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Thu 03
Mar
2005

Max on the Air

Jennifer Government This is what they should do with all my radio interviews: take the small number of clear, semi-intelligent things I say, dump everything else, and mix them up with some boppy background music. Australia’s SBS radio has condensed 40 minutes of me rambling on about Jennifer Government, corporations, and culture into a quick, breezy audio piece you can download from their website (or here).

My least favorite part is when I read from the book. I’m really bad at that. I should hire that guy who does the audio version to come around with me; I could stand there and nod approvingly while he reads. That would be cool.

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Jim Carson (#231)

Location: Seattle
Quote: "Coca Cola announced a mid-calorie cola named C2, ostensibly to compete with Pepsi "Edge." It's billed as a solution to the low-carb dieters who have been marooned on the distant asteroid where Diet Coke is unavailable."
Posted: 5685 days ago

Thanks for the link to the clip. From your writings, I had imagined your voice would sound like Rob Corddry (of "The Daily Show" fame). :0)

Brett (#332)

Location: Scotland
Quote: "Onions and Syrup, Please. Maybe JG too."
Posted: 5685 days ago

Your accent is so hilariously Austrailian.

Myrth (#22)

Location: London, UK
Quote: "A quote must have a beginning, a middle and an"
Posted: 5685 days ago

Great interview. You sound so... Aussie.

Luckdragon (#1116)

Location: Connecticut, USA
Quote: "Totally addicted to the online, all the time, never gonna go outside."
Posted: 5685 days ago

I know... for some reason I think everyone here expected you to sound different. As did I...

Weird, maybe I just haven't been exposed to an Australian.
(I'm going to pretend that didn't sound sexual...)

Mark McMonagle (#601)

Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Quote: "But it's too late to make any improvements now. The universe is finished; the copestone is on, and the chips were carted off a million years ago."
Posted: 5685 days ago

I've not listened to the clip yet but from the comments above Im expecting a Steve Irwin sound a like.

Matthew (#16)

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Quote: "Unicorn on mountain top. Wind blowing through mane."
Posted: 5685 days ago

Listen to that manly voice...

*Swoons*

Robert (#413)

Location: Los Angeles
Quote: "A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Posted: 5685 days ago

I'm going to laugh myself to sleep tonight, in a good way.

shabooty (#637)

Location: D.C./V.A/M.D.
Quote: "I will shake your foundation. I will shake the f**cking rafters. Nobody'll be the same -Danny Bonaduce ....& go visit my blog @: http://www.shabooty.com"
Posted: 5685 days ago

Max should call up Mark Brunette and do the Austrailian version of The Apprentice
=)

Nathan Shayefar (#1025)

Location: Berkeley
Quote: "Gladia"
Posted: 5684 days ago

What accent? :) I liked it Max.

Daniel Short (#257)

Location: Oklahoma, USA
Quote: "Hehe"
Posted: 5684 days ago

He sounds a lot more mature than I thought he would... I have no idea why, now that I think of it. Good interview!

Emily (#275)

Location: Oklahoma, United States
Quote: "Reading is sexy"
Posted: 5684 days ago

Hmmm. I was expecting your voice to be different! Of course, I really dont know what I was expecting. (Don't worry, you have a really nice voice!) :o)

Ari (#1107)

Location: somewhere around California
Quote: "Can I be a random member of the moment?"
Posted: 5684 days ago

You have a great voice! I'm swooning along with Matthew, only this time I'm not joking.

Dan (#579)

Location: Shanghai, China
Quote: ""Scio me nihil scire.""
Posted: 5684 days ago

The music kinda sucked, but overall it was kind of cool. Though I think you spoke too fast some times max.

Matthew (#16)

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Quote: "Unicorn on mountain top. Wind blowing through mane."
Posted: 5683 days ago

Was I the only one who thought that when it first started it was a radio ad? It sounded like it was advertising something with all that wacky radio music and whatnot...

dj (#1128)

Location: .se
Quote: "My english is better than most other people's swedish, so please point out mistakes politely."
Posted: 5682 days ago

Well he was. Wasn't he?

Kit (#850)

Location: UK
Posted: 5682 days ago

Yea I thought you sounded a tad nervous. You're a funny guy; I expected a bit more character to the story telling.

Ruth (#288)

Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Quote: "Only the insane have strength enough to prosper. Only those who prosper may truly judge what is sane."
Posted: 5681 days ago

I have to agree with Daniel...somehow I expected a erm...less "mature" voice. I dunno, higher pitched or something...you sound like someone with a beard for some reason Max!

The music is really silly. Great interview in general though :)

Yenzo (#829)

Location: Secret underwater pyramid base in the Pacific
Quote: "In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe (Carl Sagan)"
Posted: 5681 days ago

Yeah, you sound like someone with a mustache and a goatee. Oh yes, and an earring and a red top hat. Ya know? :->

Robert (#413)

Location: Los Angeles
Quote: "A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Posted: 5681 days ago

I was expecting it to be more "Americanized"

Jjuulliiaann (#1111)

Location: New York
Quote: "Religion is the Opium of the People --Karl Marx"
Posted: 5676 days ago

I loved that interview. Well, it wasn't really an interview in the traditional sense, I don't think, as it is more Max talking with occasional comments from the "interviewer." There weren't really that many questions.

I didn't get why there were those weird sound effects though...

Mick (#1167)

Location: England
Quote: "Reality is that part of imagination we all agree on."
Posted: 5669 days ago

I didn't think he sounded very australian, maybe it's because the british notice it less than americans...
Anyway, I agree the interview sounded unexpectedly mature:)

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