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TSF46: Be In The Now

Posted on November 12, 2012 | By Patty Pino | No Comments


The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 46: Be In The Now

Episode 46: Being present in life is a challenge for many of us. We get stuck in the past, or hung up on planning the future, and often miss the beauty or wonder of the moment. Slow down, tune in, and listen to this episode; be in the now.

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Meandering Rant: “Ennui or Chablis?” by Rob

Book Report: Augusten Burroughs “This is How”, brought to you by Patty

Music Segment: Jerry Josephs & the jackmormons “Happy Book”, presented by St. Marquis

The Slacker Factor podcast is religion for the masses. Or, perhaps, nirvana for the asses.

TSF28: Sea Monkeys & Drag Queens – NOW ONLINE!

Posted on June 20, 2011 | By Robert LaFrance | No Comments


The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 28: Sea Monkeys & Drag Queens

Episode 28:  Episode 28: Somehow, in this episode of the podcast, life has become untethered and we get all kinda crazy with stories and ideas and whatnot. Let us take you on a magical adventure where we meet cloned animals, glorified poser karaoke singers, confused stripper cross-dressers, the royalty of little brine shrimp, and music to suit every pretty mood. You can check out any time
you’d like, but you can never leave.

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Meandering Rant: Rob on American Idol… 1:27 seconds That Killed Gen X and Y

Book Report: Patty presents a conversation on Cloned Animals and Our Food:

Music Segment: Patty brings you and they bring us Pretty Lights Isn’t that so

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Kurt Cobain Exhibit May-September at the Seattle Art Museum

Posted on May 6, 2010 | By Christian | No Comments

Kurt Cobain - February 20, 1967 - April 5, 1994

Kurt Cobain - February 20, 1967 - April 5, 1994

Here is another interesting article from our friend JenX67 regarding a new exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum

When the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) announced the selection of Michael Darling as its new chief curator, they did so on Twitter. Apparently, one of Darling’s strengths is his ability to attract “a whole new audience”. Audience development is one of the biggest issues facing arts organizations far and wide. Whether opera, contemporary art or ballet, much has been written about how the arts are currently struggling to engage Gen X and Gen Y audiences. Darling, a Gen Xer, comes to MCA from the Seattle Art Museum where his final exhibit is a look at how Kurt Cobain impacted a generation. “This exhibition asks viewers to question how and why Kurt came to mean so much to a generation,” Darling says., jenX67 | are you there God? it’s me, generation x,

You should read the whole article and check out this link to a slideshow from the exhibit.  And if you’re in the neighborhood swing by the exhibit!

Tic Toc – An Observation

Posted on April 7, 2010 | By Christian | 2 Comments

This is more of an observation… I had an interesting conversation over the weekend with my step father.  It was his birthday and he was saying he has another 3yrs to go before he can retire.  Of course, I am much further away, but it sparked my curiosity and wondered  how old I would have to be.  The answer is 67.  That is 27 years from now.  27 years is longer than the amount of time from  when I began “officially” working at 16 and today!  I don’t know what to say other than… shit.

MTV Pushing out ‘cynical’ Generation X

Posted on February 24, 2010 | By Christian | 5 Comments

Here's to you MTV!

Well, its official.  MTV has announced their focus on Millennials, casting aside Generation X… the generation that made MTV.  Sad news indeed.  I’d like to give a big FU to MTV.  Not just for this recent admission, but for the crap they have been broadcasting for the past 20 years.  There was a time when MTV was about music television.  It was certainly a revolutionary, but simple, concept that changed music forever.  Play popular music but with supporting video.  It changed everything.  No longer were we sitting by the radio listening to music while doing something else.  Now we were completely focused on the music as a total sensory experience.  And when I say focused, I mean sitting like a zombie starring at the TV, one music video after another… completely enthralled.  It was a perfect formula and our generation shaped it. Read more

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