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Happy MLK Day, Folks!

January 19, 2009

I am taking the day off work and instead volunteering down at KBOO to lend a hand during the MLK Day simulcast. There’s been a nice, positive – albeit somewhat frantic one for the organizers – around this yearly event and I want to be a part of it, however small. I’m also excited to be rid of Bush after eight long years. I can’t believe it’s actually over!
I’m also recovering from both a very late night show Friday and finally finishing a long put off home project.

I don’t think I’m cut out for these 3am to 6am slots anymore. After an intitial period of exuberation and giddiness at being able to do radio, I now must admit that I’m not twenty anymore (I’m 43) and can’t stay up for 24+ hours without suffering dire consequences; often a mystery illness my doctor insists on calling migraines.

I’m also at somewhat of an impasse with my volunteership at KBOO. I need to do something new as my volunteer job after doing community calendar for over a year. I may get into web training and am eyeing opportunities in the news room. But I also am frustrated in that opportunities for me to do shows seem to be drying up. I can get on the air somewhat regularly as a substitute, but it’s hard for me to garner much enthusiasm around developing a show if I don’t know when I’ll be on or what timeslot/audience it will play. I have been here before and honestly, few people who have been there at such a short time as I can expect to even be on the air as much as I have. I have been fortunate in that regard.
I will stay there doing something as long as it’s fun, but still find my enthusiasm for much of it waning.

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Bye Bye Bushie

January 16, 2009

And take the loathsome, dessicated carcass of the Gipper with you.

Don’t Tell Me You Care - Crass

“You shit-head slimy got it alls
You crap-eyed ghosts with greasy balls
You wicked matron stabbing hard,
Grabbing while the going’s good
Administrators vicious smile
Dancing on the body pile
Slipping your sly fingernails
Impaling flesh on battlefields
The decaying corpses help you up
To your position at the top

You shit-head slimy want it alls
You bind the baby as it crawls
And crush its head, the soft new scull
Burst its brain and keep it dull.
You own its mind, you murderous thief
Grind it down with bloodied teeth
And feed it up with national pride…
Progress through self-sacrifice
Not for themselves, but you, you scab
You raid the bodies of the dead

You shit-head slimy make it alls
With dead meat dripping as you walk
Don’t talk of justice or respect
You shit soaked armchair moralist…
What right is yours that others lives
Are yours to smash and kill and bind?
It’s your security that they bleed for
Your definitions that they die for
You stack your dead heroes with no more thought
Than some accountant at their work

You shit-head slimy got it alls
Crap-eyes ghosts were maggots crawl
Tired old jerk-offs with your bodyguards
Those muscle-pimps with forty-fives
You gutless automatic butchers
Bullet shitting dumbhead hookers
It’s your heartless failure they protect
While you deny the shame of your neglect
All you can see is your brutal success
And damn the dead and fear the mess

You shit-head greedy have it alls
You cheat and lie and jargonise
That your success is also ours
That what you take you take for us
While your ambition scrapes the living dry
And your solutions are archaic battlecries

You dead meat eyesore death pushers
Look elsewhere for your arselickers…
The face that stares back from the mirror
Reflects the reality of your horror
So don’t tell me you care, shit-head
You betray the dead as you curse life
Eat you own shit leader of this nation
Piss off to your Downing Street fortress
Leave us out of your madness
Buy your own vaseline, grease your own arse
Shit in your own back yard, suck your own turds…
THIS IS OUR WORLD”

Don’t Tell Me You Care – Crass

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Freedom of the Press in New, Safe America©

September 2, 2008

Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman arrested at the RNC, along with producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar:

All three were violently manhandled by law enforcement officers. Abdel Kouddous was slammed against a wall and the ground, leaving his arms scraped and bloodied. He sustained other injuries to his chest and back. Salazar’s violent arrest by baton-wielding officers, during which she was slammed to the ground while yelling, “I’m Press! Press!,” resulted in her nose bleeding, as well as causing facial pain. Goodman’s arm was violently yanked by police as she was arrested.


Goodman was arrested while questioning police about the unlawful detention of Kouddous and Salazar who were arrested while they carried out their journalistic duties in covering street demonstrations at the Republican National Convention. Goodman’s crime appears to have been defending her colleagues and the freedom of the press.

Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher told Democracy Now! that Kouddous and Salazar were arrested on suspicion of rioting, a felony. While the three have been released, they all still face charges stemming from their unlawful arrest. Kouddous and Salazar face pending charges of suspicion of felony riot, while Goodman has been officially charged with obstruction of a legal process and interference with a “peace officer.”

Read whole story.

Fucking scary!

They’re all out, now, but no wonder no one wants to be real journalist anymore!

If anybody has any illusions of America not becoming a totalitarian country, wake the fuck up!

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Iraq/Afghanistan Winter Soldier Hearings

March 14, 2008

All regular programming on KBOO is pre-empted from 6AM to 4PM today (Friday the 14th) in order to carry the Iraq/Afghanistan Winter Soldier hearings, currently underway.

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan will feature testimony from U.S. veterans who served in those occupations, giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground.

The four-day event will bring together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan – and present video and photographic evidence. In addition, there will be panels of scholars, veterans, journalists, and other specialists to give context to the testimony. These panels will cover everything from the history of the GI resistance movement to the fight for veterans’ health benefits and support.

Tune in at 90.7 FM or listen on line here.

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UBU Hour Radio Programs

January 7, 2008

Radio supergenius Rolf Semprebon and his band of radio theater acrobats perform amazing feats of radio play daring-do once a month on The UBU Hour.

The productions are pretty amazing, with rich sound effects and editing and fine voice performances from the talented cast.

They’ve taken on no less than the Neo Con agenda, the second coming of Jesus and the Bush Family.

My favorite is The Man Who Didn’t Give a Shit, a dense, highly scatological saga about a man’s inner turmoil as to whether he sacrifice his values to rise to the top in his company, with shit.
It’s like a filthy The Fountainhead, as co-written by Franz Kafka on Ex-Lax.

I’ve run into Rolf at the station at odd hours, merrily cutting and pasting away and he promises more on the Moron Saga of Dubya Tush and the Tush family, and more filth.

Check out their nearly complete audio archives here.


The UBU Hour

The first Monday of the month, from 11 pm to Midnight.
Experimental radio theater with dada/surreal elements…

On KBOO, 90.7 FM in Portland OR

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June 10, 2007

Laura’s Brain

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Something I made with my Kaoss Pad.

Is it done yet? I don’t know.

Guest vocals by Laura Bush.

Enjoy. 

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