Saturday, January 05, 2008

Another WGA Strike Gap-Plugging Strategy

While we're waiting for television to come back (and really, you can only marvel at Conan O'Brien's strike beard for so long in a day), I'd be a chum not to take advantage of this opportunity to plug Jeff Kallman's blog The Easy Ace and an enthusiasm for creative radio that I've never been able to shake. Every day Mr. K posts MP3s of classic radio episodes from the 1930s through the 50s that aired ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY, along with the type of useful information and polished writing that, let's face it, I just can't be bothered with lately. If you choose to get lost in your granddad's ephemera (and I'm a past master at that type of action, bub), there's a handy link salad in his sidebar, too. Highly recommended.

(Edit @ 4:13pm: It's also worth noting that the writers who created all these shows gave up the rights for residuals on their pre-1960 work to get paid from 1960 on. Surrendering the past as a down payment on the future? Something to think about...)

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