Fifty years ago today a bunch of hippies got high, slid around in the mud, and listened to Country Joe and the Fish… Or so we thought! Turns out there was more to the story. A festival was had Wood-something? Well apparently they made a movie about it and John and Colin watched it. Not only that, but they watched the long-ass edition. Check it out and hear what they had to say.
It’s the halfway point of the year, and you know what that means. It’s time for Mildly Pleased to share what movies, music, TV, and video games we’ve been enjoying this year, while making no claims that we’ve caught up with everything worthwhile. After all, we have ’til the end of the year to do that. Although this year’s end should be extra busy due to “end of the decade” lists. Anyways… we’re halfway through 2019! We saw/played/listened to some stuff! Here’s that stuff!
…And Rokk Talk is back again! This episode, we’re doing the same format as last – going through a band’s entire discography album-by-album (while joined by Sean Lemme). This time, we’re doing The National, those dapper boys from Brooklyn via Ohio now residing all over the globe apparently. We’ll also talk a little about the band’s latest, I Am Easy To Find, but mostly we’ll talk about their slow rise to indie rock ubiquity. We’ll also discuss what you’ve all tuned in to hear about – their graphic design background.
Love ’em or hate ’em, Vampire Weekend have gone the distance and continued to reinvent themselves like few bands of their generation. On this episode of Rokk Talk, John and Colin break down Vampire Weekend’s entire discography, album-by-album. They also give their first impressions of V-Dub’s new album, Father of the Bride, just for those of you looking for a rare hot take on a podcast usually dedicated to music from 30 years ago. Ya hey!
Good storytelling does not rely on twists. It needs to be more than “what’s going to happen next?” If you’ve done it well, your story should stand up to a second viewing. Case in point: I’m desperate to see Avengers: Endgame again, but in no hurry to revisit Sunday’s genuinely thrilling, climactic episode of Game of Thrones any time soon. But don’t ignore the value of being surprised. That is a fun part of the experience too, and one of the reasons a trip to the cinema is still something special. All of this is to say, we’ve got a four-man spoiler-filled discussion of Endgame for you right here, ready to go. You should probably see the movie first. Everybody else did.
As we find ourselves in the midst of Avengers: Endgame and the NFL Draft – two celebrations of grown men pummeling each other – we thought we’d class things up a bit. On this podcast, we offer our very own draft pertaining to the films each of us will review during the Criterion Month of July. Much like past years, John sticks to a theme, Sean tries to see some of The Greatest Movies of All Time™, and Colin just befuddles everyone with movies no one’s heard of. Be sure to check back in July when we get this Criterion train a-rollin’! Continue reading
Do you believe in Rock and Roll? Well if you do and if you like the taste of cold gin, you’re gonna love this special episode of Rokk Talk. This week, John, Colin, and respected journalist/personal trainer/rock god Matt Carstens reflect on seeing KISS on their “End of the Road Tour”. Is the show worth a deuce? You’ll have to listen to find out!