The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for September 24, 2021

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. This week will feature a collection of the earliest uses of electronic music, including excursions on the Moog synthesizer and some musique…

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Returning to shooting in infrared

I only get one shot at this. Well, eight shots, maximum. Two little things came in the mail recently. I had ordered some drop-in lens filters for my Kodak Medalist II camera (“Kodak Red”), and one of the filters in the collection was a vintage Wratten R78 filter. Perfect for shooting infrared film. Also in…

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Psalms 3:16 and the Mandela Effect

Back in 2014, I wrote a blog post about how a baseball player had autographed a baseball with the phrase “Psalms 3:16,” when he really meant to say “John 3:16.” Here’s a link to that original post. But here’s the strange thing. I wrote that post seven years ago, and in the past few days,…

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Please let it happen, Canadian Pacific.

So this news just popped up on one of my news feeds. The Canadian Country Music Association has awarded the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train the 2021 Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, and will be honored during Country Music Week later this year in London, Ontario. Wow. Big wow and big props. Here’s a link to…

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Bank of America’s $42 F-U

Credit card companies are evil. They pitch to you that they actually care about you, that they want to help you out, that they want to treat you like you’re someone important. Horseshit. Credit card companies only care about one thing. How much they can squeeze from you in fees and overages and everything else.…

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One last stunt for Captain Explosion

In the end, Crash Moreau lived his life the way he always wanted. Whether it was on fire, or surviving a horrific car crash, he performed stunts and thrills for decades, at county fairs and stunt shows throughout the Northeast. Example. Here’s a video of him from 2011, at the Orange County Fair. And if…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, September 18, 2021

By the time you wake up and read this, I’ll be on the road. Plans are to drive out to Connecticut and drop off my artworks at the Durham Fair for judging; then make a detour to photograph one of the covered bridges in Connecticut (apparently they have nine of them, but only three are…

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Could you please help Pet Alliance?

This is important. Whatever you can offer to help will be tremendously appreciated. Like most animal shelters and humane societies, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando opens up its heart and its facilities to rescue abandoned and hoarded animals, and to hopefully find them new forever homes. Last Wednesday evening, however, tragedy struck the Pet Alliance.…

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