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Lenny: so, i saw tv on the radio on tv, and they didn’t seem short
Ivana: huh?
Lenny: but then i heard they won the shortlist prize
Ivana: is that supposed to be funny?
Lenny: to me, yes. i also like the tv on the radio on tv thing
IVANA AND KRIS TALK TV ON THE RADIO, MODEST MOUSE ON SNL BEFORE LENNY BUTTS IN
U2, Three Days Grace, Hoobastank, Interpol, Elefant Also Rate Mention

Ivana:  Hey Kris, Lenny has blocked my IMs, so I guess it's your turn to help me write this thing
Kris:  OK, what do you want to talk about?
Ivana:  You're the one that actually calls radio--what's going on this week?
Ivana:  Didn't you tell me Tommy Wilde and WLUM have parted company?
Kris:   Yes, sadly, another one bites the dust.  Tommy is a resourceful guy from what I hear so I am sure he will be fine
Kris:   Lots of radio gigs open right now though
Ivana:  I hope Alex Quigley gets all of them
Kris:   me too, he's the bomb.  Those WPGU kids are all so cool. 
Ivana:  I agree. They're so cute when they're young and enthusiastic. then they grow up and become monsters with no personality and out-of-control egos
Ivana:  like me, post-college radio
Kris:   I was going to say true dat...
Ivana:  Isn't Kim Monroe about to have another baby any second?
Kris:   She's due on Christmas day I believe.   We love her and wish her and baby Fiona well!
Ivana:  how old are your babies now?
Kris:   Drake is 31/2 and Shane is 14 months today actually.
My little towheads...is that how you spell that?
Ivana:  sure. which is harder, trying to reason with a child in their "terrible twos" or radio promotion?
Ivana:  i suppose that "reason" doesn't factor into either, really
Kris:   no question, radio promotion!  At least Drake stops IM'ing his friends when I am talking to him...
Ivana:  Hah!
Kris:   Did I tell you that the baby dances in his car seat every time Interpol comes on KROQ?  True story.
Ivana:  really?
Ivana:  Can he dance better than me? (watch your response, please)
Kris:   Honestly. he kinda does a Stevie Wonder head twist and then waves at me so it's a different kind of dance than your jig in my doorway.  has Lenny unblocked you yet?
Ivana:  he says he has "massive comedy" for me. we'll see. remain on deck
Kris:   yeppers
Lenny:  so, i saw tv on the radio on tv, and they didn’t seem short
Ivana:  huh?
Lenny:  but then i heard they won the shortlist prize
Ivana: is that supposed to be funny?
Lenny:  to me, yes. i also like the tv on the radio on tv thing
Ivana:  i could make a shortbus joke about you, but you're being kind (why??) about one of my favorite bands, so i'll resist
Lenny:  who else do we like this week
Ivana:  did you see modest mouse on SNL?
Lenny:  were they the lip-synching ones
Ivana: NO! that's why it was so great (and unusual for SNL). it was really impressive
Lenny:  it's hard to be good on tv, unless joel gallen is shooting it
Ivana:  kroq is playing tv on the radio right now as "catch of the day!"
Lenny:  on the radio… kroq is also playing the new sum 41, which could be a really big smash
Ivana:  howie and christine were Most Added yet again!
Lenny:  they are hot hot hot with mr. brightside and hoobastank's disappear.... life is good for them
Ivana:  speaking of hot, your favorite dance band, coheed and cambria, are ruling with "Blood Red Summer."
Lenny:  my daughter and i dance to that song, we love it
Ivana:  big adds this week from wjbx, wxnr, kfma, wbtz, wdyl, etc.
Lenny:  kfma is tucson, where she goes to school. important add for the family
Ivana:  is that "family" in the sopranos sense of the word?
Lenny:  much more jewish—that is family in the way of my daughter sofee and i
Ivana:  there are jews on the sopranos
Lenny:  oy
Ivana:  speaking of family, i will be spending my thanksgiving flying to glorious easton, pa for my 25th high school reunion. i hated high school, which is why I’m going, of course
Lenny:  i woulda guessed it as your 15th
Ivana:  oh please, it's the 15th reunion of my indentured servitude here
Lenny:  so remember, flattery is in lieu of a raise
Ivana:  what's a raise?
Lenny:  i'm now hearing TWO interpol tracks on the radio, this band is happening
Ivana:  kroq and kndd added "evil" today while still playing "slow hands" in POWER
Lenny:  this is good, what else did kroq add?
Ivana:  I don't know
Lenny:  ask kris metzdorf, she is smart
Ivana:  she's blocked my IMs. so where is this "comedy" you threatened?
Lenny:  it'll be happening at staples center in four hours when the clippers play again
Lenny:  i'll be sitting with ted volk discussing the music
Ivana:  i'll be at home watching America's Next Top Model and The Bachelor
Lenny:  so, which of us is more perverse... kind of a push
Lenny:  have u seen the new levi's commercial with the zutons song?
Ivana:  yes, we discussed it a few weeks ago
Lenny:  so, i'm discussing it again—multiple impressions kinda strategy
Ivana:  like U2?
Lenny:  yes, i hated the u2 song before the ipod commercial and now i like it
Ivana:  so how should i describe what i do at my reunion next week?
Lenny:  1.  u listen to a lot music
Lenny:  2.  u see a lot of bands
Lenny:  3.  u talk to a lot of geniuses
Ivana:  you lost me at #3
Lenny:  people like myself, radio programmers and promotion execs... geniuses one and all
Ivana:  it's my turn to say oy (a word rarely uttered in easton, pa. i might add).
Lenny:  and don't forget... u write a column, which i think is this
Ivana:  can't i just say i'm a "highly paid arbiter of popular culture?"
Lenny:  did u say "overpaid"?
Ivana:  no, you did. and I beg to differ.
Lenny:  begging is good when talking to radio geniuses
Ivana:  because of me, you're fluent in indie rock. and you’re going to shows more than one per decade.
Lenny:  exactly.... so who are my favorite bands?
Ivana:  you're way into blues explosion, aka jon spencer blues explosion, which is not to be confused with the virgin band the explosion
Lenny:  i am? i mean, i am!
Ivana:  our friend lorraine caruso has another three days grace hit with "Home."
Ivana:  it's the record that keeps on going: wxrk, x96, wrox and kucd came in this week
Lenny:  geesh, this is like their 14th hit from this album and they are on tour with hoobastank... nice
Ivana: speaking of good tours, elefant is going out with jimmy eat world in January
Lenny:  that elefant guy is a superstar
Ivana:   personally, i'd like to "go out" with diego from elefant, if you get my drift. wonder if he wants to take me to my reunion?  i think he was born two years after i graduated from high school
Lenny:  it sounds like u should be a guest on The View
Ivana:   ick. new topic please. what was your favorite record this year?
Lenny:  killers album
Ivana:   you are SO NEW WAVE
Lenny:  and i love the garden state sdtrk
Ivana:   love love love the shins
Lenny: then of course the essential dean martin
Ivana:   garden state was definitely my favorite movie this year
Ivana:   i wonder what my favorite record of the year was… it's a tie between interpol and interpol
Lenny:  and let's not forget the reissued, remastered definitive all-time greatest hits of john denver
Ivana:   but i also really liked Interpol. you scare me.
Lenny:  i have a wide palate
Ivana:   some weeks the repartee is great--this week we have the chemistry of sacco and vanzetti
Lenny:  i'm still insulted that u didn't like my opening joke about seeing tv on the radio on tv
Ivana:   that was okay, it was the "they didn't seem short" stretch to shortlist music prize that made me wince
Lenny:  whattabout hearing tv on the radio on the radio. that was funny
Ivana:   too easy. a lob. i expect better from you
Lenny:  i think i've peaked
Ivana:   was it good for you?
Lenny: yes, i've led a wonderful life
Ivana:   i still hate that movie
Lenny: just remember, every time u hear a bell ring, an angel is getting his wings.  and i feel like i've gotten my bell rung in this column
Ivana: i'm growing wings as we speak

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