EPISODE 23 – A Tribute to Robert Anton Wilson

Published on February 28th, 2009

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HAIL ERIS!!! This week we present you with a BUMPER two hour Robert Anton Wilson tribute spectacular! Joining me, amongst a pleathora of guests, is the host of  the Disinformation Companies Podcast Joe McFall (Mort also joins us for one section). In this weeks episode we jump into the enlightening concepts of Discordianism, Magick, , Conspiracy Theories, Subgenius, General Semantics, The CounterCulture old and new amongst other Wilsonian subjects. Also checkout the chance to win a copy of the amazing Maybe Logic DVD, courtesy of the amazing Deep Leaf Productions.

We are joined in our discussion by returning guests Rev. Ivan Stang from the Church of the Subgenius, Thelemic author and all-round Magickal chap Lon Milo Duquette, co-founder of the Disinformation Company Richard Metzger and Experimental Magician Taylor Ellwood.

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Of course, no episode of SittingNow would be complete without the infinite musical wisdom of DaddyTank, who this week presents us with:

Yeknom Susej – Monkey Pickle

Yellow Then Blue – C Mass

Beta Central - Massacre Component

Youngdental - Full and Empty Country

Clips used in the show are used courtesy of Deep Leaf Productions, andSounds True Audio.

Check out both of these recordings, I would recomend them to anyone!


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Comments

  1. Posted by Ken on February 28th, 2009, 22:59 [Reply]

    Sorry about random quality on this one, so many clips to edit!

    However, I think it’s one of our best episodes yet. Really enjoyed talking about my hero!

  2. Posted by admin on March 2nd, 2009, 01:52 [Reply]

    Great episode and truly great editing. You must’ve spent ages on putting all this together.

    I think

  3. Posted by contra on March 3rd, 2009, 02:04 [Reply]

    A good episode aside from Richard Metzger’s contribution. His argument that there’s no counterculture, while it may be true, rests on ludicrous parameters and assumptions. It appears that the sole question for something being coded as countercultural is the status of the media outlet the thing is carried on. Anonymous is not counterculture because you hear about them on CNN (for me though, Anonymous is counterculture though because I don’t watch CNN – and I heard about them on Off the Hook, the WBAI hacker show)

    Guh, I wonder where Disinfo is positioned on this scale. I assume that the Green Day book and Da Vinci code companions are counterculture while Abbie Hoffman’s Woodstock Nation and Saul Alinski’s Rules for Radicals are mainstream for coming out of large publishing houses. He used an opportunity to speak out on an independent podcast to say how there’s no alternative media anymore. If there’s no counterculture anymore I would suggest that this state of affairs is, at least in part, due to the mediocrity of those who speak on the matter.

    Anyways, otherwise a good show, Robert Anton Wilson, Ivan Stang, and the other guests who I haven’t heard of before are cool.

  4. Posted by Cetaphobia on August 2nd, 2009, 03:51 [Reply]

    Oh, good show making this on your 23rd podcast!

  5. Posted by Ken on August 2nd, 2009, 13:33 [Reply]

    haha yeah.

    I was thinking of doing the latest show on our 93rd episode, but that seems a little distant

  6. Posted by Cousin X on May 21st, 2010, 20:49 [Reply]

    Ken, you and Joe both mention difficulty making it through Illuminatus! … I’d like to recommend the audiobook trilogy from Deepleaf, it’s a brilliantly voiced and thoroughly enjoyable companion to the book. After reading the trilogy twice through, I still got more out of the audiobook, and as a longtime RAW fan, I can’t endorse it highly enough, especially for anyone who had trouble with the books.

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