Complete Control marks a milestone as Joe welcomes his first radio guest into the tv studio at thelip.tv
Nick 13, the psychobilly guru behind Tiger Army, talks with Joe about his history in music and how he takes his time to create something that will last. Then, Funny or Die! mainstay Adam Ray joins the set to share his gift for disgusting impressions and to let us know why men are the only fans of moustaches.
We’re stepping it up every week and enjoying the ride at Complete Control.
Nick 13 is the main creative force behind Tiger Army, having released four records since 1999 with that outfit. Nick has also released a self-titled record on Sugar Hill Records. Born and raised in Ukiah, California, Nick got into all kinds of punk rock and rockabilly before he got active in the Bay-Area scene in the 90’s,and he is also an active practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
Adam Ray has spent time doing improv with the UCB theater in NYC and LA. Adam has also become a paid regular at the Hollywood Improv, Comedy Store, and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, and spends time on the road opening for Bobby Lee and Harland Williams. Adam’s online following has taken off, with the popularity of his web videos that are frequently featured on Funnyordie.com and Youtube. His “Kermit the Frog reaction video to 2 girls 1 cup,” is at 5 million views and counting on Youtube, and all of Adam’s videos can be found on his homesite, www.adamraytv.com.
00:01 Complete Control Intro.
00:55 Joe’s monologue.
02:46 Joe welcome’s Nick 13 back to Complete Control.
03:52 “You’ve always let your music do the talking.”
05:02 Writing music, lyrics first.
06:50 “Are there times you’re more inspired than others?”
07:52 Records are like tattoos.
09:52 From San Jose to Ukiah and Berkeley.
17:15 Founding Tiger Army and finding a bass player.
19:00 “Where does the rockabilly influence come from?”
21:32 From Tiger Army to a solo country career.
23:08 Overcoming the fear of a different style.
26:17 Welcoming Adam Ray to the stage.
27:00 From Seattle to LA with a Gap vest.
27:47 Talking about Kermit the Frog with 2 girls 1 cup.
29:49 “At what point would you sell-out?”
31:52 Playing a little game called “Yay, or Nay?”
33:16 Working as a voice-over actor.
35:11 Getting career advice from mom.
37:20 Formative years at Universal Studios, playing Wolverine.
42:07 Professional vs Amateur Superheroes.
42:48 Where to find Adam.
44:18 Working with the legends and what it takes to have longevity.
46:22 Adam’s early days during the grunge explosion.
47:17 How we used to find music before the internet.
48:46 Thanks and outro.