A smashup of Sex Pistols’ trax, performed by Brit PM Gordon Brown and Conservative Party head David Camero, “god save the queen vs anarchy in the uk” by rx:
“Prop 8 – The Musical” starring Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and many more…
Just in time for Chanukah (Dec 21-29), Seattle’s Captain Smartypants yodel and line-dance their Brokeback Dreidel, aka, “Kislev Cowboys” by Eric Lane Barnes, sung by Captain Smartypants with the Seattle Men’s Chorus:
Recorded by Tom Speer of the Seattle Channel. Listen for the audio of this song in our upcoming “Christmas Mashup” HV hour.
At Funny or Die “Mark Gagliardi drank a bottle of Scotch… And then discussed a famous historical event. That night history was made… Drunk History.” This first episode is on Aaron, Alex and ammo, “Drunk History Vol. 1:”
“Barking Guns & Dancing Dolls” (2:18 mp3):
From 236.com (Political Comedy – Unfair and Unbalanced):
Did watching the 2nd and 3rd debates give you a feeling of déjà vu? This montage of synced-up footage from all three presidential debates confirms our deep-seated belief that every debate was exactly the same.
“Synchronized Presidential Debating:”
From XKCD, “a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language,” this one’s titled “Listen to Yourself:”
The Red Sox tie it at 3-3 in the ALCS. Reminds me of 2004 and this vid about their series win, “Red Sox vs. Mastercard:”:
Starring Denis Leary, Paul F. Tompkins, Brendan Small, Eddie Pepitone, Jackie Harris; directed by Russell Bates, from Comedy Central’s Last Laugh.
Possibly staged, definitely funny, “911 Call- Warthog and Wife” (0:22 mp3):
via WFMU’s blog.
Some fuel for the McLuhan-esque debate as to whether radio’s a hot or cold medium, and a definition of “the show must go on:”
via Public Radio Programmers Association.
(anyone know the source of this?…)
Demographics of American Newspapers:
1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country
2. People who think they run can the country read the Washington Post.
3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and are very good at crossword puzzles.
4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but do not really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.
5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who would not mind running the country — if they could find the time — and if they did not have to leave Southern California to do it.
6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a poor job of it, thank you very much.
7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the country and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.
8 The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.
9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running (from) another country but need the baseball scores.
10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it, but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped minority feminist atheist gay dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.
11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.
12. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.
…none of these is read by the guy in the big white building in the nation’s capital.
Your economic forecast, “Job Market 2009:”
A Screaming Frog Productions film.
The above aired on WBAI-NYC, resulting in the 1978 Supreme Court F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation ruling prohibiting broadcast of “indecent” material during hours “when children are undoubtedly in the audience.”
NPR has changed. As evidence I offer this early 80s promo produced by Jesse Boogs for NPR. This imagistic radio dramatic audio artistic style said NPR then. Now, not so much; “Morning Edition promo” (1:00 mp3):
Hearing Voices from NPR®
006 Radio Dial: Signals from the Sky
Host: Barrett Golding of Hearing Voices
Airs week of: 2010-05-26 (Originally: 2008-04-09)
“Radio Dial” (52:00 mp3):
Radio stories about radio, then stories about radio stories:
These “Dueling Transmitters” are an atmospheric found-sound un-manipulated mix of Spanish ham-radio operators, slow Morse code, data squalls, and the Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran. From the Shortwavemusic blog post “The Effects of Radiation.”
An FM radio station in Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, is called Urbana. It’s hip, bilingual, plays music from all over the world, and is famous in Uruguay for its 30-second sound portraits featuring the voices of famous people mixed over avante-garde music.
Shortwave/music mixes by LA sound artist Myke Dodge Weiskopf, off his 30: a Retrospective 1976-2006
The government’s all-time all-the-time radio station goes commercial, voiced by former WWV announcer John Doyle.
Chesty has shoes, no anchovies; Cate Blanchett emotes; 20 times the President’s penis; and smart-ass Sanskrit, Episode Ten of Chesty Morgan’s Forbidden Love! (8:57 mp3):