As a standing Pitzer College tradition, the graduating senior class selects its keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony.
In 2009 the senior class selected David Feldman. Here is a bootleg recording of David’s speech.
Plus poetry from Jim Earl as performed by Jimmy Dore.
David Wild is a Contributing Editor to Rolling Stone, and a best-selling author. Wild’s best-selling books include 1994’s “Friends: The Official Companion,” 2000’s “The Showrunners” and 2004’s “Friends: ‘Til The End.” His most recent works include “And The Grammy Goes To. . . ” — the official book of the Grammy’s 50th Anniversary — and “He Is. . . I Say: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Neil Diamond.”
Wild has also written liner notes essays for dozens of artists including the Rolling Stones (Forty Licks), Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra (Duets), Simon & Garfunkel, Eagles, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Randy Newman, Van Halen and Van Morrison. Wild was also the host of Bravo’s acclaimed music interview series Musicians.
Part three of our interview with Comic Bill Burr after last week’s show at Upright Citizen’s Brigade in which David bombed. Plus we decided to run the cold opening from the Neal Brennan episode because nobody was getting along, there were technical problems, and it was funny to watch the whole thing disintegrate. By the way, check out the Clutter Family’s new CD on iTunes. It’s awesome.
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