For some inexplicable reason, Brian Robb, the station manager at AM 1700, has been telling people that I plan to just lock the studio doors, unplug the phones, and play with my new puppy for the duration of this Saturday’s show, oblivious to my responsibilities as a host. He took to Facebook this morning warning people that, if they were to tune in, they’d likely just hear me “scratching (my) dog’s ears” and saying things like, “Who’s a good boy? Who’s a good boy? You are. You’re a good boy.” Well, as much as I love the idea, my new dog, Ollie, will not be in the studio with me this weekend, as she’s yet to have all of her shots. [And, no, I do not believe vaccinations cause canine autism.] While Ollie won’t be in the studio, however, I do suspect her name will come up. Or, more to the point, I think I’ll be asking Mr. Robb how it is that he came to know that we’ve got a new puppy living in our house, as I don’t think I mentioned her during last week’s show. So, if you’d like to hear me accuse Mr. Robb of spying on my family, be sure to tune in this Saturday at 6:00 PM. [To see Ollie for yourself, just scroll down to the bottom of this post.]
And, for what it’s worth, I won’t be alone in the studio this Saturday. No, we’ve got a full slate of guests lined up. We’ll be talking with Nathan Phillips, the local man who was just recently in the news after having confronted a group of drunken EMU students in “redface” about their racism, only to be told to “go back to the fucking reservation”. We’ll find out from Nathan, who is Native American, what happened, what kind of response he’s gotten from the community at large in the wake of the media coverage, and what he plans to do next. And, after we talk with Nathan, we’ll be joined by Amber Morseau and Michelle Lietz of EMU’s Native American Student Organization (NASO), who will tell us both about their own personal experiences on the EMU campus, and the conversations they’ve had with University leaders since the off-campus altercation noted above.
And you can be damn sure that I’ll be scratching all of their ears.
So, if you’re just sitting around your apartment this Saturday night with nothing to do, tune in. Or, better yet, call in and join the conversation. It should be interesting.
[note: I do this show in large part because I don’t get to draw on people’s butts in my real, everyday life. Speaking of which, if you’d like to have your girdle signed, there will be a line forming outside the studio this Saturday night at 8:00 PM. I can’t promise I’ll be able to sign everyone’s ass, but I’ll keep at it until my hand cramps up.]
AND, HERE, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NEVER TUNED IN TO THE SIX PACK BEFORE, ARE THE DETAILS:
If you’d like to tell your friends about the show, feel free to share the Facebook event listing. As of right now, it looks as though only a few dozen people are planning to listen, so, if you don’t like crowds, this may be a good one to tune in to.
And for those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the show, and need to get caught up, you can listen to the entire archive on iTunes.
One last thing. We love phone calls. So please scratch this number into the cinder block wall of the recreation room of whichever facility you’ve been assigned to… 734.217.8624… and call us between 6:00 and 8:00 this Saturday evening.
Oh, and if you don’t live close enough to the AM 1700 studio to pick us up on the radio, and you don’t have access to a computer, I’m told that, again this week, the folks at 826michigan will be hosting a listening party at their downtown Ann Arbor Robot Supply Store. So, if you can’t hear it any other way, or you’re just curious as to what Annarbourites look like when they listen to the radio together, head over to Liberty Street and pound on the door until they let you in.
And, lastly, this is our new dog, Ollie, sleeping alongside our old dog, Freeda. Ollie is a rescue from Detroit who we acquired through the awesome folks at Last Day Dog Rescue. She’s the first puppy we’ve ever had, and she’s a handful, but we already love her to death. And, thankfully, so does Freeda… Oh, and for what it’s worth, I will be bringing the dogs into the station someday soon for an all-canine edition of the show… Stay tuned for details.