Clambake Episode for July 24, 2005

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Today is Rocket City Riot day, with our weekly interview and song from John Mark King; I talk about doing interviews via Skype; I play an out of context quote I find funny; I talk about and play a song by the Kropotkins, whilst pointing out how comforting I found it to live close to Mo Tucker from the Velvet Underground; Wired Jesus is responding to my show about god; I play competing clips from David Coursey and Lawrence Lessig; out of time, must go.

Once again, I didn’t quite complete one of the main thoughts. When I was saying that the big media guys make a big deal about how the amateurs aren’t as good as the pros (which I suggested be filed under “no shit Sherlock”), the conclusion that I didn’t say was “that the pros are relying on that fact for their livelihood, they should be frightened at how close the amateurs are to them in quality and the speed with which they are closing the gap.”

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3 Replies to “Clambake Episode for July 24, 2005”

  1. Hi Dave,

    I found your original podcast on “Why I don;t believe in Jesus Anymore” fascinating. I am not a Christian myself, but haven;t come across a perspective like that.

    I was interested to find out that you are doing Skypecasting as well. I was just wondering how you did that?

  2. Well, I guess we could have expected that some people would take issue with the god essay. I look at it this way. They say that witchcraft and astrology are superstitions. Religion is superstition. I think you are being more than generous by not being critical of the people who have an archaic understanding of the world we live in. We stopped making human scarifies a long time ago because it’s stupid and immoral but somehow a lot of traditions have survived for thousands of years. We used to think the world was flat. Now we know better. Hey Christians, why can’t I buy rum on Sunday? I’m not a Christian and I am sick and tired of being dominated by them. It is time to rise up. Time to create atheist schools. Time to go house to house knocking on doors and giving out books about atheism. Maybe go to Africa and convert the heathens to atheism. We need atheist songs and atheist gatherings with a chance to meet other atheists and breed more atheists.

  3. People will overlook a lack of polish if the content is fresh and original. No matter how “good” a pro broadcast is deemed to be, it does not matter. What matters is the satisfaction a listener gets. The Tommy Dorsey quartet was a lot more polished than the early Beatles. A lot of podcasts fill a void of news and editorial content which simply isn’t covered by the big boys. Furthermore they are an outlet for independent musicians which isn’t available through any other means… Sony payola scandal is in the news. No surprise there!

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