in lieu of radio ...

a somewhat random collection of pages and thoughts started sept 16 2001. now that i'm not on the radio 6 hours every day, blogger allows all of us to harangue...

Monday, December 23, 2002

Joe Strummer Dies
I'm thinking hard and except for Bob Marley I can't think of another dead musician who felt more mine. Sure, we all new Kurt was important but he fucked it up. Joe and Bob kinda died of natural causes and that makes it more fucked up. There's alot of folks waking up tday and saying, "Man, I feel old".

TheGuardian (UK)
Mojo Magazine Bulletin Board

Search E-Bay music for "Strummer"
BBC fans tribute board

NME forum

Saturday, December 21, 2002

Without A Smoking Gun, Invading Iraq Is Hard To Justify David Corn has a long, cogent snapshot of Iraq war, need for "evidence" and a possible new "white man's burden". The Loyal Opposition: War Stories (

Saturday, December 14, 2002

A call to arms over Poindexter and TIA. Includes satellite pics of his house. Keeping an eye on Poindexter (Cryptome. org)

Simple, thourough article on why US talk radio is dominated by the right, and why niche radio could bring in the progressives... Talking Back To Talk Radio (AlterNet) (thanks to L for the link)

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Brilliant!!! -- How Awful Is the Radio in Your City? Take This Simple Test (

Very good, sharp and funny Flash ... (audio required, broadband a plus)

Wouldn't YOU hate us if you were constantly told that America is "the Greatest"... Cassius Clay Nation (Martin Lewis - Truthout)

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

UN workers (64 of them) send petition to the Middle East's only democracy asking it to stop killing and beating them. Also, please to stop blowing up food depots. Letter sent December 3. I find no US reports. UK and Israel yes, but no US.
UN demands end to Israeli 'killing and beating' of staff (Independent, UK) (good example of headline writers going off the track!)
U.N. employees send Israel protest petition (Reuters)(not as hard-hitting as the headline above, but more accurate)
Statement signed by UNITED NATIONS WORKERS in PALESTINE (IndyMedia Israel) (possibly the full text?)
Insert USA based report here later???

Monday, December 09, 2002

The question is, will he actually have to decline leaving the country during the "investigation" ... Kissinger kiss-up: Media not doing their job (LA Times) thanks to L for the link

Saturday, December 07, 2002

It's the banal description of the interogation that gets me. More details needed, definitely. Link: PHOTOGRAPHER ARRESTED FOR TAKING PICTURES OF VICE PRESIDENT'S HOTEL (2600 mag)

UPDATED Dec 12 2002
Rocky Mountain News says Police refute NY radio story (but why is this a "NY radio story", is the paper implying that "it's those east coast wackos saying nasty things about we westerners") (thanks to L for the link)

Thursday, December 05, 2002

Bill Moyers' careful, considered, point-by-point rebuttal of Fox News' O'Reilly idiocy. Love that last line! Moyers on O'Reilly (Truthout)

Right on, my man!!! I know you’ve been thinking it. And if you haven’t, you probably haven’t been paying attention. The art we once called hip hop has been dead for some time now. But because its rotting carcass has been draped in platinum and propped against a Gucci print car, many of us have missed its demise. He also gets to the possible solutions... Link: Fuck Hip Hop ( , thanks to S for the link)

Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Henry Kissinger? Jesus Christ, are we fucking MOVING BACKWARDS IN TIME?? New (11/26/02) panel from "Get Your War On"