Monday 29 July 2019, MJ Banias launched his first book, The UFO People, in his hometown of Winnipeg.
I had a commitment of my own that evening, in Montreal, to give a poetry reading at the Accent Reading series. Though I couldn’t help Banias celebrate in person, at least I was able to acknowledge the launch of his book with a performance of the poem “Flying Saucers” from my book Grand Gnostic Central.
Congratulations, MJ! A review of your book is forthcoming (eventually) here at Skunkworks…
Rob McConnell has been kind enough to invite me to speak with him on “The ‘X’ Zone”.
We’ll be riding my ufological hobby horses on “The ‘X’ Zone” radio show Monday 8 April 20h00-21h00 EST, and again on “The ‘X’ Zone” TV Show Tuesday 9 April 11h00 EST. That, at least, is the plan.
Once the shows are recorded and uploaded, I’ll link them here at Skunkworks.
Now, where can a man get a set of digital earphones like Orson’s sporting?…
I meet up with M J Banias at Café Obscura to talk about the dark side of the UFO, the way the myth dovetails into racism, nationalism, conspiracism, and right wing politics (!).
Catch it live Thursday 31 January 9:00 p.m. EST, or later on Banias’ YouTube site.
A post consolidating my initial thoughts on the matter in light of our conversation will appear here, soon after.
[Regrettably, this interview is no longer viewable…]