EPISODE SYNOPSIS: This week the bonds between comedy and punk rock get tighter than ever, with stand-up funny woman April Richardson and the brothers LaRocca from The Briggs. April shares with us her experiences as a fanzine-writing brit-pop dork, and how she has taken her gift of funny to the unlikely heights of making even Glenn Danzig laugh. Then, Jason and Joey LaRocca from LA punk band The Briggs join the set and tell us about doing time in a van during the recession, growing up with their family’s turntable, and the painful honesty afforded by playing in a band with your brother. Its a fun talk that everybody enjoyed–we hope you do too. GUEST BIO: April Richardson was born and raised in Georgia and came to Los Angeles immediately after graduating from college. She was a former copy editor for MTVNews, and then got a job as a writer for Chelsea Lately. She has been an active stand up performer and featured act around the country. The Briggs are a punk rock band based out of Los Angeles, California. The Band Formed in 1999 under the name “I Decline” by brothers Joey and Jason LaRocca and bassist Matthew Stolarz (aka Duck). In 2001, with the addition of drummer Chris Arredondo (aka Chris X) the band adopted the name The Briggs. Since the band started touring, they have shared the stage with the likes of Dropkick Murphys, Bad Religion, Anti-Flag, and Flogging Molly. They have also been involved with The Vans Warped Tour in 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2008. The Briggs …
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In this candid, in-depth interview with the late visionary filmed in 1995, Steve Jobs discusses at length his early days, career battles, and vision for the future. Small portions of the piece were used for a television series at the time, but the vast majority was shelved and for 17 years thought to be lost. Resurfacing, it is being presented in its entirety, providing a fascinating look at Jobs at a particularly interesting moment in his career, two years before he would go on to retake control of Apple.
Video Rating: 5 / 5