The Sound of Silence

Steve Hayward writes about the fundraising and other management problems at KPFK, the progressive public radio station in the LA radio market, over at PowerLine.

Left-wing radio generally does not do well in the real world marketplaces of ideas or entertainment. Air America failed as a commercial enterprise, and the Pacifica stations (KPFK is one) have had chronic problems raising enough money. As Steve Hayward points, out KPFK was one of the few, perhaps the only, Pacifica outlets with any semblance of financial stability.

I haven’t had this much leftist schadenfreude since the Berlin Wall came down.

Read the whole thing.

Oh, and Sarah Hoyt beat me to the headline I wanted: I love the smell of dead air in the morning.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Here’s another silly claim that keeps reappearing in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s LOLsuits.ECF 135-147

That’s from his second amended complaint in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness LOLsuit. It’s repeated word-for-word as paragraph 122 in the complaint in his Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit.

Ear-plugs“… in order to interfere with Plaintiff’s business relationships and his prospective advantage … as a musician.” Oh, please! Now, I will admit that I have published a review of one of his CDs and that it was unfavorable, i.e., honest. The Dread Performer Kimberlin’s lack of talent is the most significant impediment to his music career. This is not to say that I think he should abandon his attempt at a career in music. This is from my earlier review—

While he didn’t do especially well with the acoustic guitar on Keyhole, Brett Kimberlin is actually a reasonably good guitarist. He probably couldn’t cut it in Nashville or LA, but could make a living in a minor market (such as Seattle) or playing the Holiday Inn circuit. Indeed, the world would be a better place if he did ignore the usual advice and give up his day job.

‘Nuff said.

Moving Across the Veil Nebula

This 3-D visualization flies across a small part of the Veil Nebula. It was created using data from the Hubble Space Telescope. It covers part of a the expanding remnant from a star that exploded thousands of years ago, highlighting the emissions from different chemical elements in different layers of gas within the nebula. Emissions from hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen are shown in red, green, and blue, respectively.

Video Credit: NASA / ESA / and Viz 3D Team, STScI (F. Summers, G. Bacon, Z. Levay, and L. Frattare)