Friday, September 30, 2005


Waiting for Reigot

The recent praise we presented for author Betty Polisar Reigot while reading from her book, Wake Up, It’s Night, led, of course, to further research. There was no way, we assumed, that such a talented writer could have produced only one work (a work that provided Cotolo Chronicles with one more cry for awareness—the very title).

So off we went up and down the hallowed halls of Google and what did we find? A treasure trove of books by Ms. Reigot. It turns out that Betty (whose husband and friend is Jack Reigot), is or was very busy authoring what, on the surface, were some informative and clearly simple English-filled books concerning Nature.

A Book About Planets And Stars is one of her fine works. It is billed as “Information about our solar system and the stars beyond.” No frills and no space-age jargon, it is the guts of what anyone needs to know about planets and stars (and there are things we all need to know about them, even if we are not intellectuals).

Wolves is another paperback prize Ms. Reigot wrote. What metaphors must adorn the bright and poetic prose this educational masterpiece presents. I am in search of all she has written to be put into my library. To think that finding her works was nearly the stuff that ashes are made from. Had I not opened the box of books earmarked for the burn pile, life would have taken a different course.

Questions And Answers About Bees, Space Traveler: To Space And Back On The Shuttle, and Beyond The Traditional Family: Voices Of Diversity also adorn the list of Reigot’s works. Our search will continue to learn more about her and, if she is still alive, to get her as a guest on our program. So hunt on your own. Who knows, you may have one of her books stuffed between two volumes of an encyclopedia or two overwritten best selling novels that are gathering dust. Well, wake up, it’s night!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Recent journal notes

Some notes on things we are doing, saying, thinking, planning, etcetera.

We want to go head to head with Ask Jeeves and create a search engine that only finds links to sites relating to movies of the 1950s that star then-famous musclemen . We intend to call it Ask Reeves.

There is a rumor circulating about Playboy magazine. In 2006, Cindy Sheehan naked?

Gorilla Glue? When did horses lose the franchise on glue?

We have found the fourth book in the Rosy Crucifixion trilogy. Add Texas to Sexus, Nexus and Plexus. There may be a fifth, Lexus and a sixth, Ambidextrous. That is still unconfirmed since we have already added another element to a trilogy, which is not legal in 34 states.

Quote of the year (so far): “It’s getting harder to find a shmuck who’ll believe in anything.” That comes from Llori Stein.

I continue trying to pass a bill through Congress that makes it illegal for a baseball player to have any nickname other than “Moose.”

In 2008, Sept. 8 falls on a Tuesday. Most people are unaware of this right now.

I am encouraging Rick Santorum and Hillary Clinton to co-write a book titled, It Takes a Village Idiot.

My son began taking growth hormones only last month and he is already ten feet taller.

Friday, September 23, 2005


Log jam

Some listeners are so precious that we know something is right about this program. The following is a personal log from friends Paul and Ellen (Pezz), who know Thursday is the most dangerous night of the week. The message is reprinted sans editing.

Thursday night Live - the most dangerous night of the week
Is it that , Sumatran cat shit coffee, at $300 pound, that, your noisy,coffee machine makes?
9:25 p.m. Hey Frank, Paul still has six months under 50
9:30 Bad joke on Hunter T's last words. Thank you so much for reading his last written words
:35 more coffee
9:40 getting into it with Caterine
9:44, replenishing our bodily fluids:coffee machine
10p.m. Paul: "I think the best reviews are standing ovations, especially whenthey get out of a wheel chair!"

10:00 We go out a lot. We found alternate gigs. We found ONE great clubthough . We're playing it . One hour away. Chicky's in Westbrook, Me. Frank you gotta come visit for this one!

10:something, The Caterine shuffle is on. Score one for Frank.
10:20 in the words of Hunter Tompson: O
10:23 "all the musicians we know ,are good ones" :Ellen

10:30 all we, KNOW, has been done. We just got ourselves a Stump fiddle!
10:39 Wow Frank, a convert!

10:45 Jimmie, you count.
10:47 I know Frank Cotolo and I've played music w/him and that's really cool!
10:50 maybe.,wow, harvest season is upon us, it was very good year!
10:52 coffee
10:55 J.C was a wonderful guest and a gentleman, a true gifted and addictedmusician.We're always listening.

So are we.

Thursday, September 22, 2005


Caterine o' nine tales

Hurricanes, Supreme Court members, British troops and Basra, TiVo, soccer fraud, Barry Bonds, Clinton-named condoms, North Korea caves, Iran irate and many more topics adorn the headlines as September starts its bow out of 2005.

However, none of this is of any concern to Cotolo Chronicles, so its Sept. 22 program features Jimmy Caterine, an independent musician with a mouth that moves well enough to make him a fascinating guest. As the digital community’s complexities ensue, people like Mr. Caterine have to come to terms with the speed of changes, the rock of ages and the turning of pages, if not just the rhyming of those phrases. Make time to be at the network portion of the program, beginning at 9 p.m. EST.

At 8 p.m. I will be talking on The Dressing Room Hour and you are welcome to join in the conversation by going to the Ampcast chat room .

In the weeks to come we will have some new guests and some members of the CC ensemble group of guests. Look for the first appearance of Laura Legs and return shots from Leigh Silver, Dr. Popoli and more.

Check the affiliates’ list below for broadcast times (live or recorded).

Monday, September 19, 2005


Another day, another Euro million

We often talk on the show about e-mail scams and I always encourage people follow-through and have fun contacting the scammers. Here is another example of a response I made to a scam (the scam is below the response). You will get an email like this, no doubt. Please respond hilariously or simply curse at them so that they know you didn't fall off the bean truck.

Does my luck ever end? My god, this is the fifteenth national lottery I have won this year. I must have been struck with the Blarney Stone in my head! Oh Carol, my knees are dripping from excitement. If I total all I have won so far I might have enough to buy Utah. I was so excited when I first read your email (I have since read it twice) that I ate my pet turtle, shell and all.

Now I am writing to you, Claims Agent Dorey, to tell you that you will have to rent a ship to get me all that money here in the U.S., where I live and strive for the justice that you and your snively crew never dreamed could work. Yes, I have all the money now, won by me with my lucky numbers, 3,4,8,12 and the others. And those are just some of my lucky numbers. The last national lottery I won, I won with 2,4,6,8,10 and 12. But back to this prize, which I want sent to me pronto, or quicker even, so that I may bank it, spend it and invest it (I will make a fine chef's salad from a batch of it, too).

Just tell me what to do now. Your file department should have all my personal information, including the time I secretly ate monkey brains with some Oriental friends visiting the country. You should contact me at this email address as soon as you get this email. But before you reply, go have a small dinner and charge it to me. Yes, you may also have dessert, as long as it is not more than 4 Euros. Tell the waiter who I am and get his address. You may have sex with him if that is your persuasion, I won't tell.

Ok, I await to hear from you and get this process rolling. Maybe you can help me collect some of the other lottery prizes I won this year? I don't mind if you use your revolver to do that.


carol hunter wrote: [entire text sic]

We are pleased to inform you of the result of The National Lottery Email Program has been released.Your Email address attached to ticket number 5-4-3-2-1-0 with serial number 2113-05 drew the lucky numbers 03 04 08 12 27 36 which consequently won the lottery in the 1st category.You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of 1,000,000.00 (One Million Euros) in cash credited to file EAASL/941OYI/02/STXN. This is from a total cash prize of 50 Million Euros shared amongst the first fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names and email addresses from all continent of the world as part of our international promotions program which we conduct twice every year.
To begin your claim please contact your claims agent: Mr.Erick Doray Claims Agent Asian District Bangkok Thailand. Phone: +66-988-51-406 Email:
Your claims agent will assist you in the processing for the remittance of yourprize funds pending on your choice of payment. Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than One month. After this date all funds will be returned to the LOTTERY TREASURY as unclaimed. In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications,please endeavor to quote your Reference (TNL/776/05/EGS) and Batch numbers (02/01/0078) in every correspondence with your agent. Furthermore, should there be any change in your address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible. Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and thanks for beingpart of our promotions program.
Yours faithfully,Mrs.Carol Hunter. Promotions Manager THE NATIONAL LOTTERY.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


A view to a visit

So far the history of this web log had produced almost 5,000 visitors. That may not sound like much because it isn’t. Still, compared to many other blogs (there are more than 14 million at last count, though we have no idea how many more and who is doing the counting) our number is high.

Sitemeter calculates our blog views and visits but we still cannot tell the difference between a view and a visit. To our knowledge, when one views they visit and when one visits they view, so the distinction eludes us.

If you or anyone is viewing or visiting this blog now, why not hit the link that reads “next blog” in the upper right corner of the screen. Then you will be hurled to another blog at random and you can keep doing that to view or visit many blogs. I have done this and I have emailed many of the authors of the random blogs I visited (viewed). But not a one that I viewed (visited) resulted in a response. Not just that, but some of these blogs are presenting copy (text) that does not seem to be updated often (a lot). It more than appears (looks like) these people (bloggers) don't care much about who is viewing (visiting) their creation (page).

Should you have the time, you might want to try to visit (view) all 14 million or so blogs. This would give you an excellent means of comparison (comparison) and would help you come to a conclusion (result). Most blogs are not created (produced) to heighten (lift) one’s (your) consciousness (awareness) of life and rarely go beyond the fringes of self-indulgence. Most, in fact, are exercises in ego. Even as you read this, thousands of new blogs are being created and visited (viewed) and abandoned (left to rot) because most blog creators (normal Joes and Josephines) are not capable (good enough) to present (perform) readable copy (text).
You be the judge (Crater) and start to peruse (look closely) blogs and when you arrive at a view (visit), let me know (show me).

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


After The Pope

On the Sept. 15 program, beginning at 9 p.m. EST, we welcome the great and highly respected Dr. Gary Popoli. The doctor is the author of the saying "Tend to your curiosity," which we have adopted and raised into a healthy grown statement. The doctor--who some people call "The Pope"--is a master of behavioral science. He has written papers, articles and been heralded as the first man called The Pope to ever pet a winner of The Preakness. He is always a good interview.

The Dressing Room Hour, from 8 to 9 p.m., with have a guest host. Mr. John Ingram will care for everyone visiting the precursor to the network outing. John is the host and orchestrator, as well as the founder and driving personality of his own program --NTNS Radio--based at Ampcast dot com on Fridays at 10 p.m. EST.

So join John at 8 p.m. and the network episode at 9 p.m. and bring your beverages, your friends, your angst and your magnitude. You can check the affliates list (below) and find out when the program rebroadcasts or you can download the podcast. Direct any questions via email to

9 p.m. EST Thursdays
Tokyo - 10:00 a.m. : Sydney - 11:00 a.m. : Los Angeles - 6:00 p.m. : Chicago - 8:00 p.m. : New York - 9:00 p.m. :London - 2:00 a.m. : Baghdad - 5:00 a.m.

Friday, September 09, 2005


'Des'-tiny rides again

On Sept. 10, 11 p.m. Central time, midnight Eastern time, you can catch my guest shot on The Des Show, available on your computer only at The Des dot com. I have been invited by the swift and sanguine talk show host to discuss Internet radio. What, Des asks, is the future of Internet radio? The questions spawning from that topic headline make my head spin, yet, a spinning Cotolo head can present some fascinating answers.

In any event, and especially this one, I hope you can tune in to the show and that you find it of some value.

For those of you vacationing, working or living in Hong Kong, here are the current conditions. It is 81 degrees and partly cloudy. The dew point is at 73 degrees and remains sharp. The humidity is 79 percent and the winds are north by northeast. For the weather in your area, look out the window.

And don't forget these lovely sights:
Beauty bows
As good as Bridgette

Thursday, September 08, 2005


Push play to listen

If you sign into the Ampcast dot com chatroom between 8 and 9 p.m. on Sept. 8, you can play Name The Star. It is a cool parlor game that requires no intelligence, no gesticulating and has no parlor. Prizes will be announced. It is the Dressing Room Hour before 9, when the show goes to the network of stations around the globe and is recorded for podcasters everywhere.

At press time, we did not have confirmation of a guest, but that could change as the hours pass, so the 9 – 11 p.m. show may very well have conversation as well as the usual news, information and insubordination. You just have to tune in to find out. If you are a huge NFL fan, however, we doubt if you will be tuning in, as the march of the steroid soldiers begins its season this evening with a TV broadcast. We are used to the competition for a live audience. Ironic as it is, alternative broadcasting reaches more people than any other form of broadcasting, while at the same time it is heard by less people than any other form of broadcasting.

But we cherished those who listen, the few thousands who find our program absorbing and understand it. Cotolo Chronicles is, after all, a service. It displays a portal to the new world, the digital community, where standards and values swerve in the arena of the new millennium. With that said, we move on …

Friday, September 02, 2005


September is a grand month

September is a grand month, marking the final stretch for summer and the metaphor of life’s last quarter (or so, depending on your health and fortune). Is has, over the years, been celebrated as Self Improvement Month, Be Kind To Editors and Writers Month, International Square Dance Month, Cable TV Month, National Bed Check Month, National Chicken Month, National Courtesy Month, National Honey Month, National Mind Mapping Month, National Piano Month, National Rice Month, National Papaya Month, and Classical Music Month.

And, some particular days are celebrations within the celebration …

Sept. 5 is Be Late For Something Day
The pressure of everything running like clockwork is easily relieved as you are encouraged to do everything after it is scheduled to be done. For many of you this is already second-nature behavior, so carry on.
Sept. 6 is Fight Procrastination Day
Keep revving up and that punch will be even more powerful another day.
Sept. 8 is National Date Nut Bread Day and Pardon Day
Because so many date nut bread loaves were ruined by hiding saws inside of them when delivered to prisons, the penal industry and the baking industry joined to bring these two beloved holidays together. Now, no need to bake a loaf with a tool inside of it. Let the ex-con eat it when he or she gets home.
Sept.10 is Swap Ideas Day
Ok, then let’s make it All Blondes Love Me Day instead.
Sept. 13 is Defy Superstition Day
Walk under a ladder. In fact, do it while a black cat crosses your path. And step on the cracks in the sidewalk (your mom’s back won’t break).
Sept. 15 is Felt Hat Day
Ever feel a hat? Well if you did yesterday, talk about the experience today.
Sept.16 is Stay Away From Seattle Day and Collect Rocks Day
Both of these days date back to the eruption of Mount St. Helen and do not affect anyone in Kansas, since few people in the Beehive State really go to Seattle, anyway.
Sept. 20 is National Punch Day
Grease your knuckles and remember, you better be able to take what you dish out.
Sept. 21 is World Gratitude Day and International Banana Festival
Mostly, just be happy the world has bananas, for as the song lyrics go: “I don’t care what they say I won’t live in a world without bananas.”
Sept. 26 is National Good Neighbor Day and National Pancake Day
Have a person who lives nearby over and make him or her or them pancakes. Since this is the suggestion given to everyone, why not just wait until a neighbor invites you and avoid the mess and work.
Sept. 27 is Crush A Can Day
Originally a French holiday started by people who hated the Can-Can dance and protested it by placing female Can-Can dancers under anvils, few people pay attention to this day in its American form.
Sept. 28 is Ask A Stupid Question Day
What the hell does that mean?
Sept. 29 is Poisoned Blackberries Day
In the 1700s blackberries were the cause of more deaths than any other form of fruit from a vine or patch. Since then, tens, if not pairs of people take this day to hunt for blackberries that can kill someone instantly when consumed.

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Ray of hope as infinity expands

Attention all cyber campers, it is Thursday and once again time for Camp Chronicles ...

The Sept. 1 program welcomes the new month by broadcasting live on its first evening. The network program begins at 9 p.m. EST. Topics, topics, whose got the topics? Well, one thing we won’t talk about is the new study that proves, once and for all, that brain tumors are not ignited by cell phones. Click here for my report on this.

However, the fact that infinity is getting longer, according to scientists, is a topic needing some attention. And, we will have a special report from Hollywood, where author Ray Bradbury talked to members of the Directors Guild about the future for digital arts.

There may be a special phone guest, that is still unconfirmed. And, we will not be asking you for money to help the poor souls down south. Nor will we be asking you to help Jerry’s kids. Money is not an issue on this show.

This note about one of our affiliates. Popular pure rock and extreme talk radio station RADIO306 (DOT) COM [], which features shows including the Magical World Of Rock with Danko Jones, Hairball John Radio Show, The Classic Metal Show, Daily Noise, Cotolo Chronicles (live) and many more, has changed it's name. The station is now called PURE ROCK RADIO, and is located at The station is still Live 24/7, with a growing playlist of over 10,000 songs.

The Dressing Room Hour is from 8 to 9 p.m., so drop by for music, hanky panky, muck and myre, brimstone and fire, hell and high water before network time.

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