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Arden Myrin, April Richardson and Guy Branum guests on Pop My Culture podcast

Arden Myrin, April Richardson and Guy Branum of Chelsea Lately’s roundtable join Cole and Vanessa for a spirited discussion about Amanda Bynes, Keith Urban, moose hands, seeing movies alone, Little Compton, Saved by the Bell Fan Fic, gypsies, pool parties, Steve Winwood, Nikki Minaj’s bootie, Magic Mike, Morrissey vs. Eeyore, conjoined twins, and Guy’s incredible Olsen Twin spotting.

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hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland with guests April Richardson, Arden Myrin and Guy Branum


  • Comment by Corinne — September 19, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    I made it until pretty recently before being disappointed by a concert, but maybe 2 years ago I saw Big Pink, and it became real apparent that everything good about his voice on the cd was done by a computer or something. Bluh.

    Also disappointing, my work computer doesn’t have whatever plugins to let me listen to this now!

  • Comment by jackson — September 19, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

    at ohio state the first weekend of classes they always have a free concert on the mall and my jr year t-pain came and proceeded to give a performance that was so bad i wondered why he even got on the stage. His set consisted of doing the hook to his 7 most popular songs (note i just said the hook…not even the whole fucking song!!!), dancing for a few seconds, promoting his label ever other minute (which was his dj yelling NAPPY BOY!!! followed by gunshots then a bomb dropping sound effect). Oh and because it was outside me the people i was with decided to leave early after he, in what has got to be the worst attempt to get along with your audience ever, said “boy, their sure are a lot of white people here”….unsurprisingly this did not go over well.

  • Comment by Joe — September 20, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    My first concert disapointment was in the 80’s, when a friend and I saw Trixter and the Scorpions. First, I had never heard of Trixter (and I’m pretty sure they were never heard from again), and they were a group of teenagers playing rote hair metal (and badly). Then the Scorpions came out, and they gave a performance I can only describe as lackluster. Or maybe fucking boring. They might as well have been lip synching to MTV. Very disappointting.

  • Comment by Justin — September 20, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    My first disappointing concert experience was my first concert. It was Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad in a park maybe ten years ago. For whatever reason the stage was on the other side of an artificial lake. So despite being up front, he was at least a hundred feet away from me and the rest of the crowd. I think it was a bit embarrassing for everyone there.

  • Comment by Emily — September 21, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    John Mayer. I had heard his demo cd and then Room for Squares came out. I was so glad to get tickets at the Ryman in Nashvile in a pretty decent location. Unfortunately, nothing could dispel the hours of douche baggery that soon followed. I have never been to a show where the performer was more impressed with himself than this one. I remember leaving just feeling dirty. My friend and I drowned our sorrows with lots of coffee and pancakes at a nearby IHOP.

  • Comment by Eric — September 22, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    I might catch some heat for this, but my first disappointing concert was Radiohead back in the spring of 1998. I’m not really a fan but my friend was going to see them up in Toronto, and being from the suburbs of Richmond, VA, I thought it’d be a cool trip. Unfortunately, we were literally sitting in the last row of the nosebleed section in the stadium. I remember because I ended up resting my head back against the wall after spending the first few minutes squinting to see the band on stage. If the seats had been better, I might have actually enjoyed the experience, but it was pretty terrible. At least I learned that Toronto is really nice!

  • Comment by Michael — September 22, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    My first concert was ‘Queen’ during the Fat Bottomed Girls tour. I was 11. And my cousin took me because he knew I was a fan. The show opened, if I remember correctly with a medley of “Bicycle”and “Fat B.G” and out rides about 30 fat bottomed girls, all topless. BTW. I smoked pot that night for the first time, it was a joint rolled in Strawberry Rolling Papers.

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