"Wow - these guys seem like they would be an awesome band to see live! I just followed a link to their Youtube channel and saw them do a cover of "Jump into the Fire". Unfortunately, they don't seem to come North that often…"
"There was a fantastic article in New Yorker a couple years ago about Ester Dean, who writes many pop hits for today's starts like Pink and Rhianna, and it's in a similar vein about the proximity to stardom without being a star. Ester…"
"I've only seen them live once - Irving Plaza in 2004 - and a recent regret was having missed them when they played Toronto last November. On a Saturday Night. Winning the new album would go a long way towards easing the pain! "
"I agree. I talked with my wife about the very points you brought up about the volunteer Army last night. But it is the charge of the State to use it's Army wisely and I feel we were duped into going into Iraq and not enough…"
"Thanks Rudyjeep for the apology. It was the way you dismissed the whole Baby Boomer generation as hypocritical that got to me when only a minority were pacifists in the first place. I do think it was the draft that so motivated so many of my…"
" Sorry if I offended Dennis with my comments on hypocritical Boomers. I was obviously painting them with a broad brush and I didn't mean everyone. I'm actually at the bottom end of the generation myself. …"
"What amuses me more than the commercial is the protests from the aggrieved Baby Boomers. The anti capitalist generation that presided over the “greed is good” 80’s, the Dot Com hype of the 90’s and the housing bubble…"
"Having grown up in Beacon where I first saw Pete perform in my first grade class, I understand his impact as a musician and civil rights activist. But to me, his greatest legacy will be for his work with the Clearwater. The only…"
"I can see you are trying to be balanced in highlighting his work and the criticism of him, Kevin. I couldn't be as impartial with someone who thinks that Jews were told to stay home on 9/11. And I also wouldn't have called him…"
Thanks Rudyjeep for the apology. It was the way you dismissed the whole Baby Boomer generation as hypocritical that got to me when only a minority were pacifists in the first place. I do think it was the draft that so motivated so many of my generation to protest the war since there is something evil about a government that felt it had the right to force teenagers to become killers or be killed in a war that made no sense. For that very reason I think our current wars would have been more vigurously protested if the draft was still intact. As it is, it is a little harder to condemn the government for utilizing an army that has volunteered for such service. Of course, many of those in the service joined as a last resort in a world of little opportunity but it's not the same as being legally forced into that position. It would take mass desertions and protests by the armed services itself to have the same impact that our protests had in the Viet Nam era. And you're right, after 9/11 many went over to the dark side to embrace revenge rather than less destructive ways to respond to that attack. I personally lost my best friend because of his political about face.
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I had a radio show on crcfm in Castlebar, Ireland, for a couple of years after leaving the 100, ooo watt giant here in the South, but I was working full-time and it wore my ass out. I've been getting come-ons from a new station in the West of Ireland recently, and I may try it again.
I have never done anything that was closer to my heart than radio. I love it, love the invisible-ness of it, the voices, the music, and how they invade our hearts when we're alone.
ND is a great site and I've missed the chance to talk about my love of music and radio for a long time. Hope we meet someday. I live in the Florida Panhandle along the wild Gulf of Mexico. Maggie and I have a monthly gathering at our seven acre spread we call Maggie's Farm. It's walking distance from one of the most pristine and beautiful creeks in the South. People come from around the world to canoe/kayak/tube it. It's called Econfina Creek.
Good to spend time with you, and a pleasure to meet you on this august site. Here's hoping it's (paraphrasing Bogart in Casablanca) the beginning of a great friendship.
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