There are at least three varieties of scary songs — novelty numbers, done for laughs; songs that have dark lyrics but aren’t all that scary; and songs (“compositions” is a better word) that actually sound scary and give you the creeps. More here.
Someone asked me, “If a stolen bicycle upsets you this much, how would you react if you found out you had terminal cancer?” I replied, “I would die, I guess. That’s a stupid question.” More here.
Schedule for Sunday, Oct 30 through Thursday Nov 3. With help from listener commentary and questions, we talk with some of your favorite writers: political analysts, media critics, technologists, historians, etc. Virtually Speaking is public affairs, progressive voices, current events. Comments and questions courtesy of a digitally present studio audience. Which could include you. (see IRC below) All programs webcast and archived at BlogTalkRadio. Available free at iTunes. See IRC below to participate. I post weekly, so you can go back to previous posts and link through to the juicy stuff. Miss it the first time? Read the intro to Virtually Speaking.
Sunday, Oct 30 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific | Avedon Carol and David Dayen discuss developments of the week, highlighting issues neglected or misrepresented on the Sunday morning broadcasts, drawing from their work of the prior week and the wickedly funnyBobblespeak Translations Informative, thoughtful and passionate. Listen live and later on BTR
Tuesday, Nov 1 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Susie | A fellow activist/writer joins recovering journalist, blogger and working class warrior Susie Madrak. The topic is #OccupyWallStreet and what it means for progressives. | Listen live and later on BTR
Wednesday, Nov 2 | 9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking Science | MSNBC’s Alan Boyle (ed. Cosmic Log) talks withMarc Millis, of the Tau Zero Foundation and one of the big names in interstellar travel discussions. Marc worked for years on NASA’s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program aka the “Warp Drive When?” program. Produced in cooperation with MICA. Listen live and later on BTR
Thursday, Nov 3 | Double Header
8 pm eastern |5 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking A-Z: This week in liberalism. | Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd| In the search for meaningful ways to express Movement liberalism as a registered Democrat, Stuart reports back from ‘Downtown (NYC) Independent Democrats.’ Listen live on BTR. Beginning midnight Friday, listen here.
9 pm eastern | 6 pm pacific |Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd | Jay talks with the Center for Economic and Policy Research‘s Dean Baker, author of The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, Taking Economics Seriously, False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy, Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy, The United States Since 1980, The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer, Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot), and The Benefits of Full Employment (with Jared Bernstein). He was the editor of Getting Prices Right: The Debate Over the Consumer Price Index. Follow @ceprdc Listen live and later on BTR.