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Jan 052012
 

Grant Morrison explores the underbelly of pop culture and modern society through the prism of comic books and his music tastes are just as thoughtful.

He stopped by LA-based public radio station KCRW (89.9 FM and KCRW.com) to share five songs that have inspired him throughout his life on the Guest DJ Project. Clever lyrics always catch his ear, from Morrissey to The Mutton Birds, and he reveals the track he considers the theme song to his cult favorite comic series The Invisibles – “Mogadishu by Baader Meinhof.

From Grant:
“This particular song is just so cool, for me this is the essence of cool, this song, and it’s a really sexy, slow, kind of iconic song. And what it made me feel, it was very much of a time where I was doing The Invisibles comic, which was about a group of sexy terrorists, you know occult terrorists. And this would have been the theme song of The Invisibles. You know I think it says everything about that outlaw glamour, the life lived on the fringes of the law, and on an international scale, and I really love it for that. It’s the sexiest song about terrorism that you will ever hear.”

He also praised the psychedelic hip hop of Dr. Octagon (“It sounded like comic books, it sounded like my favorite science fiction, it sounded like the weirdest television show you’d ever seen.”) and the Beatles parody group The Rutles. He says the work of Eric Idle and, in particular, songwriter Neil Innes resulted in “a parody that’s as good as the original, and in some cases better because Innes is such a genius song writer. He’s actually better than any of the song writers in The Beatles, as regards lyrics.”

“You know sometimes in my work I love to pastiche other writers. I kind of learned it all from Innes and The Rutles.”

Grant’s full Guest DJ Project set is offered streaming, for download and as a podcast (with a transcript) here: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/gd/gd120104grant_morrison

Grant’s most recent release is a book analyzing superheroes called Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero. Available at Meltdown Comics


Grant Morrison Guest DJ Project Set List

1 – The Queen Is Dead – The Smiths
2 – Mogadishu – Baader Meinhof
3 – The Heater – The Mutton Birds
4 – Blue Flowers – Dr. Octagon
5 – Joe Public – The Rutles

About KCRW: KCRW 89.9FM
is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com.  KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. . Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery.

Sep 152011
 

Some of you may have seen the leaked video of An Evening with Grant Morrison & Gerard Way, This Friday at 7PM (PST) you’ll all get to see it in its entirety and comment with everyone. Set your phone alarms, desk alarms, night table alarms, tell your buddies and meet us at Meltdown’s You Tube Channel 9/16/2011 7PM, PST (Pacific Standard Time). Be sure to subscribe to our channel to join the commenting community, you’ll never know who might respond.

Sep 042011
 

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Aug 152011
 
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Jul 212011
 

Grant Morrison relieves post-Comic-Con malaise at Meltdown Comics celebrating his book, Supergods: What Masked Viglilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human. On Thursday, July 28 join Superman’s alum for a symposium exploring his take on singularity and superhumanity.

Supergods cleverly hides a comic history lesson amongst Morrison’s memoir. He melts his Man of Steel exterior to give us a look at his childhood, moralistic Golden Age to his older, angst ridden Dark Age. Confused by the existential pantheism of it all? You could always just ask a detail diving question about an upcoming Doctor Who episode Morrison penned.

Last year, Grant got in front of the camera to play a villain in a My Chemical Romance music video. Returning the favor, front-man Gerard Way plays back up hosting the Q&A and perhaps performing a musical number or two. Tickets are $28 bucks and include a copy of the book, but bring a partner in crime for only $7 more and split the difference. Better get yours at at the speed of light because unlike the 6,500 seat capacity of Hall H, Meltdown Comics can only hold 200 lucky butts.

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Jul 032011
 

On Thursday July 28th, you’re invited to spend an intimate evening with the legendary Grant Morrison for the release of his new book “Supergods: What Masked Viglilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human”. By just buying Supergods from Meltdown Comics, you’ll not only get a copy of this amazing book, but you’ll also get a night filled with Q&A with the man himself, a signing, perhaps some videos, and maybe even a song or two, as the festivities will be hosted by a very special, very chemical, romantic guest Musical CollaboratoR. Closed to the first 200 responders only, so act fast! If you’re not in Los Angeles, you can get a signed copy of Supergods shipped to your home and support indy book stores.

If you’re in LA, you get the book, the signature, plus the show! Just $28! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

Not in Los Angeles and would like a SIGNED copy of the book? CLICK HERE.

July 28th, 2011 8pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 900046

Jun 282011
 

On Thursday July 28th, you’re invited to spend an intimate evening with the legendary Grant Morrison for the release of his new book “Supergods: What Masked Viglilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human”. By just buying Supergods from Meltdown Comics, you’ll not only get a copy of this amazing book, but you’ll also get a night filled with Q&A with the man himself, a signing, perhaps some videos, and maybe even a song or two, as the festivities will be hosted by a very special, very chemical, romantic guest Musical CollaboratoR. Closed to the first 200 responders only, so act fast! If you’re not in Los Angeles, you can get a signed copy of Supergods shipped to your home and support indy book stores.

If you’re in LA, you get the book, the signature, plus the show! Just $28! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

Not in Los Angeles and would like a SIGNED copy of the book? CLICK HERE.

July 28th, 2011 8pm
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 900046

Feb 252011
 

Awards season is coming to a close with the grand finale of the Oscars this Sunday.  But not to be outdone, we present last, but certainly not least, the esteemed nominees for the 2010 Meltdown Comic Awards!

It’s been an amazing year for our favorite genre and choosing the best of the best was no easy task.  This year’s Golden Melty list was comprised from multiple “Best of” lists, sell-through numbers, reviews, Publisher’s Weekly lists and combing through dozens of message boards to hear what true comic fans are saying.  So, without further ado, the nominees are:

 

Best Indie Comic Series

  • Green Hornet (Dynamite)
  • The Walking Dead (Image)
  • Scarlet (Icon)
  • Chew (Image)
  • Stumptown (Oni)

 

Best Superhero Comic Series
  • Invincible Iron Man (Marvel)
  • Batman and Robin (DC)
  • Thor: The Mighty Avenger (Marvel)
  • Irredeemable (Boom!)

 

Best Non-Superhero Comic Series
  • Daytripper (Vertigo)
  • American Vampire (Vertigo)
  • Kill Shakespeare (IDW)
  • The Unwritten (Vertigo)

 

Hero of the Year
  • Captain America/Steve Rogers (Marvel)
  • Scott Pilgrim (Oni)
  • Kick Ass (Icon)
  • Zack Overkill – “Incognito” (Icon)

 

Villain of the Year
  • Nemesis (Icon)
  • Skinner Sweet – American Vampire (Vertigo)
  • Red Skull –  Captain America (Marvel)
  • Norman Osborn (Marvel)

 

Most Horrific Death
  • Ares – “Seige #2″
  • Nightcrawler – “X-Force #26″
  • Bras – “Daytripper” (all issues)
  • Cable – “X-Force #28″
  • Multiple robots – “Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers”

 

Best Return from the Dead
  • Aquaman, Hawkman, Firestorm, Martian Manhunter, etc. –  “Blackest Night #8″
  • Batman –  “Batman and Robin #8″
  • Dracula – “X-Men #3″

 

Best New Series
  • Northlanders: Plague Widow (Vertigo)
  • Black Widow (Marvel)
  • Green Hornet (Kevin Smith, Dynamite)
  • Secret Avengers (Marvel)

 

Best Graphic Novel
  • Dark Tower: Fall of Gilead
  • Absolute Justice
  • Batwoman: Elegy
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8

 

Best Writer
  • Ed Brubaker – Captain America (Marvel)
  • Mark Millar – Nemesis (Icon)
  • Jason Aaron – Scalped (Vertigo)
  • Geoff Johns – Brightest Day (DC)
  • Mark Waid – Irredeemable (Boom!)
  • Grant Morrison – Batman and Robin (DC)
Best Artist
  • J.H. Williams – Detective Comics (DC)
  • Steve McNiven – Nemesis (Icon)
  • Fiona Staples – North 40 (Wildstorm)
  • Naoki Urasawa – Pluto : Urasawa X
Best Celebrity-Written Title
  • Green Hornet – Kevin Smith
  • The Guild – Felicia Day
  • Frenemy of the State – Rashida Jones
  • Pantheon – Michael Chiklis

 

Best Event of the Year
  • Artifacts (Top Cow)
  • Heroic Age (Marvel)
  • Brightest Day (DC)
  • Second Coming (Marvel)

 

Best WTF Moment
  • DC issues go back to 2.99
  • Nick Simmons accused of plagiarizing “Bleach”
  • Lady Gaga gets her own comic
  • The ending of Greek Street
  • Sony Pictures making “Green Hornet” with that script instead of Kevin Smith’s
  • Tron – ’nuff said
Best Cover of the Year
  • Spiderman #641 “One Moment in Time”
  • Batwoman #0
  • The Avengers #1 – Variant 7
  • I Zombie #1
  • Superman #702
  • We Will Bury You #1

 

Were your favorites nominated?  Who gets your vote this year for the best of the best in comics?  To find out who will take home the Golden Melty, check back here next week for the winners of the 2010 Meltdown Comic Awards!

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