Thursday, January 13, 2005

Not One Damn Dime Day......

I'm in full support of "Not One Dime Day....."

"There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left or right wing agenda to rant about. On Not One Damn Dime Day, you take action by doing nothing," the e-mail read. "You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed. For 24 hours, nothing gets spent, not one damn dime, to remind our religious leaders and our politicians of their moral responsibility to end the war in Iraq and give America back to the people."

January 20....Don't buy anything. Im with it.

Plus on January 21, the Counter Inaugural Ball at Dream Nightclub in Washington DC.

Adios, WHFS!

I like a lil of the alternative rock, punk, post modern, new wave, whatever you want to call it. When I first came to Howard, one of my favorite stations was WHFS. Getting out of Howard, I was not a usual listener, but when I would turn the dial driving, I would hear Jay-Z and Camron on the DC hip hop stations, and you know, that gets real old after awhile. On WHFS, they were playing stuff the regular stations wouldn't touch, like Cypress Hill, the Beastie Boys and other alternative rappers. It was real refreshing to turn to this station to hear something different.

With the beginnings of XM radio and online radio stations, the FM/AM thing is getting really played out. On the black stations here, WKYS and WPGC, its the same playlist. Then you got your classic radio, your gospel radio, smooth jazz and pop/soft rock. What WHFS represented was just something different.

Reflecting another cultural trend in the District, you got a lot of Hispanics here, and they turned and they are making the station into a Hispanic Salsa station. That should be interesting, and will catch on. But, I will miss the alternative rock format. Seems to reflect the ultimate mainstreaming of all music. After all, at the WHFS Festival last summer, they had Jay-Z as the main star of a roster of alternative rockers. That says it all.

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