Friday, November 07, 2008

Recomended Media for Mediators Meditators Agitators and Alchemists

Quite a week comes to an end with this evening's recommended media. I've been teaching and writing and running experiments in Second Life, watching the most powerful nation on earth test its own nature, preparing for two weeks of lone parenting, writing an exam and then feeling angst when the students sit the resit, meetings and conversations and cooking dinner three nights in a row...maybe four?

Now what's going to teach us something this week? '...listening to the crack of doom on the hydrogen jukebox...'

Audio Lectures by Rick Roderick
Rick Roderick was born in Abilene, Texas in 1949 and received his B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin. He did post-graduate work at Baylor University and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin. Since 1977, Professor Roderick taught at Baylor University, the University of Texas, Duke University and National University in Los Angeles.
His best topics were Marx and Marxism, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Theory, 19th-Century Philosophy, and Contemporary Continental Philosophy. He also taught Ethics, Logic, History of Modern Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Existentialism.
He was the recipient of the Oldright Fellowship at the University of Texas and served as associate editor to The Pawn Review and Current Perspectives in Social Theory. Dr. Roderick was the editor of the Baylor Philosophy Journal and a member of the Phi Sigma Tau National Honor Society of Philosophy. He presented more than 25 papers, and published 13 reviews and literary criticisms. He was the author of the book Habermas and the Foundation of Critical Theory (1986) as well as numerous articles in professional journals. Rick Roderick died in 2002.

(self titled/self released)
1: Ha! Ha! , 2: Fastbuck , 3: All Down , 4: Mandead, 5: Searching the Desert, 6: Fly, 7: Dead Crazy, 8: Don't Like, 9: F#, 10: Clowns, 11: Gee 12: Southside Johnny, 13: I Wonder What's The Matter With Papa's Little Angel Child, 14: I Wanna Ride
feedtime was an independent postpunk rock trio from Sydney, Australia, formed in 1979. The name is spelled with a lowercase f. The members were credited by their first names only: Rick (guitar, vocals), Al (bass), and Tom (drums).
feedtime made four albums in the 1980s. Initially they recorded only for Aberrant Records in Australia, but their second through fourth albums were released internationally by the legendary indie label Rough Trade. The second album, Shovel, received the greatest critical acclaim. The last of these four albums, Suction, was produced by Butch Vig.
feedtime's sound was loud, primitive, and brutal. The most distinctive musical element is thick, roaring electric guitar, played with a slide, over a thick, chugging rhythm section. Their loud but stripped-down, minimalist approach led them to be compared to the British postpunk band Wire (although feedtime didn't know Wire's music), but feedtime's sound also heavily referenced rural American country and blues. A large influence from classic rock is most easily heard on their covers LP Cooper S on which they covered the Rolling Stones and the Animals in addition to punk forebears like the Ramones and the Stooges.

Arthur Mag World Service
Arthur World Service - free, 24/7 high-res streaming and on-demand video channel.
It's our attempt to blow/soothe/etc your curious mind every four minutes.

A Brief Guide to Online Video Lectures

The Boston Herald ran a piece this weekend highlighting different web sites that feature free educational video collections. If you give it a read, you’ll see that it features some familiar and not so familiar sites –,,, TED Talks,, and All are worth a look. So give them a go. But you may also want to check out a few others not mentioned in the article.

Spectacular Times: Spectacle - A Skeleton Key (Manuscript PDF 27 pages)
"To survive, the spectacle must have social control. It can recuperate a potentially threatening situation by shifting ground, creating dazzling alternatives- or by embracing the threat, making it safe and then selling it back to us" – Larry Law, from The Spectacle- The Skeleton Keys

10 episodes of marvel comics fantastic four radio show
VBR MP3 Ogg Vorbis 64Kbps MP3
Fantastic 4 - 01 - Meets the Moleman
Fantastic 4 - 02 - Menace of the Miracleman
Fantastic 4 - 03 - Coming of the Submariner
Fantastic 4 - 04 - Dreaded Doctor Doom
Fantastic 4 - 05 - Prisoners of the Puppetmaster
Fantastic 4 - 06 - Meet the Incredible Hulk
Fantastic 4 - 07 - Spell of the Hate Monger
Fantastic 4 - 08 - Return of Doctor Doom
Fantastic 4 - 09 - In the Clutches of Doctor Doom
Fantastic 4 - 10 - Super Skull Walks Among Us

Psychic TV, Unclean

Unclean is a live album by Psychic TV. The album was pressed on 7" and 12" vinyl on Temple Records. The album was recorded live at the Building Site April 1984. This track from the album is taken from the Giorno Poetry Systems - The Dial-A-Poem Poets "Better An Old Demon Than A New God" record.

Free Online Courses & Lectures from Great Universities (via Podcast and MP3)

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