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This is the San Francisco Haight Street poetry podcast TV, Mystic Babylon, created by John Rhodes. On this podcast we will have all the poets from the open mics, and poetry readings in the San Francisco Bay Area, on this program. Type in "Mystic Babylon" to iTunes and subscribe. Earlier podcasts will be archived on the web podcast pages that can be a accessed by big "Click Here" pictures, where it says Program Archives.To download the archives to iTunes go to "Advanced" in the iTunes Menu, click on "Subscribe to Podcast" and type in: http://mysticbabylon.podomatic.com/
archive/rss2.xml. I don't recomend you copy and paste that code, but type it in, because sometimes pasting it will leave incorrect gaps in letters. iTunes will automatically download the archives (all the old shows). There is a simple picture tutorial on how to do this on the Mystic Babylon Web site. Visit my serial novel podcast of my book: Little Bird Told Me, at http://littlebirdtoldme.podomatic.com . You can buy all my books from: authorhouse.com , or a paid audio version of my novel from audible.com .
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Mystic Babylon: S.F. Open Mic Poetry Podcast/TV John Rhodes

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This is the San Francisco Haight Street poetry podcast TV, Mystic Babylon, created by John Rhodes. On this podcast we will have all the poets from the open mics, and poetry readings in the San Francisco Bay Area, on this program. Type in "Mystic Babylon" to iTunes and subscribe. Earlier podcasts will be archived on the web podcast pages that can be a accessed by big "Click Here" pictures, where it says Program Archives.To download the archives to iTunes go to "Advanced" in the iTunes Menu, click on "Subscribe to Podcast" and type in: http://mysticbabylon.podomatic.com/
archive/rss2.xml. I don't recomend you copy and paste that code, but type it in, because sometimes pasting it will leave incorrect gaps in letters. iTunes will automatically download the archives (all the old shows). There is a simple picture tutorial on how to do this on the Mystic Babylon Web site. Visit my serial novel podcast of my book: Little Bird Told Me, at http://littlebirdtoldme.podomatic.com . You can buy all my books from: authorhouse.com , or a paid audio version of my novel from audible.com .
To make the Media Player display a larger image, click numerous times the CTRL key, while clicking the + key.

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    Notice of Change to different Web sites: John Rhodes

    Notice of Change to different Web sites: John Rhodes

    Dear Poetry Podcast TV Friends. This is John Rhodes director of the San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV Show. Due to the high expense of running this site here at http://mysticbabylon.podomatic,com , please shift to watching this to either http://sanfranciscopoetry.blip.tv or in the near future to http://mysticbabylon.blip.tv. http://mysticbabylon.blip.tv will eventually have all my old podcasts on it possibly with photoslide shows added, but look for the http://sanfranciscopoetry.blip.tv as being the main site. Also if you would like to view these videos on the Roku box or Boxee box, they are available there on the blip.tv ap on your TV, if you search there for the title San Francisco Open Mic Poetry Podcast TV. For a full listing of my sites, visit http://rhodespoetry.com. I still have to update the listing there but that is where I will put my list. Also. please visit archive.org by clicking on the image in this sites sidebar to see videos not in my podcasts, of long poetry festivals and events. Thank-you for your patience and please keep watching. This site will be downgraded in April, so be prepared for the change.

    • 2 min
    Mystic Babylon Open Mic Poetry Podcast No. 52 : A Repost

    Mystic Babylon Open Mic Poetry Podcast No. 52 : A Repost

    HELLO. THIS IS A REPOST IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET IT TO DOWNLOAD PROPERLY. POSTED HERE IT SHOULD DOWNLOAD. I HOPE YOU DON"T MIND THIS RE-BROADCAST.
    This is the 2nd full length open mike poetry podcast recording of "Mystic Babylon" from the Haight in San Francisco. I am recording poems from the Word Beat Series of open mic poetry sessions in Berkeley from Telegraph Avenue right near the People's Park. The Word Beat web site is at http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/wordbeat . The poet from there is Michael Kelly, and I, John Rhodes am reading some of my poetry as usual too. I hope you enjoy it.

    • 20 min
    Mystic Babylon Open Mic Poetry Podcast: No. 48

    Mystic Babylon Open Mic Poetry Podcast: No. 48

    Hello. This is John Rhodes and this is Mystic Babylon Open Mike Poetry podcast in audio today. Today we have 3 poets besides me. We have some more of the poetry from the Poem Dome celebration last April. We have in order: Daniel Yaryan, Paul Corman Roberts, and Kim Johnson. I as usual will read a few poems in the beginning. At the beginning of next month I will have another Comcast Cable Access 29 show for you to watch. Please stay tuned for it and I hope you enjoy this audio podcast. Just a reminder, my TV shows re-run on channel 29 1-3 times week and if you look here: http://accessf.org/guide/schedule/ every two days, you can see when to see my show, and you will in this way, be able to see the TV show in its full resolution…if you live in the San Francisco Area. Please, also, buy the books of the authors on this web site. My book of poetry is: Spirits of Bondage and Inherent Transcendence. For you Poem Dome addicts visit: http://www.poemdome.com . The Picture above is of Daniel Yaryan.

    • 14 min
    Mystic Babylon Open Mic Poetry Podcast: No: 37

    Mystic Babylon Open Mic Poetry Podcast: No: 37

    Hello! This is Mystic Babylon broadcasting from near Haight Street with the best of San Francisco poetry. Today we have some poetry from two other poets besides me. First I have some poetry from a poet who asked me a long time ago to record some of her works named Lenore Weiss. She gave me a disk of what she called cell-phone poetry and I extracted one small snippet from that recording.
    After that I have some poetry from a poet named David Alpaugh. He also runs a small press. David Alpaugh’s works have appeared in more than a hundred literary journals and anthologies. His first collection, Counterpoint, won a prize, and is published by Story Line Press. He has had chapbooks published by Coracle Books and Pudding House Publications.
    His new book HEAVY LIFTING has just been published by Alehouse Press. Order it direct from the poet for $15 postpaid: Small Poetry Press Distribution, P.O. Box 5342, Concord, CA 94524, or go to:
    http://www.alehousepress.com . He has his small press at: http://www.smallpoetrypress.com .
    May I remind you to read and buy our books. My poetry book is: Spirits of Bondage and Inherent Transcendence, and my new novel is called: Little Bird Told Me. My voice-over for that book is almost finished and as soon as I get it submitted to Audible.com in its full version, for sale, I will start posting it chapter by chapter over a whole year.
    David's picture and part of the cover from his new book is above.
    Remember, as Poor Richard’s Almanac said, “Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees”.

    • 16 min
    MYstic Babylon Open Mic Poetry podcast: No. 35

    MYstic Babylon Open Mic Poetry podcast: No. 35

    Hello. This is Mystic Babylon Open Mike Poetry Podcast broadcasting from near the Haight in San Francisco. Today I have one poet besides me. The poet is named Tom Odegard. You can buy his book, or chapbooks, by writing: Tom Odegard
    P.O. Box 2808, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250, or by sending an email to: tommsg@gmail.com . All of this info will be in the web site show notes and Tom will give more info when he introduces himself when he reads. You can see the cover of his newly produced book, right here above the show notes. It is entitled: Past Lives Led. I decided I am going to read part of the first chapter of my new novel, “Little Bird Told Me” that just came out. If you want to read the full first chapter it is posted at: http://www.rhodespoetry.com. I’ll probably read 6 minutes. Please consider buying my and the other author's books. My book is available through Authorhouse for a reduced price and for a little more from Barnes and Noble. The reading segment will start shortly.

    • 33 min
    Mystic Babylon Open Mic Poetry Podcast: No. 28

    Mystic Babylon Open Mic Poetry Podcast: No. 28

    Hello. This is Mystic Babylon Open Mike Poetry Podcast broadcasting from near the Haight. Today we have two poets besides me. These poets are H.D. Moe and Doug Reese. H.D. Moe has many, many books out which can be purchased from numerous places, the main one being his web site at: http://www.hdmoe.com . The second poet, Doug Reese is a close friend of Moe’s and has some very good poems here.
    I, being much like the Huichol Indians in Mexico who eat Peyote, don’t have curse words in my vocabulary, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huichol), but I try not to rationalize and censor, when people want to use them in their poems, so, I have permitted a few to slip under the wire. Even when censoring serves its purpose it is also a form of rational analysis based on preset values that impose upon the freedom of the mind. I have thusly put explicit on this particular podcast in iTunes, whatever that must mean.
    May I remind you to buy the author’s books. My book is, “Spirits of Bondage and Inherent Transcendence”. It is fun buying books to put on your shelves. I am waiting, for instance, for Donovon’s newly published autobiography: “The Hurdy Gurdy Man”. My new book, “Little Bird Told Me” might delay a little bit, but be patient, and it will be out soon.

    • 45 min

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