by Scoobie Davis
Exclusive: Bob Eubanks Forgives Michael Moore
I was going over my notes and found some posts that had gone by the wayside during the campaign. One is the news that Bob Eubanks has forgiven Michael Moore. If you'll remember, in Moore's first film, Roger and Me, he interviewed Eubanks about the economic situation in Flint, Michigan. In clearly what was a moment not intended to be shown in the film, Eubanks joked to Moore: "You know why Jewish girls don't get AIDS? They only marry assholes, the don't screw 'em!"
It was a bit of a cheap shot by Moore to include it in the film and Eubanks was seething because of it. However, this fall, Eubanks was interviewed on the soft rock station KOST-FM 103.5 and said that he forgave Moore.
Disclosure: I would not have listened to KOST except that it is piped into my workplace. This leads me to the following rant about KOST:
An Open Letter to KOST-FM 103.5 in Los Angeles
Okay, I realize that there is a market for soft rock. However, keep in mind that some of us don't voluntarily listen to it. Here are some small things you can do to make our listening experience more pleasurable:
1. Lay off the Christopher Cross. It makes sense that Cross did "Arthur's Theme" because the film Arthur is a like Cross's music in that both have not aged well at all. Please, I'm begging you.
2. I realize that Alanis is considered alternative rock, but there are some Alanis songs that wouldn't offend regular whitebread listeners to KOST. Examples: "Thank U" and "Unsent."
3. You claim to be a soft rock station--that's fair enough. What the deal with the Faith Hill songs? That's country and western. Please discontinue.
4. I love Dido but you are overplaying her music.
5. If you surveyed your voluntary listeners, I bet they would let you know that songs by Air Supply wouldn't be missed.
That's my two cents.