Pleasure Curses close out YMTE tonight at The Wonderland Ballroom. Here's a track:
Stephanie Hasz and I will be doing YMTE Live at The New Movement in Austin, TX on Sunday, March 9
I'll be talking on stage at the Howard on March 1. The BYT Presents: The DC Emerging Artists Super Sampler, Vol 2 will feature music from DDM, Pleasure Curses, Akoko, Hassani Kwess, Walking Sticks, Farma Wes, Me & This Army, Sheila D Yeah, Ras Nebyu and more TBA and talking from Dana Bell, Andrew Bucket, David Carter, Adam Friedland, Russ Green, Jamel Johnson, Jenn Tisdale, Haywood Turnipseed Jr., myself and more TBA. Buy tickets now. This show will sell out. Last year's show sold-out in advance.
That's an old photo. I'm wet in that photo.
WARNING: The audio isn't that great. The show should be listened to on a stereo. It sounds much worse in headphones.
A funny set from funny person Halle Kiefer. Watch her be funny here.
A chat with podcaster, writer and funny person Catie Lazarus. Listen to her Employee of the Month podcast here.
A Topical Cream segment with David Carter. Read Topical Cream here.
Advice from Jenn Tisdale. Follow her on Twitter here.
Excellent music from Becca Ryskalczyk from Bethlehem Steel. Listen to her band here.
You, Me, Them, Everybody Live will be at the Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival on Friday, February 14. Also on the festival are Tig Notaro, Michael Ian Black, Dave Foley, Tim Meadows, Rosie O'Donnell, Matt Braunger, Dan St. Germain, Sinbad (yep) and more. Michael Moore and Jeff Garlin produce the fest. Click here for the full schedule.
The film was preaching to the choir, but it's really well done and might be the thing to convince the person in your life that doesn't really care about sports that college sports are not cool. Not cool.
It's a depressing, informative, sad read. It's a book I'm recommending but is obviously isn't a fun time. No one wins. Obviously no one wins. Not a page-turner like Larson's popular "The Devil in the White City," but worth your time.
A glimpse into the life of a handful of poster makers. Since I'm a fan of Jay Ryan and have two of his posters in my living room, I am the ideal audience for this film. I think it's great and am recommending it to all if my graphic designer friends. I think it's great and am not recommending it to people that haven't gone to places like the Empty Bottle or Black Cat. I hope everyone has been to the Empty Bottle and Black Cat.
Our musical guests of 2014 are going to be very good. The trend continues tonight with Becca Ryskalczyk from Bethlehem Steel. See her tonight at The Creek and The Cave.
Thanks to Matt Bryne for the recommendation. I highly, highly recommend you check out the record store he helps run, Saki, in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.
Andrew Bucket and I got a sneak peak at this weekend's Monster Jam in DC. We watched miniature Monster Jams race. Bucket at hot pretzels.
A very misleading ad campaign nearly kept me from watching this film. It's a well-executed, smarter-than-average, enjoyable movie that's not really a rom-com. It's not. The poster makes it look like it is, but it's not. Really. There is romance and comedy but it's not just about Fey and Rudd hooking up.
It's on HBO Go. It's worth a watch.
I started this audiobook when I was washing dishes. I finished it because I was confused. What exactly is the point of this book? I listened to it because I'm a Black fan. I imaging people pick it up because they're a fan of McCain or Black. I imagine a lot of people put it down because it's not a McCain or Black book, it's a true collaboration. Sometimes it's very good, sometimes it's very confusing.
The three-out-of-five star Amazon rating is accurate. I would watch a late night show hosted by these two. I would not read another book written by these two.
Only finished it because it became background noise and sound when I was checking emails.
Glad that Matt Malloy has a starring role on "Alpha House."
Will be Friday, February 7 at the Wonderland Ballroom. Guests include Alex Doll from Shocked and Amazed! On & Off the Midway, Dana Fleitman
Pleasure Curses, Haywood Turnipseed Jr, Adam Friedland, Andrew Bucket, house band Ian Graham from Blues Traveler and warm up from Natalie McGill. The Facebook invite is here.
Poster by Ned Drummond.
A love letter to Detroit. No narrator, no real story, just a few glimpses into a strange city from a wide variety of old and new Detroit residents. Get past the early depressing parts. It's not just full of depressing parts.
I highly recommend watching director Heidi Ewing's 2006 film "Jesus Camp." Besides the subject matter, it's a lot easier to digest.
It's odd to see Saul as Saul. For over 20 years I've thought of Bob Odenkirk as a comedic actor and writer. I still do. But when I see him I think Saul. So it's weird to see Saul yell from third base.
This clip comes from my second favorite episode of You, Me, Them, Everybody recorded in 2013. It features our new friend Dave Zog, old friend James Fritz and myself. I think Mr. Zog is a genius and it warms my heart that he shared time with us on the show. Please listen. Please let anyone that can animate things that this deserves to be animated.