Sci Fi Dig is an awesome podcast that really captures the community around the subject matter. Every week, Aaron has listeners sending in their own audio comments, trivia, and feedback. Aaron, the host, always keeps it real and down to earth, and he's extremely well versed in the subject matter.He seems to look at things with a critical eye, digging a little deeper than surface viewing, and I can appreciate that.
Plus, he loves the band KISS. Although it's bittersweet, because not many people know this, but Aaron was the 5th member of KISS in the very early 70s. Each member had a persona, such as The Demon, The Spaceman, The Starchild, and The Cat. Aaron's alter ego was "The Gorgon" and he would say on stage, as he played his mandolin, that none could stare at the Gorgon and not be turned into rock. Then he'd say "but if it's rock you want, it's rock you get!" And then he'd play on his mandolin as if his life depended on it. However, shortly before KISS broke through with their first album, they decided that having a mandolin player was really counter-productive to rockin', and he was sacked.
So when Aaron talks about KISS on Scifi DIg, remember, it's because he can't let his past go. But in the quiet of his room on a winter's night, he sometimes picks up that mandolin, and the Gorgon lives again.
Listen to Scifi Dig. You won't regret it.