Friday, May 04, 2007

"480 Minutes" 5/4/07

Apologies to everyone who tuned in last week for the remote poolside edition of "480 Minutes" that never happened. My old TiBook is now out of commission, so I will not be able to broadcast remotely or DJ out until I can find a suitable replacement.

San Francisco listeners: this morning (May 4), my friend Rusty Hodge of SomaFM will be meeting with House Speaker Pelosi's office about H.R.2060 and it would be great if residents of San Francisco (her district) would call her Washington, DC office at (202) 225-4965 to express your support for H.R. 2060, the Internet Radio Equality Act. Let them know that independent internet radio is important to you. The best time to call is between 6am - 10am Pacific Time for the most impact.

Here's an idea of what to say:
I am a constituent and I'm calling to ask Speaker Pelosi to save Internet radio by supporting H.R. 2060, the Internet Radio Equality Act. The Copyright Royalty Board's decision to increase royalty rates for webcasters is going to force my favorite internet stations - like San Francisco based BAGeL Radio and SomaFM - to go out of business and I do NOT want that to happen. Please tell Speaker Pelosi to support H.R. 2060, the Internet Radio Equality Act.
It should only take a minute to do this, and it is extremely important for the survival of independent internet radio.

Listeners outside of SF please feel free to call your representatives about H.R. 2060 as well -- so far the bill has 35 co-sponsors, but we need over 100. Thank you.

Today's bumper crop of 50+ new songs includes music by Get Him Eat Him, Hallelujah The Hills, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Girl In A Coma, Acute, Palomar, The Clientele, Through The Sparks, Elliott Smith (new 24-song posthumous release), The Electric Soft Parade, Cat-A-Tac, Matt Lutz, The Teeth, Eloise, The Boggs, Pop Levi, The Phoenix Foundation, Midnight Movies, Shapes And Sizes, Ray's Vast Basement, Great Northern, and Volunteer Pioneer.

Please tune in for the weekly marathon that is "480 Minutes" today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time. You can request songs and stuff via:

e-mail: feedback@bagelradio.com
Yahoo IM: bagelradio
AOL/iChat: bagelradiolive
MSN Msgr: bagelradio@hotmail.com
GoogleTalk: bagelradio@gmail.com

We may have a ticket giveaway to the SF International Film Festival screening of Notes to a Toon Underground, featuring 15 animated films from 1912-2005 accompanied by music performed live by musicians including Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), Jamie Stewart (of Xiu Xiu), Tommy Guerrero, and Monte Vallier (of The Caseworker). The SFIFF hasn't given me specifics yet, hence the uncertainty about free tickets.

Recent Gig Photos:



Check out the Coachella sampler set, or go whole hog with the collection.

Upcoming Bay Area Gigs of Interest
:

Frog Eyes/ Alex Delivery/ Port O'Brien @ Bottom of the Hill 5/4

Califone/ Eric Johnson (Fruit Bats) @ Bottom of the Hill 5/5

Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts/ Stars Of Track And Field @ Bottom of the Hill 5/6

Sage Francis @ Amoeba Music Haight Street 5/8

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ The Fillmore 5/9

Kristin Hersh @ The Attic 5/13

Colin Hay (Men At Work)/ Rykarda Parasol/ Clay Bell @ Red Devil Lounge 5/15 & 16

*Dinosaur Jr./ Awesome Color @ Slim's 5/15 & 16

Meat Puppets @ The Independent 5/16

We Are Invisible/ Recliner/ Alex Karweit/ Pollux @ Red Devil Lounge 5/17

Prince @ The Orpheum Theatre SF 5/19

Echodrone/ A Pack Of Wolves/ The Union Trade @ Edinburgh Castle 5/19

Bobby Conn/ Kreamy 'Lectric Santa @ Rickshaw Stop 5/24

Nous Non Plus @ Cafe du Nord 5/24

DeVotchKa @ The Grand 5/25

The Clientelle/ Beach House/ Mellow Drunk @ Great American 5/26

BAGeL Radio Presents...

Magic Bullets (CD Release)/ Morning Benders/ Rescue Me @ Cafe du Nord 5/29


more upcoming shows



Update: as of the end of the day Friday, 5/4/07, the Internet Radio Equality Act was up to 42 co-sponsors. A list of those on-board is here. If your representative does not appear on this list, please contact them. If your rep is on the list, please feel free to drop them a "thank you" note.

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