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Monday, December 27, 2010

Check For A Special Thurs Afronerd Radio Show-5pm ET-The Passing of Iconic Soul Songstress Teena Marie; Are Placebos Real? Our Year End Wrap Up!

Once again, it appears that the culture and in this case Black culture will be at a loss with the passing of Mary Christine Brockert aka Teena Marie aka Lady T. One of our deepest regrets is that we didn't get an opportunity to interview Ms. Marie. If you pay close attention to what has been touted as her last interview (above), she definitely had a keen awareness as it relates to the current music scene and how muscianship has been degraded. Teena Marie once described herself as a Black artist with White skin and no one could describe her any less accurately. We are losing are greats, folks....and I don't see anyone on the horizon or an upcoming cultural shift that will realign this current musical malaise. We will delve into "Lady T's" history and musical legacy this Thursday at 5pm in addition to to discussing new evidence that placebos work (even when the person knows they're taking a fake drug) and our estimation of this year's biggest stories. Feel free to join Capt. Kirk and yours truly "live" by calling in at 646-915-9620, the chat room located at afronerdradio.com or via email/IM-afronerdradio@yahoo.com. In the interim, let's take a look at Teena Marie (along with the incomparable Rick James) doing what she did best:

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Join Us at 7pm for Our Post Xmas Broadcast! Discussing The Demise of Urban & Music Mags; A Serial Killer in NYC; Miley's Salvia; & More!

Join us, AGAIN....this Sunday at 7pm eastern as Dburt and Capt. Kirk bring their analytical scalpels in order to dissect the following topics: a continuation of our inner city crime discourse stemming from this morning's 98.7 KISS-NYC radio show concerning the surge of violence in Newark, NJ; the decline and/or demise of urban culture and music magazines; is there a NYC-Long Island serial killer on the loose? Has the Son of Sam returned?; after the Miley Cyrus salvia debacle, should the drug be banned?; and if time permits-a discussion on the state of the African-American fashion standard. Feel free to call us "live" at 646-915-9620 or contact us via our chat room at afronerdradio.com or by email/IM-afronerdradio@yahoo.com. And in the immortal words of Prince Namor....Imperius Rex!

Afronerd Radio's Week in Review

And although we are in the throws of the Holiday Season, check out this macabre blaxploitation gift to our loyal listeners-Scream Blacula Scream, courtesy of Afronerd Cinemas:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Maybe It's A Flashback! A Giants vs Packers Discussion With NEFL/Chippewa Valley Predator Coach, Martin Adams! And Our Mid-Week in Review!

Never let it be said that there not enough Afronerd Radio programming! Stop by for our "Pre-Xmas" and numero dos interview with NEFL/Chippewa Valley Predator coach, Martin Adams. Yes...even on a self avowed hobby-based, sci-fi, political, graphic novel, urban alternative music show, we can make room for the sport geeks! We will pick Mr. Adams' brain regarding the football season thus far (including the upcoming Packers vs Giants battle). And for the second half of the broadcast, we will have our regularly scheduled Mid-Week in Review (a continuation of the Google Ngram men vs women dilemma, NY Governor Paterson's 62K fine for copping World Series tickets and the reality of Net Neutrality..hey that rhymes!). This time stop by for a mid-week tete a tete by calling us "live" at 646-915-9620 or via email/IM-afronerdradio@yahoo.com. Don't miss it!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tune in 2nite at 7pm (ET) for Afronerd featuring Capt. Kirk! Discussing the Heidi Jones scandal, Racists vs Thor Movie. Martial Law in NJ? & More!

Happy Holidays, folks! We have yet another fiery, fun flavored and fully packed show for all our listeners to enjoy. Set your timers for 7pm this evening as Captain Kirk and yours truly use our conservative (and sometimes, independent) microscopes to analyze the following issues: WABC's weather anchor gets suspended for filing a false rape accusation; White supremacist group boycotts the upcoming Thor Movie over actor, Idris Elba's portrayal of the "white god," Heimdall (and they have a problem with the African superhero, Black Panther .....go figure); a Harlem inventor creates an anti-pants sagging device ; according to the new Google Ngram app , the term "men" is losing ground in usage while "women" is on an uptick and lastly, has martial law finally come to New Jersey due to the surge of crime in "Joisey" locales such as Newark, Orange, East Orange and Irvington? Again, whew! Feel free to give us a buzz "live" at 646-915-9620 or via email/IM-afronerdradio@yahoo.com. Nuff' said!

Afronerd Radio's Week in Review

And to keep up with the upcoming Holiday season, take a look at this cover version of Wham's Last Christmas, courtesy of Mar:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Listen Up! New Broadcast-Afronerd Featuring Capt. Kirk! 2nite at 7pm-More Pop Culture talk, Blade Goes To Jail & More in Current Events!

Salutations, crumpets & Happy Holidays to all our listeners, readers and supporters! Join Team Afronerd tonight at 7pm as we discuss the following topics: a continued (or addendum) conversation highlighting the latest in pop culture (sci-fi, comic/fantasy centered) news as 2011 approaches; Blade actor, Wesley Snipes starts his 3 year incarceration for failing to stake those darned government tax vamps; fallout over President Obama's extension of the Bush tax cuts; more audio tapes are released from the Nixon Archives and if time permits, a discussion regarding the bleak outlook for a more balanced depiction of minorities in the world of media and entertainment (and the deleterious toll this has taken on the American citizenry and beyond). Whew! Don't forget to give us a call "live" at-646-915-962o or contact us via email/IM-afronerdradio@yahoo.com. See you all at 7pm sharp! Imperius Rex!

Afronerd Radio's Week in Review

And while you wait for the show, check out this performance by the inimitable Janelle Monae, singing "Tightrope":

Monday, December 06, 2010

Hey We're Opening Shop on Wednesday's As A Regular Gig! Join Us at 5pm Wed to Discuss New Pop Culture Info, NYC Cabbie Shot & Dorian Gray Mice?

Well, first off, The Comic Shoppe will be returning in less than 2 weeks...however, in the interim, we will be shoring up our Afronerd show this Wednesday with a brief discussion centered on current pop/pulp cultural trends. Secondly, we will be discussing yet another tragic narrative pertaining to a hard working taxi driver who is on the mend after being horrifically shot 4 times by a skell who managed to get away with $100!! And lastly, perhaps in uptempo news, Harvard scientists appear to be one step closer in really being able to turn the aging clock backwards. Join Capt. Kirk and yours truly, Wednesday at 5pm-the call in number is: 646-915-9620 or via email/IM-afronerdradio@yahoo.com.

And for a music interlude.....check out these musical giants, doing what they do best, from July of this year (Paris)-Stevie Wonder and Prince, performing Mr. Wonder's classic, Superstition:

Oh yeah...we implore you to expand this clip....par excellence-

And then there's the talented freshmen class, Andreya Triana:

Afronerd Radio's MID-Week in Review

Sunday, December 05, 2010

A Truly Crucial Lesson to Be Learned....."Bring Your 'A' Game"

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First off, the message from this Mario Van Peebles produced project is one that we tout here at Afronerd ad infinitum. The message is on point, I'm just not sure about some of the folks displayed in this piece actually being in a position of authority to propogate it! Case in point-Ice Cube, P. Diddy, Russell Simmons and Kevin Liles, just to name a few, are some of the individuals (again, some not all) who are the image makers responsible for the minstrel aesthetic that is infecting the Hip Hop industry that this doc seeks to critique. But what say you? Are we off base? Can we ignore some of the messengers in this one?

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Stop by Sunday's Afronerd Radio Show at 7pm As We Discuss: WikiLeaks 2.0; NYC Well Dressed Cabbie & Stern Goes 2 Itunes? & More!

Let's keep it concise, simple and plain! Join Captain Kirk and yours truly tomorrow evening at 7pm to shed some light on the following issues: how does anyone verify facts in today's media-case in point: Did a gay male actually have a "weird accident" wile being patted down during TSA search? Probably not....but it went through a brief news cycle anyway!; our opinion on the latest "secrets" being exposed, courtesy of Wikileaks; a NYC cabbie gets noticed because of his professional style of dress and lastly, is the King of All Media going to Itunes or is it pure speculation? Feel free to call in at-646-915-9620 or via email/IM-afronerdradio@yahoo.com.

Afronerd Radio's Week in Review

And here's more music while you wait for tomorrow's broadcast.....Cerebral Ballzy: