Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimensions – November 2017

I’m stretching the bounds a little again this time, but it was fun last time and you guys seemed to like it! Anyway, here’s the playlist for this month’s 101 Dimensions:

1. Jason Rubenstein – Complicated Exosphere; The Templar Calling Card; and The Curmudgeon Invents The Future (from the album This Is Not A Love Letter, 2014)

2. Trinity Ward – Transmission; Saturn V; Enter The Infinite; The State Of The Art; and Between The Edges Of The Universe (from the album Enter The Infinite, 2010)

3. Ian Boddy – Kinetics; The Circle; Deja Vu, Parts 1 & 2 (from the album The Climb, 1983)

4. whatsisname – Cascade; Felonius Monk; Indian Summer; and Stand Still, I Say (from the album Indefinite Articles, 2017)

5. Redshift – Nails; and Ultranaut (from the album Down Time, 1999)

6. Gandalf – Forgotten Kingdom, Parts 1 & 2; and Garden Of Illusions, Parts 1, 2 & 3 (from the album Tale From A Long Forgotten Kingdom, 1984)

I hope you enjoy!

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Ep 104: A Light in the Attic: Lemp Mansion and Other Hidden Monsters

Once upon a time a very rich beer brewer had a son and locked him away in the tippy top floor of his mansion. He didn’t let him play with other boys or girls. He didn’t let him out into the sunlight. He didn’t eve let him exist in any official records. No, this boy was a secret, but one day, he would make himself known. This is the story of the Monkey Faced Boy of Lemp Mansion, but it’s not the only one of its kind. Join us this week as we explore the hidden history of hidden rooms and the unfortunate souls allegedly hidden within them. From Monster of Glamis Castle in Scotland; to the Chuas of Gujarat; the newly horrifying disappoint rooms of aristocratic America; we will explore hidden places and practices and the people for whom they were created. 

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Ep 103: Money For Nothin: Benevolent Billionaire

Picture it. You come upon a vehicle, maybe a limo, marooned alongside the highway. You offer your assistance, just because you’re a nice person. Sometime later on you receive a letter saying that you’re mortgage has been paid off; or a check with your name on it is dropped off at your house; or you learn you’ve been named in the will years later. The person you helped was incredibly wealthy, and they were incredibly grateful. Sounds like an 80s movie, doesn’t it? Join us this week as we take a look at the MTV generation and their love affair with capitalism. We’ll also learn about Reagan’s use of Hollywood to amplify his messages to America. Of course, no story of eccentric tycoons is complete without Howard Hughes. We’ll discuss the rise and fall of the un-spruced goose, who defined the darkness of power in America.

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Ep 102: What’s in the BOX?! – Dybbuk Boxes & Conjured Chests

Can objects be cursed? Haunted? Possessed? Can they kill people just by being nearby? 

Join us this week as we dive into two urban legends that begin in two very unlikely places. First, we’ll go back to a time when Jennifer Love Hewitt was America’s sweetheart and the biggest national debate we had going was over Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC, it was a kinder, gentler era. It was the internet infancy moment that allowed a spooky eBay listing to make the news, and spawned the legend of the Dybbuk Box. Then we will travel to mid century Kentucky, and speak to Mama about the history of some of the family antiques and gives a terribly verifiable list of people the curse has killed. This legend starts with a letter sent with a chest of drawers she ships to her daughter. We’ll finish up curse month with an announcement of our magical mystery winner. Happy Halloween!

*Just a heads up, we’re going to discuss sexual abuse in this episode, near the end. After the Conjure Chest (about the last 15 min) is all you’ll need to skip if you’d like to avoid that discussion* 

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EXTRA!: The Hex of Axe Murderer Jake Bird

Is there more to the story of the Sacrifice Sect and Clementine Barnabet? Join us for this extra from our Patreon show where we dive into the story of the Axe Murder Jake Bird. Could he have been the Human Five? ***Please listen to episode 101 prior to this Extra****

 

 

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Prog-Watch Special – 101 Dimensions – October 2017-2

It’s my turn on 101 Dimensions again, and I may be stretching the boundaries a bit this time! But it’s all good, right? Here’s the playlist:

 

Lunatic Soul – Blood On The Tightrope; and A Thousand Shards Of Heaven (from the album Fractured, 2017)

Fripp & Eno – Deep Water (from the album New Depression Music (Music For Fans), 1980)

Band Of Rain – Gurdjieff; and Lydian Flight (from the album The Dust Of Stars, 2017)

Fripp & Eno – Untitled (from the album New Depression Music (Music For Fans), 1980)

Wolfgang Bock – Robsai, Pt. I & II; and Changes/Stop The World (from the album Cycles, 1980)

Fripp & Eno – The Last Door (from the album New Depression Music (Music For Fans), 1980)

Vessels – Mobilise; and Glower (from the album The Great Distraction, 2017)

Fripp & Eno – Chemin Der Fer (from the album New Depression Music (Music For Fans), 1980)

Wolfgang Riechmann – Silberland; Himmelblau; and Traumzeit (from the album Wunderbar, 1978)

Tangerine Dream – Tangram, Pt. 1 (from the album Tangram, 1980)

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Ep 101: Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen, Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

Somewhere between the bayou and the Bywater; somewhere between Congo Square and the Cathedral; somewhere between Bourbon Street brochures and Big Chief’s secrets, between what you imagine the Crescent City to be and what you cannot even imagine, hiding in Pirate’s Alley, or buried in St Louis No 1, through wrought iron and sweet jasmine, clinging to a long, low note from a clarinet… yes, somewhere down yonder in New Orleans, there is Marie Laveau, and she is somewhere between the lady and the legend. Join us this week as we discuss the history of Voodoo in Louisiana, its reputation and evolution, as well as crimes which have been erroneously linked to the practice. Of course, we could not talk about New Orleans Voodoo without mentioning Queen Marie Laveau, and her place in the history of the city. We are so excited to share a little of our local lore with you on this special episode of Just A Story!

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Ep 100: Vodou Crossroads Our 100th Story

As we celebrate a true milestone moment, our 100th episode, we would like to invite you all to join us in exploring a cultural crossroads that has inspired our love of stories from the beginning. Join us this week as we discuss Vodou, the lore and legend which surrounds it and it’s deep connections to the island of Haiti. Did the revolution truly begin with a blood sacrifice? Are zombies real? What’s a lwa? Was Duvalier a dictator or something more terrible still? Did Vodou have something to do with the 2010 earthquake? We can’t promise we’ll have all the answers, but we will certainly have some fantastic stories, and they’re certainly not Just A Story. 

Guest Story Teller: The Curator of Audio Dime Museum https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/audio-dime-museum-carnivale/id1096211271?mt=2

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