Sunday, April 23, 2006

A Note to Our Readers

Hey --

Sunday afternoon. Very late.

First highlights:

Music: Kat contrasts Ben Harper's Both Sides of the Gun with Carole King's The Living Room Tour
Encuestas: Apoyo a Bush y a la guerra de Irak disminuye a cifras historicas
From Ruth's Public Radio Report, her coverage of Law and Disorder
Blog Spotlight: Cedric addresses fluff and Hawaii
Blog Spotlight: Kat on music and Guns and Butter
Humor Spotlight: Betty on Thomas Friedman's reaction to Nicky K's prize nomination
Blog Spotlight: Rebecca covers Flashpoints and notes women better not count on the lisper
NYT critique -- still little to no interest in reporting on the peace movement
Blog Spotlight: Elaine takes on the Force Wagon
Humor spotlight: Wally on the death of free speech
Blog Spotlight: Mike sharing the wealth
Recipe Spotlight: Cookie Marshmallow Cups in the Kitchen

Thanks to everyone for their permission to repost. Thanks to Dallas for hunting down links.

The following participated in the writing of new content for this edition:

The Third Estate Sunday Review's Dona, Jess, Ty, Ava and me. Jim;
Rebecca of
Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude;
Betty of
Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man;
C.I. of
The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review;
Kat of
Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills);
Cedric of
Cedric's Big Mix;
Mike of
Mikey Likes It!;
Elaine of
Like Maria Said Paz;
and Wally of
The Daily Jot

New content includes:

"Strange times in the U.S.A." which you can consider a lyric or a poem. Inspired by Carly Simon's "Safe and Sound" (Ty reminds everyone that Simon does a voice on Family Guy tonight**Jess here -- we all watched for Carly. Didn't see it. We're guessing Fox changed the air dates. We'll try again on Sunday.). Use the link for information that's new to you or just to see where they go.

"About this edition" was supposed to be a hasty roundtable that moved quickly. Didn't happen. (Does it ever?) But it's a pretty strong roundtable in terms of indymedia. Let me put in here, at Dona's request, that no one blames Ruth. Ruth needed help, we helped, same as she would us. We're going to continue to attempt to figure out ways to eases Ruth's load -- she's got a full plate and then some.

"CD Review: Ani DiFranco's Carnegie Hall .4.6.02" is something we thank Kat for. We were supposed to do a book thing this edition (we'll pick it up next week). We were worn out. We were desparate for eady features. We all love Ani's CD but didn't think of it until Kat said she had been thinking about reviewing it but, instead, we should grab it.

"People forget Jessica and I are real people dealing with real hurt" is a quote from Nick Lachey. Rebecca had US, C.I. and Kat had Rolling Stone. Lachey pops up in both. This was an easy feature and exactly what Dona was looking for when she said, "Let's not make this last a day and a half, people are tired."

"KPFA and Pacifica Radio celebrate 57 years of broadcasting" contains a little info on Pacifica and some links you may find useful.

"Monday: Jane Fonda on KPFA's Cover to Cover with Denny Smithson" where we steal from an entry Jess did for The Common Ills. Listen on Monday. [**And from Isaiah, thank you Isaiah.**]

"Pacifica Radio Highlights for Sunday" where we steal from Ruth. (Thank you, Ruth. We love you.)

And we've got a TV commentary and an editorial that aren't showing up. This is the sort of the problem we always have when we're exhausted and think, "We're almost done, we're almost done."

Okay, we got it to post. "Editorial: Remember Guantanamo" is the editorial for this editon. And Ava and C.I. wrote "TV: The Limp" ("In our sleep!" Ava adds -- meaning they think there's nothing here -- there is, read it, you'll laugh -- Jess has seen the show reviewed and thinks Ava and C.I. captured it perfectly.)

Hopefully, you found something to make you laught, make you think or piss you off. See you next week -- if we're still alive (or awake). Us? We're going to bed.

-- Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, Ava and C.I.

Jess here for P.S. We forgot to thank Isaiah for allowing us to use his drawing of Jane Fonda. Thank you, Isaiah. The drawing first posted at The Common Ills.
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