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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.

TSF35: Same Difference – NOW ONLINE!

Posted on December 23, 2011 | By Robert LaFrance | No Comments


The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 35: Same Difference

Episode 35: Jack Johnson uses some percentage of French fry grease to fuel his tour buses, walking in San Diego can spark musical creativity, and living in New Jersey doesn’t guarantee an orange tan-glow. All will make sense when you listen to the conversational lessons of St. Marquis, your favorite Slackers, and the beautiful vocals of Anya Marina.

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Meandering Rant: “Weather Report” by special guest St. Marquis

Book Report: Grease Cars, information by Christian

Music Segment: Anya Marina, brought to you by Patty, featuring the song “All the Same to Me” from Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II

Check out more from St. Marquis, writing as Brett Bickley for the Parsippany Patch.
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Message In A Bloggle: Hope I Die Before I Get Old

Posted on February 1, 2010 | By St. Marquis | 1 Comment

There are a few times in your life when you suddenly feel “old”.

Finding your first grey hair is probably the first. It’s bad enough finding one on your head but when you find one “south of the border” it’s even more sobering. Followed, of course, by the first time you get pulled over and discover that when the police officer gets up to the car he is obviously younger than you are. And the aggravating thing is even though you’re older you call them “SIR”! Which is not as bad as saying ‘thank you’ for some reason when they hand you the ticket.

But for me the worst realization that I was suddenly “older” was when I realized I didn’t know what the hell was happening in music. At some point in the last few years, I had completely lost touch with what was considered “cool” and “happening” in the music business. And I was pretty upset.

I happened to speaking to someone younger than myself, who mentioned they were going to a concert that weekend. “Oh, who are you going to see?”, I asked. “The Passion Pit!”, he happily declared. The Passion Pit? Who the hell are The Passion Pit? Read more

Message in a Bloggle

Posted on November 23, 2009 | By St. Marquis | 4 Comments

If any of us really believed that this was how our future was actually going to turn out, most of us would have probably killed ourselves with drugs and sex by the end of the 80′s.
I know I would have.
I know I came real close to doing that.
Ah, memories.
It’s 20 years on. And those nights of alcohol and cocaine-fueled dance parties followed by hours of anonymous sex have been replaced with chauffeuring children with more active social lives than you have and with TiVO’d episodes of AMERICAN IDOL. Living the high life on $200 a week is now a never ending stream of bills, mortgage payments and trips to Target for underwear and socks. Going to bed at 4:00 am and sleeping until the late afternoon suddenly becomes being up at 5:30 am to try to be ahead of all the other drivers who are on the road at the same time with the same brilliant idea.
We were once Gods. Read more
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