(We apologize in advance for the static on the track. It was decided that it would be tough to re-record what we had to say about this emotional topic, it’s a brand new studio, and the kinks are coming out quickly, thanks for your understanding on this episode.) In episode 05 of an Axe to Grind, Luke and Chris tackle the controversy and widespread scum taking advantage of tradegies like this bombing to sensationalize the truth, to garner false attention, and advvance their own unrelated agendas. We explore a series of harmful, shitty scams and schemes that come out when tragedy strikes the unfortunate few.
Tags: boston, boston marathon, boston marathon bombing, Comedy, discussion, marathon
Tags: comedians, Comedy, discussion, shame
In this episode, Luke Alberton sits with guests Randolph Lalonde and Chris for a spirited and hilarious discussion about groups and causes that utilize shame to get their message across. We touch on everythinhg from religion, to gay rights and take a long overdue shot at the “real men don’t buy girls” movement. No one is safe, on episode 4 of An Axe to Grind.
Tags: Comedian, Comedy, Podcast
The launch of an Axe to Grind: with Luke Alberton begins with his guest,Randolph Lalonde, author of the Spinward Fringe series, where we’ll be tackling a core issue that is sure to come up over the course of the podcast in the future, Censorship in art, and offensive humour.
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Luke here again, with a bit of an overdue update on the progress of things.
Heavy Humour is still in production, on no specific timeframe, as an ongoing project. I still intend to put the project together, but am doing so independently, and made a few realizations after my first 6 months shooting Heavy Humour. 1. I’m effectively an amateur comedian as of yet, who is taking on making a documentary, about the music business. Two things I have no knowledge of, include how to make a movie, and more importantly, knew nothing about the music business. Despite some great early interviews and concerts, it became clear to me that I have a wealth to learn about making films, and even more, how to navigate the music world. Many of the steps that get taken care of by a producer, director, art/photography director, production assistants, and so many more roles associated with making films, that all those functions had to be performed by myself, with no training or education in the field. To make a long story short, I bit off more than I could chew trying to “make a movie” entirely on my own. Even small low budget productions have cameramen and a sound team. I was literally doing my own camera work, while interviewing guests. All of it has served to teach me just how much there truly is to learn when it comes to producing films and television. Needless to say, it feels like I found the dragons tail sticking out of the mountain, and pulled on it only to find the whole dragon attached to it, and saw the much greater battle I really had on my hands.
So, I’ve decided to refocus things, and set shorter term goals that will build up my capacity to create a film I’ll be satisfied with. I’ve set my sights on one aspect of entertainment, and am launching my own comedy podcast this week, entitled An Axe to Grind: with Luke Alberton. It’s going to be a comedy/editorial podcast where subjects of some annoyance to me will be brought up and discussed, hopefully to most, in a funny and entertaining way. I do plan on there being conversations about reasonably controversial topics, at very least, won’t be shying away from them. The goal is to create a platform for me to exercise my comedic muscle, and provide some more content that doesn’t require me to book stage time or sell tickets to anything. It’s a cost free way for me to throw down on crap that annoys me, in an environment where I don’t plan to censor myself or the discussion for the sake of being “proper”. Much like my stand-up, I plan on it being harsh, unapologetic and hopefully to those who listen, funny.
I’m very thankful to The Crewcast Radio Network for hosting my podcast, and plan to release one episode each weekend.
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for the first episode of An Axe to Grind.
Hello people of the internet. It’s been roughly two months since any significant update has come down the pipe as to the movie’s coming together. I’d like to start by saying this year has been a challenging one for myself and my family personally, which has led to some of the delays related to scheduling of shoots and overall forward motion of the project. I’m happy to report my family is doing well after a year already full of personal and emotional challenges, and I’m ready to get back into full gear and get this mother moving.
Already, we’ve sat down and spoken with John Tard of Canada’s punk rock group the 3Tards, London metal up and comers Mulletcorpse, and other various acts. Via this blog I’ll be announcing interviews and events to come, I’ll be looking for feedback and suggestions not only for the documentary, but also a podcast which will accompany the blog over the fall. There are a number of exciting shows and interviews upcoming, so expect to hear a lot about the bands, comedians and other artists who will be participating in the film.
As I research and develop the film moving forward, I’ll be creating discussion to better develop the execution of the film and look forward to the many conversations that will take place while exploring this intriguing but often overlooked sub-genre of music. The more feedback the better.
I’d like to start things off right by saying thank you to the relevant parties in my world who allow this project to be.
To my family: I value nothing more than your being there. My family means more to me than anything and am infinitely proud of the family of which I am a member.
There are a key few friends who have also gone out of their way in and out of the movie project that make everything possible. Will Huggins, Chris Kennealy, Hugh Glen and Brian Bowes. You gentlemen know who you are. If you should know them by name, you know why I mention them. If you don’t, know simply that these are the best of human beings I could find to call friend over the last 15 years. These are my chosen family for whom I would do anything, and by virtue of their actions alone have forged their place in the annals of greatness in my view.
Last but most certainly not least, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Randolph Lalonde, author of the Spinward Fringe series, as well as long time friend, family member and key backer with respect to Heavy Humour. Absolutely none of this would be happening without the ongoing support and guidance of this true gentleman. With shield and spear I would defend this man’s good name til death as he represents all facets of the exceptional life I am fortunate enough to lead.
With that, I thank you humbly for reading and your continued patience, and ask you keep an eye for updates. It’s going to be an exciting season.