Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon. The Disclaimer: Talk radio for the sane.
Countless think pieces have sprung up following the deaths of David Bowie and Prince, all of them questioning how we should or should not grieve celebrity deaths online. Is there a right way or wrong way to express our feelings for artists we likely didn’t know? Is there something tacky or immature about tweeting how devastated we are that a beloved musician or actor is gone? The answer to these questions, of course, is no, but that didn’t stop Journal Sentinel columnist Christian Schneider from penning a particularly smug, odious, and irritating piece entitled “Nobody cares that you’re sad about Prince.” Ryan, Evan, and Matt tear into Schneider’s troll-ish screed, and conclude that we can all grieve however the fuck we want. This follows a look at the sudden relevance of music streaming service TIDAL, which has scored exclusive releases from Kanye West, Beyoncé, and others.