Hoo boy. That Seahawks game wore me out. Don't hate Golden Tate. Guys like Golden Tate are always going to be around, I might as well enjoy it while he's on the sport team I prefer most.
"You smell that? Success. And a nacho burp." -GT
Make sure to check out both parts of Luke's interview with David Simon. He made The Wire. "You haven't seen The Wire? Dude you have to watch The Wire." You have been on one side of that conversation at least once in your life. Apparently we've been waging a war on a concept for decades, and it's not working out in David Simon's eyes. I'm talking about the war on drugs, and so is David Simon today on TBTL.
My song of the day Guilty As Charged Chairlift
Luke's long journey with David Simon finally gets real. After years of trying to track down the writer, producer, journalist, and creator of The Wire, Luke catches that golden goose and gets him on tape for an interview about the drug war and probably some other things. The Seahawks are in the Monday night game so I haven't listened to it yet. Sue me.
That's him on the left in the jaunty cap.
But first Luke and Andrew, the Stringer Bell to Luke's Avon Barksdale, talk about how Luke talked Simon into it, and also about what Luke ate last weekend. The first half and the second half of this episode are very different. Tune in tomorrow for part 2.
Luke's song of the day Way Down in the Hole
My song of the day We Can't Be Beat
Gather round, tens, and I'll tell you the tale of how I ended up one of you.
Do you have a "music guy" friend who spends a lot more time listening and researching music than you, so you take his, or maybe her (this is what a feminist looks like), music suggestions more seriously? Sure you do. Well I have a "radio guy" friend who told me one day a few years ago that I should check out this podcast. In a room full of people he, said, "Flyberg, you specificially would like this show." Then pulled up the most recent episode and hit play. About three minutes later he said, "It's usually better than this," and shut it off.
I downloaded a few episodes and threw them on any time I had a long drive, or laundry to do. The ongoing conversation I was having with friends I'd never actual met became a part of my routine. I used to run a hookah bar in Capitol Hill and everyday I would put on that day's edition and let it keep me sane while I scraped gum off of couch coushions (some people's kids...) and prepared the lounge for an evening of explaining to teenagers "I'm the one who works here, so I get to pick the music, and if you don't like it you can leave."
My jobs and daily routines have changed a lot but I managed to keep up with the gang's antics. Sometimes I was waiting for it to drop so I could put it on my headphones at work, other times I was time banditing a month's worth of shows in the course of a couple days.
I've gone on a lot of runs, drives, and walks across town with these lovable knuckleheads arguing in my ears, and yesterday I got to go to Burbank Studios and argue with them in person about Wes Anderson, Arby's, artificial sweetener, and Grays Harbor County. I was nervous enough to stop at the QFC on my way to buy a beer I drank in my parked car outside Luke's house. I hope I didn't ruin the show for anyone and I had a good time being there.
I was there y'all.
I hope I didn't ruin the show for anyone and I had a good time being there. After the show Luke and I went to a pho place down the street to grab lunch, and who do I see sitting in the corner about to eat by himself? The "radio guy" himself who introduced me to the show years ago.
All that was a long way of saying, I don't know how anything in this universe works, but I'm thankful that I get to scribble out my dumb jokes for you. I'm thankful you read this far. I'm thankful for the technology that makes it possible for all of us tens across the world to get together and continue our trivial conversation everyday. Because the conversation's topics might be trivial sometimes, but the fact that we get to have it is not.
You're beautiful and I'm glad we all get to live in this world together. Have a great weekend. I'll be back Monday and I won't talk about myself so much. I promise.
TBTL song of the day We Didn't Start the Fire Billy Joel
My song of the day I Think We're Alone Now Tommy James and the Shondells
Host of the Sporkful podcast, and old pal of the show, Dan Pashman called in Wednesday to talk about a subject near and dear to my heart. The fellas talked breakfast cereal, and I have opinions to share. First, only children need sugar on their cereal. Second, I like the pashman 50/25/25 basic/ sugary/ hearty cereal mixture idea. Personally I like to mix my cereal 50/50 - half basic and half sugary. Rice Crispies and Corn Pops is a good combo.
Pro tip: if you save the milk from the bottom of your Cinnamon Toast Crunch, you won't have to spend all that money on horchata every month.
I don't think that was the cereal he wanted
But it's not just cereal talk. Sausage was also addressed while Luke and Andrew responded to all you sharpshooters out there. PEW PEW PEW.
Andy's song of the day Shotgun Eugene McGuinness
My song of the day The Dogs of B.A. Mirah
If you listened to yesterday's edition of TBTL, you know that Luke lost his computer with all the show's drops in a beef jerky related mishap at the airport. Good thing the tens were around to make it rain drops in Luke's inbox last night and all day today.
Maybe Pacman is a ten. He likes to make it rain.
The tens effort to replenish the audio drop reserves was as swift and generous as it was unnecessary. Turns out Luke did back that bottom up. He's got all the stuff we thought was lost forever. All the drops are back! I'm so excited I might have tacos for dinner. I'm not quite sure yet.
More good news, Luke backed up his recent interview with creator of The Wire, David Simon, so look for that soon.