Dispatches from the Head

What now?

It was a good run, people-

What am I going to do now? The final two episodes of Maron aired last Friday, the book is out and doing what it does, I finished an hour-and-a-half standup special for Netflix that we are finishing editing now, and the insane promotional and touring schedule I have been on for what seems like a year is winding down. What now?

I’ve been home for a few days and I’m not leaving again for a week or so and apparently what I like to do is run around and complain about things that need to be done around the house. Which is everything. I guess one of my hobbies is driving my girl crazy with bullshit. The reality is I have to re-enter life, start hitting the LA clubs, work on new material and try to enjoy what I have accomplished. Good luck with that last one. I just wrote that to myself but I guess I wanted all of you to see it.

I will let you know as soon as I know whether or not we get picked up for a second season of Maron. I'm into it.

The response to the series and the book has been great. Outside of the one or two people that thought the show and/or the book was about them and got mildly upset, I was thrilled with all the feedback. It’s a tricky thing to write about your life because there are other people in it and they might take a hit. You have to be able to live with that. I am. I believe that my father will eventually talk to me again. The other guy I pissed off I really haven’t talked to that much in years and quite frankly they should both lighten up a bit.

This is an exciting week. On Monday's show, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Sedaris for a bit and just shoot the shit. I didn’t really know him. I knew some of his work and I know his sister a little but it was really a first conversation. It was fun. It got cut off rather abruptly but we had nice talk. On Thursday, I have Nick Cave in the garage. This was not an easy chat for me. He’s intense and a bit difficult. I think we did good. I will say that the Russell Crowe story towards the end was worth the entire struggle.


Boomer lives!



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Hutch July 03, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Just became a premium subscriber.  Listened to the Dean Delray podcast.  A terrific interview.  Seemed like you really enjoyed talking to him.

One issue…. how do I download past podcasts (the ones not on iTunes) to my device.  Gotta have some Maron when I am running.

Any help would be appreciated.

Charlie McClelland July 04, 2013 at 10:10 am

Loved the IFC show! I hope they pick it up. They would be fools not to.

I always enjoyed your comedy whenever I saw you on the tube. I’m fairly new to the podcasts and think they’re fantastic! I get so much from the interviews. It’s like good friends sitting back and sharing great stories with each other, unaware that all of us are listening in. Wonderful!

After hearing the Cheech and Chong interview, I thought about another group’s albums I listened to around the same time; Firesign Theatre. Funny heady stuff. An interview with the three remaining members would be Amazing!

Keep up the Great work!

Laura Anne July 05, 2013 at 9:20 pm

2nd best interview ever!!!! No dick-ness shown here…next to E from eels…I adore this…plz do rollins next

Tom July 10, 2013 at 1:23 am

The TV show is one of the funniest things I’ve seen on TV in a long time.  It made me laugh out loud a lot.  You’re a complex guy with an interesting take on life.  A misanthrope whose heart is ultimately in the right place. I hope IFC has the good sense to pick up your show for another season.  It’s one of the best things I’ve seen in a while.

Tim Dolan July 20, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Your probably tired of hearing this, but I loved your conversation with Nick Cave. Not sure why you suggested this was difficult. Whether or not you felt the two of you found a groove, all I can say is that as a listener, I found the conversation fluid and fascinating and one of the better and more insightful conversations about the creative process. Great job, and very enjoyable.