Editor’s Notebook: 7/18/12


Jeff Genung
• Stopped by East Side Park for a bit this afternoon to check out some homeless guy …. I mean Brian Golden! Yes, The Evening Sun’s own Brian Golden kicked off the 2012 Lunchtime Live! free concert series sponsored by the Norwich Business Improvement District. Not as blistering hot as yesterday, so he drew a pretty good crowd. Next up, Joe Lombardi on July 25.
• “What about Freedom of Speech?!?!” an irate caller asked me, wondering why I wouldn’t “print” her clearly libelous comment in the online version of our ‘30 Seconds’ line. Yeah, what about it? Freedom of speech gives you the right to say it; it doesn’t require me to give you the means to spread it around! If I had a dollar for every time I’ve explained this little civics lesson over the years, I’d be in Mitt Romney’s tax bracket.
• Don’t even get me started on the fact that she wanted to do it anonymously, but had the audacity to imply I was trampling on her “rights.”
• Not a good day to raise my hackles about ‘30 Seconds,’ period.
• Looks like the second installment of the Chenango Blues Association’s free summer concert series tomorrow night will have a little Latin flair. Sorry I have to miss that one, but excited nonetheless that I’m headed to my favorite Greene venue, The Chenango River Theatre, to check out “Separation Rapid.” Look for my review in Friday’s edition.
• Meandering around Facebook last night, I came across the new logo/T-shirt design for the 18th annual Colorscape Chenango! Nice work, Ann!

• Stopped by East Side Park for a bit this afternoon to check out some homeless guy …. I mean Brian Golden! Yes, The Evening Sun’s own Brian Golden kicked off the 2012 Lunchtime Live! free concert series sponsored by the Norwich Business Improvement District. Not as blistering hot as yesterday, so he drew a pretty good crowd. Next up, Joe Lombardi on July 25.

• “What about Freedom of Speech?!?!” an irate caller asked me, wondering why I wouldn’t “print” her clearly libelous comment in the online version of our ‘30 Seconds’ line. Yeah, what about it? Freedom of speech gives you the right to say it; it doesn’t require me to give you the means to spread it around! If I had a dollar for every time I’ve explained this little civics lesson over the years, I’d be in Mitt Romney’s tax bracket.

• Looks like the second installment of the Chenango Blues Association’s free summer concert series tomorrow night will have a little Latin flair. Sorry I have to miss that one, but excited nonetheless that I’m headed to my favorite Greene venue, The Chenango River Theatre, to check out “Separation Rapid.” Look for my review in Friday’s edition.

• Meandering around Facebook last night, I came across the awesome new logo/T-shirt design for the 18th annual Colorscape Chenango! Nice work, Ann!