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Throwback 20: Godzilla

It should have been such slam dunk. A home run. A touchdown. It should have all been so easy for Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, the masterminds behind the humongous summer blockbuster that was… 1,353 more words

Film Discussion

I'm Not Making This Up, You Know

And now someone is upset about Apu being an “offensive stereotype.”

Umm … well, yes … Apu is an offensive stereotype. So are almost all of the characters on… 27 more words

Political Correctness

Top Ten: Why Steamed Hams is the best Simpsons scene

“Well, Seymour, I made it despite your directions.”

“Ah, Superintendent Chalmers, welcome. I hope you’re prepared for an unforgettable article!”

I have never heard of the iconic scene from the 1996 Simpsons episode “22 Short Films About Springfield” until two months ago. 371 more words


Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls Discusses His Star-Studded Solo Debut: 'It's Like a Pity F---'

Derek Smalls wouldn’t want you to think that his well of creativity is tapped out, just because Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins are no longer in the picture. 2,680 more words


Album Review: Derek Smalls' 'Smalls Change'

Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls’ solo debut isn’t the first rock concept album devoted to the subject of getting old. (Leonard Cohen’s final album, “You Want It Darker,” probably counts, to register a comparison we shouldn’t stretch too thin.) “Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing),” though, might be the first long player devoted primarily to the physical indignities that come toward the end of the long game — dental, arthritic, follicular and erectile dysfunctions all included. 855 more words


The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 4-9-18

We have another incredible show for you tonight! Dave Lundy and Chris Robling are back for yet another thrilling episode of Touché, Lee Eiseman, Executive Director at the Pantone Color Institute, chats about her amazing career and setting the color trends for 2018 and beyond, Spinal Tap’s legendary bass player Derek Smalls talks about his new solo record and upcoming tour and we end the show in Studio 435 with some tremendous live music courtesy of Gangstagrass! 44 more words

The Download

Harry Shearer Is Putting Out A Superstar-Studded Solo Album As His Fictional Spinal Tap Character

For many, the 1980s classic mockumentary Spinal Tap remains the perfect crystallization of all that is gloriously and hilariously excessive about the business and reality of rock and roll. 315 more words

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