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Monday, September 21, 2009

I'm Watching "House" Tonight...

...and there was a plot point in the season premiere of "House, M.D." that reminded me of something that actually happened to me. Though this same story line has been seen in other shows and movies, it was a real-life situation for me and I remind you of it today.

Check out this article, "Good Show" I wrote some time back and published online first in The Cheers. Anyone who watched tonight's show will know what I'm talking about.

Please pardon any odd captions or out-of-place text within the article. It seems in the years since I wrote for that online magazine, the format has changed often and some of the captions and such have been rearranged. Anyway, enjoy.

"Good Show", by Andy Martello

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Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11/2009, 9:00PM My Time, My TV

On Fox Nos, uh - News right now there's Hannity going out of his way to expose ACORN for some wrong-doing and therefore, declare Obama ineligible for his office.

CNN, after causing a minor panic this September 11 morning, has decided to have Larry King interview Kathy Griffin.

MSNBC is showing the actual footage, with limited editing, from the morning of 9/11/2001 as it happened. No commentary. No politics. Just the harsh reality of the harshest of events. The 20/20 hindsight is more than evident when hearing the reporter at the Pentagon (prior to the plane hitting THAT building) stating that, there was no indication that any sort of an attack could have been made or was forthcoming.

I truly appreciate the gravity and the insight that focusing on the past can bring to a night where I was otherwise worried about my career, cyber-arguing with some guy about the pros and cons of a Disney/Marvel merger, and watching naughty videos online.

I can promise you this, not one person who perished in the buildings, on the planes, and on the ground below spent even a millisecond of their horrific end thinking, "Thank God I voted for [insert candidate name here]". They were thinking about their families, their own lives, and their homes found within a country that had clearly come to a crossroad. That same country has now gone more than off-road entirely.

The petty insanity of it all; the Birthers, the Tea Pansies, & all the people creating falsehoods about death panels and illegal aliens getting free band-aids - these were people who so proudly united and stood hand-in-hand out of fear and out of a need for survival, regardless of politics, lo those relatively few years ago. Where are they now? On a bus to go to Glenn Beck's 9/12 plea for new sponsors

The Common Good, the needs of the many, the belief that "United We Stand" - it is all thrown out the window and all that is left to remind us of what we felt back then is running on MSNBC for a few hours.

I am certain there were tributes and stories all over the place, even on the other networks and, blogs, and papers. I am generally not one to spend much time trying to relive the past or to get all sullen on the anniversary of the biggest national tragedy of my lifetime to be sure. However, I think it is high time that more people take a look at what they're watching and where they're getting their so-called news. While I didn't "need" to see those events unfold again, I can't help but conclude many truly NEED to rethink their views of the world. We all need to do one thing and do it with the clarity we all felt those years ago - REMEMBER.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Not that I'm Biased or Anything...

...But I think this act is pretty cool!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Working on It

Sorry for no regular updates. been working a lot with the new act, promoting myself, and trying to find time to get El Rey projects done.

Hoping to have some news to report soon, if not some progress to proudly stand beside.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Because You Deserve to Feel Good About Life

Please enjoy the music
(original and cover tunes)
and humor of
Julia Nunes.

On YouTube
On MySpace
At iTunes

And her official website, where I fully expect you to purchase her CDs...

Yes, I realize I'm totally involved in a big ol' web-crush right now.
She's still cool. Maybe cooler than I am, but I doubt it.

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