Charles Bronson

An episode of Blather

By Dmitry Samarov
Bits and pieces of what's on my mind. Maybe some talks with others about Chicago, about art, about music and movies. The things I love.

Charles Bronson
A story from cab-driving days. Written and read by Dmitry Samarov, with improvised music by Bill MacKay (guitar), Daniel Thatcher (bass), and Charles Rumback (drums). Recorded up on Frogg Mountain in Chicago, Illinois by John Vernon Forbes in 2013.
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Brian Wells Talks Art
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John Vernon Forbes visits Jackalope Coffee in Bridgeport to talk about art, Tijuana Hercules, childhood, and the whole kit and caboodle.
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Old Fashioned Days
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Paul Schrader's First Reformed
Don De Grazia and Dmitry Samarov convene at the cocktail lounge of a movie theater, situated within a deadmall which just won't die, to discuss Paul Schrader's new film. Also, whether the axe-throwing concern recently opened in the basement of the mall will save it from the wrecking ball.
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Joaquin Phoenix
Don De Grazia convene at the Chicago Cultural Center to debate the thespian talents of Joaquin Phoenix and the merits of Lynne Ramsey's 2018 film, You Were Never Really Here.
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Wendy Clinard Talks Art
Choreographer/artist/dancer Wendy Clinard talks to Dmitry Samarov about her collaboration with Japanese photographer Akito Tsuda on a new multimedia piece.
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Don De Grazia and Dmitry Samarov repair to an undisclosed Ecuadorean eatery to debate the merits of Ryan Prows' 2017 feature film, "Lowlife".
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Jitney 2018
About jitneys, the rideshare racket, and the end of the taxi industry as we know it.
April 12, 2018
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