Volume 1, Number 14 -- October 21, 2008
Alas, no mention of McKinney (who wasn't yet nominated) or Ralph Nader. Alack, the recording was made before Sarah P. swooped down upon the Lower 48, scoped .30-06 in hand.* Is America ready for a Vice President who poses a greater threat to wildlife than to her hunting partner?
Jello's fine comic-satire monologues are among the discoveries I've made as a result of doing New World Notes. Other discoveries include singers Emma's Revolution, Anne Feeney (a long-lost friend), Rich Wyman, and The Foremen; interesting writers and speakers including Naomi Woolf, Glen Ford, and James Bamford; and a large handful of good people producing good public-affairs radio shows for nonprofit stations.
I've scheduled for mid-December another 22 minutes--not about the election--from the same performance by Jello. So if you enjoy this kind of thing (as I do), be sure to tune in.
More gratuitous artwork is attached: (1) Paul Wolfowitz (Top of page: plays a role in the song this week); (2-3) two posters celebrating Jello Biafra's 50th birthday (b. 1958); (4) the man himself.
Next week: Part 1 of a 3-part radio documentary. New World Notes's title pretty well sums it up: "Mutual Corruption: Media, Business, and Politics (or: Roll Over, George Orwell, and Tell Tim Russert the News)."
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* Pronounced “thirty-aught-six.” Not to be confused with the more modest .30-30, pronounced “THUD-y THUD-y.” Onomatopoeia, anyone?