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It's “That Guy… Who Was in That Thing” meets “The Nerdist Podcast” but with people even less well known! Sure it's fun to interview the crazy famous and ask them about the difficult years, but that's been done and they won't return our calls. Memories are plastic - we're getting the real dirt from people still crawling through it. Laura Scruggs is the playwright and Jake Scruggs is the technical guy who listens to a lot of “This American Life” and thinks that qualifies him to interview people.

Jul 7, 2014

Guest: Captain Ambivalent 

Albums:  “Fear the Accordion” and “Pirate Ninja Zombie”

 

15:45 - Isn’t it romantic?  Bryn and Nilsa auditioned for the same print job at the same time

17:55 - The Laura Report:  come see her show she co-wrote with Pat Welsh:  “Meet Me on the Ceiling” in a workshop production at “The Art Meets Science at the Theater Festival” at Chicago Dramatists on July 11th, 12th and 13th

18:50 - Prince Rupert’s Drop

22:15 - Origin of “Captain Ambivalent”

25:27 - “Precious” a song about “Lord of the Rings”’s Gollum in the style of country 

30:15 - Almost all of Captain Ambivalent’s music is up on SoundClound as free samples

38:55 - How Captain Ambivalent’s costume & persona came about

43:55 - Video of Cafe Vivaldi performance in New York City

46:45 - Discussion of Capt. A’s song “Everything

49:34 - “If I Were A Pirate Ninja Zombie” & how it is possibly the most romantic song Capt. A. has ever written

52:50 - Constructive feedback from worst performance Capt. A. ever had - a Sat. night at a pizza joint, at an intermission for a jug band performance.

1:05:55 - Capt. A’s performance at Neo Futurist benefit at Metro - Special Guest and Neo Futurists

1:06:55 - “Pizza Girl” and Dungeons & Dragons

1:11:05 - Torturing Barbies and Capt. A.’s song about it

1:12:32 - Capt. A. plays “Everything” Live in studio

1:16:04 - “Crazy Picasso-Eyed Lady

1:17:02 - Exploration of “Run, Will Robinson, Run

1:18:47 - “Ray is not the Name of the Accordion” animation in the video by Capt. A.!

1:21:21 - Origin of the song - “Irv!” - about the inventor of dental floss

 

Outro Music: "Everything's Coming Up Roses"

Performed By: Klea Blackhurst