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THIS IS NOT A TEST
THIS IS NOT A TEST
THIS IS NOT A TEST is an amalgam of books, music, movies, art, culture, love and truth from Los Angeles author and musician Michael Phillips. What more do you need? I'd recommend that you listen to every episode, but I'm biased.
Come Fly With Me
by Michael Phillips, Los Angeles author and musician

Let's talk about air travel, airplanes, and people, and maybe also the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Canyon, Palm Springs in the summer, LAX, a deep, hacking, ugly cough, Pringles, pretzels, vodka, pasta salad, La-Z-Boys, Mountain Dew, nuns, flowy peasant blouses, iPods, Tunis Air, half-price fajita night, tuberculosis, and the joys of a good mani/pedi.

Come Fly With Me
Life Must Be Somewhere to Be Found
You Can't Always Get What You Want
How a Jacket Changed My Life
Interview with Carol Es: Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley
Some Book Reviews and Also the History of the Earth
Who sneezed in my arpeggio?
Mixed Nuts
Rain, Coffee, Facebook, and Conspiracy, Coming Straight at You in Startling New Sensurround
You Know, That Stuff Will Kill You
My Bike Trip Across America
Fear and Loathing Beneath a Tranquil Malibu Sunset
Festering Pools Of Indignation And Blurry Righteousness
Interview with artist and writer Carol Es
Love is at the root of our resistance
Let us rave today, about things that are raveworthy
How to hypnotize a lizard
What could possibly go wrong?
You can make a statement, but keep it brief
Walk through Paisley Park, and keep on movin'
A Trip to Bukowski’s House
A restless wind inside a letter box
If I had a hammer
Everywhere is war
Memoirs, overturned food carts and new stereo gear
Twin Peaks and David Lynch, Non-album B-sides, Orange Is the New Black and Kathy Griffin
A hot night with PJ Harvey
TV extravaganza: 46 reviews in 50 minutes!
I live here in Kill City, where the Snapchat meets the sea
This protest is brought to you by American Express
Essential Bukowski - and a few non-essentials just for the hell of it
The death of the truth
My DNA can beat up your DNA (depending on the phase of the moon)
A hot night with Cat Stevens
The light bulb over your head, The Beatles and Love Trumps Hate
Unhinged late summer miscellany
A hot night with Bunny Wailer
It's a black and white thing
Good evening St. Louis!
Happiness is a warm gun
I wish I knew how to be happy about a three day weekend
Trying to describe my job, also, TMZ and celebrity tabloid trash culture
Prince was not a genius. Or was he?
I was dreamin' when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray
Why kids hate poetry and why you probably hate it too - THIS IS NOT A TEST #60
KISS, cassette tapes and the last time I mention Bernie Sanders - THIS IS NOT A TEST #59
A cashless society: believe it or not! THIS IS NOT A TEST #58
Unsolicited child rearing advice, and Bernie Sanders as savior - THIS IS NOT A TEST #57
Perfect is the enemy of good - THIS IS NOT A TEST #56
Charles Bukowski: the ultimate outsider? Maybe not. THIS IS NOT A TEST #55
David Bowie, Telly Savalas and "Married at First Sight" - THIS IS NOT A TEST #54
CBGB: They paved paradise and pulled up a taco truck - THIS IS NOT A TEST #53
The first annual THIS IS NOT A TEST Christmas show and pageant of simpletons, a.k.a. episode #52
Maybe you should give up - THIS IS NOT A TEST #51
Billionaires, mass shootings and other tidbits for your leisure time perusal - THIS IS NOT A TEST #50
How's your health (insurance)? THIS IS NOT A TEST #49
Art vs. commerce, or: sell yourself for fun and profit! THIS IS NOT A TEST #48
Music marketing, or: how to buy the same song 15 times - THIS IS NOT A TEST #47
Self-publishing: is it just the vanity press wearing a DIY mask? THIS IS NOT A TEST #46
When are you too old to "rock"? THIS IS NOT A TEST #45
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream? THIS IS NOT A TEST #44
Would you like to come up and see my etchings? THIS IS NOT A TEST #43
Rumors (not the Fleetwood Mac kind) - THIS IS NOT A TEST #42
Teeth: who needs 'em - THIS IS NOT A TEST #41
The Guerilla Poetics Project - THIS IS NOT A TEST #40
New Mexico author and artist Hosho McCreesh - THIS IS NOT A TEST #39
Facebook. Ever heard of it? THIS IS NOT A TEST #38
The MTV VMA Awards, Chrissie Hynde and The Pageant of The Masters - THIS IS NOT A TEST #37
Remembering Trevy Felix - THIS IS NOT A TEST #36
One hour photo, a short story - THIS IS NOT A TEST #35
Age is just a number - unless you happen to be old - THIS IS NOT A TEST #34
A hot night with First Aid Kit – THIS IS NOT A TEST #33
Big Brother is watching, and he wants your applause – THIS IS NOT A TEST #32
Fear and loathing on craigslist – THIS IS NOT A TEST #31
The clothes make the man – THIS IS NOT A TEST #30
Charles Bukowski: let's kill a few myths - THIS IS NOT A TEST #29
It's July 4th, do you know where your independence is? THIS IS NOT A TEST #28
TED: A virus worth spreading – THIS IS NOT A TEST #27
8 Rock And Roll Memoir Reviews – THIS IS NOT A TEST #26
The eternal search for the next new sound – THIS IS NOT A TEST #25
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood – THIS IS NOT A TEST #24
Seeking the analog in a digital world – THIS IS NOT A TEST #23
Hey politicians, enough with the Jesus talk already – THIS IS NOT A TEST #22
The begging culture of the Internet – THIS IS NOT A TEST #21
A Passport and a Clean Pair of Socks – THIS IS NOT A TEST #20
God bless our troops – THIS IS NOT A TEST #19
Is this the Golden Age of TV, or is it all just fool’s gold? THIS IS NOT A TEST #18
The death of the middle class, The New Media Expo and Bob Heil - THIS IS NOT A TEST #17
What’s in a name? (the drunk episode) – THIS IS NOT A TEST #16
The 10th Annual Podcast Awards – THIS IS NOT A TEST #15
Mat Gleason interview – part two – THIS IS NOT A TEST #14
Mat Gleason interview – part one – THIS IS NOT A TEST #13
I reject your reality (TV) and substitute my own – THIS IS NOT A TEST #12
Marley Natural: Commodify my soul Jah Jah – THIS IS NOT A TEST #11
The 2015 Oscar ceremony wrap-up – THIS IS NOT A TEST #10
"Unboxing" videos – the seventh sign of the apocalypse? – THIS IS NOT A TEST #9
Living simply: it sounds so…simple – THIS IS NOT A TEST #8
Trolls: they’re not just under bridges and on the Internet – THIS IS NOT A TEST #7
Throw away your records – THIS IS NOT A TEST #6
Getting to know me – THIS IS NOT A TEST #5