Schizovisionary cult radio ranter conspiracy theorist Francis E. Dec, Esquire (he insisted on the "esquire," even after having been disbarred from practicing law) was recorded by Los Angeles radio host "Doc on the ROQ" of KROQ-FM. The weirdo audio made its way around the world on cassette tape; later, fans digitized them and shared for all Kosher-Bosher mankind
The Wikipedia article on Dec is really good. WFMU appreciates his work. Here's a fan club website. Here's a Flickr set of his flyers.
Dec died in 1996. He was mentally ill. While we don't know for sure, his material suggests that he was a "machine-influencing-delusional" schizophrenic. The recordings include much racist and misogynist material: the n-word, and explicit racial hate and sexual stuff. This disclaimer applies here, too.
PS: I'm fairly certain that Gangster Computer God Worldwide Secret Containment Policy is shorthand for "Google."
(thanks for the reminder, @rabite)
Nicholas Shaxon, author of Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens (previously) appeared on The Foreign Desk podcast (MP3) this week to discuss the nature of tax havens, how they hollow out both their host countries and the countries whence their hidden riches comes.
Rick Kleffel sends us his latest podcast (MP3), “A conversation with one of the authors of a wonderful and strange book; science-fiction thought experiments (‘robot versus baby’) informed by social psychology experiments of fascinating design, part ethics, philosophy, neuroscience, the minds of god and the dead and machines… authentically mind-boggling. And Fun!”
Hipster Sound is a website with a simple, unerring purpose: to provide ambient recreations of “hipster” environments such as coffee shops, buffet cars and the capital of France. It’s quite well thought-out. For example, the coffee shops have optional pianos. I couldn’t find a meta-control for “coded resentment of fashionable young people,” though.
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