Friday, June 26, 2009
I love music, but I pay for satellite radio for one reason and one reason only - the Jason Ellis Show on Faction. The show airs from 3:00 - 7:00 EST, so I rarely get to listen to all of it. I set my radio to Faction before I leave my car in the morning and the show is up and going for the drive home. I turn it down just once when I roll down the window to swipe my parking card and smile at the nice lady who tells me to have a good night every evening. For the most part his callers (and they are loyal and many) only affirm for me why I'm okay with being single. His regular segments include: Dude, is it gay? And Dude, am I a slut? It's a "dudes"show and I'm not so much a dudes kind of girl, but I can deal. A few weeks ago a rightwingish nutjob phoned in, assuming that Ellis (and the guys on the show) held similar beliefs. He quickly schooled the caller and at the risk of alienating a portion of his fanbase schooled those listening. He could've played the "dude" card, but instead he opted to discuss it and it's for that reason I remain a loyal listener. Sure he says boneheaded sexist things. Yes, he often has porn stars for guests and says on a number of occasions,"Ah, I'd love to bone you, but I'm married..." He asks female callers on occasion if they're fat. He was on Howard Stern recently and today there were a number of Howard listeners who phoned in. For a few minutes I felt like that kid who really likes that band "before they blew up." Some of the things that come out of his mouth are just plain wrong, but I can't stop listening and I can't stop laughing and I don't want to. Jason Ellis is my happy hour. Now, listen: http://www.teamellismate.com/.