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If you have ever wondered what an out of body experience might feel like, wait no longer. Not for the faint of heart. Fun, current, and weird in the best possible sense of that word!

If you have ever wondered what an out of body experience might feel like, wait no longer. Not for the faint of heart. Fun, current, and weird in the best possible sense of that word!
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If you have ever wondered what an out of body experience might feel like, wait no longer. Not for the faint of heart. Fun, current, and weird in the best possible sense of that word!




Keep The Swamp

Introductory explanation. The Woodward interview. The cone of silence around Trump. What are you gonna do? They don't tell me. You do know I'm making billions. Afraid. Feel badly for Russia. We are all corrupt. Play horrible games. The American people lost big. Keep the swamp.


What You Are Seeing Is Not Happening

Lately, whenever I cast my inspiration net, I come up with mostly Trumpian topics. This disturbs me, because I am certain many other things are happening. However, I must work with what I catch. So here it is. For future episodes I may have to shift from net casting to hunting mode. What you are seeing is not happening. Not the truth. Putin powerful. Believe fake crap. Stick with us. Corporate criminal iceberg. I admit it: Trump admits Russian meddling. The problem is the...


This is Crazy

This is my way of dealing with the onslaught of serious nonsense and insanity we've been presented with. Includes the More Crazy Remix. Civilty. This is crazy. Take the children away. Knock the crap out of them. All kinds of crazy. Above the law (pardon myself). Win with lying. Make America sorry. Kim Jong-Un loves rockets. I am so smart. Toe trail. Look at the finger. Russia, come back in. The More Crazy Remix. Sources: ABC News 7, C-Span, CNN, CNBC, FOX News, Seth Meyers


San Francisco Trip

Went to San Francisco earlier this month. Lovely place, lots of culture and history, although kind of chilly for a Florida guy. Good-if pricey- food, music and beer. Glad I had the expeience. I gathered auditory ambience from various points along the way. Then I blended some of them into the following collage. Heading to San Francisco. Planes and trains. Airbus A380 for perspective. Asian flute players in the park. Ambulance in the streets of San Francisco. Innov Gnawa in Yerba...


What The Hell Is Going On?

This one took forever. Don't know whether it was the topic or the timing, but I felt like i was looking for water in the middle of the ocean. It was everywhere and, frankly, overwhelming. What the hell is going on? The expanding topic. Infopocalypse. Computer generated opinions. Russian bots/trolls. M.I.T. study Twitterbots. Humans prefer the inaccurate. Facebook problem. Algorithmic anomaly. Misinformation uptick featuring The Russians. Make America hurt itself again. Internet...


Disappointed and Grateful

The dog's name is Max. He recently became a member of the clan. He is big, rambunctious and not very well trained. I take some chances. Say "hello", Max. The Elk Antler. Opening the package. If I die, thanks for listening. Grateful and disappointed? You can break your teeth. Didn't chew my face off. Coulda made podcast history. When you reach a certain age. Dedicated to Trapper.


Foundscape #10- Escuche

This collage started out playful, but took a rather dark turn sonically. I just followed it. Featuring: Spanish records, steamboats, fruitflies, sirens, stools, snores, a door and more. Listen carefully. Fruitfly drum. Donde esta Juanita? Repeata. Cleaning out the van. Steamboat. Ambulance passing. Digital glitch. The Stool. The door.


Foundscape #9: I Gotta Rainbow

Been collecting and mixing this stuff for months. Finally had time to put it all together. You have messages. Get matter resolved. You're sick. Matter resolved. Walk electric. We have thousands of dollars. I have rainbows. Simple ideas. On other line. Andy New Port Richey. What he left? Health problems. Ummmmm. Heads up. I gotta rainbow. I'd like to know. I've have an issue. Nope. Running out of cool. Computer expired. Can't stand.... Get my message? Maximum storage time. Bye...


Goodbye Homo Economicus

This year, Richard Thaler won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. His research points to the fact that humans are economically irrational. Homo Economicus is a simplifying construct that has, for years, been the basis of economic theory. It assumes all economic actors are "rational" and only interested in maximizing personal utility. That is not true. There's this guy... Richard Thaler wins Nobel. Francis Edgeworth. Financial forecasters vs. weather forecasters. The...



Admittedly didactic and dark, this episode examines the ongoing attempts to dismantle signs of African-America success, thoughout American history. Next one will be lighter, it has to be. GENTILE. Undoing Obama's actions. Dismantling African-Americam accomplishment. Black Wall Street destroyed. Rosewood, Florida. Bad logic. Good guy goes bad. Infidel Gun & Gear. Fortune Taylor's name restored. Highways and stadiums displace communities. Baader Meinhof. Renaming Denali....


Slapped By Irma

We thought Irma was going to hit us as a Category 4 turned out to be a weak 2. I had planned on this podcast being a little more exciting. However, I'm not complaining, really. Emergency. What we're expecting. It's only stuff. Pasco alert: Fear of looting. My cat Byron's is outside. Final boarding up. The morning after with Clay Pigeon on WFMU. Tired and philosophical. Water is more important than electricity. Cicadas. More storms on the horizon. Cleaning up.


Charlottesville- A Turning Point?

The Right unites to fight to protect a statue of Robert E. Lee that he wouldn't have wanted. Antifascists use violence to resist those promoting violence. Sure punching Nazis seems like fun, it is not very creative. Absurdism and satire may be a better approach. Robert E. Lee on Civil War monuments. Trump and the White-Nationalist code. Sean Patrick Nielsen (WVTF/Radio IQ). David Duke, Ronald Reagan. Blood and soil. No Nazis. False equivalency. We are Alt-Right. Justice...


Welcome to the Trumgle.

He’s broken me. Space. Trump Repealcare. Death. I sold the universe to a wealthy Russian once. Putin likes Trump. Ready to lie. Sell the lie. Pin Hands. Give Trump a chance. Pre-existing conditions. Welcome to the Trumgle.


The Firing of History

It is disturbing to feel the pull of the impending political crisis on one’s attention. Every attempt to turn one's attention away for any length of time fails. It seems like we’ve entered a transitional time and the outcome(s) could be dire. Looking away feels like complicity. Russian interference: not just smoke. Comey's firing. Putin’s disinformation technique. Trump and Russians. Trump’s attraction to powerful men. The Big Story. Russian relations. No Fuzz. They’re laughing at us....


Serious Charges

Foundscape #8. IRS Scammers, wrong numbers, marketers, soundboard girls and confused women provided the grist for the Foundscape mill. Get arrested on serious charges. Call from Mom: my bowels. I'm not sorry. Don't be a statistic. Don't get arrested. Press 9. Siri: the Third Density. I am a real live person. Hang up.


Bad Connection

One of the greatest benefits of doing this podcast is I get to take potentially annoying data from ordinary life, be it political phone calls or -as in this case- a need for some technical support, and play with it. It goes from being an irritation to a source of inspiration. Report a problem. Support. Need a new battery. Verify. Fredericks Inc.. Hear the crackling? Blame me. Aw right, all right. Blah blah. I wanna mislead you. You're being recorded. Fantastic. Goodbye.


I'm Afraid To Understand

Everytime I post an episode, I feel like I'm abandoning it rather than finishing it. This one in particular. Trumpian intrigue seems unending. Sure, he's president and we should be paying attention to what he says, but what he is saying is mostly absurd. What are the tweets and Sean Spicer distracting us from. Today, Spicer labeled Propublica, one of the best investigative groups working in the English language, "a left-wing blog." What is the administration attempting to hide? I'll give you...


Trump Sessions

Take disinformation, distractions and falsehoods run them through the Mind Thing and something resembling truth emerges. Do your job. Gotta work it. Ranting and raving. Good at sucking up people's money. The leaks are real. FOX and Friends: Good drug-dealers. Incredible racist. The "Fake People." Gout. Horrible agenda. Nuclear weapons. Chaos. Bad dudes. Sessions, Franken and the Russians. Mike Flynn. Wrestle the truth. Nothing to love. The leaks are real. The wall. Fighting...


Kellyanne & the Fake Facts

Truth not Trump is the topic this episode. As the most ubiquitous member of Trump's lie machine, I'll focus on the Mistress of Misdirection Kellyanne Conway. There are some encouraging trends emerging and we'll take a brief look at some of them. The victims of the Bowling Green Massacre. Truth. Predictions from Fantasy World. Tabloids: The Nation's Subconscious. Factchecking Fredericks. Kellyanne and Jake Tapper (CNN). Skillful evasion. The media wakes up. Kleptocracy...


President Carnage

Not as jaded as I feared, because when confronted by the introduction of a blatant authoritarian kleptocracy, I do feel quite disappointed in many of my fellow Americans. More than likely we'll survive this final kick from the dying horse of amoral capitalism. President Carnage. The hypnotist's spinning wheel. What the hell is going on? Alternative facts and fake news. The Bully (thanks Masha Geseen). A warning has been issued. Ay. Narcissistic personality disorder. The use of...