Strange Muses

Strange Muses

Strange Muses explores the why behind the reason dark tales, bizarre lore and peculiar concepts inspire creativity. Like a moth to flame many of us are drawn to dark spaces. Join Janine and Vincent as they explore how dark themes tap into the human experience, why they are such rich muses, and what they can teach us about ourselves.

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March 20, 2023 24 mins

In 1986, Q Lazzarus released the song "Goodbye Horses", but it was in 1991 that the song was lifted out of obscurity by a blockbuster horror film. 

Goodbye Horses by Johnny Hollow on Spotify

Other resources:

Goodbye Horses by Q Lazzarus on Youtube

Silence of the Lambs cultural impact
Buffalo Bill
Diane Luckey obituary
William Garvey on the meaning of Goodbye Horses
Will...

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The Devil has a bad reputation as the epitome of pure evil, but we think there's more to it than that.
Featuring Devils Night  by Johnny Hollow.

Special Guest: Rodrigo Gudino
You can find Rodrigo at rodrigogudino.com and his magazine about all things horror at rue-morgue.com

Special thanks to the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund for their support of this project.

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May 13, 2022 26 mins

Do you know that feeling when you just don't have it in you? When you feel like your creativity has been sucked dry? We have a name for that. Featuring Bloodsuckers by Johnny Hollow.
Special Guests:
Thomas Dsyzinski
Karl Mohr http://multibeat.com/
Sarah Legault http://www.sarahlegault.com/
Cole Sullivan
Kitty Thompson
Special thanks to the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund for their support of this proje...

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Why do we spend so much time imagining superheroes? Part two of our conversation with comic artist Phil Jimenez. Featuring Superhero by Johnny Hollow.

Special Guest: Phil Jimenez
You can find Phil on Twitter and Instagram @philjimeneznyc
His breathtaking 2021 comic book collaboration with Kelly Sue DeConnick is called Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons and can be found at dccomics.com.
Special thanks to the R...

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A dark warning delivered by a group of wild phantoms...Is the end of the world drawing near? Let's worry about it together.  Part one of our conversation with comic artist Phil Jimenez.
Featuring The Wild Hunt  by Johnny Hollow.

Special Guest: Phil Jimenez
You can find Phil on Twitter and Instagram @philjimeneznyc
His stunning 2021 comic book collaboration with Kelly Sue DeConnick is called Wonder Woman ...

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This obscure Romanian princess never made the Disney circuit. She didn't fit the mold. Featuring Nothing Can Stop Ileana by Johnny Hollow.

Special Guest: Donita Roscaniuc
Our version of "Cunning Ileane" was adapted from the 1885 publication Romanian Folktales from worldoftales.com.
Special thanks to the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund for their support of this project.

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