MikeyPod 31 | The Black Math Experiement

This has got to be my favorite interview yet, and my first in “studio” interview. My favorite Houston band: The Black Math Experiment. Talking about their new release Fake Words and Signs from Space, their upcoming gig with Nina Hagen, and what it’s like to be an “über-pretentious, derivative, and utterly shitty pose-rock band.”

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Todd Spivak’s Story on Podcasting in the Houston Press

A new 100 Word Story by Laurence Simon

An interview with my friend Chris, a Gay Catholic, who explains how he is able to reconcile his spirituality with the Church’s stance on Homosexuality. My apologies for coughing all the way through the interview.

Special Paste Magazine Giveaway.

Every Hour Here-The Innocence Mission

We ride our bikes
around the circle in the cemetery,
weaving.
I wave up to You on the Cross.
Am I to come upon You suddenly like this forever?
Happy, relieved that You are here
and I can see You, I can feel You?

You are like the ticket-half
I find inside the pocket of
my old leaf-raking coat.
There all the time, all the while,
forgotten.
I so often seem to leave You
in churches
and other islands.
And on my beads
where I can see You, I can feel You.

I take the ticket-half
and put it on the table, saying,
This is God
and He’s here through my comings
and my goings.
But I walk past the ticket-half,
I walk past the ticket-half.
I walk past the ticket-half
just as I’ve walked past the Cross on our wall.

Our self-importance grows so dazzling we don’t see
You.
But Gentle Jesus, aren’t You always,
aren’t You every hour here?

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Intro by Gary from Chub Creek

Count Your Blessings-Jane Siberry, Holly Cole, Victoria Williams, Mary Margaret O’Hara, and Rebecca Jenkins.

sidenote: Mary Margaret O’Hara is the singer on this recording I forgot to mention. I just discovered that she is Catherine O’Hara’s sister. I had no idea. This excites me.

Now, back to the show notes.

A little discussion about the death of Stanley “Tookie” Williams

Primitive Painters-Felt

Brokeback Mountain inspired malaise. Eliott! Are you still out there?

Santa Claus is a Black Man- Akim and The Teddy Vann Production Company from A John Waters Christmas. Thanks to JK Fabiani for bringing that song to my attention!

Plus, I yammer on about how I want your feedback, and for you to sign on to my Frapper! Map.

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Music Featured:

“Juicy Fruit”-Mtume (this is an iTunes Link)

“Giver’s Reply” and “Brother” by Ramona Cordova from the Album The Boy Who Floated Freely(another iTunes link)

Check out Ramona’s live set and interview on the Worst Music You’ve Ever Heard Podcast. Seriously that is a great podcast, one of those that I cannot bear to miss!

This episode also includes a long awaited 100 Word Story from Laurence Simon. YAY!

Other podcasts mentioned:
Zillafag
Chub Creek
Bicyclemark’s Audio Communique

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The Black Math Experiment shows this weekend!

Discount Halloween Extravaganza
Saturday November 19 @ Helios
411 Westheimer, across from Numbers
10:00 PM
$6.00

Gene Loves Jezebel and Black Math Experiment
Sunday November 20 @ HaVoK
5718 Fairdale
10:00 PM
$10, $12 ea for a couple

Thanksgiving, huh? By Laurence Simon

It’s Not the Bullet That Kills You, It’s The Hole – Laurie Anderson
Thanks, Mark

Ubu Web

Bicyclemark’s Activism 101- John Brown

Yeast Radio breaking the news

Democracy Now, Nov 8th

Italian Documentary discussing our use of Chemical Weapons in Fallujah

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Suzy Wager and I came out at pretty much the same time back in 1989 or so. We used to seek out gay movies, radio shows, and any other gay things. Over the years I felt that being out to most of the people in my life was enough. I was wrong.

Suzy and I got together at Barnaby’s Cafe Wednesday night to reflect on the state of bigotry/ apathy in our fine state.

Also, Marshal Click over at Gayborhood Radio invited me to be on his show Tuesday night, we had alot of fun! Check it out.