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Quantum Xen Moments

46 EpisodesProduced by John CalderonWebsite

Once I had a podcast (well, still do . . . Sometimes) but I don't want to do that much work. I'm also tired of the passive nature of Facebook and Twitter. I want you to feel like we are hanging out, but with as little work from me as possible 😋 So come hang out with me. Maybe join in the conversati… read more

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Rock Hall Review and Coronavirus Quarantine

April 1st, 2020


Back from a long break. First order of business is to wrap up the review of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductee announcement and …

Grab Bag 3

November 8th, 2019


Rock Hall votes update, plus some real talk about the costs of web hosting and the purpose behind the blog. All good, just some reflection and justification. Plus a little self-analysis.


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Fan Vote Update + Future Content Preview

October 29th, 2019


Back after a long break. Spend some time updating the Rock Hall Fan Vote tallies and changes. Also, previewing some new content coming to the blog and audio feed!


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Fan Vote Standings and Optics

October 19th, 2019


A quick update on the Rock Hall Class of 2020 Fan Vote. Got a working link to the current standings. I take a quick look at where things are at the moment and talk about the optics around it.


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My Rock Hall Class of 2020 Predictions

October 17th, 2019


I do my best reasoning, based on my brief and budding interest in this phenomenon, to predict who I think will actually be honored by the Rock and …

My Rock Hall Fan Vote

October 16th, 2019


I spend some time discussing where my votes are going in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Fan Vote. TLDL: Pat Benatar, Depeche Mode, The …

The list is out and Fan Voting has begun! Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 nominations

October 15th, 2019


Another long one, but we had to cover the list. I also spend some time explaining why this interests me and how much I AM NOT a music industry expert. Just a passionate fan with a desire to learn more.


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Getting ready for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominations announcement

October 10th, 2019


I spend some time talking about what I get out of following the RRHoF news and they way it all works from my fandom point of view. Mostly, this is a …

The Mystery of the Lost Keys

October 2nd, 2019


Settle back for a long one as I recount my weekend and tell the story about losing my keys and their miraculous return. Also, check my blog post for …

Changing Tactics

October 1st, 2019


I tried to stay off Facebook in the traditional way for a year, but it's not quite working out that way. I talk about why and honestly this moment assumes you've been listening since the August launch. If you haven't …

Back from Retreat

September 30th, 2019


Just a quick one to update you on being home. Also, sent out new friend invites so maybe some others will check out the Moments. More soon!


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Typically Me: Late to The Party

September 26th, 2019


I'm trying out a new segment. It's kind of multi-layered: Things I find peculiar about me. In this instance, being 'late to the party' on popular …

Grab Bag 2

September 23rd, 2019


As I prepare to be gone for the weekend, I'm just touching base now to let you all know what the week may bring. I spot some Porsche cars. Also, I plan on a special soundtrack episode soon.


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Meaningful Coincidence

September 19th, 2019


Just had a kind of Meta moment I don't get to capture very often. Call it 'You Had To Be There' but it was still very strange to me. Let me know if I did alright painting the picture.


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Grab Bag

September 18th, 2019


Talking Video Games, Podcast apps and even some D&D today!


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R.I.P. Ric Ocasek

September 16th, 2019


This news is just hours old. No word on cause of death, just that he was found unresponsive. Ric was 75. Another great loss to Rock and Roll.


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R.I.P. Eddie Money

September 14th, 2019


Feeling a real loss today, even though I couldn't tell you much more than the Wikipedia summary version of who Eddie Money is. I try to unpack the …

Technical Difficulties on Mobile

September 13th, 2019


Looking for feedback from listeners on Mobile using the Website Player on my Blog. If that's how you listen (aka Mobile Web) does this episode work any better than previous ones? If you use a podcast app or listen on …


September 12th, 2019


Westin the Schnoodle gets groomed. AKA The One About Doggy Daddy Anxiety


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Of Fall-like Mornings and Pocket Gimbals

September 5th, 2019


Just sort of a miscellany post this morning. We have for cool air and fog over the mountain today. Also, looking for some Hyperlapse ideas in my …

Miley should do more covers

September 3rd, 2019


On the recommendation of a friend, I check out a recent episode of Black Mirror and gush at the impact.


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Call to Action

September 2nd, 2019


Asking for listeners, if you are so inclined, to head over to my Forums and leave a comment to show me if you are real. Go here: and thanks in advance!


Hey! It's Still Summer.

September 1st, 2019


Call it irrational, but I have my reasons for griping about early holiday excitement. I try to explain my viewpoint. I'm not out to change anyone's …

Layla and Layla Unplugged

August 29th, 2019


One of those things were I KNEW but it didn't dawn on me. In my defense I don't hear the original nearly as much as I hear the Unplugged version. Did you know this? Is this news to you? Leave a comment!


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One down, four to go

August 28th, 2019


The 'Pretty In Pink' Soundtrack arrived and it is all I wanted. Still waiting on 'The Breakfast Club' one to arrive. Also made a discovery (and purchase) for a 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' disc. The saga continues . . .

Thanks and Stuff

August 24th, 2019


A big thanks to all the new listeners out there! I see you in the form of plays logged on the Anchor.FM app! If I can find your feedback I'll try to make it apparent to you! Hang in there!


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Dream Journal: Alien Contact

August 24th, 2019


Buckle up, folks this is a long one. I thought it would be a good idea to try to record a very funky dream I just had. It's all very off the top of …

WTH, Disney+?!

August 23rd, 2019


I can't even begin to tell you how much I was not going to bother with the Disney+ service. Until now . . . See the reason on my Facebook page, Quantum Xen.


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An apology to my MailChimp Subscribers

August 20th, 2019


Oops! The campaign used to push my blog posts to email was accidentally suspended by yours truly. Fixed now, but is probably a mess this release. …

What happened to the 'Pretty in Pink' soundtrack album?

August 20th, 2019


This morning I realized I can't get soundtracks from my favorite John Hughes movies on any streaming services and it's driving me nuts. Guess I'm going to have to make my own playlists.


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Technical Breakthrough

August 19th, 2019


It's a busy day on the feed as I figured out how to employ both of my podcast feeds with just one recording. I'm very excited!


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Rethinking My Approach

August 19th, 2019


During my morning dogwalk, I talk through my recent observations about the lean audio project. There been hits and misses, but in the end I'm making more content than I have all year. Something that developed after this …


August 18th, 2019


Not an important post, just a test to see if an IFTTT applet will crosspost from my Anchor Feed to my WordPress blog. Cross fingers!


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Kimetsu no Yaiba

August 18th, 2019


Started watching a new anime series on the recommendation of a friend. After four episodes, I can happily pass that recommendation on to you!


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Sliding Resolve

August 17th, 2019


Keeping it lean is really hard. Also, my FOMO for participating in Facebook comments feels like I'm buckling my resolve to stay 'audio-only'. And …

Two things

August 16th, 2019


Getting a little better at keeping it short and also setting up promo teasers for Instagram sharing.


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August 16th, 2019


Mostly a nothing post meant to test some specific cross-posting things to my website. Ok to skip.


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More Distribution

August 16th, 2019


Now available on Google Podcasts, RadioPublic and Breaker


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Is it really that bad?

August 15th, 2019


I guess the Voice Confrontation can be outright disgusting for some.


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Still trying to let it be

August 15th, 2019


I'm having trouble just leaving this be. I get so many ideas that I want to add on but it comes off as extra overhead to the lean audio experience. Also, still actively working on trying to keep these short so that I …

Now on Spotify

August 15th, 2019


I decided to let Anchor.FM publish this podcast feed on all the major platforms and it looks like Spotify is already carrying me. More to come.


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The trigger is squeezed

August 15th, 2019


Well, I can't take it back now. I've made the announcement on Instagram and been cross-posted to Facebook so we're on this thing now!


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A big Gaming day

August 15th, 2019


I had some video gaming highlights happen today. I also think I may have figured out a way to wrangle in some audience using Video via Instagram.


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Keeping my Audience

August 14th, 2019


I rolled out some posts about this experiment, but I worry I'm leaving people behind. Find my RSS Feeds post here:

Defining the Ropes

August 14th, 2019


Finding my way around the Anchor app; discussing what to do about the feeds


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A new Audio beginning

August 13th, 2019


Hi, I'm John and I'm trying something new. It's not exactly a podcast, nor is it an audio journal. But it starts here and we'll see where it goes.


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