Show #043: Ain’t No Sunshine When He’s Gone

b_017_18The forty-thirdst episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online.

This week’s episode: Paul rides solo thanks to Storm’s fried internet router; Storm is less of a man than he once was; a brief review of our songwriting process; assurances that we have not forgotten our roots; and Jimmy Stewart (barely) trumps Cary Grant.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION ALERT: If you could only watch the films of one actor or actress, whom would you choose?

Featured post-show song: “All By Myself” – Fats Domino

Show #043: Ain’t No Sunshine When He’s Gone (Some content NSFW)


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  1. Tam o'Shanter
    Posted June 11, 2009 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    I can’t decide between your pick of Jimmy Stewart or the great Gary Oldman for my audience participation.

  2. Terry M
    Posted June 11, 2009 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Edward Norton. Rounders, American History X, Death to Smoochie, Fight Club, etc. Brad Pitt would probably be a close second.

  3. Spence
    Posted June 11, 2009 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    I’d have to go with Peter O’Toole.

  4. Cybermudgeon
    Posted June 11, 2009 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    I’ve narrowed my choices down to:

    Cary Grant
    William Powell
    Christopher Lee
    Vincent Price

  5. Posted June 11, 2009 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Even though I missed Storm, I have to say that Paul did a damn good job of flying solo.

    This is a tough audience participation question, but I think I would choose Alan Rickman.

  6. Robin
    Posted June 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Hmm… tough question. I don’t think I could choose just one.

  7. Posted June 11, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    First off, thanks for asking my question.

    My answer is Bill Murray.

    Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghost Busters, Groundhog Day, Kingpin, What about Bob, Lost in Translation, and almost all of the Wes Anderson movies.

    Riots in the streets, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!

    Thanks for the grammar correction as well, you are not the first, nor will you be the last to turn into my High School English Teacher.

    Also props to Storm for dropping the weight. I have been trying to get under 200 as well. I look forward to hearing some tips on an upcoming podcast.

  8. Posted June 11, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to cheat and pick Alfred Hitchcock. Then I get some of the best of Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart and…

  9. Anne-Marie
    Posted June 11, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Hard to choose between William Powell and John C. Reilly, but I might have to think about Johnny Depp, too.

    And aaaaaah! Disembodied voice of Storm!

  10. The Ol' Rhettster (Minion #26)
    Posted June 12, 2009 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    Kevin Bacon, because he’s in a ton of stuff with other great people so by default, you’re getting more than you bargain for!

    But in the spirit of the discussion
    Gene Hackman
    Michael Caine
    Tom Hanks

  11. Michael Wiczer
    Posted June 13, 2009 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    I really like that “It’s a Wonderful Life” was mentioned in a podcast in which Paul learns what broadcasting without Storm is like. That’s what that movie was about, right? Jimmy Stewart was a radio broadcaster?

    My basic struggle with this question is that most comic actors just aren’t that prolific if they maintain any level of quality, and I tend to prefer comedies to dramas. But anyway, my nominees:

    If I had higher tolerance for repetition, I would choose Madeline Kahn.

    If Robert Downey Jr. were doing what he’s doing now in the 90’s, he’d be a contender.

    My runners-up: Bill Murray and Humphrey Bogart.

    My answer: Dustin Hoffman.

  12. flannelore
    Posted June 13, 2009 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I would watch him whether he was in “Homicide: Life on the Street” or “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.” He is absolutely amazing.

    Maybe time time one half of the Professional Singing Persons is unavailable, Jonathan Coulton could fill in? :D? :D?

  13. Ross
    Posted June 15, 2009 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton or Bill Murray…

    Or Angelina Jolie…


  14. TimK
    Posted June 16, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Aw jeez, don’t make me pick.

    I agree that Stewart is the most practical choice (unless mtgordon’s cheat is allowed, in which case I second his vote for Hitch).

    But in terms of pure pleasure I get from watching an actor:
    Cary Grant
    Ingrid Bergman
    Michael Caine

    And maybe, just maybe, Johnny Depp. His films need a bit more time in the cultural soaking pool.

  15. Jack F.
    Posted June 23, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Jimmy Steward is a very good choice. I might consider Mickey Rooney, just because he’s got more credits than almost anyone else. Maybe Mel Blanc, who has over 1000 credits. Plus who doesn’t like Looney Tunes?

    After watching Gran Torino tonight, I’d also consider Clint Eastwood.

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