September 20, 2021

Oh Apple...

misc02 007.jpg I took an authorized photo of this man making his own seat on the subway. I do love New York *most of the time
This was sent to me late Sunday..from the friendly people at Apple.

Dear Podcast Creator,

This is to inform you that your podcast has been removed from the iTunes Music Store because of offensive content.

If your problem can be resolved, you can fix it in your RSS feed, and then re-submit your podcast to the Music Store.


The Music Store Team
Now..I went back and listened to the first podcast I submitted, thinking, well maybe I cursed and maybe those seven dirty words aren't allowed on podcasts either. I figured I could easily edit the words out and then, then iTunes would love me and give me an easy time and broadcast me for the whole world to hear, and as I neared the end of my 15 minutes of Internet air time I realized, there isn't a single curse word (at least not one of the seven) in my entire podcast. PLUS, after listening to some other, popular podcasts, I've heard a lot of offensive content on other shows, so why are they singling me out for talking about sex? And when did sex become offensive? So, what's the real reason they won't broadcast me? I want to know. Unfortunately, I am relegated to an email correspondence at this time, so I feel frustrated and a bit sad. I feel like my freedom of speech is being stifled. I don't know what to do.

On another note, I just borrowed a book that should make for entertaining reading. Pamela Paul, who first wrote "The Starter Marriage" about couples who marry and divorce in less than five years and before the age of 30 has written her third book "Pornified" about how bad porn is. She was/is one half of one of those starter marriage couples, and now, perhaps she hasn't remarried since her failed starter marriage, and maybe that's why she blames "porn" for bad men. I don't know. That's what it sounds like to me, but still, I can't wait to read it. Do you think she wrote the book because words like porn and things like sex sell? If she did, she should just admit it, I mean, otherwise..who is she and where does she get off writing this shit?

It's a free country, unless you're trying to broadcast a podcast. Then it's not so free.

Speaking of books. The antithesis to that book is this book - Naked Ambition, coming out next month. My friend Carly Milne is the editor, and I've written a first chapter in a book. The book is about women pornographers who are shaping the adult industry. It's perfect timing since it's coming out on the tail of "Pornified" and I'm stoked about that.

In fact, this perfect timing...I'm calling it karma. The kind of karma one can preorder at Amazon.

Posted by jamye at September 20, 2021 04:47 PM