Just when I think the new owner actually has a plan, and actually has his shit together...this happens. It's like the song says, kids - meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
I will heartedly agree that AAR's schedule has some gaping holes. But what sense does it make to remove the few key hosts the network has? To replace Sam Seder with some milktoast (sp?) host in some vain attempt to appeal to the stupid and the lazy? Didn't they already pull this stunt with, ugh, Jerry Springer?
Look, folks, it's important to expand the AAR listener base, but it's also important to understand there will always be limits to that. 30% of the country belongs to the Republican Big Brother cult. You can never reach them, their minds (if they ever owned one) are gone. That leaves you with the mass of lazy, I-don't-give-a-fuck Americans who never bother paying attention to anything that's beyond their noses. Hey, American Idol's on! Where's my beer?
At some point, you have to realize that you're not going to become widely famous or popular. That's life. Frank Zappa was never going to sell as many albums as Brittney Spears. That's a sad fact of life, kids. Mediocrity is the foam that rises to the top of the cultural beer.
Seder is one of the best talents on AAR. Certainly in the same league as Randi and Rachael. Which makes me worry about their futures. Would the point in time come when Randi herself would decide she's had enough, and jump ship? I hope not. But we've already lost Maron, Malloy, and now Seder - what's next? At least Franken has a decent excuse, winning back St. Paul's Senate seat.
I don't see anything to come along and boost this network, really. Maybe the whole notion of a full day of liberal talk radio was a pipe dream, after all. We're in the wrong country. Maybe there should've been more variety - things like, oh, real music by real DJ's, like Kyle's old Saturday show. Give kids a real alternative to this shitty state of corporatist pop culture.
There always are alternatives. Don't know if they'll pan out in a nation this dumbed down and stupid. Hell, these morons voted Bush into office in 2004. How stupid is that?! How do you sell to those dumbfucks? Besides selling sex, beer, and car crashes, I mean.
So, yeah, I'm a bit upset about Sam Seder getting the boot. I don't buy the move to a Sunday slot too much. How long did you hold out before pulling out your favorite Office Space riffs? I really oughta see that again. Ah, well, kids. Ob-La-Di, let it be, and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. You were never promised eternity on this earth. You were only given the present moment. Life, death, life. It's all part of the great cycle. Don't know why the Buddhists are so opposed to it. Frankly, I kinda like it. The more trips on the roller coaster ride I get to take, the better.
Seder will go on. He will totally rock your world. Don't worry. Remember what St. Bill said - It's Just a Ride.