Nostalgia attack!


I've been sorting through a musty box of decaying VHS tapes of: a) my old USC student films, and b) my appearances on E!'s Talk Soup. This is all a prelude to converting them to a format where they can actually be, y'know, viewed. The above screenshot is me with the wonderful John Henson on a Talk Soup episode from 1999. Good times. Fun show, and hands down the best job I've ever had.

There's a short interview/questionnaire thingy with me up at The Daily Duranie, in which I discuss Bias Cut and my link to Duran fandom. Speaking of the latter, I finally laid my grubby paws on a copy of the 1984 Duran Duran biography written by, ahem, Neil Gaiman. It's kind of awesome. I'll be posting a Duranalysis of it here shortly.


Many thanks to the thousands (literally!) of Glamberts who visited here over the weekend to look at my recent Adam Lambert post, and thanks for all your nice comments. Stop by anytime. I'll make a fresh pot of coffee.


Comments

DKoren said…
...a copy of the 1984 Duran Duran biography written by, ahem, Neil Gaiman

*reads sentence again*

What? REALLY?? Neil Gaiman? Now that is a trip. I cannot wait to hear about this.

Love the picture of you!
Morgan Richter said…
I know! Neil Gaiman wrote a book about Duran Duran in 1984! Weird, huh? It's pretty good!
Lee Mather said…
I was such a fan of Talk Soup during the John Henson era - I know that must have been the coolest job ever. I'm so envious! One sketch that sticks out for me was the Spice Girls parody video of '2 Become 1,' and instead of the Spice Girls it was the Spice Boys. Can't find the clip anywhere online, but it was hilarious!

The Soup with Joel McHale doesn't compare .
Morgan Richter said…
Lee, here's the Spice Girls parody, and -- special bonus! -- here's the Pop-Up Video version. I remember working on that sketch! Somebody has, very recently (last couple of weeks), posted a whole bunch of Henson-era sketches on YouTube; it's been fun revisiting them. Awesome job, seriously.
Lee Mather said…
No way! Thanks, Morgan - I haven't seen this in at least 15 years! This made my day. :)

Were you one of the backup singers? :)
Morgan Richter said…
Lee -- I don't remember who the singers were; one of the backup singers might or might not have been the fantastic Heather Stewart, who also worked on the show at that time and who appeared in far more sketches than I ever did, probably because she actually had, like, acting talent. I did sing on the show once, performing a poignant rendition of "The Little Drummer Boy" with the lyrics rearranged to reflect the Tommy Lee-Pamela Anderson relationship (topical!), but as far as I know, no one has ever slapped it up on YouTube. This is for the best. I started working on the show as a PA during the Henson years (John Henson is an awesome human being, btw, and is still one of my most favorite people in the world), and left as a producer during the Hal Sparks era. Ups and downs, but overall it was a great experience.

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