Dec 24, 2006
Happy holidays! Episode 14 of Light On Light Through is mostly about food ... in particular the revolution in convenience and delicious eating being brought about by places like Trader Joe's ... I talk not only about the great food you can get there, but about hearing Wolfman Jack on the radio while I was shopping at Trader Joe's ...
Also in this episode ... the Mo' or more is about YouTube again ... Time Magazine picked everyone as its "person of the year," in large part because YouTube has made video producers of us all ... just as I was talking about in Episode 10, Every Eye's A Camera, Every Ear's A Mike here a few weeks ago ... you can still catch that episode of you like ... and in just the past week, YouTube has demonstrated a different kind of value to the world:
It made almost immediately available the uncensored rendition of Saturday Night Live's hilarious Special Treat in a Box skit by Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake from last week. NBC, as per usual, was too afraid of the FCC to play it unbleeped on the air, but once YouTube led the way, nbc.com followed by putting both the bleeped and non-bleeped versions on its web page. Can YouTube be the antidote to the FCC's trampling of the First Amendment? Maybe ... we'll have to see ... let's hope so...
And I'm very pleased to also have in this episode BJ Cunningham's acoustic Still Here With You, as well as his acoustic-guitar rendition of Over the Rainbow... You can get his Frontiers and Acoustic albums on iTunes. His details and other helpful links follow:
Wonderful holidays to everyone!
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