I first saw the Dead Air Fresheners in 2006, and since then have maintained a loose association with them, as they played on KPSU a number of times, and usually, on one of my shows, or with my engineering their sound somehow. Not only did I get to understand their particular brand of chance-determinist music, but as I got to know them better, it was only a matter of time before I started playing with them, too. (In April of 2013, to be exact, first as a featured vocalist, and then as one of those “behind the masks.”
While I was an “unofficial” member of the group for a few years (if one – even one who isn’t anonymous – can even be an official member), as time (and distance) has grown between us, I only get to meet them when we play a show together. Which, fortunately, has been more often, recently. While we had long-discussed the idea of getting them on the I-5 and on the radio here in Salem, the stars finally aligned, and it all worked out for this fantastic performance .
This show has it all. I jam away with some Mini-Mutations throughout the show, occasionally including samples of previous Dead Air releases, and other recordings, throughout. Then, the Dead Air Fresheners unleash a live jam, and a rare interview, talking about what they do, how they do it, and other bits and bobs here and there. Then, we close things out with a Mini-Dead-Air-Mutation, which was unlike almost all the other jams we’ve done before.
This was was a lot of fun, and it’s always good to see these guys in action. Now, it’s available for you, too.
Dead Air Fresheners, LIVE!
Part I: Living Stereo
01.) Stereophonic Tape * Mini-Mutations * 17 May 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
02.) More Data * Negativland * More Data * Seeland Records (2019)
03.) Abyss [slooooo rmx] * Don Haugen / Mini-Mutations * 17 May 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
04.) Evidence of Superstructures II [Class Bully rmx] * Dead Air Fresheners / Mini-Mutations * 17 May 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
Part II: Live
05.) LIVE * Dead Air Fresheners * 17 May 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
Part III: The Commodification of Play
06.) The Weather Computer * Mini-Mutations * 17 May 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
07.) Apogey [mshp] * Chopstick / Mini-Mutations * 17 May 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
08.) The Commodification of Play * Dead Air Fresheners * The Commodification of Play * Dead Air Music (2019)
Part IV: The Set Behind The Set
09.) Interview * Dead Air Fresheners * 17 May 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
New and old albums, Bob Bucko Jr. & Personal Archives, masks & lineups, chance determinism, noise vs. improv labels, instrumentation, release formats, having a sense of humor and, inevitably, Jandek.
Part V: The New Tape Cartridge Is At All Times Ready For Play.
10.) Brother Wind * Dead Air Fresheners * Brother Wind * Dead Air Music (2019)
11.) Side B [wthr rmx] * Le Petit Sac / Mini-Mutations * 17 May 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
Part VI: This Is What To Do / Not To Do
12.) LIVE * Dead Air Fresheners w/ Mini-Mutations * 17 May 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
13.) Wrap-Up * Dead Air Fresheners / Mini-Mutations * 17 May 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
14.) Han Valen [Hgh Fdlty rmx] * Ryan A. Ray / Mini-Mutations * 17 May 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
15.) Soul Finger * The Bar-Kays * Soul Finger * Volt Records (1967)
I’ve had a long relationship with Ricardo Wang and his program, “What’s This Called?” and it always feels good to be involved with his show. But this is the very first time that I’ve “performed” on his show like this. I mean, we did one collaboration which you can hear here, but that was well before things began to Mutate as they do these days. But playing a double-header like this – with Office Products, live on the radio – was pretty cool, and felt like a big accomplishment. Here’s the entire show, with both of our performances and other DJ bit in-between.
Tune in for a live appearance on Rich Lindsay’s “Radio Lost & Found.” There’s a live Mini-Mutations performance, some interspersed interview bits, and both The Ramen City Kid & Rich Lindsay perform with me throughout the show. This was a ton of fun, and now you can enjoy it, too!
During a recent trip to Eugene, I had the pleasure of joining I Died & Esperik Glare in the I Died Batcave to record some live jams We all tried to approach this as if it were a radio session, but there were some obvious limitations. Still, we managed to create a make-shift radio studio rather quickly, and pretty soon we were all three able to perform and jam, just like at KMUZ.
Which is fortunate, because this week I’m actually in Corvallis. So, please adjust your signal to this wonderful performance by I Died, Esperik Glare and… Mini-Mutations, from… the past?
I Died vs. Esperik Glare
01.) Live * I Died * 16 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
02.) Live * Esperik Glare * 16 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
A little publicity never hurt anyone. “Radio Lost & Found” featured a track off of the new “On-Air” release, as well as an extended plug for or upcoming radio jam on April 11th. This gives you a perfect taste of the kind of radio that Rich Lindsay does, and hopefully, will give you a sense of how Mini-Mutations could fit into it.
Check us out, on KBOO, April 11th at 10 PM. It should be pretty excellent.
It is often difficult to explain to those who are not actively seeking out all of the various musical corner of our fair state, but the current experimental scene in Oregon is probably better now than it has ever been, and that is in part due to the efforts of a few key folks in the area who are constantly working to book shows, give new acts a chance, and in the end, who are willing to carve out places for this kind of art for those of us who really crave it.
Chris Durnin has been a tireless supporter of the Corvallis scene, something that if you haven’t been there, you really should check it out. The “Corvallis Experiments in Noise” group – which he organizes – has been assembling DIY shows and events where money is not a factor, people are not on their phones, and the incredible work that people do is finally on display. A two-day celebration of this is happening on March 29th at The Majestic Theater & March 30th at Whiteside Theater, where an ABSURD number of performers are gathering to put on a show the likes of which you have NEVER seen.
And we really need to emphasize the “seen” part of this event. While radio is a purely audio world, experimental music often takes the form of costumes, dances, and visual elements that cannot be captured in just one dimension. That is why there is streaming live video of the performers for this event, which you can watch over on the Mid-Valley Mutations MyFacester+ Twinstgramblr Page, or in our A/V Gallery of stuff shot during the show. (This may expand as more material comes my way… most everyone had a camera running at one point.)
So sit back as we feature six of the performers that will be doing their thing at the What Is Noise Fest? event at the end of March. (Six if you include Mini-Mutations.) And, stick around for a bonus performance at the end, where most of us get together for a while noise jam that is out of this world!
It’s been a bit of a week, as it often is, and Xeres and I decided that we needed to get away from it all, for a while. With that in mind, we decided to venture out into The Great Outdoors, where we set up camp, make some food, go for a hike, explore, make a little music, lament a painful tooth, and try to have a little fun in a much less urban environment.
We arrive at Big Rock Candy Mountain, a fantastic campground with a number of odd features, including a creek near an ocean beach with lots of hiking in tropical and pine forests. Occasional guests wander in, we read some poetry and short stories, offer some PSAs about camping, and we have our Short Wave Radio to tune in music and The Weather Computer.
It’s The Great Outdoors. Sit around the campfire, and stay a spell.
The Great Outdoors
Part I: Apemen on Big Rock Candy Mountain
01.) Driving Out * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
02.) Apeman * The Kinks * Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One * Pye Records (1970)
03.) Arriving at The Campsite * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
04.) Big Rock Candy Mountain * Harry McClintock * Haywire Mac * Folkways Records (1972)
05.) Setting Up Camp * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
06.) Let’s Go Camping * Coleman Camping Gear * Let’s Go Camping * Coleman (1970)
07.) Cooking Hoedown * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
08.) Results * Xeres * Radio Jam (1991)
Part II: Where Are We?
09.) Down By The River * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
10.) Nature Sounds on the Nature Hike * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
11.) An Encounter with Gentle Ben and… * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
12.) Smokey The Bear * Gene Autry * Smokey The Bear b/w Back In The Saddle * Columbia Records (1960)
13.) Jew’s Harp * Eric Haenn * Good Vibrations (2010)
14.) Smokey Bear “Think” PSA * Ad Council * Smokey Bear “Think” PSA * Ad Council (1972)
15.) The Weather Computer Calls In * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
Part III: It’s Gettin’ Dark Mighty Fast
16.) The Beach & The Whales * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
17.) A Plague of Frogs * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
18.) Back to the Shadows * Firesign Theatre * I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records (1971)
19.) The Littlest Tompt * Fern Zimmerman * The Littlest Tompt * Fern Zimmerman (2010)
Part IV: Where Are We Again?
20.) Reading Pulp Fiction * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
21.) Shortwave Radio Jam In A Cave (w/ Re-Started Nature) * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
[w/ “Ode,” “All Right,” “All Baby,” & “All Out” * Xeres * Radio Jam (1991); “Later Than We Think (w/ Woody Guthrie samples)” * Trey Gunn w/ Will Kreth * unreleased (1984)]
22.) Trying To Escape Jellystone Park [Excerpt] * Yogi Bear * Trying To Escape Jellystone Park * Hanna-Barbera (1968)
23.) Rod Serling “Careless Killers” PSA * Ad Council * Rod Serling “Careless Killers” PSA * Ad Council (1962)
Part V: “He left the next day for The Mountains.”
24.) Racoons * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
25.) untitled * Eric Haenn w/ Jim Richards * Good Vibrations (2010)
26.) True Night * Gary Snyder w/ Paul Winter Consort * live at Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkely, CA, 3/25/1979 * Gary Snyder (1979)
27.) Off Commercial * Off * Off Commercial * Off (1970)
28.) A Note On The Camping Craze That is Currently Sweeping America * Richard Brautigan (read by Austin Rich) * Trout Fishing In America * Four Seasons (1961)
29.) Wolf Jam * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
30.) Bullwinkle PSA * Ad Council * Bullwinkle PSA * Ad Council (1969)
31.) Alvin & the Chipmunks PSA * Ad Council * Alvin & the Chipmunks PSA * Ad Council (1968)
32.) Clementine * Ken Carson * America’s Favorite Campfire Songs Featuring Ken Carson * Longines Symphonette Society (1966)
33.) The Weather Computer Calls In Again * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
Part VI: Is it raining?
34.) Making S’mores * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
[w/ Ta Da * Xeres * Radio Jam (1991)]
35.) A Sad Little Song * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
36.) Austin Falls Asleep * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
37.) The Storm * Xeres of Xeron & Austin Rich * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
Here is my appearance on The Sunday Morning Hangover, w/ Reverend Marc Time & Semi-Colin of /root_DIR.
During my whirlwind visit to Eugene recently, I managed to squeeze in a visit to KWVA, and The Sunday Morning Hangover. Marc Time and I have become good friends recently, and it’s always fun to catch up. But this time I brought Semi-Colin and we regaled Marc with stories of Cathead, /root_DIR, Mini-Mutations, and everything in-between.
Frog calls in with a joke, for fuck’s sake. This is the most Eugene show we could think of, to the point where we go and shop at Moon Rock Records afterwards. But we also engage in some who-ripped-off-who, I introduce Marc to The Masque Live compilations (and the Switched-On Eugene) comp, as well as recorded four original Mini-Mutations tunes for Marc’s show. (One of which is a a new Theme Song, and one of which was not included in the broadcast version.) All the while Semi-Colin and I are there to offer color commentary, ticket give-away assistance, and plenty of WOWs for the listeners to enjoy.
This one is quite personal to me. As Colin and I spent some many years listening to KWVA and driving around Eugene, it was funny to be in a situation where we were on KWVA, the subject of the show broadcasting to this fair city. It was not lost on me how cool that was. Cathead was, if anything, a first stop on the way to other things (for both of us), but Marc is a reverent about our group as he is about everything, and that was very sweet of him. It’s nice to try and get a word in edge-wise as Marc does his show around us, and that’s certainly plenty of fun for me.
10:08AM The Peddlers “On a clear day you can see Forever” from Breaking Bad
10:08AM Telly Savalas “If” from Telly
10:10AM Austin Rich “Hangover Intro” from Mini Mutations
10:11AM Percy “Thills” Thrillington “Uncle Albert” from Thrillington (Remastered) (Digital (laptop, mp3 player, et, Album, Private)
10:12AM Ken Nordine meet’s Mini Mutations “Everyone’s An Amateur” from Best of World Jazz (1958) on DOT
10:20AM Ken Nordine “You Do Somthing To Me” from Love Album
10:20AM The Moog Cookbook “Black Hole Sun” from Ye Olde Space Bande Plays the Classic Rock Hits (LiveEventBroadcast, Other, Other, 1997) on Ryko/Rhino (USA)
10:21AM Pancho the Parrot “I Left My Heart In San Francisco.” from Pancho Sings! on Internet
10:23AM Bonzo Dog Band “Mr. Slater’s Parrot from Cornology
10:25AM Caninus “Brindle Is As Brindle Does” from Split EP (CD, Album, LoudRock/Metal, 2007) on War Torn Records
10:30AM Ramones (with accordion instead of guitar) “I Don’t Wanna Go Down To the Basement” from Ramones
10:40AM Brian Williams “Rappers Delight” from NBC News
10:40AM Steinski “The Motorcade Sped On” from What Does It All Mean? – 1983-2006 Retrospective (2008) on Illegal Art
10:41AM Bukowski meets Mini Mutations “Simple Little Things” from 110 in the Shade – The 2007 Broadway Revival
10:41AM Erik Satie “Gymnopèdie No. 1 (Eric Satie)” from Night and Novelties – a Piano Recital
10:48AM Shocking Blue “Venus” from Greatest Hits
10:48AM The Big Three “Banjo Blues” from The Big 3 (feat. Mama Cass) on Rhino (US)
10:56AM Santana “Everybody’s everything” from Santana (III)
11:01AM The Emporor’s “Karate” from Karate (Single)
11:02AM Bobby Parker “Watch your Step” from Bent Out of Shape on P-VINE
11:02AM Humprey Littleton “Bad Penny Blues” from Early Productions ’55-’58
11:11AM The Jars “Electric 3rd Rail” from The Jars on Subtarranean Records
11:13AM Hawkwind “We Took the Wrong Step Years Ago” from Road to Utopia on Cherry Red Records
11:18AM The Dickies “You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla) [Live 1982]” from 1977 / 1982 – A Night That Will Live in Infamy & Live When They Were Five on Cleopatra Records
11:18AM The Zeros “Cosmetic Couple” from 4-3-2-1…Zeros on Ryko/Rhino (USA)
11:20AM William Shatner “silver machine” from Seeking Major Tom (CD, Album, Private, 2011) on Cleopatra
11:25AM Ray Allen and the Embers “Space Monkey” from Space Monkey
11:32AM Derryl Parsons “Floating Landscape (including Chase Scene)” from Switched-On Eugene (Vinyl, Comp, Private, 2018) on Numero Group (USA)
11:34AM Gong “Glad Stoned Buried Fielding Flash and Fresh Fest” from Live At Glastonbury (1971)
11:38AM Neu! “Isi” from ’75 (CD, Album, 1975) on United Artists (US)
11:39AM Roxy Music “Pajamarama” from Roxy Music (Digital (laptop, mp3 player, et, Album, Private, 1972) on Virgin UK (UK)
11:51AM Eno “Third Uncle” from Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
11:58AM Neil “Hole in My Shoe” from Neil’s Heavy Concept LP
11:59AM Spinal Tap “Tonight I’m Gonna Roclk You Tonight from Spinal Tap the Movie OST
Goodbye, Ken Nordine. Your word Jazz was exquisite, and you were a radio maverick, starting in the early 40s. Astonishing what you can do when you try to be yourself, all the time. Here’s a show I did remixing a Ken Nordine themed show from 2009, and a bunch of other spoken word radio and podcasts. We’ll miss you, and all of your fliberty jib.
Loosing Opportunity feels way too symbolic these days, but it reminded me of the tribute to Curiosity I did in 2012, which now feels like our last hope, in some strangely other symbolic way. So here’s a little retrocast about Mars and Curiosity as we mourn the loss of Opportunity.
I have always been a fan of space exploration, and as a young kid I even wanted to be an astronaut. But as time went on, and it became clear that I would not be the first man to Mars, I started to let my mind wander toward the stars instead, and soon became extremely interested in music, writing, and art. Now, in honor of the successful Curiosity Rover landing on Mars on the 6th of August, I present an audio essay dedicated to that success, filled with music about Mars, and information about exactly how hard it was to get there from here.
There is no shortage of music about our neighbor in the sky, and it was very easy…
On February 8th, 2019, the world was in the grip of the Polar Vortex. But in Salem Oregon, we were in the grip on “Winter Weather Fever,” a condition that only exists when everyone assumes that we will have frozen streets and layers on snow, only to become incredibly disappointed.
With all signs pointing to YES, we decided to reschedule our lives guests (clownfisher and Ark Noelle), and instead offer a Winter Storm Watch 2019, where I could broadcast from the comfort of the Lava Lamp Lounge, monitor the weather, and see if all the hubbub was actually anything to sneeze at.
In the end, we all know the answer: it just rained. But, in a turn of events that I was somewhat thankful for, it did get incredibly cold and slippery, with roads at freezing conditions, so I felt justified in not making the journey to the station, and was very happy I didn’t ask a band to travel in weather like that, either.
There will always be other shows to do, and this gave me a chance to dream (for a while, anyway) that we would get getting massive snowdrifts, piles of white falling from the sky, and an army of snowmen as I look down the street to see how my neighbors were doing. None of that came to pass, but during this show, maybe you can hear some of my excitement, as I stroll through some recently acquired synth records from the past.
Winter Storm Watch 2019 (TBD)
01.) Synth LPs
16.) Synth Jam (Live) * Mini-Mutations * 8 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
17.) More Synth LPs
To complement our Northwest Quatrain, please enjoy this Commentary Track with Xeres Furd and myself, recorded immediately after our Northwest Quatrain.
As we tried to keep the chatting to a minimum, and just play music, this is a chance for us to casually discuss the material Xeres played, why he played it, and other significant things that are worth mentioning, that were not in the regular broadcast.
Continuing our four-hour journey into Northwest Music that doesn’t get nearly enough play these days, Xeres of Xeron and I have returned to KMUZ and Northwest Notes to bring you more selections from his personal collection of rare and rarely-heard recordings and performances by artists from right here, where you are from.
This show also happens to be a Pledge Drive show, but don’t let that fool you. We do our best to bring you a huge helping of music, in spite of all of that, and this one gets very personal, in the best possible way. We focus on a handful of artists this show, and dig into their back-catalog with songs from demo tapes and poorly-distributed home-recordings, by artists who have become incredibly popular since their time in the area. And, finally, we delve more into the recorded works of Xeres himself, which is always a wonderful treat.
This one is something I’m quite proud of, and I could never have done it without the hard work and thoughtfulness of Xeres of Xeron himself. So dig in, and enjoy our Northwest Quatrain.
Amy Denio (rhymes with Ohio) has been a prolific stalwart of the Seattle avant-garde jazz scene since the mid-1980s, with a penchant for quirky compositions influenced by international folk idioms and saxophone experimentalists such as Roland Kirk and Pharoah Sanders. In addition to the sax, she also plays accordion, bass, guitar, and whatever else suits her fancy – all of it self-taught. She also sings beautifully and does humorous spoken word bits. Her world travels and collaborative spirit have combined her talents with the likes of Chris Cutler, Derek Bailey, Chuck D, and Fred Frith. She is credited as a performer on a vast diversity of albums by groups such as Curlew, Pale Nudes, Kultur Shock, The Science Group, FoMoFlo, Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet, and of course Tone Dogs.
Tone Dogs was a project Amy did with bassist Fred Chalenor, along with Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron (later replaced by drummer Will Dowd.) Perhaps best described as a prog band with whimsical leanings, Tone Dogs released two albums in 1990 and 1991.
41.) Vomit Comet * Amy Denio * Never Too Old to Pop a Hole * Spoot Music (1988)
42.) Marshall’s Whitey Wipes * Amy Denio * Never Too Old to Pop a Hole * Spoot Music (1988)
43.) Czechered Pyiamas * Tone Dogs * 27 July 1991 * Tone Dogs (1991)
Fred Chalenor then went on to found his band Caveman Shoestore, which later evolved into Caveman Hughscore when Fred hooked up with Hugh Hopper of Soft Machine fame. After a struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s, Fred passed away just last summer (2018).
44.) Surfing and Dreaming * Fred Chalenor * Caveman Shoestore demo * Fred Chalenor (1990)
Prior to starting Caveman Shoestore, Fred passed out this proof-of-concept demo tape to interested musical comrades. It’s unobtainable, but you heard it here.
45.) A Better Mousetrap * Fred Chalenor w/ Pete da Fraser * Ask the Mice * bandcamp.com (2016)
In 2016, spoken word vocalist Pete da Fraser of The Giant Worm visited Fred at his La Center, Washington home to record a series of improvised duets which feature Chalenor on the stand-up acoustic bass. A collection of Fred’s collaborations with Pete and with The Giant Worm can be found at this link.
46.) Disgruntled Postal Worker * Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet * Box * New World Records (1996)
47.) Dubya & His Pa * Amy Denio * Prodigal Light * Spoot Music (2013)
48.) Maybe I Don’t Care * Amy Denio * No Bones * Spoot Music (1986)
Part V: Trey Treasures
Trey Gunn was a member of King Crimson between 1994 and 2003. But in the ’80s he went to college in Eugene, Oregon and got his degree in classical music composition at the U of O School of Music. During this period in Eugene, he had a band called Punishment Farm, and he also produced cassette releases of his solo work. His friends recall that Trey stated his intention to meet Robert Fripp some day, and get some guitar lessons out of him, even though Fripp was not teaching at the time. Yet this is exactly what happened after Trey left Eugene. Fripp founded his League of Crafty Guitarists, with Trey Gunn as one of his prize pupils. Trey is also known as a proponent of the Chapman stick, sort of a combination of a guitar and bass on a single fretboard. Prior to performing in King Crimson with the stick, he toured on his own to demonstrate its virtues and his virtuosity on the instrument. Another cassette-only release documents this phase of his career.
49.) Mighty Joe Young’s Yoga School * Trey Gunn * Food for Thought * Trey Gunn (1983)
50.) Bed Bugs * Punishment Farm * Greatest Hits * Punishment Farm (1983)
51.) XOXXOXO * Trey Gunn * Magic If * Trey Gunn (1986)
52.) Fifth Spin of the Sun * Trey Gunn * I’ll Tell What I Saw * 7d Media (2010)
53.) Shimmering * Trey Gunn * Raw Power * Trey Gunn (1989)
54.) Nicole * Trey Gunn * Food for Thought * Trey Gunn (1983)
55.) Magnificent Jinn * Trey Gunn * I’ll Tell What I Saw * 7d Media (2010)
56.) Togaku Ritsu * Trey Gunn * Playing with Borrowed Time * Trey Gunn (1985)
Part VI: Home Recordings
Just some amateur stuff recorded by me and some friends of mine.
57.) Curse of the Devils * Daniel Ramirez * Solo Spam * Daniel Ramirez (1987)
Dan was guitarist for Stick Against Stone during their Eugene and San Francisco years. Eugenians may also remember him as the guy who drove the Genesis Juice delivery van.
58.) Oven Door * Keven Dow * Oven Door * Keven Dow (1991)
That’s spelled Keven with two E’s. Keven was enrolled in the LCC electronic music workshop when he created this piece as a class project. Although he was a friend of Derryl Parsons, he was not a member of the EEMC. He also played guitar in Fate vs. Free Will Turn Signals. This piece was composed on a Yamaha DX7 using samples of a squeaky oven door.
59.) AIDS Quilt * Xeres Furd & Rob Dowling * Radio Jam * Xeres Furd & Rob Dowling (1987)
At the height of the HIV epidemic, this somber dirge was recorded as an experiment using samples from a CNN news report run through a rack-mount digital delay.
60.) The Plains of Girg * Fate vs. Free Will Turn Signals * Klepto and Other Manias * Fate vs. Free Will Turn Signals (1988)
The percussion for this piece was provided by soda cans, beer bottles, and a toy drum set.
61.) Singin’ Acapello * Blue Light Studio * Bluelight ’88 * Blue Light Studio (1988)
Several musicians from the Salem vicinity gathered at Blue Light Studio, which was originally located in the Falls City bedroom of my friend Lee Ballard. Lee played bass and founded a number of Salem bands, including a bar band called Triple Thret. Lee, sorry man, I lost your email address several years ago. Get back in touch with me through this blog if you’re out there!
62.) Circle K * Paul Sturtz & Elizabeth Rieman * Circle K * Paul Sturtz & Elizabeth Rieman (1988)
Paul Sturtz was a DJ at KRVM Eugene in the mid-80s. Later in life he served as a member of the Columbia, Missouri city council, and he founded the True/False Film Festival there. Elizabeth Rieman was working at the U of O Bookstore at the time. She is now a massage therapist, coincidentally also in Columbia, Missouri.
63.) Mousey Centauri * The Giant Worm * Mousey Centauri * The Giant Worm (2018)
Our first time in a professional studio. Recorded in July of 2018 at dB Nation in Multnomah Village in Portland.
64.) She Heard the Screams of Charles * Daniel Ramirez * Solo Spam * Daniel Ramirez (1987)
Part VII: Remember Valsetz
Valsetz was a mill town in Polk County, west of Falls City, which was shut down by Boise Cascade in 1983, and was subsequently abandoned and completely torn down. The band Remember Valsetz made logging issues the focus of its lyrical content, with sympathy for both environmental concerns and timber workers alike. They were known for performing at the remote locations of timber sale protests, as well as the steps of the state capitol building. Helmed by lead vocalist and lyricist John Dorbolo, nothing could be more Northwest than Remember Valsetz.
26 November 1989 at the Butte Tavern in Eugene, Oregon. Here’s an entire live performance:
65.) Poetrees * Remember Valsetz * Live 26 November 1989 * Remember Valsetz (1989)
66.) Woodchuck * Remember Valsetz * Live 26 November 1989 * Remember Valsetz (1989)
67.) Big Paul * Remember Valsetz * Live 26 November 1989 * Remember Valsetz (1989)
68.) Percussion / Log Jam * Remember Valsetz * Live 26 November 1989 * Remember Valsetz (1989)
69.) Spotted Owl * Remember Valsetz * Live 26 November 1989 * Remember Valsetz (1989)
70.) Momento Mori * Remember Valsetz * Live 26 November 1989 * Remember Valsetz (1989)
71.) The Diff * Remember Valsetz * Live 26 November 1989 * Remember Valsetz (1989)
01.) Klangfiguren II * Gottfried Michael Koenig * Klangfiguren II / Essay / Terminus I – II / Output / Funktionen * BV Haast Records (1990)
02.) Syntaxis * Bruno Maderna * Electronic Music * Stradivarius Records (1994)
03.) Etude aux objets Part 1 – 5 * Pierre Schaefer * L’Œuvre Musicale * INA-GRM (2010)
04.) Mittsu No Sekai * Joji Yuasa * Music For Theatrical Drama * Edition Omega Point (2006)
05.) Fragment 1 (Op. 4) * Rune Lindblad * Death of the Moon: Electronic & Concrète Music * Pogus Productions (1997)
06.) Sechs Studien * Herbert Eimert * Epitaph Für Aikichi Kuboyama / Sechs Studien * WERGO (1966)
07.) Silver Apples Of The Moon (Side 2) * Morton Subotnick * Nonesuch Records (1967)
08.) I Of IV * Pauline Oliveros * New Sounds In Electronic Music * Odyssey Records (1967)
Xeres of Xeron is no stranger to KMUZ, and he and I have done some great radio together. But when Mick asked me to cover for Northwest Notes, and Xeres and I had already been bonding on some of the secret gems of the Northwest that are only available on poorly distributed physical media, we felt like it was a good idea to bring you four hours of rarities and gems from Xeres’ collection of tapes and records, and from a few other sources here and there.
This show contains rare recordings by artists you have heard of that you can’t hear anywhere else… mostly because they were only released on tapes that have never made it to other formats. We don’t talk about these tunes much, but below are some extensive show notes by Xeres himself, that address some of the more interesting (and lesser-known) elements of this very amazing scene.
This show also contains special weather reports by The Ramen City Kid.
We hope our walk through the music of the Northwest adds to the work that Mick does on this show, but offers a flavor that is 100% Xeres of Xeron.
01.) Oregon (I Can’t Go Home) * Blackhawk County * “Oregon” b/w “Helplessly” * Seagull Records (1974)
This was a hit single in 1974, #16 on Billboard, and #1 in the NW for 9 weeks. It’s about U of O student Joann McDaniels from Coos Bay, who was in a Turkish prison at the time. The band Blackhawk County is from Monmouth, Oregon. The whole story can be found using this link.
02.) Ol’ Coos Bay [Live] * Christopher Todd Davis * Live * Christopher Todd Davis (2014)
Seattle based country folk-rock artist, originally from Coos Bay.
03.) Goin’ Huntin’ * Griffin, Fard & Furd * End of the World in D-Minor * Griffin, Fard & Furd (1978)
Home recording done in Coos Bay, 1978.
04.) Ford Fairlane 500 * Billy Dwayne & the Creepers * Billy Dwayne & the Creepers * Billy Dwayne & the Creepers (2000)
Seattle based rockabilly performer, originally from Coos Bay. He’s currently looking for a new stand-up bass player!
05.) Beer Run * Todd Snider * New Connection * Oh Boy Records (2002)
Country & folk singer, born in Portland. At 15 he ran away from home in Houston back to Portland.
06.) Small Still Voice * Ben Bochner * Heartland * Ben Bochner (2012)
Ben Bochner (1956-2018), Eugene based singer-songwriter, was just beginning to get known in the Austin, TX circuit – perhaps on the brink of national recognition – when he died last spring. In 1987 Ben took part in Ken Kesey’s novel writing class at U of O, which resulted in the collaboratively written 1990 novel Caverns by O. U. Levon (which is backwards for Novel U of O.) The whole story of Ben’s role in that process can be found at this link.
07.) Birth of a Stream * Michael Harrison * Collected Recordings * Michael Harrison (1980)
Michael Harrison grew up in Eugene, studied composition at U of O, and could often be heard improvising on the piano in the student union hall. He went on to release recordings on the Windham Hill label. He became known for tuning his piano using Just Intonation (as opposed to Equal Temperment.) However, this piece was recorded prior to Harrison’s interest in just intonation.
08.) Naiads * Oregon * Music of Another Present Era * Vanguard (1972)
Two of this jazz fusion group’s founders had first met and collaborated as students at U of O in the early 60s.
Part II: Panic Favorites
This segment is intended to expand upon a recent interview of Jeff Cellers, founder and curator of the Panic on 13th blog, which is devoted to archiving Eugene’s music scene from 1980 to 1995. The interview was conducted by Austin Rich, and can be found at this link.
Most of these tunes were downloaded from the Panic on 13th blog, along with some related material from my own collection. This playlist does not necessarily highlight the best or most representative selections from the Panic blog, which deserves much more exploration. These are just a few of my personal favorite tunes and bands. The Panic on 13th blog can be found at this link
09.) Anorexia * Headhunters * Tioga Studio tape * Panic On 13th (1985)
This delightfully politically incorrect tune was a local favorite, and got some airplay on KRVM, Eugene around 1985. When this band relocated to Austin, Texas in 1985, they re-named themselves Voice of Reason.
10.) New World Babies * Moose Lodge * New World Babies * Moose Lodge (1984)
11.) Liberals * White Liberals * Cat Behavior * Solid Citizens Records (1985)
12.) Short Narrative * Snakepit * Panic on 13th * Dunghill Records (1986)
13.) Treasure in the Pity City * Moment’s Notice w/ Elizabeth Rieman * Moment’s Notice * Moment’s Notice (1990)
A song about Robert Christie of Snakepit.
14.) Bad Boy (Live) * Los Xploreres * Live * Los Xploreres (1981)
Featuring another Coos Bay homey, the incomparable Marlin Reiber on vocals.
15.) Work * Stick Against Stone w/ HR * HR Sessions * Stick Against Stone (1986)
Stick Against Stone was founded in Pittsburg, PA, but moved around a lot. While in New York, they established a friendship with the band Bad Brains. In 1984 and ’85, Stick Against Stone settled in Eugene for a spell. In 1986, in San Francisco, Stick Against Stone began to make some recordings with Bad Brains vocalist HR. Due to personal disagreements, these recordings were never completed or released.
16.) Life on the Farm * Michael Billings * Old Shorteyes Is Back * Dunghill (1988)
17.) Old Shirt * Bunny Summer * Failure… An Instructional Tape * Disgraceland (1996)
The host of the Panic blog is Jeff Cellers, and he was in this band called Bunny Summer.
18.) Spaztech Culture * Sow Belly * Sow Belly * Sow Belly (1990)
19.) Hard and Heavy * Stick Against Stone w/ HR * HR Sessions * Stick Against Stone (1986)
Another unobtainable piece featuring HR of the Bad Brains, combined with ex-Eugenians, Stick Against Stone.
20.) Someone Else * A Few Chairs * demo * A Few Chairs (1986)
21.) Pollution in Disguise * Insidious Menace * Get Paid Somewhere Else * Insidious Menace (1991)
22.) Every Band Sucks (But the Drills) * the Drills * Every Band Sucks (But the Drills) * Every Band Sucks (But the Drills) (1983)
23.) Ode to a Motorhome * E-13 * No Mercy for Swine * Fatal Erection (1986)
24.) Misguided Missile Youth * E-13 * No Mercy for Swine * Fatal Erection (1986)
25.) Eddie * E-13 * No Mercy for Swine * Fatal Erection (1986)
26.) Sport Pack * E-13 * No Mercy for Swine * Fatal Erection (1986)
27.) Humor Demons * E-13 * No Mercy for Swine * Fatal Erection (1986)
28.) Free the Cheese * E-13 * No Mercy for Swine * Fatal Erection (1986)
29.) Swizzle Stick * E-13 * No Mercy for Swine * Fatal Erection (1986)
30.) Clowns Are Experts at Making Us Laugh * E-13 * No Mercy for Swine * Fatal Erection (1986)
31.) Pankreatitis * E-13 * Drinking Is Great * Fatal Erection (1985)
32.) Quest for Gilligan * E-13 * Quest for Gilligan * Fatal Erection (1984)
33.) Cheesehead Alert * E-13 * Quest for Gilligan * Fatal Erection (1984)
E-13 was Eugene’s most legendary punk band. This is a collection of their material from the No Mercy for Swine EP, the Quest for Gilligan 7″, and the Drinking Is Great compilation. Tracks 27 – 31 Above are “podcast only” inclusions, that were not aired on KMUZ due to FCC Regulations.
The K is silent. This is the only selection in this show that was selected by Austin, as it is one of his favorite bands from Eugene, and he quite enjoys this rendition of a Johnathan Richman tune.
Part III: Switched Off Eugene
This segment is intended to expand upon recent interviews of Brian Magill (aka Phyllyp Vernacular) and Peter Thomas, co-founders of the Eugene Electronic Music Collective, and both featured on the new compilation album Switched-On Eugene released by Numero Group. These interviews were conducted by Austin Rich.
These are some tunes that were not included on the Switched-On Eugene compilation. But some of these could have been, while others are included as an update on the more current electronic music scene in Eugene and the Northwest.
35.) Self-Regulation I * Carl Juarez * Confessions of a Mobile Intelligence Unit * Glass Onion (1985)
The compilation album features Self-Regulation II. So I wanted to complete the picture here by playing Self-Regulation I.
36.) Soil Count * David Stuart * The Laundry * David Stuart (1988)
David worked at an industrial laundry, and sonically emulated his experience using broken guitars and stacks of effects boxes. A scant few copies of this cassette were released in 1988 and put on consignment at House of Records. While perhaps not among the earliest pioneers of industrial music, the genre was not yet well known or well liked, so David was gutsy to put this out at that time. Not to be confused with the guy from the Eurythmics, David Stewart (different spelling!)
37.) Lost City * Derryl Parsons * Free Fall * Eugene Electronic Music Collective (1984)
The inspiration for the Switched-On Eugene compilation was a prior self-released cassette compilation by the Eugene Electronic Music Collective called Free Fall. This is a selection by the late Derryl Parsons, taken from the Free Fall album.
38.) Shadow * Onomatopoiea * Womb * 13 Records (1996)
Electro-industrial wizards of trance dance ritual Onomatopoiea were not involved in the EEMC, but clearly influenced and were influenced by them.
39.) Saragosso * Heather Perkins * Little Humans * Land-O-Newts Records (2008)
Heather’s early work is featured on the Switched-On Eugene album. This is an example of her somewhat more recent work.
40.) As Our Bodies Die * Entrail * 100 Years Remaining * Flossless Audio (2017)
Experimental violinist, vocalist, and electronic noise-maker Entrail was not around in the days of EEMC, but is included here to represent the current (2017) evolution of Northwest electronica. Entrail originated in Eugene, but is currently living and performing in Olympia, WA.
Going back to the beginning of my radio career in 1998, The Ramen City Kid has been appearing as a guest on some version of this program. But our history together even goes back further than that. He’s one of those people in my life who has consistently revealed musical joys at the perfect moment, and has shared so much of my non-radio life with me that it seems a shame to mention that it has been over 10 Years since his last appearance.
Part of that has to do with his own incredible life. A master of many languages, a musician and writer, who is well traveled and well read, The Ramen City Kid is a busy gent. So it was refreshing to get him back on the radio. It was, in some ways, a reflection of the show he used to do (and I used to listen to), and while I think none of those shows were recorded, someone remembers them fondly, and this is as close as we can get to it these days.
This show is obviously a bit of a departure from what we usually do, but as you listen, I think you’ll notice that while the show initially seems like a standard DJ set, there is certainly something happening here that is… different.
Key lighting, cue music. Our new sponsor, Bendix, seems a little sinister, don’t you think? Something ain’t right. It looks like there’s a case to look into, and as the night wears on, we are certainly gonna need something to eat. Can we can get the recipe — and the case — in a mere two hours?
It may take all the international new wave we can find to get us through the night.
The Return of The Ramen City Kid!
01.) Čudna šuma * Disciplina Kičme * Ove ruke nisu male 2 * Tom Tom Music (2004) 02.) Treći vavilon * Darkwood Dub * U nedogled * B92 (1996)
03.) Ulice su noćas * Beograd * Remek depo * PGP RTB (1983)
04.) Mace and Grenades * Hugh Masekela * “Mace And Grenades” b/w “Riot” * UNI Records (1969)
05.) Experimental Music is Consumer Fraud * Men’s Recovery Project * Today the Planet… Tomorrow the World 7” * Thin The Herd (1996)
06.) Asphixiation * Asphixiation * What Is This Thing Called ‘Disco?’ * Innocent Records (1981)
07.) Echophilia * Nocturnal Habits * New Skin for Old Children * Glacial Pace Records (2016)
08.) Graham St. Massacre * Hungry Ghost * Hungry Ghost * Hungry Ghost Records (2012)
09.) I Was More Of a Mess Then… * Comet Gain * “If Not Tomorrow” b/w “I Was More Of A Mess Then…” * Tapete Records (2018)
10.) Everybody Has a Dream * The Servants * Small Time / Hey Hey We’re The Manqués * Cherry Red Records (2012)
11.) Summer in a Small Town * Cleaners from Venus * Under Wartime Conditions * Captured Tracks (2013)
12.) A Girl With Cars In Her Eyes * Cleaners from Venus * On Any Normal Monday * Captured Tracks (2012)
13.) Ilya Kuryakin Looked At Me * Cleaners from Venus * Living With Victoria Grey * Captured Tracks (2014)
14.) Az égboltsapkájú * Tamás Cseh * Jóslat * Krém Records (1984)
15.) Cape of Good Hope * Half Eye * So You’re the Idiot Who Lives in That Stupid House * Pecho Grande (2017)
16.) Westward Ho! Massive Letdown * Half Man Half Biscuit * Urge for Offal * Probe Plus (2014)
17.) Harsh Times in Umberstone Covert * Half Man Half Biscuit * No-one Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin’ Hedge Cut * Probe Plus (2018)
18.) M-6-ster * Half Man Half Biscuit * This Leaden Pall * Probe Plus (1993)
19.) Bottleneck At Capel Curig * Half Man Half Biscuit * Trouble over Bridgwater * Probe Plus (2000)
20.) Housework * Carol Channing * Free to Be… You and Me * Bell Records (1972)
21.) Barnabas Collins * Lone Ranger * Barnabas Collins 7” * GG’s Records (1977)
22.) Crazy to Exist * Josef K * The Only Fun in Town * Postcard Records (1981)
23.) Hunger Food Nausea * Asphixiation * What Is This Thing Called ‘Disco?’ * Innocent Records (1981)
24.) El Tírili * Don Ramon y su orquesta * Pachuco Boogie * Arhoolie Records (2002)
25.) Yesterday’s Misery * Jackie Johnson & the Wheels “Yesterday’s misery” b/w “A million heartaches” * Satin Records (1971)
26.) U nedogled * Darkwood Dub * U nedogled * B92 (1996)
27.) Everybody Has a Dream (encore) * The Servants * Small Time / Hey Hey We’re The Manqués * Cherry Red Records (2012)
28.) Complete Works * The Servants * Small Time / Hey Hey We’re The Manqués * Cherry Red Records (2012)
29.) Sounds & Pressure * Hopeton Lewis * “Take It Easy” With The “Rock Steady” Beat * Merritone Records (1967)
I have always taken for granted the holiday that we take in January to honor Martin Luther King Jr. It was not that I didn’t care, but that the day usually came when papers were due, or when I worked a job that already required me to work that day. But in light of my new job, getting the day off – paid – felt a little weird. I had to be honest with myself that I had never really listened to any of his speeches all the way through, and that I knew very little about the work he did other than the most general, basic sense.
So today’s radio blast is a bunch of stuff culled from my collection of audio that relates to MLK Jr. I have an edited cut-up of his last speech, and a radio broadcast from just after his assassination, as a way of presenting some of what I discovered in actually doing some research of this amazing and incredible man.
I do not have any great epiphanies to share with you, and there is no great revelation at work in this show. It seems very clear that, as he delivered this speech, he knew his days were numbered, but this seems to be the case in most of the time leading up to his assassination. I think the arrangement in this little mini-cast works to reveal why he was considered to be one of the best orators of our day, but also to illuminate much of what his work was about in the most basic and general sense possible.
For those who stay to the end: there’s a little joke to ease the tension of such a serious subject.
I urge all of you to listen to his speechs, read up on this man, and let yourself actually understand the value of this holiday. So much of what happens to us seems so passive, and we let days pass without reflecting on them too often. This time, stop for a moment to consider who this man was, and what effect he had on the world around us.
And: let’s hope you MLK Day was full of the promise and wonder that every new days brings us.
Be seeing you
I’ve Been to the Bemsha Mountaintop
01.) (What Did I Do To Be So) Black & Blue [Excerpt]* Louis Armstrong * Say It Loud: Celebrate Black History Month & Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
02.) “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” [Excerpts] * Martin Luther King Jr. * 3 April 1968
02.) Bemsha Swing * Thelonious Monk * Say It Loud: Celebrate Black History Month & Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
03.) Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated * Bill Kurtis * We Interrupt This Broadcast * 4 April 1968
With politics as it is, artists passing away, and the entertainment world completely flipped on its head, sometimes there is nothing left to do but hop a train with a new friend, and play music well into the night, jamming along with the sound of the clack of the tracks.
Fortunately, A Moment’s Sound — Scott Eave to his just-met friends — is always game for a musical adventure. He’s been playing guitar for ages, exploring sounds in an improvised manner, and searching for ways to connect with other artists, and we immediately clicked when we met.
Strangely, this is the only time we’ve played together, which speaks to the free-and-easy sound that we both enjoy exploring. There’s something about hopping trains with someone where all of the stresses of the everyday world are no longer weighing upon us. Strangely, we approached this one quite differently than when I normally have a guest. We just jumped right into this one. We go live just after the top of the hour, A Moment’s Sound kicks in by the end of the first quarter of an hour, and we go all the way to Midnight. We do sort of stop around 11 to chat for a while, but it fit the mood of where we were going, and I think you’ll enjoy the way this all turns out.
So gather round the Hobo Jungle, and let me and Scott tell you a story about what it really is like to live in the world today… which begs the questions, why aren’t we all Riding The Rails?
Hither & Yon w/ A Moment’s Sound
01.) Hither * A Moment’s Sound & Mini-Mutations * 18 January 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
02.) Yon * A Moment’s Sound & Mini-Mutations * 18 January 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
It’s funny how traditions get started. I caught Sadgasm at an Open Mic they showed up at, and they had instantly catchy hooks that not only betrayed the normal fare on this program, but immediately spoke to me. (Their tunes just got stuck in my head.) So we circled a few dates on the calendar, bounced a few ideas around, and 2017’s “New Year’s / New Tears Special” was born.
Well, a year has come and gone, and now were are here at the end of another year, trying and difficult as it has been, with even more questions about our relationships and romantic entanglements, the exact kind of problems that Sadgasm feature in their songs. Sort of like the ones in their new EP – I Don’t Like To Cry – which you can enjoy on Bandcamp or on this program, where we play tracks and they play LIVE! It’s pretty exciting.
On top of all of that, the majority of this show is dedicated to your calls. We do our best to get to the heart of the matter, and make genuine suggestions to help you in your romantic woes. And that is the majority of the show; the entire first hour, and the last 40 minutes or so, are dedicated to helping you in the relationship department, and we hope that it shows. Special thanks to Kylie Burbank, who kept the band hydrated and helped behind the scenes so we could pull off a show with a number of engineering challenges. You are incredible.
This is our last show of the year, and what a year it has been. I don’t have much else to say that I haven’t been for the last year, so I’ll end by saying: thank you. Doing this show means everything to me, and I can’t believe how lucky I am that I get to do it every week.
A Sadgasm New Year’s / New Tears Special! (2018 Edition) (TBD)
Part I: “Try To Cure Insomnia.”
The Software Are Fighting Again / Introduction & Setup / Where’s Austin?
Caller #1: Anonymous 1. “What are some good techniques to date the members of Sadgasm?”
Caller #2: Austin Antrican. “A lonely kind of sad.”
01.) Surf Rock America * Sadgasm * I Don’t Like To Cry * Self-Released (2018)
Part II: “I Take ’em Crabbing.”
Caller #3: Donald. “Update: Less than a month later, Donald found himself a Honey. What should we do for our 1 Year Anniversary?” KBVR
Caller #4: Anonymous 2. “What if your partner hasn’t ‘taken you crabbing’ after a year and a half?”
Caller #5: Anonymous 3. “What if my cat likes my partner more than me?”
Part III: The Mullet is The Bullet… To Love
Caller #6: Alec. “I cut my hair into a mullet. How can I utilize that to enhance my love life?”
Caller #7: Anonymous 4. “My husband and my roommate’s partner spend a lot of time together. (They host a podcast together, etc.) How do I take all of this in?”
Caller #8: Anonymous 5. “I feel strong emotions toward someone. How do I spark up a conversation?”
Part IV: LIVE
02.) Eating Ash * Sadgasm * I Don’t Like To Cry * Self-Released (2018)
03.) It’s Better With Johnny Around (Live) * Sadgasm * 28 December 2018 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
03.) Interview Snippet 1 * Austin & Sadgasm * 28 December 2018 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
Topics Include: Home recorded, a more mature release, mono recording & one mic recording techniques.
04.) XX PainWarrior XX (Live) * Sadgasm * 28 December 2018 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
Topics Include: Physical spaces in songs, the Sadgasm fun energy, making each other laugh.
Part V: Friend with a Capital F
Caller #9: Maddi. “I’m stuck in a love triangle. One is attractive and mean. One likes me and is nice but is a human red flag. What should I do?”
Caller #10: Anonymous 6. “My love life has run dry. Should I join ChristianMingle.com?”
Caller #11: Hubert. “I asked my partner, ‘Who had the ‘Greatest Hands’ (would win in a fight): Einstein or Da Vinci?’ and we didn’t agree. Now they haven’t responded to my messages in a few days. What should I do?”
Part VI: “I’m Gonna Tell You Something Right Now”
Caller #12: Anonymous 7. “After a year and a half of a relationship, I haven’t said ‘I love you.’ I feel comfortable with this, but my partner wants to take it to the next level. What should I do?”
Join Mid-Valley Mutations as we Channel Surf during our Christmas break. It’s like watching an old Dead Martin holiday special, but you’ve had a bit to drink, so you start channel surfing to see what else is on. I know we did.
Christmas TV Special!
Part I: Santa’s Workshop
01.) Christmas In The Playhouse * Pee-Wee Herman * Pee-Wee’s Playhouse * CBS Television (1988)
02.) Santa’s Workshop * Wilfred Jackson * Silly Symphonies * Walt Disney Productions (1932)
03.) Snow! * Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney & Vera-Ellen * White Christmas * Paramount Pictures (1954)
04.) Christmas In The Congo * The Marquees * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
05.) We’re A Couple of Misfits * Billie Mae Richards & Paul Soles * Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer * NBC Television (1964)
06.) Let’s Have A Patrick Swayze Christmas * Crow, Tom Servo * Joel * Mystery Science Theater 3000 * Best Brains (1991)
Part II: Cool Yule
07.) The Bathing Suit That Grandma Wore * Paul Williams, Jerry Nelson & Marilyn Sokol * Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas * CBC Television (1977)
08.) The 12 Days of Christmas * Bob & Doug McKenzie * The Great White North * Anthem Records (1981)
09.) Cool Yule * Louis Armstrong * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
10.) (Isn’t It A Shame That) Christmas Comes But Once A Year * Jimmy Durante * Christmas Is For Children * Lion Records (1958)
11.) Christmas Comes But Once A Year * Dave Fleischer * Color Classics * Fleischer Studios (1936)
Part III: Scrooge
12.) Where Would You Be Without Me? * Bing Crosby, Ron Moody & Twiggy * Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas * CBS Television (1977)
13.) I Hate People * Albert Finney * Scrooge * National General Pictures (1970)
Part IV: Santa Done Got Hip
14.) Tom Peterson’s Christmas Sale 2 * Tom Peterson * Tom Peterson’s Commercials * Tom Peterson’s (1988)
15.) The Night Before Christmas * Wilfred Jackson * Silly Symphonies * Walt Disney Productions (1933)
16.) The Hot Choc-late Soldiers * Walt Disney * Hollywood Party * MGM (1934)
17.) A Surfer’s Christmas List * The Surfaris * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
18.) Santa Done Got Hip * The Marquees * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
Part V: The Nightmare
19.) Tom Peterson’s Christmas Sale 1 * Tom Peterson * Tom Peterson’s Commercials * Tom Peterson’s (1987)
20.) Christmas Night In Harlem * Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
21.) Little Drummer Boy * Grace Jones * Pee-Wee’s Playhouse * CBS Television (1988)
22.) Riverbottom Nightmare Band * The Nightmare (Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Jim Henson, Dave Goelz & Paul Williams) * Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas * CBC Television (1977)
23.) The Gremlin Rag * Jerry Goldsmith * Gremlins * Warner Bros. (1984)
24.) Silent Night * Lustmord * A Mutated Christmas * Illegal Art (2001)
Part VI: What Are You Going To Do With 390 Photographs of Christmas Trees?
25.) Tom Peterson’s Christmas Sale 3 * Tom Peterson * Tom Peterson’s Commercials * Tom Peterson’s (1988)
26.) “What Are You Going To Do With 390 Photographs of Christmas Trees?” by Richard Brautigan * Austin Rich * Seasons Greetings * WTBC Radio (2018)
27.) Good Night, But Not Goodbye * Bea Arthur * The Star Wars Holiday Special * CBS Television (1978)
No home is complete without a full complement of modern appliances that will aid you as you navigate the holiday season. It is likely you’ll have to prepare a number of last-minute meals for 17 guests, or be required to suddenly prepare six dozen batches of cookies for a “required” office party.
That is why we are offering you a new Juice Machine, and just in time for the holiday season. This Juice Machine comes with everything you see here, and includes three different settings: “LIVE,” “INTERVIEW,” and the newest setting, only available on this program: “MUTATED.” One of these settings comes complete with A/V one-way interface, and with an item like this, each lovingly sculpted glitch is as much a part of the appliance as it is THE appliance itself.
You will not want to fill your future mind with thoughts of the holiday season where you turned down this incredibly rare (and essential) kitchen item, and even worse, with new realizations with each successive year that you can only find it on eBay at very costly prices. That is why we are offering this LIVE Juice Machine performance… for free.
“FREE?!” you scream at your device, and yes, the answer is, “Yes.” FREE. But I think you must act now. This Juice Machine is something that only helps you when you have it in your home today, and that is why this incredible deal will, probably, as far as you know, go away… SOON, unless you take advantage of this incredible offer within the hour! (Or the next one… just make it SOON.)
So, to recap: you get the full two-hour show. You get the LIVE Juice Machine Performance. You get an interview with both Roger and Heather, PLUS selections from various recordings that are chopped and screwed in a fashion you cannot find anywhere else! And then, a collaborative Juice Machine product featuring a Mini-Mutations EXCLUSIVE to this free purchase.
It’s the way we like to celebrate the holiday season on the Mid-Valley Mutations Home Shopping Network.
How Much Is That Juice Machine In The Window? (Playlist TBD)
Part I: Soundcheck
01.) Introduction (Live) * Mini-Mutations * 14 December 2018 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
02.) Recorded in Jan 2018 * Juice Machine * Some Things * Self-Released (2018)
03.) 1 * Hoodie Battle * FU * Hoodie Battle (2018)
Part II: Live Performance
04.) Live * Juice Machine * 14 December 2018 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
05.) 3 * Chefkirk * Big Disk * Self-Released (2018)
Part III: Interview
06.) Juice Machine Interview 1 * Mini-Mutations * 14 December 2018 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
Two holiday stories, with Vincent Price and a visitor from Outer Space. Plus: Two Hours of Great Music, and a live holiday jam by Mini-Mutations.
HOUR 1: Nineteen Santa Clauses
Part I: Third Eye
01.) Transmission (Parts 1 – 3) * Aume * CQ CQ * Mobilization Records (2018)
02.) Third Eye, Inc. * Nathan Derr * Music From The Film ‘Acide Noire’ * Nathan Derr (2017)
03.) Space Crawl * Brad Anderson * Krackwerk * Brad Anderson (2018)
Part II: Along the Breakwater
04.) Shimmer * Peter Thomas * Switched-On Eugene * Numero Group Records (2018)
05.) Along the Breakwater * Leonard, Skrowaczewski, Zappa * Visions * Metamorphosis Music (2003)
06.) The Best of The Mesozoic * Birdsongs of the Mesozoic * Sonic Geology * Rykodisc (1984)
07.) Excarnation / Chopsticks Fail * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * Dreamhouse Prison of The Pastel Mafia * Butte County Free Music Society (2018)
Part III: Escape of The Madman
08.) Escape of The Madman * Walls Of Genius * Electronic Cottage Compilation 004 * Electronic Cottage (2018)
09.) Luxurious Foam * Eavil * Les Fleurs Du Mal * No Part of It (2018)
10.) 2 * Juice Machine * Because It’s Invisible * Falt (2018)
HOUR 2: Dog Star
Part IV: Seasons Greetings
11.) Dog Star * Mini-Mutations * 7 December 2018 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
This show was supposed to be dedicated to a live CHEFKIRK performance, just in time for the holiday. But car problems prevented this from being so.
Instead, I performed a last minute “radio broadcast” from The Lava Lamp Lounge. You can see and hear the results of this here.
Lots of great music, a couple hours of live music, and you get to see how the sausage is made.
The CHEFKIRK Thanksgiving Special
01.) Enviornments Set-Up * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:45:53)
Part I: Ouija Board
02.) Introduction * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:12:31)
03.) Ouija Board * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * Taxidermy Frogs Copulating * Butte County Free Music Society (0:07:51)
04.) ILB’AL * John M. Bennett * Electronic Cottage Compilation 004 * ElectronicCottage.org (0:01:38)
05.) The Ride * Talvé * Switched-On Eugene * The Numero Group (0:03:14)
06.) Ehecatl * Brad Anderson * Krackwerk * Self-Released (0:04:17)
Part II: No Such Thing As A Party
07.) Segue * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:05:09)
08.) Live * CHEFKIRK * Live At The Eugene Noisefest * 18 August 2018 (0:14:35)
09.) Segue * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:01:52)
10.) Analytic on the Unit Disc * Jocko Homomorphism * A Notational Distinction + Soundcloud Goodies * Self-Released (0:03:02)
11.) No Such Thing As A Party * Ryan A. Ray & The Blue Faces * Ryan A. Ray & The Blue Faces * Self-Released (0:04:12)
12.) It’s A Drab * Thollem / Clouser / Chase * Dub Narcotic Session Vol. II * Personal Archives (0:12:46)
Part III: Live DIVA
13.) Segue * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:05:18)
14.) Live * CHEFKIRK * Live At The DIVA * 29 September 2010 (0:07:35)
Part IV: Jammmmmmmmmmmmmmm
15.) Improvised Jam * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:23:10)
16.) Enviornments Tear-Down * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:32:01)
01.) 1 * Juice Machine * Because It’s Invisible * Falt (2018)
02.) Playing In The Rain * Dead Air Fresheners * Fast Radio Bursts * Personal Archives (2016)
03.) secandarytrauma * r33k * illprepared/underslept * hangedman tape (2018)
04.) Stained Glass Condom * Too Fat To Die * No One’s Ark * Wbgrain Records (2018)
05.) Another Hellacious Angel * Alchemical Burn * ARQ = / = LAX 7″ * Hype Machine / Anarchymoon / Sicksicksick / Ohm Records
06.) Assassination Raga (words by Lawrence Ferlinghetti) * Bren’t Lewis * The Inevitable Typo On Sheila Ostrich’s Tombstone * Butte Country Free Music Socienty (2017)
07.) Gonzo * Instagon * Gonzo 7″ * Love Earth Music (2013)
08.) Other Playgrounds * Peter Kardas * Switched-On Eugene * Numero Group (2018)
09.) Magnetosphere * Brad Anderson * Krackwerk * Self-Released (2018)
10.) The Way We Know Things * Negativland * It’s All In Your Head * Seeland Records (2014)
11.) Performance [Live] * Forrest Friends * 28 October 2018 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
12.) A Seance [Live] * Mini-Mutations * 28 October 2018 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
13.) Ghosts (First Variation) * The Albert Ayler Trio * Spiritual Unity * ESP Records (1964)
14.) Professional Dr. * Doug Haire * Myrtle Beach Professional Park * Vibration Art Disc (2007)
Tune in for a live Mini-Mutations performance on KPSU’s Live Friday.
There are three performances, and an interview mixed in. The sound is a little distorted here and there, and there may be a better recording floating around. But until then, you can enjoy the full show.
We can no longer deny it: the year is coming to an end. It’s true, there’s not much we can do, and because of that, we’re diving headlong into The End of All Things.
It’s a Phillip Bradbury, Raymond K Dick mash-up as we explore the possibilities that the future – and our inevitable end – has in store for us. But what it is and end for, exactly, is something only time will be able to tell.
Old time radio, new and old records, and a live jam by Mini-Mutations. It’s everything you could ask for, and more.
The End of All Things
This episode contains excerpts from the broadcasts “The Defenders” (X MInus 1 NBC Radio 22 May 1956) and “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury” (Malcolm Clarke, BBC Radio 4 11 May 1977) .
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Ma Meilluere * Minimal Monuments * Live At The Kenton Club * Previously Unreleased (2018)
03.) Ringer * Moth Hunter * Dust * Self-Released (2006)
04.) Improv One * ALTO! * Tour Cassette * Self-Released (2013)
05.) twilightmovingmeditation * Elizabeth Joan Kelly * Music For The DMV * Self Released (2018)
06.) Feel It, Steal It * People Like Us * The Mirror * Self-Released (2018)
07.) arch carrier * Autechre * LP5 * Warp Records (1998)
08.) Superman * Dr. Mix & The Remix * Wall of Noise * Acute Records (2004)
09.) Shitfaced Reynolds * Guyve * Delaying The Inevitable * Self-Released (2012)
07.) The End of All Things [Live] * Mini-Mutations
The centerpiece of hour one is something from a new discovery I’m enjoying, the “Environments” LPs, which was very much the inspiration for this show. The recording of the Be-In from 1969 is not only a wonderful time-capsule of a different era, but it paints a wonderful picture through sound of an era that feels so long ago. This recording gives it weight and presence that is worth hearing all the way through.
In hour two, Mini-Mutations takes over, to deliver an hour of field recordings that are mixed and remixed to create a continuous hour or sounds.
And, of course, the podcast version has almost 25 minutes of bonus material. So you know you wanna check that out.
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Sonarchy (Live 17 March 2007) * Seattle Phonographers Union *Seattle Phonographers Union * and/OAR / Mimeomeme Records (2009)
03.) [track 1] * Hal McGee * Halzine #11 * Self-Released
04.) Be-In (A Psychoacoustic Experience 6 April 1969) [Part 1] * Irv Teibel * Enviornments 3 * Atlantic Records (1971)
05.) Be-In (A Psychoacoustic Experience 6 April 1969) [Part 2] * Irv Teibel * Enviornments 3 * Atlantic Records (1971)
06.) Azalea Woods Office Complex * Doug Haire * Myrtle Beach Professional Park * Self-Released (2009)
The release of People Like Us‘ new album The Mirrorgot me thinking about reflections, and what the do and do not say about us and our state of mind. As I begin to prepare for an incredible voyage to make new friends and travel far, I am compelled to take a similar trip through music and sound, hoping to stumble upon something that works.
In hour one, I continue to mine the joy that comes from new music that I have come across recently. This is a great mix, with a lot of cool stuff that I do not announce during the show, so please, read the notes below.
Then, in hour two, Mini-Mutations sort of busts open the idea of reflection with an hour-long jam on the subject itself. Samples (manipulated with a MicroGranny & a pair of Numark CDJs), bass, and a delay pedal.
And you were there!
The Unbearable Reflections by CBS Radio Mystery Theater (15 August 1975) and The Man In The Mirror by The Macabre (27 November 1961).
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Flake * Inspector 22 * Friendship Cemetery Revisited (1997 – 2003) * Therapy Tapes (2014)
03.) Most Big * Chefkirk * Big Disc * Self-Released
04.) We Bask In The Radiance of Dear Leader’s Omnipotent Excellence * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * Taxidermy Frogs Copulating * Butte County Free Music Society (2018)
05.) Ego Death * The Viper * Art For Pain’s Sake * Self-Released (2016)
06.) Polydactyly * The Conduits * Descending Order * Chair Chair Tapes (2016)
07.) Not Who I Was * Lawrence Crane * Craniostomy 1981 – 1987 Vol One * Butte County Free Music Society (2016)
08.) False Memories * Jen Sandwich * Electronic Cottage 004 * ElectronicCottage.org (2018)
09.) I Don’t Believe In Color * Idler Arms * Kubelik Unbugged * Self-Released (2012)
10.) [track 3] * Hal McGee * Halzine #11 * Self-Released (2018)
11.) Do You See What I Hear * People Like Us * The Mirror * Self-Released (2018)
Sometimes, radio can seem different when you’ve vanished. Hopefully, this is a good way of meeting everyone much more directly – with live mixing and a performance – to cause the notion that I’ve vanished to disappear.
Hour one is all jams I’ve been into lately. Hour two is a mix of samples (manipulated with a MicroGranny & a pair of Numark CDJs), bass, a delay pedal.
As we continue our journey though Beatles tunes, it’s time to dust off our series Midnight Melodies For Nina, a chance to celebrate the music that she loved so much, and a live that was cut far too short.
Selections for this episode were made by Marti & Brandy, who loved her so, with some input by me. There are duplicates and flubs, and the records are scratchy and skip occasionally. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. This is from the personal vinyl collection of the Little Dork, and these selections are not done to be complete or overly indexed, but instead come from the heart.
We miss you Nina. I love you, so much.
Midnight Melodies For Nina Part II: The Beat Goes On
Part I: Baby’s In Black
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Chains * The Beatles * Introducing The Beatles * Vee Jay Records (1963)
03.) All I Gotta Do * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
04.) Money * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
05.) Matchbox * The Beatles * Something New * Capital Records (1964)
06.) I Should Have Known Better * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
07.) Baby’s In Black * The Beatles * Beatles ‘65 * Capital Records (1964)
Part II: Getting Better
08.) Dizzy Miss Lizzy * The Beatles * IV * Capital Records (1965)
09.) The Night Before * The Beatles * Help! * Capital Records (1965)
10.) I’ve Just Seen A Face * The Beatles * Rubber Soul * Capital Records (1965)
11.) Taxman * The Beatles * Revolver * Capital Records (1966)
12.) Getting Better * The Beatles * Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band * Capital Records (1967)
13.) I Am The Walrus * The Beatles * Magical Mystery Tour * Capital Records (1967)
14.) Honey Pie * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
15.) Savoy Truffle * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
Part III: Yesterday
16.) Hey Bulldog * The Beatles * Yellow Submarine * Capital Records (1969)
17.) Oh, Darling! * The Beatles * Abby Road * Apple Records (1969)
18.) Don’t Let Me Down * The Beatles * Hey Jude * Apple Records (1969)
19.) I’ve Got A Feeling * The Beatles * Let It Be * Apple Records (1970)
20.) When I’m 64 * The Beatles * Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band * Capital Records (1967)
21.) Yesterday * The Beatles * 20 Greatest Hits * Capital Records (1982)
Part IV: There’s A Places
22.) Little Queenie (Live) * The Beatles * Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany, 1962 * Lingasong Records (1977)
23.) It Won’t Be Long * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
24.) Love Me Do * The Beatles * 20 Greatest Hits * Capital Records (1982)
25.) There’s A Place * The Beatles * Introducing The Beatles * Vee Jay Records (1963)
26.) Roll Over Beethoven * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
27.) Can’t Buy Me Love * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
28.) Tell Me Why * The Beatles * Something New * Capital Records (1964)
Part V: Because
29.) Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) * The Beatles * Rubber Soul * Capital Records (1965)
30.) She Said She Said * The Beatles * Revolver * Capital Records (1966)
31.) With A Little Help From My Friends * The Beatles * Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band * Capital Records (1967)
32.) Blue Jay Way * The Beatles * Magical Mystery Tour * Capital Records (1967)
33.) Rocky Raccoon * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
34.) All Together Now * The Beatles * Yellow Submarine * Capital Records (1969)
35.) Because * The Beatles * Abby Road * Apple Records (1969)
Part VI: In My Life
36.) Be-Bop-A-Lula (Live) * The Beatles * Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany, 1962 * Lingasong Records (1977)
37.) Hold Me Tight * The Beatles * Meet The Beatles! * Capital Records (1964)
38.) Money (That’s What I Want) * The Beatles * The Beatles’ Second Album * Capital Records (1964)
39.) I’ll Cry Instead * The Beatles * A Hard Day’s Night * United Artists (1964)
40.) Any Time At All * The Beatles * Something New * Capital Records (1964)
41.) While My Guitar Gently Weeps * The Beatles * The Beatles * Apple Records (1968)
42.) In My Life * The Beatles * Rubber Soul * Capital Records (1965)
Started in 2005 by Don Haugen, the Eugene Noise Fest has been the place where the local experimental artists can get together and show off their stuff. In some ways modeled after the NorCal NoiseFest in Sacramento, the Eugene Noise Fest has made an effort to feature artists of every kind, sonically and culturally, keeping the event all ages, and out of bars. This year, it is being held at The WOW Hall for the first time ever, bringing this event to a bigger audience, and featuring an incredible line-up of amazing artists.
For more information about the show, I recommend checking out:
In this show, I feature a number of performances by artists that will be playing at this show tomorrow, and in the second hour, stick around for a conversation with Don Haugen, as he calls in via Skype, to tells us about the event history, what to expect, and a little about the incredible artists, too.
And, if you like what you hear, meet us at The WOW Hall tomorrow. I’m actually playing as part of the line-up, too.
History Lesson, started in 2005, on-again-off-again status, the venue dance, wanting it All Ages and not at a bar, The WOW Hall & Joshua Finch, The Line Up and assembling the groups, the age range and the sonic pallet, Eugene is an “older” scene with a lot of outsiders, putting the experiment in experimental music, and the benefits of limitations of DIY.
07.) FOUR FEET [Excerpt] * Deadly Discs * Bury Me Deep, For I Am Cursed * Self-Released (2017)
08.) Sangre-Katadesmos-No! (Live rehearsal) [Excerpt] * Sleeping With The Earth * Sangre * Self-Released (2008)
09.) Phalanx * Acre * New EP * Self-Released (2004)
Part V: Don & John
10.) Live Performance * Don Haugen & Klowd * Live Performance * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
Part VI: Depleted Your Live-ium
11.) Tarnish * Entresol * Tender Need(s) Tour Split * Self-Released (2018)
12.) Live Performance * Depleted Your Cranium * Live Performance * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
It’s time for a vacation. A little get-away. You know? Everything is weird lately, and we just need a break from our lives, our jobs, and our everything.
It’s time to get out of town. And get Lost In Space.
Pack up the spaceship. Let’s ride.
Lost In Space
Part I: Spaceman
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Performance [Tracks 1 – 5] * Joy Wants Eternity * Live 7 April 2007
03.) Interstellar Overdrive * Pink Floyd * Piper At The Gates Of Dawn * Tower / Capital Records
04.) Spaceman * Harry Nilsson * Son of Schmilsso * RCA Records
05.) Mayonnaise vs. Venn * Rocketman * Demo CD * Unreleased
Part II: Rocketship
06.) Space Odyssey * 101 Strings Orchestra * Astro Sounds From Beyond the Year 2000 * Scamp Records
07.) Galaxie 500 * Leave The Planet * On Fire * Rough Trade Records
08.) Rocket Machine * Opal * Happy Nightmare Baby * SST Records
09.) Rocket 88 * Jackie Brenston
10.) Rocketship * Dead Milkmen * Bucky Felini
11.) I’m This Rocket * The Gun Club
12.) Music To Watch Space Girls By * Leonard Nimoy
Part III: Time Flies By
13.) Spacecraft, 1967 [Excerpt] * MEV
14.) A Glorious Dawn * Carl Sagan ft Stephen Hawking
15.) Interplanet Janet * Man… Or Astro-Man? * School House Rock! Rocks
16.) Vixens In Space * The Dirtbombs
17.) Between Planets * The Jesus And Mary Chain
Part IV: Cosmic Serenade
18.) Space Monkeys * The Dust Brothers * The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Fight Club”
19.) Cosmic Serenade * King Khan And The Shrines * What Is?!
20.) Silver Rocket * Sonic Youth * Daydream Nation
21.) Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons * The Pixies * Trompe Le Monde * 4AD Records
22.) Planet * Ken Nordine
23.) Space Junk * Devo
24.) Interstellar Overdrive / Ming’s Theme * C Average
Part V: Voices In My Spacesuit
25.) Space II * The Butthole Surfers
26.) Lost In Space * Faction * Collection 1982 – 1985
27.) Voices In My Spacesuit * Last of the Juanitas * Hawaii
28.) Rocket To Nowhere * Webb Wilder
29.) Interstellar Hardrive * Man… Or Astro-Man?
30.) Spacelab * Kraftwerk
Part VI: Space Lonliness
31.) Space Prophet Dogon * Sun City Girls
32.) Space Lonliness * Sun Ra
33.) Starless * Jandek * Interstellar Discussion * Corwood Industries Records
34.) Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun * Pink Floyd
35.) Space Suit * They Might Be Giants
In the ’50’s, amid the din and clatter that was dramatic theater on the radio, the show that blew almost all the others away was undoubtedly X Minus One. They had an amazing crew of writers who went on to do a number of outstanding things, among them Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein and Frederik Pohl, just to name a few. It was the kind of show that could not be missed, and is a big influence on my entire aesthetic.
As part of our Traveling Through Time series, we present A Gun For Dinosaur, written by L. Sprague de Camp, originally bro
adcast on NBC on 7 March 1956. I’m proud of this audio essay. I like to think we attempt to deliver a new interpretation of those fantastic radio stories. With music.
Time Travel has always been my favorite Sci-Fi subject, and I’ve toyed with the subject myself on this very program a few times before. But it is not always a subject that easily translates to music. For some reason, there are just not that many songs about the Grandfather Paradox. Abstractly at times, yes. But you know how it goes.
I want to give a special shout out to kiisu d’salyss, who performed much of the backing music that is throughout this episode. kiisu and I have been friends for years, and he’s appeared on this show in a few of the different bands that he’s been in, and as a solo artist. For the music in this particular episode, the music was performed on a Kitara, a computer / keytar / guitar hybrid, manufactured by Misa Digital. If you hear something that sounds spacey in this show, it’s him. The other stuff is by Mortal Engines.
Gun For Dinosaur
This episode features samples of “Gun For Dinosaur,” written by L. Sprague de Camp, originally broadcast on NBC on 7 March 1956.
Part I: Let’s Go Back In Time
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Terremoto * Amao Quartet * Improcreations
03.) Vanishing of Time * The Vivian Girls * Share The Joy
04.) Live Performance * Mortal Engines * Blasphuphmus Radio * 11 April 2009
05.) Have Another Drink * MX-80 * Alway’s Leave ‘Em Wanting Less * Atavistic Records
06.) Is Time Travel Possible? * Michio Kaku * YouTube.com
07.) Kitara Composition (Live) * kissu d’salyss * March 2012
08.) Time * The Heartaches * Too Cool For School
Part II: Slide Machine
09.) Tell ‘Em * Sleigh Bells * Treats
10.) Introductory Physics of Time Travel [Excerpt I] * Lost University * YouTube.com
11.) Kitara Composition 2 (Live) * kissu d’salyss * March 2012
12.) Slide Machine * 13th Floor Elevators * Easter Everywhere
13.) Headhunter * Thee Headhunters * Jungle Law EP
14.) Introductory Physics of Time Travel [Excerpt II] * Lost University * YouTube.com
15.) Kitara Composition 3 (Live) * kissu d’salyss * March 2012
16.) Complication * The Monks * Black Monk Time
17.) The Small Stuff * The Dismemberment Plan * !
18.) Introductory Physics of Time Travel [Excerpt III] * Lost University * YouTube.com
19.) Kitara Composition 4 (Live) * kissu d’salyss * March 2012
20.) Time Has Come Today * The Ramones * Subterranean Jungle
Part III: Time Flies By
21.) Open Up Your Door * Richard & The Young Lions
22.) The Conversation We’re Having Right Now * Hurley & Miles * Lost * ABC Television
23.) Kitara Composition 5 (Live) * kissu d’salyss * March 2012
24.) Time Flies By * Quasi * Early Recordings * Touch & Go 1996
25.) “My name is Peabody.” * Mr. Peabody * Jay Ward
26.) Time (Live) * Clifford Brown & Max Roach * At Basin Street * Verve 1956
27.) Raw Meat * The Black Lips * Arabia Mountain
Part IV: Time Theory
28.) How Long Do I Have To Wait For You? * Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings * Naturally
29.) Time Theory 11:11 * Miss Murgatroid * Through Alien Empires * Japan Overseas 1995
30.) “Don’t touch it!” * Time Bandits * HandMade Films / Janus Films 1981
31.) Where Did He Go? * The Briefs * Hit After Hit
Part V: Dinosaur Rock
32.) I Don’t See You * Camper Van Beethoven * Telephone Free Landslide Victory
33.) Dinosaur Rock * Narthex * Duo-Phonic Sounds System: 1980 – 1983
34.) Bad News * The Trashmen * Tube City! The Best of The Trashmen
35.) All Tied Up * The Shakers * Teenline Vol. 3
36.) Paid In Cigarettes * Hot Snakes * Suicide Invoice
Part VI: Tell Me When It’s Over
37.) Introductory Physics of Time Travel [Excerpt IV] * Lost University * YouTube.com
38.) Kitara Composition 5 (Live) * kissu d’salyss * March 2012
39.) Slow Down Time [Excerpt] * Sky Cries Mary * This Timeless Turning * World Domination Music Group 1994
40.) Prevenge * The Might Be Giants * The Spine
41.) Tell Me When It’s Over * The Dream Syndicate * The Days Of Wine & Roses
42.) No Doubt About It * The Wipers * Follow Blind
Here’s an audio essay centering around two selections from The Strange Doctor Weird, a radio program from the 1940’s featuring the voice of Maurice Tarplin as the titular character, written by Robert A. Arthur and directed by Jock McGregor. The program is, in many ways, a sequel to The Mysterious Traveler, a program from which many of the Doctor Weird stories were culled from. These versions, told in 15 minute segments, appeared on a number of stations as material that could easily fill out an hour or programming, and was most well known as being sponsored by Adam Hats, who could afford their own radio program in those days.
Accompanying these stories is a live performance by me, as I mix and apply effects to sounds made in the studio, as well as the sounds of recorded music by The Black Noise Orchestra and Yellow Crystal Star.
The recent thunder and lightning – very atypical this time of year – has filled our town with lights and sounds that are not usually part of the typical makeup of our fair city. In many ways it reminded me of nothing less that The New Gods themselves traversing the threshold of a Boom Tube, a sound so dramatic that is insists that you listen, above all other things. It was with that in mind that I decided to let The King by my guide, and put together some spacey wonder, ambient landscapes, and droning rock music that would make the man himself proud.
I didn’t get to mention it during the show, but I always like to draw attention to Sailboats whenever I can. Little known, and even less seen, they manage to capture some of the eeriest and most beautiful strangeness every time I listen. They are on the Pecho Grande label, and while their site says that much of their catalog is out of print, I bet if you asked nicely you could locate a copy or two. I highly recommend checking out Sailboats, as well as the other incredible things they have to offer.
During this show, Miss Rikki & Tunacan Jones was lurking around in the studio, and they helped influence the direction of this audio essay, obviously. But between Mr. Tarplin & Kirby guiding the way, it’ll be hard to resist this broadcast.
The Strange Dr. Weird
This episode features samples of “Journey Into The Unknown” and “The Man Who Knew Everything” by The Strange Doctor Weird!, originally aired on 21 November 1944 and 20 March 1945.
Part I: Improvisation
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Excerpt * The Black Noise Orchestra * 20 September 2006
03.) Yeti (Improvisation) * Amon Düül II * Yeti
Part II: Journey Into The Unknown 1
04.) Excerpt 1 * Obe’ Skupla * 8 April 2006
05.) Journey Into The Unknown [pt 1] * Austin Rich * 19 May 2013
06.) Nine Thousand And Second Amaranth Shower [Excerpt] * Yellow Crystal Star * Rainbow Bridge To Nonlocality: Myriad Forms of You
Part III: Journey Into The Unknown 1
07.) Journey Into The Unknown [pt 2] * Austin Rich * 19 May 2013
08.) Excerpt 2 * Obe’ Skupla * 8 April 2006
Part IV: Trigger In
09.) Excerpt 3 * Obe’ Skupla * 8 April 2006
10.) Trigger In, Trigger Out * Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno * Just Another Band From The Cosmic Inferno
14.) Excerpt 5 * Obe’ Skupla * 8 April 2006
15.) The Man Who Knew Everything * Austin Rich * 19 May 2013
16.) Up Under: Triumph, The Mask Melted Away To Reveal The Way * Yellow Crystal Star * Rainbow Bridge To Nonlocality: Myriad Forms of You
This is probably my favorite Sci-Fi story from the Golden Age, and this story always manages to bring a tear to my eye. It is heartfelt, funny, honest, and speaks to something that we all suffer from, and that we all must face. There is something in the struggle of Rhysling that is not only romantic and speaks of something long since gone, but it pulls forward within me something that is hard to pin down, but means all of the world to me.
Presented in this format is a mash-up of three different versions of Rhysling’s story, with music and accompaniment that only makes sense of a space hobo like him. Stay tuned for hour three on the podcast-only, as I feature a number of other songs that should have, but didn’t, make the cut.
The Green Hills of Earth
This episode features samples of Dimension X from June 10th 1950, X-Minus 1 from July 7th 1955, and the CBS Radio Workshop from 21 July 1957.
Part I: Super Rocket Rumble
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) 0002 * Amao Quartet * Improcreations
03.) Men Into Space * Buddy Morrow * Brain In A Box
04.) Astrononmie Domine * Pink Floyd
05.) Super Rocket Rumble * Man… Or Astro-Man? * Deluxe men in space
Part II: The Spaceman
06.) Out to launch * Sonny Sharrock * Space Ghost
07.) The Spaceman * Charles Manson * 60 Birthday
08.) Cosmic Ballad * Perrey And Kingsley
Part III: Hard Travelin’
09.) Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home * Mogwai
10.) Follow Blind * Wipers
11.) Dirty Joke From Outer Space pt I * Sunroof!
12.) Hard Travelin’ * Woody Guthrie
Part IV: Space Loneliness
13.) Spaceball Ricochet * T. Rex
14.) Space Loneliness * Sun Ra
15.) Clink, Clink, Another Drink * Spike Jones
Part V: Headed Home
16.) Talking Hard Work * Woody Guthrie
17.) Dirty Joke From Outer Space pt II * Sunroof!
18.) Headed Home * George & Caplan
Part VI: Homecoming
19.) Keep On The Sunny Side * The Carter Family
20.) Homecoming * Replikants
21.) Spaceship Landing * Kyuss
22.) The Intergalactic Laxative * Donavan
Part VII: Starship
23.) Space Station # 5 * Fastbacks * new mansions in sound
24.) Get Outta That Spaceship And Fight Like A Man * The Grifters
25.) Starship * Spaceman 3
26.) Revenge * Black Flag
Part VIII: Death Is Not The End
27.) 2000 Light Years From Home * The Rolling Stones
28.) Space Age Ballad * Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
29.) A Long Way From Home * The Kinks
30.) Dirty Joke From Outer Space pt IiI * Sunroof!
31.) Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire * Small Faces
32.) Spaceship Landing * Kyuss
33.) Death Is Not The End * Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Sometimes broadcasting is very confusing (and complicated). Case in point: there are some shows that exist in four time periods at once. Join me, for a romp through 1950, 2011, 2018 and 2155, as we try to hide from The Searchers and fumble our way through time, as we move, horribly and inextricably toward The Future
To The Future
Throughout this program there are samples of the Dimension X radio program, “To The Future,” originally aired 27 May 1950 on NBC.
Part I: Time Was
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Time Stands Still * Lee Ranaldo * East Jesus: Some Recordings 1981-1991
03.) Time Was * John Coltrane * Coltrane * Impulse Records
04.) The Time Machine Main Title / Credits * Russel Garcia * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
Part II: Once Upon A Time
05.) Sentimental Journey * Esquivel * Space Age Bachelor Pad Music
06.) Dan vs. Time * godheadSilo * Skyward in Triumph * Sub Pop Records
07.) We Can See Through Time * Le Ton Mite * Tickets to Real Imaginary Places * Zicmuse Records
08.) Once Upon A Time * Sonny Sharrock * Ask the Ages * Axiom Records
09.) Tomorrow Afternoon * Tony Williams * Life Time
Part III: There Will Never Be A Better Time
10.) There’s Nothing Sexy About Time * Kinski * Don’t Climb On And Take The Holy Water
11.) Abandoned Mine Shaft In The Corridors Of Time * Sinking Body * Grappling With The Homonids * Vermiform Records
12.) Take Time * The Books * The Lemon of Pink * Tomlab Records
13.) There Will Never Be A Better Time * Desert Sessions * Volume 9 & 10
Part IV: Time Flies
14.) Universal Time II * Zip Code Rapists * Zip Code Rapists
15.) Time Flies * The Ex * Dizzy Spells * Touch And Go Records
16.) A Stitch In Spacetimes * Nil Admirari * Togetherness With Battlesnakes
17.) Time Stands Still [Excerpt] * Lee Ranaldo * East Jesus: Some Recordings 1981-1991
18.) Just In Time * Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra * We Travel The Spaceways Bad And Beautiful
Part V: Now Is The Time
19.) If Not This Time * Fifty Foot Hose * Cauldron * Phoenix Records 39.) Running Out Of Time * Dead Moon * Hard Wired in Ljubljana * Empty Records
20.) Time Funnel * Jan Davis * Lux And Ivy’s Favorites Volume 04
21.) I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times * The Beach Boys * Pet Sounds
22.) Stranded In Time * The United States Of America * The United States Of America
23.) Now Is The Time * The Wipers * Over The Edge
Part VI: As Time Goes By
24.) As Time Goes By * Rudy Vallee
25.) Time Is Tight * Booker T. & the M.G.’s * The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1968-1971
26.) Check Out Time * Ornette Coleman * Love Call * Blue Note Records
Part VII: Time And Space
27.) Time And Space * Jandek * You Walk Alone
28.) All The Time In The World * Roger Miller * The Benevolent Disruptive Ray
29.) Rewind The Time * Oliver Squash * 30 Piece
30.) Time * The Residents * God In Three Persons
31.) Time Stands Still * Lee Ranaldo * East Jesus: Some Recordings 1981-1991
32.) She Makes Me Want To Build A Time Machine * Aristeia * You Give Me Strength, You Give Me Patience!
Part VIII: Retrovertigo
33.) A Spoon Taught Me The Secret Of Time Travel * The Jezebel Spirit * Turtles All The Way Down * (Self-Released)
34.) Retrovertigo * Mr. Bungle * California * Warner Bros. Records
35.) What Time Is It? * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Tangle
37.) A Second Of Time * Half Eye * Broken Rope
43.) She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) * 13th Floor Elevators * Easter Everywhere * Decal Records
36.) Times Encounter * Nigel Simpkins * Messthetics Vol. 1
37.) One Day At A Time * Thee Headliners * Rain & Blood
Join us for a presentation that is only available to listeners of The Executive Version of or program. Other listeners do not get to hear a show of this caliber normally, so this week, we are offering something special to listeners who have made it clear they want to invest in a higher quality product. And with that in mind, we bring you The Executive Version. For those special clientele.
There’s a bit of a party going on during this show. This is the kind of special atmosphere we create when we are assembling this program, a feature that is only available to those listeners who subscribe to The Executive Version of program. And where else would you get these kinds of corrections to the patent lies that were said on broadcast radio? For example:
The song was by Tärr, not Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III.
While O-Type was was essentially MX-80 performing under a different name, this record was actually MX-80 performing a song called O-Type.
Some jokes from 2013 – about a certain social media platform – may have aged a little poorly in the last few years, considering a tendency toward claiming things are “fake news.” With that in mind, consider this selection a snapshot of a simpler time in the past, when such a joke wasn’t horrifying and the beginning of the end times, as it were.
Not all of the material in this show came from a record, as stated in several times throughout. I have added * asterisks to the tracks that were not from Vinyl Records. Two (2) asterisks such as ** have been added to indicate bonus content not available during the live broadcast.
These kinds of inaccuracies are usually included in most broadcasts you hear on the radio, but for listeners of The Executive Version, you get these corrections, free of charge. It’s just one of the many ways that this program is better than the one being heard by everyone else.
So much so that there are bonus moments to The Executive Version that are only available on the podcast. Because the only thing more exclusive than something only a special audience can hear is having added bonuses for those who pay a little more.
The Executive Version
Part I: Headlines
* 01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) The Executive Version * Monty Python * The Album Of The Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail * Charisma / Arista Records
03.) My Prayer * Lionel Hampton * Golden Vibes
04.) I Yam What I Yam * Robin Williams & Harry Nillson * The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Popeye
05.) Erie Canal * Oscar Brand * Bawdy Songs & Backroom Ballads Vol. 2 * Audio Fidelity Records
06.) Headlines * George Carlin * On The Road * Atlantic Records
* 07.) The Facebook Fiction Initiative * Austin Rich * The Facebook Fiction Initiative * 21 June 2013
Part II: Leisurely Waiting
08.) The Blob * The Five Blobs * “The Blob” b/w “Saturday Night in Tiajuana” * Columbia Records
09.) Martian Melody * The Martian Band * “Flying Saucer The 2nd” b/w “Martian Melody” * L’Universe Records
* 10.) Leisurely Waiting * Debris * Static Disposal * Anopheles Records
11.) Linda Wants To Be Alone * Gary Wilson * Mary Had Brown Hair * Stone’s Throw Records
* 12.) I Been Refused * Devo * Hardcore Devo Vol. 2 * Warner Bros. Records
13.) Springtime For Hitler * Henry Mancini * The Big Latin Band of Henry Mancini * RCA Victor Records
* 14.) “Baseball” Excerpt: Barbershop Quartet Warning * Jesse Thorn * The Sound Of Young America * maximumfun.org
* 15.) Phonograph Records * Mars Production * Mars Production Library CK-713 * Mars Records
16.) Space/Time Continuum: “Heaven And Hell, Part I” * Vangelis * The Music of Cosmos * RCA Records
* 17.) Smile Awhile * Michael Yonkers Band * Microminiature Love * Sub Pop Records
Part III: In 3-D!
* 18.) Pacific Radio Fire * Austin Rich * Senior Citizens * 27 March 2006
19.) The Announcement * Monty Python * The Album Of The Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail * Charisma / Arista Records
20.) Them From “Helen Of Troy” * Les Baxter * 7″
21.) I Hate The 90’s * Rodney And The Tube Tops * 7″
22.) U-Stink-But-I-(Heart)-U * Billy And The Boingers * “I’m A Boinger” b/w “U-Stink-But-I-(Heart)-U” 7″
23.) Nature Trail To Hell (In 3-D) * “Weird A” Yankovic * In 3-D
** 24.) Elmira * Austin Rich * Senior Citizens * 27 March 2006
Part IV: Signal Processor Failure
25.) Let’s Do The Pretzel * Mad “Twists” Rock ‘n’ Roll * Big Top Records
26.) Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron * The Royal Guardsmen * 7″
27.) Tiptoe Through The Tuplips * Tiny Tim * 7″
28.) Signal Processor Failure / Why We Are Lazy * Men’s Recovery Project * Make A Baby EP * Vermiform Records
* 29.) Mole Machine * Simply Saucer * Cyborgs Revisited * Get Back Records
* 30.) Embraceable You * Ornette Coleman * The Best of Ornette Coleman * Atlantic Records
Part V: Hurricane
* 31.) Barber Shop * Mars Production * Mars Production Library CK-713 * Mars Records
32.) metalized excitements of our shared dreams of technology [Excerpt] * Tärr * Tärr / Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III Split 12″ * oms-b Records
33.) Wild Thing * Senator Bobby & The Hardly-Worthit Players Featuring Bill Minkin * Wild Thing 7″ * Parkway Records
* 34.) Fish Dance * John Lurie * Fishing With John
35.) Hurricane * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Admonishing The Bishops * Matador Records
* 36.) Talk Show * Austin Rich * Senior Citizens * 27 March 2006
* 37.) L’Agonie * Jacky Chalard * Je Sus Vivant, Mais J’ai Peur De Gilbert Deflez * Finders Keepers Records
38.) O-Type Part Two * MX-80 Sound * O-Type: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 7″ * Ralph Records
Part VI: The End of The World
39.) This Is Side Two! * Monty Python * The Album Of The Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail * Charisma / Arista Records
40.) Voodoo Suite [Excerpt Part I] * Pérez Prado * Voodoo Suite
41.) Bright College Days * Tom Lehrer * An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer
42.) How Much Is That Doggy In The Window? * Patti Page
43.) Beep Beep * The Playmates
44.) Voodoo Suite [Excerpt Part II] * Pérez Prado * Voodoo Suite
45.) The End Of The World * Beyond The Fringe
** 46.) Coffee * Austin Rich * Senior Citizens * 27 March 2006
Ever since I first got a copy of Fat Wreck Chords Short Music For Short People, I’ve always wanted to do an all Short Songs show, not only because they managed to achieve something pretty amazing by cramming songs by 101 artists onto one CD, but because, to be honest, they left out a lot of stuff. (Ahem, Dead Kennedys, cough cough.) I knew that, with my affinity for shortness of the musical variety, they hadn’t yet had the final word on short songs, and with that in mind, I compiled 290 tracks that I shoved into two hours.
While I can’t say that every band imaginable is represented, I can say that just about every genre IS, along with quite a few genres you didn’t know existed, and some others that you might have been trying to forget. We can’t please everyone. But you know what they say in the midwestern realm of college radio: “If you don’t like the music, just wait 30 seconds.” I managed to keep most of the stuff in this show under that scant length, and only a few exceptions trickled over. I also keep myself limited to one song per artist per hour. On a show where the average length is around 10 seconds long, some of those 30 second songs from Short Music feel like dirges.
This show includes music taken from records (7″, 10″ and 12″), cassette tapes, CDs & .mp3s, and might be the single most diverse show I’ve ever assembled, media-wise. Obviously, a show like this couldn’t possible happen without digital technology; it’s just too hard to switch media twice a minute for an entire hour. (I did consider it, but backed out once I realized how long my playlist was.)
There is something already ambitious about writing a pop song. It’s a claim that, in about four minutes, you’ll be able to write something that carries the same kind of weight and power that more cultured artists can in an average composition. The irony, of course, being that Pop Music took over the music world in a way that compositional artists could not. Now, anyone with access to the internet can send their Pop Songs around the world, conveying in a few minutes something that used to take a whole record.
The idea that you can compress these ideas even further – into the realm of a few seconds, in some cases – is just as ambitious as a concept record. Can you compress the strength of a complete song into something that only takes a few seconds to convey? Like some sort of Sci-Fi gimmick that seems futuristic, artists have been trying for years to create compact versions of their usual fare, and often with impressive results. To say that The Ramones set the blueprint when they recorded “Judy Is A Punk” (clocking in at no more than 1:30), the bar was already set so tremendously low that the world has been working on faster, more compact, and even shorter songs.
In making this show, I made a conscious effort to present something unique. Songs in this show appear from records, cassettes, CDs, digital files, and all manner of mix-matched media. To have assembled it all in one room in a pre-digital age would have taken a lot of work; to fit it into a show would have taken ages. While the computer made this show much easier for me to do, even that work made me appreciate the kinds of work radio personas went through in the old days to deliver shows like this. Think about it when you digest this one.
I want to give a huge thanks to Ratskin Records for their fantastic release, Triskaidekaphobia, which contains 13 Second songs by over 200 artists. I used this disc to assemble the Five Minute “Bathroom Break” I took in before the second commercial break. I received a copy of this disc after one of their artists heard that I had done a short songs show, and was hoping that I could use this one for future installments. Thanks again for this great disc; I barely even scratched the surface of what it offers, and still played 23 cuts from it. The future is now.
With hindsight, I realized that this show could only be a Grumpy Punk show, which is why these shows are labeled as such, now. He would find perverse interest in this much short music.
001.) Paco Theme
002.) Short Attention Span * Fizzy Bangers * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
003.) Exotica [Excerpt] * Martin Denny * Forbidden Island * Scamp Records
004.) Quit Your Job * Chixdiggit * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
005.) Porch * Pinhead Gunpowder * Compulsive Disclosure * Lookout! Records
006.) The Nail That Sticks Up Gets Hammered Down * Born Against * The Rebel Sound Of Shit And Failure
007.) We Skate * Screeching Weasel * Boogadaboogadaboogada * Lookout! Records
008.) You Stupid Jerk * Angry Samoans * The Unboxed Set * Triple X Records
009.) I Like Food * Descendents * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
010.) Doin’ Fine * The Groovie Ghoulies * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
011.) Long Enough To Forget You * Samiam * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
012.) Rock ‘n’ Roll * Ice And The Iced * Killed By Death Vol. 77 * Redrum Records
013.) Ketchup Soup * Teen Idols * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
014.) Tiny Pink Noise [Live] * The Avengers * Died For Your Sins * Lookout! Records
015.) I Hate Menudo * Chicano-Christ * Come’ CaCa EP * Nemesis Records
016.) Rage Against The Machine Are Capitalist Phonies * White Flag * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
017.) Don’t Lick My Leg * Stikky * The Thing That Ate Floyd * Lookout! Records
018.) Alienation * Citizen Fish * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
019.) Big Fat Skinhead * Snuff * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
020.) I Spent The Rent * The Queers * A Day Late And A Dollar Short * Lookout! Records
021.) Stake Fin * Black Dice * Troubleman Mix-Tape * Troubleman Records
022.) Hei-Hei * GLO * Killed By Death Vol. 77 * Redrum Records
023.) Overcoming Learned Behavior * Good Riddance * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
024.) Deny Everything * Circle Jerks * Group Sex * Frontier Records
025.) Ack Ack Ack * Minutemen * 3-Way Tie For Last * SST Records
026.) You Don’t Know The 1/2 Of It * Steak Knife! * Steak Knife!
027.) Everyone In The Underground Music Scene Is Stupid * Anal Cunt * 40 More Reasons To Hate Us * Earache Records
028.) I Object * Youth Brigade * 20 Years Of Dischord * Dischord Records
029.) The Psycho Squat * Rudimentary Peni * Death Church * Corpus Christi Records
030.) Warren’s Song Part 8 * Bracket * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
031.) Spray Paint * Black Flag * Damaged * SST Records
032.) Your Kung-Fu Is Old… And Now You Must Die!! * Adrenalin OD * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
033.) Stud * Fitz Of Depression * Crank Shaft EP * Mumble Something Records
034.) Hearts Frozen Soil Sod Once More By The Spring Of Rage, Despair, And Hopelessness * A.F.I. * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
035.) Foreign Lawns * Meat Puppets * In A Car EP * SST Records
036.) Saturday Night * Kill Switch * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
037.) Freegan * Big Wig * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
038.) No Fkuicgn * Nomeansno * You Kill Me * Alternative Tentacles Records
039.) Supermarket Forces * Subhumans * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
040.) I Hate Puck Rock * D.O.A. * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
Alternative Tentacles Records
041.) 13. [value zero is not a valid name] * Vortex Remover * Rawkward Phase
042.) Worms * Bloodfart * Gastric Juices
043.) Why Me? * The Automatics * 20 Golden Greats
044.) Short Songs [Live] * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death
045.) March of The Siamese Children [Excerpt] * Martin Denny * Forbidden Island * Scamp Records
046.) Whimpers From The Jello * The Fugs * It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest * Reprise Records
047.) Ride Ride Ride * Half Japanese * Greatest Hits * Safe House Records
048.) S.O.I.G. * Man Is The Bastard * D.I.Y.C.D.* Slap-A-Ham Records
049.) Page 20 * Fantômas * Book 1 * Ipecac Records
050.) Wrangler Brutes * Wrangler Brutes * Zulu * Kill Rock Stars Records
051.) Euphoria * xbxrx * Sixth In Sixes * Polyvinyl Records
052.) Priest With The Sexually Transmitted Diseases Get Out Of My Bed * The Locust * Plague Soundscapes * ANTI- Records
053.) Alan Licked Has Ruined Music For An Entire Generation * Free Kitten * Nice Ass * Kill Rock Stars Records
054.) A Finger To Hackle * Melt-Banana * Scratch Or Stitch * Skin Graft Records
055.) Ujaku * John Zorn * Naked City * Nonesuch Records
056.) Individual Suture * Sinking Body * Grappling With The Homonids * Vermiform Records
057.) Chiapas! I MUST GO THERE! * Jackie-O-Motherfucker * Fig. 5 * Road Cone Records
058.) Can’t Find My Car * Thomas Hendrix * Kill The Moonlight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack * Sympathy For The Record Industry Records
059.) Variable Dump * Operation Re-Information * M-Pire Records
060.) Wuxiapian Fantastique * Mike Patton * Adult Themes For Voice * Tzadik Records
061.) Voice Piece For Soprano * Sonic Youth * SYR 4: Goodbye 20th Century * SY Records
062.) Skitter * Cornflake Mandala * A Boy And His Dog * Self-Released
063.) The Dripping Wire In The Lab Down The Street * Oliver Squash * 30 Piece * Self-Released
064.) Closed Coffins And Curtains * Zach Hill And Mick Barr * Shred Earthship * 5 Rue Christine Records
065.) Hotel One * Zip Code Rapists * Zip Code Rapists * Eabla Records
066.) Dr. Schwitters Intro * Faust * Tapes * Recommended Records
067.) Track 6 * Buck Rothy * Buck Rothy * unreleased
068.) Bass Gnm2 * Forcefield * Roggaboggas * Load Records
069.) Why Is He On The Television? * Hunger Artists * Cruisin’ In Zargon
070.) I Had A Crummy Shift * The Hospitals * I’ve Visited The Island Of Jocks And Jazz * Load Records
071.) Transdimensional Soldier * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live * Making Craters Where Buildings Stood EP * Sound Polution Records
072.) Thaw Walt * Men’s Recovery Project * Thank You For Killing Me EP * Paralogy Records
073.) Push * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Lovelyville * Matador Records
074.) Iced-Off Broccoli * Sun City Girls * Static From The Outside Set: Carnival Folklore Resurrection Vol. 14 * Abduction Records
075.) The Ambassador’s Report * Le Ton Mite * Tickets To Real Imaginary Places * K Records
076.) Untitled #10 * John Frusciante * Niandra Lades And Usually Just A T-Shirt * American Recordings
077.) Drums/Effects D * Yoshida Tatsuya * Drums, Voices, Keyboards & Guitar * Magaibutsu Records
078.) Some Hammering… * Lee Ranaldo * East Jesus: Some Recordings 1981 – 1991 * Atavistic Records
079.) Metamorphosis (Organ Freak Out 2) * Ennio Morricone * Diabolik Original Motion Picture Soundtrack * Pallottola Foro Records
080.) 12 * Negativland * Negativland * Seeland Records
081.) Blue Zircon * Yuma Nora * Jewels In The Snakepit * Not Not Fun Records
082.) (Interlude) * Trans Am * Trans Am * Thrill Jockey
083.) Waste No Time * The Fartz * Because This Fuckin’ World Still Stinks…
084.) Whupping Crowd * Suetsu & Underwood * Psychogeographic Y
085.) Zagubilem sie w Miescie * Kazik * 12 Groszy
086.) Whiter Teeth, Free Shipping * Brainwarmer * Elliott Smith’s Guitar
087.) WILSONCORE * /root_DIR * WILSONCORE * Self-Released
088.) What We Do Is Secret * Germs * (GI)
089.) We Are Not Your Entertainers * Mukilteo Fairies * Rock Stars Kill
090.) Narcissus * Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band * Gorilla * BGO Records
091.) Hey Sweetheart * Richard Hell * Time * Matador Records
092.) Narcissus Queen [Excerpt] * Martin Denny * Forbidden Island * Scamp Records
093.) Lullaboo * Cathead * The Album * Self-Released
094.) ( ) * Piglet * Not Ralphing At Your First Keg Party * Self-Released
095.) Introduction To The Mummies * The Mummies * Death By Unga Bunga!! * Estrus Records
096.) Hello, It Is I, Thee Intolerable Bastard, Child Genius * The Ne’er Do Wells * Hello, It Is I, Thee Intolerable Bastard Child Genius EP * Lookout! Records
097.) Fossils * The Iran-Contra Affair * Under Oath * Battlesnakes Now Records
098.) Malfunction * Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet * Savvy Show Stoppers * Cargo Records
099.) To All The Kids * The Vandals * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
100.) The Ballad of Wilhelm Fink * Green Day * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
101.) Hey! The Return! * The Flying Saucers * Weird Ancient Religious Rites * Self-Released
102.) Ludwiggin’ * Flat Duo Jets * Lucky Eye * Outpost Records
103.) It’s Getting Late * They Might Be Giants * McSweeney’s #6* McSweeney’s
104.) Do You Think It’s Alright? * The Who * Tommy * Polydor Records
105.) Dan Vs. Time * godheadSilo * Skyward In Triumph * Sub Pop Records
106.) Ahh * White Rainbow * Box * Marriage Records
107.) Interlude * Tom Waits * The Black Rider * Island Records
108.) Fanfare * Charles Gocher * Pint Sized Spartacus * Gravelvoice Records
109.) Statsministern * International Harvester * Sov Gott Rose-Marie * Silence Recordings
110.) Turnin’ To A Bug * Brendon Smalls * Home Movies Official TV Soundtrack * Shout! Factory Records
111.) High And Low * The Homosexuals * Astral Glamour * Hyped To Death Records
112.) Old Man Thunder * Ween * God Ween Satan: The Oneness * Twin / Tone Records
113.) Do Wot John * Monty Python * The Final Rip Off * Virgin Records
114.) Look At That Old Grizzly Bear * Mark Mothersbaugh * The Royal Tenenbaums Official Movie Soundtrack * Hollywood Records
115.) No One Is Watching * DeVotchka * How It Ends * Cicero Recordings, Ltd.
116.) Haiku A * God Is My Co-Pilot * Puss 02 * Dark Beloved Cloud Records
117.) Embryo * Black Sabbath * Master Of Reality * Warner Brothers Records
118.) Man Enough * Enemy Mine * The Ice In Me * Up Records
119.) Sarspirillsa * Man Man * The Man In A Blue Turban With A Face * Ace Fu Records
120.) More Sack * Witchy Poo * Salutes The Space Program EP * Vermiform Records
121.) I’ve Got Egg On My Face * Little Fyodor * The Very Best Of Little Fyodor’s Greatest Hits! * Discriminate Audio Records
122.) Tack Ska Ni Ha * Dungen * Ta Det Lugnt * Kemado Records
123.) Bubble Bobble – Shark Skeleton * The Advantage * The Advantage * 5 Rue Christine Records
124.) Bow Tie Daddy * The Mothers Of Invention * We’re Only In It For The Money * Verve / Bizarre Records
125.) Backwards Flute * John Lurie * Fishing With John Official TV Soundtrack * Strange And Beautiful Records
126.) Pimmel * The Muffs * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
127.) Take Me * Elton & Betty White * Sex Beyond The Door * Self-Released
128.) Lonesome Bulldog III * The Butthole Surfers * Piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
129.) Vern’s Answer To The Masses * Unwound * The Future of What * Kill Rock Stars.
130.) Velchatronix * Velchatronix * Case of Psionic Awareness
131.) Interlude (Ritchie’s Intro) * Drats!!! * Welcome To New Granada
132.) Forbidden Island [Excerpt] * Martin Denny * Forbidden Island * Scamp Records
133.) ( ) * Dead Milkmen * Bucky Fellini * Enigma Records
134.) All * Descendents * Somery * SST Records
135.) Fanatics * Minutemen * The Punch Line * SST Records
136.) All Comic Heroes Are Facist Pigs * Terrorgruppe * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
137.) A Small One * Scissor Fits * Messthetics Vol. 1 * Hyped 2 Death Records
138.) Farts Are Jazz To Assholes * Dillinger 4 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
139.) Punch Drunk * Hüsker Dü * Everything Falls Apart * Reflex Records
140.) Tribute To The Mammal * Buck Wild * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
141.) Crypted Control * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live * I Am That Great And Fiery Force * K Records
142.) Get A Grip * No Fun At All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
143.) Cocaine Dave * REO Speedealer * REO Speedealer * Royalty Records
144.) Waste Away * Fury 66 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
145.) Where You From Eh? * Chicano-Christ * Come’ CaCa EP * Nemesis Records
146.) Asian Pride * Hi-STANDARD * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
147.) Human Of Stupids * S.O.B. * Japanese Hardcore Comp Tape * Broken Tapes
148.) Staggering * Hot Box * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
149.) Field Day For The Sundays * Wire * Pink Flag * Harvest / EMI Records
150.) Doin’ Laundry * Nerf Herder * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
151.) Hot Cars * Angry Samoans * The Unboxed Set * Triple X Records
152.) Anchor * Less Than Jake * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
153.) I Want Cunt * The Queers * A Day Late And A Dollar Short * Lookout! Records
154.) Told You Once * The Mr. T Experience * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
155.) You Don’t Know The 1/2 Of It (Reprise) * Steak Knife! * Steak Knife! * Self-Released
156.) John For The Working Man * Tilt * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
157.) Exhibit Self-Control * The Iran-Contra Affair * Under Oath * Battlesnakes.com
158.) Surf City * SPREAD * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
159.) ?? * Cringer * Greatest Hits Vol. 1 * Vinyl Communication Records
160.) Blatty (Human Egg) * Sick Of It All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
161.) Secret Surgery * Man Is The Bastard * D.I.Y.C.D. * Slap-A-Ham Records
162.) No Intellect * Senseless Apocalypse * Japanese Assault * Relapse Records
163.) Mirror, Signal, Wheelspin * Goober Patrol * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
164.) Pasktamning (Protes Bengt) * Life * Chaos Of Destruction * Dan-Doh Records
165.) Hard World * Uniq * Snarl Out Vol. 3 *
166.) No, We Don’t Want To Do A Split Seven Inch With Your Stupid Fucking Band * Anal Cunt * I Like It When You Die * Earache Records
167.) Fishfuck * Gwar * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
168.) Your Hand Is In Your Crotch * Deep Wound * Almost Complete * Baked Goods Records
169.) Red Alert * Teenage Jesus & The Jerks * Everything * Atavistic Records
170.) Bring It To An End * Anti-Flag * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
171.) All The Colours In The Rainbow * Hunger Artists * Cruisin’ In Zargon * ookworld.com
172.) Hairdude * Boss Pitt * Answer Compilation * Answer Records
173.) Count * JFA * Blatant Localism * Placebo Records
174.) Garbage Can * Wrangler Brutes * Zulu * Kill Rock Stars Records
175.) Panic * Screeching Weasel * Anthem For A New Tomorrow * Lookout! Records
176.) Pop * Syu-Cream * Sound Or Music * Okayama City Hardcore Records
177.) 1980 * GLO * Killed By Death Vol. 77 * Killed By Death Records
178.) A Prayer for the Complete and Utter Eradication of All Generic Pop-Punk * Spazz * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
179.) Solar Panel Asses * The Locust * Plague Soundscapes * ANTI- Records
180.) F.O.F.O.D. * 7 Seconds * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
181.) * Guyve * Live Straight Outta KPSU 06/27/2009 * Blasphuphmus Radio
182.) * King Missile * Happy Hour * Atlantic Records
183.) Hope For No Cougars * Le Ton Mité * Tickets To Real Imaginary Places * K Records
184.) You Will Be Eliminated * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Bob Dinners And Larry Noodles Present Tubby Turdner’s Celebrity Avalanche * Communion Records
185.) Midnight Sun Pt. 2 (Real Short) * Cornflake Mandala * A Boy And His Dog * Self-Released
186.) Heckler’s Chant * Miss Murgatroid * Myoclyonic Melodies * Win Records
187.) * Little Fyodor * The Very Best Of Little Fyodor’s Greatest Hits! * Discriminate Audio
188.) * The Residents * Demons Dance Alone * Ralph Records
189.) Hot Poop * Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention * We’re Only In It For The Money * Verve Records
190.) (ZAP) * Forcefield * Roggaboggas * Load Records
191.) Sean Pool * Lamborghini * The New Lamborghini * Battlesnakes.com
192.) Track 08 * Cold Pizza * Now Buying Souls By Appointment Only * Bipolar Bear Records
193.) Explanation Mark * The Books * The Lemon Of Pink * Tomlab Records
194.) Life Is Funny * The Fugs * It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest * Reprise Records
195.) Physical Constants * Alpha Protist * Glass Animals EP * Battlesnakes.com
196.) Oh Jonas * Rivers Cuomo * Alone II: The Home Recordings Of Rivers Cuomo * DGC Records
197.) Franz Kafka! Finale * Brendon Small * Home Movies Bonus CD * Shout! Factory
198.) Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins – Intro * The Advantage * The Advantage * 5 Rue Christine Records
199.) Toothless Baby * Pez Abacus * December 11 2009 * Unreleased
200.) Grassroots Internet Revolution * They Might Be Giants * McSweeney’s Music CD – Issue #6 * McSweeney’s
201.) Track 07 * View Of A Burning City * Tales Told Before The Waking Hour * Self-Released
202.) TYPe B for Me * Melt-Banana * Scratch Or Stitch * Skin Graft Records
203.) Afterbirth Pancake * Bloodfart * Gastric Jucies *
204.) “Hurry Up And Kill Me…I’m Cold” * Mike Patton * Adult Themes For Voice * Tzadik Records
205.) Paradosis * xbxrx * Sixth In Sixes * Polyvinyl Record Company
206.) Hammerhead * John Zorn * Naked City * Elektra / Nonesuch Records
207.) Track 45 * Aural Resuscitation Unit * Dub Plate Volume One * Dubuque Strange Music Society
208.) Ski Meat Funky Rectal Anarchy * Merzbow / Gore Beyond Necropsy * Rectal Anarchy * Release Entertainment Records
209.) Making Babies * God Is My Co-Pilot * Puss O2 * Dark Beloved Cloud, The Making Of Americans Records
210.) Don Camero Lost His Mind * Guttermouth * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
211.) Mono * Half Japanese * Greatest Hits * Safe House Records
212.) Pigs * Coachwhips * Double Death * Narnack Records
213.) My Disciples * Icky Boyfriends * A Love Obscene * Menlo Park Records
214.) Untitled : VI * Faust * Tapes * Virgin Records
215.) M * Enemy Mine * The Ice In Me * Up Records
216.) [Untitled] * Scratch Acid * The Greatest Gift * Touch And Go Records
217.) Dosed Tea (Excerpt) * kiisu d’salyss * Cabin Fever * Unreleased
218.) Albertos * Manic Hispanic * The Recline Of Mexican Civilization * Better Youth Organization Records
219.) Encounter * Men’s Recovery Project * Normal Man EP * Gravity Records
220.) Dinosaur Was A Dinosaur Pt. 1 * Mayonnaise vs. Venn * Search For The Past + Epic Saga * Self-Released
221.) Slash Kick Wrist * Sun City Girls * Box Of Chameleons * Abduction Records
222.) ( ) * The Butthole Surfers * Humpty Dumpty LSD * Latino Bugger veil Records
223.) Page 30 * Fantômas * Book 1 * Ipecac Records
224.) Last Laff * Ennio Morricone * The Original Motin Picture Soundtrack to “Diabolik” * Pallottola Foro Records
225.) Tears * This Mortal Coil * Filigree & Shadow * 4AD Records
226.) Outer Spaceways Incorporated * Sun Ra * Nothing Is… * ESP-Disk
227.) Graduation Rap * Vanilla, Jade & Ebony * Ghost World * Shanachie Records
228.) Pleasure Cruz * Supergenius * Star Wars Breakbeats * Suckadellic Records
229.) Michael, Time To Wake Up * The Flaming Lips * Telepathic Surgery * Restless REcords
230.) Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: Main Title * Orchestra * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
Part VI: 13
231.) Prelude To The Revolution Song * The Paranoids * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
232.) Landing Face First * Voice On Tape * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
233.) Hulder Maiden * Thrones * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
234.) 20th of Jan. * Testicular Manslaughter * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
235.) Pater Noster * Microwaves * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
236.) Peep My Dirt Lip (1990) * My First Step Toward Failure * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
237.) Balls Of Jolly * The White Mice * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
238.) Dancin’ In My Bad * Cop Warmth * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
239.) Soiled, So Temporary * AIDS Wolf * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
240.) 13 * Torturing Nurse * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
241.) Scooter Boy cut * Ol’ Cheeky Bastards feat. Dave Dalton * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
242.) Moonlight Serenade * Low Fat * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
243.) Mensch Oder Deutscher * Slapendehonden * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
244.) Is Not Thy Weirdness Great? * Stronghold Crusader * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
245.) Konsumiert * Corrosive * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
246.) 13 Second Blowjob * Intestinal Spewage * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
247.) What His Soul Desires * The Upsidedown Stars * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
248.) Duck (Chicken) Clay Pot * Say Bok Gwai * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
249.) FTA * Scarab * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
250.) Smoke and Fears * Selbst Morder * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
251.) Spines and Sneakoscopes * The Atomic Bomb Audition * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
252.) Song of Peace (13 Seconds) * GlamGoreGlitterSlut * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
253.) Maritiza Morning Doves * Matthew Crowe * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
254.) Her Majesty * Beatles * Abbey Road * Apple Records
255.) Miracle Cure * The Who * Tommy * Polydor Records
256.) 19 * Curious Hands * In-Studio Recording 11/15/06 * KPSU
257.) Roses * The Magnetic Fields * 69 Love Songs * Merge Records
258.) Afterlife * The Scruffs * Angst: The Early Recordings 1974 – 1976 * Ardent Music
259.) It’s A Real Time Thing * The Damned * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
260.) 5-Piece Chicken Dinner * The Beastie Boys * Paul’s Boutique * Capitol Records
261.) Astral Lady * Captain Beyond * Captain Beyond * Fontana Island Records
262.) Wake Up * Bodyjar * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
263.) Steamroller Blues * Aerobitch * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
264.) Not Again * Undeclinable Ambuscade * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
265.) Bedroom Windows * Enemy You * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
266.) Sara Fisher * No Use For A Name * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
267.) Delraiser Part III, Del On Earth * Consumed * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
268.) Randal Gets Drunk * Lagwagon * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
269.) Howdy Doody In The Woodshed * The Dickies * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
270.) Erik Sandin’s Stand-In * Dogpiss * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
271.) Triple * Dance Hall Crashers * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
272.) Klawsterfobia * Strung Out * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
273.) Fun * Pully * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
274.) 30-Seconds Till The End Of The World * Pennywise * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
275.) I Got None * All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
276.) See Her Pee * NoFX * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
277.) Traitor * Agnostic Front * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
278.) Life Rules 101 * Down By Law * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
279.) Pretty Houses * Lunachicks * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
280.) Turn It Up * Happy Trigger * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
281.) Mr. Brett Please Put Down Your Gun * H20 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
282.) We Want The Kids * 59 Times The Pain * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
283.) Faust * Jughead’s Revenge * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
284.) All My Friends Are In Popular Bands * 88 Fingers Louie * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
285.) Chandeliers And Souvenirs * Diesel Boy * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
286.) My Pants Keep Falling Down * Frenzal Rhomb * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
287.) Comin’ To Your Town * D.I. * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
288.) Hobo Sandwhich * /root_DIR * EP * Self Released
289.) Exit * The Bats From The Pyrimids From Egypt * Zombiance * The Bats From The Pyrimids From Eqypt Records
290.) No! All! * Descendents * Somery * SST Records
Join us for a kaleidoscopic journey through layers and layers of time-traveling wonder, as we follow the earliest days of this program from the late ’90’s, through the lens of the early 2000s, as re-interpreted in 2007, and again in 2012. With Negativland with us to help us make sense of the journey, we make the simple observation that, yes, it does look like Thousands of Stars. But what does that mean?
I keep bouncing around through time and space, from radio station to radio station, and offer a mish-mash of what my show was like in the olden days, 20 years ago. While this doesn’t represent what the show was actually like to hear in the ’90’s, it comes close, and in many ways, it mimics the kinds of the shows I started doing in 2007, and ever since then.
In the ’90’s, I only had CDs and LPs. There was no pre-editing for presentation on the air. I just mixed those elements, live, without much thought as to what I was doing. I would make up themes and ideas on the spot, have friends join me, and just say whatever I wanted on the air, for fun. And it was. It got me hooked on DJing, on Radio, and on sticking with this hobby for 20 years. In many ways this is a 20th Anniversary Broadcast, but really, it only covers the first few years, a poorly documented era that only exists in poorly archived cassettes, transferred digitally. But the mixes are pure and un-edited, and remind me of a time when the computer wasn’t even something I considered an audio tool.
The time-travel schtick is all Negativland’s influence. But they’ve always been an influence, as I’m sure you can tell from listening. Perhaps, if I get really ambitious, I’ll do a similar overview of other periods in the show’s history, but the mix stuff is usually what I find the most interesting. This show has taken many, many forms, and it’s good to know that, as it changes in many ways, in other’s it stays exactly the same.
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Dance of the Cosmo Aliens * Sun Ra * Disco 3000 * Kindred Spirits (2009)
03.) The James Bond Theme Intro * 29 April 1998 * KWVA Radio
04.) 14th Anniversary Intro * 17 April 2012 * Blasphuphmus Radio
05.) Man… Or Astro-Man? Intro * 21 April 1999 * KWVA Radio
06.) Połykacz Węży / Ewabaun / Sea Sea / Antena Krzyku * 18 July 2007 * KPSU Radio
12.) Butthole Surfers Re-Mix * 19 August 1998 * KWVA Radio
13.) This Fabled Island [Edit] / Negativland / Time Zones Exchange Project * 18 July 2007 * KPSU Radio
14.) Unwound Voice Over * 15 April 1998 * KWVA Radio
15.) Jazz Horse / Replikants * 18 July 2007 * KPSU Radio
Part IV: Henry Rollins, Frankie Carle and Walter Carlos Get A Drink Late At Night
16.) Henry Rollins, Frankie Carle and Walter Carlos Get A Drink Late At Night * 27 January 1999 * KWVA Radio
17.) Praise The Lord Jesus * 28 April 1999 * KWVA Radio
18.) The Quantum Edge [Edit] / Negativland / Time Zones Exchange Project * 18 July 2007 * KPSU Radio
For our second Pledge Drive show of the season, I thought it would be a good idea to explore two subjects that are both related to hygiene you take care of with a brush: Teeth & Hair.
I have been fascinated by media relating to teeth and dentists since I first wrote about dentists in 2007, but as with anything you become interested in, interest ebbs and flows over time. But, a recent set of trips to the dentist – with at least two more appointments on the horizon – has caused me to start thinking about teeth more than I’m usually doing so. So with that in mind, I decided to dig up an hour of Dental Jams, to help ease my nerves as I prepare me for another visit to have sharp implements put into my mouth for the soul benefit of fixing my already broken teeth.
We offer plenty of rock, noise, punk, drone, and other such incredible musical offerings to track down what, exactly, is under our hats. Armando Iannucci helps explain it all to us, as do Peter & Raymond. All while Tara J. Merritt, of the Tara J. Merritt foundation, gives me my regular trim.But that’s not all. Immediately after my cleaning, I actually scheduled a haircut during my show. Of course, there’s little I can do about it, so instead I just go with a hairy theme, and pursue music that is not only dense with follicles, but provides all the vitamins and nutrients of an actual treatment with a name brand product.
This is, of course, a long way of saying: please donate to the KMUZ Pledge Drive, and keep our show on the air. Donations are essential to keeping radio like this on the air, and we cannot do it without the excellent support of listeners like you. Each Mid-Valley Mutations listener who donates to KMUZ will receive a piece of media from my personal collection, as a thank you for listening to our program. It’s just one way that we like to thank our listeners for being such excellent members of our community.
Now, let’s get to the show.
Teeth & Hair
HOUR 1: Dental Jams
Part I: Teething
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Red In Tooth & Claw * Architeuthis Dux * Submergence * No Part of It Records (2016)
03.) Dentist! * Steve Martin, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell * Little Shop Of Horrors: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
04.) Performance [Excerpt] * Toiletooth * What’s This Called? Broadcast 13 March 2010
05.) Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (And It’s Wintertime) * The Dentists * Children Of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts of the 2nd Psychedelic Era 1976-1996
06.) 13 * Teeth Collection * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds
07.) Painted My Teeth * Jandek * Modern Dances
08.) Spolier * Different Dentist * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds
Part II: The Tooth Fairy Isn’t Real, Is She?
09.) The Mad Dentist * Cold Pizza * I’m More Like I Am Then, Than I Was Now
10.) Tooth Fairy Retribution Manifesto * Rodan * Rusty
11.) 13 * Teeth Mountain * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds
12.) Can God Fill Teeth? * Lard
Part III: They’ve All Gotta Be Pulled Sooner Or Later
13.) The Dentist [Live] * The Action Zone * 18 April 2007
14.) Dedicated Thespian Has Teeth Pulled To Play Newborn Baby In High School Play * Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo * Strange But True
15.) The Braces on Your Teeth * Mad Magazine * Fink Along With Mad!
16.) Toothless Baby * Pez Abacus * December 11 2009
17.) The Tooth Fairy And The Princess * Hüsker Dü * Zen Arcade
18.) With Teeth * Melvins * Lysol
HOUR 2: The Mop Top Review
Part IV: The Beauty Salon
19.) ZRMFXL * Bull of Heaven * 333REDUX * No Part of It Records
20.) Cut My Hair * The Who * Quadrophenia
21.) The Long Hair Of Death [Excerpt] * Stereolab * Aluminum Tunes
22.) My Barber 1 * Armando Iannucci * The Armando Iannucci Shows * BBC Television
23.) Hair Pie: Bake 1 * Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band * Trout Mask Replica
24.) Robbie’s Hair Cut * Artless Motives * Everything But The Kitchen Sink
25.) Wind Blows Your Hair * The Seeds * Travel With Your Mind
Part V: Hairpiece Lullaby
26.) His Hair * Mad Magazine * Fink Along With Mad!
27.) Beauty Salon * Mars Production Library * Mars Production Library CK-713
28.) Longhair Stomp * Professor Longhair * The Mercury New Orleans Sessions 1950 & 1953
29.) My Barber 2 * Armando Iannucci * The Armando Iannucci Shows * BBC Television
30.) Hairpiece Lullaby 1 & 2 * Sonic Youth * Made In USA
31.) Hair Waves * Mars * Mars LP: The Complete Studio Recordings NYC 1977-1978
32.) Curly Hair * Doo Rag * Chuncked And Muddled
Part VI: Sunset On Hair Mountain
33.) Hair Raising Excitement * Hunger Artists * Cruisin’ In Zargon
34.) Hairgrowth Speed * Zach Hill And Mick Barr * Shred Earthship
35.) Theme From “Sunset On Hair Mountain” * Hugh Swarts * Duck, Duck, Chimp (Rarities 1987-2001)
36.) Golden Hair * Syd Barrett * The Madcap Laughs
37.) We’ll Set Your Hair On Fire * Raymond And Peter * Shut Up Little Man
38.) New York Mood (A New Haircut And A Busted Lip) * Tom Waits * Night On Earth Original Soundtrack Recording
39.) Hair Pie: Bake 2 * Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band * Trout Mask Replica
40.) Widen Your Horizons: How To Brush Your Hair * Bob & Ray * The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2
HOUR 3: Teeth & Hair
Part VII: Carry Stress In The Jaw
41.) Scotch Teeth * Half Eye * The Rose Mary Murders
42.) Sleep (Part II): Carry Stress In The Jaw * Mr. Bungle * Disco Volante
43.) Free Haircut * Dead Fucking Last * Proud To Be DFL
44.) Hairy * The Vaselines * The Way Of The Vaselines: A Complete History
45.) Sharp Teeth * Ax * Our Queen of Dirt
46.) Teeth * Royal Trux * Cats And Dogs
Part VIII: Hairdryer Peace
47.) By Hairs On My Chinny Chin Chin * Thee Headcoats * Knights Of The Baskervilles
48.) Star Of Hairs * Robyn Hitchcock * Invisible Hitchcock
49.) Teeth * The Mekons * Punk Rock
50.) Brush Your Teeth * The Queers * Don’t Back Down
51.) Sweet Tooth * King Khan & The Shrines * The Supreme Genious Of…
52.) Hairdryer Peace * The Hospitals * Hairdryer Peace
53.) Tooth Decay Dramatization * Coyle And Sharpe * Coyle and Sharpe: The Imposters Podcast Ep. 83 * MaximumFun.org
It’s always a pleasure to get invited to guest on a KMUZ program that is not my own, and Northwest Notes is one of my faves. Mick is a dedicated music lover who is keyed into the local scene in a way that few others are. He not only features local music on his show every week, but actually brings the bands in to play, live. It’s a real joy as a listener, and this week was no exception, as Paste was the guest, and they were great.
I’m hoping to make my appearances more frequent, because hanging out with Mick is a lot of fun. I also managed to achieve my musical hat trick this week, getting Mick to play some vinyl, cassettes and CDs from my collection. Next time, I’ll bring in only .mp3s, and really throw him off.
We really get into the live performance / interview in Hour 1, and in the end, don’t play many recordings. But when we do, it’s on fire. And this is the Pledge Drive, so we talk that up, and urge you to make a donation. When you can still do, and should!
More than anything, enjoy these live tunes in a way that Paste normally doesn’t perform.
Pledge Drive Season is in full force, and with that in mind we offer a show that is a two-for-one deal, and a great example of the kind of show Mid-Valley Mutations offers every week. The most important thing is that you follow the link and visit kmuz.org, and make a donation to keep our shows on the air. Donors who make a contribution to KMUZ in the name of our program will receive a piece of media from my collection as a thank-you gift, tailored to your interests. That’s the Mid-Valley Mutations guarantee.
Having spent his life dedicated to the preservation of musical taste in all of its inherent forms, I don my headphones regularly in the never-ending battle against terrible radio in all of its inherent forms. This week I am faced with one of my toughest challenge yet, as I square off with music that meditates on the nature of heroes and villains themselves. Will I succeed? There’s only one way to find out, by tuning in to the first Hour, and finding out!
As I’m sure you can guess, I’m a big fan of Comics, and I have often been excited by those rare musical moments when the two converge. It is not very common, believe me; music loves to tell different kinds of stories than the ones you encounter in your typical staple bound beauty, and while I have always felt that there was a huge connection between Comics and Rock ‘n’ Roll (ahem, The Ramones, ahem), you don’t always think about the one when the other is mentioned.
But with a little digging, I was able to uncover a good hour’s worth of material that managed to follow and particularly four-color theme. The only inclusion that feels a little off is the Sabbath song; while I am a huge fan, it is the only representation from Marvel Comics in this particular show. My only defense is that I have always been a DC guy, and I get the references of their Distinguished Competition than I do the ones from the Bullpen. For anyone else who were able to follow those references: We meet at the comics shop every Tuesday; where have you been?
After we finish reading comics, it’s time to hop into the Time Machine, and visit… THE FUTURE! For generations, mankind has always tried to make sense of what lies ahead of them. Time and again, artists have hedged their bets on their particular version of what is to come, ironically leaving a trail of creative evidence in the past. But what of us doomed to forever remain rooting around in the most horrific of moments, the now? As usual, I have considered your needs, and thus have designed this show as a way of dealing with that very problem. Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you: The Future.
I myself needed a show like this, as my own life seems to be resting on its own divide between the future and the past. As I lay suspended in that in-between place, attempting to chart new paths based on places I’ve been, it seemed very appropriate to meditate on other visions of The Future, to see if I could help make sense of where I might want to go myself. Often, there is a certain amount of Science Fiction associated with perceptions of The Future (with capital letters), and while this show veers into that territory occasionally, my interpretation seems to have more of the dream-like quality of Blade Runner rather than the frantic, technological advances of Minority Report. Weather or not this differentiation is meaningful to anyone else but myself is something academics will have to argue at another point in time.
Special thanks again to Will for making sure I remembered to play a Devo song, something that completely slipped my mind somehow. (I know. I know. It shan’t happen again.)
More than anything, I hope you enjoyed these presentations, and that they helped you decide how you can support KMUZ.org. Every little bit helps, and we really could use your support, now more than ever!
Fantasy & Adventure!
Part I: Who Was That Masked Man?
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) The Autobiography of Dreams * WILT * Nocturnal Requiem * No Part of It Records
03.) Super-Intro [Edit] * Austin Rich
04.) Batman * John Zorn * Naked City
05.) Superman * R.E.M. * And I Feel Fine… The Best of the I.R.S Years 1982 – 1987 * E.M.I. / I.R.S. Records
06.) Supergirl * The Readymades * Homework #2 * Hyped 2 Death Records
07.) Greatest American Hero * Zoinks * Bad Move Space Cadet * Dr. Strange Records
Part II: Who Was That Masked Man?
08.) Green Lantern Theme * Announcer * The Superman / Aquaman Hour of Adventure * Filmation Records
09.) Doctor Who: Main Title * Delia Derbyshire * Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
10.) Superhumans * The Flaming Lips * Transmissions From The Satellite Heart * Warner Bros. Records
11.) My Hero, Zero * The Lemonheads * School House Rock! Rocks * Atlantic Records
12.) The Shadow Knows * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best of Link Wray * Rhino Records
Part III: Who Was That Masked Man?
13.) The Lone Ranger (“March of the Swiss Soldiers”) * Gioachino Rossini / The Lone Ranger / Announcer * William Tell Overture * Mutual Broadcasting System Radio
14.) The Thunderbirds: Main Theme * Barry Gray * Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
15.) Doomed Metropolis * Bishop Of Battle * Prequel Plus * Know Wave Records
16.) Go Monkey Go * Devo * The Powerpuff Girls: Heroes and Villains * Rhino Records
17.) Monkey vs. Robot * James Kochalka Superstar * Monkey vs. Robot * The Orchard Records
18.) Taut * Gricer * Gricer * Taut Recordings
19.) Superheroes * Brad, Janet & The Criminologist * The Rocky Horror Picture Show * Ode Sounds & Visuals Records
Part IV: The Future
20.) Primeval Forest-Sentinel * Machine Listener * Sentient System * No Part of It Records
21.) Sue’s Future * Refect Refect * The Future: Sue P. Fox & Matt E. Moon * Kill Rock Stars Records
22.) Scientist Of The Future * Stinking Lizaveta * Caught Between Worlds * At A Loss Records
23.) Five Years * David Bowie * The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars * RCA Records
Part V: The Future
24.) Man Seeks The Future * Attileo “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds * Subliminal Records
25.) Secret Agent Man * Devo * In The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution * Rhino Records
26.) Talkin’ ‘Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever) * The Flaming Lips * Hit To Death in the Future Head * Warner Bros. Records
27.) N.O.U. Future Vision Hypothesis * The Nation Of Ulysses * Plays Pretty for Baby * Dischord Records
28.) Ingenious Scientist Invents Car Of The Future * Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo * Strange But True * Matador Records
29.) Future Right * The Fastbacks * Answer The Phone, Dummy * Sub Pop Records
Part VI: The Future
30.) A Future Confronting The Past Which Is Our Future * Negativland * Over The Edge Vol. 7: Time Zomes Exchange Project * Seeland Records
31.) The Future, Wouldn’t That Be Nice? * The Books * The Lemon of Pink * Tomlab Records
32.) Future Myth [Excerpt] * Akron/Family * Angels Of Light & Akron/Family * Young God Records
33.) Matt’s Future * Refect Refect * The Future: Sue P. Fox & Matt E. Moon * Kill Rock Stars Records
34.) The Future Is The Past * NoMeansNo * All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt
Part VII: Bonus Tracks
35.) Heroes And Villains * Brian Wilson * Smile * NoneSuch Records
36.) Lost In The Future Take 1 * The Stooges * 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions * Rhino Handmade Records
37.) Iron Man * Black Sabbath * Paranoid * Warner Bros. Records
Going back to other show, which could have been sub-titled “Radio About Radio,” I thought I would revisit the subject and attempt to put a new spin on it in the process. The results: “A Sound Salvation,” a two-hour audio-essay on the nature of being a Radio DJ itself, with special insight by none other than author and DJ Mike Staff! Want to get started in radio? Then this is the place to start!
This show largely stems from a pair of narrated cassettes that purported to explain how to become a Radio DJ (and how to make a Demo Tape). This show could very well be sub-titled, “How To Become A Radio DJ,” but I feared that might create the wrong impression (either seriously, or sarcastically). I figured an Elvis Costello quote would not only send the right message, but hopefully put the samples in context.
I have to say, if it wasn’t already clear enough, this show forefronts my interest (and borderline obsession) with Negativland, and their own weekly radio show, Over The Edge. I’ve been a fan since the mid ’90’s, and have made an effort to listen as often as possible ever since. Over the years I’ve collected a number of recordings of their shows, and have often considered them a major influence on me. The problem is, to do a show like their’s, you need a LOT of free time, and while I have made a lot of efforts to do something like they would do, it hasn’t always worked out that way. With a full week of free time at my disposal to prepare for this show, I was finally able to pick out and rehearse enough material to step up to the challenge. So, if you like what you hear, and you want to hear something weirder and / or more extreme, Over The Edge on KPFA (in Berkley, though they do stream and podcast it) is well worth your time and effort. Seriously.
This show includes a lot of music that wouldn’t normally appear on my program, and while this isn’t a disclaimer (or even a warning), it seems worth mentioning that I’m hoping the juxtaposition and context fits the ideas of the program perfectly. This is just my particular view of the musical universe, and I wouldn’t go so far as to claim that everyone can see how these songs fit into an experimental show. I will let that sit with you as you digest today’s program.
I wanna thank Ricardo Wang for giving up his show this week so I could produce something like this, and Michelle Pecchia, Nil Admirari, Heather Hunt-Garrison, DJ Victrola, Steven Koriagin, Jennifer Howell, Shayna Proctor, Kyle Rich, Megan Kent, Reverend Marc Time (from our sister station, KWVA in Eugene), Alpha Protist, Heidi Stauber, Melissa Cooper, Jenna Lynn, Minded Rock Gate, and DJ Medusa, who all made suggestions for songs that should have been included in this show.
A Sound Salvation
Throughout this program there are excerpts from “How Radio Was Done I” by Don Joyce, “How To Become A Radio DJ” by Mike Staff, and “Amateur Radio” by Sonic Youth w/ Jim O’Rourke.
Part I: Turn It On
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Turn It On * The Flaming Lips * Transmissions From The Satellite Heart
03.) Radio Nowhere * Bruce Springsteen
04.) Radio Song * Jet
05.) Radio Song * R.E.M.
Part II: God Is In The Radio
06.) Radio Friendly Unit Shifter * Nirvana * In Utero * DGC Records
07.) Please Play This Song On The Radio * NOFX
08.) God Is In The Radio * Queens Of The Stone Age *
09.) Radio Schitzo * Rudimentary Peni
Part III: Transmission
10.) Capitol Radio One * The Clash
11.) Transmission * Joy Division
12.) Radioland * Kraftwerk
13.) Radio 4 * Public Image Ltd.
14.) 7 January 2009 [Excerpt] * Austin Rich
Part IV: On The Radio
15.) Radio Transmissions * Man… Or Astro-Man?
16.) Video Killed The Radio Star * The Buggles
17.) Mexican Radio * Wall Of Voodoo
18.) On The Radio * The Selecter
Part V: Blasting Radio
19.) Radio Silents * Young Marble Giants
20.) Blasting Radio * Desperate Bicyles
21.) Radio * God Is My Co-Pilot
22.) Radio Gra * Unwound * Leaves Turn Inside You * Kill Rock Stars
Part VI: I Heard It On The Radio
23.) I Heard It On The Radio * Ornette Coleman.
24.) The End Of Radio * Shellac
Join Austin The Dapper Bum as he finally lands on the Island where Auntie Viviwa and I dig deep into our final collections of Tiki and vintage Exotica records, and bust out two hours of music and cocktail recipes.
Stay tuned, as we offer two drinks (and how you can make them) that really hit the spot on a show like this: The Broadcaster & The Puppeteer (a bourbon and a rum drink, respectively).
I mention my radio encounter with ? (in relation to talking about the Nuggets Night with Love Revisited), and here’s a link to that show, back on another station, over 10 years ago:
As someone who has only just gotten to the Island of Radio Exotica, I’m very excited to be able to share my stash of music here. These is one of those shows that I think you will love to put on when you and your friends are on the patio this summer, and with that in mind, please tune in every week for a show like this, chock full of fun.
From the moment I first started assembling the original Philosophy Rock episode (The Truth Is Marching In), I knew I wanted to do sequels to this show. There is so much music that is outside of the usual “I love you / I’m sad about you” range of pop music, and there are a number of artists that really love to embrace the deeper meanings in the world. As a armchair philosopher myself, this is a perfect match.
In this episode, I focus on The Real, The Fake, and everything in between. I had a lot of fun combing through lectures on Youtube.com, and I found enough material for at least two more shows. I’m pretty proud of this one, but I do recommend that you listen on headphones. This is one to pay attention to.
Realer Than The Realest Thing Ever
01.) The Real Me * The Who * Quadrophenia * MCA Records
02.) The Surrealist Dream No.1 * The Red Krayola * Japan In Paris In L.A. * Drag City Records
03.) Real World * Pere Ubu * The Modern Dance * Blank Records
04.) Pretenders Zeal * Nuclear Sockets * Killed By Death Vol. 24 * KBD Records
05.) The Real Me * The Champs * All American * Champion Records
06.) Surrealchemist * Stereolab * Peng! * American Records
07.) Francis Bacon * John S.Hall & Kramer * Real Men * Shimmy Disc Records
08.) What We Really Were * Mission Of Burma * ONoffON * Matador Records
09.) Unauthorized Autobiography * Unwound * Repetition * Kill Rock Stars Records
10.) Quark * Ken Nordine * A Transparent Mask * Asphodel Records
11.) You Blow My Mind * Powers Of Blue * Everything You Always Wanted To Know About 60’s Mind Expansive Punkadelic Garage Rock Instrumentals But Were Afraid To Ask * Arf! Arf! Records
12.) The Real World * The Bangles * Children Of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976 – 1996 * Rhino Records
13.) Storm The Reality Asylum * Rip Rig & Panic * Grlz * Crippled Dick Hot Wax! Records
14.) Trying to Pretend * Vivian Girls * Share the Joy * Polyvinyl Record Co.
15.) Is It Real * Ways * Teenline Vol. 5 * Hyped2Death Records
16.) Segue: In the Realms of the Unreal * …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead * So Divided * Interscope Records
17.) Realness Keepers * Drats!!! * Too Entertaining??? * whothehellisjim? Entertainment
18.) The Valley Of The Blind * Nomeansno * 0 + 2 = 1 * Alternative Tentacles Records
19.) Real World * Z-Rocks * Teenline Vol. 3 * Hyped2Death Records
20.) The Surrealist Dream No.2 * The Red Krayola * Japan In Paris In L.A. * Drag City Records
21.) Why Can’t I Touch It? (Excerpt) * Buzzcocks * Singles Going Steady * EMI Records
22.) This Is Really The Zoo Plus Two * The Endd * Everything You Always Wanted To Know About 60’s Mind Expansive Punkadelic Garage Rock Instrumentals But Were Afraid To Ask * Arf! Arf! Records
23.) The Great Pretender * Brian Eno * Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) * Island Records
24.) Is This Real? * Wipers * Wipers Boxed Set * Zeno Records
25.) Let’s Pretend * Germs * (MIA): The Complete Anthology * Slash Records
26.) Fake Names * Parts & Labor * Constant Future * Jagjaguwar Records
27.) Divorce Proceeding (From Reality) * The Homosexuals * Astral Glamour * Hyped2Death Records
28.) I’m A Pretender (Alternate Mix) * The Exploding Hearts * Shattered * Dirtnap Records
29.) Trafelato * Ennio Morricone * Crime And Dissonance * Ipecac Records
28.) Counterfeit Faker * They Might Be Giants * Long Tall Weekend * eMusic.com
27.) Fake Contest * Minutemen * What Makes a Man Start Fires? * SST Records
28.) Okay I’ll Admit That I Really Don’t Understand * The Flaming Lips * The Soft Bulletin Companion * Unreleased
29.) What Lies Behind (Austin Remix) * Joy Wants Eternity * You Who Pretend To Sleep * Beep Repaired Records
30.) Real * William Shatner * Has Been * Shout! Factory Records
Of course, every boy remembers the first time he is handed a Dr. Demento tape by one of his friends. In my case, I was lucky enough to have already been hip to “Weird Al,” but knowing that there was some weirdo out there that collected oddball songs – and the fact that there were that many oddball songs out there to collect – was somewhat of an epiphany for me (as I’m sure it is for almost all 12 year old boys). While hip, cool, punk, indie, and everything in-between has come and gone, I have never been able to shake the desire to hear a song that is pretty perverse, and probably something that will get me in trouble if repeated in polite company.
In a way, Rock ‘n’ Roll itself is the ultimate in Novelty, a crude and lewd idea of what music is that has been passed down and re-envisioned in every imaginable permutation. And there is a certain amount of need to love weirdness and the strange when inundated with the mediocrity that passes for pop music. Like with many other interesting forms of music, the old-fashioned novelty song has died with 8 Track, and viral videos have almost completely replaced a world that people like Dr. Demento used to fill. But I never get tired of a jokey song, and it was with this in mind that I decided to do a two-hour Vinyl Solution and pack it full of every comedy album I’ve got.
There are three records that I drew heavily from for this particular episode: The Firesign Theater’s I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus, (a record I found in a box in the back of a junk shop), Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time(this particular volume focuses on “The ’70’s”), and to a lesser extent, Goofy Greats (a K-tel record that has a lot of classic novelty records, reproduced in as shitty a way as possible). I recently found not one, but TWO pieces of Firesign vinyl in local stores, and from the moment I found them I knew I had to do a comedy show so I could feature it.
Expect more theme shows, and other such fun, as the summer progresses. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have more Steve Martin records to listen to.
I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show
01.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part I * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
02.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * La Virgen De La Macarena * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
03.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * El Relicario [Excerpt] * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
04.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 001 Part II * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
05.) Barnes & Barnes * Fish Heads * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
06.) Steve Martin * Philosophy / Religion / College / Language * A Wild And Crazy Guy * Warner Bros. Records
07.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part I * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
08.) Steve Martin * Philosophy / Religion / College / Language * A Wild And Crazy Guy * Warner Bros. Records
09.) Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra * Hawaiian War Chant * Hawaii * London Records
10.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part III * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
11.) Royal Guardsmen * Snoopy vs. The Red Baron * Goofy Greats * K-tel Records
12.) Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks * Origin of Words * 2000 and Thirteen * Warner Bros. Records
13.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
14.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part II * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
15.) Ennio Morricone * Titoli (from “A Fistful of Dollars”) * “A Fistful of Dollars” Music Composed and Conducted by Ennio Morricone * RCA Victor Records
16.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part IV * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
17.) Nation Lampoon * The Mel Brewer Show * Good-bye Pop * Epic Records
18.) Paul Clayton * The Girls Around Cape Horn * Whaling And Sailing Songs From The Days of Moby Dick * The Everest Record Group
19.) Rose and the Arrangement * The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
20.) The Trashmen * Surfin’ Bird * Goofy Greats * K-tel Records
21.) Fred Blassie * Pencil Neck Geek * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
22.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part II * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
23.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part III * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
24.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * Espana Cani * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
25.) George Carlin * Commercials * Take-Offs & Put-Ons * Pickwick Records
26.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part IV * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
27.) The Dead Milkmen * The Big Sleazy * Metaphical Graffiti * Enigma Records
28.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part V * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
29.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part VI * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
30.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part III * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
31.) Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra * Hawaiian Wedding Song * Hawaii * London Records
32.) Tom Leher * Oedipus Rex * An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer * Reprise Records
33.) Spike Jones and His City Slickers * You Always Hurt The One You Love * The Best of Spike Jones * RCA Records
34.) Monty Python * Rock Notes * Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album * Arista Records
35.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part V * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
36.) The Crewcuts * We’re Working Our Way Through College * Crewcuts On The Campus * Mercury Records
37.) The Rebel Force Band * Chewie The Rookie Wookie * Living In These Star Wars * Bonwhit Records
38.) Ennio Morricone * Theme from “A Fistful of Dollars” * “A Fistful of Dollars” Music Composed and Conducted by Ennio Morricone * RCA Victor Records
39.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part VII * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
40.) “Weird Al” Yankovic * I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead * “I Lost On Jeopardy” b/w “I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead” * Rock ‘n’ Roll Records
41.) The Blues Brothers * Rubber Biscuit * Briefcase Full of Blues * Atlantic Records
42.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part VI * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
43.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * Cielo Andaluz [Excerpt] * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
44.) Loudon Wainwright III * Dead Puppies * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
45.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part IV [Double Speed] * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
This Mother’s Day, we decided that there isn’t anything more appropriate than to discuss
the role mothers have played in our lives. And with that in mind, I called up David Wills (also known as The Weatherman), friend of the show and member of Negativland, to talk about just that.
But, as is often the case when we get to chatting, the conversation starts to veer in a much different direction, and pretty soon we’re addressing various elements of queer culture in the ’70’s and today, the various stereo systems and recordings that we have come to love, and exactly what kind of coffee The Weatherman enjoys when he’s just hanging out.
All that, and so much more.
For podcast listeners, please stick around for the third hour, which has about 20 minutes of bonus material (from the phone call between David and myself), and the entire Side B of the “Mother’s Day ’85” tape, where you can hear The Weatherman, his mother and his grandmother, all enjoying a quiet Mother’s Day in the mid-’80’s.
It’s the Mother’s Day Special, with The Weatherman! This is a program you can enjoy with the entire family!
The Mother’s Day Special
Two long pieces make up the bulk of this program:
A Phone Call with David Wills recorded by phone on 11 April 2018
“Spring” recorded on 6 May 2018 in the early morning.
Also included are large segments from The Weatherman’s Family Tapes, one labeled “Mother’s Day 1985,” and a few audio tidbits here and there.
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
This episode marks a number of occasions, but most relevantly, my two-year anniversary at KMUZ. It was at this station that the new iteration of my program could re-invent itself, and I’m very proud of the work I’ve done on this show. But to mark the occasion, it seemed important to chart new territory, produce new content, play new music, and present something that lived up to the program I’ve come to produce over the last twenty years.
With that, here is my first all-cassette program, and as if that weren’t enough, only one tape comes from the distant past. The rest are new releases, from the last few years, by artists that are still active and still making music in some form or another. This was an excellent opportunity to figure out if there’s anything to this “tape renaissance” that so many people talk about. People hand me tapes of their bands all the time, and while I can listen to tapes at home and even include them on the program, I so rarely do so because I can often find another version of the music elsewhere, given the other opportunities and possibilities I have at my disposal that are easy to access. This was a chance to give these tapes their due, and focus on material that is largely only available (in a physical form) on cassette. In putting together this show, I uncovered a few gems that I’m very happy to share with you, and this may become a series, at some point.
The backbone of this program is an LP called “The Elvis Tapes,” which is a recent addition to the collection, and feels like a natural way to offer some connective tissue for such an undertaking. It is the only thing from a record, as well; everything else – including my own voice and the transitional pieces – came from analog tape sources. While the quality may vary from tune to tune, this is not as a result of the playback machine. I’ve been swabbing the heads and keeping the decks in good working order, something I never did in the old days but find very therapeutic now. What you’re hearing is an aesthetic choice that used to dominate the way we interacted with music for years, and in a way, I find incredibly charming. It was nice to feel some of my old mix-tape habits come back into play as I was assembling this show, and I think the results are a lot of fun, but are entirely something in line with the last two years of Mid-Valley Mutations.
And, for that matter the last 25 years of making art. I started in ‘zines and playing in bands, but radio was so attractive that 20 years ago I took the air, and have been doing so ever since. In a lot of ways, radio has come to dominate my life, and I really enjoy the way it has given me an outlet to find peers, create new art, and interact with some amazing people. It makes me happy to bring you shows like this, and hopefully, I can continue to do so for at least another twenty.
So, sit back and enjoy some radio with audible tape hiss. It’s Friday. You earned it.
This program contains samples from “The Elvis Tapes,” an LP released by The Great Northwest Music Company in 1977.
Part I: Parallel Broadcasts
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Lunch * Operation Re-Information * HQ Cassette
03.) Old As(s) Fuck(s) * /root_DIR * /root_DIR / Xiphoid Process Split Tape * They/Them Records
04.) Boxcutter * Xiphoid Process * /root_DIR / Xiphoid Process Split Tape * They/Them Records
05.) Chronicles of Young Failure * Postrich Bear * Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story * Blue Eggplant Records
06.) The Parallel Broadcasts [Excerpt] * Porest * The Parallel Broadcasts / Radio Between The Lines * porestsound.net
Follow me and Ken Nordine as we lead you on a wonderful trip through The Sound Museum!
The Sound Museum
This program contains samples for “The Sound Museum” by Ken Nordine, released on You’re Getting Better: The Word Jazz – Dot Masters.
Part I: I’m Sorry
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Race: In * Battles * Mirrored
03.) Astarielle * The Oblik * Memory Fades
04.) I’m Sorry * Austin Rich
05.) Question & Answer Session * The Miss * “Question & Answer Session” b/w “Vast Deference” 7″
06.) Steak Knife! * Steak Knife! * Steak Knife!
Part II: The Moth
07.) The Moth * Austin Rich
08.) In My Brain * Pierced Arrows * “In My Brain” b/w “Caroline” 7″
09.) Reincarnation Blues * Grails * Doomsdayer’s Holiday
10.) The Walk * Austin Rich
11.) What I Must Do * Devo * Oh, No! It’s Devo
12.) Rock ’n’ Roll Victim * Death * …For The Whole World To See
Part III: It Never Stops
13.) Totally Wired Numbers Station * Austin Rich
14.) Eraser * Oswald Five-0 * “Eraser” b/w “Felony Flats” 7″
15.) 上を向いて歩こう (“Sukiyaki) * The Holry Molrys * Demo Tape
16.) Quiet * Austin Rich
17.) Again & Again * The Hospitals * The Hospitals
Part IV: Their Instruments Playing
18.) Breakfast Machine * Danny Elfman * Pee Wee’s Big Adventure Soundtrack
19.) “Their Instruments Playing” [Excerpt from] In Watermelon Sugar * Richard Brautigan Read by Austin Rich
20.) All World Cowboy Romance * Mission of Burma * Signals, Calls & Marches
21.) Live From The Teen Challenge, 8 November 2014 * An Unidentified Child
Part V: The Couch
22.) The Half-Eaten Sausage Would Like To See You In His Office * The Locust
23.) Tech Talk * Austin Rich
24.) Acid Rain * Grails * Doomsdayer’s Holiday
25.) The Couch * Men’s Recovery Project * Grappling With The Hominids
26.) I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes * Austin Rich
27.) Does It Hurt? * The Wipers * Better Off Dead 7″
This all-vinyl exploration of our journey to the moon only makes sense, in light of the impending alien invasion. But will we get there… and how? Find out as we play a number of records that are about our trip, and the difficulties we will encounter along the way.
This program contains samples for the Moon Voyage LP by Herb Galewitz, originally released on Sunset Records.
Part I: Longer, Stranger
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Phantom Limb * Hovercraft * Experiment Below * Mute Records
03.) Manmtn * Thrones * Thrones * Kill Rock Stars Records
04.) Longer, Stranger * Universal Order of Armageddon * Universal Order of Armageddon * Gravity Records
Part II: Au Clair de la Lune
05.) Moon Diver * WILT * Nocturnal Requiem
06.) Black Sea * fennesz * Black Sea * Touch Records
07.) Pirates Mix * Bruce Gilbert * Meltaot / Souls On Board Split 12″ * Ash International Records
08.) One Lick Less * Unwound * Leaves Turn Inside You * Kill Rock Stars Records
09.) Au Clair de la Lune  * Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville * Parlortone 7″ * Parlortone Records
Part III: It Never Stops
10.) Title Music From “A Clockwork Orange” * Walter Carlos * A Clockwork Orange: Music From The Soundtrack * Warner Bros. Records
11.) Hole-Workers At The Mercies of Nature: The Ultimate Disaster (Won’t You Keep Us Working? / First Warning / Back To Normality? / The Sky Falls! / Why Are We Crying? / The Tunnels Are Filling / It Never Stops) * The Residents * Mark Of The Mole * Ralph Records
Part IV: Vote Fraud On The Moon Base
12.) Operating Room Of An Ancient Roman Doctor / The Slow Down / Flexible Skulls Flapping In Black Winds of Insect Agony [Excerpt] * Sinking Body * Grappling With The Homonids * Vermiform Records
13.) D: Contamination * Man… Or Astro-Man? * EEVIAC: Operational Index And Reference Guide, Including Other Modern Computational Devices * Touch and Go Records
14.) American Woman * Butthole Surfers * Rembrandt Pussyhorse * Touch & Go Records
15.) Big Eyed Beans From Venus * Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band * Clear Spot * Warner Bros. Records
16.) Vote Fraud On The Moon Base * Men’s Recovery Project * Resist The New Way * Vermiform Records
Part V: Stratosfear
17.) Stratosfear [Excerpt] * Tangerine Dream * Stratosfear * Virgin Records
18.) Pharaoh’s Dance * Miles Davis * Bitches Brew
19.) 3 [Excerpt] * Negativland * Negativland * Seeland Records
20.) Favorite Things * John Coltrane * The Best Of John Coltrane: His Greatest Years * Impulse! Records
Part VI: Sister Ray
21.) Chemical Marriage * Mr. Bungle * Disco Volante * Plain Recordings
22.) Sister Ray [Excerpt] * Putting On The Ritz * White Light / White Heat * Hot Cup Records
This was my first ever radio broadcast. 4 A.M. – 7 A.M. on KWVA. What follows is a recreation, based on playlists, recordings, and memories from that evening. This is an approximation of what it was like to listen to my show in those days.
Here’s the backstory: I have been obsessed since I was 10, when I got my own radio / cassette combo, and a box of tapes to go with it. (Plus a couple blank tapes.) Staying up, past my bedtime, listening to radio dramas (not called “Old Time Radio” among fans) and classic rock DJs as my pre-adolescent mind tried to wrap itself around all the things I was hearing. It stuck with me, as I started calling KZEL to request songs and chat with the DJ, my mom already working in that field herself. It…
This week, we’ve been taken over by Detective Dexter Roland, Private Investigator. Join him with Humphrey Bogart, The Pink Panther, Mr. Lucky, Mary Astor, Peter Gunn, Richard Diamond, Sidney Greenstreet, Pete – The King of Detectives, Frankie Machine, Richie Dagger and some genuine femme fatales for a two-hour presentation of The Maltese Falcon. Listen as Dexter rambles about skirts and twists, intermixed with edited selections of a 1946 radio adaptation of the popular film The Maltese Falcon.
The Maltese Falcon
Part I: Touch of Evil
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Peter Gunn Theme Song * Henry Mancini
03.) Mr. Lucky * Elliot Eastion’s Tiki Gods * Shots In The Dark
04.) The Maltese Falcon Part I
05.) Touch Of Evil (Main Title) * Joseph Gershenson & The Universal-International Orchestra * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
06.) Femme Fatale * The Velvet Underground & Nico
07.) Goldfinger * Shirley Bassey
Part II: Contract With Depravity
08.) The Stu Bailey Blues * Warren Barker Orchestra * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
09.) Watching The Detectives * Elvis Costello & The Attractions
10.) The Maltese Falcon Part II
11.) Frankie Machine * Elmer Bernstein And Orchestra * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
12.) Contract With Depravity * Kenyon Hopkins * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
13.) Experiment In Terror * Davie Allen And The Arrows * Shots In The Dark
Part III: Life of Crime
14.) The Maltese Falcon Part III
15.) Stool Pigeon * Irving Joseph * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
16.) Life of Crime * The Spits * School’s Out
17.) The Pink Panther Theme * Oranj Symphonette * Shots In The Dark
18.) The Maltese Falcon Part IV
19.) Cool * Stan Kenton * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
20.) Softly * Henry Mancini
Part IV: Don’t Tell The Detectives
21.) Seven * Arvo Zylo * Arvo Plays Ferrante & Teicher * No Part Of It
22.) Studio Di Colore [Excerpt] * Ennio Morricone * Crime And Dissonance
23.) (She Was A) Hotel Detective * They Might Be Giants * They Might Be Giants
24.) The Maltese Falcon Part V
25.) The Street (Main Title) * Elmer Bernstein * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
26.) Don’t Tell The Detectives * The Zipps * Messthetics Vol. 4
27.) Boy Detectives * Famous Explorers * Messthetics #103
28.) The Maltese Falcon Part VI
Part V: A Shot In The Dark
29.) Richard Diamond * Buddy Morrow * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
30.) Fallout * Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
31.) Pete, King of the Detectives * Big Black * Headache
32.) The Maltese Falcon Part VII
33.) Echo Four-Two * Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
34.) Richie Dagger’s Crime * The Germs * GI
35.) A Shot In The Dark * Naked City * Naked City
Part VI: Naked City
36.) The Maltese Falcon Part VIII
37.) Le Fotografie (From Verushka) * Ennio Morricone * Crime & Dissonance
38.) Re-Enact The Crime * Unwound * The Future Of What
39.) Magic Pig Detective * The Melvins * Stoner Witch
40.) The Maltese Falcon Part IX
41.) Naked City * Mundell Lowe * His All Stars * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree