TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe Tomorrow at LPR

Buy Tickets Here. Tunde is bringing a friend to assist him in his music making. We will talk about stuff, like Pittsburgh (how could you not want to watch two grown men talk about Pittsburgh). A quick internet search with the keyword “Pittsburgh” yielded the following terrifying image. Piracy is a very timely issue, and I had no idea that it’s foul reach extended to the shores of Pittsburgh. Tunde and I will discuss.

Tunde may have insight into the pirate problem in Pittsburgh.

Tunde may have insight into the pirate problem in Pittsburgh.

Kumail Nanjiani will also be there – this is a huge show. We’ll talk about Michael and Michael Have Issues, and what he does under Colbert’s desk.

And he comes from Chicago? Where is that, anyway?

It’s going to be a good one. See you there.

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Saturday with Tunde from TV on the Radio!

The show is shaping up. I have interview questions ready. I have audience quiz questions ready. I’ve been drinking cranberry juice to get my liver and kidneys in shape. This is going to be a good one. Buy your tickets here. Advance tickets are cheaper, so be sure to take advantage. Check the Facebook page, too. There might still be a deal on tickets there.

Email me at rhh.news@gmail.com if you have a question you want me to ask Tunde.

See you Saturday!

Thoughts of Tunde at the Gaylord

Gaylord.

Gaylord.

Two weeks from tomorrow I’ll be at (Le) Poisson Rouge with Tunde Adebimpe, who is, as you know, from TV on the Radio. Today, however, I’m sitting in the atrium at the Gaylord Hotel in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. The Gaylord is a giant hotel – so so many rooms – underneath a giant, very tall, canopy of glass. There’s a little city under this canopy, with a sportsbar. That’s where I’ll go later to learn about sport.

For now, I’m writing the October script for Radio Happy Hour Presents, in which Tunde has left the music business to start a wilderness camp for “ineffectual” men.

That’s what gets written at the Gaylord.

Come see the show. Santosh – the winner of the last quiz – will be there high fiving everyone. I love that guy.

If Tunde were at the Gaylord, he wouldn't need an umbrella.

If Tunde were at the Gaylord, he wouldn't need an umbrella.

Episode 3, Featuring Andrew W.K.

Radio Happy Hour Featuring Andrew W.K.

Miss the show on Saturday? Don’t fret! Here it is.

Andrew W.K. at Radio Happy Hour

Andrew W.K. stood and delivered on Saturday. It was quite a spectacle. He was a great guest. The podcast version of the show will be available here and on iTunes later today!

Video courtesy of Benji Rogers. Thanks Benj! Loving your work.

Tickets still available

Will do.

Will do.

Tickets are still available for today’s Radio Happy Hour featuring Andrew W.K. The quiz questions are in, the scripts are printed, we’re all ironing our white pants. It’s going to be mayhem.

W.K. is Bender

My god. John Hughes has died. Me and Herbach have been writing this Breakfast Club show, with Andrew W.K. playing the John Bender-style character (see pictures below. It wrote itself). I’ve watched the Breakfast Club six times in the last month. Me and Herbach have been talking almost nonstop about how the earnestness of his characters – the teenagers and their goofy problems and their youthful existential crises – didn’t really translate through the ’90’s (the irony and sarcasm!), but somehow it was all so much more authentic than the teenage characters of the ensuing decade, who were all given such smart things to say. The film teens of the ’90’s (and up to now, even) were synthetically precocious. The teenagers of Hughes’ films were just teenagers. Sometimes they said and did stupid things, and sometimes, almost by accident, they would speak some small truth or discover something about themselves that would surprise them and carry them into their college years. Even my precocious friends in high school were goofy sometimes.

Anyhoo. Saturday’s Radio Happy Hour is going to be a tribute. I’m going to drink like crazy and give everyone high fives. If you would like to take part, you can get tickets here.

Finally Bender got some lunch

Finally Bender got some lunch

Like Andrew W.K., but unmotivated

Like Andrew W.K., but unmotivated