So true. I remember when I listened to Rush he'd sometimes use Rage Against the Machine as bumper music.
those are two completely different bands, what are you even talking about
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That was a funny and witty comment Waugh. You've made so much progress.
condescension falls awfully flat from anybody who ever listened to rush limbaugh
I was being sincere. You're showing progress, maybe even a face turn.
I don't see the problem there, CM. Rush sells the illusion of revolution to old people, RATM sells the illusion of revolution to young children; they seem like a good match.
Holy shit Homer, that's an astute observation. I never took Rush too seriously. I only listened to him when Neal Boortz went to commercial. Boortz is a lot more intellegent despite still being a libertarian blowhard. He'd hang up on callers coming to him with birther nonsense and tell them how stupid they were.
I used to listen to Rush - not by choice, people playing him while I was in the Army. I have no strong opinions either way; I guess I can see why some people like him, and why some people like to dislike him.
The one I could never fathom was Michael Weiner. Given his target demographic i.e. Neo-Nazis (not saying that to be dismissive of his viewpoints, just to point out a fact), you'd think his painfully obvious Jewishness would preclude any chance of success!
On a related note, one of my friends is thinking of starting an online radio show. Wants me to help out. Probably not going to do it, and have no idea what subject matter the show should deal with.
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I remember last time I had NPR on, Ira Glass was very passive aggressive about giving NPR money during a pledge drive: it was like "give us money or don't, we're not going anywhere" and you could hear the gasps of the hosts in the background trying to figure out what to say about why you should give money. NPR just picked up my brother's podcat which is pretty cool, at least in New Vegas and a few other places I think, which is cool, but the marketing for this or that cheap item is so uncool.
I like xray.fm, which you can listen to for free or in the car. It's also a nonprofit, like NPR, but they just play music or really good talk radio all day. When they need money some quiet voice says what you're listening to and that's that, saying they're supported by the listeners and back to the music.
a podcat does sound equally fun and terrifying.. :)
Yay! I listen to Boomer's station too, but xray is what I listen to in the car because it's local for me and can pick it up unless I'm out by the airport.
Oh yeah homie, here's a Mr. Garrison article you might enjoy from my local rag/christmas present wrapping:
@Bort summit seems cool too. When I looked it up they were playing Red Kross, something you'd never hear on the radio. Xray's got similar limitations during the day, so it's a lot of jangly college rock, but after 10PM it goes full-on uncensored. But it needs to get more creative and not just play uncensored hip hop because it can. I like homie's idea.
I don't hate Mr Keillor! I just wish he'd move to a different station, and let NPR have shows about bizarre alien conspiracies, or the various child actresses whom a random self-employed carpenter guy likes.
And yes, I know that's Youtube. That's why we have the internet.
It's just, it seems to me that NPR is nothing but a gigantic lie, and the fact that we have had to wait this long, just to see the dream realized *elsewhere*, is an absolute tragedy. Ira Glass and Friends should pay back every last cent of public funding they STOLE from us under False Pretenses!
I did a show for a local public radio station when I was in Alaska. It was mainly classic and indie country and blues.
It was a public station that would air NPR programming, but they also did local programming. I guess that's where the difference lies.
NPR provides that high brow material it does, cause working class schlubs can get their lowbrow shit from commercial stations and networks. NPR exists to enlighten the dumb-masses.
I hate to self-promote, but you can check out Roamschooled at home on a podcast or online at http://www.roamschooled.com, or on the radio sometimes if you live in New Vegas. That's my bro doing the music. Normally I'm a reverse-nepotist but it's actually a really good show for NPR.
I guess I don't have any hate for Mr. Garrison either; back in the day it was probably the closest thing people had to a flyover country experience that the world had to offer at the time. My ex, who's from Milwaukee once told me that when she was in London everybody asked her if she had cows in the back yard, like that was completely normal. Nope it's a city just like London is.
Every NPR affiliate is different, so it's kind of like complaining about local networks really. Put Jeopardy back on at 5 ABC, or NOVA at 9 and things like that. But ostensibly people are paying for one and not the other. I was watching TV with my parents and there was a big pledge drive to promote the final season of Downton Abbey, and I had to inform them that you can already get those episodes for free online instead of paying 0 for the S6 DVD set, so you "could see it before anyone else."
Cena - it doesn't exist "to enlighten the dumb masses"; it does, however, exist at least in part to help reinforce the meme that there's a fundamental split between wealthy enlightened cosmopolitans and the dumb ignorant poor. At best, it provides aspirational programming; giving so-called "useless eaters" a taste of what it might be like to be a potential beneficiary of a Rockefeller Grant.
IZ - "back in the day it was probably the closest thing people had to a flyover country experience that the world had to offer at the time" < pretty much this. It's no secret that most media products are openly hostile of Middle America (not surprising, given that the vast majority of media creators live either in California or New York), so it's nice having a guy on-air who can do "clean" humor (relative to the current norm) and reference "moo-cow country" without being condescending.
I'm interested to see where the show goes: I actually like Nickel Creek a lot and could see it becoming a little more "Wisconsin Death Trip" given what I know about their music. I also realized that as I was writing that I was staring at a Mr. Garrison book that was right under a Joseph Campbell book. PHC was a large part of my growing up, with Tales from Lake Wobegon tapes on road trips and my parents still love him so I guess by proxy I love him too, or at least shouldn't drink the haterade.
It was also like a proto-Portlandia. It's a fun way of touring the city if you don't live here but it's not different from anywhere else in real life for the most part, but the stories are fun. I'm writing this while drinking espresso on my unicycle, because that's mandatory transportation on saturdays. :)
The ignorant poor would be less ignorant if they would watch Nova instead of Maury. Then they'd all become scientists.
NOVA doesn't teach science; rather, it imparts to the audience certain conclusions reached by scientists, conclusions current as of the time of filming and subject to editorial selection by the show's producers. It follows the traditional "progressive" model of education, teaching people *what* to think, but not *how*.
Also, NOVA is on PBS. Our current discussion is about NPR!
Very well, if only they'd listen to free jazz and classical instead of Taylor Swift they'd all be geniuses.
Please, you think they'd be able to appreciate the GENIUS of free jazz?!
Pearls before swine.
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Go to 0:59 to hear Charlie Brown's teacher rock out.
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