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


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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