On today’s show, the topic was FEAR! Boo! I can’t believe that I didn’t think to play this song on the air, so I’ll quote it and give you a great live video of it. So many brilliant things are said that sum up my feelings on the matter of fear:
“The Weapon” by RUSH
“We’ve got nothing to fear…but fear itself?
Not pain, not failure, not fatal tragedy?
Not the faulty units in this mad machinery?
Not the broken contacts in emotional chemistry?
With an iron fist in a velvet glove
We are sheltered under the gun
In the glory game on the power train
Thy kingdom’s will be done
And the things that we fear are a weapon to be held against us…
He’s not afraid of your judgment
He knows of horrors worse than your Hell
He’s a little bit afraid of dying
But he’s a lot more afraid of your lying
And the things that he fears are a weapon to be held against him…
Can any part of life be larger than life?
Even love must be limited by time
And those who push us down that they might climb
Is any killer worth more than his crime?
Like a steely blade in a silken sheath
We don’t see what they’re made of
They shout about love, but when push comes to shove
They live for the things they’re afraid of
And the knowledge that they fear is a weapon to be used against them…”
– Neil Peart, “The Weapon”
- Utah woman released from jail after putting newborn baby in the trash: http://fox13now.com/2014/10/20/woman-accused-of-leaving-newborn-in-trash-can-bails-out-of-jail/
- Utah lawmakers consider taking it easier on drug offenses: http://fox13now.com/2014/10/22/drug-possession-could-drop-from-felony-to-misdemeanor-under-utah-law-changes/
- Liberals and Conservatives use different parts of their brains to evaluate risk: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/republican-democrat-brain-politics-fmri-study_n_2717731.html
- Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about facing fears in space: http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_hadfield_what_i_learned_from_going_blind_in_space
- Chris Hadfield’s awesome cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded in the International Space Station: http://youtu.be/poZCINzxzrQ?list=RDpoZCINzxzrQ