Arthur editor Jay Babcock will guest on national progressive radio network AirAmericaRadio’s “The Marc Maron Show” on Wednesday, May 31 . He’ll be discussing the Arthur vs Godsmack kerfuffle and also Arthur’s forthcoming CD (curated by Josephine Foster) which will benefit anti-military recruiting campaigns. It’s going to be AWESOME.

Info on the show:

AirAmerica radio network stations:

Listeners on the internet can stream live at while the show is on the air. Air America Premium members can podcast and hear archived shows they missed.


Transcript of the Arthur v Godsmack interview (May 1, 2006), with Introduction, Afterword and Footnotes:

MP3 of the Arthur vs Godsmack interview (May 1, 2006) (courtesy and Bobby Tamkin):

Streaming audio of Arthur vs Godsmack interview (May 1, 2006) (courtesy Apollo Audio and Bobby Tamkin):

New York Daily News on Arthur vs Godsmack (May 10, 2006):

CNN Headline News’s “Showbiz Tonight” interviews Godsmack on controversy – transcript (May 11, 2006):

Howie Klein commentary at The Huffington Post (May 8, 2006):

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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