Friday, August 15, 2014

Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body,
answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains - Khalil Gibran

[COMMENT]Dennis Miller said something about Robin Williams that blew me away. He said that Robin has probably seen more smiles than anyone alive, ever. Seeing all the tributes and comments from the world about Robin, it's unreal how famous he was. And what a huge body of work he has. It's really sad that he couldn't stay around longer. I think with the state of the world and the state of his life he was done. And now we are hearing that he may have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's. Impressive coverage on most shows this week. One of the few times I did not get tired of hearing about it. I even went and watched "The Fisher King" on Netflix, what a great film. Bryan Suits told some great stories about Robin Williams in Iraq. He said he was amazing and gracious to everyone and insisted on walking around and talking to soldiers. It can't be understated the effect that someone like Robin Williams has, in an art form that in my opinion is the greatest and most impactful, film. He was around for about 30 years and gave us lots of laughs and enjoyment. Rest in Peace.

If you listen to Sean Hannity today (Friday) Dr. Ben Carson will be sitting in. I heard him do this several weeks ago and he's a natural. Worth a tumble.

[RADIO]From NPR's Morning Edition
Hollywood, Broadway Icon Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

I was not alive when these two were a big deal but I did watch a lot of movies with them and they had a huge impact on me. Lauren Bacall was definitely one of the most beautiful women to ever appear in films and an icon of Hollywood. Rest in Peace.

Robert Plant was featured on BBC Radio 2's The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and recently spoke with BBC Radio 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny, discussing his forthcoming album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, and more. You can listen to both interviews.

Robert sounds a lot better than this photo would lead you to believe. He sounds energetic for a 64 year old man.

Vice President Cheney On ISIS and POTUS, On with Hugh Hewitt with full transcript and audio posted. I'm really not sure why some people hate Dick Cheney. He's an extremely smart and articulate person. I have heard him interviewed many times. This interview is one of the best I have heard.

A great segment about restaurants and phones with Dave and Amy from KLIF in Dallas.
Mind Your Own Business! (5 minutes)

Steve Counts put this on this facebook page. Steve is a morning drive traffic reporter at Clear Channel Communications. He writes: Sometimes as traffic reporters, we feel like the least important among the big name hosts and other things that are going on. It's also easy to feel like you're just in your little booth by yourself, talking to no one.
Then when something big is going on and a freeway is jammed for miles, you notice that the alternates look great so you suggest them. Within the next half-hour, you'll see the alternate you suggested getting busier and jamming up ... and that's when you know ... they really are listening.
And you realize the awesome power you have.

Blunt talk bore fruit after neighbor Robin Williams' death
What ever you think of Savage (I'm not a listener) this is a must listen. This article includes the audio of the call. A must hear.

Michael Medved told a story his week about being a young man with very long hair and a beard. He gets pulled over by the police in upstate New York because the way he looked, Michael says. It doesn't fly in this area looking like that, he says. The cop searches his car and finds a set of steak knives in his glove box that he got at a gas station as a premium. Being questioned by the cop does not go well and the cop arrests him and takes him to jail. Youth.

From NPR
A New Golden Age For 'Silver Bullets'? Airstreams Make A Comeback in Landers, CA
Fans of the B-52's might be inspired to roam — if they want to — all the way out to the Mojave Desert. That's where the lead singer of the quirk-pop act has brought her beehived sensibility to a new Airstream hotel that opened in November.

Co-owned by B-52's vocalist Kate Pierson, Kate's Lazy Desert invites visitors to "rocket through the wilderness" in a collection of six vintage Airstreams, the interiors of which riff off the kitsch of the band's best-known material. The Lava trailer, with its orange-blob paint job, mimics the gooey movement of the '60s-style lamp, whereas the Hairstream is a fantasy version of a B-52's dressing room, and Planet Air is cast in an otherworldly pink light to recreate the aura of Planet Claire. "Visiting the desert is like a little mini trip to the moon," said Pierson, whose design sensibility is every bit as far out as her vocals.

Open Letter to Sean Hannity — the 10th Iron Dome - A thank you letter
Mr. Hannity, on behalf my grassroots movement, GA-GA for Israel, our members and the 1200+ individuals of both the Christian and Jewish faiths, I would like to extend a profound thank you for your courageous and unrelenting support of the State of Israel. Your recent reporting from the Jewish Homeland was first class–as are you–and it offered a purview of Israel that other journalists rarely dare to show.

Why a radio format that cuts songs to two minutes isn't as stupid as it sounds
QuickHitz cuts songs down to about two minutes, with a hard target of 24 songs — about twice the usual number — during each hour of airtime. Personally to me, it's really stupid and a way for a station to just make more ad revenue.


Did you know BMW recently decided to remove AM radio from its new i3 model electric car?

[SIRIUSXM]Jeff Bridges: The Dude as Zen Master
The Dude is definitely the chillest, but Zen Master? Yes, says Jeff Bridges. At least he has a lot of fun thinking so. Bridges visited the SiriusXM Studios for a Town Hall hosted by Entertainment Weekly Magazine Editor Matt Bean, and inevitably his 1998 cult favorite came up. There is a 4 minute video of this interview on the page.

[PANDORA]Pandora's 'music genome' approach
Mike Herring, Pandora CFO, discusses Pandora Internet radio's music genome project and competition with Apple.

[QUOTE]Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious - Peter Ustinov


[PODCASTS]This week with Marc!
The first weekend Bob ever did stand up, he recorded an album that over the next three years was a national phenomenon that won him 3 Grammy's. This is a great interview.

Jackie Chan Empire Podcast Special from London
40 minutes with the living legend

Dennis Miller talks about his friend Robin Williams

10 years of podcasting: Code, comedy, and patent lawsuits

Jay Mohr Heading to LA Podcast Festival
I would love to go to this but it's at Sofitel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills hotel and costs $100, parking is probably $20 and a coffee is $10. Oh well, I think I'll pass.

Leo Laporte in Mad Magazine thanks to Dick De Bartolo!


[STREAMING]TuneIn Radio Gets New Now Playing Experience, Echo Screen Changes, Other Improvements

[AUDIOBOOKS]The Audio Publishers Association reports that the audiobook segment of the $27 billion books industry continues to grow.

The first audiobooks were invented for blind Americans in the 1930s

[LA PHOTO]Wow Amazing new architecture for LA!
The newest architectural solution for the Emerson College in Los Angeles is located at the popular Sunset Boulevard and is the incredible artwork of the architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis. More must see photos at the link.


[TECH]The Skully Smart Motorcycle Helmet Sharpens Your Senses On The Road
Using an elaborate network of sensors, microprocessors, and a camera, the AR-1 is able to deliver a Heads Up Display, with turn-by-turn GPS navigation, with information appearing approximately ten feet in front of the rider.

Google backs $300 million cable project to lay 5,000 miles of superfast broadband across the Pacific Ocean to Japan.

Google launches tool to help users plan for digital afterlife
Inactive Account Manager offers option of giving 'trusted contacts' right to delete data and pictures

[ON THIS DAY]1939 – The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.

[CLASSIC RADIO]Zenith Model 5-R-312 Bakelite Table Radio (1939)
The 5-tube Zenith model 5-R-312 (5R312) was introduced in the second half of 1938 ready for the 1939 season, at a price of $19.95. Today, this is often referred to as the "Zenith Beehive"From

[PARTING SHOT]I grew up watching Robin on the Mork and Mindy TV show and his appearances on the Tonight Show and his great films. That TV show was huge and nobody knew who this guy was, but man he made a huge splash onto the scene. He had a comedy album called "Reality, What a Concept" that was fantastic. He made a huge mark and he will be missed. This is a very frank and uncensored interview. Robin seems open and relaxed, it's very revealing. From 2010.

WTF Podcast
Remembering Robin Williams

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