Friday, January 04, 2008

msb-0243 Joy Joy

msb-0243 Joy Joy


Feedback comes first, so...

I got some from a "new" listener to my podcasts. Sorry to hear that... but yay anyway!


I care about "all" of you, every "single one" of you.

My wife said that the day I "don't" care is the day I should get the "Hell outta Dodge" because that's when I've stopped caring about "any" of you.

Well I "do" care.


But that doesn't mean I don't have fun.

And picking musical selections for this episode was "fun!"

I started with a classical program, "Ode to Joy" and all that, then it morphed into an indie pop and rock fest, and then I discovered Michael Mucklow and the thing turned on a dime for me once again.

Oh, we'll definitely get back to more "Micheal Mucklow" in a later episode...

He plays sublimely, just sublimely.

I found that some of his tunes really sparked something in my old guitarists' hands, (literally I could just picture my hands playing along in my mind's eye, [for over an hour, I wasn't disabled in the least.])

I decided to go with that flow, that glow.

I hope it lights your lamps as much as it did mine.

---- "Factors of Joy" by: "Buddha Chill by Joe DJ"

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"

---- "Joy" by: "Michael Mucklow"

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)"

---- "Joy" by: "Mudville"


So what am I crying "Joy Joy" for?

We've all got MS and that's enough to take "any" joy out of life, right?


We still have much to be joyous about and even more to be hopeful about.

We still have much work to do but its work that bears fruits everywhere and can come from anywhere.

Discoveries in disparate fields of study can flower in the imagination of researchers everywhere.

Science is cooperative.

---- "Joy" by: "Paul Lisney"


There are many aspects of this disease which are applicable to any disease.

A discovery can be made in almost any aspect and it can be shared, that's the power of the scientific method.

Serendipity can arise almost anywhere because discoveries are shared.

When you feel crappy, don't sit at home just licking your wounds, share the sensations or the control issues you're experiencing.

By each one of us sharing, we "all" get the benefit of the experience.

If you find an explanation for a symptom you've had or are having, share it and we can all benefit.

If you find something which can help you, share it and we can all benefit.

It may not be immediately useful and someone may have something else to share with you, and we can "all" benefit.

---- "Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious" by: "Paul Lisney"


We have even more to look forward to because, in its own twisted way, life sucks for everybody.

But, because we have a disease, we can follow the scientific pronouncements (and even learn to "read" the friggin' things, wrapped in medical jargon and baffle-gab as they are,) and we can even "hope" for delivery.

Keep on learning, thou researchers, and we'll keep on hanging in there (what choice do we have after all,) and we'll share with each other things that can help us.

And we won't be scared...

Science is cooperative.

---- "Joy" by: "Delphinium Blue"


There was so much good music to play for this episode that I'm including one of the tunes I'd selected planned to use in one of the earlier incantation.

---- "Joy" by: "Charlie Crowe"

And remember, go to the artists web sites and support them, buy their albums, put some dough in any tip jars.

I've already bought both albums by "Michael Mucklow" [ ] from iTunes. ( ) and ( )


mdmhvonpa said...

Upside: Ms is a pretty interesting disease. Not like cancer or a stroke. Every day, something new! W00t!

Charles-A. Rovira said...

Actually, MS is a fascinating disease to have.

So few of the symptoms are related to the actual disease.

Okay. I'd rather not have it myself, but I have to admit its interesting to have a disease that reveals itself in so many ways while the symptoms really need an MRI to confirm a diagnosis.

At least you can die of cancer or a stroke.

With MS, its mostly only the side effects that are potentially lethal.

(I can't believe I having this conversation :-)