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Published March 05, 2013 510k views Immortal More Info »
Additional Credits
Additional Credits:
Starring: Jon Daly, Jimmy Tamborello, Jon Wurster, Nate Mendel, Aimee Mann, DC Pierson, Tom DeLonge, Duff McKagan, Moby, Marc Maron, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Page Hamilton & Ben Gibbard
Director/Writer: Tom Scharpling
Producer/Editor: Rob Hatch-Miller
Producer: Puloma Basu
Director of Photography- Mark Schwartzbard
Production Designer: Susannah Lowber
Sound Recordist: Eric Bautista
Assistant Camera: Maris Lidaka
Gaffer: Corrin Hodgson
Grips: Mike Asinger & Michael Tingley
Hair & Makeup: Mara Rouse
Motion Graphics: Joe Posner
Re-Recording Mixer: Dan Dzula
Colorist: Ben Murray
Production Assistants: Jonathan Doyle, Lee Briante & Marcia Neumeier
Thanks: Rex Hazard & The Church Of Fun

1

(laser sounds)

2

Dave: What's up, man? Jimmy Tamborello.

3

Jimmy: Hey, what's going on,
bro? Dave: How are you doing?

4

Jimmy: Nice to meet you.

5

Dave: Listen, man. We're here
to find your partner, all right?

6

We need to surround you with talent

7

so that your weird genius shit
can do its thing, all right?

8

Think about the Peppers.

9

You're the Flea, right?
So we need a Kiedis.

10

We need a shirtless maniac up there
for all the girls to get wet over.

11

That's how the music industry works.

12

We comb MySpace, Friendster,
all the sites, all right?

13

I think we have a good line
on some really good guys.

14

You ready for this?

15

Jimmy: Yeah. Dan: Yeah, yeah, you are.

16

Let's kill it. Got the first guy?

17

Denny: Hey, my name is Denny Rock.

18

Um ... Let's, let's hear this.

19

♫ (instrumental music)

20

Sounds like a Heaven 17 kind
of vibe you got going there.

21

I actually have something
that will fit this.

22

♫ (sings) Rock and roll

23

Rock and roll

24

Everybody is talking about rock and roll

25

It started with The Platters

26

They're the only band that matters

27

Then came The Eagles

28

They were flying high

29

Then came ... ♫

30

What are we called?

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Dave: Postal Service.

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Denny: Postal Service?

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I don't like that name.

34

What if we were called, um, like,

35

Denny and the Fun Blasters?

36

Dave: It's not bad. Denny:
That's a pretty good name, right?

37

Also, (scratching sounds)

38

I like that, but this
keyboard needs to be smaller.

39

(scratching noises)

40

Nate: Hi. Uh, I'm Nate Mendel.

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I'm from Seattle, and, uh,
you know, I actually, uh,

42

used to be on Sub Pop, uh, in a
band called Sunny Day Real Estate.

43

Dave: Great, yeah. I'm
a RE/MAX guy myself.

44

Um, so yeah, uh, I
think we both hate bass,

45

so let's just get this
over with, all right?

46

Nate: (strums guitar)

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Dave: Thank you!

48

Nate: (strums guitar)

49

Dave: (claps) Thanks a lot, man!

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Thanks. You're done. We'll call you.

51

Nate: OK. All right. Thanks.

52

Aimee: Hi. Um, my name is Aimee.

53

I've been listening to the music,

54

and I have some ideas.

55

Um, I sort of see it going in
a more, uh, acoustic direction,

56

and, um, (strums guitar)

57

well, I just wanted to hear ...

58

Um, I'll play four seconds to give
you an idea of what I'm talking about.

59

(strums guitar)

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(sings) ♫ I want so badly to believe

61

That there is truth and love is real ♫

62

(strums guitar)

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So something like that,
you know what I mean?

64

Anyway, um, well, thanks
for considering me, and,

65

and, um, I can't wait to get started.

66

Dave: She's good. She's
a little covered up.

67

She could have worn a bikini or something.

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(plays flute)

69

DC: 'Coz, like, what, what
even is music, you know?

70

Tom: Hi there, guys!

71

Tom DeLonge from San Diego.

72

Would you like to hear
something that I wrote?

73

Dave: Yup, fire it up, man.

74

Tom: (strums electric guitar)

75

Kids like energy. They do. I've seen it.

76

I don't know. I just do it.

77

I don't want to just bore
you with stuff. It's great.

78

Most of what I do is really great.

79

You guys can use me.

80

Dave: All right, name?

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Duff: Duff McKagan.

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Dave: That's a weird name. All right.

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Um, what's, uh, what's your pedigree, bro?

84

Duff: Um, my pedigree? I'm sorry?

85

Dave: Yeah, what bands have you been in?

86

Duff: Uh, Guns N' Roses?

87

Dave: (laughs) Nice.

88

Seriously though.

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Duff: Yeah, seriously, Guns N' Roses.

90

Dave: All right. We all
know Guns N' Roses' men.

91

It's Axl, Slash, the guy in
the top hat and bucket hat, OK?

92

That's not ... You're
not in Guns N' Roses.

93

The Guns N' Roses don't
have a blonde guy, OK?

94

Duff: Uh, look, I'm not bullshitting you,

95

and there was actually two
blonde guys in, in the band.

96

Dave: I could look it up in the Internet.

97

I got a 28.8 modem, bro.

98

It won't take long.

99

Duff: I don't need this
indie fucking shit!

100

Dave: Really? Duff: Yeah.

101

Dave: Oh yeah?

102

Duff: Sub Pop motherfucker!

103

Moby: My name is Moby.

104

I'm here for the Postal Band audition.

105

Things haven't been going
so well for me lately.

106

I, um, I started this new type of therapy,

107

and, um, my girlfriend
just broke up with me,

108

Dave: All right.

109

We don't need to hear your
life story, Moby. Here we go.

110

Moby: Sorry.

111

♫ (techno music)

112

(loud thud)

113

(screams)

114

Mother (inaudible)!!!

115

Son of a (inaudible)!!!

116

(inaudible) you, (inaudible)!!!!

117

(inaudible) you!!! (inaudible) you!!!

118

(screams)

119

(punching sounds)

120

(inaudible)

121

Son of a (inaudible)!!!!

122

(crashing sound) (screams)

123

♫ (techno music)

124

(breathes heavily)

125

Dave: Name?

126

Marc: My name's Marc.

127

Dave: Marc? All right, show
us what you've got, bro.

128

(clears throat)

129

Marc: What do you need, man?

130

(strums electric guitar)

131

A little of that?

132

(strums electric guitar)

133

All that was on purpose. What's your name?

134

Jimmy: Jimmy. Marc: Jimmy?

135

It's your band? Jimmy: Yeah.

136

Marc: What do you play?
Jimmy: It's computer music.

137

Marc: Computer music? What,
like (strums electric guitar)?

138

You like that? (strums electric guitar)

139

(laughs) He likes that. That's hilarious.

140

(strums electric guitar)

141

(yells) Why are you wasting my time?

142

Dave: Name?

143

Weird Al: Al.

144

Dave: All right, Al,
let's see what you got.

145

Weird Al: (clears throat)

146

(plays accordion)

147

(sings) ♫ I've got a
cupboard with cans of food

148

Filtered water and pictures of you

149

And I'm not coming out
until this is all over ♫

150

(accordion music)

151

(sings) ♫ And I'm
looking through the glass

152

Where the light bends around the cracks

153

And I'm screaming at the top of my lungs

154

Pretending the echoes belong to someone

155

(accordion music)

156

♫ Someone I used to know

157

(accordion music)

158

♫ And we become

159

(accordion music)

160

♫ Silhouettes when our bodies finally go

161

Bye, bye, bye, bye

162

(accordion music)

163

Bye, bye, bye, bye ♫

164

(accordion music)

165

Dave: All right.

166

What do you think?

167

Maybe next time, Al.

168

Weird Al: Is, is there
going to be a next time?

169

Dave: No. Al: OK.

170

Page: I'm Page from Helmet.

171

Dave: All right, let's
see what you got, man.

172

♫ (electronic music)

173

(strums electric guitar)

174

Dave: Hey. Ben: Hey.

175

Dave: Name?

176

Ben: Ben Gibbard of,
uh, Death Cab for Cutie.

177

Dave: It's not on my radar,
but, uh, let's see what you do.

178

♫ (instrumental music)

179

Ben: (sings) ♫ Smeared black ink

180

Your palms are sweaty

181

And I'm barely listening

182

Where I am

183

(electronic music)

184

Where I am

185

(electronic music)

186

Dave: That's crap, right?

187

Jimmy: I liked it.

188

Dave: Really? You're sure?

189

Dave: OK. Well, you're not my
taste, man, but Jimmy likes you,

190

so, uh, you're in the Postal Service.

191

Welcome.

192

Ben: Thank you. Thanks a lot, you guys.

193

♫ (lyrics) Where I am ♫

194

Dave: Are you sure you don't want
to go with the accordion guy, man?

195

He rocked.

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