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Omar

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Ted Leo - First Call?
« on: June 20, 2010, 03:41:19 PM »
Does anyone know the date of the show in which activist songwriter Ted Leo first called?  He seemed to become a major presence on the show in January 2006 when he battled MC Steinberg, but I'm pretty sure he was calling before that.

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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 05:56:40 PM »
The first mention of TL in my notes is on Jan 10, 2006. For reasons I can't recall anymore, I'm missing notes from Nov. and Dec. of 2005- I have notes from all the other months in that year but he's not in any of them. What I'm saying is, I'm not 100% sure about that date but you're in the ballpark!
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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 07:33:41 AM »
I recently relistened to archives from 07-08 and Ted goes from Ted from Bloomfield(right city?) to Ted to Ted Leo to Rock Star Ted Leo. I assume it's near one of his first calls in 07 because Tom says, "Wait, I know this Ted." He tells that great story about him in a mascot suit having to bite down on the fabric to see through the eyes.

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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 07:37:23 AM »
All I can tell you is he registered on the old board on December 20, 2005.

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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 09:41:35 AM »
I don't know the answer to this question, but I recently listened to that Jan 17 2006 show, with the Ted Leo in-studio appearance, and it is aMAZING! Total classic.

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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 12:27:35 PM »
Thanks for the input -- unless any additional evidence surfaces, I will flag 1/10/06 as TL's first call.  

Paul -- the Sugar Bear suit story is indeed a classic and was already slated to appear in the thing that relates to my question in this thread.  And let's not be as vague as "fabric" -- it was a disgusting Nerf tongue!
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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 08:28:44 PM »
You could ask him. Right?
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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010, 09:46:21 PM »
Thanks for the input -- unless any additional evidence surfaces, I will flag 1/10/06 as TL's first call.  

Hey Omar,

Ted calls very briefly on November 29, 2005 for the topic a classic topic, "the Unfunniest Funny People."  At about 2:50:00 in the show Ted suggests Margaret Cho should be on the list.  I know this because Ted blogged about the call on his website causing me to listen to the Best Show for the first time.  Thank you Ted Leo!  

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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010, 10:12:35 PM »
Thanks for the input -- unless any additional evidence surfaces, I will flag 1/10/06 as TL's first call.  

Hey Omar,

Ted calls very briefly on November 29, 2005 for the topic a classic topic, "the Unfunniest Funny People."  At about 2:50:00 in the show Ted suggests Margaret Cho should be on the list.  I know this because Ted blogged about the call on his website causing me to listen to the Best Show for the first time.  Thank you Ted Leo!  

Thanks!  I forgot about that one -- that was one of the first shows I recapped, although at that time I considered them more of a Best Show-related blog post.  That show also has the classic Mac/Jimmy Crespo exchange, which I hope to document in full sometime in the next decade.

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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010, 11:03:55 PM »

Thanks!  I forgot about that one -- that was one of the first shows I recapped, although at that time I considered them more of a Best Show-related blog post.  That show also has the classic Mac/Jimmy Crespo exchange, which I hope to document in full sometime in the next decade.


Yeah, that Mac / Jimmy Crespo exchange is great.  I've re-listened to it three or four times.  Rock in a Hard Place baby!

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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2010, 11:43:01 PM »
Thanks for the input -- unless any additional evidence surfaces, I will flag 1/10/06 as TL's first call.  

Hey Omar,

Ted calls very briefly on November 29, 2005 for the topic a classic topic, "the Unfunniest Funny People."  At about 2:50:00 in the show Ted suggests Margaret Cho should be on the list.  I know this because Ted blogged about the call on his website causing me to listen to the Best Show for the first time.  Thank you Ted Leo!  

Thanks!  I forgot about that one -- that was one of the first shows I recapped, although at that time I considered them more of a Best Show-related blog post.  That show also has the classic Mac/Jimmy Crespo exchange, which I hope to document in full sometime in the next decade.



Is there a possibility that calls like the Mac/Crespo call would ever be included in some kind of FOT archival youtube page. Clips of good stuff would def come in handy for introducing new people to the show.

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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2010, 04:29:00 AM »
Are you not aware of Best Show Gems, son?

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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 12:54:19 AM »
when i was a super newbie (as opposed to being just a regular newbie) i thought that the angry Mr. Bungle fan was Ted Leo. I was kind of disappointed when I figured out it wasn't.
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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2010, 12:33:03 PM »
He definitely, definitely calls in at some point all the way back in 2002-- I remember this because he mentions the ongoing World Cup at one point and says that he has "World Cup Fever" or something along those lines.  I think he just introduces himself as "Ted" and Tom doesn't seem to know him or realize that it's anyone semi-famous.  If someone actually wants to trudge through all the episodes during the stretch when the '02 World Cup took place, they'll find the call eventually.


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Re: Ted Leo - First Call?
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2010, 03:38:18 PM »
He definitely, definitely calls in at some point all the way back in 2002-- I remember this because he mentions the ongoing World Cup at one point and says that he has "World Cup Fever" or something along those lines.  I think he just introduces himself as "Ted" and Tom doesn't seem to know him or realize that it's anyone semi-famous.  If someone actually wants to trudge through all the episodes during the stretch when the '02 World Cup took place, they'll find the call eventually.

Interesting.  I know of his 2006 call in which he discussed soccer/World Cup, but was unaware of his '02 appearance.
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