Fortune favors the bold.
In 2005, then Facebook's president Sean Parker asked David Choe, an LA-based graffiti artist
, to paint the walls of his Palo Alto office. Choe - who had just finished a prison stint in Japan - says Facebook offered him stock options or $60,000 cash. For some reason, he chose stock options. Seven years later, that stock is said to be worth around $500 million. [more inside]
Roger Waters spent an hour earlier today talking to Howard Stern.
[soundcloud link, 57m] The interview covers a wide variety of topics, including his standing with former members of Pink Floyd, his songwriting technique, and his ongoing tour of The Wall, which just announced a date at Yankee Stadium.
The Scary Lawyer Guy blog has a detailed analysis of Howard Stern's lawsuit
(or, more specifically, the lawsuit filed by his production company and agent) against his employer, Sirius XM
Howard Stern and Robin Quivers sat down for a 90 minute interview with Lady Gaga. In it, they talk about sex, drugs, music, success, personal history, trials and tribulations, and whether or not her parents call her Stephanie or Gaga. It was posted to Soundcloud, and you can listen to it here
"I was intrigued by your recent expression of the interest in the 'actual weight' of the outlandish pumpkin head of the total A-hole, R. Limbaugh. By grand good chance, a friend of mine is a professor in bio-physics here at the university, and, with some sophisticated instruments, and his professorial savvy, he was able to take the measurements necessary for the calculations directly off the video screen
A sedate-sounding Bill Murray opens up about Ghostbusters 3, Saturday Night Live, depression, his beef with Ron Howard, not having an agent, and the rumors surrounding the roles he's turned down
in a 50 minute interview on the Howard Stern Show
. [more inside]
It’s increasingly rare for musicians to come into a radio station for anything more than a concert or album promo, but you can still find live performances from the booth if you know where to tune in:
WNRN, an independent radio station in Virginia, has regular live acoustic performances of touring musicians, and records them in HD: The Punch Brothers covering Reptilia
and Rye Whiskey
; Locust in the Willow
and Sometimes in This Country
from Crooked Still. (much more)
Stevie Wonder and Eric Benet improvising on “You and I” at Stevie’s own radio station, KJLH.
Eminem freestyling on BBC Radio 1. BBC Live Lounge
Howard Stern has supported live acoustic acts for a long time: Elton John, “Why Isn’t Howard Stern On TV?”
; Dave Grohl, Everlong
, My Hero
; Counting Crows
A few public radio stations have dedicated performance spaces used for live shows : WNYC’s Greene Space
and the BBC’s Maida Vale
. [more inside]
Irritation: A radio saga. NSFW (language) Dead Air Dave
is a New York Disc Jockey, (in)famous for being the man who hit the dump button on the Howard Stern
show. An interesting look at a day in the life of an overnight radio DJ.
Howard Stern faces off against Michael Powell.
Earlier today, Howard Stern finally got to confront his nemesis, FCC chair Michael Powell. This occurred, naturally, on the radio, when Howard called in to another talk show. Powell was a guest of KGO's Ronn Owens and Howard called in, asking Powell, "Does it make you nervous to talk to me?" He accuses Powell of getting his position due to nepotism; Stern also asks about Oprah's indecency
, and Powell says Stern "personalizes" the debate and says "I don't think we have made any particular crusade of the Howard Stern Show or you." Howard disagrees, saying, "I hope there's no sort of retribution as a result of my phone call which I believe Michael's capable of." After Howard hangs up, Michael admits, sort of, that "Howard has an argument." KGO has audio of the show for Windows Media
(skip ahead to 32:05 to hear Howard's call).
Howard Stern's anti-Bush rhetoric may be more influential than people think.
With all the extra media attention that a half a million dollars worth of FCC fines can garner, it looks like Howard's rearing up against George. It's weird to see an article like this after how pro-war and pro-Bush the Stern show was after 9-11. (Free registration required, ctnow.com)
There is no room for a left-wing Rush Limbaugh on the radio.
"Do you think Karl Rove might have made a phone call to little General Powell, little Michael and said, 'Let's get this over with. Let's give him the fine and get this done with before Stern gets us all voted out of office,'" the National Enquirer’s Mike Walker asked Stern.
"First of all, I know that for a fact," Stern answered. "I can't even tell you how, just like you can't reveal your sources. I have two sources inside the FCC. They know exactly what is going on. They had a meeting two weeks ago, freaking out. I seem to be making enough noise that people are realizing we could hurt George W. Bush in the elections. So they are trying to figure out at what point do they fine me. So, you are absolutely right."
''Complaints should no longer be denied because of a lack of tape, transcript or significant excerpt''.
Evidence? We don't need no evidence. Indecent use or not, the FCC will now crack down on all
uses of the F-word. I can only assume this will give Stern even more fodder for his new liberal radio show.
Howard Stern's new found liberalism.
"The potential impact is huge," says Charles Goyette, talk-show host at KFYI in Phoenix. "And it's not just with the 8 million people who tune it, it's that he breaks the spell. Everybody's been enchanted by Bush, that he's a great wartime leader and to criticize him is unpatriotic. Now Stern pounds him every day and it shatters that illusion that the man is invincible and he shouldn't be criticized."
The Howard Stern Show
was Howard-free the first hour and a half this morning while they played soundbites and songs
about their current
battle with the FCC
, and GWB
. Howard threatens a revolutionizing move to satellite radio
circulate, some articles
written but surprisingly minimal public outcry thus far.
Screw Howard Stern
. But Save Sandra Tsing Loh
The radio culture wars have claimed an unlikely victim, and an unlikely victimizer (America's favorite NPR station, KCRW).
Howard Stern yanked off six Clear Channel radio stations
The kingdom of the self proclaimed king of all media has been trimmed after Clear Channel dropped the Stern show on Tuesday after he allegedly aired sexually obscene and racist material.
The offensive exchange reportedly occured when a caller asked ex-Paris Hilton boyfriend (and sex-tape co-star) Rick Salomon if he had ever had oral sex on a black woman. The caller used the N-word to describe the black woman. Then the caller asked Salomon if it tasted like watermellon.
Is this grounds to fire the talk show host, or is it more politically motivated and the beginning of the end of free speech... of highly rated powerful talk show hosts who blast
the FCC and aren't
entire stern show here
Howard Stern - movie producer
He is is going to remake Porky's
and Rock 'N' Roll High School
. "If I say to an audience, particularly my audience, this is 'Howard Stern Presents,' it means something to them," Stern said. "It means that it's going to be crazy. It means that it's going to be different, and they know I'm not going to be giving them any schlock."
Howard Stern says Opie & Anthony got what they deserved
issued by police to friends and relatives are handy in sticky situations
(geocities). Anyone lucky enough to have one in their wallet ? Howard Stern
Howard Stern bets $100,000.00 in Las Vegas
and the winnings would have gone to one of three contestants whose story is the saddest.
The woman with the dying daughter actually played, decided to hit on 15 and busted. Sorry lady, your kid's just gonna have to croak from brain cancer while you're working and and struggling to pay her hospital bills.
Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf,
the vitriolic alcoholic and recurring guest on The Howard Stern Show
. I wonder how he ranked on their Dead Pool