Since words are our tools, it always interests us when they begin to strike a chord, so to speak. The statement, “RecRadioNation at recradionation.com. Please listen responsibly.” has caused quite a few inquiries as to what it may actually mean. On the surface, one may ask, how does one listen to a radio station responsibly? At the risk of getting over complicated, this liner and the others heard on the station are primarily a play on words. They were created with the intention of having many layers of meaning, some actual and some implied. In the case of “Please listen responsibly”, it is primarily a joke take on the required public service message on ads for alcoholic beverages. As for the rest of the meanings, we will let you speculate as to what they may be.
Our Favorite of the latest station player apps available to RecRadioNation listeners has got to be the myTuner Radio smart phone app. What sets this one apart is the artist photo feature that displays above the title and artist information for each song. This looks pretty cool. Also, when you connect the app to a car with an infotainment center using Bluetooth, for example, the metadata information including station, artist and song appears on your car’s screen. We think that this is a nice touch in the motoring comfort and convenience category. To download the app, using your smart phone, go to this link: https://mytuner-radio.com/radio/recradionation-481534/ When the site opens, you will be prompted to download the app. You can also get the app at Google Play and the App Store.
If you are on the West Coast of North America, it looks like you are out of luck on finding a Clapton show near you, though. Yes, Hollywood means Hollywood, Florida.
Eric Clapton U.S. Tour 2021
September 13 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
September 15 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
September 17 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
September 18 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
September 21 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
September 23 – Atlanta, GA – Gas South Arena
September 25 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
September 26 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock
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You’re waiting in line to get gasoline because of the pipeline shutdown. You see a man with a shotgun standing by the pump, and you decide that it’s probably best if you don’t go near there.
The next day, you hear about a shooting at the gas station. A guy with a shotgun shot up the place before he was killed by police. The whole town is on edge ever since then.
A few days later, you see a bunch of people running from something in the woods. They look like they might be cannibals or some other kind of monsters. You turn around and go the other way.
Soon, the whole town is in an uproar. A “zombie” attack happened right in the middle of town. People are running out of the store and out of the gas station, saying that a “gargoyle” came out of the woods and attacked them. Nobody knows what to think. Some people think the attack was just part of a marijuana-induced hallucination, or that it was some kind of government conspiracy.
You don’t know what to think either. Cannibals and monsters in the woods? A government conspiracy? It sounds crazy, but what else do you really have to go on?
You have no choice. You have to stay in town for now. You’re ready to fight, but you’re going to have to be careful. You hear a rumor that the “zombie” was really a werewolf. You decide to keep your weapon handy.
The whole town is on edge, with police keeping a tight grip on everything. You can’t go to the supermarket without getting harassed by them. They have you going from store to store with your papers, and you get turned away from everywhere. You’re pretty much limited to staying in and preparing food. It’s not much, but it’s better than being bored.
You have to return from Mexico to the US. You approach the border and see a sign that says “Tijuana, California”.
You don’t know what to expect so you just walk straight into it. A few people look at you confused as they ask if you need help or something but nobody helps. They all seem to be in a state of shock.
“What the hell is going on?” one man asks.
“I don’t know. I heard there was a shooting at the White House and then the internet stopped working,” you reply.
“We’re in lock down at my school, everything is related.”
You start to feel paranoid and think that the military has arrived. You then hear a loud knocking on a door.
“I got to get home, my brother is probably home by now.” You say as you run home.
You get home and find that your brother is home alone. You tell him what happened and he tells you that it is far worse than you think. You should see his dad who has probably been watching the news all day.
You follow your brother into his room and see his dad sitting in his chair with a blank stare on his face.
“Hey, what’s going on?” you say in hopes of breaking the ice.
“Do you remember last year when North Korea hacked into the power grid and caused a blackout that lasted weeks?” he asks.
“Well it wasn’t just North Korea, it was Russia.”
“What? What do you mean?”
“The internet went down, the phones don’t work, and it’s like nothing ever happened. We’re on a dark era now son.”
You felt like you were living in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’.
You decide to go on Facebook to see if anyone posted ‘anything’ but it’s like the internet never existed. You have no friends and your brother doesn’t have any friends at his school. The most interesting part of this experience is that the FBI never questioned your brother and there were no news reports about the event.
A week later, people started disappearing in the area. At first, it was just people that moved away and then it was to be you know ‘school shooters’ type things. A kid at school mentions how his friend said he saw people being taken out in bags.
The next day, your dad gets a call from the power company about some equipment on their pole. When the power comes back on, you see a device with blinking red lights.
“What the hell is that?” you say out loud.
That night, you and your dad sit down to watch the news. You hear a loud pop and your dad falls to the ground. A red beam shoots out from the TV and your dad isn’t moving.
You pick up the phone to dial 911 but nothing happens. Then you notice the blinking red light coming from a police car. You speed out your front door and knock over mailboxes on your way to the car .
When you get to the car, it has every light on the dashboard flashing, sirens are going off and a voice comes out in a robotic tone. The car’s door opens and you get inside the back seat. In the trunk is a device with three flat screens and a button to press.
“Please choose a destination.”
“What? I’m stuck in a car!”
“Make your selection.”
“I want out of here!” You shout.
“Once you select a destination, this car will transport you there.”
You feel something hit your bottom lip. You look to the left and see a bottle with writing on the side. It’s your mouth.
It’s a Tyler T vial.
“When you get out of the car, write down the date, time and your best memory of your brother on a piece of paper.”
You take the vial out of your mouth and throw it on the floor knowing it’s going to explode.
“I want out of here!” you say again.
It’s been an hour since you started driving and you’re at a traffic light. The car has been driving itself without any stops or direction changes. You look out the window and it’s winter, filled with trees.
“Why did you transport me here?” you ask.
“The car detected you wrote down your brother’s name in your will. This is your forest.” The car says.
“I don’t have a brother.”
“That’s your memory, please continue driving.”
You get out of the car and begin to explore. You freeze when you hear a buzz. You see some kind of insect flying around.
“Oh, I’m sorry.” The car says. “I thought you wanted to explore. Here’s a map.”
You grab the map and put it in your pocket. You hear a beep and turn around to see the car driving off. You go to the forest’s edge to meet a man with a walkie talkie in hand.
“Hello?” you say.
“Pleasure to meet you, I’m Nathan.”
“What’s going on?”
“It’s a nice day for January so we’re doing some target practice.” Nathan says.
“You guys own this place?”
“You could say that.”
“I’m going to call the police.”
“Please don’t, we’re just here to have a bit of fun.” Nathan says.
Soon, you hear the boom, then another. You fall backwards and then hear the sound of a truck driving off. The ground by your body starts to shake, then you see a figure coming out of the trees.
It’s a mutant. A large man, missing his hand and foot. You run away when you see this but soon feel something hitting you in the back of the head. You fall forward into some ice cold water. Your vision fades in and out as you struggle to keep breathing.
“Hey, wake up! We’re not here to kill you!” you hear Nathan say.
You open your eyes and see Nathan standing above you.
“Jesus, I couldn’t keep my footing in this water.” You say sitting up.
“Sorry about that, I just knocked you out and put a bag over your head. Did you enjoy the show?”
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You go down the road and find a building with a long line of people waiting outside. You approach the building.
You finally get to walk up to the door and knock, but no-one answers. You wait some more and then knock again. You hear a voice from behind the door “Who’s there?” You answer, ” I am here to be vaccinated.” The man opens the door and looks at you, he has light brown hair and a beard. He wears a black suit which is open in the front revealing his white tanned skin. His eyes are blue like yours. He smiles and invites you in.
There is a woman standing next to him dressed in a smart blue dress which ends just above her ankles. Her brown hair is neatly done up in a bun. She smiles warmly at you “And who might you be?”
You introduce yourself and mention that you are here for the vaccine. The man takes some papers off a desk and looks at them, he says ” Just sign here and the vaccine shall be yours.” You glance down at the papers and read that you have been granted access to the personal resources of the medical technology of New Sotask. You look up at the man and into his eyes, you see that he means what he says. He holds out his hand and you shake it “Welcome to New Sotask my friend.”
You make small talk with the man and woman for a few minutes, but your attention is drawn to the door. You see people entering the room, but they have no obvious symptoms. One man is laughing as he walks in. You turn back to the man “What’s going on here?” The man smiles “You’ll find that out soon enough my friend.”
You are stuck in Texas after a record cold spell. When your power comes back on you receive an email notice that your electric bill is increasing by 15 times the normal rate. You have no idea why, but it’s true and you can’t pay it. A few days later while washing up at the local restaurant, you suddenly feel very sick to your stomach. You go to the bathroom only to find that you’re actually vomiting blood. The waitress rushes over with a bucket of ice water and tries to get you hydrated as quickly as possible before more of this happens again. The next day you wake up feeling like someone has poured boiling oil all over your body. Your skin feels like it’s burning and you can taste something horrible in the back of your throat. You rush to the emergency room and they give you an IV of antibiotics and painkillers. Your skin feels as if it’s covered in second-degree burns. The pain is so bad that when you fall asleep, you have nightmares of rotting bodies and creatures that would delight in your pain. The next day you decide to visit your local doctor. He runs some tests and gives you a bill for $35,000. After pausing to think about it, you ask the doctor if there’s ANY way you can pay this without going into debt. The doctor tells you while it would be possible to take out a loan to cover this bill. You could try to sell some of your belongings to pay for it. He mentions that health insurance doesn’t cover this type of visit, so you’ll either have to pay out of pocket or find another way to pay for this. Insufficient funds: You can’t afford to pay this bill right now, so you’re going to have to find another way. Unfortunately you don’t have that much money, so it’ll have to wait. Sell something: You could sell something to pay for this, but what can you sell to pay for $35,000?
You need to get to DC. The city is surrounded by an army of national guard and police. You approach the barricade and see a group of people holding rifles and wearing military gear. They are all pointing them at you, but then you notice someone nearby. It’s that girl from yesterday! She looks so scared. “Hey, what’s going on?” she asks nervously. “Are we under martial law? Are they shooting at us?” The soldiers look over at her and shrug. One points to you. “This guy just ran into town with some supplies for the community center.” He motions to you. “We brought him here to check him out.” “Check me out for what?” “Who the hell is asking you, you terrorist?” the soldier says. “Could you please just do your job?” The woman looks at you. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve only just recently moved here. I don’t know anyone in town. I don’t know anything about any community center.” She starts to get agitated. “You have no right to hold us here. You’ve no evidence that we’re terrorists. I am a citizen of the United States… Am I supposed to know what that means anymore? I have a right to exist. I have rights. You’re taking them away from me and that’s illegal! You have no cause to hold us here. You have no right!” The soldier looks at her incredulously. “Oh, so you think you’re an American citizen with all the rights of one, miss? You’ll have to go before a military court and prove that you’re an American citizen, then it’s up to them to determine if you’re a terrorist or not. Now, you have the right to remain silent. If you wish, an attorney may be provided to you. If you wish, you may even have your attorney contact me directly. All of these options will be up to you.” The woman seems to think about this for a moment before replying. “I… I don’t know what to say. I don’t want an attorney. I don’t want to prove anything. I want to go home. I’m scared.” “That’s understandable,” the soldier says. “I would be as well. So, you wish to clear your name? We can do that. Simply tell me what you know about the terrorists and I’ll escort you to the local police station, where you can explain your situation. By then, if you wish, you can return home.” “But what if I haven’t done anything?” “Well, worst case scenario, I’ll just shoot you and send your body to your family.” The woman seems to relax a little in her chair. “Are you going to… To kill me?” “No, I’ll need you to come with me of course.” “I thought so,” she says in a small voice. “Don’t worry. I am a professional. I just need you to get up and come with me. You don’t need to be afraid.” The woman gets up and turns to you. Despite herself, she gives you a hug. “I don’t know why but I’m not. Thank you.” “We’ll prove your innocence,” you assure her. “Now, let’s go.” You and the woman exit the room and begin walking through the base. Along the way, you acknowledge the fact that you know absolutely nothing about this woman. What could have possibly happened to her to make her so scared? Somehow, you get the feeling that you’ll find out soon…