Ira Harmon's Pop Machine
Ira Harmon's Pop Machine
IHPM - Episode #6
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Ira talks Independence Day, Isis, Donald Trump, La Raza and shiny things.

Recommended Reading:

ZenandtheArt_cover_tn Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig (ISBN: 0060589469)In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Pirsig explores the meaning and concept of quality, a term he deems to be undefinable. Pirsig’s thesis is that to truly experience quality one must both embrace and apply it as best fits the requirements of the situation. According to Pirsig, such an approach would avoid a great deal of frustration and dissatisfaction common to modern life.
 JobScam The Great American Jobs Scam Corporate Tax Dodging and The Myth of Job Creation by Greg LeRoy (ISBN: 1576753158)Almost every city and state in America has been slammed by a multilevel scandal, one that involves taxes, jobs, and corporate and political accountability. Under the guise of “economic development,” big companies have gotten extraordinary tax breaks, from property tax abatements to land write-downs. Promises of job creation in exchange for these tax breaks have proven hollow, with companies continuing to downsize and outsource at record levels. Government officials are no help – they’re well compensated major players in this troubling drama. This timely book explores these abuses in depth, but also offers hope with a series of commonsense reforms that would give taxpayers powerful new tools to reverse this situation – and redirect monies in ways that will really pay off. By popularizing these grassroots reforms – which are already taking hold – this book is taking a movement that is percolating in the states and putting it on the national stage.


1. Excerpt from Three Kings

2. Pfrancing – Miles Davis (Someday My Prince Will Come)

3. Salima’s Dance – Roy Hargrove (The Essential Roy Hargrove)

4. Rent Strike – Groove Collective  (Groove Collective)

5. Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock (Cantaloupe Island)

6. Oh, Good Grief! – Vince Guaraldi (Oh Good Grief)

7. Strange Meadow Lark – Dave Brubeck (Take Five)

8. A Love Supreme Part 2 Resolution – John Coltrane (A Love Supreme)

9. I Got Plenty ‘O’ Nothin’ – Frank Sinatra (From The Vaults)

10. Rain, Rain Go Away – Vince Guaraldi (Oh Good Grief)

11. Middle Income Frustrations – Godfrey Cambridge (Ready or Not:Here’s Godfrey Cambridge)

12. Block Busting – Godfrey Cambridge (Ready or Not:Here’s Godfrey Cambridge)

13. Superman vs. the Klan of the Fiery Cross (Episode 2)

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