RADIO CALL — TAPES #795 & #796 EXCERPTS
Q: Mark Russell Bell
S: Tom Danheiser, “Coast to Coast AM” screener
S: “Coast.” What’s your name?
Q: Hi. My name is Mark.
S: Hi, Mark. Where are you calling from?
Q: From Los Angeles.
S: And what would you like to say to George, Mark?
Q: Well I wanted George to ask Uri a question.
Q: I’ve read a number of Uri’s books and there was the time when he heard a (or “AA”) — a scream in his head or maybe a voice even. And it was in 1975 when he’d gone to a casino.
S: Okay, I will — I’ll tell you what. I’ll pass that on to George, okay?
Q: Oh oh — okay — oh I can’t ask him on the air?
S: No, not — we don’t do things like that on the air where we ask him to do things. I mean I’ll just let him know so he’ll probably add it to his repertoire of questions.
Q: Well how long is he going to be on the air?
S: Four hours.
Q: Oh he is? Oh well maybe I’ll just call in at the end of the show or (X) — are they going to have questions?
S: Oh yeah. Of course. Just like we always do.
Q: Okay. Okay. Thank you.
S: But I’ll pass it on just in case . . .
Q: Well no, I mean that’s okay. I mean (“I”) I — I — I could always do something. (X)
Q: Okay, by.
Q: (speaking into tape recorder) Well I don’t listen to “Coast to Coast” much anymore. Mostly because the guests are so unintriguing. And now at the end of every half hour during the bumper music they have recorded messages about ‘listen via streamlink now’ — different revenue-making suggestions. ‘Visit the website now.’ I mean they must not think that the listeners have any kind of mentality. I mean I’m sure once a week would be enough but that’s the whole corporate trip. You should have heard the calls during the first half hour. They were all so boring and bland and uninteresting. Tom has got terrible taste.
(TRANSCRIBER’S NOTE: IT SOON BECAME APPARENT THAT THERE WOULD BE NO OPPORTUNITY FOR CALLERS TO ASK QUESTIONS BECAUSE URI ASKED THAT DURING THE FINAL HOUR AN EXPERIMENT BE CONDUCTED AND CALLS BE TAKEN CONCERNING RESULTS OF LISTENERS BRINGING TO THEIR RADIOS, SPOONS, BROKEN WATCHES OR BROKEN BATTERY-OPERATED APPLIANCES.)
Q: So during the second hour of the interview, I sent a ‘fast blast’ to George, hoping to get my question answered that way. I must say it’s very clear to me that George has had a few similar experiences to those that Uri Geller is famous for. And yet I must say in all honesty it seems to me, listening to Uri’s interview tonight, that he really does care more about self-aggrandizement than connecting the dots, so to speak, or getting at the truth about the Force manifesting through him and around him, so to speak. And the same might be said of George. Either that or he’s just not very adept at comparing the experiences he’s heard about. So the ‘fast blast’ I sent was just simply:
Ask him about winning 17,000 pounds at a London casino in 1975.
Q: Of course, what he said in the book The Geller Effect co-authored with Guy Lyon Playfair in 1986 at the end of “Successes and Failures” chapter — after making this money he experienced what he described as “a sudden explosion in my head and a loud cry followed by a long echo in the building up of a pressure that became unbearable. My mind was filled with a single thought: Why had I used my power for my own gain?” [2021 UPDATE: I'VE LEARNED NOT TO BE JUDGEMENTAL OF OTHER PEOPLE AND TO CONCENTRATE ON CONSIDERING ONE'S OWN PERCEPTIONS, ORIENTATIONS AND BEHAVIOR.]