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HND@Grassroots: Season 2, Episode 6 (24), “Waiting for Jürgen”

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HND@Grassroots: Season 2, Episode 6 (24), “Waiting for Jürgen”

Hello and welcome again faithful The Futurist! and other Non-Listeners!

A bit of a cautionary tale for this episode. See, we normally make sure that everyone invited knows when and where to show up (i.e. nightly and to Grassroots). Jürgen Fauth (Muckworld, and I Drink Your Milkshake) was supposed to be our guest for this episode, to talk New York Film Festival and other such things.

But then we forgot to remind him.

And then we forgot to confirm with him.

And then, and then—we forgot we didn’t have his phone number. Until roughly 7:30 pm at Grassroots.

Lo, this episode we forgo all as Vadim takes the time to have another “Emily Gould” moment, to pontificate on CMJ Music Marathon, to report on David Foster Wallace’s Memorial Service at NYU, and other things. This of course leads us to Synecdoche, New York. Keith and Vadim both have rather differing opinions on it—but Vadim sides a bit more with our friend Filmbrain—and we then don’t talk about W.

Why? Who knows!

So consider this a lesson in podcast ethics. And if you see either Vadim or me at the bar, buy us a drink! Or get us jobs at The Onion. We hear they’re hiring. John Lichman

John Lichman is a freelance writer who contributes to The Reeler, Primetime A&E [print only] and anyone with cash. He works odd jobs to afford his vices, sleeps on couches and can drink Vadim Rizov under a table.

Vadim Rizov is a New York-based freelance writer. His work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Onion A.V. Club and Paste Magazine, among others.

Keith Uhlich is editor of The House Next Door.