Mad at all time

So the recent articles I’ve read have told me that I’m not mad at Daylight Savings Time, but really I’m mad at Standard Time. Who told me that I was mad? I’ve gotten used to going to work in the dark and coming home at night in the dark – it’s become a ritual of winter. How much does that change if we stay in Daylight Savings Time?

The push is on to stay on Daylight Savings Time and dump Standard Time, as if that will solve all of our problems. But what of the children who’ll have to get the bus in the dark during the winter? Some people will get mad at that. And I’m sure there are traditionalists who’ll be mad that we’re “changing time” to suit our own needs.

I say let’s do away with time altogether. Let’s just make up our own times depending on how we feel. Sure, meetings will be difficult, and plane schedules might get messed up (standardizing times came about originally in part because of train schedules – some towns along a route were on different time zones, some off a half hour or forty-five minutes from the starting point, making it difficult to put togethr a coherent schedule ).

Time is arbitrary ( an argument I’ll be making later as I turn 60 this year). I know that I am actually a very organized person who is good at ordering my life in timely segments, but let’s do away with that and live free, away from the slavery of the convention of time.

Today’s podcast, like most, is about an hour long. Not very free form, but a convention I’ll follow. Listen keenly to John Mayall, Bobby Blue Bland, David Bromberg, the Blow Monkeys, the Beat, Bob Mould, Ladytron, the Knife, Hercules & Love Affair, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff BEck, and the Yardbirds.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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