Episode 57 — Public Access Nonsense
Posted 02 October 2013 - 05:26 PM
Posted 03 October 2013 - 01:34 AM
This episode made me want to hear Tommy Blacha on the show. Heavy metal and pro wrestling are totally in my wheelhouse, and I'd love to hear him talk wrestling. I know, Jake, you're not really a fan, but Vince McMahon is rumored to be such a weird dude, I'd love to hear stories about him.
Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:36 AM
"My name is Bruce. I fuck with viruses. I pull potatahs from the earth with my bare man hands. My beanie and five o clock shadow make me look like a longshoreman. And I can chill harder than a motherfucker."
Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:17 AM
Tommy has told me INSANE Vince McMahon stories. Totally will have him on sometime.
Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:05 PM
Loved hearing Eric Andre on the podcast, Jake. I loved the passion of Eric' love for public access shows and the inspiration
Here in LA, we had some good ones too...Collin's Sleazy Friends was always a blast.
Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:37 PM
It doesn't seem that way now when nearly everyone automatically grasps that it's a 'fake' or 'mock talkshow' but they were doing that when quite frankly the average person wasnt accustomed to such things.
Anyway, just huge massive props to Fernwood because that was way ahead of its time.
Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:00 PM
Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:03 AM
Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:40 PM
I didn't know he had a TV show when he was 16, or that it was so popular. I only knew him from the I Love the 80s/90s shows on VH1. I thought he was a comic.
Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:33 AM
Sweet jesus, I miss public access cable. Seattle had some great shows; I recorded a bunch to VHS as a teenager but who knows where that went. There was this guy called "Mike Hunt" who would just smoke weed and play porn; I remember him getting arrested live on air for obscenity; cops came into the studio and cuffed him. Made the local newscasts that night, but that was it.
Let's see.... Bong Hit Championships, Ted Narcotic: My Erotic Narcotic, Richard Lee's crazy "Now See It: Person To Person" which was all about how Courtney Love had killed Kurt Cobain. There was someone who used to rebroadcast Jonathan Ross' "Incredibly Strange Film Show, which was actually my first exposure to Evil Dead back in the early 1990s. Not to mention all the great shows that played (at the time, pre-internet) obscure punk & experimental music.
Oh! And this guy -- "The Reverend" Bruce Howard! I never bothered to find out what was up with him:
Sometimes he would just stare all crazy-eyed into the camera for a half hour. This stuff was freely available on channel 29 to anyone with a basic cable connection. Amazing.
Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:36 AM
Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:28 AM
As for SQUiRT TV stuff... working on getting that together!
WHAT IS HAPPENING?! I don't have enough interrobangs to express my feelings. Jake, you're making my teenage dreams come true! This is amazing, thank you.