Michael Tracey on voter disenfranchisement in New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy. Also, Occupy Sandy is getting a lot of well-deserved good press. Our thoughts on why Occupy is so well suited to deliver relief to those affected by the storm.
Huge Sandy-themed show today. Activist Michael Premo on InterOccupy mutual aid efforts, journalist Danny Gold on destruction in New Jersey and Staten Island, and defense attorney Gideon Oliver on Rikers, and the effects of shutting down the court system. Also, Molly escaped Manhattan and is back in the studio.
What began as a love for all-things Chris Rock has evolved into a creative career move for this NYC based comic.
Hold On To Your Pants, CHAZ MANNENHEIM Is Here To Bring You The Skinny On The Top Stories From AUGUST 2012!!!! In This Politics Heavy Installment You’ll Hear About The Dramatic Build-Up To The Republican National Convention, The Chic-fil-a Fiasco, And The Sheer Size Of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie! All Delivered With Poise And Grace By The One And Only Chaz Mannenheim! ENJOY!!!
Hailing from New Jersey, The Static Jacks are a poppy garage punk band that have been together since 2007. After the release of their first album, the group decided they needed to take a different approach to production and began recording in a converted storage unit in Jersey City. The resulting sophomore album is exactly what the band hoped to achieve -- a sound that is, according to the band, “spontaneous but polished.” The guys stopped by the studio to chat with Maia about Spray Tan and play a few songs.
Says Travis: "As a major-league Bruce Springsteen freak, I'm a man prone to wild fits of Brucing-out, an involuntary physiological occurrence involving air-guitar, grimaces of ecstasy, rushes of blood to the head and heart; often some degree of fist-pumping is involved, and sometimes there are tears, yes, true tears. When a new Springsteen album and tour rolls around as it has recently withWrecking Ball, Bruce-outs tend to increase. In this delicate time, I felt as if I needed the council and comfort of some fellow Bruceophiles so I called my pals Tris McCall (music writer for the NJ Star Ledger), Mary Phillips-Sandy (Editorial Producer, COMEDY CENTRAL's Indecision) and Joe Willie, Esq. (Writer/vocalist for the Unsacred Hearts). We held an inside-Baseball-style panel discussion where we could tackle some burning Boss-questions in an extended format. What do we really think of Wrecking Ball? Why do we love and trust this man so much? What are the contours of his relationship to his massive audience and how do these directly affect the new music he writes, the decisions he makes? BossTalk!!!