~ Dave Ross's (KIRO m-f, 12-3p) musical intrusion on the live Michael Medved Show (KTTH m-f, 12-3p) Thursday was some very funny radio. Seems Ross was in the studio next door recording a jingle to the tune of "Home On the Range" for Ron Upshaw's (of Ron & Don) blackberry jam. For some reason, the pre-recorded noodling of a Floyd Cramerish piano and Dave's mellifluous baritone singing about blackberry seeds' colonic cleansing properties floated over the national right-wing speechifying by Medved, who, ever the trooper, ever the critic, acknowledged the music, briefly critiqued it (two thumbs down), and went on. It was funny, and enjoyed by all. Dunno (nor care) why Upshaw is selling jam, or why Dave is flacking it. Dori Monson was not involved for once.
~ Happy Puce Friday, the decorators' day off!
~ BlatherWatch is banned in China (also KIRO!) We told you we were cool- we got the word from our blog server just last week. We thought it was only subversive blogs like David Goldstein's (KIRO Sat. Sun., 7-10p) Horses Ass.org who got that distinction from the Chinese commies. We're also banned on Dori Monson's KIRO- the word has come down: we're never to appear over their airwaves, nor is our name ever to be uttered on-air. We are the Blog That None Dare Speak Its Name- but the one everyone reads!
~ sausage-related keywords on the Google generally gets you to porn or feminist anti-lederhosen sites. But Google "oscar meyer ingredients" you'll get to BlatherWatch, a virtual tube steak dinner of gigantic proportions.
(photo right: a lederhosen boyfriend)
~ like a death in the family is how the mood's described over at KUOW after Ken Vincent left and the whole world found out why. The quarterly all-staff meeting is coming up soon which a source tells us is "Usually a snoozy, clueless, rah-rah fest by Wayne, Marcia, and Jeff ... the best and often only opportunity for staff to personally ask management to answer questions. Bet this one won't be snoozy."
~ Is Dori Monson really the highest-rated talk host in Seattle like he says? No, that would be Rush Limbaugh. But he can say that because if there's one thing we've learned about radio: everybody lies with ratings. Hell, now we do it too. We are the no.1 Seattle talk radio blog, not only in our time slot but in all dayparts. We are the Dori Monson Of The Seattle Blogosphere.
~ Dori fatique? hell no, give us more! It must be amazing to be the No.1 Talk host in Seattle: Dori Monson pulls a nine (9) hour shift on the radio (4p-1a) on his Saturday Seahawks broadcasts. That in addition to his 3-hour weekdaily show and hours of pimping his favorite consumer products.
~ Testicle lockbox? that's what Bill Clinton should get if Hillary is elected according to El Rushbuns. It's the old fall back for Republicans: blame Bill Clinton. They're afraid enough of Hillary that believe us, you've not seen anything smearwise yet. Meanwhile, Limbaugh doesn't need a lockbox- heft is not an issue- at least according to old flame, Condoleeza Rice. (photo: words fail Condi)
~ With a thong in our heart... Another very special interest group of activists, the Used Panty Community saw fit to solicit our help in their First Amendment battles by sending us this link.
~ Liberal, green and proud- progressive talk radio marches on. Clear Channel liberal San Francisco talker KQKE on Monday changes call letters to KKGN and will become "Green 960" identity. The station's new lineup will feature Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller and Bill Press, Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes and Rachel Maddow. It's the first all-green major talker in the country PD Bob Agnew said, "This is a natural evolution for the station. We are in the most environmentally conscientious market in the country, and our listeners have let us know the depth of their concern and their desire to be part of the solution."