The State Of The Podcast Address
(Featuring the shape of things to come, and enough of the same old same old to keep you coming back for more.)
2013 has been a transitional year for our program, and as Blasphuphmus Radio has been expanding and changing during this time, we take this hour to reflect on the changes, draw attention to some new projects that we are involved in, and reveal a big change in the program that will signify the future of this entity, and program.
I have been kicking around the new format of this show for a while, and this year has been full of searching and discovering what the podcast format of this program will, ultimately, be. There have been more live broadcasts, video offerings, and a host of other differences this year, and while I’ve tried to return to the old gimmicks, some of them haven’t translated into the modern age. A lot of this has to do with the revelation in the back third of this episode. Still, I can’t say that the old formats are gone. Just being delayed and retooled, so to speak.
The “radio almanac” form of the show will make every effort to use the one-hour mark as a flag indicating that I need to wind things up. The first 20 minutes of every show will be music and audio, edited to my liking. The last two segments – 20 minutes each – will be dedicated to talk segments. Hopefully these segments will not only bring this show new things and changes as 2014 unfolds, but will offer us a chance to re-evaluate what radio means to us.
Here’s a few notes about todays broadcast:
All of the music in today’s episode comes from music that I obtained very recently during a trip to Salem, Oregon for the holidays. Part I is all vinyl selections. While The Vince Guaraldi trio is a record too, the Gershwin & Japanese flute music are from CDs. (Full disclosure.)
In Part II and Part III of the show, we give an overview of some of the projects that I have been working on in 2013. First up, we have the What’s This Called? UltraBlog! This is an archive of all the existing broadcasts by Ricardo Wang for his program, What’s This Called? I spent a lot of time this year organizing, editing, remastering, and uploading the shows from the last 8 years of WTC broadcasts, and they are now available for public consumption. There’s a wealth of material here that we are very excited to offer, and you really should access the link above. (You can also find us on Facebook now, too.)
I’ve also been working on the A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Inc.’s 20th Anniversary Releases, where I’ve been remastering and offering digital versions of Austin Rich’s old publications from the last 20 years. There are a number of cool publications available that haven’t been available since their original releases, in some cases dating back to the early 90’s. Check out the site and you can find all our publications.
Lastly, we really want you to investigate the neat things being offered on YouTube Channel. We’ve been uploading and editing a number of great videos that you can watch on this very channel. We’ve got live videos by Monogamy Party, ALTO!, Gaythiest, Jennifer Robin & Jacob Anderson, The Dead Air Fresheners, DEAD, Towers, and a whole slew of other artists. All of this is available for viewing right now, to access the link above and enjoy.
Hopefully this is the beginning of something new that we’ll all be able to enjoy in 2014. In the meantime, there’s plenty to enjoy in the hear and now. Hopefully, you’re on the same page.
Keep up the good work. Happy 2014!
The State Of The Podcast Address
Part I: Everything You Know Is Wrong (A Vinyl Solution)
01.) Our Prayer * The Beach Boys * Smile
s02.) ‘This Is Leonard Nimoy’ * Mutual Radio Theater * Programs For The Week of 12 May 1980
03.) (Excerpts From) Everything You Know Is Wrong (Side A) * Firesign Theater * Everything You Know Is Wrong
04.) The Great Imposter * The Piltdown Men * (45)
05.) Crazy… Crazy… * Perez Prado And His Orchestra * (45)
06.) Raunchy * Ernie Freeman * (45)
07.) Sweet * Red Satyrs * No Hold Back… All Attack!!!: Twin Cities Hardcore Punk Rock & Roll
08.) No Trespassing * The Ventures * (45)
09.) Road Hog * Johnny Zorro * (45)
10.) Dance To The Music * Sly & The Family Stone * (45)
Part II: What’s This Called? Really?
11.) Rhapsody In Blue * Royal Promenade Orchestra, Nigel Simpson (Piano / Conductor) * Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue
12.) Excerpt * Crank Sturgeon & Pop Culture Rape Victim * 7 April 2007 ‘What’s This Called?’ Performance
Part III: The Past Comes Back
13.) Jokyoku “Tsuki” Ranjo * The Art Of The Japanese Bamboo Flute
14.) Take No Odori * The Art Of The Japanese Bamboo Flute
15.) Mr. Magazine Man * Hazel * Drinking From Puddles: A Radio History
16.) Kurui * The Art Of The Japanese Bamboo Flute
17.) Inaka-Bue * The Art Of The Japanese Bamboo Flute
18.) O Tannenbaum * The Vince Guaraldi Trio * A Charlie Brown Christmas
19.) What Child Is This? * The Vince Guaraldi Trio * A Charlie Brown Christmas
20.) My Little Drum * The Vince Guaraldi Trio * A Charlie Brown Christmas