Thursday, September 18, 2014

Episode 27: 'Dolphin Tale' & 'Dolphin Tale 2'

"It's Christmastime, baby, but winter never came."

Howdy, and welcome to episode 27 of J&J! This week, the boys are up to their necks in pop filters, mic stands, and XLR cables, not to mention NEW MICS, so have a listen and tell us what you think. Plus if you're into fish dolphins, at Jon's bequest the J's reviewed film #49111, 'Dolphin Tale 2', along with its precursor 'Dolphin Tale'. But hold on, allow him to defend himself... He's got nothing. Look forward to Nathan Gamble bein' all eighties emo, too many fade-to-blacks, and everyone's favorite hero mammal-fish, Winter.

This week is a long one, but to be fair dolphins and cuteness make them uncomfortable, and they get rambly and rabbit-trailey when they're uncomfortable. At least Jon does.

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Topics this week include:
- SM-57 and MXL990.
- 'Community'.
- 'Moby Dick'.
- The Great Illustrated Classics.
- 'Moby Dick' films in the future?
- Soylent and vitamin supplements.
- Hot weather.
- "It's-so-bad-it's-good" films.
- Joel's PBotW: 'Sex Criminals'.

Homework this week includes:
- Google "H. Jon Benjamin, HAL".
- Dan Harmon's beard.
- 'Extreme Ways', Moby.
- EXTRA CREDIT: get your hands on a Sega Genesis emulator and play 'Echo the Dolphin' for a bit.

Essential Quotations:
- "You preambled my amble."
- "Steve Jobs. I'm inspired by you."

Recommended Meal for This Episode:
- Sushi rolls (Marlow, Tiger) and chicken teriyaki, with chilled Nigori Sake, from your local hole-in-the-wall sushi place.

- Joel doesn't know how to scratch a record.
- Jon's mic wasn't set up right, and it makes Joel's voice sound all echo-ey. Don't blame Joel.
- Look forward to a little "good mic technique" talk next week...
- It's a hard-knock life, for us.
- Heart of a lion, and the wings of a bat. BECAUSE IT'S MIDNIGHT!