Our friend Tom Scharpling of The Best Show on WFMU is interviewed today in Gothamist. He talks about The Best Show, about writing for TV and film, and about what keeps him going:
Now that I have shots at these things, I’m really excited about it. I’m not complaining, I’m just saying how it is. I can definitely be back selling sheet music. I’m one step away from that. I still pass the store where I used to sell sheet music everyday on my way to work. I didn’t come from fancy schmancy upper middle class stuff. I come from a family of blue-collar people and it feels like I was meant to run a landscaping business and it’s like the movie Final Destination. Instead of the grim reaper chasing me it’s a guy with a push mower trying to get me back to where I’m meant to be. I just have to keep things moving now before reality and my inevitable fate catches up with me.
TSOYA: “The Best Show” with Tom Scharpling and clips from The Best Show (MP3)
TSOYA: Another show, this time with Tom and Jon Wurster (MP3)
TSOYA: Another show with Tom, this time in streaming format (RealAudio)