CUT THE UNFUNNY COMICS, NOT ‘SPIDERMAN’
I can’t believe that you’re cutting “Spiderman” — the only comic strip in the Globe, except for “Doonesbury” half the time, worth reading. Do think again in making way for what sounds like one more jejune set of unfunny panels pitched at the nonexistent (or at least nonreading) X-generation.
And what ever happened to “Mac Divot” — the most helpful set of golf tips I ever read?
Beverly Farms” —
Even more depressing is that in this dour media economy that [Alex Litel] gets away with getting paid for textual onanism, when there are litany of far more deserving, far better writers who would love the opportunity to do a “column” such as this.
I am so honored that I could receive praise like this.
Possibly the worst review in the history of the Pitchfork: One in which some gives Firewater a fucking 8.6 when a 3.2 would be delusional.
Immortal words. Been waiting for this ever since that night, and that moment is very nearly here.
Joe Bartone composer” —
Well, that is one of the most unusual IMDb posts I have encountered.
STEVE JONES AND HIS FLAGSHIP “JONESY’S JUKEBOX” RADIO SHOW BID FAREWELL TO INDIE 103.1 LISTENERS AS LOS ANGELES STATION CEASES BROADCASTING TODAY
(THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009)
After five years as host of the flagship Indie 103.1 radio show “JONESY’S JUKEBOX,” STEVE JONES is currently exploring other options and is in talks to expand “JONESY’S JUKEBOX” due to today’s announcement that Los Angeles radio station Indie 103.1 has ceased broadcasting.
The Sex Pistols guitarist and music icon was heard by fans around the world on “JONESY’S JUKEBOX”—via Indie 103.1 and its website—for two hours every weekday since 2004. JONES is known for breaking new artists and his eclectic musical taste, which he brought to the show every day. Based on his vast musical knowledge and longtime commitment to music (supporting both icons and up-and-coming artists), his interviews were both personal and freewheeling. Many artists came away from interviews with JONES feeling that it was the best experience they’d ever had with a radio interview. **For a partial list of guests that appeared on the show, please see below.
“I want to thank everybody for listening to the show and supporting the station,” says JONES. “It was an experience I truly enjoyed and the support I got from my fans and artists who came on the show was just incredible. I’d like to think we broke some rules and that everyone had a bloody good time. Thanks for listening.”
Stay tuned for information about “JONESY’S JUKEBOX” in the coming weeks.
(via LA Weekly)
This is an important message for the Indie 103.1 Radio Audience -
Indie 103.1 will cease broadcasting over this frequency effective immediately. Because of changes in the radio industry and the way radio audiences are measured, stations in this market are being forced to play too much Britney, Puffy and alternative music that is neither new nor cutting edge. Due to these challenges, Indie 103.1 was recently faced with only one option —- to play the corporate radio game.
We have decided not to play that game any longer. Rather than changing the sound, spirit, and soul of what has made Indie 103.1 great Indie 103.1 will bid farewell to the terrestrial airwaves and take an alternative course.
This could only be done on the Internet, a place where rules do not apply and where new music thrives; be it grunge, punk, or alternative - simply put, only the best music.
For those of you with a computer at home or at work, log on to www.indie1031.com and listen to the new Indie 103.1 - which is really the old Indie 103.1, not the version of Indie 103.1 we are removing from the broadcast airwaves.
We thank our listeners and advertisers for their support of the greatest radio station ever conceived, and look forward to continuing to deliver the famed Indie 103.1 music and spirit over the Internet to passionate music listeners around the world.
Their server is so jammed. I bet I won’t be able to get on until tomorrow morning.
From Radio & Records:
After five years, Entravision is pulling the plug on alternative KDLD & KDLE (Indie 103.1)/Los Angeles. The airstaff and programming staffs were let go this morning in a meeting, and the station is currently running a loop of a few songs with the message that “Indie can no longer compete with the corporate radio game.”
From LA Weekly:
No Jonesy on the Internet, either. Apparently there will be no DJs on the online version of Indie 103.1. Indie’s groundbreaking format is, in effect, dead.
Fuck that, this new Indie is not remotely a fascimile.