Air-Raid is no more. Today I’m talking to podcaster Aaron Roden. For the past 5 years Aaron was the host of “Air-raid.” a super cool music interview show out of Seattle.
I know him because he’s in my facebook group “the Independent Podcast Alliance.” a group for people who do shows out of their kitchens and basements. he recently posted that he was stopping his show. I was bummed and asked him to come on the show and talk about his show. I know this has nothing to do with movies, but Aaron’s an interesting guy and this
In the past 5 or 6 years I’ve been doing this show, my life has changed and made it harder to spend as much time on it. So i’ve
thought about ending. There have been long stretches between episodes. Which was something i availed for years. But I still have more episodes in me before i pack it up and spend time with my daughter.
The Air-Raid podcast launched in the summer of 2010 after host, Aaron Roden, an avid podcast listener, had an epiphany—he likes to talk and he has some great friends with interesting stories. Why couldn’t he have his own podcast featuring his friends as guests? Originally intended as a something
Drinking in the Studiothat Aaron (Air) and wife, Mairead (Raid) would co-host, the format quickly changed when Mairead sat in front of the microphone and realized that dead air doesn’t make for good fake radio. She decided to switch her focus to behind-the-scenes work.
Air-Raid wasn’t Aaron and Mairead’s first joint venture. In 2008, the pair briefly contributed to a dueling music blog. The blog lived on MySpace as “Larry vs. Mary” and served as a medium for Aaron and Mairead to fight about music reviews. The blog was short-lived, but served as a necessary stepping stone to podcastery.
As Air-Raid gained momentum in its second year, Aaron augmented his guest pool with entertainers. The show morphed into a musician/comedian talk show, delving into life stories and journeys to the present. Guests range from comedians like Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Seinfeld) and Pete Holmes (Ugly Americans), to
Souse and Seussmusicians such as John Roderick (The Long Winters) and Eric Early (Blitzen Trapper). Despite the change in focus, Aaron still finds time to discuss vital podcasty things, like farts.
In the summer of 2011, Air-raid joined other Seattle podcasts on the Noizbeam Network, a product of Fisher Communications. After Noizbeam disbanded in early 2012, Air-raid joined the ranks of mynorthwest.com and KIRO radio, where it now resides.
On a special joint Proudly Resents/Projection Booth crossover, Mike White joins Adam to talk about Room Full of Spoons, a documentary from Rick Harper that chronicles the making and impact of Tommy Wiseau's magnum opus, The Room.
Tommy Wiseau made a movie so bad, there’s a 2 hour doc about it. And there are two 45 minute podcast about the doc.
On a special joint Proudly Resents/Projection Booth crossover, Mike White joins Adam to talk about Room Full of Spoons, a documentary from Rick Harper that chronicles the making and impact of Tommy Wiseau’s magnum opus, The Room.
This doc answers all the questions you can ever have about the movie “The Room.” Mike and I talk about the actual movie “The Room,” Tommy Wiseau and the doc itself.
Neil Breen’s (“Pass Thru”) second film is actually called “I Am Here….Now” (trailer below). It’s fantastic from the moment you notice the error in the title. In the title! This is a crazy movie. It opens with Jesu
not Jesus coming from outer space in a paper weight (yep) to stop corruption and literally lay with a prostitute. Also this movie has an environmental message. This is one of the crazier movies we’ve reviewed on this show. Judith Benezra (TV’s Chuck) and Adam Felber (Radio’s NPR) guest review and HATE this movie. I loved every second.
Watch the movie below.
Here’s the plot from the Neil Breen movie on IMDB –
“Disappointed by its creation, the almighty being that created Man arrives on Earth in a human form and interacts with various troubled, wicked and sinful people on his journey to Vegas.”
Film blogger and bad movie expert, Sherilyn Connelly, bashes the holiest of holy, “It’s a Wonderful Life. Here’s Sherilyn’s review of her own appearance:
“The Proudly Resents interview is up. If you listen closely, you can hear me waving my arms around as I extemporized like mad. I thought we were going to be talking more about the philosophy of Bad Movie Night and showing It’s a Wonderful Life, and I wasn’t expecting to have to come up with jokes on the spot about specific elements. Oh well. Still turned out okay.”
That’s pretty on the nose, but you should listen anyway!
Then a separate conversation with the owner of the Laemmle Theater chain in LA. They broke such films as “Swingers” and it was the first place to show “The Room” at midnight. But first, a bonus Chris Gore clip. Chris tells us how he gets dirty words past the censors on his G4 show, “Attack of the Show.”
Tommy Wiseau gives me an interview. The writer, director, star of the “Citizen Kane of Bad Films” talks about the musical version of his cult hit “The Room,” the violence is in all of us and what he really thinks of the “mainstream press.” Normally super secretive about his past, he also accidentally revealed he summered in Hawaii growing up.
Mostly he promoted his new webseries. Which is fine. It’s a funny interview. You can watch his show below. LINKS TO MORE “THE ROOM” STUFF :
Every “The Room” fan knows that one thing Tommy will not talk about his home country. He wants to keep that a mystery. Also mysterious? The man behind the unofficial prequel to “The Room” called “The Dingy Apartment.” Yes, “The Room” has fan fiction.
The webpage describes the prequel as: For all that The Room accomplishes, perhaps its most compelling achievement is the sprawling mythos it evokes. So many past events are alluded to but never revealed. Why didn’t the YMCA cash Johnny’s check? How did Denny get involved with Chris-R? Why won’t Peter go to the Bay To Breakers marathon this year?
Where did Johnny get his accent from? And does nobody have a last name? Continue reading ““The Room” Fan Fiction”→
Did Tommy Wiseau not direct “The Room?” Was it even directed? The script supervisor, Sandy Schklair has come forward claiming that Tommy had Sandy yell, “Action” and “Cut” and other director duties. But Tommy still thinks he directed the film.
As a fan of the movie and lure, I love this. This makes me love the movie more. The fact that the director could not be bothered to direct it so he had someone else to and still takes the “glory” is fantastic. It adds to Tommy’s persona.
I have put out a request to Sandy Schklair on Facebook. Hopefully he will get back to me and we can get an interview. Talk to us Sandy!
“The Room” is best of the bad, the movie that makes you feel warm inside is finally being reviewed. This is a must see and a must be heard. The hosts of the podcast, MIPtalk.com writer Noam Dromi and actor Brad Rowe join us in a sea of crap and crying. Plus Brad tells us which Hollywood tough guy broke his ribs in a scene. Find out! Tommy Wiseau is waiting!
Some brilliant folk came up with a “The Room” the video game. Play Johnny as he goes through the movie and buys a red dress for Lisa, chase Denny out of the bedroom and other exciting moments from the movie. Tommy Wiseau in 8 Bit!
The music transforms to video game background perfectly. This game is a must and free play for any fan.