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Week 94 (Sun. Feb. 9) - Doro Pesch of Warlock and Doro

Week 94 (Sun. Feb. 9) - Doro Pesch of Warlock and Doro

February 9, 2020

This Sunday, February 9, join us for Week 94 of Third Eye Cinema with the living legend herself, Doro Pesch!

Surviving a near fatal bout with illness, she decided at the ripe old age of 16 that she would devote her remaining years to music...a choice she never relented on, even in the darkest days of grunge.

Releasing four classic albums with the band Warlock and steering that ship through label shifts, lineup changes and demands to lighten the sound and image to a more 'pop' 'radio friendly' approach, she kept things rolling through an enforced band name change, the infamously heavy producer's hand of none other than Gene Simmons and a decade or more where her albums were both unreleased and unavailable here in the States, still releasing quality records and touring Europe.

As a result, she weathered the storms that took down nearly an entire genre of bands and careers, to find herself a much sought after guest vocalist and noted as an inspiration to hard rock and metal frontwomen across many subgenres and around the globe, garnering much acclaim and still working a busy recording and touring schedule after all these years!

So join us as we squeeze as much friendly chat and amusing anecdotes as we can out of her busy schedule, when we welcome the loveliest of valkyries and most diehard of metallers, the inimitable Doro Pesch of Warlock and Doro, only here on Third Eye Cinema!

Week 94 (Sun. Feb. 9) - Doro Pesch of Warlock and Doro
Twitter: @thirdeyecinema

Weird Scenes 2/6/20: Coffy is the Colour - the Films of Pam Grier

Weird Scenes 2/6/20: Coffy is the Colour - the Films of Pam Grier

February 6, 2020

One of the most recognizable names in blaxploitation, and we’re not even talking about one of the guys.

Starting off as a receptionist and switchboard operator, she was quickly snapped up to feature roles in five of the earliest Women in Prison films for Roger Corman, where she impressed enough in a series of soundalike roles to work her way into commanding full marquee value and headliner status all her own, just inside of 3 years!

One of the first and certainly the most important female action stars, this former army brat became the queen of blaxploitation throughout the 1970’s, shifting into stranger waters with the changing decade – Disney, socially minded policier and even costarring in the first Stephen Seagal film, before taking a few roles for a faltering John Carpenter, doing a Bill & Ted film and winding up in one of the worst Eddie Murphy vehicles ever committed to celluloid…and starring in a Quentin Tarantino homage to her earlier work that revitalized her cachet to a new generation.

Join us as we talk the First Lady of Blaxploitation, the one and only Pam Grier, here on Weird Scenes!

Week 76: Coffy is the Colour - the Films of Pam Grier (@weirdscenes1)

Week 93 (Sun. Feb. 2) – Third Eye Special with Aleister “Santtu” Kainulainen of Saturnian Mist and King Satan

Week 93 (Sun. Feb. 2) – Third Eye Special with Aleister “Santtu” Kainulainen of Saturnian Mist and King Satan

February 1, 2020

Sunday, February 2, join us for Week 92 as Third Eye Cinema...goes straight into Moving Towards Light territory.

Tonight, we’re doing something very different. This is not your typical Third Eye interview, so be warned...

We'll be holding one of our patented informal fireside chats with a musician, founder and former distro owner of one of black metal's most solid and trustworthy labels, Saturnal Records.

Breaking out first in a surprisingly deeper reaching than usual act in the overcrowded and quite honestly, poseur filled realm of black metal, he eventually found himself leaving the label behind and putting his main act on the back burner, channeling his energies more into the direction of a highly psychoactive and quirky dance industrial act who both simplify and sweeten the message while still retaining the same points, aims and lyrical focus of his earlier band.

We'll be talking all of that, but that's just a precursor to some much deeper (and darker) subject matter of a decidedly esoteric bent.

No, this is not one for the typical Third Eye listener.

Those who will, join us as we speak with a certain Frater Zetekh, also known as King Aleister Satan...the one and only Aleister "Santtu" Kainulainen.

Week 93 (Sun. Feb. 1) – Third Eye Special with Aleister "Santtu" Kainulainen of Saturnian Mist and King Satan
Twitter: @thirdeyecinema

Weird Scenes 1/23/20: The Quiet Cool of Steve McQueen

Weird Scenes 1/23/20: The Quiet Cool of Steve McQueen

January 23, 2020

With a colorful background and love of fast living, his real life exploits put to shame anything seen in his films.

A noted motocross aficionado and racecar driver, Steve McQueen was born of Scotch roots in the throes of the Great Depression to a flying circus stunt flyer who abandoned him at an early age. Difficult family relations led to a hardscrabble youth as a real life juvenile delinquent and gangbanger, leaving him living on the streets at one point before being consigned to juvenile hall.

He later joined the merchant marine, went AWOL, worked in a whorehouse, on an oil rig, as a carnival barker and roustabout, joined the Marines, went AWOL again, did time in the brig…no question, he earned his reputation as a tough guy.

Turning to acting relatively late in life, he was already approaching the ripe old age of 30 by the time he landed his first notable a teenager, a low budget sci fi horror film that would become a classic of the genre, The Blob.

With a lucky break in a Sinatra picture not far behind, McQueen proceeded to appear in a number of accepted classics: The Magnificent Seven. The Great Escape. The Thomas Crown Affair. Bullitt.

But a run of questionable choices and roles in less successful films left his last decade on much shakier ground, despite being the highest paid actor of his day, and much feted on television and even in commercial advertising...until one of his earlier decisions came back in the form of a terminal disease that took him from us at the relatively young age of only 50.

Join us tonight as we talk the highs and lows, triumphs and struggles of a man still put forth as a tough guy's tough guy, the inimitable Steve McQueen!

Week 75: The Quiet Cool of Steve McQueen (@weirdscenes1)

Weird Scenes 1/9/20: Well Always Have Paris – the films of Humphrey Bogart

Weird Scenes 1/9/20: Well Always Have Paris – the films of Humphrey Bogart

January 9, 2020

Born right here in NYC at the very cusp of the Fin de Siecle, Christmas Day 1899, Humphrey DeForest Bogart came from a moneyed family as the scion of an early feminist suffragette. Intended to be brought up in "proper society", he blew his shot at Yale by tossing the headmaster into a local pond - his penchant for two fisted belligerence and a taste for strong, even "difficult" women present from an early age. "I wouldn't give you two cents for a dame without a temper," he once said...

Joining the Navy at the height of the Great War, he came back from his experience "a liberal who hated pretensions, phonies, and snobs, defying both conventional behavior and authority"...very much a man after my own heart.

Breaking into film in a recurring, even typecast role as a gangster of one sort or another (supposedly due to a resemblance to folk hero gangster John Dillinger, but I'm not seeing it), he worked that niche for 6 years and dozens of films before landing the role that made him a star: Sam Spade in John Huston's The Maltese Falcon.

Following up with the much beloved Casablanca, it was his films with a certain someone that really cemented his position as a true Hollywood icon: To Have and Have Not. The Big Sleep. Dark Passage. Key Largo.

It took him three bad marriages (the last of whom burned down their house, went after him with a knife and slit her own wrists several times) before he finally met his match in the sultry Lauren Bacall, who was both his longest and final spouse...and less than half his age. They met on the set of To Have and Have Not, and the heat carried offscreen, with the two remaining a couple through his death 12 years on.

Always open about his issues with directors, actors and producers so often left on a pedestal, he both stood up rather openly against McCarthy's blacklist that was hitting so many in Hollywood at the time and even started his own production company (Santana productions), the working outside the system nature of which likely occasioned his run of far lesser (if occasionally much feted) final films, of which In A Lonely Place is easily the strongest contender.

Further the man who coined the term "the Rat Pack" and dubbed the "PR director" of its earliest iteration (which included Bogie, Bacall, Sinatra and Judy Garland and her husband, among others), join us as we talk one of the true legends of the studio era, the inimitable Humphrey Bogart!

Week 74: We’ll Always Have Paris – the films of Humphrey Bogart (@weirdscenes1)