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The Library / Many Musics, Tenth Series, Part 2
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:04:55 PM »
Continued from here:
http://www.spiritplants.org/forums/the-library/many-musics-tenth-series-part-1/

Many Musics, Tenth Series
(Continued)

“But I’m tryin’, Ringo.
I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd.”
—Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction, 1994.

vii. White Shorts

Call it want or genetics.
Tap twice, call it music. Squeeze between
 smiling thighs when you can.
I’ve tried to figure between the bars,
 & come up with my own hands,
  holding tighter.

Call it music, tap twice, want to understand
 like a good dream. There’s dancing &
hard cries tonight, your thighs wide,
 your moans blow out for me, more,
I want more.

I dream, try to understand. Dance & cry,
 it all means something. What? What.

I called it want, my music’s eating fuel,
 when I chased your fine ass, & yours,
& yours. How many asses? How much music?

Want. Genetics. The psychedelic game
 flesh plays with its infinite numbers.
Watch it dance the night. Watch it
 fuck the skies. Watch it bomb &
brutalize itself. Watch the one flesh
 of the world tear & mend & re-create
itself by the countless centuries.

Call it music, tap twice, a good dream,
 a better laugh. Try to understand,
listen. Try to understand, breathe.
 Try to understand, hmmmmmm.
Try to understand, awake & dream.
 Try to understand any, better to laugh it all.

******

viii. Away (Braiding Song)

Simple. Simple. Let be. But I wanted more.
 I dreamed to understand. Sought the secret,
the one embedded in every moment,
 in every game, every shadow.
Saw a good ass, sought a kind face.
 Saw skyfulls of stars, listened for the musics.

Simple. Simple. Let be. No answers here,
 just better & worse moves, words, reactions.
Do the wars burn themselves out, truths
 in their ashes? No. Just new wars.
I wanted more. I dreamed to understand.
 Anything at all, embedded in the moment?

Simple. Simple. Let be. I read many books,
 found many hid in them like I do,
here to expand safely, gaze the earth
 within & mull what here to grow.
I wanted more. I dreamed to understand.
 How can my musics soften the hard human world?

Simple. Simple. Let be. I got high,
 I drank & ate & chewed my mind wide,
to feel more me, feel past me, learn
 how to feel we, worst hours, hardest faces,
feel we. I wanted more. Dreamed everywhere.
 Immolated pen & paper to tell.

Simple. Simple. Let be. Embraced Beauty,
 solitary star hung upon desert of night,
embraced it all, but let nothing go.
 My old pages laugh & say jingles dangle
when you jangle up. What need to dream
 or understand more? Just jangle up.

Simple. Simple. Let be. I want more.
 I dream to feel true. What the fallen tree
tells me by its quiet passing. What the old man
 worrying about bread more needs.
What blunt & subtle consummates this world
 every hour, how my musics better harmonize.

******

ix. Obscura

Simple. Simple. Let be. This dream finds me
 running, running again, I shake, I sniff,
I sniff again. Always something tight, something
 pink in the air. Always something dead too,
loaming & loaming. Arriving, departing. Still
 running, I shake, I sniff, I sniff again.

A room, half dim, sleeping torso on a bed,
 I sniff, something tight, something pink.
Loaming & loaming. These hours taste old,
 taste sweet, I touch you through this dream.
I lay near you in bed, listen for your breathing,
 I touch your shoulder, a stir. Loaming & loaming.

Is it caress here? Is it hard want?
 A bedstand now, old song on a pink radio.
I move nearer to understand, I take
 you in some dreams, take you hard,
take you softer, which this, if any?
 The song now louder, you stir, which
dead are you? Which piece of my heart?
 I reach. A soft breast. A beautiful hand.
A long unheard voice. A remembered smile.

Simple. Simple. Let be. Good advice for
 the dying & dead. I pull you atop me,
man, woman, a beloved step, a taste.
 Sniff me, nudge me, breathe heavy
through me, fill my fingers, cock, & stars
 with new, unspent rhythms, go down
on me deep, spit me, fling me in the air,
 the woods, the moonlight, the sea.

I slow my running, slow, slow & stop.
 What you are, what I am, all of this,
remains untapped, uncracked, unhad,
 unclaimed. I roll into you, finally,
& wake in my own skin. Know nothing,
 know little, know nothing, & still try.
Hard shake of the bones, I still try.

******

x. Love is Violins, Tributes, & Ghosts

“That’s how the madness of the world
tries to colonize you: from the outside in,
forcing you to live in its reality.”

—Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation, 2014.

A breath. Resume. Close my hand-made book
 of rhythms, more pages bloodstick’d.
Wrap it thicker in leaves, green ones over
 the dried ones. Climb up to the road now.
Time to move.

From my pouch the herbs & powders set me
 into waking sleep. So to walk through the night,
seeing doubly, the visible land, the dreaming.
 Will the trees tell tonight, the stars above,
which will tell me why? Seeing doubly,
 then a push, a jerk, now singly. Ohh.

I walk between two lovers. The one shaped
 & shaded like music, the other music herself.
My hand to caress & heat, or shape
 the hot noise to pleated rhyme?
More or less my sliding eye, lashing,
 hard-cutting, or open-fistly ear,
smile-shivering tongue?

I love you both, long serve you both.
 You kneel near a fountain’s spray,
mixturing long strands of your hair,
 I watch, I listen. You are song,
there is music. Stars above us
 worshipped because hands were meant
to hold, but not given why.   

Another breath. Another. Walk on.
 Morning’s coming to the world & Dreamland
alike. My want for you enthralled in my bones,
 my sinews, my ongoing remain. Flesh pink
in the dawn, spasm, release. Open
 the hand-made book, leaves cast aside,
sing for my very life, sing it, sing it why.

******

xi. Natural Recovery

I don’t sleep tonight. It is still dark.
 No moon for why or light either.
Me to reck alone. The faces come
 unbidden, my mind unused to sleepless
hours, no defenses for their kind.
 They come, & they come.

My mother was a scholar, I’ve tried & failed
 to talk to her by books. Her office
lined to breathless ceiling but for
 one little item. A crumpled puppet,
shaped of an astronaut, made by
 my small hands, a present. The rest lost.

My father was a singer, he sold pots
 & pans by day from a cart, but at
night he moved from fire to fire,
 hut to hut, woods to field, singing,
leading, leading, songs of the moon,
 the full, fleshy round bottomed
lush lipped moon. Sang to her as
 he wished my mother to listen,
to receive.

The first girl I loved had hair so long
 it tangled between us, like it wanted
to join me in loving her, wanting her,
 entering her too, twisting into her moans,
slow to let me go, so slow, drown
 with me, drown with me, do.

My greatest teacher, leading me in hikes
 to dangerous croppings. Made me choose
among uncertain steps, choose, leap
 a little, not know, not know even more.
Since you’ve moved on, I look for the
 uncertainties, wonder where they are.

Other faces, hard, soft laughing.
 Women loving to be bitten, needing to be
bitten, bitten, kept. Keep me. Keep me.
 Love me & keep me long after I go.

Brothers, eventually uncertain my devotion,
 less with me as I go. More rain,
less moonlight. Less moonlight, more
 obsession with men as the whole of it.
I loose you each, nor let you go,
 my hand still open for each of yours.

The night’s dark hours are spent,
 here I am, in these quiet pale woods,
alone. All of you recede, as each of you
 had, & I nod, & keep breathing.
Keep breathing, only the blood & bone
 in me to compel, remember &
keep breathing, love & keep breathing,
 love you all, detritus of words &
touches & spasms, embrace myself
 like I was still a powerful young mystery,
& keep breathing.

******

xii. Memento

I read my old book: “It was departures
 as well as absences. It was faces present,
then omnipresent, then receding, then lost.”
 No cover, no author. Keep as memory
of my bookish years, when I believed
 they could persuade fears, dissipate greeds,
give men a special hope they could feed
 their hearts with.

I am letting go, letting be. Put better,
 letting else. These Woods no more fully waking
than I am. How to push it just a little more
 between us? What memories left to
let go, let be, let else?

Burn this old book too. Uncertain sky
 above, make my argument. Trees beautiful
& mostly indifferent about me. Burn it.
 Burn it with tenderness, page by
page, no hate. I give you Woods back
 these words, songs, sparks, snaps, let else.

Now the fire begun, take my clothes,
 my cloak, shirt, everything. Too many,
empires of lies by which rags upon
 the back, is her breast harnessed
for display, work, or consumption?
 Does he feed from the gardens or
their scraps, or less than this?
 The heat closer to my skin now,
loving it so. I’ve only a sack left,
 survival took so many tools.

Burns hours & hours, I lie close,
 fry a little too. Let else. Take me,
take me, take me. Not death, not quite,
 pull me in, pull me down, into dream,
into Dreamland, pull me down, pull me in.
 Invert me, me singing for you now,
invert me, my cock hard & pulling for you now,
 invert me, my breathing inside out,
my heartbeat letting else, hmmmmmm,
 letting else, burst smilingly, arrival.

******

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The Library / The Cenacle | 105 | October 2018 | *Just Released*
« on: December 02, 2018, 09:38:50 PM »
The Cenacle | 105 | October 2018
Reading link: http://www.scriptorpress.com/cenacle/105.html
Download link: http://www.scriptorpress.com/cenacle/105_october_2018.pdf
[Size = 4.4 MB]

Hello everyone,

Here comes the just-released Cenacle  | 105 | October 2018. The wonderful autumnal cover launches another delightful issue of writings & graphic artwork. Contents include:

From Soulard’s Notebooks:
[Sample] I’m terrible at letting go, & there is no art or craft to my efforts.

Feedback on Cenacle 104:
[Sample] Charlie Beyer fights the law and the law wins. He includes a studly photo of himself at the end, fuzzy and buff, standing on a sun-dappled forest path. I am so glad I am not a girl because I would fall in love with him immediately. [Nathan D. Horowitz]

From the ElectroLounge Forums:
[Sample]
The neighbor’s geraniums
unremarkable flowers
don’t need poems and forevers.
[Martina Newberry]

Poetry by Martina Newberry:
[Sample]
We wrote until all our writing paper
was gone and we wrote on napkins,
receipts, and cigarette papers,
and on purloined memo pads,
and on the back of the odd photograph.

Provisional Truths (Travel Journal) by Nathan D. Horowitz:
[Sample] Speaking of supernatural phenomena, what does it mean that people say shamans turn into animals? I’m trying hard to figure that out. Haciendo yai—doing jaguar, making jaguar—is what the Secoyas call it in Spanish. Maybe a better English translation would be incarnating or performing jaguar. Maybe there’s no good translation for the phenomenon in either Spanish or English. But haciendo yai is what Rufino said I was doing that night with Joaquín and Lázaro. I sure had no problems with demons then. Would’ve scared the hell out of them, roaring and pounding on the floor of the hut. Similarly when I roared at that photojournalist. But I was a bit demonic myself then. Hmm.

Poetry by Joe Ciccone:
[Sample]
The fog rolls in
but this time not all romantic-like,
more like a brush fire
the kind that precedes tragedy

Notes from New England: 36 Love Epistles to What’s Lost
by Raymond Soulard, Jr.:
[Sample] Mimé aka Ida Cohen, my grandmother, known most in my youth (1970s-1980s)—You brought me books. You were kind. You told funny stories about working in the thrift shop with your friend Anne. My dad loved you like I love my own mother-in-law now. You read biographies. You loved Gilbert & Sullivan light operas. You called me Raymond years before I preferred it to all. I was too young to converse with you properly, to discover who you were, not simply & passively enjoy what you were to me. I love biographies too, especially of writers, musicians, & artists. I’ve saved Gilbert & Sullivan, not yet tried. I hope I like them too.

Poetry by Judih Haggai:
[Sample]
three plums in the store
only three plums and no grapes
night prayers for plums

Notes on Science’s Progresses & Regresses by Jimmy Heffernan:
[Sample] I wouldn’t necessarily dismiss a person for atheism but, unfortunately, most science-minded people denounce any notion of the ineffable, the supernatural, the mystical, the religious along with it, out of hand. That could be one reason why progress in science is relatively slow these days. Almost all of the questions raised in the 20th century, especially pertaining to quantum mechanics, have gone unanswered—over almost a hundred years. And so far, there has been no bridge between the mystical and scientific, except in a few philosophical notions. Hopefully this will change.

Many Musics (Poetry) by Raymond Soulard, Jr.:
[Sample]
Creatures do not live in the
simple years of men, their straight
arrow, their before & during & after.
In dreams, this made sense, a part
of how they live & prosper in the
Cavern below the Tangled Gate.
Time like the Wide, Wide Sea.

Poetry by Ace Boggess:
[Sample]
Yesterday, I saw a vine—leafy,
emerald, full—snake past my window
as though winged Quetzalcoatl
carried elsewhere like a bullet train.

Same Moon Shining (Memoir Excerpts) by Tamara Miles:
[Sample] Recently, I found out that my grandfather had twins with someone else than my grandmother, while they were married; and although some people in the family knew about it, I never did. There were rumors, yes, but I didn’t even know those until I was an adult, and my cousin Marlon started talking about how his father hated Papa, and how we probably had cousins all over town. Even then, I wasn’t quite sure whether that was an exaggeration.

Poetry by Tamara Miles:
[Sample]
Our love is liquor-bound and blue,
in what you said I mean to you,
on wooden floors of north and south
that tantalize a sullen mouth.

Poetry by Colin James:
[Sample]
I presented myself as fifty years older
yet arrogantly adept at getting wood,
largely due to her immaculate pussy,
which tasted and smelled of strawberries.

Poetry by Dylan Thomas:
[Sample]
And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

The Mother-in-Law Present [Travel Journal] by Charlie Beyer:
[Sample] My surveying assistant and I enjoy swapping lies about our lives while taking measurements on the frozen steppe. We shuffle from foot to foot as we talk, stamping occasionally, trying to prevent frostbite in the toes. The ice crystals swirl about our feet, hurrying across the whitened ground. He tells me of the golden river where he easily dug one hundred ounces of nuggets one blissful summer.

Poetry by Gregory Kelly:
[Sample]
I sought stillness
But
Nothing
Is ever still, is it?

Bags End Book #11: Algernon Beagle Wakes Up (Part 1):
[Sample] Goodness, where was I? It was something like a dream, though not like the one of Weedz music, & they told me a long time went by too, & then I came back as suddenly, & here I am, your old pal Algernon, once more. I think Iwas supposed to bring back a message, or something like that.

Poetry by Tom Sheehan:
[Sample]
Morning’s promised vise went on its rampage,
the last ounce ushered into gear, heady, sticky
later on if she had left it alone, but oh no, not
this imagery in morning’s walk which cleaned
as good as any kitchen lady at dined finishing.
Wipe down. Wipe out. How do you like those
oranges, my faultless mister in the night?

The New Alchemy [Essay] by Alan Watts:
I have not yet been able to use LSD in circumstances of great physical or moral pain, and therefore my explorations of the problem of evil under its influence may appear to be shallow. Only once in these experiments have I felt acute fear, but I know of several cases in which LSD has touched off psychic states of the most alarming and unpleasant kind. More than once I have invited such states under LSD by looking at images ordinarily suggestive of “the creeps”—the mandibles of spiders, and the barbs and spines of dangerous fish and insects. Yet they evoked only a sense of beauty and exuberance, for our normal projection of malice into these creatures was entirely withdrawn, so that their organs of destruction became no more evil than the teeth of a beautiful woman. On another occasion I looked for a long time at a colored reproduction of Van Eyck’s Last Judgment, which is surely one of the most horrendous products of human imagination. The scene of hell is dominated by the figure of Death, a skeleton beneath whose bat-like wings lies a writhing mass of screaming bodies gnawed by snakes which penetrate them like maggots in fruit. One of the curious effects of LSD is to impart an illusion of movement in still images, so that here the picture came to life and the whole entanglement of limbs and serpents began to squirm before my eyes.

Labyrinthine [a new fixtion] by Raymond Soulard, Jr.:
[Sample] [Sitting on the bed & floor, the three of them watch Maya sniff back & forth with MeZmer the White Bunny, & laugh as she doesn’t often. Her laughing lures to play the tiny little individdle pandy bear
Rosa!eeta who sits on Maya’s hand, cackling merrily & gnawing her palm lazily.

Comments are welcomed here or by email at editor@scriptorpress.com.

Peace,
Raymond

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Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution
with DJ Soulard
Show #650
East Coast Time: Saturday 01 December 2018 at: US East Coast: 11am-2pm
Repeats: Sunday 02 December 2018: 8pm-11pm
Repeats: Saturday 08 December 2018 8pm-11pm
Other time zones: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Tune in SpiritPlants Radio Online: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com
Within's Within Radio Archives: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html

On this week's show:
 
* Featured New Rock Album: Thom Yorke, *Tomorrow's Modern Boxes* (2014) . . . second solo LP by the Radiohead lead singer & one of its masterminds . . . this album especially for those who are fans of the band's *Kid A* & *Amnesiac* LPs . . . serves as a kind of third installment . . . music that works deep into the lonely electronics of the mind & heart . . . beautiful, startling, obsessive  . . .

* Featured Classic Rock Album: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, *Songs and Music from the Motion Picture "She's the One"* (1996) . . . This album does not need its film to stand finely as a great record . . . I admit I have not seen the film . . . yet I have listened to this album many, many times . . . it is a kind of melange of older songs not before on LP, cover songs (Lucinda Williams, Beck), & songs written for the film . . . it's so good, so-Heartbreakers good in its hard rocking & softer moments, that the film becomes something like a thing of the imagination than real . . . might see it sometime, might not . . .
 
* Storybook Time*: Continuing Chapter 18 of *The Unconsoled* by Kazuo Ishiguro . . .

* Readings from *Many Musics*, *Bags End News*, & *Labyrinthine* . . .  & this week's featured artists are more of those featured on "Casey's Top 40 with Casey Kasem," back on 12.November.1994 . . . twisted & bruised my ankle recently, not too bad, but laid me up a bit . . . somehow calmed, focussed me, feeling a bit more appreciative & focussed . . . weird, huh?

Webcasting to the globe & beyond from Ye Olde New England!

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SpiritPlants Radio / This Weekend on SpiritPlants Radio (December 2018)
« on: December 01, 2018, 12:17:43 AM »
Turn on . . . tune in! SpiritPlants Radio is on the air 24/7! And now for 15 years!

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekday & weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history.

During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low, whose themes include: Comedy Monday, Psychedelic Tuesday, Wild Card Wednesday, Jazz Thursday, & Rock Friday . . .

This Special Psychedelic Lectures weekend features James Fadiman, Paul Stamets, Terence McKenna, & more, plus 3 DJs, including Frogs, Soulard, & Veronica! The weekend (December 1-2, 2018)'s scheduled programming includes:

Featured SpiritPlants Radio DJs:
*** Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution with DJ Soulard #650 | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html
*** In the Window with DJ Frogs #243 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJFrogsWindow
*** Electronica with DJ Veronica #156 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJVeronica

Featured Programs:
*** Psychedelic Lectures: Mark Haden - "Drug Laws" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/salon2-018-drug-laws/
*** Psychedelic Lectures: Terence McKenna - "Are Psychedelics Spiritual?" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/podcast-538-are-psychedelics-spiritual/
*** Psychedelic Lectures: Dr. Thomas Roberts - "Psycho-Tech" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/salon2-022-psycho-tech-with-dr-roberts/
*** Psychedelic Lectures: James Fadiman - "Scientific Problem Solving with Psychedelics" | Show information: http://mapspodcast.libsyn.com/website/episode-1-james-fadiman-scientific-problem-solving-with-psychedelics
*** Psychedelic Lectures: "Psychedelic Stories from Montreal, Canada" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/salon2-003-psychedelic-stories-from-canada/
*** Psychedelic Lectures: Mitchell Gomez - "New Drugs and Safe Parties" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/salon2-020-new-drugs-and-safe-parties/
*** Psychedelic Lectures: "Psychedelic Stories from Los Angeles, California" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/salon2-014-psymposia-stories-from-los-angeles/
*** Psychedelic Lectures: Paul Stamets - "Biodiversity is Biosecurity" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/podcast-544-biodiversity-is-biosecurity/
*** Psychedelic Lectures: "Psychedelic Stories from Victoria, Canada" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/salon2-016-psychedelic-stories-from-victoria/
*** Psychedelic Lectures: Casey Hardison  - "The Case for Cognitive Liberty" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/salon2-017-the-case-for-cognitive-liberty/

This weekend's programming continues the 2018 SpiritPlants Radio weekend schedule of new shows and featured programs. Your feedback (spiritplantsradio@gmail.com) will be greatly appreciated in helping to improve our station! And check out Dose One: A SpiritPlants Radio Psychedelic Sampler (http://soundcloud.com/spiri/spiritplantsradio_dose_one)!

We are always looking for new DJs to join our station (email us at spiritplantsradio@gmail.com).

Peace,
Raymond
Station Manager

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Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution
with DJ Soulard
Show #648
East Coast Time: Saturday 17 November 2018 at: US East Coast: 11am-2pm
Repeats: Sunday 18 November 2018: 8pm-11pm
Repeats: Saturday 24 November 2018 8pm-11pm
Other time zones: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Tune in SpiritPlants Radio Online: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com
Within's Within Radio Archives: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html

On this week's show:
 
* Featured New Rock Album: The Milk Carton Kids, *All The Things That I Did and All The Things That I Didn't Do* (2018) . . . this California folk-rock duo returns with an album as pretty as their others, in some ways even more personal, sad, sweet, a record to wrap in like a well-known old blanket on a snowy day . . .

* Featured Classic Rock Album: Billy Joel, *The Bridge* (1986) . . . I was such a obsessive fan of BJ's 1970s work when I was young . . . but by when this album came out, I felt like his music, while still great, had moved away from me . . . then happened to see a disparaging review of this album recently, & decided to give it a long overdue second chance . . . it's really good! end to end . . . the best of the best is his duet with Ray Charles, "Baby Grand," but it's just fine every song . . . nice to really get it . . .
 
* Storybook Time*: Continuing Chapter 18 of *The Unconsoled* by Kazuo Ishiguro . . .

* Readings from *Many Musics*, *Bags End News*, & *Labyrinthine* . . .  & this week's featured artists are some of those featured on "Casey's Top 40 with Casey Kasem," back on 12.November.1994 . . . so good to be back on air after a month off, traveling, press work, writing . . . november's perfect cool days . . .

Webcasting to the globe & beyond from Ye Olde New England!

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SPF Chat / Chat is Down!
« on: November 17, 2018, 10:56:45 AM »
 :'( Can this be fixed?

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SpiritPlants Radio / This Weekend on SpiritPlants Radio (November 2018)
« on: November 17, 2018, 01:04:05 AM »
Turn on . . . tune in! SpiritPlants Radio is on the air 24/7! And now for 14 years!

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekday & weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history.

During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low, whose themes include: Comedy Monday, Psychedelic Tuesday, Wild Card Wednesday, Jazz Thursday, & Rock Friday . . .

This  weekend features 3 DJs, including Soulard, Frogs, & the return of Toanké! This weekend (November 17-18, 2018)'s scheduled programming includes:

Featured SpiritPlants Radio DJs:
*** Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution with DJ Soulard #648 | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html
*** In the Window with DJ Frogs #241 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJFrogsWindow
*** Nighttime Daydreams with DJ Toanké #14 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJToanke

Featured Programs:
*** Long Live Rock!: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Live from the Ryman Auditorium 2017 - Nashville, Tennessee | Show information: https://www.discogs.com/Jason-Isbell-And-The-400-Unit-Live-From-The-Ryman/release/12674363
*** Psychedelic Lectures: Terence McKenna - "What Do You Make of This?" | Show information: http://matrixmasters.net/salon/index.php/2014/07/26/podcast-408-what-do-you-make-of-this/
*** Jazz Cafe: David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti - "Thought Gang" (2018) | Show information: https://www.allmusic.com/album/thought-gang-mw0003211114
*** Comedy Hour: Shelley Berman - "Inside Shelley Berman" (1959) | Show information: https://www.allmusic.com/album/inside-shelley-berman-mw0001225795
*** News Hour: "World Week in Review" | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/world_week_in_review.pdf
*** Storybook Time: Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(series)
*** Countdown Time!: "Casey's Top 40 with Casey Kasem" - 12.November.1994 | Show information: https://web.archive.org/web/20170626060338/http://oldradioshows.com/ct40/111294ct40.pdf
*** Science Report: "Science Vs" - "Essential Oils - Science or Snake Oil" | "Vegans - Are They Right?" | Show information: https://www.gimletmedia.com/science-vs

This weekend's programming continues the 2018 SpiritPlants Radio weekend schedule of new shows and featured programs. Your feedback (spiritplantsradio@gmail.com) will be greatly appreciated in helping to improve our station! And check out Dose One: A SpiritPlants Radio Psychedelic Sampler (http://soundcloud.com/spiri/spiritplantsradio_dose_one)!

We are always looking for new DJs to join our station (email us at spiritplantsradio@gmail.com).

Peace,
Raymond
Station Manager

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Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution
with DJ Soulard
Show #646
East Coast Time: Saturday 06 October 2018 at: US East Coast: 11am-2pm
Repeats: Sunday 07 October 2018: 8pm-11pm
Repeats: Saturday 13 October 2018 8pm-11pm
Other time zones: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Tune in SpiritPlants Radio Online: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com
Within's Within Radio Archives: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html

On this week's show:
 
* Featured New Rock Album: Richard Thompson, *13 Rivers* (2018) . . . Venerable old mad genius folk-rocker English gent puts out yet another classic LP, been doing it for decades now . . . the stories are dark, sometimes funny . . . the music is beautiful, torrid, awesome . . .

* Featured Classic Rock Album: The Smithereens, *Blow Up* (1991) . . . Talk about your trip candy, & this record came out in a time period where most hope was otherwise lost . . . longhair guitar music inspired by long ago days of pretty colors, & here years later still doing its own inspiring . . .
 
* Storybook Time*: Continuing Chapter 17 of *The Unconsoled* by Kazuo Ishiguro . . .

* Readings from *Many Musics*, *Bags End News*, & *Labyrinthine* . . .  & this week's featured artist is again XTC's resident genius frontman, Andy Partridge, & more songs from his *Fuzzy Warbles* series . . . yellow leaves, red leaves, orange leaves, brown leaves, still some green leaves . . . autumn loveliness . . .

Webcasting to the globe & beyond from Ye Olde New England!

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SpiritPlants Radio / This Weekend on SpiritPlants Radio (October 2018)
« on: October 06, 2018, 07:52:53 AM »
Turn on . . . tune in! SpiritPlants Radio is on the air 24/7! And now for 14 years!

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekday & weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history.

During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low, whose themes include: Comedy Monday, Psychedelic Tuesday, Wild Card Wednesday, Jazz Thursday, & Rock Friday . . .

This  weekend features 3 DJs, including Veronica, Soulard, & Frogs! This weekend (October 6-7, 2018)'s scheduled programming includes:

Featured SpiritPlants Radio DJs:
*** Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution with DJ Soulard #646 | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html
*** In the Window with DJ Frogs #239 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJFrogsWindow
*** Electronica with DJ Veronica #154 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJVeronica

Featured Programs:
*** Long Live Rock!: Long Live Rock!: Phish - 31.August.2018 - Commerce City, Colorado | Show information: http://phish.com/tours/dates/fri-2018-8-31-dicks-sporting-goods-park/
*** Psychedelic Lectures: Jonathan Talat Phillips - "Jesus, Aliens, & Ayahuasca" | Show information: http://matrixmasters.net/salon/index.php/2012/09/28/podcast-327-jesus-aliens-and-ayahuasca/
*** Jazz Cafe: Herbie Mann - "Stone Flute" (1970) | Show information: https://www.allmusic.com/album/stone-flute-mw0000604235
*** Comedy Hour: "Family Guy Meets the Simpsons" (2014) | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons_Guy
*** News Hour: "World Week in Review" | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/world_week_in_review.pdf
*** Storybook Time: Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(series)
*** Conspiracy Theory Radio: Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell - "Saigon, 1965" | Show information: http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/02-saigon-1965
*** Entering Dreamland: "The Dream World of Dion McGregor" (1964) | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dion_McGregor

This weekend's programming continues the 2018 SpiritPlants Radio weekend schedule of new shows and featured programs. Your feedback (spiritplantsradio@gmail.com) will be greatly appreciated in helping to improve our station! And check out Dose One: A SpiritPlants Radio Psychedelic Sampler (http://soundcloud.com/spiri/spiritplantsradio_dose_one)!

We are always looking for new DJs to join our station (email us at spiritplantsradio@gmail.com).

Peace,
Raymond
Station Manager

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No show 9/1 - next show 9/8  8)

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SpiritPlants Radio / This Weekend on SpiritPlants Radio (September 2018)
« on: August 31, 2018, 06:40:40 PM »
Turn on . . . tune in! SpiritPlants Radio is on the air 24/7! And now for 14 years!

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekday & weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history.

During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low, whose themes include: Comedy Monday, Psychedelic Tuesday, Wild Card Wednesday, Jazz Thursday, & Rock Friday . . .

Welcome to Encore Weekend on SpiritPlants Radio!  (September 1-2, 2018). Featured are the 3 DJ'd shows that were on in August. These shows & their DJs include:

*** Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution with DJ Soulard | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html
*** In the Window with DJ Frogs | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJFrogsWindow
*** Electronica By DJ Veronica | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJVeronica

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history. During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low . . .

Your feedback (spiritplantsradio@gmail.com) will be greatly appreciated in helping to improve our station! And check out Dose One: A SpiritPlants Radio Psychedelic Sampler (http://soundcloud.com/spiri/spiritplantsradio_dose_one)!

We are always looking for new DJs to join our station (email us at spiritplantsradio@gmail.com).

Peace,
Raymond
Station Manager

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SpiritPlants Radio / This Weekend on SpiritPlants Radio (August 2018)
« on: August 04, 2018, 11:43:46 AM »
Turn on . . . tune in! SpiritPlants Radio is on the air 24/7! And now for 14 years!

SpiritPlants Radio's website can be found at http://www.spiritplantsradio.com. On this site is the current weekday & weekend schedule & links to listen live, as well as links to the station's archives, blog, forum, chat, playlists, & song history.

During the weekdays you are invited to enter the (M)ystery-(F)low, whose themes include: Comedy Monday, Psychedelic Tuesday, Wild Card Wednesday, Jazz Thursday, & Rock Friday . . .

This  weekend features 3 DJs, including Veronica, Soulard, & Frogs! This weekend (August 4-5, 2018)'s scheduled programming includes:

Featured SpiritPlants Radio DJs:
*** Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution with DJ Soulard #640 | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html
*** In the Window with DJ Frogs #233 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJFrogsWindow
*** Electronica with DJ Veronica #149 | Show information: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/shows.html#DJVeronica

Featured Programs:
*** Long Live Rock!: Cat Stevens - 22.February.1976 - Williamsburg, Virginia | Show information: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/cat-stevens/1976/william-and-mary-hall-williamsburg-va-1bd481bc.html
*** Psychedelic Lectures: Terence McKenna - "Time Travel, Psychedelics, & Physics" | Show information: https://psychedelicsalon.com/podcast-400-time-travel-psychedelics-physics/
*** Jazz Cafe: John Coltrane - "Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album" (2018) | Show information: https://www.allmusic.com/album/both-directions-at-once-the-lost-album-mw0003183915
*** Comedy Hour: Dave Chappelle - "Equanimity" (2017) | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Chappelle
*** News Hour: "World Week in Review" | Show information: http://www.scriptorpress.com/world_week_in_review.pdf
*** Storybook Time: Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_(series)
*** Olde Tyme Radio: "The Mysterious Traveler" | Show information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mysterious_Traveler
*** Science Report: "Invisibilia - The Culture Inside" | Show information: https://wamu.org/story/18/02/22/invisibilia-culture-inside/
*** Entering Dreamland: Paul Farley - "The Sleep Diaries" | Show information: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b016rgx6/episodes/player
*** Conspiracy Theory Radio: "The SLA & the Kidnapping of Patty Hearst" | Show information: https://www.peterbcollins.com/2016/09/07/in-depth-interview-author-brad-schreiber-exposes-critical-new-details-of-sla-and-kidnapping-of-patty-hearst/

This weekend's programming continues the 2018 SpiritPlants Radio weekend schedule of new shows and featured programs. Your feedback (spiritplantsradio@gmail.com) will be greatly appreciated in helping to improve our station! And check out Dose One: A SpiritPlants Radio Psychedelic Sampler (http://soundcloud.com/spiri/spiritplantsradio_dose_one)!

We are always looking for new DJs to join our station (email us at spiritplantsradio@gmail.com).

Peace,
Raymond
Station Manager

13
Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution
with DJ Soulard
Show #640
East Coast Time: Saturday 04 August 2018 at: US East Coast: 11am-2pm
Repeats: Sunday 05 August 2018: 8pm-11pm
Repeats: Saturday 11 August 2018 8pm-11pm
Other time zones: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Tune in SpiritPlants Radio Online: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com
Within's Within Radio Archives: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html

On this week's show:
 
* Featured New Rock Album: Dawes, *Passwords* (2018) . . . Sixth LP by this Los Angelese rock band . . . moody, pretty, yearning . . . troubled . . . the music froths with feeling & grasping . . . intense yet often soft, mellow . . . more enigma than it may seem at first . . .

* Featured Classic Rock Album Redux: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, *Everybody Knows This is Nowhere* (1969) . . . Last heard on the 9/19/2004 broadcast of this show . . . NY wrote several of these songs in one day in a high fever . . . the whole album is a fevered rock & roll dream . . . a loud-soft groping in what felt like end-times . . .

* Storybook Time*: Continuing Chapter 16 of *The Unconsoled* by Kazuo Ishiguro . . .

* Readings from *Many Musics*, *Bags End News*, & *Labyrinthine* . . .  & this week's featured artist is XTC, some of their final songs together, some of these while wearing their secret Dukes of Stratosphear costumes (shhhh!) . . . just passed anniversary of me as a boy long ago first diving deep into worlds of my own mind . . . still doing that . . . still it's nearly enough . . .

Webcasting to the globe & beyond from Ye Olde New England!

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The Library / The Cenacle | 104 | June 2018 | *Just Released*
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:29:40 PM »
Reading link: http://www.scriptorpress.com/cenacle/104.html
Download link: http://www.scriptorpress.com/cenacle/104_june_2018.pdf [Size = 5.1 MB]

Hello everyone,

Here comes the just-released Cenacle  | 104 | June 2018. This is a black & white issue, to fully contrast the colorful April issue just past. The contents are amazing as ever, words in every color of the dictionary. These include:

From Soulard’s Notebooks:
[Sample] Some stories meant to be written, painted, fucked eaten?

Feedback on Cenacle 103:
[Sample] We start at one point that is grounded. We move to discovery with each new crag. And then we come to the conclusion at the climb’s summit. It’s beautifully searching with its repetitious lists that are mining for more revelations. And it brings you on a splendid journey. [Gregory Kelly]

Secret Joy Amongst These Times: History of Scriptor Press by Raymond Soulard, Jr.:
[Sample] But then there was a day when I was at home, took a shit, clogged up the pipes, & spent hours up to my arms in my own shit, trying to clear the pipes & then clean up the mess on the floor & me. This is how I felt at my worst. Like the failure was my own, the pipes would never clear, & I’d never get it all cleaned up. What’s peculiar, & deeply lovely, is that while this messy job hunting stretch went on & on, something else was going on too: the making of Cenacle | 77 | April 2011. 16th anniversary issue, debuted at the 4/23/2011 Jellicle Literary Guild meeting.

Same Same Shackles, But Different (Travel Journal) by Leia Friedman:
[Sample] The readily available pocket-skyweb-picture-taking device impedes my travel writing. When I see something beautiful, unique, ironic, absurd, I don’t take notice of the fine details like I used to (in the days before one could swipe a thumb up, press the white dot on the black glass, and look elsewhere). I remember traveling to Canada as a child, then Prague, Israel, Italy, Mozambique, Brazil, Jamaica, Peru, Latvia, and attempting to immortalize every last tiny detail of something so that I could write about it later. I would try to burn the image, the scent, the feeling, the sound into my brain.

Poetry by Martina Newberry:
[Sample]
I watched a tall woman
in fringed boots carrying sunflowers
in her bag. It looked to me like her
feet hurt. It made me sad for her but
then I thought Hell! It’s been a bad year
for everyone.

The Millennial Artist’s Omelette (Classic Cenacle Essay) by John Barton:
[Sample] Something ends, and the Western world experiences fin de siècle; but if something ends, then something else begins. Is Father Time’s hourglass half empty or half full? The Christians choose to be pessimistic; l don’t. At this transitional time, all is in flux, there are “undirected ships & dreams,” and “crashings” are as inevitable as the course of the sun.

Poetry by Judih Haggai:
[Sample]
steps slow down
sounds of nature, sense of ground
slight breeze on skin

Jehrico’s Tub (Fiction) by Tom Sheehan:
[Sample] From the top of the ravine wall, in a remote canyon of the Drago Mountains, Jehrico Taxico spotted an old wagon on the canyon floor, hundreds of feet below him. It was hidden from any lower view by a few trees and brush and a huge chunk of palisade wall that had fallen long ago like a dish on its edge. He judged that the wagon had not fallen from the high escarpment because it looked to be still in one piece. Probably its driver and occupants had sought safety by hiding in that place, he thought, only to get caught by whatever they were hiding from, or yielded at length to animals or nature getting as cruel as it could. No survivors lurked in the scene, or any horse or mule or ox that had hauled the wagon to this point. Only the long shafts for a single animal hitch appeared solid still sitting at an angle on the ground. A fallen rock had crushed one of the rear wheels. There were no other traces at all. And not a bone to be seen.

Many Musics (Poetry) by Raymond Soulard, Jr.:
[Sample]
He approached me, huffing & snarling.
 Reached deep in me, crumpled the mask
I had worn for two unloving Kings. Led me
 far deeper in the White Woods than ever
my runts & I had gone. Lay with me as
 more than man, the Beast men have
mucked over deep within, till a war or
 an unresponsive woman bursts him
sloppily, blindly to the fore.

Same Moon Shining (Memoir Excerpts) by Tamara Miles:
[Sample] This is a couple who have been married since she was fifteen and he was eighteen, with the exception of a brief divorce when they were still young. It was his fault, and he realized after about six months that he couldn’t live without her and the children. Barbara has always taken care of him exceedingly well, to the point that she jokes, “If I am ever reincarnated, I want to come back as Frank Miles.” So, I think for her to be willing to separate from him over the treatment of their granddaughter stunned him.

Poetry by Tamara Miles:
[Sample]
Where, the nexus? between the now that flowers,
and the land of elephants in my mind, waiting for the day’s first taste,
held in the fibrous tunic of my own mammalian eye,
fastened on an elephant carcass, bones baked by midday sun?

Many Blooms: A Sampler of Modern Women Poets
[Sample from Adrienne Rich]
First having read the book of myths,
and loaded the camera,
and checked the edge of the knife-blade,
I put on
the body-armor of black rubber
the absurd flippers
the grave and awkward mask.
I am having to do this
not like Cousteau with his
assiduous team
aboard the sun-flooded schooner
but here alone.

Notes from New England by Raymond Soulard, Jr.:
[Sample] I’d had this dream, you see. It was 1974. I was at a Paul Simon concert. I’d come back here from 2018. All the girls wore fringed bell-bottom blue jeans. Simon was young again, not like when I’d seen him in the future, then a genius wizard grandpa minstrel going on his final concert tour. Big stage. Many musicians.

Poetry by Colin James:
[Sample]
The cleaning was continuous.
I never found my guest amongst the carnage.
Must remember to get blood checked for parasites.

Notes on Conspiracies and Corruption by Jimmy Heffernan:
[Sample] It’s much scarier to posit that no one has a handle on the world. In truth, the population is susceptible to a legion of potential crises. And no one, or group, really has control of the planet in any meaningful way.

Poetry by Gregory Kelly:
[Sample]
i had potential once
like a match stick.

Wooden Spacecraft (Travel Journal) by Nathan D. Horowitz:
[Sample] And then there’s the mythic dimension. This practice reminds us that we’re living in an ancient myth, as the present is the antiquity of the distant future. Like gods and heroes, we quaff slumbering thunderstorms and bathe in molten ice. Our every action has infinite ramifications, even as we are ramifications of infinite previous actions. We reverberate through people whose souls we touch, and those they touch, as others reverberate through us, on and on. And some nights we drink a liquid yoga that yokes us to the uncreated ineffable. Like bees to flowers, we return to that great mystery. And that’s another “thing” “shamanism” “is”—a sucking of the nectar of the blossoms that sway behind the visible world.

Poetry by Nathan D. Horowitz:
[Sample]
It’s 2007 and my father is about to die again.
Standing in a courtyard in Vienna, he operates a hand pump
from which issues fire rather than water.
From my apartment window, I watch,
writing with the brisk pencil of solitude.
The courtyard burns like paper.
My father dons the starry glasses of summer
and vanishes in the flames.

Bags End Book #10: Beagle for a Day!:
[Sample] Princess Crissy is so nice to me & smart & funny & cute, not to mention how she protects me from the crazed plans of certain all-about-me big guys in Bags End, that I came up with this strange idea to thank her & to show her what being a Beagle is really like!

Sapphire Sins [Travel Journal] by Charlie Beyer:
[Sample] When the ATV goes up with a load, it’s 45 minutes until it returns. I’m alone. It’s getting dark deep in this canyon. The mosquitoes are crazy, the air feels ice cold. I am overwhelmed with loneliness, despair, depression, darkness as I survey the wreckage of my dream. Now disappearing, heap by heap, back to the barren condition of cold naked forest floor. All homeyness torn down. No more cat perch in the center of camp. The mixed heaps are looking like an impossible and an interminable task to get all this shit outta here.

Poetry by Ace Boggess:
[Sample]
The singer died a few years back,
unnoticed then. We still listen
to his screeching, morbid laughter
as he mourns a day when he will die,
we will, or the world.

Questions & Answers About Using Psychedelics by Rick Doblin:
[Sample] The beauty of psychedelics is that we don’t have psychedelic experiences; we have experiences of ourselves catalyzed by psychedelics. Stan Grof has said that LSD is a “nonspecific amplifier of the unconscious,” so that what we experience depends on who we are. LSD is like dreaming: it’s not uniform content, it’s a way of processing content.

Labyrinthine [a new fixtion] by Raymond Soulard, Jr.:
[Sample] The hallway descends down a little steeper now, & the goooooo seems to allow them to levitate down its grade. Their hatted, dreadlocked leader continues: “So you’ll read it aloud, & then you’ll find that you’re trapped by all these people in/on this book-movie-Island. You’re trapped & events will accumulate, & you may be able to wiggle yourself free, unfold, reveal, find a way out, through the document, read your way in & around & under the document. It is many columns long, many pages, little pictures, static, this place, events accumulate!”

Email comments to this mailing list by simply hitting “reply” to this post—or reply to me directly & off-list at editor@scriptorpress.com

Peace,
Raymond

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Within's Within: Scenes from the Psychedelic Revolution
with DJ Soulard
Show #639
East Coast Time: Saturday 28 July 2018 at: US East Coast: 11am-2pm
Repeats: Sunday 29 July 2018: 8pm-11pm
Repeats: Saturday 04 August 2018 8pm-11pm
Other time zones: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Tune in SpiritPlants Radio Online: http://www.spiritplantsradio.com
Within's Within Radio Archives: http://www.scriptorpress.com/withinswithin.html

On this week's show:
 
* Featured New Rock Album: Squeeze, *The Knowledge* (2017) . . . This is the 15th LP by this long-lived UK rock band . . . it jumps & jives as sweetly as all their records do, but there are messages & urgings throughout this one, maybe more pronounced than sometimes . . . a sad awareness to some of the ways of these days . . .

* Featured Classic Rock Album: The Bats, *Daddy's Highway* (1987) . . . This was the debut album by this New Zealand rock band, & it set the high bar for their many records since . . . the music kicks, the lyrics are strange yet often delightful . . . just over half an hour & fun to jump back into again & again . . .

* Storybook Time*: Continuing Chapter 16 of *The Unconsoled* by Kazuo Ishiguro . . .

* Readings from *Labyrinthine*,  *Many Musics*, & *Bags End News* . . .  & this week's featured artists are one last batch of those featured on "Casey's Top 40 with Casey Kasem," back on 18.July.1992 . . . high summer, hot so many places in the world . . . trying to find the cool swishing surf within, whatever it may be . . .

Webcasting to the globe & beyond from Ye Olde New England!

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