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Episode 21: Big Pop Fun
Easter Blake!

Big Pop Fun #21: Easter Blake!

Tom finishes up his talk with Blake Clark, as well as soloing on plumbing and the passion of Peter Boyle. Enjoy!


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  1. Bryan says:

    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?

  2. Joe says:

    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.

  3. Ross says:

    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.

  4. Ryan says:

    Thanks, a good way to end my Easter.

  5. GhaleonQ says:

    Thanks, Tom, for the sincerity, faithfulness, and thoughtfulness. This podcast was a lovely treat this week.