589 – Instrumental in my own construction

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Jan 032019
 

Instrumental in my own construction

Whether in music or in life, we are all ‘instrumental in our own construction.’ In this second of our two holiday-season shows, show host Bob Metz winds up his hands-on personal musical demonstration when he reaches an ‘epiphany’ applicable to both music and to life in general.

You accept the musical cards as they are dealt you, and just as in life, you then dance to your own drummer and play your own tune. And if the tune you play is what makes you happy, then you’ll know it’s the tune that’s Just Right for you.

588 – The esthetics of music – On a personal note

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Dec 272018
 

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The appreciation of music is a completely subjective experience and could not be otherwise. Music elicits an emotional response at the moment of apprehension, which is one of the things making it such a powerful force, both personal and social. In the field of philosophy, music is found under the category of esthetics.

Over our next two holiday-season shows, we’ll be presenting a hands-on personal music demonstration by Just Right host Bob Metz. As he performs a few original instrumentals on his 2014 Christmas gift – an electronic ‘piano’ keyboard – Bob also reflects on music’s parallels to the larger world of life itself.

It’s a personal story about a personal musical journey, one unlike any other we taken on the show before, but one we trust you’ll still find to be Just Right!

DMS 041 – The special Christmas episode

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Dec 232018
 

What makes this Christmas particularly ‘special’ is that Danielle is able to be here to share the season with us. Last year, as listeners to December 13th’s Just Right discovered, Danielle spent her Christmas hospitalized in an intensive care unit with little expectation of survival. This year, she opens the show with a reminder that “the corpse still has the floor” – citing a line from one of her favorite Christmas movies, The Ref.

Indeed, Christmas is that time of year when Christmas movies and music become a hot topic of discussion as people cite their favorite and least favorite entertainment representatives of the season. Added to the usual disagreements over which songs/movies are the best or worst, has been the inappropriate but inevitable racist/sexist narratives pushed by the social justice warriors who are oblivious to the original Christmas spirit underlying the targets of their criticisms.

From the controversy surrounding the song, ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside,’ to social justice concerns about the ‘bullying’ in Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, the Christmas season is becoming the silly season.

And on the seasonal matter of giving and receiving, while Robert suggests that to say ‘it is better to give than to receive’ represents a moral inequity, Danielle interprets ‘better’ simply as ‘easier’ – which may itself ‘present’ an inequity of a different kind. Any way you look at it, whether giving or receiving, it’s always best to do so in the spirit that’s Just Right for the Christmas season.

DMS 040 – The joke is on us

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Dec 162018
 

Social justice warriors were clearly on the warpath at the Women in Entertainment gala earlier this month when comedienne Hanna Gadsby delivered a rousing speech defining her subjective boundaries of morality along gender and racial lines.

We are judged by what we find funny, begins Danielle, and cites the recent controversy surrounding comedian Kevin Hart. In 2010, Hart performed a stand-up routine about his personal discomfort at the prospect of being able to relate to his young son, should his son turn out to be gay. Not offensive by any means, nor considered so by anyone in 2010, it nevertheless became grounds enough for Hart to have to step down from hosting the upcoming Oscars. In today’s world of political correctness, Hart’s 2010 performance is considered anti-gay.

Comedy was once considered ‘the’ so-called ‘safe space’ for free speech – a refuge open to both testing and stretching the envelope of acceptable discourse and observation through the safety of humor. But today’s mainstream comedy has become a litany of political correctness and virtue signaling. Continue reading »

Inconveniently Screwed – The science debunking the politics of climate change

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Dec 072018
 

When Al Gore released his “An Inconvenient Truth” video the world was taken in by a science that neither they nor Gore truly understood.

With his book, “Inconveniently Screwed,” author Dave Plumb unravels the science behind climate change and in doing so debunks many of the myths and junk science promulgated by climate change alarmists, politicians, media, and yes, even some scientists.

This Just Right exclusive is a follow up to our interview with Dave Plumb on show #579 – The Frozen Debate on Climate Change which aired October 25, 2018.

Howard Rotberg – The Ideological Path to Submission

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Sep 242018
 

Howard Rotberg is a Canadian publisher (Mantua Books) and author of four books. Previously authoring The Second Catastrophe: A Novel about a Book and its Author, Exploring Vancouverism: The Political Culture of Canada’s Lotus Land, Tolerism: The Ideology Revealed (in its second (revised) edition), he now shares his solution to the ever-increasing woes begotten by the West’s ‘tolerism’ in his latest book, The Ideological Path to Submission: …and what we can do about it.

He has contributed over the years to many newspapers, magazines and websites, including VancouverSun, Pajamas Media, Frontpage Magazine, Freedom Press Canada Journal, and others.

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Sep 022018
 

Public apologies to the collective have become a rage for the Left these days, and the apologies themselves reveal much about this new social(ist) media fad:

“I am deeply sorry for my inappropriate and insensitive words and ‘likes’ on social media. I take full responsibility for my actions and I sincerely apologize. This has been a pivotal life lesson for me. I’m dedicated to becoming a more informed and educated version of myself.” So said actor Israel Broussard (Net Flix – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before) in response to the criticism he received for his own social media posts and ‘likes.’

The reason the Left likes apologies like Broussard’s is because the apologies themselves are being made TO the Left. The climate of intolerance surrounding the predominantly Left Hollywood crowd these days is downright ‘Orwellian’ notes Danielle in conversation with Robert about this continuing sinister trend.

The visible gap between the morality and character of the heroes often played by Hollywood actors on TV and in the movies – and their own real values as expressed on social media and in the news – is disappointing to say the least. Worse, while there are still exceptions, most ‘Hollywood’ productions themselves no longer even express positive values. Continue reading »