Yesterday and today’s Democracy Now airs a terrific speech from Cornell West about the struggle for equality and liberation post September 11. Democracy Now has MP3s and RealAudio archives available (look for the 19 Feb. and 20 Feb. 2002 shows)
Dead-on Graham Parker rant about the state of indie labels and US radio promotion.
“After driving around the states for a month, tuning into rock stations as I did so, I felt like I was listening to some kind of state-run communist radio, so indistinguishable was the formatting from one state to another. I commented on this to the aforementioned employee, a chap closely involved in the promotion of my album.
“No, it’s worse than communist,” he replied. “It’s the worst of capitalism.”