I was going to go back to the house and do a little work there, but they just put on “Wish You Were Here” at the coffee shop, and I’m afraid I’m going to have to stay here a little while, at least until I hear “Have a Cigar.” In the meantime, I might enjoy reading this funny interview with John Hodgman on Quick Stop Entertainment.
Will you be writing a song about Britney's new baby?
Great idea, but only if it's in the style of the type of song that she (or her paid hacks) would write to express how much love JoCo really feels about Britney's baby.
And then he could do the Celine-like book, posing with all the other new celebrity babies that are popping out these days.
Then, and only then, there will be no more need for irony. It will have been done to perfection.
I've seen a couple of Hodgman interviews now, and it seems like the schmo who's interviewing him always has to try to sound cool and clever, as if he's intimidated by how smart and clever Hodgman is. It's as if they've got to establish their kool kred at the beginning of the interview. Where is Terry Gross when you need her?
Well, I was the schmo in this particular interview, and it was actually quite pleasant - and quite fun - back and forth banter. No pre-meditated "cred-seeking" here - just enjoying a conversation. Thanks for reading...
No need for "D'oh" - you're certainly entitled to your opinion on the piece... But the truth is, the only time I only seek cred is while posting on the Coulton comment section. Right now, I'm feeling incredibly validated and just a little bit ego-tastic.
'Have a Cigar' is my favorite off Wish You Were Here as well...one of Floyd's best numbers
JC -- ever thought about covering a Floyd song for a future SOTW (even though I know that the SOTW is in hiatus right now)?
I think you'd do an awesome version of "Wish You Were Here," or even an acoustic "Shine On."
A friend of mine thinks I should cover "Dogs," an idea I love for it's insanity. Someday. Once I'm done with song 52 I'll have more time to, er, record some songs...
Wow..."Dogs" is a great song and I think you'd do a great job. Count me in on that insane idea. :-)
Ice Wolf says
"I’ve seen a couple of Hodgman interviews now, and it seems like the schmo who’s interviewing him always has to try to sound cool and clever, as if he’s intimidated by how smart and clever Hodgman is. It’s as if they’ve got to establish their kool kred at the beginning of the interview. Where is Terry Gross when you need her?"
I thought it was a good interview. Only, I was waiting for Ken to ask him about the Mac vs. PC ads, because I've wondered for a while how John Hodgman got talked into doing those.
Also: Terry Gross is one of the worst, most annoying and insipid interviewers I've heard in my life. Her interviewing style is to ask questions that no one wants to hear the answers too, or argue with the person she's interviewing on topics they're experts in and she isn't. The only really entertaining thing she's done to my knowledge was the Bill O'Reilly interview where he absolutely upbraids her for her abrasive interviewing style. Come to think of it, as far as I know, that episode was the only entertaining thing that either of them of them have done.