Hello! Everything here is building off of the following Sagan:
We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It’s been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
— Carl Sagan, speech at Cornell University, October 13, 1994
Welcome to pale blue about master document!
‘Pale blue .’ is organization of the following:
First of all, PALE BLUE DAWT is the FCC version for KZSU in Palo Alto, California. While the episodes on paleblue.fm are the more curated version.
Pale blue . is a podcast revolving around my personal sound library. Personally, it is the roadmap for doing what I love, sustainably and conscientiously.
On a romantic note, the whole entire process of the show is sort of like documenting life then making music around it, is how you surf this planet on an epic human party wave.
While doing pale blue dot mixes, I don’t like to tell you directly what you’re hearing. That’s too redundant. You are smart, you can figure out what you’re hearing.
In the episodes on paleblue.fm, you’ll hear real life stuff. That includes all the sailor’s mouths and less pretty sides of humanity. You will also hear candid conversations on virtually any topic. I love finding passionate people that have such an intimate connection to their interests. That’s some of my favorite tape.
The show is also a few other things – like a way to fulfill a goal of recording 1000 individuals. Currently I’m about a third of the way there!
Pale Blue . is also a nonprofit.
Everything about Pale Blue . tries to be open source.
All audio I personally touched, or was personally touched by it. All the music is either mine or my friend’s, and occasionally a friend of a friend.
May 5th, 2018