Monday, November 26, 2007

msb-0229 Some Characteristic Characteristics

msb-0229 Some Characteristic Characteristics


Feedback comes first, so...

First, a lot of people have been accessing these shows from the web (subscribing through iTunes is a lot lazier but who am I to complain how you get these shows...) but they're been picking up things from the "oldest" shows to "newest", and I like to think I'm got better with age.

Could I ask you people to go from the "front" to the "back" in time, which is from the "bottom" of the list to the "top".

Ooo. I spitting mad. This [ ] blog entry (which I discovered through "this [ ] blog site [which I discovered through this [ ] blog site,]) reflects the kind of problems and "Catch-22"s' that you encounter out there in the insensate and insensitive world of the 85%ers.

When you're healthy enough to work, but not healthy enough to actually get a job because you're part of the 15%ers, (the people with a disability of any kind,) well you really get "fucked over".

You're healthy enough to work, so you can't get disability, but nobody'll hire you because you're not a youthful, pristine, ignorant little jewel ...

So you get kicked to the curb by people who, rightly or wrongly figure they're doing the fiscally responsible thing.

You get to watch everything slip away from you and you eventually starve to death because the "United States of America" doesn't believe in using any "social safety nets". (One slip and go "Splat!" ... alone...)

It would "not" be a problem if they did use those social safety nets, like every other civilized country, but they'd rather play "world police" and get "shot at and hated" by everybody else.

Keerist... "Les bras m'tombes!"


This episode is all about virtuosity. (I'm featuring the kind of music that I loved to play [I used to listen to, and play, "Hokus Pokus" by "Focus" and I loved it. I just loved it. {Its the melding of classically rich musical themes and the pace of modern rock music that I love. (Then again, I used to listen to "intelligent rap" [not the kind of senseless filth out there now,] by the "The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy", who I still think were a grossly underrated band. Their themes still ring true today and they stopped recording in the nineties.)}]

.. [ ]

---- "Razor Concerto" by: "The Groove Mine"

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"

---- "Devils Cotillion" by: "The Groove Mine"

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)

---- "Iowa requiem" by: "The Four Bags"


I am a writer, if only by the simple fact that I am doing it. And I must be expressing myself well enough because the feed back I have received (and which you can read in the comments to my blog,) is pretty positive.

I have many tens of thousands of downloads of my 'cast because I pick what I consider to be pretty good music wrapped around a theme, and I have a theme for my theses, syntheses and conclusions.

Great. What am I blowing my horn about here? I'm getting confused about the application I am about to write to the editor at WBAI. ( and Programming (Overall) Bernard White, Program Director ) Jeez..

Enough about me then.

The thesis of this show is concerned with inhalable therapies. (Yes I'm back on that again. [Sue me! I "hate" sticking myself with a needle.])

"Change on a dime time!"

I'm going to put the content of the letter I'm writing on this blog and see it any of you can tear a hole in it. (Be ruthless, I can take it and I "need" it.

This is important.

I need to know where I'm making unsupported allegations, where I'm making statements that might be construed as misleading.

I want to seem as honest as know I am.
I want to seem as reachable as I know I am.
I want to seem as knowlegable as I really am,
[I'm no expert and I don't want to be thought of as one.
I "am" an MSer.
I "am" unemployed and facing the dire prospect of having to compete with the "norms".
I am handicapped (by a cane and even more by the attitudes of the "norms".
I can report honestly on what I see happening to me and around me.])

---- "Dark Sky" by: "The Groove Mine"


I want to say something like:

"To the Editor,
In a city with a population of about 8,100,000, the WHO (World Health Organization) estimates that 15%, or about 1,215,000 people, are disabled, if not permanently, at least to some degree.

Likewise, the MS Society of America estimates that 0.00833, or about 67,500 people, have this disease to a lesser or greater degree.

I am one in, if not a million, then in twelve hundred and I am affected by this disease.

I am writing to propose an entertaining program for the disabled, not the usual show, full of hand-wringing and "woe are we."

I do want to focus on the issues that affect us, and as an MSer I can say "us" with impunity, but I also want to entertain us."
Well, I'm still thinking about it...

What do you think? Do I go for it?

---- "Opus 999" by: "The Groove Mine"


Don't worry.

I'll return to the theme of inhalable, as opposed to injectable, medication in next episode.

---- "Last Tango in NYC" by: "The Four Bags"



homer said...

Loved the videos.
I'm republishing it to my blog and my (Greek) politics blog ( along with your podcast link of course...

No time for my new podcast yet...
I'll keep in touch.

PS: What do you think of the blog (besides the fact that it's all Greek to you... :))

Charles-A. Rovira said...

Actually, I'd visited the site since you made the switchover to a Greek language blog...

Needless its all Greek to me. (I can pick out the occasional word though. [I love writing systems, fonts and calligraphy. {I may not know how to say a word but that doesn't mean I cant appreciate how it looks.}])

"The Disposable Heroes were people who I respected back in the early nineties (years before this internest thingie took off.)

mdmhvonpa said...

The knee bone is connected to the ... screwed up the poop-chute bone ...

Miss Chris said...

"The poop-chute bone"...only MDMHVONPA could come up with that one. lol