Wednesday, September 05, 2007

msb-0196 Coffee's my drink of choice now!

msb-0196 Coffee's my drink of choice now!

Feedback comes first, so...

Christy Fath just wrote me to say that "insideMS" will now be called "Momentum" and will be a quarterly publication with a circulation of almost a million.

Hmmmm... The price is going up because of the cost of paper, ink and mailing are rising, and the frequency is going down from six times a year.

If you have something to say or sell, Podcasting is looking more attractive all the time.


I'm reading a weighty tome of a book called "Cultural Amnesia" subtitled "Necessary Memories Fron History and the Arts" by "Clive James" (ISBN: 0-393-06116-7)

It had a phrase which struck me and its sticking with me, even now, long after I've read past it:

"He was able and industrious. He didn't miss a trick. All he missed was the point." (p. 282)

He was talking about Wilfred von Oven who was a sort of "aide de camp" to to Joseph Goebbels.

Sigh... I'm kind of working with people who are able and industrious and don't miss a trick but they sort of miss the point.

Which is why I choose the text I did for my test of using a PDF file for the last download.

Apart from that:

"Alors les Francophones, vous attendez apres quoi exactement? L'offre est encore bonne. Joignez vous a et creez un podcast en Francais"

"Dann die Deutschen warten Sie, nach denen genau? Das Angebot ist noch gut. Verbinden Sie hat Ihnen und Verursachen Sie ein podcast auf Deutsch."

(Translation courtesy of Babel Fish [ ]) speech courtesy of AT&T research [ ]

And "Hola" to any Spanish-speaking listeners. (I know I have some.)

Drop me an email charles (at)

---- "Big Green Coffee Cup" by: "The Dave Morford Hostage Crisis"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

This is "your" segment.

Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

Drop me an email: charles at

And could someone write a review of this podcast on iTunes [ ] You can just select the link and scroll down the iTunes page to "Customer Reviews"

---- "Black Coffee" by: "Alameda Zoo"

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)

---- "Coffee Shop" by: "Smallfish"

"Main Topic:"

My downloads are happening at about a thousand a week.

Since I produce three shows a week (more or less) that comes to over 300 per episode. (I can't believe it myself. [Then again, you're coming from all over the planet do get my shows, why couldn't I get 300 MSers to listen to me or read my blogs.])

Thank you to all who are able to hear my voice or read my words.

Now some of you have seen fellow MSer "Jonathan Katz" as the "nebbish" shrink Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist [ ] on Comedy Central.

(His accomplishments are actually wider than that, but lets forget about those. :-)

Well, he now has ventured into my world (and welcome to it.)

He has a podcast [ ] which I've already subscribed to.

He brings something rare to MS: humor.

I'm glad he's started in on the new media revolution where there is room for everybody. (Like "Adam Curry" says: "Transmitter? We don' need no stinkin' transmitter.")

---- "Coffee Beans and Tea" by: "Marty Buttwinick"

"Main Topic: part deux"

In fact, it must be part of the curse of MS that we're all so damn cheerful all of the time. (I smell an essay coming on the psychotropy of MS. [Yay! I know a word that the spelling checker doesn't. {I'm referring to the psychological effects that we experience during an exacerbation of MS, (as opposed to one's normal disposition.)}])

I'm always amazed at how upbeat and fuckin' cheerful we MSers are the worse we feel. (I suspect people with other chronic diseases must envy us as they reach for a razor blade and a bar of soap. [You don't want the blade to slip when you're trying to slit your wrists.])

I think were pathologically cheery.

---- "Black Coffee - Caffeine Remix" by: "Chaz"

"Main Topic: part trois"

I have not abandoned the tripartite essay form, but it has to used in it appropriate contexts.

This episode I literally did have anything to prove. Hence, it was not appropriate.

This episode is basically conversational.

I wanted to tanks all of my readers/listeners for their encouragement and their emotional support.

And now, to leave you about as far as you can get from where we started this musical journey is ...

---- "Coffee Table" by: "Dr. Awkward"


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