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Famous Names, Lost Interviews
April 21, 2014 8:30 PM   Subscribe

blankonblank.org takes unheard interviews with famous musicians, innovators, authors, Hollywood stars and cultural icons and animates them. Interviews include everyone from Johnny Cash to Carol Burnett, Tupac Shakur to Farrah Fawcett, and Tim Gunn to Al Jaffee. blankonblank.org previously and previously. (Most interviews are ~5 minutes long.)
posted by Room 641-A (9 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
Blank On Blank regularly appears on Public Radio Remix, and it's one of those things that I always get excited about when I hear it starting.

There's a lot of really fascinating material in those interviews. Great stuff.
posted by hippybear at 8:37 PM on April 21


Wow. The artists listed are just the tip of the iceberg. So many to choose from, I don't know where to start!
posted by rabbitrabbit at 8:56 PM on April 21


These are really great. I'm on the fence about the animation, but I'm loving the interviews.
The Carol Burnett one is quite moving.
And I've never been a huge Janis Joplin fan but that interview sort of humanized her for me; she's sort of proud and insecure at the same time.
Going to listen to more.
posted by chococat at 9:11 PM on April 21


I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 1:04 AM on April 22


Make sure you listen to the very end of the Heath Ledger one.
posted by evil_esto at 1:29 AM on April 22


Awesome sauce, but I was disappointed that I couldn't fold the Al Jaffee one to make a totally different interview. (You'd get that joke if you're truly MAD!)
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:08 AM on April 22 [1 favorite]


A ► Al Jaffee ◀︎ B
posted by Room 641-A at 6:23 AM on April 22 [1 favorite]


Oh how fabulous, I can't wait to check these out. And wow, they used my photo of Pete Seeger for his interview! That's a nice way to start the day.
posted by flyingsquirrel at 6:48 AM on April 22 [3 favorites]


Am I the only one that saw the domain name and wanted it to be the first post-racial porn site?
posted by atbash at 7:10 AM on April 22


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