Friday, November 20, 2009

Late Night Listening

Late at night when I am chilling out before I go to sleep, there are two radio shows that I enjoy listening to, and you might too.

For music, there is Echoes, hosted by John Diliberto. Great music, a combination or new age, world, fusion type stuff, with really creative musicians. Because of where I live, I can pick up the broadcast on the KUNC radio station from Greeley, at 91.5 FM, Mon-Th 10pm-1am, Fri 12mid-1am, Sun 9pm-12mid. In other cities, you can pick it up too. You can also get it on your computer. website:

John has been doing this show for 20 years. He has a soothing voice and a gentle manner and you can tell he does this because he really loves the music. I feel like this is some beautiful music. You can tune in and see what you think.

The other show that is sometimes amazing, sometimes amusing, is Coast to Coast AM with George Noory which specializes in paranormal topics like ghosts, UFOs, ETs, near death experiences, time travel, ancient civilizations, crop circles, remote viewing, psychic predictions, metaphysics, science fiction and other topics. It is broadcast from 11 pm - 5 am on KHOW, 630 AM. website:

Depending on what day you listen, it's a mixed bag. You might think some of this stuff is crazy, but then again, our government just exploded a bomb on the moon to see if there is water under the dust. And I don't think that we got an answer to the question.

One night recently, I was listening to a speaker talk about his opinion that there are humanoids living on Mars and about his experiences with time travel. I have no idea whether this is true or not, and actually I don't care. I just think that it is interesting. Nothing like a good storyteller. There are a lot of crazy things we cannot explain. And of course, if you have ever enjoyed reading a science fiction book like Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles, the subject of life on other planets is plausible. There are things we just don't know, and there are some crazy things that are true. And yes, there are some things I would question as to whether they are true or imaginary, or just made up by paranoid minds.

That movie Contact with Jodie Foster comes to mind where she sees her father after he dies, and he comes back to her in the way she remembers him, not as he really is now, because that is the only way she can see him. Her mind was not ready to see him in some other form.

Then again, you have Kurt Vonnegut's character in Slaughterhouse Five going on late night radio talk shows after he came home from WWII, talking about how he visited other planets. His kids in the novel asked him to "quit doing that. You are embarrassing us, Dad." But his character responded. "How do you know I haven't been there?"

So if you are up late and looking for something intriguing to listen to, chill out with these two shows. Both shows have the ability to entertain and stretch your mind.

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