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msb-0281 Andrea und Galileo

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msb-0281 Andrea und Galileo


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I'm not feeling particularly tall, but, to paraphrase "Newton", [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton ] "I see far because I stand on ye shoulders of giants."

My butt may be stuck firmly to a chair, but I am standing in excellent company. (People who honor me by their very presence in my life.)

---- "Unsung Heroes" by: "A Sunken Ship Irony" http://www.spotlessrecords.com/asunkenshipirony




---- "The Last of The Superheros ( of the 1970s)" by: "American Heartbreak" http://www.americanheartbreak.com/




---- "Accidental Hero" by: "strootker" http://www.btpodshow.com/music/?artist_id=7121




Ask any hero, from "Jim Thorpe" [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Thorpe ] to "Sgt. York", [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt_York ] if they asked for the plaudits heaped on them after they did whatever they did, and the answer is always "No, I just did what did."

So if ever I get a swelled head from doing this, remind me that I said that.

A wiki, a podcast, a blog, collaborative media and all the rest are things I bring to this table because I am fortunate enough to.

---- "Heroes" by: "Jack in the Pulpit" http://www.jackinthepulpit.com/




This synthesis opens on a quote from "The Life Of Galileo" [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_of_Galileo ] by "Bertolt Brecht" [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brecht ]:


"ANDREA: Unhappy the land that has no heroes!
 GALILEO: No, unhappy the land that needs heroes."

We MSers are unfortunate enough, by virtue of having MS, to need several kinds of heroes:

  • the medical researchers,
  • the physicians, the neurologists and the doctors who focus on the immune systems,
  • the nurses and other health care workers,
  • the rehabilitation specialists,
  • the folks who agitate and organize for us,
  • the makers of pharmaceutical products, special cooling vests, special shoes for "drop foot", special chairs, lifts, van modification, uh, stuff, canes, walkers, bus services, hair products(?) who knows, what else,
  • the people who love us when we don't feel lovable in the least.

All of them are heroes in their own ways; bringing us what we need to lead fuller lives.

Now we have a great deal to do to get the word out (["sigh"] that's my job I guess,) and to create an environment where these heroes, who never think of themselves as heroes, can come and meet us face to face ... and failing that, mind to mind.

The wiki is a happening thing.

I've started to put together references to all the pages of MS information that I can find on the web. Not the actual content but references to them. This way I don't claim to own the information and the person who does own the information can do whatever he wants or needs to do with it.

I'm going to create pages for every organization, every chapter of every organization, put in the events in the calendar for the North Jersey Chapter of the MS Society, and then email & snail mail every organization and every chapter of every organization to tell them that they too can put in their events.

I'm going to also create pages for some people that are related to the geography of this disease.

Its demographic data painted with a very broad brush.

---- "Ordinary Heroes" by: "Cats or Cars" http://www.renboy.com/catsorcars




The wiki and this podcast are services that I am bringing to all of the organizations, chapters and people all over the planet who have or are caring for (or about) people with MS.

And after me, someone else will be able to run it too.

It will end when it will end, hopefully when this disease is finally conquered and not a day before.

(And damn the RIAA and allthe lawyers for preventing me from playing any "Kurt Weill" [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Weill ] for you. I even have a recording of "Brecht" singing "Mac The Knife" [auf Deutsch natürlich. ;-])

---- "Heros Journey" by: "Artist X" http://www.myspace.com/artistxsongs





Theme and 'incidental music' from:


 by: "Guy David",


 no album,

 via personal contract

Song list

"Unsung Heroes"

 by: "A Sunken Ship Irony"


 album: "none

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

"The Last of The Superheros ( of the 1970s)"

 by: "American Heartbreak"


 album: "none

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

"Accidental Hero"

 by: "strootker"


 album: "none

 via: http://music.podshow.com/


 by: "Jack in the Pulpit"


 album: "none

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

"Ordinary Heroes"

 by: "Cats or Cars"


 album: "none

 via: http://music.podshow.com/

"Heros Journey"

 by: "Artist X"


 album: "none

 via: http://music.podshow.com/




 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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