Friendly plug

I have to plug the Weir(d) One’s (and company) radio show: The 004 (“double aught”) Show. I listened this Saturday night (from 22:00 to 00:00, to complete the plug) on account of the institute president making an appearance, but I honestly think I’m hooked. I mean, seriously, conjectures on the best cast for Star Craft: The Motion Picture? Love it. Particularly given the problems with Jim Varney of “Ernest” fame being just a little dead and John Wayne being sort-of-maybe-kinda dead. How Jeff Foxworthy is a suitable replacement for Varney, I have no idea… (*cringe*)

On top of that, I went down to the studio during the show and watched. I’d only been in a radio station once before, back when I was in first grade, maybe, and the YMCA took us on a field trip to a local rap station. I remember we all requested to hear Kris Kross’s “Jump”, but although we listened for the next several hours, they never played it.

Odd, how one remembers these things.

Anyway, the station is a cool, cozy little place, despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that it’s in the basement of the old residence hall I lived in last year. The cast of the 004 Show are too funny, and have wonderful conversation. The two hours of the show seemed to fly by.

Oh, and the station streams audio, too.

Linkage on writing

For the lit-geeks inclined to spend their Saturday nights writing instead of doing homework or being particularly outgoing.

Reading suggestions on writing can be such a sticky subject, because people can get into the mindset of “How dare you say this is the the way to write?” (Much like people did with Mathias’s web design canon, come to think of it.) Granule of salt, a nice chill pill, and a bit of perspective, folks. Really.

Why, yes, I did just use the term “chill pill”. Welcome to the early nineties once again.

Minisinoo‘s written three articles on writing recently that have been sitting in my “read/comment/link” pile in Bloglines:

  1. Issues in Style: Sentence Length & Format
  2. Critique, critique, critique — also hits on what it means to edit.
  3. The vagaries of feedback.