We'll be returning in the late summer once Radio Lab's current run finishes up. They love the show and are super-supportive -- we'll continue to share the slot with Radio Lab, which is one of my favorite shows on public radio.
New Yorkers, mark your calendars, TSOYA will return. In the meantime, podcast!
Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) appeared several times on The Gong Show, including this bizarre little act. I honestly have no idea what this is.
Also: not to be missed is this performance by Oingo Boingo, then known as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.
I'm going to post my interview with Deerhoof's Greg Saunier tommorow. He's a super nice, super interesting dude. In the meantime, watch this nice video they made for the first song on their newest record, "The Perfect Me."
Sa-Ra Creative partners are Taz Arnold, Shafiq Husayn, and Om'Mas Keith, three producer/performers out to revolutionize urban music. Mentored by Dr. Dre, Ice T and Jam Master Jay, admired by J Dilla, Kanye West and ?uestlove, and collaborators with Pharoahe Monch, Erykah Badu and Herbie Hancock, they certainly have a resume auspicious enough to do achieve that goal.
Their new CD, "The Hollywood Recordings," was just released by Babygrande Records, and they're currently preparing a major label release with the help of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label.
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Child: Mommy, where do sweet new logos come from?
Parent: From Stefan Lawrence, graphic designer and member of the sketch comedy group Elephant Larry, of course!
A real showbiz legend. Above, he takes over the Match Game from Gene Rayburn.
It's good, though. I hope she starts making real records again.
Fights & Fighting
Jordan attended the Star Wars convention in LA, and has some thoughts. Jesse thinks there was a whole show he used to watch as a very small child about the Ewoks, but he can't remember.
Mike discusses what it's like to write for a home video clip show, including a discussion of the stuff you cannot say on the WGN Superstation.
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