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Tuesday September 11, 2007
03:38 PM

KVI 570 Rips On Me For an Hour

[ #34420 ]

Pretty much the whole first hour and much of the second hour of The Commentators, a talk show on Seattle's biggest talk radio station, was directed at me and my song, Osama Bin Laden, You Ruined My Birthday.

Feel free to listen to the whole thing. (Link fixed!)

The liberal host, Ken Schram, was exceedingly unkind. The conservative host, John Carlson, was not kind either, but he at least almost got it. Both of them thought the song was serious. That I was actually saying what the protagonist of the song is saying, seriously, for myself.

They had lots of people call in, some saying my song was "disgsting," some saying it was "funny." One insightful guy correctly said it was a parody of other people, not seriously stating what I think myself.

The whole thing was awesome.

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  • My usual rule is not to respond to any post using the word "liberal", but your link is 404.
    • My usual rule is not to respond to any post using the word "liberal", but your link is 404.
      First: "liberal" is their deal. They get one liberal, one conservative, and say they have talk from "both sides." That is how they identify him. I wasn't using it to be pejorative, just to identify.

      Second: yep, they took down the link, shortly after I posted it. Very very odd!

  • They play 42 seconds of the song (about 20%) and then the one guy immediately starts ranting about short attention spans.

    Then you have this caller at about 28 min: "we didn't start this war" while talking about Iraq.

    And their "liberal" host sounds not very liberal. Plus, all of this ruckus about "not taking the 'war on terror' seriously" -- how do you have a "war" against an "overwhelming feeling of fear" anyway? Seems that not being afraid would end that "war" quite handily.

    Anyway, as far as libera

    • And their "liberal" host sounds not very liberal.

      Well, neither is their conservative host very conservative. :-) Seriously, they are pretty clearly conservative and liberal if you listen to them often, but both are a lot closer to the center than to the extremes.

      Plus, all of this ruckus about "not taking the 'war on terror' seriously" -- how do you have a "war" against an "overwhelming feeling of fear" anyway?

      That's just silly semantics. The "war on terror" is, in fact, a war against those who perpetrate terrorism, as you well know.

      Anyway, as far as li

      • Wait, you still read dailykos?

        I'm guessing I'm quite a bit more progressive/liberal than you and I stopped reading it awhile ago.

        It just seemed like too much of an echo chamber to me and I read a lot of progressive blogs (at least the posts, the comments in blog seem nearly universally puerile).

        Then again, I'm generally trying to spread less than reading blogs like dailykos (nationally political in focus) and something more local or at least a narrower focus (like useperl or slashfood or such).
        • Wait, you still read dailykos?
          No. I never did. I followed a link there. Note that post is from about 2.5 years ago. There's no "blogs" I read on a regular basis except some personal friends, Soxaholix, and Sound Politics.
  • Aww, they're just late to the party [perl.org].