Talking Mountain on Skull Cleaning | Kibler’s Corner

onscreen talent by Cory Kibler | video by Nickolai Hammar

After you watch the video below, if you find yourself with nothing to do, search the internet for “skull cleaning.”

Such bastions of knowledge as Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game will enlighten and tickle your brain with a thorough explanation of the process. After all, skull cleaning is a piece of cake and can be “no more unpleasant than pulling meat off a cooked soup bone.”

Just remember: “If the skull cannot be cleaned soon after the animal’s death, freeze it. Rotting skulls are no fun to clean and may cause a revolt in the household.”

In the Talking Mountain household, nary a rotting skull will populate the premises. The two musicians who comprise the Omaha band, Jason Meyer and Jesy Husen Stortenbecker — makers of fuzzy, experimental electronic pop music — are also skilled in the art of skull cleaning.

They entered the shadowy depths of Kibler’s Corner to tell us why. Watch here:

intro and outro music: “New Boat” by Talking Mountain

More on Talking Mountain

The physical release of Talking Mountain’s latest album, Mysterious Knowledge/Unknown Colors, was limited to 100 copies, and the Saddle Creek Shop has a few left. The album includes a handmade and numbered wooden amulet, the Ominoptra.

Stay tuned for the premiere of Talking Mountain’s music video for “Am I a Water Bubble? (How Do I Know?)” to be published Jan. 27 on Hear Nebraska.

Upcoming concerts:

January 31 at Slowdown with Universe Contest and Touch People

February 12 at Slowdown with Green Trees (free show)

February 13, house show in Lincoln with Green Trees

Cory Kibler and Nickolai Hammar are Hear Nebraska contributors. You can call them Kibbles and Nick, but you can’t be sure they’ll appreciate it. Reach them at and

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