Vernon is back from his tour in Berlin and therefore the dynamical duo is BACK! For all of you who missed Vernon on the last episode this episode is back to regular. This episode features...
- Vernon's beef with America's radio sweetheart Jesse Thorn.
- President Barack Obama squashing his beef with Osama Bin Laden... literally.
- Vernon pitches his new religion, POI, to Producer Alex's bemusement.
- Vernon has insider knowledge to the reign of NYC drug kingpin Nicky Barnes.
- Vernon makes it clear he's not voting for Newt Gingrich. Surprised?
- Kamau sends Vernon a surprising E-mail. You'll just have to guess what it is.
- And finally Urban Dance Squad gets some much overdue love from FNGTAC!
On this episode Vernon & me finally have our long awaited Obama conversation. It happened minutes after Obama's second State of The Union Address and there was much to discuss: Obama & technology, Obama and Michelle, Obama and his new theme music, Obama and Black people, Obama and crazy white people, Obama Now vs. Obama Then. Yup, it's Obama on and on until the break of dawn. (Say that last sentence out loud. It sounds really cool.) And on this episode, Vernon & me also have some special guests in the form of several other of America's "first Black presidents."
This episode is a SUPA-SIZED episode all about FIIIIIIISHBONE!!! (That's how you have to say it. You'll hear me demonstrate it several times over the course of this podcast.)
This is an EPIC episode for FNGTAC. I don't know when we'll do another one like this. It took weeeeeeeeeeeeeks and without our new producer Alex Thornton, it wouldn't have happened at ALLLLLLLLLLL.
We probably put too much in here, but I had no idea when - if ever - I would get a chance to be a part of something like this again. So if it overwhelms you, listen to it in parts. It's overstuffed, eager, at times repetitive, but I believe it's worth it. It was definitely made with love.
It features some thoughts on the band from us, from their fans, from Chris Metzler - co-director of the new documentary on the band called Everyday Sunshine, excerpts of the film itself, and finally you'll hear the band themsleves, founding members, Norwood Fisher and Angelo Moore.
If you are a fan of Fishbone, I know you'll dig this episode. If you do know them, but aren't a fan, I have a feeling you may change your mind. And finally if you aren't familiar with them, sit down, press play, and enjoy.