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April 16th, 2017

The Bedroom Theater Dispatch

The Bedroom Theater Variety Show: 1

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The show below, pasted between two nights of Bedroom Theater, features avant punk musical stylings, a monologue of a teenage girl flowering as a multi-dimensional lifeform in the abyss, candid unplugged versions of classic songs from Mutable’s Glitter Tracks [by the Box Kites] and No Place to Die [by Normal Feelings], as well as a few brand-new numbers, a four-person retelling of The Nightingale by Hans Christian Anderson, and a recorded round table discussion of contemporary politics. Enjoy!

 


April 16th, 2017

3 Things

Episode 10: Flow, Plastic Surgery, Visionaries

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This week we talk about flow, what it is, and whether it’s really all that good of a thing, alternative forms of plastic surgery—for example, will people ever carve themselves into perfect replicas of pigs? Does it make sense to turn our noses upside down? And megalomaniacs as the drivers of progress, and whether or not madmen are the drivers of change, and specifically… what’s up with Walt Disney?

 


March 25th, 2017

3 Things

Episode 9: Brutalism, Time Travel, & Net Privacy

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This week, for Three Things, we discuss brutalist architecture—whether it’s a throwback to nostalgic sci fi or a soul-crushing example of urban planning—how time travel can go terribly wrong, and what’s up with net privacy. Should we be concerned that our most intimate moments are so easily accessible? Who would want to access them? And generally speaking are slurring words in each other’s general directions. Enjoy!

 


March 19th, 2017

Apocryphal Histories of the Parasite

Myself From a Great Height (Pt2)
Luther Phillips

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In this second installment in the story of post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh and one strung out man’s effort to get to the bottom of Chinook Electricity and his own unraveling in the world, we witness buildings come alive as they implode, and come face to face with some very unhuman characters in an otherwise abandoned park down by the Point, and generally speaking things just get that much uglier as we continue to follow Jackson Cole down his ever-constricting hole. All music produced and performed by Paul Anthony Medrano.

 


March 17th, 2017

3 Things

Episode 8: Trappist 1, Moon Tourists, Bob Caution

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This week on 3 Things, we look into the possibility of colonizing one of the planets orbiting Trappist One, Elon Musk’s claims about taking tourists to the moon in 2018, and remember our old friend Bob Caution, the man who once lived in the basement of the Coolidge Corner Theater, and days gone by when living in the basements of theaters was a thing. Enjoy!

 


March 10th, 2017

3 Things

Episode 7: Chinese TV, Cities, Quantum Brain

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This week on Three Things, we talk about the madness of Chinese TV, how we ended up where we have, and the quantum brain. Join us as we wonder through the corridors of media, our lives, and the larger universe as we do every week. To see some of the Chinese TV we watched go here, here, and for a more in depth picture, here. And general speaking, as always… Enjoy!

 


March 8th, 2017

Apocryphal Histories of the Parasite

Myself From a Great Height (Pt1)
Luther Phillips

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Pittsburgh’s collapsed in the civil war America lost, and Jackson Cole, a down-and-out detective strung out on a very potent hallucinogenic narcotic, is out hunting squid tonight. He’s going to find the answers while all the while screaming pathetically in this first part of yet another three-parted history within the larger Apocalyptic Histories of the Parasite.

 


March 2nd, 2017

3 Things

Episode 6: Uber, Antenna TV, Radiation Evolution

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This week, for 3 Things, we’ll be talking about Uber as a thing and whether it should be a thing at all, antenna TV as a thing as well as possible channels as of yet unaired, and whether or not perhaps our purpose on this planet is to help animals evolve through exposure to extreme radiation, thereby setting off the next great stage in evolution. As always, keep listening, and enjoying the curmudgeons as they visibly age while arguing the sticking points of their insanity!