Tag Archive for: kfjc

return to the radio
return to the radio
Room 5100

Welcome to What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast Season Six, Episode 14, “Return To The Radio”

In this episode, I went to the first radio station staff meeting since coronavirus, something I’ve dearly missed since the start of the pandemic.

I went to the KFJC station meeting- I made my Return To The Radio! But first..

  • Wetpantsdenim.com
  • Lady asked to help me put my shoe on outside the big-box appliance store. I said no
  • Algorithms reduce agency- they do it for you
  • Tiger woods finished the masters, all 72 holes
  • I’ve compartmentalized a lot of stuff in my life, it works for me. Take the good with the bad
  • In The New York Times focus group, They kept defining being a man as providing for your family, but I feel like my main role in our family is a supportive one I do think that I provide for them spiritually, and since that is most important of all maybe I am providing
  • Reddit replies to Oscar’s slap
  • I went to the first KFJC staff meeting since coronavirus
  • I think it’s important to compartmentalize things and be grateful for what you have
lightning bolt cover
Seeing hardcore punk-noise veterans Lightning Bolt play at New Parish in Oakland for my first show since the start of the pandemic.

Welcome to What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast Season Six, Episode 13, “Lightning Bolt”

In this episode I got out of my house and saw a Lightning Bolt show, which was a big success. I used a ride service, ate a pre-show dinner, and hustled to the club, where they gave me a seat right next to the band.

  • Shoutouts: to the librarian who roped me into the compulsory ideas & cultural indoctrination book club!
  • I will survive my symbolic journey to Siberia as I read this book about prehistory somehow, the same book as everyone else
  • I went to see Lightning Bolt
  • Everyone in the family is out of town today
  • My wife asked me before she left, what was my menu plan? and I hadn’t thought about it
  • I made barbecued steak and spring onions yesterday- and some real hot salsa
  • I got a turkey sandwich, some beans, avocados, tortillas & cheese at the corner grocery. They have different varieties of beans down there.
  • Remember Hare Krishna’s at the airport? I guess it’s sad that the kids won’t have that
  • Social media is QVC interspersed with pictures of your friends

I went to the show

  • I used the Gogo Grandparent app which could just as easily be called Ride-O’s
  • It was around $30 round trip
  • I went to Low Bar , where I had a burger and a drink before the show
  • Brian Chippendale is hardcore drummer, as opposed to a jazz drummer
  • Lightning Bolt’s change of pace is between-song banter
  • Brian Chippendale recorded a station ID for KFJC after
  • The old ranting guy was drunk and ranting outside the club, he stood by the fire hydrant. I looked at him and realized we were the same age
  • Blue Hills by Michael Hurley was on as I put this together, it’s a new repress from Mississippi Records. he warbles a lot and the recording has many homespun touches.. you could see it as a bum trip, but I encourage thinking about with nostalgia. It’s very warm that way.
episode cover
episode cover

Wee Man Strikes A Chord

PLUS, disabled punks, Agnes Martin, choriço, Botox and The Red House (1947)

cover
cover
I went to the radio station, to the independent living center and joined the gym. I’m beginning to advance.

I went to the radio station, to the independent living center and joined the gym. I’m beginning to advance.

cover

Everything is receding like the ocean after the wave has crashed and it’s pulling your feet. The gym, hot sauce, supply chain- things are in recession.

cover
Everything is receding like the ocean after the wave has crashed and it’s pulling your feet. The gym, hot sauce, supply chain- things are in recession.
cover
Interview
Interview someone and learn about them

In The Habit

We’re nearing the end of four seasons on the podcast. Like I said last time, I’m thinking of changing or stopping it. For now, I’m still in the habit.

I recorded an interview with the activist Ligia Andrade Zuniga that I hope to air on KFJC.

Reflecting on the mental health epidemic that accompanies the coronavirus epidemic, the podcast takes an unexpected turn.

It comes back on track at the end, courtesy of the words of Marc Maron.

Cya next time. As always, get me via the Contact Form. Hasta luego!

cover
cover
  • I got my computer back from the shop, and I’m back up and running again
  • Shout-outs to Etan Rechra
  • I made some production work for KFJC, featuring my buddy Jack Tar
Click For Transcript
cover
cover

Thank you for tuning in to the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast.

CLICK FOR TRANscript
  • The annual fundraiser is coming up at KFJC starting at the end of the month.
  • I’ve been recording fundraiser spots for about 6 years. my first one was about a person taking a taxi. I do one or two a year.
  • I always enjoy writing, and every good spot starts with the script.
  • This year, I wrote four, and I read them in this episode, along with an older one from 2016 that resonated with me.
  • Writing these scripts has been a positive creative outlet.
read transcript
my life feels totally different now

Get The Whole Story: Please check the Microvascular Decompression tag page to hear all the updates about my MVD surgery.

My life feels totally different now

I have a lot more energy and I am much more present. I’m able to think complicated thoughts.

Read more