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Show Discussion / Double Threat: Not the Best Show, but....
« Last post by mostlymeat on August 03, 2020, 06:25:13 PM »
I love Double Threat. It's all-Tom, all-the-time. And Julie. But also Tom! Callers probably should have been banned in 2008, or, when it went off WFMU, or when 90% of callers knew the schtick? Double Threat is all riff, no schriff!

Pros: it's all Tom! And Julie.

Cons: it's so short. I love the idea of Tom, stuck in a room for 3 hours - long form explorations! Also it's edited, which is so strange after all these hours of quiet moments.

In conclusion, I love Tom's new podcast Double Threat, check it out. 
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For those of you who've listened to the archives, what have you learned about the show that you didn't know before? What arcs or calls or bits stand out?

For me, it's that the show evolved as it did. For the first two years, I hadn't realized how much it was a NY/NJ-centric call-in show, with Jon Wurster or Andy Earles or Jon Benjamin calling in to take it to another place. There were some brilliant things even then, like the Billy Joel tribute shows and Tom offering to fight all the other DJs, but also a lot of calls where people wanted him to find them a girlfriend/boyfriend. He weaves things together well from the start.

Starting about 2003, though, you can hear Tom moving more and more from a gifted call-in show DJ to someone who can use the format to do just about anything.

He's underrated as an interviewer, but some of those 2003 book guests, hoo boy.
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Show Discussion / Re: Let's start some 2020 threads
« Last post by buffcoat on August 02, 2020, 12:51:33 AM »
Yes, let's.
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Show Discussion / Let's start some 2020 threads
« Last post by Steve of Bloomington on August 01, 2020, 11:09:06 PM »
hi
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Show Discussion / Re: A new Best Show Playlist thread
« Last post by BadGuyZero on August 21, 2019, 12:39:57 AM »
August 20, 2019 playlist...

Mike Krol - "Left For Dead" [from Power Chords (Merge Records; 2019)]
LP/CD/DIGITAL: https://www.mergerecords.com/power-chords



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Ex Hex - "Good Times" [from It's Real (Merge Records; 2019)]
LP/CD/DIGITAL: https://www.mergerecords.com/its-real

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Mike And His Ilk. / Re: Mike on Broadway
« Last post by Krokodil_Gena on August 20, 2019, 08:40:01 PM »
I thought that Mike on Broadway was among the best narrative poetry that I've heard in a long time. As a recovering English major, I thought I'd heard some decent metaphors in there about being born in dirt, digging holes, burying the dead, while we wait for a nice warm hole of our very own. I thought the ending, too, was just right - not to preachy, sappy, or heavy handed.

My town was like that, too, though the dirt was covered with tract housing and grass when I was born. I am beginning to think that many of these Love-it-or-leave-it Levittowns are more like army barracks or army housing. So many of my friends enlisted and ended up serving many tours in Iraq 1, 2, Kosovo, Afghanistan. These events are not without consequence, and one childhood friend whom I've known since kindergarten is particularly broken. Heh, once in first grade, the girl sitting next to me barfed all over her desk, and my friend stood up and shrieked, "SHE PUKED!"

I'd never herd the word before then, but I've not forgotten that.

Anyway, cheer's Mr. Lisk. You have the gift.

It is a dark look into the New Jersey suburbs, turning pain and senselessness into art. It deserves to be played on actual radio.
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Links / Re: youtube - Getting Straight (1970)
« Last post by Dammit on August 19, 2019, 03:47:55 PM »
Getting Straight (1970)
https://youtu.be/PQ07uCVFmxo

Acting as stiff as a red wood...https://youtu.be/md4up1iCVWw


Harrison Ford perfecting the same role he's played forever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fkTw3T18Wo


And Elliot Gould...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueTzS1xNvV4


Worth a watch as a period POS.
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Links / Re: youtube - Hurlcuelees in NY (1969)
« Last post by Dammit on August 19, 2019, 03:40:03 PM »
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Trading Post! / Call out for drawings- all artists - paid
« Last post by dictater2 on August 18, 2019, 10:03:32 AM »
To all inkers, sketchers, doodlers and daubers. I'm looking for 20 drawings to punctuate a novella I wrote which I plan to hand bind in a kick-starter campaign. The plan is if the campaign funds all those who contribute drawings will get paid $100. Check the link for a full explanation and all other information, time is getting short to get this done so lets move on it.

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IXo3s8mtfa-btd4VAe5zJapSkkTeZmhEPqMjYPuMX-w/edit?usp=sharing
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Show Discussion / Call out for drawings- all artists - paid
« Last post by dictater2 on August 18, 2019, 10:01:56 AM »
To all inkers, sketchers, doodlers and daubers. I'm looking for 20 drawings to punctuate a novella I wrote which I plan to hand bind in a kick-starter campaign. The plan is if the campaign funds all those who contribute drawings will get paid $100. Check the link for a full explanation and all other information, time is getting short to get this done so lets move on it.

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IXo3s8mtfa-btd4VAe5zJapSkkTeZmhEPqMjYPuMX-w/edit?usp=sharing
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