Mistah F.A.B. aka Fabby Davis Jr.
OJ Da Juiceman
I'm back in funky LA.
I had a wonderful trip to Puerto Vallarta and Oaxaca, with some nice time spent home in the Bay Area. Great family time, romance time and adventure time.
Now, though, I'm back, and badder than ever.
The good people at McSweeney's, a little literary journal you may have heard of, have seen fit to Officially Recommend The Sound of Young America.
Here's what they wrote:
The Sound of Young America podcast
This is the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world. We feel better after an episode. The fact that we just found it and that they have an immense back catalog bodes well for everyone.
Thank you McSweeney's! Here's to you!
Sarah Haskins is the correspondent on, and creator of the Target Women segment on Current TV’s infoMania. The segment takes aim at the absurd ways in which advertising on television appeals to women. Haskins, just back from vacation, took some time to talk about comedy, guilty pleasures, and branching out.
Chris Bowman: First off, how would you describe what it is you do on infoMania’s Target Women?
Sarah Haskins: I would describe it as a work of art. No, (laughs). I would describe it as a short segment where I make fun of advertising and marketing trends aimed at women, in entertainment.
CB: Would it be something similar to a pop culture critic maybe?
SH: Yeah. I mean it sort of is a pop culture critic. I very much focus on advertising so it’s sort of just general media messages too. I would by no means say that I am a pop culture expert. I am always a little afraid of using that term. People are like, “What do you think about this?!” And I’m like, “I don’t know, I don’t watch TV.”
Jon Friedman is a comedian, writer, and host of the The Rejection Show, New York City's live showcase of rejected work. His new book is Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped and Cancelled. We'll hear about Friedman's early days screening unsolicited submissions for The New Yorker and Comedy Central, plus what it's like at his new gig blogging for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
One of this week's JJGO! guests Bryan Safi does this great segment for Current TV. It's also available as a podcast.
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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 have an idea for an interesting art project.
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- Fuse an indigenous folk music with hip-hop
- Start a program giving ipods to migrant workers
- Become a famous actor, then play a cheeky, self-referential version of myself
- Feel torn between two worlds by having parents from two different cultures, then realize that they're not as different as I thought.
- Be Neil Young, or a Neil Young archivist.
- Create a flash game aimed at teaching children about the UN
- Give inner-city kids some tape recorders and ask them to document the sounds of a local organic farm
- Do a "mash-up" of Obama speeches, free jazz and the soundtrack to Slumdog Millionaire
- Something something folksy grandma