S4TW: Sherman and Jess, Letterman, and Mr. Jimmy

May 1, 2015

(Welcome to Something for the Weekend.  What follows is a list of some of our shows, some shows that aren’t our shows, and some links from around the Internet that we think you’ll enjoy.  Give them a listen/glance.  Thank you.)

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK: A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment is back with an all-new episode.  Sherman and Jess fill you in on what they’ve been up to and chat with author Marlon James.

SPEAKING OF MARLON JAMES: His novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, has been optioned by HBO, and he’s a guest on next week’s Dinner Party Download Live.

WAR FRIES: On the non-live Dinner Party Download, Rico goes to Amsterdam and eats “war fries,” which tread that fine line between disgusting and awesome. Behold:

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(Photo credit: Rico Gagliano)

STAR WARS EPISODE XVI: You Must Remember This closes the book (for now, at least) on its Star Wars series with the story of Van Johnson.  The bulky, substantial Sordidness Tracker contains cold, humorless Swedes and tales of horrific car accidents.

ONLY CRITICISM IS NO ACTUAL GHOSTS: This 99% Invisible episode on World War II’s Ghost Army is worth your time.

I SAW LES NESSMAN TODAY AT THE RECEPTION: The Soundtrack Series tackles the legend of “Mr. Jimmy” from one of the Rolling Stones’ very best songs, and celebrates the greatness of WKRP in Cincinnati.

PURE, UNCUT 1978: The All-Star Family Feud features the cast of WKRP versus the cast of The Love Boat, and the entire thing is on your computer right now.

THIS WEEK ON THE FRAME:  A new documentary about Kurt Cobain, an interview with Paul F. “King of the Podcasts” Tompkins, and a very odd play about Ferguson.

THIS WEEK IN TBTL:new nickname for Andrew is coined and a bear is punched.

THINGS LUKE READ: The TBTL host quit Facebook and read this article about John Barrymore and a stolen totem pole with his newly found free time.  You’ll enjoy it, too.

LET THE BEAT … DROP: Reasonably Sound covers “the drop” in dance music.

PART TWO: Open Mike Eagle has part two of his chat with Daedelus about the LA underground scene (and the Crimean War) on Secret Skin.  Part one is here.

THEY’RE NOT BOOING, THEY’RE SAYING “DAAAAAVE”: As David Letterman nears the finish line, two things worth reading about him, one from the New York Times and one from Conan O’Brien.

CHILI DOGS ARE FOR EATING, JACK: New episode of Wits!  Paul Scheer, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, and the secret history of “Jack and Diane.”

(This video cost $14 to make.)