Ep 90 - You're A Clean One Mr. Finch
We don't have to tell you the podcast is bad. Everybody knows the podcast is bad. It's depressing. Everybody's either sick of the act or scared that they might like it.
The dollar buys a membership on Patreon, transit companies like Chariot and BART are getting busted, Itditarod dogs are juicing, coyotes are running wild in the street and we sit and listen to our Itunes while some local podcaster tells us that there's only one California quail left in the City, as if that's the way it's supposed to be, and there's nobody anywhere who knows what to do and there's no end to it.
We know this show is bad - worse than bad. It's gimmicky. We almost ruined a dream of an opportunity when, Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame inductee, Peter Finch joined us. He told us of his history in radio both in SF and in Colorado, interviewing the likes of Micky Dolenz, Charo, Weird Al, Andy Dick, Tammy Fay Baker, Grace Slick, Yoko Ono, and President Obama, and we just sat there as our own Lousy San Francisco podcast and , what passed for, our talent got smaller compared to his Finch Files, and all we said was, "Please. Leave us alone in our Bomb Shelter. Let us have our pop tarts and our Arizona grape and our steel belted radials and we won't say any more. Just leave us alone."
Well we're not going to leave you alone. We don't want you to protest. We don't want you to riot or write your congressman because Finch also has things to say about the Thunderbird Theater Company with his two playwright credits - Aaah Rosebud & Aaron Trotter and the Incident at Bikini Beach - and, most importantly, the Square Peg Foundation and the Square Peg Ranch Horse Reserve Adaptive Riding Center. All we know is that first you've got to get lousy. You've got to say, "I'm a Throng member, my life has value!"
So we want you to get up now, out of your chairs, go to the window, open it, stick your head out and yell: "I'm as mad as Pete, and I'm not gonna take this anymore!"
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