Dave’s Lounge #194

Half of the songs in this week’s episode are available as free downloads, and two come from the new Revolutionary Music Presents Organica Lounge compilation. It’s one of the few quality compilations I’ve gotten recently to come from a label other than Sine Music. (Which, incidentally, is also represented at the end of this week’s show.) If you run a chill music label and want to get your music on this podcast, drop me a line at daveslounge@gmail.com, and I’ll give it a listen.

Playlist for Dave’s Lounge #194:

  1. School of Seven Bells, "Half-Asleep (Lusine Remix)"  Free download from: RCRDLBL.com
  2. Morcheeba, "Even Though (Surfing Leons Afternoon Mix)"  Free download from: RCRDLBL.com
  3. Kaya Project, "Harem Bizzarre"  Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
  4. Elev8tor, "Bongy Loop"  Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
  5. Bryan Ford, "Here All Along (feat. Ava Fain)"  Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
  6. David Keogh, "Spiral"  Free download from: ReverbNation.com
  7. The Warheads, "Abandon Hope"  Free download from: TheWarheads.com
  8. The Charlie North Michael e Project, "Can’t Stop"  Buy from: iTunes

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Enjoy the show!


Comments

Dave’s Lounge #194 — 11 Comments

  1. Hey Dave, another great show as always!
    It seems that many people think you are obliged to them in some way and that you have to produce exactly the podcast that they expect. Don’t mind them, I’d say.
    The very idea behind podcasting is that its free to listen to and free to unsubscribe at any time. Should anyone be unhappy about anything in the show, he won’t lose anything by unsubscribing. In fact, you might just as well stop doing the show altogether without any notice and no-one will be able to make start again, if you didn’t want to.
    So for the true fans, keep it up! We will always appreciate and respect your opinion.

    And another note. I simply cannot make out what the computer voice says at the end of the podcast. It sounds like ND3.ORG, but that doesn’t seem to be it. Can you give a pointer in the shownotes or comments?

    Cheers from Dublin!

  2. Dave, the people who didn’t like hearing what you had to say last show and this are just exactly the people who most need to hear it. We all know they won’t listen – but for everyone’s sake we have to try.

    You’re always a voice of reason – thanks for trying.

  3. Hi Dave–

    Thank you for another fabulous show. They almost always get me in a more relaxed mode…which is why I turn to your podcast.

    That being said, it is a sad day when your opinion is not ‘respected’ on your very own podcast..which is provided to the internet community for free. Each show, you typically share a topic or an experience that allows the listeners to reflect on their own lives. It has always been something that has set you apart from most other podcasters. It is very genuine.

    I do sense that you will step up this aspect on future shows. Perhaps the somewhat snarky comment that was made will change the course of Dave’s Lounge.

    Know that your committment to the music and the podcast are greatly appreciated.

    Much love from Hawaii…

  4. Dave,

    Great show, you do such an awesome job, don’t let people tell you how to run your show. If something is on your mind, share it. Cheers

  5. Hello Dave,

    I am trying to get Collapse. Here in Brazil is not easy to find, but I am trying. People are strange …… Never mind….. seems that most of us were lobotomized …….. so, again, never mind …. the thing about living is that, is hard, and sometimes can be very scaring ….and it seems that, most people don’t like that ……

    keep the path ……..

    keep the faith …..

    Nina

  6. Hello Dave,

    Thank you for the #193 episode. It is important that people realize what is going on and how the world is actually driven and with which motivations.
    I would like to make a comment about the complexity of the problem. I have seen Collapse. In fact, I have been following the works of Michael Ruppert for some years now. He is an important person and someone with a level of courage and determination which is just amazing. The man is admirable but it is not perfect.
    I am a scientist. So I tend to discuss even what is evident… yeah, it can be sick.
    The problem of the oil, in economical terms, is essentially energetic. When we speak about the plastics coming out of oil, we are essentially talking about a (as important, let’s note it) environmental issue.
    So, what we need is new, less environmentally aggressive sources. And they exist. What I mean is that the end of oil does not necessarily means that we will have to lower (we can dissuss the “lower”, of course) standards of living from the point of view transportation , access to specialized production or services, general technological development, etc. It does not mean that we will have a more pastoral life, whatever that means in practical down to earth terms. It just means that the energy industry has to change. And there are real alternatives. Michael is absolutely correct about the joke of ethanol, and other considerations in the movie. But he does not cover (in the movie) all the alternatives. Michael is a typical worst scenario analyst (he is NOT a paranoid in my eyes in any way, let’s make it clear).

    Two of them are geothermal sources (in a way already used here in Sweden where I reside for heating houses), as well as the possibility to move into nuclear fusion, under scientific development in Cadarache through a large international consortium (see http://www.iter.org/). So, the alternatives are there! The problem is the large oil based energy corporations that are completely autistic, are powerful enough to control the politics of the world. And they have a tunnel vision of the world based on the enjoyment of their own huge power.
    So, I do not think that a collapse is inevitable. It will be if we do not demand change. Your point Dave of going to the music festival by train is for me a good idea not so much because oft he oil that you save by not going by car. I is because by not using that oil you are purchasing less of that commodity and as such not helping the oil companies to keep on going with this game – less demand of the product makes it less attractive to sell.
    This society is shaped by capitalism. There is no way around to for the moment. So, we have to use the rules of that system to try to change it. To avoid the collapse, we have to refuse the oil, but at the same time we have to support alternatives, and not just having an attitude of “I need a plan to survive, just as an individual”. That where myself and Michael clearly do not agree.
    We do have the capacity o finding a technological exit from this mess. This is something that Michael does not explore in the interview, even when asked.

    I am a scientist by profession. I believe that the answer is on technology. What we need is for the remain of the oil to be used properly precisely in search of its alternative. Not on lighting Vegas 7/24, feeding insane wars or making ridiculous super cars that eat 30 liters/100 Km, whatever. The point is making the present oil – no matter how disgusting – the basis of the future.
    Let’s still keep optimism in the equation. As Michael says, we should not panic but believe to find a solution – he believes in Man afterall.

    And, please, read the book. It is obviously more complete then the movie!

    Well, Dave, great show, great podcast. The only one that I keep collecting. Yes, I use plastic oil based CDs for recording it (it endures more then hard disc machine in the end of the day…).

    Keep being yourself, no matter what people say!
    I have a collaboration with the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. If it is not far away maybe we could meet one day, who knows…

    Sheers,
    Pedro

  7. Hello Dave,

    Thank you for the #193 episode. It is important that people realize what is going on and how the world is actually driven and with which motivations.
    I would like to make a comment about the complexity of the problem. I have seen Collapse. In fact, I have been following the works of Michael Ruppert for some years now. He is an important person and someone with a level of courage and determination which is just amazing. The man is admirable but it is not perfect.
    I am a scientist. So I tend to discuss even what is evident… yeah, it can be sick.
    The problem of the oil, in economical terms, is essentially energetic. When we speak about the plastics coming out of oil, we are essentially talking about a (as important, let’s note it) environmental issue.
    So, what we need is new, less environmentally aggressive sources. And they exist. What I mean is that the end of oil does not necessarily means that we will have to lower (we can dissuss the “lower”, of course) standards of living from the point of view transportation , access to specialized production or services, general technological development, etc. It does not mean that we will have a more pastoral life, whatever that means in practical down to earth terms. It just means that the energy industry has to change. And there are real alternatives. Michael is absolutely correct about the joke of ethanol, and other considerations in the movie. But he does not cover (in the movie) all the alternatives. Michael is a typical worst scenario analyst (he is NOT a paranoid in my eyes in any way, let’s make it clear).

    Two of them are geothermal sources (in a way already used here in Sweden where I reside for heating houses), as well as the possibility to move into nuclear fusion, under scientific development in Cadarache through a large international consortium (see http://www.iter.org/). So, the alternatives are there! The problem is the large oil based energy corporations that are completely autistic, are powerful enough to control the politics of the world. And they have a tunnel vision of the world based on the enjoyment of their own huge power.
    So, I do not think that a collapse is inevitable. It will be if we do not demand change. Your point Dave of going to the music festival by train is for me a good idea not so much because oft he oil that you save by not going by car. I is because by not using that oil you are purchasing less of that commodity and as such not helping the oil companies to keep on going with this game – less demand of the product makes it less attractive to sell.
    This society is shaped by capitalism. There is no way around to for the moment. So, we have to use the rules of that system to try to change it. To avoid the collapse, we have to refuse the oil, but at the same time we have to support alternatives, and not just having an attitude of “I need a plan to survive, just as an individual”. That where myself and Michael clearly do not agree.
    We do have the capacity o finding a technological exit from this mess. This is something that Michael does not explore in the interview, even when asked.

    I am a scientist by profession. I believe that the answer is on technology. What we need is for the remain of the oil to be used properly precisely in search of its alternative. Not on lighting Vegas 7/24, feeding insane wars or making ridiculous super cars that eat 30 liters/100 Km, whatever. The point is making the present oil – no matter how disgusting – the basis of the future.
    Let’s still keep optimism in the equation. As Michael says, we should not panic but believe to find a solution – he believes in Man afterall.

    And, please, read the book. It is obviously more complete then the movie!

    Well, Dave, great show, great podcast. The only one that I keep collecting. Yes, I use plastic oil based CDs for recording it (it endures more then hard disc machine in the end of the day…).

    Keep being yourself, no matter what people say!
    I have a collaboration with the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. If it is not far away maybe we could meet one day, who knows…

    Sheers,
    Pedro

  8. I don’t mind hearing your opinion at all. Honestly, one day the cost of using oil will much higher than now, due to shortages, climate change, or any number of things. We have a chance now to get alternatives in place promoting encouraging market-based solutions now when it’s not so costly to do so, rather than roll the dice and hope those catastrophic events never occur.

  9. Just listened to #194 and loved it. It’s the first one I have listened to and have another 193 to get through – brilliant! Dave; it’s your podcast and it’s free; you can say what you wish; if people don’t like it they don’t have to listen.

    Greetings from Belfast, U.K.

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