Let’s do a Podcast.

Looks like one of the most fun things to do today.  I love the Joe Rogan oneonone format but in our case we have people all over the world so we communicate that way, not to say we won’t have live studio guests.  There are experts all over the world who love to talk about their work who would love to be a guest.  For example, Stephen Hawking on The Big Bang Theory.

Calling podcast enthusiasts who think we can make an interesting podcast.  And still make it funny.

No examples.  More like stuff from your own head that makes an interesting podcast.

I have some thoughts, if not the whole concept.

If you think, yeah that sounds okay but not for me, consider yourself guest material.

Our podcast is called The Quest For Gravity Control (working title) and will appear on seehear.net.  There will be comedy and silly, music and singing, interesting conversations which include the subject of gravity control and myriad other topics.  Maybe we’ll form a band called The Quest For Gravity Control.  Maybe we’ll have great shows with great people from all over the world.

Our podcast looks like a way of communicating unlike before.  And we’re late.

If you have interest shoot me a quick email and tell me how you can help.

What we need is a great techno geek, a young one.

An angel geek would be rich and be inspired by David Barclay’s Unity theory on gravity control.  He/she would be producer of the podcast which would not only include audio video lighting mixing but also the ability to look up something really fast and act as expert on points of contention.  Someone like Jamie the whiz behind the Joe Rogan Show, the mysterious near anonymous genius who must be young, like me, a kid who knew radio before tv.  Jamie was born into computers and probably knows more than most people will ever know, someone born into our introduction to everything digital and he just understands it better than someone like me, born before tv.

I said, no examples but here’s a Joe Rogan podcast.  Note the sound is great, the lighting is calm, the room is friendly.  What you don’t see mostly is Jamie at master control.

What you do see is a podcast.  Two people talking.  This example is quite special, Joe Rogan, world’s most popular podcaster and more, with guest Whitney Cummings, an amazing intellect and comedian and as Joe said, a most aggressive internalist, someone who beats herself up for not being as good as she can be.  Whitney Cummings, listen to her version of personal perfectionism, ambition and her incredible “ruthless introspection”.  And if you’re listening, her morality shines.


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One Scary Movie

I first saw this film when I was eleven.  I’m watching it now.

There are two remakes of this film but this is the original, where the remakes came from.

The original Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

In later years some interpreted the story to be communist propaganda.

As I watch it now I don’t see that, the story isn’t a metaphor, it’s a psychological fantasy.  I liked the Donald Sutherland version for other reasons but for me, this is the classic.

I’m biased because I was alive in ’55 and relate by catapulting myself back to the memory of the time, the fifties.  The remakes thus bother me because in trying to be true they advance the story for the time and end up being a parody like the Dino Delaurentis remake of King Kong.  We can debate about the Peter Jackson version but like this film, I liked the original.  This is that, colourized.

Music Break

I never report on World War Three but I did and whoopyding, nothing happened, yet.

Meanwhile tension remains and while it does may I recommend Tibetan Bells to help ease your mind.

Or maybe this The Who? Guess Who? No, The Who. oh

It never seems to end but there’s good music along the way.

I recorded this at Secret Garden here on Samui, an almost perfect recording, an almost perfect performance, a perfect studio, no walls, sometimes a reminder of the sea whisper lapping.


It was great live and that live recording takes me back.

A studio with no walls, true, the stage of Secret Garden that faced the sea with a roof with fans and lights and a backwall but that’s it.  The rest was open to the audience and the sea.  The back wall was the only acoustic to boost the sound out but it was also to not show people walking by in the back on their way to pee.

Yeah, Secret Garden, look it up.  New acts every week, come on down.

Sorry, that’s my adThought kicking in.

Podcast.  Mmm.

World War Three

Ah, the big non nuclear bomb they dropped, 20 thousand pounds, supposedly killed a bunch of isis folk.

It’s a a big show as to who blinks and who backs down.  China now says they’ll take care of N Korea.  This is a great offering.

Let’s see if it all cools down before some error makes everything go kaboom.  It’s Kim Jung Un’s birthday today and he said watch for a dazzling demonstration.

Poor kid.  He could free his people by executing himself and his brass.  He’s been saying crazy things like he’s going to nuke Japan and Hawaii and American bases.

Meanwhile Trump has sent nuclear bombers and a fleet of naval ships.  As it stands, America, China, Japan and Russia are poised to nuke North Korea.

Can these threats be disguised as a cry for help from a starving people so out but wanting to be in the loop with the rest of the world.  ?  Not quite so simple, say the elite who survived Kim Jong Il and now serve his son.

Like Trump needs to drain the swamp, North Korea needs to purge its leaders.  They’ve been wrong for too long.

The North Korean people need a break before their dear leader turns his country into a glass parking lot.

The Tapes Of Lenny Breau

I never actually met Lenny other than when I was seventeen, too young for a bar, ah, but coffee houses.  It was about one in the morning me and my pals showed up at the coffee house on Fort Street in Winnipeg.  We didn’t know Lenny was there.  A rare and most wonderful meet between Lenny Breau and us kids in a Saturday NIGHT COFFEE HOUSE.  But almost nobody knew it was Lenny Breau.  A rare honour.

So here’s the tapes.

Good Times Bad Times

It was the worst of times it was the best of times, today a tale of all cities.

Must we continue to repeat these cycles forever?  No, we can change.

To make you feel better about this dilemma Edie Brickell sings about good times bad times and how to roll with it.

Information Overload

Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase, information overload, where people reject the future in favour of a happy past where everything was great.  The goood old days.  I was born a year before they A-bombed Japan and by time I was three I cried to my parents that I was afraid we were going to be hit by an atomic bomb.

As the bombs and rockets continue to rot in their silos, that it gets too dangerous we might blow ourselves up with our own nuclear shit if we planned an attack.  3-2-1….uh sir, the rocket never left the ground.

I don’t want to think about this crap but if you do, I think you’ll enjoy Abby Martin’s conversation with Joe Rogan.  We all suffer from information overload.  Another INTERESTING CONVERSATION that in interesting ways helps to calm you, despite what we have to put up with.

Abby Martin talks to Joe Rogan

Finally, All The World’s Problems

Joe Rogan with his guest, Tom Papa.

One of my favourite solving all the problems of the world interesting conversations on the net right now.

It’s long but if you can muster your focus I think you’ll get a certain satisfaction from the following ‘interesting conversation’.


Best Video

When videos first became popular I tried to look away and just listen to the song.

Today it’s a video world.

For a while my favorite video was a James Taylor song.
The video was James Taylor in the studio.  I liked that. Instead of all the graphics and visuals and fantastic colours taking you away from the essence of the song, just the guys playing the song. Beautifully shot and recorded of course and a great performance that was truly a kodak moment in motion.

Now, audio doesn’t reign without video. And yet it does. They can add the video later.

I don’t know if it’s really the best video but for a while now this has been my favorite video, more than a year. Still love it.

Video Killed The Radio Star

I was a radio star in Hong Kong for a while.  Nice.  But I often wondered how long it would last.  An old toy tossed in the corner.  Didn’t happen because I had, like a three legged stool.  When I wasn’t doing VO I was writing.  When I wasn’t writing I was producing.  Which means I was always getting paid from one or more legs of that stool.

When this tune emerged I was already no longer a radio star.  So it didn’t hurt that much personally but it’s true, video killed the radio star.