Korn, NSYNC & A Piercing At The Mall: Total Request LOVE

In the early 2000s, MTV’s genre-indifferent music video popularity contest, Total Request Live, was my identity. In high school, I wasn’t passionate about shit. I did sports, but f*cking sucked, got straight C’s & D’s in my studies, and tried backyard wrestling but couldn’t take a chair shot. I was the opposite of every teenager’s depiction inContinue reading “Korn, NSYNC & A Piercing At The Mall: Total Request LOVE”

Thank You Disposable Income Freak Show

If you’ve had coffee, carbohydrates, or a cold Miller Lite with me, you know that the Disposable Income Freak Show is my only outlet. I’ve convinced myself that putting on a show is the only thing that makes me likable and someone you’d want to hang out with. Spending time with creative/funny/inspiring people is theContinue reading “Thank You Disposable Income Freak Show”

@DonnyRad Returns To Chicago This Summer*

After an exhausting amount of consideration, Donny Rodriguez has decided to call the Windy-City (Da Bearz Den, Chicago-Iraq, Rahm’s Reign Of Terror Town, whatever we’re calling it now) home again. A little insight into the move, Donny has gone through some dark times–like not “I’m emo and bummed”, but like “I’m writing a short filmContinue reading “@DonnyRad Returns To Chicago This Summer*”

Beast Mode: 15 Workouts You Can Do At Festivals

“Music festivals are a great opportunity to beat your vital organs into submission like they’re in the octagon with Ronda Rousey. Ostensibly serving as a substance abuse grand prix, fests can be awful for your body in other ways too. Inactivity due to passing out in random mud pits, holding still for selfies and ingestingContinue reading “Beast Mode: 15 Workouts You Can Do At Festivals”

Disposable Income Freak Show Is Emotion

Originally posted on Comedy Wham:
Donny Rodriguez is the ringleader of DIFS (Credit: Eliaz Rodriguez). Donny Rodriguez is the quintessential do-it-yourself type. The bootstrappy attitude has lead him to create an entertaining show that shouldn’t be missed. Fortunately for you, the Disposable Income Freak Show is live this Friday at The New Movement Theater. Windy…

Critics Pick: DonnyRodriguez.com Says You Should See The Disposable Income Freak Show This Friday!

I’m humbled and blown away that DonnyRodriguez.com made my monthly sketch spectacle, the Disposable Income Freak Show, a critics pick for the this week.  The aforementioned show (again, DonnyRodriguez.com’s praise makes me blush) is Friday (1/30), doors at 7:30/show at 8:00 at The New Movement! Here are the top 5 reasons you should see theContinue reading “Critics Pick: DonnyRodriguez.com Says You Should See The Disposable Income Freak Show This Friday!”

The 27 Best Boy Band B-sidez (LISTICLE)

I frosted my tips, rhinestone’d my tees, and got legitimately upset when the popular vote of TRL got the number one spot wrong by giving a NuMetal act the top prize–cue that blockhead Carson Daly quipping about doing it all for the Nookie.  I used to be boy band as fuck–thanks to my high schoolContinue reading “The 27 Best Boy Band B-sidez (LISTICLE)”