Dave Willis and Dana Snyder of Aqua Teen Hunger Force join Jesse and Jordan for a discussion of Girl Scout cookies, cement dinosaurs and tour buses, among other things. The two are in the midst of a national tour.
MaxFunPal, past Sound of Young America guest and Very Nice Guy John Mulaney made his on-camera debut on SNL this week. He killed it. I think I lost track of myself when he described the Girl Scouts as "a weird child army in tablecloth dresses."
I have my own Girl Scout cookie comments to share, but I'm saving them for the next JJGo.
The XX are a three-member band from London, England. Their self-titled debut album was one of the most acclaimed releases of 2009. This year, the band has been chose to play some of the most important music festivals in the world: All Tomorrow's Parties, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Sasquatch and Lollapalooza. The group's two singers, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim have been friends since nursery school. Jamie Smith, who programs drums and keyboard sounds joined the group in high school. Their music is modest, intimate and modern; often compared to acts as divergent as Aaliyah and the Cure.
I'm so proud that I get to work with Adam Lisagor on Put This On. If you're not familiar with it, it's a men's style series and blog we've been doing for the past six months or so. This is the second video episode, about shoes. It was paid for by fans of the blog and of our first episode, about denim. With the MaxFun pledge drive coming up, I've been thinking a lot about money. It's nice to know that people will pay for something that they don't have to pay for, to make sure it gets made. That act of altruism is pretty much the basis of my career.
Anyway: shoes. Enjoy.
The sci-fi adventure series Doctor Who has been a fan favorite for more than 40 years. The original run of the show, from 1963 to 1989, is mostly remembered by Americans for its cheesy special effects and distinctly British eccentricity. A series revamp in 2005 dispensed with the former and kept the latter - it's a huge hit, both critically and commercially, in the UK.
This month the fifth series of the new version of the show launched on BBC America, with a new head writer (the highly acclaimed Steven Moffat), a new Doctor (Matt Smith) and a new companion (Karen Gillan). Moffat, Smith and Gillan are our guests on this Sound of Young America. They talk bout the significance that Doctor Who held in their lives, and about what it's like to put a personal stamp on a revered cultural phenomenon.
This is our third annual t-shirt contest. We're really going to be blowing the doors of things this fall, and that's why I think we need the greatest t-shirt contest in history.
Here's how it'll work.
This year, there will be THREE winners... because we're looking for THREE t-shirts. One Sound of Young America t-shirt, one Jordan, Jesse, Go! t-shirt, and one Stop Podcasting Yourself t-shirt.
You can submit up to two of each design (six entries, total).
Entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can use up to four printed colors, plus any shirt color available for the Alternative Apparel basic tee.
Include printable vector graphics (.EPS format) and a web-friendly jpeg of your design (400 pixels wide), plus your name, address and phone number.
We will accept entries until the eve of MaxFunCon - Thursday, May 6th.
When you enter, you are giving us permission to use your design (duh).
We'll be posting the entries as they come in in three threads - one for each show.
Finalists will be determined by a popular vote, then the winners will be selected by a panel of EXPERTS and SUPER CELEBS, which will most likely include MY MOM. In the past, this panel has included Mike Birbiglia, Jonathan Coulton, Maria Bamford, John Hodgman and other Friends of MaxFun.
Winners will receive a free t-shirt of their design, any item they want from the MaxFunStore, a copy of our upcoming TSOYA DVD, and a care package of crap that's sitting around our office.
Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.
On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe would like you to meet the namesake of modern bathing, Lorenzo Shower.