The Doors – The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)

lyrics & facts: I wanna tell you about Texas Radio and the Big Beat Comes out of the Virginia swamps Cool and slow with plenty of precision With a back beat narrow and hard to master Some call it heavenly in it’s brilliance Others, mean and ruthful of the Western dream I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft We have constructed pyramids in honor of our escaping This is the land where the Pharaoh died The Negroes in the forest brightly featheredI wanna tell you ’bout Texas Radio and the Big Beat Comes out of the Virginia swamps Cool and slow with plenty of precision With a back beat narrow and hard to master Some call it heavenly in it’s brilliance Others, mean and ruthful of the Western dream I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft We have constructed pyramids in honor of our escaping This is the land where the Pharaoh died The Negroes in the forest brightly feathered They are saying, “Forget the night. Live with us in forests of azure. Out here on the perimeter there are no stars Out here we is stoned – immaculate.” Listen to this, and I’ll tell you ’bout the heartache I’ll tell you ’bout the heartache and the loss of God I’ll tell you ’bout the hopeless night The meager food for souls forgot I’ll tell you ’bout the maiden with raw iron soul I’ll tell you this No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn I’ll tell you ’bout Texas Radio and the Big Beat Soft drivin’, slow and mad, like some new language Now, listen
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Gail for Rail Parker Independent Greens of Virginia at WPFW Radio

Gail for Rail Parker, Independent Greens of Virginia (IG) retired US Air Force officer, business owner, mother, grandmother. Conservative Gail for Rail Parker is an attractive, appealing, and well known Independent Green Party fiscal hawk. Gail for Rail Parker is the state Vice Chair of the Independent Greens of Virginia. www.VoteJoinRun.US Gail for Rail Parker advocates for “More Trains, Less Traffic”. Parker was elected, and re-elected as one of two Virginia Representatives to the Metropolitan Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board Citizens Advisory Committee. Gail for Rail Parker was elected chair of the Public Safety Committee of the Fairfax County Federation of Civic Associations. Gail for Rail Parker is a well known, and respected fiscal conservative calling for balancing the federal budget, and paying off the federal debt. Cut no bid uncontested contracts. Cut spending. Cut taxpayer subsidies to oil, auto, blacktop, cement. Gail for Rail Parker is for “More Candidates, Less Apathy”. Gail for Rail recruits people to get on the ballot as Independent Greens and stand for office. Gail for Rail Parker has been an Independent Green Party candidate on the ballot every year since 2005. 2005 – Virginia state House of Delegates -44th District 2006 – US Senate, Virginia 2007 – Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Chairman 2008 – US Senate, Virginia 2009 – Virginia state House of Delegates -44th District 2010 – US House of Representatives – 1st District 2011
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Kill the Music: The chronicle of a college radio idealist’s rock and roll rebellion in an era of intrusive morality and censorship

Kill the Music: The chronicle of a college radio idealist’s rock and roll rebellion in an era of intrusive morality and censorship

This poignant account explores the experiences of a college radio deejay at WUSC-FM, and the owner of the ill-fated and controversial 4808 Club, in Uptown Charlotte, NC. Through entertaining conversations with legendary rock stars, tales of sexual liaisons, and the ins and outs of concert promotion, KILL THE MUSIC is a no-holds-barred comedic, skewed, enlightening, and sometimes sad look into a past not so long ago, and how oddly our society is connected. The book also touches on the growth of music in North and South Carolina, censorship issues, and the antiquated laws and Puritanism that suffer the “New South”. “Michael”, the son of a flamboyant attorney, traverses through the politics of music, and the small town mentality of a “World Class City.” Commentaries on these issues throughout but never short on levity, KILL THE MUSIC is an insightful must-have for those who love seedy tales of nightclubs, rivalries, and these music genres, during the Reagan and Bush eras.

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KILL THE MUSIC: The chronicle of a college radio idealist’s rock and roll rebellion in an era of intrusive morality and censorship

KILL THE MUSIC: The chronicle of a college radio idealist’s rock and roll rebellion in an era of intrusive morality and censorship

KILL THE MUSIC is the true story of a girl-crazy college radio idealist and his relationships between family, friends, enemies and the politics of the music scene. Set in the “Bible Belt” during the late 80’s, this poignant account explores his experiences as a college radio deejay at WUSC-FM, and the owner of the ill-fated 4808 Club in Charlotte, NC.

Depicting candid conversations with legendary rock stars, tales of sexual liaisons, and the ins and outs of concert promotion, KILL THE MUSIC is a no-holds-barred comedic, skewed, enlightening, and sometimes sad look into a past not so long ago, and how oddly our society is connected through media.

The book also touches on the growth of live music in North and South Carolina, censorship issues, and the antiquated laws and puritanism that suffer the New South. Michael, the son of a flamboyant attorney and a beauty queen, traverses through the politics of music, in an almost fairy-tale like odyssey of punk and passion, finally succumbing to the small town mentality of a “World Class City.”

Commentaries on these issues throughout but never short on levity, KILL THE MUSIC is an insightful must-have for those who love seedy tales of nightclubs, rivalries, and the alternative, heavy metal, and punk rock music genres, during the Reagan and Bush eras.

KILL THE MUSIC was described by Innocent Words Magazine as “…wildly entertaining.”

The Charlotte Observer described KILL THE MUSIC as “well received” and referred to Plumides as an “Uptown nightlife pioneer.”

Author Michael G. Plumides, Jr. is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and International Studies. Plumides also holds a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia.

“It was a time of a shifting cultural landscape: the PMRC, Jessie Helms and the forces of censorship waged war on the arts, including punk, metal and hip-hop, with the likes of Judas Priest and 2 Live Crew squarely in their sights. Into those crosshairs came Michael Plumides, who’d come up through the ranks of college radio to operate Charlotte’s controversial 4808 Club.

In his memoir, KILL THE MUSIC, Plumides describes the highs and lows of running a venue, from sleazy sexual liaisons with horny patrons and butting heads with overachieving alcohol and vice agents, to backroom intrigue at the hands of a rival club owner, and the outrageous musical personalities who walked (or staggered) through the loading-dock doors of the club. Things came to a head in September, 1990, when theatrical metal maestros GWAR were booked for a high-profile, all-ages show at the 4808 – it was the opportunity local authorities had been waiting for.

Not only is the book a lively read, brimming with memorable, true-life characters (Soundgarden, Bad Brains, Danzig, Corrosion of Conformity, Black Crowes, L.A. Guns, Widespread Panic, Motorhead, Megadeth, Hootie and the Blowfish), it is also a crucial snapshot of a place and time that hasn’t really been documented all that thoroughly.

When Mike Plumides opened up the 4808 Club, the circus officially came to town in Charlotte, and when he was finally forced to shut it down a few short years later, the circus pulled up stakes and left. And if you ask some of the locals who still live in Charlotte, by some measures that circus has never come back.”
Fred Mills – Managing Editor – Blurt Magazine

“…what’s really going on here is more about the author than anything else; thankfully he’s a pretty entertaining storyteller.”
Kevin Oliver – Free Times – Columbia, SC

“Plumides tackles censorship during the rise of alternative rock.” Courtney Devores – The Charlotte Observer

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SIRIUS Sportster 4 Satellite Radio Receiver with Car Kit

SIRIUS Sportster 4 Satellite Radio Receiver with Car Kit

  • Sports-specific, plug-and-play Sirius satellite radio receiver with bundled car kit
  • Decodes digital-quality signals for more than 120 music, news, and sports channels
  • Game Alert feature prompts you when favorite sports team is playing on Sirius
  • Instant replay function lets you pause, rewind, and replay 44 minutes of live radio
  • Measures 4.5 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty

Now you you can keep up with all of the great play-by-play action on SIRIUS with the Sportster Replay SP4-TK1 plug-and-play satellite radio. It lets you pause and rewind live broadcasts, so you’ll never miss a second of the big game. It also has some great features that’ll enhance coverage of your favorite teams, and it delivers the rest of SIRIUS’s peerless entertainment options.

To make sure you’re on top of your favorite teams, program Game Alert to let you know whenever your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, and college team is about to take the field. With NFL broadcasts, you can even choose whether you want to listen to the home or away announcers.

The SP4-TK1 automatically records the last 44 minutes of the channel you’re listening to. Just hit the Rewind button to get an instant replay of the game-winning touchdown, or press Pause if, say, you’re interrupted by a phone call. The 44-minute memory clears every time you change the channel or turn the SP4-TK1 off. And if you’re driving to a game, you can program the front-panel Jump button to go directly to your SIRIUS traffic and weather channel to get traffic updates.

Features a suction-cup mount that’ll attach to any reasonably flat glass surface. Its auxiliary input lets you connect and play your portable MP3 player. A car power adapter and a roof-mount antenna round out the package.Get in the game with the plug-and-play Sirius Sportster 4 satellite radio receiver, which sports a new slim profile while still maintaining the same great features for which the Sportster series is known. Just like other Sirius-compatible receivers, the Sportster 4 offers a large, easy-to-read display, a rotary tuning knob, and accessible buttons, but now moves seamlessly into your car, home, or boombox. More significantly, the Sportster 4 maximizes the listening experience of Sirius radio’s broad sports lineup, with the ability to decode the incoming Sirius digital-quality signal from more than 120 music, news, and sports channels. It’s also easily transportable, and thanks to the bundled car kit, lets you listen to your favorite satellite radio programs while driving.

An easy-to-read, six-line display tells you the channel name and number, category, artist name, song title, and time simultaneously. The receiver also lets you program up to 30 presets of your favorite streams, as well as search by stream, artist name, song title, or category. And with a quick press of the One-Touch Jump button, you can instantly switch between the traffic and weather reports for your city or any of the other music, news, or entertainment channels. Other programming details include an S-Seek function that stores your favorite artists and songs and alerts you when one is playing on any of the music channels, direct station tuning via the numeric buttons, and a channel lock option. Time functions, meanwhile, include an onscreen clock, alarm, and sleep timer, as well as a program alert that allows the unit to switch to a preprogrammed stream at a selected time.

The Sportster 4 really earns its stripes, however, with its variety of enhanced features designed specifically for sports lovers. The Game Alert feature prompts you when your favorite NFL or other sports teams are playing on Sirius. The Game Zone lists all of your favorite teams in one virtual category and lets you select a different team from each of the various sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, and college sports. And what sports fan could do without the Sportster’s instant replay function, which lets you pause, rewind, and replay 44 minutes of live radio? As soon as you tune to a channel, the receiver automatically begins storing the audio for later playback.

The Sportster 4 also includes a built-in FM transmitter that sends Sirius radio programming to your vehicle’s FM tuner, so you don’t have to make a direct connection to enjoy the full array of channels. Simply set an empty FM frequency on your radio and tune the Sportster 4 to the same frequency. This function also works with other FM tuners, such as the one on your home stereo, but is easily paired with the car thanks to the bundled vehicle kit, which includes everything you need for listening to Sirius while driving. Components include a vehicle docking station, a suction cup mount, a vent mount, a DC power supply that plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter, a roof-mount antenna, and mounting hardware.

Sirius satellite radio is a subscription service that provides more than 120 channels of programming, from digital-quality music to news, talk, and sports. It is available only in the lower 48 states–not in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories. The Sportster 4, which measures 4.5 by 2.9 by 0.6 inches (W x H x D), is backed by a one-year warranty.

What’s in the Box
Sportster 4 satellite radio receiver, wireless remote control, lithium battery, vehicle docking station, roof-mount antenna, suction cup mount, vent mount, cigarette lighter power adapter, mounting hardware, installation guide, Sirius channel information card, user’s manual.

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