Saturday, August 28, 2010

#417: See you space cowboy. (w/ guest host Tsubaki Nekoi)

And after many years (for some, well over a decade, even two) of keeping this station on the air, we get blown off with a three-line form letter. This, my friends, is the very definition of "chickenshit".

Feel free to write in to the University of Scranton with your complaints about the elimination of weekend programming to satisfy a station manager's personal grudge:

Board of Trustees
c/o The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510

Note that I'm pretty much done here, regardless. Eight years of wasting my Saturdays on what can only be described as an abusive relationship is enough for me. But please go ahead and make your opinions known for those like T. O'Hearn and Roman Grecco, who wish to continue fighting the good fight.

Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Stay tuned to this blog for a new web-based audio entertainment product in the weeks to come. 'Cause I paid $10 for this domain name, and dammit, I'm gonna use it! Besides, who actually listens to the radio anymore?
Justin Beiber
U Smile (Slowed down 800x)
From the Interwebs

Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
Tank! (Live @ Shibuya AX)
Cowboy Bebop CD Box

Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
The Real Folk Blues (Live @ Shibuya AX
Cowboy Bebop CD Box

Kid Icarus
A Good Place to End
Imaginary Songs & Aluminum Hits


Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno)
Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack
You're gonna carry that weight.

And now, our Roman Grecco Theme Continuation Moment, continuing the theme of "Radio" heard today on the Grecian Formula, which airs... oh, right, it doesn't air anymore. Nevermind! This is Swedish band The Drowners, with a song from their album Muted to a Whisper, an excellent disc that I found in the garbage can in the management office many years ago, which goes to show you how long this place has been going downhill.

This song is called "On the Radio", and, well, it would have required a lot of editing if I actually did have to play it on the air, so maybe this is for the best:

What did we learn on today's programme?
  • Despite all evidence to the contrary, Kid Icarus is actually a Minneapolis-based band.
  • Reading all of these host names will give one laryngitis for a month.
  • Speaking of which, I should have asked Conan to lend me the Bugatti Veyron Mouse for this show.
  • Going out with all of your proverbial guns a-blazing on the air may not be the most productive thing in the world to do, but damn does it feel good.


  1. Just out of curiosity, did it take at least 7 members of public safety to deliver this three-line form letter?

  2. No, they just had them taped up to the equipment rack. They did, however, send one member of public safety up to escort me out of the studio. Though he really seemed to care less about Sandwich's shenanigans.

    You got one of the form letters too, by the way, which goes to show how much they've been paying attention. I have it, in case you want to frame it and hang it on the wall next to your bachelor's degree or something.

  3. Oh, absolutely. Of course, that means I'll actually have to dig up my diploma. Wherever it is, I'm sure it's dusty there. Very, very dusty indeed.

    So, what are the plans for this podcast? We should discuss this. I might be convinced to make some kind of contribution.

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