Welcome back to Comrades, a weekly podcast/discussion/ramblefest about the FX series, The Americans. This week’s stellar episode of the show was entitled “The Walk In.” It featured a distracted Elizabeth,…
Welcome to “Comrades,” a weekly podcast devoted to the FX series, The Americans. Our first episode takes a look back at The Americans first season (now on Blu-ray), previews the upcoming season (which premieres on February 26th) and features the usual tangents that Scott goes off on, such as the great use of Pete Townshend’s “Rough Boys” and how film editors accomplish the timing of image to music.
As I did a quick dance to get around a woman standing idle on the steps at the train station, my iPod shuffled on to “I’ll Stand by You” and I knew that I had to write a few words. I can’t think of a more appropriate message at this time of the year, especially in these hard times.
A strong, effective piece of songwriting that blended hard rock with some new wave leanings, you hear an unexpected poignancy in “Little Guitars.” That’s right, a Van Halen song that actually has feeling.
I believe that like any great character of fiction, we see a part of ourselves in Don Draper. We see a human being with faults, albeit ones that are amplified by being the central character of a hit TV series. The lucky few out there who’ve never questioned their purpose and meaning in the world probably aren’t the people making Mad Men one of the most watched series on cable television.
How does a comic book come together? By chance and friendship. Read today’s Basement Songs to find out about the latest (co) creation by Scott Malchus. Don’t worry, there are still a couple songs, too.