Black Thought is a talented man. He’s the lead singer of The Roots, one of the most gifted and influential hip hop bands in music history. As lead singer of the The Roots, he’s also the main voice for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show house band. Mr. Trotter is also capable of doing remarkable things like this:
Black Thought Hot 97 Freestyle
I’m always fascinated by people who do things I could never dream of. I would have major issues talking for 10 minutes straight, never mind creating a coherent, entertaining freestyle. In addition to the freestyle, he also somehow pulls off the fancy hat and sunglasses look. The more I think about it, I’m not sure which feat is more impressive. Those are just a few of his many talents, and 2017 was a landmark year for the artist. He and The Roots continue to thrive on The Tonight Show, and he starred as Reggie Love on season 1 of The Deuce. Tonight Show house band, lyrical genius and starring on an acclaimed HBO show is a good career for most people. That’s just a year’s work for Black Thought.
David Bowie was an enigma. He managed to be a pop culture icon and a mysterious figure at the same time. Since his death in 2016, fans have wanted an insight into the man that was David Bowie. While his peak was during the 70s and 80s have always fascinated fans, HBO is focusing on his final years in it’s new documentary.
The Last Five Years will chronicle Bowie at the end of his life and career. The main focus will be his last two albums: The Next Day & Blackstar, as well a musical he co-wrote, Lazarus. The doc will also focus on Bowie’s unwavering commitment to his artistic abilities even after he was diagnosed with cancer. With a subject as deep as Bowie and a production company as talented as HBO, this doc should be fantastic. David Bowie: The Last Five Years premieres January 8th, which would have been Bowie’s 71st birthday.
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Barry – Spring 2018
The synopsis for Barry is simple: Bill Hader stars as Barry, a seasoned assassin who discovers a new passion for acting while on assignment in Los Angeles. Add in the fact that this will be airing on HBO, and you have one of the more anticipated shows of 2018. I’m a huge Hader fan dating back to his SNL days, and I think his brand of humor will be perfect for this role. Not a lot is known about this show according to IMDb, but Alec Berg is listed as a writer and director. If you don’t know that name, you’ve probably heard of some of the shows he’s worked on. Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm & Silicon Valley just to name a few. This is only a teaser trailer, but with a spring 2018 debut planned, I’m assuming a full trailer is coming soon.
Andre The Giant Documentary
Both literally and figuratively, Andre the Giant was larger than life. At 7’4 and weighing anywhere between 460 and 530 pounds, Andre is one of the most popular figures in pro wrestling history. He dominated the sport in the 70s and 80s, wrestling all over the world to the delight of every fan. While many people remember Andre for his heel turn against Hulk Hogan during the build to WrestleMania III, he was so much more than that. In a world of bright stars and flashy gimmicks, Andre stood above them all.
HBO Sports, Bill Simmons and WWE are co producing the documentary on Andre the Giant, and HBO just released the first look. It’s just a teaser, but after the work ESPN did on the Ric Flair 30 for 30, I cant’ wait to see what HBO does with Andre’s incredible story. While 30 for 30s are great, HBO Sports is the premier sports documentary production. Broad Street Bullies. Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals. Nine Innings From Ground Zero. No matter the sport, HBO always delivers. They’ve never entered the world of pro wrestling before, but with Bill Simmons and WWE involved, I have faith they’ll put something incredible together. The doc is slated for release sometime in Spring 2018, so be on the lookout for an official trailer sometime soon.
Average Nobodies Podcast
On today’s show we’re in television heaven as we dissect and explore all nine episodes of Stranger Things 2, episode 8.2 of The Walking Dead, ‘The Damned’ and episode 1.8 of The Deuce, ‘My Name Is Ruby’. You can chat with us on Twitter (@AverageNobodies), toss us a like on Facebook (@AverageNobodies) and heart all our pictures on instagram (@AverageNobodies). Don’t forget, this podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and YouTube.
Average Nobodies Podcast
On this week’s show we’ve got Bills Mafia, Jolly Ranchers versus the internet and Justin Timberlake has us naked by the end of this podcast. You can chat with us on Twitter @AverageNobodies, toss us a like on Facebook @AverageNobodies and heart all our pictures on instagram, @AverageNobodies. Don’t forget, this podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and YouTube.
We’re currently reviewing each episode of HBO’s newest drama series The Deuce on our weekly podcast, and one of the best parts of the show 3 episodes in is the soundtrack. The Deuce takes place in early 1970s NYC, which means the soundtrack is jam packed with songs from the 60s and 70s, included this week’s Music Monday pick: Out of Sight by James Brown. Have a great day on purpose everybody.
Few shows are as outrageously funny as Curb Your Enthusiasm, and even though it’s been 6 years to the day since the show last aired, it’s clear that nothing has changed. Curb has aged gracefully, and funny is funny, so I can’t imagine the time off equaling any kind of drop in quality. Plus, our best friend Bryan Cranston joined the cast as Larry’s therapist! Curb premieres Sunday, October 1st.