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Episode 23- The Music, Magic & Tragedy of Nick Drake

Episode 23- The Music, Magic & Tragedy of Nick Drake

December 28, 2021

Nick Drake was an English singer-songwriter whose work was only fully recognised long after his tragic, untimely death in 1974 at the age of 26. This podcast is a 2-part reading of an essay about Nick written by your humble host, and between the two parts Antony talks to master guitarist Kester Jones about Nick Drake's music and guitar technique, with Kester also providing demonstrations of songs using the legendary alternate tunings. There are also full interpretations of a couple of Nick's songs by Antony, Kester and Melanie Lawrence

 

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Antony’s website (blog, music, podcasts, life coaching)

https://www.antonyrotunno.com

The 'Glass Onion; On John Lennon' podcast

https://soundcloud.com/glassonionjlpod/tracks

 

links

Antony's recent appearance reviewing 'Five Leaves Left' on the 'Love That Album' podcast

https://lovethatalbumpodcast.blogspot.com/2021/11/love-that-album-podcast-episode-152.html

Highly-recommended documentaries about Nick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roORx0DJ4rk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VAXiSlIraA

Episode 22- Propaganda in the COVID era (‘The Mind Renewed‘ swapcast)

Episode 22- Propaganda in the COVID era (‘The Mind Renewed‘ swapcast)

December 15, 2021

As the title suggests, today's episode looks at the methods of (often very subtle) suggestion used fairly openly by the powers-that-be to 'nudge' the public towards following certain policies in this most surreal of eras, which has been dominated by an unseen enemy and much public discussion about how to cope with it. There is some initial discussion of what propaganda actually means, as it has different strands and slightly differing definitions, depending on who you ask. Julian Charles and Antony navigate these choppy waters with a myriad of references, observations and ideas.

 

Julian's website is 

https://www.themindrenewed.com/

and his version of this episode contains a multitude of links for further perusal

https://www.themindrenewed.com/episodes/2020-21/14-episodenotes/1468-ep061n

The music for the TMR podcast is Moment of Green by Antony Raijekov from the Jazz U compilation.

 

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The 'Glass Onion; On John Lennon' podcast

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Episode 21- Conspiracy Theory Addendum

Episode 21- Conspiracy Theory Addendum

December 6, 2021

This episode is a follow-up to the conspiracy theory discussion of the previous episode as I mop up a few of the things that weren't covered or not covered sufficiently

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episode links

Ian R Crane- Conspiracy Theory vs Deep Geopolitics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mpGY7aR1oo

Peter Joseph's podcast 'Revolution Now'

https://www.revolutionnow.live

Dr Dentith on 'The Mind Renewed' podcast (2 parts)

https://www.themindrenewed.com/interviews/2021/971-int-192

https://www.themindrenewed.com/interviews/2021/1422-int-193

James Corbett's website

https://www.corbettreport.com

Review of 'The U.S. vs John Lennon' (Antony & James video version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXBuj4wkSuc

9/11 Press For Truth documentary (no loony theories)

https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/911-press-for-truth/

 

 

Episode 20- On Conpiracy Theories, Truth & Alternative Worldviews with Ricky Green

Episode 20- On Conpiracy Theories, Truth & Alternative Worldviews with Ricky Green

November 4, 2021

'Conspiracy theory', as previously discussed on the show, has become a weaponised term and often used sweepingly to discredit alternative viewpoints. At the same time there are plenty of wild theories that have no basis in fact. Ricky Green of the University of Kent joins Antony for a friendly debate/discussion about what is often a semantic and informational minefield. When does sceptical mean paranoid? Is reasonable and trusting actually naive and innocent? You can decide!

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episode links

'Zeitgeist Moving Forward' documentary

https://documentaryheaven.com/zeitgeist-moving-forward

Dr Dentith on 'Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously' ('The Mind Renewed' podcast, Part 1 of 2)

https://themindrenewed.com/interviews/2021/971-int-192

Karen Douglas at a conspiracy Theories conference in 2011, followed by conspiracy researcher Ian R Crane's rebuttal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yx3E1G9IMc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mpGY7aR1oo

 

 

 

Episode 19- Life Coaching, Creativity, Communal Experience & Mental Health

Episode 19- Life Coaching, Creativity, Communal Experience & Mental Health

October 27, 2021

Life Coaching is a modern and somewhat misunderstood concept and so Antony takes the time to explain and also offer his credentials as a potential coach before reading his essay about creativity and how it can uplift and positively affect mental health, especially with others involved

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links

Antony's Life Coaching page

https://www.fiverr.com/lifecoach1975?up_rollout=true

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the original essay on creativity

https://www.antonyrotunno.com/2021/07/24/creativity-communal-experience-and-mental-health/

Episode 18- The Way of the Nervous Official: A Tragicomedy About Table Tennis

Episode 18- The Way of the Nervous Official: A Tragicomedy About Table Tennis

September 4, 2021

A lighthearted entry in the LALO canon as I read a story I wrote in 2013 about a rather surreal night in the world of Table Tennis, a fine sport that I played a lot as a youth. There is also some discussion of nerves and why they can sometimes crack on the big occasion.

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Episode 17- War Is A Racket!

Episode 17- War Is A Racket!

July 31, 2021

This episode is a reading of the short but powerful 1935 book 'War Is A Racket', written not by a conspiracy theorist living in his parents' basement (admittedly, they didn't really exist in 1935!) but by a highly-decorated Marine Corps Major General. I intersperse it with a few comments of my own and the reading is followed by Mark Twain's 'The War Prayer' and Antony's song 'Lessons of War'

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Antony's Life Coaching page

https://www.fiverr.com/lifecoach1975?up_rollout=true

Antony’s most recent album, including the ‘Lessons of War’ song

https://antonyrotunno.bandcamp.com/album/through-life

 

‘Addicted To War’ illustrated expose

https://www.addictedtowar.com/about-atw

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ film by Peter Jackson

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7905466

‘John Brown’ by Bob Dylan (anti-war song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTjSQFqGYPQ

Episode 16- Black Mirror ‘Nosedive’ review and deep dive

Episode 16- Black Mirror ‘Nosedive’ review and deep dive

June 17, 2021

I'm joined by Harry from the 'Harry's Moving Media' you tube channel to discuss in depth our collective favourite episode of the classic Charlie Brooker-conceived 'Black Mirror'. Since 'Nosedive' was created, we've seen China introduce a social ratings system but could it happen in the West? (or has it already?). We go more or less scene by scene to dissect the obvious and subtle elements contained within and then offer some advice as to how we could all prevent a 'Nosedive' reality (links to Harry's work below).

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Episode links

Harry's you tube channel and original 'Nosedive' analysis video

https://www.youtube.com/user/HarrysMovingCastle  (Twitter- '@harrys_moving')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8tX9zjO698

clip from Charlie Brooker's AntiViral Wipe (Covid )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOLRBnXLBEE

 

 

Episode 15- Blue Suede Truths: Music For Inner And Outer Truth

Episode 15- Blue Suede Truths: Music For Inner And Outer Truth

June 10, 2021

Julian Charles of 'The Mind Renewed' (link below) hosts a talk we did on his podcast in 2017. Music has always been a powerful tool for dispensing truths, and this discussion looks at this from both the inner and outer perspective. As mentioned in the intro, there are links to both my original blog post on this topic and also to many of the songs we discuss. I hope that the combination of the songs and our commentary will be an interesting and enlightening journey

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Julian's website

https://www.themindrenewed.com

The blog post that inspired the conversation

https://contrafib.blogspot.com/2016/12/blue-suede-truth-cursory-guide-to-music.html

 

featured songs (get ready for this!)

'Old Man Atom'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk-c-mHNBi4

'Universal Soldier'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A50lVLtSQik

'I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_p1JC3z2kU

'The Star Spangled Banner' (Jimi)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFLy8eGtSYo

'Us And Them'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDbeqj-1XOo

'I'm The Slime'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiCQcEW98OY

'California Dreaming' (with war footage)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHViWm78Ut8

'Piano And String Quartet'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41tt7MXSMYg

'2001 Stargate Sequence' (Ligety music)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DNbkKBW0K8

'Freedom Highway'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7_b_jyRVRc

'Alabama' (Coltrane)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5R0susntk

'What Did You Learn In School?'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VucczIg98Gw

'It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBNWkCsmqAY

4'33 (John Cage)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoAbXwr3qkg

'Revolution 9'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNdcFPjGsm8

'Company Store'

https://dissidentprophet.bandcamp.com/track/company-store-2

'I Killed Osama Bin Laden' (songify)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdZmG-Gb628

'When The President Talks To God'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E7rvJgdXIE

'Initial Thoughts On Iraq' (The George W Bush Singers)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5yUzHsG6ZI

'Cassetteboy vs The Snoopers Charter'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2fSXp6N-vs

'Bradley Manning'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugUSe_bBd6I

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 14- Vietnam, The C.I.A. and the Propaganda War with Douglas Valentine

Episode 14- Vietnam, The C.I.A. and the Propaganda War with Douglas Valentine

May 17, 2021

Douglas Valentine is an author, investigator, journalist and poet and also a perfect L.A.L.O. (Life And Life Only) guest since his work and life are a combination of seeking the truth about potentially dark areas of life while promoting self-development and a spiritual centre through his poetry. In this information-packed conversation, we mostly focus on Vietnam and the C.I.A, the latter being the subject of Doug's latest book, but there is a wider discussion about propaganda methods used and honed through the ages and up to the present day. The conversation is top-and-tailed with clips from two comedy legends with insights on how the world really works. A link to Doug's website can be found below

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Doug's main website

http://www.douglasvalentine.com

Carl Bernstein's famous essay on the C.I.A.'s influence on the media

http://carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php

George Carlin- 'The Owners of the Country' (extended version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG4vvFwyYWQ

Bill Hicks- 'It's Just A Ride'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgzQuE1pR1w

 

 

 

 

 

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