The Comic Book Attic (babel blog)
Podcasts that Celebrate the Back Issue Bin. Also home to Mike's other assorted podcasts

Sun, 14 June 2009 introduction
ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE ATTIC ENIGMATIC BLOG, JULY 18, 2008. Hi everyone. This is going to be the one-stop place to keep tabs on what I've been up to. In addition to the audio entries that I'll try to post at least once a week, I'll post photos and anything else of interest. So, if you are a friend, family member, or minion, bookmark this site. (...And if you are a stranger who has stumbled onto this site by accident, you're welcome to look and listen, but don't expect to be entertained or impressed.) -Mike


Sun, 14 June 2009 JJ's funny video on the way to Boston


Sun, 14 June 2009 another youtube appearance


Wed, 15 July 2009 in case anyone was curious (or hadn't already assumed)... ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE ATTIC ENIGMATIC BLOG, OCTOBER 24, 2008. No, I'm not going to argue politics, but I have no problem letting folks know who gets my vote.


Wed, 15 July 2009 videos that made today a happy day ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE ATTIC ENIGMATIC BLOG, DECEMBER 21, 2008. Thrown shoes-- 300 style...

or Matrix Style...

Radiohead Scotch Mist in-studio performance:

or Thom Yorke being funny:

Possibly the one food I miss the most:

The best illusion in the world:

An awesome song:

What I want in my home someday:

Boston Legal on Scientology:

Finally! Someone who knows how to make a speech!


Wed, 15 July 2009 links of possible interest ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE ATTIC ENIGMATIC BLOG, DECEMBER 21, 2008. Here are a few links for anyone interested: My very first webpage, created in college around the late '90s, I believe: My comic book podcast: My movie podcast: My band's website: or myspace page: My myspace page: I'm also on Facebook. Look me up!


Thu, 23 July 2009 more youtube fun
ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE ATTIC ENIGMATIC BLOG, FEBRUARY 27, 2009. Found on YouTube... Footage of ascending the mountain I drive across everyday:

My favorite TV themes as mentioned in episode 10: original Doctor Who:


a sampling of all the Doctor Who themes:

Knight Rider


Buffy the Vampire Slayer (music without actual theme visuals):


And one favorite theme I forgot: Boston Legal (unfortunately sped up a tad):

And just for fun, here's a video from one of my favorite bands, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Episode 11 is done and will be available soon.

Sat, 15 August 2009
The Attic Enigmatic will be changing. For those of you who are family and friends listening to this as a way to keep up with me, I am sadly retiring this podcast as it is. This is an effort to save time and money in the long run, yet still keep my various other podcasts alive. If you are a friend or family member who only listens to this podcast to check in with me, email me at my desolationbliss yahoo address (or any other address you may have) to get info on how you can keep up with me other ways. If you listen to this podcast because you listen to my other podcasts, The Attic Enigmatic will be transferred, absorbed, and resumed elsewhere as something slightly different. Email me for details. Mike

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Arcade Fire- "The Suburbs"

Pacha Massive- "Don't Let Go"

The Helio Sequence- "Keeps Your Eyes Ahead"

Ana Tijoux- "1977"

Connie Price & The Keystones- "Double Dutch"

Some Hear Explosions- "It's Our Time Now"

Ennio Morricone- "L'estasi Dell'oro" remixed

Dead Confederate- "The Rat"

Jessica Lea Mayfield- "Our Hearts are Wrong"

Doves- "Kingdom of Rust"

Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street band- "Stay Away"


Broken Social Scene- "7/4 (Shoreline)"

Calibro 35- "eurocrime!"


The Highlighters band- "The Funky 16 Corners"

Metric- "Youth Without Youth"

Radiohead- "Staircase"

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Mon, 21 June 2010 meal #9


Sun, 11 July 2010 meal 9 upgrade


Thu, 14 October 2010 The Cinematic Attic page returns! That's right, folks. I have revived the separate libsyn page for The Cinematic Attic. Why? As much as I didn't want to realize it, my interest in film has become almost equal to my interest in comics. I have a lot of great ideas for new movie podcasts, youtube vids, and other content. It just feels right for me to have a page devoted to lots of comic podcasts (The Comic Book Attic), a page for all the movie podcasts, and a page for a variety of other podcasts. The trinity of Mike, if you will. I am in the process of migrating all the Cinematic Attic content that was exclusive to this page to its rightful home, As the items are moved, I will be deleting them from The Attic of Babel page. If all the content moving of the past year has confused and frustrated anyone, I apologize. I think this will finally straighten it all out.


Sat, 29 September 2012 new additions for The Attic of Babel
I have a plan to eventually move all of my podcasts to this page. So, you will start seeing "re-runs," so to speak, of material on other pages. This is my current plan, but these things change. I haven't been doing podcasts like I used to, so saving money (eventually) by consolidating everything to one page is preferable...


Wed, 7 November 2012 victory

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Sun, 13 December 2009
my first three attempts at cooking
Meal #1:

Meal #2

Meal #3


Mon, 18 January 2010 podcast updates
A few updates, in case anyone was wondering: The Attic Enigmatic- This will return with episode 14. I've already recorded for it. Just gotta put it together. The Cinematic Attic- I have a plan to put this on a more frequent schedule (whatever that means). JJ and I are scheduling regular semi-weekly movie nights to view the type of films I'd talk about on the podcast. We plan to watch the movie and then record a conversation about it. In the meantime, I have material recorded for one or two episodes that just need put together. The Stereoplanetary Attic- Have another episode or two recorded. (Again) I just need to put it together.


Mon, 25 January 2010 more cooking ...and a bridge Meal #4

Meal #2 redux

Meal #3 practice

One lane blind bridge that I cross everyday


Tue, 23 February 2010 podcast news

Just a quick update on the podcasts: A lot of the new podcast ideas announced when this page began are on indefinate hold. Also, the postscript podcast companion for The Comic Book Attic is up in the air. I have, however, thought of two more podcast ideas that I would like to add to the list of potentials: Paperback Attic, a podcast spotlighting older, forgotten paperback genre novels, and VHSoteric, a podcast spotlighting obscure, perhaps forgotten films that have never seen a DVD release. ...And, yes, that second one doesn't have the word "attic" in it, but I couldn't resist the awesome "VHSoteric" name. The Cinematic Attic will be taking off, with episode -4 out now, and episodes 15-18 recorded and in need of editing. With episode 16 onward, JJ joins as co-host/sidekick.


Sun, 18 April 2010 more food

Meal #5

Meal #6

Meal #7

Sun, 18 April 2010 images of the Feb. snowstorms at my house


Sun, 9 May 2010 meal #8 I swear I will do something without pasta next time. Meanwhile, here's meal #8:


Mon, 21 June 2010 rain forest area of National Aquarium, Baltimore Video from my vacation.

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Thu, 5 November 2009 short videos of a recent visit to Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo


Wed, 18 November 2009 buy the music of Adam Taylor


Mon, 23 November 2009 chef mike
I have begun a new hobby... or is it an art? I have begun delving into the wild world of cooking. Might this lead to a podcast on the topic? Who knows. Meanwhile, stay tuned for some video of my first attempt at a full-on meal. It's never too late to try something new. What was my first foray into foodland? Well, I started with something simple. Something I've made parts of before. Something meat and potato-y. I made beef strips over couscous, with sides of mashed potatoes w/ gravy and corn. Also, I threw in some garlic bread twists. Yes, I know, I like my starches, and the bread may have been a touch out of place, but I wanted to give it a shot. Maybe I'll chronicle this stuff in re-tooled Attic Enigmatic podcast... Yeah, that sounds like a good idea...


Mon, 23 November 2009 wtf?! I mean, seriously: wtf?!


Mon, 23 November 2009 some common sense


Mon, 23 November 2009 anyone know where I can get this wonderful food? is it no longer in existence?


Mon, 23 November 2009 for Adam Taylor "merch"


Mon, 23 November 2009 again, common sense


Mon, 23 November 2009
now, how did JJ get in my TV?


Mon, 23 November 2009
Okay, apparently I've been under a rock somewhere because I just found out about this new free Radiohead track, downloadable from their website: Also, word is there's a new album out in 2010. Bated breath is mine...


Mon, 30 November 2009
I miss these...,6117458

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Fri, 24 April 2009


Welcome to a new podcast project by the lunatic responsible for The Comic Book Attic, The Cinematic Attic, The Stereoplanetary Attic, and The Attic Enigmatic. This page will host any and all podcasts that do not fit under the auspices of one of the above podcast pages. Here are some of the ideas for upcoming podcasts: Attic of the Unknown: a podcast about the unexplained. Attic of a Thousand Canvases: a podcast looking at works of art. The Attic of Forgotten Tales: a podcast reading and commentary of forgotten, public domain novels. The Attic Reading Room: a podcast about books. Attic Audio Theatre: a podcast playing old radio shows. Attic Web: a podcast about interesting and/or weird stuff found online.

Sat, 13 June 2009

announcement concerning this page and the Attic podcasts

I have had to rethink and restructure the podcasts I do in terms of cost and time. As of this writing, I have five libsyn accounts (including this one), and only one of them takes decent advantage of its account space. As libsyn prices go up and available time to record podcasts fluxuates, I've had to consider an alternative to the five account situation. The Attic of Babel was created to function as a place for many different podcasts that you could subscribe to separately through the splitfeed category option. This originally did not include podcasts that already had their own account pages. This will no longer be the case. With the exception of The Comic Book Attic (which will stay as it is, where it is), all other podcasts by me will be housed here at The Attic of Babel account site. Over the next couple months, I will be moving all content (episodes, blog entries, etc.) of The Cinematic Attic, The Attic Enigmatic, and The Stereoplanetary Attic here. They will reappear in the chronological order of their original posting date. Their original posting date will be noted, as well as all comments that were left on the original blogpages. When all content has been transferred from those three sites, the original blogpages and feeds will be deleted. When all is said and done, there will only be two libsyn account sites for Attic podcasts: The Comic Book Attic and this one. I apologize for any inconvenience. With luck, this will streamline and centralize my podcasts while saving me a bit of money in the process. Mike Pindell


Sat, 15 August 2009 my old razor cell phone


Sat, 15 August 2009 prehensile hair This video is a couple years old...


Sat, 15 August 2009 all my podcasts are now on this page...
...except for The Comic Book Attic (which is still accessible from this page, however). All future episodes of all my podcasts, current and future, will appear on this Attic of Babel blogpage (except, again, The Comic Book Attic, which will retain its own page). To access podcast episodes of a particular title, click on the individual category links on the left side of this page. The Comic Book Attic link to the left will take you to a placeholder page that contains a link to The Comic Book Attic blogpage.


Tue, 22 September 2009 nightwalk in Brookline
JJ shot this walk down a Brookline (Mass.) street where I almost lived. Nothing too exciting here; it is what it is...


Thu, 24 September 2009 psychotic flyswatter Mike
JJ did an amusing editing job with this clip of me being a little over-the-top...


Fri, 30 October 2009 podcast news In an effort to make The Attic of Babel even more a one-stop place for all my podcast and blog content, I will be doing two things: 1. Moving (a bit at a time) all The Comic Book Attic blog and podcast content here. This doesn't mean that the CBA page will go away, nor does it mean that the content will be deleted from the CBA page; I'm just going to back-up that content here. (Even if I wanted to combine the pages, there's soooo much content on the CBA site, it's going to take years to catch up with the present.) 2. Move the little content there is on the Fulton County Library podcast page over here as well, and then clone-post the new content here from now on. This podcast and blog content will probably not interest more than a local audience, but it's a podcast I do; therefore, it is included.

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Wed, 28 October 2009 Fulton County Library Podcast This is a placeholder for the link to the podcast page for the Fulton County Library here in McConnellsburg, PA. It contains mostly local info concerning the library and may not be of any interest to anyone who doesn't live nearby. But hey, it's a short podcast I get paid to do every week, and at the very least, you might find out what new books are out there for you to find at your own library.


Fri, 30 October 2009 Welcome to the Fulton County Library podcast and blog! Welcome to the official podcast and blog of the Fulton County Library. Check here regularly for audio podcast announcements and other content. You can also subscribe to receive the audio podcast directly to your computer through iTunes or the podcast catcher of your choice.


Fri, 30 October 2009 Book Club Tonight (Originally Posted Oct.28) Tonight at 6:30pm, the Fulton Co. Library's book club discusses the book The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells. Here's a chance to hear Wells speak in a rare audio clip of Orson Welles talking to H.G. Wells.


Fri, 30 October 2009 Book Club's next book to be The Amber Room
The book club's next book is The Amber Room by Steve Berry. The discussion will take place at the library on December 2nd, 6:30pm.
Steve Berry's website Steve Berry's Wikipedia entry
Wikipedia entry about the real Amber Room
U.S. News article about real Amber Room
Read a short interview with Berry about the book
Read a short review of the book


Sat, 5 December 2009 Book Club's Next Book
The next book is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. For those of you only familiar with the movie, join us and see what more the original novel has to offer. The meeting will be January 20, 2010, at 6:30pm in the library. Read the book online here.


Mon, 18 January 2010 read more about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Book club meets Wednesday, January 20, 2010. Read up on the background of the novel:


Wed, 10 February 2010 The next book club selection For the book club's next meeting, the discussed book will be The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Is there something to the secret, or is it a bunch of hooey? Find out on Feb.24 at 6:30pm at the library.


Mon, 28 June 2010 Discussion group The discussion group for June has been post-poned to July 21. The topic is favorite movies. The group meets at the library at 6:30pm.


Wed, 22 September 2010 Discussion Group meeting Tonight's discussion group meeting has been post-poned until October 6, 2010.

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Mon, 24 January 2011 check out this band Here's a great live video and some sample songs from one of my favorite bands, Lucas and the Lovelys.

Tue, 27 September 2011 JJ's music video


Tue, 25 October 2011 short film featuring music from my band



Mon, 26 March 2012 interview by JJ, featuring music by our band

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Sat, 15 August 2009 The Stereoplanetary Attic is moving ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE STEREOPLANETARY ATTIC BLOGPAGE, JUNE 14, 2009. The Stereoplanetary Attic will be moving to The Attic of Babel podcast page. It will be joining all my other podcasts there in one central account, with the exception of The Comic Book Attic. The episodes will be moved gradually over the next couple months. Once all are moved, this page will be deleted. If you subscribe to the podcast, you will want to resubscribe at the new site once all the old episodes are reposted (unless, of course, you felt like hearing them again... nah, didn't think so). This is an effort to save time and money in the long run, yet still keep my various podcasts alive. For more details, click here: I apologize for any inconvenience.


Thu, 29 October 2009 astroSalvador promo video #1

by JJ This is a promo video for our latest CD, astroSalvador. These are the songs in the order you hear them: "desolation rocket," "spies on fire," "firelight and frostbite," and "there is no main street." Visit our official website at or visit us at


Thu, 5 November 2009
astroSalvador promo video #2 by JJ


Wed, 10 February 2010 free CD
Anyone who would like a free copy of The Stereoplanetary Audio Construct's newest CD, astroSalvador, just email me at the following yahoo address: antimatterblue.


Sun, 18 April 2010 YouTube vids set to Construct tunes, courtesy of JJ


Thu, 12 August 2010 recording
Met with the full band this past weekend for the first time in almost a year! We worked on a track for an upcoming EP called Trylon and Perisphere. More Stereoplanetary Attic episodes are recorded and awaiting editing. Stay tuned...


Sun, 28 November 2010 adam taylor xmas tune Get the song here: Adam Taylor website


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