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John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:48 pm
by pahouk
John is the guest on the 8/30/2011 episode of the Back to Work podcast with Merlin Mann: http://5by5.tv/b2w/31. I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet but Merlin and John are always hilarious together.

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:31 am
by grant
It seems to have led to something I can't quite describe, but Roderick Is On The Line.

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:18 pm
by pahouk
The sheer number of random topics John and Merlin can cover in an hour always astounds me. Also I forgot to point out that in the Back to Work podcast John mentions John Hodgman gave him a nudge to finish the album. This apparently led to John getting back to writing songs so it would seem we all owe Hodgman thanks.

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:52 am
by Moni
pahouk wrote: it would seem we all owe Hodgman thanks.

I was thinking exactly the same when listened to that bit of the podcast!
And of course I was wondering how we could further use Hodgman's power to our advantage. Hmmm....

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:08 am
by Liesbeth
kudos to everyone who listened to all of that, I didn't get any further than the steak exchange before I switched off...

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:26 pm
by grant
You missed the fruity pleasers?

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:18 pm
by pahouk
grant wrote:It seems to have led to something I can't quite describe, but Roderick Is On The Line.


The second episode is now up: http://www.merlinmann.com/roderick.

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:46 am
by Squid

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:58 pm
by pahouk
The next episode of Roderick on the Line is up: http://www.merlinmann.com/roderick. I'd like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to Merlin for the show notes since about half of the show references are over my head. Merlin and John are like the living embodiment of Wikipedia. I'm both impressed and slightly afraid.

OH NO HE DIDN'T

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:22 am
by Moni
http://www.merlinmann.com/roderick/ep-0 ... -soap.html
RIGHT.
People with Salomon bindings are typically those who step on your skis waiting in line at the ski lift and then complain that you are ruining their coating. Also, you better not let them ride the t-bar lift alone.

Those are great quotes tho:
"those guys stick together, and we're confused and moist"
"he's endured a lot of cello moisture"

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:28 pm
by pahouk
Did anyone listen to this week's RotL? Did I mishear or did John refer to Eric as the former Long Winters bassist? Maybe it was just a joke? Or maybe I'm just over-reacting to an offhand comment?

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:06 pm
by JadeGordon
A surreal experience in general (or maybe the term I'm looking for is "absurdist"), I'd say nothing in the RotL podcast is supposed to be taken seriously.

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:46 am
by No You Are
John killed Eric six years ago when he wouldn't split his carne asada burrito with him.

"Eric" has been a combination of poorly disguised doubles, animatronic puppets and green screen technology.

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:21 am
by Moni
Maybe someone could just ask John?

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:12 am
by Liesbeth
Eric is really John, and always has been. Eric took on the name of John Roderick in honour of the famous world war II Asian correspondent John Roderick. He recruited a guy called Warren to become Eric and play bass in The Long Winters. When last year at last Warren refused to play bass and instead played guitar on Bumbershoot, Eric/'John' decided Warren had to go. Eric is not from Alaska nor has he ever been there, but he figured with his 6'5" and luscious beard growth it was just plain easier to say he grew up there.

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:32 pm
by grant
Seriously, pahouk, hadn't you read about the accident? In Central America (Costa Rica, I think)? The thing with the waterfall or whatever? Someone else can fill you in if you haven't heard about that. I guess the circus is covering the costs until his juggling hand is back in operation.

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:09 pm
by orochics
No You Are wrote:John killed Eric six years ago when he wouldn't split his carne asada burrito with him.

"Eric" has been a combination of poorly disguised doubles, animatronic puppets and green screen technology.


That explains how Eric is able to play the drums and the piano with his foot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfz7Mkb4 ... ure=relmfu

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:02 am
by sour29
I heard Eric now plays with Slayer as a touring xylophonist. Can anyone confirm or deny?

Re: John on the Back to Work Podcast with Merlin Mann

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:55 am
by grant
Are they in Central America now?