Archive for June 17th, 2013




I have reached my saturation point and will finally move on again. I think I slept through more videos this weekend than I viewed from beginning to end.

The low-point was a “true crime” concoction called Bully, starring dead child star Brad Renfro (who made such a promising debut at age 11 in The Client). In this film the characters or writers (I can’t tell which) proved themselves incapable of organized thinking. I couldn’t stand it any more and pushed the escape button.

If this is the quality of what passes for popular entertainment in our culture, then it is no wonder that we find ourselves on the skids. It is no wonder so many child actors are now dead.

I think I’ll pay my listener dues and move back to public radio.


Groove of the Day 

Listen to The Violent Femmes performing “Video Killed the Radio Star”