In this very special edition of the Savage Hippie podcast, we had the pleasure of having Howard Bloom on our show. At the risk of diminishing his contributions by simply slapping a label onto him, if you’re asking “who dat?” or “wut he dun?”, the proper answer should be, “what HASN’T he done?”, as the interview shall reveal. But, if you’re STILL too lazy to just click on the link, he’s an author of several books on human evolution, which develop his theory of how societies evolve as giant organisms and how their people function as the microorganisms.
On top of that he was a publicist for some the music world’s lesser known, fringe artists – ya know, like Michael Jackson, AC/DC, Simon & Garfunkle, Talking Heads, Lionel Ritchie, Kiss, John Mellencamp and Earth, Wind & Fire – and he was a leading activist against the Parent’s Music Resource Center (PMRC), those no-fun having Senators’ wives lead by (cough cough) Democrat Tipper Gore, who were afraid little Bobby and little Jimmy were turning into sex maniacs after listening to a Judas Priest and AC/DC records.
But our main topic for THIS evening’s discussion is everybody’s favorite Religion of Peace™, which he discusses at length in his upcoming book, The Muhammad Code: How a Desert Prophet Brought You ISIS, al Qaeda and Boko Haram, soon to be released through Feral House.
Eventually the conversation drifts into a variety topics from the future of the United States under Donald Trump (spoiler: Bloom is NOT a Trump supporter), the development of musical subcultures and some other interesting insider tidbits… ALTHOUGH…
WE NEVER GOT TO THE STORY ABOUT CALIGULA AND BOB GUCCIONE (not Bob Guccione, Jr. who started Spin magazine and we DO talk about a little bit)
Just a note to longtime listeners:
If you’re expecting our typical “Ann and David pile on Edwin to make everyone laugh and then make a bunch of offensive, crude and SPLC-list level statements about minorities”, we eschew the insults, poo poo jokes, menstrual references and ethnic stereotyping for something that is actually INFORMATVE. So, you dirty miscreants might actually LEARN something rather than laugh in a drunken stupor!
Well, except for the completely tasteless artwork, whose concept was created by me and dictated (Muslim style) to Vittoria Brooke Shaw, who is one of my 72 non-virgins. The song at the end is “The Diet Has Failed” by the Yesticles, and per the direction of the episode, there is no Sounds of Marshabaloosh this week.