Jay Ryan (BSS #19)

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Author: Jay Ryan

Condition of Mr. Segundo: Not savvy with current music but remarkably focused.

Subjects Discussed: How Jay Ryan transforms a concept to music poster, whether or not squirrels attack astronauts, Shellac, Werner Herzog, hand-drawn typography, grumpiness, what happens when bands get an unexpected poster, printing on a mechanical press, smudge marks, bleeding, Rockwell Kent, apocalypses, getting involved with Michael Chabon, book covers, unintentional obliqueness, Fugazi, subtext and association, observing people through the window, planting a seed, the disadvantages of Photoshop and Illustrator, and working within limitations.

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Categories: Ideas

Feed Update & LBC Tie-In

Okay, folks, bear with us. Lots of changes and developments.

First off, we apologize for the temporary generic template. We’ve shifted over to WordPress and we’ve been trying to get the RSS stuff tweaked. By the end of the week, we’ll get things squared away.

We’re also working on getting everything more compatible for you iTunes listeners. First off, after repeated attempts, we’ve succeeded in getting The Bat Segundo Show listed in iTunes. You can also search for any of the authors we interviewed during Shows #12-18 and it should show up.

And for those of you who eschew iTunes or are having problems with the Feedburner feed, we’re pleased to announce that an Odeo channel is now available.

So you now have several syndication options to choose from while we tweak a few things.

The second major piece of news is that the LBC podcasts have begun. The first, featuring Ander Monson, can be found here. These podcasts will be edited into later Segundo-specific shows (with Segundo-specific introductions). But for now, enjoy the slightly more professional Edward Champion as host/introducer.

Categories: Uncategorized

Chris Elliott (BSS #18)

Author: Chris Elliott

Condition of Mr. Segundo: Immersed in the past with a baseball bat cut from a tree.

Subjects Discussed: Lack of sleep from both parties, the lure of money, the Chris Elliott persona vs. the real Chris Elliott, Jack the Ripper, parodies, Alan Moore’s From Hell, research, trying to read while acting, on being declared an idiot, Get a Life, on whether the Chris Elliott persona gets tiresome, Carrot Top, cross-dressing, atmospheres with disparate historical artifacts, Cabin Boy and Tim Burton, support groups, Jack Finney’s Time and Again, Yoko Ono, Theodore Roosevelt, typewriters, how Bob Elliott became involved with Daddy’s Boy, mangled language, the editing process at Miramax Books, Paul McCartney, the Paul Guinan-Boilerplate controversy, nepotism, illustrations, infantile humor, the other side of Chris Elliott, Robin Williams, comic archetypes vs. acting, and the biggest piece of advice given to Elliott by David Letterman.

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Categories: Film, People

LBC/Segundo Tie-In

We’re pleased to announce that our Young, Roving Correspondent will be talking with the five nominees for this quarter’s round of LBC goodness. The podcasts will first be released in five installments at the LBC site and will then be edited into two or three Segundo shows here. More information about what the LBC is up to this quarter can be found here.

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Mark Ames (BSS #17)

Author: Mark Ames

Condition of Mr. Segundo: Relaxed and possibly malingering.

Subjects Discussed: Falling asleep during interviews, online terror threats, myspace.com, language as a source of enslavement, using linguistics to prove a thesis, the similarities between slavery and MBA management theory, the advantages of being both an expatriate and anthropologist, Hunter S. Thompson, conformity, rage murders, Columbine, the torture of high school, on being “strange” in American society, reaching out to the fringe, Stalin, September 11th, compassion, the American people vs. the American government, Katrina, nice people, Nat Turner, happiness and sickness in terrible situations, Kelly Bennnett and Al Deguzman, finks as heroes, Linda Tripp, Judith Miller, the framework of inner-city riots, the “let’s move on” mentality, zero tolerance, “bowling,” filing grievances, Ward Cleaver as metaphor, the film Office Space as propaganda, the opportunism of Morgan Spurlock and Eric Schlosser, preaching to the converted, Kuntsler’s The Long Emergency, on writing a polemic without a conclusion, Edward Limonov, the National Bolshevik Party, the Black Panther Party Platform, the advantages of Russian expat journalism, Rep. Henry Bonillo’s threats, the current state of American journalism, prudishness, whores, William T. Vollmann, the evil of Chuck Klosterman, Ames’ response to Klosterman’s claims at Zulkey, Klosterman’s revisionism, and co-opting the “loser” mentality.

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Categories: Ideas