Certainly without doubt Pseu and Bronwyn would have played the new Britney Spears CD unquestioningly had I put it in the station library's New Bin, though unfortunately WFMU was left off the promo list for that one. Kind of disappointing, as maybe some FMU attention could help get Brit back on the cultural map (in a good way). Though truth be told, just from my experience here, I couldn't see a lot of our staff pulling that one from the bin for their shows. But, had I burned a copy, placed it in an esoteric-looking CDR sleeve and retitled it Anna Elektronische, on an obscure looking label called Doomplatten, would others play it? Yes. In defense, Blackout has some of the production you'd expect on a modern-day Berlin electronic diva's work: phasing, minimalist beats, synth/vocordered up druggy vox. The sleeve itself came from a band called Olakranon (which was pretty OK in its own right), whom I thank for allowing me to conduct my experiment, and thank you to the DJs who were participants. Liz Berg forwarded an email to me after she played it on air, amazingly sent in by a promotions company that does mass mailings to college radio, wondering how they could get in touch with Doomplatten to help get this artist out into public awareness. I responded, offering up 50 of Anna's CDRs in homemade sleeves that they could easily distribute to radio if they wanted. But then I 'fessed up, feeling guilty if the poor guy was gonna spend money on this project. But I do think some grassroots promo does need to be done on Spears' behalf. Besides, in two years, I don't think it would be completely unrealistic to expect Brit to put out a song called "Nazi Ha Ha Wha." Real Audio from Ken's show: "Ha".