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I Got No Friends 'Cause They Read the Papers

https://thisisnotatest.com/i-got-no-friends-cause-they-read-the-papers/

It's springtime, so let's talk about...COVID? That discussion is unavoidable, yes, but don't forget about jackrabbits, owls, coyotes, hazmat, malaria medicine, sensitivity, self-fulfilling prophesy, mascara, gourds, bunkers, Coven, Bob Marley, Aussie twats, an abundance of caution, social distancing, paid vacations, ramen noodles, toilet paper, Instagram, water, karaoke, skin, national parks, desert tortoises, ravens, garbage, grapes, Los Angeles, the death of ideological conservatism, Quaking Aspen, selling your soul, The Day The Earth Stood Still, bullets, President Clinton the second, wigs, and one love.


 

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Dropping Propaganda From My Helicopter in the Sky

https://thisisnotatest.com/dropping-propaganda-from-my-helicopter-in-the-sky-in-the-sky/

Spring brings the Western Tanager, Earth Day, The Flintstones, Vietnam, food from the future, whales, protest, unenlightenment, the tools of oppression, laws, tribes, DNA, COVID, the great Liberal machine, foxes, lizards, cocktails, misdirection, the CDC, guano, mankind, newspuppets, the solution to everything, Girl Scout cookies, the pendulum, chipmunks, pretty shoes, Questlove, Santana, the Monkees, and coyotes.


 

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The Black Crowes were a fun, solid band but definitely not groundbreaking.

Now you know.
 
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Apparently they could have been a lot more successful, but the brothers pretty consistently sabotaged each other because they hated each other.

And their first record made them famous, which is not usually a sign of good things to come when it comes to the young fellers in the rock bands.
 

Black Swan

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Btw, mjp,
you have a very good radio voice!
For some reason, I listen to your podcast before I go to sleep and go to sleep with it. Then I have to play it again. Never fails. Good night!
 

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Maybe I should start one of those YouTube channels that people use to fall asleep. Bank some big checks for speaking to insomniacs in a monotone for an hour. I'll have to look into it.
 

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That reminds me of a co-worker I had years ago. We were talking about music and she said she really liked softer stuff like James Taylor. She went on to say she had seen him in concert three times. "I fell asleep each time," she said and I laughed thinking she as poking fun at herself, which would have been totally in character. But no, she was totally serious.
 

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I've never looked out at an audience from the stage and seen anyone sleeping, but I can't imagine it's a good thing to see. It could throw you off your game.

Unless you're Raffi, or someone else who sings to toddlers. Then, you know, it kind of comes with the territory. Your audience sleeping or crying or running up and down the aisles screaming and making everything sticky...
 

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I guess I just couldn't yesterday. But here it is.

Boys Names That Start With the Letter M

https://thisisnotatest.com/boys-names-that-start-with-the-letter-m/

What's in a name? Everything, apparently. Let's talk about names. And maybe accidentally touch on Google, bread lines, band flyers, getting married and losing your identity, inventing names, self-fulfilling prophecies, a heart surgeon named Becky, serial killers, recording studios, videos, Led Zeppelin, Dynasty hairdos, Target smocks, Devo, subversion, eating on $2 a day, cages, Sonny and Cher, and dog bites.


 

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You see that? Here's a motherfucker so space-age that he listens to THIS IS NOT A TEST on his television.

So I don't want to hear any more of your weak excuses, "Oh, mjp, I can't find your podcast! Can you peel this orange? How do magnets work?"
 

Black Swan

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Michael Jerome, got it! That was interesting .
I had been happy with Joe over the years but Marie Marguerite Lucie Jocelyne Des Forges ( the classic catholic litany) might give a unique flavour to my name from now on . Joe, how silly! 😉
 

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And through a Marantz receiver with vintage Beovox B&O speakers. You sound dreamy.
Oh come on! Dreamy?! I never.

Well, if you say so. Who am I to argue.

But everyone should follow your lead and funnel the fun into their funholes through fine audio reproduction equipment.
 

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Putting the T into LGBTQ

Join me, won't you, for a lively discussion about disorganized garages, Denmark, girls with a baseball bats on their shoulders, broccoli, being pregnant without a husband, fluoride, Flip Wilson, wigs, unnatural amounts of contrast, the pinnacle of beingness, umbrella acronyms, chainsaw juggling, a nice pair of shoes, kids, rejuvenation, murder games, Casper the ghost, and, oh, I don't know, maybe one or two other things.


 

PhillyDave

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Right. Great episode. Ok. The way i look at it is, "Alright. I did not know. Now i do. Good for mjp." Regardless of what i have & haven't known about u, i do know you've always been a cool & interesting person. You continue to be. Cool.
 

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Gracias, amigos.

I don't expect everyone to get it. I know it's a weird thing to drop on people.

It's disorienting. Like, well, if that can be true, what's real anymore?! What can I rely on?! THE WORLD IS NOT WHAT I THOUGHT IT WAS!!!

But here we are, and nothing has really changed.
 
Hey MJP, finally had some time to sit back and listen in on this month’s podcast. I just wanna say, love your content and fully support you. It takes real courage to publicly talk about this stuff. I'm still struggling to talk about my own bisexuality, despite belonging to a generation that is mostly accepting of it. Rock on MJP! Hope you the best.
 
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