Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Your Football Fantasy, Two Femmes Talk Football

All work and no play make Ren and Jill dull girls. Join Jill Brenneman and Ren weekly at 930PM Eastern, 6PM Pacific Time for "Your Football Fantasy, Two Femmes Talk Football on
Weekly topics include Ren and Jill's predictions, recap of previous weeks action, update on the Coaching Gallows Pole. Look at the NFL from the whole new perspective of Two Femmes.

September 30th topics,

Lane Kiffin out, Raiders get Cable, Tom Cable, as their new Head Coach.
Scott Linehan out in St. Louis, Haslett in, Trent Green goes back to the bench Mark Bulger gets the starting job back. How awful is Cinci? Derek Anderson says the Browns have their swagger back, Brett Favre with 6 TDs, Kurt Warner keeps both the Jets and the Cards in the game, plus predictions and listener calls.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Call For Sex Positive Carnival Submissions

I'm pleased as pie to be hosting the 10th Edition of Feminist Carnival of Sexual Freedom and Autonomy on October 6th here at XXBN's blog.

This rather new carnival supports the belief that sexual freedom is an essential part of autonomy. Therefore any legal regulation or social control which seeks to supersede the right of the individual woman to exercise her rights to her sexual self &/or body under her own discretion is an attempt to control and regulate women, undermining & infringing upon her human rights and individual freedoms.

As host (quite a subjective position, as noted in my recent duties as host of Carnival of The Liberals), this is what I'm looking for:

* Posts and articles which not only address or battle the barriers directly, but express the practice &/or spirit of female sexual autonomy.

* I don't really care how old the post or article is, so don't let publishing date deter you from submitting or nominating a quality piece.

Please submit your posts/articles ~ as well as nominate the posts/articles of others ~ by sending them to me at Gracie (dot) Passette (at) gmail (dot) com.

Cult of Gracie Radio With Genia Stevens

I've known Genia of SistersTalk for years now. We've been out of touch for awhile, but thanks to the magic of Twitter, we recently reconnected, debating one another on the subject of "smoke free" laws. Since Twitter is a very limited venue, I challenged her carry on the debate, live on Cult Of Gracie Radio.

She agreed.

So join us Wednesday, October 1 (from 9 to 10 PM, central), as Genia battles against Gracie in the ultimate smoking debate

Chime in with your thoughts on smoking, smokers' rights, health issues, smoking addiction assistance, and "smoke free" or similar "fresh air" projects & legislation.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

XXBN Special Show: Live Broadcast With Johannes Grenzfurthner From Arse Elektronika Conference

XXBN gets inside the Arse Elektronika Conference, with Gracie Passette speaking live with Johannes Grenzfurthner 9/26/2008 at 9 PM Pacific/11 PM Central (9/27/2008 at 12:00 AM Eastern).

This year's conference theme is "Do Androids Sleep With Electric Sheep?" Critical Perspectives on Sexuality and Pornography in Science and Social Fiction:
Taking up where the successful conference in autumn 2007 left off, this year's Arse Elektronika stands under the motto "future" -- and the ways in which the present sees itself reflected in it. Maintaining a broadened perspective on technical development and technology while also putting special emphasis on its social implementation, this year's conference focuses on Science and Social Fiction.

The genre of the "fantastic" is especially well suited to the investigation of the touchy area of sexuality and pornography: actual and assumed developments are frequently depicted positively and approvingly, but just as often with dystopian admonishment. Here the classic, and continuingly valid, themes of modernism represent a clear link between the two aspects: questions of science, research and technologization are of interest, as is the complex surrounding urbanism, artificiality and control (or the loss of control). Depictions of the future, irregardless of the form they take, always address the present as well. Imaginations of the fantastic and the nightmarish give rise to a thematic overlapping of the exotic, the alienating and, of course, the pornographic/sexual as well.
XXBN's conference discussion will include the Prixxx Arse Elektronika 2008 Awards Ceremony results.

Johannes Grenzfurthner is an artist, curator, director and writer with numerous published essays and articles on contemporary art, science and philosophy. He holds a professorship for art theory and art practice at the University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria and is the founder of monochrom, an internationally acting art and theory group.

As always, you are invited to participate in the show; calls welcome at 646.200.3136.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Carnival Of The Liberals, #74

This edition of the Carnival of The Liberals was insane ~ not just because our times and politics are Crazy with a capital 'C' but because I had nearly 70 fabulous entries. Seriously.

They were so good I wish I could have just pasted 'em all in here, but rules being rules for a reason (like will you read them all?) I trimmed as best I could...

You may want to begin with a reality check on your own political views... In The Biology of Politics: Is It For Real? GrrlScientist (of Living the Scientific Life) poses a mind-blowing question: Do we have free will or are we "programmed" by our genes to be "defensive" in our political views?

Laugh yer ass off (then when the reality hits you, toss yer cookies) with Ron Britton's Rorschach Test posted at Bay of Fundie.

Greta Christina's The Obligatory Sarah Palin Column, or, Why I Don’t Care About A Pregnant 17 Year Old (posted at The Blowfish Blog) is already an Internet classic. Read it because years from now people will remember where they were when they read it ~ and ask you where you were. Don't look like a loser.

In It's time to pay your bar tab, sir..., The Whited Sepulchre asks a question oft upon my lips, "Why aren't people rioting in the streets?" Bonus points for the image (and a beer or whatnot if he'll get me one of those t-shirts!)

In Congratulations, Did You Pray Today?, Menstrual Poetry recounts her visit to the Bloomsburg Fair:
I was walking merrily along, minding my own business, trying to catch up with the rest of my family that had obviously grown tired of my collecting process by then, when all of a sudden I hear a woman’s voice squeal with delight “I see you have a rosary! Congratulations, did you pray today?” I, of course, stop and look around because by then my head has been down for far too long trying to organize everything I was carrying and who knows where this woman came from. So I look up from my loot and I am greeted with this middle-aged woman’s face, staring at me with a polite smile on her face and I look up a little more and see little baby fetuses among a table in the biggest pro-life tent I have ever seen in my life.
Is it enough to make you consider being an atheist? Then check out Daylight Atheism's A Voice in the Crowd for a "novel" approach to the movement.

Just who is actually harmed by the Administration's public lands funding cuts? The Birdist, aka Nicholas Lund, tells you in Arizona Park Fees Rise.

Two sides of the same coin:
Jeffrey Stingerstein's When Are People Going Realize that Gay Marriage IS a Civil Rights Battle? posted at Disillusioned Words


The Ridger's Heart. Cockles. Warmed. posted at The Greenbelt.
Helene Zemel exposes how health insurance companies are exploiting a loophole in HIPAA and using prescription use databases to exclude people from health insurance in Big Brother Is Watching Your Health Care at Health Plans Plus.

These guys swear in their posts and I like that; politics without passion is far too often a meaningless pile of crap and this stuff should make us all foul-mouthed. But you've been warned:
Montag's The Middle Class of Whatever posted at Stump Lane


Jason Buckley's Get Your Union Facts Straight posted at Washington Interns Gone Bad.
Can Idiot/Savant get an "Amen!" for None of their damn business at No Right Turn? I'll say it. "Amen!"
According to yesterday's Herald, an Auckland primary school is concerned that one of their teachers is moonlighting as a prostitute. They shouldn't be. Or rather, if it doesn't affect her work output or pose a conflict of interest (and there's no suggestion of either), then it is simply none of their damn business. Quite apart from the fact that prostitution is not a crime anymore, what goes on in the privacy of people's bedrooms between consenting adults is their own concern, and absolutely no business of their employer.
Since I can barely keep up with my local issues and (I hope) the majority of national issues, these bits from other places were, um, horrific to read.
Ames presents In Colorado, Where an Unconstitutional Constitution is Par for the Course, Life May Soon Begin at Conception posted at Submitted to a Candid World,

Lose your house, lose your vote posted at archy, and

Denise Dennis: Right-Wing Terror Film Delivered To Swing-State NY Times Readers posted at HuffingtonPost.com.
Kudos for scaring me, kids.

Because Free Speech matters, this is the "last but certainly not least!" post: Yoo at at Stochastic Scribbles presents A downward trend for free speech.

That reminds me...

You are invited to attend XXBN's Election Night Coverage.
When: November 4th, from 10 p.m. to Midnight (Eastern)

Where: On XXBN ~ listen live, talk in the chat room, & even be on-air!

Why: There's this little thing called a presidential election, as well as lots of local elections going on that night and we'll be bringing you the news, results and (fingers-crossed!) the laughs and sighs of relief. (If not we'll be crying, ranting, barfing... possibly renting U-Hauls to cross a border...)
Please join us ~ no need to RSVP, just be there. You can even join the show by calling in at 646.200.3136.

The next Carnival of The Liberals will be October 8, 2008, at Clashing Culture; why not submit something?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cult of Gracie Radio With Amber Rhea

On Wednesday I'll be chatting with Amber Rhea, the pole dancing, sex positive feminist with a Bachelor's degree in linguistics and a Master's degree in internet technology. She's also co-founder of the Georgia Podcast Network, co-host of the award-winning podcast Mostly ITP (which focuses on people and issues in Atlanta), main organizer of PodCamp Atlanta 2007, & organizer of Sex 2.0, an 'unconference' focused on the intersection of social media, feminism, and sexuality.

One of the things that impresses me most about Amber is that she gets sex work ~ despite never having worked 'the game', despite being 'young' and not a crone. She truly has wisdom beyond her years.

You can join the raunchy-fun and the ranty-goodness on Cult of Gracie Radio at 9 p.m. central ~ listen live, hang out in the chat room, and call in at 646.200.3136.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Submit (Your Posts) To XXBN

XXBN's hosting the next Carnival of the Liberals, on September 24th ~ please submit something grande!

You can check the last edition of the carnival at Redonkulous Redundancy.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

XXBN Sponsorships & Advertising

Looking to reach sex positive, progressive men and women?

You can sponsor &/or advertise on individual shows or all of XXBN's programming. Options include web display ads (banner), audio ads, & on-air sponsor mentions.

You may also advertise on this blog. (Monthly ~ or longer ~ sponsors receive acknowledgement for their support with mention/link at this blog, so that all listeners know of your continued support.)

Contact Gracie Passette at Gracie (dot) Passette (at) gmail (dot) com to discuss your interests & needs.

If you're an individual or company simply wishing to give kudos, you may donate to the shows/hosts to show your support:

Donate to Up The Hill With Zach & Jill (Jill Brenneman)

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(Please note that donations are wildly welcomed; but as donations, have no promises or strings attached.)

Cult of Gracie Radio With Artist Charlene Lanzel

Wednesday, September 17, Charlene Lanzel will be on Cult of Gracie Radio.

As an artist, Charlene Lanzel has worked with some of the world's top mural painters; with Breast Defense, an exhibition of one-of-a-kind plaster molds cast from the busts of legendary burlesque icons for The Keep A Breast Foundation; and creates some wonderful pin ups.

Lanzel was also a "She-Wolf" a "bodyguard" for The Dead Boys re-union tour in 1988 where she dressed in bondage and whipped the stage divers down from the stage, proof of at least one part in her "Cigarette Girl, Go-Go Dancer, Punk Rocker & Artist" billing. *wink*

It promises to be an eclectic mix of the arts ~ and opinions. Join the chaos!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cult Of Gracie: Politics & Limericks With Made Kane

Tonight, Wednesday, September 10th, on Cult of Gracie Radio, at 9 pm central, the special guest is Mad Kane. Madeleine Begun Kane isn't just another political blogger ~ not just because she wears many other hats (she's a recovering lawyer, a a musician and has a marriage and somewhat typical life dealing with work, money, etc.), but because she's funny as heck.

And I'm not the only one saying so ~ Bob Newhart recently announced her the winner of the 2008 Robert Benchley Society Award for Humor.

Her Raising Kane columns and other humor about marriage, work, money, travel, and other topics have appeared in numerous publications including Family Circle Magazine, the New York Times and have been carried by the L. A. Times Syndicate and Knight-Ridder/Tribune.

Mad Kane applies her linguistic skills to create more than rants and tirades. She writes clever verses, limericks, poems and verse about politics and current events, making the reading her opinion pieces far more fun ~ and her ire more likely to be remembered.

I'm certain it will be a memorable show. As always, you can participate in the show by calling in at 646.200.3136.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Up the Hill with Zack and Jill, special Friday Night Edition, Tropical Storm Hanna live from Raleigh, NC

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Special Up the Hill with Zack and Jill
Topic: Tropical Storm, possibly Hurricane Hanna by time of air bearing down on North Carolina. Xxbn live from Raleigh./Durham, directly in the storm's projected path. Forecasters are calling for high winds, coastal storm surge, inland flooding, tornadoes and very heavy rain. Xxbn Crown Weather Services Forecaster Rob Lightbown with the very latest information. Zacl in Raleigh with closings, delays and cancellations.

Zack will be in the studio, Jill Brenneman from Raleigh, other coverage from DC if possible.