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Andrew W.K., Nellie McKay and The Spinto Band: Live from Philadelphia and New York on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Andrew W.K.
Guests: 
Nellie McKay
Guests: 
The Spinto Band

Live performances from our East Coast trip. Includes a conversation and music from Andrew W.K., Nellie McKay & the Aristocrats and The Spinto Band.

We need a new JJGo t-shirt!

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Email your entries to mariel@maximumfun.org.
Include a screen-printable vector-based file (eps or pdf) and a 500 pixel-wide mockup we can post here.

Three entries per person max.
The NEW Deadline is 9AM pacific, Thursday, November 12th.

You must use shirt colors available from Alternative Apparel's Basic T line

Winners will receive:
$100 in MaxFunGoods from the MaxFunStore
Credit and a link to your site from the item in the store
Jesse, Jordan, or Jesse and Jordan's voice on your answering machine or voicemail saying basically whatever you want.
A box of books and CDs and other miscellaneous crap Jesse wants to get rid of from the books and CDs and crap that come in to MFHQ all the time.

Also note:
we may eventually make more than one if we get really excited. Any beyond the winner will be negotiated individually, we won't just use it without asking, because we're not dicks.

You're up against these guys so: bring it!

Podcast: The College Years: The High Five Club

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Guests: 
The Gaskets

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.

Jesse and Jordan with Teddy from The Gaskets, a contest for Will Durst tickets and heavy discussion about your favorite beverage container: Capri Sun.

Jay Smooth - Empire State of Mind

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Kumail Nanjiani & Kent Haines on The Sound of Young America

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Kumail Nanjiani
Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Kent Haines
Guests: 
Kumail Nanjiani

Live comedy from our shows in Philadelphia and New York City.
Featuring Kumail Nanjiani and Kent Haines

It's Always Sunny

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Seasons 1-4 of the hilarious It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are now $45 on Amazon (list price is $120). How can you not buy them for that price?

Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard

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By the time I got to college, in 1999, the Jurassic 5 phenomenon was starting to get annoying. It wasn't their fault. They had a lot of great beats, a great stage show, some good MCing. I met them once, and they were all super nice guys. But man did their fans get annoying. Boy oh boy.

But watching this video reminds me why I liked them in the first place. Ten years later, it still seems like a breath of fresh air.

Charles Burns: Cartoonist and Illustrator Interview Live in Philadelphia on The Sound of Young America

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Charles Burns

Charles Burns is a cartoonist and illustrator whose best-known work is the graphic novel Black Hole. His illustrations have been featured in The New Yorker, and his graphic art has promoted products like Altoids and Coca-Cola's short-lived hip spinoff, OK Cola. We spoke with him at the Philly Improv Theater in Philadelphia.

John Roderick of The Long Winters: The Text Of Young America

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John Roderick is the lead vocalist and main songwriter for Seattle-based band The Long Winters. Roderick’s lyrics are razor sharp, highly sing-alongable, and often detail the sweetness and the struggle of relationships. In short, the man can write a mean pop song. The Long Winters is recording the follow-up to 2006's Putting The Days To Bed, due out in late spring 2010. I spoke to Roderick about the new record and the band's new, loose approach to the singing-songwriting exercise. As for the new sound, it's familiar, but not too familiar. But not too not familiar.

Chris Bowman: One thing that comes up again and again when speaking to creative types is procrastination. It’s ever present when trying to get things done. You allude to it in 13 Songs, the series documenting the creative process behind The Long Winters new record. What does procrastination mean to you?

John Roderick: I often get down on myself for procrastinating, chiding myself for laziness, calling myself a do-nothing, but then I'll have an intense burst of creativity seemingly out of nowhere. Procrastinating is very hard to distinguish from ruminating. I'd like to just call them synonymous and be done with it, but unfortunately the world works on deadlines and people want their favorite artists to make new stuff NOW!

I'm slow, I think about stuff a long time before I lift a finger, and I rewrite stuff that other people might consider finished. It looks like I'm avoiding work, and I joke about it, but I'm working.

To find out more about the new Long Winters record click Read More

Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Episode 71: Mutant Creature Warfare

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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 and Sharpe describe a secret weapon.

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