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Electronic, Hip Hop, Psych, Deep Cuts, the undefinable, some classics

Favorite Artists

not restricted to musicians, I often choose to listen to: Alan Watts, BBC, Caribou, E.E. Cummings, Edith Piaf, Four Tet, Fleetwood Mac, Grimes, indie + foreign film, Jamie xx, LCD Soundsystem, New Order, NPR, Paul Kalkbrenner, Phoenix, Puccini, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Talking Heads, Tallest Man on Earth, Tchaikovsky, TED Talks, The Supremes, The Velvet Underground, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov

About Me

What is a Mobius Strip? Well, if you take a piece of paper, a strip of paper, and twist one end, then connect them, what you get is a loop, that has a turn in it. If you put an ant on this loop, then it can walk around it forever and ever. A twist in the one side you no longer have any boundaries or edges. Therefore, if you draw a line down it, you’ll see that there is only one side. And yet, at the same time, it goes on and on forever.

As a show, Mobius Strip is themed weekly and delivered in two parts. Sometimes it asks a big question. Sometimes it just takes you there: to someone, to someplace, to something. Regardless, its subject matter seeks to be nuanced, layered, and complex. It uses news articles, literature, poetry, film clips, story-telling and various other auditory elements. And music is its fuel. Currently Mobius Strip is storytelling a novel, "Porkbelly,"in chapter increments.

Lily is a landscape designer and writer living in Santa Monica, California with a small white dog named Rocco.

Podcasts are in the iTunes Store and on Stitcher. Search "Mobius Strip on Party 934" or here are links:

iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mobius-strip-on-party-934/id1098068441?mt=2

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=86735&refid=stpr

Email: MobiusStripShow@gmail.com

Twitter: @MobiusStripFM

Instagram: @MobiusStripShow

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Episode 30: Porkbelly, Chapter 21 (Returning)

Posted on 18 Sep 2016

In this chapter of "Porkbelly," a novel written in 2011 by Lily, R​ailey, the 22-year-old heroine, and Roman, her older English love interest, reunite after he has disappeared with no word for 10 days. Railey, at this point in the novel, is unknowingly the star of a reality TV starring herself, and Roman's elder sister, Magdalena, the executive producer of the show, has called him off of it, separating the couple for ratings.

Here is the complete track list and link to the film clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

​Crystal Fighters - All Night
​Jazzanova - Look What You're Doin' To Me (MCDE Remix)​

​Amy Heckerling - "​Cluess" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuL2loyB1bk

​Thai Mason - ​Look Up
​Illmind - ​Look At You
​Ray Mang - ​Look Into My Eyes
​Mazzy Star - ​Look On Down From The Bridge
​Hamilton Leithauser + Rostram - ​A 1000 Times
​Zutzut- ​Tu No Tiene View (​Zutzut U Make Me Wanna Mix)
​NYQUILL - ​Never Love Again
​Trevino - ​La View
​Paddington DC - ​Feel Better Now
​In Kaleidoscopic View - ​PZL073: Plastic Bubble
​Steven Be Calm - ​Room With A View
​Grateful Dead - ​Candyman
​The Tallest Man On Earth - ​Love Is All

Back Next Week for New Time Slot :)

Posted on 11 Sep 2016

Hello All!

Excited for new Sunday slot! Unfortunately, due to illness, will Möbius Strip will not be on air today. However, we'll be back next week with gusto!

Thanks so much for listening, you guys are the greatest and you are so appreciated!

Happy Sunday,

Lily

Episode 29: Porkbelly, Chapter 20 (The Gazebo)

Posted on 18 Aug 2016

In this chapter of "Porkbelly," a novel written in 2011 by Lily, we enter the personal life of psychiatrist Dr. Marcia Lazlo whilst on a romantic getaway with her ex-husband at an ex-plantation in Louisiana. It's not going well, to say the least.

Here is the complete track list and link to the film clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him
Guerilla Toss - Grass Shack (Giant Claw Remix)
Vaski - Crystal Mansion
Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink (James Holden Remix)

Joel & Ethan Coen - "The Big Lebowski" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJjCnWm5cvE

Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Portugese Version)
Nym - The Hidden Grasses
Millionyoung - Hammock
Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
AlunaGeorge - I'm In Control
The Look - You Can Dance (Pat Lok 'Lawn Sprinkler' Dub)
Suburban Lawns - Janitor
The Clash - Career Opportunities
Capital Letters - Opportunity
Hammocks and Honey - Toolz (Faux Pas Remix)
Fakear - Sheer-Khan
The Beatles - Baby, You're a Rich Man
Real McCoy - Another Night

Episode 28: Porkbelly, Chapter 19 (The Honey Guide & the Owl)

Posted on 16 Aug 2016

Railey, the troubled 22-year-old heroine of "Porkbelly," a novel Lily wrote in 2011, meets with a psychiatrist, Dr. Marcia Lazlo, for the second time. This time we get further into what's actually going on in Railey's mind and realize, at least consciously, she's troubled by capitalism. At the end of the session, Dr. Lazlo makes a phone call that impacts the outcome of Railey's romantic life.

Here is the complete track list and link to the ​video clip:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

Blueprint - Perspective
Flabaire - Change of Perspective

Frank Oz - "What About Bob" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kokruty7iIY

Michael Christmas - Perspective From Space (feat. Royalty)
Nick Monaco - Private Practice
Aérotique - Delighted Soul
Giacca & Flores - Delight
Flying Lotus - Unexpected Delight (feat. Laura Darlington)
Booka Shade - Stupid Questions
Darin Epsilon - Balaphonia
Kikagaku Moyo - Silver Owl
Johann Sebastian Bach - Air
Daniel Avery - Sensation
Honey - Monk
Leonard Cohen - Bird on the Wire

Episode 27: Porkbelly, Chapter 18 (Production)

Posted on 16 Aug 2016

Roman — a late 20s Englishman, cast as the love interest of Railey, the 22-year-old heroine of "Porkbelly," a novel Lily wrote in 2011, in the "Railey DuBouis Reality TV Show," which is produced by his older sister, Magdalena — meets with Magdalena the morning after his and Railey's first fight. Roman and Magdalena discuss the show as they travel underground to a reciprocal city and into station headquarters which are slick and hypermodern. A couple weeks pass and we watch Railey's life in time lapse as she doesn't know she is the subject of a TV show. Later, we witness an intimate scene between Railey and Roman in which she complains of feeling depressed and Roman advertises his Android phone.

Please note: "Porkbelly" is not "The Truman Show" incarnate, though it may seem that way for a bit here. There are many twists and turns ahead.

Here is the complete track list and link to the ​video clip:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

The Velvet Underground & Nico - I'll Be Your Mirror
meishi smile - forever (yours)

Andrew Niccol - "Gattaca" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP1cCjBkWZU

Junior Boys - In The Morning
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Wakwazulu Kwezizulu Rock
LLLL - You
Last Dinosaurs - Zoon (GRUM Remix)
Radio Jarocho - Café Café
Hanni El Khatib - Paralyzed
Mac DeMarco - Let My Baby Stay
Yuka - Third Zoom (Thai Version)
Grenda - Let Me Know
The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)
Wild Belle - Throw Down Your Guns

Episode 26: Porkbelly, Chapter 17 (The Universal Eye)

Posted on 16 Aug 2016

Railey, the 22-year-old heroine of "Porkbelly," a novel Lily wrote in 2011, and Roman, her late 20s, English love interest, discover Johnson, a transient, living in the stairwell beneath her back porch on a warm November evening in Chicago. Railey is intrigued by Johnson's vagabond lifestyle and has compassion for his rough life. Roman sees him as a threat and a parasite. The divergence in the couple's views over Johnson leads to their first fight.

Here is the complete track list and link to the film trailer used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

T. Rex - Planet Queen
Huxley - Hopeless

Michelangelo Antonioni - "Blow UP" (trailer)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrJ9U75OZOw

Swimm - Mind's Eye
Laurie Anderson - My Eyes
Heartbeat(S) - Glass Eye
Randomer - Concierge (Clone Basement Series 021)
NKC - Hague Basement
Pipe-eye - People Move Along
Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby
Linus Loves - VH1
Mark E - Basement Trax 1
HUMANS - Watusi
The 2 Bears - Angel (Touch Me)
Gramatik - Skylight
Mike Dehnert - Meckwiki
Hot Chip - Colours
Vanity Fair - Hitchin' A Ride

Episode 25: Porkbelly, Chapter 16 (The Stairs)

Posted on 16 Aug 2016

Three days later, Railey, the 22-year-old heroine of "Porkbelly," a novel written by Lily in 2011, hangs out with Roman, her late 20s English love interest, on her back porch in Chicago on a warm November night. Still early in their relationship, we delve a bit deeper into the growing connection between the couple and watch their dynamic at play. Railey hears a noise downstairs; at her urging, they pursue it. This episode of Möbius Strip concludes with an homage to beat poetry.

Here is the complete track list and links to the ​poetry used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

Cab Calloway - Minnie the Moocher
Lawrence Lindell - Call To Adventure
Jamie xx - Far Nearer

"Positive Thinking Theta Waves" (link to YouTube)​ [used twice]​
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScWauM_qqMI

​e.e. cummings - "hate blows a bubble of despair"

hate blows a bubble of despair into
hugeness world system universe and bang
-fear buries a tomorrow under woe
and up comes yesterday most green and young

pleasure and pain are merely surfaces
(one itself showing,itself hiding one)
life’s only and true value neither is
love makes the little thickness of the coin

comes here a man would have from madame death
nevertheless now and without winter spring?
she’ll spin that spirit her own fingers with
and give him nothing (if he should not sing)

how much more than enough for both of us
darling. And if i sing you are my voice

- e.e. cummings

Spiritualized - Ladies and gentleman we are floating in space
CHANTS - Porch Song 1
Jsquared - Make Me Feel (M. WAXX Remix)
Melt Yourself Down - Jump the Fire​
OCNotes - Hum Drum Killas
Chig - Space
Shades - Space Above
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
Jimmie Davis - She's A Hum Dum Dinger From Dingersville
re-deep - Hum

Jack Kerouac quote:

​"​The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ​'​Awww!​'"

Burial - Kindred

Allen Ginsberg - "America"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAkABvuMv-E

America I've given you all and now I'm nothing.
America two dollars and twentyseven cents January
17, 1956.
I can't stand my own mind.
America when will we end the human war?
Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb.
I don't feel good don't bother me.
I won't write my poem till I'm in my right mind.
America when will you be angelic?
When will you take off your clothes?
When will you look at yourself through the grave?
When will you be worthy of your million Trotskyites?
America why are your libraries full of tears?
America when will you send your eggs to India?
I'm sick of your insane demands.
When can I go into the supermarket and buy what I
need with my good looks?
America after all it is you and I who are perfect not
the next world.
Your machinery is too much for me.
You made me want to be a saint.
There must be some other way to settle this argument.
Burroughs is in Tangiers I don't think he'll come back
it's sinister.
Are you being sinister or is this some form of practical
joke?
I'm trying to come to the point.
I refuse to give up my obsession.
America stop pushing I know what I'm doing.
America the plum blossoms are falling.
I haven't read the newspapers for months, everyday
somebody goes on trial for murder.
America I feel sentimental about the Wobblies.
America I used to be a communist when I was a kid
I'm not sorry.
I smoke marijuana every chance I get.
I sit in my house for days on end and stare at the roses
in the closet.
When I go to Chinatown I get drunk and never get laid.
My mind is made up there's going to be trouble.
You should have seen me reading Marx.
My psychoanalyst thinks I'm perfectly right.
I won't say the Lord's Prayer.
I have mystical visions and cosmic vibrations.
America I still haven't told you what you did to Uncle
Max after he came over from Russia.
I'm addressing you.
Are you going to let your emotional life be run by
Time Magazine?
I'm obsessed by Time Magazine.
I read it every week.
Its cover stares at me every time I slink past the corner
candystore.
I read it in the basement of the Berkeley Public Library.
It's always telling me about responsibility. Business-
men are serious. Movie producers are serious.
Everybody's serious but me.
It occurs to me that I am America.
I am talking to myself again.
Asia is rising against me.
I haven't got a chinaman's chance.
I'd better consider my national resources.
My national resources consist of two joints of
marijuana millions of genitals an unpublishable
private literature that goes 1400 miles an hour
and twenty-five-thousand mental institutions.
I say nothing about my prisons nor the millions of
underprivileged who live in my flowerpots
under the light of five hundred suns.
I have abolished the whorehouses of France, Tangiers
is the next to go.
My ambition is to be President despite the fact that
I'm a Catholic.
America how can I write a holy litany in your silly
mood?
I will continue like Henry Ford my strophes are as
individual as his automobiles more so they're
all different sexes.
America I will sell you strophes $2500 apiece $500
down on your old strophe
America free Tom Mooney
America save the Spanish Loyalists
America Sacco & Vanzetti must not die
America I am the Scottsboro boys.
America when I was seven momma took me to Com-
munist Cell meetings they sold us garbanzos a
handful per ticket a ticket costs a nickel and the
speeches were free everybody was angelic and
sentimental about the workers it was all so sin-
cere you have no idea what a good thing the
party was in 1835 Scott Nearing was a grand
old man a real mensch Mother Bloor made me
cry I once saw Israel Amter plain. Everybody
must have been a spy.
America you don't really want to go to war.
America it's them bad Russians.
Them Russians them Russians and them Chinamen.
And them Russians.
The Russia wants to eat us alive. The Russia's power
mad. She wants to take our cars from out our
garages.
Her wants to grab Chicago. Her needs a Red Readers'
Digest. Her wants our auto plants in Siberia.
Him big bureaucracy running our fillingsta-
tions.
That no good. Ugh. Him make Indians learn read.
Him need big black niggers. Hah. Her make us
all work sixteen hours a day. Help.
America this is quite serious.
America this is the impression I get from looking in
the television set.
America is this correct?
I'd better get right down to the job.
It's true I don't want to join the Army or turn lathes
in precision parts factories, I'm nearsighted and
psychopathic anyway.
America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.

- Allen Ginsberg, Berkeley, January 17, 1956

Simon & Garfunkel - America
Billie Holiday - I'll Be Seeing You

Episode 24: Porkbelly, Chapter 15 (Under the Non-Lights)

Posted on 15 Aug 2016

Finally! BACK! UPDATING THE NEW CHAPTERS!!! Massive apologies for the delay. These are good. Not as good as you guys, though, who are great — the greatest in fact!

Soooooo, in Chapter 15 of "Porkbelly," a novel written by Lily in 2011, Roman a late 20s Englishman meets with his elder sister, Magdalena, at Uno's Pizzeria in Chicago to discuss his role as the love interest in the "Railey DuBois" Reality TV show of which Magdalena is the executive producer. Railey DuBois is the 22-year-old heroine of the novel and has no idea that she is the subject of said show. Roman is having qualms about his role in the affair. Magdalena urges him onward.

Please note: "Porkbelly" is not "The Truman Show" incarnate, though it may seem that way for a bit here. There are many twists and turns ahead.

Here is the complete track list and link to the ​video clip:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

​The Rolling Stones - Under My Thumb
WAEK - Supervision

Lisa Kudrow - "The Comeback" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6eZPkFehDk​​

Max Frost - White Lies
Majid Jordan - Take Control
The Whitest Boy Alive - Golden Cage
Neuroshima - Headspace (Ground Control Remix)
Redlight - Room Control
Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
The Vaselines - Son Of A Gun
BØRNS - 10,000 Emerald Pools
Mella Dee - Take Control
Tom Petty - You Don't Know How It Feels
Glass Animals - Life Itself
Total Control - Glass
Pretty Lights - One Day They'll Know (ODESZA Remix)
The Jam - That's Entertainment​

We're Back!

Posted on 03 Aug 2016

All new episode coming up today! Apologies for being MIA. Podcasts to be updated soon as well.

You guys are the greatest, thanks for listening!!

Episode 23: Porkbelly, Chapter 14 (The Drop)

Posted on 15 Jun 2016

In Chapter 14 of "Porkbelly," a novel written by Lily in 2011, Roman, a late 20s Englishman, meets a new love interest named Jenny, his same age, in a park on a November night in Chicago. Roman leaves to meet his sister, Magdalena, for dinner. It is then revealed that Roman has been cast in a reality tv show for which Magdalena is the executive producer. The fact that Railey DuBois, the novel's 22-year-old heroine, and Roman's previously established love interest, is the subject of the show is let drop at the chapter's close.

This chapter marks the end of the exposition of the novel and the entrance of a dramatic new plot point. However, the novel will continue to twist and turn. It is not "The Truman Show" incarnate, though it may seem that way for a bit here.

Here is the complete track list and link to the sound clip and quote used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

Jimmy Soul - If You Want To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life
Fenyman - Television
Aphex Twin - Xtal

"Positive Thinking Theta Waves" (link to YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScWauM_qqMI

Osho Quote:
"Man goes from one woman to another, goes on changing. People think he is a great lover; he is not a lover at all. He is avoiding, he is trying to avoid any deep involvement because with deep involvement problems have to be faced, and much pain has to be gone through. So one simply plays safe; one makes it a point never to go too deeply into somebody.
If you go too deep you may not be able to come back easily. And if you go deeply into somebody, somebody else will go deeply into you also; it is always proportionate. If I go very deep in you the only way is to allow you also to go that deep in me. It is a give and take, it is a sharing. Then one may get entangled too much, and it will be difficult to escape and the pain may be much. So people learn how to play safe: just let surfaces meet — hit-and-run love affairs. Before you are caught, run.
This is what is happening in the modern world. People have become so juvenile, so childish; they are losing all maturity.
Maturity comes only when you are ready to face the pain of your being; maturity comes only when you are ready to take the challenge. And there is no greater challenge than love." ~ Osho

Natala Lafourcade - Amor, amor de mis amores (feat. Devendra Banhart)
Marcas Marr & Chet Faker - Birthday Card
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Was Dog A Doughnut
Nico Yaryan - You Belong To Me
Jimmy Hughes - I'm Qualified
Lullatone - The Biggest Pile Of Leaves You've Ever Seen
Tape Hiss - The Panic In Needle Park (Retrospective Mix)
Kaytranada - Lite Spots
The Suburban Homes - Television Spies
Dan Digs - Echo Park Lake
Touch Sensitive - Pizza Guy
Talking Heads - Television Man

Episode 22: Porkbelly, Chapter 13 (The Garden)

Posted on 15 Jun 2016

In Chapter 13 of "Porkbelly," a novel written by Lily in 2011, Railey and Jeremy, 22-year-old best friends, revisit a garden in the industrial part of Chicago where they'd been the night before. It's midnight, in November. We glimpse the sweet innocence of their relationship and delve deeper into their emotional bond.

Here is the complete track list and link to the video clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

Major Lazer - Get Free
Midnight Savari - Akasha

Agnieszka Holland - "The Secret Garden" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHZs6i30Xr4

Peaking Lights - Little Flower (feat. Chloe Sevigny)
Gauntlet Hair - Top Bunk
Deep Dark Blue - Atoms
Kellerkind - Jazz Cafe
Andy Ferro - Hood
Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams
Kenna - Chains
Colour Castle - Chains
The Cookies - Chains
Rosanne Cash - Take These Chains From My Heart
Martin j. Ballou - Midnight Romance
Leon Vynehall - Midnight On Rainbow Road (Beat Edit)
The Velvet Underground - Beginning To See The Light
Jamie xx - SeeSaw

Möbius Strip Is Off Air This Week & Will Return Next Week

Posted on 01 Jun 2016

Hello!

We're off air this week. We'll be back next Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th with Chapters 13 & 14 of "Porkbelly." Get ready for a huge reveal in the next few chapters! Things are heating up.

Hope you have a fabulous week!

Peace and love to all,

Lily

Episode 21: Porkbelly, Chapter 12 (The Zoo)

Posted on 21 May 2016

In Chapter 12 of Porkbelly, a novel I wrote in 2011, Railey her mother and older brother Roy go to Lincoln Park Zoo. Roy reveals how concerned the family is about her. Railey reveals she thinks she's being watched. Is she just being paranoid?

Here is the complete track list and link to the video clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

The Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Sofi Tukker - Hey Lion
Cashmere Cat - Mirror Maru

Chris Columbus - "Mrs. Doubtfire" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4imJ9-uaNE

Siblings - All I See Is U
Super Furry Animals - Bing Bong
Duologue - Sibling (NYPC Remix)
Joey Bada$$ - Lose Control (feat. Glass Animals)
Built To Spill - Living Zoo
BIM with RUFF ZOO - リフレッシュ
Krywald & Farrer - Blue Brother
East Of My Youth - Mother
Tito Chicoma Y Su Orquestra - Fat Mama
Night Panther - Devotion
filous - Shaded In feat. Jordan Léser (Common Tiger Remix)
My Name Is Ian - The First Bomb Dropped In Berlin During World War Two, Killed The Only Elephant In The Berlin Zoo
The Shirelles - Mama Said
Giacomo Puccini - Madame Butterfly (aria)

Episode 20: Porkbelly, Chapter 11 (Awake)

Posted on 19 May 2016

In Chapter 11 of "Porkbelly," a novel I wrote a few years ago, Railey and Roman's first date concludes with a quiet, intimate moment on Roman's front steps. The next morning, in Railey's apartment, we enter her mind a bit and get a glimpse of her family for the first time.

Here is the complete track list and link to the video clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

The Chordettes - Mr. Sandman
Eric Prydz - Opus (Four Tet Remix)

Richard Linklater - "Before Sunrise" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jmZQcPoluc&spfreload=1

The Blood Arm - Bubblegum
New Order - Age Of Consent
Tom Hades - Steps On You
Ify Jerry Krusade - Everybody Likes Something Good
Gentle Mystics - Awaken
midst - Wake up, O sleeper
Romo - Awakening
Blonde Maze - Awake Asleep
Pepper Rabbit - Older Brother
Bob Hocko & The Swamp Rats - I'm Going Home
Poly Pines - Awake
Esther Phillips - I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)

Episode 19: Porkbelly, Chapter 10 (Thin Skin)

Posted on 16 May 2016

In Chapter 10 of "Porkbelly," a novel I wrote five years ago, we continue the story of a couple's first date.

Railey is 22, depressed, and a spoiled brat. Roman, late 20s and English, and who in the first chapter comes across as vapid and pretentious, is more and more is showing himself to be a deep-thinking person and lightening the scene as a comedic character. One example of this is how, on this, their first, date, he brings Railey to meet a friend of his, a 76-year-old Mexican man named Javier, and face her fear of "old people" head on.

Really, Railey is more afraid of life and death itself than old people. This is revealed in this segment in the story as she breaks down in front of Javier when Roman steps outside of the room signaling that, in fact, it is she who has the thin skin.

Here is the complete track list and link to the video clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

Animal Collective - Brother Sport
Family Atlantica - Enjera

Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld - "Seinfeld" (clip from TV series)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuwLFkpk4Lw

Rusangano Family - Heathrow
Gi Gi Giraffe - Picture
JAVASCRIPT - Prayer Hands (DJ Sega Remix)
909 Til Infinity - Don't Clock Me Out
Clarence Frogman Henry - Ain't Got No Home
Kero Kero Bonito - Picture This
Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan
Pure Bathing Culture - Pray For Rain (Sylvan Esso Remix)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1, B Flat
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
Barrett Strong - Money (That's All I Want)
Prayer. - Hope
Faces - Ooh La La
Alpine - Hands (Goldroom Remix)

Episode 18: Porkbelly, Chapter 9 (Cleaning)

Posted on 11 May 2016

Chapter 9, of a novel I wrote back in 2011, "Porkbelly," focuses on Jeremy, a lovable 22-year-old skateboarder and street artist and best friend of Railey, the novel's heroine. Jilted by Railey earlier in the night so she could go on her first date with Roman, Jeremy awakens from a nightmare. He hangs out with his roommate Bug and tries to escape from the dark place his mind has gone by running through some memories of Railey from childhood.

Here is the complete track list and link to the video clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
Cranks - Semantic Memory

Meredith Wilson & Franklin Lacey - "The Music Man" (clip)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI

David Bazan - Trouble With Boys
The Lees Of Memory - All-Powerful You
Nathan Surreal - Binary Omania (Eversines Remix)
Iska Dhaaf - Invisible Cities
Tommy James & The Shondelles - Crimson & Clover
Ducktails - Surreal Exposure
Jinsang - Past Memory
Memory Drawers vs. Infinity School - Hart
World Tour - Surreal
Pavement - Gold Soundz
Sami Switch x FooR - Trouble
Memorecks - Trouble (Free n Losh Remix)
Bruce - The Trouble With Wilderness
Bill Withers - Lean On Me

For Best Live Listening, Use TuneIn!

Posted on 10 May 2016

Hey Guys,

A friend of mine was trying to listen live last week and was experiencing problems streaming through the Party 934 site and also on the app. In general, the best way to listen to Möbius Strip live (as advised by the guys in charge) is to use a website/app called TuneIn. You can download the app on your phone or go here:

http://tunein.com/

and search for "Party 934)

Alternatively, to make things easier, here's a direct link to the Party 934 Station on TuneIn. http://tunein.com/radio/Party-934-Radio-s114582/

Thanks for listening :)

Episode 17: Porkbelly, Chapter 8 (Taxi)

Posted on 05 May 2016

In Chapter 8 of a novel I wrote in 2011 called "Porkbelly," Railey and Roman continue with their first, blind date. They leave the woods to go to a friend of Roman's house, a 76-year-old man named Javier. On the way they talk with their romantic cab driver, Abjul. Railey is scared of "old people" and so is very unhappy to be visiting with Javier. Especially since she's waiting for their first kiss.

In general, this chapter offers a "slice of life" feel. "Porkbelly" will present more and more examples of this as it becomes increasingly like a quest.


Here is the complete track list and link to the video clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

The Supremes - Baby Love
Aphex Twin - Alberto Balsalm

Larry David - "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (clip from TV series)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KywseYOdJI8

Gary Numan - Cars
Taffy Trouble - Backseat Driver
Super Flu - Shneeblee
The Beatles - I've Just Seen A Face
Sampa The Great - Black Dignity
Jesse Bru - Pinkfog
Offenbach - Belle nuit ô nuit d'amour (aria from "The Tales of Hoffman)
Thin Yoghurts - Girl On The Bus
Fancy Feast - Work
Fairmont - Fate (Undo Remix)
BIKE - 1943
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
LCD Soundsystem - Home

Episode 16: Porkbelly, Chapter 7 (The Woods)

Posted on 05 May 2016

In Chapter 7 of "Porkbelly," a novel I wrote a few years ago, we walk through the woods in Chicago with Railey and Roman, a couple on a first, blind date. Railey is starting to warm to Roman and reveals a big secret to him.

Here is the complete track list and link to the film clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

Patsy Cline - Walkin' After Midnight
Alan Dente - Dark Nebula

Howard Deutch - "The Great Outdoors" (clip)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I3K8xBfywg0

The Meters - Hand Clapping Song
Twin Peaks - Walk To The One You Love

KAHU - Walk
Madben - Into The Woods
Laurie Anderson - Ramon
Bob Dylan - Just Like A Woman
Hot Chip - No Fit State

Dark Shield - Hybrid
Scarlett & Freeze x Hipman Junky - Trouble Again
Deejay Catracho - Cumbia Mix
Fleetwood Mac - Second Hand News

Rafaele Castiglione - Prima Lux (clip)
Ooberfuse - Secret Tattoo
Them - It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Episode 15: Porkbelly, Chapter 6 (Softening)

Posted on 01 May 2016

We continue with "Porkbelly," a novel I wrote a few years ago. In Chapter 6, we open with Jeremy, a young street artist and skateboarder who has had a big scare after tagging a garden. Railey, Jeremy's best friend and the novel's heroine, is on her first (blind) date with Roman, an older English conceptual artist. Railey and Roman hang out at a second dive bar then take a cab to some woods in the city of Chicago at Railey's request.

Jeremy, is, as always, fresh, sweet and adorable. We're introduced to his roommate Bug, one of the many bike messengers with whom he lives in a dilapidated party house. Railey's romantic side further comes to light. Roman is revealed to be a more comedic character. I called this episode "Softening" because we continue to see Jeremy's soft heart and his hidden love for Railey; and Railey is beginning, slowly, to fall for Roman.

Note to those who want to catch up on the story: "Porkbelly" begins with the episode from 4.13.2016 and is available in the iTunes Podcast store and on Stitcher Radio for easy access listening. And if anyone has issues streaming or downloading episodes through those sites or here on Party934.com, email me at MobiusStripShow@gmail.com and I will send you the mp3, no problem at all :)

Also, another note about listening... There is a lag in the server which sometimes takes a few hours for each episode to update through the RSS feed. Therefore, if you are attempting to listen before the mp3 has had time to really come through, you will hear the previous episode though the date and the description give the appearance of it being the new one. Just give it a bit (like 1-2 hours) and you should be able to hear the new newness. As always, from the bottom, top and all sides of my heart, thank you for listening!

Here is a complete track list and link to the clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says
JETZLS - Lines On A Map

Richard Linklater - "Dazed and Confused" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls_8cFgBUj4

LADY FLASH - とらばーゆ
Bill Baird - We'll Meet Again Someday, or We Won't

Gaspard de La Montagne - Canines
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 8, Finale (clip)
Françoise Hardy - Suzanne

The Flashbulb - The First Rain and You
M83 - You Appearing
©OOL JAPAN - Rush Hour (feat. Sarah Bonito & ラブリーサマーちゃん)
Bettye Swann - Kiss My Love Goodbye

JANA RUSH - ACID TEK
N'to - Note Blanche
Dr. Dog - That Old Black Hole
The Police - Walking on the Moon
Vår - In Your Arms (Final Fantasy)

Episode 14: Porkbelly, Chapter 5 (They Meet)

Posted on 27 Apr 2016

Hello! Today we continued with the story of "Porkbelly," a novel I wrote back in 2011. We are now on Chapter 5. Here's the synopsis:

When we left off last week, Jeremy, a young street artist and skateboarder, had just been shown a horrific sight -- taxidermied human bodies in Mr. Solomon's basement. Railey, Jeremy's best friend, had brought him to this garden of lights off an alley in an industrial part of Chicago, then abandoned him to go on a blind date. Upset, cause he secretly loves her, Jeremy soothed himself by tagging the garden. Mr. Solomon, an artist and the space's owner, caught him. He and Jeremy smoked week and that's when he showed him the enshrined dead bodies in the basement...

Now Jeremy runs from Mr. Solomon, who is in amazing shape for a man his age and catches up to him. Mr. Solomon explains that he's not responsible for their deaths. The people in his basement are his relatives and he just couldn't let go of them. Jeremy's still horrified and skateboards away to call and text Railey. She doesn't answer.

She doesn't even hear his call or text, in fact, because she's preoccupied with the disappointment she's encountering on her first date with Roman. He's not who she thought he'd be. She has had a fantasy that this was some kind of a set up of another man she'd met before, one for whom she's pining.

Instead, in an empty dive bar, Railey sits across from Roman Taylor-Graves, a British conceptual artist a few years older than she. He presents her with a sketch of an idea for conceptual art piece and presses her for her opinion on it. At first she detests him. By the end she's starting to warm up to Roman.

A note here that at the start of the novel, Railey is not the most likable figure. She comes off as spoiled and snotty. This is purposeful. Within the next few chapters, hopefully the audience will develop more sympathy for her. And as the dark tale of "Porkbelly" unfolds, it is the intention that one can't help and identify with her as a human figure in an increasingly uprooted world.

We use a clip from the film "When Harry Met Sally" in the opening to lighten things up and because it relates to both the subject of death that Jeremy encounters and the initial meeting of a pair who don't much care for each other at first and yet will become a couple.

Here is the complete track list and link to the clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
Made In M - City
EVRIL - Meet Me In Montauk

Rob Reiner - "When Harry Met Sally" (clip)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mp8chvACVBk

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
People Under The Stairs - Acid Raindrops
Seth Troxler, Phil Moffa - Meet The Butcha

Tom Vek - I Ain't Saying My Goodbyes
Low Factor - You Now
Lea Porcelain - Loose Life (Roman Flügel Remix)
Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald - Lightyears
Stefano Ritteri - About A Young Lady (Eric Volta Flute Mix)

Scallops Hotel - Tense Present
Love Is All - False Pretense
Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - The First Ten Minutes Of Cocksucker Blues

Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
John Maus - Hey Moon

Episode 13: Porkbelly, Chapter 4 (Art)

Posted on 22 Apr 2016

Storytelling through a novel I wrote back in 2011 called "Porkbelly," and a note that I'm a much different person now than I was when I finished it. It's much darker and more drug-ridden than I would create these days. Anyway, we're now on Chapter 4.

Jeremy, a young street artist, skateboarder and innocent, has been abandoned by his lifelong best friend, Railey who leaves him in a garden she brought him to in the industrial part of Chicago to go on a blind date. He's a little upset by this, to say the least, since he secretly harbors feelings for her. It's nighttime, in November. This garden is comprised of different fence panels or all sorts which are hung with lights and create a maze to an a apartment building behind it.

To buck himself up, Jeremy tags the whole garden with different phrases. Then someone comes out of the building... he's caught.

Here is the complete track list and link to the clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

Pavement - Shady Lane

Jerry Seinfeld & Larry David - "Seinfeld" (clip compilation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0Xtsi7Jcec

Art Alfie - Easy To Love!
The Limiñanas - Garden of Love (feat. Peter Hook)
J:Kenzo - Urban Gorilla (feat. Juiceman)

Central Rodeo - Lost Garden
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Spraypaint
Edith Piaf - Non, Je ne regrette rien

Iglew - Sleep Lighter
Essential Logic - Fanfare In The Garden
Art Department - Catch You By Surprise

Francesco Tristano - Place On Lafayette (Tuff City Kids Remix)
WOODS - Sun City Creeps
Arthur Russell - This Is How We Walk On The Moon

NAP - Urban Fare
Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

Episode 12: Porkbelly, Chapter 3 (The Alley)

Posted on 20 Apr 2016

We're on to Chapter Three of "Porkbelly" and continue our soundtrack accompaniment to telling the story of a novel I wrote back in 2011. Again, I am a much different person these days so please understand that in relation to the darker aspects of this tale.

November 8, later that day: Railey, our 22-year-old main character who acts more like a spoiled teen, hangs out with Jeremy, her best friend, in an alley then leads him to a surreal garden in the middle of Chicago. We begin to establish the deep relationship between Jeremy and Railey who have grown up together. The audience, I think, will begin to identify with Railey more as the world of the novel darkens around her. For now, we love Jeremy, a street artist and skateboarder, who is surely the novel's innocent and whose pure-heartedness represents "youth" at its finest.

Here is the complete track list and link to film clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

Brian Eno - Baby's On Fire

David Mitchell & Robert Webb - "Peep Show" (clip)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bxO_wp0AQqY

Chris Coco - Dreaming Of Love (Ruf Dug Dream Dub)
Nightmares On Wax - Passion
Die Antwoord - Baby's On Fire
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Nobody Dies
Grateful Dead - Friend Of The Devil

Quiet Dawn - Dusk (Garonne Remix)
Karman Verdi - Skywalker
Grandparents - Kids In The Alley
Alley, John Dope, Paul Hares - Khnstrct
Jarvis Cocker - Baby's Coming Back To Me

Huey Daze - After The Rain
DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall
Aaron Neville - Wrong Number
The Grubby Mitts - To A Friend's House
Talking Heads - And She Was

Möbius Strip on Hype Machine

Posted on 19 Apr 2016

Hi guys!

I find a lot of my music on Hype Machine, which is a music blog aggregator and fabulous deliverer of fresh tunes. If you'd like to follow along as I search for songs before each show, friend me!

http://hypem.com/mobiusstrip

Or search for "Mobius Strip" on http://hypem.com/

I just started this new account for the show, so it doesn't have a lot of tracks yet. You can watch it grow!

Thanks for listening! And happy Tuesday :)

Episode 11: Porkbelly, Chapter 2 (The Doctor)

Posted on 16 Apr 2016

Storytelling through narrative fiction and a soundtrack, we continue with the second chapter of a novel I wrote back in 2011, "Porkbelly."

November 8, 244 Days Earlier. We're in a doctor's office, in Chicago. Railey, the 22-year-old main character introduced in Chapter 1, meets with Dr. Lazlo, a creepy and restrained psychiatrist. This episode gets far more "Black Mirror" like, futuristic and mysterious.

Here is the complete track list and link to film clip used:

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

The Beatles - Help!
Los Lopez - Come Over (Birds of Paradise Remix)

Frank Oz - "What About Bob" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfrueeBmfXo&nohtml5=False

Stormzy - Shut Up
Nap Eyes - Stargazer

Snake - Bird People
Opio & Free The Robots - Psych Ward
Jackson 5 - Doctor My Eyes
Oh Pep! - Doctor Doctor

The Simmertones - Doctor Who
Solid Doctor - Faustian Bargain
Ladada - New Psych
Gem CoDE - Complex (feat. Sadat X & Audible Doctor)

Lights That Change - Beautiful Soul (Fran Ashcroft Psych Mix)
Bird of Paradise - The Holy Mountain
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Queen of the Night (aria from "The Magic Flute")
Inspired & the Sleep - In My Labyrinth Mind (Suede James Remix)

Episode 10: Porkbelly, Chapter 1 (Malibu)

Posted on 13 Apr 2016

We delve into the first chapter of a novel I finished back in 2011 entitled "Porkbelly." At it's end, this work will prove to be near-futuristic and technology driven. At it's start, it's the story of a spoiled 22-year-old woman with psychiatric problems. As a personal disclaimer, when I finished this work 5 years ago, I was a much different person. Today I would not write something nearly so grimy, gritty or dark. Still, I think it has merit considering the end message is one of positivity. The whole work and all characters are entirely fictional.

Since the aim is to have the audience be involved in the plot chapter by chapter, episode by episode, I will provide brief summaries of the storyline of each chapter here.

July 10: We open in Malibu. Roman Taylor-Graves who is a rising reality TV star, handsome, English, superficial and cold drives an expensive convertible to a swanky restaurant with Railey DuBois, a spoiled and depressed 22-year-old, at his side. At the restaurant Railey is despondent and sulky. They fight.

The following is a complete track list and link to the film clip used.

"Porkbelly" is © 2011 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1752611

Dion - The Wanderer
Surf Philosophies - Fleshsuckr
Oli Furness - Crash Gordon (BodyJack Remix)

John Hughes - "Sixteen Candles" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlM7yp7Uoig

Marvin Gaye - Sunny (Notize Edit)
Il Est Villaine - Surf Rider
Rik Wright - Sugar Crash
Surf Harp - Pool Boy
Donovan - Sunshine Superman

Milos - Lakewood Drive
Ametsub - Precipice Drive
The Rolling Stones - Get Off My Cloud
BVRGER - The Cool Kids

The Chantays - Pipeline
George Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue
The Knife - Heartbeats
Syv de Blare - Crash

This Is Head - Natten (Charlie Don's Surf Remix)
Willie J Healey - Malibu

Möbius Strip Now on Twitter, Instagram + Gmail

Posted on 12 Apr 2016

Hi guys!

We're getting with social media! Follow along, should you desire at:

Twitter: @MobiusStripFM

Instagram: @mobiusstripshow

Email us, too, if you want! Artists, send us tracks! Or just whoevs: MobiusStripShow@gmail.com

Thanks for listening!

Episode 9, Part 2: The Singularity

Posted on 07 Apr 2016

The theme of today is the technological singularity, which according to wikipedia is:

"The technological singularity is a hypothetical event in which artificial general intelligence (constituting, for example, intelligent computers, computer networks, or robots) would be capable of recursive self-improvement (progressively redesigning itself), or of autonomously building ever smarter and more powerful machines than itself, up to the point of a runaway effect—an intelligence explosion — that yields an intelligence surpassing all current human control or understanding. Because the capabilities of such a superintelligence may be impossible for a human to comprehend, the technological singularity is the point beyond which events may become unpredictable or even unfathomable to human intelligence."

The thinking is that the singularity will come to fruition soon due to the fact that the growth of technology is exponential, which means it doubles in advancement every year or so. When plotted, exponential growth takes the form of a "J Curve." Thus, in order to be conceptually succinct with this acceleration, after the opening of the episode, its music is curated in an attempt to replicate this "J Curve" in regards to beats per minute. So the BPM per song increases from the beginning to the end of the episode. The singularity is further explicated through clips from experts on the subject.

The entirety of Episode 9, which deals first with virtual reality then with the singularity, is intended to set the groundwork for storytelling slated to begin next week. Starting then, Möbius Strip will be airing musical soundtracks to accompany and enhance a novel I wrote a few years back, entitled "Porkbelly." At the novel's start, though a big strange and gritty, it appears to be a story like any other, rooted concretely in the present. However, the end of the novel reveals a massive twist. Episode 9 is meant to provide a platform for the conclusion of "Porkbelly."

Here is the complete track list and links to the clips used:


Wintergarten - Marble Machine [worth the watch on YouTube]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q

Spike Jonze - "Her" (clip)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr7aI0RqtXc&nohtml5=False

Stars Of The Lid - A Meaningful Moment Through A Meaning(less) Process
Ray Kurzweil - "The Coming Singularity" (clips from YouTube video via The Big Think)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uIzS1uCOcE&nohtml5=False

Laurie Anderson - Strange Angels
Cocteau Twins - Pearly Dewdrops' Drops
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You) (BADBADNOTGOOD Reinterpretation)
Bozack Morris - Mak 90 (feat. Conway)
The Juan Maclean - A Simple Design
De Lux - Oh Man The Future
YACHT - Psychic City
Cut Copy - Future
Modeselektor - Let Your Love Grow
Michael Andrews - Poly Fields
Nick Bostrom - "What Happens When Our Computers Get Smarter Than We Are?" (clip from TED Talk)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnT1xgZgkpk&nohtml5=False

Human Machine - Janus

Episode 9, Part 1: Virtual Reality

Posted on 06 Apr 2016

In this episode, we delve into the world of VR (today) then the singularity (tomorrow) in order to set up for some upcoming storytelling — I will begin sharing chronological chapters of my novel, "Porkbelly," which I finished a few years back. "Porkbelly" is barely, and kinda, science fiction in the "Black Mirror" sense (i.e. near futuristic and about technology). This sci-fi-ness won't be apparent at start of "Porkbelly." However, by its end, I think this lead into the realm of virtual reality, especially considering the current speculation over the quickly impending importance of it culturally, will be useful.

This episode utilizes YouTube videos, a TED talk, and a poem to create a VR landscape. First we go over the history of VR, next into how it affects our brain, and then into an inspiring example of a very enriching way in which it's currently being used. We end with a powerful poem that ties current "reality" to our exploration of its "virtual" counterpart. Be forewarned: this episode, musically, is far heavier than previous ones and is predominantly electronic since that seems to suit the futurism and technological aspect of the subject at hand.

Here is a complete track list and links to the clips poem which comprises our dive into VR:

Pisetzky - Off the Map
Gary Numan - Are Friends Electric?
Wired to Follow - Constructor
Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson - "Alice In Wonderland" (clip from the 1951 Disney film)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q93VrYOXSe8

Rabbit Hole Revelations - Kilimanjaro

Game Spot: Reality Check - "History of Virtual Reality" (clip from YouTube video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43mA_ypfwKg

Goo - Condensed Reality
The Lower 48 - Condensed Reality
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Little Death Machine - Healthy
Dirty Dishes, Laika & Strelka - Dance Machine
DNews - "How Your Brain Experiences Virtual Reality" (clip from YouTube video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spITCND-jQo

States of Emotion - The Way I'm Wired (Friendzone Remix)
Mick Jenkins - On the Map (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD)
Fuzz - Rat Race
Ekoda Map - Pastels
Underwater Escape from the Black Hole - Wired
Chris Milk - "How Virtual Reality Can Create The Ultimate Empathy Machine" (clip from TED Talk)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXHil1TPxvA

The Scroll - You Know Empathy, Right
Fuck Reality - Oldschool Baby (Smallpeople Version)
Tony Hoagland - "Note to Reality" (poem)

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/244196

Note to Reality
BY TONY HOAGLAND

"Without even knowing it, I have
believed in you for a long time.

When I looked at my blood under a microscope
I could see truth multiplying over and over.

—Not police sirens, nor history books, not stage-three lymphoma
persuaded me

but your honeycombs and beetles; the dry blond fascicles of grass
thrust up above the January snow.
Your postcards of Picasso and Matisse,
from the museum series on European masters.

When my friend died on the way to the hospital
it was not his death that so amazed me

but that the driver of the cab
did not insist upon the fare.

Quotation marks: what should we put inside them?

Shall I say “I” “have been hurt” “by” “you,” you neglectful monster?

I speak now because experience has shown me
that my mind will never be clear for long.

I am more thick-skinned and male, more selfish, jealous, and afraid
than ever in my life.

“For my heart is tangled in thy nets;
my soul enmeshed in cataracts of time...”

The breeze so cool today, the sky smeared with bluish grays and whites.

The parade for the slain police officer
goes past the bakery

and the smell of fresh bread
makes the mourners salivate against their will."

Death Grips - Feels Like a Wheel

Möbius Strip Now Available in the iTunes Podcast Store!

Posted on 06 Apr 2016

Hello!

Amped to announce that Möbius Strip is now available in the iTunes Podcast Store! For some reason it seems that only the past three episodes are currently showing up. However, I've emailed Apple to sort that out. You can find it by searching for "Möbius Strip on Party 934" or through this link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mobius-strip-on-party-934/id1098068441?mt=2

If you subscribe then all new episodes will automatically update! I will be adding this info to my "about section" on my profile page as well.

Thanks so much for listening!

Lily

Episode 8, Part 2: Volterra (An American In Italy)

Posted on 31 Mar 2016

For Part Two of our show on Volterra, Italy — a small, picturesque walled town in Tuscany — we story-tell with my friend Martha, with whom I studied abroad there one summer in college. This storytelling diverts from what we've been doing in that it's non-linear. Martha recounts some family stories, giving us a sense of vivid "Americanness" and we link the episode back to Volterra, Tuscany, Italy with a brilliant poem by Louis Simpson at the close of the episode that is particularly poignant regarding our current geopolitical scene.

Mina - Bang Bang (Nancy Sinatra Cover)
Christopher Guest - "Waiting for Guffman" (clip)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De6AkndwRpM

Marlin - Train Of Thought
Robert Pete Williams - Freight Train Blues
The Relations - Soul Train
Icarus - Ride This Train
Jacques DuTronc - Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi
Floating Points - Thin Air
Pink Floyd - Fearless
Sidestepper - On The Line
Grateful Dead - Touch Of Grey
Sun Angels - Aero
Asha Bhosle - Ina Mina Dika
Animal Collective - Golden Gal
Tess Roby - Plasticine Hills
Louis Simpson - "On the Lawn at the Villa" (poem)

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171542

On the Lawn at the Villa
BY LOUIS SIMPSON

"On the lawn at the villa—
That’s the way to start, eh, reader?
We know where we stand—somewhere expensive—
You and I imperturbes, as Walt would say,
Before the diversions of wealth, you and I engagés.

On the lawn at the villa
Sat a manufacturer of explosives,
His wife from Paris,
And a young man named Bruno,

And myself, being American,
Willing to talk to these malefactors,
The manufacturer of explosives, and so on,
But somehow superior. By that I mean democratic.
It’s complicated, being an American,
Having the money and the bad conscience, both at the same time.
Perhaps, after all, this is not the right subject for a poem.

We were all sitting there paralyzed
In the hot Tuscan afternoon,
And the bodies of the machine-gun crew were draped over the balcony.
So we sat there all afternoon."

The Chemical Brothers - Another World

Möbius Strip Now Available On Stitcher Radio!

Posted on 31 Mar 2016

Gone are the days when you have to suffer through the hassle of streaming or downloading past episodes! Technology is here to stay! And Möbius Strip now has a home on Stitcher Radio. Being non-exclusive, you can download the Stitcher Radio App both on iPhone and Android, then search for "Mobius Strip on Party 934" and follow along! All the old episodes are up there and it will update new episodes automatically.

For old schoolers, here is the link to it:

http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=86735&refid=stpr

According to Stitcher, the best way to gain exposure to your podcast is to have ratings/reviews. Soooo, if you enjoy Möbius Strip, I would so appreciate you doing that! It will help me to add listeners to my labor of love.

Stitcher won the race and got back to me faster than the iTunes Podcast Store and Möbius Strip will be available on there as well any day now. I will post when Apple lets me know it's up!

Happy Thursday and love to you all,

Lily

Möbius Strip Podcast Will Be Available Through iTunes Podcast Store & On Stitcher Radio Later This Week!

Posted on 30 Mar 2016

Hi!

So excited to announce that soon you will no longer need to stream Möbius Strip through your browser or take up space downloading the mp3s. It will be available as a podcast you can follow in the iTunes Podcast Store and on Stitcher Radio this week! You can catch up on all old episodes and automatically keep up to date with new ones.

Will post as soon as it's up and running on each platform.

Thanks for listening :)

Lily

Episode 8, Part 1: Volterra ("The Sharkman Addiction")

Posted on 30 Mar 2016

"The Sharkman Addiction" is a short story I wrote back in college about four girls studying abroad in Volterra, Italy, for a summer. Here is a complete track list and link to the clip used.

"The Sharkman Addiction" is © 2001 (Lily)
WGA Registration #: 1832794

Belle & Sebastian - A Summer Wasting
James Ivory - "A Room With A View" (clip)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J-gFsXfbF08

Giacomo Puccini - Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (from "La Rondine," Kiri te Kanawa singing)
College - A Real Hero (Sensi Affect Remix)
Aphex Twin - 2Tone (Camborne College Mix)
Aphrohead - Elevator (I'll Take The Stairs)
People Under The Stairs - San Francisco Knights
Thieves Like Us - Drugs In My Body
Norma Jean Bella - I'm The Baddest Bitch (Moodymann Mix)
Rodion - Bococa Hills (Fabrizio Mammarella Remix)
Rodgers & Hammerstein - Sixteen Going On Seventeen (from "The Sound of Music")
Jonnie Common - Shark
Superpoze - Time Travel (Jean Tonique Version)
Aurora Halal - Sunlight
Beirut - Postcards from Italy
The Cure - A Letter To Elise

Episode 7, Part 2: Nice (N'Ass-T'All, George Michael, and Cow Purse)

Posted on 30 Mar 2016

In Part 2 of the episode on Nice, France, we talk to my cousin, D, in order to tell the tales of some of our adventures that occurred when we were there as teenagers. Here is the complete track list for the podcast version of the episode and link to the clip used.

Thanks for listening!

George Baker - Little Green Bag
Amy Heckerling - "National Lampoon's European Vacation" (clip)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iXGbJKjNxU

Paul Kalkbrenner - Azure
Marc Romboy - Against the Clock (Fact Magazine)
GRRL PAL - Dare
Major Lazer - Smooth Sailing (feat. Mr. Williamz)
DJ Sonikku - On the Rocks
Sir Michael Rocks - Lost Boys (feat. Mac Miller & Trinidad James)
Beach Boys - Wouldn't It be Nice
TEEN - Free Time
Snowday - Walk Along These Rocks With Me
Sail A Whale - In Question
Ricardo Tobar - Teenager
George Michael - Faith
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Dreamer
Kidnap Kid - Birds That Fly

Episode 7, Part 1: Nice ("To Catch a Thief")

Posted on 23 Mar 2016

In an attempt to conjure Nice, France, clips from Alfred Hitchcock's 1955 film "To Catch a Thief" pepper the episode which closes with a poem, "Couple on Park Bench," by Eamon Grennan. This "Part 1" of the episode on Nice is meant to lead into "Part 2," personal storytelling of teen girls getting into some trouble while there for a week on holiday.

Here is the complete track list for, links to clips used and full poem included in this segment.

Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie & Clyde
Alfred Hitchcock - "To Catch a Thief" (clip)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pdOXnkwuMdI

Christian Löffler - Mt. Grace
Vendredi sur Mer - Mort Fine
Pony Time - Really Nice Guys
T. Rex - Baby Boomerang
Alfred Hitchcock - "To Catch a Thief" (clip)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8MXrd4C8lhI

New Order - Temptation
The Velvet Underground - Run Run Run
Françoise Hardy - Till The Morning Comes
Alfred Hitchcock - "To Catch a Thief" (clip)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Le-X36HfBGI

Dan Deacon - Feel The Lightning
Run the Jewels - Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)
Sonic Youth - Diamond Sea (Radio Edit)
Richard Wagner - "Der Ring des Nibelungen" (clip)
Eamon Grennan - "Couple on Park Bench" (poem)

"Back to back on a flat stone bench
they're at ease among the roses:
sun blanches the pebbled walks;
dusty pigeons nuzzle in the sycamores.

The trees have lost half their lives
to the need for order, and make now
a neat avenue of shade
where couples with children walk

by an old lady feeding the birds
and murmuring their language.
A jay cries defiance from the shades
behind iron railings, and you might

for the moment be floating above
your own body, looking down
in late-afternoon leaf-filtered light
on this Etruscan couple crowning

their urn: she's raised her arm to
point to the way they bud and blossom
and blow their lives away, the roses,
in a fine riot of color, while he

has fixed his gaze on the strictly
tethered fuchsia hedges, staked
at certain intervals along the borders.
Above, two pigeons are kissing,

necks wound round each other
like a capital letter in "The Art of Love,"
lidded eyes drowsy, indifferent,
collars shining in the green shade.

And caught in mid-stride, catching
both their eyes, a tall woman passes
in sunflower and crimson: her bag of blue
Italian leather jerks like a live thing."

Madeleine Peyroux - Dance Me to the End of Love
Bronswick - Comme La Mer

Episode 6, Part 2: To the Lighthouse

Posted on 17 Mar 2016

Part 2 of excerpts taken from Virginia Woolf's 1927 novel "To the Lighthouse," accompanied by music. Here is a complete list of tracks, clip and excerpts used.

Nico - These Days
Ricky Gervais - "Extras" TV Show (clip with David Bowie)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv6mEv_rDdE

Luke's Anger - Polite Violence
Virginia Woolf - "To the Lighthouse" (excerpt)

"Raising her eyebrows at the discrepancy — that was what she was thinking, this was what she was doing — ladling out soup — she felt, more and more strongly, outside that eddy; or as if a shade had fallen, and, robbed of colour, she saw things truly. The room (she looked round it) was very shabby. There was no beauty anywhere. She forebore to look at Mr. Tansley. Nothing seemed to have merged. They all sat separate. And the whole of the effort of merging and flowing and creating rested on her. Again she felt, as a fact without hostility, the sterility of men, for if she did not do it nobody would do it, and so, giving herself a little shake that one gives a watch that has stopped, the old familiar pulse began beating, as the watch begins ticking — one, two, three, one, two, three. And so on and so on, she repeated, listening to it, sheltering and fostering the still feeble pulse as one might guard a weak flame with a news-paper."

First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining
Mable John - Stay Out Of The Kitchen
Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive - Real Talk
Virginia Woolf - "To the Lighthouse" (excerpt)

"One word, she said to herself. For if he said a thing, it would make all the difference. He went to the heart of things. He cared about fishermen and their wages. He could not sleep for thinking of them. It was altogether different when he spoke; one did not feel then, pray heaven you don’t see how little I care, because one did care. Then, realising that it was because she admired him so much that she was waiting for him to speak, she felt as if somebody had been praising her husband to her and their marriage, and she glowed all over without realising that it was she herself who had praised him. She looked at him thinking to find this in his face; he would be looking magnificent . . . But not in the least! He was screwing his face up, he was scowling and frowning, and flushing with anger. What on earth was it about? she wondered. What could be the matter? Only that poor old Augustus had asked for another plate of soup — that was all. It was unthinkable, it was detestable (so he signalled to her across the table) that Augustus should be beginning his soup over again. He loathed people eating when he had finished. She saw his anger fly like a pack of hounds into his eyes, his brow, and she knew that in a moment something violent would explode, and then — thank goodness! she saw him clutch himself and clap a brake on the wheel, and the whole of his body seemed to emit sparks but not words. He sat there scowling. He had said nothing, he would have her observe. Let her give him the credit for that!"

The Clash - Armagideon Time
Blur - Tender
Art Of Noise - Moments In Love
Virginia Woolf - "To the Lighthouse" (excerpt)

"Lily wanted to protest violently and outrageously her desire to help him, envisaging how in the dawn on the beach she would be the one to pounce on the brooch half-hidden by some stone, and thus herself be included among the sailors and adventurers. But what did he reply to her offer? She actually said with an emotion that she seldom let appear, “Let me come with you,” and he laughed. He meant yes or no — either perhaps. But it was not his meaning — it was the odd chuckle he gave, as if he had said, Throw yourself over the cliff if you like, I don’t care. He turned on her cheek the heat of love, its horror, its cruelty, its unscrupulosity. It scorched her, and Lily, looking at Minta, being charming to Mr. Ramsay at the other end of the table, flinched for her exposed to these fangs, and was thankful. For at any rate, she said to herself, catching sight of the salt cellar on the pattern, she need not marry, thank Heaven: she need not undergo that degradation. She was saved from that dilution. She would move the tree rather more to the middle.

Such was the complexity of things. For what happened to her, especially staying with the Ramsays, was to be made to feel violently two opposite things at the same time; that’s what you feel, was one; that’s what I feel, was the other, and then they fought together in her mind, as now. It is so beautiful, so exciting, this love, that I tremble on the verge of it, and offer, quite out of my own habit, to look for a brooch on a beach; also it is the stupidest, the most barbaric of human passions, and turns a nice young man with a profile like a gem’s (Paul’s was exquisite) into a bully with a crowbar (he was swaggering, he was insolent) in the Mile End Road. Yet, she said to herself, from the dawn of time odes have been sung to love; wreaths heaped and roses; and if you asked nine people out of ten they would say they wanted nothing but this — love; while the women, judging from her own experience, would all the time be feeling, This is not what we want; there is nothing more tedious, puerile, and inhumane than this; yet it is also beautiful and necessary. Well then, well then? she asked, somehow expecting the others to go on with the argument, as if in an argument like this one threw one’s own little bolt which fell short obviously and left the others to carry it on. So she listened again to what they were saying in case they should throw any light upon the question of love."

Nina Simone - Marriage Is For Old Folks
Feature - Wisdom Teeth
No TV No Radio - Anger
Virginia Woolf - "To the Lighthouse" (excerpt)

"And what then? For she felt that he was still looking at her, but that his look had changed. He wanted something — wanted the thing she always found it so difficult to give him; wanted her to tell him that she loved him. And that, no, she could not do. He found talking so much easier than she did. He could say things — she never could. So naturally it was always he that said the things, and then for some reason he would mind this suddenly, and would reproach her. A heartless woman he called her; she never told him that she loved him. But it was not so — it was not so. It was only that she never could say what she felt. Was there no crumb on his coat? Nothing she could do for him? Getting up, she stood at the window with the reddish-brown stocking in her hands, partly to turn away from him, partly because she remembered how beautiful it often is — the sea at night. But she knew that he had turned his head as she turned; he was watching her. She knew that he was thinking, You are more beautiful than ever. And she felt herself very beautiful. Will you not tell me just for once that you love me? He was thinking that, for he was roused, what with Minta and his book, and its being the end of the day and their having quarrelled about going to the Lighthouse. But she could not do it; she could not say it. Then, knowing that he was watching her, instead of saying anything she turned, holding her stocking, and looked at him. And as she looked at him she began to smile, for though she had not said a word, he knew, of course he knew, that she loved him. He could not deny it. And smiling she looked out of the window and said (thinking to herself, Nothing on earth can equal this happiness)—

“Yes, you were right. It’s going to be wet tomorrow. You won’t be able to go.” And she looked at him smiling. For she had triumphed again. She had not said it: yet he knew."

The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
Madness - Wings Of The Dove
The Kinks - Strangers

Episode 6, Part 1: To the Lighthouse

Posted on 16 Mar 2016

In this episode we're storytelling through Virginia Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse." Here is a complete track list, link to the clip and the excerpts used.

Atlas Sound - Walkabout (feat. Noah Lennox)
David Evans - "The Sandlot" (clip)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QfiY9B_F74I

Booker T & the M.G.s - Green Onions
Baths - Ocean Death
Virginia Woolf - "To the Lighthouse" (excerpt)

“Yes, of course, if it’s fine tomorrow,” said Mrs. Ramsay. “But you’ll have to be up with the lark,” she added.

To her son these words conveyed an extraordinary joy, as if it were settled, the expedition were bound to take place, and the wonder to which he had looked forward, for years and years it seemed, was, after a night’s darkness and a day’s sail, within touch. Since he belonged, even at the age of six, to that great clan which cannot keep this feeling separate from that, but must let future prospects, with their joys and sorrows, cloud what is actually at hand, since to such people even in earliest childhood any turn in the wheel of sensation has the power to crystallise and transfix the moment upon which its gloom or radiance rests, James Ramsay, sitting on the floor cutting out pictures from the illustrated catalogue of the Army and Navy stores, endowed the picture of a refrigerator, as his mother spoke, with heavenly bliss. It was fringed with joy. The wheelbarrow, the lawnmower, the sound of poplar trees, leaves whitening before rain, rooks cawing, brooms knocking, dresses rustling — all these were so coloured and distinguished in his mind that he had already his private code, his secret language, though he appeared the image of stark and uncompromising severity, with his high forehead and his fierce blue eyes, impeccably candid and pure, frowning slightly at the sight of human frailty, so that his mother, watching him guide his scissors neatly round the refrigerator, imagined him all red and ermine on the Bench or directing a stern and momentous enterprise in some crisis of public affairs.

“But,” said his father, stopping in front of the drawing-room window, “it won’t be fine.”

Had there been an axe handy, a poker, or any weapon that would have gashed a hole in his father’s breast and killed him, there and then, James would have seized it. Such were the extremes of emotion that Mr. Ramsay excited in his children’s breasts by his mere presence; standing, as now, lean as a knife, narrow as the blade of one, grinning sarcastically, not only with the pleasure of disillusioning his son and casting ridicule upon his wife, who was ten thousand times better in every way than he was (James thought), but also with some secret conceit at his own accuracy of judgement. What he said was true. It was always true. He was incapable of untruth; never tampered with a fact; never altered a disagreeable word to suit the pleasure or convenience of any mortal being, least of all of his own children, who, sprung from his loins, should be aware from childhood that life is difficult; facts uncompromising; and the passage to that fabled land where our brightest hopes are extinguished, our frail barks founder in darkness (here Mr. Ramsay would straighten his back and narrow his little blue eyes upon the horizon), one that needs, above all, courage, truth, and the power to endure."

M83 - We Own the Sky
Fever Ray - Seven
AZEDIA - Kin
Virginia Woolf - "To the Lighthouse" (excerpt)

“Perhaps you will wake up and find the sun shining and the birds singing,” she said compassionately, smoothing the little boy’s hair, for her husband, with his caustic saying that it would not be fine, had dashed his spirits she could see. This going to the Lighthouse was a passion of his, she saw, and then, as if her husband had not said enough, with his caustic saying that it would not be fine tomorrow, this odious little man went and rubbed it in all over again.

“Perhaps it will be fine tomorrow,” she said, smoothing his hair.

All she could do now was to admire the refrigerator, and turn the pages of the Stores list in the hope that she might come upon something like a rake, or a mowing-machine, which, with its prongs and its handles, would need the greatest skill and care in cutting out. All these young men parodied her husband, she reflected; he said it would rain; they said it would be a positive tornado.

But here, as she turned the page, suddenly her search for the picture of a rake or a mowing-machine was interrupted. The gruff murmur, irregularly broken by the taking out of pipes and the putting in of pipes which had kept on assuring her, though she could not hear what was said (as she sat in the window which opened on the terrace), that the men were happily talking; this sound, which had lasted now half an hour and had taken its place soothingly in the scale of sounds pressing on top of her, such as the tap of balls upon bats, the sharp, sudden bark now and then, “How’s that? How’s that?” of the children playing cricket, had ceased; so that the monotonous fall of the waves on the beach, which for the most part beat a measured and soothing tattoo to her thoughts and seemed consolingly to repeat over and over again as she sat with the children the words of some old cradle song, murmured by nature, “I am guarding you — I am your support,” but at other times suddenly and unexpectedly, especially when her mind raised itself slightly from the task actually in hand, had no such kindly meaning, but like a ghostly roll of drums remorselessly beat the measure of life, made one think of the destruction of the island and its engulfment in the sea, and warned her whose day had slipped past in one quick doing after another that it was all ephemeral as a rainbow — this sound which had been obscured and concealed under the other sounds suddenly thundered hollow in her ears and made her look up with an impulse of terror."

Talking Heads - Take Me to the River
Animal Camera - Dark Water
Duncan Gray - The Weak Nuclear Force (Cannibal Ink Remix)
Virginia Woolf - "To the Lighthouse" (excerpt)

"Whenever she “thought of his work” she always saw clearly before her a large kitchen table. It was Andrew’s doing. She asked him what his father’s books were about. “Subject and object and the nature of reality,” Andrew had said. And when she said Heavens, she had no notion what that meant. “Think of a kitchen table then,” he told her, “when you’re not there.”

So now she always saw, when she thought of Mr. Ramsay’s work, a scrubbed kitchen table. It lodged now in the fork of a pear tree, for they had reached the orchard. And with a painful effort of concentration, she focused her mind, not upon the silver-bossed bark of the tree, or upon its fish-shaped leaves, but upon a phantom kitchen table, one of those scrubbed board tables, grained and knotted, whose virtue seems to have been laid bare by years of muscular integrity, which stuck there, its four legs in air. Naturally, if one’s days were passed in this seeing of angular essences, this reducing of lovely evenings, with all their flamingo clouds and blue and silver to a white deal four-legged table (and it was a mark of the finest minds to do so), naturally one could not be judged like an ordinary person.

Mr. Bankes liked her for bidding him “think of his work.” He had thought of it, often and often. Times without number, he had said, “Ramsay is one of those men who do their best work before they are forty.” He had made a definite contribution to philosophy in one little book when he was only five and twenty; what came after was more or less amplification, repetition. But the number of men who make a definite contribution to anything whatsoever is very small, he said, pausing by the pear tree, well brushed, scrupulously exact, exquisitely judicial. Suddenly, as if the movement of his hand had released it, the load of her accumulated impressions of him tilted up, and down poured in a ponderous avalanche all she felt about him. That was one sensation. Then up rose in a fume the essence of his being. That was another. She felt herself transfixed by the intensity of her perception; it was his severity; his goodness. I respect you (she addressed silently him in person) in every atom; you are not vain; you are entirely impersonal; you are finer than Mr. Ramsay; you are the finest human being that I know; you have neither wife nor child (without any sexual feeling, she longed to cherish that loneliness), you live for science (involuntarily, sections of potatoes rose before her eyes); praise would be an insult to you; generous, pure-hearted, heroic man! But simultaneously, she remembered how he had brought a valet all the way up here; objected to dogs on chairs; would prose for hours (until Mr. Ramsay slammed out of the room) about salt in vegetables and the iniquity of English cooks.

How then did it work out, all this? How did one judge people, think of them? How did one add up this and that and conclude that it was liking one felt or disliking? And to those words, what meaning attached, after all? Standing now, apparently transfixed, by the pear tree, impressions poured in upon her of those two men, and to follow her thought was like following a voice which speaks too quickly to be taken down by one’s pencil, and the voice was her own voice saying without prompting undeniable, everlasting, contradictory things, so that even the fissures and humps on the bark of the pear tree were irrevocably fixed there for eternity. You have greatness, she continued, but Mr. Ramsay has none of it. He is petty, selfish, vain, egotistical; he is spoilt; he is a tyrant; he wears Mrs. Ramsay to death; but he has what you (she addressed Mr. Bankes) have not; a fiery unworldliness; he knows nothing about trifles; he loves dogs and his children. He has eight. Mr. Bankes has none. Did he not come down in two coats the other night and let Mrs. Ramsay trim his hair into a pudding basin? All of this danced up and down, like a company of gnats, each separate but all marvellously controlled in an invisible elastic net — danced up and down in Lily’s mind, in and about the branches of the pear tree, where still hung in effigy the scrubbed kitchen table, symbol of her profound respect for Mr. Ramsay’s mind, until her thought which had spun quicker and quicker exploded of its own intensity; she felt released; a shot went off close at hand, and there came, flying from its fragments, frightened, effusive, tumultuous, a flock of starlings."

Dorien Peace - Lye Lye
Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
Peace Upzzz - EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE
Virginia Woolf - "To the Lighthouse" (excerpt)

"Was it wisdom? Was it knowledge? Was it, once more, the deceptiveness of beauty, so that all one’s perceptions, half way to truth, were tangled in a golden mesh? or did she lock up within her some secret which certainly Lily Briscoe believed people must have for the world to go on at all? Every one could not be as helter skelter, hand to mouth as she was. But if they knew, could they tell one what they knew? Sitting on the floor with her arms round Mrs. Ramsay’s knees, close as she could get, smiling to think that Mrs. Ramsay would never know the reason of that pressure, she imagined how in the chambers of the mind and heart of the woman who was, physically, touching her, were stood, like the treasures in the tombs of kings, tablets bearing sacred inscriptions, which if one could spell them out, would teach one everything, but they would never be offered openly, never made public. What art was there, known to love or cunning, by which one pressed through into those secret chambers? What device for becoming, like waters poured into one jar, inextricably the same, one with the object one adored? Could the body achieve, or the mind, subtly mingling in the intricate passages of the brain? or the heart? Could loving, as people called it, make her and Mrs. Ramsay one? for it was not knowledge but unity that she desired, not inscriptions on tablets, nothing that could be written in any language known to men, but intimacy itself, which is knowledge, she had thought, leaning her head on Mrs. Ramsay’s knee.

Nothing happened. Nothing! Nothing! as she leant her head against Mrs. Ramsay’s knee. And yet, she knew knowledge and wisdom were stored up in Mrs. Ramsay’s heart. How, then, she had asked herself, did one know one thing or another thing about people, sealed as they were? Only like a bee, drawn by some sweetness or sharpness in the air intangible to touch or taste, one haunted the dome-shaped hive, ranged the wastes of the air over the countries of the world alone, and then haunted the hives with their murmurs and their stirrings; the hives, which were people. Mrs. Ramsay rose. Lily rose. Mrs. Ramsay went. For days there hung about her, as after a dream some subtle change is felt in the person one has dreamt of, more vividly than anything she said, the sound of murmuring and, as she sat in the wicker arm-chair in the drawing-room window she wore, to Lily’s eyes, an august shape; the shape of a dome."

Cat Stevens - Wild World
John Maus - Believer

Episode 5: FOMO and How Social Media Affects Happiness, Parts 1 & 2 Now Available for Streaming and Download

Posted on 14 Mar 2016

Sorry for the delay guys! Parts 1 and 2 of Episode 5: FOMO and How Social Media Affects Happiness are now available for streaming and download as are blog posts of the complete track list and links to clips. I promise to be more timely with these uploads in the future.

Thanks for listening!

Episode 5, Part 2: Social Media

Posted on 14 Mar 2016

In the second part of the episode on FOMO and How Social Media Affects Happiness we focus on social media and delve into some of the negative and positive effects of it.

Here is a complete track list and link to clips used:

Kraftwerk - The Phone Call
Silicon Valley - "Server Overload" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a2lv4IwZFY

Sven Weisemann - Light Sway
Allison Graham - "How Social Media Makes Us Unsocial" (clip from Ted Talk)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5GecYjy9-Q

Paul Miller - "A Year Offline" (clip from Ted Talk)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trVzyG4zFMU

Sun Angels - Night Gym/Fight Music
Daft Punk - Technologic
Les Sins - Talk About
Michel Clies - La Mezcla feat. Toto La Momposina (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix)
Rachel Brathen - "Lessons I've Learned Through Social Media" (clip from Ted Talk)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=950lAeiJ1zI

Paul Zak - "Trust, Morality and Oxytocin" (clip from Ted Talk)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFAdlU2ETjU

El Guincho - Bombay
Misun - After Me
Laurie Anderson - Coolsville
Percussion - Digital Arpeggio
Steve Jobs - "Deathbed Speech"
http://www.snopes.com/steve-jobs-deathbed-speech/

Louis Armstrong - St. James Infirmary

Episode 5, Part 1: FOMO

Posted on 14 Mar 2016

In this episode we establish what FOMO is, aka the fear of missing out, and examine the psychology behind it and its effects on our well-being.

Here is the complete track list and links to clips used:

The Vaselines - You Think You're A Man
John Hughes - "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KFVLWX7eEY

Dragon Suplex - First Kiss (Casio Social Club Back to '92 Remix)
D News - "Social Media Gives Us Anxiety" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj3ujfOGqjs

Low Factor - Icicle
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
Fleabite - Missing Everyone
Missing Hito - Doo La
Drew The Architect - You Are Missing The Point w- Bones
Touch Sensitive - Show Me
Anita Sanz - "What's the Psychology Behind the Fear of Missing Out?" (excerpt from article)
http://www.slate.com/blogs/quora/2015/09/30/fomo_what_s_the_psychology_behind_the_fear_of_missing_out.html

The Courtneys - Social Anxiety
Naps - Social Skills
Social Lovers - Can't Let It Go
The School Of Life - "Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrC_MSG9zSU

Bondax - Baby I Got That (Justin Martin Remix)
Deniro Farrar - Social Status feat. DuRu Tha King
Lemonade - Big Weekend
Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan (Allen French Rework)
Dave Lane and Jeremy Valander - "FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dprrZ1wFl40

Jason Nolan - Brush Social Club
Cocteau Twins - Wax and Wane

Episode 4, Part 2: Music (Happiness)

Posted on 04 Mar 2016

This episode is mainly music with the underlying subject of happiness, as outlined by the fourteen points about happiness in the film "Hector and The Search for Happiness." Part 2 features the last seven points listed in the film and corresponding tracks to each.

Here are last seven points as well as the complete track list and links to clips used:

Otis Redding - Ton of Joy
Harold Ramis - "Caddyshack" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X48G7Y0VWW4

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "The Marriage of Figaro" Overture

8) Happiness is answering your calling.
James Hunter - Something's Calling (Live at WMFU)
Fish - Calling

9) Happiness is being loved for who you are.
David August - You Got To Love Me
Peter Bjorn and John - Paris 2004

Scuba Stew & Blake Brown - It's Ok
Peter Chelsom - "Hector and the Search for Happiness" (clip of sweet potato stew)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0mTRe5yhGw

10) Stew potato stew!
The Supremes - Buttered Popcorn
Willie Nelson - Home Is Where You're Happy

11) Fear is an impediment to happiness.
Tourist. - I Have No Fear
The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner

12) Happiness is feeling completely alive.
Metric - Help! I'm Alive
The Make-Up - The Joy of Sound

13) Listening is loving.
DJ Pupo - Listen To My Music
Richard Rodgers - Happy Talk (from South Pacific)
Stan Getz - Double Rainbow (feat. Joao Gilberto)

Peter Chelsom - "Hector and the Search for Happiness" (clip of LA beach scene)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RU7fDHiHlI

14) Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
Wanda Jackson - Happy, Happy Birthday
Gabriella Cohen - I Don't Feel So Alive

Jamie xx - All Under One Roof Raving
Peter Chelsom - "Hector and the Search for Happiness" (clip of happiness of childhood lecture)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2rnzSmlhv8

Clips from a youtube compilation of the Dalai Lama's views on happiness:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUEkDc_LfKQ

Episode 4, Part 1: Music (Happiness)

Posted on 04 Mar 2016

This episode is mainly music with the underlying subject of happiness, as outlined by the fourteen points about happiness in the film "Hector and The Search for Happiness." Part 1 features the first seven points listed in the film and corresponding tracks to each.

Here are first seven points as well as the complete track list and links to clips used:

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
Peter Chelsom - "Hector and the Search for Happiness" (clip of "I am looking for (h)a-pee-nis")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7rfnmwWy30

Tom Misch - Rainbow

1) Making Comparisons can spoil your happiness.
Zverse - World So Bad
Sister Nancy - Bam Bam

2) A lot of people think happiness means being richer or more important.
Miike Snow - Animal (Mark Ronson Remix)
Sampa The Great - Blue Boss

3) Many people only see happiness in their future.
DJ Harvey - Rushing to Paradise (DJ Harvey's Streets Mix)
Vic Mensa - Suitcase (feat. Chance The Rapper)
Massive Attack - Karmacoma (Portishead Experience)

4) (this statement is struck-thru) Happiness could be the freedom to love more than one woman at the same time.
Panda Bear - Boys Latin
Delibes - The Flower Duet (from Lamké)
Fleetwood Mac - Never Going Back Again

5) Sometimes happiness is not knowing the whole story.
Thee Oh Sees - Web
Beirut - No No No

Peter Chelsom - "Hector and the Search for Happiness" (clip of Hector talking to a monk in Tibet)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isAi9mfPeEg

6) Avoiding unhappiness is not the road to happiness.
Grateful Dead - Box of Rain
Radiohead - No Surprises

Peter Chelsom - "Hector and the Search for Happiness" ((clip of plane ride to Africa)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSW6riBBLG8

7) Does the person bring you predominantly A) Up or B) Down.
The Drums - Days (Trentmøller Remix)
RÜFÜS - You Were Right

Episode 4: Music (Happiness) Parts 1 & 2 Available for Download and Streaming Later Today

Posted on 03 Mar 2016

The full versions of Episode 4 will be available for streaming and download later today, as will the complete track list and links to the clips for both episodes.

Coming soon - Möbius Strip as a podcast in the iTunes Store and on Stitcher Radio.

Thanks for listening!

Episode 3, Part 2: LA Now Available for Streaming and Download

Posted on 01 Mar 2016

In LA, Part 2, we follow the story of Molly, an actress in LA, who kinda gets abducted by Scientology members during a gig.

The following is the track list and link to the clip used for the download/streaming version.

The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
Jonny Greenwood - Able-Bodied Seamen (from the soundtrack to "The Master"
P.T. Anderson - "The Master" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw54-yDc6Jg

Cults - Bad Things (Alex Young Remix)
Prince Fatty - Switchblade
Crazy P - Never Gonna Reach Me (Hot Toddy Remix)
Le Tigre - Deceptacon (DFA Remix)
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Crazy Baldhead
Justice - Genesis
Clams Casino - Brainwashed By London
Child Actor - If You Loved Me
Greys - I'd Hate To Be An Actor
Clark - The Grit In The Pearl
The Comet Is Coming - Space Carnival
Apex - Inner Space
Peter Schilling - Major Tom
Sigur Rós - Svefn-g-englar

WAYYY More Story To Episode 3, Part 2!

Posted on 25 Feb 2016

Hi guys...

So this show took a bunch of planning to get it all in. And we didn't do it. However, we will continue to recount the tale of a young actress in LA being kinda kidnapped by a cult as a part of gig she found on Craigslist. A complete, improved and more decipherable story will be up very soon for streaming and download.

Thanks for listening!

Full Episode of Episode 3, Part 1 Available for Streaming and Download

Posted on 24 Feb 2016

A slight redux of today's show, Part 1 of Episode 3: LA, is now available for streaming and download. This version features a few more details, better transitions, more succinct thoughts and a couple more tracks. Tracks included in the redux are listed on the complete playlist in the previous blog post and are marked (REDUX).

Episode 3, Part 1: LA

Posted on 24 Feb 2016

In Part 1 of the episode on LA, first I tell the story of my first night in LA when I moved there, across the country, with only a suitcase and had some bad luck upon arrival. This draws a parallel to Part 1 of the Episode 2 on NYC in which I recount my first day in New York, when, at 16, I ended up broke and nearly homeless.

Next a comparison is drawn to the episode on New York, citing space and the absence of constant stimulation as a deciding factor for the difference between life in NYC and LA. Linking back to the suggestion that maybe New York is a city of extroverts, it is presented that perhaps Los Angeles is a place where more introverted people land, using a Ted talk from Susan Cain, author of the book "Quiet," as the criteria by which we can judge this juxtaposition.

Tomorrow, Möbius Strip will again take an adventure into storytelling. Molly, an actress in Los Angeles, recounts the time at the being of her acting career when she took a gig posted on Craigslist and ended up on a Scientology compound.

Here is the complete track list and links to clips from the show. A few more tracks, more details, better transitions and more succinct points are included in the podcast version for streaming and download. These tracks are marked (REDUX).

Thanks for listening!

BRONCHO - It's On
Smoking Popes - Need You Around
Amy Heckerling - "Clueless" (clip)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW2JBJSaXUI

Skibblez & My NamE - Sun in California
Led Zeppelin - Going To California
Los Angelos Negros - Como Quisiera Decirte
Kid Frost - La Raza
Kodak to Graph - Los Angeles
Names You Can Trust - Móntame En La Tormenta
Allah-Las - No Werewolf
Kone - New Los Angeles
Brian Eno - Spinning Away
Grimes - California
WMD - California Dawn
L'Impératrice - La Lune (REDUX)
La Fleur - Make A Move
Susan Cain - "The Power of Introverts" (clip from Ted Talk)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0KYU2j0TM4

Nicola Cruz - La Cosecha
Astronautica - Los Angeles (REDUX)
De Lux - LA Threshold

Episode 2, Part 2: NYC (Light, Noise, People)

Posted on 19 Feb 2016

In Part 2 of our episode on New York, we examine some of the defining characteristics of what make New York City distinct in preparation of comparing it LA in Episode 3. Three aspects are examined regarding the physical experience of being in New York: the extreme amount of (manmade) light; the constant noise; and the crowds.

The motivation behind the selection of these three specific factors are delivered in the redux of Part 1 of Episode 2, now available for download, which tells the story of the first time I was in New York when I was 16 and ended up broke and almost homeless on a blazing hot summer's day. In my opinion, the redux of Part 1 is far superior to the live version and worth the listen even if you caught the show live because it's far more compelling and less predictable.

Throughout Part 2, we examine some of the science behind how these three things affect our physical body, quality of life and mind. In the end, the idea is presented as that perhaps New York City is a mecca of extroverts due to the amount of non-stop stimulation and the in-your-face experience the city delivers.

Listed below is the complete track list as well as links to the excerpts and articles used.

Please direct any questions or comments to twitter with the hashtag #mobiusstripshow. I'd love to hear from you! And since we're just beginning, I am trying new things consistently so would very much appreciate opinions on them, suggestions, and ideas.

Thanks for listening,

Lily

The Shangri-Las - Sophisticated Boom Boom
Barbara Mason - I Need Love (clip from "Metropolitan" soundtrack)
Whit Stillman - "Metropolitan" clip
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/243312

DUBCON - Watching and Wondering
Loom - Fractured Light
Twink - Sparklemuffin
InClose - Bright Phantasy
SciShow - "The Strange Scour of Light Pollution" excerpts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nlFcEj41Xk

The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
LCD Soundsystem - I Can Change
Hot Chip - Flutes
Four Tet - Angel Echoes (Caribou Remix)
Julian Treasure - The 4 Ways Sound Affects Us (TED talk)
https://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_the_4_ways_sound_affects_us?language=en

New Order - Confusion (Pump Panel Reconstruction Mix)
Jonah Lehrer - "How the city hurts your brain...And what you can do about it" (excerpts from the article in the Boston Globe)
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2009/01/04/how_the_city_hurts_your_brain/

Late Ride - Touch
The Cure - Close To Me
Manicured Noise - Metronome
Sun Angels - Mellify
MISUN - Sleep

Episode 2, Part 1: NYC (Lost In New York)

Posted on 19 Feb 2016

We tried something a little different on air 2.17.2018 and sought to take you on an auditory tour of a day in New York City in preparation for comparing it to LA in Episode 3. However, this didn't work out as well as we desired.

Therefore, we rebooted. The download and streaming version now available tells an entirely new story - a true and personal account of two teen girls from the Midwest who end up with no money and nearly homeless their first time in NYC. It also gives the motivation for the topics discussed in Part 2, how NYC is, in part, defined by the extreme amount of light, noise and people which compose it.

In case listeners wanted to listen to any of the tracks which aired on 2.17.2016, the same music was used, just in a new way. A few other songs that we didn't have time for are included as well.

Here is a complete list of the tracks and links to the clips and poems used both in the live broadcast and in the redux. Differentiations between the two are noted with parentheses: (LIVE) or (REDUX).

Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
John Hughes & Chris Columbus - "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" clip
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GoV_YVq6KbA

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take 5
A Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God
Offset - Moist (Morgan Hammer Remix)
(LIVE): Julie Cohen - "The Sturgeon Queens: Russ and Daughters" clip from trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz6rr6Tg4S4

(LIVE): Woody Allen - "Manhattan" clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o6QKpNK9Cc

(REDUX): Night Riders - Sombre Danse
Jovanotti - New York for Life
Santigold - L.E.S. Artistes
Voices from the Lake - Velo Di Maya (The New York Bunker 003)
(LIVE): Ted Berrigan - Things to Do in New York (City) (poem)
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/243312

Yolanda Be Cool - A Baru in New York ft. Gurrumul (Flume Soundtrack Version)
(LIVE): Eamon Grennan - Couple on Park Bench (poem)
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1998/06/22/couple-on-park-bench

The Shangri-Las - Past, Present, and Future
Indian Wells - New York Nights
Jürgen Paape - So Weit Wie Noch Nie
Daze - New York 1984 feat. Girl is Tough (Pyramid Remix)
Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy in New York
(REDUX): Hamilton Leithauser - The Silent Orchestra
Mozart in the Jungle clip
Phoenix - Lisztomania (Orchestral Version from Mozart in the Jungle)
New York City - Manhattan Tour HD April 2013 clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4D3nwqQwy8

Full Episodes of Episode 2, Parts 1 & 2 Available for Streaming and Download

Posted on 19 Feb 2016

Episode 2 deals with New York and prepares to juxtapose it to LA in Episode 3. Part 1 is a redux of the live show with a few new tracks and a completely different approach. Part 2 is as aired on 2.18.2016.

Episode 1, Part 2: The Decisive Factor

Posted on 11 Feb 2016

Here is the complete track list and links to the audio clips used in the show aired 2.11.2016.

I'd love feedback or questions, please tweet Party934 and mention the show Möbius Strip or me, Lily.

Thanks for listening!

Attwenger - Shakin' My Brain
Jean-Michel Bernal - Generique Stephane
Michel Gondry - "The Science of Sleep" clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJeIQhY0s1I

Paul Kalkbrenner - Square 1
Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle
James Ivory - "Room with a View" clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8TV9I4sSdI

Puccini - Mio Babbino Caro feat. Maria Callas
La Bionda - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Flying Lotus - Flotus
Andrew Jackson Jihad - Big Bird
Why? - These Few Presidents
Digital Brain vs. NeZoomie - Polar 1905
Alan Watts - Appreciating Your Fears
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q77rZhMafe0

Suli Breaks - Why I Hate School But Love Education
Chance the Rapper - Brain Cells
Jon Hopkins - Form by Firelight
Airhead - Believe
Alan Watts - On Conforming to Society
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjSwsww5SfQ

Jamie xx - Gosh
Alan Watts - Making Decisions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4UOvtPcl6I

Full Episode of Episode 1, Part 1 Available for Streaming and Download

Posted on 10 Feb 2016

Due to technical difficulties, the first half of the show today was not Möbius Strip. Luckily, the full episode is now available for download! Just click the link. Join Möbius Strip tomorrow, Thursday, February 10 for part 2. 4-5 pm Easter, 3-4 Central, 1-2 Pacific. It'll be a good one.

Episode 1, Part 1: The Decisive Factor

Posted on 10 Feb 2016

In its premiere episode, Möbius Strip examines why we do the things we do. This first segment is focused on the science behind it. And, as always, the aural conversation is propelled by music.

Here is a list of the tracks and links articles discussed:

Animal Collective - For Reverend Green
Nelson Riddle - Lolita Ya Ya Ya
Lolita - 1962 Meeting Scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34e5BLaY1m4

The Checkup - The Factor (Shades of Grey Remix)
The 2 Bears - Which Way
Jimmy Sabater - Mind Blowing Decision (DJ Muro Remix)
Shopping - Why Wait

Jesse Bru - Psychedelic Brain Paint
BBC - How Do We Really Make Decisions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEvnyBRC06E

VIMES - Mind (Tuff City Kids Remix)
Laurie Anderson - Walking and Falling
M.A.N.D.Y. & Lopazz feat. Nick Maurer - Feel It In Your Brain (Adriatique Remix)
Tim Urban - The Cook and the Chef: Musk's Secret Sauce
http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/11/the-cook-and-the-chef-musks-secret-sauce.html

Undo - Motas de Polvo
Low Factor - Frozen
Modest Mouse - Heart Cooks Brain
Kepler - 22b
Superflu - Poppycock


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