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June 1, 2009: The Book Tour show
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|Douglas Rushkoff||RAMONES > > You're in the Media-squat. Our last best hope for airtime. > > The Media Squat is freeform, bottom-up, open source radio looking towards similarly open source, bottom-up solutions to some|
|Douglas Rushkoff||of the problems engendered by our relentlessly top-down society.|
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|Douglas Rushkoff||I'm on the road this week, broadcasting from my hotel room. I did an interview with Harvey Pekar just for the occasion, though, and that's coming up.|
|Douglas Rushkoff||Tomorrow, June 2, is the publication of my new book Life inc: how the world became a corporation and how to take it back. I'm doing a lot of talks and panels to promote the main ideas of the book: tha|
|Douglas Rushkoff||and panels to promote the main ideas of the book: that the crisis is an opportunity.|
|Douglas Rushkoff||You can watch the film > Find out about tour dates|
|Douglas Rushkoff||Come meet me live at Boston Public Library Tuesday evening, June 2, > in SF at Booksmith on Haight on June 9, or at A New Way Forward seminar in SF on June 10.|
|Douglas Rushkoff||New York at McNally Jackson on June 16, and a book party co-sponsored by WFMU and Arthur Magazine at Blue Stockings Bookstore on June 18|
|Douglas Rushkoff||Harvey Pekar is a cleveland-based comics writer, creator of the autobiographical American Splendor series which eventually became a feature film. He has written graphic novels about everything from|
|Douglas Rushkoff||growing up in Cleveland to the Beats to violence in Macedonia. He's a intellectual everyman, or everyman's intellectual, who looks at the urban landscape and modern experience through the eyes of a|
|Douglas Rushkoff||deeply human being.|
|Walter "Fats" Pichon||Wiggle Yo Toes|
|Douglas Rushkoff||We're talking with Harvey Pekar, the comics writer about his work, as well as the challenges facing anyone who wants to create art on a corporatist landscape.|
|Douglas Rushkoff||You've been listening to the MediaSquat on WFMU radio, WFMU.org, and all week at media-squat.net. Our guest has been Harvey Pekar.|
|Ramones||We Want the Airwaves|
Mon. 6/1/09 7:06pm
Don't forget the LIFE INC. book party at Comfort in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, on June 7!
Mon. 6/1/09 7:07pm
Comfort is home of the "Comfort Dollar" as discussed on previous episodes of this show.
Mon. 6/1/09 7:14pm
Yes. Hastings-on=Hudson is just a short train ride away folks. :-)
Mon. 6/1/09 7:27pm
The economy is the eight hundred pound gorilla in the room. Sadly, it wrecking even Hasting-on-Hudson...
Mon. 6/1/09 7:42pm
give me a break! just talking is a subversive activity?
Mon. 6/1/09 7:47pm
I guess it depends on what you're talking about with whom...
Mon. 6/1/09 7:51pm
All talk is subversive and DANGEROUS (If you're in power [but KNOW you don't deserve to be... :-])
Mon. 6/1/09 9:11pm
Good luck on the book tour, Douglas. I'm putting a review in the rural alt paper I edit in far western NY state.
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