I like country music, but I know next to nothing about it. What should I be listening to? I tend to like pretty traditional country, not to poppy, rocky or folky. I like fiddles, steel guitars, and great singers, but sometimes the tinnyness of pre-60s recordings can grate on me a bit.
Any particularly great albums or collections I should get?
Would it be possible for me to marry both David Letterman and past TSOYA guest Amy Sedaris? I'd rather not divorce my wife, either, because she's way cool and super foxy. So I guess it's like a love square? California Supreme Court: please advise.
This was supposed to be the lead single on past TSOYA guest Killer Mike's first project on Big Boi's Purple Ribbon Entertainment a couple of years ago. They went as far as to have Hype Williams direct this video -- then never released the record or the flick.
It ended up on the superb Purple Ribbon Allstars compilation "Got Purp. V2," which I recommend highly, but the relationship between Killa Kill and Big Boi soured, Mike got himself dropped, and went independent... to great acclaim and modest sales.
Great song, great video.
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 try to convince a student to let them burn his books.
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Two great ways to clean your home.
Kitchen Gun, from The Peter Serafinowicz Show
Bathroom Monkey, from Saturday Night Live
I bought a pair of insoles from the dollar store. I often wear insoles, as my feet aren't very tall.
Here is what they have written on them:
* with excellent sweat-
* soft,cosy,and reducing
the friction between foot
If I can achieve any two of those things in my life, I will die a success.
A month or two ago, an artist from Brazil named Daniel Ferreira emailed me to ask me permission to use a Sound of Young America podcast to make a derivative work. I was more than happy to say yes, and the product was a wonderful bit of sound art called "Ahn. Hm."
Here's what Ferreira says about the piece:
"The idea behind this was to remove all audio except for the portions referring to the secondary functions of language, like the emotive (non-verbal sounds) and the phatic (referring to the message itself or to the communication channel)."
I think it's kind of beautiful and completely fascinating. One thing I really like about it is that he focuses on how these sounds do have meaning -- they're not just noises we make if we're too dumb to make words. Sometimes I get an email from an irate radio listener upset because there are too many "likes" and "uhms" in the show. From now on, I'll share this piece with them.
The interview used is our show from last year, with cartoonist Ariel Schrag.