Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rerun Week!

This week both Fuzzy Road (Tuesdays 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time) and 480 Minutes (Fridays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) will be reruns.

Please tune in at the regular times for planned reruns of previously broadcast episodes.

Why the planned reruns? Because it is the CMJ New Music Marathon this week, a longstanding music festival we've attended for years.  We'll be busy running around NYC at panels, discussion groups, listening parties, and, of course, shows!

Enjoy the Rerun! We'll be back with an all-new Fuzzy Road on Tuesday 10/28), and 480 Minutes next Friday (10/31 -- Halloween), when we will proudly present for you the radio debut of the new Erica Nockalls album, EN2!  We are honored and excited about this one!

From Ms. Nockalls Facebook page:

Have a lovely week, everyone!

BAGeL Radio Airplay/CMJ Charts

for the week ending 10/17/14

Top 30 Airplay
Rank - ARTIST - Recording - Label

1 - FAT WHITE FAMILY - Champagne Holocaust - Fat Possum
2 - COVES - Soft Friday - Nettwerk
3 - PURLING HISS - Weirdon - Drag City
4 - TY SEGALL - Manipulator - Drag City
5 - INTERPOL - El Pintor - Matador-Soft Limit
6 - BRONCHO - Just Enough Hip To Be Woman - Dine Alone
7 - DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 - The Physical World - Warner Brothers
8 - KAREN O - Crush Songs - Cult
9 - DRUMS  - Encyclopedia - Minor
10 - WAND  - Ganglion Reef - God?
11 - SOFT SHADOWS - Reverb Is For Lovers - Self-Released
12 - TWERPS - Underlay [EP] - Merge
13 - SO COW  - The Long Con - Goner
14 - GROWLERS - Chinese Fountain - Everloving
15 - FACTS ON FILE - Bring It Back - Self-Released
16 - PERSIAN LEAPS - Drive Drive Delay - Land Ski
17 - EX HEX - Rips - Merge
18 - AUSMUTEANTS - Order Of Operation - Goner
19 - CARIBOU - Our Love - Merge
20 - USELESS EATERS - Bleeding Moon - Castle Face
21 - WAX WITCHES - Centre Of Your Universe - Burger
22 - IMMIGRANT UNION - Anyway - The Musebox
23 - DEAF WISH - "St. Vincent's" [Single] - SUB POP
24 - WAMPIRE - Bazaar - Polyvinyl
25 - WALTER TV - Appetite - Amdiscs
26 - TEENAGER - E P L P - Telephone Explosion
27 - TIGER HIGH - Inside The Acid Coven - Volar-Trashy Creatures
28 - KING TUFF - Black Moon Spell - SUB POP
29 - LVL UP - Hoodwink'd - Double Double Whammy
30 - NEW PORNOGRAPHERS - Brill Bruisers - Matador

Radio 200 Adds (new releases added to rotation)
Rank - ARTIST - Recording - Label

1 - ABSOLUTELY Free - Absolutely Free - Lefse
2 - MALL WALK - Mall Walk [EP] - Vacant Stare
3 - ROBERT PLANT - Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar - Nonesuch
4 - JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD - Dig The Classics - Infinity Cat/Warner Bros.
5 - DUNE RATS - Smile - Self-Released

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Friday, October 17, 2014

"480 Minutes" - 10/17/14

First the bad news: next week both Fuzzy Road and 480 Minutes will be re-runs because we will be busy running around NYC seeing bands at the CMJ new music marathon.

The good news the Republicans are so worried about the upcoming midterm elections that all we hear about is Ebolaghazi! and our media is more than happy to hype this as an existential threat.  Said media is uncritically repeating Republican calls for travel bans (often leading the story with it!) while failing to mention that every medical expert everywhere (plus their very own Department of Homeland Security, for Reagan's sake!) says that doing so is a bad, counter-productive idea.  Rah rah, America!  The land of the free to be ignorant!  And terrified!  Of all the wrong things!

In even better news, today we have new music to debut for you by Absolutely Free (Toronto, Canada, @FreeAbsolutely), a covers EP from JEFF The Brotherhood (Nashville, TN, @JEFFTheBrotherhood), Mall Walk (Oakland, CA), and some old dude named Robert Plant or something (Led Zeppelin, @RobertPlant).

Please tune in to BAGeL Radio and keep music director Ted company all day with his award-winning, live-hosted 480 Minutes program (Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time): http://somafm.com/bagel/

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Republicans More Interested In Grandstanding on Immigration Than Combatting Ebola

During the House hearing on Ebola today Republican after Republican mentioned that the President can impose travel restrictions and asked why he has not done so.

Time after time, panelist after panelist, the explanation was the same: a travel ban would force people wanting to enter the U.S. from West Africa to simply fly to just about any other country first and arrive in the U.S. undetected, unscreened, and unknown to the agencies who need to track them and the people they are in contact with for symptoms.  Travel restrictions would complicate the testing of people arriving from West Africa and force them to circumvent the screening process.

Republicans keep asking about a travel ban as if the question hasn't already been answered. Repeatedly.  It has been answered during this very hearing, repeatedly, and in the weeks leafing up to the hearing, repeatedly. It is telling that none of the questioners are even remotely questioning the answer, they are simply restating the question trying to score political points, wasting everyone's time.

One such huckleberry went so far as to attempt to twist a Frieden comment about West Africa's porous borders into a question about U.S. borders.    She directed her hysterical question about our borders to the panelist from the Department of Fatherland Security, who calmly answered in full agreement with CDC director Frieden and every other health expert: a travel ban would be counterproductive and make the job of preventing the spread of the virus more difficult.

If Representatives' constituents are concerned with Fox News-invented and embellished horror scenarios it is the job of those elected officials to educate their misinformed constituents about what the best course of action is and why, not pander to their fear.

Instead these Republican House members are actively working against the public interest by distracting from the actual issues at hand and wasting the time of people who have better things to do -- like serve the public interest.