Apr 24, 2009

Kung Pao Radio?

In the "Either This Is Really Cool or REALLY Racist" department, MAX-FM, the rock station formerly known as WCMS (the country's first country music station), reformatted itself yesterday as Kung Pao FM, airing what they're dubbing "classic Chinese music," though it's mostly sitar music. You can listen to it right here if you like. I'll admit, the music is soothing and zen like, but the joke's going to end soon. BEER's coming . . . I'm thinking May Day, next Friday (considering the current Chinese rebranding and the worker's party ties to May 1, it would be ever so convenient), and will become a classic rock station, though to be honest, I'm fond of the one we've got here already (you cannot hate a station that plays The Beatles, Queen, Earth Wind and Fire, ELO, Stevie Wonder, CCR, Prince, and The Rolling Stones back to back with no ads).

But I'll play along.

POSTSCRIPT: Four days into the change, they shifted to an adult contemporary hits format, HOT 100.5 FM. This too is temporary since they're playing 3000 songs in a row without commercial interruptions. What a strange channel.

Apr 13, 2009

Like-Minded and Awesome By Default

About a decade ago, I met my friend Jon over the internet. We're like-minded individuals and worked together on many occasions, essentially molding our combined talents as well as finding other like-minded individuals like Mark, Brady, Ryan, Tyler, and Cody, to create the Toonami Inner Circle Alliance. Jon's contributions to the Circle were the Toonami Directory, Toonami Radio (which transformed into Hub Radio Networks and evolved into Toon Radio), and Moltar's Hub, a fun hangout for other like-minded individuals.

Well, Jon and other like-minded individuals created a website to essentially entertain, enlighten, and educate folks on the things we love, like, and loathe in this world. This site is Awesome By Default. Truth in naming, my friends. And Jon offered me a chance to contribute an article on the site. You think I'm going to say no?

So, here's my first article for Awesome By Default. It's a commentary of sorts about the live-action agenda Cartoon Network is hellbent on enforcing to the kids of America from Cartoon Network Fridays to CN Real. And while you're at it, check out the rest of the site. Fun stuff.

Don't worry. I'll still be here as well as The X Bridge. I'm just having fun everywhere I go.