Friday, December 13, 2019

"480 Minutes" - Democracy Down

Did you hear the news? 63 million Americans voted a candidate who lied obviously and constantly, mocked a disabled reporter, and has done more of the same and worse since. Meanwhile across the pond the British voted for a similar "leader," a man who cares about nothing, born of privilege, who failed upwards into the highest office in the land on a platform of lies so blatant that even Burger King's ad executives mocked it.

Just yesterday at a White House event the so-called President announced that he was having a very busy day -- having already tweeted 95 times by noon. Which part of that is worse? That he had nothing better to do, or that he just flat out lied about how busy he was with ample evidence to the contrary? Or is it that he gets a pass for everything he does? I don't know. I do know that the man in the most powerful office in the world tweeted 60 times in a 3-hour period on Wednesday, including one jealously mocking a 16-year old girl, and there was nary a peep of condemnation from his supporters/enablers. He is clearly not fit for the job, he is clearly not doing his job ("executive time," anyone?)...why do we even have a 25th Amendment to the Constitution?

I could never have conceived of major political party reacting with a collective shrug at such an appalling lack of decency. If any older man bullied any teenage girl, mocked her disability (widely, and not for the first time), we'd surely condemn that man as an abhorrent beast. Not here. Not anymore.

I've read defenses of it that she's not a child, and that she's a public figure and has put herself out there to be a target. My questions shouldn't even need to be asked -- what did she do to be mocked? How could the most powerful man in the world think, even for a second before hitting the publish button, that publicly mocking the symptoms of a 16-year old Aspberger's sufferer is in any way appropriate? How could so many Americans and politicians and "Christians" not realize just how awful and unhinged this behavior is?

If it's not already clear, not even my Beatles-cleanse has been able to lift me out of the misery caused by #Individual1, a man so corrupt he would be in prison with his lawyer/fixer if not for the office he holds, and his seemingly growing cadre of shameless sycophants. The election across the pond only magnifies the despair.

While it's unlikely that 20 Republican Senators will find their way out of the manufactured obfuscating fog enveloping their side of he aisle to do their jobs and remove this lying, compromised, know-nothing, unstable moron from office, I have to hold out hope. The alternative -- a further emboldened buffoon and minions like Matt DUI Gaetz and Gym See No Evil Jordan -- is too grave to consider.

As with last Friday's 480 Minutes show there will be no debuts in the playlist today as we prepare for next week's year-end top music show. The  Friday 12/20 show will be all about the best music of 2019.

Today's show will be live-hosted from 9am-5pm Eastern U.S. Time.  Do tune in and enjoy some live radio. Algorithms are great. Humans are better. Well, most humans, anyway. 

The show is followed by 2 hours of uninterrupted music and is then rebroadcast in its entirety beginning at 7 p.m. Friday,  5 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and one final time at 1 a.m. on Sunday. That is followed by a rebroadcast of this week's Fuzzy Road radio show at 11 a.m. and then a couple of old 480 Minutes episodes from this week in past years (possibly previous year-end shows?!), making for hosted shows all weekend long.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Fuzzy #250 - Impeach Fuzz

Our psych and garage rock Fuzzy Road radio show is *live-hosted* on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time, with re-broadcasts beginning at 11 p.m. Tuesday, 5 a.m. Wednesday, and 11 a.m. Sunday (all times Eastern U.S.) -- new psych and garage rock, original psych and garage rock, and all the fuzziness in between. Fuzzy #250 - Impeach Fuzz.

Monday, December 09, 2019

BAGeL Radio Air Play Charts

BAGeL Radio Air Play for the week ending 12/6/19
Top 30 Air Play
Rank - Artist - Record - Label

1 - LIFE - A Picture of Good Health - PIAS
2 - THIGH MASTER - Now For Example - Goner
3 - DRY CLEANING - Boundary Road Snacks And Drinks [EP] - It's OK
4 - NEW PORNOGRAPHERS - In the Morse Code Of Brake Lights - Concord
5 - JULIANA HATFIELD - Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police - American Laundromat
6 - FEET - What's Inside Is More Than Just Ham - Clapped
7 - SPORTS TEAM - Making Hay [EP] - Bright Antenna
8 - GROWLERS, THE - Natural Affair - Beach Goth
9 - EZRA FURMAN - Twelve Nudes - Bella Union
10 - IGUANA DEATH CULT - Nude Casino - Innovative Leisure
11 - MARK LANEGAN BAND - Somebody's Knocking - Heavenly/PIAS
12 - ANGEL OLSEN - All Mirrors - Jagjaguwar/Secretly Group
13 - MIKAL CRONIN - Seeker - Merge
14 - SUSAN - As I Was - Volar
15 - BLACK MARBLE - Bigger Than Life [Advance Tracks] - Sacred Bones
16 - WONDER STUFF, THE - Better Being Lucky - Good Deeds
17 - WISHED BONE - Sap Season - Self-Released
18 - JUANA MOLINA - Forfun [EP] - Crammed
19 - WHITE REAPER - You Deserve Love - Elektra
20 - SHIVAS, THE - Dark Thoughts - Tender Loving Empire
21 - GREEN BUZZARD - Amidst The Clutter And Mess - I Oh You
22 - DESERT SESSIONS - Vol. 11 & 12 - Matador/Beggars
23 - PARANOYDS, THE - Carnage Bargain - Suicide Squeeze
24 - WOMEN OF THE NIGHT - Pastel Colors - Self-Released
25 - LEVITATION ROOM - Headspace - Greenway
26 - BAD DREEMS - Doomsday Ballet - Farmers
27 - BODEGA - Shiny New Model [EP] - What's Your Rupture?
28 - PUBLIC PRACTICE - "Disposable" b/w "Extra-Ordinary" [Single] - Wharf Cat
29 - BIG THIEF - Two Hands - 4AD/Beggars Group
30 - HALLELUJAH THE HILLS - I'm You - Discrete Pageantry

Radio 200 Adds (new releases added to rotation)
Rank - Artist - Record - Label

(none - Beatles cleanse begins)

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Sunday Is Rerun Day!

Sunday 12/8/19 rerun schedule

1 a.m. - 480 Minutes (original air date 12/6/19)

11 a.m. - Fuzzy Road (original air date 3/3/15)

1 p.m. - "480 Minutes" (original air date  12/2/11)

10 p.m. - 480 Minutes (original air date 12/6/13)


12/2/11 show preview:

12/6/13 show preview: