Show #67 (Interview): American Hardcore Punk 1980-1986

American HardcoreWe talk to Producer/Writer Steve Blush and Director Paul Rachman about their film, American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: RU Sirius, Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl | Featured Songs: “Nervous Breakdown” by Black Flag, “Red Tape” by Circle Jerks | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

American Hardcore | American Hardcore (book) | Paul Rachman

Show #66 (Weekend Edition): The Age of Consent

What should be the age of sexual consent? We build on our interview with Reason editor Tim Cavanaugh to discuss this… errr… touchy topic.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: RU Sirius, Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Show #65 (Interview): California, The Altered State

Visionary States - Erik DavisErik Davis returns to discuss his phenomenal new book (with photographs by Michael Rauner), “The Visionary State: A Journey Through California’s Spiritual Landscape.” Do you think that the weird cults and trippy esoteric philosophies that California is famous for all started in the sixties? Erik Davis is here to tell you otherwise.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Four Chatterers: RU Sirius, Diana Brown, Steve Robles, Jeff Diehl | Featured Song: “Pharmaceutical Dreams” by Turn Me On Dead Man | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Visionary State | Erik Davis’ Writings | Visionary State Photos |
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Show #64 (Live Panel): 9/11 – Considering All Claims

RU Sirius Show LiveIn our first live panel discussion, Fred Burks and Joel Schalit join with hosts RU Sirius and Jeff Diehl to discuss whether 9/11 was “an inside job”, and the impact of the movement that insists that it was.

Burks publishes the Want To Know website and is a former foreign language interpreter who worked with Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. Schalit is a Managing Editor at Tikkun.

The panel discussion took place at the Off-Market Theater in San Francisco before approximately 40 audience members (near capacity).

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Co-Hosts: Jeff Diehl, Diana Brown | Photo: Marshall Photography | Video: Hal Phillips | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others) | Sponsors: Laughing Squid, Life Enhancement Products

Special thanks to Matthew Quinn, Combined Art Form Entertainment and Lila Theatre Company at the Off-Market Theaters.

Show #63 (Weekend Edition): Burning Man Burnout?

This episode of the Weekend Edition builds on a brief clip from a conversation with comedian Will Franken about living with some “burners.”

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: RU Sirius, Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

RU Sirius Show LIVE! in San Francisco September 10, 2 PM

9/11: Considering All the Claims

The producers of The RU Sirius Show bring you 9/11: Considering All the Claims. During this rare, FREE public presentation, you will be able to examine all the issues at one event on Sunday, September 10th, 2006.

The backers of the “shadow government� camp have many issues that they believe were not addressed by the authorities in investigating the attacks; the backers of the “Bin Laden-did-it� camp have questions of their own. Both sides have accused the other of perpetrating wild conspiracy theories and hoaxes upon the public, so we thought we’d provide an open examination and critique of the major points, especially given recent polls that show 42% of Americans suspect the government had a hand in causing the destruction of the Twin Towers.

Joel Schalit, a Managing Editor for Tikkun Magazine, will be representing those who are skeptical about the “conspiracy theories.� Fred Burks, who served as a foreign language interpreter for top officials in many countries, including Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, will be representing the “pro-conspiracy� view.

RU Sirius will host the panel along with RU Sirius Show co-host Jeff Diehl.

WHAT: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory Debate
WHO: The RU Sirius Show
WHERE: Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission Street (at 5th), San Francisco
WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 2PM
COST: FREE

Sponsors include Laughing Squid

Show #62 (Interview): Psychedelic Pop/Metal Band “Turn Me On Dead Man”

“A lysergic-drenched sugarcube of sugar sweet rock magic” is how one reviewer described Turn Me On Dead Man’s first CD, “God Bless The Electric Freak.” TMODM’s drummer, Chris, and there manager, Anthony, joined us in the studio to talk about their just released second album, “Technicolour Mother.” And if you listen carefully, you can also hear our pal, Blag Dhalia, of the Dwarves piping in with a comment. He appeared and then disappeared, abruptly.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: RU Sirius, Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl | Featured Songs: “Children in the Sunburst Pyramid”, “67 Dreams”, and “La Creature D’Amour” by Turn Me On Dead Man | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Turn Me On Dead Man | Alice Cooper’s “Love It To Death”