#282: DIY →
This American Life After four lawyers fail to get an innocent man out of prison, his friend takes on the case himself. He becomes a do-it-yourself investigator. He learns to read court records, he tracks down hard-to-find witnesses, he gets the real murderer to come forward with his story. In the end, he’s able to accomplish all sorts of things the police and the professionals ...
Notes From New York:
It is full-on springtime outside. Peruvian food at Pio Pio = giant success. Watching the people waiting in line for a Bon Jovi concert outside Madison Square Garden is literally the best thing ever. Audition went well! I played Beautiful Love, Maiden Voyage and few other things. My sight-reading was a bit rough but we’ll just have to wait and see. Met a cool bass player and the two...
Just got my Tumblr Eat Up info...
Should I follow the person I’m baking for before or after I send the treats? ALSO - what should I make? I think this is an excellent idea, by the way.
Oh hello there, NYU audition!
Just got the e-mail a few minutes ago - what a lucky guy I am! I’ll be heading up to “the city” in March. And also this weekend for my audition at Manhattan School of Music. SO MUCH PRACTICING……
New EN2NE tomorrow!
Avrahm and Elizabeth are confident that you will find it enjoyable. Unless you hate friendship and puppies. Or cake. And if you still don’t know what I’m talking about, shame on you.
#401: Parent Trap →
This American Life Stories about parents setting accidental traps for their children, and sometimes for themselves, including a story from WNYC’s Radiolab about a chimp raised twice—once as a human child, and again as a chimp.
Top 1 Things better than a night of throbbing pain...
Literally everything. Can I have dentures (or a grill) already, pls?
This Room is Entirely White This room is the coolest room I’ve seen in a long time. A very long time.
My Funny Valentine - Avi Amon Had an idea this...
#427: Original Recipe →
The formula for Coca-Cola is one of the most jealously guarded trade secrets in the world. Locked in a vault in Atlanta. Supposedly unreplicable. But we think we may have found the original recipe. And to see if the formula actually might be Coke, we made a batch. Or, anyway, we asked the folks at Jones Soda and Sovereign Flavors to whip up some up, to see if it tastes like Coke. The...
A few thoughts while searching through piles of...
There is SO much bad stuff out there. If you can afford it, custom music is infinitely better. I know these composers are making a mint from the royalties, but I can’t imagine that they are feeling any sense of deep satisfaction by creating some of this shit. But who am I to judge - gotta pay those bills! Everyone’s idea of 90’s opening title music is exactly the same. ...
Constantly (live) - Nate Hall Here’s a LIVE...
#426: Tough Room 2011 →
This week we bring you backstage with comedy writers at The Onion. They start with over 600 potential headlines for their fake-news newspaper each week, and over the course of two days, in the very tough room that is their editorial conference room, they select 16 to go in the paper. Plus other people speaking their minds in very tough rooms.
A Reality Gchat Dialogue with Blavy Cameron
Me (Allie): literally, there is a bus. it is called the venga bus. it is about to arrive, and everybody is literally jumping up and down in anticipation.
Avi (Me): it is driving from new york to san francisco / creating a disco in a number of cities. / the wheels, / they are made of steel / and because the bus is in motion, they are rotating on their axis / but as we drive, we are passing underneath traffic lights which are literally on fire. / so if you really do like to party, like we mentioned / i think it would be best if you moved your body in a suggestive or dance-like manner
Me (Allie): we enjoy to celebrate / we enjoy to hold celebrations