Big Pop Fun Big Pop Fun #21: Easter Blake! Posted by Katie Levine on April 6, 2012 Share: Twitter Facebook Google+ Reddit Email Tom finishes up his talk with Blake Clark, as well as soloing on plumbing and the passion of Peter Boyle. Enjoy! Tags big pop fun, blake clark, tom wilson Related Posts What's New What's Trending BLACK MIRROR Recap: “Hated in the Nation” Is a Honeycomb of Mysteries article Morgan Spurlock's RATS Will Get Under Your Skin (Review) article SPIDER-MAN RE-ANIMATE Gives a New Take on the Classic Cartoon article THE FLASH Recap: Central City Welcomes "The New Rogues" article First Female Movie Directors Are Highlighted in New Restoration Kickstarter article Stormtrooper Decanters are a Delicious Toast to the Dark Side article John Cleese Recapping THE WALKING DEAD Is Simply Delightful article Hyper Realistic Superhero Portraits Are Amazing and Terrifying article Wolverine's LOGAN Trailer Looks Unlike Any Superhero Movie We've Seen article Comments Bryan says: August 8, 2012 at 7:54 am The Stanley Hotel is not “built on a huge slab of quartz”. After hearing about this rumor we worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and conducted a soil survey at the Hotel. Guess what we found? Dirt… Joe says: April 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm As soon as Blake mentioned that there was running water under The Comedy Store, I knew that you guys weren’t making things up. In many cases of paranormal activity, there is either running water or quartz nearby. It is a generally accepted theory among paranormal researchers that these are conducive to spirits. The Stanley Hotel (the inspiration behind Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’), for instance, is built on a huge slab of quartz. Ross says: April 10, 2012 at 6:15 am I, too, am glad that such music exists somewhere; sacred or secular, there’s nothing quite as beautiful, in quite the same way, as a really good choir–esp in a cathedral, where such music was meant to be heard. As a choir member all through jr high, high school & college, I came to accept that some choral music was much more fun to perform than listen to, but the simple, exquisite “little gems”(as my college choir director called short, perfectly-arranged pieces) can be transcendent moments for anyone withing hearing of them. The closest I think I ever came to Joseph Campbell’s definition of bliss was singing in a small college choir in various Austrian and Italian cathedrals, when we would do this “Sanctus”(a Gregorian chant–arranged by Christensen, IIRC–set in gorgeous, Romantic chords); there were times, when that last warm, quiet chord would click, part-by-part, perfectly into place, that I could actually see a wall of colors, gently fitiing themselves one onto the last, as the sound filled that awe-inspiring(if freezing cold, in January) space. Ryan says: April 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm Thanks, a good way to end my Easter. GhaleonQ says: April 8, 2012 at 3:45 am Thanks, Tom, for the sincerity, faithfulness, and thoughtfulness. This podcast was a lovely treat this week.