Mike Maryniuk was born in Winnipeg, but raised in the rural back country of Manitoba. A completely self-taught film virtuoso, Maryniuk’s film world is an inventive hybrid of Jim Henson, Norman McLaren and Stan Brakhage. Maryniuk’s films are a visual stew of hand-made ingredients and are full of home cooked wonderfulness.
Pip Skid is the ugly truth. He is a rap firebrand whose music transcends its humble prairie origins.
If you’ve been listening to this show for a while, you may remember our guest from episode #26, Pip Skid. He’s back again, as a fill-in host this time, and he forms like Voltron with our own Rob Crooks to talk with this week’s guest, filmmaker Mike Maryniuk, about the “soldier” theme. This trio has worked together before, kind of, on Pip’s “I Never Knew” video, but Mike’s best-known work is probably his involvement with the excellent (seriously, watch it) Winnipeg Jets/psychedelia documentary “Death by Popcorn,” which he talks about at length on the show.