Monthly Archives: May 2004

Essential Music

A friend of Craig Newmark’s sent him this list of Essential Classic Rock albums to assist in Craig’s daughters education.
It is an excellent list even if it does not list my favorites in the top 10.
We have them all on vinyl and about half duplicated on CD. Sure, just like any such list you can quibble about this one or that one but this variant seems a fine place to start.
I wouldn’t mind at all spending a long weekend with some friends and some refreshments working our way through 2-3 listens to each of these.
You really should go read the list at Craig’s place (link above) but if you really must you can also look below the fold.


Why Listen to Talk Radio?

Mindles H. Dreck has been listening to Air America and ponders just why it is he listens:

In other news, Garofalo and Seder compared various members of the administration to Nazis, etc. They remain interesting, like the Osbournes are interesting, but unfunny. I do keep listening, for reasons difficult to explain. I guess I get a kick out of hyper-partisan rhetoric. As anti-Howard Stern listeners famously told a pollster – ‘to see what he’ll do next’.

I usually listen to the talk shows only while driving and haven’t been able to spend much time with Air America since they don’t air where I live.
From Mindles’ description, though, it sounds like the Air America jocks may be pretty much the same style as the other jocks, e.g., Limbaugh, Hannity, O’reilly, Medved, Savage, etc. I sometimes get tired of their hyper-partisan rhetoric, misinformation, and perpetual ad hominem arguments but ‘see what he’ll do next’ does seem to bring me back the next day.
Oh, and it can be entertaining on the days that they all seem to be reading from the same script.