Month: August 2005

Norman Solomon (BSS #6)

Approximate Date: An evening in the Mission in mid-August, 2005 Author: Norman Solomon Condition of Mr. Segundo: Lonely, wistful, about as romantic as Mr. Segundo is capable of. Subjects Discussed: The relationship between government policy and media, the U.S. government as advertising model, war as product, Charlotte Beers, the element of casualties, use of the Read More


iTunes Music Store

For those who have asked, the Bat Segundo Show is now available through the iTunes Music Store. Do a search for “Segundo” and it should crop up. Still trying to figure out how to get the info fields to register. But hopefully we’ll get the kinks worked out in the coming week. Read More

Paula Kamen (BSS #5)

Approximate Date: A sunny afternoon in early August, 2005 Author: Paula Kamen Condition of Mr. Segundo: More of a complainer than usual, but feeling either paternal or pathological. Subjects Discussed: Balancing memoir and microhistory, Chronic Daily Headache (CDH) and its recent medical classification, newspaper articles that perpetuate an unlived life, writing a book while suffering Read More


Amanda Filipacchi & Kevin Smokler (BSS #4)

Approximate Date: July 31, 2005 Authors: Amanda Filipacchi and Kevin Smokler Condition of Bat Segundo: In an unspecified condition of “pain.” More sober than usual, pining for scotch and merlot. Subjects Discussed: Stalking, dark comedy, intense behavior, Harriet Klausner, chick lit, keeping lists, sex, the politically incorrect, the menage a trois, class-based characters, free time, Read More