Super Awesome Fun Time With Rand 79: Only You

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I made two new collages this weekend (episode 78 can be found here and is called “The Light at the End”).

This collage was an attempt at some sort of epiphany, the second part of what began with episode 78. It features Aphex Twin, Alan Parsons Project, Yaz/Yazoo (depending on which side of the Atlantic you’re from), clips from Hal Hartley’s “Surviving Desire”, and more.

Someone sent me a message last night, and that message made me happier than I’ve felt in so many years, has me feeling that there actually is hope and goodness.

It was just three words: “Miss you, friend”, but the person it was from, I was not expecting that. We’ve not spoken in years and I had convinced myself she was angry at me.

But she isn’t. She never was. That was just a self-induced delusion. We talked for a bit, and we are still friends, even after all this time.

It feels like a weight has been lifted from me. It feels like a great source of sadness is suddenly gone.

The most important and closest friend in my life was never upset at me. She just had to move back home and we just lost contact.

I’m letting this be a lesson to myself: don’t let myself believe these lies my depression tells me. Don’t lose my closest friends. They still care. They are still friends. I’m not going to let go this time.

Super Awesome Fun Time With Rand 77: Don’t Close Your Eyes

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After doing a Radio Free Caemlyn Project episode last night discussing House of Leaves, I was reading parts of the book and decided to record myself reading the end of Johnny Truant’s narration. I then decided to mix that into a new sound collage.

Here’s what’s included in this sound collage:

“Weightless” – Marconi Union
Atonal drones and pads from Ghosthackery
Clip from MonotoneTim’s first radio show episode, No Soap Radio
“Don’t Close Your Eyes” – Cranes
Mothersbaugh’s Canon, from The Royal Tenenbaums
Passage from House of Leaves, read by me.
“Bless You (The Zen Master’s Diary)” – Darshan Ambient
“White Bur” – Aphex Twin
“All I Bring is Love” – Diane Cluck
“Fly Away” – Poe
Clips from THX-1138
“Breezin'” – Blank and Jones
“Colouration” – Blue States
A Dalek asking if you’d like some tea, from Doctor Who: Victory of the Daleks
“A Drifting Up” – Jon Hopkins

Thank you for listening.

Friday Night Trivial 21: The Socratic Irony Edition

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Season two of Friday Night Trivial began tonight, the first Friday of March 2019. Rand “Lord Quizmaster” al’Thor was joined by DaveAC, Megan MysteryM, Ian The6thDoctor, and newcomer Rapport. This week’s rounds include Common Threads, In Case You Missed It, Philosophical Terms, and This Week in Music History (US/UK Edition).

Thank you everyone who showed up, and everyone who listens.