Recently, John Roderick appeared in the Pop My Culture podcast. Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland.
John Hodgman and surprise drop-in guests Aimee Mann and John Roderick joined Cole and Vanessa at the Chateau Marmont to discuss The Hunger Games, young adult fiction, Zork, Justin Long, Battle Royale, Dick Gregory, early computers, the Tripod Trilogy, stickball fights, hobo bindles, and the anniversary of John Belushi’s death in the very hotel they are recording in.
Last autumn, Three Imaginary Girls and Dorsia Films put together a super intimate potluck / house show, with the guest of honor being John Roderick himself, who entertained song requests and told stories throughout the wonderful evening.
Dorsia Films captured it all on tape, and put together a collection of some of the very best moments in a video package dubbed "More Than Shapes." Clips from More Than Shapes were released each Tuesday throughout the month of February on both Three Imaginary Girls and the Dorsia Films production blog, and are now gathered on one page at the Dorsia Films website.
John Roderick will play a headlining show at the Mercury Lounge in New York on January 28. Tickets are on sale now. Leading up to this, he will join Aimee Mann for three dates of her January tour: Jan 23 in Annapolis, MD, Jan 25 in Alexandria, VA and Jan 26 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA.
More details in the Shows section.
Do you want to play guitar like John Roderick? Sorry, can't be done. But, you can play his guitar as much as you'd like! Just win his solid body Hohner EX Artist electric guitar, whose unique sound has appeared in The Long Winter's recordings. Small Print: Guitar has been used. It's got a few scrapes (nothing that's visible from a stadium seat), needs a set-up (easy!), but has been lovingly modified - with embellished pick-ups (blood red nail polish, an 80's classic). Don't let THIS ONE get away. Donated by John to benefit Suz, all proceeds help her recover from severe illness.
Make your bid now! Auction lasts until 8 December.
We've mentioned it here before, but we'll say it again, because John's weekly phone calls with Merlin Mann have proved to be a winner. Roderick on the Line will give a you weekly dose of everything you may have wanted to know all along, and more. And to improve the experience even more, each episode comes complete with annotations by Merlin.
» Listen to the latest RotL or check out the archive of old episodes.