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Raiders Of The Lost Archive – KUT’s ATXplained Covers the Mysterious Warehouse that is part of my fantastic Day-Job

Imagine my surprise driving to work the other morning and hearing a familiar refrain on the radio during KUT’s latest ATXplained project episode as they began to describe the warehouse in which I used to work in terms of the secret warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It was a nice little audio episode but I was disappointed at not hearing them mention the portion of the facility that is a part of my day-job: The Talking Book Program. They focused on the front facing facility, State and Local Records Management, but ignored (at least in the audio portion of the program) our fantastic service’s circulation operations located in the back of the facility. Well, at least they mentioned us (and our space’s use in the opening scenes of the 2006 Mike Judge movie Idiocracy) in the online article.

– SMiles

There is another building next door, which houses the Texas Talking Book Program, a federally funded program that provides books on tape for people with visual impairments across the state. (It was also featured in one of the opening scenes of the 2006 Mike Judge movie Idiocracy.)

As we leave, I can’t help but think back to that Raiders scene when government officials squirrel away the Ark of the Covenant in a similarly expansive warehouse. Did we really see it all?

“Well, I don’t think we saw it all,” Eric joked. “Maybe four floors below here – they didn’t take us in. This is all a cover! All this we saw here … this is all just an elaborate ruse to cover up what’s in the basement. That’s my story.”

Source: Raiders Of The Lost Archive: Is This Building Off Shoal Creek A Top-Secret Warehouse? | KUT

Saw José González and Bedouine at the Long Center last night!

Bedouine was great! Hadn’t heard her before…

José G is a fantastic acoustic guitar player… He didn’t say much between songs but acknowledged “Doomsday people cults” as inspiration for one of his songs. He played some great tunes and closed out his encore with Teardrop.

“Where José’s previous albums, “Veneer” and “In Our Nature,” might have sounded sparse and barren in parts, “Vestiges & Claws” has an altogether new feeling to it, at once warmer and darker than before. He talks about how he’s found inspiration in sprawling ’70s Brazilian productions, American folk rock and West African desert blues this time. And how he’s decided to waive the principle of having everything on the album reproducible in a live context.

Bedouine | The Long Center for the Performing ArtsOpening for José González is the Syrian musician Bedouine, touring to promote the release of her eponymous debut—sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova cool. Sweeping and hypnotic with a nomadic heart, the music of L.A.-based Bedouine is impressionistic, with careful words and striking, cultural conviction.”

The Long Center and KUTX present José González plus Bedouine, Saturday, February 3 in Dell Hall. Read More ›

Source: José González – Long Center


There is a tiny part of this song that always reminds me of the The Cars’ song, Drive.

Cass McCombs – Bum Bum Bum


SMiles Lewis and Tessa Dick are guests on Exploring The Bizarre Hosted by Timothy Beckley and Tim Swartz, Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, 9-11pm CST.

Tessa is the author of several books including

My Life on the Edge of Reality: A Memoir


The wife of science fiction author Philip K. Dick, Tessa B. Dick has been publishing her creative writing since 1969, when she sold an article with photographs to Alive! magazine.

After teaching English and Communications at Chapman University for 12 years, she retired in order to devote full time to her writing.

Her memoir Philip K. Dick: Remembering Firebright tells the story behind her husband’s “pink light” experiences, in which God spoke through the beside radio.



Now every Thursday at 7 PM Pacific/10 PM Eastern you can find paradise in your own home town with your two favorite Tim’s as they delve into the weird, the truly bizarre and the totally unexplainable.

Hosted by Timothy Beckley & Tim R. Swartz. Come and join seasoned researchers and champions of the airwaves as they bring you some of your favorite supernatural icons as well as those emerging researchers who promise to intrigue and enlighten you in our Neverland of UFOs, the paranormal, Fortean phenomena, lost worlds, other dimensions and cryptozoology.



Source: Exploring The Bizarre Hosted by Timothy Beckley and Tim Swart

Roswell 2017

About to start several days of UFOlogical fun at #Roswell2017 UFO Festival

Many UFO lecture events.

First up is Guy Malone’s “Modern Challenges to the ExtraTerrestrial Hypothesis” Conference at the Roswell Mall

Cellular phone coverage is a bit wonky here so it’s going to be a challenge to get updates pushed out via the internet…

Next up is Greg Bishop on alternative theories!


UFOs: Reframing the Debate – Edited by Robbie Graham

Available in Paperback & eBook Formats from White Crow Books

Featuring Over a Dozen Contributors including…


UFOs: Reframing The Debate Book Trailer



I’m honored to be listed (yet again) in Loren Coleman’s list of Top Twilight Language Theorists (listed alphabetically by last name) among so many other luminaries and heroes:

“In 2012, the initial edition of this list was published on April 17th. It seems appropriate that on this fifth anniversary, a revised and updated list be published based on the last half-decade of activities of certain individuals and the forgotten achievements of others.
“Synchromysticism: The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance.” ~ Jake Kotze, The Brave New World Order, August 18, 2006.
 . . .
(14) SMiles Lewis, creator of Anomaly Archives, Anomaly Radio, and Anomaly Television.


Among the others honored on the list are:

… and others!

Source: Twilight Language: Top 25 Twilight Language Theorists: 2017

Late November Sunset 2016

INACS (Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Study) Presents

The Path: Evolution – Special Premier

at The Moviehouse and Eatery

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

To attend, please RSVP and pay ($10) at this link:
Austin Consciousness Connections Film Premiere 

THE PATH: EVOLUTION; Special Premiere Austin Screening

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016, 6:15 PM

The Moviehouse and Eatery
8300 N FM 620, Bldg B Austin, TX

22 Consciousness Explorers Attending

THE PATH: EVOLUTION             Special Premiere Austin Screening with the ProducersHosted by INACS                         Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, 6:15–9 pmThe Moviehouse and Eatery                       8300 N FM 620, Bldg B, Austin, TX 78726                             After you enter, go to theater #3To attend, please register and pay…

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My Great-Uncle Ray passed away last weekend…


GOLIAD – Raymond ‘Ray’ Zillig, 85, of Goliad, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015. He was the son of the late Edward and Frieda Veith Zillig. He was a Catholic, a Navy veteran, and a retired welder.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Knight Zillig; children, Elizabeth Zillig, Greg (Shirley) Zillig, Dale Zillig and Leslie (Christy) Zillig; five grandchildren; and sister, Rosemary Zillig Lewis.

Visitation 4 – 7 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2015 at Grace Funeral Home in Goliad. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Goliad, with Father Ralph Baidoo officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Goliad, with military honors.

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to World Hunger fund.

To leave condolences please visit gracefuneralhome.net.

Source: Raymond Ray Zillig – Victoria Advocate – Victoria, TX