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Wow... [Feb. 24th, 2010|10:17 pm]
[mood |coldcold]

Is this still on?? 

Who is still out there? 



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(no subject) [Sep. 6th, 2002|11:02 pm]
You are 36% geek
You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.

Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.

You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You'll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!

Geek [to You]: I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!

You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

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Bruce Springsteen - Bobby Jean [Aug. 20th, 2002|11:10 pm]
[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |Bruce Springsteen - Bobby Jean]

I just adore this song.. It is one of my most favorite Springsteen tunes.. (Besides Thunder Road..)

It reminds me of different people I've known in my life... some friends.. some ex's... (one's I've been pondering recently.. thanks to someone..)

I just love the words..

This song is on the BORN IN THE USA Record..


Well I came by your house the other day, your mother said you went away
She said there was nothing that I could have done
There was nothing nobody could say
Me and you we've known each other ever since we were sixteen
I wished I would have known I wished I could have called you
Just to say goodbye Bobby Jean

Now you hung with me when all the others turned away turned up their nose
We liked the same music we liked the same bands we liked the same clothes
We told each other that we were the wildest, the wildest things we'd ever seen
Now I wished you would have told me I wished I could have talked to you
Just to say goodbye Bobby Jean

Now we went walking in the rain talking about the pain from the world we hid
Now there ain't nobody nowhere nohow gonna ever understand me the way you did

Maybe you'll be out there on that road somewhere
In some bus or train traveling along
In some motel room there'll be a radio playing
And you'll hear me sing this song
Well if you do you'll know I'm thinking of you and all the miles in between
And I'm just calling one last time not to change your mind
But just to say I miss you baby, good luck goodbye, Bobby Jean
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Interview with Lynn... [Aug. 20th, 2002|05:25 pm]
[mood |headache]
[music |Ani DiFranco - Freakshow]

August 20, 2002

Lynn Samuels, Radio Talk Show Host


On Saturday, August 17, 2002, Lynn Samuels, a liberal talk show personality, should have been preparing for her New York based show on WABC talk radio.

But instead, she was still trying to figure out why her 4:00 to 9:00 PM show was canceled. According to her web site, Lynn was "fired" from her gig. The reason she was given: "Budget Cuts." Have progressive liberal radio hosts become a "victim" of the economy or of bias?

BuzzFlash.com had an opportunity to interview Lynn Samuels about why another liberal radio host got the heave-ho.

* * *

BUZZFLASH: Lynn, thank you for this interview with BuzzFlash.com. I first want to say that there has been such an outpouring of support for you. I've noticed several posts on Internet web sites -- we've posted several on BuzzFlash.com -- that seem very supportive of you and your show. Your website states that you have been receiving a lot of e-mail and, as a result that you may become "way too egotistical after reading it." Egotistical? You? Tell us about the reaction to your show being canceled?

LYNN SAMUELS: Overwhelming. There is a fantasy some people have about being able to attend their own funeral and hear all the wonderful things people say about them. That is what all the e-mail has been like. I think there have been about 500 or 600 so far and everyone loves me -- well, except for about 10. I am going to get a swelled head.

BUZZFLASH: Describe your program on WABC to BuzzFlash readers. How large was your listening area?

LYNN SAMUELS: My show is (was) really just whatever was on my mind. Whether it was George Bush stealing the election or who is going to be the new American idol. I got to talk about important things like war with Iraq or trivial things like Swiffers. WABC's listening area, when the sun goes down, is 38 states. Of course with Internet streaming it is infinite.

BUZZFLASH: Tell us exactly what happened. When and how you were informed that your show would be canceled.

LYNN SAMUELS: I got a message from Phil Boyce on Thursday morning to call him. The minute I saw the e-mail I knew. And I called him and he fired me. He knows that since I have moved to Queens, I don't want to get on the subway if I don't have to, or I am sure he would have asked me to come in and do it face to face.

BUZZFLASH: Why was your show canceled?

LYNN SAMUELS: He just said it was "budget cuts." Anyone who looks at Disney stock prices could see where they might be cutting back, but it seems to me they could save money some other ways than firing talk show hosts. Believe me, being on one day a week, I don't make a lot of money.

BUZZFLASH: What was your very first reaction when you received the news?

LYNN SAMUELS: My first reaction was really that I expected it, but it made me sick to my stomach.

BUZZFLASH: Were your surprised? Were there any hints, production meetings, "Mickey Mouse" grams delivered?

LYNN SAMUELS: There were no hints, but it is kind of obvious that I am very different than the other hosts on WABC. During the Clinton years there seemed to be no limit to the vile things people could say about the President. I always felt that I'd better not go too far or I would cross some invisible line. Though, of course, they say it was about money and never mentioned content. Frankly, ever since they cut me to just one day, I felt as if every show could be my last.

BUZZFLASH: Tell me about the show's ratings?

LYNN SAMUELS: My ratings are just fine -- not the highest, but certainly not the
lowest. People with lower ratings than mine still have jobs. And actually, in the last rating book, my show was the #1 AM show in NY for 2 of my 5 hours.

BUZZFLASH: Your radio audience also knows you as the "call screener" for the Matt Drudge Radio Show. Will you still continue in that position?

LYNN SAMUELS: I'm going to keep screening for Drudge.

BUZZFLASH: What have been your experiences with Drudge? How did a left wing radio host, popular in her own right, become the screener for Drudge's radio program?

LYNN SAMUELS: One night Drudge's screener called in sick and I stuck around after my show and did it. Then a while later he needed a new screener, and I said "why not me." Frankly, I think every talk show host should do some call screening. It sure gives you a different perspective.

BUZZFLASH: Do you feel there is an audience for progressive liberal radio hosts?

LYNN SAMUELS: I am sure there is a huge audience for liberal progressive and entertaining radio. Remember, more than half the country voted for Al Gore or Ralph Nader. I think what happened is that when Rush became so successful, all the unimaginative suits decided that every talk show host had to be male and conservative. So by now you have 10th-rate Rush clones all over the place.

Some of the liberals they have tried out, like Mario Cuomo or Alan Dershowitz, were such failures (and rightly so, neither one of them had the least talent to be on the radio) that it just made the bosses even more sure that a liberal could not get an audience. There are plenty of good liberal hosts out there, Alan Colmes being one. But there needs to be a daring program director who will do something a little bit different. It seems so strange, especially in New York City that they imagine there are no liberals in the radio audience.

BUZZFLASH: You have appeared as a guest on MSNBC. Have you been contacted by anyone in the industry regarding a job?

LYNN SAMUELS: No one at MSNBC has offered me a job. If you look, all those new hosts seem to be men. And when you look at how few people even watch cable it seems like such a waste of time.

BUZZFLASH: What are your plans at the moment? Would you go back to WABC?

LYNN SAMUELS: I would go back to WABC in a Disney minute. I've been there since 1987, except for now and the two other times they fired me. I've loved it.

BUZZFLASH: Will you continue to keep your web site going (http://www.lynnsamuels.com)?

LYNN SAMUELS: Oh, of course I'm going to keep doing lynnsamuels.com. It's the only way I can communicate right now. And l love doing it. It's a great excuse to never go out and be sociable. The Internet was made for us loners.

BUZZFLASH: Finally, what can your fans do at this point to protest? Who can we contact?

LYNN SAMUELS: People can keep e-mailing Phil.Boyce@abc.com. Don't leave out that period between the Phil and the Boyce. Try to get local columnists to write about how media conglomeration has turned radio into an endless commercial for one point of view. It is the media conglomeration that has led to the one-sidedness of so much media. More owners would mean more voices.
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Pissed... [Aug. 17th, 2002|09:51 pm]
[mood |quixoticquixotic]
[music |Train - Its About You]

Im so mad.. Lynn Samuels has been fired from WABC radio.. are you kidding me? The only liberal on talk radio is not on anymore.. my mother has been listening to her at least 10 years.. apparantly they have fired her a few times and re hired her.. My mother looks foward to Saturdays.. she was on 4-9 pm.. she used to tape it for me and we would all listen to it in the car and such..

Doesn't the country get tired of the right wing Bullshit.. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Steve Mahlsberg.. etc.. all crap.. Lynn rocked.. Amy is all upset now.. Im pissed..

Everyone check out her site..


Its a good news site.. and there is the program directors email.. I emailed a few times today.. Im pissed.. roar..

This is on her site:

They say it is "budget cuts"
I am being replaced by the syndicated Bob Brinker Money Show 4-7 and the syndicate Suze Orman Show 7-9.

The program director's e mail is phil.boyce@abc.com

I can't believe all this e-mail. I am going to become way too egotistical after reading it. There is just too much to answer it. Wow. Thank you all so much.
I am going to keep doing the web site, of course, it's all we have left for the moment.
BTW -WABC snail mail is Phil Boyce, WABC Radio, 2 Penn Plaza, NY NY 10121
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To all my friends [Aug. 13th, 2002|10:44 pm]
[mood |energeticenergetic]
[music |Antigone Rising - Disco Song]

A Simple Thank-You, My Friend

Into the dim lit, bare walls of my world,
You entered, bringing light and life to me,
The vivid colors, painted with a swirl
Of wit and charm, of personality,
With tender care, you added comfort, warmth,
And images that line the now bright walls.
I look upon them fondly, bringing forth
A thankfulness that you walk in these halls
With me; our friendship has become a part
Of my world now; it has its special place,
Within my being, life, and in my heart,
Your name hangs right beside your smiling face.
Rememb'ring just how drab these walls had been,
I have to thank you for the light, my friend.

I love all of my buddies.. A shout out to:

Nancy, Sabrina, Katie, Rich, D, Rainee, Nikki, P, Alana, Lauren B and M, (ha.. like B&M Baked beans.. lol), Rose, Lisa and all the rest who read my journal.. you are all the best buds that anyone could wish for.
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I just love this song [Aug. 12th, 2002|08:31 pm]
[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street]


You got a lotta nerve
To say you are my friend
When I was down
You just stood there grinning

You got a lotta nerve
To say you got a helping hand to lend
You just want to be on
The side that's winning

You say I let you down
You know it's not like that
If you're so hurt
Why then don't you show it

You say you lost your faith
But that's not where it's at
You had no faith to lose
And you know it

I know the reason
That you talk behind my back
I used to be among the crowd
You're in with

Do you take me for such a fool
To think I'd make contact
With the one who tries to hide
What he don't know to begin with

You see me on the street
You always act surprised
You say, "How are you?" "Good luck"
But you don't mean it

When you know as well as me
You'd rather see me paralyzed
Why don't you just come out once
And scream it

No, I do not feel that good
When I see the heartbreaks you embrace
If I was a master thief
Perhaps I'd rob them

And now I know you're dissatisfied
With your position and your place
Don't you understand
It's not my problem

I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment
I could be you

Yes, I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
You'd know what a drag it is
To see you
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An American Prayer - James D. Morrison [Aug. 3rd, 2002|10:38 pm]
[mood |hopefulhopeful]
[music |Counting Crows - Round Here]

Do you know the warm progress under the stars?
Do you know we exist? filled with green death
(I touched her thigh & death smiled)
We have assembled inside this ancient & insane theatre

To propagate our lust for life & flee the swarming wisdom of the streets
The barns are stormed The windows kept & only one of all the rest To dance & save us

With the divine mockery of words Music inflames temperament (When the true King's murderers are allowed to roam free and 1000 Magicians arise in the land)
Where are the feasts we are promised?

Where is the wine?
The New Wine (dying on the vine)
Resident mockery give us an hour for magic
We of the purple glove
We of the starling flight & velvet hour
We of arabic pleasures's breed
We of sundome & the night
Give us a creed To believe
A night of lust
Give us trust in The Night
Give of color hundred hues a rich mandala
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Life By The Drop - SRV [Aug. 2nd, 2002|11:30 pm]
Hello there, my old friend
Not so long ago, it was till the end
We played outside in the pouring rain
On our way up the road, we'd start over again

You're living your dreams, whoa you on top
My mind is aching, Lord it won't stop
That's how it happens, living life by the drop

Up and down the road in our worn-out shoes
Talkin' 'bout good things and singin' the blues
You went your way and I stayed behind
We both knew it was just a matter of time

You're living your dreams, whoa you on top
My mind is aching, Lord it won't stop
That's how it happens, living life by the drop

No wasted time, we're alive today
Churning up the past, there's no easier way
Time's in between us, a means to an end
God, it's good to be here walking together, my friend

We're living our dreams
My mind stopped aching
That's how it happens, living life by the drop
That's how it happens, living life by the drop
That's how it happens, living life by the drop
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Trouble is Knockin' [Aug. 2nd, 2002|10:30 pm]
[mood |listlesslistless]
[music |Stevie Ray Vaughan - TEXAS FLOOD]

Stevie Ray Vaughan was/is the man.. He was for sure the best guitar player out there.. do not tell me any different.. he made Jimi look like a child.. lol.. Unfortunatly he died in 1990 in a helecopter accident.. I hate flying machines.. thats why.. goin on the road.. where I am meant to be.. In the car, with the maps.. doing whatever/whenever/wherever.. Watching the beauty of this country firsthand.. Seeing and tasting new things..

Not having to listen to people spewing their venom.. Who wants to listen to people's negativity and childish banter..?? not me.. Everyone needs to relax.. and worry about more important things in life..

Like.. watering your herb garden in the heat of summer.. if u dont water it.. it is sure to burn..
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