Sunday, February 11, 2007

msb-0113 Who knows?

msb-0113 Who knows?


I'm into a metal mood; the music on this show is all metal; all kinds o' metal. (And I ain't talking brass-ass, I'm talking "metal".)

---- BAM Metal Pierre Journel

Feedback comes first so...

I can't believe the incredible coverage, world wide coverage, that my websites have, that's the blog and the podcast.

Check out the map on my site(s) and you'll see I have at least 1 listener/reader on each continent (except for Antarctica, [penguins might have problems with their myelin, but they have no internet connections,]) and even one on the Indian subcontinent. (I seem to even have picked a listener/reader from "Chigasaki, Japan." "Konnichi wa, irashaimasu". [bows deeply from the waist].)

Actually the count goes up and up.


But where are "you" from?

Are "you" on the map?

Are you one of the poor souls who are lumped into a country location?

Or worse, is your city not listed at all in the recent visitors list?

Drop me an email at charles (at)

My numbers are nothing to write home about yet but the coverage is incredible.

My friend Eugene is also a bit wow-ed.

He's a Unix/Linux SysAdmin and used to world wide collaboration and deployment of systems. (I won't tell you what he said, but I'm used to him so I knew where it was coming from and didn't take offense. There are indeed sickos like me everywhere. [Its a world wide cabal. Its the Haupertonian MS Cabal! {Thanks to MDMHvonPA ( ) for coining that expression.}]:-)

I've got some comments on my latest post saying that MSers are interested in the "insula" too.

---- Metal Start Intelect

Feed Forward comes next, so...

MSers are usually communicative as far as giving me things that you want me to tell other MSers, but not this episode, and I am waiting on other developments, so there's nothing to tell you.

This segment will therefore seem extremely short this episode.

In fact its "over". :-)

---- Other Metal Mood Dempsey Doodle

Feed Me! comes third, so...

Do you have a therapy, product, good or service that is of interest to MSers?

Consider advertising on this podcast.

Reminders on this segment only cost $0.03 per reminder per download of an episode. (A $30CPM targeted at MSers.)

It can/should lead to a full ad, in text, audio or video, which costs $3.00 per download.

That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

But MSBPodcast is 100% in your market, and you only pay per download of your material.

No play, no pay.

Reach the MSers who would buy your therapy, product, good or service, with-out having to waste your advertising money on anyone who is "not" interested...

Send me an email at: charles (at)

---- Metal to the Soul Creepor

Man, I felt like was back in "Ville LaSalle", sitting around in my friend house drinkin' brewskis, listening to "Big Brother and the Holding Company" on that one. Too many years have passed. Too many years.

Main topic: Who Knows?

Where am I going with this?

Uncertainty is a part of MS. It is something we MSers are all too aware of.

From the researchers who are uncertain about the efficacies of the drugs and therapies that they're trying out, to the progression of the diseases we have lumped under the "rubrique" of MS, to the devices and tricks we use to make up for whatever deficiency we are coping with at the moment.

Who knows what crap, (or in my case, what additional crap, I/) we may have to put up with tomorrow? (That's in addition to the general uncertainty of being on this planet, where my being alive might conflict with someone else's agenda. [Its not just Usama ben Laden. There are plenty of short-sighted, wasteful people out there who would love to waste "me", on general principle. {Nothing personal, you understand. Just on general principle. (Mankind loves to delude itself about the efficaciousness of "eugenics" and "genocide". [We stumble through the graveyards of history, {led by the inevitable survivors.}])}])

Do I sound bitter, acerbic maybe? (I'm just doing some mental prep for "guesting" on "The Road Trip To Oblivion." [ ] [This is the most gleefully foulmouthed podcast I know of. [Well it tries, but they have a lot to learn about the art of cussing up a storm and turning the air a "Quebecois" shade of "gun metal blue" { }.] Its also got some of the most original writing of any podcast. You never know where the twist is going to be on "The Road Trip To Oblivion."] :-)

---- Cold Metal Dream Mix Channel

Main topic: part "deux",

What does the future hold?

Who knows?

But its bound to get better as more and more is known about the cabling we call the human nervous system.

Humans have special specific problems as our cognitive adaptations are pretty much unrivaled in nature. The "insula" is just one more piece of the puzzle.

What does the future hold for me specifically?

Who knows?

I mean ultimately, like in another forty years or so, I'll be dead of old age.

But as for the immediate future, I can only soldier on, like the plucky little human that I am. (Oh "ralph!")

Well, screw it.

I intend to go out not with a whimper but with the pop of some Champagne corks. :-)

---- metal meets bencast

That was a "Gentle Giant" reminder moment for me.

Well, now that that's off of my chest, I wonder what I'm going to play next time?

Who knows? ;-)



Anonymous said...


Thanks for playing my music! Tomorrow I'm going to listen to your podcast because I travel by train. I will leave you a new comment tomorrow.

Thanks again,

Best regards,

Anonymous said...

Hi Charles,

Thanks again! The way you create your podcast is nice, multiple artwork, links to websites etc...
I will keep listening to your show!

Do you create it with Garageband? Who knows :-)

Best regards from Holland,
Ben (bencast)

Charles-A. Rovira said...

Dag Ben,

I'm glad you approve.

I've worked hard to make it easy to get the podcast too. :-)

I indeed use GarageBand.

Its one of the best ways to do this on a Mac. (There are other software packages but GarageBand does what I need.)

In case you didn't know, I'm an old ex-musician who now has MS.

But the MS wasn't not responsible for my quitting music.

The greed of the music companies was. (Uh, its my music. Why should I let you own it? Goodbye...)

Rock on.

I look forward to playing more of your tunes off of the PMN.

bencast said...

Your work is real nice! I didn't know you're an ex-musician. I hope you don't have much pain because of the MS.
I will keep listening to your podcast, and will take some time to create some more music (with garageband) it's my favorite program.

Have a good weekend,