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About as stupid as the law allows

tcr! · Sep 20, 2020 at 11:15 am

Audio (MP3): 20200920 - About as stupid as the law allows

Well, we got here is a phone call I had with my good friend Jimi, recorded earlier in the month. I mention or quote him from time to time on my blog and in my podcast. And he’s been a good friend for a close to three decades.

20200920 About as stupid as the law allows

I met Jimi in the early 90s in Iowa when I first got sober. Stayed friends with him in the 2000s while I relapsed in Oregon. And then of course he was there after I sobered up again in Illinois in the early 2010s.

Jimi’s a saint and a scholar. He’s the big brother I never had. He’s made me think and laugh and let me in on the life secret, “everything is going to be okay.” Because… “the best is yet to come.”

So my thought going into the phone call was that it would be a test run recording, check audio levels, and see how well we both did under the mic.

Topics include Maggie, COVID and quarantine, online video calls, and experiencing the moment.

#diariespodcast #advancedsoul

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Having a party of one

tcr! · Aug 18, 2020 at 12:20 pm

Audio (MP3): 20200818 - Having a party of one

Video (MP4): 20200818 - Having a party of one

20200818 Having a party of one

Not long ago I was in the 7-Eleven in Geneva. There was maybe three other people waiting to pay. One of the guys was five-ish years younger than me and barely-stand-up drunk. He was having a party of one, talking to himself, and talking to the other people even if they were doing their best to: not encourage him. To ignore him. And wait out his staggering around non-sense. Like when you tough out a deep cleaning at the dentist.

7-Eleven had their ambient classic rock playing over the ceiling speakers and the drunk dude turned around and asked the guy in front of me, “Who sings this song? Damn, this is good. I can’t remember what they’re called.” The second guy is like, “I don’t know who sings it” in all out pretty much disgust with drunk dude.

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Of course I can run an elevator

tcr! · May 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Audio (MP3): 20201305 - Of course I can run an elevator

Video (MP4): 20201305 - Of course I can run an elevator

I was softly clanging around on the MIDI keyboard the other night and came up with a couple of melodies. I couldn’t really find any words to go with them so I decided to look up what was in the public domain.

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Mitchell · May 13, 2020 at 8:47 pm

interesting and abstract I like it

tcr! tcr! · May 13, 2020 at 9:22 pm

Thanks man! I like musical abstraction 😊

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 12:16 am

When they say “you can’t get out here’…

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2020 at 9:18 am

The guy that wrote/performed the show was Arch Oboler. Laying in bed, smoking cigs, and writing Lights Out radio in his head. I can relate 😊

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 12:16 am

What were you drinking?

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 12:16 am

Brown liguid in clear cup.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 4:25 pm

No, serious, it didn’t look like coffee and I wondered if you drank cherry cokes or something.

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2020 at 4:37 pm

Oh… I thought you were talking about something in the audio. It’s just iced tea with sugar and spoon.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 14, 2020 at 4:38 pm

coolio

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threecrates threecrates · May 14, 2020 at 12:11 pm

Incredible! I love stuff like this. Perhaps we shall record something together someday.✌🏻❀️

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Send me some audio files (mp3s, wavs) and I’ll mix something up. It’ll be a covid quarantine collaboration! 🎼

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Dusk Clan · May 14, 2020 at 4:13 pm

Nice!

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2020 at 4:34 pm

Thanks!

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Kurtz · May 15, 2020 at 6:48 pm

What?
15 hours ago

tcr! tcr! · May 15, 2020 at 9:51 pm

Exactly

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Sophia · May 16, 2020 at 3:09 pm

What is this

tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2020 at 6:52 pm

I would say it’s solid gold but I don’t think that’d be fair 😊

Sophia · May 16, 2020 at 7:07 pm

I’m not hating I’m just confused good job tho

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An irregular but brief aside

tcr! · May 1, 2020 at 2:50 pm

Audio (MP3): 20200501 - An irregular but brief aside

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I’m going to take an irregular but brief aside. I think I’ve done this one or maybe two whole other times since starting the podcast back in August of 2016.

A little background on me. I stopped drinking and using drugs in 1992 when I was 19. I started both too early. I started drinking again in 2002 and then stopped again in 2012. The last five years of alcoholic drinking were the worst years of my life.

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The Australian Stew

tcr! · Apr 3, 2020 at 7:37 pm

Audio (MP3): 20200403 - The Australian Stew

One podcast I listen to always and without fail is Roderick on the Line with John Roderick and Merlin Mann.

They talk shop on a variety of different topics, politics, history, technology, personal stuff. Whatever comes up while they’re on the line.

On a recent episode there was a minor recount of when Rodrick gave his “baby mama” a recipe from an Australian woman that he had been talking to on Twitter.

οΏΌFor whatever reason that struck a nerve with me. Probably because I’ve had bad experiences with people I was close to chatting with other people online. And historically I’m horrible at relationships. And the door swings both ways. And I’m nobody’s hero or role model.οΏΌ

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like a fatalistic mist

tcr! · Mar 25, 2020 at 8:56 am

Audio (MP3): 20200325 - like a fatalistic mist

3:46 am: God, I am so sick of being awake.

6:37 am: Just because you stop talking about things doesn’t mean everything’s okay.

Black and white light reflection

An x-boss of mine and I would argue and argue about things. And we’d argue about the same kinds of things over and over again. Architecture, database modeling, how to reply to emails. Crap that was important for sure and some crap that wasn’t.

For the longest time I would back down because he was my boss and I worked for him, even if I felt that he was in the wrong. He wasn’t the healthiest tool in the shed. Not saying that I am either but I do try in earnest to balance on the spiritual beam.

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Momma J Momma J · Mar 25, 2020 at 2:59 pm

I agree with everything you said

tcr! tcr! · Mar 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

I hope so πŸ˜‰

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angeline35 angeline35 · Mar 29, 2020 at 11:12 pm

I love the statement “assholes abound”. I took more from it than just that though. Lol

tcr! tcr! · Mar 30, 2020 at 9:49 am

Good! It was meant for the taking ❀️

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i’m not a hybrid.mp3

tcr! · Mar 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Audio (MP3): 20200324 - i’m not a hybrid

Please enjoy another song I recorded sometime in the late 90s, maybe 1996. Of course I wrote all the lyrics and music and played all the instruments. Because that’s what you do when you’re me.

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Coronavirus overtakes the airwaves

tcr! · Mar 23, 2020 at 9:56 am

Audio (MP3): 20200323 - Coronavirus overtakes the airwaves

20200323 Coronavirus overtakes the airwaves

Me: Alexa, play WBEZ.

WBEZ: Coronavirus cases in Illinois have surpassed 1,000 and now includes an infant.


Me: Ugh. Alexa, play WNYC.

WNYC: Mayor Blasio said that the city’s 11 public hospitals have a week before they run out of life-saving equipment and medical supplies to treat patients with COVID-19.


Me: Well good. Alexa, play WFPL.

WFPL: There are 103 people with positive coronavirus tests in Kentucky as of Sunday evening. Three people have died as a result of the coronavirus.


Me: No. No corona. Alexa, play StarTalk Radio.

StarTalk Radio: On this episode of StarTalk Radio, we sit down with Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, to discuss everything we need to know about the Coronavirus…


Me: What the holy fuck? Alexa, play Science Friday.

Science Friday: Experiencing COVID-19 information overload? Two experts offer clarity on the studies taking over news headlines this week…

Me: Dude, you’re part of the fucking problem. All of you. You’re killing me here with this, the endless corona train of viral lunacy. I just want normal talk radio for like five fucking minutes.


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#coronavirus #talkradio #allislost #diariespodcast

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fiatlux423 · Mar 23, 2020 at 2:46 pm

Listen to KEXP my friend. Cheryl Waters will make everything better.

tcr! tcr! · Mar 23, 2020 at 4:56 pm

I can’t the kxep.org website to load anymore

fiatlux423 · Mar 23, 2020 at 5:09 pm

What? I’m listening to Troy Nelson right now

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marney0160 marney0160 · Mar 24, 2020 at 11:23 am

I’m listening to the birds outside πŸ’–

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Sara and I test the new Tascam DR-05X microphone

tcr! · Mar 22, 2020 at 6:41 pm

Audio (MP3): 20200322 - Sara and I test the new Tascam DR-05X microphone

This is a spur of the moment conversation between Sara and I while I was showing her my new Tascam microphone.

We were banging around in the kitchen after dinner and I had Star Trek on the TV. I’m probably the only one who’ll find the recording interesting.

Of course there’ll be more conversations to come.

And the new Tascam microphone is pretty awesome, too.

Tascam DR 05X microphone

#startrek #sara #diariespodcast

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diaries podcast map for March 2020

tcr! · Mar 20, 2020 at 10:15 pm

diaries podcast map for March 2020

I’m kinda disappointed that nobody from Libya listens to my podcast 😞

#allislost #diariespodcast

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keamoose keamoose · Mar 20, 2020 at 10:25 pm

Maybe they do but their ISP tags them as being in Egypt. Happens to us all the time.

tcr! tcr! · Mar 20, 2020 at 10:55 pm

Really? So they don’t get blocked or something?

keamoose keamoose · Mar 20, 2020 at 10:57 pm

I was being a little sarcastic, but we often show up as being in Whitehorse or Edmonton, which are thousands of kilometres away. Not sure why.

tcr! tcr! · Mar 21, 2020 at 8:34 am

Yep, maps like mine aren’t based on real GPS data as far as I know. I’m pretty sure it’s ISP physical address stuff.

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Karly · Mar 20, 2020 at 11:08 pm

At first I thought this was the pandemic map.

tcr! tcr! · Mar 21, 2020 at 8:35 am

Give it another month and the maps will prob be interchangeable πŸ‘πŸ‘

Karly · Mar 21, 2020 at 9:51 am

I’d rather that in a month yours has more red. πŸ˜‰

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Kelly K · Mar 21, 2020 at 12:21 am

I feel like you should amp up your outreach to Chad.

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sprout · Mar 21, 2020 at 9:22 am

But you don’t care about Chad?

tcr! tcr! · Mar 21, 2020 at 9:59 am

I guess I never really think about them. They’re one of those countries I learned about in grade school that I didn’t know what to do with.

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whittaker7221 · Mar 22, 2020 at 3:08 pm

If I lived in Libya, I would! 😍

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