Connections

Chris explores a whole bunch of “connections” while taking Walt on a fun-filled nostalgia-driven musical journey. Krantz studios, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, The Guess Who, Michael Jackson, Vincent Price and Billy Van are some of the stops Chris makes along the way.

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Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.
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4 Comments

  1. Wow! Great work Chris. And good beer plugging, Walt.

    When you said “Burke”, I thought you somehow were going toward “Jon Berk”, this being a comic podcast and all, but I guess I should have read the title. I was a HUGE fan of James Burke’s _Connections_ when it made it to American TV in the late 70s.

    So to add some further connections – my son also recently bent my ear about a song from a soundtrack – Vincent Price singing “The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind” from Disney’s _The Great Mouse Detective_. There’s a trifecta right there.

    Also a somewhat more tenuous connection, but Walter Tevis, author of _The Queen’s Gambit_, also published a short story called “Far From Home”.

    Walt, you were looking for Lalo Schifrin. You definitely got me to look into _The Hilarious House of Frightenstein_, and here’s more for those interested:

    http://www.findglocal.com/CA/Hamilton/187097015433516/Billy-Van-Museum-%26-Book

    One complaint: Walt says, “What kind of a comic guru would I be…?”, but doesn’t immediately know the JLA was playing chess against Despero on the cover of JLA #1!!! AND he never saw the seminal Batman with Jack Nicholson’s Joker (not to mention Michael Keaton long before he got ahold of any alien technology). After a year of covers and a year of splashes, you’d think we’d have broadened the Marvel fanboy some more.

  2. Hey, great show and kudos to Chris on the musical choices! Now… on that character Checkmate… I thought that was a hockey based superhero….goalie mask and a mean stick…maybe my memory is off.

  3. Chris! Thank you. Walt is very good at chugging beer. Oh… I mean plugging beer. Great link you sent. Thank you for that. I may have to find that book. And “Far From Home”… I see what you did there. Good work!

    Gerald! I’m not sure if you are thinking of Wild Dog from DC or Casey Jones from TMNT. One was a really interesting character and the other… well… I’ll let you decide which one was better.

  4. Yes…it was Wild Dog! I must have picked it up waaaay back when because of the creative team of Collins and Beatty as I was a big fan of Ms. Tree! Ummm… not so much Wild Dog.

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