March 2006

Marconi’s cousin-Annie Jameson

03.30.2006 by Mark Forman

Photo by Podcom What a fine lass Annie was. Very different from her cousin Guglielmo(inventor of radio). An Irish rose Annie was. We spin a yarn about Annie in today's SongStory¬© incorporating songs about the radio and airwaves. Please buy music directly from the artist whenever possible New Radio 1:33 Bikini Kill Vanilla Radio 3:18 The Wildhearts Talk […]


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MindField:Water=More than One “H” and Two “O’s”

03.28.2006 by Mark Forman

Photo by EmotionBlogster Water, the stuff of legend, of life. The substance that keeps us going on this globe mostly covered by the liquid. We crave it like the Fremen on Arrakis craved spice, only difference our eyes don't get that nice blueish glow, but our skin does get a nice sheen to it. Splash it, […]


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Straight no chaser

03.25.2006 by Mark Forman

Photo by Amortize Yes, folks we all have our mellow moods, even the Bluesman. Have no fear the musical selections are not all mellow, but they are all good!¬† Winding down a great birthday day(#47 if you care to know), with a couple of nice scotches to really put the mellow on with a capital "M." Help […]


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Butterfly Dreams

03.23.2006 by Mark Forman

Photo by Flutterbye8567 I've been thinking about the subject of dreams and the action as well. What can I say-surreal, vital, addictive, mysterious and fascinating to rattle off a handful of adjectives. The famous poet and Taoist immortal Chuang Tzu wrote the Butterfly Dream. This is a poem where the poet questions is it himself dreaming […]


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Spurious Facts About Jonathan Coulton

03.21.2006 by Mark Forman

This MindField cast is comprised of some sound bites of Jonathan from interview I did with him last winter, spurious facts I fabricated for the sake of laughs(hopefully Jonathan's included), In Monkey Land (Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan, 1907), and a bunch of Jonathan's wonderful songs. Jonathan Coulton typifies the spirit of Free Culture […]


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The Elusive “E’s”

03.19.2006 by Mark Forman

Photo by JJ Schad Playing some great eclectic music from bands/artist names that begin with "E" in my attempt to really get through the archives and play all kinds of good indie podsafe music. Had a nice note the other day from a band member-Hi-just stumbled onto your blog. I'm in the Bad Rackets...thanks for including […]


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Save the Music Fans

03.19.2006 by Mark Forman

This is a link to a post by Nettwerk Records president asking RIAA not to sue the people that support the music, who happen tobe the same people that file share. Noble effort.


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MindField: Writings of a “Demented Millionaire”

03.17.2006 by Mark Forman

</p> Drawing by Len from Jawbone Radio The Demented Millionaire, no not me unfortuntely (well maybe the dementia part)¬† John Hodgman of Little Gray Books, Areas of My Expertise, Self-promoter par excellence, crime partner of Jonathan Coulton(aka Crouton), gang-banger ( the Whiffenpoofs), and the aforementioned "DM" of the They Might Be Giants Podcasts. I almost forgot […]


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What, no “E?”

03.16.2006 by Mark Forman

Photo by LeoL30 How is it that none of you noticed that I skipped from "D" to "F", huh? "D" to "F", kind of sounds like my last report card. Well, if the truth be known this wasn't a calculated stroke of genius on my part, well maybe sub-genius. I must be suffering from Mennengasia. "E" […]


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Flying High with “F”

03.15.2006 by Mark Forman

Photo by PSD We resume the dictionary series with the wonderful letter "f", the head of finance, fortune, fame and famine. Hey wait, we were doing better at the start. Some great tunes and shout out to Karen and Smokin' Joe, ICE attendees: Tee Morris and Jack Mangan, new Clambake-EGC:Dave Slusher w/ guest Jonathan Coulton, and […]


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