The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for June 18, 2021

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Tonight’s show is a special “Before They Were Famous” episode, where the tracks are some of the earliest recordings of artists who…

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Madison Cawthorn just insulted every Vietnam veteran.

I haven’t written very much about Madison Cawthorn, one of the assemblage of Republican representatives who have manure for brains. But I do know a few things about Cawthorn. He lied about his college background, and he just praised an American war enemy in a television interview. Granted, the interview was on Newsmax, a broadcast…

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Do you people even KNOW what “critical race theory” is?

I swear, there are people in this world who are completely freaked out over things that they don’t even know. And, honestly, it’s shameful. I’m talking about “critical race theory.” This is the big bad buzzword that has conservatives up in arms. “Oh, they’re going to teach kids to be ashamed of the history of…

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Wait, they want to show Batman doing THAT to Catwoman??

The Harley Quinn cartoon series, the one featuring Kaley Cuoco as the voice of the titular character, is definitely not for children. There’s been plenty of language and adult situations in the series, which will be entering its third season soon. And recently, Harley Quinn – along with other superhero-based TV shows, like WandaVision and…

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165 Clinton Avenue

From 1979 to 1981, I attended school at the Street Academy of Albany. It was an alternative high school, a place originally created in 1970 to help provide a way out for the disaffected and marginalized teens in Albany’s inner-city neighborhoods. By 1974, it had moved into the former School No. 7 on Clinton Avenue…

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“How did they treat their child?”

Even though the words were written two years ago on someone else’s social media account, I knew who they were aimed at. And they stung like barbed wire. This is what they said. “Some people like to write blogs. They even make it the most important thing in their lives. You read what they say…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, June 12, 2021

Good morning, my wonderful blog readers. So nice to have you here for another Saturday blog recap. First off, it’s time for the interview, where I talk with one of the bloggers on my personal blogroll about how they started in blogging, their personal journey in their chosen field, and lots of other topics. And…

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Street Academy Trivia Team champion to be on national TV game show this Sunday.

I’ve met Jeffrey Seguritan a few times, originally crossing paths with him when he and I played on different trivia teams during the World Team Trivia championships in Atlantic City. And in 2019, he was part of a group that joined my trivia team, as the Street Academy Trivia Team claimed its unrivaled fourth Summer…

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The Altamont Fair is now accepting entries!

Well, I guess this is our next step in the pandemic recovery. The Altamont Fair is accepting entries into its competitions for the 2021 fair season, which will run August 17-22, 2021. Now please pay attention … there are some variations. For example, if you’re entering any of the Arts and Crafts categories, please be…

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GM’s new loyalty points update is as clear as mud.

Two months ago, I blogged about how I had saved over 17,000 GM loyalty points for all the maintenance my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” underwent. When I went to cash in those loyalty points, I discovered that 17,000 points barely equals $80 bucks in redeemable credit. Ugh. That’s right, pull out your calculators, a GM…

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