ASFO 2022–12–31

Glorious Future Year 2022 ends as it began, with A Step Farther Out. I could take this opportunity for a “Year In Review”, but asking the question “what use is a cut–price monarchy?” proved to be more fun. Then, having previously discussed the miseries of living in a metro area with a low enough density of development to actually allow for covering a great part of its energy needs from rooftop solar, and irritated by an (on–line) encounter with “solarpunks”, I draw an analogy between energy supply and transportation. Betweentimes, discussion of the problems raised by our dependency on financial markets… and hey, paper straws in paper wrappers!

Badges and stickers with an "atomic flower" logo and the motto "Split Atoms Not Wood"
New propaganda!

Supplementary Shows

  • 2023–01–03 The first Hear Now the Words! of the New Year is occupied with completing Chapter 6, “Success, Failure, and Politics”, of Rockets : The Future of Travel Beyond the Stratosphere (third printing with additional material, January 1945) by Willy Ley.
  • 2023–01–06 Selections from Man and the Moon (1961), mostly the interstitial commentary by astronomer (and frequent Astounding/Analog contributor) RS Richardson, and a more extended piece from him entitled Astronomical Observations from the Moon, as well as a prefatory poem by Adrienne Rich.

Luv’n Time International Episode 6 (2022-12-30)

Archive Download

  • The Winstons – Amen, Brother
  • Trouble Funk – Let’s Get Small
  • Fat Larry’s Band – Down On The Avenue
  • Joe Tex – Papa Was Too
  • Creative Source – Corazon
  • Kool & The Gang – Give It Up
  • The Chambers Brothers – Funky
  • Dennis Coffey – Scorpio
  • Wilson Pickett – Get Me Back On Time, Engine No. 9
  • Tom Jones – Looking Out My Window
  • Ike White – Love And Affection
  • The Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter 23

Special New Year’s tracks:

  • Eydie Gormé – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
  • Regina Spektor – My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year)

Intergalactic Wasabi Mix – Ep 945 – 2022/12/25


Intergalactic Wasabi Mix – Ep 944 – 2022/12/24


Bits In Stereo – 2022.12.25


  • Leon Klapperbein – Kick Me (I Don’t Feel Pain) (Original Mix), (link)
  • unknown artist – Defcon1
  • Third 2hift – Junk, (link)
  • Remco Beekwilder – This Is Religion (Endlec Remix), (link)
  • Peter Effe – Take Me (Original Mix), (link)
  • Sugar & Anetha – Candy From Strangers (Original Mix), (link)
  • Question Mark – The Birds (David Rust Remix), (link)
  • Reinier Zonneveld – Hard Gaan (Extended Mix), (link)
  • Crocetti – Shadow Dancer (Original Mix), (link)
  • Bones 33 – Forbidden Feeling (Original Mix), (link)
  • Assumption – Tension (Original Mix), (link)
  • Lee Haslam & Rion S – Our Sanctuary (Extended Mix), (link)
  • Mylene Farmer & AaRON – Rayon Vert (RAUMM Edit), (link)

Available for download in the archives.

ASFO 2022–12–24

Christmas Eve, and I am hard at work in my workshop… no, not at the North Pole! Have you met me? As you might infer from my frequent allusions to tapping off gigawatts of heat from large nuclear power stations, I prefer warm conditions. On the subject of “peace on Earth, goodwill toward men”, I contemplate the opportunities for peace which lie before us.

A selection of pin-back badges carrying space- and atomic-energy-themed US postage stamps, mostly from the 1960s
Not exactly masterpieces of graphic design, but it s a start!

Supplementary Show

2022–12–30 The remainder of Chapter 5 of Rockets by Willy Ley, and the first part of Chapter 6, “Success, Failure, and Politics”

Luv’n Time International Episode 5 (2022-12-23)

Archive Download

  • Harry J All Stars – Liquidator
  • Bobby Womack – Across 110th Strreet
  • Archie Shepp – Attica Blues
  • James Brown – Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
  • Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady
  • Johnny Jenkins – I Walk On Guilded Splinters
  • Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations
  • Idris Muhammad – Power Of Soul
  • Gil Scott-Heron – Lady Day and John Coltrane
  • The Wild Tchoupitoulas – Meet De Boys On The Battlefront
  • Isaac Hayes – Hyeprbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
  • Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Sounds of Synergy – 2022/12/21

Listen in the archives