Monday, January 28, 2013

Making of the Mayor 2013

This November, New Yorkers will be going to the polls and electing a new mayor. For the first time in 12 years, an incumbent mayor won't be running for re-election since Mayor Bloomberg is term-limited (for real this time!). 

So the job is open, and it's anyone ball game.

Several candidates, both Democrat and Republican, have either declared their candidacies or are planning to declare soon. The game is on. 

This election promises to be an epic battle for the soul of this city. Will we continue down the road of the Bloomberg authoritarian corporate city or will become a more equitable, middle-class friendly town? Will our government keep punishing the poor and coddling the rich -- or not? What will our city's future be?

As the year grinds on, I plan on covering the battle for the mayoralty as it develops. I'm sure it'll be interesting, with lots of candidates, lots of wars or words, lots of ads, lots of noise.

The noise has already started. Last week, Bloomberg criticized some of the candidate as sounding "ridiculous" -- because he, of course, never is.

This will be interesting. Make sure to come here to find out more as it goes on. 

Ya'll listen now! Ya' hear?

NYC hasn't had a country music radio station in over 17 years.

Believe it or not, this town actually used to have a thriving country music station (I believe it was called WYNY) but since this is, you know, New York City, it eventually died out and it wasn't replaced.

Why? you wonder

Who knows? But it's probably safe to say that the Bush presidency didn't exactly make New Yorkers thirst for redneck music on their radio.

But now it's back! 

Apparently a nationwide radio station called NASH has snagged a place on the NYC radio dial at 94.7 FM. Yessir, ya' wanna listen to some Alan Jackson or Garth Brooks or .... whatever ... you gotta place for it on the dial. 

So put on your cowboy hat, chew some tabakky, break out some moonshine, and enjoy.