This month, we dive into the soul-sucking waters of trading passion for profits, while discussing Grady Hendrix’s killer book “We Sold Our Souls”.
Episode 27: Spinster’s Book Club – “We Sold Our Souls” by Grady Hendrix
In this episode, we held a book club meeting and discussed Grady Hendrix’s supernatural, heavy metal tale, We Sold Our Souls! We talk about the author Grady Hendrix himself and his connection and contribution to the horror community through his variations projects. We chat in-depth about the premise of the book by reading our favorite passages and talking about our likes and dislikes (spoiler alert: we LOVE this book!).
But, the ‘tofu’ of the episode is on the origins of what ‘selling your soul’ means and its impact on compromising your creative authenticity for the price of fame and fortune. We then tie this in with how the commercialization of metal music made it easier for the masses to digest, but also a target for such crazes in American history such as the Satanic Panic of the 1980s.
So throw the horns and listen on….if you dare!
ABOUT THIS PODCAST
Jess and Kelly co-host the well produced, highly entertaining and insightful monthly podcast known as I SPIT ON YOUR PODCAST. Every month, they explore the world of horror entertainment, with each episode centering around a particular theme. This is a time once a month where Jess puts down her bloody knitting needles and Kelly steps away from the TV to discuss horror movies and other horror mediums with thoughtful analysis, research, and passion.