Sergei Eisentein's "BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN" (est. November 2017). Distribution via Light in the Attic Records and Revolver USA.
 
Guitarist/founder DEVON E. LEVINS has been a dedicated soundtrack record collector since the mid-90's and hosted a weekly soundtrack internet radio show on East Village Radio from 2007-2014 under the same Morricone Youth name as well as interviewing soundtrack composers. Devon is currently hosting an all new soundtrack radio show MORRICONE ISLAND on WFMU (wfmu.org/91.1 FM in NYC/NJ) every Tuesday from 7-8pm ET.
 

Listen in as Dave and Devon talk music, film, and live performance in the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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