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July 15, 2008

My appearance (as the opening act for zefrank!) on Jesse Thorn's excellent radio show The Sound of Young America. Man I hate looking at myself. If I had it to do over again I would like to be more funnier and less pseudo-intellectual. Jesse's show is really dope though, I highly recommend going through the archives. Some of my favorite interviews are the ones with Bubs and Bunk from The Wire, Ira Glass, Betty Davis(!), and the founders or Reno 911.

Posted by jsmooth995 at July 15, 2008 9:11 PM

Awww I don't think you could have been more funnier lol

I loved it!

Dude killed it with the pink suit and brown tie!

And I think I was the one who got that job at Mickey D's lol

Posted by: DJ Diva at July 15, 2008 10:03 PM

"more funnier and less pseudointellectual"

lol Nah you did good, Jay. Your radio friendly voice brings humor and intrigue to even the most boring interviews.

Posted by: bigone at July 15, 2008 10:04 PM

Love it. I kicked myself hard for not dragging my ass out of DC for the show, glad to see the video.

Posted by: Craxy at July 15, 2008 10:26 PM

Naw, you did great man. It was a good interview.

Posted by: Steven Klassen at July 15, 2008 10:38 PM

Great interview! As one of those aging hippies who grew up listening to WBAI, I appreciate your being able to bridge the gap between generations and take the time to make me aware of what I should be listening for, as well as who I should be listening to.

So glad they didn't give you a job at McDonald's.

Posted by: Jean at July 16, 2008 12:06 AM

Thanks for coming on the show, Jay, you were fantastic. Though for a radio pro, you sure did go off-axis on that mic a lot ;).

Posted by: Jesse Thorn at July 16, 2008 1:15 AM

very dope, thanks for posting!

Posted by: hyphen at July 16, 2008 2:53 AM

The pink collar guy must have been the one to get your job at Mickey D's. ...Well done after all.

Posted by: Colin at July 16, 2008 3:48 AM

Great interview, Jay, but seriously - you rapped on stage with Chino XL? Dude is my favorite emcee in the universe. I love how he's the rapper Jesse dropped to prove his cred. Good call.

Posted by: Nick at July 16, 2008 5:01 AM


Posted by: Kupi at July 16, 2008 5:56 AM

Great interview, but I'm thirsting for some orange soda now...

Posted by: Jay Solis at July 16, 2008 11:08 AM

Great interview! It was the perfect blend of funny and pseudo-intellectual, not to worry.

Posted by: Claudia at July 16, 2008 12:35 PM

I thought you were great! I have had a huge crush on you since I first saw one of your videos, and I am so not in your demographic. This just confirms it!

Posted by: Stephanie at July 16, 2008 1:08 PM

The funniest piece was the last few moments after the interview concluded...seemed like you wanted to get the hell of the stage quickly lol

Posted by: CSRealist at July 16, 2008 1:44 PM

Nice interview Jay.

Posted by: Elofosho at July 16, 2008 4:20 PM

If young america makes a radio show in the woods and nobody is there to hear it does it make a sound?

Posted by: Joshua K at July 16, 2008 5:45 PM

Nice peek behind the curtain.

Posted by: Paul D. Waite at July 16, 2008 6:04 PM

Posted by: Jay Smooth at July 16, 2008 6:39 PM

Great interview J.

I wish you could speak for us on a larger scale. We need your insight on more shows as a pundit.

Very few people can break down why hip hop matters as a musical form like you did. The fact that non hip hop fans don't understand that the rhytmic impact means just as much as the melody or the words is obvious. You gave them a primer that the audience seemingly understood.

Very impressive.

Keep doing what you are doing.

Posted by: Pierre at July 17, 2008 3:00 AM

hahahaha, 'youmaaaaaadddd'

Jay, ever thought about a podcast? I'd love to hear you talk for more than a few edited minutes at a time about some of these topics. if you had some other people you could talk with it would be interesting to throw a mic in the room for a conversation

Posted by: Brent at July 17, 2008 3:37 PM

Yo Jay-I've told u before man.
Your my idol!!!

Anyways dawg don't worry about being funny.
You came across great.
I know we all have corrections we would like to rehash, but u know the deal.

Anyways, broski...
I added my blog at the top of the page.
Give it a look.

It's a collection of videos/stories.
I think u would really like "legend Lore," though.
A code our crew rolls bye.


Posted by: Bill at July 17, 2008 9:31 PM

fuckin aye jay you're my proxy mentor

see, i can be pseudo too!

Posted by: colin at July 18, 2008 1:32 AM

Hells yes! Don't dis yourself, you've got a warm presence. I just have one question-- pickles?

Posted by: a. brown at July 18, 2008 12:26 PM

Agreed on the warm presence comment above. You're the kind of dude I wish I had as an uncle growing up, and a friend nowadays. Given some of the mindless drones hip hop has as "spokes people" I'd say having someone as original, funny and genuine as yourself is a huge step in the right direction for having the music and culture recognized as a nuanced art form. Keep up the good work sir.

Posted by: Danny at July 19, 2008 8:52 PM

Good job, Jay. I enjoyed hearing a more thoughtful take on Hip-Hop.

Posted by: Heart at July 20, 2008 10:56 PM

Nice posture. :p

Looks like the World's Most Uncomfortable Couch.

Posted by: SDLN at July 20, 2008 11:59 PM

That Bill O'Reilly thing is, in my opinion, the most genius thing you've done yet and I was thrilled to see it again. Also, you are v v smart + excellent, etc, and have a lot of thoughtful and obvsly-considered things to say, which is always a pleasure to observe.

Also, I thought radio happened in a little booth with headphones. I am not sure how I feel about being set straight. My warmest wishes to you!

Posted by: Lala at July 26, 2008 8:39 AM

You're funny!
You look like you are just a tad nervous and self-conscious which is totally sweet and hot. Sorry to objectify you once more dude, I know you get it all the time. You radiate some kind of high-level interweb pheremones or something.

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