Our buddy Graham Clark, from Stop Podcasting Yourself, has a tremendous selection of paintings he has masterfully created with his beard. They are currently being auctioned, and SEVERAL OF THE AUCTIONS END TODAY. All proceeds go towards his friend's cancer fight.
And be sure to visit www.maxfuncon.com to find up-to-the-minute information about MaxFunCon 2011 and subscribe to the MaxFunCon Podcast to hear exciting segments from last year's MaxFunCon as they become available. Next week, standup from Marc Maron.
I couldn't be more excited about Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen's sketch show Portlandia. This is the first sketch they've released: it's sort of a thesis statement. It's amazing.
"Portland is where young people go to retire."
"In Portland, you can like... go to a record store and sell your CDs."
Portlandia premiers January 21st at 10:30 on IFC.
(Full disclosure: I work part-time on an IFC show.)
I joined Jordan, our friend Jim and some other folks to try out all three motion gaming systems for Slate V. I enjoyed the river game where I jumped up and down a lot. The video was directed by past JJGo guest Emily Calderone.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|The South's Secession Commemoration|
My pals the ICs, aka Internets Celebrities, aka Dallas and Rafi have created the ultimate sandwich: the Ghetto Big Math. Big Mac sauce, you see, is free.
A holiday extravaganza!
Ronnie Spector, the very bubbly and Christmas-spirit filled lead singer of legendary 60s girl group The Ronettes, performed what became Christmas classics on A Christmas Gift for You, and she's recorded some new songs to add to the list with Ronnie Spector's Best Christmas Ever. (Transcript)
And finally, a visit from Tasha Robinson and Kyle Ryan of The AV Club for a holiday gift guide including Bruce Springsteen's The Promise box set, The Goonies, Simpsons World: The Ultimate Episode Guide, and The Secret of Kells. (Transcript)
Plus some of our favorite holiday music. It's all in one big, fun, festive show, and we hope you enjoy it. Happy Holidays!
In this edition of TSOYA Classics, Jesse talks with Brendan Canty, the drummer of legendary punk rock band Fugazi. Brendan has also made a name for himself as a record and film producer. Jesse talks to Brendan about his high concept music DVD series "Burn to Shine." Each DVD features a group of bands representing a regional rock scene, each of which play a song in a house that's slated to be burned down by the fire department. Brendan says he hopes each DVD captures a moment in the music scene of a certain place.
Here is a preview of Burn to Shine, Vol. 5: Seattle, WA featuring Eddie Vedder, Harvey Danger, Benjamin Gibbard, and Minus the Bear:
Jesse also talks with Brendan about what it feels like making a new career after 17 years with Fugazi, and about being a rock & roll dad.
You can find more of Brendan's film work at TrixieFilm.com, which includes more from the Burn to Shine series, and projects with Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, Deerhoof, The Black Keys, Pearl Jam and many others.
Jackie Kashian of Dork Forest Radio joins Jesse and Jordan to talk about satsuma season, marriage and Gears of War 3.