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Podcast: Live in Chicago: Comedy from Schadenfreude, Team Submarine, The Second City and Hannibal Burress

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The first of two podcasts covering our live show at The Second City in Chicago. Later this week we'll hear my interview with Steve Albini, but first here's comedy from the show.

Schadenfreude open things up with some Chicago jokes (Rick Sutcliffe, anyone?), then Team Submarine duo their way into your hearts. The Second City Tourco knock one out of the park, then Chicago's Funniest Man Hannibal Burress tears the club down.

Here're some wonderful photos of the show online! Photos are by David Facchini.

Special thanks to Bossman Graphics for designing our poster, and to The Second City for inviting us!

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Podcast: Live in Chicago: Steve Albini

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This is the second of two podcasts covering our live show at Chicago's Second City. You can find the first, which includes the comedy performances, here.

My guest on this installment is rock and roll musician and producer Steve Albini. He's the owner of Chicago's Electrical Audio, and has recorded more than a thousand bands, including Nirvana, The Stooges and many others. He's known for approaching his work humbly, as an engineer, rather than as a producer.

I talk with Steve about growing up punk rock in Montana, about his college days in Chicago, and how he developed his production skills and ideals. We also talk a bit about his strong ideas on the music industry. He's well known for a piece he wrote in Maximum Rock & Roll on the awful economics of major labels.

Here're some wonderful photos of the show online! Photos are by David Facchini.

Special thanks to Bossman Graphics for designing our poster, and to The Second City for inviting us!

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Podcast: TSOYA Classic: Revenge of the Nerds.

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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics.

On this week’s show Revenge of the Nerds, Jesse’s girlfriend (now fiancée) Theresa, has her TSOYA hosting debut. Hip-hop producer Prince Paul and cartoonist and humorist Maria Schneider are this week’s guests.

Hip-hop and comedy producer Prince Paul has produced for the likes of 3rd Bass, De La Soul and Chris Rock. Originally a member of Stetsasonic, Prince Paul has also shown his musical talents as a member of Gravediggaz and Handsome Boy Modeling School.

Cartoonist Maria Schneider (not to be confused with the actress of the same name) is best known for her work with The Onion. She is the creator of comic strip Pathetic Geek Stories illustrating, in a highly entertaining fashion, childhood stories of pain and humiliation sent in by her readers.

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Damn, Prodigy is super scary.

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Prodigy is the scariest guy in hip-hop. On record, at the least. I guess he's been beat up by a couple different rappers, made to look foolish on record and in photos, but damn can he talk greasy.

This is the creepiest hip-hop video I've seen since Prodigy's last lead single.

A note about conflict of interest...

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MetaFilter has been underwriting TSOYA and MaxFun lately (in part, anyway). I gave them a sweetheart deal because I love their site as much as they love TSOYA. It's totally non-exclusive, but you hear announcements in podcasts about it, and there's a link here on the blog.

I sometimes link to stuff from Metafilter and Ask Metafilter, especially in Blast Processing posts. I've done this since before they were sponsoring me, and will do so after (hopefully there's no after).

I realize this is a bit of a conflict of interest. Just know that they've never even asked me to link to them, the fact that I do has nothing to do with their sponsorship, etc. Honest. If this seems weird (or doesn't), let me know in the comments, because I don't want it to be.

Love,
Jesse

Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant's "The Golden Years"

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This is Merchant and Gervais' first TV project, "The Golden Years." Not the show with the bickering elderly women... a very clear precedent of The Office, in which Gervais plays a boorish businessman, desperate for reality show fame.

Charlie Brooker on The Wire

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Earlier this morning, BoingBoing linked to Charlie Brooker's "Screen Wipe." Brooker is a funny and vitriolic BBC4 reviewer, who by all accounts hates everything. Then MaxFunster Patrick emailed me Brookers' review of The Wire, which is funny and very accurate. It's above.

Charlie Brooker on The Wire

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Earlier this morning, BoingBoing linked to Charlie Brooker's "Screen Wipe." Brooker is a funny and vitriolic BBC4 reviewer, who by all accounts hates everything. Then MaxFunster Patrick emailed me Brookers' review of The Wire

Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe Ep. 26: Feast Of Patience

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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. Today, their humor is a cultural touchstone for artists as varied as Henry Rollins and The Upright Citizens Brigade.

These 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.

This week, Coyle and Sharpe treat us to a small rendition of the operetta 'Feast Of Patience'.

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If Queen Latifah comes out...

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...then I like her again.

PROVISIONALLY.

(This is based on NON-credible rumors.)

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