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16 thoughts on “Laser Time – Creative Splits”
Never thought I’d see Ant-Man, Paul McCartney and John Lennon together for a banner image. In any case, seems like another classic LT topic.
it’s time for dem lazers!
The two creators of the Gorillaz, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, had a falling out a few years ago which left the Gorillaz in purgatory. But more recently they seem to have made up and a new album could be in the works which would make me happy.
Great episode as always!
It’s interesting to me you guys played some of “Termporary Secretary” as an example of the ‘bad side’ of McCartney’s creative output…personally I love that song and I think it was way ahead of it’s time.
I guess if I had to choose I’ve always been a McCartney guy just because he had the gift of singing with grit and power while still remaining very poppy and melodic; I think that’s why “Oh! Darling” is probably one of my favourite lead vocals of all time.
Today is a good day!
okay… i honestly feel like the first segment of this episode could have been a cape crisis episode and I don’t mean that in a bad way. I want you guys to go further into this topic on an episode of CC, comics early history is LITTERED with bad deals and break ups of teams over creative differences or money. and it still seems to plague the industry to this day. seriously, can we get a full episode of this please? Chris Henry? PLEEEEEEEEEEEEZ?!
also, I appreciate you gong the animation route with the Don Bluth/Spielberg relationship and fall out.
do you guys listen to Harmontown, Dan Harmons podcast?
if not please go listen to it.
The Bill Murray vs. Chevy Chase fist fight backstage at SNL is one of my favorite quintessential Murray moments, solely because of Murray’s brilliant taunt lobbed at Chase as the two were forcefully separated.
He actually yelled “MEDIUM TALENT!” at the man.
No shit-talking will ever measure up to this simple, non-hyperbolic assessment. Who is that cool-headed in the heat of the moment of A DAMNED FIST FIGHT!?
Surprised there was no mention of Axl vs Slash and that break-up, albeit a one sided hatred at this point.
George Harrisons cover of “Got my eyes set on you” is awful, but seriously, the original James Ray version is one of my favorite thing to list to ever:
Er, mind not eyes, sorry.
Damn you illiteracy!
Wow, this was a really good episode. Personally, I’ve always thought that John Lennon was way too much of an asshole in his personal life, and that his music was pretentious. Sure, McCartney writes syrupy pop, but it’s the BEST syrupy pop.
“Hit ‘Em Up” is the 2Pac song dissing Biggie, but Michael’s title is pretty damn awesome. Also, they do have a popular underground freestyle at a picnic that features the Biggie line “slapping babies at their christening”.
When it comes to Ant-Man, I’m choosing Edgar Wright over Marvel. While Marvel does have a great (not excellent) track record, I only loved three of their films, which are Iron Man, Avengers, Captain America: WS. It’s not that I don’t like the other films (except maybe Captain America and Iron Man 2), it just they’re are fun entertainment, but just that.
With Ant-Man, I was looking forward to a superhero that I have 100% no interest in but the reason I was super excited for Ant-Man was Edgar Wright and Edgar Wright alone. A superhero film directed by Wright, and written by Wright and Cornish, I was ready to be there opening midnight. Wright could have done something amazing, more amazing than all Marvel films combined, and now, it’s a film that I have no interest in watching and will be skipping it.
At least, Wright can now make a film without being forced to change it. It just still bums me out that I won’t be watching Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man.
There is an awesome 3-part series on the history of comic books start way back in the 1930’s. Definitely worth the watch.
Oasis split as well.
Don Bluth’s last movie was Titan AE, a hugely expensive movie that was an equally huge flop. The movie performed so poorly that it led to the shut down of Fox’s animation studio and the head of production at Fox was fired.
Last I heard, back around 2002, Bluth was developing a movie version of Dragon’s Lair (yeah, I know…). There was production art and a script, but no financing. Obviously it never happened.