Previously On

For those of you who are new to the program:

In 1994, Andy "Don't Get Killed" Breckman wrote an article about his experience opening for singer-songwriter/folk legend Don "American Pie" McLean on the folk circuit. Ten years later, McLean responded with a torrent of folk-ish invective. Andy and Ken "Thunderdome" Freedman discussed this on the show. When the Don McLean message board wiped a thread pertaining to the feud, Ken proclaimed that the grudge had been won in Andy's favor, but an offer of $200 to whoever could motivate McLean to say Andy Breckman's name remained unresolved. Three years later, the discussion resurfaced in the context of the upcoming WFMU book, which will reprint both articles.

Meanwhile, Andy's long-time infatuation with/addiction to giggling girls finally paid off in the form of a soundboard constructed by Ken. The soundboard contained the laughs of listener Amy (who is a nurse) and Andy's wife of three years, Beth. Both were recorded laughing at jokes Andy was testing in preparation for the eventual realization of his stand-up comedy/ventriloquism act dreams.

Jeff, the call screener, is currently engaged (or not.) Andy promoted his son Josh's new band. Andy called out Ken's on-air reticence: "I'm opening a vein. You're not even blowing your nose." A fight over a Metropolitan Diary-themed show left the competing concepts in ruins until "blog girl" Andrea submitted an entry reconstructed by listener Robin. More recently, Andy and Ken did a show titled "Prison Strategies, Nuclear Free Zones and Giggly Girls", then I wrote this and you commented on it.

I might be wrong about that last one.

6 comments:

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Killzone (2004)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397074/

Killzone (1985)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0164703/

Killzone: Liberation (2006)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0892316/

Kill Zone (1993)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107316/

Aaron said...

Heroes Explanation, for those not satisfied by the on-air one (notably, Ken):

Mysteriously, a bunch of people have developed superpowers. The show follows a small group of these as they develop their powers and try to save the world from an explosion that apparently hits New York City.

The first half of season 1 was gearing toward saving teenaged cheerleader Claire, who can rapidly heal from Sylar, a psychopath who also has superpowers, including telekinesis. This accomplished, the heroes have a few new goals. They are looking for The List, a list of everyone who has developed superpowers. Also, the Japanese hero, Hiro, is searching for a Samurai sword that will help him develop his powers. Also, some are still looking for Sylar. The bad guy seems to be Claire's father, who has ordered his Haitian assistant to wipe the memory of everyone involved with saving the cheerleader.

Robin said...

sounds a little like Dark Angel, in that they are looking for others of their ilk.

Joe said...

And I always thought Andy wrote American Pie. Geez!

Seriously tho - wouldnt it be great if the song played before 7sd was a McClean song, like Castles in the Air. YES!

Aaron said...

We should try to mediate the conflict. We should try to make Don McLean play the first chorus of one of Andy's songs. Then they'd be even.

Raj said...

Anyone's welcome to use the phrase "No sweat, man!" free of charge. On me. Besides, did you hear me on that show? I was sweating fucking blood!!!
Especially with that half-ass "anemic" rehash of Studio 60. (Ken you called it right on the money!)

Message to Ken and Andy. Much thanks for that shout-out to me on the 101 zingers CD swagged out a coupla years ago.

Nice to be a lonely hippie again.

Raj