In this episode of the podcast I ramble about the spirit of christmas compared with the commercialized aspect , kindness vs human nature and how our primitive side often undermines our good intentions, Quentin Tarantino’s film The Heightful Eight, being on the wagon, trusting your intuition, lipstick on a pig in regards to how the human race tries to be something it’s not, and other various related tangents.
In this episode I take another break from the typical podcast format to try something new. I take the listener on a fictional journey through space that features ambient music by the artists listed below.
Playing a particular genre of music for an entire episode is something I have been wanting to do without any topical discussions by yours truly. Just the music. It’s something I’ll be doing on the podcast periodically, maybe once every other month or so. But after hearing the various pieces listed below, I couldn’t help but to weave a fictional tale of an interstellar voyage.
I take a break from the typical podcast format to analyse, question, explore and rant a little bit (but not too much) about a candid photo I have on my smart phone of a middle-aged man I saw in a wheelchair waiting at a bus stop during the first snow of winter 2017-2018.
Who is he? Was he in fact waiting for the bus? How did he end up in a wheelchair? Is he happy or deal with depression? What are the challenges that he faces every day? Should he be thankful that he has a wheel chair and a bus to get around? Does he live alone or have someone waiting for him at home? Why is no one stopping to ask if he needs a ride? Why didn’t I stop and ask? Is this what we’ve become? ……
I ramble about electronic music, pursuing various creative outlets, stoner metal, smoking marijuana, when I bought marijuana from a coworker at an office job, being on and off the wagon, people doing what they want with their own bodies, my suit pants are too tight, i lied: i own 3 pairs of shoes not 2, being a non-exploitative opportunist, doing what it takes to survive, manicuring the earth, rehashing how i think we should be living, who do we support every day, if the internet goes away we’ll be fine, how did we relax and get jobs before the internet, indigenous people, voluntary faith versus coerced dogma, and various related tangents.
Featured artists in order of appearance:
Topics include the lethargy of depression vs laziness, art vs junk, the Bethlehem Pennsylvania Christkindlmarkt, the type of indie art festival I would like to see, land ownership, tv commercials, and Season 8 Episode 7 of The Walking Dead.
Featured music in order of appearance:
“Backswimmer” by A Deer A Horse
“Class Dismissed” by Hans Atom
“A Stone That Bleeds” by Mourning Dawn
“Cover the Holes” by Alien She
“Ethereal Blindness” by Rise of Avernus
“Two Hearted River” by Snake Oil Salesman
I ramble about xmas and happiness (more detailed discussion about the holiday and its history in another episode and/or video), briefly touch on Anarchism (detailed discussion in the near future), our violent human nature, experience required for marriage and other tangents.
Artists in order of appearance: