Do you listen to podcasts? Are there any you'd recommend?
Inspired by Alex.
I suppose this is as good a time as any to put up last week's conversation with Cecily about John Cameron Mitchell's "Shortbus." Cecily and her husband R. were part of the packed house that got to see it at the Vancouver International Film Festival earlier this month; A. and I caught it in a nearly empty San Francisco theater a weekend or two ago.
Cecily and I talked a week or two ago, but today's Violet Blue column in the San Francisco Chronicle on the movie got me in gear about sharing it here. We liked the idea of capturing and storing pieces of conversation about bits of media — music, movies, plays, books, essays — that one or both of us have come across and want to talk about. I joked that this was our "conversation piece time, or 'C.P. Time,'" but time will tell if that name will stick.
Oh, other podcasts: I came late to Rocketboom (How late? Um, June, after this year's Vloggercon). When I think of movies, I remember spending a lot of time in the last year or so with Elvis Mitchell's "The Treatment" on KCRW-FM. For music, I think the FADER's monthly to semimonthly podcast, which it unfuckwithably pairs with a PDF of the magazine, is essential. (Speaking of good music, I still have a lot of Mashuptown.com MP3s to go back through, and I ought to go see how Benn Loxo du Taccu's doing.) On books, no one can touch Bat Segundo when when it comes to deft, funny and wildly unique interviews with authors.