Renaissance man Harris Wittels bonds with fellow theater kid Har Mar on this week’s Nocturnal Emotions! Harris & Har Mar talk about the idea of marriage, the stigma of being a theater kid, and what the best nights to rage are. Harris also tells us about what happened to his Twitter account Groups of Dudes, takes umbrage with certain tv shows, and shares an embarrassing story that makes him cringe to this day. Then we hear the origin of Harris’ band name, the guys create a network friendly multi-cam comedy, and Harris brings Analyze Phish into the Nocturnal Emotions universe as they play Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Song with Phish’s “Gumbo.”
The always hilarious Steve Agee drops by the glorious Earwolf studios to chat with Har Mar on this week’s Nocturnal Emotions! Steve & Har Mar talk about health issues, being sick of HD, and professional prankster Abraham Lincoln. Also, they talk about white slaves, Degrassi, and why you shouldn’t trust the water in Mexico City. They then become teachers on Spring break as they create a show and do their best Marlon Brando impressions while playing Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Song with Sade’s “Smooth Operator.”
The amazing Cedric Bixler-Zavala (formerly of At The Drive In/The Mars Volta) catches up with Har Mar from the Earwolf studios on today’s Nocturnal Emotions! Cedric & Har Mar reminisce about recording lost footage in a pre-YouTube era, explain the story behind the “Relax bros, we’re all badass actors here” etching on the Mars Volta record, and share stories of the awesome Bobby Gillespie. They also talk about the idea of selling out, create a show called “The Snatchelor,” and play a game of Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Song with Danzig’s “Mother.”
The delightful Bridey Elliott joins Har Mar for a no holds barred chat on this week’s Nocturnal Emotions! Bridey & Har Mar talk about crying on cue, different types of shampoo, and whether or not they’ve ever tasted pee. They also discuss the greatness of Here Comes The Boom, create a family drama movie, and play a game of Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Song with Deniece Williams’ “Let’s Hear It for the Boy.”
The all around awesome artist Michael Gaughan sits down to chat with Har Mar on today’s Nocturnal Emotions! Michael talks about making friends as he goes back to school in San Francisco, his Chatroulette dorm room freestyle rap tour, and the joy of humping inanimate objects in public. Plus, Michael and Har Mar build the world of Chivilians (a talent show play) and play a game of Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Song with Todd Rundgren’s “Bang the Drum All Day.” Check out some of Michael Gaughan’s art at www.michael-gaughan.com
Free Energy’s Paul Sprangers joins Har Mar in San Francisco for a riff fest on today’s Nocturnal Emotions! Paul & Har Mar talk about Paul’s love of LA, their shared passion of tubing, and wet dreams. They also cast Ben Schwartz as the lead of their episodic television show about a band during Let’s Create A Show and play a game of Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Song with Huey Lewis and The News’ “The Power of Love.”
Matty McLoughlin of The Soft Pack catches up with Har Mar on today’s Nocturnal Emotions! Matty & Har Mar talk about the late Kirby Puckett, staying in strange places while on tour, and how Matty has always attracted others to push his buttons. They then create a comedy about shitty Americans abroad and play a game of Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Song with Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative.”
The magnificent Ted Leo joins Har Mar today to talk about recording with Aimee Mann, drunk wrestling, and competitive yoga. They also chat about the insanity of touring alone, the brilliance of Phil Collins, and Ted shares a road story of a grueling gig in Columbia, South Carolina. Plus, the guys pitch a time traveling show that might change the future for the worse during Let’s Create A Show and have a tough time ruining Quit Your Dayjob’s “Look! A Dollar” while playing a game of Let Me Ruin Your Favorite Song.