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Quantum Xen Moments

Quantum Xen Moments

By John Calderon
Once I had a podcast (well, still do . . . Sometimes) but I don't want to do that much work. I'm also tired of the passive nature of Facebook and Twitter. I want you to feel like we are hanging out, but with as little work from me as possible 😋 So come hang out with me. Maybe join in the conversation.
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Rock Hall Review and Coronavirus Quarantine
Back from a long break. First order of business is to wrap up the review of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductee announcement and review both my Fan Vote and Prediction metrics. Then, I talk to some degree about the current Coronavirus Pandemic and how its affected me. Naturally, this is a long episode so bear with me while I play catch up.
April 1, 2020
Grab Bag 3
Rock Hall votes update, plus some real talk about the costs of web hosting and the purpose behind the blog. All good, just some reflection and justification. Plus a little self-analysis.
November 8, 2019
Fan Vote Update + Future Content Preview
Back after a long break. Spend some time updating the Rock Hall Fan Vote tallies and changes. Also, previewing some new content coming to the blog and audio feed!
October 29, 2019
Fan Vote Standings and Optics
A quick update on the Rock Hall Class of 2020 Fan Vote. Got a working link to the current standings. I take a quick look at where things are at the moment and talk about the optics around it.
October 19, 2019
My Rock Hall Class of 2020 Predictions
I do my best reasoning, based on my brief and budding interest in this phenomenon, to predict who I think will actually be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020. Please note: I recorded from my desktop computer and managed to remove almost 5 minutes of Ums and Silence, so it might sound a bit choppy. Here is the actual list of names, in case this audio is too long to sit through. Pat Benatar, Whitney Houston, Kraftwerk, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren and Thin Lizzy. To the best of my reasoning, that is the Class of 2020. Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
October 17, 2019
My Rock Hall Fan Vote
I spend some time discussing where my votes are going in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Fan Vote. TLDL: Pat Benatar, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Kraftwerk and Nine Inch Nails. This is a different list than who I think will actually be inducted. I'll set that down to a prediction record next episode, so stay tuned!
October 16, 2019
The list is out and Fan Voting has begun! Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 nominations
Another long one, but we had to cover the list. I also spend some time explaining why this interests me and how much I AM NOT a music industry expert. Just a passionate fan with a desire to learn more.
October 15, 2019
Getting ready for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominations announcement
I spend some time talking about what I get out of following the RRHoF news and they way it all works from my fandom point of view. Mostly, this is a heads up that a lot of posts about this are coming to my feeds, so get ready with me!
October 10, 2019
The Mystery of the Lost Keys
Settle back for a long one as I recount my weekend and tell the story about losing my keys and their miraculous return. Also, check my blog post for a link to my Instagram for pictures from the camp and trails.
October 2, 2019
Changing Tactics
I tried to stay off Facebook in the traditional way for a year, but it's not quite working out that way. I talk about why and honestly this moment assumes you've been listening since the August launch. If you haven't that's ok, you can scroll back to the beginning of the Anchor.FM feed or follow the link I've put in the Blog page. More to come!
October 1, 2019
Back from Retreat
Just a quick one to update you on being home. Also, sent out new friend invites so maybe some others will check out the Moments. More soon!
September 30, 2019
Typically Me: Late to The Party
I'm trying out a new segment. It's kind of multi-layered: Things I find peculiar about me. In this instance, being 'late to the party' on popular things. My example this time is the comedy show 'The Good Place'. Also, there is a good chance this is the last episode for a week since I'm headed out of town on a retreat! Will post asap after I return! Be well!
September 26, 2019
Grab Bag 2
As I prepare to be gone for the weekend, I'm just touching base now to let you all know what the week may bring. I spot some Porsche cars. Also, I plan on a special soundtrack episode soon.
September 23, 2019
Meaningful Coincidence
Just had a kind of Meta moment I don't get to capture very often. Call it 'You Had To Be There' but it was still very strange to me. Let me know if I did alright painting the picture.
September 19, 2019
Grab Bag
Talking Video Games, Podcast apps and even some D&D today!
September 18, 2019
R.I.P. Ric Ocasek
This news is just hours old. No word on cause of death, just that he was found unresponsive. Ric was 75. Another great loss to Rock and Roll.
September 16, 2019
R.I.P. Eddie Money
Feeling a real loss today, even though I couldn't tell you much more than the Wikipedia summary version of who Eddie Money is. I try to unpack the feelings and the overall sense of loss as he and other luminaries pass on or pack it in.
September 14, 2019
Technical Difficulties on Mobile
Looking for feedback from listeners on Mobile using the Website Player on my Blog. If that's how you listen (aka Mobile Web) does this episode work any better than previous ones? If you use a podcast app or listen on Desktop Web, this isn't going to pertain to you. Just Mobile Web listening seemed to be affected. New code has been deployed to address this and now I'm looking for feedback. Hopefully, things have improved. We shall seen. More later!
September 13, 2019
Westin the Schnoodle gets groomed. AKA The One About Doggy Daddy Anxiety
September 12, 2019
Of Fall-like Mornings and Pocket Gimbals
Just sort of a miscellany post this morning. We have for cool air and fog over the mountain today. Also, looking for some Hyperlapse ideas in my local area.
September 5, 2019
Miley should do more covers
On the recommendation of a friend, I check out a recent episode of Black Mirror and gush at the impact.
September 3, 2019
Call to Action
Asking for listeners, if you are so inclined, to head over to my Forums and leave a comment to show me if you are real. Go here: and thanks in advance!
September 2, 2019
Hey! It's Still Summer.
Call it irrational, but I have my reasons for griping about early holiday excitement. I try to explain my viewpoint. I'm not out to change anyone's mind, just providing some personal perspective.
September 1, 2019
Layla and Layla Unplugged
One of those things were I KNEW but it didn't dawn on me. In my defense I don't hear the original nearly as much as I hear the Unplugged version. Did you know this? Is this news to you? Leave a comment!
August 29, 2019
One down, four to go
The 'Pretty In Pink' Soundtrack arrived and it is all I wanted. Still waiting on 'The Breakfast Club' one to arrive. Also made a discovery (and purchase) for a 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' disc. The saga continues . . .
August 28, 2019
Thanks and Stuff
A big thanks to all the new listeners out there! I see you in the form of plays logged on the Anchor.FM app! If I can find your feedback I'll try to make it apparent to you! Hang in there!
August 24, 2019
Dream Journal: Alien Contact
Buckle up, folks this is a long one. I thought it would be a good idea to try to record a very funky dream I just had. It's all very off the top of my head so I apologize for any rambling. But I hope it's as least as entertaining to listen to as it was to have dreamt.
August 24, 2019
WTH, Disney+?!
I can't even begin to tell you how much I was not going to bother with the Disney+ service. Until now . . . See the reason on my Facebook page, Quantum Xen.
August 23, 2019
An apology to my MailChimp Subscribers
Oops! The campaign used to push my blog posts to email was accidentally suspended by yours truly. Fixed now, but is probably a mess this release. Should return to normal after this. Sorry!
August 20, 2019
What happened to the 'Pretty in Pink' soundtrack album?
This morning I realized I can't get soundtracks from my favorite John Hughes movies on any streaming services and it's driving me nuts. Guess I'm going to have to make my own playlists.
August 20, 2019
Technical Breakthrough
It's a busy day on the feed as I figured out how to employ both of my podcast feeds with just one recording. I'm very excited!
August 19, 2019
Rethinking My Approach
During my morning dogwalk, I talk through my recent observations about the lean audio project. There been hits and misses, but in the end I'm making more content than I have all year. Something that developed after this recording, is that I actually figured out how to link up the audios between my two feeds And I've tested it and it works.
August 19, 2019
Not an important post, just a test to see if an IFTTT applet will crosspost from my Anchor Feed to my WordPress blog. Cross fingers!
August 18, 2019
Kimetsu no Yaiba
Started watching a new anime series on the recommendation of a friend. After four episodes, I can happily pass that recommendation on to you!
August 18, 2019
Sliding Resolve
Keeping it lean is really hard. Also, my FOMO for participating in Facebook comments feels like I'm buckling my resolve to stay 'audio-only'. And lastly, am I having too much fun just promoting the project on Instagram than actually making the posts?
August 17, 2019
Two things
Getting a little better at keeping it short and also setting up promo teasers for Instagram sharing.
August 16, 2019
Mostly a nothing post meant to test some specific cross-posting things to my website. Ok to skip.
August 16, 2019
More Distribution
Now available on Google Podcasts, RadioPublic and Breaker
August 16, 2019
Is it really that bad?
I guess the Voice Confrontation can be outright disgusting for some.
August 15, 2019
Still trying to let it be
I'm having trouble just leaving this be. I get so many ideas that I want to add on but it comes off as extra overhead to the lean audio experience. Also, still actively working on trying to keep these short so that I can do them more frequently, the way you would in social media.
August 15, 2019
Now on Spotify
I decided to let Anchor.FM publish this podcast feed on all the major platforms and it looks like Spotify is already carrying me. More to come.
August 15, 2019
The trigger is squeezed
Well, I can't take it back now. I've made the announcement on Instagram and been cross-posted to Facebook so we're on this thing now!
August 15, 2019
A big Gaming day
I had some video gaming highlights happen today. I also think I may have figured out a way to wrangle in some audience using Video via Instagram.
August 15, 2019
Keeping my Audience
I rolled out some posts about this experiment, but I worry I'm leaving people behind. Find my RSS Feeds post here:
August 14, 2019
Defining the Ropes
Finding my way around the Anchor app; discussing what to do about the feeds
August 14, 2019
A new Audio beginning
Hi, I'm John and I'm trying something new. It's not exactly a podcast, nor is it an audio journal. But it starts here and we'll see where it goes.
August 13, 2019