Episode 43: Holly Golightly, Peace, and Sustainable Dinner Parties
Icebreaker: Phil Hay Phil Hay, producer of “The Dungeon Masters,” — a new documentary about the lives of Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts — summons forth a 5th-level joke that will surely do at least 2d10 of damage to your funnybone.
Small Talk: Angry Snowmen, Designer Abductions, The Bollywood Horror The staff at Marketplace tell you about the news stories your dinner guests probably missed.
A History Lesson With Booze: The Peace Sign and “The CND” This week back in 1958, designer Gerald Holtom created a symbol to be displayed by marchers in England’s first-ever anti-nuke protest. Originally formed to mimic the military semaphore codes for “N” and “D” (i.e. “Nuclear Disarmament”), Holtom later admitted the symbol represented himself — a peace-lover in despair. Hear the tale of Holtom’s famed creation, then gain some inner peace by ingesting the drink it inspired.
The CND, as created for the DPD by Luke O’Toole at The Rockwell Bar in London, UK:
Guest of Honor: Holly Golightly Back in the ’90s, Holly Golighty co-founded Britain’s beloved Thee Headcoatees, a group of female vocalists (backed by Billy Childish’s Thee Headcoats) who churned out raw, fun garage-punk. But Golightly’s forthcoming release Medicine County (with collaborator and one-man band Lawyer Dave) leans more towards atmospheric southern twang. Holly and Dave chat with Rico about bears, The White Stripes and a holly jolly handgun.
The Main Course: Sustainable Dinner Parties The Sustainable Table — a group dedicated to showing people how to cook and eat in a way that doesn’t destroy the world — has created something called “the Sustainable Dinner Party Kit.” Rather than slapping them with a lawsuit, Brendan chats with the group’s Dawn Brighid about what’s in the kit, and why.
One For The Road: Dum Dum Girls “Jail La La”
MUSIC IN THIS WEEK’S SHOW
The Sea And Cake - “The Argument”
The Wedding Present - “Signal”
Link Wray - “Jack The Ripper”
Tipsy - “Liquordelic”
Cozy Cole - “Topsy Part II”
Working For a Nuclear Free City - “Forever”
Holly Golighty & The Brokeoffs - “Forget It”
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - “My 45”
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - “Refugee”
Dum Dum Girls - “Jail La La”