Be sure to check out Ms. Stereo wherever she DJ’s near you, and listen for her on KGNU 88.5FM!
We were so thrilled to do a live show once again from the Denver Film Festival! This time around we talked about movie musicals with Patrick Hackett – producer of the film ACTOR MARTINEZ, actor Hayden Szeto from THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN and actor/Gerry/Jerry/Terry/Larry from PARKS AND RECREATION… Jim O’Heir!
We were incredibly thrilled to have radio superstar Pat Byrne drop by our makeshift Brooklyn studios to talk about his love of Bruce Springsteen. His show on WFMU, “Prove It All Night” is named after a song by The Boss, for goodness sake, and the Jersey kid had stories galore, including that one time he drove up to Max Weinberg’s house.
Listen in and then tune your computers to Jersey’s own WFMU every Saturday night as Pat takes over the airwaves from 9pm-12am ET, and hear Pat produce The Best Show with Tom Scharpling every Tuesday night, also from 9pm-12am ET!
Kevin and Taylor flew all the way to New York City to talk to comedian Scott Sharp about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and they hadn’t even seen the Michael Bay movies! Yeah, they’ve got their priorities well in order. You know what? Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello would understand. Splinter might give them shit, but he’s a rat! Listen in! AND GRAB A PIZZA, MAN! BUT NO ANCHOVIES!
Do you listen to podcasts? Do you listen to comedy podcasts? Then you ABSOLUTELY know the subject of today’s show. Alamo Drafthouse Denver‘s Steve Bessette about the one and only Paul F. Tompkins. Steve showed up in a lovely ensemble and bow tie to discuss the man, the myth, the Ice-T impersonator! (Not to mention Cake Boss impersonator, Gary Marshall impersonator, Werner Herzog impersonator and many many more!)
“Here are just a few of the key ingredients: dynamite, pole vaulting, laughing gas, choppers – can you see how incredible this is going to be? – hang gliding, come on!”
“I saved Latin. What did you ever do?”
“You heard me, Coltrane.”
“I’m going to find it and I’m going to destroy it. I don’t know how yet, maybe dynamite.”
“Maybe we could express ourselves more fully when we say it without words.”
“Are you cussing with me?”
“I love you, but you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.”
Need we say more?
Except to say our guest, Adam Maid, is a sketch comedian and stand-up of the highest order and you should go see him whenever he is in your general vicinity, especially when he’s performing in Bridge & Tunnel, his sketch comedy group which includes friends of the show Jason Gore and Kristen Bartlett!
Another member of the Gonda clan has been added to the These Things Matter roster! Join Larry Gonda, aka: Taylor’s dad, as he talks about The Who. Well, The Who, high school in the 70s, canned hams, being a dad in the 80s, and *gasp* marijuana! (Here’s a pic of Larry back in the day for reference – a cool dude, man).
Continuing our journey through the back roads of country music, we have comedian James Fritz on today’s episode to talk Alt Country! Kentucky-born Fritz has a place in his heart for Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, Wilco, Drive-By Truckers, Son Volt, Neko Case, Gillian Welch and The Jayhawks. Not to mention the godfather of them all, Graham Parsons. Maybe not so much with Ryan Adams, but hey! Chella Negro has him covered for you on our Ryan Adams podcast ep!
We were busted flat in Baton Rouge when we came upon poet Brian Foley. After many drinks, we had a chat about one of his favorite people, Kris Kristofferson. Join us as we discuss this poet, picker, prophet, pusher, pilgrim and preacher. The walking contradiction himself.
We dare you to try to get “Wannabe” and “Say You’ll Be There” out of your head after this episode. Join us as we chat with GUYS WE’VE F**KED podcast‘s Corinne Fisher about her life-long obsession with the Spice Girls. Did we get our lives spiced up a little bit by Scary, Ginger, Baby, Sporty and Posh? Of course we did. Girl Power, y’all!