Now that I've seen this, it's going to be tough to accept videos that don't have any SPACE INDIANS in them.
After a wonderful volunteer day Saturday, all of our thank you gifts for the 2010 pledge drive have been mailed, save for foreign t-shirts, which will go out tomorrow. Some have already arrived, and most should arrive within a week or two. T-shirts were mailed first class, other gifts were sent media mail.
If you have a problem with your gift, email email@example.com. Allow three weeks or so for delivery, just in case. Please note that we only order one extra in each size, due to the expense of ordering extras for 27 shirt/size combos. If something awful happened, we may have to replace your shirt with the classic TSOYA design.
Thanks for the picture, Jenny.
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Comedian Alicia Tobin returns to talk about butchers, Pig Pen, and how drugs are made (we have no idea). Then we play Fake Band/Real Band.
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Harvey Pekar will be missed here at Maximum Fun. His appearance on The Sound of Young America was one of my favorite interviews in the history of the show. His work continues to be an inspiration to me.
Jose James is an acclaimed jazz and soul singer. He has two new albums - a forward-looking, genre-hopping record called Blackmagic and a collection of piano-and-vocals standards called For All We Know. The former features collaborations with producers like Moodymann and Flying Lotus. The latter features duets with the Belgian pianist Jef Neve. James, a native of Minneapolis, lives in London, and has been championed by the influential English DJ Gilles Peterson. He talks with us about the connection between jazz and hip-hop, what one learns in jazz school, and returning to standards after years singing more contemporary fare.
The College Years is a look deep into the vaults of The Sound of Young America. Take a journey with us every week as we post a new program or two from our salad days.
Today's theme: Hello Possums!
Also, Jesse welcomes entertainer Dame Edna Everage. As a satirical character played by Barry Humphries, Dame Edna Everage has written several books, hosted many television programmes, and even managed to rile up Salma Hayek.
Somebody posted this clip of classic PBS cooking host Justin Wilson in response to Jimmy Pardo's "character" Cajun Jimmy. This is so wonderful, I ga-ron-tee.