In episode #18 the Radio Happy Hour crew returns to Manhattan, Minnesota. Sam’s tending bar at The Ascot while Franz Nicolay does taxes for the town. Arden Myrin joins them for a drink before Michael Dukakis and Michele Bachmann wander into the Ascot and someone winds up dead. It’s the political thriller Clive Owen turned down, Episode #18 of Radio Happy Hour, “The Tax Murderer.”
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About the Guests:
Franz Nicolay was a member of Brooklyn rockers The Hold Steady and punk orchestra World/Inferno Friendship Society. He founded the new-music collective Anti-Social Music, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2010; and is co-leader of the Balkan-jazz quartet Guignol, whose Fight Dirty came out in 2009. Also in 2009, he released his solo debut Major General (Fistolo/Decor) and vinyl-only EP St. Sebastian of the Short Stage (Team Science); and in early 2010 the short-story collection Complicated Gardening Techniques (Julius Singer Press). He made Luck & Courage in Brooklyn in two weeks in spring 2010, with producer Jim Keller (Willie Nelson, Franz Ferdinand). After completing the new album, he spent the past summer as a touring member of agit-punk band Against Me!. You can pick up any of his albums on his bandcamp page.
From Myrin’s site:
My name is Arden Van Amringe Myrin. The Myrin’s are proud unemployed Viking Stock. I come from a long line of gentleman farmers and draft dodgers. I am from Little Compton, Rhode Island. It is has tiny gangs and men in pink pants. I live in Los Angeles now – I like the bougainvillea, but I hate the sun. And the sun hates me.
Sometimes I live in New York, which I like the most. I enjoy delis. I have night terrors and often fight with the ghost boat over my bed.
It is my arch nemesis, but I refuse to take it down. It’s not the boss of me. Peanut butter is. I act in movies and TV and stage, and I do improv at UCB in NY and IO West in LA. I also write.