Eight years ago this month the BAGeL Radio Friday Live Broadcast was given a proper name: 480 Minutes. Although at 8 syllables it's still not the most elegant radio program name in the history of the radio programs, it is an improvement.
So, um, happy "Rah Rah America Day." We 'Murcans are just so blessed to be the "shining city on a hill" (which Reagan cribbed from Ye Olde New Testament) that's doing a fine job of stopping the planet from saving itself from climate change by ginning up false debate where there is none -- woo hoo! -- I can hardly contain myself. Let's go blow shit up! (No, Dubyah, not Iraq).
In other news, today we will debut new songs by Boris (Toyko, Japan, @BorisHeavyRocks), Cold Beat (San Francisco, CA), Deers (Madrid, Spain), French Style Furs (Cold War Kids, @FrenchStyleFurs), Gulp (Wales, @GulpWorld), Little Racer (Brooklyn, NY, @LittleRacerBand), Matt Kivel (Los Angeles, CA, @Matt_Kivel), Rivergazer (New York, NY), Sink Tapes (New Brunswick, NJ, @SinkTapes), We Are Hex (Indianapolis, IN, @WeAreHex), Wild Smiles (Winchester, England, @WildSmilesBand), Young Widows (Louisville, KY), and Zig Zags (Los Angeles, CA, @RandySezz).
Please tune in for today's brand new episode of the award-winning, live-hosted 480 Minutes program (Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern U.S.Time): http://somafm.com/bagel/
Due to the holiday weekend here in the U.S. listenership should be light, so if you are one of those people that often thinks about making a request or otherwise getting in touch, this is the week to do it -- ping us to make sure we're awake and whatnot:
Yahoo IM/GoogleTalk: bagelradio
No hot dogs were harmed during the production of this radio show…yet.