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May 24, 2015

breakthrough


friends,

 

this weekend bring us to episode 450; which appears to be a loose continuation of the thoughts and themes from last week (forever - episode 449). i'm self-conscious about posting this at all, but i do hope it can help to say such things openly.

 

beside the motivation to summarize and understand/transcend, i'm interested in, and respectful of, the miracle and impentetrability of consciousness itself. it's humbing and beautiful, and i'm thankful to have another chance to try to say it.

 

you're invited.

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

May 17, 2015

forever


friends,

 

this post is here to welcome you to a new week, and episode 449. the podcast features beautiful music from norway house and nick guerrero, and, me in-between, talking about dreams and loss and (hopefully) hope.

 

you're invited.

 

music from - norway house

the incomparable - sinead o'connor

the song - 8 reasons

 

love,

russell

May 10, 2015

lost in space


dear friends,

 

this week's podcast is here - episode 448. it's a small one. just me + a few songs + some thoughts about how allegory can help make things feel better.

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

May 03, 2015

taylor swift


friends,

 

welcome to the month of may, and to episode 447. this week finds me continung to meander through thoughts related to relationship, desire, growth, age - this time inspired by songs from taylor swift's recent album 1989.

 

i love how songs work - even though, or maybe actually because, i don't understand it. i'm re-listening to "all you had to do was stay" as i type this, and strangely surprised by the heartbreak, amidst defensive rejection, that feels embedded in it. did i say this on the podcast? i can't remember. if not, i meant to.

 

read - the guardian review

one of the big hits - blank space

another pop treat - style

and then there's - this beautiful cover

and - this one too

and a nice cover of - bad blood

 

i hope you'll listen!

 

love,

russell

April 26, 2015

bruce jenner


friends,

 

this week's podcast is inspired by the big pop-culture news of the past weekend. namely, the trangender coming out of bruce jenner. the themes of masculinity, passing; and, by extension, identity itself, interest me. it's easy to have judgments and opinions about the lives of others. but there's also another, much more beautiful, sense in which openness, curiosity, and love, change us.

 

find more:

music from kris hauch's band - norway house

news about - the bruce jenner interview

news clips from - the interview itself

the site - brucejenner.com

 

it's episode 446.

 

i hope you'll listen.

 

love,

russell

April 19, 2015

d.c. rambler


dear friends,

 

episode 445 greets you from washington, d.c., u.s.a. it's me in a bit of a rambling mood. inspired by some demo outtakes from 2013.

 

you're invited to listen. i hope you will.

 

love,

russell

April 11, 2015

mad men


friends,

 

episode 444 is here a bit early this week, and features music from kris hauch, his band norway house, and some thoughts inspired by the soap opera called mad men.

 

as mentioned, you can find the album snorway house - at bandcamp.

 

i hope you'll listen!

 

love,

russell

April 05, 2015

comedy


friends,

 

as mentioned in episode 443, i went to my first-ever comedy club this past friday night. which sent me down a weird introverted rabbit hole.

 

i wish i wasn't shy. but i do like comedy. and, yes, i'm a fan of kristee ono and dat phan.

 

you should check their links below.

 

comedian - kristee ono

read more at - rabidpixie.tumblr.com

be a fan at - facebook

 

comedian - dat phan

find more at - datphan.com

be a fan at - facebook

 

i failed to mention david nguyen, but he is also quite funny.

 

this week's music is from kris hauch and his band norway house.

 

you're invited to listen. i hope you will.

 

love,

russell