Welcome to Episode #4 of the 4ever in Electric Dreams podcast series - Supple & Lean | A Geekcast.
Imran Mirza from London, UK, connects with Vahé Vishapakagh Koshayan from Melbourne, Australia, to continue their trio of podcast discussions revolving around the Bad Lip Reading project, 'Axe Assassin Albertson'.
The incredible tale of a lonely AI, one hundred years in the future, who decides to piece together humanity's past using corrupted footage from the musical 'Hamilton'. Today's episode sees Vahé lead a deep-dive analysis into each of the five episodes and attempting to unravel the precisely-hidden truth behind the show's over-arching narrative.
You can catch up on the BLR videos and album via the following links:
ALSO, Vahé maintains the podcast's ambitious intention to create a new song per episode and we have a brilliant track in line for today's show.
After a lengthy hiatus - and with great excitement - the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast finally unveils Episode #66 and sees Dan, Tee-J and Imran reconnect over their shared passion for square circle related discussions.
More specifically, the team are discussing the ground-breaking AEW PPV - broadcast live from Wembley Stadium, Sunday 27th August 2023 - which also saw Tee-J in live attendance with some of our 4ever affiliates, Richard Roth and Richard Iacono. We discuss the full match card, engage in lots of supplementary AEW conversations and there's a fair amount of CM Punk chat too. (Further to this, our next episode will feature an in-depth assessment of CM Punk's legacy in AEW and pro wrestling in general - so look out for that no-doubt lengthy episode in early-October.)
On a personal note, Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind was the flagship show for the 4ever in Electric Dreams podcast network and while that network has started to grow with the 90s State of Mind podcast, Supple & Lean, the Minicasts and the soon-to-be unveiled The4everList series, it's an absolute joy to be able to bring Close Encounters and the original trio back to the airwaves.
Welcome to a world changed by killer rocks from the sky, overspace doppelgangers, demon pregnancies, spurned elves and a habitat of remaining post-apocalyptic survivors who may or may not be fully human. the story is told through a lone surviving artificial intelligence named K.A.S.C.A.I.D, a living repository of all of man's achievements before we were wiped off the face of the earth, who out of something resembling boredom, decides to recall the filmed stage play version of 'Hamilton'. but the words are changed, and what plays out instead is the re-telling of the FALL of man, under the BLR'd title of: AXE ASSASSIN ALBERTSON.
Accompanied by 5 segment videos and an entire 10-song soundtrack, Bad Lip Reading has created quite possibly their strongest overall piece of art in many, many years. a lot of which resonates with the story Vahé has been trying to tell through The Dark Southern. what starts out hilarious, over repeated listens turns to deep thoughts, pensive pontifications and lamentations over the tragedy of human existence. truly a BLR masterwork, and just great stuff in general.
Vahé and Imran, under the banner of Supple & Lean: A Geekcast, present Pt. 1 of 3, designed to unravel BLR's story, whilst also providing commentary on the emergence of AI in general.
Watching the 5 BLR videos and listening to the LP are essential:
As per tradition, Vahé has created original tunes to open these episodes. in this case, a 3-part suite that sort of continues the AAA narrative. Pt. 1 is called: "Reconstitutionarium".
Welcome to Episode #18 of the 90s State of Mind podcast - a collaborative project between 4ever in Electric Dreams and Blue-in-Green:RADIO. This podcast series sees Imran (London, UK) and Rhonda (California, USA) delve into some of their favourite releases from the 90s and for this episode, the pair celebrate the 1997 album from the pop pioneer, Janet Jackson's 'The Velvet Rope'.
The Velvet Rope is the sixth studio album by American singer Janet Jackson. The album was released on October 7, 1997, through Virgin Records. Prior to its release, she renegotiated her contract with Virgin for US$80 million, the largest recording contract in history at that time. Its composition fuses various genres, including pop, R&B, trip hop, folk, jazz, rock and techno music. Considered to be Jackson's most mature recording, it is regarded as a template for pop artists transitioning to a darker or rebellious sound and as a precursor to the development of alternative R&B. The album was certified triple platinum by the RIAA and has sold an estimated eight million copies worldwide.
Imran & Rhonda delve deep into this definitive 90s classic looking at the factors that drove Janet to create the record, its progressive depictions of sexuality, R&B and pop music of the time and of course we delve into the remixes in support of the project as usual.
The 4Ever team...
Welcome to 4ever in Electric Dreams which is the virtual HQ and home to our burgeoning podcast network spearheaded by our flagship series, Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind (C.E.N.K.).
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