Radio: Live Transmission

Last night veteran rocker and Situation Tranquil frontman KF Nibla appeared as a guest on Westwood One's radio program "Rock Legends". What follows are high points of the 4 hour broadcast.

WW1: Why fans should continue to care about the Band?

KF --"Music creates that resonance which vibrates through the whole being, lifting the thought above the denseness of matter; it almost turns matter into spirit, into it's original condition through the harmony of vibrations touching every atom of one's whole being".

WW1: Any truth to the rumor that the band is breaking up due to internal personality conflicts?

KF -- "At one time or another in our professional careers, most of us have had to deal with someone that we just couldn’t get along with. Despite the best of intentions and an all-out effort, antagonism and conflict seemed to rule. Fortunately, such situations seem few and far between.
As a leader, however, I've found that these situations surface more frequently among the people who work for me. But quite frankly I see this band as an expression of my visonary quest for truth. If my bandmates can't handle that I suppose maybe they should find a new job."

WW1: Can you tell us what is the basis for this in fighting with you and the rest of the band?

KF --Well quite simply, normal matter, the stuff of people and planets, is only about 4% of the combined matter and energy in the universe. Dark matter, invisible and exotic physical particles, and dark energy, a gravity-defying force behind the continuing expansion of the universe, makes up the rest."

WW1: I don't understand?

KF -- "The book of Ecclesiastes deals with the mysteries, the strange enigmas, that confront us in many of the situations we go through in life, the situations which make us ask the ever-recurring question, "Why? Why should this happen to me?"

WW1: KF what does this have to do with your band?

KF -- "I have been meditating on this, observing, seeking and thinking about it. I have come to the conclusion that even though we may understand that we are in the hand of God, nevertheless it is difficult to know from the events that happen to us whether we have his approval or his disapproval."

WW1: OK. Let's move on. Critics have stated that Situation Tranquil is no longer relevent in terms of what their music says to even the most dedicated of fans. How would you address those critics?

KF -- "Ha! The critics you ask. How can one tell when an entity is alive? It would be relatively straightforward to offer a practical set of guidelines if one's only concern were life on Earth as we know it, but as soon as one considers questions about life's origins on Earth, or the possibility of extraterrestrial life, or the concept of artificial life, it becomes clear that the question is fundamentally difficult and comparable in many respects to the problem of defining intelligence.
That's what I would say to all those hacks who make their bread from trying to understand our music and our motive."


Far Out!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

More evidence for the big bang continues, specifically the inflation theory, thanks to the NASA probe WMAP. The age of the universe is now estimated at 13.7 billion years old following the big bang that caused one tremendous expansion of the universe in less than a trillionth of a second.

Currently rock supergroup Situation Tranquil is recording an opus dedicated to the physics of life, death, rebirth and rocking out. The masterwork will be titled "The Fabric of the Cosmos."

"Our end goal is to provide our fans with new insight. We hope to be able to discuss physics and cosmology in layman's terms with a wit and wonder to boot." said long-time bassist and ST mastermind KF Nibla. "I'm awed by the vastness of the universe and cell phones. I'm also awed by tasty Denver Omelettes, and Fed-ex. How do they do it?"

Situation Tranquil hired noted astral physicist Jonathon Barber of Oakland Community College in their reseach of the subject. Barber, 48 told the mop-topped boys, "All that we can see is a radius of 13.7 billion light years in distance, yet we now know that that radius is only a dot in the expanse of the universe. Conceivable there are parts of the universe that are trillions of light years distant. There may be no limit that we can even describe.The information that is being revealed by the probe are more supportive of the big bang of the inflaton (without the i) theory."

ST keyboard wizard Dr. Howard Trash was amazed by the theory. "Man I thought Montana was big. This is like really off the hook wicked."

This theory is explained by Barber in his new book, "But inflaton explains why the big bang happened as it did. It doesn't explain what was before the big bang or why we had a big bang. Those questions will probably never be answered. Unless you care to say God did it. But that begs the question of who or what created God? In a cause and effect world and universe, what is the ultimate cause? How can there be a beginning when everything we know shows that something came before. Things we consider a "beginning" really have something that made that beginning. A baseball game doesn't start on the first pitch, that's not the beginning of the game. It is a cumulation of players showing up, equipment being assembled, a diamond that was made sometime earlier, a history to depend on that allows for rules, etc., etc. It's the chicken or the egg, which came first? They came together, evolving beginning by beginning which weren't really beginnings. We can follow the chicken and the egg all the way back to the big bang that created the matter the chicken and egg needed to be made from.Our universe may have been born from another universe, the theory is completely plausible but at this point unprovable. That chicken/egg may have come from a previous universe and universes. Our own universe may be giving birth through an inflationary burst (a big bang) to other universes, yet how would we know? We can't flip back and forth between universes to compare them, to verify them. At least as far as know now, we can't or are not doing that.The one answer we may never be able to acheive, in a cause and effect universe was there an ultimate cause? Was there an actual beginning, nothing before?"

Barber's spaced out concepts provide the band with unbeforeseen new inspiration. The new CD intertwinds many of Barber's concept. But make no mistake, it will rock out hard.

The 2 CD set "The Fabric of the Cosmos" will be in stores april 3rd.