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2017/05/13

     “It was a good answer that was made by one who when they showed him hanging in a temple a picture of those who had paid their vows as having escaped shipwreck, and would have him say whether he did not now acknowledge the power of the gods, — ‘Aye,’ asked he again, ‘but where are they painted that were drowned after their vows?’ And such is the way of all superstition, whether in astrology, dreams, omens, divine judgments, or the like; wherein men, having a delight in such vanities, mark the events where they are fulfilled, but where they fail, though this happens much oftener, neglect and pass them by.” –Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, 1620

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2017-05-12) KNYO (and, three hours in, also KMEC) Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and enjoy.

Or, thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost, you can get it this other way, which you might like better because it offers an instant-play option and isn’t surrounded by confusing flashing ads.

Kate Erickson of the local interview website It Happened At Purity came in early in the show to interview me, so there’s the first hour or so, and then Stuart Cohen came in without his guitar because the progression of his illness has finally taken that from him. There a poem from my mother about her sister’s impending death. And then the usual etcetera, including a Scott Peterson historical rundown and name-naming on the Guild/Grange war, Rich Alcott’s Attention Deficit News, Ezekiel Krahlin’s rather spy-versus-spy story about the result of an exchange of dirty tricks with his inamorato Larkin. And there’s Flynne Washburne’s million-dollar idea: Deadbook. (Ah, dammit, I forgot to read this week’s installment of Jay Frankston’s novel El Serèno.) Music from Selfish Murphy and from Ghost In The Shell anime and a couple of adorable little goth Swedish girls who play the cello and hurdy-gurdy while they wail through black-lipsticked lips, and more. And finally Firesign Theater’s 1975 tour de force /In the Next World You’re On Your Own/, which includes /Police Street/ and /We’ve Lost Our Big Kabloona/. Have fun.

Besides all that, here are links to a few not necessarily radio-useful but otherwise worthwhile items that I set aside for you while putting the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

Are we all related? Yes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnYSMhR3jCI

Or no.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/artist_loses_his_virginity_to_a_space_alien_now_he_paints_about_it

Ten best GMO memes.
https://medium.com/the-method/10-best-gmo-memes-537f23346f4b

Swing time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxPgplMujzQ

To understand the Alien franchise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG8afS-TNLQ

The most beautiful hurdy-gurdy I’ve ever seen. Thanks, Alan!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypuaJLHK_LQ

Voluptuous cars of yesteryear.
http://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/04/08/spirit-tomorrow-gorgeous-cars-art-deco-era-2/

“When danger reared its ugly head, he bravely turned his tail and fled. Brave, brave Sir Robin.”
https://www.quora.com/Was-Donald-Trump-ever-in-the-military

Depressive Pikachu ejected from happy festivities, medicated, pumped up and redeployed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jATNXN9w1NA

“Oh, man. Oh, God. Oh, man, oh, God, oh man.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2BKT-8FD4s

Stevie Nicks will fuck you up.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/stevie_nicks_will_fuck_you_up

“Why aren’t people saving instead of complaining?”
http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/40540-the-tremendous-future-of-trumpcare

Another honest political ad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz_V4lRdtjo

Teasing the dog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw

The shadow nose.
http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2017/05/white-lies.html

This isn’t just happening in a pizza place in Oslo. It’s happening everywhere there’s a security camera. And it isn’t just counting the attractive young ladies, it’s placing you by your driver’s license photo and reading your phone data and saving everything for fucking ever in case you ever become a thorn in anyone’s side. Think The Lives of Others, but generations of technology worse.
http://boingboing.net/2017/05/11/public-private-surveillance.html

The infinite now.
https://vimeo.com/215405296

Fourier art.
http://www.fourierart.com/

Artwork associated with rudimentary peni.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/at_the_mountains_of_madness_enter_the_chaotic_worlds_of_rudimentary_peni

Land of opportunity.
http://wondermark.com/c1310/

And retouched nuns.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/terrifying_nuns_looking_down_their_noses_at_you

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