Monday, December 31, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

AM 740 was coming in really well yesterday.

The weather band on my shortwave was working really well yesterday.

Picked up WKNR Cleveland Friday night.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

JOHN PIPER-TO THE JEW FIRST AND ALSO TO THE GREEK

The major problem with this sermon is you can't properly interpret this phrase in Romans 1 16 if you don't know who the Jews and Greeks (Gentiles) were.

The word Jew here means "of the tribe of Judah." The word Greek denotes the Gentiles. Gentiles means "nations", or the ten lost tribes of Israel to whom Paul wrote this epistle.

The verse quoted by Piper referring to being grafted into the olive tree can thus be explained in the following way. In Isaiah 5 God refers to the children of Israel who had gone astray as "wild grapes." Thus, letting the Bible interpret itself, we can infer that the wild olives spoken of later on in Romans refers to the members of the ten lost tribes of Israel. These people were cut off many centuries before Christ, but were then grafted into the olive tree of the tribe of Judah and were once again fed by the root of the Abrahamic covenant.

"Any Jew-haters in this room, you are in big trouble."

Except for the fact the people we call Jews today aren't the Jews spoken of in the passage we're studying.

"Whenever we go into a new area we should have our flags up seeking "Are there any Jews here?"

See my above point.

Question 2, Point 3: The verse that talks about the Gentiles being separated from the Messiah refers to the ten tribes of Israel. They were cut off and taken away from the land of Israel, thus missing out on the coming of the Messiah to that land. The rest of the passage should be interpreted with this in mind.

Of course, to a certain extent these verses also speak of Jesus making all the peoples of the world one in His salvation.

Friday, December 28, 2012

REPLY AWL

The Winter 2012 Travel issue of Canadian Geographic is an all-round good example of fascinating travel writing, from birdwatching in Texas to alligator watching in Florida.

I enjoyed the profiles of many of the female entrepeneurs featured in the November issue of Chatalaine. It's cool Canadian women are heading up companies to clean up toxic sites and offer environmentally-friendly cleaners and the like.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Laura Dibatista no longer hosts "Here and Now." Thank goodness, she was pretty terrible.

airchecked.com appears to be down. That sucks. I found a lot of great stuff on there.

The weather band on my shortwave was working yesterday.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

ISAIAH CHAPTER 5-CHAPTER 12

Isaiah 5 18-19: This passage isn't talking about cynicism. Rather, it is talking about people who have a fascination for and a love of sin. They can't wait to hear about the latest sinful thing the council of Israel has done. Too often, we as Christians, and I would include myself in this, are guilty of the same thing.

Read Isaiah Chapters 5-12, all the way through. It is a microcism of the story of God's people. God created this people to flourish, but they sinned. God judged them, but was also merciful, sending His son. When Jesus returns the second time, He will finish the judgment.

Monday, December 24, 2012

SONG OF SOLOMON 6 4-8 14

7 7-9: These verses show God is no prude, and also that there's nothing wrong with a little dirty talk.

8 1: Speaking of dirty talk. This verse would seem to endorse adult nursing.

8 2: Earlier, the lover compares the beloved's cheeks to pieces of pomegranite. However, I don't think this is the body part being referred to here. This verse would seem to endorse licking a woman's genetals.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

SONG OF SOLOMON 5 2-6 3

5 3: Though this book of the Bible is a narrative about a relationship, individual verses, as in the rest of Scripture, have separate meanings. This verse is saying not to have sex until the right time, i.e. marriage. Once you have sex for the first time, your body will continue to want it. This is one reason to wait until you're married, to guarantee a supply.

5 16: The man is the woman's beloved and also her friend. Our spouses should be our best friends.

Friday, December 21, 2012

SONG OF SOLOMON 2 8-3 11

2 17: The beloved wants her lover to put his back into it.

3 4: Apparently, this verse says it is OK to make out on your parents' bed.

DAVID JERMEMIAH-WHY THE GIFT OF GOD

Rather than being based on St. Nicholas, Santa Clause is a creation of the Coka Cola company.

David Jeremiah says he has met many spiritual people who are seeking God, but the Bible says "no man seeketh God no not one."
Rather than "Santa Clause is Coming to Town", I prefer Pastor Peters version, "Jesus Christ Is Coming to Judge."

Rather than receiving Christ as your saviour, the true Biblical plan of salvation can be found in Acts 2 38.

SONG OF SOLOMON 1 1-2 7

First of all, I take the position that this is a love poem and not allegorical to our relationship with God.

From this book of the Bible, you can tell God's no prude. I believe this book is in the Bible at least partially to show that sexual relations are OK. God transcends time. Thus he knew in the future there would be a lot of screwed up teaching in the church about this sort of thing.

1 2: He had kisses sweeter than wine.

1 5-6: "Why would he want me? I'm nothing to look at."

1 13, 2 6: Like I said, God's no prude. This couple likes lying together in affectionate embrace.

1 16-17: Here God is saying it's OK to do it in the woods if you want to; a little bit of makin love in the grass.

ORAL ROBERTS, RICHARD ROBERTS AND KENNETH COPELAND-WAKE UP!

I asume this video was made before Richard and Lindsey's imbezlement scandal.

They speak highly of "The Passion of the Christ", despite the numerous ways it is inaccurate to Scripture.

The three men of course speak about the pretribulation rapture, even though there's no Biblical proof for it.

Noah's arc wasn't a boat; it was more like a huge floating building.

There were the three classifications of people spoken of in 1 Corinthians 11 in Paul's day because the Gospel first had to go to those who were under the law. However, these days there is only the saved and the unsaved.

2004 was the year of the fullness of callings? This despite the fact God is still calling people to different positions in the church eight years on.

Eight years on as well, we're still waiting for that sign that was promised.

Acts 2 17 and following are misapplied to today when they are talking about events related to the day of Pentacost.

The Bible never says to receive Jesus as your Saviour. For the true Biblical plan of salvation, see Acts 2 38. At least they had people repent; I'll have to give Messrs Roberts and Copeland that.

The 2004 election was a spiritual battle? Bush, the supposed Christian was re-elected and nothing was done about same sex marriage, abortion or anything else.

America is the peacemaker?; as they're going into all these countries around the world, participating in all these wars.

"... this will open Iraq for the Gospel."

Eight years on and Iraq hasn't been opened to the Gospel to my knowledge. Also, it is worth noting that "that sereal killer Sadam Husain" allowed Christianity in his country.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

REPLY AWL

The November 5 issue of Maclean's has an article about elementary schools in Ontario and their increased focus on teaching social justice. Social justice themes are woven into classes, even extending to the subjects of math and science.

This has been happening for years. I can remember novel studies that focused on slavery or the holocaust. Additionally, schools in North America have had social themes extended to all subjects for years as well. I can remember a column in an American newspaper about fifteen years ago written by a woman who mentioned her daughter's math textbook focused on social themes.

When these kids get to the stage where they start questioning authority and go through that time in their lives where they don't like their teachers or parents, aren't there going to be children who rebel against all this social justice teaching and become the most selfish uncaring people you've ever seen?

Incidentally, regarding the guy who works for the Toronto District Schoolboard and his plans to raise his child Storm gender neutral: it should be easy to do this, right up till the kid hits puberty.

Actually, this man's plans may backfire even sooner. I remember an article in Maclean's several years ago where a husband and wife tried to raise their sons gender neutral but by age two the twins were exhibiting the typical male traits.

There is an article in the same issue about how restaurants in Italy are accepting barter as payment for meals. That can work to a point. You can trade meals for things your restaurant needs, but if you need something really big that none of your customers has and you aren't taking in enough cash to pay that large expense, you're screwed. You can't really barter where things like utilities are concerned, for instance.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Joe O'Brien WMCA December 21 1960 (Part 2): "... to ask about a handicapped who'll work for you."

Notice how the Rhinegold beer commercial doesn't try to sell anything but simply wishes people a merry Christmas. Today they would be plugging their product like it was any other time of year.

O'Brien says, "Be careful out there, fellas." At that time probably most of the people driving to work were men.

Imagine how much those toy cars from Johnson's Bargain store would be worth now?

In his editorial, Nathan Straus took a controversial stand for his time, saying the head of the NAACP should be made counsellor.

Al Metzer WEBR January 6 1961: This is a unique aircheck.

Jack Sharpe's traffic report is much longer than traffic reports these days.

Always good to hear what easy listening stations were like back then.

Frank Dell WJAC January 13 1970: Dell sounds too old for the music he is playing.

Jim Daily WJAC January 14 1970: See above.

WJAC Jingles: Imagine having a jingle for specific days of a particular year, to say nothing of having jingles for holidays other than Christmas.

Monday, December 17, 2012

REPLY AWL

The October 29 issue of Maclean's contains an article about all the federal government advertising that's on TV. The only way the television and radio industry are keeping going in the face of technology and people not tuning into them because of their crummy programming has to be all the government PSAs. There isn't any other explanation.

There is an article in this week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind where a woman talks about sneaking up to touch a harpsichord at a Christmas Eve church service. This article was cool. I admire intestinal fortitude like this.

I also found a letter in the Readers Forum section of the same issue touching. It was written by a woman talking about how she still had some of the baby dolls she used to play with as a child. Like I say, it was a heartwarming letter.

By the way, I also think it's neat when teenage girls still play with dolls. Some preservation of innocence in these horrific times.

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Al Benson WGES August 5 1955: Grocerer! Ha.

Robert W. Morgan Magic 106: Seems pretty down on the industry.

Don Imus WNBC 1987: Isn't shy about saying things.

The sketch about George Bush is still funny.

End of WNBC, Beginning of WFAN: A whole bunch of radio legends all gathered together.

The call from Jerry is one of the calls any announcer wants to get on his last day.

I didn't really appreciate the WFAN intro.

WEAF June 6 1944: A historic recording indeed.

There were probably tight controls on which clergymen would be allowed on the air. I bet no pacifist clergy or any of the ministers who realized the whole war was staged were allowed on.

D-day Radio May 9-June 6 1944: A quite interesting retrospective of this commemorative format.

Bob Sivers WOWO Fort Wayne Emergency Broadcast System: Talk about embarrassing for the Air Force.

Bob Sivers handles this situation with pure professionalism. I don't think a deejay today would react as he did.

CBS-2 Chicago Report About Emergency Broadcast: Gary Mayer sounds so much younger.
Bruce Bradley WHN August 9 1973: Hearing about that contest makes you listen for Bradley to forget to say "1050" even forty years later.

$6.50 for a year's magazine subscription!

Fred Gale Interviews Abbie Hoffman WMCA 1971: A real snapshot of the times.

Gale and Hoffman are talking about all this alternative culture stuff, then Gale reads a commercial about how a store has to get rid of all it's stock, even the knew stuff, just because it's name changed.

"I'm sorry,, we had to cut that off the air."

"Hello, I'd like to speak to Abbie, please." Obviously people didn't get that Abbie could hear them in the studio.

That final caller on this recording is just ... something.

As much as I like this recording, I feel I should point out something. The hippies whole thing was, "Don't trust anyone over 30", yet at the time of this broadcast Hoffman was around 35.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Last night WTIC Hartford was broadcasting the audio from that night's "CBS Evening News."

This morning's episode of "This is That" was awesome!

Energy 99.7 was coming in well in my mom's car tonight.

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Heard a tape (transfered to disc) today of CIUT-fm Toronto from at least thirty years ago.

The recording consisted of an exerpt from a show called "Beyond the Gates of Hell" and was recorded from just before 2:00 a.m. to about 2:40 a.m. It featured a lot of music I'd never heard before, much of it probably Satanic.

There was also this announcer who hesitated and coughed a bit. He was giving away tickets to a Digital Poodle show at the Rocket Club at 120 Church Street, which is now a restaurant that sells spring rolls. The contest question was, "What colour are my boots?" While the announcer was talking there was a bed of howling wind and babies crying.

Definitely the most memorable aircheck I think I've ever come across.

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Mark Elliot's Old Toronto Radio Commercials: All these are good in their own way, but the calypso song for Honest Ed's is really a trip.

Allen Freed KDAY November 1960: The jocks were on seven days a week! Did they actually work seven days a week or did they tape one day of programming?

Freed was wrong about Chris Montez.

Joe O'Brien WMCA December 21 1960 (part 2): Real world news coverage on a music station.

A minimum of Christmas songs. Good thing.

Bob Hale WLS June 8 1960: Neat easy listening format.

You can just picture three conservative nurses at the hospital listening to Hale's shift every night.

Kevin Nelson CKSL London January 8 1980: An announcement about the Progressive Conservative party on a top 40 radio station. Neat!

Six hours of commercial free music on Saturday nights in the days before cd changers or portable music players.

John Mahjor with Brother Christopher (Chris Sutton) June 22 1984: The Major was great. You can hear Brother Christopher's potential.

Plays a song he played in the last hour.

One girl requested a song called "Fake Friends" and dedicated it to another girl. I sense there was a cat fight soon after.

All these girls crushing on Duran Duran.

A Catholic boy's school and a Catholic girl's school got to watch "The Video History of Rock" together. Oddly intriguing.

Caribbana sure came early that year.

Friday, December 14, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Tom Mischke on WCCO seems like he could be a real jerk.

Is K.D. Lange the only artist "Canada Live" features anymore?

Was listening to a station from Italy when I heard about the Conneticut school shooting. The format was rock. They even had interviews in Italian. Good to see that somewhere in the world music stations still care about world news.

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The audio on WTWW 9480 yesterday afternoon sounded weird. It normalised near the end of "World of Radio."

I agree with the idea of sending text via shortwave. Might as well use it for something if fewer countries are using it for broadcasting.

Bob Lobell doesn't seem like a very good talk show host. He couldn't stay on topic last night, forgot to do the weather and lottery numbers and when people called in said he didn't want to talk about the aspect of the topic they were talking about.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

INTERNET STUFF

Good to see poetry on Wattpad.

It was eerie when I was googling about Jenny Rivera to see her Facebook and Twitter pages listed in the results.

I've been listening to radio stations from Italy on Web Radio: a classic hits station, a rock station and a dance station.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

REPLY AWL

There is an article in this week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind where the author talks about toys and games she enjoyed as a child. I have to admit I am not good at remembering the rules for games. The only card games I can remember the rules to are go fish and black jack. I have played dominos a couple times but have to relearn the rules each time.

CBM's talking Christmas card for this year sucked. Let me count the ways:

- staff not bothering to say who they were when they gave their Christmas greeting;
- one staff member who, in his greeting, couldn't even get the name of the organization right;
- a woman reading an essay by an author wherein he makes a remark to the effect he's not even sure he believes the birth of Christ actually took place; narrator didn't pronounce the writer's name right;
- a dramatization of a play by Dorothy L Sayers that adds a whole bunch of details that aren't in the account of the visit of the wise men to Jesus; persists with the myth that they were kings who arrived twelve days after Jesus birth (yeah, they're gonna travel all that way on foot or animal in twelve days); didn't appreciate the line about "he shall have temples in Rome and Byzantium"

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

I like how CBS News varies the stories in its newscasts from hour to hour. Perfect for today's always plugged-in public.

The weather band on my shortwave continues to work well.

I didn't know "Choral Concert" was still on CBC Radio 2.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

THINGS IN THE NEWS

A couple items of concern regarding privacy. First, a company that has developed a DVR that can monitor what is going on in the room around it, they say for advertising purposes. Also, a movement afoot in Massachusits to have black boxes, similar to those found on airplanes installed in light trucks.

There was a story on "As It Happens" tonight about gender neutral theatre. A woman has put on Shakespearean plays where roles are played by men or women, regardless of the character's gender. This kind of reminds me of when a company put on "Macbeth" in the park of our little town and featured Banquo as a woman. It doesn't work.

A man in California has managed to plant "new" old growth forest by taking samples from living plants in the root systems of redwood tree stumps and cloaning them into new redwoods. I am not for human or animal cloaning, except maybe for specific body parts used in transplants. Is it right to clone a plant?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The weather band on my shortwave has been working well the past two days.

Picked up Bob FM Brockville tonight.

It was good to hear The Blend on The Strombo Show tonight with Deejay Grouch, formerly of Project Bounce.

Friday, December 7, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The weather band on my shortwave was working really well this afternoon.

Justin Anderson has moved from afternoon drive on Mix 97 to mornings on Rock 107. Dannie Guppie is now Mix 97's drive-home host.

Ted Bradford has left 95.5 Hits FM to work at WGY Albany as a traffic reporter. I heard him on there this morning. He has not been replaced at CJOJ.

Great move, Cool 100, calling your overnight automated music "Cool 100 After Dark", like CJBQ calls theirs "CJBQ After Dark." Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Checked out CIUT's schedule yesterday. Seems like they've still got a lot of the old favourites and some interesting new shows as well.

WTWW was coming in better last night.

Was listening to an ethnic station from Toronto last night and there was another one on the frequency above it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DAVE BRUBECK DEAD AT 91

Dave Brubeck, the famous and innovative jazz musician, died today at his home in Norwalk, Conneticut, just one day shy of his ninety-second birthday.

When I heard Brubeck's well-known album "Time Out" for the first time, I thought, "Yes, this is the way music is supposed to be."

Brubeck was a chocaholic. In tribute to him, tonight I ate chocolate frosting out of a can with a spoon.

ONLY A TURKEY (!....) : THE AMAZING JAM -- THIS SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. AT THE MARMORA INN

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‘The Amazing Jam’ – acoustic music – this Sunday afternoon at the Marmora Inn.

(Hey, with Christmas right around the corner, being a turkey might not be the best occupation for the next week or so!)

Time: 3 o’clock until 5 – THIS SUNDAY afternoon.

Location: The Marmora Inn– 29 Bursthall St. in Marmora.

Bursthall Street is the first road East of the traffic lights in Marmora. The Marmora Inn is south of Highway 7, part way down the first block. (You can find it; I know you can!)

2nd Sunday of the month(yes, only once a month....) 3 o’clock until 5 in the afternoon(planning for 2 hours, reckon we can play a bit longer when we need....)

2012_11110004-sm2012_11110005-sm‘The Marmora Country Inn’ is a really nice place offering a licensed dining room (the food is superb), overnight accommodation and spa facilities. Our hosts – Rui and Kathy Pereira – are lovely people. They welcome us on the second Sunday afternoon of each month to play music at the Inn from 3 – 5 pm (or later). Coffee, tea and other good things are available to us in the library while we are playing and the dining room opens at 5 pm. Those who wish are always welcome to stay on after the music, nosh on appetizers (including vegetarian options), sip some wine, etc. (or opt for dinner if you’re really hungry) while the dining room is open.

The space is beautiful, the hosts are welcoming, the food is excellent – by reputation, easily the best around. The Marmora Inn has also been known to book musicians to play events, so there could be some good connections to be made.

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Come on out this Sunday afternoon. Bring your instruments, your voices and your music. I t’s all unplugged and it’s all good! Guitar, bass, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, accordion, flute, celtic harp – the list goes on.

There may be only 4 or 5 of us or maybe a whole room full of musicians. A place for ‘first-timers’ and experienced players alike. A good bunch of people playing all kinds of music together. People in their teens all the way through proto-geezers. Maybe even an incipient-geriat or two....

Any acoustic music from punk to polka!

Looking forward to see you this Sunday; doing again what we do so well.

James Reid

613-395-3257

Psssst.... Don’t forget!

Coming up this Friday evening....

Friday, December 7 – ‘First Friday’ Open Mic at the Curling Club in Marmora– Contact: Eileen Quinn – litgid@aol.com

Fabulous ‘Open Mic’ event on the first Friday of every month; easily the best event of its kind in the area. Well worth a visit. The format is 2 or 3 songs per act in rotation, followed by a second set (time permitting) of 2 or 3 songs for those who want to play some more. (There is no ‘House Band’.) Starts at 7 pm, runs until about 10. The venue is supportive to ‘first-timers’ and experienced performers alike. The range of music offered is excellent. Come to perform or be part of the audience. You’ll enjoy yourself!

I plan to be playing there this month along with some other folk I know; a good venue with good music!

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

I see WUHF-tv Rochester has a different staff announcer than it used to.

So famed British talk show host Tricia has a U.S. daytime talk show now.

Exactly how long is "Ground Zero" with Clyde Lewis and when does it air live?

Astral Media has launched a mobile app to promote emerging artists, at least those that sound like already popular bands and singers.

REPLY AWL

The Fourth Quarter 2012 issue of Children's Friend contains a poem about the story Jesus told about the man with two sons, one who said he would do something but didn't, and one who said he wouldn't do something, but did. The poem contains a whole bunch of made up details that are just not in the parable. I would remind the author of Jesus' warning in Revelation for people who add to the word of God.

The same issue contains a big article composed of a series of smaller articles about using our gifts and talents for Jesus. Though I somewhat agree with what the article was trying to say, the Seventh-day Adventists misinterpret the parable of the talents. The talents don't represent "talents" in our sense of the word. Rather, they represent faith. The first two servants symbolize two men who went out, shared the Gospel and increased their faith. The third servant represents a man who couldn't be bothered sharing his faith.

Also, Charles Mills, we know you are a grown man. Even as a child I knew authors were grownups. Stop writing in the person of a little child. And you have a favourite doll? OK, that just makes me wonder about you.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Picked up CKBY-fm yesterday afternoon at 5:00 with newscast.

Picked up 1650 KCNC last night.

Kiss 92 has partnered with the radio broadcasting program at Seneca College to offer students the opportunity to helm the overnight shift. Congratulations to Rogers for doing this. If stations aren't going to spend the money to put announcers on the air, then they can at least allow college students and other people who really want to get into the industry the chance to be announcers on their station for free.

Monday, December 3, 2012

THINGS IN THE NEWS

I admire the Kansas City Chiefs decision to go ahead with the game yesterday,. It has gotten to the point in this society where when the slightest thing goes wrong, everything has to stop. Good to see the team has an attitude that the show must go on.

Speaking of this incident, there appears to be a rise in murder suicides in the past week or so. There were quite a number of them up till about six months ago.

So all these mayors are resigning, but what about the fact that these towns are mayorless instead of the deputy mayor being appointed as is standard proceedure?

Prince William and his wife Kate are pregnant. (Yes, William is also pregnant.) So I guess in a few months we can expect a fiery car crash?

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The weather band on my shortwave was working yesterday.

CKOL was broadcasting a church service last night. I disagreed with some things contained in it, but from a radio programming standpoint it was good to hear such a thing.

Listened to BBC Radio 4 on the internet today. They broadcast the first episode of a sereal called "China Girl", based on the author and his wife's adoption of a baby girl from China about fifteen years ago. It was well done, although I could have done with out the use of the song "China Girl" as a bridge, at least. On the whole, though, it was enjoyable. Good to see the Beebe can still make good stuff.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Was picking up Pastor Melissa Scott on FM yesterday afternoon.
Picked up WHEC-am Rochester yesterday afternoon.

John Van Dreil does so much better hosting "Classical Charts" than John Galager; why don't they just make him the permanent host?