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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:29 pm 
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Wayne White is the subject of a new documentary called Beauty is Embarrassing directed by Neil Berkeley. If you ever wished you could live in Pee-wee Herman's bizarre and amazing playhouse - Wayne's the man responsible for that dream. Jesse talks to both Wayne and Neil about how the film came together. Martín Perna and Jordan McLean of Antibalas talk with us about their big influence -- the Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Plus, comedian Brent Weinbach offers acting tips.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Antibalas, Beauty is Embarrassing, and Brent Weinbach


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:25 pm 
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I got tricked into learning about something called afrobeat! That's how these episodes are working for me: I get lured in with something like the Pee Wee's puppet maker, and then bam, I want to buy an album from a genre I had no awareness of. Also inspired by this essay I just read, particularly about how you might have to listen a bunch of times to get it: http://davidbyrne.com/news/press/articl ... c_1999.php Jesse must have been so excited to talk to Wayne White, but all the questions were deep digging ones that got awesome answers, not basic fan questions. My only complaint was that it could have been three times as long. Really interesting stuff about art came up. Still don't really get Brent Weinbach, but very intrigued.


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