READER COMMENTS ON
"BRAD SHOW On the Air 4/23/05 Wrap-Up..."
(15 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2005 @ 1:15 pm PT...
Great show Brad. It just gets better and better! ( even the music) And sorry for your loss.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2005 @ 1:31 pm PT...
I heard just the last hour and didn't notice anything wrong at all. All I hope for is that you don't change your refreshing kicked back, easy style, Brad. Too many radio hosts are shrill and hysterical. I've stopped listening.
For me, every time a loved one dies, I celebrate their release and I feel a renewed enthusiasm for life
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2005 @ 1:55 pm PT...
Get some well deserved rest. I wish that things will go as well as they can and my thoughts are with you on your loss.
I think you did fine job
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2005 @ 3:37 pm PT...
Thanks guys...and no, Teresa, I don't see anything changing other than becoming better at it over time, finding our rhythm, etc. (once I can get back to a homebase and get settled in) --- But essentially, who I am, and what you've heard, is what I hope to continue to do and be. But better at it with each broadcast hour. Hopefully
You guys have been terrific. I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing without all of your tremendous support.
Much more to come. Hopefully after a week or two of rest. Though the way things seem to be going these days...
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2005 @ 3:46 pm PT...
Yeah, what Teresa #2 said! - about your refreshing, kicked back, easy style. You're a pleasure to listen to and sound like you were born doing this!
Please do get some much-needed rest - we NEED you Brad! I'm sorry for your loss and I don't mean to be a little Teresa parrot, but she's got a beautiful way of looking at a loved one's death - I hope it helps you through your grief.
We are very blessed to have you out there fighting the good fight for us all. Thank you. -jen
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2005 @ 5:19 pm PT...
When I lost my husband, I spoke these words to him as we spread his ashes in the ocean...they came from a message sent by a friend:
"Every blade in the field, every leaf in the forest, lays down its life in its season."
So sorry for your loss.
We love you, Brad. You're our hero.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2005 @ 5:32 pm PT...
I missed this weekend's show but will listen to the download.
I am sorry about your friend, Brad--When our friends pass they still live within the hearts and minds of those who loved and laughed with them.
Get some rest, you need to take time for yourself, you've been running at top speed. Take a breather and recharge. We'll get by
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2005 @ 6:54 pm PT...
Brad, I lost my brother/best friend to a "freak accident" and I've lost many beautiful friends to AIDS and other unexpected reasons. It has become almost too much to bear at times.
This is one of my favorite poems:
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush ľ Of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there ľ I did not die.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2005 @ 7:06 pm PT...
Brad, I am sorry that your friend Aldrich Allen has died. These times are sad and difficult. But it reminds us how important it is to live, and make life meaningful. You are doing that, and many of us take hope for the future from your actions. Take care of your own health and stay strong, first for yourself and your family...we are all very happy to be tagging along and boosting you along wherever we can. Thank you.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 4/24/2005 @ 11:18 pm PT...
I echo the previous expressions of gratitude and congratulations for the great job your are doing on your radio show and in everything else you are doing for our country. I also want to express my sorrow for the loss of your friend. I could certainly not express it in any better manner than have the thoughtful commenters that precede me. It is an experience that we all must sadly deal with in our lives. I recently lost my father. While it has caused me much anguish, it has also inspired me to try to be as good of a person as he was. Your blog and your example have helped to motivate a political activism in me that I know my father, who was a great liberal, would be proud of. I have no doubt your friend was proud of what you have been doing and you can do him no greater honor than to continue your extraordinary and patriotic efforts.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2005 @ 1:16 am PT...
That was beautiful, Steve.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2005 @ 1:31 am PT...
I am so excited about this radio thing. I love radio so much and I can't listen to the current crop of screamers.
I completely disagree with the experts who say that the alternative voice has to get into television. I believe radio has always and will continue to be a great medium for the message. There is an intimacy and immediacy about it, plus it can always be on in the background while people are doing other things and the word will get through. Radio is here to stay and I think we should take full advantage of it. Without the picture you can focus more on the information, and it leaves so much to the imagination. I love the sound of the human voice.
I am so much like you, Brad, in that I love to jump into things I've never done before and wing it. Totally love the challenge and excitement. I've fallen on my ass many times, but that is part of the fun. It never takes long to master something new. And you are absolutely right. It's all in the rhythm. I am a musician and I love the pace and syncopation of radio. The bumper music is so much fun to work with. I like a huge variety. And it is so enyoyable to try and coordinate it with the themes of the nightly talk.
I am so looking forward to this unfoldment. To the interviews with new people I don't even know about. You seem to love it and this comes across. And I will finally have radio I love listening to. Don't perfect it too fast. I love the development of potential.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2005 @ 1:36 am PT...
I can't believe how many times I said the word love in that post. I really do "love" radio.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2005 @ 8:44 am PT...
Brad, Iheard your show over the internet. It was great!!
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 4/25/2005 @ 11:04 am PT...
I would recommend to interview Michael C. Ruppert (www.fromthewildernesss.com). In his eye-popping book "CROSSING THE RUBICON: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil"- from New Society Publishers, everybody will find answers to all your questions in terms of "what's going on here". This is a must to read to understand the big picture.
All your questions will be answered.