Celebratin’ the state

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I’ve been glued to NPR radio, and oddly enough- the only channel my parents get at the cabana: NJN – Public broadcasting. Still trying to grasp the depth of this tragedy. Using these sources reminds me of how I was able to survive when I was a full-time New JErsean, where much of my info used to come from. Of course they’re also my beloved WBAI from NYC. I’ve been waking up just to hear Amy Goodman and last weekend I heard a reply of Al Lewis live…. you’ll remember him as grandpa on the munsters. (what a great show)

Speaking of great shows and fantastic people, today the Communiqué celebrates theStateImIn on the birthdate of the man. I remember when I first stumbled upon his wonderful blog, earlier this year. He was visiting a WWII monument and my first impression was that it was going to be a patriotic blog that I wouldn’t be too into. BOY WAS I WRONG. It didn’t take me long to realize that this blogger, like the transformers, there was more than meets the eye.

My favorite moments are too many, but I’ll never forget when I discovered we both share a love for Natalie Portman (ok who doesn’t), Juliette Binoche, and my all-time favorite: Claire Forlani. And then there was the time Brian revealed the truth about his family militia.

In the coming year I look forward to learnin more about and from the man and his blog. Whether he decides to become an expat and head to ireland, or stays in the chicagoland area, I think he’ll do great. Not only that… I’ll probably get to have a drink with him, in person, in ’05. So… here’s to the man.. happy B to the 33!

Today’s Sounds: Slackers – Close My Eyes

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