No I do not live in the desert. wish I did. Those of you who are enlightened know the significance of the phrase and of what I will be speaking of.
I've been a listener more on verses not since 1995. My recording collection is over 100 dvds, including a full web rip done on the last day Art left, plus the cd Keith issued which contained many less pages. Along with whatever associated material captured over the years like Heaven's gate website. (also available on wayback.com)
I miss the days of unscreened calls. We will never hear George handle a suicide caller like Art did or have a new classic show like when this guy called from a phone booth saying the MIB were after him and suddenly the airwave goes static because the relay satellite went out of sync. That show has no peers.
At first I hated George and had to take a listener break. Fortunately he grew into Art's shoes rather well. I like that George has kept Art's running format (daily news, short hour guest, long hour guest). He also seems to have a better knack at getting more guests. George tends to over hype the "coming of ___" a bit to much. On the other hand he uses the live chat feature subscribers have access to during a show which allows him to garner really good questions to be asked of current guest
I like Hoagland type material over the spiritual ones. I tend to side a little with Hoagland that the aliens are not alien but us. Stichin's (I've read all the books) aliens are also us. The remains of a group of people who managed to escape (fled ) a previous multiplanet empire us Homo Sapiens had before we (or was it planet x) destroyed ourselves.
I am sure of thing. Unless we get a major technological advancement in energy earth can not continue to support our numbers at our current level of comfort for many more generations. Resources will eventually run out.