#35 with Matt Wagner

This week I am incredibly honored to present…Matt Wagner.  Prolific writer and artist whose creator owned characters, Grendel and Mage, changed the world of independent comics forever.   Matt went on to work with The Demon Trinity (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman), The Shadow, Green HornetDjango vs. Zorro and much more. I can’t even tell you how awesome it was to talk to Matt.  He was such a cool guy, creative, knowledgeable and super passionate about his work.  You’ll hear some amazing stories in this episode.  Stories about his early breaks, chilling with Quentin Tarantino, and you’ll even learn Matt’s favorite Big Lebowski quote.  Matt Wagner is the complete package.  His brain contains an entire galaxy of stories with only a fraction already on the page.  If you are new to the world of Matt please, listen to this episode and then go read Mage or Grendel, NOW!


Matt’s website: http://www.mattwagnercomics.com/


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_35_with_Matt_Wagner.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 8:59pm PST

#34 in Conversation with Justin Wallner

This week on Cosmic Lion Radio, Justin Wallner joins us in the studio.  Justin works at Emerald City Comics here in lovely Clearwater Florida.  Emerald City Comics is the leading store in the area and, as far as I’m concerned, one of the best shops ever! It’s great to be face to face and vibe out on these great topics.  We chat about our comic roots, Justin’s published work, comic movies, and some great holiday comic gift ideas.  Also we listened to some great vinyl records while we were hanging out and I ripped them right into the podcast.  So all the music you hear is direct from the original vinyl. 


Enjoy and if you’re in the area check out Emerald City and say hi to Justin!


Emerald City's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmeraldCityComics


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_34_with_Justin_Wallner.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 8:44am PST

#33 with Frank Lisciandro

This week we sit down with Frank Lisciandro.  Author of the book “Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together,”  and an old friend of Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek’s.  Frank, Jim and Ray first met at film school where he and Ray became fast friends. Frank went on to do much more for The Doors including tour photography and editing the films “A Feast of Friends,” which was just re-released, and “HWY” Jim Morrison’s unreleased directorial debut. Frank also helped film the Doors Live at the Hollywood Bowl!  He co-edited two of Jim’s poetry books, "Wilderness” and "The American Night," and the Grammy nominated album “An American Prayer.”  Frank is also an acclaimed photographer and filmmaker and has continued to produce great work including, but not limited to, material dealing with his friend Jim. This interview was an incredible honor as Jim was certainly pivotal in my growth and turned me on to many amazing ideas, poetry, books, music and so much more! Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

For more on Frank:

Website: http://franklisciandro.com/

Order “Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together.”: Click HERE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jimmorrisonfriendsgatheredtogether




Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_33_with_Frank_Lisciandro.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 6:56pm PST

#32 with Rob Bruce Part 2

We are back with part 2 of our Rob Bruce interview.  This week we talk again with Rob about his adventures in collecting.  We’ll find out about some of the most valuable items he’s found, we’ll hear about his possible new show, and we’ll wax intellectual about his gift for digging.  It was a real honor to talk to Rob.  He is a true master of his craft and a guru in his own right.

Enjoy and keep on collectin'...

Check Rob out on:

Instagram - http://instagram.com/popculturizm

Twitter - https://twitter.com/popculturizm

The Web - http://www.popculturizm.com/

EBay - http://stores.ebay.com/Popculturizm





Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_32_with_Rob_Bruce_Part_2.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:48pm PST

#31 with Rob Bruce

Welcome back to Cosmic Lion Radio!!


This week we have part one of our two-part interview with Rob Bruce.  You may know him as the “Popculturist” from AMC’s Comic Book Men. He is also a consultant, toy collector, monster kaiju zoo wrangler, comic book geek  and co-creator of the Asbury Park Comic Con and NY Comic Fest.  We had a great talk about collections, where they come from and how to start.  We talked about rare pieces in his collection and he gives us the dirt on the dirt mall. So tune in to hear it all from Rob. 


Check Rob out on

Instagram - http://instagram.com/popculturizm

Twitter - https://twitter.com/popculturizm

The Web - http://www.popculturizm.com/

EBay - http://stores.ebay.com/Popculturizm


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_31_with_Rob_Bruce.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 8:31am PST

#30/30/30 with Jim Lawson and Steve Lavigne

Welcome to our BIG 30/30/30 podcast!!! In our 30-est podcast yet we get to speak to two guys who were in on the ground floor of the life changing institution that is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Both Jim Lawson and Steve Lavigne worked for Mirage Studios in the very early days when the TMNT were not yet a household name. We get to talk about those early days a Mirage, the in house antics that went on while working, and the lasting impact that these Turtle Ninjas had on these guys lives.  Also we get to hear some of the music that provided the soundtrack to those formative days when the boys were creating the masterworks of the TMNT comics’ era.

So sit back relax and enjoy this trip into the history of Mirage Studios and TMNT, you’ll feel like you were just a turtle on the wall during one of the greatest times in comics history.

Click HERE for large version of the Album art


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_30_30_30_with_Jim_Lawson_and_Steve_Lavigne.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:51am PST

#29 The Delfest 2014 Edition


Welcome back to Cosmic Lion Radio!!! In our Del-yest edition since last year we EXALT this years Delfest!!!! Welcome back the voice of Delfest Joe Craven!!!! Welcome Jim Lauderdale to the podcast! An amazing artist who I had the pleasure of interviewing with the wild and wonderful Craig Miller from Cumberland’s premier bluegrass band Grand Ole' Ditch. Then we check back in with Doug Schwab the President of the Delfest Foundation to understand the amazing impact Delfest has had on the local community.  This years edition is super special because digitalsoundboard.net has donated a bunch of amazing live recordings from the weekend to us so that we can provide you with the highest quality musical experience in this Delfest edition of Cosmic Lion Radio.  (Other music from livecheese.com and bt.etree.org)


 So come on over the tracks and enjoy this years Delfest edition!!



Download below


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_29_the_Delfest_2014_Edition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 9:07pm PST

#28 with Sophie Campbell

Welcome back to Cosmic Lion Radio!! This week we sit down with Comic Book artist and writer  Sophie Campbell.  She is the creator of The Abandoned, Mountain Girl, Shadoweyes, Wet Moon, Water Baby and recently has leant her art to IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was a pleasure to talk with Sophie about her life and what makes her write the “slice of life” pieces that she does.   We also were able to nerd out pretty hard on Turtles, which is something we have both been huge fans of since the beginning. This weeks album art I did as a tribute to Sophie's beautiful style that originally caught my eye in the first place. (Click here for full size art)

 Hope you enjoy, see ya next week!

Sophie's Deviant Art Page: http://mooncalfe.deviantart.com/   Art binge on this for a while!! 

Click HERE for iTunes stream...click below to stream from here...


Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_28_with_Ross_Campbell.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 8:28am PST

#27 with Mike Allred


This week, in our most ginchy episode yet, we sit down with comic creator and all around awesome guy Mike Allred (Madman, Red Rocket 7, X-Statix, FF, Silver Surfer).  We get to talk about his early influences and family, we’ll hear about music’s impact on his life, and about how one “Madman” changed his life forever.

 Also in this episode we get to hear songs from Mike's band The Gear. For more on them check THIS OUT

More about Mike can be found at his website: http://www.aaapop.com or his blog http://allredart.blogspot.com/



Direct download: 26_with_Mike_Allred.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 8:47am PST

#26 The History of Stand-Up Comedy Part 1 with Tanichee Cain


This week we sit down with our "Comedy Historian" Tanichee Cain.  She walks us though Comedy’s humble beginnings in Vaudeville and takes us on a brief journey through The Borscht Belt and the Chitlin’ Circuit, through the revolutionary 60’s and 70’s and then shows us where Comedy is going today.  We talk about censorship and the comedian who was arrested for saying a word (actually two 4 letter words and a preposition).  In this journey through comedy we get to hear from some of the greatest comedians of all time, from Jack Benny to Steve Martin and all the way up to John Mulaney.  So sit back and enjoy the first part of our expose on the History of Comedy.  Tanichee will be returning for a regular Comedy episode on the 6’s.  Cosmic Lion Comedy on the 6’s.

**Recorded before Cosby scandal**


Direct download: 26_The_History_of_Stand_Up_Comedy_with_Tanichee_Cain.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 11:45am PST

#25 with Speech from Arrested Development


This week we sit down with Speech, the lead singer and songwriter for Arrested Development.Speech has been one of my favorite artists for a long time and this is a true honor to interview him.We talk about his roots and what makes the music what it is.We’ll listen to some of his music, we’ll find out what makes a Speech song and then what makes Speech sing. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_25_with_Speech.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 11:48pm PST

#24 The Saturday Night Live Edition with Joel Navaroli

In our SNL-iest podcast yet, we talk with Joel Navaroil the creator of the Saturday Night Live archive website.  This is THE website for the SNL super fan.  You can cross-reference every episode of Saturday Night Live by impression, host, cast member, season, LITERALLY every little tid-bit is in there.  If you want to know who was in the most recent Ed Grimley sketch and when that was you can just search for the character and find that all out,  (1996 with Chevy Chase in “Ed Grimley in Heaven”). We also get to hear some of Joel and my picks for timeless musical performances on SNL.  All the music on this weeks episode happened LIVE on Saturday Night!  We talk about hidden gems and infamous episodes and then get into some serious SNL trivia.  This has been such a fun episode to make, good to talk to another SNL fanatic!  Enjoy.

Visit the SNL Archive: http://www.snlarchives.net/

Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.

Guess what, folks? That's the podcast, and I am outta here!

I'm Eli Schwab, and that's podcasts to me

That’s the podcast and I’m sticking to it.

Direct download: Cosmic_Lion_Radio_24_the_Saturday_Night_Live_Edition.m4a
Category:Gonzo Musicology -- posted at: 11:12pm PST