Time Travel…

DLR / Tech / / 68 Comments

I want to talk about something that you’ve all been waiting for me to talk about. I think there’s never a right time and there’s always a right time, so I’m going to go for it… time travel. I know you thought sushi. “It’s always food with this guy.” No, I’ll talk about sushi on the next column. I think of this as a column. The 1960’s is when I first started reading books that were collections of columns by Art Buchwald, Howard Cosell, (I don’t expect you to know any of these names) and the descendents of Mark Twain. There’s more that goes into a blog and the printed word. It’s a bit more sacred because it lasts longer when it ends up on paper. Steve Jobs said that he felt terrible for new, young artists who only worked in the digital forum because all of their work is going to disappear. In my business alone, (I know you’re wondering… “What business is that Diamond Dave?” It’s telecommunications in all of its departments including women’s lingerie. I am that ant in your pants) there has been 80 different transfers of media. I have entire record albums that I can take out to Henson Recording Studios (In one handful of visits I’ve run into everybody from Timberlake to McCartney… excuse me, I think I just dropped a name. They look me square in the eye and say Dave, “We can’t transfer that anymore. We don’t have that machine” or “That machine isn’t made in America. We know where it’s made but we currently have an embargo.” Where is my record now? You’re breathing it…

When you listen to a record album today it isn’t even close to what it was when it was recorded. If you listen to vinyl on a tube amplifier, for which it was created, it’s a much different sound. Better? Worse? Doesn’t matter. It’s a completely different experience. I saw The Mechanic where Jason Statham plays an assassin with really good taste. He’s a deadly sociopathic killer but, in a good way. He’s an audiophile — that’s a fancy, quasi-Latin way of saying really, really picky about his sound. Statham has a turntable with a tube amp that clearly comes from somewhere Slovic. His records are treated with absolute reverence which takes me back to my very beginnings where you had to wipe each record clean with a special lint-free cloth.

Sidebar: There are three things that all happened around the same time that led to a generational prison break in terms of sexual freedom for both sexes and everyone in between. I was there to witness all of them. The first was the pill. That enabled women… (I don’t even have to finish) to rethink everything from job descriptions to education and family. It re-shaped virtually everything.

The second was The Twist. It was the dance that pimply little hook-nose wallflowers like me could do alone. As far as Eddie Van Halen is concerned, I still think I’m alone up on stage and it’s driving him crazy. Every dance up until The Twist needed ballroom dancing classes.

The third most important thing in the 1960’s time period was the multiple record changer. Previously the record would only play one side (approximately 30 minutes) then you had to get out of bed because the arm would go back and you’d only hear clicking. Then somebody invented the multiple record changer where you could put 4, 5, 6 records on top of the spindle. As one record finished, you’d get another 30 minutes x 5 or 6 (depending how much in love you were. I live in a world of specifics… that’s my whole point.)

Circling around, when you listen to Chopin or Beethoven on today’s media it’s transferred digitally. Records today have been completely remastered unless you found some specialized craft house that is milling vinyl in the garage as we speak. (Just as craft beer makers in the garage. They’re not in my garage anymore though. They fucked up on the rent.) You’re going to pay large for that single record though. What you’re buying in stores today has been through the digital machines of production. Now you squeeze 1,000 songs into your toothpaste tube and take it with you to the Club Med.

For immediacy and availability, we sacrifice sonics. (Not Sonic cheeseburgers, no matter what my doctor says. Tangents… that’s why you’re still reading.) Professionals, like myself, have been talking about the fact that we’ll never really hear the original versions for decades just as many of us will never really see the Mona Lisa on the wall. We will see her on a screen and what she looks like will be based on who color tuned your screen. Who installed your screen? Was he wearing cargo shorts and a backwards baseball hat? Has he seen the original Mona Lisa? Because I haven’t… We’ve come to accept the digital reality today. When someone brings something up at the table, you don’t even put your fork down and you have all the answers. Digital availability is a great enhancement to conversation. You never have to discuss what the name of that movie was or what his name is or what painting has that smile.
“I want to see the one with the big tits.”
“Well shut up and eat your vegetables.”
“It’s called the Mona Lisa.”
That’s Thanksgiving at my house…

That same evolution is going to happen with time travel. 3D virtual reality will expand from your cell phone and goggles to your vibra-chair. Your face and the backs of your hands are so ancestrally programmed to tell you temperature change, humidity change and adrenaline presence as survival mechanisms. You can cover yourself up in the biggest North Face that you find, leaving a little pie slice of your face and the backs of your hands uncovered and as the first drops of rain hit you’ll know it instantly. Especially if you’re a mom and responsible for kids.
“Boom it’s going to rain!”
“How’d you know that? You’re completely covered up”
These changes are going to come into play for virtual reality. A little spritz here, a little temperature change there, the vibra-chair picks up and some olfactic smell-o-vision– they’ll add this all together for the complete experience.

“I have no time for veggies, Mom. I’m chasing emojis* through the tunnel.”
(As I write, he really is chasing them through a tunnel about a mile from here.) He won’t even need to leave the table once we get these goggle up to par. The kid is never going to leave his bedroom. The other worlds and spheres we interact with will be so myriad that it’ll boil down to the same sex, dungeon and war movie stuff until someone says, “It’s easier to code the time machine.” Yes, you can still have the bondage girl with the big tits but you can have her in Berlin in the 1920’s when they were better.
“Now finish your vegetables!”
“Get your mind out of your speedos. National Geographic in the 1930’s when it was all really new.”
Everywhere you went then was new. Today, there is a Club Med with a special room for infants where you get your insect repellent along with your drink beads. In the 1930’s you actually needed a pith helmet and guys with names like Buck.

If you pick a time period it will create a million jobs just like a Grand Theft Auto. The credits for Grand Theft Auto are as long as the actual game. It might take you four months to actually play out the entire Grand Theft Auto but it takes you five months to read the credits. Our version of the time machine will be an interactive virtual reality. No, you are not going to be able to change history. No, you will not actually interact as a specific historical figure in the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Everything, as time develops, will become so exacting and perfect the way computer graphics are now.

Do you recollect in creative writing when the teacher said write about anything and nothing came to mind for an entire semester? If they were very specific and said write about tractors or even more specific and said write about tractors in 1952 in upstate Indian, it was easy.
“Do they have a bondage dungeon?”
“Stop.. did you finish your vegetables?”
“Indians go the biggest tits in the business kid, get in the machine.”

Soon, you’ll be able to visit the Old West for research. Think of all the time machine movies. You wanna go fence with swords? Or you wanna do cavalry rides? Or be at the Battle of Thermopylae? Those are just my initial thoughts but you would actually go and live somewhere as an artist, a poet, a movie star or royalty. I was fortunate enough to go an live in Japan for two years. (I don’t actually live anywhere but if you see the dog more often than not, that’s where you send the mail and the bill.) You’ll be able to do that in your time machine but in different eras. This is going to reinform music, theater, television and fashion in ways that you can’t possibly predict. This is where my interest really kicks in. People are going start coming back from other countries and say, “You know if you put a little cardamom in that, it will freshen up the flavor.”
“Where you learn that?”
“On my last trip to Sicily.”
“You know if you do a little coriander…”
“Uh, did you learn that in Sicily?”
“No, no, no, she is a stripper my dad is dating. She’s gonna cook tonight.” “She is from no where near Sicily, though she is Sicilian.”
“We met her in New York on our last trip.”

There are hundreds of thousands of combinations in Tic Tac Toe with only four lines. You can have 10,000 vertical lines and you can have 10,000 horizontal lines with time travel. Imagine how many combinations that will create. You wanna go to Africa? Which time period? You’ll come back with visions of, “I heard something they were playing, I’m going to put that on my new record.” “I saw something they were eating, I am putting that in my tacos.” “You should have seen what those girls were wearing.” The international culture will look something like The Fifth Element. All different eras and all different occupations mixed them together. An African game warden will be wearing a turn of the century clown shirt and sunglasses from Mount Rainier in the ‘50s– a lot like what I do for a living. (I’d rather be an art project than simply wear one.)

Going back in time and researching somebody else’s material and returning to teach to someone in modern times will be a trespass on intellectual property because you’re not really seeing the real Mendelssohn compose. It’s damn damn close, like the MP3, but it’s not the real thing. Every sight and sound will be such a sensory experience that you can actually live there. You’ll be able to go back in time to see Duke Ellington, early Tina Turner or Count Basie perform. While the artists is still alive in modern times, they’ll be able to collect royalties on their past performances.

There are characters today that don’t even exist. Hatsune Miku is a digital avatar in Japan that doesn’t exist in reality. Fans help write her songs and they do a 3D projection of her on the stage, selling thousands of tickets. It’s easy to transport her.
“What do you mean you forgot the disc?”
“I got 10,000 people out there.”

Time travel will be talked about as a learning tool in regards to the mistakes history may have transacted. The owners of the epic-sized corporations that will manufacture and market this technology will be so politically connected and compromised that it will be hard to address sensitive issues. How do you really treat these events without ruining half of your business demographic? Delicately. In the best of all worlds, you would be able to visit historical events as if you were experiencing them. Just as for many decades, you had to be lucky enough to be seen by a record company then mentored along into your first studio experiences. (Mentored- you were given an 18% loan otherwise you never saw the inside of a AAA studio.) Today, the studio is inside your wrist watch where you plug in your headsets. You have a mega studio in your personal computer now. Virtual reality will be a billion dollar venture. Those corporations will be like the super PACs that elect the President. They are multi-billion dollar efforts that require governmental activity just to exist– electricity, space, altering our perception of history. It’s all shaded and abridged according to the political agenda…


  1. Ben  —  October 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Great Perspective !! Can we get a perspective on the music you listen to ..at all times of the day ? Records in your collection and favorite motivational music ? Thanks Mr Roth .. and we the people would like some Merch from your site to wear proudly … Please
    Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to get back to me ! *Ben ( seen every Florida show from 1980-2016 there must be a award somewhere for me !

  2. kym  —  October 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Damn Dave, you just gave me a lot to process 😉

    • jst4horses  —  October 16, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      The graphic made me time travel………..not because it is the same, but the memories. The sculpture that won me a scholarship to Trade Tech while I was in high school was a cement sculpture of two hands, with the earth dangling on a wire between the cupped hands, ………………strange, had not thought of it for decades. I am not even sure who bought it at the awards auction. I purchased a bas relief of horses I did myself, a little trip down memory lane in my time travel today…………….The logo for our Racial Tension and Gang Abatement programs is the earth as well, but with tiny children circled holding hands……….it was designed by a graphic designer hit by a drunk driver, and waiting for surgery from worker’s comp, who did not want to include a drunk driver in their liability…………so he was working as a parking valet at the church where we met, and loved our idea of one day a world where all children are safe, and free to dream and make their dreams come true…..so he designed our shirt so the kids could paint in the kids………….more time travel memories.

      • Thierry Dauge  —  February 1, 2019 at 2:22 pm

        Dave ? A gift for you ! Thanks for all from a french guy ! https://culturesco.com/index.php/2019/02/01/david-lee-roth-diamond-dave/

  3. TroyC  —  October 13, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    DLR, that was heavy, introspective, retrospective and enlightening. Your best yet! Well done.

  4. Rhonda L  —  October 13, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Dave, loved this. I so miss the 70’s. Technology is great but I do miss the real thing?

  5. Elaine Kay  —  October 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    From the amazing mind of David Lee Roth, and, dude, you need an editor!

    I’m available Tuesdays and Fridays… wink, wink, nod, nod…

  6. MICK NUTTALL  —  October 13, 2016 at 1:25 pm


  7. Layne  —  October 13, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I saw the last tour, you were alone on stage.

    • thomas mcelreath  —  October 13, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      thought i was the only one who noticed that!!

  8. Susan  —  October 13, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Interesting thoughts. Happy Belated Birthday Dave!! I hope it was a good one!!

  9. Callum  —  October 13, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Another great blog post, Dave!

  10. Kevin schmidle  —  October 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Can’t wait to time travel to a Southern California backyard house party circa 1975! Brilliant post…..

    • L  —  October 14, 2016 at 11:01 am

      Perfect! Maybe we can share the price of the ride in the time capsule! Is it like Uber?

  11. Inés  —  October 13, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    This is a very long and interesting travel. I really like your painting, are you becoming a visual artist Mr. Roth?

  12. Todd P  —  October 13, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    My takeaway from this excellent prose is on the hands and the artwork of the hands. Reminds me of Rollins lyrics “just like you…” when the character in the song is singing about how much they realize they’ve turned into their dad. So many folks wish they’d been born earlier as Bogart..except for the 80 lb cancer stage being lowered in the dumbwaiter for a house party part..and this was a great read. The good stuff though…there’s alot going on but the psycho therapist part isn’t there. The Engine Room and Business 101 were my favorites in your book. I’d like more of that..it’s what Scorsese starts his movies with which are the middle of the story put at the beginning where the “Oh wait, this is NOT what I signed up for..how do I get off this bus?” moments throttle the recipient of the message.

  13. Donna  —  October 13, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Interesting. I miss LPs and cassettes for the simple reason that you could replay the same chorus 10 or 20 or 100 times until you had written out all of the lyrics. Or memorized them. There was no internet with printed lyrics back in the old days. (Kids these days…) Had to write ’em out by hand. And I do NOT believe you’ve never seen the Mona Lisa. Even I’ve seen her. She’s much smaller in person.

  14. Erik Moore  —  October 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I remember the big record stores, where the release of a Stones album was a gathering of like minded rock n’ rollers. Might smoke a joint in the parking lot on the way home to crank the new album, and learn all the lyrics before the sun went down.
    Bob Dylan just won a Nobel Prize in literature. I went to one of his shows. I had a hard time understanding what he was singing, but I’m sure it was great.

    • jst4horses  —  October 16, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Bob Dylan used to play coffee houses, and parks with BuffY Ste Marie, Joan Baez and so many others. I remember Cat Stevens in some of the big Be Ins around the nation. It reminds me everytime I see a JEEP commercial with his song being played. That song was in the cult classic, Harold and Maude………….I loved that movie. I went to see it with an engineer from JPL and what today is NASA…………he got really upset in the first part of the movie, and could not understand why I laughed……….I had known from someone else what it was about.:) The most intense words of Dylan to me were in the song With God on Our Side, because it was during the nuclear cold war, and we all knew…….being within the five mile hit zone of the big nuclear weapons in our area, that we would be GONE in a second………..it was either enjoy it, or go try and find a place the radiation would not get to us, a GENERAL told us that did not exist…………so just enjoy life, love one another, and realize, we did not have the power………………….so not to worry, or destroy what time we had left over it………..Dylan said, IF GOD is on our side, He will stop the next war……………..and here we are, with two VP candidates saying…….we can survive “limited” nuclear war……..we can NOT. So, whatever, or whoever we believe God is. we best hope He stops the next war, or that we live in a first strike zone………….Time travel……….I would go back to the time people designed the idea of war and see if a wild beast could eat them, or urge them to fight each other and be done with it. One of my sons, as a tiny five year old, said, why don’t the bad guys ALL go into the Rosebowl and fight it out, and the ONE who comes out, shoot him. I thought that was a great idea………and wrote a book about the Lords of Nothing, where those who wanted to be King of the World would go to the mountain castle, but could not harm the buildings, or the staff, and fight each other……and leave the rest of the world alone…………Dylan deserved a Peace Nomination and Award…………….

  15. Greg  —  October 13, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Just give me a bottle of anything and a glazed donut….and I’m gone.


    • jst4horses  —  October 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      I am a light weight, I can take ONE tylenol and sleep all night, or a few sips of wine, and off to sleep the whole night………….single Moms can not drink, even if the kids are at camp, they might have an emergency and call you, and there is no one but you…………..so, after the kids are grown, a few sips of this and that………..but that is that. Off to sleep I go.

  16. Mark  —  October 13, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I need to read that a couple more times, Dave. Awesome.

  17. Derek  —  October 13, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Love it Dave. Great read man.

  18. TOM JAMES!  —  October 14, 2016 at 6:47 am

    The Eddie Van Halen reference “randomly” dropped in the middle…… hmmmmm……

    • John Allen  —  October 14, 2016 at 9:41 am


    • Maggie  —  October 15, 2016 at 7:49 am

      Nothing is Random with DLR. He does dig some tunnels tangent to the Rabbit Hole he’s dancing down.

      • jst4horses  —  October 16, 2016 at 1:06 pm

        She’s a great editor………..give her a try……………..how was the picnic with Iggy????? Elaine, not Dave on the picnic.:)

  19. John Allen  —  October 14, 2016 at 9:41 am


    • L  —  October 14, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Yup. That’s about all you can say.

  20. L  —  October 14, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I think you should team up with Elon Musk – a couple of deep thinkers., you two – maybe he will hire you. He’s going to populate Mars, you know…he could use some inspiration from you.
    G’mar Chatimah Tovah, Bubbie.
    Go see the real Mona Lisa.

  21. L  —  October 14, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Hey, David, I forgot… you know The Donald…give us a little story, or insight! C’mon. Let’s hear it. It will be illuminating, or funny, or both, for certain.

  22. Buddy Kirst  —  October 14, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I have read through this work several times today and it has raised some interesting questions for me. So, when in the future, we are so accustomed to 3D virtual reality that our lives become an intense retrospective of past history, how will this effect our ability to evolve as a species? Can we learn from the mistakes of the past or will history slowly be rewritten to suit the personal agenda’s of those in control of the entertainment experience? Thanks Dave, now I gotta go self medicate to shut my brain off again! But I’m still looking forward to the next installment.

  23. greentreee  —  October 14, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Breaker Breaker one inner….”After a happy hour by the fire pit, this must only mean Dave is listening to voice overs of John Trudell to Jamiroquoi’s Virtual Insanity while binge playing the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Then again I’m listening to…” phuzzz…over and out.

  24. Gina  —  October 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Beautiful new world? Time traveling would be great but what about cells and computers that know the emotins and likes of their ownern and all their friends. Our buying behavior and every change of location is already registered. Scientists work on electronic that recognizes (calculate) our emotions. Progress is important but I don’t want to be a transparent objekt. I take the right to be not always reachable. In the forest with my dogs and in the museum.
    Apropos museum: I haven’t seen the Mona Lisa, too (and I’ve been in the Louvre. Sacrileg). If we could really travel across time I would go back to 1506 and take a look at the new painted Mona Lisa (with eyelashes and brows). The time has changed some things.
    Apropos change: I soppose you still have a record player… I hope so

  25. Jst4horses  —  October 16, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I had a friend, a Hells Angel when I met him, in some criminal project where I was working………on his way to lots of years for drugs and weapons dealing…….a vet……..and he had been a special ops Green Beret in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia………..he had reconfigured the training devices that were being piloted and taken the price WAY down and offered them for sale to toy companies. They said, maybe too far out……….headsets with sound where you could ‘live’ whatever was on the simulation tapes…………..in those old days probably still little cassettes that fed into the headsets. Now today…….they are reality and little kids and old farts all use them! I used to go to Cal Tech with one of my sisters as kids, and she would look at the people walking around and say, I wonder what is going on in those brains…………..so many thoughts that now are reality. I got to pilot video conference for one of the developers for our national and international science education programs when I was an adult………….its awesome……… I think I am generally more happy in the now, doing something real, but it is awesome to have sat there in meetings and see things that were just beginning and how far they have developed.

  26. Pattie Ong  —  October 17, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Great read Dave.
    A couple of months ago I bought and old 1940s Allis Chalmers tractor from a farmer – also vintage. He also sold me a matching tractor, in pieces, for parts. It had been through a tornado. How did all that cast iron (during the war years most iron went into the was effort) end up as a tractor? He told me these light tractors were made for military use. After the was, they were painted the Chalmer’s orange over the green. Was this true? I went home and scraped a very small spot of orange off the tractor. Didn’t find any green paint, but it was a fine story as we sat in his peach orchard chomping peaches amidst the buzzing of flies and wasps landing on the fallen fruit. When this old gentleman is gone, so are the stories, the visual memories. How do we program that into this time machine?

    Waldo might know. I see him with a Ph D. in business, CEO on the 95th floor.

    We do want another book from you Dave. We are greedy, but you have all those memories and stories.

  27. Mike  —  October 17, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I don’t know if I’ll be around for the the advent of the time machine, but I do enjoy the ideas that you have projected in this blog. It makes this reader stop, pause, and react. I appreciate that and tip my hat to you. Also, I appreciate you posting a .jpg your artwork. I’ve always thought that your drawings were excellent. Have you ever had a show? You might find another revenue stream for your golden years (whenever those might be) by profiting from them. I’d buy an original if you ever decided to make them available. Heck, I’d buy the coffee table book if you ever decided to put them together into a collection in that format…lol.

    Look forward to whatever you share with us in your next blog entry.

  28. whYwhYbutterfly  —  October 21, 2016 at 8:29 am

    interesting . . . like it, makes you think and brings back stuff in there already!
    Big tits and all- LOL

  29. Germpool  —  January 26, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Look up Tesla. Rumor has it our (unknown) government has been doing actual time travel for decades now. From Tesla’s material.

    Forget Einstein, Tesla was the GUY.

    Speaking of “virtual” time travel, the problem is the real history may not be what the Corporation says it is. Thus if we do not know the real history; doomed to repeat it?

    Waldo lives!

    • Dena Diamond  —  January 27, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Well Waldo .. knowing what I know about Nikola I can agree. That early 1895 resonating electromagnetic charge he would bestow upon himself lead him to believe he could the see the immediate past, present and future all at once. That’s some kind of high! I can’t imagine what kind of voltage he’d be at to get to that state. Does make you wonder what the government has conceived based on his early experiments. Though I see it like John DeLorean, except in my Tesla. I would love to take a time travel drive back to the earlier colonial years with the Sons Of Liberty. Maybe even have an affair with Samuel Adams. Hahaha But for now, that’s what dreaming is for. Maybe we time travel in our dreams.


  30. Pasadena  —  March 2, 2017 at 12:49 am

    My 1st time travel stop would be to see Vanhalen play in 1984, then win PowerBall, ok PowerBall 1st.

  31. Nadia  —  March 27, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    creditos rapidos y seguros

  32. Andrea Smith  —  April 6, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Last night I sat at a small solo & small ensemble recital at my son’s high school. There were maybe 30 of us in the audience. One of the girls was muddling through a piece by Mozart, and I suddenly thought, “In his wildest dreams, Mozart never envisioned his works being squawked on a clarinet by a teenage girl in jeans and a green tshirt. ” Then I read this post today. I get it.

  33. Detroit Steve  —  July 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Let’s put together a David Lee Roth Podcast
    Where you interview people like Joe Rogan does.
    You would be great and interesting.
    I’d listen to it for sure.

  34. Mike Danowski  —  September 5, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    just wondered if you were doing new music with vh. it’s too bad that you guys always seem to have rocky times. the stress must be awful. you are a great artist. a wizard with words. and a distinct and different voice. keep rockin!

  35. Robert  —  October 18, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Dave Time Travel leaving Hawaii and being in Japan. from hot to cold. and you know what i mean. back in Osaka. where you at ??

  36. Canada Girl  —  November 7, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Dave you must read this! One thing bothers us more than the loss of hard copies of music….
    There are no, zero, NADA, live concert performances of you with VH, anywhere!
    We wanted to show our kids DLR in his prime with VH, but all we could find was one awesome production with SH. If it weren’t for your music videos, there’d be nothing. Your fans would eat up a clear concert DVD. There has to be something….because at this point, no one’s breathing anything of you…anywhere…..

  37. Rod  —  December 20, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Dave thanks for the follow on instagram.

  38. Janet Bergman  —  January 6, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Dave, I want to tell you way back in 1979, you told me I should get my ass into school and get a degree… Well here it is 40 years later and I am finally doing exactly that! Honors also, so if you ever care to talk some more philosophy or enjoy the Hawaiian Tropics oil down drop me a line. It was a great few weeks on the 2nd leg of the tour.. and it was nice to be able to eat at the pancake house without being mobbed. Remember them times…

  39. Senshin mats  —  February 9, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Clear as a Diamond, Dave. In ultra speed. . .

  40. Claudia Bettina  —  April 1, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    I have read this column for the third time and I find it interesting.
    Vinyls today have once again become the choice of several artists who are asking for them as a means of re-editing and editing their works because they are of better quality than CDs that have already passed .
    I keep my record player from 1995, when it was no longer the option, at the height of the CD boom and I have a large collection of vinyl inherited from my family and my own collection. I keep them as a treasure.
    As I think you raised the issue above all from the perspective of the forms of reception of art, culture and forms of entertainment, is that I have several questions.
    Thinking of an interactive virtuality in the style of “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline: to what extent will we be truly interactive and free in our choice and reconstruction or experience of the historical era and place to which we choose to travel in the machine ?.
    Certainly I have a pessimistic view on the manipulation of the media from the centers of economic and political power, also present in art and culture like all other spheres of thought. Yes, content manipulation.
    Will not it lead to greater alienation in some children and young people, as is already the case with the excess and lack of confidentiality and reliability of today’s social networks?
    Yes, I want to continue reading paper books and feel its aroma, I want to continue listening to music on vinyl, not only online, and I want to go to museums to enjoy contemporary artists and the past. Also go to the stadiums and clubs to listen to the musicians live. I do not want to lose direct contact with people and I want to have my sensory experiences and direct perceptions with what surrounds me. Feel the nature, walk and climb, immerse yourself in the water.
    Although I have a Facebook account that I do not use almost and Twitter in more use. I prefer it to the virtual world. I raise it in humanistic, social, cultural and even philosophical terms.
    If it were retro feeding and cultural enrichment, brought to be applied and improve my vital reality, as examples here, I would agree. Technology has its good parts and its negative parts: everything is about the use that is given, it is clear.
    In fact, this cybernetic globalization that we live already has this. This globalization is what allows me to access your page, I can read what you write, listen to your chapters and now I can write to you from thousands of kilometers in the south of the continent. And I celebrate that the distances are shortened.
    Going back to Cline’s novel and the dystopian reality on which it is based: is not it a great metaphor for what is happening in a certain way?
    I go to the cinema to see the recently released Spielberg movie because, like the protagonist, the 80s are my favorite time, but unlike the character that survives in virtual reality, they are my childhood and early adolescence. They are my Lost Paradise.
    Happy Pésaj .

  41. Donald Toler  —  May 6, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Dude the only way we are able to time travel physically is to shoot a spacecraft between to black holes as they are just forming. A singularity with a razors edge… that moment when when gravity accelerates the spacecraft to near light speed….every day a century into the futue…What you come back to…if you can come back…is a vastly different world…traveling in time only works one way…the future…

  42. S Lucia-Akbar  —  May 14, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Any thing is possible when you use your imagination

  43. TomE22  —  June 20, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Dave left 2016 after he wrote this. Where and when are you Dave?

  44. shane dean norton  —  July 7, 2018 at 3:34 am

    reverse engineer the pineal gland in binary..and what do you get?
    quantum capable processing
    and a connection to every remote pineal coded gland that ever has, does and will exist
    dave…you know “we” have a Calling.(devine catagory)..and “”i”” got it all …anything within my “dream stipulations” that btw have been met… my rightful wife to be got re-abducted by same “others” as previous 12 years…. media is viral
    inti-norton virus!! i named it 1st…lol its all sabotaged by genius level IDIOTS… c’coonCERN canyon becon—[farnsworth peak] soon as…anybody or anyone assists my timeline instead of corruptibly intervening and blocking allot more than exposure of guilt in their own conscience
    COG INF ASCENDshane comprehensiveness has left her mind to bring undermine self deprivation {reliant on the defiant} only few words with recognizable voice…truth is known.legit .. a verbal “cease and desist” so-to-say is in best orderif i can get a momentary empathic assistant …its only proper sorry for the dramaqueened blameshift bullshit.. learning before to prevent accidents foreseen “the time travelevelors blinded whife” royal-ties protect confident content
    without her,,,theyre never gunna let me in….why dont who and why get 2gather

  45. Jkp  —  August 5, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Would love to hear you reading your autobiography on Audible. Give it some thought when you’ve got some time.

  46. Bara  —  September 8, 2018 at 7:20 am

    I used to play “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles over and over. Listen to it as I verged on the edge of sleep 🌺

  47. Catherine  —  December 27, 2018 at 7:26 am

    I’ll admit that I did not like you for many years; then I read the Vogue article by Corey Seymour. I like this man that has evolved.

  48. Stephanie  —  May 10, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Well said Dave. I can appreciate where you’re coming from. I grew up in the seventies:) The point is that change is always gonna happen. Ride the big beautiful wave of life and keep being yourself.

    • Detroit Steve  —  June 23, 2019 at 5:29 am

      VanHalen should put their VanHalenize on redoing
      “Lets Go Rock and Roll” by KC and the Sunshine Band
      Dave this would be a huge hit just like You Really got me was and Pretty Woman was.

  49. Stephanie Deiters  —  July 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    …mhm David, I’m a yes-person and yes, you can use me in your sensual world <3 (if you would really mean me, but I can't imagine that you could really mean someone like me, I'm just a simple gal who always preferred to be in the background ) <3 !!!!!!! …

    • Stephanie Deiters  —  July 21, 2019 at 9:19 am

      “Money, society and violence” – lecture by Dr. Eugen Drewermann at the Urania Berlin, 11.4.2016
      Published on May 29, 2016
      Capitalism is like cancer. In order to grow permanently, cancer must destroy its environment.

      Neoliberalism is cancer in its final stage. Under the camouflage name globalization, metastases have managed to target and subdue the entire social life. Economy takes precedence over dignity. Now only the conquest of the human ego remains. To this end, society will be successively atomized. The smashing of classical groups into ever smaller units begins with the trade union, goes through the family and ends in the human being himself. The ego becomes a unit, which in turn can be broken down into its components and commercialized.

      After the generation “Red Bull” – “We realize your dream, no matter how absurd” – now comes the generation “Selfie-Stick”. Only those who permanently stage themselves and thereby follow the dictated trend of industry can spare themselves from the doctrine of a complete consumer society. Cloud personalities.

      Where does this high-speed motorway of the zeitgeist lead to?
      When does the inappropriate attitude of humans 3.0 lead to their destruction?

      What has to happen for a society vegetating in consumer frenzy to reawaken and come to its senses?

      Dr. Eugen Drewermann is one of the most convincing admonishers of our epoch. He is a theologian, pastor and humanist. Drewermann lives a largely analogue life. His knowledge is deep and his horizon encompasses a 360° space.

      Drewermann held his lecture “Money, Society and Violence” at the Berlin Urania off the cuff. Without a script, without notes, with a clear message: Man is not a commodity. Man has dignity. Anyone who denies this dignity in order to be able to market human beings down to the last detail ultimately kills humanity in its entirety.

      KenFM shows Drewermann’s lecture from 11 April 2016 and recommends in this context again the “KenFM in conversation” with Drewermann from March 2016. https://kenfm.de/eugen-drewermann/
      Ruediger Dahlke: Wars in medicine and body – how to protect ourselves from them and stay healthy

      Published on Jul 14, 2019
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      Follow the money! What in the international politics resembles an unspoken natural law, hits unfortunately also in the medical range the nail on the head. For decades, enormous sums of money have been invested in researching and combating the diseases of our time – with moderate success.

      Why is this so? Dr. Ruediger Dahlke, one of the best-known human physicians in the German-speaking world, has a possible explanation for this: Research is being carried out in the wrong direction. And consciously. For as long as the “on-the-job” programme is in place, the rain of money that consequently falls on the pharmaceutical industry will remain constant.

      A healthy human being, however brutal it may sound, would be of great benefit to the pharmaceutical industry – and with it

      for an important pillar of our economy – the end. It is therefore only logical that there are instincts of self-preservation at work that actively try to prevent the goal of the greatest possible health. The pharmaceutical industry needs as many patients as possible and, if necessary, new diseases are invented or threshold values are changed.

      A social rethink is therefore urgently needed in the health sector. Just as a responsible citizen is required in a democracy, a functioning health system also needs a responsible patient. Courageous doctors like Dr. Ruediger Dahlke make an important contribution to this.

      On the occasion of the presentation of the MIND Award 2018/2019, Dr. Dahlke gave a lecture entitled “Wars in medicine and the body – how to protect ourselves from them and stay healthy”. KenFM was in Montabaur and recorded the lecture for you.

      Table of contents:

      0:04:37 Cancer treatment with methadone – published by SternTV

      0:09:01 Medical studies sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry

      0:19:21 Make Money with Alzheimer’s Disease

      0:33:45 Free Thinking, Routine and Mindfulness

      0:42:21 Courage to change – without ballot paper, with shopping list

      0:51:05 War in the human immune system and the reckless consumption of animal proteins

      Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator


      • Stephanie Deiters  —  July 21, 2019 at 1:54 pm


        Eugen Drewermann: How Capitalism Ruins Us & the Jesuan Alternative | Lecture | VAKUUM

        VACUUM J O U R N A L
        Published on Feb 23, 2018
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        On 20.2.2018 Dr. Eugen Drewermann gave a lecture at the Sophie-Scholl-Gemeindezentrum Schwäbisch Hall on the contents of his current book trilogy on capitalism and Christianity: “Money, Society and Violence” (2016), “Financial Capitalism” (2017) and “From War to Peace” (2017).

        The Paderborn theologian and psychoanalyst first talks about the religious origin of money and the emergence of capitalism, whose driving force is greed. Then he shows how the predatory and violent mechanisms of our economic system exploit and destroy nature and man. Finally, he explains how economic interests produce wars through daily politics. In the words of Jesus, Drewermann warns that there are only two options: God or mammon, that is, money as a means to life or money for the sake of money.

        The lecture evening was organized by the Sophie Scholl Church in cooperation with the Evangelische Kreisbildungswerk Schwäbisch Hall.

        • Stephanie Deiters  —  August 13, 2019 at 9:39 am

          …give people money and power and it destroys the character and soul of most people and causes destructive states and chain reactions in a global dimension… as if God could be brought into a stone house and thus heaven on earth through occultism / spiritism, the creation of imbalances, chaos, wars or animal and human sacrifices… .

  50. Annette  —  July 24, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Another “real” something about time travel with respect to technology today, …you can almost replay every MTV video from about 1982 when it all began as a form of alternative entertainment on pretty much any basic channel cabel TV offering; and alternatively the “real” wierd thing with YouTube is one may be able to regress to a youthful ignorance we all had experienced once. Mark Twain did mention that the ink which flows to describe history created prejudice. As how I feel about our technology today, and our youthful ignorance to matters that mean so much to our future,… I utterly either crave it or disregard its degree of usefulness. I loved vinyl…but who disposed of the unequitable turntables? Time travel is a good thought, no doubt.

    • Annette  —  July 24, 2019 at 10:42 am

      My apology to reader: “inequitable.”

  51. Stephanie Deiters  —  May 3, 2020 at 10:38 am

    …When I saw you standing there then and walked past you, it was a shock for me, because I didn’t think the whole situation and you were real. I was in shock and I couldn’t follow you because I was paralysed with fear and respect for you ❤️ …

  52. Todd Baum  —  May 14, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Dave I have listened to your music and it finally sparked in my head. You are David https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davidic_line
    Please call me or email!!!!!


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