Biology Of The Blog

Premiere DateMay 15, 2014
Categories Media Music
00:00 Mic Break
00:30 Swing Lo Magellan Unknown Mortal Orchestra
03:13 Big Wheel Cass McCombs
06:52 Mic Break
08:12 Young Hearts Strange Talk
12:01 Interview with Steve Dublanica pt. 1
24:48 Secret Pastures Trouble With Templeton
28:09 Interview with Steve Dublanica pt. 2
43:07 Words Won't Come The Len Price 3
45:03 Mic Break
45:28 Hey Mami Sylvan Esso
48:46 Finish

Biology of the Blog

DJ Jess
Welcome to Biology of the Blog! This week, we chat with Steve Dublanica, the original harassed waiter who started the blog Waiter Rant in 2004 to chronicle the daily abuses he underwent while serving tables in New York. Steve originally wrote anonymously, appearing on talk shows and Fox News in the shadows. In 2008, Steve turned the blog into a book of the same name, and at it’s Borders release party revealed his true identity. The book became a NY Times Bestseller and Steve appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Today Steve writes less about waiting tables — as he’s long retired from the position — and more about life in general, but his quirky, edgy voice continues to captivate his audience and keep us laughing.


Unknown Mortal Orchestra
(photo from UMO)

May 15 – University of Washington – Seattle, WA
June 6 – The Natural History Museum – Los Angeles, CA
July 12 – Optimus Alive – Lisbon, Portugal
July 27 – Underground Music Showcase – Denver, CO
August 1 – Pickathon Music Festival – Happy Valley, OR

Cass McCombs
(photo from Cass McCombs)

May 22 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
May 23 – Boston Calling Music Festival – Boston, MA
May 25 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
June 12 – Bonnaroo Music Fest – Machester, TN

Strange Talk
(photo from Strange Talk)

May 16 – Rickshaw Stop – San Fransisco, CA
May 18 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
May 19 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
May 22 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
May 23 – The Drake – Toronto, ON

Jess Goulart began working at BTR in 2013 as an intern. Before leaving in 2016 she was also a staff writer, podcast host (Scotch & Cinema, Twenty-Something Traveler, Biology of the Blog), and Social Media…