Mr. Rogers speaks before a congressional committee on behalf of public broadcasting, I cry. Thanks to Carla for reminding me of this amazing piece of video.
And on the subject of Mr. Rogers and me weeping like a baby, I can't reccomend this episode of This American Life enough, for Davey Rothbart's amazingly moving story of his childhood relationship with the man himself.
Watching D'Angelo and the Soultronics live on the Chris Rock Show.
Then listening to a full set recorded during rehearsals for the Essence Festival. (Band includes ?uestlove, Roy Hargrove, Pino Palladino, Jeff Lee Johnson, Anthony Hamilton on backup vox, etc etc etc)
Jonze in my Bones
Cruisin / Me & Those Dreamin' Eyes of Mine
Shit, Damn, Motherfucker
Send it On
When We Get By
Lady / Medley
Whether you're a fan or a less-than-fan, you'll learn a lot from this exceptionally well considered piece on Dane Cook in Salon. It's worth watching the ad to read.
I'm syncing up the production schedule of the show with that of KUSP. In the meantime, visit us on iTunes and download a show you've never heard before!
This week on The Sound of Young America, a special show dedicated to The Impostors, Coyle & Sharpe.
My guest, Mal Sharpe is one half of Coyle & Sharpe, a legendary pair of street put-on artists. In the early 60s, they roamed the streets of San Francisco with a tape recorder hidden in a briefcase, looking for marks. Their insane questions were met with amazing credulity by ordinary San Franciscans. Sharpe recently released a three-CD, one DVD box set of their work together.
Incidental Music by DJW
Tell me and your fellow TSOYA listener/readers... any hot tips?
Thought I'd offer a little roundup of some of the press the show has gotten over the years... if you'd like to interview me for your media outlet (be it podcast, broadcast, print or online), I'd be happy to help.
Santa Cruz Sentinel Profile (April 2005)
Wallace Baine wrote this piece which I think totally "gets" the show and is really wonderful. A lot of background on the show, with a sort of David & Goliath angle. I understand it made the rounds at NPR.
Salon.com's Audiofile (11/05)
This is the most laudatory article ever on the show, and it was in Salon! I flipped out when I heard about it.
Time Magazine (6/06)
"Pick of the Podcasts"
Wall Street Journal (7/06)
This piece focuses on our blog, rather than the podcast. A very nice writeup.
Metro Santa Cruz (8/06)
I wrote this one -- it's excerpts from my 12,000 page memoir. Focuses on "The Santa Cruz Years."
Montreal Mirror (6/06)
A nice little look at the show from Montreal's alternative paper.
Stay Free! Magazine (5/06)
Joe Garden of The Onion picks TSOYA as an "essential" podcast.
Interview on Small World Podcast
Lots of background and perspective. Basically me running my mouth.
Podcasting Piece in the Santa Cruz Sentinel
Remember when you couldn't turn around without whacking your nose on an article about podcasting?
Extensive Interview on JustAsLoude.org (6/05)
This is a listener's blog -- a pretty exhaustive review of where the show stood at the time, not to different from where it stands now.
The Philadelphia City Paper (4/06)
A writeup from a Philadelphia comedian and comedy enthusiast.
We've also appeared in a few places that have no or pay-only archives. The San Jose Mercury News... the Monterey Herald... Podcast411. That's all I can think of, if I'm missing something, I'll add it here.
Kasper Hauser is laying down the gauntlet on his Burning Man enemy: DJ Marmalade (or DJ Orange Juice, or something like that, he can't remember). Sounds like some crazy shit went down in the contact improv area:
"Right when I was about to go off, this cracked out white hippie with dreads, chapped lips, and bubble goggles just wanders right into the sacred space, whips it out and starts pissing. I was doing this incredible form (Tiger style), the drums were going off, a dude was playing a shakahathsi flute, and my foot wheeled right into the spot where this guy was pissing (for about 5 minutes solid I should add)..."
I really have a hard time imagining a more charming live performer than Andy Kindler. I went to see him a few months ago in San Francisco, and my girlfriend and I are still making Andy Kindler faces at each other.
Thanks to Ivan for posting this video of his set on Comedy Central's "The World Stands Up"
Harlem, New York: Chicken Noodle Soup
Dance crazes are extremely New Sincerity.