OK…. we try not to delve into potty humor here too much — and I realize we were right on the edge with the post last week about DJ David and Lucky tha DJ — but this is too funny not to share. If you aren’t offended by a clinical name for a part of human anatomy… click below. (This is the “etc.” in Idaho Radio News Etc.)
TVBarn.com dug up a cool page filled with old-style ads created for current things like the Wii, TiVo, Nokia phones, the Segway and even… Girls Gone Wild.
The Idaho Statesman announced today that it let 16 people go – and will give severance checks to another 24 after the first of the year. The 40 job cuts are about 12% of staff – more than the 10% cuts McClatchy announced company-wide.
I’ve said it before – the Statesman employs lots of dedicated folks – and it is always hard to see job cuts. The bottom line is that the paper is losing subscribers despite the Valley’s growth – and its online operation is flat from last year. As all of our related niches change – (radio, TV, Internet and print) – the one thing we can do is band together and help each other out. So if you known of any jobs the print folks might be interested – pass them along. And if you’re a former Statesman worker, drop me a line and I’ll pass along anything I get.
Also: Since I’m already off-topic, indulge me for another 30 seconds? I’ve been thinking a lot about Tim Russert. I don’t know how we’re going to pick the right person to run this country without his questions, counsel and amazing intelect. Mike Barnicle, a friend of Russert’s and an MSNBC commentator noted this line from Russert – and it’s resonated with me, so I thought I’d reprint it here: “The best heart exercise is to bend down and lift someone up.”
Don’t watch this while eating…
Not really much of a local radio tie here (except that Johnstone and Deeds played it last night on KRVB/94.9 The River’s “The Other Studio”) – but this is… something else.
It’s Scarlett Johansson’s “Falling Down” from her forthcoming album. Really.
What do you do when you can’t show the restricted sports highlights? This, apparently…
I found this on my hard drive tonight — it’s a file sent to me by a friend several years ago: sweepscankillyou.mp3
(Feel free to comment, but help me by staying away from talk of the local news outlets!)
Boise’s usually a cultured town – but last night, the thousand or so people who packed the Big Easy Concert House divided into two camps: those there for the concert, and the idiots who wouldn’t shut up.
Joshua Raidin, Ingrid Michaelson and Alexa Wilkinson played to an almost packed house – but unfortunately it sounded like they were playing in a school lunch room. Loud conversations, laughing and shouting competed with the thing people paid $16 to see: the damn concert.
Big Easy staff doesn’t help matters much — with clanking dishes and noise at the bar that could be better controlled.
I didn’t know much about any of the three artists in the lineup, but still wanted to be able to HEAR. The people who couldn’t be courteous enough to be quiet puzzle me. They clearly didn’t give a damn about anyone else, yet they all paid the ticket price to ignore the show. Truly strange.
Raidin seemed annoyed at multiple points – and after a rare outburst of “shhhh” from the crowd he said “thanks shushers.” Too bad it didn’t help.
Beyond that, the show was very good. Michaelson led a sing-a-long of the Full House theme song, and did n piano version of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme. She also covered Nat King Cole’s Wonderful World – and got the crowd fired up with her hit The Way I Am. She even ad-libbed a quick song on her time here that rhymed “Boise” with “noisy” — and somehow it didn’t sound as cheesy as you might think it would.
Raidin hasn’t had a big breakout hit yet (he did have a track on the Last Kiss soundtrack, and a song used for a Hilton hotels song) – but you get the feeling that the next time he plays Boise, it won’t be at the thousand-capacity Big Easy.
The Idaho Ad Agencies blog notes that BlueLine Grassroots Marketing has been dragged to the recycle bin. Blueline is the agency that told clients that advertising was bad – and that promotion and advertising should come free. Well, except for the fees BlueLine charged.
They had talented people – many of whom have landed elsewhere
(Thanks Mike, via Gawker)
My dad the photographer (aka “donsdad,” aka David) took some really cool shoots and posted them on his blog. Check ‘em out…
How great is THIS?
Somehow I don’t think Glendale, AZ is Bob Stoops’ favorite town.
Talk about breaking news. A van crashed into the streetside studio of WLS/Chicago during the 10pm news last night. While you couldn’t see the impact on camera – you could certainly hear it.
Witnesses and WLS’ GM says the “accident” may have been intentional. CNN.com has a longer version.