Welcome to the very first episode of The Painful Threshold! The Painful Threshold is a brand new podcast where YOU provide the questions to our lovely panel! The show runs off questions sent to the official show Tumblr, our Twitter account or our Facebook page! This week, our panel is comedian Nick Decktor, musician and KEXP DJ Troy Nelson of the Young Evils, and Kittysneezes contributor Jenny Byfield! Below the cut are the show notes, complete with direct links to all the questions that have been asked in this episode! Check it out! Continue reading
Troy Nelson and Cody Hurd are better known as Black Daisy, a Seattle comedy group with a flair for the absurd. (They are also sometimes known as Voltage Periscope, a parody nü-metal band.) They’ve been gaining fame, both locally (having done some music videos and won local filmmaking contests) and nationally (their shorts have been in the most recent Tromadance festival and will appear on an upcoming DVD). They’ve also worked with lots of cool bands, including The Lights, The Cops, Dolour and No-Fi Soul Rebellion. Their work reminds me somewhat of Tim & Eric, though no imitators are they! (In fact, neither Troy nor Cory were familiar with Tim & Eric’s work when I asked!)
I met Troy when I was buying Eraserhead from him at the record store where he works, and it turns out we were both huge fans of Dumbland; he gave me a copy of the new DVD, The Hardy Har Har Collection. I really enjoyed it, and next time I went to the store, I asked him if I could interview the two of them. He agreed, so here it is!