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Better Each Day Podcast Radio Show with Bruce Hilliard - Bruce Hilliard EPISODE 124, 6th April 2020
The Socially Distanced Symphony Show with Bruce Hilliard
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The Socially Distanced Symphony Show with Bruce Hilliard

The kids aren't going back to school this year. In Washington state 1.2 million students are making history. The president is busy approving drugs and plumbers are dealing with t-shirt clogged toilets.

There has been a concern with the at-home news journalists that you can only see from the waist up and I assure you, I’m wearing pants.

I was on the fence with that joke just like I am with this episode, the Social Distancing Episode. I’m seeing a reality show pilot here.

I’d comment on that but my job is to bring compelling and educational content to you during these days of masks and isolation.

As stated in past shows, my sense of humor is that of a 14-year-old boy. I bonked my head as a young teen and you got stuck with “do anything for a laugh” Bruce.

Which brings us to this work of art I like to call the Social Distancing Symphony. You’ll find it’s in a classical ternary form, a symmetrical structure in music most often represented by the letters ABA...or ABBA, as in abba dabba do, the pop vocal band from Sweden. It begins with Thus Spake Zarathustra, or 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra.' 

It's a philosophical parable that follows the wanderings of a character called Zarathustra, a Nietzschean prophet. And here’s the catcher.

Nietzsche's perspective, and that of his protagonist Zarathustra, is the opposite of Zoroastrianism; this is meant as a kind of ironic joke. I know you appreciate that knee slapper. 

How many rips do you give? You might recognize it as the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Most likely you won’t recognize it at all.

So, here it is. There couldn’t be more than 30 copyright infringements in this absolutely annoying collage of sick sound bites ranging from Yoko Ono, Chanel West Coast, an obnoxious kid with a kazoo, more cowbell, banjo, Mrs. Miller, Pee-wee Herman, Tiny Tim, assorted animals, the Portsmouth Sinfonia and just the right amount of 14-year-old boy humor.

For that, I humbly apologize. So please welcome this social distancing masterpiece, the Social Distancing Symphony.

I just don’t know what to follow that with so here’s a new song from last week’s guests England’s Fitzsimon and Brogan, a song called Breathe.

That song will be out this July on Fitzsimon and Brogan’s new album. Now here’s a song of mine that most likely will be on my June release EP, this is a song about being everything distanced, being trapped in Endless Rain.

Honor your future, it comes with a lifetime guarantee. This is Bruce Hilliard...over and out!