Wednesday, August 31, 2011

John C. Scott Returns to the Radio Next Week

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Legendary local radio talk-show host John C. Scott is returning to the radio waves next week.

Scott, a former state lawmaker who has been doing talk radio in Tucson since 1989, will be re-launching the John C. Scott Show on KVOI, 1030 AM, next Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The show will air from 4 to 5 p.m., although Scott hopes to expand to a second hour in the near future.

“I’m really happy,” Scott says. “I miss doing the show, I really do. It’s all I’ve really done for the last 22 years. We did some good things and I think we can do them again.”

Scott will continue his format of interviewing politicians, community leaders and other scoundrels.

Scott’s most recent gig, hosting the John C. Scott Show on KJLL, came to an end in June after a dispute with new management.

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New Moon Tucson Is Open

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM

A new LGBT bar called New Moon Tucson has opened in the former Pulse Tucson location at 915 W. Prince Road.

Han Nguyen, the bartender on shift this afternoon, tells us the New Moon is owned and operated by the former owners of the Coyote Moon Pub, which closed a while back and reopened as Pulse Tucson.

Happy hour happens from 4 to 8 p.m., every day but Monday, when the bar takes a day off, with $2 wells, $2 domestic bottles and pints and $2 New Moon shots made from Malibu Rum, Island Punch Pucker and simple syrup.

They’ve also got a nice selection of bar eats ranging from chicken strips to green-chile-topped hamburgers, as well as drag shows and all sorts of other entertainment throughout the week.

The bar will also be the host of the International LGBT Film Festival when it arrives in Tucson in February, says Nguyen.

There’s more information over here.

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JC Penney Hates Your Daughters

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 10:30 AM


Thankfully, JC Penney took down this disturbing screen-printing choice down today after The Hairpin brought attention to it, but really, if you thought this was a good idea, maybe you shouldn't be designing clothes for girls. I hear they're hiring over where they make Malibu Stacy dolls, however.

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Primary Conclusion: The Race for Mayor Is Back On

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 9:59 AM

So we have a mayoral race in the city of Tucson: Democrat Jonathan Rothschild will face Republican Rick Grinnell, who was able to get 5,773 write-in votes, far exceeding the 1,060 write-in votes he needed to get on the ballot after the two GOP candidates who filed to run were kicked off the ballot.

In the Green Party mayoral primary, Mary DeCamp crushed her pal, Dave Croteau, with 70 percent of the vote. That’s actually less impressive than it sounds, since DeCamp actually only got 312 votes to Croteau’s 109, but we had a feeling that DeCamp was going to win this one when we saw her out in front of Ward 3’s only polling station, waving a sign that said “Vote Green.”

We chatted briefly with DeCamp, who shared her concern that the Weekly has not been giving her adequate coverage. But it appears that things worked OK for her in the primary, despite our failure to give her much ink. (For the record, we did invite both DeCamp and Croteau to send us any information about her platform so we could post it right here on our well-read blog, but they both choose to focus their campaigns in another direction.)

Meanwhile, over in the Ward 1 Democratic primary, City Councilwoman Regina Romero easily dispatched Joe Flores, the former pharmacy owner who drew his support from a small group of conservative Hispanic Democrats and Republican Tea Party types. Romero captured more than 75 percent of the vote.

So ends a rather lackluster primary season that nonetheless drew a remarkable number of voters to the polls in Tucson’s first all-mail primary. There are a few votes still out there, but once those roll in, we’ll be crunching the final numbers for analysis. While a primary with so little competition makes for a bad model to draw many conclusions from, it appears that all-mail voting, at first glance, boosted voter turn-out.

Onward to the general election. Besides the mayor’s face between Rothschild, Grinnell and DeCamp, we’ve got three Council races:

• In Ward 2, Democratic City Councilman Paul Cunningham will face Republican Jennifer Rawson. More on that race here.

• In Ward 4, Democratic City Councilwoman Shirley Scott will face Republican Tyler Vogt. More on that race here.

• In Ward 1, Romero will face Green Party candidate Beryl Baker, who managed to get 10 write-in votes, exceeding the three votes she needed to make the ballot.

Official election results here.

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Thank You, Jack White and Insane Clown Posse

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 8:58 AM

Essentially, we've just dipped officially into Mad Libs culture, where we just throw pop culture references together and see what happens, but yes, there's a song out by Insane Clown Posse, produced by Jack White, with indie rock act JEFF the Brotherhood playing the music, interpolating a bit of Mozart. And that song is called "Leck Mich Im Arsch".

Insane Clown Posse - Leck Mich Im Arsch by Third Man Records

With a B-side called "Mountain Girl" (which, according to Pitchfork, "concerns itself with "tall tales about a shotgun wedding, meth problems and moonshine") will go on sale in 7" vinyll and digital form on September 13 from White's label Third Man Records.

This is clearly the beginning of Detroit's revival artistically, right?

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Today in Stupid, Unexpectedly Popular Ideas

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 5:00 PM

There was a saying I used to hear that went something like "if you want to know what God thinks of money, look at who he gives it to". I don't know if that's exactly true, but then you hear that designer diapers aren't just an item thrown on the shelves as a lark, but a product that people are actually spending money on.

A note to anyone buying designer diapers: you're spending extra money on something uses to contain feces that will be thrown away sooner rather than later. Please stop. Seriously. Stop it.

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Explosions in the Sky Are Pretty Great, Right?

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 4:11 PM

There's something strange and wonderful in the reality that a band playing instrumental songs generally lasting eight minutes or longer being popular enough to play the Rialto. Even as surprising as that idea probably is, Explosions in the Sky will be there Thursday night, playing their somewhat symphonic compositions for electric guitar and drums. The flyer that ended up being the catalyst for the band's formation asked for musicians looking to form a "sad triumphant rock band" and I guess that's what they are. Without the help of lyrical cues, I probably won't have a clue which song is which, but for me, that's sort of a blessing, so I'm not waiting around for the song I came to hear, I'm just going to find a wall to lean up against with my beer and just take it all in.

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Orange Cat Versus Orange Balloon Cat

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Okay, It's another cat video—but it's a hilarious, NEW cat video! Via The Hairpin:

The first 30 seconds is where the action is. In the real cat's defense, it must be creepy to confront an identically colored, electronically-purring version of yourself.

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