Archive for March, 2011

Cracked by Shannon Barber

Posted in journal updates on March 12, 2011 by Tim Elhajj

Shannon Barber’s voice is fresh and cool. She’s like a spring breeze on your face in the last days of winter. Even better, she’s up. Her story Cracked is live on Junk right now.

Shannon’s story rounds out Junk 2, the winter 2011 edition of Junk. Here’s a little taste of Cracked:

The nurse kept asking if I smoked crack. My intake at the clinic seemed to focus around my supposed children, my supposed acts of wanton prostitution and my supposed crack habit.

“When was the last time you did any drugs?”

The nurse never looked me in the eye; she spoke my name in a weird buzz heavy voice, Mizz Barr-Berrr. She made my name sound like an accusation, of what I didn’t know but I was guilty of course.


Craig Ferguson on Bedlam

Posted in commentary with tags , , , , , , on March 4, 2011 by Tim Elhajj

Craig Ferguson is one of my favorite late night hosts. He has been vocal about his struggles with substances. But he’s a late night host and has to weigh in on all the current pop trends, especially the tawdry stuff that’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue, like Charlie Sheen’s latest antics. What’s a TV personality to do? Watch how easily Ferguson flips the game, keeping his integrity intact.

I rarely stay up late to watch these guys anymore, but when I was a boy I loved Carson, the king of late night. Ferguson is just as classy as Carson ever was.

Plus Ferguson has that lovely brogue.

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