Paranormal Radio & Rock Music / Open Lines

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Date Host Ian Punnett
Guests Terry Carnation, Billy Gibbons, Open Lines

In the first half hour, Ian Punnett (Twitter) welcomed enigmatic paranormal radio legend Terry Carnation for a conversation on his life, troubles, and encounters with the paranormal. The 55-year-old 'Dark Air' host claimed to have operated an underground radio station in Soviet-occupied East Berlin in the 1960s. "It was a highly dangerous situation; I operated it from the back of a van," Carnation explained. He commented on the loss of his wife telling Ian, "I actually lost my wife [in Tijuana]... she may turn up one of these days." Carnation admitted he has been seeing court-appointed therapist, Dr. Norman Kesden, whom he described as the worst therapist known to man. "I would choose a goat with a tape recorder strapped around its neck over Dr. Norman Kesden," he confessed. Carnation shared memories of making peanut butter sandwiches with his mom, who was also a ghost. "She had spectral hands so she couldn't pick up the knife to make the sandwiches... I would make the sandwiches for her," he recalled.

Next, rock icon Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top spoke about his career, UFOs, and his forthcoming album, Hardware. He recalled the time his band was playing a capacity crowd at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, and his parents (who were vacationing in France) decided to attend the concert. Afterward his father said, "You guys seem like you got it going on... when we get back to the house the yard needs mowing." Gibbons talked touring with Jimi Hendrix with his earlier band, The Moving Sidewalks. The group did not have enough original music for a full set so they ended with a couple of Hendrix tunes. That night Hendrix grabbed Gibbons as he was exiting the stage and said, "You've got a lot of nerve - I like you." Gibbons suggested news of visitations by ETs will likely be suppressed by those in charge so they can maintain power. He also shared a story about meeting Prince and chatting with him for hours about guitar and the incredible riff that begins "When Doves Cry."

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Open Lines followed for the remainder of the program. Rob from Vancouver shared an EVP he captured on a GoPro-type video camera while roaming off a remote service road north of the city of Pemberton in the Lillooet River valley. In the audio segment Rob can be heard narrating about the rapids and landscape followed by an unmistakable cackling laugh. When asked about who could have been the source of the laughter Rob simply said, "Who knows?"

Daniel in Wichita, Kansas, suggested "the fabric of the United States being torn apart... by [news] media." He lamented the so-called censoring of conservative opinion and voices on Facebook and Twitter. Ian pointed out private companies can moderate content on their own networks in a free market, and compared it to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. "These are all private companies, they're not public utilities," Ian said.

A couple of callers phoned in to extol the guitar virtuosity of Joe Bonamassa. Doug from California described Bonamassa as a phenomenal, soulful, blues-rock guitarist who plays solid-body Les Paul Standard guitars. Doug offered a brief bio of Bonamassa noting he started playing at ten years old inspired by his idol Eric Clapton. Bonamassa would go on to became an established musician in his own right and got the chance to play with Clapton at Royal Albert Hall, Doug added.

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