Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimensions (March 2017-2)

“…And then there were three…”
With only three of us doing the rotation on 101 Dimensions, my turns will be coming more often. No worries, though…I’ve got lots of great electronic/ambient music to blow your mind! Like this week’s crop:

1. Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene (Pts. IV, V, & VI) (from the album Oxygene, 1976)
2. The Alan Parsons Project – I Robot (from the album I Robot, 1977)
3. Pekka Pohjola – B The Magpie, Side 1 (including The Beginning, The First Morning, Bad Weather, and Bialoipokku’s War Dream) (from the album B The Magpie, 1974)
4. The Alan Parsons Project – Hyper Gamma Spaces (from the album Pyramid, 1978)
5. Boddy, Reuter & Mullaney – Mysterionic (from the album Triptych, 2003)
6. Klaus Schulze – Die Prophezeiung Erfult Sich (from the album Contemporary Works, Vol. II, 2002)
7. The Alan Parsons Project – Lucifer (from the album Eve, 1979)
8. Redshift – A Midnight Clear (from the album Redshift II, 1997)

I hope you enjoy! Until next time, Prog On!

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Ep 71: School Spirits: College Ghost Stories

There are some locations that just inspire spooky lore: old, decrepit houses; imposing buildings and campgrounds. Somehow, colleges and universities manage to combine the feel of all these places. It’s no wonder that nearly every campus has its own ghost stories. This week we are bringing you a a variety of these tales straight from the urban legend hotline! Our listeners have sent us fantastic, strange and unique local legends from their college days, and we’ll be giving each one the Just A Story. We will examine the common themes and possible origins of some of these stories.  We’ll also be looking at a real life murder mystery that began in a university library, and the legends that have grown from its legacy. We’ll conclude by examining the possible origins of our own college ghost story, the legend of LSU’s haunted dormitory.  

 

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Prog-Watch 412 – Variety

This week’s program is a great variety show with lots of new music for your listening pleasure! Hear music from Boundary Exception, Pat Mastelotto & Markus Reuter, Southern Empire, Offworld, IQ, Alan Reed, Richard Barbieri, Tom Slatter, Knight Area & Blackfield! Plus another great edition of Progressive Discoveries with Dr. Rob Fisher, on the wonderful debut album from This Winter Machine! A splendid time is guaranteed for all! Read More …

Ep 70: The Enemy Within: CONSPIRACY THEORY 101

Conspiracy theories are a mainstay of modern culture. Whether anchoring complex theatrical thrillers, or filling air time in the twenty-four hour news cycle, the complex shadow machinations of mysterious actors create excellent alternative narratives and high entertainment value wherever we might encounter them. The interesting side effect of this ubiquitous coverage of conspiracy theories is that they have moved from the fringes, to the mainstream. Where did this start? When did we politically paranoid Americans stop trusting the government? Maybe we have always been skeptical, but the widespread systematic dogma that makes up the modern belief in conspiracy theories wasn’t in place until after the Vietnam War. Join us this week as we discuss the burglary that brought down J. Edgar Hoover’s COINTELPRO program We’ll also talk about that program’s pointed effort to inspire paranoia in the domestic population. We’ll explore the lasting effects of this actual government conspiracy on the modern mind, why we believe conspiracy theories, and how these ideas spread. Of course, we would be remiss if we spoke of conspiracy theories and didn’t mention “the most paranoid man in America,” Alex Jones.  So we’ll do that, too. Wake up, sheeple, this one is a doozie. 

Guest Story Teller: Alex Jones infowars.com

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Ep 69: Splendid Little Wars: False Flags

War, what is it good for?

Apparently, ‘absolutely nothing,’ may have been a bit of an understatement. Teddy Roosevelt felt every generation of Americans needed its war to build its character. Manufacturing for the Second World War kind of saved the economy. War was basically what won American independence. Also, it freed enslaved people throughout the American South. We think of international allies in terms of their willingness to stand in battle with us. —Most of us do, at least (we love you Australia)— We threaten war against those who break treaties or violate human rights. Politically and practically, war can be very useful. But, would any government, anywhere ever create an attack out of whole cloth, just to sell its own citizens on the idea of war? Join us this week as we take a look at the legends of false flag operations and the history of American paranoia.

Guest Story Teller: Dr. Averill Earls of the History Buffs Podcast  https://historybuffs.org/

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Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimensions (March 2017)

Tune in to this week’s 101 Dimensions to hear an eclectic mix of new and old electronic/ambient music! Here’s what’s on tap:

1. Erik Norlander – City Of Living Machines (from the album Seas Of Orion, 2004)
2. 17 Pygmies – Celestina XVI (from the album Celestina II – Second Son, 2011)
3. Ian Boddy & David Wright – Still Motion (from the album Shifting Sands, 2009)
4. David Bedford – The Song Of The White Horse (from the album Star Clusters, Nebulae & Places In Devon/The Song Of The White Horse, 1999)
5. 17 Pygmies – Celestina XXVII (from the album CIII – Even Celestina Gets The Blues (A Tale Of Love And Quantum Physics, 2012)
6. Rocket Scientists – Traveler On The Supernatural Highway (from the album Supernatural Highways, 2014)
7. Tangerine Dream – Suite From Dead Solid Perfect (from the album Dream Music, 1992)
8. Red Shift – Damage (from the album Last, 2007)

Until next time…Prog On!

Tony

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Ep 68: Changelings: Turn And Face The Strange

There are moments when stories transcend geographic and culturally borders, and touch on something fundamentally and universally human. The persistent idea of changelings across Europe, and the ogbanje and abiku throughout Africa might be an example of that type of story. Join us this week as we examine the circumstances that might lead to believing your child has been replaced by an impostor from the spirit of fairy realm. From medical explanations to rare and nearly unbelievable psychological diagnoses, to the cultural needs created by unique circumstances this is a complex case full of twists and possibility. We will conclude by taking a look at a classic anthropological study on maternal love in Brazil’s shanty towns, and how things have changed there over the last 20 years.

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