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SOUND AND THE FURY 

A Week On The Scene

TALKING MONEY

After enduring seven excruciating days and nights of non-stop banter by fourth-tier "celebrities" from the local media, KSYM DJs raised $55,590 in the station's 2003 pledge drive. Finally, they can get back to playing the first track of Beck's Sea Change over and over again.

In related news, KSYM DJ Joe X. Horn has pulled up his roots and resigned from his Third Coast Music Network position after 12 years and more than 600 four-hour radio shows. "I ain't owed much for my time and efforts," he wrote in a farewell e-mail. "My reward shall be watching Third Coast continue to prosper in my absence."

TALKING TRASH

Just when you think that the Dixie Chicks have all the life and luster of a bale of hay, the gals go and surprise the nation with some timely anti-American sentiment. At a recent overseas concert, bumpkin Natalie Maines had the balls to admit that she's ashamed to share her Texas roots with good ol' boy Dubbya. "Just so you know," Dixie Chick Natalie Maines squealed to a London audience, "we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas."

Nationally, a rash of radio stations are boycotting the Chicks' music, including local KJ-97 program director Keith Montgomery, who refused, late last week, to give them airplay.

Maines later apologized for the comment. At press time, it was not known whether Montgomery would accept Maines' apology and play that awful "Landslide" cover repeatly.

There are plenty of reasons not to play the Dixie Chicks, but this truly borders ridiculous.

TALKING FILIPINO

If you can get past Jennifer Garner on the cover, check out page 106 in the March issue of GQ for a little mention of Michael Pendon, SA's own DJ Jester, the Filipino Fist. •


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