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3 Chords & the Truth
The revolution will not be televised. It's on the Internet.
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Location: Omaha, NE
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I'M THE MIGHTY FAVOG, and welcome to Revolution 21 . . . and its freeform show, 3 CHORDS & THE TRUTH. 3 Chords & the Truth is g...


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March 28, 2020 02:06 PM PDT
A friend today summed up these officially interesting times perfectly. Absolutely perfectly. "This is the Lentiest Lent I ever Lented," she wrote. Yeah, that about covers it. Almost to the point where I have nothing else to add. It would seem that we are flailing amid a world of hurt, a world of suffering and a world of fear. That's before we get to the religious obligations of prayer, self-denial and penance. This is one hell of a Lenty Lent, all right. We even had to give up church for Lent. America's president and government would have given up common sense and competence for the penitential season, except for one niggling detail. You cannot surrender what you do not possess. AND HERE we are, with too many people unnecessarily giving up good health for Lent. People giving up a sense of security for Lent. People by the thousands giving up their very lives for Lent -- giving them to a virus that U.S. officialdom never took seriously until it was damned near too late. Whether some leaders ever take the coronavirus seriously enough to do any damned good remains to be seen. Let's just say I'm not real optimistic as I sit in the 3 Chords & the Truth apocalypse bunker here in Omaha, by God, Nebraska. That's about all the elaboration I can muster. It's hard staying at home. It's hard being isolated from friends . . . and the world. It's hard for me, and I'll bet it's hard for you, too. So . . . we all do what we can to make it through, and to help one another make it through. The Big Show is what I do -- give you some music to listen to and maybe a thing or two to think about. Maybe that's helpful. I pray that it is. Wash your hands, keep your distance, and be careful out there. It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.
March 21, 2020 04:52 PM PDT
End of Week 2 in nearly total home sequestration: Mr. and Mrs. Favog have not killed one another. So far, so good. In the name of "flattening the curve" of COVID-19 cases, we certainly hope you're doing the same. Your health, your neighbor's health, your grandmama's health and the health of our American health-care system demand that middling sacrifice of us all. The virus, it is real. And real bad. SO, IN THE NAME of making your homebound state as pleasant as possible, here's another episode of the Big Show . . . 3 Chords & the Truth. As usual, it's a good one. An eclectic one. One that will make you, at least once (maybe twice . . . OK, maybe three times) go "WHOA!" That is how we roll here in the Apocalypse Bunker in Omaha, by God, Nebraska. We're doing our level best. Now turn us on and listen to the music. And wash your damn hands. So . . . is anybody else disinfecting groceries? Yesterday's gobstoppering paranoia is today's mere prudence, I suppose -- here in Coronavirus Nation. It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.
March 14, 2020 01:52 PM PDT
You can't say the Big Show is a laggard in having an apocalypse bunker, now, can you? And I'll bet you're scrambling to construct one of your own, now, aren't you? Complete with microbial air filtering capabilities. Well, that's why 3 Chords & the Truth is a leader, in musical entertainment and disaster preparedness, too. That's why you're here -- you want the best in entertainment while you get ready for God only knows what next. THIS WEEK on this here program, we're going to keep it light and relaxing, because God knows we've all had about as much anxiety and heaviness as we can stand. So prepare to be mellowed out . . . and to have a little joy infusion into this present viral-induced joy deficit. And that's about it. We're going to try to chill as best as we can. We need all the chill we can muster for the times ahead. As you're hunkered down. In your own apocalypse bunker. Remember this, though. We'll get through it. It won't be easy, but we will. Somehow. It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.
March 06, 2020 09:57 PM PST
The covid-19 thing, the "novel coronavirus," is getting real here in the United States. So far, 15 are dead. Total confirmed American infections are north of 300. One case was confirmed at the Omaha hospital a block from where I write. And this is what the president of the United States said -- amid health officials praising him in Dear Leader terms -- during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta today: "People are really surprised I understand this stuff,” he said. “Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability.” Believe me, Donald John Trump's only "natural ability" is for being a liar, an ignoramus, a buffoon and a flim-flam man. SO . . . what does this have to do with this week's edition of 3 Chords & the Truth? Well, this week's edition of the Big Show is all about WATCH YOUR STEP. That's what we all have to do now, because we're pretty much on our own -- watch your step. Part of watching your step, besides washing your hands -- a lot -- and substituting a wave for a handshake, and staying out of large crowds, and making sure you have enough provisions to hole up at home for a while if need be . . . is keeping a level head and keeping your spirits up. The aim of 3 Chords & the Truth is that last thing. The aim is to play some good music, make you think a little bit . . . and to keep spirits up. We're going to need that. A lot. Besides, this here program would serve as excellent entertainment if you're homebound and eating lots of beans, soup and tuna fish. That . . . is all. It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.
February 29, 2020 01:38 AM PST
Hard times are us. Really, it's just one damned thing after another. Now it's a looming pandemic and a crashing stock market because of the looming pandemic, which has pretty much shuttered China and threatens to do the same to the rest of the world. Investors also weren't exactly comforted by the realization that the president of the United States is a mentally unwell half-wit who thinks the whole coronavirus (or"caronavirus" if you're reading Donald Trump's tweets) thing is just being exaggerated by the evil liberal media and the Democrats to crash the economy and cost him re-election. To summarize: We are f*cked. This edition of 3 Chords & the Truth is an attempt to internalize that . . . and be as much a musical balm as we can. It may not be much, but it isn't nothing. The Big Show also is a fine way to pass the time once we're all too afraid to venture out of our homes for fear of infection. Or are quarantined -- one or the other. Who knew that the 3C&T Apocalypse Bunker might end up being something other than a metaphor, a mere semi-witty saying? But that's where we are in the Land of One Damned Thing After Another. Good night, and good luck. And may all your infections be mild. It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.
February 21, 2020 08:04 PM PST
Just because you're hunkered down in an apocalypse bunker in the Trumpian States of Amerika, that doesn't mean you can't spruce the place up a bit and celebrate Mardi Gras. Let's just call Carnival time the bright spot between secular, never-ending Lent and religious Lent plus the ongoing secular, never-ending Lent in this national vale of moonbattery. That's where we are on this edition of 3 Chords & the Truth. But . . . the music's great, the music is fine, and the music on the Big Show (one hopes) will get us through every form of Lenten mortification. And dat's the name of dat tune. Period. It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.
February 13, 2020 11:43 PM PST
Let me be direct: I often find myself looking backward, embracing the anachronism, because the present is too much to take straight up. Sometimes, anachronistic ain't such a bad thing to be -- like less vitriolic, more accepting of grace and redemption . . . having a longer attention span. For example, 3 Chords & the Truth is a big time throwback to another age, totally out of step with postmodernity. First off, this is a freeform music program. Where the hell do you even find such a thing anymore? Not many places, that's for certain. ANOTHER THING . . . the only computer that puts together any playlist for any episode of the Big Show resides inside the head of your Mighty Favog. It's somewhat larger than your smartphone, and I'm pretty sure it's hand-wired and runs on vacuum tubes. Too, this here podcast embraces the quirky, the eccentric and holding more than one thought in one's head at one time. Talk about anachronistic. 3 Chords & the Truth has a soft spot for old music, old electronic equipment, old politics and old notions of what we used to know as "radio." We have no damn clue what the hell folks think they're doing on several fronts today. And we feel sorrow and sympathy for those too young to remember the good things we do, too young to remember, and be wary of, the old bad stuff we've seen and lived -- and which keeps coming back around every so often. That pretty much sums up the aesthetic of Revolution 21 and the Big Show. That also helps to make this, in my humble opinion, a damn good radio program. Even if it's not actually on what passes for radio these days. Try it. You'll like it, this anachronistic thing here. YEAH, call us an anachronism. We like it like that. It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.
February 07, 2020 11:17 PM PST
It's been a week, hasn't it? Seems like we've had a lot of those, right? A week. A month. Three years. We've had a three years. It's easy to lose hope. It's easy -- and probably correct -- to think things are just going to get worse. It's even easier to not know what the hell to do. It's really hard to see the bottom, mainly because there may not be one. The president is a deranged cult leader, and cruelty is is specialty -- which is what many, including the allegedly religious, see as a feature and not a bug. Torment whom you will and despoil what you will, Mr. President. Just give us some right-thinking judges, and save the faith we've mocked from them what hate us. Whom we likewise hate, for Jesus said we ought. It's in the Bible -- somewhere in the back. No? But they said on Fox News. Three years ago, we knew this present darkness would be hard. But we thought it'd be easier. Right. WHAT DOES this have to do with 3 Chords & the Truth? I don't know. Nothing? Everything? What will we do on the Big Show? The answer is . . . what we can. We'll play great music. We'll endeavor not to be dumb. We won't insult your intelligence, and we'll try to be a light, however small, in the darkness that has overtaken this land. It started in 2008, and it continues right now. Vive la résistance! Long live "What we can"! And this week particularly, you're gonna love "What we can." It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.
January 25, 2020 12:48 AM PST
Hi there! Remember me? We're back with this little thing called 3 Chords & the Truth after a month off . . . about three weeks of that due to the viral crud that's been going around these parts and your Mighty Favog's not having enough voice to do the show. At least not enough until right now, and that's a generous assessment of the state of my vocal cords. Winter stinks. But not as badly as the last three years, which have been rather like attending the world's longest, saddest funeral. For your country. AND NOW, as the president is on trial in the Senate, and the outcome is just as foreordained as the trials of white supremacists who killed black folk in 1963 Mississippi. . . . Yeah, it kind of puts the viral crud in perspective as we head to the graveyard to shovel dirt onto the casket of the United States of America. I'm guessing right now that you kind of wish I still had the crud. On the other hand . . . it is what it is, and we're well past the point of being measured or polite. Down here in the 3C&T apocalypse bunker, bluntness is standard operating procedure. The music is pretty sweet, though. In dark times, we need all the cold comfort we can muster. Subversion is just about all that we have left in our political and cultural arsenal, and good music, smartly presented is the Big Show's way of subverting the bad hand -- the dysfunctional culture, politics and government -- we've been dealt. Turn the music up . . . loud . . . as you find your way to throw a spanner into the gears of fascist Amerika. It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.
December 21, 2019 05:07 AM PST
The bigger the show, the less I'll write about it. And the Christmas edition of the Big Show is a big, big show, indeed. In fact, it's the biggest Big Show we've done in more than 11 years of doing the program. There isn't a little Christmas in this week's 3 Chords & the Truth; there's a lot of Christmas. There's a simple reason for that, pally. These days, we need a lot of Christmas. Every single minute. We need a lot of Christmastime. In this case, 3 hours and 13 minutes of Christmastime. You're welcome. Actually, thank our sponsor, What? Do a Shot . . . the drink America drinks when it needs to black out. So there you have it, big Big Show, small post about the holiday music marathon. It's A 3 Chords & the Truth Christmas, y'all. Be there. Alo-ho-ho-ho-ha.
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