[email protected]: Season 2, Episode 10, “Vadim’s New Roommate”

Grassroots with a sound system is already a bit of a noise maker.

HND@Grassroots: Season 2, Episode 10, Vadim's New Roommate
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Happy Thanksgiving! Between personal coffee drinking and attending Apple Store seminars where I was reminded to even be so lucky to be interviewing for a retail job, I forgot to finish the write-up for this podcast! We recorded this the day before Episode 9, a Sunday. And little did we realize, after nearly a year recording at Grassroots (and my having been there for the last few years), that they had live jazz on Sunday nights!

And it’s good—but loud. I mean, Grassroots with a sound system is already a bit of a noise maker. But live jazz band with drums, sax and horns? It’s like trying to talk over the dull monotone droning that Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz consider acceptable numbers.

So, Keith, myself and Special Guest Odie Henderson packed up and made the cold, harsh trip over to the Holiday Cocktail Lounge for $4 drinks. We were three of seven people in the bar, and our topics ranged from Odie’s viewings of Slumdog Millionaire and W. to why Soul Men matters and the fears of the FCC in an Obama cabinet.

All in all, we go through everything—since this is one of our longest episodes yet!

And Vadim isn’t here. And Keith kept flashing Odie.

And and and … here’s Episode 10: “Vadim’s New Roommate.”

So if you see either of us at the bar, buy us a drink! Or if you’re AOL, The Onion or the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, please give me one of those many jobs I applied for. I don’t have the luxury of going to Grad School, so I need to—you know—“work.”

This article was originally published on The House Next Door.

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