Just Another Trainwreck... No Wait, THE ULTIMATE TRAINWRECK!!!!!
April 23, 2008: Timezones and Trainwrecks
From an anonymous posting to the previous blog:
"Was the time zone show so bad that it doesn't even merit a recap? It was a good show except for the topic. And the concept. And the execution.
Well, here is the posting for this week's episode, written on a Saturday evening, two days late from the usual deadline (24 hours after air.) You see I traded shifts with Austin earlier this month and lost sight of the originally-mapped-out schedule from our boss Andrea. So I re-listened to the show last night for inspiration and nodded off midway into perfect slumber. Now I'm back from menial retail to belt this baby out.
(Sigh) Here we go.
The foreplay last Wednesday between Ken and Andy clocked in at 17 minutes of beautiful free-flowing chat: Andy sucks at acting; Andy agrees to open for the slapdash garage band known as Sonic Youth with his dummy act (the WFMU 50th Anniversary Show this July 4th); Ken and Andy touch up on the milestones of WFMU's illustrious 50 year history; Be Ken's Facebook friend and see the uncensored waterboarding incident on video; Be Andy's Facebook friend and... screw it, I'll save you the trouble:
FOLLOW YOUR DAMN HEART!!!!!
COPYCAT, WITH SIGOURNEY WEAVER!!!!!!!
Gypsy the musical gives great "Goto Hell!!"; Monk and no milfs on the Family Hour; and Daisy Freedman is getting married at Chuck E. Cheese. Moving on...
The show originally asked for a caller from each timezone (all 24 or however many...) and got 8, including one from Nova Scotia and another from Norway. And a fecal-load of flack from the culture of commentary. Here's the one comment that caused a turn from long-time listener Joe:
This is the point when the show dies, and Andy uses the show for warmth, cutting it open and crawling inside the husk of the (dead) show
Come on guys! you can do better!! you HAVE done better!! last show was quite good!!
And that's where Andy decided to turn this newly-born trainwreck into a show ABOUT trainwrecks, right at the half-hour mark.
And the listeners poured in citing their favorite trainwreck scene in movies and personal anecdotes about trainwrecks, calling in, commenting on the message board... In fact, if you wanna comment about trainwrecks on this blog, feel to do so.
Or do whatever on my posting; I don't care. This past installment left me too uninspired to breathe life into my recap; I'd rather catch up on my Best Show podcasts quite frankly; I left no cute hyperlinks here out of my own apathy; I feel like I call the show too much; I think that photo up there (Trainwreck at Gare Montparnasse, Paris, France, 1895) that I stole from Wiki was used on this blog before on a previous 7SD trainwreck; I'm sick of the word "trainwreck"...
I'll just leave you with this link, which is all you need to know before you move on to next week's episode.