I've loved his theater organ playing sincewhen I bought a CD of his duets with pianist David Harris. Now you can hear him play the "Clarinet Polka" on the Kimball-Wurlitzer at the Organ Piper Music Palace in Greenfield, Wisconsin, and enjoy two of life's pleasures at once -- the mighty Wurlitzer and polka music. The music is great duh!
So this is a eulogy for a podcast.
Except its passing has a happy ending. They were both comedic geniuses, known for their precision and playfulness. Nasty, literate, and as honed as a pub dart. Because, for 40 minutes plus, they are unfiltered id — racist, sexist, disgusting — seeing what it feels like to say every single awful thing that comes to us in our sloppiest moments.
Go on YouTube, listen to any track. Just listen to the first track, and imagine the thousands of outraged Tumblr think pieces that wee chunk of comedy would birth were it released today. Another favorite album of mine is Shut Up, Little Man! One of them, Peter Haskett, is a snippy queen, a surviving specimen of the self-loathing gays that lived through the oppressive horror of America in the late 50s and early 60s.
If only he could get out of his chair. Their back-and-forth screechfests and occasional drunken monologue sound like Samuel Beckett writing a two-man suicide note.
I used to play it, very low, while writing screenplays, imagining it was real passion and hatred bleeding through the walls of the sterile, eerily silent apartment building I lived in all through the 90s. Which brings me to this video. This video is a segment I did on a podcast called Walking the Room.
Podcasts are the best thing to happen to comedy since George Carlin and Richard Pryor finally broke through the language and subject restrictions that — even a decade after Lenny Bruce spiked himself off of our planet — still held sway.
They freed things up. Not in terms of subject matter or censorship, but in terms of access and connection. Comedians — or writers, or performers, or anyone — can get in front of a mike and spit whatever they want.
Voices, viewpoints, sheer creativity and hilarity, all mostly for free, all at your fingertips. Hosted by Greg Behrendt and Dave Anthony, it was a sometimes unpleasant, always real window into two imperfect comedians and writers, living in Los Angeles, raising families, and dealing with the fact they seem to have a low-level mutant power which, for lack of a more elegant term, make them both no-fail shit magnets.
Walking the Room dropped episodes and then ended on September 29th of this year. The first ten episodes?COMPASS RECORDS BACKGROUND Compass records is a small, independent music recording company and co-founded in by musicians Alison Brown and Garry West.
You Are the Product John Lanchester. The Attention Merchants: From the Daily Newspaper to Social Media, How Our Time and Attention Is Harvested and Sold by Tim Wu Atlantic, pp, £, January , ISBN 1 2.
Untie the winds: Exploring the Witches' Control Over Nature in Macbeth. From Elizabethan Demonology by Thomas Alfred Spalding. London: Chatto and Windus.
It is impossible to read "Macbeth" without noticing the prominence given to the belief that witches had the power of creating storms and other atmospheric disturbances, and that they delighted in so doing.
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