Mat talks to returning guest/comedian/artist Shaun Fitzpatrick about the iconic music video “Take on Me” by A-ha. Then, in a PKThe first, they take a request from one of their listeners and watch “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco.
It’s minimovie week! Mat Elfring and Matt Drufke are discussing one of Drufke’s favorite music videos: Puff Daddy’s “It’s All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix I).” The guys discuss how Puff Daddy got from going on tour to playing a high school prom with BDSM enthusiast Lil Kim, in this Spike Jonze video.
Mat Elfring, “Rock N Roll” Andrew Leh, and “Cheeseburger” Andrew Parks are talking about two very different music videos featuring the same title: “Head Over Heels” by Tears for Fears and the Go-Gos.
Mat Elfring and Andrew Parks return to wrap-up the rest of the Grammy-nominated songs for Best Music Video. They decide which video should win the award and try desperately to forget about that Coldplay video. Also, Mat admits he accidentally confused Xzibit and DMX the week prior.
Get ready for the 2017 Grammys! Mat Elfring and Andrew Parks discuss three of the five “Best Music Video”nominations and keep track of which one’s they think are going to win. They watch Beyonce’s “Formation,” Leon Bridges’ “River,” and Coldplay’s “Up & Up.”
Podcast Killed welcomes the husband/wife comedic duo Lewis Rhine and Jocelyn Hulme to this week’s episode. They discuss the abusive relationship between Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat in “Opposites Attract.” Then, Jocelyn schools the guys on who everyone is in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.”
Artist and comedian Shaun Fitzpatrick stops by to talk Mat about that weird era of post-grunge music where things got really poppy. They discuss the very weird and memorable “Popular” by Nada Surf, as well as the anti-establishment video “You Get What You Give” by New Radicals.
In this week’s over-sized episode. Mat Elfring and Matt Drufke discuss the best music videos of 2016. Drufke comes up with a convoluted way to figure out what three videos to talk about. The guys come to a conclusion of what their favorite videos were for 2016.
It’s minimovie week! Mat Elfring and Andrew Parks break down a music video they loved as kids, Michael Jackson’s “Black or White.” They quickly realized it is a terrible video.
Comedian Matt Drufke returns to talk Johnny Cash and Bjork with Mat Elfring. They watch the incredibly depressing “Hurt,” then move onto the light-hearted “Oh So Quiet.”
It’s minimovie week! Guitarist Andrew Leh returns to talk to Mat about the epic 90s video “November Rain,” by Guns N Roses.
This week, Koopa and the Los Mysterios guitarist Andrew Leh comes on and we watch Wham’s “Last Christmas” and NSYNC’s “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.” It’s a Christmas miracle!
Comedian Matt Drufke comes on the show this week to talk about Meat Loaf’s “I Would Do Anything For Love,” directed by Michael Bay.
Longtime friend, Andrew Parks, comes on the show to talk about two of Mat’s favorite videos by Kurtis Blow and New Edition.
RSS Feed Show notes: Podcast Killed the Video Star coming in December. Music from BenSound.
It’s been almost a year since I wrote on this blog, but life has changed and I’ve just become so busy with work and everything else. However, comedy, for me, […]
Part one is here. This took quite a long time to put together because I found that a lot of old punk websites still existed. Things were a bit of […]
When I started writing this piece to talk about how many bands I was in, more for me than anything else. It quickly became something bigger. So while there is […]
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and for the past month, or so, I’ve been seeing a ton of memes and pictures a lot like this one: Black Friday, […]
Last Saturday, I got inspired to work on a short story I wrote back in college and adapt it into a comic. It’s something I really need to do and […]
I don’t write here as much as I like to anymore, but in a sense, it’s a good thing. In 2014, I went through a bunch of life changes and […]
I’m weird. I’ve always known I’ve seen the world a little differently than most people and my idea of what’s funny isn’t the same as everyone else. At the same […]
There was a specific moment that started me wanting to write about being an atheist. It started on Facebook, where all the worthless battles are fought. I was reading something on Jesse Ventura’s Facebook page. Now, I don’t agree with a vast majority of what this dude says, but he makes interesting points now and again, and one day, he posted a meme (a way to get your message across to dumb people who hate reading) that in a nutshell said Christians care way too much about fighting against gay marriage, but have no problem getting divorced, which was supposedly something Jesus was against.
In part one of this piece, I rambled on quite a bit about my first moments with skepticism, which led to becoming an atheist, the things I’ve had to hear coworkers talk about in the workplace, and I ended on fanaticism being dangerous, no matter what you believe in. There is no real cohesiveness to all of this. It’s more just thoughts and opinions I felt I had to keep buried because of my beliefs.
When I was around 9, I was brought to Sunday school. I never liked Sunday school, but because my mother was the daughter of a Canon, my sisters and I had to go, while my dad got to stay home. Why Sunday school existed never hit me, up until this point. We sat in a circle while some adults tried to keep us impatient folks quiet, and the school teacher told us the story of Noah and his ark. We had been told stories like this before, like about Jonah getting stuck in the whale. Up until this point, I had consider them nothing but that: stories.
Every year, I live tweet a bunch of award shows, mainly to check out who has the best beard. Comedians Jack Baker, Matt Drufke, and I started using #beardwatch on Twitter, last year or so, and this year, I decided to actually give away awards for different types of facial hair, except for mustaches, simply because there weren’t any worth mentioning.
In 1999, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. This is one aspect of my life I really don’t talk about, until now.
I guess I now have a reoccurring theme in my writing: questioning why I made certain decisions in my life and analyzing them. Luckily, I don’t regret my choices in life, and I’d rather look at things in a positive light. No sob stories here.
So, there’s been a few changes in the past week or so. My big thing was that I wanted to do the Great Western Trail (from St Charles, IL to Sycamore, IL) last weekend…
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these because a lot has changed, and not so much for the better. Back in April, I started smoking again…
You have opinions about things, and people need to hear them, especially when it comes to comedy. It’s important that everyone knows your opinions because you are somebody in your local comedy scene, but not everyone realizes it yet. Hell, even if you’ve never done comedy before, your opinion matters just as much as those so called “veterans” who have been doing it for years.
Project X is about three high schoolers (Thomas, Costa, and JB… Also Dax, the cameraman) who want to be well known within their school. They want to be the “cool dudes” that guys want to be and girls want to be with, so they throw a birthday party for Thomas at his parent’s house, who are out of town. Well, the party gets out of control, and over a 1000 people show up.
I’m not much of a quitter. I suck at it. Back in November, I tried to quit comedy. Remember that? It didn’t work out very well. During that time, I was going through some stress-related issues, which didn’t leave me with a clear mind, and more importantly, my priorities were a mess, which I feel I’ve finally got in order. Six or seven months later, mentally, I’m a much stronger person as well as physically too, since I do all that working out stuff. I’ve been writing a lot more and getting a lot more writing jobs as well, and this has caused a few problems. I don’t have time for myself, and I’ve come dangerously close to missing a few deadlines.
Sometimes, I feel like no matter how hard I work out that I just don’t lose weight. My scale says I’ve gained a bit of weight in the past month. I’m back up to around 208lbs, one pound lighter from where I started. However, I’ve been doing more weight training recently, and I know for a fact I’ve gotten a bit stronger since heavy shit just ain’t so heavy anymore. But the scale bums me out, a lot. It makes me think this is all a pointless journey, until today…
Obviously, I’ve almost abandoned this blog. I started writing and became an editor for Crap Trap, so I haven’t had too much time to devote here. If you liked my blogs about comedy or non-getting fit blogs, head over there to check more of those out.
Back in January, I started kind of documenting my struggles with quitting smoking, when I went on the patch. Well, today is my first day off of the patch, and […]
Originally, this was called “Bye Bye Stand-Up Comedy… Again” because I thought it would be funny to troll a whole bunch of people with another blog about quitting comedy. As […]
It’s been a bit since I wrote on here. I’m back at work full-time, so it has become a tad harder to find time to write on this site. I’ll […]
Change isn’t an easy thing, and staying on the right track can be quite the bitch. I haven’t been running as much as I like, but I’ve been busy, and […]
The smoking diary blog posts are done. I’ll update you here because quitting smoking is just one part of my life that’s changed in 2013. I know some people may […]
I didn’t feel like writing this weekend. It would have been redundant. I figured I should let a few days go before I write anything here again. Here we go. […]
Holy shit. I am extremely tired. I feel like I didn’t sleep at all. Plus, I woke up 20 minutes ago (9:40) and I was late for work. Why do […]
I haven’t written anything here, since I quit doing stand-up comedy. Sadly, I didn’t do too well with quitting that, since I agreed to do a few shows in 2013 […]
Briefly, I never knew that people cared about me doing comedy. It’s been a strange day of text messages, facebook messages, tweets, and other odd assortments of things. Quite a […]
When I was in 7th grade, my photography teacher, Mrs. Goll, told me on numerous occasions, “Mat, one day you’re going to be famous.” It was one piece of terrible […]
Back in the days of Prattle Rattle, I’d post my e-mail conversations with scammers. I’d lead them along and try and screw with them as much as possible. My main […]
I have numerous comic book reviews due tomorrow. I have an editorial, which is half completed, due Friday. I have two scripts for a comic due at the end of […]
Detective Inferiorego is back on the case! Today, I’m keeping tabs on someone else. Let’s call said person “Vacation” because that’s all she talks about. She’s always on the computer, […]
I’ve been doing stand-up comedy for a while now. I could sit here and tell you how many years, but that doesn’t matter. None of it really matters. I’m a […]
A month an a half ago, I talked about my life as a comic book reviewer. It’s a tough job, at times, and the whole point of that blog was […]
I am, and always have been, a die hard Nintendo fan. While I had an Atari growing up, my fondest memories are of playing my NES. I’ve owned every Nintendo […]
In 2005, I really tried my hand at stand-up comedy. I had tried it a couple years prior, but I didn’t care enough to put effort into it. My first […]
I’ve fallen off the wagon in more ways than one. I stopped writing this diary for reasons obvious to myself: it was redundant. Each day of writing became tedious. In […]
I’m going to make this one short because I have some comic book reviews to write for Comic Vine. Yesterday night, once again, I cheated, but I don’t feel bad […]
It’s 10:00 AM, I feel sick to my stomach. I’m extremely nauseous. However, I’m pretty sure it’s because I cooked a big breakfast this morning which included lots of eggs, […]
The day is finally here. I’ve decided to quit smoking… again, but this time it’s different for a number of reasons. I don’t think non-smokers have any idea of how […]
I don’t like the term “haters gonna hate.” In fact, you could say I am a hater of said commonly used phrase that gained its fame on the net, mainly […]
As you probably know, I’ve been writing for Comic Vine for a little over three years now, and most of that time, I’ve spent writing reviews of other people’s comic books.
My job isn’t extremely tough, but you have to have an insane amount of knowledge about English and the art of writing to be good at said job, and I […]
In this new on-going series, I take a look at websites that are not so great and break down what problems I have with them.
Hey guys. It’s been a while since I’ve put some serious work into a blog, since Prattle Rattle (a blog by Chicago comedians) fell apart. I’ve done a few like […]