Tuesday, September 23, 2003


About Time!

"Rock bands SONIC YOUTH, THE DONNAS and THE LIARS are among a host of musicians to join the BANDS AGAINST BUSH (BAB) collective who hope to thwart the American President's (sic) success at the 2004 elections..."

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Championship Vinyl!

"...in the vast universe of popular music, there exists an oft-overlooked group of dedicated individuals who devote their ample free time to collecting, debating, and publishing the minutiae of the rock genre. They are the losers who write rock's rich and storied history..."
I hate to blog David Yepsen, but...

"Howard Dean may well be the next president of the United States because of something called the "Dean Corps" in Iowa... they are taking politics back to the future by organizing campaign work around community-service projects..."

Makes me want to toast him with a $3 latte.

Friday, September 12, 2003

Bye Bye Johnny

"Johnny Cash walked the line for nearly 50 years, every inch of his journey through the country, gospel, folk and rock worlds etched into his face. The journey ended early Friday. He was 71..."

Back in my country DJ days, while I was learning country from the roots up, I took every chance I got to play Johnny Cash on the radio.

I was lucky enough to see him live once, at Farm Aid 1993.

One of the true giantd of country and rock.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Now Here's A Shocker

"Tommy Chong, who played one half of the dope-smoking duo in the Cheech and Chong movies, was sentenced to nine months in federal prison and fined $20,000 Thursday for selling bongs and other drug paraphernalia over the Internet...."

why, why, why?

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Not Again

"Republican Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday called a third special session of the Legislature to redraw Texas' congressional districts after the Democrats thwarted two previous attempts by fleeing the state..."
Greetings from Bloom County, Iowa

"Cartoonist Berkeley Breathed is resurrecting Opus the penguin from the 1980s comic strip Bloom County for a new series to appear in Sunday comics this November..."

My college buggies and I used to joke about roadtripping down to Iowa City to party with Berke Breathed. Little did I know that one day I would be LIVING in Bloom County...

Monday, September 08, 2003

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

"Warren Zevon, who wrote and sang the rock hit 'Werewolves of London' and was among the wittiest and most original of a broad circle of singer-songwriters to emerge from Los Angeles in the 1970s, has died. He was 56..."