Bleach blanket bloodbath.
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” (Easy for Ralph Waldo Emerson to say.)
That recording was made on my end of the chain, so it’s complete and unbroken. For the first forty minutes of the show the connection via the web to the transmitter was switching on and off like, um– I say /like a crazy monkey/ too much, so let’s say it was going on and off like a neon sign on the blink. I put on a fifteen minute recording of Orson Welles excoriating not just a bad but an evil Southern police chief who literally beat the eyes out of a black soldier returning from the war, and while that ran I called Bob Young, and Bob turned the buffer time up at the transmitter end and that helped; it stayed on for the rest of the night. I’m looking at the failure log now, and I see that most of the problem must have been the internet service on my end, at Juanita’s house. Time to call for that excellent tech support Sonic is famous for. Tomorrow, which technically is today, but I’m going to bed now; I’m wiped out.
Multi-term county supervisor Norman duVall called and talked about the campaign to make Mendocino a charter county. Later Mitch called, distraught about what he saw as Bernie Sanders’ flame-out and impending tailspin. Trump and Hillary are both bad choices for president. Trump insanely bad, of course. But Hillary, yeesh.
A lot of funny material too.
And here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but really worthwhile items that I happened upon while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.
The solution to identityship.
Machinery of joy.
A metaphor for life.
In the AVA, Rob Anderson seemed to imply Donald Trump is like this guy. I /kind of/ see it.
But I also see this.
“No roaches were harmed in this video because they couldn’t be.”
Drumpf. Be proud of your heritage. (20 minutes. /So/ worth it.)
Contrast and compare.
It was a popular magazine. A magazine was a stack of slippery paper all stuck together on one edge.
Reclaimed wood project with Stop-0-Mation.
“You don’t want no part o’ this shit, Dewey.”
Lovely map of Mars. Click on it to enbiggify.
“May live to see.”
Robert Ross sent this link. The future of sushi transportation.
Beautiful silver airplanes.
An ad for a new kind of apparently sentient tire based on the Borg Sphere.
Click through slideshow of handmade art bicycles. Some are all like /whoa/, some are all like /huh?/ and some are all like /hmm/.
Hydrophobia for sand.
Cuts and transitions 101.
Hydrophobia for dog. “Just FYI, that’s what it looks like.”
Bottlebrush dog hates red-light-butt robot dog.
The way it works.
Full-length BBC documentary about that murderous rotten rat bastart Henry Kissinger.
Oscar Ramos’ glossy distress/conflict art.
“I need a Bogle for the Glotch.” “Don’t make us kiss now.”
Is it okay to torture a robot?
Why do you suppose that in video of this sort of thing the camera person always bursts out laughing? I think that’s a subject for research.
So, not a real doctor, then?
The first sound film ever.
A taste of these people’s fire films.
Who’s a clever eel? /You/ are! /You’re/ a clever eel.
A taste of a new /painted animation/ film.
Secret society art.
C’mon, now. Who’s sorriest here?
Circle of Abstract Ritual.
Explains a lot.
Big tears in the fabric of the universe.
And self-referential advice for the writer.