Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 2017 – Crazy Monkey Brain

In this episode, I play a song from the Thermals, the first of a few; I talk about the civil rights era, and protest past and present; who are the inauguration protests for?; I don’t want to argue with anyone about; Eat to Live opposition is weird; Robert Scoble is the post-Trump model of an advocate; the VR boosterism feels to me like Second Life boosterism circa 2005; I declare (limited) podcast bankruptcy

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Tor.Com On the Thermals

I’ve liked the Thermals for some time, ever since the first time some of their music came down the Sub Pop rss feed. I’ve played them on this podcast several times now, and I’m sure I’ll do it again. Much for the same reason as I like Camper Van Beethoven‘s “New Roman Times”, I really get into The Thermals’ “The Body, the Bthelood, the Machine” album. These tales of near future theocratic dystopias get me going, because I desperately want to believe this is fiction and that we are not sliding to this outcome day by day. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Now I noticed Joshua Starr at Tor.com has recognized this album as a narrative work, a concept album of science fiction. Very cool of them to point to this very good work, and very appropriate to members of our SF tribe. I left a comment up there pointing to my playing of the band on this podcast. I like The Thermals and I like Tor.com. It’s two great tastes that taste great together.

EGC Clambake for January 13, 2008 – “Getting it Together For One More Year”

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I play an uplifting song from Thacker Dairy Road; I talk about rebooting GTD and getting my projects rolling; I lay out why this show is the first one of the post-Bittorrent era; I talk about the endless podcasting advertising debate and why I think it is the wrong question; I play a song by the The Thermals and head off to get things done.

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Update: It isn’t the most auspicious debut for a new method of publishing to screw up the very first file you try, but that is what happened. Sorry for the confusion, those of you who got the previous show labeled as the new show. Those of you subscribed via a client that groks bittorrent may get the shows again as well. I’ll try not to overload it all at once.

EGC Clambake for April 5, 2007 – “Picking up the Flag for Fallen Friends”

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It’s the hurry up offense. I wasn’t that happy with yesterday’s show so I turn around and do what I hope is a better one. I play a song by The Thermals; I talk about memorializing dead friends by trying to emulate their best attributes; I talk about ambition and money and the minimum you can retire on, and my idea for the most ridiculous way to make money blogging; I talk about winning the lottery and how winning a small prize might make you happier than a big one; I play a clip from the SModcast; I talk about playing poker; I play a song by Camper Van Beethoven, ask all my listeners to call up an old friend that they haven’t talked to in a while; and with that I vanish in a cloud of mist.

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EGC Clambake for March 1, 2007 – “Freestyling with the Soul of Money”

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I play a song from Brian Jonestown Massacre; I talk about plugging in and letting the magic flow and natural creativity; I discuss Neil Gorman’s comments from Ology about the soul of podcasting; I riff on Dave Hamilton’s post about podcasting and professionalism; I play a clip from Ivan Stang on the Hour of Slack and a song from The Thermals and then seal the deal.

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