This week’s HV cast is “Rocky Mountain High” (mp3), from the Song and Memory series, produced by Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler. Jeffery Carpenter explains the sectarian severance special connection to John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” (4:11):
It’s a mock ad (radio-safe) extolling the virtues of Tequila, and listing in standard pharm-ad fashion “Side-effects may include loss of money, loss of clothing, loss of virginity, delusions of grandeur, table-dancing…” The mp3 is all over the web with filename: AlcoholWarning_MMH.mp3, but no site credits an author. Anyone?
This week’s HV cast is “Pedestrian Fanatic” (mp3) by Abner Serd: The paving of America as seen from the shoulders and sidewalks of our country’s roads. Musings-in-motion recorded during a 5000 trek from Arizona to Georgia to Maine. “It is becoming illegal to travel this country by foot.” Music by Jeff Arntsen of Racket Ship. (9:55):
Michael Bronner wrote this real-world drama from 9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes(August 2006 Vanity Fair). This web version is accompanied by mp3s from tapes labeled “Northeast Air Defense Sector—DAT Audio Files—11 Sep 2001.” Here’s an excerpt, a conversation between NORAD’s Senior Airman Stacia Rountree, Tech Sergeant Shelley Watson, Master Sergeant Maureen Dooley: ROUNTREE: A plane just hit the World Trade Center.
ROUNTREE: Was it a 737?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (background): Hit what?
WATSON: The World Trade Center–
DOOLEY: Who are you talking to? [Gasps.]
NORAD: Is this real-world or exercise?
BOSTON CENTER: No, this is not an exercise, not a test.
‘Sides wrangling this here Hearing Voices radio rodeo, for 30 years I’ve also DJ’ed at KGLT-FM. There’s always a few songs I can’t wait to get up there and play, songs I can’t get outta my head; but I’ll try, by putting ’em into yours.