Cub Sport on Jesus at the Gay Bar and TEKE::TEKE on Blade Runner: The Spark Parade

A two-for-one special of sparks

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TEKE::TEKE (photo by Sam Woywtika) and Cub Sport (photo by Mia Rankin)

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The Spark Parade is upping the inspiration ante today with a special two-for-one episode. This time, Cub Sport talk Jay Hulme’s poem “Jesus at the Gay Bar” and TEKE::TEKE chat about Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

First up is Cub Sport frontman Tim Nelson, who was so drawn to Hulme’s poem that the band’s new album shares its name. Nelson grew up in a devout Christian community and struggled to reconcile his religious upbringing with his queerness. His mother has fully embraced his identity and Nelson saw parallels to the strength of their bond in Hulme’s depiction of Jesus’ compassion.

In the second half of the episode, TEKE::TEKE bassist Mishka Stein shares his love for Ridley Scott’s magnum opus Blade Runner. Since childhood, Stein has been drawn to the beauty in every frame of Blade Runner, its poetic dialogue, and the atmospheric soundscape provided by Vangelis’ legendary score.


Listen to Tim Nelson of Cub Sport discuss “Jesus at the Gay Bar” and TEKE::TEKE bassist Mishka Stein gush over Blade Runner in the new episode above. Please also take the time to like, review, and subscribe to The Spark Parade wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.

Host Adam Unze (The Opus) explores creativity in all its forms on The Spark Parade by asking musicians, artists, comedians, and other creators to share the single cultural work that has most inspired them. Whether it comes from the world of music, film, comedy, visual art, or literature, we all have something that sparks our own creative desires. On The Spark Parade, guests reveal the single piece of art that ignites within them to fire of creation.