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Everything Is Cancelled

Everything Is Cancelled

By Craig D. Lindsey
Every other Friday, join host/journalist Craig D. Lindsey as he plows through the news, plays music from artists you should know about and interviews people the man just finds interesting.

It’s also an episode-length cry for help.

You can hit me at all the medias at @unclecrizzle. If you want to donate to the show, go to paypal.me/unclecrizzle.
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Have a Melancholy Christmas (w/ Jennifer Bringle)
Oh shit -- Christmas is upon us. I start things talking about Tom Cruise ranting to his crew, the 'Rona stimulus package, Ashanti blaming COVID-19 on the devil, Meek Mill being a cheap bastard and how Jeff Bezos's ex-wife is getting back at him. Later on, I talk to writer, editor and outstanding white woman Jennifer Bringle about the Karen movement, anti-maskers, being a pandemic parent, porn parodies of The Golden Girls and the possibility of getting her karaoke girl-group back together. As for music, I play tunes by Prince, Sabrina Claudio, Love Renaissance featuring OMB Bloodbath & Westside Boogie and Bill Murray featuring Gilda Radner and Christopher Guest. If you would like to donate to the podcast, go to paypal.me/unclecrizzle.
1:33:35
December 18, 2020
Aim for the Ass! (w/ Sacha Jenkins)
Yeah, I'm back (again!). I go off, as always, on people who refuse to stay home and not get the 'Rona, Young Thug dissing Andre 3000, whether or not Noah Cyrus knows what "nappy" means and a way-less tragic way for the police to take down Black men. Later on, I speak to Sacha Jenkins, filmmaker, former music journalist and the man responsible for bringing his late father's film Cane River back from obscurity. As for music, I play tunes from HAIM, Lyric Jones featuring Little Brother and Blackstreet. If you want to donate to the podcast, get at me at paypal.me/unclecrizzle.
1:19:36
December 4, 2020
Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting! (w/Andy Klein)
By the time I recorded this, my buzz was gone. I try my best to keep things nice and ignant at the top of the show, discussing how the Biden/Harris ticket has ruined the GOP's year, why Coronavirus isn't exactly scaring people, how anti-maskers also have bad breath and why that Cardi B/Megan Thee Stallion song isn't the filthiest thing you've ever heard. Later on, I get on the phone with veteran, Los Angeles film critic Andy Klein as he discusses his experiences writing for alt-weeklies, his favorite Hong Kong films and what it was like recording a DVD commentary with The RZA. As for music, I play tunes by Phil Collins, H.E.R., Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad featuring Raphael Saadiq and Connie Stevens. If you would like to donate to the podcast, go here.  
1:53:52
August 14, 2020
The Birthday Show -- aka What the F**k I Gotta Celebrate? (w/Jason Shawhan)
Yeah, this one is melancholy as hell. I just had a birthday, so you know I talk about how much of a bitch it is getting old. I also get into that dumb-ass Houston doctor that Trump likes, all the people who recently passed away (including former presidential candidate/Godfather's Pizza founder Herman Cain), why Republicans insist on pissing off AOC and a nasty snack that's been floating around on Twitter. Later on, I have an equally downbeat talk with film critic (and upcoming birthday boy) Jason Shawhan about so many things: racism, depression, hot sauce, miniature golf, Revenge of the Nerds and, of course, titties. As for music, I play tunes by Teyana Taylor, Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, Stevie Wonder and Floetry featuring Sebastian Rogers. If you'd like to donate to the podcast, go here.
1:43:12
July 31, 2020
What the F**k is Going On -- and READ A BOOK! (w/Jennifer Kabay)
Hey, y'all, I'm back -- again! After a good while of me trying to get my car working again, I spend a good 20-25 minutes going off about Trump (of course!), the death of John  Lewis, how August Alsina messed up the side-nigga game, why Azealia Banks needs to shut up and why everything is just horrible. I do find some solace talking to author, librarian and ol' high-school chum Jennifer Kabay about why reading is important during this pandemic. We also get into the other crazy experiences she's had in her life (wait until you hear about her time doing some vaginal steaming!). As for music, I play tunes by Buddy Miles, Jill Scott, Jack Harlow featuring Bryson Tiller and Vic Mensa & Phonte. If you want to donate to the podcast, go here.
1:30:25
July 19, 2020
Hope Don't Do It Alone (w/ Charlie Smarts)
Yeah, I got hella hammered for this episode. I talk about what's been going on these past couple weeks -- with the police brutality, riots, looting, deaths and a president who ain't ready to do a gotdamn thing except bring on the military. I also talk to Charlie Smarts, hip-hop MC and one of the many members of the North Carolina collective Kooley High, about what's been going on, along with gamer culture, sweet potato soup, thick girls and a whole lotta other stuff. As for music, I play tunes by Childish Gambino, Stevie Wonder, Charlie Smarts and Presidential Playas featuring George "Big Floyd" Floyd. If you want to donate to the podcast, go here. If you want to donate those fighting police brutality, go here.
1:51:13
June 5, 2020
Y'all N***as Really Wanna Go to Red Robin That Bad?! (w/ Damien Randle)
Well, I'm back. I decided to get back on the mic to talk about this pandemic and how I am basically surrounded by dumb sons-a-bitches who don't give a damn about anyone. Later on, I holler at podcaster, rapper and old friend Damien Randle, co-host of the Opinions While Black podcast, and we basically riff about how everyone is awful.  As for music, I play tunes by Jill Scott, Sammie, The Beauty Room and K-Otix. If you want to donate to the podcast, go here. 
1:51:46
May 22, 2020
Everything is Cancelled Extra: Alan Zweibel
I was hoping I could turn this into a profile piece, but that didn't happen. So, I figured I'd drop these twenty or so minutes I spent with Alan Zweibel, a comedy writer/author/screenwriter/playwright best known for his years coming up with classic skits and bits on the early days of Saturday Night Live, co-creating It's Garry Shandling's Show and working with such comic icons as Billy Crystal and Larry David. He talks about all of that in his new book, Laugh Lines: My Life Making Funny People Funnier. I talk to him about his upcoming virtual chat for Evelyn Rubenstein JCC this Thursday, what advice he has for upcoming comedy writers (Jewish or not) and that sitcom he created for Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal.
21:58
May 20, 2020
Keep Your Ass Inside, Block Out the Noise & TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER! (w/ Nelson George)
It's another coronavirus-ified edition of this damn podcast. I start things off basically rambling about Trump being a petty little bitch, yelling at reporters for constantly reminding him he's doing a shitty-ass job, and all this would be handled better if more muhfuckas actually cared about each other. (BTW, our lieutenant governor is also a bitch!) Later on, I have a civilized conversation with author/filmmaker/music-journalist legend Nelson George about his latest compilation, The Nelson George Mixtape: Volume 1, and the times he interviewed such icons as Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Prince, etc. He also has some good advice for people still coping with this self-quarantine madness. As for music, I play tunes by Childish Gambino, Austin Powell featuring Abigail Barlow, Marvin Gaye and Kenny Rogers featuring James Ingram & Kim Carnes. If you want to donate to the podcast, go here. 
1:38:29
March 27, 2020
Coronavirus is Here for a Reason (w/ Michael Angelo Covino & Kyle Marvin)
Since most of you will be in this weekend, why don't you listen to this damn episode. I ramble on about the coronavirus, DaBaby slapping that girl at the club, why y'all are acting like you won't get with Lizzo and how, basically, everything is cancelled. Then, I go to a pre-recorded interview with Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin, stars of the new indie buddy comedy The Climb, about their new movie. We also get into their opinions on the coronavirus, among other things. As for music, I play tunes by Jazmine Sullivan, Buddy Miles, Marc Rebillet and the late, great McCoy Tyner. If you want to donate to the podcast, go here. 
1:11:34
March 13, 2020
Black History Month: A Look Back (w/ Rod Morrow)
On this episode, I go back and figure out what was the gotdamn deal with this past month. But first, I go off on how we might all die from this coronavirus, what the hell is going on with Steven Spielberg's sex-worker daughter and why soccer moms in minivans are the most dangerous drivers out there. Later on, I talk to Rod Morrow, co-host of the podcast The Black Guy Who Tips, as we go over this past Black History Month -- Kobe, Snoop, Gayle, Dwyane and his kid, etc. We also talk how we go through each day trying not to think about the fact that we're all fucked. As for music, I play tunes by GZA featuring Inspectah Deck, Brent Faiyaz and Hello Yello. You can donate to the podcast here.
1:26:21
February 28, 2020
A Visit with My Man-Crush (w/ Omar)
Happy Valentine's Day, bitches! On this episode, I go off on Snoop vs. Gayle, the Coronavirus, the Democrats, the Oscars and how the hell you should spend this V-Day. Then, I talk to legendary British sensation Omar via Skype about his new greatest-hits collection The Anthology, his longevity in the business and how it feels to be my personal man-crush. As for music, I play tunes from -- Omar, of course! You can donate to the podcast here.
1:27:45
February 14, 2020
Bonus: The Oscars (w/ Sean Burns)
Here's a little something special for all the Crizzleheads out there. On this bonus ep, I Skype it up with film critic/returning champion Sean Burns, as we talk about what the hell happened at the Oscars last night. Sean's jaws get tight over SNLers and the way they presented the craft categories -- that is, when he's not trying to figure out why Eminem was there. We both agree that all the Parasite wins were well-deserved. BTW, despite what Sean says, I was not asleep before we recorded this. I was just tired and sober, so my heart wasn't really in this one. (Go here if you want to read Sean's Oscar recap.) If you want to donate to the podcast, go here.
40:13
February 10, 2020
Uncle Crizzle's Sports Talk (w/ Joel Blank)
On this week's show, I pretend I have a sports-radio show. At the top of the show, I talk about the sudden loss of Kobe Bryant, what does Pastor Troy have against gay couples who eat at Applebee's and the new practice of masturbating with banana peels. Later on, I talk to Joel Blank (who actually has a sports-radio show) about Kobe, the Astros, the general shittiness of contemporary sports journalism and how he's gonna spend this Super Bowl Sunday.  As for music, I play tunes by Robert Glasper, Mac Miller and Alice in Chains. If you want to donate to this show, go here.
1:27:47
January 31, 2020
Trump, the Oscars and Edibles (w/ Brandon Collins)
Where do we begin with this one? First, I start things off by rambling about the Trump impeachment, the Astros scandal, Odell Beckham, Jr., Meghan Markle and how white people just don't know what to do with black people. Later, I call up Brandon Collins, comedian and host of one of my favorite podcasts, Medium Popcorn, and we discuss how the Oscars is still on that bullshit, what Trump has done to American politics and why people should really know more about properly consuming edibles. As for music, I play tunes by The Notorious B.I.G., Lionel Richie and The Buddy Rich Big Band featuring Neil Peart. Donate to the podcast here. 
1:18:57
January 17, 2020
No New A**holes in 2020 (w/Joshua Starnes)
I start off the New Year on a very melancholic note. I basically begin things by rambling about how things continue to be not going well for me (this was brought on by having to dip into my rent money to get a replacement iPhone) and urging people to stop being dicks in social media and in real life. Later on, I talk to old friend (and fellow Houston Film Critics Society member) Joshua Starnes about the year in movies. As for music, I play tunes by Citizen Cope, Adrian Younge featuring Gallant and David Bowie. This episode is sponsored by WoodRocket.com. Donate to the podcast here.
1:55:01
January 3, 2020
Investigative Journalism... and Timbs (w/ Vernal Coleman)
Well, what do we have here? I start things off talking about the impending, Trump impeachment trial, white girls getting kidnapped (and black girls who aren't) and why the hell you're even dealing with the new Star Wars and Cats movies. Later, I talk to Vernal Coleman, investigative reporter for the Boston Globe, as we have a lengthy discussion about the state of investigative journalism -- that somehow slips into a conversation about Timberlands near the end. Happy Holidays! As for music, I play tunes by Harry Styles, KAYTRANADA featuring Durand Bernarr and Jack Herrera.
1:41:54
December 21, 2019
BTS Fans Are the Best/More Scorsese Bulls**t (w/ Oz Longworth, Jr.)
As always, I went off the deep end on this one. First, I give a hearty shout-out to BTS fans for not dragging a brotha. Then, I go off on world leaders talking shit about Trump, Kamala Harris dropping out of the presidential race, Joe Biden being an old white guy and why R. Kelly will forever be ain't shit. Then, I really go off when I talk to Oz Longworth, Jr., writer and co-host of the Opinions While Black podcast. We spend an unhealthy amount of time debating about whether Martin Scorsese was right or wrong to call Marvel "not cinema." Things get intense (at least, on my end), but we cool things down near the end. Believe it or not, I was unfortunately sober during this whole thing. As for music, I play tunes by LL Cool J, Xavier Omar & Sango and Ray J. This episode is sponsored by WoodRocket.com.
1:57:05
December 6, 2019
S**t, I Forgot to Ask About Popeyes (w/ Eric Sandler)
I kinda dropped the ball on this episode. First, I rant about the impeachment mess, Roger Stone, Colin Kaepernick & the NFL and Julia Roberts almost getting the role of Harriet Tubman. Later, I talk to CultureMap Houston food writer/critic (and cubicle neighbor) Eric Sandler about many things -- his humble beginnings, foodie elitism, why Jewish people aren't that good at chili cookoffs. Unfortunately, the one thing we don't talk about is the Popeyes chicken sandwich. Sorry about that. As for music, I play music by Drake featuring James Fauntleroy, Alex Isley & Jack Dine and Rahsaan Patterson.
1:26:30
November 22, 2019
I Need to Drink: A Trip Down Memory Lane/Therapy Session (w/ Ethan Klein)
Yeah, this one is lengthy, I start things off by getting into why Popeyes' chicken sandwich isn't gonna save you,  why T.I. needs to stay out of his daughter's business and why people keep fucking up over at Disney World. Later on, I talk to DJ (and psychotherapist) Ethan Klein as we reminisce about Houston's nightlife scene back in the day. But, really, I bring him in for an impromptu therapy session. (Hey, a brotha needs help any way he can get it!) As for music, I play tunes from Zack Fox & Kenny Beats, Anna Wise featuring Jon Bap and Robert Palmer.  This episode is sponsored by WoodRocket.com.
2:05:00
November 8, 2019
Amazon Women, Latin Rappers & Menudo (w/ Camilo Hannibal Smith)
Yeah, this was an enjoyably odd one. I start off things ranting about old-ass filmmakers vs. the Marvel CInematic Universe, CVS drones dropping medication on unsuspecting old people and an '80s yacht-rock legend selling fake World Series tickets to cops. Later on, I talk to freelance journalist (and "street culture whisperer") Camilo Hannibal Smith about the freelancing game and writing about hip-hop in Houston. We also get into Shea Serrano getting Film Twitter angry, tacky comedies from the '80s and whether or not Menudo had a Saturday-morning cartoon show. As for music, I play tunes by Anderson .Paak featuring Andre 3000, Hello Yello and Moonchild.  This episode is sponsored by WoodRocket.com. 
1:43:01
October 25, 2019
Yeah, I'm Thinking I'm Back (w/Sean Burns)
Well, I think I'm back. I have returned to the podcast airwaves with this let's-see-how-things-go episode. I start off rambling about Giuliani's aides getting arrested, all the Trump bullshit, Matt Lauer raping colleagues and Joshua Brown. My guest is old friend and returning champion Sean Burns, and we basically go off on MCU stans hating on Scorsese, Joker, the upcoming Oscar season and just getting old.  As for music, I play tunes by Bobby Caldwell, Mac Ayres and Little Brother. This episode is sponsored by WoodRocket.com.
1:36:11
October 11, 2019
The Sour Hour, February 27, 2019 (Sean Burns)
Well, folks, I gotta go. This week's episode is the final one (for now). I start off explaining my reasons for shutting it down, as I muster up the strength to talk about Michael Cohen, Hotep Twitter going off about Billy Porter and other things. Later, I talk to my boy Sean Burns about the Oscars, why comic-book fans have to screw everything up and why this show would have him on the floor laughing.  As for music, I play tunes from Jamiroquai, Eric Bellinger and Maverick Sabre featuring Chronixx.
57:27
February 28, 2019
The Sour Hour, February 20, 2019 (Geoff Edgers)
I was (fill in negative emotion here) during this one. On this edition, I begin by going off on how trash-ass this Black History Month has been, with all the clothing corporations being stupid, Jussie Smollett setting both black and gay people back and being reminded that John Wayne was an old-ass racist. Later, I talk to journalist/author Geoff Edgers about his new book WALK THIS WAY: RUN-DMC, AEROSMITH AND THE SONG THAT CHANGED AMERICAN MUSIC FOREVER. We also discuss the sad state of newspapers and whether or not we actually met in person. As for music, I play tunes from Run-DMC, Aerosmith and The Kinks. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
56:50
February 21, 2019
The Sour Hour, February 13, 2019 (Lloyd Kaufman)
Well, this one was crazy. I started things off talking about the craziness I've dealt with this past week (hanging out at a sketchy, understaffed Red Roof Inn and almost going to war with someone over a yoga mat, etc.). Later, I play a very crazy, pre-recorded interview with famed B-movie filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman, where we discuss his Troma empire, his latest work and why you should really never call his work schlock. As for music, I play tunes from The Doobie Brothers, Nicolay & Kay featuring Stokley Williams and Alice Russell. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen
56:32
February 14, 2019
The Sour Hour, February 6, 2019 (No Guest)
Yeah, here's another one I'm not that proud of. My guest backed out at the last minute and I spent most of this show going off about my current homeless situation (yeah, I'm homeless again!), Nancy Pelosi's savage ass, blackface, Liam Neeson, J. Lo doing Motown at the Grammys and other stuff. I also played music from D'Angelo, Her Songs, Eric Roberson, Backstreet Boys, Khrauangbin and The PLAYlist featuring Glenn Lewis. (In case you're wondering, every time a guest backs out, I post a photo of Gianna Michaels as the main image.)  The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
54:51
February 11, 2019
The Sour Hour, January 30, 2019 (DJ Soul One)
This is the episode where I just needed a friend. Returning champion DJ Soul One returns to the guest seat, as we chop it up about James Ingram's legacy and he tries to convince me that I've accomplished a lot with my show, even though I'm currently broke and homeless in my hometown. Before that, I rant about Roger Stone, Terry Crews, Gina Rodriguez and why I think KFC is trying to kill you. As for music, I play tunes from Spymob, Paul McCartney & Wings and Reggie Watts. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
57:41
February 4, 2019
The Sour Hour, January 23, 2019 (Kadrae G. Armstrong)
Yeah, this one was a straight-up mess.  After a week of trying to get locals to appear on the show, I finally got musician Kadrae G. Armstrong to come down and talk about his love of Prince, breakdancing movies and why he has a serious grudge of R. Kelly. Speaking of R., I bring up why famous Black women feel the need to talk about him in the opening rant, along with the Covington Catholic fracas, the Oscar nominations, the Bryan Singer scandal and why I love eating cheesecakes at the House of Pies. Due to technical difficulties, I couldn't play any tunes this week. (There were other glitches going on in the studio that I kept off the mic.) But I do play a couple of tunes by guest. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
1:00:02
January 24, 2019
The Sour Hour, January 16, 2019 (Liz Spikol)
This episode was done in a sober fashion (although I did have three cups of coffee beforehand).  I open up the show going off on Trump and the shutdown, that ridiculous fast-food feast he had, stars distancing themselves from R. Kelly and a recent run-in I had with gold grill-wearing dude outside of a gas station. Later on, I call up Liz Spikol, a former colleague from my Philadelphia Weekly days, about the old days and how to properly report on mental health in print, especially when the people writing on it have mental issues of their own. (I did a piece on depression not too long ago: https://medium.com/@unclecrizzle/i-am-black-i-am-depressed-here-is-my-story-b03cfc223a78.) As for music, I play music by Craig David and KAYTRANADA, Dan the Automator featuring Mike Patton, Jennifer Charles & Kid Koala and Missy Elliott featuring Lil' Kim and Mocha. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.com/listen.
1:00:21
January 17, 2019
The Sour Hour, January 9, 2019 (Matt Zoller Seitz)
I gotta admit, this isn't one of my best ones. I start off by yammering at length about Trump, R. Kelly and the Golden Globes (along with making an error about GREEN BOOK that I'm still kicking myself over). Later on, I play a pre-recorded interview featuring a groggy, disoriented me and Matt Zoller Seitz, film/TV critic and co-author of the newly released book THE SOPRANOS SESSIONS. Of course, we talk about the legacy of that TV show and why even he thought people were going overboard on the hyperbole during its original run. As for music, I play tunes by David Bowie featuring Al B. Sure, Gallant featuring Jhene Aiko and Banks. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
58:32
January 10, 2019
The Sour Hour, January 2, 2019 (Joshua Starnes)
Let's start the New Year off right! On the first episode of 2019, I just go into things that we absolutely don't need this year, and that includes white people calling on black people because they have too many coupons, people talking about spilling the tea and black dudes making videos in their car. Later on, I talk to returning champion Joshua Starnes, film critic and head of the Houston Film Critics Society, about the society's upcoming movie awards and why it seems he watches more films than anyone on Earth. As for music, I play stuff from Vince Staples, Tyler, the Creator featuring Jerry Paper and Radiant Children. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
1:00:57
January 3, 2019
The Sour Hour, December 19, 2018 (Cyra the Artist)
I ramble my way through talking about Trump Tower Russia, Cardi B curving Offset live on stage, the Jacquees-Keith Sweat showdown and a horrible #BankingWhileBlack story. Then, I talk to New York-born, Houston-based art person Cyra the Artist, who brought a certain food item to the studio that we bickered about (and consumed) a lot. This week's music comes from Daley, Tone Stith and H.E.R. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
59:35
December 20, 2018
The Sour Hour, December 12, 2018 (Joe Bob Briggs)
On this week's ep, I start off talking about Kevin Hart and the Oscars, Kodak Black and Ebro, the bad luck of Trump's mistresses and who the hell is Jacquees and why he's calling himself the king of R & B. Later on, I play a pre-recorded interview I did with famed drive-in critic Joe Bob Briggs. I talk to him about his history of reviewing exploitation films and his rep as a professionally un-P.C. guy. I also let him know me and my late mom used to bond over his old Movie Channel show. As for music, I play tunes by RJD2 featuring Kenna and Nicolay, Christina Aguilera and Daniel Boone. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
58:00
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, December 5, 2018 (Karina Nistal)
Well, this ep was a ray of sunshine. First off, I go off on George H. W. Bush's passing, Cardi B & Offset breaking up, Tekashi 6ix9ine's legal troubles and why I'm glad I'm not on cocaine. Later on, I talk to vocalist, old friend and overwhelmingly upbeat person Karina Nistal, as she discusses her latest album, her run-ins with Viola Davis & LL Cool J and why I should be more positive. (Yeah, that's probably not gonna happen.) As for music, I play songs by The Hue, Anderson .Paak and Joe B featuring Karina Nistal.
58:37
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, November 28, 2018 (Michael Sicinski)
As fun as this was, I'm getting bad at interviewing. First off, I rant about Dwight Howard, Paul Manafort, why gender-reveal parties are the worst and why Houston is one of the most sinful cities in America. Later, I talk to film critic and scholar Michael Sicinski, and we spent most of our convo not talking about what's going on in movies, but music videos. (You just had to be there.) As for tunes, I play some LL Cool J, Prince and the Revolution and The White Stripes. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
1:00:08
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, November 21, 2018 (Jacquelyn Battise)
Yeah, this episode didn't go well. This harried, hastily-put-together edition had me first talking to Jacquelyn Battise, host of KPFT's Native-American program People of Earth, about the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Later in the show, I was going to talk on the phone to a friend of mine who was doing some last-minute, Turkey Day shopping. But that muhfucka flaked on me -- hard. So, I just scrambled around, rambled about shit and played some more tunes. As for music, I play tunes from Rag 'n Bone Man featuring Jorja Smith, Hello Yello, Post Malone, Raheem DeVaughn featuring Roxy Reynolds, Ayanis and Sampha. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
58:57
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, November 7, 2018 (Richard Herskowitz)
Alright, this one is definitely not as miserable as last week's show. I open up the show with nothing but midterms talk. I also divulge something that happened to me regarding a kid wearing Puma slides outside a Walgreens. Later on, I talk to Richard Herskowitz, artistic director for the Houston Cinema Arts Festival (https://www.cinemahtx.org), about the upcoming festival and all the great memories he's had now that's he moving on to greener pastures. As for music, I play tunes from TV on the Radio, Sy Smith and D'Angelo featuring the late, great Roy Hargrove. The Sour Hour airs on Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
58:58
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour Extra: The Bodied Interview
A couple of weeks ago, filmmaker/music-video filmmaker Joseph Kahn came to Houston to talk to press about his new movie, Bodied, which hits theaters today. (It'll be on YouTube Premium at the end of the month.) He also brought along stars Jackie Long (Real Husbands of Hollywood) and Calum Worthy (American Vandal). I got a few minutes with them to talk about the movie, Kahn's experiences directing videos for rappers, whether or not white people can actually rap and -- for all the Film Twitter nerds out there -- Kahn's opinion of Armond White's glowing review for his first, critically-panned movie, Torque. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
11:21
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour Extra: The Nell Scovell Interview
Here's a phone convo I recently had with longtime Facebook friend and TV-writer extraordinaire Nell Scovell. Since she'll be in town this weekend for the Ann & Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival (https://www.erjcchouston.org/arts/jewish-book-arts-festival/), we talk about her memoir Just the Funny Parts: ... And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys' Club. We also discuss her years at Harvard, her time writing for Spy Magazine, how she got into the TV-writing game and how things have changed since then -- if at all. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
26:32
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, October 31, 2018 (Simon Abrams)
Yeah, this one ain't gonna be funny. First, I talk about Trump being worthless, all the damn shootings, the migrant caravan and the blackface debate. Then, I just go into the horrible few days I've had, thanks to a really bad cold and several, racist hipsters. Since I recorded this on Halloween night, I later play a pre-recorded interview with film critic/good friend Simon Abrams, where I picked his brain about the state of horror cinema and what are the best horror movies to watch during this time of year. As for music, I play tunes from the late, great Wah-Wah Watson and the still-alive Raphael Saadiq. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
1:00:26
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, October 17, 2018 (Jenny Glamazon)
I start off this week's ep with an update on my homeless situation. Then, I plow through talking about Kanye at the White House, Chris Brown and Drake bonding, Pusha T and Trump vs. Stormy Daniels. Later, I talk to Houston-based Instagram model Jenny Glamazon about what it's like being a curvy gal in a usually skinny game. As for music, I play new tunes from Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Mac Ayres and Ariana Grande. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
58:35
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, October 10, 2018 (J. Prince)
This has been quite a week. On this week's ep, I basically start off the show by talking about my official homelessness and how I've been holding up, now that I've been crashing in my car. I also plow through Kavanaugh, Trump, Taylor Swift and Bill Cosby. Then, we go to a pre-recorded interview I did with J. Prince, the man behind Rap-A-Lot Records, Drake's career and a new memoir, The Art & Science of Respect, outside the Breakfast Klub. As for music, I play Bun B featuring Z-Ro, Jeezy and Jay-Z, Devin the Dude and Drake. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
59:09
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, October 3, 2018 (Lance Scott Walker)
On this week's ep, I once again start things off by ranting about Kavanaugh and all the dumb-ass things he did in his youth. I also go in on Trump, Kanye, Katt Williams and that damn Houston sex brothel. Later on, I FaceTime author/music journalist Lance Scott Walker and we discuss the newest, expanded edition of his 2013 book, Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou City Hip-Hop. As for music, I play tunes from Mike Jones featuring Slim Thug and Paul Wall, The Convicts and D. Rose & DJ Cozmos featuring D. Randle. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
59:47
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, September 26, 2018 (Ken Tucker)
I flew by the seat of my ass on this one. First up, I go off on Brent Kavanaugh and all the Bret Easton Ellis-y things he did back in his youth. Then, I implore all women to get together and hatch a plan to put a hurtin' on powerful men who are just screwing everything up. Later on, I speak with Yahoo TV critic about the fall TV season and how it's impossible to watch everything that's out there. As for music, I play tunes from Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller, Telepopmusik featuring Angela McCluskey and Jeremy Jordan. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
59:32
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, September 19, 2018 (Josh Shaffer)
On this week's ep, I open the show going off on Brett Kavanaugh, Trump and his penis, the Emmys, Katt Williams and why fast-food chains are shady as hell when stuff like National Cheeseburger Day comes around. Later on, I talk to journalist Josh Shaffer, an old colleague of mine from my North Carolina newspaper days. about what's going on in the Carolinas now in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. As for music, I play tunes from the Hall of Justus featuring Little Brother and Carlitta Durand, Sarah Kaboom and Darien Brockington. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
58:49
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, September 12, 2018 (Jay Wehnert)
Well, this one was somber. I start off the show recapping my experience speaking at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. Then, I rant about Nicki & Cardi throwing shoes, Serena going off on that umpire, Les Moonves and that Dallas cop who wandered into a dude's house and shot him. Later, I talk to Jay Wehnert, art collector, expert and author of the new book, Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Stars, about the unsung artists he often stumbles upon. As for music, I play tunes from Mac Miller (RIP), Leon Thomas III and Ani DiFranco. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
58:17
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, September 5, 2018 (John Guess/Chris Poldoian)
Don't ever say I can't bring people together. On this ep, I talk to John Guess, CEO of the Houston Museum of African-American Culture and Chris Poldoian, wine director at Camerata at Paulie's. They discuss the admirable, inspirational efforts they've been doing in the community, as well as the fun times they've each had abroad. Keep in mind, we talk about all of this while sipping on German wine. As for the opening rant, I go off on white dudes burning their Nikes because of Colin Kaepernick, the John McCain & Aretha Franklin funerals, the shaming of Geoffrey Owens and how Houston is a dangerous place to drive. This week's musical selections come from H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller, Joel Culpepper and the King of R & B himself, BOBBY BROWN!!!! The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
57:42
December 18, 2018
The Sour Hour, August 29, 2018 (The Hue)
For some reason, this one left me very depressed. Maybe it's because I began the show (after briefly playing some Al Green to hype myself up) ranting about awful people (Asia Argento, Louis C.K., the dude in Memphis who had sex with that corpse) and awful things (the increase in STDs, the time I was recently an unwitting accomplice to a gas-station robbery). Or maybe it's because my guests are fun-loving, local hip-hop trio The Hue, and how they had a camaraderie and charisma on the mic that sadly alludes me. Or maybe it's because I kept getting feedbacks off the mics and the whole thing sounds like a gotdamn amateur hour. Oh whatever -- enjoy the show. As for music, I play tunes from Jack Freeman, The Suffers featuring Lyle Divinsky and H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District) featuring Michelle Thibeaux. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
1:00:42
December 17, 2018
The Sour Hour, August 22, 2018 (Ben Dickey/Ethan Hawke/Alyssa Herren)
Yeah, this episode is packed. I once again deviate from my routine of opening with a rant (although I do give a shout-out to the late, great Queen of Soul) and have a talk with author/blogger/positive person Alyssa Herren, in the hopes of getting some damn enlightenment in my life. Later on, I play a pre-recorded interview with actor/writer/director Ethan Hawke and actor/musician Ben Dickey, who discuss their new movie Blaze. (II also wrote about it: http://houston.culturemap.com/news/entertainment/08-20-18-ethan-hawke-blaze-houston-landmark-river-oaks-ben-dickey.) As for music, I play tunes from Aretha Franklin (of course!), Robert Glasper featuring Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco & Luke James and Charlie Sexton. And Jeff Bradshaw and Raheem DeVaughn help me out with this week's "Sarah Serenade." (Yes, it has a name now!) The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
1:01:33
December 17, 2018
The Sour Hour, August 8, 2018 (Iram Seven/Sayra Vallejo)
Yeah, this was one of those nights. A tense run-in with the hosts of the program that's on before mine led to me being a bit off my game during this episode. I try my best to not only rant about Alex Jones, Trump vs. Lebron, Melania coming in with the shade and Houston homeless people at the top of the show, but have a proper, long-overdue talk with this week's guests, local artists Iram Seven and Sayra Vallejo. Thank God I brought some Lay's potato chips for them to snack on. As for music, I play tunes from Robyn, Travis Scott featuring The Weeknd and NAO. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
58:44
December 17, 2018
The Sour Hour, August 1, 2018 (Oz Longworth, Jr./Damien Randle)
On this week's show, a welcome champion returns. Oz Longworth, Jr. comes back for a second time, and he brings along self-proclaimed "washed-up rapper" Damien Randle. They're both the hosts of the new podcast, Opinions While Black, and we discuss that podcast along with other things that are pissing all of us off. At the top of the show, I rant about some interesting things that happened to me this past week, along with some brand-new bullshit in the news. As for music, I play tunes from Leon Bridges, SMSHNG HRTS and Khalid & H.E.R. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
1:01:32
December 17, 2018
The Sour Hour, July 25, 2018 (Cristina Urquieta)
Well, I'm back. After two weeks of dealing with things (some of which I explain at the top of the show), I return to do another episode. I start off ranting about Trump (as always), the war on libraries, R. Kelly and that time a trans woman accosted me at a Shell station. Later, I talk to Cristina Urquieta, lead singer of the Houston-based, reggae/ska band Metanoia, about how they got together, their sound and why bands never have T-shirts for fat dudes. As for music, I play The Pointer Sisters, Christon Gray, Musiq Soulchild and, of course, Metanoia. And 2Pac also pops up near the end. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen
59:11
December 17, 2018
The Sour Hour, July 4, 2018 (Adrienne Johnson Martin/Will Shropshire)
Since Independence Day was a crazy-ass day in Houston, here's an episode of The Sour Hour that's equally insane. Instead of ranting at the top of the show, I have a discussion with Will Shropshire, a guy I met a half-hour before at my favorite bar, about America, race and why we can't seem to get anything right. Later on, me and Will talk with journalist/editor Adrienne Johnson Martin (aka one of my old bosses) about the state of contemporary journalism and how dangerous and deadly it's gotten. As for music, I play patriotic tunes from Prince and the Revolution, Logic featuring Chuck D, Black Thought, Big Lenbo and No I.D. and The Crossrhodes featuring Raquel Ra Brown. And stick around for the end when me and Will's girlfriend Nikki sing along to a popular track from the '90s! The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen
1:00:52
December 17, 2018
The Sour Hour, June 20, 2018 (Steve Haruch)
In this episode, I did what I could to pay tribute to a great man. I talk about my experiences with Jim Ridley, the late critic and editor of Nashville Scene, whose film writing has been compiled in a new book, People Only Die of Love in Movies (https://www.amazon.com/People-Only-Die-Love-Movies/dp/0826522068). Writer Steve Haruch, who also edited the book, joins me in saluting Ridley and his work. I also play music from Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen and Run-DMC (all Ridley faves). As for my opening rant, I go off on Trump and all the Mexican families he's destroyed, XXXTentacion's sudden passing, the new Jay-Z/Beyonce album and an unfortunate incident I had at an art gallery owned by a guy in clown makeup. I get so tired and frustrated near the end, I need to play some Casanova to get some aggression out. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
1:01:52
December 17, 2018
The Sour Hour, June 13, 2018 (Chris Nashawaty)
I'm just gonna come out and say it -- I talk about suicide. The events of the past week made me go on a long, introspective rant at the top of this week's ep. So, I'm just letting you know now not a lot of it is gonna be funny. But, don't worry -- later on in the show, I talk about comedy with Entertainment Weekly film critic Chris Nashawaty, who has recently written a new book, CADDYSHACK: THE MAKING OF A HOLLYWOOD CINDERELLA STORY. And since we discuss CADDYSHACK, I play some tunes by Mr. Soundtrack himself, Kenny Loggins! The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
59:30
December 17, 2018
The Sour Hour, May 30, 2018 (Sarah Cooke/Alex Wukman)
This one was a minor success. My guests for this week's ep are Cardi B-loving journalist/Free Press Houston founder Alex Wukman and his lovely, Smartfood-eating wife, geophysicist Sarah Cooke. I basically interrogated them about their marriage, what they find attractive in each other, the state of journalism and why music videos are a dying artform. At the top of the show, I rant about the Rockets, Roseanne, Drake & Pusha T and that Russian journalist coming back from the dead. I also tell a random story about the time I caught my cousin getting freaky-sneaky in my grandmother's car. As for the music, I play tunes from Pusha T, BJ the Chicago Kid and Ned Doheny. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
58:39
December 17, 2018
The Sour Hour, May 23, 2018 (Dirty & Nasty)
This one was quite rowdy. I started the show off by going off on the Royal Wedding, the NFL, cops, Stormy Daniels and why I need Preparation H medicated wipes these days. Later on, I talk to Houston hip-hop group Dirty & Nasty. Actually, I talk to Nasty for most of the show -- Dirty was late and didn't show up until the last 10 minutes. Anyway, we talk about their latest album Knowledge Is Queen, and I also talk to Nasty on how to properly embarrass his preteen daughter. BTW, I play music from The Hue, Chris Dave and the Drumheadz (featuring Anna Wise and SiR) and -- wait for it! -- Dirty & Nasty! The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen
59:10
December 17, 2018
The Sour Hour, May 16, 2018 (Flash Gordon Parks)
It's another music-less episode. I once again was greeted with a malfunctioning euro deck, which means I couldn't play any music or any bit of audio during this week's episode. I did manage to fill up time ranting about all these white folks calling the cops on non-threatening black people, the Cardi B-Azealia Banks beef and how uncomfortable the new movie Book Club made me. After that, I talk to local DJ Flash Gordon Parks about his new podcast (http://mixcloud.com/flashgordonparks), how he gets so many gigs around Houston and why he won't play Beyonce for someone with $100. The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.com/listen.
56:55
December 17, 2018
The Sour Hour, June 6, 2018 (Patricia Blackwell/Tracey Meyer)
I gotta learn to stop flying off the handle when a mess-up happens in the studio. A brief snafu happens on this week's ep when I bring local artists Tracey Meyer and Patricia Blackwell to the mic. After that brief descent into chaos, I eventually talk to them about their respective artwork and how it is being women in the art world. As for my opening rant, I go off on Trump (of course!), XXXTentacion, J Prince for scaring everybody, STAR WARS fans and people who have spontaneous sex. On the music side, I play tunes from The Internet, Skeleton Woman and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons (a guest request). The Sour Hour airs Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. You can listen live at http://kpft.org/listen
58:36
December 17, 2018
The Sour Hour, November 14, 2018 (Amy Lynch Kolflat)
It's one zebralicious episode. First off, I talk about Stan Lee, Trump getting testy, the Lamar High School shooting and how I would like Karina Longworth to accept my apology. Later on, I speak to Amy Lynch Kolflat, a local real-estate dealer known for her love of anything zebra-print (yes, even Little Debbie Zebra Cakes). We talk about how she serves as a realtor, art-car enthusiast and, even, a therapist on occasion. As for music, I play music from Jill Scott (of course!), Pink Sweat$ and Avery Wilson. The Sour Hour airs on Wednesday nights, 9/8c, on KPFT HD2. Listen live at http://kpft.org/listen.
58:31
December 15, 2018