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I'm the Only Person Listening to This

I'm the Only Person Listening to This

By Ali Nabavi
This is my personal podcast where I offer cultural criticism and observations, discuss my life, and offer help and support based on my own experience on this life's journey we're all taking together.


If you'd like to hire me to sing at your wedding, record a song for you, do any kind of IT consulting including building a website, look me up at alijnabavi.info/.


You can also find me at hourback.info/ and hourback.tv/. Thank you very much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚


Cover art photo provided by Daniel Olah on Unsplash: unsplash.com/@danesduet
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Life update for Thursday February 25, 2021; My court hearing was on Tuesday

I'm the Only Person Listening to This

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Going broke and getting evicted! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿคฏ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ™
This is another mixed episode of all kinds of thoughts and commentary and some music here and there. Captain America is the best. Iron Man is a deficient personality. I am in the process of avoiding eviction and trying to find a job before I run out of all of my money. Hopefully my car will not be repossessed by the time you listen to this! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ€๐Ÿงง
05:09:53
July 24, 2022
Looking for work, another 14-day eviction notice, time to get lean again
It's all over the place, as usual. ๐Ÿ™‚ I sing, I dance, I probably say some things that I regret saying, but oh well.
04:29:27
July 12, 2022
Whole lot of stuff. I waited too long to push this one out. Let's call it "Broke in Kelso".
So, I waited way too long to cut this episode. It's over 4 hours. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Does that matter to you guys? Please let me know with some feedback! Do you prefer smaller, more frequent releases, or do you even care about how long they are?
04:04:06
July 04, 2022
I still don't feel like killing myself but I feel like my life should end. I'm sorry, boys.
Life sucks. Actually, life is beautiful! But people fuck it up. And I am in the middle of the fuckedupedness. I am trying to remember that as long as I can stay awake and stay straight and stay coherent then there is still hope.
01:47:03
June 17, 2022
Star wars sucks
United States empire is the source of most of the misery on the planet
01:47:11
May 31, 2022
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice.
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice.
54:54
May 15, 2022
Blah blah blah I'm only typing this so I can publish it
Blah blah blah I'm only typing this so I can publish it
03:15:09
May 12, 2022
Episode for Saturday March 12th 2022. Finally releasing some segments I recorded a long time ago.
This took place over a rough period of moving into my new location in Kelso, Washington, and figuring out what I'm going to do for a living and ending a horrible work experience and looking for a new job and financial contentment.
02:32:42
March 12, 2022
Episode for December 30th 2021
I love my boys, Wesley and Elliott, and I dedicate everything I do to them. This has been a very difficult period for me, of adjustment, of realigning what my goals are. I want to be with Wesley and Elliott more than anything, being their father and their nurturing parent. I've tried to buy a car and it might be delivered soon. It is a family wagon and suitable for a nice long road trip should the opportunity arise. ๐Ÿ™‚ I look forward to being an independent person again and having some kind of contact with my children if my evil ex-wife were to permit it.
01:27:25
December 31, 2021
A self-indulgent open message to my ex-wife for this Christmas. I miss you dearly, Wesley & Elliott!
Wesley and Elliott, I hope you have a lovely Christmas and get a lot of cool toys and whatever else you have asked for. I'm sure you deserve them. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’œ I love you very much and think about you everyday. My life is not complete without you. I hope you are doing well and can't wait to see you again and give you big hugs. Goodbye for now, Dad. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸฆŒโ›„๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿคถ๐ŸŽ…
05:17
December 24, 2021
Episode for Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Thank you for listening! ๐Ÿ™‚ Please leave audio feedback at http://anchor.fm/hourback . You may also email me at podcast@alijnabavi.info. My work blog is at http://blog.alijnabavi.info and my personal blog is at http://hourback.info . I also have a TV channel on the Internet at http://hourback.tv . If you want to call me you can do so at +1-503-662-2284. If you have any IT, communications, social media, or design needs, please visit http://nabaviconsulting.com .
01:16:35
December 22, 2021
New episode for December 13 2021
I have moved into my new apartment and Sammy is here and we are trying to figure out what is next for us.
02:32:56
December 13, 2021
Episode for friday, December 3rd, 2021
This one covers thanksgiving, moving out of my old place and into my new apartment..
03:15:01
December 04, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•‰๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰
This is just a quick, one-off episode to celebrate Thanksgiving. I hope you all have a nice holiday. https://www.patreon.com/hourback
29:11
November 25, 2021
Episode for November 23rd 2021
Just a regular old all over the place podcast. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‘
02:23:60
November 23, 2021
Episode for November 13th 2021
Just the same old same old, folks. Life updates and philosophizing.
03:40:36
November 14, 2021
Fight
Tidy
02:58:38
November 03, 2021
Basically a normal podcast check-in for this period of time ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘
I talk about my feelings about music services, big tech or silicon valley or whatever, and some other stuff. I just want to publish this episode so get this over with please.
02:06:33
October 17, 2021
I went through the trial with my ex-wife where she stole my kids from me and this is it.
I don't want to go into a lot of details about this. This is a very self indulgent, reflective episode and I wouldn't blame you if you just skipped it.
02:10:17
October 09, 2021
Things are slowly getting better. I think I found a place to build up my resources for a while.
Lots of no editing, again. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm sure there was stuff I wanted to leave out but I figured let it all hang out anyway. I'm feeling much more capable and confident these days. I hope the podcast illustrates a little bit about the circumstances surrounding these feelings.
02:06:43
September 07, 2021
Feeling more settled in Kelso, Washington.
In this episode I talk about the sopranos, capitalism, state of my post divorce nightmare, some other stuff that I hope you like or find somewhat interesting. ๐Ÿ™‚
01:09:37
August 25, 2021
New digs! Kelso, Washington, here I come, for an indefinite period of time!
I talk yet again about my dragging divorce that my ex-wife initiated and I did not want. I talk about my moving from my first place in Portland to a comfier and safer space in Kelso, Washington. Finally I talk about the JFK assassination and Oliver Stone and The Sopranos and how it all fits together.
39:32
August 07, 2021
Massive changes in my living situation
This is another episode where i should have logically cut it off weeks ago but i was in seemingly constant flux. Anyway, here you go. It's messy. And i regret many parts of it. But the editing isn't worth the time. It's more important to me, for now, to put out what is real and prescient. So here you go. Thank you for listening. ๐Ÿ™‚
01:59:44
July 24, 2021
Blah
Blah
59:39
June 04, 2021
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021: The house! She's broken!
Household drama in a shared housing situation; galavanting about town, spectating lightsaber duels; pontificating about people and their lacks....
01:21:00
May 19, 2021
Wednesday, May 5th, 2021: thoughts about banking, my family issues, trying to get listener feedback
I think this is the first time I did a lengthy out-on-the-street segment, while I was walking home from a botched Thursday night outing on the town. I think I was in a pretty bad mood that night. This has been a pretty rough couple weeks actually! I don't know if that will come across but if you're interested I'm starting to feel better. ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care of yourself. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™
46:17
May 05, 2021
March 22nd 2021 through April 18th 2021. Lots of stuff.
I can't believe I've let these recordings sit for so long! I think it's because of the legal harassment from my ex-wife that has scared me from publishing more frequently. (I've tried to keep her out of it as much as possible for my own good.) I hope you enjoy it. I think if I manage to keep my wits about me and record diligently you'll find a lot more interesting stuff coming up in the next couple weeks.
02:01:18
April 18, 2021
2021-03-21, finally in Portland, Oregon! After about thirty years of just thinking about it!
This includes a bunch of stuff including me in my hotel rooms while I was relocating and looking for a place, some singing along with good songs, some ridiculousness, the usual.
01:49:14
March 21, 2021
Monday, March 8th, 2021, in Portland, Oregon. I finally found a place to live in!
It is a mixed bag here. Nothing structured. I hope you like it and I am sorry if you don't. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅณ
19:32
March 08, 2021
Life update for Thursday February 25, 2021; My court hearing was on Tuesday
Not looking good folks! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don't see a way out for me of this mess. Karen has pretty well fucked up my entire life. I don't know what I'm going to do. I hope I have the strength and courage to do what's necessary.
03:50
February 26, 2021
I see the light at the end of the tunnel! ๐Ÿ™‚ And jail is no fun!
There is some music on this one, I update you about my divorce which I thought was over but continues to haunt me in very profound ways, and yet more pleading to get feedback and sponsorship by either going to anchor.fm/hourback or patreon.com/hourback. Kick ass! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ•‰๏ธโœŒ๏ธโ˜ฎ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ
41:13
February 24, 2021
I am out of jail! ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas!
I ended up spending Thanksgiving and Christmas in jail, in Rankin County jail, because I violated a protective order issued by the court on behalf of my ex-wife. ๐Ÿ™‚ I discuss in this episode some of my thoughts that I had but I'm trying to stay away from that mess in particular. Because I don't want to go back to jail again for the same reason, contempt of court. So don't get me started! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿค˜๐ŸŒŒ
45:29
February 24, 2021
2020-10-24 @ 09:23; New episode of "I'm The Only Person Listening To This"
I give some life updates, there's some singing, there's some dance floor live recording action, there is some exhausted rambling about my kids and how I miss them so much, and there are some really long advertisements where I stare at the script and read it really slowly. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฉ
35:32
February 24, 2021
The Karen episode! Or, I miss my boys. ๐Ÿ˜ญ
I don't mean to be mean to my ex-wife, Karen, but I do take some time at the end of this episode to update you on my final divorce from her and the wonderful situations that accompany such things. But there are also other things that are pleasant and hopefully enjoyable like singing and rhythms and such things!! ๐Ÿ™‚ The divorce part is at the very end of the episode. Related blog post on hourback.info: https://hourback.info/2020/09/25/i-was-supposed-to-have-the-boys-over-for-a-measly-little-sleepover-that-she-lets-me-have-with-them-once-per-week-and-then-this-happens/
32:51
February 24, 2021
Karen has served me with a restraining order to protect her and the boys from myself. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ญ๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ™
I talk about the latest developments with my supposedly finalized divorce from Karen. More at https://hourback.info/category/diaries/my-divorce/
15:03
February 24, 2021
Life Post-Kali, here we come!
I give a big update about my legal situation and plans to relocate, right now looking at Austin, Texas, and a bright light on the horizon as far as job prospects thanks to my friend Colin from DC. I love my boys, Elliott and Wesley. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
17:26
February 24, 2021
Rambling check-in; purposeless life is no life at all
Just a quick check in. Sorry for the rambling ending. Not very happy about this one. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I felt l had to say something. Maybe there will be more to say later! ๐Ÿ˜ Maybe with some singing involved or something! Funny voices! https://hourback.info/2021/01/30/if-i-were-to-write-a-letter-to-my-ex-wife-today-heres-what-it-would-say/
11:53
February 24, 2021
Trying to learn how to use my zoom R24 digital recorder
As usual, my apologies for an uneventful podcast episode. Just trying to communicate with the outside world while I'm going through what I'm going through. When I do have something earth shattering to announce I will be sure to put it in the episode description or title so you will know if it's worth listening to or not. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜‰ But this one is pretty boring. Fair warning.
16:27
February 06, 2021
2020-10-11 @ 01:17; New episode of "I'm The Only Person Listening To This"; Listen now at http://anc
I am just talking about my business with the storm heavens Delta I updated this podcast with unemployment information
19:46
October 11, 2020
I'm the only person listening to this on Thursday October 8th 2020
More life updates, guardian ad litem news, synchronicity by the police, other musical things, trying to free-wheel a podcast segment, please patronize me on patreon.com/hourback
01:06:48
October 08, 2020
Journal entry turned into a podcast segment episode related to Jurassic Park, the movie
I started recording a journal entry and it turned into a podcast entry featuring music by The Talking Heads, from the album Naked, 2005, the song Blind.
21:24
September 13, 2020
A duet w/me and Midnight Oil, live at The Domain, Sydney, Australia (2018), and Jackson, MS (2020)
I decided to sit down and do a duet or karaoke version of a song and this is how it went.
03:44
September 05, 2020
Pine Lane Drive podcast episode for August 23rd 2020
It's all over the place and I played some bass.
39:22
August 23, 2020
Soundscapes by Ali! ๐Ÿ™‚
I catch you up with my life and describe some songs and teach you about some MIA in the process.
17:23
August 13, 2020
2020-07-22, coming back after a long break, checking in
I thank my first podcast supporter; berate Joe Biden; applaud Oliver Stone; and reveal things I've learned in life up to this point. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ•‰๏ธโœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ
29:22
July 23, 2020
It's a creative, musical extravaganza!
I had fun with my Zoom R24 recorder/interface/controller/sampler from Sweetwater. I sang a song or two. I gave a life update. Please, enjoy! Thank you for listening. ๐Ÿ™‚
34:01
June 02, 2020
Mishmash supreme! ๐Ÿ™‚
I talk about some stuff and junk. At the end I update you with my life. The last segment is mostly sober and deliberate commentary on what's going on with me now. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜
26:17
May 19, 2020
2020-04-13 @ 23:49, Approaching the singularity!
This is a super short episode. I had something I wanted to say and I wanted to publish it as quickly as possible so here you go. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘ It seems like we are approaching the singularity, whatever that is, and I need to read up on that! Maybe we all do! We have plenty of time, that's for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ
06:17
April 14, 2020
2020-04-08, COVID-19 quarantine continues again, and that's okay! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ•‰๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ––๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŒ
This is a short one, folks! I've been busy setting up my own TV station at http://hourback.tv . I hope you will check it out. It's still in the rough stages but I think you will see what I'm trying to do. Please let me know what you think with your feedback at anchor.fm/hourback. Peace and love to all! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ––
12:33
April 08, 2020
2020-03-30, covid 19 quarantine continues! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ’œ
This has some singing, telling you about my trying to buy guns in Mississippi, some rants and philosophizing....
14:52
March 30, 2020
2020-03-25, Coronavirus quarantine continues
Talking about politics again, hating on Joe Biden and the establishment, talking about love in our dysfunctional society, singing from me, info about how to give feedback to me and support the podcast.
35:02
March 25, 2020
March 22, 2020
00:60
March 22, 2020
COVID-19 in full effect, bruthah!!!
I'm doing some singing; my trip to Biloxi to see David Lee Roth and kiss was aborted before I knew it and got down there; a little politics and a book plug for Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine
37:22
March 22, 2020
Just a general purpose podcast episode
Talking about Elizabeth Warren, taking the wrong path as a society, Joe Biden's success in the Democratic primaries, singing Yes songs
27:12
March 11, 2020
February 5th 2020, politics and trip to New Orleans and cats
I talk about the Democratic primary, my trip to New Orleans to see Tim and Eric, my dilemma about outdoor and indoor cats, and request for feedback.
30:37
February 06, 2020
2020-01-21
My gripes about two-factor authentication, my brief review of Frozen and Frozen II, and updates on my musical outings.
18:12
January 22, 2020
Episode 2019124
I'm trying a new way of editing and publishing my podcast episodes. Please bear with me. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’œ
26:50
December 24, 2019
New Orleans, here I come, maybe!
Ali talks about his desire to leave Jackson, his frustration with a multitude of aspects of Jackson culture and society, and possible alternatives in the future.
12:60
October 18, 2019
Trump will win his second term! ๐Ÿ™‚ Unless . . . !
Rib pain, Democratic presidential candidate opinion
30:06
October 04, 2019
Happy 4th of July to everybody in the United States of America and across the world!
I'm still getting my act together here but I wanted to share some thoughts on this important holiday. I hope everyone has a safe and eminently satisfying 4th of July holiday that does not harm the property or person of anyone else. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ•‰๏ธ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿค™โœŠโœŒ๏ธ
07:27
July 05, 2019
Jun 24, 2019: See you next year, Move to Amend Summit!
About to drive back home to Jackson, Mississippi, from Warrenton, Virginia.
13:56
June 25, 2019
2019-06-21 Washington, DC, here I come!
In this episode, whose sound quality I deeply apologize for, I am driving to Washington, DC, to attend the Move To Amend annual summit. I describe the Move to Amend organization, as well as my non-profit, Jackson Progressive Salon. I also give my take on some of what's going on with the Democratic presidential primary field.
33:52
June 22, 2019
Ali says no to a job and might open a recording studio
I talked about the job interview I had, the disappointing salary, other job opportunities, and possibly my opening a recording studio in Jackson, Mississippi.
10:12
February 16, 2019
Late night Jackson part 1
This is me talking a little bit in rambling ways about my recent excursions into the nightlife of Jackson. It is very incomplete and scattered so be prepared. ๐Ÿ˜
11:58
February 13, 2019
My First Anchor Podcast!
An update on my life right now.
08:20
February 11, 2019