Prog Rock!

The Mind Keep discusses Prog Rock bands, old and new. An almost for gotten genre of rock..This episode was mostly for us. If you know nothing about classic Prog Rock this is good primer.

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Room 237 & The Shining

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The Keepers review and discuss the latest documentary ‘Room 237,’ by Rodney Ascher.

“Room 237,” the first full-length documentary by the director Rodney Ascher, examines at least five of the most intriguing of these theories. Is it really about the Holocaust?  One interviewee says, Kubrick’s inability to address the horrors of the Final Solution on film. No, it’s about a different genocide, that of American Indians, another points out, pointing to all the tribal-theme items adorning the Overlook Hotel’s walls. A third claims it’s really Kubrick’s veiled confession that he was recruited by NASA fake the Apollo Moon landing footage.

Three decades on, scholars and fans are still trying to decipher what appears to a puzzle or maze in the form of a film. For most people the movie is only ostensibly about an alcoholic father, Jack Torrance played Jack Nicholson, going homicidally crazy while his wife, Wendy played by Shelley Duvall, and son, Danny, try to cope in an isolated empty hotel, ‘The Overlook.’

Stanley Kubrick was famously averse to offering explanations of his films — “I have found it always the best policy to allow the film to speak for itself,” say huh?  Thus, has led to a mind-boggling array of theories about just what the hell Kubrick was up to!

A huge subculture of Kubrick fans that has been expanding over the years instead of shrinking as time passses. Including: professors and historians, advertisers, fanboys and artists, many of whom have posted their theories online accompanied by maps, videos, and pages-long explications pleading their cases.

Filmmaker Rob Ager’s video analyses of “The Shining” have garnered hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits; the voluminous online essays of Kevin McLeod, a k a “mstrmnd,” range from the film’s marketing materials to its many uses of artificial light and forced perspective in odd places.

 

 

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The Mind Keep Halloween Ghost Episode 2015!

We’re up and running again…Due to circumstances beyond both our control the podcast had to take a back seat to many of our personal issues. But we didn’t forget about you for a second. Here’s are meager offering for the Halloween audience.

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Leftover Halloween Candy

The Keepers discuss mostly non-ghost related paranormal goings-on, including stories from real people, including one of the Keepers! Also included are a tribute to the late Fortean researcher & author of The Mothman Prophecies, John Keel, dirt on Disneyworld, and much more!

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The Ghost Keep (Halloween Special Episode)

Happy Halloween, from The Mind Keep! Halloween is one of the biggest celebrations days in United States, is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31 (and technically the day after too All Saints Day). This day is special and kind of very funny, because they wear many different and crazy customs. one of those customs being Late night ghost stories..We here at the keep prefer ‘true or personal experiences’ for such a paranormal topic. We went around and asked friends and family for their ghost stories and appealed to you the audience to send us yours too. The response was very good. So in the tradition of old time AM radio, we hope to make this annual event. So sit down and enjoy some spooky real ghost stories, sent by those who experienced said tales. {No judgements were made, nor Ghosts busted in the making of this podcast.}

Doc’s Strange “suppose-ed” ghost…2006, un-edited taken with Olympus 10mp digital camera)

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Upcoming Halloween Special! The GHOST KEEP

Everyone likes ’em; just about everyone has one or knows one..GHOST STORIES! The Keepers are no exceptions, in fact we’re shutting down the particle containment grid and letting the spookies out for an entire show. Be a part of it.

We’ll be reading or playing personal accounts of encounters with the supernatural on Halloween for spooky fun. In other words. We’re looking for ‘true’ or personal experience Ghost stories for our upcoming The Mind Keep Halloween special show.

Either write to us your ghost story, or record it and we’ll read it and/or post it on the show. So don’t be shy, names will be protected.  Deadline is Oct. 20, any submissions after the deadline or ‘scary, but not Ghost related’ will be included in the ‘Left-over Halloween candy’ episode shortly afterwards. Tell us your encounter with the unknown.

As a added bit of fun; the good Doctor VonStrangehate is going ghost hunting in the St. Augustine Lighthouse (as seen on TAPS and other places in TV land) in hopes of catching something ‘paranormal’ on the camera (or maybe run around in the dark like an idiot, creeping himself out.. whichever comes first).
Happy Halloween!

Send all submissions to this address:
buddha0004@gmail.com
subject line: ‘Ghost story submission’ as too not let it end up in our Spam filter.

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Ep 16# Transhumanism!

The good Doctor and Mr. Shinola discuss: Transhumanism! 

Based in part on the recent released fiction book: “The Transhumanist Wager” by Zoltan Istvan.  The Keepers go back and forth determining the nature of transhumanism, A.I. and other related mental meanderings of the possible future.

Couldn’t have phrased it better myself:

“A Transhumanist is someone who believes that the human race can evolve beyond its current limitations and can do so by means of technology and science.

The book has its moments. The love story between Jethro Knights and neurosurgeon Zoe Bach is believable and the action sequences in the book are top notch. The philosophy, debates, insights, and vision included in these pages are thought provoking and challenging, as are the observations about the clashes between religious fanatics and fundamentalists and those who believe in science, progress, choice and technology.

From a strictly literary perspective The Transhumanist Wager is nothing more than a collection of in-depth philosophical essays and visionary science dressed up as a novel. There are too many abrupt changes, events, and conclusions taking place in unrealistic periods of time without much depth or nuance to completely engage the reader.”  Review by: Gabriel Constans

Although we’re behind Transhumanism in general, because of the boon to human knowledge, space travel, life extension,  etc. Zoltan Istvan’s vision of ‘Transhumanism’ is a bit selfish in the Ayn Rand sorta way, and extreme almost to a comedy. Even the god Prometheus would be shocked at the level of control sought by Jethro Knights.

There’s a branch of Transhumanism whose goal is immortality only for those currently alive, and the right to radically remake themselves and their progeny in their own image.  Okay, but that carries some unaddressed consequences and caveats we discuss in the podcast.

For example in Istvan’s newest missive, in Wired, argues that transhumanism means we will have to limit what he crassly calls “human breeding. To quote: ” The transhumanist age — where radical science and technology will revolutionise the human being and experience — will eventually bring us indefinite lifespans, cyborgization, cloning, and even ectogenesis, where people use artificial wombs outside of their bodies to raise foetuses.” 

Breeding controls and measures make more sense when you consider that some leading life extensionist scientists believe we will conquer human mortality in the next 20 years. Already, in 2010, scientists had some success with stopping and reversing ageing in mice. The obvious question is: In this transhumanist future, should everyone still be allowed to have unlimited children whenever they want? I, Dr VonStrangehate, have never been overall comfortable with the ideals of Eugenics in any form.  Istvan’s Transhumanist vision of the future lurks WAY too close to “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley for my comfort.

 

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Climate Change! Al Gore, Folk Alliance and current events Ep.-15

Moe gives a quick overview of Al Gore’s new Climate change stump speech from the Folk Alliance International Conference in KC in Febuary(plus interview with Jarod Rivers of the Folk Alliance, live from their Downtown Kansas City store). More info at http://www.folkalliance.org/‎. Along with comments on the Crimea crisis, studio equipment, and other stuffs…Buddha just kinda goes along for the ride. Enjoy!

Al Gore at the FAI Conference 2014 – Moe was in the audience!

Moe on the Vortex keytar MIDI controller!

The Stefan Molyneux video accusing the West of paying protesters:

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Eyes Wide Shut! Sex, Lies and Illuminati..ohh-my! EP-14

In this multiple-part series The Keepers will look at the hidden symbolism and reality bending message of Kubrick’s final film: Eyes Wide Shut! The final work of legendary director Stanley Kubrick, who died within a week of completing the edit (under somewhat odd circumstances). A 1999 drama film based upon Arthur Schnitzler’s 1926 novella ‘Traumnovelle.’ The married stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Hollywood’s most bankable celebrity couple at that time, playing the lead parts. Stanley Kubrick’s obsessive attention to detail and symbolism gave the movie an entire other dimension and message – one that cannot be seen by those who have their ‘eyes wide shut.’ While everything appears to be about an rich, bored and sexually frustrated couple on the surface; Kubrick quickly tells the viewers to not be deceived by appearances and to not be impressed by exhibitions of wealth and power. Because, behind the “rainbow world”, exists a dark and disturbing reality (human nature?), one that Kubrick exposes in many subtle ways a story told by subtle symbols peppered throughout the movie…All is not what it seems.

Eyes Wide Shut Part A:

Eyes Wide Shut Part B:

Eyes Wide Shut Part C:

Needless to say we weren’t the only ones to spot these ‘signs’
Interesting subliminal messages over at “Hollywood Subliminals.”
http://hollywoodsubliminals.wordpress.com/director/stanley-kubrick/eyes-wide-shut/

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The 1st Mind Keep podcast of 2014!
With The anniversary of WW1 fast approaching ..World War I was caused by a combination of several factors but above all, it was caused by the tensions between the European powers and crisis of the balance-of-power system that divided Europe into two camps. While one camp, joining Great Britain, France and Russia (Triple Entente) strove to preserve the fragile balance between the European great powers, the second camp that formed around German Empire, Austria-Hungary and Italy (Central Powers) was challenging it. This episode we discuss the events and changes in technology that led to one of the most devastating military conflicts in history. Also with interviews with author/editor Patricia Sclater & crafter/entrepreneur Merri Morningstar, Impressions of 2013, Keeper “doings” and MORE… Click the title link to listen on soundcloud.com

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Trench Warfare; pretty much self explainatory (logical insanity)

World’s first Tank Vs. Tank battle!: note* historically ‘Male’ tanks carried heavy cannons with light machine guns, while ‘Female’ tanks carries heavy machine guns..early on the Brits knew armor was vunerable at close range to personel; ‘Female Tanks, were essentially support and escort units to keep sappers off the heavy gunned Male (which couldn’t defend itself on its own, from being overrun by enemy troops at close range). these terms eventally became Main battle Tank (MBT) and Support Battle Armor (SBA). English Tanks were originally designed to work in units and breach and cross trenches as forward infantry assault tactics..The Germans designed their tanks to be stand alone rolling fortresses made for assualts on fortified implacements like pill boxes.. see here:

 

Alien: Isolation – The Most Authentic Alien Game Ever?
People will definitely hear you scream.

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