(Retrocast on 23 November 2017.)
This year has been incredible, and in the half-year that I’ve been on the air at KMUZ, I’ve already had some stand-out shows that make me very happy. Live guests, interviews, great audio essays, and plenty of new music that really paints a vivid picture of what’s going on, what has gone on, and what lies ahead. I like to consider my show a little bit of this, and little bit of that, and a whole lot of enthusiasm, and I’ve been lucky to have all three on the program, and not even after a full year. Not many shows can say that.
However, with the end of the year setting in, I needed a bit of a break. This is sort of a clean-up show, where I am finally playing some stuff that I’ve been meaning to get to all year. (Sort of the “leftovers,” if you will.) It has been a bit of a tradition, on previous incarnations of the program, that I do a “leftovers” show just after the holiday. While this isn’t exactly like that show, it has some of that vibe to it.
The centerpiece of this broadcast are a few of my favorite Richard Brautigan recordings. I’ve been a huge fan of his for years now, and I’ve been trying to find a good way to incorporate these into the show, at some point. This seemed like the best time and place, and It was certainly a lot of fun to listen to these again.
More importantly this show is a bit of a rocker. I felt like I was getting back to basics with this one, and it had some of the vibe of the first show I did, back when I started at KMUZ, so there was a nice sort of “full circle” quality to this one. I will admit, there are quite a few “older” songs in this episode. But all of this stuff feels relevant to me, and hopefully, to you, too.
A Very Brautigan Thanksgiving
Part I: Into The Upside Down
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Mope * Blood Rhythms * Heuristics * No Part Of It Records (2016)
03.) Mist Cog * OwL-Dent * Brat House Hospice * Bandcamp.com (2015)
04.) A Confederate General From Big Sir * Richard Brautigan * Listening To Richard Brautigan * Harvest Records (1970)
05.) [Track 11] * 200 Yang * 200 Yang * Self-Released (1992)
06.) Upside Down * Bruce Haack * Listen Compute Rock Home: The Best of Dimension 5 Records * Emperor Norton (1999)
07.) Lights Out * MX-80 * “So Clear” b/w “Lights Out” * Family Vineyard (2002)
08.) Ralph Spoilsport’s Going Out of Body Sale / The News Drought Continues * Firesign Theater * Give Me Immortality or Give Me Death * Rhino Records (1998)
Part II: Digging Through The Crates
09.) Mirrored Mold * Christmas Decorations * Communal Rust * Community Library (2007)
10.) The Gun And The Bible * Negativland * Free * Seeland Records (1993)
11.) Barbara The Arsonist * Neutered Prunes * I Was A Two-Headed Baby * Self-Released (2002)
12.) Waiting For The Day * The White Shark * Duck, Duck, Chimp (Rarities 1987 – 2001) * “fishanthropy” (2002)
13.) Diplomat Smile * Porest * Modern Journal of Popular Savagery * Nashazphone (2016)
14.) Franklin Street * Sir Richard Bishop * All Strung Out * Self-Released (2005)
Part III: In Watermelon Sugar
15.) All Bad Ends All * The Books * Thought For Food * Tomlab Records (2002)
16.) In Watermelon Sugar * Richard Brautigan * Listening To Richard Brautigan * Harvest Records (1970)
17.) 49er Stomp * 9th Life * 9th Life * Self-Released (1998)
18.) Kamyki * Ewa Braun * Sea Sea * Antena Krzyku (1998)
19.) Dark Lights The Dark * Bishop Of Battle * Prequel Plus * Know Wave Records * (1997)
20.) Short Stories about California [Excerpt] * Richard Brautigan * Listening To Richard Brautigan * Harvest Records (1970)