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See Hear Podcast Episode 16 - You’re Gonna Miss Me: The Roky Erickson Story

April 27, 2015 @ 12:56 am

It’s taken a little longer than anticipated, but still within the confines of April, we bring you episode 16 of See Hear Podcast. On this episode, Bernie, Tim and Maurice cover the first of our listener requests for 2015 (Wendi was at a Wolf Cop fan convention).

 James Curley requested we discuss the 2005 released documentary “You’re Gonna Miss Me: The Roky Erickson Story”. Roky was most famously the amazing lead singer for The 13th Floor Elevators.  He spent time in and out of institutions with dangerous people. He suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, but was treated poorly at the hands of the doctors in the Austin State Hospital and Rusk Institution receiving EST for a misdiagnosed condition.

The film is a fly on the wall account of his life, and documents the custody battle between his brother Sumner and their mother to look after him following his departure from the hospitals. He is definitely a damaged soul, but his family is full of delicate individuals. In the end, though, the film contains hope and is not as bleak in the end as it could have been. We had a really interesting discussion about mental health, musical brilliance, and fragility. Please join us. Once again, our thanks to James for suggesting this film.

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See Hear podcast Episode 10 - Mystery Train

October 20, 2014 @ 5:59 am

See Hear Podcast hits double digits. We’re up to episode 10. A small milestone, but one we’re very happy to have arrived at.

This time around, Tim has picked Jim Jarmusch’s ensemble cast anthology film of 1989, Mystery Train including Steve Buscemi, Nicoletta Brasschi, and Screaming Jay Hawkins. Three stories, one hotel in the one and only Memphis. We discuss whether this actually qualifies as a music film, Memphis the iconic town versus the ordinary Memphis displayed in this film, Elvis versus Carl Perkins, and the nineties independent film movement.

Unfortunately, our beloved Wendi wasn’t available, so those immense shoes were brilliantly filled by Hank Hellman, making his return guest appearance to the show. Tim, Sticky, Hank and myself all had a fun time….but we forgot to sing a rousing chorus of Mystery Train for you.

We also make mention that starting next year we will make one in every 3 or 4 shows a listener request. Bernie mentioned one film he will not touch. I say that (in the best Terry Frost style) if we get 20 requests to do it, we will definitely cover it on a future show, AND invite someone who loves the film to come on and tell us off about how snobby we are. What was the film? Listen to episode 10 and find out.

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