I'm preparing to interview Ian MacKaye, and this clip jumped out at me. Fantastic.
Rik Cordero's gritty, guerrila-style videos have revolutionized the way hip-hop records are promoted. He's directed clips for Jay-Z, Nas, The Roots and Busta Rhymes among many others. He's also a feature director; his film "Inside A Change" recently won Best Film at the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival.
Welcome "Radio K," KUOM-AM in Minneapolis into the TSOYA family. They'll be broadcasting the show Saturdays at 9AM. They're in the middle of a pledge drive so give up some dough, Minnesota.
We're also now heard on WNYC-AM in New York in addition to our broadcasts on the FM side. Saturdays at 1PM, 820 on your AM dial.
Sarah Vowell joins Jesse and Jordan to talk about moving, animatronic presidents and more. Her most recent book, The Wordy Shipmates, was just released in paperback.
I meant to post this once, and I'm too lazy to go back and search if I actually did get around to posting it. NO MATTER. It's JUST THAT FUNNY.
Sorry I haven't been blogging, gang. Moved last week, and was rear-ended the night before, so I've been sans car, internet or phone besides my cell. We'll get things rolling again soon, but in the meantime, shop at the MaxFunStore, register for MaxFunCon and if you're in DC, get out to our show on Saturday, if you're in LA come out to our sweet launch party for Put This On on the 30th, and, uhm... think good thoughts for my pained lower back.
Scott Adsit is a comedy writer and performer who plays producer Pete on "30 Rock." He was a writer/producer on "Moral Orel" and is a veteran of The Second City. This podcast was recorded as part of our live show at WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in New York City.
Heather B. Armstrong is the creator of Dooce and is considered a pioneer of the “mommy blog” movement. She is the author of three books, including the most recent It Sucked and Then I Cried. Armstrong has faced more than a few challenges in her past including battling a sever bout of postpartum depression and denouncing Mormonism. The popularity of Dooce over the years has allowed Armstrong to turn a one-time hobby into a full-time career. Armstrong spoke with me about, blogging boundaries, the perks of running her own business, and turning hate into charity.
Chris Bowman: I watched the Today Show interview from last year featuring “Mom Bloggers”. One of the questions addressed the notion that what’s said on the blogs will live on forever. The response was that one needs to be comfortable with whatever it is they’re writing at the time, and to be sure they’ll be comfortable reading in five or ten years. Do you agree with that?
Heather Armstrong: I do. It’s a really layered answer to this question. My critics bring up this question all the time, saying that I’m violating my daughter’s privacy, saying that I’m giving all of her potential enemies this fuel to use against her in the future. First of all I think that privacy and the notion of privacy and information on the Internet is rapidly changing, especially this generation and next generation. And mommy blogging is becoming, much more mainstream than it used to be. A lot of us are writing about our children and the thing is, people have been writing about their children for years and years and have been using their family and children as material for books and comedy routines for many many years and I wonder if they’ve faced the same questions. I mean, their books will live on for eternity, the same as whatever is put online.
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For years, people have been bothering me to make and sell merchandise. I've pretty much always demurred, because as anyone who listened to my interview with Achewood creator Chris Onstad, it's a lot of work. I'd rather spend my time making shows and blogging and making off-color jokes on twitter, not packaging t-shirts.
Then I heard from the folks at Topatoco. These kind people offered to do all the work for me, and give me the same cut I'd have made if I was doing it all myself (market efficiencies, etc etc). They're extraordinarily nice, and do merch for folks like our pal Brandon Bird, so I said, "sure," and set about rallying a variety of volunteer designers around putting together some awesome products.
My rule for this was that if we did it, we would do it CLASSY ALL THE WAY. That means we're using all Alternative Apparel blanks, which are the best t-shirts I could find. When we printed our JJGo shirts on them last year, people couldn't believe how soft and well-cut they were. I agree a thousand times over.
We've got Sound of Young America t-shirts, of course... but we also have beautiful hoodies, Kasper Hauser shirts, Mustache TVs, posters, and perhaps my favorite item is our new polo shirts, which are absolutely beautiful. Better than Lacoste or Polo, I promise.
So: go forth and buy. http://www.topatoco.com/maxfun