Sunday, April 15, 2007

Coast to Coast Rewind

Sunday - Art's guest was bigfoot investigator Tood Standing. Standing is all about protecting bigfoot and he shared his understanding and observations of bigfoot. One of the highlights of the show was when Bugs called in to tell his story of shooting and killing what he thought was a bigfoot, years ago. Not that the story is a happy one, but newer listeners to c2c hadn't heard Bug's story before, so now they are up to date on that aspect of the classic Art Bell Show. Standing turned out to be a pretty interesting guest, but he kept teasing us with bigfoot film that isn't available for viewing yet.
Monday - Noory's guest was Chiropractor and Naturopathic physician, Dr Richard Bartlett, who talked about his energy healing techniques. I listened to some of this show, but was bored and unimpressed. I think it is something I would have to see or experience.
Tuesday - Anthropologists and novelists Michael and Kathleen Gear were Noory's guests. They talked about a cycle of doom for planet earth and humanity. As most of you know, I am not a fan of the doom and gloom shows unless they at least have some sort of unique twist to them and this one didn't.
Wednesday - The guest was Hypnotherapist and UFO researcher Craig Lang. He talked about his research on abduction. Some of this show was quite interesting and some was pretty darn dull, so I can't say it was great or that it sucked, it just was.
Thursday - First hour guest was Larry Sloman, co-author of The Secret Life of Houdini. He shared some pretty cool tidbits of the battle between Houdini and the Spiritualists, a great first hour guest. Then Noory returned to his "back door" concept, though this time he had been clued in and called it the secret door instead, for some reason it sounded just as gay to me. The first guest was the best, Jim Marrs, he talked about all the topics you would expect, conspiracy, aliens and so on. Next was Richard C. Hoagland. I had listened to Hoagie's interview with Kevin Smith earlier and he was still on his high horse of how we are changing the world, damn it! Though he was a bit short on his conspiracy theories in the short time he was given. The rest of the guests kind of blur together in my memory, but they were Jim Karol the magician, trend caster Gerald Celente, RFID hater Katherine Albrecht and so called prophet John Hogue.
Friday - I had been looking forward to this show, but it did not live up to my expectations. Linda Moulton Howe was there along with a couple special guests. Richard Dolan was the first and what started my disappointment was that he was only there for 30 minutes. The next guest was Jim Sparks, who is a good guest, but I am burnt out after hearing him on 2 recent c2c shows and on the paracast, he also was only there for 30 minutes. The second hour was spent talking about the disappearance of the honey bees. While I am sure that is an important topic, I am also burnt out on it. The real sadness of this show is that while there were three great guests, we still ended up with 2 hours of open lines.
c2c live with Ian Punnett - Ian's guest was Charles Ostman, who had to cancel last week. I only heard about the last hour of this, but it sounded like typical Ostman stuff, technology and the future of technology. Ian seemed to spice up the Ostman topics a bit by adding God to the equation.
c2c am with Art Bell - Climate Researcher Brenda Ekwurzel joined Art to discuss global warming. Yawn. News flash for whoever lines up the guests for c2c, global warming is no longer a fringe topic, it is on the regular news many times a day. People turn to c2c for things that are different from what they will hear on CNN and global warming is no longer in that category.

Revolving guest Thursday was my favorite show last week.


Rich said...

WOW! I do miss listening to c2c sometimes.It is true that the great guests should get more time! I am a fan of Richard Dolan having read his first book and waiting for his second book (think being released towards the end of the year). He seems to stick with the facts (I admire this) although, of course, he does have his own slant/interpretation of them...main one being of course that we are living in a ntional security state. I think we all do form conclusions at some point regarding any of this stuff even if they change later. I mean one can certainly read the facts that way and come to the same conclusion even if this is not the only interpretation. To me, off hand, it seems pretty good and believable though to a point.

LesleyinNM said...

It is pretty hard to write something without giving it your own slant and when you do happen upon something that is just the facts, it is normally too boring to read. Some people get really upset by Dolan's slant on things, which I think is funny. As you say, it is easy to see how he could have come to those conclusions and although they aren't the only possible conclusions, it is his book and should include his theories and thoughts.