This guy… This guy has plopped himself into our scene here and has pulled us all closer together somehow. This really made me interested in talking to him to figure out who he really was, and find we did! This young gentleman has been across waters and across the lands. After this conversation my appreciation for this fellow has increased 150%. Thank you for your time my dude!
Welcome listeners! And readers if you are reading this right now! And if you are doing both? You are the true leaders! Okay I know dad jokes was last week. This week we are talking about dinosaurs and participation in government with my new buddy Valentine.
1) I'm about to listen to the Only Everything podcast episode called "Valentine -- Dinosaur Votes." (And I should admit right away that I'm pretty darn excited to hear about the dinosaur situation -- as reported on Only Everything!) I'm planning to jot down my thoughts, while listening . . .
2) I have seen (at least once), that meme which was mentioned, about how "nobody asks your favorite dinosaur anymore" (when you're an adult). (At least once) I went ahead and reported my favorite dino -- that time, I remembered what it was! (Well, a name of a dino-type jumped around in my brain so I looked it up, and YUP that one looked pretty good so I figured it must be my favorite). And, (sidenote), I did take a class (in college) which was ONLY about dinosaurs, HOWEVER: I realized (today) that I couldn't remember what that dino-type was, that I remembered (a while ago) when I saw that meme (!!!) It's time to do new research, (it's always a good time to do new research), and GUESS WHAT!?? There is a dino-type which is famous now, (it has been Wikipedia-ized, at the very least), and . . . it's my new fave now (even though I might not have heard of it before, even in the class I took), or it might just be that I didn't remember it (if I did learn about it) . . . (either way, it's cool, and) . . . please let it be known that THERIZINOSAURIA is the bestest dino. (According to me.) Because: CLAWS. (Also, because) . . . just try saying it's name -- "Therizinosauria" is fun to say!
(And just picture a haiku, such as this one . . . )
Theramins for the
the thrillingest thing!!!
(You believe it, yes!!?)
3) (It's time to move on to #3, because #2 was getting too long.) Continuing onward about the Therizinosauria. The idea is: they were herbivorous critters, and used their giant claws (one meter long) to "grasp and shear leafy branches." (That's a pretty good idea.)
4) I 'm listening to the podcast right now, and thinking to myself, "pterodactyls are really cool, too; it will be interesting to see if they make an appearance in this podcast episode about dinosaurs."
5) I remember our dino-guide in the dino-class, (an amazing professor at the college), talking quite a big game about warmbloodedness, (there was stuff happening which pointed in that direction). Another important thing to keep in mind is that we have to do our best-est guesses, about dino-colors! (We don't really know for sure what colors they were, because no photographs were snapped, back in the Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous.) Cameras hadn't even been invented yet! (It is possible that people brought cameras to the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous using time machines, but I have no direct evidence of this and I have not personally seen any photos.)
6) YAY -- (Caleb mentions pterodactyls, and now I am so happy!)
7) I am suddenly curious about how big dragonflies were, (once upon a time a long time ago), so I'm going to look it up. I found what I want: they were GINORMOUS . . . (okay, it says these critters "resembled and were related to" the modern-day dragonflies) . . . ancient insects in the genus Meganeura had wingspans of 70 cm, (that's 27.5590551 inches). That's PDB. (Pretty Darn Big.)
7.99) There are other growing-capsule thingies (that you put in water and they EXPAND), it's not just the dinos! (Mentioning that, so nobody has to miss out.) (Hint: Fred Meyer. Toy section.)
9) Has Caleb already mentioned his fave dinosaur, somewhere in there, and I somehow MISSED hearing it? (!!!!!!) Kris's Fave Dino (KFD) = Triceratops. Valentine's Favorite Dino (VFD) = T. rex. (What is CFD???) And Caleb, I'm soooo sorry if you mentioned your FD, in there (and I just missed it).
10) I know the thing you are talking about, but I can't think of it's name! (The binocular toy with the picture-disc thingy.) Back to google ----> VIEWMASTER. (Ta-dah!) (You can do an Amazon to get this.) (Maybe Fred Myer, but I can't promise, I haven't looked.) Prepare for TOPIC SWITCH!
11) (Mini-thoughts, related to voting.) I think reading up about the people who are candidating, and the issues, is SO GOOD! Also, there are at times, quite a few candidates and issues. So I think that it is good for people to go ahead and vote as well as they can, on the people/issues they've decided on -- (while also, at times, feeling free to leave a few items blank, if they haven't gotten around to researching everything / figuring out which options they prefer) -- it's okay to do it that way if that's going to mean a person will vote the many things they ARE ready to vote on; (rather than deciding they aren't ready, and then not voting on anything). That was a long sentence to share the idea that voting imperfectly, (such as not doing a completely complete ballot), is better than not voting at all! (It is GOOD to make our voices heard, especially on the issues we cares about the most!)
12) Also . . . (fun fact) . . . if you turn in your ballot at a ballot box, on election day, (at least if you do so near the end of the day) . . . (well, it happened to me, once!) . . . there are people standing there to give you an "I VOTED" sticker!
13) Oh wow, that was so cool that the number of thoughts about this episode, turned out to be exactly an even dozen thoughts! (Oops.)
Oh goodness look it's my parents! Mama and Papa came up to visit and of course I had to have them on to talk about family games and growing up in Military life! It was a blast!
Topics: Family games, Military life
Next week: Light and dark music! with Santos and Christa
Well this was going to be a great conversation with a Michael Brown, but instead Michael Henry showed up to rock the house! We talk about being late and early and making a moment more than just a moment. Thank you Michael for your continued enthusiasm for my work!
Hello loyal listeners. Are your ears ready? Is your mind ready? Today I have some very odd things for you. In which I introduce Adam Bagley and Alex Vincini to Miranda July's 10 million hours a mile album. I left a keyboard in the room and Adam explored it while Alex and I talked of subscriptions, time, and being not wrong.
Topic: Spoken word, Free thinking
Next week: Aaron Hale - Native Americans in the PNW, Drugs?
Henry J and I talk about the finer points of muscle men in tights and masks, but enough about music, we also talked about wrestling! Thanks Henry for the Netflix suggestion of Luchador Underground. I checked out a few episodes and wow. Now those Luchas are flying around in my head all day! GO JOHNNY MUNDO!
Topic: Wrestling, being more than just a musician
Next week: Dada Fructose - Topics: Spoken Word, and lightning round.
This is just too cathartic! Kira Johnson and I go through our thoughts and feelings on what it means to listen to music. It was an absolute pleasure, especially the bird chirping in the back ground unprompted.
Topic: Music enjoyment
Next week: Henry J. Wrestling, and being more that just a musician!
Here it is! the second half! I thought It may be a good idea to cut it down, but the content is king and there is no way I could cut a second out of this inspiring conversation about young girls understanding the abilities they have to push boundaries and truly say something in a creative space.
Oh what is this a man who befriends monsters! Ruben Trujillo is quite the fan of monsters! His favorite being Frankenstein, and it really shows in his Sound Affection impersonation! Thank you Ruben for such a fantastic conversation about beasts beyond belief, and death as an impossible monster!
Topic: Monsters and street art
Next week: Oliver Elf Army, Topic: The great British Bake off, and Starting a band!
Alex and I talk about the process of song writing and Christianity! Sound Affection gets some unique action! Check out Alex Johnston and dozens of other bands at the Fisherman's Village Music Festival starting 3/31! A second title for our conversation could be "The infinite expanse of music". - agreed.
Topics: Song Writing, and Christianity
Next week: Kayla and Rachel talk about Avena and Woodblock Prints
Simon Nicol is a frequency wrangler! we had a wonderful conversation about the subtle changes to sounds that can make all the difference in the world. I try to mimic the sound of silence, and Simon embraces social media! Sorry about the BUZZSAW!
Topic: Music Production, social media
next week: Alex Johnston - Songwriting and Christianity
Taylor has been a wonderful and kind friend to me. I appreciate her honesty and bold questioning and of course her passion for knitting. I have not met anyone as enthused about putting yarn together as this woman. Please enjoy a wonderful conversation about knitting and the reason why we wear glasses. hint: it isn't just to see better.
Topic: Knitting, Glasses
Next week: Taylor Best - Star Wars, Tatoos
I first met Scotty Smith hanging out at one of the Sets in the West shows and I thought. Hmm. This guy really seems like his is thinking about something different than the rest of us. After many conversations with him I have grown to love the beanie wearing smiling blond man in overalls. There are many trails that this conversation heads down, and I feel like on many points we only scratched the surface. Perhaps he will be back again someday after his world Rock and Roll tour!
Also check out this KEXP Fauna shade live KEXP video for kicks!
Topics: Shoes, Being Human... pooping.
Next week: Taylor Smith - Knitting and Glasses
I put up a list of potential topics, and I was shocked to hear the enthusiasm Megan showed regarding wall paint. We are all unique individuals and finding enjoyment is something we all must do in order to live well. This conversation was enjoyably hilarious and covers two unique subjects. Thank you Megan for your wit and humor making this such a delight.
Topics: Wall Paint, Peanut Butter
Next week: Morrissey and Creativity with Alex Campion.
Rock Criticism is what this conversation is all about. I had only recently met Wade who works at KSER (KSER.org) our local radio station here in Everett, but this conversation was very fascinating to me. I am starting to discover after 4 podcasts that this is my higher education. I, just like we all, can learn a lot from talking and opening up to other humans. We all have ideas of how things should be and then Wade T. Oberlin shatters those concepts with details about Rock Critic legend Richard Meltzer.
Topics: Richard Meltzer, Puzzles, and Record packaging!