Meta Rambling

This morning I was listening to Mix96 and that guy who’s name I forget who’s always giving semi-funny semi-relevant short news bites about the entertainment industry was talking about reality shows. Two things I noticed; first, he said “this is so meta”, something you read often in the blogverse but I don’t think I’d ever heard it on radio or tv. Cool.

Second, he was talking about some sniping going on between the Gottis, who have their reality show and Paris Hilton who also does (don’t expect me to link to that crap). He was wondering who’s show it is when they both show up at the same place with their camera crews. Good question. Throw in an Osbourne and you’ve got an actual sound stage with no real people around!

As I was walking to the metro station, snickering at the idea I suddenly thought: “hey, that’s kind of like when a bunch of bloggers hang out together and all whip out their cameras and cameraphones!”. Then I realized; those reality shows are a form of moblogging for rich pseudostars. Eessh. I feel dirty.


Paolo September 9, 2004

I’ve listened to Mix 96 since it was FM 96 with Mark Burns in the morning. Gawd that was decades ago! I never really listened because it was great but mainly because they played the most current stuff.

Over the past year I just haven’t had the stomach to handle their shit anymore. They have the worst morning personalities and play 1/4 of what’s really out in the music scene over and OVER again.

Suffice it to say, that when Andre got his morning spot back I decided that Mix is dead to me. That guy is a complete idiot. The Internet provides me with my radio needs. Sweet, sweet internet…

Martine September 9, 2004

Interesting observations, Patrick!

I saw a few minutes of Growing up Gotti last night on tv. The mother kept wanting to log on the net from the hotel because she had “a deadline” (for what, I don’t know). She looked like a frustrated blogger whose site won’t come on.

Patrick September 9, 2004

Yeah, Mix96 is pretty lame but it’s the one station I can tune in consistently. The others I don’t receive at all or only intermitently so the mix it is.

Splurge September 10, 2004

I think that if Paris Hilton and the Gottis were to wind up at the same place with their camera crews, the wise thing to do would be for Paris to avoid conflict and get the hell out. If not, that little dog of hers might get fitted with a set of little concrete dog shoes.
As for radio, Montreal has a horrendous selection of stations. Once satellite radio (works in cars and on home stereos too!) becomes available here in Canada, those stations better pull their heads out of their asses or die!

Comments closed