The Void

October 17, 2007: Writing a Graphic Novel

Let's be honest: that was pretty bad. I don't think you can call it a trainwreck, since that implies excitement. This was a slow, unhappy march through an average concept to get to a completely intangible result. The worst part is that the show relied so heavily on a parade of callers with bad stories, leaving no time for any Andy/Ken banter (always the saving grace of any trainwreck) or any humor. To his credit, Ken seemed to have a good idea of how the show was going, given his clear irritation with the artist near the end. It's rare when Ken gets that irate with someone other than Andy. Every now and then, Andy demonstrates a laudable commitment to the concept, but this was the wrong week to get so determined. It's very frustrating hearing all these good show ideas mentioned over the past few weeks, and none of them seem to materialize.

Next week is a rerun. Any requests? Personally, I'd like to hear something like "Andy Breckman, This Is Your Life" or really just something not rerun in the last five years. But you can't have everything.

5 comments:

Joe said...

The poetry slam is one of the better reruns, but thats probably available to listen already on the 7sd site

I like when Andys going off about Ken picketting in front of Disneyland and how they have his picture in the guard booth!

Anonymous said...

So, did the artist ever do anything? I thought Ken said it was going to be posted on the playlist...

Anonymous said...

First show out of Upsala when the kid requested "Jewtown" if available...

rotosapien said...

"a completely intangible result."

It's not a bad concept for a show but artwork creation + publishing might not be the best match for the instant gratification world of off-the-wall wfmu radio. hillary's art looks great, and the results after publishing will certainly be tangible.

@ the helm of the grain silo
-rs

Anonymous said...

I liked how the Artist was seemingly annoyed by having to do something- as if she thought she could get her plug in for nothing!