I’ve seen countless shows there from the age 15 onward. One story that really sticks out was at Sebadoh in ’94 or ’95. They were my favorite band at the time, and I was super-excited. As I walked in, [frontman] Lou Barlow asked me where the bathroom was. I was star-struck. I had never been backstage at that point, but I had seen a door near the front entrance that staff were always going in and out of. I assumed it was the rock-star/staff bathroom and excitedly pointed him in that direction.
Seconds later, he was running away from security who were trying to find out what he was doing in an unauthorized room. When they took the stage, Lou was in a terrible mood. The show was rocky for 15 minutes and, after a meltdown, Lou huffed off stage. It was over just as it was starting. I was directly responsible, and I was mortified but still found it hilarious.
That’s the last time I ever got star-struck. We’re all just looking for the bathroom, man.
On this week’s episode, comedian, actor, director David Cross talks about Arrested Development’s Tobias Funke and Alvin and the Chipmunks, Har Mar Superstar lays down his sweet soul sounds, and the two compete in the Wits Game Show: The R & B singer vs. the Slam Poet. You decide who’s who. Plus, a Pop Song Correspondence to Lorde and learn math with Tom Waits.
“The Gadget Show’s” Jason Bradbury assumed the role of director, lighting engineer, cameraman, and editor to make a completely original music video for Har Mar Superstar’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” using a range of new consumer HD camcorders and editing software. This is the final product.
If you live in the United Kingdom, you can watch the video online and comment on Jason’s effort HERE