I want to take a moment to commend Aaron R. Davis for his column this week. Davis has been dealing with some rough times and, as a result, he has been battling with depression. This week he opens up about his struggles and his decision to get help. It’s an important piece that everyone should take the time to read, especially any of you dealing with similar issues. The world can seem awful dark at times, but it’s not hopeless. And there’s nothing wrong with asking for a little help from time to time.
Thank you Aaron for sharing your struggles with all of us. Our thoughts are with you and with everyone else out there going through these types of issues.
Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
Hanging Around … Alison Brie’s Girls and Jones Street Station
In April of 2012 at (Le) Poisson Rouge, star of Community and Mad Men Alison Brie took the stage for the debut performance of her trio – The Girls. The group, which features friends and fellow actors Julianna Guill and Cyrina Fiallo, was accompanied by the night’s feature act, Jones Street Station. Over a year later, with several more live shows under their belt (and the first official recorded track featuring The Girls released this past Tuesday), The Girls returned to the place it all started to open for Jones Street Station once again. And we were there to capture all of the highlights.
Positive Cynicism – Why I’ve been taking so much time off
Aaron R. Davis has been struggling with his mental health. And, for the first time, he takes a week off from his pop culture missives to open up about his struggles and his recent decision to get help. Before seeking out professional help, Davis was plagued with several daunting questions: Would he feel too guilty about taking the time out to focus on this? And, is the possibility of emotional illness even a real thing, and if it is, does that mean he’s admitting he’s failed by seeking help? He answers those questions and offers advice to those struggling with similar issues in this week’s column.
Hobo Radio 258 – They’re single, ladies
If you have ever found yourself wondering why Joel Murphy and Lars are still single, no show has epitomized why the dynamic duo continue to live the bachelor life more than this week’s. They start by talking about their struggles with dating and their need to lose weight, then spend the rest of the time kvetching about the Writer’s Guild of America’s Top 101 Television Shows. From skipping multivitamins to eating crap food, they continue to make bad choices with what they put into their bodies. And they continue to make bad choices in their romantic lives. But none of their choices are as bad as the WGAs television show rankings.
From the Vault – One on One with Alison Brie
Earlier this week, we brought you coverage of Alison Brie’s band – The Girls – making their triumphant return to (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City to open for Jones Street Station. But we were also there in April 2012 for The Girls very first live performance. And at that show, we caught up with Brie to talk to her about her new band and her two beloved television shows – Community and Mad Men. We even asked her what her castmate Donald Glover, who has a musical career of his own, thought of her new venture. If you missed our interview back then, enjoy it now from the vault.
Doctor Who – Matt Smith announces he’s leaving
In case you missed it, the news broke on Saturday that Matt Smith will be stepping down as The Doctor at the end of this year. It was announced at the end of the season that Steven Moffat would return as showrunner for another season, so the hope was that Smith would return for one more season as well. But clearly that isn’t in the cards. Joel Murphy shares his thoughts on Smith’s unexpected departure and shares the official statements Smith and showrunner Steven Moffat released when news broke in this brief “Boob Tube Breakdown” update.
– Hobo Stu
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