This week on The Sound of Young America, we bid farewell to our erstwhile flagship station, KZSC in Santa Cruz. Our theme is “Santa Cruz, You’re Not That Far.” The show features two of our all-time favorite segments from our time at KZSC.
First, we chat with rock & roll superstar and New Sincerity legend Andrew WK. He’d just started on a television advice show, and he talks about his philosophies of life. Then, he offers my younger brother Brendan some advice on rock & roll. Andrew even asks Brendan if the youngster minds if the oldster picks up a few tricks from his record.
We also hear “Mace Detective: Private Detective,” one of the first original comedy pieces we ever wrote and performed on the show. It follows the travails of the eponymous gumshoe as he blunders his way through the detecting process, eventually solving The Case of Popinjay’s Whizbang.
Also on this week’s show: a brand new sketch from the Kasper Hauser Skit Club.
Music This Week
The Thrills – “Santa Cruz You’re Not That Far” from So Much for the City
Andrew WK – We Want Fun from Girls Own Juice EP
Andrew WK – Long Live the Party from The Wolf
Andrew WK – Don’t Stop the Noise from Girls Own Juice EP
Total Annihilation – Burning Buildings from Noggin
Hey! Buy some stuff! (The show gets a portion of the money)