Sunday, November 04, 2007

50. On the Train With Help from Manchester

To celebrate the fiftieth episode of the 1-800-Weirdos broadcasts, we begin with the return of the folks from Manchester, Gemma Forrest. kurt radcliffe, james walsh and james sellars who we haven't heard from for two years.

We also have some other voicemail samples, and some text by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

But the most remarkable part of this broadcast was that it was recorded and produced on the train from West Palm Beach to New York City.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

49. Maya, Tom, and Tolstoy - Look Away!

Evil is Nothingness! I just had to mention my newest friend (and an amazingly talented singer) Maya Sky, my old friend (18 years now!) Tom Ritchford and read to you from Anna Karenina.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

48. I'm far away - in really bad shape

Dark days are here to stay. Yet this broadcast manages to be upbeat. I read some text from Adolph Schmitler and random text from junk email.

Some of the latest voicemail messages from Weirdos have been loaded in a sampler and are played back. And we begin preparations for the milestone 50th broadcast!

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

47. Meaningless - It's been a long time.

Everything in my bedroom is detailed, and I sing a song for all of the Weirdos. In honor of the Mark Twain show I'm directing, I read a bit from "Letters from the Earth". And, as the title implies, I do a bit about the meaninglessness of meaninglessness.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

46. Lanuage and Sermons - Mark is listening live

The first live broadcast in a long time. Mark was chatting to me in our new chat room while the broadcast was taking place.

I spend some time reading from George Orwell's essay on "Politics and English Language" and then I do a sermon that almost makes sense.

I end off with the traditional "Done for the Day" number.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

45. The Animals - What if I Fell in the Forest?

Thanks to Mark, I invited a bunch of animals into the studio and they ran amok. I also muse about the meaning of life and wonder about falling in the forest which I can't see for the tree.

Friday, July 07, 2006

44. Taking the Limp in Stride - Out and About

Things continue to change for me, Weirdos.

The vocal for the second part of this broadcast was recorded while wandering around the East Village, NYC. You can hear me walking to Tompkins Square Park and spending some time there. I'm less depressed, so if you've grown weary of my sadness (as I have), you should like this episode a bit better. The first part was recorded a couple of weeks earlier, and I was pretty sad then.

I refer to Julian Jaynes book, which I've been reading lately. You can see the "MirrorMan" video I refer to on my Reel website, or link to it directly.