This week we pull out all the stops for a Halloween broadcast the likes of which you have never heard before! It is one thing to play Halloween Music on the radio, and I’ve been doing that since 2003. But this week I decided that it would make more sense to tell ghost stories, the true essence of Halloween.
Fortunately for me, a number of friends and fans of the show called in to help contribute to the show. Both Ricardo Wang & Uneasy Chairs call in, marking both of their second appearances on the program. (Stay tuned for a live Uneasy Chairs performance on the program on November 11th!) And, Geekly-Update host Jason Ramey calls with a particularly scary story about the very radio station I was broadcasting from! (I hope he’s okay.) The problem is, if the station is haunted, will I even survive the show? There’s only one way to find out…
The centerpiece of this show is an interview with Bob Bucko Jr., not only a friend of the show, but the man behind Personal Archives Records, a label that has been very kind to Mid-Valley Mutations, and kind to music in general. Bob in a wonderful person who makes deeply personal music, and it a sight to see on stage. I met him a while back when we got to play a show together, and I have been a die-hard fan every since. Since I’ve been plugging the tours and playing his records on the show, it made sense to have a chat, and pal around with a guy I haven’t seen in a while. Plus: he has a great ghost story about staying at the Chelsea Hotel!
We had so much fun with this program that we may well do more Ghost stories next week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, what is up with this ghost that keeps popping into the KMUZ studio?
Part I: For Boys & Girls
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Interview [Excerpts] * Bob Bucko Jr. & Ricardo Wang * What’s This Called? * KPSU Radio (4 April 2015)
03.) Excerpt I * Alfred Hitchcock * Ghost Stories For Boys & Girls * Golden Records (1962)
04.) Side A [Excerpt] * Sex Funeral * Eradicator * Personal Archives (2016)
05.) Machine In The Ghost * Thollem * Machine In The Ghost * Personal Archives (2016)
Part II: The Phantom DJ
06.) Halloween Sound Collage [Excerpt I] * Arvo Zylo * Halloween Sound Collage * Self-Released (2016)
07.) The Jason Ramey Phone Call
Part II: The Phantom Roommate
08.) Excerpt II * Alfred Hitchcock * Ghost Stories For Boys & Girls * Golden Records (1962)
09.) Ten [Excerpt I] * Arvo Zylo * Heavenly Sounds in Lo-Fidelity: Arvo Plays Ferrante & Teicher * Personal Archives (2016)
10.) The Ricardo Wang Phone Call
11.) Halloween Sound Collage [Excerpt II] * Arvo Zylo * Halloween Sound Collage * Self-Released (2016)
Part III: The Bob Bucko Jr. Interview
12.) Ten [Excerpt II] * Arvo Zylo * Heavenly Sounds in Lo-Fidelity: Arvo Plays Ferrante & Teicher * Personal Archives (2016)
13.) Excerpt III * Alfred Hitchcock * Ghost Stories For Boys & Girls * Golden Records (1962)
14.) How To See Ghosts (Or Surely Bring Them To You) * Vincent Price * A Hornbook For Witches * Caedmon Records (1976)
15.) Improv [Excerpts] * Bob Bucko Jr. * Crank Spirit * Personal Archives (2015)
16.) The Bob Bucko Jr. Phone Call
Part III: Uneasy Chairs
17.) Halloween Ambience (Remix) * Austin Rich * Halloween Ambience (Remix) * Self-Released (2015)
18.) The Uneasy Chairs Phone Call
Part IV: The End?
19.) The Weather Computer Phone Call
20.) A Wireless Message * Austin Rich * The Ways of Ghosts * WTBC Records (2015)
21.) Excerpt IV * Alfred Hitchcock * Ghost Stories For Boys & Girls * Golden Records (1962)