Nov 8, 2019
In the summer of 1982 I was playing Atari when I heard grand laughter coming from the living room. Not wanting to miss out on the joke, I ran into the room to find everyone in stitches and "The Jerk" on HBO. The original Saturday Night Live cast were comedy pioneers, and many, like Steve Martin, found their work climbing into the film world. "The Jerk" is humor at its finest, and one of the first from that group.
Mark Rhodes is one of the great surprises for me in this Moving Music journey. When we met, the first thing I noticed was his infectious laugh. Mark is a unique comedy and musical talent, so it is no surprise that Steve Martin and "The Jerk" was an influence. It has been a while since our last sit down in episode 3, so Ty and I felt it was time for another. We also, as is our custom on the 2nd sit, get to hear an original song.