Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday Random Ten

Wow, what a stupid week huh? Millions of missing emails, a bombing in the safest, most secure part of Bagdhad, Imus got fired. Here's my take on Imus. He's a dick. He's an asshole. CBS and MSNBC were allowing him to do what he did because people tuned in, and those people that tuned in listened to the commercials. When the shit hit the fan and began to spray all over the room the execs in the boardroom were not even phased a little bit. They don't clean that shit up, it all happens at night like fucking magic. They all know that sooner or later the storm would pass, the room would be cleaned and the fan would be moving clean air around the room while the millions who tuned into Imus would keep on listening and keep on buying the stuff. That's the whole point of the operation, a show on radio or TV is nothing but the vehicle that delivers the goods, the commercials. Then, the sponsors started to bail. Big sponsors, heavyweight sponsors. And they were not only bailing on the Imus show, they were bailing on the network, then they were bailing on the parent network. As soon as Imus went from being an asshole that made them shitloads of money to an asshole that was costing them shitloads of money his fate was sealed and so was the tomb. Bye bye Don. There were not any higher principles involved that plain ass bog simple greed. It wasn't a free speech issue. Imus was not exercising anything remotely resembling free speech. He was insanely overpaid to spout his shit. If it was a free speech issue think about this. This was decided by the actions of three or four corporations. They never gave a fuck about what anybody who said anything in support or protest had to say. Three or four corporations just decided again what you get to hear. Feel better now?

p.s. It was reported that the young women of the Rutger's team have been getting hate mail and death threats from the fans of Imus. Deirdre Imus, filling in for Don said that they should send any relevant hate mail to Don. Good for Dierdre! She recognises that hate mail is the fuel to Donny's fire. Anyway, enough ranting from me, let's hit random and take the top ten. . .

If You Want To Get To Heaven - - - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
One of Us - - - Joan Osborne
I'll Take You There - - - Staples Singers (play daddy, play daddy)
Going Down Jordan - - - Harry Belafonte
Every Grain of Sand - - - Emmylou Harris
Easy Evil - - - John Kay
To Live is to Fly - - - Townes Van Zandt
16 Shells From A Thirty-ought - - - Tom Waits
Take Me to the River - - - B. B. King (live bootleg from Vegas)
Mojo Hand - - - Lightnin Hopkins


Bonus Track - -

Baidhin Fheilimi - - - Sinead O'Connor

What's on your list?

12 Comments:

Blogger Mustang Bobby said...

Great post, MB.

Money is always -- ALWAYS going to have the last word.


(The other MB)

9:07 AM  
Blogger Paul the Spud said...

Seriously, can anything happen anymore that doesn't result in death threats?

1. "Clarinet Polka"- Brave Combo

2. "Spider Lady"- 8 1/2 Souvenirs

3. "Makaahaa"- John Zorn

4. "Rockin' Back Inside My Heart"- Julee Cruise

5. "This Land is Your Land"- Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings

6. "Sun Song '80"- Yoshinori Sunahara

7. "My Skateboard"- The Aquabats

8. "Part 6"- The Residents' Comba de Mecanico

9. "Dry Bones"- The Delta Rhythm Boys

10. "Gopher"- Yma Sumac

Wow, that was pretty eclectic.

9:09 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

on my ranch eclecticism is considered one of the highest virtues spudsy.

it's always about money. those cameras don't roll on ethics.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

good post.


me, i've had the old "chicken of the sea" tuna jingle in my head since last night.


i feel like the little fly with the human head stuck in the spider's web squeaking out, "help me, help meeeeee!"

10:16 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

as someone who has had more than one jingle stuck in his head on many occaisions i recommend surrender. give in. sing it all the way through out loud. it usually works for me.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Mustang Bobby said...

Okay, then...

Pepsi Cola hits the spot,
Twelve full ounces that's a lot!
Twice as much for a nickel too;
Pepsi Cola is the drink for you!
Nickel-nickel-nickel-nickel....


Agh!

11:09 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

oh that's funny! ; )

i've moved on to "plop plop fizz, fizz..."

12:47 PM  
Blogger PeterofLoneTree said...

"I love Bosco / It's rich and chocolatey / Chocolate-flavored Bosco is mighty good for me / Momma puts it in my drink for extra energy / Bosco gives me iron, and sunshine vitamin D / Oh, I love Bosco, that's the drink for me!"

12:48 PM  
Blogger Jersey Cynic said...

I-man you dickhead....

Hey MB - tonight I'm listening to some de light ful a ca pel la

by the fleetwoods


have a listen

locust st. - a great mp3 blog for your favorites

5:56 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

n e s t l e s , nestles makes the very best,

choooocccclate!

i loved that puppet.

tho living in pa. i have to say

"hersheys" ; )

5:31 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

oh and i have a wooden bear that a guy here carved with a chainsaw. the baer is named bosco!

5:33 AM  
Blogger belledame222 said...

As soon as Imus went from being an asshole that made them shitloads of money to an asshole that was costing them shitloads of money his fate was sealed and so was the tomb. Bye bye Don.

oh christ, i know. "free speech" my arse. my latest is to ask the chundermuffins who go on about free speech in this context is, something like see above, and then: you understand the difference between censorship by the State and interfering in business, right? you DO believe in capitalism, right?

8:11 PM  

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