Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete and Pete is, in my opinion, the greatest program to ever grace the pixels on my television. Not only did it expose me to such great bands as Miracle Legion and The Magnetic Fields (not to mention the show’s house band, Polaris) but it was well written, detailed and quirky. Not like the plotless, sacchrine crap airing today. P&P had personality, it glorified the weird in all of us and, frankly, the world needs more of that.

I own the first two seasons on DVD but the third season is in limbo because Paramount can’t decide if they want to release it. Dear Paramount, yes, you need to release it. Quit fucking about and get on that shit.

This is one of my favorite episodes. It features Michael Stipe as Captain Scrummy (which I always thought would be a phenomenal name for a band) and Kate Pierson as Ms Vanderveer. Dad, aka “Don,” gets into a hedge trimmer/weedeater battle. Good times.

Actor Toby Huss, Artie, the Strongest Man...In The World
Actor Toby Huss, Artie, the Strongest Man...In The World

Toby Huss, who played Artie (as well as Mr. Tastee in the above episode and a psycho home ec teacher in the excellent episode X=Why?) was also a security guard alongside Tone Loc in an episode of News Radio as well as portraying a Sinatra impersonator, Rudy Casoni.

This is your brain on Hogs.

let’s get out of this country.

I heart, heart, heart Camera Obscura. Their new album comes out in less than a month (April 21st.) They areso goodthat I’d almost suggest that if I had only one band to listen to for the rest of my life it would be them, but I digress.

Newest video for French Navy.

For a blog supposedly about radio, I spend a lot of time posting videos.

Just received word that Camera Obscura will be touring North America soon. All I want to know is who is coming with me?

27th May Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge
28th May – Newport, KY, Southgate House
29th May – Chicago, IL, Metro
30th May – Minneapolis, MN, Cedar Cultural Center
1st June – Denver, CO, Bluebird
2nd June – Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
4th June – Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom
5th June – Vancouver, BC, Commodore
6th June – Seattle, WA, Showbox
8th June – San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
9th June – Pomona, CA, Glasshouse
11th June – Los Angeles, CA, Henry Fonda Theatre
13th June – Mexico City, Mexico, Lunario
15th June – Austin, TX, Antones
16th June – Dallas, TX, The Loft
18th June – Birmingham, AL, Bottletree
19th June – Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
20th June – Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle
21st June – Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
22nd June – Philadelphia, PA, T L A
24th June – New York, NY, Webster Hall
25th June – Boston, MA, Somerville Theatre
26th June – Montreal, QUE, La Tulipe (10:30 curfew)
27th June – Toronto, ON, Lee’s Palace
29th June – Columbus, OH, Wexner Center Ohio State University
30th June – Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Smalls

Talk hard!


Fuck, today’s show was bad. Really fucking bad. I can’t blame the computers, it was mostly me. I suppose I could blame Glazier, at least a little, for distracting me from my DJing duties with his “clever” prank calls to KU, but that’s really not fair. (Especially seeing as he is now a four-time KAB award winning broadcaster.)

Fuck, today’s show was fucking really fucking bad. Fucking. Bad.

I apologize to anyone who listened, except for that girl who requested OK Go, because I played that for her but I really, really, really apologize for anyone who had to suffer through that horrible emo song that played through the system. That was a total oversight on my part, I take full responsibility for that. Also, I didn’t talk much, I was tired…ah well, fuck it. I’ll make up for it next week, I fucking promise.

Stay fucking tuned.

$240 worth of gruber.

This weekend I watched movies with some friends of mine and their friends. We started reminiscing about “the good old days.” We talked about all manner of television programs that haven’t aired new episodes in more than decade (Mr. Belvedere, for example) and movies that many of us hadn’t watched in over a decade (like Innerspace.) It sort of got me thinking about all the good shows I used to love but that I barely remember now.

Anyone remember The Comedy Channel? The premise was basically MTV except instead of videos they had stand up comedy bits. It was actually kind of cool. They had a few shows, one of which was The Higgins Boys and Gruber. I loved this show. I thought it was hilarious.

Clockwise from top left, Steve Higgins, Gruber and Dave Higgins (The Higgins Boys & Gruber), Tommy Sledge, Rachel Sweet and Allan Havey are hosts of regularly scheduled weekday programs on The Comedy Channel.
Clockwise from top left, Steve Higgins, Gruber and Dave Higgins (The Higgins Boys & Gruber), Tommy Sledge, Rachel Sweet and Allan Havey are hosts of regularly scheduled weekday programs on The Comedy Channel.

Steve Higgins later wrote for the Jon Stewart Show and Saturday Night Live. David Higgins went on to portray Craig Feldspar on Malcom in the Middle and “Gruber” (David Allen) was the school counselor in one of my favorite television shows, Freaks and Geeks and a sort of hippie on another of my favorite shows, Gilmore Girls. I recognized David Higgins as Craig but I never recognized Gruber in either of his two most recent roles (though I loved both of them.)

Another comedy show from my past that I loved was The State. You can see a lot of the former State cast members in Reno 911. I was going to post the $240 worth of pudding sketch with Barry and Levon but Viacom has a copyright claim against it, apparently, so I guess you’ll just have to be satisfied with watching the monkeys do it.

Talk hard!