Yes, yes, this is a running joke. Let’s get it out of the
way. But this one is kind of important. Not a tour announcement, which
we’ll tell you about when it happens. One notch down from a tour
announcement kind-of important.
back to the Stone Age, Pollstar has been patting itself on the
back for connecting a band called Rock
Sugar with a major agency, our good friends of Paradigm. We posted
a video to the band and they became one of – if not the only – band
signed to Paradigm without a live rehearsal. Yup, the home of Aerosmith,
Matthews Band, Coldplay,
Keith and – get this – Ricky
Skaggs, signed the band because we posted a link to their video of
“Don’t Stop The Sandman.” Our buds Brian and Curt showed the video to
the office and, like everybody who’s seen it, they all went nuts. You
know, started laughing when the vocals kicked in.
Well, the reason why we
learned about the band is because of a podcast by a comedian named Mike
Schmidt who learned about them from a listener, and gushed about them.
Now, understand, Schmidt’s podcast is interesting because of its
simplicity – he sits in a living room, telling stories about his life,
or his week, while a girl howls in laughter in the background (a girl,
by the way, who is HAWT).
OK, so Rock Sugar reads our posts here
at Pollstar.com and they go and listen to the podcast. Singer
Jesse Harnell finds Schmidt hilarious. Guess what: They go on the show!
Schmidt doesn’t do interviews but this is what you call paying back
the people who do you good in this world, and Rock Sugar wanted to go on
the “show,” meaning living room. So this damned band just goes to the
living room. Schmidt’s never done an interview but, damn, he’s a
natural. This might change things.
If this isn’t clear yet, this is one of
those moments of perfection that can only come by the Interwebs. Real
life doesn’t mesh like this. Think Der Humpink or the
Cat. Please enjoy
this podcast. Oh, and you best know what the acronym NSFW means
before you click
on the link.