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Living simply: it sounds so…simple – THIS IS NOT A TEST #8

How does one live simply when there is so much junk everywhere? It’s a first world problem, having too much stuff, I know. But here I am talking about it anyway. On the way to that subject you’ll also get to hear about how to be an awesome podcaster, landlords, eBay, yard sales, people in the 1920s, […]

Trolls: they’re not just under bridges and on the Internet – THIS IS NOT A TEST #7

According to Wikipedia (my favorite source for quasi-truth and hamfisted misinformation) an Internet troll is: a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or otherwise disrupting normal on-topic […]

Throw away your records – THIS IS NOT A TEST #6

Carol: “What’s your podcast about this week?” Me: “Oh, you know, it’s about how CDs sound better than records, stuff like that.” Carol: “What? You’re crazy, I think you’re wrong…” Me: “I know, everyone thinks I’m wrong.” But hear me out. Maybe I’m not completely crazy. It’s funny, a lot of people sold, gave away or threw […]

Getting to know me – THIS IS NOT A TEST #5

Who am I? That’s not an existential question, though I suppose it could be. But it occurs to me that many of you who are listening to this may not know much – or anything – about me, so you might rightfully wonder why the hell I’m here foisting my views and opinions onto an unsuspecting and […]

Cultural pioneers – THIS IS NOT A TEST #4

Wherein I talk about disco, Mad Max, the music business, Louise Brooks, disillusionment, boredom and death metal bands. Subscribe!  iTunes – Stitcher – Email Comment Transcript  

Los Angeles artist Carol Es – THIS IS NOT A TEST #3

Wherein I speak to artist Carol Es about artists being put into boxes, process, music, the value of art and risk taking. You can (and should!) check out her art right here. Subscribe!  iTunes – Stitcher – Email Comment

The senseless, tragic rape of Charles Bukowski’s ghost – THIS IS NOT A TEST #2

Wherein I lay the sad tale of the senseless, tragic rape of Charles Bukowski’s ghost by John Martin’s Black Sparrow Press at your feet. Do with it what you will. You can read more about the subject here. Subscribe!  iTunes – Stitcher – Email Comment

Getting to know you – THIS IS NOT A TEST #1

Wherein I introduce myself to you and attempt to explain what This is not a test will be. Or what I hope or promise it will be. No guarantees implied. Set your expectations to LOW and hop on. Glorious. Subscribe!  iTunes – Stitcher – Email Comment