This week’s episode had some technical difficulties and the audio has some issues with sound quality. We tried to fix it, but occasional clicking sounds are still audible for much of the episode. We’ll do better next week.
This week Dave and Steel are joined by their friend Jordan–together the three of them spend about an hour talking about fatherhood, family, and survival as it relates to Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road, give updates on the life and times of American hero Vin Diesel, play great music by David Bowie, William Onyeabor, Interpol, and Dethklok, and share some wrenching book wisdom from the American poet George Oppen.
Diesel: Running on Gas
- Vin was recently called upon to care for 4 godkids when their dad was arrested for punching their mom in the face.
- Vin Diesel sells Hand Sharks at a toy fair in 1994:
- Diesel’s instagram has been in the Xander zone a lot lately. Exhibit 1. Exhibit 2.
Unchained Melodies: Bowie Tribute and Soundtrack to The Road
This week’s segment of book wisdom was section 5 of George Oppen’s poem “Route” from his 1968 collection Of Being Numerous.
Featured image by Gilbert-Noël Sfeir Mont-Liban