Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/25/2012

TUESDAY 9/25; 1:00PM EDT. Our featured guest is journalist and bass guitarist Charles Young. Charles grew up in Waukesha and Madison, WI. He went to Macalester College where he was the worst player on a football team that lost all its games in his senior year by an aggregate score of 312-46 and that went on to set the NCAA record for consecutive losses. Getting his ass kicked relentlessly on the gridiron prepared Young well for his unlucrative career in freelance writing, which began at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. It was there he met Dave Lindorff, founder of Thiscantbehappening.net and the only other member of the Class of ’75 who might have an even more unlucrative career than Young.
Three days before graduating from the j-school, Young entered the Rolling Stone College Journalism Contest, which he won. This led to a bad case of tinnitus and many profiles of famous musicians, ranging from the Sex Pistols to the Eagles to the Who to the Butthole Surfers to Jerry Lee Lewis, most of whom can't hear very well either. He has interviewed Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Beavis & Butt-Head.
“Dave, John, Linn and I are just the guys to bring down the American Empire and make a towering crapload of money in the process,” says Young. “We’re gonna make the New Journalism new all over again, and all the other blogs can eat crumbs from our table.” http://www.thiscantbehappening.net

We will also speak with Lauren Carmichael of Move to Amend Brookhaven. Lauren will give us an update of their activities locally and ask you all to join them at their planned Town Hall Meeting Monday night. https://movetoamend.org/ny-brookhaven

For our music … some wild live rock from northern California ... The Pulsators.