Monday, March 29, 2010

March Going Out Like A Lion

The record-breaking rainfall continues here in the Garden State. The nearby creek looks like the wild water rapids ride at Dorney Park. Crazy. Won't be too sad to see this month come wheezing to an end.

Nothing really new right now...I'm a bit political-ed out right now, just too much overload in the wake of Death Care Reform. So I've been working on the archive and trying to figure out what to do with the RFNY site (which is in dire need of an upgrade) and the future of podcasts (since Pod-o-Matic seems to be flaking out).

Last weekend was Beatlefest weekend and with money being scarce and way too much work to do, I missed it for the second year in a row. I hope to make it back in 2011...I don't want the memory of my last Beatlefest to be what my last one was actually like - riddled with illness, crazy happenings and drama. I'd like to make it back to at least one more Fest so I could actually ENJOY myself without any peripheral jazz (like the last one I attended).

In the meantime the WHOT archiving is officially in the home stretch. After six years of archiving casettes, reels and video tapes, the light is at the end of the tunnel - at least for the WHOT tapes (proper). There are four ten-boxes left and that's it.

Now, I still have to find the missing tapes which are still dangerously AWOL and all hailing from the early-80s. I live in perpetual fear that these tapes are gone. I catalogued them shortly after the WHOT bust in 89-90, so they definitely DID exists - old tapes of WGUT shows, WQXQ and the WKRB Halloween show. All from 80-82. I hope they can be tracked down. I'd estimate there are about 40 tapes missing in all from this era.

Of course, once I finish THESE I move on to Phase II: the original Radio Free New York shows. There's some great stuff in there from 90-95, basement jam shows and other great stuff...AJ and I doing sports call in shows...these should be a breeze to go through compared to teh HOT tapes (all mono).

Anyway, that's what's new and exciting, which is not a whole lot. Feeling beat so I'm gonna hit the haystack. Hopefully I'll have an update on the RFNY Site and podcasts soon.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Do As They Say, Not As They Do

You have to laugh at stuff like this because if you don't laugh, you'll cry...

A little secret about Obama's transparency

The current administration, challenged by the president to be the most open, is now denying more Freedom of Information Act requests than Bush did.

"The Democratic administration of Barack Obama, who denounced his predecessor, George W. Bush, as the most secretive in history, is now denying more Freedom of Information Act requests than the Republican did".

Who here is REALLY surprised by this? Show of hands...anyone? Anyone? Beuller...?

The nut jobs are running the asylum while we all sit back and twiddle our thumbs and toes. The prospect of what is next frightens the bejesus out of me. It should scare the crap out of you too (unless you watch MSNBC every night and drool on yourself).

Monday, March 22, 2010

Good Morning, Amerika...

Velkomm to new paradigm, komrades...

You vill get health coverage from Dear Leader!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

One Picture Says It All

Again: good work, Generation Y (borrowed from Tammy Bruce):

Why Report The Facts if the Facts Don't Feel Good?

The mainstream media is up to it's usual "Stupid Reporting Tricks" again regarding the mostly-impromptu anti-heath debacle protest in DC today. First there were accusations of "racial slurs" that NEVER HAPPENED, then the head counts of the crowd were seriously lowballed by the usual suspects.

Is it any wonder that the minority of lunatics that reside in the asylums known as the east and west coasts live under the misconception that they are actually the majority opinion, and the people that watch the news and take it as gospel continue to march off the cliff like good little lemmings?

It's this time tomorrow this, along with the very principles this country were founded on, should all be over.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The End Is In Sight

It's Friday, and I figure I should spend the last few hours as a free American being productive, so I will be working on the Podcasts and web site this weekend. It's long overdue.

It looks like Sunday is D-Day for the Obamacare travesty vote. I may have metioned this once or twice before but when something gets done on a weekend or at one in the morning, it's being done that way so you won't notice. That's why the bring the sheep to the slaughterhouse at night when they can't see what is going on. Not that it matters - the sheep-le are perfectly OK with having government run their lives, so what's the big deal...right?

I tried to warn people in 2008 about what happens when you vote with touchy-feely emotions instead of your head (see: Carter, Jimmy) but no one would listen. Congratulations, Generation Y. Good work. You'll be old one day and probably denied service because of your age. Then you can REALLY enjoy the fruits of your stupidity.

Today's The Day

Some good advice from the legendary Ray Stevens.