Pepe the Mail Order Monkey

by meanlouise April 29, 2014 art

Lots of you seem to be wandering around in my blog looking for info on Tim Tate’s story, Pepe the Mail Order Monkey. I have some of Tim’s art and I supported the Fringe Festival musical Pepe the Mail Order Monkey, but I think this is what you’re looking for: NPR’s Snap Judgement aired a […]

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Wamapoke County Public Radio

by meanlouise December 3, 2012 humor

Parks and Recreation has done two fantastic sendups of public/community radio. I realize that making fun of public radio is like shooting fish in a barrel – it’s for that very reason that most spoofs just aren’t funny. I think most of these efforts fail because they hitch all of their jokes to the easy […]

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Studio 360: Godfather of Bacteria

by meanlouise February 6, 2011 art

I like Studio 360. (My favorite episode of all-time is still an episode from 2008, “Nikola Tesla: Strange Genius.” It wasn’t the point of this post, but I’m going to embed it, just because I can). The astounding mad scientist life of Nikola Tesla. Just who was this pioneer of radio, radar, and wireless communication? […]

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Rock Show! Policy Summit!

by meanlouise September 29, 2010 audio technology

It’s time for the 10th Anniversary Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit. TENTH? This event is 10 years old? No way. I was still in Grad School when this event started and that was just…nevermind. Let’s move on. Musicians can still apply for scholarships to the Summit and anyone who wants to engage or learn […]

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The Gin Greasy

by meanlouise June 8, 2010 food and drink

Over at Wait wait, don’t blog me, Ian Chillag decided to experiment with the gin and mayo cocktail Tom Robbins mentioned on Wait wait, don’t tell me! this weekend. There’s more to the post, including the backstory, but I just can’t resist a pull quote to highlight Ian’s conclusion: Gin & mayonnaise don’t combine well, […]

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Big Victory for Low Power FM!

by meanlouise October 9, 2009 radio

I’m going to be a bit lazy and copy and paste the entire press release the Prometheus Radio Project put out yesterday. Maybe not lazy, efficient. Yes, efficient, because it contains everything I was going to say anyway: Low Power Radio Triumphs over Big Broadcasters in Washington Thursday, 08 October 2009 Local Community Radio Act […]

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The Local Community Radio Act (H.R. 1147/S. 592)

by meanlouise October 7, 2009 radio

Does Your Representative Support Local Radio? BREAKING NEWS: Bipartisan legislation in Congress (H.R. 1147/S. 592) that promises to open the radio dial to thousands of new Low Power FM stations across the country is being debated in Congress on Thursday, October 8, 2009. The Local Community Radio Act would bring fresh music, local perspectives and […]

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Happy Bobmas!

by meanlouise April 11, 2009 crafty

Today is Bobmas, the holiest day of the knitting year, for today is the day that Ravelry was conceived. It’s only fitting that today should be the day that most NPR affiliates broadcast “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” For you see, Mo Rocca recently stated on the air that handknitted sweaters were itchy. Well, you can […]

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I want to go dance in the streets

by meanlouise May 15, 2008 media consolidation

I’ve discussed the current Administration’s hellbent mission to relax the ownership rules on television, radio and newspapers and the tomfoolery the FCC has been engaged in since 2003, most recently in this post. In a turn of events too good to believe true, the U.S. Senate, led by North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan, voted to […]

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sanfran musictech

by meanlouise May 8, 2008 audio technology

At SFmusictech today. sanfranmusictech Not sure if that link will work. My blackberry is highly uncooperative today.

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