Aug 4, 2014
For only the second time ever, We Don't Even Know was taped in front of a live audience (1st time being on the eve of Hurricane Sandy), but for the first time ever, this was in a bar with a proper sound system and a full bar in close proximity to the audience. The lineup for our special live edition of WDEK was a dream come true for us. And the show was a blast. First, we must disclose that we had some technical difficulties at the top of the show. Let's just say, it was the first time Justin, did live sound in such a setting and Christian had train issues - along with 50 people staring at them while we were trying to get everything working right. It may have been for the best, because Christian and Shonali's rendition of You Don't Have To Be A Star is probably something that doesn't need to preserved for eternity. Let's just say this was a special gift for the audience who joined us in the new backroom of Hi Fi, formerly the legendary rock n' roll venue Brownies, located in the East Village. We will probably be doing many more shows in this venue - while also continuing to do our regular in studio episodes.
In terms of the show, we are happy to share with you actor extraordinaire, Jason Butler Harner, who just co-starred with Greta Gerwig in the play, The Village Bike, and is currently finishing up work as a young Christopher Walken in the new feature, The Family Fang with Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman. Most importantly Jason had a nice segue to Christian's story about wanting privacy in the bathroom. Who doesn't? Our next guess, was Shonali's longtime friend and musical talent Chris Maxwell. He sings for us and shares his witty stories of days in Arkansas playing rock n' roll as a teenager and more recently as a guitar player in a band called Skeleton Key in Brownies in the mid 90's. We were lucky to have the smart, witty, and stylish comedian Aparna Nancherla perform and talk to us about many things, including her general state of anxiety. Lastly, Shonali took it upon herself to find the gentleman who created one her favorite videos, Soul Train Babies. She clicked and clicked until she found a message link on the YouTube video, and asked if by any chance he lived in NYC. That's all it took! Ladies and gentlemen, Darell J. Hunt, the genius behind, the YouTube video, Soul Train Babies, was our final guest, and shared lots of his wisdom including, his nostalgic view of "Hood" life. Please be sure to look up all these amazing people including yourselves. It was wonderful to be in an intimate space with you, laughing, talking, and drinking! Thanks to all of you that came to the show! We look forward to seeing you at our next show. Please share this show with your frenemies.