The Tapes: Sept. 21

Posted: September 21, 2012 by terryvandrovec in Uncategorized
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No replacement employees here. No employees of any kind, for that matter. Yes, we’re still doing this for free. Why? We’re not really sure. Maybe you’ll be able to help us answer that by reading The Tapes, our week in review:

* I’m not a huge Neil Young guy, but I enjoyed this piece about him in the New York Times. The premise is especially cool: Interviewing the aging rocker while he drives his car.

* The podcast of the week: Here’s the Thing. It’s a WNYC production hosted by actor and generally interesting human being Alec Baldwin. What’s most striking is the mood. Yes, the mood. Baldwin has a phenomenal radio voice – as he displayed in the classic Schweddy Balls NPR sketch on Saturday Night Live – and excellently deliberate pacing. Plus, he asks good questions – I’m convinced he could have made a career in journalism if that whole acting thing hadn’t worked out.
As an added bonus, the guests are really good. I mean, how often does Dave Letterman give interviews? It’s a case of Baldwin using his status to create an interesting show. Good on him.

* Fury here. New York Magazine’s Kathryn Schulz wrote a great feature on Michael Chabon, whose new book Telegraph Avenue came out last week.

* At one time Bob Greene was one of the best-known columnists in the country, his pieces syndicated throughout the land, his books top sellers. Then, in 2002, he was fired by the Chicago Tribune for a relationship he had with a girl who was doing a piece on him for her school paper. Time Out Chicago catches up with Greene.

* This Sports Illustrated story by Thomas Lake is a week old but has gotten a lot of attention. He wrote about Rae Carruth’s son. Carruth was convicted of conspiring to kill his girlfriend, the boy’s mom, but is eligible for parole in a few years.

* So the Tommies beat the Johnnies last week. Yeah, yeah. But it was apparently a rowdy day in Collegeville, judging by this report, which reveals the tale of a Tommie co-ed who had to be collected before the game by her dad. Her blood alcohol? .35. Go Tommies.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Tommie link can’t be found, just like attractive girls at St. Bens. I’m guessing this girl was blonde and bright, but thankfully, not my daughter.

  2. shawnfury says:

    Link fixed. Drunken Tommie girls now available.

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