Monday, June 01, 2009

msb-0360 Making enem, uh, friends across the world.

msb-0360 Making enem, uh, friends across the world.

Theme Song to Alfred Hitchcock Presents

YouTube Theme Song to Mister Roger's Neighborhood:

Theme Song to The Peanuts (Linus and Lucy)

Theme Song to The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Theme Song to Mission: Impossible

Theme Song to The Twilight Zone


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.


I have a quick and easy, painless and not too figgin' nosy customer survey that I really, really, really need you to go and fill out.

You can go to my podcast "page" [ ], click on the appropriate button on the left hand side of the page and anonymously answer a few simple questions.

I really need this.


Feedback comes first, so...

The video's this time are all from the golden age of TV.

Of course this starts with Alfred Hittchcock and ends in "The Twilight Zone" but that's because I've had an extremely wyrd weekend.

The kind of weekend that serve as the foundation for books, of applied psychology.

But to keep my sense of humor I'm listening to the podcast of "A Prarie Home Companion's News from Lake Wobegon"

Podcasts have really gone in different directions since I got into them in February of 2006.

I'm NOT complaining.

All these heavy hitters are just legitimizing what I knew in my gut years ago.

---- "Breaking my heart" by: "Marie Crehan"

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 us an email: "charles at"

---- "Blackheart Blues" by: "Melissa Forbes"

Feed Me comes third, so...

I now have TWO sponsors.

I told you, way back when, getting the first one was the toughest.

Now I have two and it didn't take another three years and several thousands more dollars of spending on my part.

The links are synchronized with the messages on the m4a right now.

It you're listening on this through iTunes or through a web browser, just click on the image for the sponsor and I'll take you right to the appropriate web page.

If you're on an iPhone or an iPod touch, you should be good to go too.


The first sponsor, you should be all familiar with and maybe even have bought some t-shirts.[ ]

I'm still in love with my T-Shirts,

I'm wearing one right now.

The one by Mark Carpenter that says "Its the little things in life..." [ ]

Dang but it looks good.

I love black-and-white photography.

That sort of explains some of the posters and art hanging on the wall around here.


I received the CADDi in the mail, and, after trying it out, I feel that I can honestly recommend the CADDi by BARBCO. [ ]

The picture of the CADDi in use sort of says it all.

Its a caddy for carrying around your hot or cold drinks, without risking life, limb, or whatever you're wearing, from spilling your drink.

I'm wondering how to attach it to a wheelchair. but I don't have one so I've got nothing to experiment with.

I'd probably sling it over the handles in the back and be able to retrieve it from there.

As I told you in the last episode, I am breaking with my role of trying to carry ads or getting sponsors strictly from MS related products.

The CADDI is for non MSers but it could/should be for us too.

---- "Lonesome Hearted Woman's Blues" by: "Plastic Soul Band"


Here I go again boring my listeners with talk about the new media but you're my sounding board and you keep me grounded. (I "hear" your comments when I get too far off the beam. Some of you are definitely not shy about telling me I'm quote, "Full of it" unquote.

The last show left people with the impression that I didn't think much of the MS International Federation, or at least of their advertising agency.

I DO think highly of them and that's why I don't want to see thing running afoul.

---- "My Heart" by: "flattstreet"


Peer Baneke of the MSIF replied to me.

HE wants to see things running smoothy as well.

There is a common bond between our two global organizations. Apart from the obvious, I mean.

His is trying to bring some global coordination to the admittedly medical and non-commercial endeavors of the local MS societies all over the world,

Mine is dedicated to bringing something entirely different to my world-wide internet audience, namely a sense of normalcy for us all, hearing about the therapies, goods and services and products that could improve our day-to-day lives.

We will be continuing our conversations because we have much to offer each other.

It turned out, it wasn't an agency. Its actually being done in-house by someone who's not in the media industry.

---- "Kind Hearted Woman" by: "Johnny Nicholas"


So I went from a rant over ineffective communications to a collaboration.

Let be a lesson to me.

---- "Crippled Heart Blues" by: "Lana Martino-Smith"



Theme and 'incidental music' from:
by: "Guy David",
no album,
via personal contract

Song list

"Breaking my heart"
by: "Marie Crehan"
album: "none"

"Blackheart Blues"
by: "Melissa Forbes"
album: "none"

"Lonesome Hearted Woman's Blues"
by: "Plastic Soul Band"
album: "none"

"My Heart"
by: "flattstreet"
album: "none"

"Kind Hearted Woman"
by: "Johnny Nicholas"
album: "none"

"Crippled Heart Blues"
by: "Lana Martino-Smith"
album: "none"


Photo Credits:

All images, synchronized with the songs, are of the artists and come via except when they aren't. :-)



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Guy David - intro & theme



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Miss Chris said...

Love the videos. What a blast from the past.

Charles-A. Rovira said...

I did too.

But I'm a bit disturbed them the theme from Mission Impossible has been running through my head ever since.

(Actually I seem to be stuck even deeper in TV land because now the theme from "Ironside" [ ]is running through my head wearing hob nailed boots.

Gos help me... I remember the introduction from the 1967 show [ ] like it was still on the air.