Talus, Or Scree Archive Release No. 2: It’s A Strange World


A while back we switched servers and, as a result, we lost some of our earlier episodes. To right this wrong and ensure these great episodes are available for old and new listeners alike, we will be doing archival releases during 2014.

In our second archive release, we talk with Benedict Fancy about his most recent project, It’s a Strange World: The Filming of Blue Velvet, which, as its title implies, is a documentary about a much loved movie at Talus, Or Scree. Jay often does this for Patrick. Patrick often says this to Jay.

It’s an hour dedicated to the dark and funny little movie that put Wilmington, NC on the film-making map. The documentary has a Facebook page, so you can keep up on release details and related events. And you can keep up with Ben and his cohorts’ other wonderful work here. You can even donate to the documentary, which is being filmed on a small budget, with many crew members offering their time and skill out of love for the project. And Ben’s dreamy eyes. Don’t You f*#king look at him!

Thanks, Ben, for the great conversation and all the great, heretofore (to us) unknown details (go listen!) about Blue Velvet. Pookahontas sings a classic from the movie.


Talus or Scree: The Early Months

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Jay Varner (left) and Patrick Culliton (right), circa 1984.

This episode is scheduled to be re-upped in 2014. Sorry. 

It seems like just May of 2011 that we started this podcast because it was. Here’s a “greatest hits” of our first two episodes. Be thankful for this. There was a lot of crap in those two episodes. And if you’ve been down since day one: we’re sorry. Still, you get such gems as “Debate Me”, “The Mad Cartographer”, “Tell and Tell” (Burrel Padgett edition!), a riff on Tim Allen, jams by Pookahontas, a poem by Travis Nichols and more! That’s a lot! Imagine how much we cut! And, because we love our listeners, there is new material. Of course you get some classic Jay and Patrick banter, but you also get a new edition of “Aging Cheerleader” followed by a Pookahontas throwdown, which is followed by a Pookahontas swooner that sets you up for the days of Talus, Or Scree yore. It wasn’t that hard for us to say goodbye to yesterday. That doesn’t mean we’re better now. Unless you say we are. Say we are. Whisper it into our ears under the bleachers tonight.

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