Monday, March 31, 2008

"Give Me Back My Smooth Jazz, You Hags!"

I decided to look up the Imus affiliate in one of my favorite cities, Washington, DC. If you'll recall, he's on an oldies station there that previously had a smooth jazz format.

I eventually stumbled upon their website. It's pretty sparse at the moment, but they do have a little poll where you can express your feelings about the I-Man. Are you're happy that he's back in DC? If you vote, you can write in a comment or read others from different listeners.

Some voters are thrilled that he's back. Others? Not so much.

You might think that smooth jazz aficionados are laid-back, passive individuals. You might not think that they would leave violent, Unabomber-esque messages towards the radio staff. My favorite comment, quoted in the subject line, nicely summarizes their feelings.

These people are angry. In fact, they're so angry that they sound exactly like...well, they sound like me, circa April 2007.

If some DC federal worker goes on a rampage in the next few months, it's very likely that he'll be a Yanni fan...

9 comments:

Al said...

They can go to satellite if they want jazz...

Can't believe that's it's been a year since Imus was fired...for the 3rd time(which he talked about today, with Big Dick Friedman...

Those 2 guys certainly have some interesting conversations,no?

Dee said...

I looked at that site and didn't see the comments - not that I particularly want to read them. But I did vote in the poll as long as I was there :)

Al, I always enjoy Imus' conversations with his long-time friends such as Kinky.

I'm missing Bernard - I hope that whatever he's dealing with turns out for the best and that he'll be back soon!

CollegeGirl said...

I also enjoy it when the Kinkster stops by. I always like it when they talk about their crazy "adventures" from the 70s and 80s.

Yeah, I'm missing Bernie too...hopefully everything will solve itself and he'll be back soon. The show always suffers without him.

Al said...

Great to have Bernard back and running the show...

...and Imus has a great point about what happens if McCain gets elected...
"I am GOLD, if McCain gets elected"..Don Imus

The I-Man WILL become one powerful dude with McCain as President.

dee said...

If McCain wins, Imus might even get invited back to whatever that dinner was where he insulted the Clintons :)

The show is getting a little tiresome with its PC-ness - I feel like just because Imus screwed up the rest of us have been sentenced to be lectured on race relations every morning. And, if it's true that Jesse Jackson will be a guest, then I'll be lectured by someone I don't even respect.

Oh well, I still like the show and will endure the I-man's penance.

laree said...

dee,

Here is a link to the correspondence dinner and transcripts.

http://imonthe.net/imus/ispeech.htm

dee said...

Laree,
Thanks for the link - that was wickedly funny. Ouch - definitely three cujones.

Al said...

Yes, dee, does seem Imus goes overboard trying to understand Black America....makes my hair hurt(to borrow an Imus phrase)

The Jesse Jackson 'interview' should be, um, interesting, I guess....

CollegeGirl said...

Speaking of McCain - you know how it's been reported in the news that he's making a list of his VP candidates? The source for that info comes from his interview on the program this past Wednesday. All of the articles about it cited the Imus show. That makes me happy.

What DOESN'T make me happy is the whole "Reverend" Jackson thing. I first thought that it was an April Fool's prank. Then, with a sinking feeling, I remembered that Jesse was with MLK in Memphis on the night that he died, which therefore means that Imus has a legitimate reason to interview him on the 40th anniversary.

So I think I'm going to skip out on tomorrow's show, then read everyone's reactions to see if it's worth listening to. This sounds terrible, but I don't want to be preached at for three hours. I *especially* don't want to be preached at by Mr. Hymietown.

Whenever Imus gets on these guilt-trip rants, making me feel guilty for comments I didn't even make, I usually fast forward or just tune it out. This is the biggest problem of his new show - no one enjoys being lectured to, and I don't want to be told every morning that I'm a racist. Especially since I'm not.

That said, I still enjoy most of the show...