This episode is part of The Alphabet Series. The artwork you see here in the show notes, (and hopefully also as podcast art), is one that I created myself, with my own two hands. I decided that the Letter B needed buttons, and had a lot of fun glueing them on. When The Alphabet Series is finished, this piece of artwork, and all the rest from the series, will be sold off. Details to follow, (whenever I figure those out).
This episode contains more haiku about my frustrating neighbors.
Music in this episode:
All of the bands and artists in this episode begin with the letter B.
This episode begins The Alphabet Series. I have selected bands and artist that have names (or surnames) that start with whatever letter of the alphabet that I am on for a particular episode. Here is the episode for the letter A. I also decided to name each episode with something that begins with the featured letter, and that has something to do with podcasting.
I guess I needed a challenge.
The artwork that you see, here in the show notes, is one that I did myself, by hand, without using a computer program. It’s nice to do some “hands on” artwork again, and actually use my Art Education degree for something. When The Alphabet Series is complete, I will be selling off all the artwork that was created for it. Details about that will follow, as soon as I know more about how that will work.
This episode contains some haiku about my frustrating neighbors.
Music in this episode:
All of the bands and artists in this episode begin with the Letter A.
I recently had a birthday. That, all by itself, is a good enough reason to do a podcast. I also couldn’t wait one second longer to use my brand new podcasting gear!
The music in this episode was selected for a somewhat strange reason. I decided to spell out the word “birthday” by playing a band that had a name that started with each of the letters in the word. Just for fun.
Music in this episode by:
BThe Benwahs, with a song called “Come To Mine”
Here is an adorable video for “Come To Mine” by The Benwahs:
IINGI, with a song called “You Little Fruitcake”
Here is the video for “You Little Fruitcake” by INGI:
In May, there was a Super Moon, and a solar eclipse that looked as though the Moon was circled by a ring of fire. SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft, (and the ashes of “Scotty”), and sent it to the International Space Station. This has inspired me to put together another Inside My Head podcast with an Outer Space theme.
The photo you see above, (and, hopefully as the art for this episode), was taken by Shawn. It was taken during the recent solar eclipse. I love how the camera on the iPhone makes solar flares appear in photos!
Music in this episode by:
* Jonathan Coulton, with a song called “I’m Your Moon”
Here is a fan made video for “I’m Your Moon” by Jonathan Coulton:
* Bakelite 78, with a song called “What the Moon Has Done”
Here is a video of “What the Moon Has Done” by Bakelite 78:
Things You Should Check Out:
* Lee Abramson will write you a customized poem! Just join his mailing list.
* Shattered Soulstone Episode Fifteen, where Nevik, Breja, and I interviewed author Nate Kenyon
* Diablo III: Launch Night Audio, featuring me and Shawn
* Obscurecast Season Four Episode Fourteen. Listen to a bunch of us talking about Diablo III and The Secret World
This lovely art was created by @Rzbg. I love that it was inspired by one of my crazy haiku! I also really love that the birds have little solar panels!
This episode of Inside My Head consists of news, shout-outs, and plenty of podsafe music that I have been meaning to put into my show since…. at least March. It feels good to be caught up now!
Music in this episode by:
* Serial Obsession, with a song called “Better Bad Than Good”
* Of Earth, with a song called “Heart of the Hard Drive”.
Here is the video for “Heart of the Hard Drive” by Of Earth:
* Cable 35, with a song called “Cow Head”
Here is the vide for “Cow Head” by Cable 35:
* Lee Abramson, with a song called “Shalom”
Here is the video for “Shalom” by Lee Abramson:
Lee Abramson is running for President of the United States. Here is his PLATFORM: Political expertise: His father, Paul Abramson, is a member of the American Political Science Association hall of fame, and is widely known as an expert in presidential politics.
Entrepreneurial experience: He is the first person to sell pork rinds on the Internet, and sold 1000 CD’s out of the back of a truck in the two years he was a bass player in a rock band.
Leadership experience: In college, he ran an industrial kitchen, planning meals and stocking food supplies. Later, he became the leader of the Web applications support team at Lotus Development Corporation.
Other credentials: Abramson is arguably the greatest musician since King David, and his two best friends Eric and Elliott (who have the same Hebrew name), and all of his other friends and family say that he brings clarity to contentious issues with the wisdom of Solomon
Abramson’s first act as President will be to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. His second act will be the immediate removal of all troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, and using those resources to seal the border with Mexico, but only to combat drug trafficking. Abramson will reform immigration policies on the advice of his head of DHS.. Abramson supports the use of MDMA in a controlled setting for treating veterans with PTSD.
Defense policy: Nuclear submarines would be the first expenditure to be cut. All employees and military personnel involved in running military nuclear reactors would be shifted into new domestic nuclear power plants. Strategic bombers and fighter planes would be next program to be scaled back. All spending cuts from those programs specifically research on military aerospace engineering will be redirected towards establishing more advanced towards domestic light rail systems. and space tourism.The third program to be cut with the tanks and armored personnel carriers, because conflicts we are involved in specifically in Afghanistan require foot patrols to engage with civilians, making tanks and armored personnel carriers irrelevant to the conflict there.
Tax policy: Abramson feels that we need to implement a more progressive tax policy. People with higher incomes to pay a higher percentage of their income tax than the middle-class.
Healthcare policy: Abramson favors the creation of a new healthcare program called “Americare”. Americare will be a cradle to grave medical coverage program that will pay for the needs of all United States citizens and allow healthcare providers to be compensated according to their skill set. Americare will replace Medicare, Medicaid and the need for private insurance, supplemental insurance. Abramson feels that private insurance companies are criminal organizations he feels that way because they make profits from delaying and denying care which could in some instances cause unnecessary deaths and suffering to see people who rely on private insurance. Abramson feels that all private insurance companies should be liquidated and all employees will be assigned to positions within the Americare apparatus. Furthermore Abramson proposes a retroactive inception of the Americare policy which will bring about a “Jubilee year” where any low income person with medical debt to have that debt forgiven. This policy will be paid for by implementing the tax and defense policies. Abramson will also increase federal spending on medical research particularly ALS research.
Drug policy: Marijuana will be legalized and taxed, sold only authorized dispensaries, with a strictly enforced age limit of 18 years for use.
* Talking To Walls, with a song called “Run”
Here is the video for “Run” by Talking to Walls:
* Relevant Discord, with a song called “The Days of Deferment”
Here is the video for “The Days of Deferment” by Relevant Discord:
I ended up taking an unintentional month long hiatus from the Inside My Head podcast. The reason was that I had a whole lot of writing work to do, and, well, ya gotta pay the bills, right?
To make up for it, I bring you something a little bit different than what you might normally expect as an Inside My Head podcast. I recently was on Erk FM, with my good friend Erk. The story behind how that came to be is explained in this episode. Erk was kind enough to let me use the entire episode as an episode of Inside My Head. So, here it is!
You can find the show notes Erk did for this episode, (which I am certain are better than mine) over here. He has a very nice photo of the two of us together, waving out the door of a Panda Express. Go check it out!
Bands You Will Hear in This Episode
* Bus Stop Dreams, with a song called “Come Together”, and a song called “Let Us Light a Fire”
* The History of Panic, with a song called “Out of Control” and a song called “The Chase”
A big “Thank You” to Colin, from Ourobouros for pointing out The History of Panic to both Erk and me.
* Paul Rushby, with a song called “King of Hearts” and a song called “American Girl”
* HemZ, with a song called “So Lucky”, and a song called “Feel That Pain”
I’ve been sick as hell lately, and it has pretty much trashed my voice. I figure that no one really wants to hear me sound like one of the Undead from World of Warcraft for the entire length of a podcast. So, I created this video instead. It didn’t require me to talk.
A little background might help. Envisage is a photo blog that I have been involved with (in one way or another) for four years now. It is the type of photo blog where everyone posts one photo, every day, for an entire year. The ladies at Envisage are an amazing, and wonderful, group of women.
When I finished the first year of Envisage, I created a video with all of my photos from that year. For the second year, I stepped back a bit. I didn’t post photos, but I did look at other women’s photos, and left comments. In September of 2011, Year 3 of Envisage ended, (and Year 4 began).
Here are all of the photos that I posted for Year 3 of this project. You might notice that there are more than 365 photos in this video. The very first photo is what I used for my “profile” over there for Year 3. Somewhere in there is a photo that I submitted to a contest that was held through Envisage during Year 3.
We are allowed to post captions with our photos. I always post mine in the form of haiku. I did not include the haiku in this video, only the photos. The music in this video came from somewhere within the iMovie software.
The theme for this episode is “Go Away, Winter!” This theme was suggested by listener Robert Gasperson. I try and accommodate listener requests whenever I am able to. Got a suggestion for a theme for a future episode of Inside My Head? Let me know!
Are you sick of the winter weather? Are you longing for Spring, and warmer weather, to finally arrive? Then this is the episode for you! I can’t take you out of the winter weather you are experiencing, and I cannot make that winter weather get warmer. I can, however, take your mind on a little vacation, to a nicer, warmer, climate, for a little while.
Music in this episode by:
* Jessica Goyder, with a song called “Skating”
* Reiter, with a song called “Deep Freeze”
* Humbucker, with a song called “Paradise”
* Bedford, with a song called “Hot Summer”
* Luke Pilgrim, with a song called “Sweet Tea”
* Sam Carlton, with a song called “Body Butter”
* Pavesi, with a song called “East Side”
This is the annual “Anti-Valentine’s Day” episode of Inside My Head. As always, I rant about how much I despise this particular “Hallmark Holiday”. This year, I think I can sum up most of what I said with one sentence: “Valentine’s Day is dumb!”
As always, you shouldn’t expect to find any love songs in this episode. This year, I focused on songs that told the story of a really damaged and broken relationship. Can’t get more “Anti-Valentine’s Day” than that!