In this session, we remember the legendary Rowdy Roddy Piper. Your 30 Minutes of Diabolical begins now…
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– Show Notes –
Piper’s Pit Podcast
If you’re looking for deeper insight into the rowdy one himself, Roddy Piper, look no further than his infamous Piper’s Pit presented in podcast form. Each episode is chalk full of wonderful Piper moments combined with great insight into the mind of wrestling’s legendary villain. Hear just how raw, emotional and extremely authentic Roddy is as he speaks from the heart and emotes as only he can. Our favorite episode has to be the one where he chats with Director John Carpenter about They Live and life in general. Team Diabolical really dug the father/son like relationship Piper and Carpenter so clearly shared and we think you will too. As if recounting making They Live wasn’t enough, in this episode Piper also regales us with a first hand account of his epic “La Cucaracha” moment. If you’re unfamiliar, Roddy nearly got himself killed when he tricked the Mexican community into believing he was going to play their national anthem on his bagpipes, only to blast “La Cucaracha” instead. A stunt only Hot Rod could have pulled off; outside of the coconut to Jimmy Snuka, this may just be our favorite Piper moment. Hit the links below to hear the John Carpenter edition of Piper’s Pit; we promise, you’re in for a treat.
Roddy Piper & The Bagpipes
Few instruments have such a strong signature; Bagpipes have never been accused of being subtle and perhaps that’s one of the many characteristics that drew fans to the Rowdy one. A polarizing wrestler and instrument created a cocktail of antagonism that even casual fans of the sport knew quite well. Are the pipes directly linked to rebellion? It’s possible; they clearly overwhelmed many an opponent on the battlefield… but more importantly for Team Diabolical, they found a young rebellious mind that belonged to Curtis. ’nuff said.
This Week’s Dope
I feel as though it has been quite some time since I’ve left a theater with a bit of mental intrigue and I will admit I wasn’t expecting much from Southpaw, however, I’m pleased to say the film delivered a pretty compelling character study that left me questioning my own comfortable lifestyle and how it could be torn apart at any moment. How would I react to my entire world imploding within the matter of days? Sure we’ve been presented with the rock bottom, come back story multiple times, but Southpaw was the first to really set my mind ablaze afterwards. While I won’t say it’s the most original story ever told, if you’re looking for a bit a of cranial stimulation, you’ll find it here in spades. Check it out.
When it comes to Southern California The Hollywood Bowl is a venue that gets name dropped quite a bit, nestled away from the bustle and constant buzz of the city it flexes some of the finest acoustics around. When a live orchestra and choir are accompanying Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey you know there is gonna be a diabolical presence in the crowd. If you know anything about me its about atmosphere and good company and both were accounted for. A thank you to my friend Dr. Jen for an evening that will transcend space and time.
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