Verbal Diorama
Verbal Diorama
Mar 18, 2021
Josie and the Pussycats
Play • 51 min

Hello, I'm Em. And yes, I'm a podcast host. No, I said cappuccino. I'm here to talk to you about something very important. And no, it's not about me or my podcast. I'm here to talk about subliminal messages in rock and roll music. Or as it's simply known in some cultures, 'rock music'.

You see, for years the government has been wisely coercing teenagers to buy products they normally wouldn't want, just to get their money.

Fact! Kids don't have bills to pay. Fact! They don't pay taxes. But! They do babysit and hold minimum wage jobs that earn them wads of cash as substantial as, well, my body of work.

But kids today aren't dumb. They're not gonna buy just anything. That's why the government has been planting small subliminal advertising suggestions in today's rock music. The results? We can now get these kids to buy just about anything. We can have them chasing a new trend every week. And that is good for the economy. And what's good for the economy... is good for the country. So God bless the United States Of America - the most ass-kickin' country... in the world!

And god bless Josie and the Pussycats!

(Let's hope this episode isn't a "take the Chevy to the levy" situation. Du Jour means seat belts! Du Jour means crash positions!)

Ross Burlingame's IndieGoGo for Best Movie Ever: A Totally Jerkin' Book, an oral history of Josie and the Pussycats can be found here

Jess and I would love to hear your thoughts on Josie and the Pussycats!



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Laurel from The Midnight Myth for her Patron thoughts. You can find The Midnight Myth @themidnightmyth on Twitter

The Vern from Cinema Recall for his Patron thoughts. You can find Cinema Recall @cinema_recall on Twitter and their Josie and the Pussycats episode here


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Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song

Music by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe Facebook

Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)

Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.

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