Friday, January 11, 2008

msb-0246 The Past

msb-0246 The Past


Feedback comes first, so...

First of all, I'm quoting the New York Times [ ] here:
"The Olympic aspirations of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee sprinter from South Africa, may end soon. Track and field’s world governing body is expected to announce that he is ineligible to race against able-bodied athletes because his state-of-the-art prosthetics give him an unfair advantage."
What the...?!?

It definitely redefines the boundaries of being disabled doesn't it?


Next, I'd just like to say that I had a tune that was perfect for the theme of this show, "Voice from the Past" by Lee Harris and Country Sunshine, but out of deference to "Miss Chris" and her stated objection to C&W and all those "Hurtin Songs", its not in the show.

So to take us off in an entirely different direction:

---- "Remains from the Past" by: "Grigor Iliev"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

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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 past presents the future" by: "her space holiday"

Feed Me comes third, so...

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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".)

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---- "The Past" by: "Matt Mays"


While the future is an "undiscovered country", [ ], as filled with dread as with wonder, the past is like a well rutted road.

Our memories tell us where we've been, (or where we "think" we've been, [memories are very unreliable, very subjective things.])

---- "Half Past Love" by: "Freightrain Jones"


Memories are the stuff of legends; misremembered epics created by the voices of bards who thought that poetic license should triumph over a bald recounting of facts.

Thus are we subjected to the "Battle of Thermopylae" millenia after it was fought.

Nor do things fare better because they were written down.

We are presented with revisionist histories and conspiracy theories on everything from mobsters to dead presidents. (A look at the listings of the "History Chanel" is as likely to include re-interpretations of the latter as they are to include fabrications of the former.)

---- "Past Life" by: "George Wood"


Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

And to leave off where I started musical theme-wise...

---- "Dreaming of past -piano version-" by: "Musuca"

I have been communicating with Steven Poole [ ] concerning something I originally found through the New York Times.

In something about the piece, he'd written:
"A movement for string quartet. Demo features robot string players. Please spare a thought for the robots as they saw sadly at their instruments."
I was curious about the quality of the synthetic instrumentation so I played it. It was pretty darn good.

I dropped an email for permission and you're hearing it now. :-)

---- "Zugzwang" by: "Steven Poole"



mdmhvonpa said...

Not to trivialize Oscar's plight ... but it sounds a lot like the grilling I get when I am not sufficiently decrepit to those who see me parking in a handicap space with the correct tags and all. How could I be handicapped if I can still walk!?

Charles-A. Rovira said...

You should see the people bitch at me until I get out of the car and I threaten them with my red cane. (This is Noo Joysee after all. I'm not bed ridden so how am I supposed to be handicapped?.)

Oscar and (Arrgh, I forget her name!) are in an entirely different class because they are challenging the un-augmented on their own ground.