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Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #270 on: December 03, 2013, 04:19:36 AM »
If we are doing requests here I remember someone calling into Art during Dark Matter and asking him if he'd do a show on feral humans. I think that would be an interesting topic to explore.

I believe Art once did a C2CAM show on feral humans but i have no idea who the guest was (Edit - looked it up and it was a guy called Jeff Holland - can't find any other information about him).

I couldn't find an author who had written about feral humans but I have a link to a book about savage children. Not sure how this guy would interview but he would know some creepy tales. Worth a look.

http://www.amazon.com/Savage-Girls-Wild-Boys-Children/dp/0312423357/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386065573&sr=8-2&keywords=savage+children

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #271 on: December 03, 2013, 04:51:36 AM »
I'd like to make a guest request. Please have Grant Morrison on the show.

He is a prolific writer, who has worked mainly at both DC and Marvel comics, but has also produced some work outside of comics. However, you really wouldn't need to know much of his work to get a prolific interview out of him.

Bobgrau should really be credited with this, he suggested Dark Weekend as a possible way to hear an interview with Morrison on the "reading minds" thread.

Grant Morrison gets the credit for anything and everything I've ever said that was even remotely funny or interesting.
I always meant to suggest Grant to Ian Punnett as I believe he would've handled it best. Thank the Lord we've got lil punnett!  :D

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #272 on: December 03, 2013, 09:49:48 PM »
I am absolutely open to guest requests & recommendations. I'm not doing this show for an audience of one.  8)

Feral humans:  ✓
Grant Morrison:  ✓
William T. Vollmann:  ✓


Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #273 on: December 03, 2013, 09:58:15 PM »
Yes, he is entertaining sometimes. The sheer nonsense of it is fun. What scares me are those that believe. It would make a great Phd thesis for some budding sociologist.

And that's exactly why I wanted him. I hope it doesn't sound like I took him too seriously though, I was attempting a tricky balance between jokey and serious, and I'm not sure how it came across. You guys will have to make that determination. I kept trying to ground things, but he kept steering the car in the NAZI BASES ON THE MOON WHY DOESN'T ANYONE LISTEN TO ME JUST LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE direction. Actually, it was a little like the being driven around by Cameron Diaz in Vanilla Sky.

What I cant figure out is whether be believes his own bullshit, or not.

It is really hard to tell. I lean "yes" though.

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #274 on: December 04, 2013, 05:06:36 AM »
Barry Malzberg:

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The first sf novels to appear under Malzberg's own name were sceptical commentaries on the Apollo programme: The Falling Astronauts (1971), Revelations (1972) and Beyond Apollo (1972). The third caused some controversy when it won the John W Campbell Memorial Award despite its sarcastic and negative attitude to Space Flight. The three novels feature astronauts as archetypes of alienated contemporary humanity, struggling to make sense of an incomprehensible world and unable to account for their failure. All Malzberg's central characters are caught in such existential traps, and the measure of his versatility is the large number of such situations which he was able to construct in a half-decade of intense productivity using the vocabularies of ideas typical of sf and erotic fantasy.

Malzberg's writing is unparalleled in its intensity and in its apocalyptic sensibility. His detractors consider him bleakly monotonous and despairing, but he is a master of black Humour, and is one of the few writers to have used sf's vocabulary of ideas extensively as apparatus in psychological landscapes, dramatizing relationships between the human mind and its social environment in an sf theatre of the absurd. The few novels which he has published since 1976 include three fine novels featuring real historical characters. The hero of the black comedy Chorale (1978) becomes Beethoven, while that of the remarkably intense The Cross of Fire (1982) becomes Jesus Christ; both are in search of a better psychological balance but find their quests frustrating. The Remaking of Sigmund Freud (fixup 1985) has the father of psychoanalysis failing miserably to master his own difficulties while trying to assist Emily Dickinson, and subsequently following his technological Reincarnation coming apart while failing to solve the problems involved in Communication with Aliens.



Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #275 on: December 05, 2013, 12:49:25 AM »
Yes, he is entertaining sometimes. The sheer nonsense of it is fun. What scares me are those that believe. It would make a great Phd thesis for some budding sociologist.


Hoaxie was entertaining the first couple times.  That was about it.

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #276 on: December 05, 2013, 05:15:17 AM »

Hoaxie was entertaining the first couple times.  That was about it.


Yep, he is like the Matrix trilogy. the first movie was like "OMG", the second was, "wut?", and the third was "this makes no sense".

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #277 on: December 07, 2013, 04:12:35 PM »
Richard Hoagland and his magnificent head of hair can be heard on Dark Weekend tonight at 10PM EST on the Dark Matter Radio Network.



We'll be talking about secret moon bases, breakaway civilization, astronauts & UFOs, and his work at CBS, among other things..

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #278 on: December 07, 2013, 04:46:56 PM »
We also had a discussion at one point about people living in other people's houses etc without their knowledge.  Remember, the secret door/staircase behind the false bookshelf?

I think that would make for an amazing show, just not sure who you could get on to talk about that.

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #279 on: December 07, 2013, 04:57:30 PM »
Richard Hoagland and his magnificent head of hair can be heard on Dark Weekend tonight at 10PM EST on the Dark Matter Radio Network.



We'll be talking about secret moon bases, breakaway civilization, astronauts & UFOs, and his work at CBS, among other things..


I wished you'd had Dr Stuart Robbins on at the same time... Then his repertoire would be severely shaken to the core.

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #280 on: December 07, 2013, 04:57:30 PM »
We also had a discussion at one point about people living in other people's houses etc without their knowledge.  Remember, the secret door/staircase behind the false bookshelf?

I think that would make for an amazing show, just not sure who you could get on to talk about that.

Hmm, I'll give it some thought. Very creepy, but yeah, I'm not sure who to talk to.

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #281 on: December 07, 2013, 04:58:57 PM »
I wished you'd had Dr Stuart Robbins on at the same time... Then his repertoire would be severely shaken to the core.

Or James Oberg, who he calls "Mr. Disinformation"  ;)

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #282 on: December 07, 2013, 04:59:36 PM »
Hmm, I'll give it some thought. Very creepy, but yeah, I'm not sure who to talk to.


Mary Norton, but you'll need a clairvoyant, she died in the 80's..she wrote 'The Borrowers'

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #283 on: December 07, 2013, 06:53:46 PM »
Richard Hoagland and his magnificent head of hair can be heard on Dark Weekend tonight at 10PM EST on the Dark Matter Radio Network.


We'll be talking about secret moon bases, breakaway civilization, astronauts & UFOs, and his work at CBS, among other things..

Based on your prior shows....
No need to remind 'me' of your broadcast tonight.
It's on my calendar!

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #284 on: December 07, 2013, 08:46:38 PM »
Master bate(man), I am unable to listen live today. Are you going to have a link available after the show for my aural pleasure.

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #285 on: December 07, 2013, 08:52:04 PM »
Based on your prior shows....
No need to remind 'me' of your broadcast tonight.
It's on my calendar!

Thank yeewww!

Master bate(man), I am unable to listen live today. Are you going to have a link available after the show for my aural pleasure.

WHY IS THAT? WHAT ELSE ARE YOU DOING?

(yes, it'll be available tomorrow.)

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #286 on: December 07, 2013, 09:09:59 PM »

WHY IS THAT? WHAT ELSE ARE YOU DOING?

(yes, it'll be available tomorrow.)

If you want to explain to my 5 year old daughter why I am locked in a dark room listening to a strange man over the internet instead of enjoying her birthday party then I will listen live. ;)

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #287 on: December 07, 2013, 09:12:47 PM »
If you want to explain to my 5 year old daughter why I am locked in a dark room listening to a strange man over the internet instead of enjoying her birthday party then I will listen live. ;)

I'm sure it wouldn't be the first time a conversation like that has taken place.

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #288 on: December 07, 2013, 09:51:39 PM »
Hogie should write a James Bond movie screen play "Doctor No's Moon Base"



Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #289 on: December 07, 2013, 10:29:26 PM »
Damn, you know you've really hit the big time when you can get hoagy as a guest!  Be careful man coast will have your future shows on the poaching radar.

I'd like to see two separate shows featuring S. Robbins and Expat.

let us know as the new shows become available... I've just stumbled in.

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #290 on: December 07, 2013, 11:02:28 PM »
I suck ..ive been missing everything!!

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #291 on: December 07, 2013, 11:18:06 PM »
I wasn't able to listen to the RCH show (FSU beats Duke - Pasadena bound, woohoo). The others you have posted on SoundCloud have been terrific. I'm looking forward to the latest.

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #292 on: December 08, 2013, 12:24:54 AM »
Thank yeewww!

WHY IS THAT? WHAT ELSE ARE YOU DOING?

(yes, it'll be available tomorrow.)

*waits*

The Keith McCloskey show is on the main page so I'll give it another listen. Still just as spooky as the 1st listen. This will be my 4th.

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #293 on: December 08, 2013, 09:17:10 AM »
Entertaining broadcast with Hogie. 
It was like trying to herd cats and stay respectful at the same time.
An impossible task but you handled him well.



Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #294 on: December 08, 2013, 12:50:52 PM »
It shows that Hoagland can be interesting when someone holds him a bit in check.  I kept thinking what he said had some degree of possibility, which is all I ever hope for from Hoagland.  He must have enjoyed himself, as he kept saying "when you have me back."

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #295 on: December 08, 2013, 12:54:13 PM »
Damn, you know you've really hit the big time when you can get hoagy as a guest!  Be careful man coast will have your future shows on the poaching radar.

Which is why I've decided not to announce guests in advance.

Entertaining broadcast with Hogie. 
It was like trying to herd cats and stay respectful at the same time.
An impossible task but you handled him well.

Thanks, yeah, that's the trick of it. If you take him too seriously, you sound like a buffoon, take him to task on every single point & it just devolves into incomprehensible yelling. It's a tricky balance, he's definitely not the easiest interview.

I wasn't able to listen to the RCH show (FSU beats Duke - Pasadena bound, woohoo). The others you have posted on SoundCloud have been terrific. I'm looking forward to the latest.

Thank yeewww. Here it is: https://soundcloud.com/dark-weekend/richard-c-hoagland-discusses

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #296 on: December 08, 2013, 01:04:34 PM »
It shows that Hoagland can be interesting when someone holds him a bit in check.  I kept thinking what he said had some degree of possibility, which is all I ever hope for from Hoagland.  He must have enjoyed himself, as he kept saying "when you have me back."

Thanks, that was I was going for. Let him get his story out, because his ideas are amusing, but work in questions about his background that haven't really been touched on in previous interviews & poke holes in some of his stories without sounding like an argumentative prick. Again, tricky.

It would have turned into this if I let him drive the car all by himself:


Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #297 on: December 08, 2013, 01:04:39 PM »
Which is why I've decided not to announce guests in advance.

Thanks, yeah, that's the trick of it. If you take him too seriously, you sound like a buffoon, take him to task on every single point & it just devolves into incomprehensible yelling. It's a tricky balance, he's definitely not the easiest interview.


Oh, I would imagine Mike Bara will be a handful. You might get away with being accused of being a Turkish prison inmate or told (used as an 'insult') you're a homosexual, if you question his credentials or point out almost everything he espouses is wrong. You may have to field him suggesting that any female guests are too ugly to reproduce...good luck with that.

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #298 on: December 08, 2013, 01:14:11 PM »
Oh, I would imagine Mike Bara will be a handful. You might get away with being accused of being a Turkish prison inmate or told (used as an 'insult') you're a homosexual, if you question his credentials or point out almost everything he espouses is wrong. You may have to field him suggesting that any female guests are too ugly to reproduce...good luck with that.

Yeah, the entertainment factor is also significantly lower. Not worth the aggravation.

Re: Dark Weekend
« Reply #299 on: December 08, 2013, 04:48:03 PM »
Thank you Bateman, can't wait to listen to this one.  :)   I hate to give credit to Noory, but his sucking so bad is the reason I'm here discovering these awesome podcasts.  I don't usually get to listen live so the d/l links are much appreciated.

The general podcast section here has been the saving grace with this whole xm debacle.