RADIO CALL — TAPE #780 EXCERPT
Q: Mark Russell Bell
L: Lynn, “The Matt Drudge Show” screener
M: Matt Drudge
(X): (unattributed sounds occasionally noted as samples)
L: . . . right into your point, okay?
L: Stay right there.
. . .Show the world our mighty hidey-ho face As we go sliding down the ladder It was sweet up at the top ‘Til that ill wind started blowing Now it’s cozy down below ‘Cause we’re goin’ out of business Everything must go . . .
(“Everything Must Go” performed by Steely Dan)
M: Well that’s a song even Michael Powell could like, huh? What do you think? Donald Fagen and his pa(rtner) — partner back so that written from a voice of an Enron executive. And they’re in a very political mood. I don’t know if it’s Bush or what’s got them all wound up ’cause another song on their CD is called “The Last Mall.” I guess this is about K-mart. They’ve done Enron, now it’s K-mart.
Attention all shoppers It’s Cancellation Day Yes the Big Adios Is just a few hours away It’s last call To do your shopping At the Last Mall You’ll need the tools for survival And the medicine for the blues Sweet treats and surprises For the little buckaroos It’s last call To do your shopping At the Last Mall . . .
(“The Last Mall” performed by Steely Dan)
M: I don’t think Steely Dan likes Wal-Mart much. A lot of gloom and doom there. So “Everything Must Go” is the first track and then “Last Mall” the second track. Coming — coming soon to a Borders Books near you. Tower Records is up for sale. You see that flash? Mmm. What a switch. See, part of the, you know — the media regulations and the rules and everything’s changing. The music business is being effected by MP3s. There’s no doubt about it. And you see Apple’s success with now they’re up to over two million sales. Sales. Actually someone’s getting some money. I don’t know what the — what is Jobs's ca(ll) — charging per download. Something real cheap. Cheap end. You know, back to the day where a 45 cost 99 cent(s). Before they said, “Oh a CD was a better technology and let’s destroy the vinyl.” (X) So yeah, there is Steely Dan lamenting on Enron and then I guess K-mart. (X) And maybe they’ll do a — a Global Crossing. And maybe they’ll do a — a Worldcom. Maybe they’ll just keep it going. (X) Huh, there’s an idea for a CD. (X) A Martha Stewart ballad — there you go. (gives number) We have not taken one call tonight but let’s do this. Line 4, Mark in Los Angeles (BEEP) (you’re on) the air.
Q: Hi, Matt. I have a good constructive banner for your website. (There) isn’t much illuminating spiritual content these days, so what about a reminder that everyone with each decision we make — and that’s also including politicians, business people, everyone — we each should consider what God would do, what God’s decision would be in the same circumstances. I think that would be a very easy way to help the situation right now. What do you think?
M: Mark, are you going through the June gloom out there? Are you having like power alert issues? What — your brain is short-circuiting? I — I didn’t follow one sentence that you just said. You jumped from my website to the headlines to I should look at things how God would look at things? What are you saying, Mark?
Q: Well —
M: I — I know you’re from Los Angeles and I know it’s Tinseltown in the rain out there but what — what exactly are you saying?
Q: I’m just saying that when we come to a decision — (“LE[T]”) like let’s say (“WHERE”) like I’m a journalist. And I have a story about a cover-up involving (X) a government official. It would help to decide, “Well what would God do in my circumstances? Would He help bury the news item (X) or would He put it as a front page banner?”
M: Alright, (X “WAKE”) thank you. (line disconnected)
(TRANSCRIBER’S NOTE: I WAS GOING TO USE THE SAME TAPE FOR MY NEXT RADIO INTERVIEW YET I NOTICED THE TAPE WASN’T MOVING IN THE TAPE RECORDER AND SOON DISCOVERED THAT THE TAPE HAD JAMMED IN THE MACHINE. THIS HAPPENED AFTER I ANSWERED THE PHONE AND KEVIN WITH “THE EDGE” IN OKLAHOMA CITY PUT ME ON HOLD. I RECORDED THE BROADCAST OF “THE MATT DRUDGE SHOW” ON MY RADIO CASSETTE RECORDER SO HERE ARE MATT’S COMMENTS FOLLOWING MY CALL.)
M: I — I think you need to join Richard Gere into the pilgrimage to Israel with the Dali. I don’t know what you’re saying, Mark. I admit — maybe I’ve just been too long out on the streets. I don’t understand what — I don’t understand what people are saying any more. Did you understand what he was saying? Is this the new form of talkshow caller out of Los Angeles now? Wow. It’s gotten really rough out there. (X) It’s gotten really rough. We’re going to put a stage one alert on you, Mark. And maybe a stage two. (X) With rolling blackouts of the brain. (X) Let’s try another one. Line 3 — Chuck in California, you’re on the air with Drudge . . .