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Here’s a Billy Wilder master class that some people call one of the greatest comedies ever - “The Apartment.” We’ll see about that! It was among the inspirations for “Mad Men,” so there’s that, too. Jack Lemon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred McMurray are your leads. Welcome to the swinging’ 60s, businessman style. The Apartment Shelly Brisbin with Jean …
 
Life In The Stocks Episode 235 features the one and only John Joseph from Cro-Mags, Bloodclot, and now a multi-published author with FIVE books to his name. We had a great conversation, too. We talk about how adversity builds character, the PMA effect, spirituality, endurance, addiction & recovery, and John shares lots of old New York stories and t…
 
Episode 234 of Life In The Stocks features Ben Weasel from Screeching Weasel. Ben is somewhat of a divisive figure in the punk rock community, but very few outlets or platforms seem to have given him the chance to tell his side of the story following the incident at SXSW in Austin, Texas in 2011. So I thought it was about time I invited him on to m…
 
Keith Morris is a real punk rock original. The Black Flag, Circle Jerks & Off! frontman was right there for the birth of west coast punk, and we get into the whole history of it here in Episode 233 of Life In The Stocks. We discuss the early days of Black Flag, The Decline of the Western Civilisation, Repo Man, playing golf with Harry Dean Stanton,…
 
I'm joined for this special episode of Life In The Stocks by musician, photographer & graphic designer Sean Yseult. The original White Zombie bassist doesn't do a lot of podcasts, so it was an honour and a joy to welcome her onto the show. We had a lovely chat about her time in White Zombie, her amazing book I'm In The Band, New Orleans, New York, …
 
Mick Harris from Napalm Death, Painkiller & Scorn joins me for Episode 231 of Life In The Stocks. The godfather of the blast beat and inventor of the term grindcore joins me to talk about our hometown of Birmingham, the Birmingham doss, fishing, grindcore, Napalm Death, Kool Keith, John Peel, Digby Pearson, Earache Records, and a whole lot more. Th…
 
Episode 230 of Life In The Stocks features a long overdue first appearance of my old pal Rou Reynolds on the podcast. The Enter Shikari frontman and published author joins me for an in-depth discussion about his incredible new book, A Treatise on Possibility, which is one of the most well researched and thorough books I've ever read - especially fr…
 
Episode 229 of Life In The Stocks features world famous musician, composer & producer Tyler Bates. Tyler has scored dozens of your favourite movies, from Guardians of the Galaxy & Deadpool 2 to John Wick, Atomic Blonde, The Devil Rejects, Dawn of the Dead & Watchmen. We talk all about how he got into film scoring and some of the key projects he's b…
 
Rapper & entrepreneur Yelawolf is one of the most prolific people in show business. Aside from his music, he owns his own record label, clothing label & whiskey company. And he put out four records in April of this year alone. We had a great chat about breaking out in the business, hustling & grinding, the reaction of the rock & hop hop communities…
 
Sebastien Grainger from Death From Above 1979 joins me for Episode 227 of Life In The Stocks to discuss adjusting to the pandemic, the evolution of cities & culture over time, gentrification, creativity, art, family, heritage, performance, Death From Above, and the Fat Beatles. The new album by DFA, Is 4 Lovers, is out now. Follow me on Facebook / …
 
Episode 226 of Life In The Stocks sees the return of Joe Cardamone. This time around we discuss heartache, creativity, the pandemic, moving forward, and Joe's new project, Quarentina. Follow me on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @mattstocksdj Check out the Life In The Stocks Patreon page, support this podcast, and get all kinds of extras in return,…
 
It’s the best-loved of the four movies Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant made together, and the one that also stars Jimmy Steward. Another George Cukor production, this was Hepburn’s triumphant entry into MGM, and her middle finger to the “box office poison” label of the late 1930s. “Hullo, George!” The Philadelphia Story Shelly Brisbin with Annette…
 
David 'Ghosty' Wills and I complete our answering of the wonderful questions sent in audio form by Glass Onion listeners. Topics covered in this part include the 1968 Beatles psychodrama, Bernard Purdey, Lennon's bad behaviour, Beatles influencers and fictional reunion set lists. Thanks once again to all those who sent in questionsEnjoy!Feedback an…
 
Twisted Sister founding member & lead guitarist Jay Jay French joins me for this very special episode of Life In The Stocks to discuss rock 'n' roll, New York, Twisted Sister, Dee Snider, 9/11, Donald Trump, and a whole lot more. It's a deep dive conversation and we cover a lot of ground. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to check his own podcast,…
 
Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard and a stellar cast of supporting actresses are just doing the best they can, moving through their upper-class New York world. "The Women" Shelly Brisbin with Annette Wierstra, Deborah Stanish, Lisa Schmeiser and Judy Samelson Referenced Works The Women Show Notes & Links George Cukor …
 
The legendary Phil Campbell from Motorhead & Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons joins me for Episode 224 of Life In Stocks to discuss, amongst other things, his incredible solo album Old Lions Still Roar. This is his first podcast appearance. Hopefully we can do another one in person some day.Follow me on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @mattstocks…
 
The one and only Harley Flanagan from Cro-Mags joins me for Episode 223 of Life In The Stocks to discuss old New York stories, his connection to Allen Ginsburg, the punk scene back in the day, playing in The Stimulators as a kid, growing up hard on the streets of New York, his friendship with The Clash, Anthony Bourdain, his excellent book Hard-Cor…
 
In the first of a traditional Glass Onion 2-parter, I'm joined by radio D.J. David Wills a.k.a. Ghosty, to answer questions from the listeners in audio form. Topics covered include (in no particular order) guitar technique, weed pseudonyms, White Album reimaginings, the ever-changing Lennon, political fad-hopping, future Beatles books and tubas! Pa…
 
Bogart, Huston and Holt go hunting for gold in Mexico, and they find it. But it’s unlikely they’ll get to keep it. John Huston’s 1947 “Treasure of the Sierra Madre” includes some of the best performances of the three lead actors’ careers, and a lot of visual flourishes, social commentary and a giant blob of irony. Huston's "Treasure of the Sierra M…
 
Myles Kennedy is a man of many talents, whether it's his blistering vocals with Slash or Alter Bridge, secretly being one of the best guitarists in rock 'n' roll, or his most recent records as a solo artist, there is very little he can't do. He's also a lovely, lovely human and it's my great pleasure to finally welcome him onto Episode 222 of Life …
 
Seattle gave the world so many great songwriters & singers, so of which you know, a couple of which you may not - but you should. Jeff Angell from Post Stardom Depression, The Missionary Position & Walking Papers is one of the great unsung heroes from the Seattle music scene, and he's my guest for Episode 221 of Life In The Stocks. We talk Seattle,…
 
This is one of my favourite podcasts date. Composer, percussionist, producer, author, and all-round nice guy Barrett Martin joins me for Episode 220 of Life In The Stocks for a deep dive discussion on songwriting, travel, spirituality, mysticism, culture, capitalism, environmentalism, ethnomusicology, and a whole lot more. Barrett His performed on …
 
Dale Crover from the Melvins is my guest for Episode 219 of Life In The Stocks. We talk Seattle history, Melvins history, the bands links to Nirvana, Dale's time playing in Nirvana, the Melvins friendship with Gene Simmons, Mike Patton & Tool, major label experiences in the '90s, fame, success, longevity, creative integrity, and a whole lot more. L…
 
Mike Herrera from MxPx and Goldfinger joins me for Episode 218 of Life In The Stocks to talk podcasting, touring, songwriting, the music business, the influence of Screeching Weasel, opening up for the Sex Pistols in 1997, playing in Goldfinger, and all things MXPX. Enjoy the show!!! Life In The Stocks is sponsored by Radical Clothing. Be sure to f…
 
Welcome to this very special episode of Life In The Stocks with my dear old Jaret Reddick from Bowling For Soup. I've known Jaret for ten years, since the Kerrang! Radio days, and he's one of my best friends in the music business. It's been six years since we last did an interview together, so we had an awful lot of ground to cover, and we got deep…
 
John Sturges’ “Bad Day at Black Rock” takes place soon after World War II, but it feels like something out of the Old West. You could also call it “daylight noir.” Spencer Tracy faces off against Robert Ryan, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and a whole bunch of townspeople with something to hide. We talk about filmmaking techniques, performance and how…
 
Therapist, musician and Liverpudlian Alun Parry joins me as we pool our shared psychological knowledge to discuss John and The Beatles from a variety of angles, all the while taking pains not to offer speculative diagnoses of our wildly contradictory hero and his ex-bandmatesEnjoy!Feedback and voluntary Paypal donations to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFa…
 
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