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Gil Scott Heron "Where Did the Night Go"

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Long GSH history in my family. Used to run with my mom's crew sometimes back in DC in the 60s. Did some vets' events for my dad in the 70s and 80s. He's spent most of the past ten years or so struggling with addiction and in and out of court and jail. He's got a new record called "I'm New Here" scheduled for release in February. Here's hoping for the good, right?

Derrick Comedy - Do You Like Hip-Hop?

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Prepping to talk with the very funny & talented Donald Glover.

The Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast: Wedding Emergencies #3

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Kasper Hauser show you what to do if your wedding gets out of hand.

MaxFunCon Podcast

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Thanks to some prodding from Merlin, I hereby announce the MaxFunCon podcast.

It'll feature some live recordings from last year's Con, some new interviews, some stuff from TSOYA and JJGo, and whatever else we can scrounge up. It'll be more or less weekly, and the first episode features a 25 minute set from Hard N Phirm.

Enjoy!

Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 73: Antimaterialist.

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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 just want to help a young man with the things he doesn't need.

The Clipse f. Cam'ron & Pharrell -- Popular Demand (Popeyes)

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I like the Clipse switching their flows up a little. I like Cam'ron saying, "I know your mother well. / Tell your mama 'hi'." I like this record.

Jordan Jesse Go Ep. 116: Offensive Driving with Adam Lisagor

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Guests: 
Adam Lisagor

Adam Lisagor from You Look Nice Today joins Jesse and Jordan to talk about what they do when they're hanging out, wearing their cashmere sweatpants.

Ever Skyward!

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As seen by Tom Cowell in Portland, Oregon.

Ever Skyward!

Super Dave on Conan

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I am a huge Super Dave fan, but in my capacity as Sound of Young America booker, I got turned down COLD by Super Dave. But did I turn against him? No. Because Super Dave had bigger fish to fry. I understand what size of fish I am. I just try to do my swimming and eat smaller fish and avoid hooks. But enough about Fish Me. Let's watch Super Dave on Conan.

Improv Everywhere and Paul F. Tompkins

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A fascinating exchange between Improv Everywhere founder Charlie Todd and standup comedian Paul F. Tompkins.

I know Charlie much better than I know Paul, but I certainly know that Paul is a very smart guy, one of the funniest people in the world, and good friends with some good friends of mine. He's also always been kind to me and the show. As for Charlie, he's one of the nicest guys you could ever meet, and has worked very, very hard to keep Improv Everywhere a moral, positive organization. So you better believe that what he writes is very heartfelt.

I've participated in a couple of IE missions, and my experience was uniformly positive. A few people gave us bemused looks, a few ignored us, but most seemed to really enjoy what we were up to. I know that's what Charlie enjoys about doing this - making something fun and funny for people going through their everyday lives.

Nonetheless, I found Paul's thoughtful criticisms interesting, and they certainly gave me pause. Anyway, worth your time.

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