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info_outline Sunstang (Wylie & Ian) Live at Substation Fremont Seattle 06/28/2018
Sunstang (Wylie & Ian) Live at Substation Fremont Seattle So, Console Obscura is still on indefinite hiatus. Ian and Wylie have a band, Kenny has a band, Jimmy is going to college and bought a house, lots of stuff going on in everyone's life! We may get the podcast gang back together at some point in the future, but in the interim, we'll post other stuff members are doing, like this! Sunstang is Ian and Wylie's band - a four piece, and Ian and Wylie write all the tunes and whatnot. Wylie is the lead singer and Ian plays lead guitar. This is our first ever live show, in entirety, at the Substation in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Hope you like it! More info on the band at www.sunstang.net
info_outline Console Obscura - Manhood and Masculinity 10/18/2017
Console Obscura - Manhood and Masculinity This episode: What does it mean to be a man, to be masculine, to four cis hetero white dudes in 2017? What have we learned about ourselves, our identities, and how can we be less shitty? What advice can we share with young men coming up in the world?
info_outline Content Obscura - Houston & More 09/05/2017
Content Obscura - Houston & More This week, we talk Houston, Stephen King, Modern Etiquette, Star Trek, & more. RIP Walter Becker. Please consider donating to the following hurricane relief organizations: The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, which is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is opening its doors at no charge this week, and offering extended hours. To donate, visit its website. Houston Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi are asking for donations. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center has posted an updated list of donor locations. Call 210-731-5590 or visit its website for more information. Carter BloodCare covers hospitals in North, Central and East Texas. To donate, call 877-571-1000 or text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999. To help animals, visit the Houston Humane Society or the San Antonio Humane Society. The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has set up an animal emergency response hotline (713-861-3010) and is accepting donations on its website. The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is asking for diapers and wipes, which can be dropped off in person or mailed to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, Tex., 78238. The United Way of Greater Houston flood relief fund will be used to help with immediate needs as well as long-term services like minor home repair. Visit its website to donate or text UWFLOOD to 41444. The L.G.B.T.Q. Disaster Relief Fund will be used to help people “rebuild their lives through counseling, case management, direct assistance with shelf stable food, furniture, housing and more.” The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends checking with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for a list of trusted disaster-relief organizations in Texas.
info_outline Console Obscura Eats Out 07/24/2017
Console Obscura Eats Out This episode, the CO goons talk about food, foodie culture, food science, weird food related hobbies, and more. It's a regular comida of errors! Links to some of the stuff mentioned in this episode: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/14/business/energy-environment/14borlaug.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_rice https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2010/sep/14/chilli-hot-food http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/sci_tech/highlights/010730_chillies.shtml http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2012/issue131b/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2I6Et1JkidnnbWgJFiMeHA
info_outline Console Obscura - Arrested Development 07/16/2017
Console Obscura - Arrested Development Many factual errors are made in this episode, so feel free to sprinkle it liberally with "it isn't", "he didn't", "she didn't", "they didn't", and "it wasn't", as needed. Channel your inner Ron Howard. :) -Ed
info_outline Console Obscura - Summertime Blues 07/05/2017
Console Obscura - Summertime Blues Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in this history of mankind. Mankind -- that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps its fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution -- but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live, to exist. And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive!" Today, we celebrate THE RETURN OF CONSOLE OBSCURA!!!
info_outline Places to donate to if you're concerned about Trump 11/25/2016
Places to donate to if you're concerned about Trump http://www.pajiba.com/seriously_random_lists/charities-to-donate-to-in-trumps-america.php