This week Dave and Steel discuss Dave’s new haircut, four types of aliens, induct the newest member of the OTC Hall of Fame, play Lost the Plot with the film John Wick, share some great music from Andrew Bird, Mississippi John Hurt, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Cat Power, and Roger Miller, and drop some heavy theology from the Book of Genesis.
Dave referenced a couple of books in this segment that are worth checking out. The first is Vernor Vinge’s Fire Upon the Deep, which featured the alien race of dogs which share a common mind. The second is Larry Niven’s Ringworld, which was the source of the Puppeteers, a strange race of highly intelligent beings. Niven has written a larger Ringworld series, which Dave highly recommends.
OTC Hall of Fame
Steel inducted Miami lawyer and immigration reform advocate Nora Sandigo, who was recently featured in this outstanding Washington Post article by Eli Saslow. Sandigo has become the legal guardian for more than 800 children whose parents have been deported for illegal immigration over the past 6 years.
Lost the Plot: John Wick
The very violent trailer for the cinematic release of John Wick
Andrew Bird — Three White Horses
Mississippi John Hurt — Here Am I, Oh Lord Send Me
Alvin Youngblood Hart — Here Am I, Oh Lord Send Me
Cat Power — Colors and the Kids
Roger Miller — Oo-De-Lally
Roger Miller — Whistle Stop
Roger Miller — Dang Me