Have you ever looked into the night sky, amazed at all the stars, and the incomprehensible distances, and thought "we can not be alone"? Or, looked into the dense fog that can surround, and seem to move through, wooded areas and felt that something was looking back? Did you ever think in the golden age of digital data, and knowledge we have forgot how to dream, and imagine, and think beyond what we are taught? Did you ever think that day is the time for humans, but, the night belongs to "them"? If you could answer yes, or maybe, to any of these questions, and have satellite radio, rejoice!
Art Bell is back. And the night may belong to "them" but night time radio will always be Art Bell's, at least as long as he wants it, at least for Satellite Radio subscribers.
Art Bell, and his show Coast to Coast AM, is a wonderful, delightful, entertaining trip through the fantastic. If UFOs interest you, this is the place, in fact his home studio is so close to Area 51 they could share a parking lot. And, UFOlogists were regulars on his show, some of whom said they had infiltrated the top secret government facility. He even received a package with what was claimed to be debris from the extraterrestrial crash in 1947.
He spoke, at length, and several times, with a man who claimed to be Southern Baptist Minister who accused him of being the "Devil's Mouthpiece." On another occasion he took a call from a man who claimed to be the "son of Satan." As equal opportunity as it gets.
Big Foot hunters, time travelers, people who could describe races of advanced beings living underground all made visits to the Art's phone lines. As did a man who claimed to have seen an experimental wide area weapon used by the US government that had the power to target only certain people and leave others unhurt. There was never a shortage of material on the show.
And now it returns. And we should all celebrate. In a time when conformity, and formula rule the air, and commercial success depends on duplication, the maintenance of well defined boundaries, and the artificial outrageousness of popular culture here is something that walks it's own path, and gives voice to the side of humanity that is often overlooked, or ridiculed as being trite, and absurd.
Whether you believe in, or even care about, any of these things matters little, you should be grateful that the people who do have their place, and you should listen to them, just because there should be room for a little wonder in all of us. Without that life would be so common, and drab.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Thank You, Art Bell, An Antidote To Indifference.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.