David Duchovny ushering new musical appreciation: Keaton Simons to Infinity Girl to The Beatles

David Duchovny ushering new musical appreciation:
Keaton Simons to Infinity Girl to The Beatles

Walter at FAO Schwartz dancing Heart and Soul

Walter at FAO Schwartz dancing Heart and Soul

If you had told me two years ago that starting this website would lead to an entire musical journey inspired by David Duchovny I would have laughed.

cuttingroomalbumcoverThis journey started May 12 at the Cutting Room. I had heard some of the album and at first was not impressed. But I had not listened either.

That live experience started a deep interest in David’s writing and the musical skills of his band which are well documented here and well evidenced by my travels since May 2015.

So skip ahead to May 2016. We had just returned from Europe when a few of us caught Keaton Simons live, two nights in a row. Loved it immediately.

Keaton as you may know plays an integral part in David’s early music path.

I personally started in life as a musician. A jazz trumpet / piano player, with love of oldies, and Blues Brothers type covers of classic oldies and blues on crack.

I know more about the theory than my own playing would let on, which makes me more suitable to be a music critic or teacher at this point. But I still know the language of Jazz and dig the blues.

So Keaton’s music speaks to me as he moves from Chicago Blues to Rock to the hippest of Jazz Guitar standards. I joked about the REAL BOOK wanting to jam with Keaton last month when we saw him playing solo. Quite simply, Keaton is the musician I wish I was.

Those two May 2016 nights Keaton was joined by opening act, Makuta, who I have since become social media friendly and followers. I now have the music of both Makuta and Keaton in my head often.

Now skip ahead to this past winter as we followed David’s band mates other projects around to the underground Brooklyn music scene.

About to turn 45, I enjoyed pretending to be a 25yo beatnik in search of music too hip for the radio air waves.

I found it.

Infinity Girl hurt my ears (I’m old) until I got plugs and appreciated the nuances in the noise. Hiding in that wall of sound are seriously gifted jazz cats playing at level 11.

We also followed Kernan O’Meara to Brooklyn for his lilting vocals and soothing alternating arpeggiated major seven and diminished chords.

Then we follow David’s sound engineer, K. Marie Kim to her one women band where she is a master of rocking out new age electronic music and a beautiful singer.

Forgive me if my analysis is off as a music critic, as you all and your talents defy labels.

At each stop there are other bands, and curious venues. I think in total we are up to 6 venues and about 20 unique musical groups, and a number of local food joints from Pizza to Alcoholic Milk Shakes, all because we are fans of David Duchovny.

The chances of me buying an album for most of these groups would be slim before this period in my life, but love each for who they are live. I am driven to lend my expertise in marketing independent artists (mostly myself) and expose them to my 1000s of social media followers.

I regret not getting into this scene sooner, remembering a brush with it when our comedy showed played the Knitting Factory in 2003ish. After we finished our show I heard my first live SKA band. They looked like my college big band, replacing In The Mood with Reggae.

Great Friends hanging out Squint and you’ll see @davidduchovny lol @intheirlives #beatles

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Then there was last night, listening to David and other writers discuss the Beatles and their work for the new anthology collection of essays IN THEIR LIVES

David Duchovny and Rick Moody discuss Beatles and heartache.

David Duchovny and Rick Moody discuss Beatles and heartache.

IN THEIR LIVES:
Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs
with a note from edited by published by

In Their Lives

Now I have been a Beatles fan for years. But admittedly my tastes have leaned to the pop spectrum of music, having come of age musically in 1979/1980.

Hall and Oats may be the first group I distinctly recognize listening to on the radio. PRIVATE EYES ARE WATCHING YOU.

Born 1972, I am an 80s kid. But the pretentious fans of alternative rock kept me away from the Cure etc. I stayed with MJ, Prince and Madonna. I was the epitome of a top 40 fan. I am the source of Hipster puke.

But I had a friend whose older brother introduce him, and therefore me, to Yes, Rush and Pink Floyd.

But in my house is was the Beatles Love Songs that I heard repeatedly.

Meanwhile I was winning awards as best county jazz trumpet soloist in 1985. I played in a communityband with my father, learning Sousa, Broadway, and Oldies. I would sit in with my father’s Dixieland Band.

By College I moved from trumpet to Broadway Musicals and eventually Opera. I have been a fan or performed the top 40 songs of every era since Bach.

But somehow I missed a lot of amazing music. I would nod supporting when folks praised the White Album or Abbey Road.

Last night I heard David Duchovny talk about his connection to Dear Prudence. I heard that song for the first time today.

Then David and Rick Moody, after a brief poor attempt to tie in Ricky name to Californication, discussing the Abbey Road Medley.

I am really good at acting like I know what your talking about. Much better than Trump. Smart folks believe me lol

So I sat down in the past hour and listened to Abbey Road start to finish.

Jaw droopped.

Now I want to produce the Broadway show Abbey Road, but realize this has not been done because the Great White Way would ruin it.

I see a movie the likes of The Who’s Tommy. Would this have happened if THE END was not truly the end.

A little more context for my passion to write this blog….

Just last week, one late sleepless night stressing over the Leste Holt Donald Trump interview I saw the documentary abut the making of Pet Sounds, the album that many credit for inspiring Abbey Road.

Within the past year I saw CNN’s 1960s series episode on music. I thought about this alot. The 1960s started with Elvis and Bubble Gum Beach Boys. Then the Beatles and British Invasion sweep in. Meanwhile the Rolling Stones teacheck white people about Black Music, unleashing Ray Charles and The Godfather of Soul.

This all inspires Brian Wilson to get off the road and live in studio until we get Pet Sounds

This all leads to the late 60s explosion of music experimentation i(Most Chuck Berry Songs) and 1-6-4-5 ballads (Earth Angel, Blue Moon). There are no limits musically or lyrically, beyond the 1-5-6-4 (Don’t Stop Believing).

I am a musician since birth, or at least since 40 years ago today, when I came home from seeing Star Wars, plunked out the theme on piano and was forced into lessons the next week.

I can talk the talk and walk the walk for a lot of songs.

But these past two years have deepened my relationship to my first language and love. And now I feel I am just starting my journey. I want to rediscover late 1960s. I want to rediscover the experimental scene of the 1970s. MAYBE some 1980s and beyond but Happy with Prince and Dougie Fresh.

David Duchovny ushering new musical appreciation: Keaton Simons to Infinity Girl to The Beatles

COMING SOON

NEW ALBUM featuring 12-14 new original songs from David Duchovny

NEW Tour with exciting dates / locations TBA

X-FILES Season 18

More movies, TV shows etc etc etc

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The Ballad of David and Mitch original fan song lyrics

I am beyond flattered
My brain is so scattered
And its barely after dawn
There’s an intense tug of war
What’s all this fighting for
But am I just a pawn

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Driving south from Jersey to Alexandria concert I dictated the song to my wife. Lacking paper and pen, she just texted me back what I said.

Tired of the battle
Hearded like cattle
Just to get in the front row
But you know I came
When you called my name
Am I just a fan or a braugh

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Outside the Birchmere I finished the lyrics and worked out the melody/chords. There were 3-4 musical versions before settling on the final chords and notes.

Duchovny or Pileggi
Where does my allegiance lie
Pileggi or Duchovny
Weren’t they both in the FBI

Mitch took a selfie with me Mr wearing a cape and tights
Dressed as superman I must have looked such a fright
David must have realized that it wasn’t my fault
When he said at wizard world, shut up walt

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TEAM EFFORT. Laurice took care of hair and make up as I worked out the music. Maja was cue card/ human teleprompter. Charnette filmed. Dita and Karen (Blonde Girl) were my back up singers.

So it’s time for a choice
I’m giving it voice
Duchovniacs or Mitch’s Bitches
The choice is hard
I need help from the bard
I’ve not yet put on britches

But Mitch makes me complete
When he answers my tweet
My allegiance is so torn

I love both of you
Capable of loving two
Making me choose is really not fair
It’s the end of my song
I’m not wearing a thong
The truth is out there

 

 

MORE MUSIC FROM WALT FRASIER

Starting February 1, 2017, I will be releasing a new song every day for the next year with me singing and playing piano, guitar, or uke. Rock,  folk, oldies, contemporary, Broadway, jazz, and even Opera. This is mostly for me to stop being lazy and learn some new music, but I hope you enjoy as well. Follow me hear or on twitter @waltfrasier for the latest additions. Playlist here may show unlisted videos before completely made public on their release date.

 

 

 

 

 

UNSAID UNDONE Lyrics and Music by David Duchovny

AKA “The angry song” says David Duchovny at a few concerts

DUCHOVNIACS REVIEW of HELL OR HIGHWATER CLICK HERE
FULL ALBUM CLICK HERE

Copyright ThinkSay Music, LLC 2015
Executive Producers: David Duchovny and Brad Davidson
Produced By Colin Lee
Recorded by Pat Dicenso at Q Division Studios, Somerville, MA
Album Mixed by Matt Boynton and Mastered by Joe Lambert

Unsaid Undone

Lyrics and Music by David Duchovny

Powerlessness, my only of power
Hopelessness, my only hope
I see the girl up in the tower
But my hands can’t grasp the rope
No, my hands can’t grasp the rope

Unsaid undone, Unsaid unsung
You can call me names, but I won’t come
Unsaid, unsung, Unsaid, undone
I’ll just eat my words and move on

Mediocrities for hourly fees
Cuttin’ down forests to save the trees
Trafficking sin on idiot wind
Ripped us apart by degrees
Ripped us apart at the seams

Unsaid undone, Unsaid unsung
You can call me names, but I won’t come
Unsaid, unsung, Unsaid, undone
I’ll just eat my words and move on

On a map of the world he stands alone
With his dreams and his demons hic sunt dracones
Call him a monster you can call him a sinner
Shake hands with the devil that dude’s a winner
Set a place for the devil cause he’s staying for dinner

Unsaid undone, Unsaid unsung
You can call my name, but I won’t come
Unsaid, unsung, I said, I’m done
Just eat my words and move on
Yeah, just eat my words and move on
Just eat my words and move on

THE THINGS Lyrics and Music by David Duchovny

DUCHOVNIACS REVIEW of HELL OR HIGHWATER CLICK HERE
FULL ALBUM CLICK HERE

The Things

Lyrics and Music by David Duchovny

The things you said were not untrue
The things you wore were ok too
The things you kept, the things you threw, away
The things you thought I never knew will stay

The love I showed was partly cold, ah
The things I said were mostly true
The things you did were partly known
The dreams I have will go untold, yeah

They say with fate deals
Time heals all wounds
Well tell that to my heart that bleeds
Cause if the hand of fate and time were truly be by my side
I could look at you today without сryin’

The thing I was to you was gone
The thing were to me was blue
The thing I wanted to unfold and turn
Like paper tigers into gold or burn

They say with fate deals
Time heals all wounds
Well tell that to my heart that bleeds
Cause if the hand of fate and time were truly be by my side
I could look at you today without dyin’

David Duchovny performing “The Things” at his concert at the Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA on 9-13-15.

STARS Lyrics and Music by David Duchovny

DUCHOVNIACS REVIEW of HELL OR HIGHWATER CLICK HERE
FULL ALBUM CLICK HERE

STARS

David Duchovny

David Duchovny LIVE on Stage

Lyrics and Music by David Duchovny

I’ve been told that some stars in the sky
Shine a light from stars that have died long ago
Still keep on shining in your eyes
I see the light of a love that died long ago

When the fire is dead
How can it be that the sparks still fly?
The ghost you left in my bed
Stars you showed on my empty sky
Still shine, in my head

I’ve been told that stars in the sky
If it’s true that they’re no longer alive anymore
If they still keep on shining their light
So that I might find my way home tonight

When the fire is dead
How can it be that the sparks still fly?
The ghost you left in my bed
Stars you showed on my empty sky
Still shine, in my head

So I will ask of the light in your eyes
The ghost of a love that died long ago
Can they still keep on shining, shining your light
So that I might find my way home
One more night tonight

LOVE this music video edited by A. C. Ross

 

UPCOMING NYC EVENTS for DUCHOVNIACS: Joel McHale, Gillian Anderson, Keaton Simons LIVE

UPCOMING NYC EVENTS for DUCHOVNIACS

Joel McHale, Gillian Anderson, Keaton Simons LIVE

Compiled by WALT FRASIER

Are you in the NYC area this Winter/Spring? Laurice and I will going to these.
Any more X-Files/David Duchovny extended family events you hear about, let us know so we can tell the world…

February 4th Joel Mchale Stand-Up Special

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Caroline’s on Broadway

1626 Broadway,  New York,  NY  10036
Joel was a blast to meet Tuesday at the X-Files Premiere Party.
Meet Tad O'Malley

Joel Mchale hugs Laurice Fattal, Duchovniacs Editor in Chief

FROM CAROLINE’S PAGE Joel McHale is one of the busiest actors in the business right now. He is perhaps best known for his starring role on the hit comedy series “Community,” which recently wrapped its sixth season on Yahoo after five seasons on NBC. He will next be seen on Fox’s revival of “The X-Files,” where he will play a conservative news anchor. McHale starred as Robin Williams’ son in A Merry Friggin’ Christmas and was seen in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced supernatural thriller Deliver Us From Evil.  He also appeared in the Warner Bros’ romantic comedyBlended alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.  His additional film credits include Seth MacFarlane’s comedy smash TED, What’s Your Number?, The Big Year, Spy Kids: All The Time in The World, and The Informant. In 2014, he hosted the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington D.C., and recently hosted the 2015 ESPYS on ABC. McHale also performs his stand-up act around the country to sold-out audiences. Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, Washington, McHale was a history major at the University of Washington where he also was a member of their championship football team.  He received his Master’s of Fine Arts from UW’s Actor’s Training Program.  McHale lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

APRIL 23-MAY 22

GILLIAN ANDERSON & BEN FOSTER in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

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We’ve got our tickets. Let us know when you are in town and we can meet up. Tickets maybe sold out or close to it so GO NOW AND BUY YOURS!!!

FROM WEBSITE Arguably, St. Ann’s Warehouse is the only NY theater capable of staging Benedict Andrews’ maverick production of A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Corey Johnson and Vanessa Kirby. With its transparent, revolving set, all conversations are overheard, there’s nowhere to hide and the ensuing tragedy purposefully spins toward its inevitable last line. The New York Times called the production “a wounding portrait of communal loss.” This American Premiere marks the first collaboration between St. Ann’s Warehouse and London’s Young Vic.

“Ms. Anderson is at her very best in Benedict Andrews’ ferocious new production of Tennessee Williams’ immortal play…

[Ben Foster is] the first Stanley I have come across to erase memories of the part’s stage and screen originator, Marlon Brando…less about the character’s pectorals and more about his battered pride”

-THE NEW YORK TIMES
 
“Benedict Andrews’ version steams off the stage with pain, excitement and clamour”
-THE OBSERVER
 
“Foster as Stanley matches Miss Anderson blow for blow in their big showdowns…Kirby is touchingly vulnerable as Stella”
-SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
 
“Gillian Anderson is simply unmissable, Benedict Andrews’ direction is admirably thoughtful and bold… Vanessa Kirby eloquent, Ben Foster explosive, and there’s a lovely measured Corey Johnson”
-EVENING STANDARD

MORE FROM NEW YORK CITY THEATER dot COM

GILLIAN ANDERSON LEADS THIS NEW YORK TRANSFER

This modern-day staging of Tennessee Williams feverish classic arrives at St Ann’s after dazzling West End audiences in 2014. Heading the cast as the ill-fated Blanche DuBois is Golden Globe and Emmy winner Gillian Anderson, currently starring on the small screen in The Fall and Hannibal, but perhaps still best known for her iconic portrayal of Agent Scully in Fox’s The X-Files.

Directed by Benedict Andrews, this simmering cauldron of sexual frustration and resentment plays out on a revolving set, which allows the audience a window into every cramped inch of the play’s sweltering New Orleans apartment setting. It was first staged at London’s Young Vic in 2014, and became the fastest selling show in the venue’s history. The production earned universal acclaim, with the UK’s leading theatre critic, Charles Spencer of The Telegraph, describing Anderson’s turn as “the performance of her career”.

The main cast transfer over for this New York production. Joining Anderson are stage star Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) as the surly Stanley, and Vanessa Kirby (Jupiter Ascending) as Stella.

WHAT IS STREETCAR ABOUT?

When faded Southern belle Blanche finds her decadent life crumbling around her, she falls on the mercy of her timid sister Stella for some relief. However, she didn’t factor in Stella’s domineering husband Stanley, who is determined to control his wife ahead of the birth of their first child.

Blanche is intrigued with the dynamics of their relationship, and attempts to attract new men by holding court in the Kowalski’s apartment, to Stanley’s anger. Blanche and Stanley butt heads constantly, and a huge confrontation between the two leads to a devastating fate for Blanche as she finally experiences a psychotic breakdown.

MAY 24 & 25 Keaton Simons in Concert

Keaton Simons - Two Show Pass

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3

185 Orchard St. New York, NY, 10002

If you have not met Keaton yet, you are in for a treat. You may have seen Keaton on teh Today show playing guitar with David Duchovny on May 12, morning before th infamous Cutting Room Concert. Many Duchovniacs have become Keaton Simons fans over the past few years. I met Keaton and his Mom Tuesday. Laurice had met Keaton once before. A true delight on and off stage!!!

The new @thexfilesfox is awesome!! So proud of you @davidduchovny :) #thexfiles

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FROM TICKETFLY: The Los Angeles Times described the voice of their native son, blues/rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Keaton Simons, as having a “lived-in quality that will echo in our minds and hearts for years to come.” Anyone who’s seen Keaton perform live knows why the crowd erupts when he picks up a guitar from his arsenal on stage (usually consisting of a customized DeTemple Stellacasta, fretless guitar, baritone and acoustic). Premier Guitar magazine has welcomed Keaton as a guest guitar teacher on their website and says, “Simons can play.” In addition, Keaton has played a role in the hip hop world as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with notable acts like Snoop Dogg, Gnarls Barkley, Tre Hardson of The Pharcyde and underground hip hop legend Medusa. He’s also performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Call with Carson Daly and most recently, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Keaton’s music is regularly placed in feature films and television shows, including Sons of Anarchy, Private Practice, NCIS and Numb3rs.

 

DUCHOVNIACS COMEDY PARTY

Tonight and Next Week Laurice and I are hosting fans at our Improv Comedy Show LMAO OFF BROADWAY. Follow us on TWITTER and RSVP for free tickets.

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JANUARY 16 2016

  • 5pm BRICK YARD Gastropub for dinner & Drinks
  • 7:30 Seating/8pm Show LMAO OFF BROADWAY at the Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street 10019 $25 at the door TWO DRINK MINIMUM (RSVP for COMPS eightimprov@gmail.com)
  • 10pm KARAOKE Private Room at Duets 53 $8pp/hour 900 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019

JANUARY 23 2016

  • 8pm LMAO OFF BROADWAY at the Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street 10019
  • MORE TO COME!!!

JANUARY 24, 2016 LIVE TWEETING

  • @duchovniacs
  • @waltfrasier
  • @lauricefattal

For those that missed it: THE X-FILES | Official Trailer | FOX BROADCASTING

Published on Sep 29, 2015

In 2016 FOX presents the next mind-bending chapter of, THE X-FILES, with a six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as Mulder and Scully in, THE X-FILES!

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Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee. The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.

THE X-FILES | Official Trailer | FOX BROADCASTING
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STAY TUNED – We are announcing a very cool NYCC event in New York next week and minute now… Co-producing with X-Files News (XFN Productions)… VERY COOL!!!

2 X-Philes and a Newborn: Død Kalm, Humbug, The Calusari

LONG TIME X-Files fans, Walt Frasier and Laurice Fattal are joined by improv comedian and newborn baby x-phile Patrick Reidy. Together Walt, Laurice and Pat discuss The X-files series and its impact on 1990s memory lane. In this episode we talk about Død Kalm, Humbug and The Calusari

 

The X-Files episode “Død Kalm
Død Kalm

Mulder is ravaged by unnatural aging. Many critics wrote negatively of the make-up effects.
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 19
Directed by Rob Bowman
Teleplay by Howard Gordon
Alex Gansa
Story by Howard Gordon
Production code 2X19
Original air date March 10, 1995
Running time 45 minutes

VIA WIKI
In the Norwegian Sea, chaos erupts on board the USS Ardent, an American destroyer escort. Due to mysterious yet unspecified events, half of the Ardent’s crew board lifeboats and abandon ship against their Captain’s orders. Eighteen hours later, they are spotted by a Canadian fishing vessel; however, in that short span of time, the young crew members have undergone rapid aging.

Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) visit the ship’s sole surviving crew member, Lt. Harper, who has been quarantined at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. Scully finds that Harper, despite being in his twenties, has aged to the point of being unrecognizable. Mulder explains that the Ardent vanished at the 65th parallel, a location with a history of ship disappearances. Mulder believes that a “wrinkle in time” exists there, and that the Ardent was the subject of government experimentation related to the Philadelphia Experiment from World War II.

In Norway, Mulder and Scully get Henry Trondheim (John Savage), a naval trawler captain, to take them to the Ardent’s last known location. After crashing into the bow of the Ardent, Mulder, Scully, and Trondheim find signs of advanced corrosion, even though the Ardent is only a few years old. Below decks, the party finds the mummified remains of several crew members. They also find the wizened commanding officer of the Ardent, Captain Barclay, who claims that “time got lost” after his ship encountered a “glowing light” in the ocean. Trondheim’s boat is stolen and his first mate is murdered.

Trondheim is later attacked by a Norwegian pirate whaler named Olafsson, who has not aged despite being on the ship for the past two days. Mulder, Scully, and Trondheim eventually begin to age unnaturally. Scully develops a theory that the Ardent is sailing near a metallic object beneath the ocean, and that it has caused free radicals to rapidly oxidize their bodies and age them. When Mulder notices that the ship’s sewage pipe is the only one not corroded through, the agents realize that something from the ocean contaminated the Ardent’s potable water and led to the aging; Olafsson’s men remained unaffected due to their consumption of recycled water from the sewage system. Desperate to survive, Trondheim kills Olafsson after he reveals the secret, and sets out to keep the water for himself.

Scully learns from blood tests that the contaminated water causes rapid cellular damage and dramatically increases sodium chloride in the body. She tries to ration the drinkable water amongst the three, but discovers Trondheim attempting to hoard what little that remains. Trondheim locks Scully out of the sewage hold, forcing her to use minuscule supplies to keep Mulder alive. The corrosion eventually eats through the ship’s hull, flooding the hold and drowning Trondheim, who cannot seem to lock the door. The agents both lose consciousness shortly before Navy rescuers arrive at their former ship. Scully comes to at the hospital, where she is told that her written observations on the case helped naval doctors reverse their aging and save Mulder from near-certain death. Scully says that she wants to return to the Ardent for more research, but the doctor tells her that the ship sank shortly after their rescue due to the flooding.

Guest actors
  • John Savage as Henry Trondheim
  • Mar Anderson as Halverson
  • Vladimir Kulich as Olafsson
  • David Cubitt as Captain Barclay, US Navy
  • Dmitri Chepovetsky as Lieutenant Richard Harper, US Navy
  • Claire Riley as Dr. Laskos
  • Stephen Dimopoulos as Ionesco
  • John McConnach as Sailor
  • Bob Metcalfe as Nurse
The X-Files episode “Humbug
Humbug

The Conundrum consumes a raw fish.
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 20
Directed by Kim Manners
Written by Darin Morgan
Production code 2X20
Original air date March 31, 1995
Running time 45 minutes

In the town of Gibsonton, Florida one night, two brothers are playing in their home outdoor swimming pool. A mysterious figure approaches them from the woods surrounding their home and jumps into the pool without them noticing. As the brothers play, they notice something is wrong and before they leave the pool, the figure emerges from the water. It’s revealed to be the boys’ father, “Alligator Man”, who scares his sons for fun.

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After some laughs in the pool, the “Alligator Man” tells his children to go back into the house as it’s late and time for them to go to bed. The boys leave the pool and their father stays behind to swim. An unknown mysterious figure approaches the pool from the woods. It attacks and kills “Alligator Man” in his pool.

Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) travel to Gibsonton to investigate a 28-year series of attacks by an unknown assailant in a community of former circus sideshow performers. They attend the funeral of the “Alligator Man” (who suffered from Ichthyosis). Among the people they meet afterwards are “self-made freaks” human blockhead Dr. Blockhead (Jim Rose) (who interrupted the funeral by hammering a railroad spike into his own chest) and his “geek” sidekick The Conundrum (The Enigma), who will eat anything, but says nothing. The agents also meet former performer Jim Jim, the Dogface Boy, who later became the local sheriff after his face went through hair loss.

Mulder and Scully stay at the Gulf Breeze trailer court, whose name is a reference to the 1987 Gulf Breeze UFO incident, also mentioned in season 1 episode, “Fallen Angel”.[1] Here, they meet the distrustful manager Mr. Nutt (Michael J. Anderson), and Lanny (Vincent Schiavelli), an alcoholic with an underdeveloped conjoined twin named Leonard. The agents hear a story about the legendary Fiji mermaid, a common sideshow act in the 19th century that generally turned out to be a monkey with a fish tail attached—the “humbug” referred to by the episode’s title.[2] Despite Scully’s usual skepticism, Mulder is intrigued because of what look like simian tracks left by the mystery attacker.

One night, Mr. Nutt is fatally attacked by a creature. The agents eventually discover that the attacker is Lanny’s twin, Leonard, who is able to detach himself from Lanny’s body. According to Lanny, Leonard attacks people and attempts to burrow into them because he is looking for a new brother to replace Lanny, who is dying from liver failure due to years of alcohol abuse. Lanny voluntarily locks himself in the local jail in an effort to keep Leonard from escaping, but dies during the night, and Leonard is able to slip through the bars on the cell window and flee. Mulder and Scully try to capture Leonard, who goes inside a funhouse, but he manages to get away. Upon leaving the funhouse, they find The Conundrum lying on the ground, rubbing his stomach, apparently having been attacked by Leonard. As Dr. Blockhead prepares to leave town with The Conundrum the following morning, he comments to Scully that with modern science eradicating genetic anomalies, it will be up to self-made freaks like him to remind people that “nature abhors normality.” The Conundrum looks unwell and Mulder asks what the matter is. The Conundrum — in his only line of the episode — replies, “probably something I ate.”[3] As Dr. Blockhead drives away with The Conundrum, Mulder and Scully turn to each other with confused and somewhat shocked expressions.

Guest actors

 

The Calusari
The X-Files episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 21
Directed by Mike Vejar
Written by Sara Charno
Production code 2X21
Original air date April 14, 1995
Running time 44 minutes

In Murray, Virginia, the Holvey family visits a local amusement park. When the youngest child, Teddy, lets his balloon fly away, his father, Steve, gives him the balloon that belongs to his older brother, Charlie (Joel Palmer). When the boys’ mother, Maggie (Helene Clarkson), is in the bathroom, the strap in Teddy’s stroller comes undone. Teddy follows the balloon floating under its own power out of the restroom and onto the tracks of the park’s tour train, leading to his death. Charlie is the only member of the Holvey family not to grieve Teddy’s death at the scene.

Three months later, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) shows Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) a photo taken moments before Teddy’s death, showing that the balloon moved horizontally against the wind. Chuck Burks (Bill Dow), a digital photo expert, uses software to uncover evidence of electromagnetic disturbances in the shape of a child, holding the balloon. During a visit by the agents, the Holveys adamantly dispute Mulder’s theory that Teddy was led onto the tracks. Scully sees Golda (Lilyan Chauvin), Maggie’s elderly Romanian mother, drawing a swastika on Charlie’s hand. Scully theorizes that the Holvey children may be victims of Munchausen by proxy, perpetrated by their grandmother. At a meeting with Steve Holvey, he explains that Golda was against his marriage to Maggie, and that strange things began to happen when Teddy was born and Golda came to live with the family. Steve hints that Golda might be hurting Charlie, leading Scully to suggest that they visit a social worker named Karen Kosseff (Christine Willes). While preparing to take Charlie to a session with Kosseff, Steve is strangled when his tie is caught in the seemingly-malfunctioning garage door. Charlie, having been mysteriously locked in the car, starts crying over his father’s death.

Investigating Steve’s death, the police find evidence of the ritualistic sacrifices in Golda’s room. Mulder finds a film of fine dust in the garage, which Chuck identifies it as vibhuti, a residual sign of spiritual energy. Golda and three elderly Căluşari mystics conduct a ritual in her room. Meanwhile, during Charlie’s appointment with Kosseff, the child goes into convulsions. Kosseff and Maggie see smoke coming from under Golda’s door, coming across their ritual. Maggie is horrified, and forces the old men to leave the house. However, Golda grabs Charlie and pulls him into her room in an attempt to complete the ritual. However, Charlie quickly gains the upper hand and brings a pair of dead chickens back to life and makes them kill her.

When Kosseff asks Charlie about the incident, he insists that he was not in his grandmother’s room, and that it was a boy named Michael. Maggie is terrified at the claim, explaining to the agents that Michael was Charlie’s stillborn twin, about whom she and Steve agreed to never tell Charlie. Maggie also explains that Golda had told the parents that a ritual should be performed to separate the spirits of the twins, but Steve refused. Charlie has another seizure and is hospitalized. Michael knocks out the nurse and afterward convinces Maggie, by pretending to be Charlie, to take him home. Scully sees them leaving, and checks on Charlie. They find the nurse and Charlie still in the hospital room. Mulder, now convinced that Michael’s spirit is behind the killings, sends Scully to the Holvey residence to stop him.

Maggie tries to complete her mother’s ritual, but Michael tries to intervene. Back at the hospital, Mulder joins the Căluşari as they perform an exorcism on Charlie. As Mulder helps with the ritual, Scully arrives at the Holvey house, and finds Maggie being attacked by Michael. Scully is tossed across the room by an unseen force. Just as Michael is about to stab Scully, the exorcism ends, and Michael’s spirit disappears, sparing both Scully and Maggie’s lives.[1] Maggie returns to the hospital and is reunited with Charlie. Before the agents leave, the head elder of the Căluşari says it’s over for the time being and cautiously forewarns Mulder that “it knows you.”

Guest actors
  • Joel Palmer as Charlie/Michael Holvey
  • Lilyan Chauvin as Golda
  • Helene Clarkson as Maggie Holvey
  • Ric Reid as Steve Holvey
  • Oliver and Jeremy Isaac Wildsmith as Teddy Holvey
  • Christine Willes as Karen Kosseff
  • Bill Dow as Charles Burk
  • Kay E. Kuter as Head Calusari
  • Jacqueline Dandeneau as Nurse Castor
  • Bill Croft as Calusari No. 2
  • Campbell Lane as Calusari No. 3
  • George Josef as Calusari No. 4

 

David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi Q&A at Wizard Con

With a great panelist and amazing fans, the moderator had it easy!!!!

Thanks for posting these, Gina
https://www.youtube.com/user/dmbgal07

 

 

 

David Duchovny at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh

Full concert recap coming soon! Here are some great videos and pictures we took at from David’s amazing concert at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh! What a great show!

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