Tuesday, November 22, 2011

all that's sacred #86

Pearl Jam wraps their tour south of the border on Thursday with a Thanksgiving fiesta in Mexico City. Unless they have some last minute change of heart for a hometown anniversary gig, this will effectively put the exclamation point on the year that has been PJ20.

This week also marks the beginning of the holiday season here in the States. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and the weather is getting crappier. Time for a little reflection and congregation. ATS #86 is a listener-suggested theme for such an occasion.

Thanks for the continued interest and participation in this here podcast. The ATS experiment remains high on the list of what I'm grateful for this holiday weekend. Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Cheers! Donny

Sunday, November 6, 2011

all that's sacred #85

Well, it's that time of year again... Election day is Tuesday and I thought I'd try a little experiment with U.S. political history to inform and inspire. I'll let you listen and decide whether it ultimately works or not. For me the exercise showed that for as much as things have progressed and changed in this country, too many things continue to stay the same. That might be enough temptation for some to let their apathy overcome them and sit this election out. I have a hard time resigning myself to the notion that my vote doesn't matter. I'll be educating myself and making my voice heard and I encourage you to do the same.

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy ATS #85.

Cheers! Donny