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msb-0377 Man Friday, or, its Friday, man

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"Friday I'm In Love" by: "The Cure"

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FeedBack comes first, so...


I've just been too busy to notice any.

I've given up on the surveys. Did'ja even notice....

I'm still doing community desk of "The Media Squat: for Mr Rushkoff. [ http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=169090703 ]

I certainly encourage you to get it on iTunes. Just click on the image and I'll take you to the iTunes Store for the free subscription.

I'm still wading through all of this vinyl. Okay, I'm partially reliving my youth and having a gas doing it.

I was going through"The Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time" from the "Franklin Mint" and getting blown away by Louis Armstrong all over again.

The man was so good. He blew so true. Man oh man.

And I still have the "Smithsonian Institute collection of Jazz" and the "Time-Life collection of Swing Music" as well as a few hundred classical and Québecois music albums to media shift to MP3s.

---- "Latin Friday" by:"The Jackass-Penguin Show" http://www.myspace.com/jackasspenguinshow




This rightfully belongs in the Feed Forward segment.

I am starting to expand msbpodcast.com into an actual web radio station.

Starting in January 2010, msbpodcast will have an interactive component which will be called MS Web Radio [ http;//www.MSWebRadio.com ]

Right now its not operative and its only a repeater to bring people to the msbpodcast.com site but I'm going to retool the web site to handle the web radio component.

It will also be podcast so if you don't get to it, it will still be available after the airing.

MS Web Radio will be held for a half an hour every Sunday afternoon at 3PM (15:00) my time.

I will be taking my definitely, uh, unusual show and opening it up to everybody.

I'll keep you posted on my progress as it happens.

I'm working on it... I'm working on it... I'm cursing and working, but I'm working on it.

---- "Girl Friday" by:"Hoverfly"  http://www.myspace.com/hoverflynow




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.[ http://www.artoshirt.net/servlet/the-MS-Artists/Categories ]

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

There is one called "At the Back" by Karolina Wojdak [ http://www.artoshirt.net/servlet/the-370/MS/Detail ] which is beautiful in a deeply intriguing way. I am always fascinated by the way artists perceive the world.

They see the same thing we mere mortals do but they seem to take away a very different mental image from the same landscape my ultra- or magic-realist eyes merely sees.

I would try to out texture a fractal. That's why I'm glad to be involved in audio. (Although back when Wendy was Walter, I played with the shapes of sound waves and how that affected our auditory perception.)

I hope you folks out there are buying these because I'm not going to be outside much to look at them once the heat hits.


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

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

BarbCo is very generously giving a dollar of  off  every order they process to a bunch of causes and YOU select the cause.

[ http://barbco.biz/MultipleSclerosis.htm ]

I'm talking with her, well we're Twittering and emailing back and forth, about having promo code for MSers.

The CADDI is for non MSers but it ought to be for us too.

---- "Friday Girl" by:"FOLIO" http://www.myspace.com/nuwaveboi




I am at a crossroads. One path leads to desperation, to poverty of the soul, the spirit and the body; while the other leads to being just another shill, with a poor soul, spirit and, because of my MS, a poor body.

I "know" I can't be a pitchman or a shill.

It simply wouldn't ring true.

I'm listening to two of them right now, as I write this. (Yes they have podcasts for everything now, don't they? Even the "Mary Kay" wannabe's of the world.)

They have such a glib and facile way of patting themselves on the back and filling the air with camouflaging words while they inch their way closer to your checkbook.

I don't even blame them. I want them regulated, sure, but not banned because they actually do some good, when they're not selling snake oil and aware of it. We'll get back to "Snake Oil" later.

These people inform us, they entertain us and, damn it, that's just what I wanted to do.

---- "Friday Evening" by:"Big George Jackson Blues Band" http://www.black-and-tan.com/




I know I have to work or I'll go nuts and become an insufferable ass-hole.

I also don't want to be a broke-ass, insufferable ass-hole.

I also want don't want to lose this voice that I've found online, (and it may not cost a lot but its not free. [Not free to me anyway.])

I have a voice that's been heard over 150,000 times since I started podcasting.

That's actual complete down loads, not people gazing glassy-eyed at a blog posting but really, actively, downloading the shows.

People like to listen to the music, they like to listen to the stuff I say, sometimes. (I'm going to be modest and say that some of them can even tolerate my delivery.)

Maybe I can turn that into a service for my audience.

Maybe I can turn my talents for finding things out, finding pleasant tunes, and coming up with sensible suggestions, into a service.

I'm going to take my list of topics, my decidedly odd but sensible fog cutting no-BS outlook on life and write it in a book which will be coming out in January.

I'm taking this show into a shorter half-hour free-mium show and the premium will be a weekly full hour show.

The free-mium will of course contain at least one ad for the premium show, as well as any  ads from any and all of my sponsors.

The price for ads on episodes of the free version of the show is that the advertiser must be willing to put up reciprocal links. As long as they're willing to put up an ad for me, I am willing to carry an ad for them.

That's it.

Sweet, simple and cheap.


The price for ads on on the premium show is going to be extremely expensive.

I'm not going to say I'll never run one, but damn near, because I'll have priced access to your ears out of reach.

I also intend to host it right off of the wiki and it will cost $5/month or $50/year. That should cover my band width and hosting expenses.

There will be virtually no ads on the paid version since you have already paid.

When I discuss a product, it'll be one I use, because I used it.

Expect the same kind of show, with a thesis, synthesis and conclusion because it works, mate it flippin' works.

Its going to be an hour long and recorded live on Sunday's at 15:00 EST.

One of the computers will have Skype for dial-ins.

I'll have all of the songs, audio effects and everything else cued up on my D.A.W. (my digital audio work station.)

Rockin' hot-ness.


I intend to make most of my folding money with my writing. (I don't need to pretend that I'm Stephen King. I'm not. Nor do I need to command his kinds of rates. My needs are a lot simpler.)

This January, I'll be releasing a book of the scripts of these shows and some personal/inspirational history.

The print version'll be numbered 1 to 5,000, individually printed and autographed (You have to see my handwriting to get "that" joke.)

The price will be $19.95, plus shipping and handling.

An on-line PDF will be delivered "free" to my $50.00/year subscriber, with the hopes that they'll buy the hard-copy,(like I did for the book "Free" by Chris Anderson. :-)


It's now later as promised in the Thesis. This is an aside I'd started and it took a bit of time so rather than clip it, it deserves to end this synthesis.

(My old man worked for Merck [Merck, Sharp and Dohme at the time,] and he didn't give up on the company like Kurt Vonnegut did.

He too could have become disillusioned. Instead he rose up through the ranks and became a district sales manager.

[Then his kidneys failed and he was one of the first dialysis patients to "not" go bankrupt trying to pay for it, for a little while anyway, because of the new socialized medical system in Québec.

Instead of dying right there and then, after burning through all of the family resources first of course, {the for profit health-don't-care piper wants his pound of flesh and there is no "Portia" to save your butt from their "Shylocks",} he went on to another twenty years of being a dad, paying his taxes and working as the printing manager for Merck-Frostt Canada.

Don't give me the BS about that being the first step on the slippery slope to socialism.

Its called being a "Responsible Citizen".

We know that some 15% of the population is disabled to some degree at some point, The individuals change but the ratio over a large enough sample is remarkably constant. {For profit health care is health-don't-care and, yes, its only sub-human scum that try to deny what its true and real cost to us all really is: misery, pain and premature avoidable death. ("Sorry Johnny but the choice is between your lungs and three hours of keeping my corporate jet with the gold plated dinner service up in the air, so, you have to DIE, MOFO, DIE!")}])

---- "Five OClock Friday" by:"Christy McLaren" http://www.clubshedlive.com/




So I'm going to wait a month and collect your emails and we'll see if I am full of caca of maybe I've got something here.

I have had feed back from Greece, from Holland, from Canada that was so good that I had people who were co-hosts or running their own shows.

Lets get some feed back from you.

Here is your action item, click on the link now, right now, [ mailto;charles@msbpodcast.com?subject=I use these products because I have MS ] and to write me about the things you use day to day because you have MS.

I have things I use everyday  things that I'd never use if I didn't have MS, things like Rebif™, things like my canes, things like the MS T-Shirts, things like the CADDi.

What products do "you" USE in your lives, because of your MS?

Please tell me.

---- "'Friday Night" by:"Todd Carey" http://www.toddcareymusic.com/




Theme and 'incidental music' from:



 by: "Guy David", 


 no album, 

 via personal contract 


"18 Century Suite #1" 

 by: Anonymous" 


 no album 

 via Public Domain


YouTube video list:


"Friday I'm In Love" by: "The Cure"


Song list:


"Latin Friday" 

 by: "The Jackass-Penguin Show"


  album: "none"

  via: music.podshow.com


"Girl Friday"

  by: "Hoverfly"


  album: "none"

  via: music.podshow.com"


"Friday Girl" 



 album: "none" 

 via: music.podshow.com


"Friday Evening" 

 by:"Big George Jackson Blues Band" 


 album: "none" 

 via: music.podshow.com


"Five OClock Friday" 

 by:"Christy McLaren" 


 album: "none"

 via: music.podshow.com


"'Friday Night" 

 by:"Todd Carey" 


 album: "none" 

 via: 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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