[JPL] Re: Skerik's song titles

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 23 12:27:12 EDT 2006

So Russ, you're OK with saying "Go to Hell, Mr Bush"  and "Fry His Ass" 
on Voice of America??
(or maybe the song doesn't fit.... ) Of course I respect artistic 
license, but Howard Stern and other shock jocks kinda pushed the limits 
of that much-maligned term. As a result terrestrial radio still gets 
the attention of the FCC when so-called "naughty words" are aired.

To paraphrase Shakespeare (and Ed Murrow) I think the fault is not in 
our Stars but in ourselves - although most listeners would only chuckle 
or raise and eyebrow, there's always some listener somewhere who'll 
take offense and fire off a letter to the commission and someone will 
have to answer for it.

As for me, I just refer listeners to the online playlists where all 
titles are listed.  I really do like the music and several of the 
musicians in this band are friends of mine.  There are also several 
bands in Seattle whose band names will probably never be mentioned on 
any radio station... unless Howard played music, of course.


On Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at 06:45  AM, davispro at mindspring.com 

> I guess you either respect artistic license or you don't.  If the song 
> fits, play it.
> Russ Davis
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: "Thomas M \"Biz\" Bisard" <mrbiz at torchlake.com>
>> Sent: Aug 23, 2006 8:54 AM
>> To: Jazz Programmer's List <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
>> Subject: [JPL] Re: Skerik's song titles
>> Jim Wilke wrote:
>> how are YOU handling some of the ones on Skerik's Syncopated Taint 
>> Sextet?
>> I respond:
>> We've given no advice to our dj's that I know of. I've heard "B's"
>> and "a slang term for female dogs" for bitches. No problems so far.
>> 'Spect there'll be none as we're a small college station.
>> -Biz @ WNMC

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