Lying Media Bastards

February 13, 2005

The Future of LMB Radio

I think that the Lying Media Bastards radio show is off the air for at least another few weeks. I did unexpectedly help interview Avi Lewis, director of documentary The Take (a movie I talked about here) with DJ Lotus on Thursday, but I don’t think that counts (during the interview, Lewis used the phrase “turbo-capitalism”, which I am totally gonna steal from him).

When I do start the show up again, it will be coming from radioActive sanDiego. I still have a few hoops to jump through to become a full-fledged member of the station and start webcasting again, so maybe we’ll see some shows in early March?

RASD has a pretty sweet little set-up, far homier and more social than Kill Radio has ever been to me. Of course, this could be due to the fact that my KR shows have always been daytime affairs when most folks are at work, and my visits to RASD have been in the evenings.

Also, RASD has cats. And weiner dogs.

Which brings me to the issue of scheduling. I think I’d be inclined to switch my show to an evening slot, but I wouldn’t want to move my show to a time when my regular listeners couldn’t tune in. Of course, I’m planning on recording and archiving my shows online from here on out, so maybe that’s a moot point. So to anyone who does, or would like to listen to the show, when’s a good time for you?

And finally, I think I need a new intro/theme song. For quite some time I’ve mostly used RJD2’s “The Horror”, a dramatic/spooky instrumental hip-hop jam. I’ve also used Michael Franti’s “Music and Politics”, the X-Ecutioners’ “DJ Song”, the Seat Belts’ “Tank!” (aka the Cowboy Bebop theme song), and The Donnas’ “Gimme My Radio”.

So I’m looking for suggestions. I’m looking for a great song that’s 2 minutes or less, preferably instrumental, but if non-instrumental, the lyrics should somehow relate to music, media, politics and/or rebellion. If you’ve got some ideas, please list em in the comments.

Expect the new LMB radio show to be an awful lot like the last version (music, snarky/bitter news commentary, media analysis, sarcasm), except with more interviews with activists, experts and musicians. And probably more comments about petting cats.

Posted by Jake on February 13, 2005 1:18 am


  1. I think it is moot if you try and archive the shows, not only podcast them.
    The Time-slot is irrelevant, though I know I could rarely listen in live at the original one, but it is a conveneient slot- early afternoon. No ideas on a intro song but more interviews and ranting is alright by me. Heck fewer songs would be fine too.

    Comment by Brian/Buddy — February 13, 2005 @ 7:13 pm

  2. Have you heard any gavin castleton? hes got a website full of
    audio. check out some shit
    check out the song called lemon…real cool stuff. He riiips on
    hip pop

    Comment by Bings — February 14, 2005 @ 9:41 am

  3. how about Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son.”

    Comment by scott — February 15, 2005 @ 6:24 am

  4. “Capital Radio” by the Clash

    Comment by Robin — February 16, 2005 @ 8:22 am

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