Meet My Grandma Phyllis this Wednesday!

Andy vs. Grandma Phyllis
Round One: The Crossword Puzzle

Join us for yet another live broadcast of Seven Second Delay, and you'll even get the chance to meet my grandmother Phyllis. Call Screener Jeff and I will bet there to help you find your seats, and to entertain you with small talk on Andy's behalf.

WHERE: WFMU Studios in Jersey City, NJ
WHEN: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 5:45-7pm
RSVP: To reserve your seat, e-mail me as soon as possible, or RSVP on Facebook.

25 comments:

Joe Chris said...

Grandma Phyllis should continue to cohost with Andy and Ken for the foreseeable future

Uproarious stuff

Duncan said...

Up until now, I was honestly never sure whether the "Andrea living with her grandmother" thing was an Andy invention.

Raj said...

Hahahahahaha...

Oh, sorry. I was just reminded of the comment made recently on the "Confessions" blogpost from a year-n-change back.

What? Oh, I don't know..... AWWWWW, ALRIGHT, HERE"S THE LINK:

http://sevenseconddelay.blogspot.com/2007/05/confessions-from-april-1992.html

JoeChrisMorris said...

Can't believe I got through
I'm not being sarcastic

Hows DC these days Raj? I used to volunteer there near Union Square

Raj said...

I'm actually 40 minutes away from DC, Joe, and gas prices have detered me from visiting as much. Had a blast the last time I was there (Dan Deacon/Matt & Kim/Monotronix at the Black Cat). I think parts of DC are beautiful (the NW area, I'm more comfortable in urban blight)

Grandma Phyllis really held her own against Andy, not a surprise. Why we haven't thrown this demographic variable (aka the MONK mealticket) into the Happy Albino Shack sooner I'll never know.

My vote is for Phyllis/Myron L. to hold court next week.

Joe Chris said...

I miss DC; my best friend lives near Adams Morgan, though I was more fond of Georgetown

It WAS a good show wasn't it? I was appalled. I thought it was gonna go down the tubes, but Grandma Phyllis DID hold her own against Andy (Ken doesn't count)

I would not be surprised if Grandma Phyllis got the call to appear on the show again, cos it was really a blast. I laughed my ass off, nearly fell from my chair

Kinda reminded me of the show with the psychiatrist when Andy was calling his wife up periodically
during the show and she was giving him reports of the game her daughter was playing at,
and she getting rather cross cos of that!

Anonymous said...

Give Grandma Phyllis her own show!

Dave Lifton said...

I think Kelly just lost her job as Ken's understudy.

JoeChrisMorris said...

So whens Ken offering Grandma Phyllis a show?
Wednesday mornings at 9am? ;)

Anonymous said...

Grandma PHyllis is wrong. You don't have to be extrodinary to get an internship at WNYC. you just have to know someone. I know. trust me i know.

ANGE said...

Uh, actually all you have to do is fill out an application like this one:

http://www.studio360.org/interns.html

Or offer to volunteer here:

http://www.wnyc.org/about/volunteer.html

If you're interested in radio, Anonymous, I strongly recommend it. It's led to a really great start in my career, even though I didn't know anyone at the station before the internship.

Joe said...

I'm sticking to eBay
People are scary

Joe said...

Anonymous too, considering..

This past weeks show puts me in mind of the May 31 1995 show (Talking with a hypnotist) (we're going to the "classic shelf" as Andy might put it, from the Caring Years period)

In both, you get a cohost whos not willing to put up with Andys shenanegens and tells him so; at one point we have this chilling exchange between Andy and the hypnotist:

Hypnotist: Well, what I'd like to do is explain something about the addictive personality.
Andy: Whats this thing about endorphins?
H: Well thats what I was gonna get into if you'd be quiet a moment and let me talk!


Telling indeed.

Both are grade A episodes (of which there have been few in the past several years, sadly). I feel sure I've listened to the classic 95 tape (as opposed to one marked with skull and crossbones) 30-40 times at the least. (Hey! Sue me! Some people collect stamps! Or heaven help us! Jandek. Me I listen to FMU.)

An interesting point raised by Ken during the (classic) Grandma Phyllis show - that Andrea has revitalized the show

There may be something to this. Ken generally knows.

It has to be pointed out, there has not been a bad show for a while. I had given up on the show, to be honest, and I think I'm not the only one whos been tuning in less and less over the past few years. Even Ken hasn't cared about the show - last year he seemed to be resigned to the fact that Andy would call him a few hours before show time with the scrap of an idea.

The train wreck from this year - I think this brought home to Andy it couldn't go on like this. Even Jeff seemed embarassed by the concept when I called in to ask what the topic was as they hadn't brought it up 20 minutes in. Ken, he does his own show in the morning: hes a good sideman to Andy (and indeed is the shows engineer) but the show really needs Andy to be on form and he needs to be spontaneous and witty. Otherwise there might as well be a stop.

Andys apology at the close of the dreadful trainwreck episode can be likened to King Lear blundering about in the storm, having been turned out by his daughters to run adrift

Andys apology led him to face that he can't fly by the seat of his pants and without a net

Andy and Ken are not always the best judge of the show, and what works. There have been some trainwrecks that were fun as they were so surreal (Andy brings his daughter with him and theres no calls for the first 40 minutes! and he told her he had a popular show!!)

But the trainwreck show was a steaming pile of shit. God that was rank. The fact that there were callers telling of trainwrecks in real life and movies.. thats where the show went off the rails. Personally, I almost stopped listening to WFMU, period, and I've been listening since the 1985 season! (RIP the Music Faucet, The News of the Dead, The Nick Hill/John Schnall Transitional Moment)

Anonymous said...

1995 shows? Bring 'em on.

Joe said...

Don't have anything Ken doesn't have
Sorry
I'll try to get some video to Raj in the next few months - maybe he can put Dead Air up on Youtube or something if Ken & Andy don't mind

The Failed Pilot is a lot of fun too - that originally aired on Metropolitan Cable; sadly noone called while they were filming the show!

Raj said...

Since Dead Air and the Failed Pilot is still considered swag in the WFMU lot, maybe we should leave them out of public domain and let folks get there hands on them for a considerable donation.

There are weeks coming up with no live 7SD. Can't we unearth s'more not-heard-lately reruns (podcast-only)???!!!!???

AllisonLeGnome said...

That was just a ridiculously great show. Grandma Phyllis was everything I had imagined she could be!

Anonymous said...

Agreed. I'm listening to it for the 3rd time

The show HAS been revitalized

Joe said...

Fair point Raj. I forgot to mention the Tour Video

Thats cool they still offer those videos to a mouse pledge

What WFMU TV is I DON'T know, as it seems to be from the 80s and off of public access

Ken and Andy introduce a musical band doing "On the rag" on that, but other than that no 7sd content

A couple of 7SD bits on the excellent Radio Archival Oddities volume 2 2cd, worth getting for the Lassiter & Lennon snippets

I remember Ken singing on Irwins Incorrect Music once, but it was all in one key and sounded absolutely horrible, so perhaps its better no recordings survive!

Andy DID play NPR's Mountain Stage howsoever - anyone got a tape? Around the time of Proud Dad I believe

Anonymous from Saturday, July 26, 2008 6:57:00 PM said...

Well then, I'd appreciate Ken rerunning some of these shows that have never been rerun before.

Fatty Jubbo said...

re: psychic show. when Ken asked the audience if they had any old 7SD tapes, I went digging, knowing I had a couple episodes somewhere. The Psychic show from 95 was the only one I unearthed...unfortunately, the fidelity is awful and it cuts out early. I know I have the "10 steps to becoming a smoker" show somewhere on an unlabled budget tape...listned to that one alot in pre-internet days when I was out of the FMU range.

and yes, the show has been great lately.

Joe said...

The 1995 show I mention was rebroadcast in 2001 I believe

A lot of the older shows have been broadcast several times (the classic Poetry Slam in particular)

Still surprised that Ken hasn't played the FIRST 7 Second Delay episode, no matter how bad it is (as he says) it should be interesting

Wish Bob were still on before Ken & Andy. Love Irwins show (true freeform!) but Andy teasing Bob about Sandy Denny was not to be missed!

Thank God Andrea saved the show. It really was in the grave. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did (some of last years shows were appalling)

Joe said...

The 1995 show I mention was rebroadcast in 2001 I believe

A lot of the older shows have been broadcast several times (the classic Poetry Slam in particular)

Still surprised that Ken hasn't played the FIRST 7 Second Delay episode, no matter how bad it is (as he says) it should be interesting

Wish Bob were still on before Ken & Andy. Love Irwins show (true freeform!) but Andy teasing Bob about Sandy Denny was not to be missed!

Thank God Andrea saved the show. It really was in the grave. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did (some of last years shows were appalling)

Anonymous said...

The Poetry Slam that sits on the net is encoded in an obsolete codec, so a lot of players have issues with it.

The other show was never on the net.

Joe said...

The Poetry slam is probably the best 7SD