More There’s No Time to Explain!

Logo for the show, it's Brian Parra's bearded silhouette in black and white with a skull for a face, the words circling around it There's No Time to Explain, and the words below With Brian Parra. My brother-in-law Brian Parra has come out with several more episodes of his new podcast There’s No Time to Explain, and they are all awesome. He is getting some great guests and ranging over some really diverse topics. So I just had to talk about it!

I was his first interviewee, in episode 1, which I wrote about recently. We ranged over many cool topics. A lot of it is the kind of stuff people don’t usually ask me about. And those are always the most fun. You can follow that link to read a summary of what we covered in that episode. But here I’ll brief his next three eps, so you can get a feel for whether you might want to go give them a listen too! [Read more…]

Monster on Sunday! (with Shelley Segal & Steve Hill in San Diego, August 7)

Flyer for the upcoming show discussed in the blog. In addition to the details mentioned there, shows photos of all the artists performing at the event, but otherwise contains all the same info included in the blog text.Earlier this year I got to party on the town with a gaggle of groovy atheist activists in San Diego. And among them was the cool new musical duo Monster on Sunday, Steve and Tally Cass. The both of them were awesome and beautiful company. And I was really keen to hear their first album. Not only because there is a dearth of good hip new atheism-anthem music, but also a dearth of real hard rock in general…

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Musical Aesthetics

It’s been two years since I updated my blogging on music, but alas it’s finally time to get up to speed! I promised I’d get around to it in my inaugural post here last year, where I listed my best and favorite blogs from my previous blogspot (which I still maintain, frozen in time), all except my blogging on music, which I said I’d get to later. Well, here it is. The latest in musical science, philosophy, and likes. I’ll brief the “boring” stuff (philosophy and science) and then get into my latest musical playlist and how it confirms my previously-blogged theory that we live in a “postmusical age” (a phrase that doesn’t mean what you think). Ready? Here we go… [Read more…]