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Hey there, Chris Labus here from Wednesdays with Labus, be sure to check out season 2
of my podcast, "Wednesdays with Labus", a very intersting, as well as amusing show
featuring group discussions, comedic situations, and a whole lot of other exciting
stuff. Click on the banner below and Check it out at:

Wednesday's With Labus

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On my radio show (online stream at UCLAradio.com) we will be debating...

Marvel vs. DC!

I think we all have our allegiances (including myself of course). The show is from 8 - 10 AM (PST) on Wednesday morning. Since it is a West Coast feed - but you can listen around the world - please adjust the time appropriately.

You can call in and debate or just IM us online.

(310) 825-9999
(310) 825-9085
or on AIM - BruinRadio

Call in and argue ... as a comic fan - (or just nerd) this is your duty.




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You might find my review of Heather Eatman's fine 1995 album Mascara Falls of interest. I posted it earlier today at my blog Mere Words. Enjoy.
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Hey guys -

I wanted to let you all know of my friend's radio show and a great new band. The band is The Guggenheim Grotto. They are awesome. An Irish band with a real Travis-like/early Coldplay sound. Check them out at www.guggenheimgrotto.com. Also, my friend's radio show at www.UCLAradio.com is going to have them in to play. Check it out. It should be really cool. It is on Monday, March 20th at 4 pm (Pacific Standard Time). Just go to www.UCLAradio.com and click "Listen Live" in the upper right corner. E-mail bruinradio@yahoo.com to join the mailing list for more updates. And support college radio and great new bands!

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is there a way to get a list of played songs for the station?
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artist of the day: Edward Burtynsky (1955-still kicking!)

Exploring the Residual Landscape

"Nature transformed through industry is a predominant theme in my work. I set course to intersect with a contemporary view of the great ages of man; from stone, to minerals, oil, transportation, silicon, and so on. To make these ideas visible I search for subjects that are rich in detail and scale yet open in their meaning. Recycling yards, mine tailings, quarries and refineries are all places that are outside of our normal experience, yet we partake of their output on a daily basis.

These images are meant as metaphors to the dilemma of our modern existence; they search for a dialogue between attraction and repulsion, seduction and fear. We are drawn by desire - a chance at good living, yet we are consciously or unconsciously aware that the world is suffering for our success. Our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption and our concern for the health of our planet sets us into an uneasy contradiction. For me, these images function as reflecting pools of our times."

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Sorry for the lack of update- The station has been off to a rocky start this semester. I've got a show with The Global Cafe on Friday mornings from 6am-9am, DJ Poochie comes on right after me from 9am-noon.
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Tom Friedman (1965-still kicking!)

tom friedman's funny and clever sculptures are passive-aggressive, we see them through the eyes of the outsider, the alien, the artist. looking at these sculptures is sort of like looking too closely in the mirror and seeing fields of blackheads on your otherwise lovely and photogenic nose. but at the same time things are simpler here on friedman's side. there is humor in his work, but it is very modest and lightly dispensed. the exquisite fragility is very relaxing. simple and sometimes trivial ideas are taken to the extreme of credibility. his pieces are descriptive but devoid of content, and others spatially empty while inhabited by history.

'untitled', 1990
a ball of 1500 chewing-gum between two walls

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Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925-1972)

"It is a cruel but fitting irony for a photographer as profoundly distrustful of appearances as Ralph Meatyard was, that he should owe his posthumous recognition in part to being misunderstood as a precursor of art-school manufactured talents like Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince. Their success is testimony to little besides the profitability of indulging the undiminished need of an aging population of baby boomers to distance themselves from their ostensibly simple-minded, repressed parents."

Romance from Ambrose Bierce #3, 1962.

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*i'm posting two in a row since i've been slacking*

Edward Kienholz (1927-1994)

"Edward Kienholz used objects the way Mark Twain used language. Like Twain he was an American satirist and a moralist who could perceive the absurdity of the human condition. Also like Twain, he always retained a sympathy for those less fortunate. He showed little mercy, however, for those who abused power, whether it be in interpersonal relationships or in the political arena."

The Wait, 1964-65.

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