Sunday, November 30, 2008


I am very happy to report that Little Radio has updated our Podcast section... including mine! There are tons of them! So if you missed a show, or just are curious, go download 'em!

Check out Little Radio's "Mo Show" podcasts here.

And tune in for the real thing:

The Mo Show
10 am - Noon PST (that's 1pm EST, 6pm in London, 7pm in Berlin, and 5am Sydney... ack!)

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Only a couple shows left before I leave for... Brazil! Yea, really! This has been my year of travel for sure...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

To Die For

Um, you know how I ranted a little about those Black Friday sales?

Well, you may remember how on December 3rd, 1979, 11 people were killed trying to get into a Who concert in Cincinnati. It was due to the festival seating policy, and when people were allowed in (late), they crushed each other trying to get to the good seats.

Flash forward to November 28th in Long Island new York - Wal*Mart. A 34 year old man was trampled by shoppers eager to get the best deal at a post Thanksgiving sale. Dozens of people were knocked down, including a pregnant woman.

Cross the country to Palm Desert - right by Coachella here in Southern California... Two men get into a fight (it's unclear about what, though their girlfriends were involved) which ends in the two of them shooting each other to death. Inside a packed Toys R Us store.

In both instances, people were reluctant to leave the store and miss out on the sales.

Honestly, I wouldn't mind if both locales had been blown off the face of the earth, because I don't want these people to reproduce if they are so callous as to fight for a sale or toy over the dead body of an employee or customer. But that's just me.

Anyway, get more info on it here.

As for me... I'm going to be supporting local businesses and artisians. Or ordering online. Because no way in hell am I going to Toys R Us for that Tickle Me Elmo... they'll shoot your eye out!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


On this Thanksgiving Eve, I'd like to talk to you about gluttony.

No, not the food coma kind so many will indulge themselves tomorrow (although that's pretty disgusting), but the shopping kind that comes immediately afterwards.

This year, it feels like those commercials trying to draw people into various "Black Friday" sales have been even more aggressive, no doubt because retailers are horrified about the prospects of their bottom line looking more holiday "red" than black.

But I would never be able to get myself out of bed at 2am to be at a 4am sale, in the hopes that I might be one of the lucky few able to purchase a $2000 television for just $500. And I would certainly never be able to take days off work (uh, losing income) to wait in line in low temperatures, rain, snow, etc... with others who are camping out in front of a Best Buy living off Starbucks and Quiznos for that same TV deal.

I know times are hard. Hell, I'm a freelancer and put myself through college- you don't need to explain to me the worry about where the next paycheck is coming from. But surely there have to be things in life that are more important than having a plasma screen television? Or getting the bets deal on the planet for the latest copy of Rockband?

Ah, America. I know I live here and all, but some things I just don't get. Good luck to them campers!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Anita Bryant Rolls Over

I was gonna say she rolls over in her grave, but she ain't dead yet. Although today, she may wish she were...

In the '70s, she oversaw one of the most hateful campaigns against the gay community ever seen, voicing that "If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nail biters." See the logic? But her very vocal "Save Our Children" campaign worked, and it led to a repeal of a Florida state ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. In other words, she made it okay to fire or not hire a gay. This was not changed until 1998.

It went further though... In 1977, Florida made it illegal for gays to adopt children. But those days are over as well...

Judge overturns Florida ban on adoption by gays

-- A Florida circuit judge Tuesday struck down a 31-year-old state law that prevents gays and lesbians from adopting children, allowing a North Miami man to adopt two half-brothers he and his partner have raised as foster children since 2004.

"There is no question, the blanket exclusion of gay applicants defeats Florida's goal of providing dependent children a permanent family through adoption," Judge Cindy S. Lederman wrote in her 53-page ruling.

"The best interests of children are not preserved by prohibiting homosexual adoption."

Read it and weep
, Anita!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Chicago Hope

After the election, I was so happy about Obama that I cried (just like half the country, it seems). But then the California results came in, and Proposition 8 has passed... meaning that a little more than half of my beloved state had decided to enact legalized bigotry, making gays 2nd class citizens.

A few nights later, I had dinner with a married ("Or maybe now the citizens of California have decided we're divorced?") gay couple. They had lived in Chicago for quite a few years, and one of them had met (and brunched with) Obama on occasion. They both said that our new President was a big fan of the gays, and always stuck up for gay rights while in office in Illinois.

"I noticed that he gave a shout out to the gays in his victory speech," I commented.

"Oh yea," said Charlie. "We understand that he had to get elected. But once he is in office, I fully believe that he will do what he can to forward the gay agenda, because he sees it as a rights issue as well."

So, when I browsed Obama's website, I came across this:

"While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It's about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect." -- Barack Obama, June 1, 2007

The site goes on to note that he will oppose a constitutional ban against gay marriage (take that California, Arizona & Florida!), expand adoption rights to include gay couples (take that Arkansas!), and repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell," among other things. It's all right here in his civil rights agenda.

I will keep my fingers crossed that in my lifetime, all of my fabulous gay friends will be able to get married, if they want to. No one should be denied that choice.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Music for Your Sniffles

Um, yea, I actually got sick over the course of my 2 hour show today. I sit here at home, huddled up in blankets, dependent on decongestants and tissues for my well being. Groovy!

So here's what ya heard today:

Little Radio Playlist

Bright Tomorrow - Fuck Buttons
Anthrax - Gang of Four
Debaser - Pixies
Wicked Wisdom - Of Montreal
Neon Knights - MSTRKRFT
Nightclubbing - Iggy Pop
Chant No.1 - Spandau Ballet
So Come On - Fleur de Lys
Want Ads - Honey Cone
Ghosts - The Jam
Fever Dream - Iron & Wine
Celluloid Heroes - The Kinks
Rock the Bells - LL Cool J
Women's Love Rights - Laura Lee
When My Baby's Beside Me - Big Star
Lady on the Water - Blitzen Trapper
Four Flights Up - Lloyd Cole & the Commotions
Green Eyes - Husker Du
Nowhere Girl - B Movie
The Luxury of Loneliness - Her Space Holiday
Satellite of Love - Lou Reed
Catcher - Komeda
How Much More - Redd Kross
7/4 (Shoreline) - Broken Social Scene
Publish My Love - Rogue Wave
To Sir With Love - Lulu
We All Belong - Dr. Dog
Jeepster - T. Rex
Gimme Some Salt - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Whipping Boy - Barkmarket
I Was Half Asleep - Henry Clay People


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Thursday, November 13, 2008


Divorce is wrong. It destroys families. And we know how important 52% of the population of California think families are: so important that traditional marriage needs to be legislated. A man and a woman only. So all you divorced parents, you screwed up. You single parent families, step families, etc.. None of you are cool either. Did any of you vote Yes on 8? Because you voted against yourself too.

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

Keep in mind... you'll never see any Shotgun Weddings in the gay community...

Monday, November 10, 2008

(internet) Radio Radio

Hey all~

Two weeks in a row! Awesome! After a weekend of protesting, marching, and intense political discussion... I'm ready for some fun tuneage. And you?

Little Radio Playlist

Aruca - Medicine
Les Femmes - Yelle
Pinky Blue - Altered Images
Kissing Things - The 6th (feat. Sarah Cracknell)
Tell Me That You Love Me - Inara George
Judy & the Dream of Horses - Belle & Sebastian
Nights Are Long - Intramural
How Low - José Gonzalez
Morning Cigarettes - Brian Wright & the Waco Tragedies
Don't Toss Us Away - Maria McKee
The Courtesan Has Sung - Sunset Rubdown
Lucy - Hazard County Girls
One Monkey Don't Stop No Show - Honey Cone
Plastic Situation - Ron & Candy
Radio Ladio - Metronomy
Zdarlight - Digitalism
Blue Day - Darker My Love
Les Cactus - Jaques Dutronc
Put Yourself In My Place - Jan Panter
Old Old Fashioned - Frightened Rabbit
Fine Print - The Henry Clay People
Dialing A Prayer - Straightjacket Fits
Broken Sky - Adoration
No Kinda Man - Junior Boys
Better Must Come - Delroy Wilson
Sticky Boom Boom - United Soul Association
Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) - Isaac Hayes
Fault Line - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
A Place Where We Could Go - Jeremy Jay
Pictures of Me - Elliott Smith
Swept Away - The Avett Brothers
I Believe - R.E.M.

Do yourself a favor and listen to some of those early R.E.M. albums... you'll feel better. And thanks for listening!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

When Worlds Collide

Um, you all know I love Duran Duran? John Taylor in particular? (Hell, I even got to interview him once - swoon!)

Well, I love John Taylor, and it turns out John Taylor loves Barack Obama, therefore I love Barack Obama! (As if I didn't already.)

Want proof?

Now VOTE! And if you're in Cali, vote NO ON 8! We're voting for love, not hate!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Where B Mo?

Wow... it's been so long since I posted anything here my computer didn't even remember how to sign in to this thing.

So where have I been the last couple of months? Um... Madrid, Barcelona, Phoenix, Denver, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Oakland, Vegas... for starters. And I haven't been able to blog from some of those places, so my deepest apologies. I promise to post tales of my adventures (if there were any) soon!

And today marks a return to the Little Radio airwaves! Little Radio has been a bit topsy turvy as well, so it's nice to be "home."

And here's the show!

Little Radio Playlist
November 3rd, 2008

Wake Up Boo - The Boo Radleys
What Condition My Condition Is In - Betty Lavette
Let's Straighten It Out - O.V. Wright
Terrible Beauty - Amanda Jayne
Anything Could Happen - The Clean
Furr - Blitzen Trapper
Ain't That Enough - Teenage Fanclub
He Doesn't Know Why - Fleet Foxes
I Woke Up Today - Port O'Brien
Phenomena - Akron/Family
The Wedding Song - Uni & Her Ukelele
Lonely Lonely Girl Am I - The Velvelettes
Look Ka Py Py - The Meters
Do That There - Lyrics Born
South Side of Soul Street - Johnny Adams
To Fix the Gash In Your Head - A Place To Bury Strangers
Third Uncle - Brian Eno
I'm Taking the Train Home - The Twilight Sad
Vapour Trail - Ride
If It's The Beaches - The Avett Brothers
John Saw That Number - Neko Case
This Thing Nowhere - Bettie Serveert
We Have No Water Here - Hearts of Palm
Silver Wind - The Upsidedown
Out There On the Ice - Cut Copy
Poor Pete Is A Bit Self-Conscious - Say Hi To Your Mom
Inside Out - The Mighty Lemon Drops
The Last Beat of My Heart - DeVotchka

Ah, and it's good to be back on...

Till next week!