Tuesday, July 25, 2006

msb-0037 Lets try this WITHOUT a theme.

msb-0037 Lets try this WITHOUT a theme.

Feedback comes first so...

there isn't any really.

I'm still waiting to hear from MSers, from advertisers/makers of therapies, goods and services for MSers and from people like Caro Magno, the MSer who's treking by wheel chair from Seattle to New York, and the Chefs For MS who'll be feeding me on September 25th, 2006.

(The links are in the show notes, folks, ther're all in the shownotes; at MSBPodcast.com and downloaded with each and every episode.)


I'm just playing cool shit I find on the PMN.

I don't really have anything to say, sell, vent about and I don't have any axe to grind today so its all good.

Well I still hate the uncaring, unconscious, unfeeling, unspeakable human slugs who cumber this planet, blindly perambulating; tounging everything and being incapable of telling when they are tasting fine wine and when they are sucking on their own anus.

But that's just me being an angry not so young man.


I started this show when I came across an unusually named tune, "Sons of the Burgesss Shale," by an unusually named band, "Bell Hollow."

I've read "Wonderful Life" by Stephen Jay Gould (the links are all in the show notes, folks, all in the show notes,) and it of course caught my attention.

Hell, we're all sons of the Burgess Shale.

That's where the richness and diversity of ectomorphic shapes was truly evident. Some cataclismic event wiped all of them out except the shape all multicelled oranisms now respect.

Okay, I wondered. What could this be about?

I was rewarded by some fascinating music by this band based in Brooklyn, NY.

My old neighborhood.

It sort of got weirder and farther out from there until I reigned it in.

By song six, I got tired of trying to be deep and decided to have some fun with you all.

Then I discovered the singer we have on the penultimate two tracks: Wren Ross.

I love her "French Chanteuse" style.

We end with something which made me laugh the first time I heard it and again when I on the "UnRadio Show" by Travis Goss.


Miss Chris said...

Hey there. Just an MSer out there wanting to let you know that I check out your blog from time to time. Check mine out if you want to just to get another perspective of life with MS.

Graham Holland said...

Hi guys, thanks for playing my shit - Never Trust A Panda - on your podcast.

If you get the chance then come on down to my lily pad and listen to my It's A Frog's Life Acoustic Podcast at http://itsafrogslife.net/podcast

Stay cool!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for playing our song...we are indeed all sons of the Burgess Shale.
I have to admit, you are the first person who correctly understood the title's reference.

Greg Fasolino

c_death said...

weird how things connect.

so I'm reading my ocean science text when I read an essay on The Burgess Shale and I have a oh-duh! moment. (and I so happen to have Sons of Burgess Shale on me, though an iTunes version, not the Five05 version with liner notes etc) I was wondering why Burgess Shale seemed so familiar, I was thinking that maybe I was getting confused with Mark Burgess and mixing two things together..

so I come home and do a search for lyrics when I come across this blog... and what do I see but your mention of Stephen Jay Gould, who I happen to be reading too, "Bully for Brontosaurus" but for my Biology class, not my ocean science class.. just kind of weird how things collide.

Charles-A. Rovira said...

I'm curious, were you just Google surfing or were you looking for something specific (like Burgess?)

Just wondering because it's been a long time sine I did this show...