Episode 5: Death Grips Are in Your Area

On the fifth episode, I get into the genre-bending Sacramento, Ca three-piece Death Grips by discussing the band’s narrative since forming in 2010, briefly highlight their musical output, and talk about what their music means to me personally. It’s an episode with constant uses of the word “nasty”, Sacramento-based tales of Mc Ride and Zach Hill shopping at Safeway, and plenty of abrasively violent tunes. So, grab your headphones and enter the misanthropic abyss of blood-stained mayhem that is the extended DG universe, because, ultimately they could be in your area.


The idea behind THE SYMBIOTIC PODCAST is an excuse for the host and creator, Jericho Cerrona, to monologue on various topics involving film and music culture, with the eventual hope of entertaining conversations with guests. Basically, one man awkwardly speaking into a microphone in isolation talking trends, themes, and conversational talking points within the realm of film and music while occasionally playing some tunes. So, grab some boxed mac and cheese, sip that scalding Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, and prepare yourself for the auditory experience that is THE SYMBIOTIC PODCAST. Just don’t expect true crime reveals or a string of panelists with over-empathic voices.

Episode 4: Cult Film Corner Presents: Liquid Sky

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On the fourth episode, I unveil the very first edition of CULT FILM CORNER, a dissection of and appreciation for all things strange, camp, underrated, and mostly forgotten. For the inaugural segment, I dive into 1982′s sci-fi glam romp “Liquid Sky”, a film which captures the essence of early 80s decadence, glamour, and rampant drug use within trendy New York City. Directed by a Russian immigrant named Slava Tsukerman and starring co-screenwriter Anne Carlisle in a duel role as a bisexual fashion model and androgynous Bowie-like figure, “Liquid Sky” is one weird fucking movie. It’s also, in it’s own bizarre way, something of a time capsule, and unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Just remember, “I am not a turn of the century housewife and I don’t want heroin in my house.”
Now turn up that rhythm box!


The idea behind THE SYMBIOTIC PODCAST is an excuse for the host and creator, Jericho Cerrona, to monologue on various topics involving film and music culture, with the eventual hope of entertaining conversations with guests. Basically, one man awkwardly speaking into a microphone in isolation talking trends, themes, and conversational talking points within the realm of film and music while occasionally playing some tunes. So, grab some boxed mac and cheese, sip that scalding Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, and prepare yourself for the auditory experience that is THE SYMBIOTIC PODCAST. Just don’t expect true crime reveals or a string of panelists with over-empathic voices.

 

Episode 3: Oscarssowhat

On the third episode, I talk about our most hallowed of American-made traditions, The Academy Awards. But…it’s not exactly what you think. Less than an all-out angry rant, this is more about my disappointment concerning the lack of diversity in Hollywood and the strange notion that we should even give out awards for art. The systemic problem of the prejudice within the Academy is investigated, Spike Lee speaks his mind, Brando’s 1972 Oscar win is given the spotlight, Mac and Cheese is mentioned more than once, and above all else, this all boils down to one white podcaster’s opinion.

SONG LIST:
“Hooray for Hollywood” by Benny Goodman
“Hooray for Hollywood” by Doris Day
“Return To Omma Dawn” by Antarctica
“El Topo” by Alejandro Jodorowsky
“Flute In A Quaarry” by Alejandro Jodorowsky


The idea behind THE SYMBIOTIC PODCAST is an excuse for the host and creator, Jericho Cerrona, to monologue on various topics involving film and music culture, with the eventual hope of entertaining conversations with guests. Basically, one man awkwardly speaking into a microphone in isolation talking trends, themes, and conversational talking points within the realm of film and music while occasionally playing some tunes. So, grab some boxed mac and cheese, sip that scalding Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, and prepare yourself for the auditory experience that is THE SYMBIOTIC PODCAST. Just don’t expect true crime reveals or a string of panelists with over-empathic voices.

Episode 2: The Pop Group, Protomartyr, and the Death of the Rock Band

For the second episode, I get into the idea concerning the death of the rock band and the vanishing act surrounding the rock star. Two of my favorite records from 2015 are highlighted; The Pop Group’s “Citizen Zombie”, and Protomartyr’s “The Agent Intellect”, both of which exemplified a rare attention to aspects lacking from current rock music. I also briefly mention rappers as the new millennial rock stars, indie bands embracing the pop zeitgeist, and ponder where, oh where, did all the fucking guitars go?

SONG LIST:
“Citizen Zombie” by The Pop Group
“Mad Truth” by The Pop Group
“Jeepster” by Marc Bolan
“I Forgive You” by Protomartyr
“The Immaculate Deception” by The Pop Group


The idea behind THE SYMBIOTIC PODCAST is an excuse for the host and creator, Jericho Cerrona, to monologue on various topics involving film and music culture, with the eventual hope of entertaining conversations with guests. Basically, one man awkwardly speaking into a microphone in isolation talking trends, themes, and conversational talking points within the realm of film and music while occasionally playing some tunes. So, grab some boxed mac and cheese, sip that scalding Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, and prepare yourself for the auditory experience that is THE SYMBIOTIC PODCAST. Just don’t expect true crime reveals or a string of panelists with over-empathic voices.

Episode 1: The Immortal Power of David Bowie

For the introductory episode of THE SYMBIOTIC PODCAST, I share my thoughts on the transcendent icon of cool, art-pop pioneer, glam bad-boy, gender-bending weirdo, and musical visionary who envisioned where society was heading, David Bowie. I briefly reflect on his sudden passing, specifically get into some of his early work, and play a few choice songs from his dense catalog. There will never be another being quite like Bowie, and the void left by his passing is immense and unfathomable. This is simply my futile but heartfelt attempt to honor him.


The idea behind THE SYMBIOTIC PODCAST is an excuse for the host and creator, Jericho Cerrona, to monologue on various topics involving film and music culture, with the eventual hope of entertaining conversations with guests. Basically, one man awkwardly speaking into a microphone in isolation talking trends, themes, and conversational talking points within the realm of film and music while occasionally playing some tunes. So, grab some boxed mac and cheese, sip that scalding Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, and prepare yourself for the auditory experience that is THE SYMBIOTIC PODCAST. Just don’t expect true crime reveals or a string of panelists with over-empathic voices.