Appeal to the readers

It’s been a long winter and we’ve run out of comedy albums to listen to. Any recommendations (and LINKS!) would be welcome in the Comments window…

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com 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., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

12 thoughts on “Appeal to the readers

  1. The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and Looney Tunes (minus the racist ones) always make me laugh. Oooh, and I haven’t watched the Muppet Show in a while.

  2. Just remembered that Brian Turner played something off a stand up album on his show this week. Erma Bombeck (?) was saying she thought anyone who watched 116 football games a year should be pronounced legally dead, among other insights. Her delivery was better than a blog reply, though.

    Link to this week’s playlist:
    http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/30705

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