DESOLATION JONES Themes: “Lost In The City”

February 1st, 2006 | music, Work

So on my mailing list I made a comment to the effect that it’d be amusing if people started creating “theme tunes” for DESOLATION JONES. Unofficial, you know, just for a laugh.

Oh No They Didn’t, previously heard on my podcasts, have done the first. It’s called “Lost In The City”, and it’s the first track on the music player embedded in their MySpace page.

The MPERIA Radio Thing

February 1st, 2006 | admin

Comments are on for this, and I want a show of hands: how many of you have used the MPERIA radio player in the left-hand menu there so far this year?

Thanks for your time.

EDISON Shirt Purchasers?

February 1st, 2006 | brainjuice

Anyone got photos of themselves in EDISON HATE FUTURE t-shirts? Send to warrene @ if you get a minute. Thanks.

The Trauma Pill

January 31st, 2006 | researchmaterial

A “trauma pill” could blot out memories of harrowing events for combat veterans and survivors of accidents or terrorism, say Canadian researchers.

Most memories decay naturally, but people under extreme stress pump an abnormal amount of stress hormones during the event — so the memories are stored differently, said Dr. Alain Brunet, professor of psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal.

“If you have (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) your memory is so fresh it’s as if the event is happening now,” he said. “For a person to have that vivid flashback certain hormones are released by the brain. If you can block these, the memory is weakened or even removed completely.”

Brunet and colleagues had 20 people suffering from PTSD recall their experiences as vividly as possible in therapy sessions, after being given doses of propranolol — a beta-blocker used to treat high blood pressure, angina and abnormal heart rhythms. Preliminary findings indicate the PTSD sufferers experienced fewer flashbacks and less severe symptoms after taking the drug.

(“Trauma Pill” — pre-fab band name)