30 May 2005

Is there any reason to watch MTV?

"Apparently the image of our president is
as offensive to MTV as it is to me."
– Trent Reznor

In case you need further proof of just how timid and lame
MTV has become (or perhaps always was), read this story.

Now lets see... who owns MTV?
That’s right, Viacom.

And who is the CEO of Viacom?
Oh yeah... this guy.

But I’m sure he had nothing to do with it.

No siree.

If MTV really had balls, they’d get George Galloway to host
the awards show. If you haven’t seen his brilliant performance
at the U.S. Senate, check it out here. It’s must-see TV.

It looks like somebody at the Senate Committee on
Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs website

"lost" Mr. Galloway's testimony.

You know, the speech that I just linked to in this post.
The speech that was broadcast on all the major news
networks. The speech that presumably went into the
congressional record moments after it left his mouth.

I guess it has to be written on some kind of
special stationary to get posted on the website.

Weird, huh?

The Cure for Cheesy Radio

Are you a radio junkie?
Do you have an insatiable craving for interesting,
eclectic audio programs from around the globe?

Me too.

Here is a list of some my favorite stations. Click on the call letters
to check out their homepages. They all have live internet feeds.
You’ll need RealPlayer or Windows Media Player to listen.


KCRW - Santa Monica, California
KEXP - Seattle, Washington
CITR - Vancouver, British Columbia
KTUH - Honolulu, Hawaii
KAMP - Tuscon, Arizona
WXYC - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
WNUR - Chicago, Illinois
WFMU - Jersey City, New Jersey
WBGO - Newark, New Jersey
(It's true – New York's best radio is made in New Jersey.)
Radio Free New Orleans


Radio Netherlands - Hilversum, Holland
LiveIreland.com - Dublin, Ireland
RRR - Melbourne, Australia
Radio Swiss Jazz - Bern, Switzerland
RadioPalmwine.com - Lagos, Nigera
Radio Classika - St. Petersburg, Russia
NHK - Tokyo, Japan
Radio Uno - Rome, Italy
(Can't understand a word – but still fun to hear.)

Last but not least, you could spend your whole life exploring
all the terrific programs on BBC Radio. But if that's still not
enough, check out this great search engine at radio-locator.

29 May 2005

A Message from the Big Cheese

It's official. The Cheese Sandwich is back!

(cue fanfare)

Frankly, I had no idea how the initial launch of this site would pan out back in April. To my pleasant surprise, people not only checked out TCS, they actually read the articles and gave some (mostly) positive feedback. Very cool indeed.

But... I was not able to devote the time and effort necessary to bring the kind of quality info-tainment that I originally envisioned for this site. So for the past few weeks, The Cheese Sandwich has been missing in action. During that time, changes have been made. Plans have been developed. Interns have been hired.

So we're back in business.

The plan (for now at least) is to update the site daily with news, reviews, essays, articles, rants, raves, and lots of links to cool stuff around the web. TCS will cover a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) politics, media, films, music, and sports. If this sounds at all interesting, I hope you will bookmark this site and return often.

The Cheese Sandwich will NOT contain the following:

• unedited, stream-of-consciousness descriptions of what I did today
• stories and gossip about friends and family
• giant blocks of text with little or no punctuation

If you're looking for the items listed above, you should definitely try a different blog. Don't worry, there are plenty that fit the description.

The Cheese Sandwich loves to get feedback from readers. If you have any questons, comments, or wacky conspiracy theories, just click on
the CHEESY COMMENTS link and send me an email. Your email address will not be shared with anyone – promise.

Thank you for your time and interest.

SPECIAL NOTE: Unfortunately, the old TCS articles are no longer available. But I will re-post my list of favorite web radio sites later this weekend. Hope you enjoy it.