Monday, September 30, 2013


Mushroom FM is an internet radio station run by blind people. I tuned in a couple years ago and heard tunes I'd never heard before and other songs I'd only ever heard once.

Ancient FM plays medieval music.

Radio Caroline is fairly well-known. The station plays a variety of music from the last few decades and still has the iconic ship's bell sound at the top of the hour.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


The new EP Mourning Birdsfrom Australian dreamy pop musicians, The Oyster Murders, is available now. To commemorate the release of their new EP, they have released a second single: "Oh Shadow a Dark Crow Grow."

Inspired by such diverse influences as Stephen Hawking and Grimes, the new single "Oh Shadow a Dark Crow Grow" explores ideas about the predetermined nature of reality, and the possibility of all realities existing at once, simultaneously. The track features more playful synth sounds, combined with 90's inspired shoegaze guitar textures, that bring these concepts to life.

This band's songs just wash over you.



From the get-go the song features an intriguing beatbox patiently layered with electronic rhythms that complement the very laid-back vocals. The dreamy feel and subtle chorus is the perfect sensation for a light dance on the shores of your imagination's beach as summer draws itself to an end!

On the rise, Antonio Paul's fan base has steadily been on an upward slope expanding beyond western Australia from opportunities to perform at Groovin' the Moo to playlist features on Rage.

This song has a sarcastic tone which I absolutely love.


Sterling, Ontario.

This is a wonderful little restaurant with a friendly, homey atmosphere.

I had mushroom soup, which was very good, a chicken bacon ranch sandwich which was the best thing I've ever eaten, and a capuccino which was also quite good. Oh, and I mustn't forget the absolutely delicious butter tart, of which A Little Taste Of Paradise has a huge variety.

A perfect lunch spot that I will hopefully be patronizing again before too long.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Sprawling yet intimate, epic but warm, the young Aussies of Louis London are a study in dichotomy: a wildly eclectic and diverse set of influences coming together to create an entirely new sound. On their debut EP On Your Lips We Roared, the quintet of Louis London are comfortable staying in the indie rock/pop pocket, but flourishes of grand chamber bombast, ambient instrumental, and jazz color the corners. “Our song formulas and concepts draw on all our different musical pasts, as well as the nature of contemporary popular music,” explains the band. “Chamber groups and orchestras, as well as more recent musical evolutions such as blues, jazz and of course rock and roll have influenced our tunes and concept of music.”

Having garnered a huge audience down under with sold out shows and Triple J airplay, Louis London now have their sights set on American shores. Having played music for the majority of their lives, the early twenty-somethings of Louis London found each other and immediately connected, with all sharing a strong work ethic and burning drive for success. “We are all very active and engaged people,” explains Karl Fernandes (Bass/Vocals/Guitar). “From Australian and international politics to environmental issues and visual arts to sport. With five people in the band our interests range far and wide which helps keep the music fresh and creative.”

For the recording of On Your Lips We Roared, the band headed into the studio for the first time, and literally took over. “We recorded with a really talented young producer Tom Ugly in Sydney,” recalls the band. “Being a first recording together, everyone was pretty keen to get it to sound exactly how we thought it should. I’m not sure if we got there because we spent so bloody long doing it but it seems we have had a pretty good response so far so I guess that’s what matters!"

As for the album title, the band confesses that it’s about getting as close to the listener as possible, which might also serve as the band’s mission statement. “It’s weirdly erotic I suppose,” admits Ed Saloman (Vocals/Guitar/Bass). Being so close to someone that you get that really proximal, intimate, intensity of emotion was what it was about for me, and something that I still want to recreate when we play live.”

The On Your Lips We RoaredEP is available worldwide now.

There's plenty of straight up pop rock sound here, but there are also a lot of the kinds of sounds mentioned above which helps make Louis London really worth listening to.


By Martha Grimes. New York: Viking, 2001.

Emma Graham continues to try to solve a murder that occurred in her small town forty years earlier.

One of the things which bugs me about a lot of novels is the authors don't portray children accurately. This is not the case with this book, however. Emma is a very realistic 12 year old (solving a murder notwithstanding.) Things she says and does, such as acting indignant more or less because she can, take me right back to when I was her age.

At the same time, Grimes has created a character who is wise beyond her years, such as the way Emma describes the colours coming off things.

Friday, September 20, 2013

DX LOG 9/20

89.5 CIUT Toronto with talk about regulations for corporations.

Jazz 90.1 Rochester with music.

91.5 WXXY Rochester with classical music and NPR news.

93.1 WNTQ Syracuse with commercials.

93.7 WBLK Brockport with music.

94.3 WYYY Syracuse with ID.

95.1 WBRU Rochester with anncr, Heart and Tom Petty.

96.5 WCMF Rochester with commercials including one for psychic fair.

97.9 WPXY Rochester with top 40 music.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with J. Vernon McGee.

Boom 99.7 Ottawa with classic hits music and female anncr.

100.3 CFMO Ottawa with light AC and female anncr.

100.5 WDVE Rochester with Green Day and ID.

102.5 WTSS Buffalo with AC music.

Legends 102.7 Rochester with female anncr.

102.9 WDCZ Rochester with Christian music.

103.3 WEDG Buffalo with commercials.

106.7 WYRK Buffalo with country music.

106.9 CFBR Ottawa barely audible.

107.7 WLKK Buffalo simulcasting WBEN with talk about movies.


Wednesday while dxing I picked up a radio station in French IDing as "Smooth FM."

91x has been off the air for more than a week now.

You know radio is dying when someone writes into a Christian broadcast saying they don't listen to the radio much and listen mainly on the broadcast's app.

DX LOG 9/19

89.1 The Point with Red Hot Chili Peppers.
89.5 CIUT Toronto with show featuring Spanish rap songs.

93.1 WNTQ Syracuse with top 40 music.

95.1 WBRU Rochester with "Sixx Sense."

95.7 Rock 95 Barry with female anncr and City In Colour.

96.5 WCMF Rochester with music and ID.

98.5 WKSE Buffalo with Jayz.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with preacher.

100.3 CFMO Ottawa with commercials.

102.1 CFNY Toronto with alternative rock music and ID.

103.3 WEDG Buffalo with commercials including one for a farm and one for a brewery.

103.7 CJPT Brockville with music.

106.7 WYRK Buffalo with Brad Pasely.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


By Sean Flynn. New York: Warner Books, 2002.

"The Perfect Storm" of firefighting.

The author tells the story of a cold storage facility fire in Worcester, Massachusets in December 1999. Flynn weaves in the life stories of the men who battled the blaze, as well as including lots of practical information about firefighting.

This is what gives this book the designated description above.


This book is largely a joke but it makes a good jumping off point to discuss some things.

Aliens: According to a German soldier during World War II, Western governments were going to use the threats of communism, nationalism, terrorism, and aliens to move the new world order's agenda along. Roswell, Area 51 and all this other UFO stuff just feeds into this plan and helps to prepare people to believe the aliens really have invaded when the government makes the announcement.

Barbie: No specific conspiracy involving the famous doll, but Barbie and other products marketed to children contain messages that help indoctrinate our kids.

Big Brother Is Watching You: This has only been made more obvious with the recent NSA scandal.

BOA: After the 2008 economic crisis, I think people can indeed see that bankers are snakes.

Cartoons: See Barbie.

Diana: It is quite obvious Princess Diana was murdered. New evidence of this has recently surfaced with renewed interest in the event.

Doctors: The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion tells it's readers to become doctors so they can eliminate their enemies. Also, does anyone really still believe these big organizations want to find cures for their namesake diseases? If that happened, the organization would be out of business.

Drugs: There are headlines approximating, "CIA PLANE CRASHES WITH ONE TON OF COCAINE ABOARD."

Elvis: Popular musicians are in large part manufactured. There had never really been anyone like Elvis Presley before. He was used by the new world order to see if one person could really influence the masses. On August 16, 1977, "The King (?)" was murdered because he was no longer needed and the globalists couldn't afford to have him get old and display his declining talent.

Fluoride: The harmful effects of fluoride are well-documented in books such as "Cancer: step outside the box." In fact, studies now show fluoride helps break down teeth rather than keeping them strong.

Grand Conspiracy: The evidence for a new world order is overwhelming. David Rockefeller admits to being part of it in his autobiography. George Bush Sr. spoke about it 111 times. Even H. G. Wells wrote about it in a book entitled "The New World Order."

Israli Leader Assassination: There are probably at least a few good books out there about who really killed Itzak Rabin.

JFK: In answer to the author's questions, Oswald was merely a patsy; he didn't actually take part in the assassination. Kennedy was killed in the middle of the day in front of a huge crowd as a signal from the new world order to the people that the globalists were in control and things were about to change drastically in the world. Read Jim Marrs' book, "Crossfire: the plot that killed Kennedy." It is probably the best book on the presidential assassination out there.

Kurt Cobain: There is good evidence the Nirvana frontman was murdered, such as the gun facing away from the head of the corpse. Cobain is the icon of the grunge genre and, just as with Elvis, the new world order couldn't allow him to get old.

Lennon's Assassination: There is evidence suggesting Mark David Chapman was a manchurian candidate. As for a reason, see Elvis and Kurt Cobain.

Man On The Moon: I have already covered this topic on this blog. See the August 2012 archive.

Marilyn Monroe: The iconic actress and songstress was given an enema before the autopsy was performed.

Oklahoma: There is evidence of government vehicles around the federal building in Oklahoma City an hour before the bomb went off, as well as evidence with regard to how the building blew up. Connie Chung asked about evidence that didn't fit with the official story and was fired.

Population Control: For good information on eugenics, see Alex Jones's film "Endgame."

The Turin Shroud: The Shroud of Turin can't be the burial cloth of Jesus. It has the imprint of a beard and Jesus' beard was plucked.

Smoking: It seems as if the anti-smoking agenda is an attempt to close down the bars and just generally put more restrictions on people's personal freedom.

Spice Girls: As with all phenominally popular bands, The Spice Girls had their part to play in the new world order's agenda.

Television: The Pentagon set the flicker rate for television so it would keep people mesmorized.

Titanic: In order for the Federal Reserve to be established, powerful men who were opposed to it had to be gotten rid of. Many of these powerful men were passengers on the Titanic. Captain John Smith was a Jesuit. Jesuits will sacrifice their own lives for their masters. Smith was an experienced captain who should have been able to avoid the iceberg.

Waco: I wrote a post about this on this blog as well. Type Waco in the search box.

Who Will Take Over The World?: Though the new world order involves many groups who at times don't like each other, the one who is ultimately behind the new world order is the devil.


While dxing Wednesday morning I came across an unid. Station with a beeping sound being heard under it every few seconds.

That’s right, GCN, play two commercials for different water filters in a row.

Picked up a ham today talking about technical matters and the fact he doesn’t operate at night because that’s when his wife is home from work..

DX LOG 9/18

Jazz 90.1 Rochester with Kenny Burrell and female anncr.

93.1 WNTQ Syracuse with commercials.

93.5 WBLK Brockport with older black music.

95.1 WBRU Rochester with Brother Wheeze.

98.9 WBZE Rochester with morning show.

99.3 unid. Canadian Christian station with “Haven Now” and weather forecast.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with Alistaire Begg.

99.7 CKPT-fm Peterborough with top 40 music.

100.3 CFMO Ottawa with music and female anncr.

100.5 WDVE Rochester with music and male anncr talking about station’s online auction.

101.1 CKBY Ottawa with country music and ID.

102.1 CFNY Toronto with commercials including one for Moneymart, Dean Blunhdell morning show.

102.7 WLGZ Cape Vincent with ID.

103.3 WEDG Buffalo with Rush and Reagan morning show, talk about worst singers, news, traffic, weather, commercials, comic song.

103.5 unid. Country station.

103.7 CJPT Brockville with Aerosmith, ID and Matchbox 20.

105.7 Easy Rock Niagara with female anncr and music.

106.9 CFBR Ottawa with music and ID..

DX LOG 9/17

88.1 WEAR with Family Radio.

88.3 WMH-something with call-in show.

88.5 WRUR Rochester with lots of cool music including The Beatles.

89.1 The Point with lots of cool music.

89.3 CKLF-3 (?) with “Groundwire”, evening show aimed at Christian teens with anncr taking phone calls and Christian music, promo for “CT 20.”

89.5 CIUT Toronto with anncr conducting interview.

90.5 WBER Rochester with baseball game.

91.5 classical music station from upstate New York.

91.9 CKLY Lindsey Bob FM.

94.7 WMHI Watertown with Christian music.

95.1 WBRU Rochester with AC/DC.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with some sacred namer.

99.7 CKPT-fm Peterborough with top 40 music..

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


It is important for a parent to listen to their child and to try to understand how he feels about things. It is equally or more important to teach a child to listen to themselves.

Elimination communication insures a child stays continually tuned to her elimination needs. If a child is being conventionally toilet trained, the parent needs to un-diaper train the toddler and teach her to pay attention to her bodily sensations of needing to relieve herself, stop what she is doing and make her way to the bathroom.

This is yet another of the many screwed up things about the public school system. Good parents teach their children to listen to their bodies when the child is being toilet trained. Then some teacher the child encounters a few years later tells the child they can't go to the bathroom when they need to.

In this same way, a child should be taught to listen to all of his bodily sensations: to know when he is tired, when he has satisfied his hunger, etc. The child should also learn to recognize different kinds of pain and other physical sensations in isolated areas of their body. For example, if a child has a stomachache, he should learn to recognize whether it is constepation, hunger, nervousness, or something else.
As well, a child should be taught properly how to recognize and deal with their emotions. They should be taught about how emotions can some or oftentimes mask deeper feelings, such as a little boy who expresses anger at something because he actually feels hurt, neglected or nervous.

A child should be taught not to take his emotions out on others (a lot of adults I know should have been taught that.) Nevertheless, she should also be taught that her emotions are a normal, God-given part of her which if dealt with in the appropriate way can help her deal with the world. Tell her it's normal for her to process feelings such as hurt or disappointment, but that she should do it in a way that doesn't hurt others.

Concerning crying, she should be taught that, while she shouldn't cry over every little thing, crying is an acceptible and healthy way of processing feelings at times. Sometimes, if the little girl is faced with a situation in which neither she nor anyone else can do anything about it, crying can be a healthy way to deal with the situation internally. Even in situations where something can be done, crying may be healthy and necissary for releasing pent-up emotion.


It’s a really fun video that takes you on the road with the band and gives you an exclusive insight into one of their beach adventures. These Philippines natives have a free-spirited sound with global appeal that will have you tapping your toes in no time.

Watch Here:   Can't say much for the frontman's voice, but the lyrics are pretty good.

Monday, September 16, 2013


T. Barry Brazleton is the main reason problems with bedwetting in children and toilet training have increased. Back in 1998, Brazleton endorsed Pampers Size 6. In the commercial he emphasized not rushing children into toilet training and making sure the child was ready. This has created a lax attitude toward toilet training in our society.

However, this is only one side of the toilet training/bedwetting dialectic. The truth of the matter is the overarching reason why children are stubborn when it comes to toilet training is because we approach this area of parenting entirely backward. Babies are born knowing when they need to relieve themselves. In the west, thanks in large part in recent years to so-called parenting experts such as Brazleton and the manufacturers of disposable diapers, we have been trained to be unaware of when a baby is signalling a parent or caregiver they need to go.

Therefore, instead of toilet training the typical Western way, parents should practice elimination communication.

Elimination communication is not coersive and does not put pressure on a child. It is a gentle practice and is harmonious and responsive to a baby's awareness and needs.

If you can't manage to do elimination communication in the first year, then you might want to look into early toilet training, which should also be done in a noncoersive manner.

There are reports that, contrary to feeling pressured or finding the adjustment difficult, babies whose parents practice elimination communication or todlers who are going through early toilet training seem happier and find it rewarding.

The mindset of a child associating urine or a bowel movement as part of themselves could have to do with children being taught to wet and soil themselves in the first couple years of life. It's in their pants so the child thinks of it as close to or part of herself. She has never eliminated in the toilet or other place separate from her before so eliminating properly can be an adjustment for her in that way.

If our society has not been taught to communicate with a baby's need to eliminate, hence we then see why so many children struggle with bedwetting and accidents. It is because they have in fact been diaper trained in their first two years, taught to ignore their sensations and to just let it happen in their diaper. This is similar to what happens to elderly people in nursing homes who are put in diapers. At two or three or five or whenever, a switch is flipped and the child is told the opposite of what she has come to expect and the adjustment is hard.

Note that elimination communication is not a guarantee your child will never have an accident or wet the bed. Their may be other reasons why a particular child does these things so if a child wets or soils there could be other factors at play causing them to do that.

Whose success does staying dry and clean belong to for the conventionally trained child? Certainly it does belong with the child because she's the one doing it but it also belongs with the parent. Parenting is ultimately about having your child grow up to be independent and successful, success being defined differently for every individual. A basic requirement of functioning in the world is the ability to use a toilet, i.e. not go in your pants. I mean, it's not as if we're talking about your toddler mastering quantum physics.

I don't think a lot of parents are even really bothering to toilet train their children, as evidenced by the fact there are children going to kindergarten still in diapers. What's next? Do you want the early childhood educators in the kindergarten classes to push them around in strollers and feed them with spoons? Yes, I would say you are definitely failing as a parent in this area.

For another thing, I do not believe boys take longer to conventionally toilet train than girls, nor do I believe they wet the bed longer or are more prone to it.

DX LOG 9/11

Not sure what's supposed to be in here.


As far as the question of when to have the subsequent children after the first child, do what the Lord wills you  to do. Seek His face by praying, which entails both talking and listening to Him. There are certain reasons why you might want to space children a certain amount of time apart, but it is ultimately what the Lord wills for you and your spouse that is of paramount importance.

By the way, Brazleton, I do not consider a family of three to be large.


Maybe if our culture practiced things like co-sleeping and baby wearing, infants would be less dependent on sucking their thumbs or cuddling security objects.

Babies should not be encouraged to suck their thumb as this fosters dependence. If a baby doesn't need to suck his thumb to calm himself, then he doesn't need to be taught how to do such a thing.

Conversely, if a child still sucks their thumb at a higher age than normal, it is not necissarily a cause for concern, unless of course they are being abused or neglected. If they are succeeding normally in other areas of their lives, such as socially, do not be concerned. You might want to instruct them to suck the tip of it to avoid damage to teeth, but otherwise there's nothing about the child's advanced thumbsucking to be alarmed about.

In fact, there are even normal, well-adjusted teenagers and adults who still suck their thumbs.

There are also many teenagers and even adults who still sleep with security objects: not for means of self-comfort, but merely because they are familiar, well-loved items that connect them to their past.

And no, Brazleton and all the other ignoramuses out there, baby wearing and co-sleeping don't hamper a child's ability to become independent at nursery school or kindergarten. In fact, these techniques (when practiced properly) give children a greater sense of independence because a foundation of confidence in mom and dad has been established. The child knows his parents care for him and will be there when he returns, so he is more confident to go out and try new things.

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Picked up 1320 WKAS tonight.

Picked up some hams talking about technology the other night.

The other morning my computer speakers were picking up two-way radio communication.

A few nights ago, my shortwave was doing the same thing, most likely from police, a fire department or an ambulance.

Friday, September 13, 2013


In Western culture today, we have the idea that unless every moment of your life is spent in nirvanic pleasure, your current existence on this planet is horrible and worthless.

However, the Bible, particularly the psalms, contains displays of all human emotions.

Sadness is a normal part of life, including the life of a child and, indeed, the life of a Christian adult. Nevertheless, we do need to be careful this doesn't turn into self-pity. Feeling sorry for yourself is a selfish state of mind and selfishness is forbidden by the Word of God.

The typical way the world has for treating the normal human emotion of sadness is for a local wizard (commonly known as a psychiatrist) to prescribe potions (also known in this case as antidepressants.) In many cases however, the patient is feeling sad or depressed for a legitimate reason, such as the death of a loved one or an intolerable situation at their workplace. These people don't need medications; they simply need someone to listen, to understand, to let them know these emotions are normal, and possibly to offer solutions.

The world does not have Jesus to look to for support, comfort, guidance, and peace in the tough, sad times of life. Thus, it is no wonder that sometimes sadness caused by legitimate triggers can lead to depression.

Since the majority of people are living without Jesus Christ, it is also no wonder that so many people, including children, are depressed.

Severe depression (as opposed to the normal emotion of sadness discussed here thus far) is sometimes caused legitimately by a chemical imbalance in the brain which can be cured using natural remedies.

More often, though, depression is caused by Satan and his demons. It is only through a proper relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ that a person can be protected from these evil beings and protect their children as well. (Acts 2 38)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

DX LOG 9/11

88.5 WRUR Rochester with all kinds of cool music.

89.5 CIUT Toronto with Caribbean music show including promo for Caribbean film festival.

Jazz 90.1 Rochester with jazz music.

91.1 CJRT Toronto barely audible with jazz.

91.5 classical music station from upstate New York.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with promo for street team.


I really have to disagree with a lot of what Brazleton says in this chapter.

Babies only have two natural fears: falling and loud noises. The other types of fears Brazleton mentions I would characterize more as caughtiousness. For example, a four month old baby is instinctually aware of a stranger who seems aggressive because they are approaching the baby trying to act overly silly and friendly. Fears older babies and small children may have regarding new things they are learning about the world around them and new experiences they are having are in large part merely subconscious caution.

The Bible says God has not given us a spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind. If we are afraid, we can't think correctly because being afraid of the thing in question takes up most of our thought patterns. If we are cowering at someone or something, then we don't have the power to deal with it, or indeed in many cases the power to act in other areas of our lives where the thing we are afraid of is not concerned.

The Bible also says perfect love casts out fear. If this is so, then we can infer the inverse of this statement is also true: that is, fear casts out perfect love. If we are afraid of someone or something, we can't act toward that person the way God would have us to act. If we are afraid of rejection by someone because we told them about our faith, then we can't fulfill the great commission with that person which the Lord commanded us to do.

It is indeed correct babies and small children learn fears from those fears being prohjected by parents and others around them.

Fear is a spirit from the devil. In order to overcome fear, therefore, we need to rely on Jesus Christ. Thus, if a child is afraid of doing something they've never done before, a parent can say, "Don't be afraid. Jesus is always with you. He loves you and will protect you when you do this thing."

However, this tactic will only truly work with a child if the parent is actually following Jesus. Children can tell if a parent is faking something like this. Therefore, the parent has to have entered into a relationship with the Saviour. (See Acts 2 38)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


I agree with what Brazleton says throughout most of the chapter. However, he and I diverge at the very end where he says that discipline is showing your love by telling the child they've gone too far.

While I absolutely agree that discipline is an act of love, there is a lot more to love than this chapter covers.

As Brazleton correctly states, parents and children establish love by the parent cuddling, touching, cooing, etc. and the baby showing her love in response by smiling. Babies do indeed recognize that Mommy shows her love in a certain way, Daddy shows his love in a different way and a friend of the family shows their love in a still different manner.

However, as the baby grows older she will of course start to understand more the complexities of everyday life. A loving parent wants their child to eat a balanced diet and wants them to have room to be able to eat the said healthy food they have prepared for dinner. A little girl comes to her mother and asks for a cookie just before dinner. Out of loving mindfulness of the child's eating habits, the mother tells the little girl she can't have a cookie because it is too close to dinnertime. The daughter, however, does not see the situation this way. She feels slighted because Mommy has always let her have cookies before. Therefore, if her mother is not letting the little girl have a cookie at this time of the day just before dinner, the little girl surmises the mother doesn't love her anymore because of the disruption in the giving out of cookies. Thus, the little girl begins to resent her mother.

God is love. Hence, without Jesus Christ, we cannot truly love.

Often as children mature and begin to understand the world around them more, they will interpret their parents' love as something deserved by the child because she is such a precious, cute, lovely little girl. After all, that's what everybody always says. If she has these traits, then, the little girl can come to the conclusion that she is the best thing in the world and that everyone should cater to her. She begins to see people merely as a means of getting what she wants. If this pattern of thinking continues in this child, she will grow up to be like most adults, with no true ability to love others; only a user of her fellow human beings.

Though it is vitally important to establish love in your baby by methods such as Brazleton describes, a parent needs to move on from establishing this basic level of love to eventually instilling the fullness of love within their child.

1 Corinthians 13 is the famous love chapter of the Bible. Most translations other than the King James use the word love in this passage. However, the correct word to be used is the one the King James translators chose: charity.

There are four different kinds of love. Though two or more of these are often intertwined in various relationships among people, for the sake of clarity we will examine each of them separately.

Affection (phelia) is the love such as parents and children have with one and other, or felial love. This is the type on a basic level which Brazleton describes in Chapter Two of the book currently being discussed.

Friendship (agape) is the love friends share with one another. Most Christians think this is the type of love Paul is talking about in 1 Corinthians 13.

Eros is sexual love. Under God's plan, it is meant to be shared with only one person in and of it's deepest expression, i.e. through sexual intercourse. Sexual intercourse is meant to be engaged in by one man and one woman united under a covenant of marriage. The coital coupling is the most intimate act two humans can participate in together and is thus meant only for two wedded life partners of oposite genders.

Sexual love can be expressed by two people of the oposite sex who aren't married in lesser ways such as kissing and touching, but still, one shouldn't just let anyone do these types of things to them in a sexual way.

Finally, charity is the love which Paul is describing in the Biblical passage in question. Charity is encapsulated in the two great commandments: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, mind, and strength"* and "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."*

* Above passages in quotation marks are paraphrases.
* It is not wrong to love oneself. Otherwise, it would be impossible to disobey this second commandment.

The church has distorted love by mistaking charity for friendship. We are not to have friendship with literally everyone in the world, i.e. with those who will just use and abuse us over and over again, take us for all we are worth and come back for more.

God's people are, however, to treat everyone we meet as fellow human beings with intrinsic value.

The world (meaning the unsaved) have distorted love into something which entails approving of whatever someone does. However, whereas I love my child, I will discipline her when she does wrong. Whereas I love homosexuals as human beings with value because they are human beings, I will speak out against the lifestyle (really a deathstyle) that they lead. Whereas I love the intrinsically valuable human being yet to be born, I will speak out against abortion and those "lawmakers" and lobby groups trying to make it easier and more permissible under the law to obtain. Whereas I love my God and His people, I will speak out against those who speak against Him and break His laws.

Thus we see that a parent needs to teach their child about these four kinds of love. Instruction and teaching are also needed with regard to the fact of the value of a human being precisely because they are a human being created by the Lord God in His image.

The above can only be taught if the parent has a right, proper relationship with Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (See Acts 2 38)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Based on T. Barry Brazleton's 1984 book.

From the little I've heard, it seems to be Brazleton's philosophy that children basically want to do the right thing, so parents shouldn't pressure children and should only be gentle with them. While I don't have the hyper-Calvinist viewpoint that all babies are completely wicked, the fact is every human being is born with a fleshly nature, part of which entails a proclivity toward sin.

Brazleton's parenting philosophy fails in logic and practicality for two main reasons.

First, due to the aforementioned fleshly nature, children sometimes refuse to do things out of laziness or obstinacy,. Likewise, children will misbehave at times just because they can.

Second, even if a child is acting out due to a legitimate underlying problem, that still doesn't make the way they are dealing with their circumstances right in and of itself.

Samuel Beckett said that if person one hurts person two, that hurts person 245.

Let's take a look at an example of an unchecked application of what I perceive to be T. Barry Brazleton's basic parenting philosophy.

A child isn't getting enough attention from one or both of his parents and subsequently feels unloved. He acts out his feelings of not being loved by hitting another child. The parent excuses their child hitting the other child as just a symptom of the child feeling unloved and doesn't properly discipline their son, resolving instead to just spend more time with the boy.

The victim of this first child feels slighted, and rightly so at the perpetrator of this action getting off scott-free. He takes the anger he feels at the injustice of the situation out physically on a weaker child.

The weak child grows up constantly having been bullied. Finally, as a teenager this person decides they can't take it anymore and commits suicide.

The sister of the person who committed suicide is so devastated and bewildered at her sibling's actions that she begins to lead a life of promiscuity and drug and alcohol abuse.

Finally, as a result of her promiscuity this young woman gets pregnant. She keeps the baby but is too busy working to support the child and going back to school in order to better her life that she can't give her son all the attention he needs and deserves.

The son, feeling unloved, acts out his feelings by hitting another child.

Thus, the cycle continues.

Better that, while still resolving to pay more attention to their son mind you, the parent had correctly disciplined the child at the beginning of this example, reinforcing that it is wrong to hit people while at the same time teaching the child we don't take out bad feelings on others in that manner.

DX LOG 9/10

Not nearly as good a night as last night but still several good catches.

88.1 WEAR with Family Radio.

88.3 WMH-something with "Adventures In Odyssey."

88.5 WRUR Rochester coming in like a local with "Mountain Stage" followed by all kinds of good music.

89.5 CIUT Toronto with female anncr interviewing female author.

Jazz 90.1 Rochester with schoolboard meeting.

91.1 CJRT Toronto with jazz concert.

91.5 classical music station from upstate New York.

91.9 CKLY Lindsey with music.

94.7 WMHI Watertown with Family Life Network programming.

95.1 WBRU Rochester with music.

97.9 WPXY Rochester with music.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with J. Vernon McGee.

102.7 WLGZ Cape Vincent with music.

102.9 WDCZ Rochester with "Insight For Living."

103.5 unid. country station with music.

103.7 unid. country station with music.


In her column in the August 19 issue of Maclean's, Emma Tietel complains about Robin Thicke's latest single as well as Justin Timberlake's "Take Back The Night." Tietel disaproves of the attitude of these two songs and others of a similar ilk when it comes to talking about rape and a woman consenting or not to sex. This is typical: a Jew complaining about something her fellow Jews are helping to promulgate.

I found the article in the same issue about family beds sort of interesting. Maybe if a lot of the families in this story had practiced co-sleeping when their children were infants, they wouldn't be having the problems they are now.

Regarding the item in the September issue of Chatalaine about Bill Gates offering money to redesign the condom, the writer fails to point out that abstinence is the only truly (meaning 100 percent) effective way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Besides, the reason many people don't use condoms is because, logically, it does dull the mood. I mean, if you have a sheath of rubber over your penis, you aren't going to feel the sensations as intensely as if you hadn't been using protection. Also, in the heat of the moment, how many people are going to want or remember to put on a condom anyway, no matter what it looks like or what features it has?

Monday, September 9, 2013


 It's the Matsy remix of Prom Date's excellent synth-pop dance track "X My Heart." Growing up scattered throughout the swampy wildnerness of Louisiana, Prom Date is an eclectic group of friends fueled by a shared love of 80s synths, dance-floor rocking, and a burning desire to innovate and fuel those influences.

I can't really say much for the actual remix but the original version of this track takes me right back to listening to the live to air from Whisky Saigon on 102.1 The Edge.

DX LOG 9/9

I can honestly say this was the best night of dxing I have ever had in my whole life. Just unbelievable all the stations that were coming in. I was using my fancy shortwave radio controlled by buttons which made it easy to cross reference adjacent stations, repeaters and network stations.

88.1 WEAR with Family Radio.

88.3 presumably WMH-something; Family Life station.

88.5 WRUR Rochester with a whole bunch of cool songs I'd never heard before as well as "Hail, Hail Rock And Roll" by Chuck Berry.

89.1 The Point with a wide variety of songs including "Elephant" by Tame Impalla.

89.5 CIUT Toronto with program featuring music from film soundtracks.

Hot 89.9 Ottawa with top 40 and male anncr talking about contest involving t-shirts.

Jazz 90.1 Rochester with anncr and promo for live broadcast of schoolboard meeting.

91.9 CKLY Lindsey with Bob FM format.

92.1 WSEN Canandagua with oldies.

92.9 WBUF Buffalo with Jack FM format including jingle.

93.5 (actually 94.7) WMHI Watertown with Family Life network programming; SRN news, Kevin Williams weather forecast, anncr and Christian music.

93.5 WBLK Brockport with local evening show featuring deejay mixing rap songs.

94.1 CBC Radio 2 station from Toronto.

94.5 WNED Buffalo with classical music.

94.7 unid. country station.

95.1 WBRU Rochester with commercial for local bar.

95.9 CJKX Oshawa with country music.

96.5 WCMF Rochester with classic rock.

98.1 CHFI Toronto with "The John Tesh Show."

98.9 WBZE Rochester with clip from morning show.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with preachers including "Victory Today" with Fletcher Brothers.

99.7 CKPT-fm Peterborough with female anncr talking about at work lunch promotion.

101.7 WJIV Cherry Valley with ID and into "Focus On The Family."

101.9 unid. with Catholic mass.

101.9 only ID "101.9 The Fox."

102.1 WJCL (?) Albion with Jimmy Swaggart and ID.

102.7 WLGZ Cape Vincent with music.

102.9 WDCZ (?) Rochester with Christian music.

103.5 unid. country station, presumably the one I picked up Saturday.

103.7 another unid. country station.

104.5 CHUM-fm Toronto with music and ID.

105.3 Kiss FM Ottawa with music and ID.

106.1 CHEZ Ottawa with rock music and ID.

106.9 CFBR Ottawa with ID and rock music.

107.1 CILQ Toronto with ID.

107.7 WLKK Buffalo simulcasting WBEN.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

DX LOG 09/07

93.5 unid. country station.

94.3 WYYY Syracuse with music and promo for I Heart Radio Music Festival.

95.1 WBRU Rochester with Nirvana, ID and AC/DC.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with commercials, presumably during financial advice show.

101.7 WJIV with Gospel music, an ID that said they were serving Cherry Valley and central New York and into preacher by the name of John Matese.

103.5 unknown country station ID as "Kickin Country 103.5."

Friday, September 6, 2013


Glad Rock Radio Scrapbook spotlighted Freddee Vette.

Anyone know if UK internet-based radio station Glastonbury Radio is still around?

So WWKB has flipped to sports. I don't know why Buffalo needs another sports station. I knew the liberal talk wouldn't last, though.

Picked up CFPL London last night.


Based on notes to myself.

I was in high school at this time.

Sitting in my room brailling down titles of books I wanted to order from Wordsworthy, the CNIB's now defunct newsletter.

I received a magazine at this time called "Conundrum." It was a braille puzzle magazine produced by RNIB.

Used to listen to Pastor Charles Dowell on WBCQ Wednesday nights.

Was also really into stand-up comedy at this time.

Also watched "Mad TV" every Saturday night.

"21 C" on CTV.

I loved listening to Roy Green and Larry Silver when they were on CFFX Kingston. In fact, I was obsessed with those guys. I was obsessed with the whole radio station because of the innovative things then Program Director Lorne Matthews was doing with it.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


 Check out folk-pop group Wires In The Wall's latest music video "In the Rain"? The video takes you through a 4 minute transformation of their lead singer accompanied by psychedelic geometric background projections that are very entertaining. The combination of their catchy melodies and sweet bantering lyrics make for the perfect road trip soundtrack. 



“Each of the four songs on Wires in the Walls’ new EP Leap, Timber, Leapis a mini-epic, a snippet of musical cinema that, in between the twinkling guitars, serene melodies and lustrous production, conveys the timeless tug-of-war between melancholy and hope.”- Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands LA

Los Angeles-based folk-pop quintet Wires in the Walls debut a brand new music video for "In the Rain," off their recently released EP Leap, Timber, Leap. Simple, and yet visually compelling, the video focuses on lead vocalist Warren Sroka's face against a hypnotic background of swirling shapes in a vibrant red and black pattern.

Warren Sroka grew up in New York City, the birthplace of the underground punk and new wave scenes, but his musical center has always been the often quiet, introspective work of storytellers like Gram Parsons and Neil Young. While pursuing a career in film, Sroka began writing the material that laid the groundwork for his musical identity and for Wires in the Walls' post-Americana sound. In these early compositions, Sroka drew from his experience as a film-maker and screenwriter to tell compelling, emotionally driven stories with stripped down, classic acoustic arrangements and lyrical themes reminiscent of the folk music that had been his life-long love. Songs such as "Big Bad Love," "Twin Jet Engines," and "Eulogy" trace these folk roots from Wires in the Walls' first recordings through their most recent.

Sroka relocated to Los Angeles, dreaming of putting together a full band of like-minded souls to think, write, and perform as a group. He found the second permanent member of Wires in the Walls in Bryan King. King was a transplant from the Virginia/DC scene that birthed acts like Fugazi and The Dismemberment Plan. King's style, derived from the punk and southern rock bands of his past and the driving sound of modern acts like Interpol and The National, complimented Sroka's folk songwriting and introduced a broader soundscape.

After Sroka and King recorded two EPs, Wires in the Walls(2008) and Call Signs(2010), David Irelan and David Sicher rounded out the group. Irelan moved to Los Angeles after completing a program in jazz performance at a NY music conservatory. Coming from his immersion in the academic study of music and composition, Irelan connected with Sroka's focus on emotion and lyricism. His virtuosic playing and keen ear for harmonic texture bring a shimmering post-rock (Band of Horses, Explosions in the Sky) character to the band's new compositions.

Sicher, a long time collaborator of King's, is a self-taught musician with a background in percussion. His experimental musicianship developed into experience with a variety of string, key, and electronic instruments. In sessions from April 2010 to January 2011, the four members collaborated on the songs that would become the band's debut full-length release New Symmetry(2011). In 2012, the band finalized its lineup with the addition of bassist Denton Biety. Biety's playing combines melodic lines with grit and energy reminiscent of The Pixies, Pavement, and Dinosaur Jr.

Wires in the Walls' combination of emotional, mature songwriting and exceptional musicianship stands out with a rare and earnest voice in a crowded industry. Their EP, Leap, Timber, Leap is available now.

This is a perfect song for laying back and relaxing to on a busy weekday afternoon.

Check out the video on YouTube

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


I see Nadeen Newman is back at Starboard Communications.

Picked up 1620 WVON Chicago last night.

Picked up WTWW transmitter 2 today with Brother Stair about five seconds ahead of the feed being broadcast on WINB.

Charity Brown doesn't appear to be on Mix 97 anymore. I wonder if she is on maternity leave again.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


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I first heard about Christian Blind Mission International as it was then known when the local United Church minister brought my mother a catalog for their Talking Book Library. Due to the fact I was blind Mom was always trying to find new sources of reading material for me.

The catalog sat around the house for about a year and then I decided I wanted to start ordering from it. Mom ordered two books for me and after that the Talking Book Library started sending me random titles from their collection.

Being hostile toward Christianity and religion in general at that time I used to make fun of the books, even taping over bits of them at times. Gradually, though, the messages of the books I was being sent began to sink in. Two books that really got through to me were “Don’t Check Your Brains At The Door” by Josh McDowell and “Forty Stories Of Christian Radio” by an author whose name I can’t remember.

It was partially as a result of the books I was getting from CBMI that I became a Christian in August 1998 at forteen (nearly fifteen) years old.

A few years later I went through an intense time of spiritual growth and had a lot of questions. I phoned CBMI one day after school on a whim, figuring they might possibly have someone who could help me. Paul Faucett, the man they connected me with turned out to be an invaluable part of my growth in the Lord. There were times when my worried and fretful teenage mind could hardly wait to get to a phone so I could call this man. Though I know my frequent calls probably annoyed and/or frustrated Paul Faucett, he was always friendly and courteous.

Now the Talking Book Library has closed and the organization under it’s new acronym CBM will now focus on it’s international work. Though I’m not sure how wanting to put their catalog on their website turned into shutting down the Talking Book Library I will always be greatful for what I have gained from this organization.

Monday, September 2, 2013


Picked up WXXI Rochester and WTSP Cleveland simultaneously the other night.

Why did CTV premier "The Social" today? It's Labour Day. Everybody is at the cottage or doing something else. They should have held off until next Monday. For that matter, why is CBC Radio premiering new seasons of their programs today?

David Nite, the guy filling in for Alex Jones today sounds really professional.