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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Host and Guest Episode 53: The Return of Morgan Taylor (Gustafer Yellowgold) and John Munson!

On this edition of Host and Guest, Rick is rejoined by Gustafer Yellwgold's Morgan Taylor and John Munson for an extended chat about the new Gustafer Yellowgold album "Gustafer Yellowgold's Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom" (available for purchase at http://www.gustafer-store.net/guyewitoofwi.html).  Morgan talks about what it is like to work with some of his musical heroes after being a fan for over twenty-five years.  Ken Chastain also joins in on the fun near the end of this episode.

To revisit the first episode with Morgan, check it out at:

To revisit the first episode with John (the eighth episode of the show), check it out at:

Here's episode 53 of Host and Guest:


Monday, April 7, 2014

Episode 52: Elijah Drenner (Director of That Guy Dick Miller, American Grindhouse)

On this edition of Host and Guest, Rick is joined by Elijah Drenner, the director of the documentaries That Guy Dick Miler and American Grindhouse.  This interview took place before the second public screening of That Guy Dick Miller at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison, WI. For more information about That Guy Dick Miller, check out http://www.thatguydickmiller.com/ as well as the film's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thatguydickmiller

Here's Episode 52:


Friday, May 17, 2013

The origin of Consumption Optional

Last year, I made a DVD called CONSUMPTION OPTIONAL which is a collection of commercials I found on VHS tapes my parents recorded from 1981-1984.  Here's a post Milwaukee Magazine made about my project:

As you may read in the article, my project was inspired in a major way by Joe Dante and the Found Footage Festival.  The latter were kind enough to let me serve as an opening act last December when they came through Milwaukee.  I've also been lucky to work with them on a few other side projects.  What is really neat is that I became friends with Joe and Nick essentially during their appearance on Host and Guest.  I'd seen them once before and bought DVDs from them, but Host and Guest was the first time that we'd ever really chatted.

So, maybe I'm a bit too sentimental but I think it is pretty cool to actually have audio of the beginning of our friendship.  That can be checked out here:

Landing Joe Dante on the program was a major deal to me.  If I could, I would love to talk with him for hours and hours because I think he is fascinating.  Sadly, we had a time constraint and recorded in a restaurant that was far too noisy for my liking.  The episode doesn't even scratch the surface of everything I'd  want to talk with him about, but his MOVIE ORGY was the main driving force behind CONSUMPTION OPTIONAL and what I was trying to do with my silly little movie.

Host and Guest continues to be the most erratically updated podcast around, but I guarantee at least a few episodes this year.  Thanks for your continued support of this show.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Host and Guest Episode 51: Zack Carlson

On this edition of the program, Rick is joined by Zack Carlson of the Alamo Drafthouse.  Zack is a programmer for the theater and also wrote the book Destroy All Movies! with Bryan Connolly.  You can purchase the book here: http://www.fantagraphics.com/browse-shop/destroy-all-movies-the-complete-guide-to-punks-on-film-2.html

Also be sure to check out Zack's articles for Badass Digest at http://badassdigest.com/author/7

Furthermore, here's the link for more information on Miami Connection: http://drafthousefilms.com/film/miami-connection

Here's episode 51:


Monday, May 7, 2012

Host and Guest Episode 50 Part 2: Tom Fuchs

After over a month of anticipation following part 1's cliffhanger, here's the thrilling conclusion to the Tom Fuchs episode.



Sunday, April 1, 2012

Host and Guest Episode 50 part 1: Tom Fuchs

After another prolonged absence, Host and Guest returns with beloved guest Tom Fuchs. As is tradition when he's on the problem, Tom takes a look back at the previous year's films and discusses the ones he enjoyed and hated. As is tradition, it's NSFW and gets off-track.

Thank you for your continued support of Host and Guest.

Here's Episode 50 part 1:

Stream it!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Host and Guest Episode 49: Evan Pilak of Peshtigo

On this edition of the program, Rick is joined by Evan Pilak of the group Peshtigo. Peshtigo's music reflects the music of the 80s featured in knockoffs of John Hughes movies. Their first live show is Saturday, August 27th at the Cactus Club where they will perform first (aim to arrive around 9:30 if you're cool enough to attend). Their joke song "Permission to Party" was recently criticized by the Christian group ACNRA (http://acnra.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/peshtigo-terror/)
In addition to the interview, Evan also performed "Sad Song" from Peshtigo's eventual debut album.

Here's episode 49: