Friday, February 29, 2008

Report from Antelope Valley

The second full day here in SoCal. So far, a job interview or two, meeting relatives, and a lot of driving and learning the lay of the land. One of the 'stretching' things I'm doing is that I'm using what is for me new technology. For instace, a wireless phone. (Never had one before.) I'm driving a hybrid car (new to me), with a GPS (new to me). Oddly enough, it's all been easy so far, no bizarre electronic fubbs to report. Too easy. The GPS is doing wonders for getting around a strange city.

I've been to the Valley now for a fifth time, but each time is different because each time the place has changed. More houses, more shopping centers, fewer joshua trees. All according to a plan - even if it resembles helter-skelter. (But more of that some other time.) It's not as dry this time, there's more moisture in the air. And there's more fog/smog at the foot of the south mountains. Homes are still being planned, though few are actually being built at the moment. No, it does not yet resemble LA, yet it also resembles its desert roots less and less.

I had a fun time at the Desert Toastmasters tonight, an unplanned pleasure on a busy schedule. I hope I can visit more parts of the LA church scene in the next few days.

More later....

Friday, February 22, 2008

Fun Links

Some fun-links to try out.

  • Humor columnist Tim Bete

  • Bruce Cameron, a good humorist; his stuff translates well over the Web.

  • Funology, a site just for fun, for all ages.

  • horn+swaggled blog, that dabbles in religion-world satire

  • Laugh and Lift :)

  • The Leviathan, which puts the 'fun' back in fundamentalism. (Y'mean there was some?)

  • Try it just for laughs.

  • Peggie's Place, Peggie Bohannon's pleasant place to stop off during a long
    hard night's Netsurfing. (Bohannon also is one of the pioneer Christian believers on the Web.)

  • the Phantom Tollbooth. (Not easy to describe; you have to dig into it to get a grasp of it. Enjoy!)

  • the long-running Ship of Fools satirical magazine. I'd never even heard of them until I stumbled onto this web home for the bizarrly faithful. Also, their digital Church of Fools, and their version of the history of saints, Loose Canons.

  • one version of the origin of April Fool's Day.

  •, a good resources for checking over those on-line hoaxes and 'urban legends'.

  • A check-up for your attitude, with
    Dr. Thorson's Humor Scale

Monday, February 18, 2008

Radio Show, WUSB 90.1 FM, 17 February 2008

Bob Longman Sun 12:30-1:45 pm 17 February 2008
WUSB Stony Brook NY 90.1 FM,

Ghost Radio -- Pat Wictor -- R
Wandering Shepherd -- Dan Fogelberg
Light Years -- Caroline Peyton
Walk Among the Stones -- Kate Campbell
Swingin' For Pappy -- Wild Bill Moore -- I
Dyna-Flow -- Jack Cooley
Lady Love -- Lou Rawls
Blues Boy -- Phil Minnisale -- L, N
Hometown - Jan Krist
I Own My Part -- Jan Krist
Death Don't Have No Mercy -- Toby Walker -- L
You Brought the Sunshine -- Clark Sisters -- R
The World Keeps You Waiting -- New York Voices
Veil of Gossamer -- Dave Bainbridge -- R, I
Breathe -- Keller Williams -- N
Flip Our Wigs -- the Treniers
As -- Stevie Wonder

1:45 pm : Seawolves Men's Basketball vs. Vermont

N = New L = Local R= Request I = Instrumental

Monday, February 04, 2008

Radio Show, Bob Longman WUSB 90.1 FM , 03 February 2008

Bob Longman Sun 12:30-2:30 pm 03 February 2008
WUSB Stony Brook NY, 90.1 FM,
Track -- Artist -- Album

She's Killing Me -- Bob Wills/Texas Playboys -- Legends of Country Music
Gone Gone Gone -- Robert Plant/Alison Krauss -- Raising Sand -- N
Voyeurs -- Jason Harrod -- Bright As You
Your Own Worst Enemy -- Bruce Springsteen -- Magic -- N
Breathe -- Keller Williams -- Breathe -- N
Black Sheep Wall -- Innocence Mission
Lonesome Valley -- Eric Bibb
the Deep -- Claire Holley
A Common Thread -- Michael Kelly Blanchard
Fallen Splendor -- Jeff Johnson -- Fallen Splendor -- I
Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song) -- Take 6
Java Jive -- Manhattan Transfer
None of Us Are Free -- Solomon Burke
Buffalo Soldier -- the Persuasions
Dead End Street -- Lou Rawls
Five Guys Names Moe -- Louis Jordan/Tympany 5
the Voice -- Five Satins
Masterpiece Theatre -- Jean Joseph Mouret -- -- I
Blessing Wind -- Bill Miller -- -- I
Seahouses -- Dave Bainbridge -- -- I
Ambergris March -- Bjork -- -- I
My Babe -- Dion -- Son of Skip James -- N
Chamego (Betty's Bossa) -- New York Voices -- A Day Like This -- N
The Man Who Would Be King -- John Stewart
Abiola -- Ellis Paul -- Dragonfly Races -- N
Lullabye For Later -- Tim Blane -- Clockwork -- N
I Could Have Been Your Best Friend -- Viktor Krauss -- N
Holding On To the Earth -- Sam Phillips-Burnett -- Indescribable Wow
When Luther Played the Blues -- Hans Theessink -- Slow Train -- N
Change -- Gospel Hummingbirds
By Athenish -- Bonerama -- Bringing It Home -- N