NPR interviews B.J. Novak

NPR’s The Bryant Park Project has posted a terrific uncut 30-minute version of their interview with B.J. Novak.

B.J. talks about the evolution of ‘The Office’, elaborates on the last scene of ‘Chair Model’ (including parody lyrics of ‘Candle in the Wind’!), and discusses the writing process and his characterization of Ryan. One of my favorite lines of the interview is when B.J. says “start with what’s true, keep what’s funny.”

Really thoughtful and interesting!

Link: The Office’s BJ Novak: Uncut

Kate Flannery on Loveline

Kate Flannery appeared on the radio show Loveline tonight!

If you’ve never heard of Loveline, it’s a call-in radio show “with the primary goal of helping youth and young adults with relationship, sexuality, and drug addiction problems.” Not for the faint of heart, and definitely NSFW.

Links: Kate Flannery on Loveline | Kate Flannery video

Jenna, Rainn, B.J., Angela, and Brian have all made appearances on the show — check out the archives here.

Sweet Diss and the Comebacks

Sweet Diss and the Comebacks

Meet Dunder Mifflin’s own tribute band:
Sweet Diss and the Comebacks.

Singer/songwriter Nate says the songs have “catchy melodies and soaring harmonies,” and may I also add, are oh-so-sing-along-able.

Please take a watch and listen:

Great stuff, Sweet Diss and seat18b!

Rashida Jones on the radio

The Office’s Rashida Jones talked to a few radio stations yesterday:

Phoenix’s 104.7 KISS FM talks to Rashida about American Idol, auditioning for The Office, and Oprah.

LA’s 106.7 KROQ’s Kevin and Bean Show talks to Rashida about fan reaction to Karen, and her new TV show, The Rules of Starting Over. (It’s about 40% into the clip.)

By the way, if you missed Rashida’s appearance on Letterman Thursday night, here it is.

Tipsters: CrazyGringa, Damian

Song mystery solved

Remember that sadly beautiful song that played during the JAM scene last week in Phyllis’ Wedding?

You know, the song that played in the preview (toward the end, when Jim and Karen are dancing), but was replaced by Sting’s Fields of Gold in the actual aired episode?

Well thanks to some good detective work, we now know the singer and title of the mystery song, listed on the NBC Featured Music page:

Penny Framstad The Office

The Heart Has a Mind of Its Own by Penny Framstad

Tipster: Natalie