No New Colony

JUST in time for my solar return (June 6, send well wishes, blessings & presents!), I release to you, friend, a luscious new episode for your listening enjoyment, in which I continue to live up to my calling card slogan: SCIFI MAGIC SMUT SURVIVOR MEMOIR.


0:00 – Orientation
7:00 – UNDER EMPIRE (Pluto Rx Pause Montage edition)
30:45 – Chat with Monk interlude
43:15 – RAHL (meeting for the first time failed novel draft edition)
1:01:21 – Outro Benediciones

This episode has me reading unpublished pieces about trashed space stations, artificial/human superiority tales, and dicey decisions made while working high on the micro farm. Blessings abound. Samples aplenty, plus a sweet Philly field recording for the homesick, and then sommmme.

If you haven’t be able to tell lately, I’ve been shifting my newsletter style to providing AUDIO first and text, if any, second, whereas in the past I was obsessed with doing all the writing first and figuring out audio second. Since this episode sees me dropping a number of unreleased drafts, I have it in my head to make a PRINT companion zine for this episode, so that a printed text DOES exist in the world. And it’s still my goal that my text work exists here at in full as well, I’m just in the middle of rethinking how things are organized & presented.

Making this episode also got me experimenting with so-called AI tools that do things like transcribe and “professionally” EQ audio. And aside from using Audacity to do the final mixing, I used the most basic free multimedia production apps on my phone to gather and record all my audio in the first place. I’m pretty JAZZED about these freshly ubiquitous personal computing robot assistant tools, which did me so well this round, and which is partially what got me thinking to make a print companion zine, in that it would be less time-consuming to produce, less hours on the menial tasks liiiike… if the machine can transcribe the audio of me reading from my notebook more quickly and flawlessly than me transcribing it by hand myself??? I’m ready. So, if you’re like damn Monk when are you gonna put out something I can REAAAADD and UNPLUG TO, just stick with me, I have not forgotten thee.

This all to say, thank you for your continued support as I steadily enact my CYBORG MEMOIRS REVIVAL plan, at a failure’s pace. Yes indeed. My goal for this year is to release print objects ANEW.

Till then, Please enjoy this aural adventure. Let me know how it strikes you, always love to hear from you out there.


Samples Used

(in order of appearance)

  • Keith Courage in Alpha Zones Music – Title Screen | YouTube user OceanBlueKirby
  • Serial Experiments Lain – Cyberia album – Invisible File
  • PBS Newshour – May 15th, 2023 – Why we are seeing more northern lights segment
  • Personal field recording May 25th, 2023 – waiting for steak egg n cheese from cart at 4th n market


  • Green Velvet – Leave My Body (yes I DEF saw the siiiick Liquid Television but better party promo vid using this song that Juliana Huxtable promoted and remembered this song)
  • Daft Punk – Da Funk
  • 60 Minutes – April 16th, 2023 – The AI revolution: Google’s developers on the future of artificial intelligence
  • Armitage III 01 (1995 OVA) English Dub | YouTube user Bad Dubs Delight
  • PBS Newshour – May 16th, 2023 – The Future of A.I. segment
  • ChatGPT and the Intelligence Explosion | Youtube user Emergent Garden
  • Possible End of Humanity from AI? Geoffrey Hinton at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital – May 4th, 2023 | YouTube user Joseph Raczynski
  • UNDER EMPIRE piece itself from CLOG Magazine 2018
  • Kentucky Rep. Stevenson Rebuking SB150 – one of the most severe anti-trans laws passed this year. Protestors were arrested as she spoke. | Instagram reels, user @ErinInTheMorn
  • Ghost in the Shell (1995) My favourite scene | Youtube user LeoAnandaTerapia
  • Serial Experiments Lain – Cyberia album – Island in Video Cassette
  • Personal field recording May 22nd, 2023 – backyard birdsong rahl intro
  • Sleep and Relax Nature Sounds from the Farm Village | YouTube user Acerting Art
This episode also features sound FX from the following games/consoles:
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hyperstone Heist
  • Golden Axe
  • Nintendo Wii