Although interested parties can access the digital interviews I have done over the years under the Interviews category on Skunkworks’ menu, today I’ve gathered them together for greater ease of access on a publicly-viewable YouTube channel, Conversations from the Skunkworks.
The conversation with Luis Cayetano continues…
Luis Cayetano has again been kind enough to engage me in conversation and give me free reign to improvise further thoughts on a wide range of topics, consciousness, UFOs, technology, society, the Enlightenment, conspiracy theory, and so on and so forth.
It’s a long one, clocking in at just over two-and-a-half hours, and, despite my preparatory efforts, the sound quality of my end was not as clear as could be and should have been. Nevertheless, we were able to orbit, touch on, and dig into a number of interesting topics and questions, including how fictions become truths, the UFO-as-fetish, problems in interpreting the symbolic dimension of the phenomenon, among many others.
Thanks again to Luis Cayetano for producing the interview and its YouTube incarnation. You can hear it, here.
Bryan Sentes and Luis Cayetano in conversation
Luis Cayetano (“Ufology” is corrupt) kindly conducted a wide-ranging, freewheeling chat with me about UFOs, ufology, and the UFO mythology, among many, many other things.
Cayetano’s questions, prompts, and curtness allowed me free reign to opine and reflect on topics usually passed over or still to be addressed here at the Skunkworks. This format sometimes saw (heard?) my verbal energies outrun my reflective faculties, but I’m grateful to Luis for the opportunity to explore the field in this way. I may not have been my most eloquent or pithy at all points, but I was, at least, I think, coherent.
Because of technological limitations, viewers/listeners will be treated not to two hours of looking at us yack but to a montage-commentary, often funny and wittily commenting on what’s being said. Thanks to Cayetano for going through the trouble.
You can see the interview, here.
On the launch of MJ Banias’ The UFO People
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…
Skunkworks on “The ‘X’ Zone”
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?…
Skunkworks on Kevin Randle’s “A Different Perspective”
I had the honour and pleasure to be a guest on Kevin Randle’s podcast “A Different Perspective”.
We discussed all the things wrong with History’s Project Blue Book, the uncanny parallels between the Phantom Airship flap of 1896/7 and the post-1947 modern era, all that’s spontaneously literary about the history of UFOs, and the enduring, “hard kernel” of the mystery.
You can hear it all here.
Skunkworks at Café Obscura
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…]