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The Last Load-Out

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Thanks to Showtime and J.J. Abrams for the opportunity to make the one and only season of “Roadies.” My mind is still spinning from the giddy highs of working with this epic cast and crew. Though we could tell a thousand more stories, this run ends with a complete ten-hour tale of music and love. Like a song that slips under your skin, or a lyric that keeps speaking to you, we hope the spell of “Roadies” lingers. It was life-changing experience for all of us.

So much appreciation goes out to the sensational actors and crew who lived and breathed these stories and characters with their whole hearts. We became a family, our own music-loving troupe. Thanks also to the musicians who lived so comfortably in the world of acting. And thanks to all at Bad Robot, and Winnie Holzman, great collaborators all. Big thanks to our fans for watching and cheering us on. We’ll see you soon with a new project… and many of the same actors, I’m sure. Here’s a little glimpse of the last night of filming. This is what every day felt like.

Love,

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Special Thanks to our directors and magic-makers like (get ready for some names!)… Irving Azoff, David Nevins, Robin Gurney, Gary Levine, Gail Levin, Thomas Yatzko, Kathy Lingg, “Mighty” Clay Griffith, Kelly Curtis, Ben “Socks” Stephenson, Peter Roth, Joel Schwartz, Tom Schnaidt, Mike DeGrazzio, Tamara Isaac, David Bilow, Elliott Eisman, Neal Preston, Jon Kasdan, Sam Jones, Allison Liddi-Brown,  Jeffrey Reiner, Julie Anne Robinson, Gavin “Hai” Kleintop, Janell Sammelman, Greg Mariotti, Andy Fischer, Cara McKeown, Joel Sinensky, Nicola Marsh, David Spade(!), Rainn Wilson, Marc Maron, Peter Schindler, Len Goldstein, Katie McGrath, Tom “100%” Mackay, Michele Anthony, Eric “We Gave Up European Dates with Neil Young!” Johnson, and of course huge thanks to the real bright-light Roadie who loaned us her name and her indominable spirit – Kellianne Murphy.

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Sep 16, 2016

Roadies Episode 10 – Song List

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Eddie Vedder as himself in Roadies (season 1, episode 10). - Photo: Neal Preston/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: Roadies_110_6148

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Episode 10 – The Load Out:

  • “Ring Them Bells” – Bob Dylan
  • “Advice on Bears” – Boats
  • “Trailer”– Mudcrutch
  • “Man of the Hour” – Eddie Vedder
  • “Sayonara Judge” – Robyn Hitchcock
  • “Abandoned Love” – Bob Dylan
  • “He Was a Friend of Mine” – Jim James
  • “Mohammed’s Radio” – Jackson Browne ft. Greg Liesz & Luke Wilson
  • “Church” – Gary Clark Jr.
  • “A Little Crazy” – Nicole Atkins
  • “Willin'” – Jackson Browne & Lucius ft. Greg Leisz
  • “The Load-Out” – Jackson Browne (Song of the Day)
  • “Better Man” – Leon Bridges
  • “I’ll Be Good to You” – The Brothers Johnson
  • “Find a Way” – Austin Basham
  • “Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen” – Leon Russell
  • “Once I Was? – Tim Buckley
  • “Take It Slow”- Rogue Wave
  • “All We Ever Knew” – Jon Russell (The Head and the Heart)

 

 

 

 

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Aug 29, 2016

Dead Sex – Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask

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As we approach the finale of Season 1 of Roadies, I thought it might be fun to share some tidbits about the show within the show, Dead Sex. Enjoy!

Cast

  • David Spade – Harris DeSoto
  • Lamon Archery – Detective Rick Davidson
  • Christie Lynn Herring – Yana (Detective)
  • Cody Bruno – Derek
  • Tiffany Panhilason – Talia
  • Katherine Murphy – Kat (Assistant)
  • Caitlin Leahy – Dr. Lita
  • Amanda Grace Jenkins – Tina

Premise

What if a plague wiped out nearly the entire planet except for the most beautiful people who were saved due to the perfect structure of their genomes?   The one catch — the survivors must have constant, sterile, joyless sex, just to survive.  Without constant sex, they become zombies.  Romance suddenly disappears globally.  Sex becomes an agonizing chore.  Until one man… a simple everyman… is discovered.  Harris DeSoto is a biochemist who was studying the soil near the toxic Salton Sea in California.  Some how he was spared from the plague.  This man, Harris DeSoto (David Spade) suddenly becomes the most sought after man on earth.  His very “averageness” makes him a one-of-a-kind specimen.  He is suddenly the most attractive man on earth. Constantly bombarded for sex by gorgeous survivors, Harris is single-minded… he refuses to be unfaithful to his wife Jen, who was never found after the plague.  Harris holds out hope that his wife was beautiful enough to survive… and searches the earth for her.

In their early review of the show, even Variety suggested:  “This is the Rod Serling sensibility that we’ve craved for decades — it’s like a moody Twilight Zone combined with the best of all modern cable drama.  And the real revelation here is the complete career re-branding of a new dramatic sensation, David Spade.”

The Four Stages of the Plague

Stages 1 & 2

Stages 1 & 2: Fever/Molting

Stages 3 & 4

Stages 3 & 4: Flesh Erosion/Full Infestation

Other Plot Points:

  • Children have been sparred – until their 18th birthday…when puberty is done. If they reach the end of puberty as an above-average-looking person, they can survive. If they turn eighteen and they’re average/ugly, they’ll die within a few days. (“and we wouldn’t know for eighteen years if the child was immune to the disease, or even beautiful enough to survive.” – Desoto)

Trivia:

  • Five complete scenes were shot over the course of an entire day and were written and directed by Cameron
  • The show is part of the CineBox network lineup…
  • The Roadies are watching Season 3 of the show…this is when the show really hit its stride
  • A special Dead Sex beer was created. Did you spot it on the show?
  • Funko created one of a kind Pop! toys for Dead Sex. Eagle eye viewers can spot them in one episode of Roadies

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Aug 26, 2016

Roadies Episode 9 – Song List

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Episode 9 – The Corporate Gig:

  • “Reach Us” – Derek Poulsen
  • “Vacation” – Florist
  • “Absolute Loser” – Fruit Bats
  • “Little Cloud” – Desert Stars
  • “Half a Native” – Buxton
  • “Hurt Me” – Låpsley
  • “Talking to You (Is Like Talking To Myself)” – Daryl Hall
  • “Lost in the Zoo” – Goddamn Electric Bill
  • “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” – Phantogram (Song of the Day)
  • “Stella” – Here We Go Magic
  • “Make Ya Feel Good” – Craig Paul Hardy & Theo Chinara
  • “On Fleek” (Full Mix) – Warner/Chappell Productions
  • “Lost Verses” – Sun Kil Moon
  • “Ready for Yr Closeup” – Là-Bas
  • “Soup For One” – Chic
  • “Always Be” – TVÅ
  • “Let’s Go Forward” – Sananda Maitreya
  • “Look at Miss Ohio” (Gillian Welch Cover) – Peter Cambor & Jen Tullock
  • “Advanced Falconry” – Mutual Benefit
  • “Cergy-Pontoise” – The Magnetic North
  • “Willin'” – Jackson Browne and Lucius
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Aug 22, 2016

Roadies Episode 6 – Song List

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Episode 6 – Longest Days:

  • “Blackened Blue Eyes” – The Charlatans
  • “Turn It Around” – Lucius
  • “Everything is Embarrassing – Sky Ferreira
  • “Hung Up On My Baby” – Isaac Hayes
  • “Big Black Bird” – Blitzen Trapper
  • “Boom Clap” – Charlie XCX
  • “Birch Tree” – Foals
  • “Amsterdam” – Gregory Alan Isakov
  • “Boardwalks” – Little May
  • “Actors” – Still Parade
  • “Longest Days” – John Mellencamp (Song of the Day)
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Aug 1, 2016

Meet Mike Finger

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Ely Henry (Mike Finger) and Rafe Spall (Reg) in Roadies. Photo: Patrick Wymore/SHOWTIME

This Sunday’s episode will introduce a brand new character into the Roadies universe, Mike Finger. Mike runs The Blue and the Black, the unofficial fan site dedicated to the Staton-House Band. His site includes all exhaustive history of the SHB, album reviews, memorabilia, etc. We hope you like Mike!

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Jul 22, 2016

Roadies Episode 2 – Song List

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Photo: Neal Preston/SHOWTIME

Episode 2 – What Would Phil Do?:

  • Light Me Up – Bronze Radio Return
  • Son of Preacher Man – Bobbie Gentry
  • O.N.E. – Yeasayer
  • Talent Show – The Replacements
  • Sun Models – Odesza (feat. Madelyn Grant) 
  • Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent – Gwen Guthrie (Song of the Day)
  • Hardcore – Reignwolf
  • Dreams of Flying – Mudcrutch
  • Are You Satisfied? – Reignwolf
  • Early Meditations of Janine (score) – J.J. Abrams
  • Pretty Pimpin – Kurt Vile

Score by Jordan Cook (Reignwolf)

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Jul 5, 2016

Roadies Episode 1 – Song List

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Episode 1 – Life is a Carnival:

  • Tail Dragger – Link Wray
  • Tangled Up in Blue 3 – Bob Dylan
  • Don’t Wait – The Duke Spirit
  • Isoprene Bath – Reptar
  • Generator (First Floor)  – Freelance Whales
  • Duet for Guitars #2 – M. Ward
  • Jump Hi – Lion Babe (Featuring Childish Gambino)
  • Get Free – Major Lazer (Featuring Amber Coffman)
  • I Wish I Was Sober – Frightened Rabbit (Song of the Day)
  • The Wild Life –Outasight
  • Wrong Club – The Ting Tings
  • All We Ever Knew – The Head and the Heart
  • Lurker – Steve Gunn
  • Still Gonna Quit (score) – Jon Russell
  • Falling in Love At A Coffee Shop – Landon Pigg
  • So Many Secrets (score) – Jon Russell
  • Into Your Heart – Futurecop (Featuring Hunz & Mosaik)
  • Loudmouth – Ramones
  • Paralyse – Polarheart
  • Lost in My Mind – The Head and the Heart
  • Given to Fly – Pearl Jam
  • 30 Days in the Hole – Humble Pie
  • Fanfare – Miklos Rozsa
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Jun 27, 2016

Mike Finger’s The Blue and the Black