The world survived the Mayan Apocalypse and the holidays are here; the Crew is together for the last time in 2012 and really feeling the cheer and in the mood to celebrate Christmas; we could only think of one special star to come in and top our tree, in the tradition of television Christmas specials – the amazing, sexy crooner, the front man of the Grammy-nominated The Bus Boys, Brian O’Neal is in the studio; he brings his velvet voice, and his firy guitar to converse, to flirt with Double D and to sing some wonderful traditional carols in his own, funky style; it really is a party in your iPod in this special episode, complete with Screech from Saved by the Bell, Monty Python and Chewbacca; there’s wonderful stories of Brian’s and the Crew’s Christmases past, sweet reflections and…dirty jokes; there’s also the new single from Brian and The Bus Boys, Citys on Fire and a “fight” between Nic and Mike that you just can’t miss!…Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a cool Kwanza!
Grammy nominee Brian O’Neal, the founder and lead singer of The Bus Boys – one of the greatest rock/soul/funk bands ever – swaggers into the studio, guitar (and Jack Daniels!) in hand to talk about his hot new single, “Citys on Fire,” that was just released yesterday and will literally rock your world; he talks about being in 48 Hrs., touring with Eddie Murphy and shares some surprisingly erudite (inside joke!) secrets about art, artistry and making music; he opens his mind and his big heart, too, as talks about loss and grief, further making Langdon and the Crew fall in honest love with him; there’s more laughs, more flirting and more incredible music in this episode than can be safely packed into one show, so put on your seat belts for this one, y’all!
One of Langdon’s very best friends in the world (who just happens to also be a fantastic writer and editor in the publishing industry – and a Ginja!) makes Langdon’s day by dropping by the studio on a visit from NYC; it’s a long overdue reunion and a laugh-filled episode as Patience Bloom unfurls like a red hot flower on the show; she writes one of the most personal and popular celebrity blogs, “Dish Upon a Star,” and shares her obsessions with us, including stalking Sally Field, Katie Holmes and even Langdon himself; she tells a bunch of secrets about Langdon from their NYC days, including exactly how many drinks it takes for Langdon to drop trow; her husband Sam join in the fun, and you have to watch how jealous Langdon gets!
Harry Potter has nothing on the magical and mighty Lauren Potter, the amazing Emmy-nominated actress who plays spunky cheerleader Becky Jackson on (Langdon’s favorite TV show) Glee and she brings a ton of fun and laughter into the studio today; she talks openly about the hurt of being bullied and how painful “the ‘R’ word” is; with great aplomb and joy, though, she demonstrates how nothing is going to hold her back as she chases (and lives) her dreams; she also flirts a bit with Cory, and joins us in some live improv and lots of laughs; “Julian Assange” crashes the party along with an unmedicated “Mrs. Doubtfire” and Mr. Bean; Langdon turns around and flirts with Lauren’s beautiful mother, Robin Sinkhorn and gangs up on Mike and Cory and just about every minority group conceivable in the most outrageously fun show; plus, there’s details on the upcoming listener party with The Pretty Good Podcast and the official X Games Prize Package!
Langdon is back, after an unexpected hiatus, and tells the story of Pop’s emergency surgery back in Florida; he’s jet lagged and not intoxicated, so he can barely tell the dramatic tale; the Crew is there is to back him up, though (and to make fun of him) and the conversation morphs into the origins of gin, new Olympic sports, and all the things that happened in the world while Langdon was stuck in a hospital waiting room; condolences to the Beastie Boys and congratulations to a special listener for his wedding; all this, plus a deep analysis of Puff the Magic Dragon (ha!) and more tomfoolery on today’s long awaited show! Very special thank yous to all the listeners who sent prayers and get well messages to Pop; both he and Langdon appreciate the love and support more than words can say.