RADIO CALL — TAPE #684 EXCERPT
Q: Mark Russell Bell
A: Art Bell, host of “Coast to Coast AM”
R: Ross Mitchell, taped announcements for “Coast to Coast AM”
A: Hi, do you want to go on the air?
A: Hold on.
R: . . . on the toll-free international line, call your AT&T operator and have them dial (gives number). This is “Coast to Coast AM” with Art Bell on the Premiere Radio Network.
(bumper music in background is “Sky High” performed by Jigsaw)
A: Oh top of the morning everybody or evening, depending on where you are I suppose. So much going on out there and I haven’t even mentioned Mad Cow Disease or Hoof and Mouth yet. That’s all over the news too. There are just so many things going on. It’s hard to know where to begin but begin we shall right after this. (commercials follow) And with a crack of thunder we go to open lines. Here comes anything, everybody. Next segment . . . Wild card line, you’re on the air. Good morning.
Q: Hi, Art. I think that you’ve just got to stop with this antichrist stuff. It’s just (or “IT’S JUST”) — well I think you’re making a lot of people very nervous.
A: Think so? (“AND I”)
Q: And I tried to talk to Barbara and John Hogue about this — but it’s a metaphor. Therefore anyone —
A: You know something I wondered about a lot and you might have some comment on this for me, alright? It was about a year ago. I was playing this. I wonder if you remember it. (horn or bugle excerpt is heard) Do you know what that is?
Q: No, I don’t think I was listening then.
A: You don’t know what that sound is?
Q: Is it a foxhunt? (“OF SOME KIND”)
A: A foxhunt?! That’s Gabe’s horn. Gabriel. Blowing the horn.
Q: Well I do know on your prediction show caller number sixty-six never made it to the air and I thought that was rather curious.
A: . . . I did too but I mean do you understand what Gabe’s horn means?
Q: Well that’s a metaphor too.
A: Well for what?
Q: Well —
A: The end of the world?
Q: — you’re not exactly the most Christian of —
A: Yeah, that’s right.
Q: — radio show hosts.
A: You’re absolutely right. I’m not.
Q: But —
A: But you mean — even I know that.
Q: Well —
A: It’s the apocalypse. The horsemen.
Q: Well I’ve always thought —
A: Concrete walls crumbling, homes and businesses coming down. Basically — (Art plays horn or bugle excerpt again) the end of the world.
Q: Well I think of it in terms of a metaphor so I think that we’re all —
A: You don’t need a metaphor for that. (“I”) So, see, I was wondering some time ago when they’re actually playing Gabe’s horn like that might in itself be a social metaphor inserted into the public consciousness.
Q: Are you sure that’s Gabriel’s horn or is that Michael’s horn?
A: . . . That’s Gabe’s horn.
Q: Are you confusing Gabriel and Michael?
A: I might be. But Gabe was an angel. (“BLUE”)
Q: So was Michael. And a lot of —
A: So was Michael? I’m pretty sure it was Gabe’s horn.
Q: A lot of the archangel —
A: No, that was Gabe’s horn.
Q: A lot of the archangel tales, however, can be traced back to Michael.
A: Well I know but I think it’s Gabe that toots the horn. I don’t know. Anyway — (line disconnected so I then recorded from the radio broadcast) you get what I mean. You were saying a metaphor. This metaphor better not be messing around with the antichrist is why — might be a metaphor that somehow gets introduced to the public consciousness and comes true. So I was wondering about Gabe’s horn. East of the Rockies, you’re on the air. Hi.
L: Hi. My name is Lee.
A: And where are you, Lee?
L: And I’m calling from Knoxville, Tennessee.
A: Knoxville, alright.
L: Yes sir. And I just wanted to say hello. Welcome back.
A: Thank you. What’s your radio station there? Do you know?
L: Yes. It’s WNOX.
L: Yes. 99 AM.
A: Way to do it.
L: I don’t know how much power we put out here but —
A: Enough for you to be hearing . (small laugh)
L: Oh yes.
A: Anyway, welcome to the program.
L: Okay. Well thank you. I just wanted to make a couple of comments and, well, one of the things that the last lady was saying and you were saying about the horn of Gabriel or whatever?
L: And that meaning (“LIKE”) being the end of the world? As I understand it, that’s just the beginning of a new world.
A: Or beginning of the end. I mean a lot of people —
L: Right. The end of the way we’re living now and —
A: Yeah, however you want . . .
L: — that kind of thing.
A: Some of the New Age people come on here a lot and say, “Oh there’s going to be a new change.” Well I try to pin them down: “Well what would that be? Most of the world’s population will die?” “Well yes.”
A: That’s what they were saying.
L: Right. Okay well what I’ve got to — the comments I’ve got to make is sort of along that line.
A: Then make it.
L: I know that you deal a lot with the paranormal and esoteric —
L: — like material and —
A: Me. Moi?
L: — alternative religions and especially (“NO”) weather changes and your —
A: I wouldn’t talk about crazy stuff like that. Weather changes.
L: Ha ha. Oh yeah. Well . . .
A: What is your point, sir?
L: Okay. My point is, first off, one comment. I believe that because of all these problems that we’re having, it’s going to take divine intervention to solve them.
A: Well, that wouldn’t be the cause. In other words, who knows what’s causing it. You may be right about it taking divine intervention to stop them or to slow them down or to avert them. Anything short of that may not work. But I don’t think — well he could be right. I mean divine intervention could also be the cause. Ha ha ha. Think about that. West of the Rockies, you’re on the air. Hello. . . . (the last call of the hour follows) . . . East of the Rockies, you’re on the air. Good morning. Going once.
A: Oh there — you are there. (“AA” or “UH”)
E: Yes. Is this Mr. Bell?
A: Why yes it is.
E: My lucky day. Looks like it —
A: Well maybe.
E: Yeah. (or “YEAH”)
A: What’s up? . . .
E: Uh — (“I[T]”) it would be interesting if you could put your antichrist line on.
A: I just had my antichrist line on Friday night/Saturday morning. Where were you?
E: And then have the Lord and his christ on at the same time.
A: Have who? I didn’t hear you.
E: . . . The Lord and his christ on at the same time.
A: . . . You mean like have a savior line?
E: Does that bother you?
A: Nn (or “NN”) — No. No no no, savior line or maybe even a God’s representative line?
E: Well maybe it would be interesting to get the two powers together. I think it’s going to be interesting. What do you think?
A: The dark side and the light side battling it out right here on my program.
E: Yeah. (or “YEAH”)
A: I love it, sir. I love it. Would you like to be representative of the light side?
E: Mr. Bell?
E: Sometimes the sins of the few can affect whole communities.
A: That is profound — oh he hung up. He hung up?! Just when I was going to give him the opportunity to represent the light side against one of the antichrists. He ran away.
My my, at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender
(“Waterloo” performed by Abba bumper music begins)
A: “My my” is right.
And I have met my destiny in quite a similar way . . .
A: Well the devil’s in the details and the details are in our server right now. Keith Rowland is working hard or maybe he’s done it and he’s on the way back home by now. Who knows?
. . . Waterloo I was defeated, you won the war Waterloo Promise to love you forever more Waterloo Couldn’t escape if I wanted to . . .