This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I tell the story of the young comedy writer who has dinner with the older comedy writer, and the young comedy writer has the temerity to say something funny. Bad move.
One of the owners of the LA Weekly is suing his partners, alleging mismanagement and even fraud. It is the latest snafu for the new ownership group that has never really been embraced by the alt-weekly's readership.
We met Charlotte Day Wilson when she joined to sing with BadBadNotGood during their Morning Becomes Eclectic session. After a stunning MBE set of her own, we asked Wilson about her song "Funeral." Give it a listen and hear a bit about the track from the artist.
Mitre is a Mexican duo based in Los Angeles. “El Callejón del Beso” (or "The Alley of the Kiss") is inspired by a romantic 19th-Century Mexican legend, where two lovers are kept apart by social barriers.
This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I talk about the time I was in Gori, Georgia and I sat in Stalin’s old reading chair and it was pretty weird, and then I twist that into an analogy about the entertainment business, as I usually do.
Two women, one aging at home, the other priced out of her home, come together through a “home share” program. A graphic designer celebrates Concorde. Could supersonic flight make a comeback? And a data artist turns the Walt Disney Concert Hall into a multi-screen spectacle.
“The day has come. The time has come.” That’s what the judge in the Bill Cosby case said today as he sentenced Cosby to a minimum of three years in prison. We find out more about what happened in that Philadelphia courtroom.
Word began trickling out last week that Bob Greenblatt would probably be leaving NBC in the coming months. He actually stepped down this week, wanting to leave on his own terms while the network was on top.
Lena Waithe is an actress and producer, but always a writer first. The Emmy-winner returns to talk about her projects in development (Queen and Slim, Twenties, Them), her creative process, and how she stays hungry.
Daniel T, is a busy Los Angeles- based producer and DJ and a record scavenger at heart. He's become a local authority on bygone music that tends to seep into his work. The new song "Call" features Montreal vocalist Ohara Hale and recalls early work from The Police and Roxy Music.
We ask what happens if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns or is fired later this week. We also discuss Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is facing a second allegation of sexual misconduct. Deborah Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party during his freshman year at Yale. Kavanaugh denies it happened, and calls it a smear.