Notes from the Irish Monk E-mail
Written by Chalupa   
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 11:49

Our very own brother seamus who goes by the name of Irish Monk has sent us some notes recently on the podcast and some of our discussions, particularly about the Gulf War being in the background of The Big Lebowski.  While I don't think the war was paramount to making the film, it lent much to Walter's character and definitely shaped how he viewed the world.  I recently was a guest on Chinstroker vs Punter, a film podcast out of the United Kingdom, talking about Barton Fink, another Coen film.  That movie is similar in that it takes place in 1941 right around the time of our nation's entry into WWII.  While it's not an integral part of any character, it's still in the background adding a lot of value to what is happening.  Any thoughts on the subject?  We'd love to hear your input.
http://lebowskipodcast.com/index.php/Fan- Mail/Gulf-War-Ep-28.html

The other email Irish Monk sent us was concerning our use of music in our episodes.  We used to include different music clips and talk about different bands when we first started.  We later axed that part of the podcast because we weren't using music with the permission of its owners.  Later on, we were able to work a deal with The Steepwater Band to use two of their songs as intro and exit music.  So while we would love to include many audio clips from different sources, we're trying to abide by the league rules and comply with US copyright laws.

As a side note though, if you are part of a band or are a musician and would like to be featured on the podcast or share some music, contact us and we'll talk about it.
http://lebowskipodcast.com/index .php/Fan-Mail/Belated-info-etc.-Ep-28.html

Thanks Irish Monk for all the correspondence.  We always enjoy hearing from our listeners.

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