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This is a tribute to a sadly forgotten early 20th century bandleader.
A lyrical genius, Harry Roy had a long, interesting career.
The most surprising thing about him, though, is how he became even more interesting after he passed away.

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Hey folks!  I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better & more frequent, in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing:
1)  You can donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.
It’s on the homepage: (it’s a bright yellow button on the right & down a little bit).
[0 people have done this so far!!!]

2)  Comment on and/or rate the show on iTunes.
[7 people have done this so far!!!]

3)  ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!
[91 people have done this so far!!!]

4)  Tell your friends to listen:
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.
(You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days…couldn’t hurt, right?)

5) Also, you can buy my damn music:
temperature & pressure–’geology’

6) …and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:
“I’m REALLY not good at sharing…but, I’m also not good at a ton of other things so I think it balances out.”

Thanks for listening and looking, everybody.
Tell people you love them.
I Luv you guys.
Take care…

I’ve been gone for a while. It sucks. Here I am again, trying to get back to form with a little ‘minisode’. Maybe you don’t think size matters. If you like it, tell me…and your face.

Click the play button to listen:

…just in case the audio player is not visible on your device, don’t fret.  Click here.

Hey folks!  I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better & more frequent, in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing:
1)  You can donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.  
It’s on the homepage:
(it’s a bright yellow button on the right & down a little bit).
[0 people have done this so far!!!]

2)  Comment on and/or rate the show on iTunes.
[7 people have done this so far!!!]

3)  ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!
[83 people have done this so far!!!]

4)  Tell your friends to listen:
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.
(You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days…couldn’t hurt, right?)

5) Also, you can buy my damn music:
 temperature & pressure–’geology’

6) …and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:
“I’ve slammed my hand in the door so many times I can’t even count on one hand.”

Thanks for listening and looking, everybody.
Tell people you love them.
I Luv you guys.
Take care…

This is not what I expected from Cuban radio, but I should have.  It’s eclectic, interesting and devoid of ads (Cuba has no advertising…radio, TV, billboards…you name it).  This is what radio was like in the US before Clear Channel & their corporate chums began trying to sterilize our minds for profit.

You’ll probably get a lot more out of this series if you’re fluent in Spanish, but I know almost none and I love it.  I bet you will, too.  Throw this in your iTunes for something completely different.


On this episode:

We hear instrumental covers of some classics.   Even the intro/outro music between songs is glorious, kitschy & endearing (They use a clip of ELO, folks–I mean, come on.).  Enjoy!/¡Disfrutar!

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“By the way, if anyone here is in marketing or advertising…kill yourself. Thank you. Just planting seeds, planting seeds is all I’m doing. No joke here, really. Seriously, kill yourself, you have no rationalization for what you do, you are Satan’s little helpers. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now. Now, back to the show. Seriously, I know the marketing people: ‘There’s gonna be a joke comin’ up.’ There’s no fuckin’ joke. Suck a tail pipe, hang yourself…borrow a pistol from an NRA buddy, do something…rid the world of your evil fuckin’ presence.”
–Bill Hicks

Hey folks!  I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better & more frequent, in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing, you can:
1)  …donate through PayPal.  There’s a ‘donate’ button on the homepage: 
(it’s the yellow button on the right & down a little bit).   [0 people have done this so far!!!]
2)  …comment on and/or rate the show on iTunes.   [7 people have done this so far!!!]
3)  ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!   [83 people have done this so far!!!]
4)  Tell your friends to listen:
   I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.  (You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days…couldn’t hurt, right?).
5)  Also, you can buy my damn music:  
temperature & pressure–’geology’
6)  …and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:
“‪#ThingsNobodySays‬ Hey, could you whistle more?”

Thanks for listening and looking, everybody.  
Tell people you love them.
I Luv you guys.
  Take care…

I waited so long.  I’m so glad I finally got to hear this:

–Ask Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots.
“I get to meet a lot of people in my life,” Kraft says. “But I’ve never met anyone quite like Sam. I love the kid.” Sam has progeria, which ages him at eight times the normal rate.–

…yeah, except for that last bit.

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You’ll probably get a lot more out of this series if you’re fluent in Spanish, but I know almost none and I love it.  I bet you will, too.  Throw this in your iTunes for something completely different.  It starts with us jumping right into the middle of a radio theater piece with the word, ‘intertanto’ (meanwhile)…

 

 

 

 

Click the play button to listen:

Just in case the audio player is not visible on your device, don’t fret.  Click here.

 

 

 

 

Hey folks!  I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing:

1)  You can donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.  
It’s on the homepage:
(it’s a bright yellow button on the right & down a little bit).  [0 people have done this so far!!!]

2)  Comment on the iTunes comments page for the show.  [7 people have done this so far!!!]

3)  ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!  [73 people have done this so far!!!]

4)  Tell your friends to listen:
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.  (You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days…couldn’t hurt, right?).
Also, you can buy my damn music:
temperature & pressure–’geology’

…and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:
“Sometimes people change their name to be more ‘radio-friendly’. It’s possible the birth name of #MichaelBublé is Michael Tittphúck.”

 

 

Thanks for listening and looking, everybody.
Tell people you love them.
I Luv you guys.
Take care…

 

 

 

 

While everything was going on in Boston, PSY was debuting the video for “Gentleman” on Youtube.

It seems like the song features the same music & melody as the last song, but maybe it’s because I don’t care.

The part I thought WAS interesting is that he is wearing pants that are a cross between:
Hammer Pants‘ & ‘Hipster Pants‘.

My friend Orion and I call them ‘Hamster Pants’.  We do that because it’s funny.

…and here, you can see the whole confusing video for yourself (complete with a plethora of ‘thrusting fits’ & a string of the most pathetic practical jokes of all-time):

There might be a reason his name sounds like ‘sigh’.

 

great moments in journalism-the question everyone is asking

This is the story of how an enormous athlete was in a knife fight, 2 people died, one of the victims’ blood was found in the athlete’s car, the athlete said he didn’t know what happened & the athlete wasn’t punished (except a slap on the wrist by the NFL)…yet he still paid the victims’ families to never talk about it again.

Ray Lewis says he’s retiring from football after these playoffs…as the sports world laments the loss of such an inspiring, upstanding, devoutly Christian gentleman…

I sent this to one of his teammates on the Baltimore Ravens, Brendon Ayanbadejo, whose Twitter bio  brags of his own “ethical conscience”:

” @brendon310 DO you have an ‘ethical conscience’? Does #RayLewis?
Have fun getting ‘inspired’ by your ‘leader’ this week.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2013/01/11/slayings-not-forgotten-ray-lewis-not-forgiven/1566198/ ”
–@portlandians1–

We need to pick better heroes.

 

 

 

#GreatMomentsInJournalism

Witness as the Associated Press arrives at the pinnacle of news reporting;
sublimely capturing the gravity of the moment with this headline:

jodie foster's globes

#Sarcasm