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Multifarious Man Podcast: Episode 19 “Artists Interview Series #3”

On today’s episode I have the pleasure of bringing you an interview with Dalton Stanley of the Jacksonville band, Blind Mason. We cover a wide range of topics including how the band was formed, musical influences, and future projects.

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Multifarious Man Podcast Episode 18 – “When No One is Watching” with Show Notes

On today’s show, I am going to talk about the books, TV shows, movies and music that are on my Wall of Shame.  These are the things that you love but would be embarrassed if people knew.  The dad the watches Power Puff Girls without his kids, the husband that reads 50 Shades of Gray in secret on his Kindle, the college professor that enjoys Joe Dirt. I have my own embarrassing

wall of shame the I am happy to share with you.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

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Reading, Watching, Listening to:
  • In the Wind (Out of the Box #2) – Robert J. Crane
  • The X-Files (Season 10) – David Duchovny / Gillian Anderson – Fox
  • Magazines or Novels – Andy Grammer
My Wall of Shame
  • Center Stage – Movie
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Nickelodeon
  • The Legend of Korra – Nickelodeon
  • One Tree Hill – CW
    • Gavin DeGraw sang the theme song
  • Felicity – WB CW
  • Outlander – Starz Series and Book
  • I’ll Take Manhattan – Judith Krantz – Miniseries and Novel
  • Morning, Noon, and Night – Sydney Sheldon
  • General Hospital
  • One Life to Live
  • All My Children
  • Dynasty
  • Melrose Place
  • Beverly Hills 90210

Multifarious Man Podcast: Episode 17 “Tea and Crumpets” Show Notes

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It is Tuesday, January 19, 2016 and welcome to the Multfifarious Man Podcast Episode 17, “Tea and Crumpets”.  As always,  I am your host J. Vincent.  You can follow me on Twitter @MultifariousMan and subscribe to the Multifarious Man Podcast Blog @ www.multfiariousman.com. On today’s show I am talking about my favorite shows and movies from our neighbors across “the pond”.  This will include everything from Monty Python and Masterpiece Theater, to Benny Hill and Guy Ritchie films.

Reading, Watching, Listening to:

  • Milk in My Coffee – Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Fortitude – Amazon Prime (Via Sky Network) Fictional Norwegain outpost
  • Handwritten (Revisted) – Shawn Mendes

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UK or Bust

  • Monty Python’s Flying Circus
    • Life of Brian
    • The Holy Grail
  • Time Bandits – Terry Gilliam
  • 12 Monkeys – Terry Gilliam
  • The Black Adder – Rowan Atkinson
  • Mr. Bean – Rowan Atkinson
  • Snatch – Guy Ritchie / Jason Statham
  • Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels – Guy Ritchie / Jason Statham
  • Torchwood – John Barrowman (Dr. Who Universe)
  • Benny Hill
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Ian Fleming
  • The Fall – Gillian Anderson / Jamie Dornan
  • Luther – Idris Elba
  • Orphan Black – Tatiana Maslany

The Multifarious Man Podcast Celebrates Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr please read “I Have a Dream Speech” in it’s entirety below.  We will return tomorrow with the latest episode.

MLK

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating “For Whites Only”. We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

Multifarious Man Podcast Episode 16: “Whatever Will Be, Will Be” – Show Notes

Last week’s show was a look back at 2015, so this week I am going to talk about all of the things I’m looking forward to in 2016. Movies, TV shows, books, music and more. There are a lot of things to be excited about.
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Reading, Watching, Listening To:

  • The Golden Sun (Red Rising #2) – Pierce Brown
  • The Shannara Chronicles (Based on Sword of Shannara Series) – MTV
  • Now That’s What I Call Music! 56- Various Artists –  Universal Music Group

A Look Ahead to 2016

  • Books
    • Babylon’s Ashes (The Expanse #6) – James S. A. Corey -Release Date June 16, 2016
    • The Winds of Winter (A Song of Fire and Ice #6) – George R.R. Martin – Release Date TBD
    • Morning Star (Red Rising #3) – Pierce Brown – Release Date February 9, 2016
  • New TV Shows
    • Legends of Tomorrow -CW – Premiere Date January 21, 2016
    • Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments – Freeform – Premiere Date January 12, 2016
    • Colony – USA Network – Premiere Date January 14, 2016
  • Returning TV Shows
    • The 100 (Season 3) – CW – Premiere Date January 21, 2016
    • Person of Interest (Season 5) – CBS – Premiere Date TBD
    • Black Sails (Season 3) –  Starz – Premiere Date January 24, 2016
  • Movies
    • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Release Date March 25, 2016
    • Captain America:  Civil War – Release Date May 6, 2016
    • X-Men: Apocalypse – Release Date May 27, 2016
    • Ghostbusters – Release Date July 16, 2016
  • Music
    • Kanye West – Swish (Album) – Release Date February 11, 2016
    • Janet Jackson -Unbreakable Tour (Concert) – Rescheduled Dates TBD
    • Rihanna – Anti (Album) – Release Date TBD
    • Kieth Urban – RipCORD (Album) – Release Date Summer 2016
  • Tech World
    • iPhone 7
    • The Internet of Things

 

Multifarious Man Podcast Episode 16 is ready to go. 

Episode 16: “Whatever Will Be Will Be” is edited and will be posted later today.  Even though I say on the show intro that today is January 11, 2015, it is actually January 11, 2016. And here I thought it was only on checks and written notes that I would mess up the years. Tune in to hear what I am looking forward to in 2016. 

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I cannot believe it’s been since THANKSGIVING that I last posted. I have neglected my blog in the worst way. For that, I am so sorry…those of you who are still out there. Lots of things have been happening though! I have been reading and Christmasing and opening my etsy store!!!! Yay!

Alright, let’s get started…
In the past month I have read the following:

Krampus••• I didn’t love it. Maybe I love Santa too much or just didn’t care for the story itself but I wasn’t a huge fan.

The Young Elites•• I loved it. Sort of Xmenish and I love the Xmen so there’s that. Plus there’s a kick ass female lead.

Little Women••• it ruled as always.

The Casquette Girls••• OMG I loved this book so hard. New Orleans. Well written vampires. Witches. Did I mention New Orleans? It was perfect.

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