Let's Do It Again

April 16, 2008: Tonight's Programme, Tonight's Programme, Tonight's Programme



When I started this blog, I promised lots of gossip and scoops-- and here's the biggest one of all time. Andy is a really nice guy! Listen, he even called me ANDREA.

On this week's episode we got to hear the show not only once, but three times in a row. I know. Woah! It was like only having one podcast on your ipod shuffle, or something.

I wonder if we could try for a fourth time, only recreate the show in the form of blog comments? I'll begin with the theme music.

20 comments:

Andrea Silenzi said...

Cue MUSIC

Joe said...

Hey Andrea!
how was the Floyd show?!

Anonymous said...

Heard you and Kelly had a great show last week.

dangold said...

Andrea:
Congratulations on the Studio 360 gig.
They must have a few more listeners than SSD.

Joe said...

Did anyone ever find Nick the bard a job?!

Anonymous said...

Did last night's show suck? I can't even tell anymore. Andy loved it, but I thought it was pretty bad once Andy lost the will to live.
-Ken

Duncan said...

I thought it was bad.

Duncan said...

To clarify, I think Andy lately has been too content to have his ideas merely be conceptual, without considering whether they have any potential for being entertaining. The show achieved its goal but there wasn't any pay-off. It's like the Channel The Radio Dial show, which wouldn't have been as good if Ken hadn't tuned in WFMU.

Anonymous said...

love the show

Anonymous said...

love the show

Anonymous said...

love the show

Jordan said...

but I thought it was pretty bad once Andy lost the will to live.

This was when it got funny!

Raj said...

You know what, honestly. It was a trainwreck that you'd want to listen to. Andy's will lost, Andrea's understudy tour de force, for the most part the one's who stayed kept it going or even raised the stakes (hook hands at REM show)

I think i'm wireed to hope the worst when it's on the air, and I think you said this as well, Ken. The slightest hint of a dropped ball and will pounce via the commentary commununity culture, or whatever the f&$*^ it's called...

Nice memorial nod to the MONK shrink, BTB.

Anonymous said...

Once, in the 90's, Andy and I did a show where the first half hour was used to set up a hoax for the second half of the show. The idea was to use the fact that people tune in at every point of the show. So the first half, we arranged people to call in the second half to mourn the assasination earlier that day of Al Gore.

But now with this blog and facebook, we dont even have to use the first half hour to set up such a hoax, we could start it right at the beginning of the show.

So that said, what should the hoax be?

-Ken

Anonymous said...

mourning the assassination of Andy

Joe said...

Heres the bit about Andy from the book Manless in Montclair:

'So I moved along to Andy, a guy who created and wrote a popular TV show.

"How do you know hes not lying?" my sister Wendy asked.
"Because if he was lying he'd say he wrote for Seinfeld," I patiently explained.
Andy seemed like a distinct possibility. He was funny. He was warm. And he had a screening room in his basement

"He sounds like he may be the Guy," said Charlie over Tuesdays night takeout Mexican. "Maybe you two could get married and we could, you know, take turns using the screening room."

"You're kidding me, right?"

He turned me toward him, suddenly serious. "I love you, Isabel. You're the best thing thats ever happened to me. Ever. I only want whats best for you and the kids, and if you think the Cable Guy is it, then we can stop seeing each other and you can give it a shot."

But visions of Charlie in the screening room wouldn't go away, and after a few dates I asked Andy if we could take a hiatus for a couple of weeks as I had another "log" on the fire. When Charlie proved to be a disappointment...again, I found that Andy and his screening room had moved on.'

I'm going back to listen to my 2cd Rhino reissue of Forever Changes by Love!

Duncan said...

COMMENTER OF THE WEEK.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Joe! Not as juicy or creepy as I had hoped, but at least it puts my imagination to rest. -Ken

Anonymous said...

Why not do the hoax thing as a Ken vs. Andy show? Maybe each of them could come up with a preposterous story for the other to try to sell to listeners for half an hour. the host who gets the most calls from listeners who actually believe the story wins the show

jwgh said...

Regarding the question of whether the show was any good or not, my personal reaction was that the first run-through was OK, the second one was awful, and for some reason I couldn't stop laughing during the third.