Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Darian O'Toole

Hi gang,

Long time no Darian.

Fear not, I'm alive and well...really really well and will be back on the air soon teamed up with a hilarious guy that you will meet shortly.

Stay tuned and don't believe everything you hear or read.

All my love and thanks for the support,
(It really is me, not an imposter)

Saturday, May 06, 2006

No, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth

My health has improved, but there's more work to be done. I can't thank all my supporters enough. The Inbox here has something in it almost every day from well-wishers.

I know I should do more to stay in touch with everyone, and I promise I will in the near future. In the meantime, don't forget that there's a web site at that has some new audio.

A special thanks to Cynthia Nelson for the petition. It was heartwarming to know that so many people cared enough to voice their opinion.

What am I doing lately? A lot of soul-searching and focusing attention on a healthy lifestyle. Something I've lacked for several years. I've been on the radio, or off and desperately trying to get back on, for so many years. I've forgotten how to relax. I guess my body decided to send me a message. And it was received.

You can all do yourselves a favor if you take a lesson from me. Don't spend too much of your life trying to hurry toward a goal. You can wish your life away.

Love to all of you. Don't forget me. I certainly won't forget you, and I'll be back one of these days.


Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Darian on Opie & Anthony

Darian plans to be interviewed by Opie and Anthony on their XM radio show in the near future to talk about her illness as well as her departure from FreeFM.

Stay tuned here to find out more.

-Mike B

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Darian Update

Sorry that Darian can't update this herself right now. This is Mike B, a friend.

I can imagine that many of you are disappointed that you haven't heard from her. Believe me when I say that she misses all of you, and can't wait to go back to emailing, posting, blogging and IM'ing.

Please be patient and we'll do our best to explain all this in the near future. At that point, I'm sure you'll all understand the reason for the lack of information.

To her detractors, please find something else to do. Surely you have dogs to kick and babies to shake.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Yes, It's True

I'm afraid so. D-Monster no longer resides at FreeFM.

Not to worry. I've been down for the count soooo many times that I've lost count. I'm like that little Energizer bunny, except that I have a uterus instead of a battery compartment which, as any woman will tell you, gives me a lot more juice.

And, I'm like that Jack-in-the-Box that keeps on popping up when you least expect it, except that I don't have a spring up my ass and I'll be damned if I'm going to listen to Pop Goes the Weasel one more time.

Give me a little more time to recuperate, and I'll be in touch. Check here, or my web site ( or my forum (

Luv to you all,


Friday, March 03, 2006

Rain Rain Go Away

I wished it, and it happened. The rain's gone. At least until tomorrow. Or the next day.

I'm still not back yet, but I'm always think'in about you listeners and the folks at FreeFM. How are those cocktail hours goin John?

Great shows in my absence.

Love to all,


Thursday, March 02, 2006

Down But Not Out

To all those emailers, thanks for your concern. I'm still here.

You can kick my butt with Cancer and hurl viruses at me, but ya can't shut me up!

To Turi - thanks sooo much for pinch hitting. You're doing great.

Stay tuned all. Arnold ain't the only one who'll be back.

-Mad love from D Monster

Thursday, March 2nd

What a beautiful day. First it rains, it pours, it's sunny? Oh wait, it rains again. You can tell that spring has finally begun to arrive in the Bay Area.

And did anyone feel the earthquakes throughout the day yesterday? I know most people probably thoughth the ground was shaking from laughter caused by the talented hosts of Free FM, but there were three separate incidences yesterday- two during the 11am hour and one at 10:08pm last night. The quakes were centered just ESE of Berkeley, but I hear folks as far as Orinda, San Francisco and El Sobrante were rocking to more than 106.9 yesterday. You can catch up on the latest earthquake news at the U.S. Geological Survey:

Now that we've covered the weather, here's what went on today from 10am-2pm on the show:

Turi Ryder sits behind the mic today with a number of interesting topics to discuss.

10am- Status symbols, possessions with a message. What sorts of things do we buy, just for the status or message they represent? We often buy "stuff" that doesn't have fantastic monetary value or re-sale value, but means a whole lot because of what it says about us.

Turi brings up the Toyota Prius. Recent reports show that the Toyota depreciates in value faster than an SUV guzzles a tank of gas, but she say many people buy them less for the value of the car and more for the message the car sends about it's owner- eco-conscious consumer, conscientious commuter and a part of the environmentally friendly elite community.

If you didn't get a chance to call in with your thoughts on this topic, please leave a comment on the blog and tell us what items you would add to the list.

Later in the show, Turi talks about newfound discoveries concerning the federal Administration and -gulp- lying! This brings up the statistic that we lie, on average, 25 times a day! From explaining why you didn't make it to the office birthday party to how you're "almost done" wraping up the Johnson file to how you're "right in the middle of something" and can't talk on the phone, many of us lie throughout the day without even realizing it. Maybe those little white lies make your life easier. Turi tackles the best strategies for lying with help from the listeners.

What's your best strategy for lying? Can you keep a straight face? Do you memorize the details or keep it general and vague? Who do you lie to and does it work? Let us know in our blog comments!

Turi wrapped up the show today with a look at the upcoming Oscars to be hosted by John Stewart of The Daily Show. There are a ton of movies up for awards that we all loved this past year- Brokeback Mountain, Crash, Corpse Bride, and a bunch of other great plot lines that strayed outside of Hollywood's mainstream boy-meets-girl-meets-funny family incident-recovers from embarrassement-wins-everyone-over-happily-ever-after storylines. Its fantastic to see the diversity of characters, portrayal of non-traditional relationships, and creativity that is represented in the line-up for this year. And for the first time ever, a hip hop song is up for nomination and will be included in the live performances at the awards show (“It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from“Hustle & Flow”). Who do you think will win and who do you hope will take home a little golden man this year?

Thanks for tuning in today. Check out the show as always tomorrow at 10am on 106.9 Free FM.