The Party Down reunion on Childrens Hospital airs tonight, and Ken Marino is already looking back on the laughter and the tears. "It was bittersweet because all of us who worked on Party Down know how special and wonderful that was, and we still are a little sad that it didn’t go any further," he tells Vulture. "So it was kind of cool to see everybody back in their uniforms and doing their parts, but then it was sad because it’s a short little piece that we did on an eleven-minute show. When it ended, we were all like, 'Goddamn it.'"
While Marino didn't have an update, [...]
This past weekend, Alfred Matthew Yankovic, better known as “Weird Al” Yankovic, appeared at All Tomorrow’s Parties’ Nightmare Before Christmas, which is to music nerds what the Borscht Belt once was to comedy fans. He was handpicked to perform by curators Godspeed You! Black Emperor, a band so loved that no one every called them out on naming one of their albums Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven. This ultimately begs the question: is Weird Al cool again?
The most important part of that sentence is “again.” From 1988-1999, Weird Al could do no wrong. During that time, he released Even Worse, UHF, Off the Deep End, [...]
In light of his tragic death yesterday, this interview he did on feelings of inadequacy and failure with Psychology Today last year is a tough read:
I'm a total fuckup, honestly. The reality is I'm not this person with this driving "get it done" attitude. I'm a complete fuckup and I've fucked up a lot of things in my life. I'm constantly tortured by a sense of failure. I feel like quitting all the time. I feel like hiding in drugs or alcohol. I feel like I've failed in terms of what my potential is. I don't think I've achieved my potential because I haven't worked that [...]