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msb-0278 Iron In My Ears

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msb-0278 Iron In My Ears

 

Direct Link to episode -> http://media.libsyn.com/media/msb/msb-0278_Iron_In_My_Ears.m4a

 

Intro

 


Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer!

 


Survey

 


FeedBack comes first, so...

 

You know what I find incredible is that so many of you come back for this boring auditory abuse. I mean really... I'm humbled. I play some good tunes now and then but, really, I'm humbled.

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And nobody had better tell me squat about the "French" episodes because those episodes are almost "twice" as popular, getting twice the number of downloads, as the "English" ones for the same amount of time. There is a hunger for, something, in the French speakers.

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Okay, I'm here again with my MSers to gird my loins like "Finley Peter Dunne" [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finley_Peter_Dunne ] and getting ready to "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable" [ more of the quote can be found at: http://www.accd.edu/sac/j-p/comfort.html ].

I am trying not to, but I'm being inevitably drawn into the role of a kind of journalist.

On the wiki front, I can report some success..ss..ss. Yess.ss.ss.

Now I have to configure the bugger. ("OUCH!")

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The shows are getting posted up later because I'm having to record them later because the building next door is having its bricks repointed (And they're drilling out the old mortar with this loud, LOUD power-saw reciprocating thing.)

---- "Our Truth" by: "Lacuna Coil" http://www.centurymedia.com/us/single_artist.php?ID=31

 


FeedForward

 

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Somebody heard me and dropped me an email. (See, you're "not" just listening to the lone rantings of a solitary lunatic, [with kick-ass taste in music. :-])

Manon Husman of "icyou" [ http://www.icyou.com ] dropped me a note telling me of their new service. To quote from the email:

 

 

"Hello, I am an outreach coordinator for the healthcare website icyou <http://www.icyou.com>. I'm contacting you because March is National Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month and we are working to help spread information and raise awareness about MS. icyou is a health-oriented, user-generated video aggregator and content producer covering a wide variety of health topics; everything from video definitions of common diseases and conditions to stories about cancer patients to coverage of health policy and politics. You may be interested in seeing some videos of Lauren Parrott, one of icyou’s contributors who is living with Multiple Sclerosis. You can view these videos and others by clicking on this link [ http://www.icyou.com/search/node/multiple+sclerosis ]. All of our videos are free, and we'd love for you to embed them and feature any of these videos on your website. Our goal is to simply spread the information as far and wide as we can. Also, while we have your attention, we want to let you know that icyou.com makes it easy for anyone to post their own health-oriented video. We'd love for you and your readers to sign up and join our healthcare video community. It's free to join and upload as many videos as you want, and the more voices, the more healthcare information is available and the stronger the community becomes. If you have any questions or comments about these videos or icyou in general, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks very much for your time. Regards, Manon Husman

There you have it folks, (complete with hot links for my iTunes audience!)

Got a digital video camera or even a digital camera that can also record video?

You can send her email and see if what you might have to say might be relevant.

It is certainly important, even if only to you.

And if its important to you, who knows who else it might be important to.

---- "HeavensaLie" by: "Lacuna Coil" http://www.centurymedia.com/us/single_artist.php?ID=31

 


FeedMe 

 

---- "Medusas Coil" by: "HIGHLORD" http://www.highlord.it/

 


Thesis:

 

If we were represented proportionally in the media, we should get a little over a minute of air of TV air time per day. (1,440 minutes in a day, 1 in 1,200 people with MS ... Do the math. It works out to 72 seconds a day.)

But we're disabled, so we're part of a minority that is so underrepresented that its criminal.

When is the last time you turned on your TV so you could watch a show about you and the problems you face as you struggle with MS?

How about "nev...ver"?

---- "Closer" by: "Lacuna Coil" http://www.centurymedia.com/us/single_artist.php?ID=31

 


Synthesis:

 

I am angry at the all-too-human tendency to ignore problems until its "half-past-too-late" but I'm realistic enough to not waste my time trying to change it.

The mainstream media will forever remain closed to us. (Screw 'em anyway. Who need 'em?)

We have the internet and we have podcasting.

I've had audio shows, video shows and even put up a PDF to prove that it could distribute all kinds of media.

I know my limitations, but they're "my" limitations, not podcastings'.

I'm sitting here drinking a "Pacifico Clara" [ http://www.beerpal.com/Pacifico-Clara-Beer/880/ ] brewed by "La Cerveza del Pacifico" [ http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/business/media/27adco.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1206209505-A1YEOvmmoNEsE/U/d1oVkg ] and getting as quietly rocked as I would from any other beer that advertised on "big media" [ http://www.mediawatch.com/ ].

Like I said: "Screw 'em anyway. Who need 'em?"

We're people on the fringe, skirting the edge of everything and anything because we represent something outside the 85% ("Hell", the 15%) of what the media want to appeal to.

To paraphrase "Richard Millhouse Nixon," [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon ] (a man that I might have hated in his day, but when the proper "tour de phrase" was required, he hired the right speech writer,) we are part of a "silent minority".

Well, I'm sick and tired of being part of that silent and ig-friggin'-nored minority.

On this here intarweb with its infinite series of pipes, this trucker wants to shove the pedestrians off the road and get my "Winnebago" [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnebago_Industries ] through.

---- "Swamped" by: "Lacuna Coil" http://www.centurymedia.com/us/single_artist.php?ID=31

 


Conclusion:

 

We don't even friggin' "exist" to the media and we can expect that situation to continue "for-friggin'-ever".

Now, I am "not" trying to make them pay attention and take notice. (Frankly, we couldn't make enough noise if we marched, or wheeled, into line at an airport, fired off cap pistols and and made, like, loud "boom" sounds. [ http://zealous1.com/dc/collaboc1de/11%20Headshot.mp3 and episode msb-0132 Nerdcore {but the original video is at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4382766522092008539 and Doug is a "sad head case".}])

What I "am" saying is that we have the opportunity to exploit the same technology and the same internet to make our own media, our own shows.

We have the opportunity to have our own piece of the internet, competing for our "attention ", "our" attention, instead of the current oblivion we now face.

I'd "love" for somebody to see what I see, that there's money to be made here, and that there advantages to be drawn from paying attention to "us" MSers.

---- "Photosensitivity" by: "Solstice Coil" http://www.solstice.co.il/

 


 Outro

Oh, for all of you people who hear me on the web without having iTunes, or maybe you've got rid an an old episode and would like to hear a song again, you can send me an email about it and I'll gladly, gladly play a song again.

Heck I might even feature all of the music from an old episode all over again. (I keep everything so if you've heard it played once, you can hear it played again.)

----

Theme and 'incidental music' from:

"msb_theme",

 by: "Guy David",

 http://www.guydavid.com/

 no album,

 via personal contract

Song list

"Our Truth"

 by: "Lacuna Coil"

 http://www.centurymedia.com/us/single_artist.php?ID=31

 album: "none

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

"HeavensaLie"

 by: "Lacuna Coil"

 http://www.centurymedia.com/us/single_artist.php?ID=31

 album: "none

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

"Medusas Coil"

 by: "HIGHLORD"

 http://www.highlord.it/

 album: "none

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

"Closer"

 by: "Lacuna Coil"

 http://www.centurymedia.com/us/single_artist.php?ID=31

 album: "none

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

"Swamped"

 by: "Lacuna Coil"

 http://www.centurymedia.com/us/single_artist.php?ID=31

 album: "none

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

"Photosensitivity"

 by: "Solstice Coil"

 http://www.solstice.co.il/

 album: "none

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

 


PhotoCredits:

 

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

 


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