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     “After seeing Earth from the moon, Neil Armstong said it changed his perception of humanity. Before, there were arbitrary divisions and strife, but afterward he only saw one people, all losers who hadn’t been on the moon ever.”

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2021-04-23) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show, ready to re-enjoy.


Thanks to Hank Sims of Lost Coast Outpost here’s a page with not only the above MOTA show but also other ones going back quite a way.

And here’s a fresh batch of not-necessarily-radio-useful but worthwhile items that I set aside for you while gathering the show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right:

The Overtoosoon Mambo. Though in a situation like this where everyone is so obviously coming at the same time, screaming and fainting and throwing handsful of popcorn in the air, it’s hard to think of it as being over too soon. If it kept going at this level people would start blowing a fuse in their brain and, with the ambulances and paperwork and all, the technicians and the sweepers who fold the seats up wouldn’t get out of there until four in the morning.

“I don’t believe in Jesus but I sure do like his songs.”

Cat powers.

Cat Power.

Locke and Hobbes.

Three reasons to stop drinking.


All about Uranus. (15 min.)

All about a new kind of rocket being built to carry 100 people into space in one go. (8.5 min.)

The cool understated triumph of Ingenuity.

Hendrix on harp. (via b3ta)

Sophisticated lady. This reminds me of Flight of the Conchords.

Bounce juggling. (via b3ta)

Slow ploops.

Live people dancing like cartoons, seemingly not caring in the slightest about how their necks and backs and knees will feel tomorrow. Let tomorrow worry about tomorrow. (via EverlastingBlort)

Mermaid museum.

Whiskey alcohol XXX.

So many greats all there in one room.

Which one of these are you? Because I feel like I’m sometimes both at the same time, as well as the one who dug the ditch in the first place.

And “You’re doing great, baby! All right! And stretch, and stretch, and bring it up the middle!” A complete one-hour workout.

The old orb match.

Earliest known recording of Joni Mitchell, 1963, in a tiny radio station in Canada. She was 19 years old, and she was already Joni Mitchell.

34 basses are used in this, including a cello for a bass, some alone, some together. (via b3ta)

The A-B-C of the Owen Magnetic. The innovative 1916 /Car of a Thousand Speeds./ That’s a lot of speeds.

Here’s a carny clearly in the wrong line of work for his Myers-Briggs type. And no, it’s not racist to say carny. By the time it’s racist, and that time may come, to say carny, think of all the other things that will have piled up to make it impossible to just live and talk without having to constantly rehearse every possible conversation in your head to keep from saying something that some /carny/ might find offensive. Carny, carny, carny!

Racism cured.


The first treelike things before trees were not trees but giant mushrooms.

Portal. Still alive.

How to do it.

Rerun: Pentatonix medley of Daft Punk songs.

Incipient Monkees’ screen tests.

(Silent) WAHOOOO!

To protect and serve…

….And aid the helpless.


Things you can do in this era that previous people could only imagine, or paint, but even so they still had to imagine it. Yet I suppose this is just another form of painting.

How it got stuck, and how they unstuck it.

In 1913 this music caused bloody riots. From The Guardian: “The reviews were merciless. ‘The work of a madman. Sheer cacophony, bleagh! I hate it! It makes me want to strangle somebody!’ wrote Puccini. ‘A laborious and puerile barbarity,’ added Le Figaro’s critic, Henri Quittard.” First, no-one loves a quittard.


And click on and mess with anything that looks like a control in this fun music toy, if you call that music, and surprising numbers of people, young people usually, do. They drive for days to this desert or that to take drugs and hop around in the sand while music just like this, made in just this simple pushbutton way, echoes off the desert hills around them. Why put the miles on your car and your zories and take a chance on getting bit by a snake? But if you like it, it’s worth it, and that’s fine.


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