Monday, May 05, 2008

msb-0296 I Loathe This Video

msb-0296 I Loathe This Video



Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer!

MSBPodcast is "not" any kind of a medical podcast.

It is by and for MSers.

Its purpose is to keep us entertained, to explain our symptoms, to remark on our discoveries, and to raise the general consciousness about our disease.

The path to illness is shadowy, murky and rough strewn.

The path to wellness is lit by the lamp of knowledge.


Feedback comes first, so...

I loathe the piece of crap video at the front of this post on my blog and podcast.

Its the sort of over produced, over processed, over made-up over the top kind of video that's made to hypnotize you while shutting you up.

It leaves you wanting for some sustenance after you've watched it.

Its all "glamour" and glitz, in the darkest, cruelest, most debased and demeaning sense of the word "glamour".

"Glamour" as used by those who fancy themselves as fairies and elves, and politicians, to deceive and to lie, to distract while they sharpen their knives.

Painted-on faces atop painted-on bodies wearing painted-on outfits and painted-on expressions, gyrating to some meaningless beat; rhythmically pounding its empty noise, promising its empty pleasure.

It stands for everything I "hate" about the industry. (I can't honestly call it the music industry.)

Its porn for the ears.

Actually, its not even that. If you just listen to it without the video and you suddenly hear a trite, innocuous, bland, very "little" pop tune, without any redeeming value.


On a positive "non bitchy" note, I'm finding a lot to like about twitter. (I'd be more reassured if it didn't go down like like a two dollar ... , (uh no, that's not an analogy I'd care to defend. :-)

On a different note, they've been re-paving the road in front of the building.

"Beep! Beep! Beep!" Every freakin' time one of these machines backs up. And they're everywhere. Its a cacophonous mess. How are you supposed to know if something's bearing down on you or it the fries are done?

Recording the shows has been well nigh impossible when the sun's out.

I never had to listen to this crap when I was a kid.

Back then, I watched them build my suburb and the only sound was the thrum of diesel engines.

Okay they were sometimes punctuated by occasional howls of agony and/or an odd note in the grinding noise of the machinery.

But you renamed the street and moved on over the anthropic outline. (On the bigger roads, it was a stretch of highway renamed, say, the "Jimmie Hoffa Memorial Mile," and you got over it. [It saved a bunch on funeral expenses; you bet'cha. :-])

---- "videogamez" by: "deceptakahn"

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"

Here you are.

Further proof [ ] from the field, as if any was needed, that the health care system is badly broken. (Systemantically, it has reached the point where it begins to oppose its own stated function. [The only thing left to do is to stick a fork in it, 'cause its done.])

---- "Video Virus" by: "Nalts"

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)"

---- "Videology" by: "The Digital Motion"


Before I get chastised for seemingly abandoning MS in my quest for world domination or some such grandiose scheme, let me say that while I have MS, I do not let it limit my perceptions (an ironic twist of both fate and words,) nor do I let it limit my ambitions. (Perhaps the triumph of optimism in the face of adversity.)

---- "Videotape" by: "the priddle concern"


Its indeed unfortunate that I got MS. (Hell I might say its tragic that I have this disease.)

But that's life; which is made up of the crap that splashes onto you while you go from being a cute, lovable infant (okay some have faces that only their mothers can love,) to a wizened old coot.

Its certainly unfortunate that I am unable to pursue the possibilities of podcasting with the bloody mindedness and vigor that I have brought to other things, other pursuits in my life.

I have always been fair, often been wise and never been somebody you'd want to screw with. (Its not that I'm physically imposing, its that I'll drive you to distraction while I drive straight to my goal. [I'm "not" one of those people who believe that "its not enough for me to win, you've got to know you've lost." {Frankly, I don't care if we "both" win, as long as "I get a prize." (Anything else is a waste of my time, [and time is the rarest and most valuable resource there is.])}])

---- "Masks videomix" by: "Adhesion"


While I have MS, it doesn't have me.

I am still the driven, some would say megalomaniacal, character that I have always been.

I was, am and will remain true to the "Toto La Terreur" persona I had as a three-year old.

I have "always" been more than a little nuts and I'm not letting MS spoil that for me.

Now enough techno, indie stuff, I wanna kick this up a notch and listen to a Canadian band while I knock off and have a beer.

---- "Beta Video Tape Head" by: "SOL 3"



mdmhvonpa said...

As for the video ... yeah. This is why I LISTEN to country now. No more visual crap for me.

And you're beeping issue ... heh, if you hear it that means your 'goose is cooked'.

Charles-A. Rovira said...

Actually, it means your goose is about to get flattened like a roasted Chinese "roadkill" duck. [Or that the fries are done. :-])

But they've finally finished and left with some lovely tar bound "Macadam" [ ] behind them, as they drove off into the sunset.

Quiet has returned to the kingdom. :-)

And I am trying to get a commercial deal that should get us off the radio waves permanently.

Its what I'm listening to these days, (apart from podsafe music and my 100 gigs of MP3s. :-)