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Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Here's an interesting idea:

NY Promoter Wants Springsteen to Upstage Bush

An online petition at www.draftbruce.com has been signed by about 50,000 people in 10 days since it was launched, Rasiej said, adding he had also reached out to acts such as REM, The Dave Matthews Band, Bob Dylan and Carlos Santana.

Sign the petition here: draftbruce.com

Brownie points for the lean, clean, mean web page design. I didn't sign the petition, but I have coerced some of those weaker than me into doing so. The promoter claims he has Giants stadium on hold. If he can't get Bruce & Co., he might consider Perry Farrell & Co.:

Lollapalooza Canceled Due to Poor Sales

Perhaps the acts were too good: Morrissey, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, the Pixies, Wilco, the Polyphonic Spree and P.J. Harvey. Or (same thing) too old. If they wanted to reel in the summer festival crowd, they probably should have stuck to The Donnas, Incubus and Queens of the Stone Age. And maybe added Velvet Revolver.

Finally, this news day just keeps getting better:

Papers: Ryan Pressured Wife for Public Sex

The former wife of Republican Senate candidate Jack Ryan claimed in divorce documents released Monday that he pressured her to perform sex acts in clubs while others watched.

Jeri Lynn Ryan, an actress best known for roles on TV's "Boston Public" and "Star Trek: Voyager," said in the documents that she angered Ryan by refusing.


She's angered me by refusing, too. Might have saved the marriage.

Wait, Jack Ryan? Isn't that the hero of 24 -- or a Tom Clancy novel? Though this sounds more like something out of Michel Houellebecq. Maybe his campaign taking a page out of the Schwarzeneggar campaign and this is all a ploy intended to energize his fledgling campaign and bolster his Republican credentials.