Over the air television, that is. Why are they doing this? Why, money, of course.

A great article on Betanews (they come too infrequently, by the way) tells us of why commercial interests are about to try and cut the amount of spectrum that television can occupy. These people have no conceptions of anything other than making dollars off the public airwaves.  – Wait a minute. They are still considered to be a public resource, aren’t they?

Anyone that is concerned about the continuation of “free” television, and the ability of the American voting public to keep some minor control over things that are ostensibly in possession of should read this piece.

I believe that the article is very good coverage of an incredibly insane idea, which closely follows a previous inane one. anyone who disagrees should reply after the reading below.


This Day in [Music] History

1715 – Composer Georg Christoph Wagenseil was born.

1782 – Composer Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber was born.

1784 – Composer Ferdinand Ries was born.

1862 – Composer Frederick (Fritz) Theodor Albert Delius was born.

1876 – Composer Havergal Brian was born.

1937 – Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded the famous “Song of “India”.

1962 – Warner Bros. Records signed Peter, Paul & Mary.

1966 – The Bobby Fuller Four’s “I Fought The Law” was released.

1967 – Jimi Hendrix and The Who gave a tribute concert to the Beatles late manager, Brian Epstein.

1969 – The “Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” debuted on CBS-TV.

1972 – Smokey Robinson left The Miracles.

1979 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer disbanded.

1983 – Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac married Kim Anderson at her Los Angeles home. They were divorced the following year.

1989 – Billy Joel sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXIII.

1994 – Mary Wilson, formerly with the Supremes, was injured when her jeep hit a freeway median and flipped over while driving outside of Los Angeles. Her 14-year old son was killed in the accident.

1996 – Garth Brooks refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist. Brooks said that Hootie and the Blowfish had done more for music that year than he did.

1998 – Paul Simon’s musical “The Capeman” premiered in New York. The show opened three weeks behind schedule and to universally poor reviews.

2002 – Dream Theater’s album “Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence” was released.

2002 – Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes, went to the opening of an exhibition by fashion photographer Mario Testino at the National Portrait Gallery in London.