I first encountered the work of British singer-songwriter Nick Lowe through a song I never even knew he wrote: His 1979 classic "Cruel To Be Kind" was covered by Letters to Cleo for a touching, crucial scene in the 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You.
Three years ago, comedian Marc Maron recorded a very funny album called "Final Engagement," and much of the fun of it came from his anger/self-loathing over, well, not many people being at the venue that night.Fast-forward to today, and he's now got one of the most popular podcasts in WTF,
Just shy of two years ago, comedian Marc Maron hit a real low. "W-T-F"-–a not so radio-friendly acronym pretty much summed up his life at that point: No job, a recent and costly divorce and thoughts of suicide.
A while back, I started getting this e-mail:"Hey dude, long time no talk. Do you listen to WTF? The podcast? It's awesome. Talk to you later."After months of stalling, I took the advice of my friends and started listening to this comedic interview show. I started listening and haven't stopped.