Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The Story of Mudcrutch
When Page reunited Led Zeppelin and Clapton went back to Cream it made sense, but when Tom Petty announced he was reforming a band named Mudcrutch, nobody knew what to think, because for the most part nobody had ever heard of them. Mudcrutch had broken up over 30 years ago, had never recorded an album and didn't release any hit singles, so there wasn't much to remember about them. But Petty remembered, and wanted to revisit that era in his musical career, so he made a few phone calls to a couple of Heartbreakers (Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench) and then two a few guys he hadn't seen in years (Randall Marsh and Tom Leadon) and got the band back together. Then, after a few short months, Mudcrutch was reborn and recording the album they'd always wanted.
An American Comedian in America
Eric Hunter knew he wanted to be a standup comedian from the moment he got his first laughs at a family reunion at the ripe old age of six. Since that time he’s added a couple more jokes to the act and has taken them on the road to venues everywhere. A clean, friendly and bright comedian, Eric is widely known for his deadpan attempts to pick up women while on stage performing, and he's even more well known for failing to do so.
For longer than we can remember comedian Tim Bedore has been calling in or stopping by to deliver an editorial in which he talks about whatever happens to be on his mind. These musings can range from his relationship with his daughter, to hot topics in the news, and even updates on how the animal kingdom is waging war on mankind. From the Animal Conspiracy to his daughter Claire, Tim takes us inside his mind, and with the help of a few sound effects, puts together one of our favorite features. Follow Tim on Facebook.
Costaki Economopoulos is a comedian, true, but he's also a football fan. Those two factors alone make him the perfect candidate to give us a comedic look back at the NFL each week with his new feature that's also been picked up by The Huffington Post and Bleacher Report. With his Greek heritage, it's not surprising that he's been described as a “joke philosopher,” and we're sure he's not the only one saying that. Costaki is also a talented joke writer who's punchlines have been heard on "The Tonight Show," Showtime, BET, and MTV. Follow Costaki on facebook and twitter.