Good day, sir. This week's episode of HWYW begins with a meditation on God, and ends with a plug for a cabaret show. In between, Julie speaks to the hilarious and brilliant RACHEL "DJ ROTARY RACHEL" LICHTMAN about The Monkees, how Baby Boomers ruin everything, the counterintuitive artifice of The Ramones, and whether the retro cycle is broken. Oh, and also Rachel imitates Joe Pesci's Bee-Gee's cover, and that is just perfect.
Then, comedian JENA FRIEDMAN joins us to discuss preceisely how Long Island she is, how AIDS shaped her hook-up patterns, her attitude toward small dogs, and the anatomy of the New Jersey Devil.
Plus--the guilty part of the female brain! Whether super foods can adequately supplement eating off the children's menu! Fleetwood Mac's medicinal properties! And a LOT of talk about Amanda Palmer and whether she can possibly be for real.
A fun and frenetic show!
What a week, huh? This new episode of How Was Your Week will not heal wounds, but, ideally, it will provide a whimsical distraction while the world burns.
First, CRAIG ROWIN, from the new TV show YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL is here to tell Julie what he sees when he looks down at himself in a Speedo, precisely how he'd like to be conned, where he is reading Arnold Schwarzenegger's memoir, and why you needn't be a dad to enjoy the works of Dave Barry.
Then, CHRISTINA GAUSAS joins Julie to discuss her dislike of Gayle King, the hazards of the Anthropologie sale rack, the misdeeds of Isaac Mizrahi, and whether David Foster has ever eaten a human finger.
Plus! Julie recounts the tale of her Eye Irritation. The notion of "dating and mating" is straight-up ADDRESSED! The kind of man Charlie Rose may be is fearlessly speculated upon! And comfort dogs are honored.
Enjoy this show. Love to Boston.
This episode of How Was Your Week Live was recorded live on April 5th at The Bell House in New York City!
Join Julie as she interviews SIGGY FLICKER, cooks with TED LEO and chef PICHET ONG, talks to MAX SILVESTRI about Woody Harrelson's band, and welcomes special surprise guests AIMEE MANN, CHRIS & BRIDEY ELLIOTT, VARSITY INTERPRETIVE DANCE SQUAD and TOM SCHARPLING and ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, whom we did not have time for.
Regret not being there live to see and hear our first ever shout-out to music show! Marvel at what you have to believe was a flawless showing of dance from VIDS! Enjoy songs from RAM, EXILE IN GUYVILLE, HEDWIG, and the East Coast debut of #BOTH--the Aimee Mann/ Ted Leo collaboration. And just know that Chris Elliott chugged Wesson oil on stage that night. It was a beautiful night.
Oh, would you were there. Here are photos!
Thanks to the Bell House for hosting us!
Ahoy! This week's show is the LIVING END.
First, NICOLE J. GEORGES is here to talk to us about the story behind her graphic novel, CALLING DR. LAURA. This is a sad and funny tale about family, lies, love, and loss. It fascinates and I recommend listening to it. You will learn things!
Then, MARC SPITZ joins Julie to chat about his new memoir, POSEUR, as well as his impression of living in NYC since he was a teen, the kind of "Drugs and Daddy" book he did NOT want to write, the challenges of keeping your bitterness in the professional sphere only, and what his deal is with Richard Hell.
Also, some thoughts about EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and its bizarre ideas about women in pastel-hued environments, an avian revelation about the Real Housewives of Miami, some exciting foreshadowing in regards to tonight's HWYW Live, what Helena Bonham Carter would order at brunch, and an inevitable, No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency-fueled insight.
Plus, a hair angel named Kyle! A brunchmate named Siggy Flicker! Kim Richards's enigmatic shit pillow! And the unacceptable darkness of INK MASTERS.