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September 30, 2004

So Anyway Yeah

What's been going on in the world while I've been busy with my undisclosed project? (Actually there are two undisclosed projects, one of which involves an addiction to online poker) Let's take a look around:

For the first time since I can't even remember the last time, Prince has actually made a good video, for "Cinnamon Girl." The first time his video has made me like the song instead of vice versa. In recent years P developed a rep for religious intolerance, so it's especially pleasing to see this show of solidarity with victims of anti-muslim/anti-arab prejudice. And though it may be a little syrupy, this is also the strongest anti-war statement pop music has produced yet. (Looks like it's only up on his member site, so I can't link to it.)


Also surprisingly good, this reworking of 99 problems as a commentary on Iraq, sent in by a reader.


Looks like I missed some drama on Air America yesterday, when Randi Rhodes got to interview her childhood idol Patti Smith, but it devolved into a knockdown-dragout fight over Ralph Nader's candidacy. Randi's listeners are castigating her for "pulling a Bill O'Reilly" on Patti, and Randi was so affected by it a day later she just broke down and started crying on the air, a few minutes ago.

The show is archived on her site but I haven't had a chance to listen yet. I will say that although I think Randi understands how to do good radio better than most Air America hosts, sometimes her bulldog schtick leaves no room for any honest, meaningful dialogue.. sounds like this might have been one of those times.


I meant to post more than this but the Sackville-Bagginses keep knocking on my door, gotta go hide out again.

Posted by jsmooth995 at September 30, 2004 3:51 PM

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