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Monday, June 27, 2005

Marlon the Great Engineer

Marlon Solar, 31, who for years was known on my show as Marlon the Great Engineer, passed away on Saturday, June 25. He did not survive a heart attack that was completely unexpected.

Marlon was heavily involved with the show for nearly all of the 4 1/2 years that we've been broadcasting. Many gags, sound effects, and rare tunes came from Marlon, often on very little notice, while preparing for a themed-show. Marlon created the recorded fart sounds for the Asshole of the Week awards.

Marlon was so much more than a great producer. He was a fantastic friend and person. All people in our mutual circles truly felt fortunate to meet him. The live guests consistently felt that it was a blast to meet him. He even made the impossible happen when we had live musical guests, rigging make-do microphone stands and contraptions that included milk crates and duct tape. People in our mutual circles always had positive relationships with him and recognized him as a truly upbeat and warm person.

There is a memorial site set up for him at

On Sunday, July 10 and July 17, there will be a Tribute to Marlon Solar on The Reverend Is In, 9 to 11 or so, Eastern time

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Send Michael Jackson to the Vatican

It's not enough to say that big money gets some people out of even the most unspeakable crimes. After the church of pedophilia got away with thousands of cover-ups...after countless acts of corporate crimes resulted in lighter consequences..after corruption, stolen elections and war crimes have resulted in no has become obvious that there's more to it than big money.

One of the largest variables is the fact that the elites are placed on a pedestal. If the person in question is from government, church, corporate America, or even a celebrity, the game changes entirely. Since independent media has the potential to cut through the myths and lies of the corporate media, why not take it all further. The potential for deprogramming is unlimited. That can include attempting to reverse the tendency to put 'sacred' people on a pedestal.

Providing alternative news coverage, addressing real issues, deprogramming, giving more than the corporate entertainment industry could ever hope to, offering better music...and of course providing the best in humor can be our best weapons.

In the tradition of Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Paul Krassner, Bobcat Goldthwait, Judy Tenuta and Bill Hicks, humor can be used to shatter the pedestals and nudge this world in a better direction.

Next Sunday night on The Reverend Is In: Send Michael Jackson to the Vatican, Part 2

Sunday night, 9 to 11 or so, Eastern time @