If you have been following the news, then you already knew about the fire before listening to this week’s podcast. The fire indeed took an iconic building in Barton, and it appears my podcast is at the center of the investigation of the arson’s intent. As I stated in the show, I do not feel comfortable discussing too much of the fire’s details.
Instead here is the music video for “Black and Blue” by Prom Queen:
And here is a whole album by Rudy Sims released in February. It’s called “Untitled.”
Thanks to everyone who has spread the word about this project.
Thanks to Tom Alligost, Tammy Moreleck, Sally Robinsure, and my wife Carol for making this episode possible. Thanks also to Ben Von Wildenhaus, Rudy Sims and Prom Queen for providing the music. Finally thanks to Marina Altshiller, Sarah Hart, and Jeremy Murphy for the support.
Take a look at this lecture by Wesley Greene at Mount Vernon. Ten minutes in he begins to discuss the history of growing pineapples in Colonial America and Europe. If you make it far enough then you will catch a direct mention of Lord Dunmore’s pineapple in Scotland.
Ricky, if you are reading this, then please contact me.
Thanks to Tom Alligost and my wife Carol for making this episode possible. Thanks also to Prom Queen, Ross Boyd, and Ben Von WildenHaus for providing the music. Finally thanks to Ryan Fitton and Jeremy Murphy for the support.
(Dunmore’s Pineapple, Scotland)
The titular line in the episode refers to tapes recorded during of certain time period becoming sticky and the sound disintegrating on them. The concept is known to fans of The Disintegration Loops, a series of four albums by American avant-garde composer William Basinski released in 2002 and 2003. Basinski used the disintegration of his tapes as means to capturing a unique sound –now a classic of the minimalist genre. Check out his famous project here.
As promised, I am sharing a painting by master painter Sir Joshua Reynolds of Lord Dunmore of Scotland who inspired Alistair Glamis’s nickname as explained during the episode.
Thanks to Ricky Rawls, Tom Alligost, Zachary Prott, and my wife Carol for making this episode possible. Thanks also to Prom Queen, Ross Boyd, and Ben Von WildenHaus for providing the music. Finally thanks to Ryan Fitton, Jeremy Murphy, James Patrick Kelly, and Larry Doyle for the support.
Among other things, this episode deals with Alistair Glamis, specifically his last name and its relation to Shakespeare’s play Macbeth who died on the 15th of August 1057. The real name of Macbeth was Bethad mac Findlaích. The meaning of Mac Bethad is son of life. In Modern Gaelic, it was called MacBheatha. A fun fact is that Macbeth was the first king who made a pilgrimage to Rome. He did it in 1050.
As addressed in the episode, Macbeth was the Thane of Glamis. The castle at Glamis is riddled with ghost stories. Take a look at this excerpt of an old documentary on the various stories that surround the castle:
During this episode you heard Bodhipaksa tell a ghost story. You can support Bodhi as a meditation guide by exploring and supporting his upcoming iPhone app. Bodhi Mind is a subscription iPhone app giving you access to a library of Bodhipaksa’s guided meditations. This will include all of the meditation CDs and MP3s that his publishing company Wildmind has published since 2001, including those developed for his online courses, plus a lot more!
Finally, here are links to some of the wonderful musicians who have contributed to the audio project:
Thanks to Ricky Rawls, Julie Alligost, Teddie Tornberg, Bodhipaksha, and my wife Carol for making this episode possible. Thanks also to Ryan Fitton, Jillian Thiele, Jen Whitely, and Larry Doyle for the support.
During this first episode, Ricky Rawls talks about his experience at Ray’s Stream in Barton. Ray’s Stream is an offshoot of the Androscoggin River.
According to the Androscoggin River Watershed Council website, “The Androscoggin flows for nearly 170 miles, beginning at Lake Umbagog on the Maine/New Hampshire border, continuing south through northern New Hampshire, heading east through western Maine, then turning south again before joining with the Kennebec in Merrymeeting Bay and emptying into the Atlantic. It has a rich geological and human history. Having once been rated as one of the most polluted rivers in the country, it served as the inspiration for the Clean Water Act and now boasts great fishing, wildlife habitat, and recreation opportunities. The Androscoggin River Watershed Council encourages collaboration among industry, conservation groups, landowners, and other interests to ensure that the Androscoggin continues to be a healthy asset to the communities on its banks and the wildlife it supports.”
Also the episode deals with an album called Philosophy of World by The Shaggs. While the album contained turned out to be a mystery, I strongly suggest listening to the original recording. Here are both sides of the album:
Thanks to Ricky Rawls, Tom Alligost, and my wife Carol for making this episode possible. Thanks also to Prom Queen, Ben Von Wildenhaus, Benjamin Aldridge, and Fo(u)r Hands for providing the music. Thanks also to Ryan Fitton, Jeremy Murphy, and Larry Doyle for the support.
(The Runaway, Norman Rockwell 1958)
I am not going to write as much as my brother usually does. All I want to say is thank you for the outreach of well wishers as my family deals with my brother’s situation. I found an animated short film of the poem my brother recited at the end of this episode. I can’t say it makes me feel any better, but perhaps it will give people insight into the complexities of life that fascinate him. Click on the image below to view it on Youtube.
Thank you to the New Hampshire State Police. Thank you also to Joey Costa for allowing me to record his thoughts.
Thank you to Rudy Sims, Prom Queen, and Ben Von Wildenhaus for the music, which I found on my brothers laptop. Thank you also to Laura Scafati and David Chevalier for helping me put this audio statement together.