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msb-0379 Wretched Wednesday

Page history last edited by Charles-A. Rovira 10 years, 8 months ago

 

 

The CADDi by BabCo

 

The Disability Resource Exchange with Rudy Sims

 

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MSBPodcast Shows

 

Episode Name: msb-0379 Wretched Wednesday

 

Direct Link to episode -> http://media.libsyn.com/media/msb/msb-0379_Wretched_Wednesday.m4a

 

YouTube Video(s):

 

"Wednesday Morning 3 A.M." by: "Simon & Garfunkle"

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Intro

 


Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer!

 


Survey

 


FeedBack comes first, so...

 

I have to do some marketing manager stuff today, as I release this. "You" can hear it whenever.

While you're enjoying this show, I'll be "doing lunch" (as opposed to eating) and trying out some budget ideas for WSPC.

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Ok, ok, I'll stop it with the classical MIDI music at the end.

Jeez.

A little culture never raised any welts, you know.

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The UPS man came on Monday and brought me a neat little toy.

The Samson Zoom R-16 is going to be so much fun.

I have cleaned some space on my desk and installed it, but not ensconced it in there, because it is capable of doing remote 8-track recording and mixing.

(So now I'm going to be looking which bag to use to carry it in, along with some mikes, tripod stands, cables and gaffer tape.)

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I'd like to introduce you to Rudy Sims and his disability resource exchange, which is a kind of social network for the rest of us, so I'm going to feature links to it in the Feed Forward segment.

---- "Midnight Wednesday" by: "Dave Howard" http://hiddenagendamusic.com/

 


FeedForward

 

Rudy Sims is not an MSer but he is someone who is very, very, active in the disability circuit, on Twitter, he has a wiki and has a couple of sites for people who are coping with disability.

He is currently running and promoting the Disability Resource Exchange [ http://www.disabilityresourceexchange.com/ ].

I would urge everybody out there to go and check out the site as its got a lot of people on it so there is a greater likelihood that somebody knows exactly how to help.

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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.

---- "Wednesday" by: "Durango" http://www.musicalley.com/music/listeners/www.endgame.com.au

 


FeedMe 

 

I now have THREE sponsors. Success breeds success.

It you're listening on this podcast 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.

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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 ] (whispers) That's the whole idea.

I'm a big T-Shirt wearer since losing my job and giving up the monkey suits.

I'm wearing one of the many shirts right now. The one that says: "Guitarded". I've even got a compliment on it on the boulevard around the corner from my apartment.

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My next sponsor is 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  from every order they process to a bunch of causes and YOU select the cause.

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

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The third sponsor is someone by the name of Rudy Sims who has a web site for people who are disabled in some way or other to exchange their information and other resources. [ http://www.disabilityresourceexchange.com/ ]

Rudy has Cerebral Palsy. I have MS. Somebody else has something else.

He is on Twitter. 

I am on Twitter.

(Some people say I must be on drugs, but they're just mean and don't want to share theirs. [But enough about the for-profit health-don't-care system that all American are burdened with, {along with the poorest nations on earth, for whom an illness usually is a death sentence.}])

He also has a website called Coping With Disability [ http://www.copingwithdisability.com ]

This site shows the proper spirit and "can do!" attitude that says that he might be different from the norm, but his use of the technology available to him turns the barrier of disability  into something much more manageable by using adaptive tools and techniques as an equalizer.

I admire him for that.

---- "Wednesday's Child" by: "Homespun" http://myspace.com/homespuntb

 


Thesis:

 

I'm glad that Rudy got in touch with me.

I'm thinking of branching out and reaching more people.

The problem with MS is those damned demographics.

0.0833% of a population is a damnably small base to build on, to try to reach all of the MSers out there.

---- "wednesday morning" by: "slackstring" http://www.slackstring.com/

 


Synthesis:

 

I'm trying to expand the listenership by appealing to everybody out there with any sort of disability, which as you know is around 15% of the population, or 975 million people on this planet alive right now...

Needless to say, the actual number of people is much smaller since, instead of 6.6 billion people, the relevant population that I can reach over the web works out to a measly half-a-billion English speakers, out of which a mere 75 million are disabled, to a varying degree and for a varying period of time.

Still 75 million potential customers and voters is enough to get people in economic or political positions to sit up and take notice.

I should get the various postal services, UPS and FedEx to sponsor me. No matter what, everything'll need shipping from the point where its made to your doors.

---- "7:30 Wednesday" by: "Spudnik"  http://www.spudnikpop.com/

 


Conclusion:

 

I'm still an MSer but to even reach them all, I have to think larger than that.

So I'm tossing in my lot with Rudy, for a while in  an effort to reach more of you.

The weekday shows are going to be music for all disabled people and the show will be a platform for ads for products which can make anybody's life easier, better or plain nicer.

---- "Wednesdays Song" by: "Martin Blasick" http://wednesdayssong.wordpress.com/

 

Outro

 

Theme and 'incidental music' from:

"msb_theme",

 by: "Guy David",

 http://www.guydavid.com/

 no album,

 via personal contract

 

YouTube video list:

 

"Wednesday Morning 3 A.M."

 by: "Simon & Garfunkle"

 

Song list:

 

"Midnight Wednesday"

 by: "Dave Howard"

 http://hiddenagendamusic.com/

 album: "none"

 via: music.podshow.com

 

"Wednesday"

 by: "Durango"

 http://www.musicalley.com/music/listeners/www.endgame.com.au

 album: "none"

 via: music.podshow.com"

 

"Wednesday's Child"

 by: "Homespun"

 http://myspace.com/homespuntb

 album: "none"

 via: music.podshow.com

 

"wednesday morning"

 by: "slackstring"

 http://www.slackstring.com/

 album: "none"

 via: music.podshow.com

 

"7:30 Wednesday"

 by: "Spudnik"

  http://www.spudnikpop.com/

 album: "none"

 via: music.podshow.com

 

"Wednesdays Song"

 by: "Martin Blasick"

 http://wednesdayssong.wordpress.com/

 album: "none"

 via: 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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