Beltane Full Moon, Natural and Manmade Disasters, a Commentary on Racism, and the Astrology of Brian Eno

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I begin tonight’s program a discussion of the Beltane Full Moon, which is Sunday evening (Monday morning in the UK and Europe). Move onto a discussion of man-made vs. natural disasters and how we emphasize the two. In the second half the the program I continue my discussion of the Millennial generation, on the topic of what digital is doing to trust. I also read the natal chart of Brian Eno, and share two of his songs with you.

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Brian Eno.

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I begin tonight’s program a discussion of the Beltane Full Moon, which is Sunday evening (Monday morning in the UK and Europe). Move onto a discussion of man-made vs. natural disasters and how we emphasize the two. In the second half the the program I continue my discussion of the Millennial generation, on the topic of what digital is doing to trust. I also read the natal chart of Brian Eno, and share two of his songs with you.

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Chart.

13 thoughts on “Beltane Full Moon, Natural and Manmade Disasters, a Commentary on Racism, and the Astrology of Brian Eno

  1. Len WallickLen Wallick

    Thank you, Eric. Sometimes amusing. Sometimes bemusing. Always, however, the contemplating muse – these deeply integrated and comprehensive podcast contemplations.

    1. JereJere

      Amy, I just looked up Oldfield’s birthday a few months ago. Figured he was a Leo, but damn man, Taurus suits these cats well. Gives me something to think about as far as Taurus capacity for brilliant exposition.

      :)

      Jere

  2. Geoff Marsh

    Didn’t know that, Amy. Thank you.

    I had the good fortune to see one of the first public performances by Roxy Music, featuring Brian Eno, at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, London, in August 1972, when they supported David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust tour.

    I was living in London’s Portobello Road during the late ’60s and mid-’70s and, at about 2am one night, I was walking along Westbourne Park Road when I saw Brian Eno heading homewards from Island Records’ studio in Basing Street crying his eyes out. It was the night he was fired from Roxy Music. I recognised him and wish I had called out what I thought: “It’s O.K., Brian, you’ll be a bigger star than any of them.”

    Around the same time I approached Richard Branson whose Virgin Records had a small office suite in a mews off Portobello Road. I proposed an underground radio station for Notting Hill and, during our conversation, he received a phone call from his production engineer asking how many quadrophonic copies of Tubular Bells should be pressed. Branson asked how many enquiries had been received for this format. “One,” was the answer. Now you know why there are no quadrophonic copies of Tubular Bells.

    Amazing that these two artists, Eno and Oldfield, should be linked astrologically. Oldfield provided the basis for Branson’s huge current fortune, and Brian Eno became the mentor par excellence for young, independent musicians in the years that followed. Listening to their output at the time, no-one would have guessed that.

    1. Amanda PainterAmanda Painter

      Geoff — now *that* is a fascinating little snapshot of pop music history! :) And yes… I wonder what Eno’s reaction might have been had you called out to him? It’s so unfair of us to wonder “what if” about our pasts, and yet… so hard not to!

    2. Geoff Marsh

      Subsequent to Eric’s recent advice to check your facts and your outbox, I made the discovery that there are indeed remixed quadrophonic copies of Tubular Bells in existence.
      My meeting with Richard Branson took place before part of the album was included in the film The Exorcist which was a major game-changer in terms of the music’s success.
      Quad sound systems never really took off in the UK, partly due to the three different systems in use by various major record companies at the time.
      I apologise unreservedly to anyone misled by my original assertion.

  3. Geoff Marsh

    Indeed, Amanda. I’ve often thought how my life might have been different if I had called out. Just goes to show how Saturn in Gemini in the 7th can undermine one’s ability to communicate. I was always a bit shy of saying what I felt. Thanks to astrology, I now know better.

    1. JereJere

      Hey man, that’s a brilliant story!

      Imagine if you would have said something.. How might that have karmically affected Brian? Would he then not have been as inclined to such brilliance? Sometimes it takes a good ass-kicking to suss out the mojo.

      ..Ahh, woulda, coulda, shoulda’s. I think you did well just as a witness.

      Fine job man.

      1. Geoff Marsh

        Good point, Jere. Sometimes you have to suffer in order to shine.
        I decided not to intrude upon his grief, but It was very much a surprise seeing him in full stage mufti crossing the road at that time in the morning.

  4. JereJere

    Fuck man! Eric, that was a kick-ass delivery.

    I just finished the program. I started wednesday night, had to set it aside to catch Jon Stewart and Larry Willmore. Damn man, there’s some seriousness being transmitted.. all three of you cats aren’t pulling any punches. Good show.

    One of these days man, I’ll afford the capacity to join the call-in conversation, and damn, that will be a fine conversation.

    You take care of yourself brother. Wish I could spell it all out here but, it wouldn’t do vocals justice, let alone face to face.

    Sincerely man,

    Jere

  5. LizzyLizzy

    Just caught up with your great comments, Geoff! Took me back – that’s the part of London I grew up in. And just a touch of useless gossip . The very beautiful older sister of a school friend of mine lived with Mike Oldfield for a while – somewhere out in the middle of nowhere. Apparently he was a real tyrant, and she ended up making her ‘escape’ one night (or something like that..). Hope all well!

  6. Amy Elliott

    Thanks, Geoff and Lizzy.

    I’m sorry to hear MO has those tendencies. I knew he has had a string of relationships, but…that does not sound good.

    As for Taurus – the sign is linked to art in general and musicianship in particular. I suspect it’s because there is an inherent sympathy with nature’s beauty, and the tenacity and persistence required to make a career out of expressing it.

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