Month: December 2005

MikeyPod 30

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?

mix tape syncronicity and mikeypod news

The short film Wow and Flutter is on the DVD that came with this month’s Paste Magazine. It tells the story of an adolescent boy and his love affair with music and the process of making a mix tape for his first crush. Just great, and this kid reminds me a little too much of me.

How do I love you, Paste Magazine? Too much.

In other news, I will be going into the hospital Thursday morning to have two kidney stones blasted by my (self described) friendly neighborhood Urologist and his trusty lithotriptor. Light a candle for me or something on that day.

Tomorrow night, though, I will be interviewing my friend Chris, a gay Catholic, to get his take on the lastest from the Pope. Upcoming shows will feature a local Pinoy Rock Musician, and my current favorite local band, The Black Math Experiment. Hopefully this makes up for the lull in outside forces to the show. Also, Bicyclemark should be back in the new year, and as always, you can expect more from my pal Laurence Simon as well.

mix tape nostalgia


After reading Thurston Moore’s Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture (thanks Curtis!), my longing for the days of making mix tapes has grown. Back before CD burning was so commonplace, and before I digitized my CD collection, I would sit on the floor of my apartment surrounded by CDs, mixing, and listening, and backing up and replacing. I quickly learned the idiosyncrasies of each tape deck I owned, and figured out how to go from song to song without any annoying glitches or clicking, and agonized over finding a nice short song for the end of each side that fit both the mood, and the time remaining. I love that music has become so easy to access and share, but in many ways I miss the adventure and the act of creation that came with the old days. All that said, I just finished a mix CD that I am quite happy with. If anyone is interested, I will make it downloadable here.

MikeyPod 29

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.

Another Execution

This is where Tookie Williams will be tucked in by Gov Arnold tonight at 12:01AM. Funny how these horrifying images never quite make it onto CNN.

[image long since lost]

Thanks to bicyclemark for directing me to these pics.

MikeyPod 28

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

MikeyPod 27

Tiffany, Brandon and I take an adventure on the streets of Houston. The destination? Amy’s Ice Cream.

Hilarity ensues.