By The Numbers

By The Numbers

PLAYLIST In The Hall of The Mountain King – Hugo Montenegro and His Orchestra Sénégal Fast Food – Amadou & Mariam Meditations – Charles Mingus Sextet/Eric Dolphy Smile – Madeleine Peyroux Le Mal De Vivre – Barbara Sunday In Richmond – Danny Cohen Non Photo-Blue – Pinback Businessmen – Carla Bley Guitar Solo 5 – […]

Private Insecurity

Private Insecurity

PLAYLIST In the Hall of the mountain king – Silver Fist Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles Whole Lotta Helter Skelter – SoundHog Scatterbrain – Jeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group Displaced – Amon Tobin Wheels of Confusion – Black Sabbath Sort It Out – The Caesars Torn And Frayed – The Rolling Stones Undun […]

Circa 1948

Circa 1948

We break the taboo tonight and de-segregate the post-war Blues era, co-mingling  syncopations signaling a broader tolerance, “a world in which there shall be an equality of opportunity for every race and nation.” But I do fear a social conformity will take hold with all this fear-mongering and witch-hunting! PLAYLIST In The Hall Of The Mountain King […]

The Future

The Future

This week, aaron.Jacob and I look to the future of hoverbikes, robots, augmented reality and bio-hacking. Forecasts and predictions exceed our wildest imaginings, but will they prove realistic or surrealistic? Try not to get too future shocked as we set the dial on our experimental time machine and hope for the best… tomorrow! PLAYLIST In […]

Love and Destruction

Love and Destruction

PLAYLIST In the Hall of the Mountain King – Funk United Light My Fire – Minnie Riperton The Atmosphere Routine – Mr. Dibbs Love And Happiness – Al Green Do Your Thing – Isaac Hayes Don’t Go Home with Your Hard-On – Leonard Cohen New Comer – W. Rockman Munchies for Your Love – Bootsy’s […]

Unraveling Myths

Unraveling Myths

Pervading and damaging myths persist in the collective national dialogue; that either political party are rational actors, that the president’s second term will be filled with progressive policy objectives, that the economy will fix itself in an unregulated free market, that the deficit is the most important problem to tackle, that severe cuts to the middle […]

Digital Culture Killed My Dog

Digital Culture Killed My Dog

This week, aaronJacob and I examine the state of the digital world, wondering whether our state of technological growth is a good thing or a bad thing, much the same, or if that growth is perhaps a little overstated. Is it making us mentally unstable? Does it help us escape or confirm our biases? Does […]

Voynich

Voynich

This week we eschew that media violence to discuss the mysterious Voynich Manuscript with aaronJacob, some of the more ridiculous beliefs surrounding it, and even the more sane claims. We’ll hear clips from Terence McKenna and Brian Dunning, and consider everything from Rosicrucians, secret alchemical societies, spirits and seances, psychedelic visions, time travel and even the Necronomicon. Stranger […]

War of the Worldviews

Stranger in a Strange Land 2012-10-27: War of the Worldviews! by The Stranger on Mixcloud PLAYLIST In the Hall of the Mountain King – The Ratmen Grim Grinning Ghosts – Barenaked Ladies The Dragon – Vangelis The War of the Worlds Musical Version – Jeff Wayne The Horror – RJD2 The Boogie Monster – Gnarls […]

Brutal

The news this week is pretty brutal, as we see surveillance agencies, intelligence agencies, corporations, the courts, monied elites, politicians and world organizations continue to play games behind the scenes with our interests, throwing us an occasional bone or shiny object to sate our appetites. With fewer and fewer consumer protections, with police and military […]