Tuesday, July 03, 2007

hey, happy 4th of july... let's blow something up!

Let's see... I started off with a 4th of July set. Then, went into a block of Smiths/Morrissey, a couple of Tetris-related tracks, and someone wanted to hear two Calvin Johnson songs back-to-back. Oh, and the last set of the show was really mellow. Maybe too mellow. But it had a new Mirah song in it. That was the show...

I hope the Smiths/Morrissey thing wasn't too much. Maybe that was a bad idea. But I felt like playing them because they were the last thing I listened to before I left for the station. And the live version of "Bigmouth Strikes Again" was really good because it didn't have those high-pitched vocals on it.

Oh, and I think the guy who wanted to hear the back-to-back Calvin Johnson was
different from whoever requested that entire set of Calvin Johnson a few weeks ago. That's amazing to hear that there are Calvinists popping up in Cleveland. You can't get too much of The Calvin.

Finally, I didn't mention it on the air, but WCSB won that kickball game. Actually, we ended up playing 2 games and won both.

And I think that's all that I have to say...

Here's the show.

Part 1 (of 2)
Part 2 (of 2)

P.S. Here are the lyrics to "Bombshelter Part 2" by the Halo Benders. Like I said, these really need to be distributed around the Internet so Middle America can get some perspective...

You know there in Washington, they got a monument covered with names. Names of folks they say gave their lives for their country. And we oughta honor them. The way I see it, they were just doing what they were told.

Now, who I'd like to bestow my gratitude on is them free thinking folks of independent mind. I'd like to say thank you to all of you Vietnam era draft dodgers. And thank you to all you Gulf War military deserters. And I just want to give a big thanks to all of those Americans out there who put their freedom on the line as conscientious objectors and military resistors.

All of you youngsters out there, all of you young men ages 18-22, you're probably wondering what you can do to follow in the footsteps of the American way and assert yourselves as mature individuals. You can decide your own future. I'm not gonna suggest you shouldn't register for the draft. That wouldn't be legal.

But why not take a cue from my buddy Sam? 12 CDs for the price of 1. And register 10 times, 50 times, 100 times. There's no law against it. No law against a woman 18-22 registering 50 or 60 times. Or a man, or a woman 14 or 40 registering for the draft 150 times, 500 times. Just let them know what's on your mind.

About all the bugaboo concerning folks burning the flag. I'd always learned that burning was the proper, respectful way to dispose of a flag when it's become obsolete and worn out its usefulness. Hell, being an American is all about getting things off of your chest and saying your piece. A visual aid can come in mighty handy for getting your point across.

So don't be using up all your matches and lighters, wavin 'em at those big concerts. Save 'em for the streets, where they can express your true feelings, and those of our founding fathers.

God bless all you flag burning patriots, Exercising your rights as Americans.

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