Best of R8B on 1150AM from December 21st, 2007 with Dream Date, Eden Sky & Andy Dick
For the solstice of 2007 Radio8Ball welcomed San Francisco’s Dream Date as our musical guest with regular contributor to the show, Eden Sky and comic provocateur, Andy Dick. It was Andy’s birthday and he was in great spirits. Eden Sky was, as always, insightful and Dream Date were what we have come to expect quirky, adorable and oh so good.
Best of R8B on 1150AM from July 12th, 2007 with Central Services, Dino Stamatopoulos & Andy Dick
On July 12th, 2007 Central Services were the musical guests on Radio8Ball. Andy Dick (News Radio, The Ben Stiller Show) was scheduled to be the musical guest but we couldn’t reach him, so at the last minute we invited his old comedy partner (and friend of the show) Dino Stamatopoulos (Community, Moral Orel) to fill in for him, and we had a great time. Andy did eventually show up and it’s always fun to hear the two of them riff.
With this song about unquenchable desire Candypants brings the 5 of Wands to life.
Candypants is a superior pop band from Los Angeles, CA
featuring Lisa Jenio, who turns emotional strife into musical brilliance on this song, and many others.
Lisa and Andras collaborated on several songs for a yet-to-be-completed project, Smartypants,
exploring the lives of great writers who moved to Hollywood and hated it.
Lisa and Andras have also performed together in Andy Dick’s Bitches of The Century,
and on Shmushkin’s Total Fucking Bullshit CD.
Please share your question and interpretation below
Over the years Andy’s has ripped me off,
claimed credit for my work,
publicly insulted me,
and physically abused me.
I still consider him one of my best friends.
Such is The Devil’s talent.
Writing “with” Andy Dick pretty much meant following him around with a guitar
and turning his daily devolution from morning health freak to afternoon wino to nocturnal erotic pac man,
into “writing sessions”.
These sessions yielded songs I would later record at Willie Wisely’s studio in Laurel Canyon.
Andy would come in once the song was done, and sing on these tracks.
At his best, which is rarely, Andy is a comic genius.
I call him the “comic monster”.
He is also one of the most expressive pure rock singers I’ve ever worked with.
Writing with Andy in Hollywood
felt like working with the guy Jim Morrison wished he could get away with being,
in the same neighborhood.
Despite writing the songs, co-producing the tracks, and lining up most of the musicians, I was never credited.
This is what happens when you work for The Devil…
…you get fucked.
If you’re lucky (and I was) you enjoy every minute of it.
From left to right: Adam Carolla (and the Bitches of The Century)
Mike Ruekberg, Ryan Dapple-Perez, Lisa Jenio, Andy Dick, Andras Jones & Willie Wisely
Please share your question and interpretation below.
The Dutchess and The Duke, Andy Dick & Emmett Montgomery in Seattle, Wa
Just before breaking up as The Dutchess and The Duke, Jesse Lortz and Kimberly Morrison stopped in to Theater Off Jackson as the Radio8Ball musical guest with Andy Dick Skypeing in from someplace strange and Emmett Montgomery keeping things surreal.
Bleu, Andy Dick & Barbara Holm in Seattle, WA
Bleu has a reputation as a pop wizard. He joins Radio8Ball for a show on a southwestern themed set at Theater Off Jackson with Andy Dick Skypeing in from a good place, and the adorably acerbic Barbara Holm as our welcoming comedian.