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?