I’m a Blogginghead: Bob Wright video interview with me on Tea Parties

I’ve been a fan of since it was created; heck, as I just told founder Bob Wright, I happened to have grabbed my Bloggingheads.tv t-shirt (which was given to me personally by sort-of co-founder Mickey Kaus) on the way to the hospital when my sons were born, so the very first pictures of me with them show (faintly, through the hospital gown) the goofball BHtV logo.

Bob is a good fellow but an unapologetic lefty, and so the site guests do tend to slant left. Recently, I noticed a few discussions on the site where the Tea Party was being discussed… by people who had no involvement with or real direct knowledge of the movement.

So I emailed Bob (who I’ve gotten to know) and gently pointed out that he was covering the Tea Party movement as if it were Uzbekistan. I explained my history working with Tea Party Patriots (I was a founding Board member, but stepped down in October before my twin sons arrived) and offered to put him in touch with somebody from TPP who could speak directly about the movement, but  despite my urgings, Bob said he really wanted *me* to do it, because he knows me and knows I am familiar with the format of the site.

So, I did. You can watch or download the 67 minute-long video here, with the embed also below.

Great fun, and I hope Bob will have me back on this or other topics. My only complaint was  he was probably too nice, and didn’t goad me into saying nearly as  many snarky things as I could have (although check the comments on the video closely for a few of those that I added post-facto).

Flashback: Bloggers, The Musical

I warned you there might be nostalgia this week. Starting on the lighter side, May 24, 2002, I give you Bloggers, The Musical:

Bloggers: The Musical

For no apparent reason, I hearby open nominations for the Bloggers: The Musical. Pick a blogger, find that perfect theme song that just sums ‘em all up, and send it my way. Yet another running list. Here’s a few to start:

Glenn “InstaMan” Reynolds I Have The Touch (Peter Gabriel)

AsparagirlI’m Just a Girl ( No Doubt )

Amish Tech Support I’m Going Slightly Mad (Queen)

Richard Bennett Mr. Roboto (Styx)

The CornerBloody Well Right ( Supertramp ) Runner Up: Everybody Wants to Rule the World
(Tears for Fears)

Tapped Left of Center (Suzanne Vega)

Kausfiles (independent)- Mickey (Toni Basil)
Kausfiles (Slate absorbed) – Welcome to the Machine (Pink Floyd) Runner up: Take the Money and Run (Steve Miller Band)

Ken Layne Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd)

Andrew Sullivan I’m Too Sexy (Right Said Fred)

Eight years on, and a few names above will make folks go “who?”, but many are still kicking around…