Sunday, September 26, 2004


Presidential debates and the voice of the people

This Thursday, Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. (EST), you can hear the Presidential debate with a twist of lemon if you tune into Cotolo Chronicles. Objective, humorous, irreverant, insane, insightful, off the cuff and hopefully meaningful commentary will supplement the candidates’ responses.

And, as the debate ensues, you can join in and comment by emailing me at and I will be reading the emails that you send.

This unique format was originally developed by Ron Stack. It was used during Presidential speeches broadcast over the radio during the second world war. Or maybe it was the Spanish-American War. One of those. Anyways, the format will be resurrected this week and we urge you to listen and participate.

Tell a friend, a family member, a co-worker or dial a random telephone number and tell whoever picks up to join you and me and the Presidential candidates for this unique broadcast.

For more on bloggers and the election, click this rather long link name ...

Cotolo Chronicles can be heard every Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on the internet

Tuesday, September 21, 2004


Mass debating at hand

...continuing in the political arena, we heard that the debates have been set and Chronicles is sad, but not surprised, that the first Presidential candidate debate will be on Thursday, Sept. 30. Of course, another giant media event is scheduled to cross the path of Chronicles. We may just have to do a special show, as we did with the political party conventions, and have a sound stream from the debate site. Fair and balanced commentary is guaranteed. Remember, we are undecideds. So be at Chronicles on Sept. 30.
Just after the debates were set, representatives from each campaign came foward and announced how their candidates did in those up and coming meetings. Since these statements will be presented no matter what happens in the actual debates, the parties thought it best to get them out there now.

From the Republicans ... "It is clear, and the American people know it, that the President stood his ground firmly and won the debate[s]. All of his answers were detailed and the American people know where he stands and they support him fully. He did better than we expected."

From the Democrats ... "A grand-slam performance from Senator Kerry, for sure. To win a debate against a sitting President puts him in great standing with the American people and we are sure that a lot of people who were undecided are now leaning toward Senator Kerry. He did what we expected of him as a skilled debater."

Cotolo Chronicles can be heard every Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on the internet

Monday, September 20, 2004


Flood of opinion

Well, we are a bit tardy posting but we never expected any part of Hurricane Ivan to get in the way of our menial tasks here. Still, the edge of that storm, downgraded to a Pain In The Ass Storm, took out major electrical devices here in Southcentral Pennsylvania and left us without power for most the weekend.

We're back.

So yesterday, out on the field, I talked with a Bush supporter. As I indicated on Chronicles, I approach every political supporter being an "undecided." That way, I get the full attention of the person. Here's a bit how it went.

"Why should I vote for your guy?" I asked.
"Because the other guy is a dope," he said.
"Well don't tell me what the other guy is, tell me what your guy is."
"Our guy [he points to a Bush-Cheney bumper sticker he has been carrying] is doing all good things."
"What about the war?" I said.
"What about the war?" he said.
"You all for that?"
"I disagree with some things about it. But we had to do it, that guy was doing things that could have led to attacking us."
"How could he have attacked us even if he had the weapons they never found?"
"We went in and stopped him, we had to."
"But was this war really worth it?"
"Ahhhhhhhhhh," he said and stomped off.

It is fun being an undecided. I will talk to the Kerry people next.

Thursday, September 16, 2004


Comparametric equations, maybe?

Come one, come all, come one at a time and all for one and one for all.

A great controversy may be the topic of Sept. 16’s Chronicles. Often, it is argued that hidden within the flow of signals from typical cameras, through image processing, to display media, is a homomorphic filter. But is there? Is homomorphic filtering desirable, and when are there occasions where it is not?

I have always said that cancellation of this implicit homomorphic filter must include the introduction of an anti-homomorphic filter. It is a concept that suggests the principle of quantigraphic image processing, and, obviously, brings about the idea that a linearly responsive to a semi-monotonic function of the quantity of light received, integrated over a fixed spectral response profile, might be questioned.

Is this quantity radiometric nor photometric? And what about the spectral response of the sensor elements?

Tune in tonight. We may get into it. And then again, we may not. It depends on a number of things, all of them health-related. No matter what happens, get your beverage or beverages of choice and be ready to replenish your precious bodily fluids as the flow of the moment sweeps through your mind like a hurricane called Ivan.

Cotolo Chronicles can be heard every Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on the internet

Wednesday, September 15, 2004


Happy holiday, my Jewish friends

Tomorrow night is the next Cotolo Chronicles. Tonight begins the high holy days for my Jewish friends. I sometimes feel I am more Jewish at heart than anything else, mostly because their holidays are more dramatic and colorful than all other religions. Today is also the official beginning of autumn. I sometimes feel that I am more in touch with autumn than with all the other seasons because autumn is so, well, so Jewish.

Today’s highly controversial question is: If you were Phil Spector, would you kill yourself? Chronicles polled 4,343 people, asking for yes-or-no answers. Here are some of the results.
Other responses were similar. There is an error of margin of six Nos.
Madonna is reportedly going to the Holy Land. A student of Jewish mysticism, old cone tits was headed to Israel on a spiritual quest for the Jewish New Year, which begins at sundown today. We apologize to all Jewish people for the inconvenience.
U2 is among the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, proving again that the Hall is a trite, useless and demeaning part of the great music’s history.
Vivendi's recovery is almost complete, the French media and telecommunications giant that brought down the remaining pillars of reports. Despite a massive second-quarter net loss which the company claims is bloated by the effects of the weaker U.S. dollar, the giant corporate structure that is partially responsible for the sad state of popular music today will stay in business.

Cotolo Chronicles can be heard every Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on the internet

Tuesday, September 14, 2004


No film at eleven or any time ...

Here is the cultural-climate report for Tuesday, Sept. 14.

One of the original Star Trek cast members—Walter Koenig (Chekov) turns 68 today and everyone thought he was older or dead already.

Oprah (why even write her last name any longer?) returned to her TV show having lost more weight than a blowfish in a twine factory and performing a bogus feat of generosity. Everybody in her audience got a new car, 276 midsize Pontiac G6's fresh off the assembly line—each worth $28,400. Total value: more than $7 million. But it was noted the cars were courtesy of Pontiac. So, she didn’t have to cough up the $7 million pocket change she had in her purse.

The U.S. government still cannot figure out what North Korea blew up to cause a mushroom bomb, even though North Korean officials swear they were blowing up mushrooms.

A recent report indicated that not only doesn’t the U.S. know where bin-Laden might be but that bin-Laden himself is confused about where he may be.

Cotolo Chronicles was the first “media” department that indicated John Kerry’s face is similar to Herman Munster’s face, that is, Fred Gwynne (R.I.P.) in makeup.

Watching a recent concert by Paul Simon was cringe worthy. Not because of the musical performance but because Paul is doing stupid things with his hands and fingers when he is not playing guitar. Plus, no matter what he looks like under that baseball cap, he should lose it.

The expiration of the 10-year-old ban on 19 types of assault weapons drove up business at some gun stores. It was an automatic reaction.

Ivan The Terrible is a storm on a collision course with America. Floridians may be spared this storm. Cajuns may not be so fortunate, although they are better accordion players than Floridians will ever be.

Fred Ebb is dead. We must all be in awe of any person who can make a good living being a lyricist.

Cotolo Chronicles can be heard every Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on the internet

Monday, September 13, 2004


Du et on Mon Dei

Some Monday thoughts and things ...
In two thousand words or less, please explain the homepage ... and why should you make it your home page?
The first and foremost 2005 calendar is now on sale for a good cause at It's so beautiful you won't wanna flip a month's page when the days run out.
For a good time, go to and spend a few bucks.
Can this guy be for real? You tell me, click and read and lemme know what you think might be the angle here.
According to The Des, aliens are supposed to contact me tonight. However, it's late afternoon and I haven't heard a thing from Des or Zigones.
Someone tell me where Dub Demon--Brian McKenna--is these days.

Cotolo Chronicles can be heard every Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on the internet

Saturday, September 11, 2004


We remember ...


Friday, September 10, 2004


Somewhere, beyond the weekend

All this weekend on you can hear repeats of great Cotolo Chronicles programs as KMA Entertainment presents a Cotolo weekend, by popular demand. This means the broadcasts of Chronicles from the past, including cafes. So check in sometime, anytime, because the stream will be running all the time.


Want to know more about Bobby Darin? We spoke of the late, great performer, cut down in the prime of two great careers, on our Sept. 9 show. Check him out, on the net, somewhere beyond the sea at ...


Some people have been asking about our penultimate statement at the end of each show. That is, "Goodnight, Mrs. Ernstwhile, where ever you are." The reference is to a character in the Cotolo novel, License To Skill. That book is not for sale, but its chapters may still be posted in archives on the internet, at

Don't forget --

Chronicles Weekend with Cotolo and the crew, Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 at

Wednesday, September 08, 2004


Broad sides

Thursday, Sept. 9 offers another Cotolo Chronicles, live.

What's to talk about? We always start the show with a number of topics available for comment. However, the art of the sidebar always leads us into other, unbeknownst beforehand areas of thought.

But one of the topics will be interesting to all independent performers and what audience they may have. This topic could be titled "Out Of Their Element." Unless you have a better title.

Speaking of sidebars, this topic is about spinoffs. Can a spinoff come from a sidebar or does a sidebar have to come from a source or its spinoff. See, that right there is a sidebar.

Famous people flop a lot as they endeavor into areas they are not known for. Let's look at the failures of successes and see how the wheel spins for the so-called famous.

Plus, just how well do you know Bobby Darin? And do you care to know any more if any at all?

There will be more, considering the sidebars and side effects and sidelines and spinoffs. And, as always, surprises. Check it out at 9 p.m. proper.

Cotolo Chronicles can be heard every Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on the internet

Tuesday, September 07, 2004


Tuesday and the Jaguar slept late

The return of the live Jiggy Jaguar Show is today, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. EST. The Jigster has been on vacation, though actually working hard to launch another KMA Entertainment broadcast site.

Now, the Jigulator returns and if you have never heard a JJ show live, go to

and then click on the Jiggy Jaguar image. Then, the WindowsMedia player should launch, buffer and spit out sound. At the site, proper, you can read directions on how to call in to the show and how to enter the chat room. The show is as interactive as you make it.

Are there better ways to spend two hours in the middle of the day? Not when it comes to talk radio, because JJ is part of the talk radio revolution, happening on the Web, where all is still open, free and challenging.

Cotolo Chronicles can be heard every Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on the internet

Monday, September 06, 2004


Repeat after me ...

Happy Labor Day, everyone.

It is time to look back at your career as a {insert profession here} and figure what went right and what went wrong to make you a {insert profession here}. If you are like me, and I daresay if you are an immediate checkup is suggested, you are wondering if anything at all ever happened, no less what exactly happened, to make you a {insert profession here}.

Anyways, it is 2004 and I swear I have nothing to do with that, so don't go blaming me, and I want to remind you that Cotolo Chronicles is repeated on KJAG Radio from 4-6 p.m. Central Time on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as it is simulcast on Thursdays. I am only reminding you of this because you may be one of the people who recently asked me about the schedule of repeats. If you are, I should know you by name, if not by sight, so please sign your real name next time you drop me an email.

The past few emails I received from listeners were from real people using fictitious names. Unless, that is, there really is a person born with the name Hippo5676, and another named Bigstickof_Iron. It isn't often in the history of mankind that you see people's names including underscores.

In any event, have a happy holiday.

Cotolo Chronicles can be heard every Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on the internet

Saturday, September 04, 2004



Someone wrote to me, and I paraphrase, "You did a whole program blasting blogs once and now you start one? I suppose you have an explanation."

Well, I don't have to explain anything to anyone. However, it's a good question. Chronicles ragged on web logs more than once, but not for the form--for the content. Blogs that entertain and/or share thoughts and ideas with an audience make for productive reading. Blogs that are diaries--personal logs never meant to be public--are exercises in time-wasting. Unless, of course, that personal log is created by an exceptional writer, which is highly unlikely.

So, this blog is to entertain, share and ponder another event--the weekly broadcast of C-Chronicles. I encourage comments, rants, suggestions and raves. Whatever. It is interactive and it is promotional, since the program is always open to new visitors. I promise never to tell you what I had for breakfast or how I long for some gal I once met in Kalamazoo. Besides, none of your business.


The other blog is a creative exercise. In conjunction with Indie Journal Daily --, I continue to write entries of interest, education and entertainment. None of it reflects what car I would like to buy or where I am in the search for an identity, unless, of course, I find a totally amusing way to present that (I am a professional writer, sans pimples on my face). For the past year I have been publishing, weekly, chapters of a novel--The Complete and Unabridged History of Japan. It is the second novel I have published on the net since I began this blog. Some people read it, follow it and enjoy it. Others could care less. At least there are some in the first category.

Cotolo Chronicles can be heard every Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on the internet at --

Friday, September 03, 2004


September begins with 2004 on the wane

Cotolo Chronicles can be heard every Thursday night at 9 p.m. EST on the internet at --

Reflections on the program of Sept.2

We encourage the employees of Dunkin Donuts across these great United States (and make no mistake about it these are great states) to read the window dressing and understand the signs. It reads: Smoke-free Dunkin Donuts on the store window. So, we feel that if you enter and ask for a smoke-free donut, the employee should understand the joke, laugh and/or make a smart remark. Not understanding the joke may mean a complete checkup is in order.


We are down on National Public Radio (NPR) because they are acting elite without cause. NPR denies requests from streaming net radio broadcasters to air its hourly news broadcast. The explanation is that it is NPR policy. We feel that is not a satisfactory explanation and are angered. We were under the impression that NPR was a liberal, education-minded supporter of the "arts" and non-commercial facilities. Apparently it is not and so I will continue to watch it for free.


The Des has introduced me to the Zigones, who he claims are aliens. On Aug. 31 he guided me to a light in the sky that appeared in the east and moved south, claiming that is the mother ship. I did witness the light, but await more information on what it means to witness the light. The Des claims he will talk more about what any of this means on his own show, a renegade stream at ... check the site for broadcast times and listen to Chronicles for more details.

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