Thursday, May 28, 2009
Alleee and Franc discuss what gives life meaning, and what meaning actually means, because, well, everyone's talking about a different thing, aren't they?
Does heaven, or everlasting life give one meaning? Does reproduction? Does heroic or memorable acts give life meaning? Or does life already have meaning?
This is from Margery Wakefield's online book, "The Road to Xenu," which is a lightly fictionalized account of her years in Scientology and the Sea Org.
Road to Xenu 1
Syd Dale * Stanley Steamer
Jimmie Revard * Cake-Eating Man
Road to Xenu 2
Keith Mansfield * Soul for Sale
Road to Xenu 3
Alan Parker and Alan Hawkshaw * Overdrive
Kyle Jarrow * Mister Auditor
Road to Xenu 4
Sid Phillips * Boogie Man
Enturbulator 009 * Noots
Road to Xenu 5
Kenny Wheeler * On Schedule
John Fulker * She Knows How to Do the Doo-Dee-Do
Road to Xenu 6
Rimsky-Korsakov * Russian Easter Festival Orchestra
Nation for Marriage.org * I'm Confused!
Norel Pref * Grampa Was a Girl
Road to Xenu 7
Alan Hawkshaw and Keith Mansfield * Beat Boutique
Emma Whitfield * Something Special
Road to Xenu 8
Alan Hawkshaw and Keith Mansfield * Concord
Kay Weaver * Junkies and Monkeys
Road to Xenu 9
The Hell Raisers
Magic Sam * 21 Days in Jail
Road to Xenu 10
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Francois and I read listener mail, talk about belief in the State, and speak with our good friend Edward Greve, from his current residence in Taiwan. Edward will be re-entering a Buddhist monastery in Thailand.
Topic: when Christians talk about solving problems through prayer, could there be mitigating circumstances, when prayer is used to evaluate moral conundrums? Ed talked to us about the value of meditation. Could this kind of focused concentration have a value near to that of disciplined meditation?
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Saturday, May 16, 2009
The Baby Becomes State Property at Conception or Moral Tautology is Arbitrary
The show features Gil Boyne. He's going to hypnotize you!
Here's my rant: According to some, because China "doesn't have" freedom of speech, it's "right" for them to confiscate any books they want at customs, and no one has a "right" to complain about it. Apparently, an imaginary concept can create something out of thin air, rationalizing violence, because, well, laws aren't just "arbitrary," are they? Who can make a moral judgment (i.e. "whining") but an individual, the only entity that can act? Is "China" real, and are "its" laws not arbitrary, whether they came into being through democracy or blood...or both?
"Bald" Bill Hagan and his Trocaderos * Bumps and Grinds
Enoch Light * Ja Da Cha-Cha
Anita Kerr Singers * Never Leave Me
Brenton Wood * Gimmee Little Sign
Roy Brown * Mighty, Mighty Man
Rob Randall * Whispering Hope
Gene Marshall * We are the Men Counting Sheep
Flavia and the Motonets * Pecesito
Norel Pref * In the Midst of a Cult
Lois Wyse * Lines to an Unhandy Man
Oscar Brand * The Codfish Song
Randall & Hopkirk * Deceased
Maimie Van Doren * The Bikini with No Top on Top
Robin Sparkles * Let's go to the Mall (from "How I Met Your Mother")
Flavia & the Motonets * Hombre Tomate
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Friday, May 08, 2009
Carl Sagan's Cosmos is still relevant, still enlightening, and still entertaining after twenty-nine (!) years. I am fond of them all, but the one that sticks in my mind is the tale of the Heiki Crabs, which bear, ostensibly, miraculous markings on their shells. Carl explains why, and relates this artificially selected phenomenon with the theory of natural selection.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe * Strange Things Happen Every Day
Mike Hurst & His Orchestra * Wednesday's Child
Chester Wardell * Don't Let Go
Apartment One * Step Inside
Pimp Daddy Supreme * Pick Up the Phone
John Baker * New Worlds
Doye O'Dell * Countdown
All-Star Orchestra * A Taste of Honey
The National Cynical Network * Free Will
David Snell * Windmills of Your Mind
God's Kids * God's Kids
Buddy Cole * I'm Beginning to See the Light
Orlann Divo * Samba Toff
Devo * Corporate Anthem
Norel Pref * Slackness Left My Life
Frédéric Mercier * The Child and the Tree
TATU * Robot