IN cover creates stir

September 14, 2006

The INMA issue cover (Sept. 14) is creating a controversy. A few distribution sites have asked for it to be picked up. Others want even more copies. The rack outside our office has been restocked twice today. Thank goodness, we didn’t wrap him in a flag.
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INMA Awards Party Rocks

September 14, 2006

914coverThe Atlas Oyster Bar decks was filled with a Who’s Who of the local music scene. DK Connection provided the music and sound. Renaissance Man provided some kick-ass metal awards for the winners. And Rocker AJ served as the emcee and even Roy Jones, Jr., showed up to present the Best Rap Artist award to his sons and nephew-  3D.

Glory of the This was the big winner – Artist of the Year & Album of the Year (“The Love, The Liar, The Ruse”).

60 Cycles of Sound walked away with Best Rock & Best Live Show.

Endings Edge Best Hardcore and Song of the Year (“When The Dinosaurs Lived”).

All three bands along with Terrific Kid can be heard tonight at the UWF Commons Auditorium starting at 6 p.m.

Others:

Best Indie/Folk: Reynosa

Best Vocalist: Lyndsey Battle

Best Jazz: Robin Stine

Best Newcomer: Among Them

Best  Drum/Bass: Mark Lannigan

Best House Breaks: Syndrome

Check out all the winners in the current IN issue: IN Music Awards ’06

Awards ceremony/party tonight at Atlas – 6-8 p.m.

Concert @ UWF Thursday, Sept. 14

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newspaperFrom San Francisco Bay Guardian:

1. THE FEDS AND THE MEDIA MUDDY THE DEBATE OVER INTERNET FREEDOM

2. HALLIBURTON CHARGED WITH SELLING NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY TO IRAN

3. WORLD OCEANS IN EXTREME DANGER

4. HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS INCREASING IN THE UNITED STATES

5. HIGH-TECH GENOCIDE IN CONGO

6. FEDERAL WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION IN JEOPARDY

7. US OPERATIVES TORTURE DETAINEES TO DEATH IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ

8. PENTAGON EXEMPT FROM FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

9. WORLD BANK FUNDS ISRAEL-PALESTINE WALL

10. EXPANDED AIR WAR IN IRAQ KILLS MORE CIVILIANS

Read the details: CENSORED!

blog cover Yes – at least, on our opinions.

Our opinion writings – Winners & Losers, Outtakes and Rants & Raves – evoke strong emotions. We take strong stands on the issues – jail brutality, domestic violence, poverty, voting rights and the future of this community. At times, we use humor, satire and parodies to make our point – similar to Will Rogers, Jon Stewart, South Park or Stephen Colbert. Those being questioned or opposed don’t like it.
After reading an opinion piece in the Independent News, there is little doubt where we stand.

In this poltically correct world, such writings invite discussion, debate and some push-back (attacks). I wouldn’t want it any other way. However, I wish the attacks were over the issues and disagreements on our editorial positions…not personal attacks on me. Saying we aren’t “Independent” or “News” is very similar to what Gov. Mike Huckabee said when he banned the Arkansas Times from his press conferences because of the editor Max Brantley’s blog. It’s very similar to how Bilbo attacked my hero Hodding Carter and his paper – Delta Democrat Times – when Carter opposed his racist agenda.
Have we demonized Marty Donovan and the SOC group? No. We have revealed the flaws in their logic and the weaknesses of their facts. We’ve questioned their motives and campaign tactics. And we’ve used humor to show how ridiculous some of their positions have been. They have a right to be mad at us – because the other media was giving them a fairly free ride. We’ve held them accountable for their actions and words –something they aren’t use to happening.

But I can’t seat quietly – whether the issue is a person being tortured with a Taser, jail death or an intentional misrepresentation of Community Maritime Park plan. You can attack me all you want on TV or radio, but you can’t silence me.

Hot, Hot, Hot – 8/24/06

August 25, 2006

Rick's BlogTop 10 posts of the day

  1. Has Mark O’Brien lost it?
  2. SOC declares war…pro-park signs stolen
  3. SOC shows waterfront plan
  4. Stop Our City kicks DeWeese out of meeti
  5. W.D. Childers – prison mug shot
  6. Who is stealing Grover’s signs?
  7. Park recap…while you were sleeping
  8. It’s late …..and I’ve had too much to
  9. Powerful new ad for Community Maritime P
  10. Tie Deputy breaks 21 yr old’s arm…then arr/ Health of Escambia County is Bleak

Hot, Hot, Hot – 8/23/06

August 24, 2006

Rick's BlogTop posts of the day – CBSNews.com put is on top 10!

  1. Stop Our City kicks DeWeese out of meeti
  2. Powerful new ad for Community Maritime P
  3. Has Mark O’Brien lost it?
  4. It’s late …..and I’ve had too much to
  5. SOC emails breaks the law
  6. SOC mass email – Free beer to who can pi
  7. Park recap…while you were sleeping
  8. Who is stealing Grover’s signs?
  9. SOC declares war…pro-park signs stolen
  10. Blogging in Iran…maybe we can start Be

We’ve made the big time: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/22/blogophile/main1921286.shtml.

Damn!

Rick's BlogThe hottest posts over the weekend.

  1. Port Royal Cocktail Party Buzz

  2. Latest Touart and Whitehead power grap

  3. Did Elebash write Johns’ viewpoint?

  4. Crist pops out of Barkley House

  5. Review of Sunday papers across the state

  6. BSoc Scorecard – 8/19/06 am

  7. David Letterman joins BSoc

  8. IN YOUR HEAD RADIO still rocks

  9. Kathy can’t pack ‘em in like Charlie

  10. From Slate: Washington Buzz for week ended 8/18/06

MartiniEscambia Co. School Superintendent Jim Paul stopped by along with Gary Bergosh (and his wife) and Jeff Bergosh (and his wife). A couple of his former Escambia High School students came up to Paul and talked about how much his teaching meant to them. One shared a story of how Paul once used a rubber snake to wake up a drowsy student.
A parent shared how grateful she was for how the first days of school went. It was good to see Jim and I think the support he got was reassuring to him.

Good feedback on the health issue last week. The uninsured is a big concern on the younger population.

CMP conversation positive – interesting how Stop Our City keeps changing its message. More interest in this election primary that most. The turnout could be larger than many expect.