Wednesday, October 24, 2007

msb-0215 I gots da bluz

msb-0215 I gots da bluz


Feedback comes first, so...

I got da bluz. Damn I feel low.

We all gots days when, like, we're just 'No Show'.

Damn bluz got me bad.

I'm feeling old, crippled and sad.

Ain't no pot o' gold, at the end of this rainbow.

---- "Walkin While I Bleed" by: "Doug Macleod"

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 I would apreciate if someone could write a review of this podcast on iTunes [ ] You can just select the link and, eventually, scroll down the iTunes page to "Customer Reviews"

---- "The Sun Shine Down My Way" by: "Doug Macleod"

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)

---- "Bad Magic" by: "Doug Macleod"


I'm having a low time, so I'm playin' da bluz. (I would pick up up my guitar but what shit my playing has sunk to is even more depressin' than listening to Doug MacLeod music.)

But depression must be common to everybody with a chronic disease.

So what can be done to deal with it?

---- "Aint No Cure" by: "Doug Macleod"


Yeah, its not all sunshine and flowers round the house this evening.

I'm depressed and I feel shitty.

Hell, we all do at times.

Sometimes its the condition of being.

An existential "being shitty."

I'm unemployed and its getting me down.

I'm scared of failing at this podcast and letting us all down.

C'mon man... Buck up.

Ain't "nobody" getting out of here alive...

Depression and how to deal with it is fundamental to living with a chronic disease.

It requires the ability to self motivate.

To pick yourself up by your boot straps, wipe the dust, snot and shit off and keep going.

Just keep on truckin' man. Keep on truckin'...

The grim reaper will be along soon enough and I've still got things to accomplish before getting clogged on the head and tipped into his wagon.

Things like grabbing the world by the scruff of the next and pick it up to haul its fat, lazy, stupid, ignorant ass over to the light to take a good look at my face and tell me that because I'm a 15%er, one of those "disabled" wretches, my life isn't worth living.

There are lots of thing that the depressed can do, besides reaching for a bar of soap and a razor blade.

Speak to somebody, a mentor, a spouse, a family member, a friend, a pastor, in some cases, a therapist, and get somebody else's perspective.

Most depression is caused by being alone and feeling it.

Don't be alone, even when you don't feel like it.

Hell specially when you don't feel like it.

You might feel like curling up in a corner, licking your wounds, licking even your wounded pride, but that's not the best policy.

---- "The Devil Is Beating His Wife" by: "Doug Macleod"


I was going to say: "As long as you've got your health," but on second thought, I don't want to go there.

Fact is that we don't "got our health" except in dribs and drabs, grabs and snatches.

So fuck tomorrow because it could get worse, and for most of us MSers, it almost surely will.

But that doesn't mean we should just lie down and die.

As long as there's life, there's hope, and tomorrow will be better for many and research "will" improve life for all of us.

---- "A Little Sin" by: "Doug Macleod"


Follow the link to black-'n-tan and hunt the man down, 'cause he's got soul to his bluz.

"Doug MacLeod"


On the career and employment track, I have just found out about[ ] Their tag line is "connecting disabled employees with employers."

(I wonder.... How about "connecting disabled employers with employees"? Like them finding somebody who could do voice overs of me [like "George Hrab", I hate my voice] or join me in a much more dynamic rendition of the show through their own presence.)

Now "this" is interesting.

They got in touch with me after reading my blog. I immediately reached out to them about doing an interview (in, uh, blog-type or, better yet, via skype.)

In fact, I'd like to do two interviews.

Number one would be just Matt and/or Rob and I doing the initial work and number two could be Mat and/or Rob answering any questions that come from our audience (and there is no such thing as a stupid question except the one that wasn't asked because you're too shy to type me an email to charles (at)

They're just starting this up and we'll be coming back to the topic of disability and employment again and again over the coming months. (Hmm. Maybe I should offer them the opportunity to podcast their own shows...)

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