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Friday, December 16, 2005

The King Is Alive, Long Live The King

Today was Howard Stern's last broadcast on terrestrial radio in New York. He says goodbye to this world and goes to satellite radio next year. I've been a fan for many years and regardless of what your feelings are towards his style of entertainment I don't think you can deny the importance of a move like this. Hear me out...

Stern has relentlessly been at the mercy of the FCC over the past couple of decades and he finally had enough. His move to Sirius radio was motivated by frustration. Not only is censorship an issue here but so is the future. I personally don't like to be told, like a child, what I can and cannot watch or listen to and neither should you. As a filmmaker, what I can create? Don't get me started, too late. We are moving into a new era of customizable everything. They want our dollars so we have the say. Pick, choose, download. Get what you want, when you want it, no matter what the content. We tell you, you don't tell us... that's what is important here.

So here is to Howard, they didn't break you. A true inspiration in a world that is so bent on homogenization. A battle hard fought and won by a man who is truly a dying breed. Ahhh, now I finally feel proud to be an American. You can hear Howard on Sirius radio on the other side January 9th. Good luck to him and the crew. I've got mine and I can't wait to hear him speak his mind all day long but hey, that's just me.

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3 Comments:

Blogger JD said...

I love Howard. Living in southern Jersey and Philly, he was a big part of my life, and has influenced me greatly. I will eventually get Sirius, but not right away. But I will get it before too long. I need my morning fix.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

I've always listened to him, not constantly, but now and then. He tends to repeat himself a lot. And Robin really has little clue about much, but they do make a good team, and Artie is a blast.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous lmgnyc said...

I am also glad that Howard has an afterlife. Unfortunately, I think that he is an easy target for politicians looking to gain favor with right-wing puritans. As outrageous as it seems to regulate a pay-services like satellite radio, it is inevitable. The current FCC chairman is already going after cable providers to regulate content--and this is content that we pay for and that can easily be controlled by parents via parental locks. You think that would be good enough, but these people are too damn clueless to raise their kids much less learn what all those buttons are for on their remote control. Turn off the fucking TV for chrissakes when The Sopranos are on--and if you are a fundamental Christian and you find your kids sneaking out of the house to watch cable TV, I'd say that cable TV isn't the problem.

And, btw, it isn't just Americans that are willing to hand their kids over to a government nanny--the EU also proposed rules to control content on cable and the Internet.

So get your Sirius radios now and enjoy the resurrection of Anal Ring Toss while it lasts. Unless our progressive leadership can get their act together, our only hope is that all of these fundies who believe in virgin births and that the world is 6,000 years old will be raptured someday soon and leave us alone.

6:15 PM  

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