A Broken Hell Is A Functional Hell (#210)

A Broken Hell Is A Functional Hell (#210)

Our good friend Arvo Zylo, of No Part of It, comes in to host almost two hours of our program, and give us a taste of what has been entertaining him this year. This is an excellent mix, so sit back for some fun.



A Broken Hell Is A Functional Hell

Strangelove – Running Backward https://badcakerecords.bandcamp.com/album/strangelove
Blood of Chhinnamastika – Wronged Animal (excerpt from Side A)
AGOG – Magnetic Phenomena of All Kinds (excerpt from Side A)
Pink Narcissus (film excerpt) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067580/
Inbreeder – Garbage Dump (from Helter Skelter: Noise Interpretations of Charles Manson’s Music)

(behind DJ: William Basinski – Evening Scars – Shortwavemusic)

Yuji Toriyama – Maze / A Taste of Paradise (1985)
Mariya Takeuchi – Plastic Love / Variety (1984)
Shiny Horse – Bye Bye My Baby (from Hard To Be A Killer: A Tribute To Ralph Gean)
Sorrow – Let There Be Thorns – Let There Be Thorns
Hawthonn – Misandrist – Red Goddess (Of This Men Shall Know Nothing)

(behind DJ – John Zorn – The Extreme Point of Mysticism / The Hermetic Organ Vol 8)

Frans Zwartjes – Masterpiece – Masterpiece/Spectator

(behind DJ- more from Zwartjes, Spectator)

John Zorn – Alienation and Black Magic (excerpt) – The Hermetic Organ Vol. 8 – for Antonin Artaud
Sarah Davachi – Diaphonia Basilica – Cantus, Descant
J.G. Thirlwell, Simon Steensland – Crystal Night – Oscillospira
Frank Garvey – Eropoc (excerpt) – Omnicircus (1979)

(behind DJ: more from Frank Garvey)

The Shadows – It’s Been A Blue Day (Unissued Alternative Un-Dubbed Version) – At Abbey Road
Cliff Bennett – Use Me – At Abbey Road
The Nocturnes – Mr. Carpet Man – Psychedelia At Abbey Road
Locomotive – Mr. Armageddon – Psychedelia At Abbey Road

(behind DJ: The Shadows – Slaughter on 10th Avenue)

Kris Jenson – Torture
The Viceroys – I’m Toiling On – Dub Landing Vol. 2
Lana Del Rey – Bare Feet On Linoleum – Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass

(behind dj) ‘kirchenkamf’ – nightrealm – Set The Controls

Compest – Abseits – Leitern Und Pfade



Special guest DJ Arvo Zylo steps in this week to present an incredible mix that he made, specifically for this program. He’s certainly appeared on the program before, and I recently interviewed him for our sister program. His work has always fascinated me, as he is the kind of artist that truly creates work like no one else, and has an aesthetic that I really appreciate, that is not only strong, but incredible engaging. I was excited when he told me that he was working on a mix for my show, and when it was ready, I just had to share it with you.

The remainder of this program is a flashback to a couple of vinyl-only podcasts I did at the end of 2013 / beginning of 2014, and they felt like the perfect complement to his mix (and, more importantly, have not been aired on Mid-Valley Mutations, or terrestrial radio). We close with a new installment of Dimestore Radio Theater, something I’m always eager to get back to, but don’t always have the time for.

Thanks again to Arvo Zylo for the excellent mix. Hopefully we can do more stuff like this together in the future. Listen for the Judy Garland stuff if nothing else. It’s a hoot.


Spinitron Playlist







Part II: Everything You Know Is Wrong (A Vinyl Solution) **

02.) Austin FM * Paco Jones * Austin FM * Self-Released (2016)
03.) Our Prayer * The Beach Boys * Smile * Capital Records (2011)
04.) ‘This Is Leonard Nimoy’ * Mutual Radio Theater * Programs For The Week of 12 May 1980 * Previously Unreleased (1980)
05.) Everything You Know Is Wrong * Firesign Theater * Everything You Know Is Wrong * Columbia Records (1974)
06.) The Great Imposter * The Piltdown Men * “The Great Imposter” b/w “Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone” * Capital Records (1961)
07.) Crazy… Crazy… * Perez Prado And His Orchestra * “Cuban Rock” b/w “Crazy… Crazy…” * RCA Victor (1955)
08.) Raunchy * Ernie Freeman * “Raunchy” b/w “Puddin'” * Imperial Records (1957)
09.) Sweet * Red Satyrs * No Hold Back… All Attack!!!: Twin Cities Hardcore Punk Rock & Roll * Self-Released (2002)

Part III: Everything You Know Is Wrong (A Vinyl Solution Part II) ***

10.) No Trespassing * The Ventures * “Perfidia” b/w “No Tresspassing” * Dolton Records (1960)
11.) Road Hog * Johnny Zorro * “Road Hog” b/w “Coesville” * Warner Bros. (1960)
12.) Dance To The Music * Sly & The Family Stone * “Dance To The Music” b/w “Let Me Hear It From You” * Epic Records (1967)
13.) Peter Gunn * Henry Mancini * The Music From Peter Gunn * RCA Victor (1959)
14.) Heroes & Villians * The Beach Boys * Smile * Capital Records (2011)
15.) Secret Agent Man * Johnny Rivers * “Secret Agent Man” b/w “You Dig” * Imperial Records (1966)

Part IV: Dimestore Radio Theater Presents

16.) The House That Time Forgot * Murder At Midnight * 16 August 1946 KFI Los Angeles (1946)

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excerpt from Bible Stories (featuring Tim Curry as The Serpent)
Noah Creschevsky – Strategic Defense Initiative (excerpts)
Gangster Fun – Pure Sound, Pure Hogwash, Pure Amphetamines (excerpt)
The Fabs – That’s The Bag I’m In
Al Tijuana and his Jewish Brass – What Now My Love (excerpt)
Points of Friction – Spores of the Aquifer (excerpt)
Judy Garland – Obvious Nazi Machine / Plane Crash
Merle Haggard – I’m A Lonesome Fugitive
Broken Penis Orchestra – Floating In A Sea of Bliss
Tim Curry – Cold Cold World
Kangaroo Kourt – exerpt from Atmospheric Distortions of the Kangaroo Kourt
Mae West – Imaginary Love
Tom Waits – What Became of Old Father Craft
Tim Curry – Surabaya Johnny (excerpt)
Betty Hutton – You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun
Tiny Tim – The Ice Skater’s Song
John Wayne – Mis Raices Estan Aqui (My Roots Are Buried Here)
Clint Eastwood – Get Yourself Another Fool
Jim Nabors – Reincarnation
Butthole Surfers – Kuntz
Roger Miller – My Uncle Used to Love Me But She Died
Casey Kasum – Blooper (edited)
Tim Curry – Sloe Gin (edited)
U.S. Maple – I’m Just A Bag
Fred Neil – That’s The Bag I’m In
Noah Creschevsky – Strategic Defense Initiative (excerpts)
Gangster Fun – Pure Sound, Pure Hogwash, Pure Amphetamines (excerpt)

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** Originally Appeared on “The State of The Podcast Address” aired 31 December 2013 on blasphuphmusradio.com.

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*** Originally Appeared on “The State of The Podcast Address” & “A Day Off From Work” aired 20 January 2014 on blasphuphmusradio.com.





More Stories About Shock-let & Ghouls (Ghost Stories Part IV) (#74)

More Stories About Shock-let & Ghouls (Ghost Stories Part IV w/ Branden Marshall, Arvo Zylo & Miss Rikki!) (#74)

Closing out our Halloween-Spook-tacular this year is a delightful trio of conversations with excellent friends, each of whom enjoy this time of year, but all things dark and eerie. There’s a bit of ennui that sets in after the last holiday broadcast of the year, and we had so much fun this time that I really didn’t want the party to stop. So two of our calls during this show are quite long, and both cover many experiences that each of gone through over the years. Additionally, two of our callers discuss a similar Chicago Landmark. And, all three are incredible additions to any broadcast, regardless of the time of year.

If you are interested in finding more information about Branden’s music, I would check out his MyFacester+ Page, or his (Aesthetic Pulses) SoundCloud Account, where there’s a fair amount of music. You can find Arvo Zylo’s music at his website, nopartofit.com. Arvo discusses a book by Sarah Wreck, too, and it’s affect on his story.

The range of stories we heard from callers this year was fantastic, and if you missed any of our four Ghost Stories programs this year (or the two we did last year), you could do a lot worse than follow this link: midvalleymutations.com/category/ghost-stories. You’ll find all six, with calls from friends and former guests on the program, all sharing real, personal experiences in the world of paranormal and unexplained events. And, if you just like Halloween, then check out Austin’s Annual Halloweeen Spook-tacular, in iTunes or in a podcast-agnostic RSS Feed. (As near as I can figure, it seems to be available in most podcasting apps, but let me know if you can’t find it.) This podcast has shows going back to 2004, and now features all of the Closet Radio Halloween broadcasts, too. All to get you into the Holiday Spirit. Please, check it out. You won’t regret it.

Now that the holiday season is over, we’ll return to live music and interviews as a more regular staple of the show. But, until next year:

A Merry Spook-tacular to you all! And to all, a Good Day!



Spinitron Playlist

More Stories About Shock-let & Ghouls


Part I: Introduction & Calendar

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Halloween Ambience * Austin Rich / Old Records * Mid-Valley Mutations.

Part II: Branden’s Call

03.) Live At The Space * Aesthetic Pulses * 30 July 2017 * Previously Unreleased (2017)
04.) Branden’s Call * Branden Marshall * 27 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

  • Branden talks about a number of experiences, including a ghost in a Petaluma duplex, another in a house in Eugene, yet another in Anchorage, Alaska (in a warehouse he worked at), and lastly, one haunting a Processing Barge he worked on.

Part III: Terror Vision One!

05.) Phantom of The Roller Rink * Frank Stewart * WNUF TV-28 Presents: Frank Steward Investigates: Halloween * Terror Vision (2015)


Part IV: Arvo Zylo’s Call

06.) One – Six * Arvo Zylo * Heavenly Sounds in Lo-Fidelity: Arvo Plays Ferrante & Teicher * Personal Archives Records (2016)
07.) Arvo’s Call * Arvo Zylo * 27 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

  • First, Arvo talks about an experience in Chicago’s famous Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, where he saw orbs flying, and a number of other incredible things during his various visits, including things he saw during a night he spent there in 2003! Then we talk about his current home in Seattle and the child Ghost that haunts it now, followed by more about his general sensitivity to spiritual and supernatural encounters.

Part V: Miss Rikki’s Call

08.) Miss Rikki’s Called * Miss Rikki * 27 October 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

  • Miss Rikki calls to tells us more about the midwestern town she grew up in, including a hitchhiking story from Cherry Vale Road, where a hitchhiker in a prom dress is trying to get to Resurrection Cemetery. Also out on that road: The Satanists’s House. Plus a story about a department store, late-night encounter, and another brief mention of Bachelor’s Grove. 

Part VI: Skate Gator, NO!

05.) Introduction: Have You Ever Heard A Ghost? * Frank Stewart * WNUF TV-28 Presents: Frank Steward Investigates: Halloween * Terror Vision (2015)


The Delerious Insomnica Free Form Radio Show (#21)

arvo2The Delerious Insomnica Free Form Radio Show (#21) 

I will by honest: Arvo Zylo and I have never met.  And, furthermore, I was unfamiliar with his work – or the releases on his label, No Part Of It – until I heard it on Ricardo Wang’s What’s This Called?  But a good thing is hard to resist, and soon enough I received an excellent package of material from his label.  As it turns out, Mr. Zylo also used to host a radio program, and one thing led to another, and then… well, you’re hearing the results, right now.

These kinds of collaborations not only come easy, but are the backbone of good radio.  Collectors are always putting together their own collections of incredible music, and it would be pretty ridiculous to claim that only I could ever understand what listeners want.  Arvo’s label is not only entirely unique it the releases they put out, but his personal taste in music is also incredibly fantastic.  It didn’t take many e-mails before we had sorted out what we wanted to do, and the added bonus was that this all lined up in October, so we could present it as part of our annual “Halloween Spook-tacular!”


For this show, we’re doing something a little different.  Podcast listeners will get to hear a special, two-hour show that the broadcast listeners did not get to hear.  If you tuned in on the radio, you heard Arvo’s Halloween music selections, culled from his personal collection, and perfect for this time of year.  Podcast listeners will be treated to an extra hour of Halloween Music, all from No Part Of It Records releases, also perfect for the holiday season.  There’s just so much good music coming from him, that it was silly to not take advantage of this.  In the end, dear listener, you always come out ahead.  In fact, you can hear the hour-long broadcast version here, if there’s a demand for that.

I really enjoy doing radio like this, where it is not only my voice that winds up on the show.  No Part Of It is a wonderful label that not only presents music that is often overlooked, but has a vision and mission statement that is incredibly personal, and a pleasure in this era of cookie-cutter music.  We hare proud to have them be supporters of our program, and we look forward to having their music on the program.



Spinitron Playlist.

The Delerious Insomnica Free Form Radio Show 


Part I: Satan Takes A Holiday

01.) Satan Takes A Holiday * Hans Grusel * Delirious Music For Delirious People * No Part Of It (2016)
02.) Sweet Breeze * Diatric Puds & The Blobettes * Delirious Music For Delirious People * No Part Of It (2016)
03.) Night of The Vampire * Istvan & His Imaginary Band * Delirious Music For Delirious People * No Part Of It (2016)
04.) Never Fuck In The Woods * Blood Rhythms * Heuristics * No Part Of It (2016)
05.) Maggot’s Drag * Blood Rhythms * Heuristics * No Part Of It (2016)

Part II: A Wandering Echo

06.) A Wandering Echo * Wilt * Nocturnal Requiem * No Part Of It (2015)
07.) Skin Walker * Architeuthis Dux * Submergence * No Part Of It (2016)

Part III: Machine Listener 

08.) Suite III from 0RT0 (excerpt) * Somnoroase Păsărele * 0RT0 (I-IV) * No Part Of It (2016)
09.) Primeval Forest Sentinel * Machine Listener * Sentient System * No Part Of It (2014)


Part IV: Ghostly Sounds

10.) Ghostly Sounds [Excerpt] * Gershon Kingsley & Peter Waldron * Ghostly Sounds * Peter Pan Records (1975)
11.) One, Two, Three * Groovie Goolies * Groovie Goolies * RCA / Victor (1970)
12.) I Wish Everyone Was Born This Way * Bob Mosher & Jack Marshall * At Home With The Munsters * Golden Records (1964)
13.) Hurry, Bury, Baby * Zacherley * “Hurry, Bury, Baby” b/w “Dinner With Drac” * Parkway Records (1962)
14.) She’s Fallen In Love (With The Monster Man) * Screamin’ Lord Sutch And The Savages * Til The Following Night * EMI (1991)
15.) The Voodoo Walk * Sonny Richard’s “Panics” w/ Cindy & Misty * “The Voodoo Walk” b/w “Skinnie Minnie Olive Oil” * Chancellor Records (1962)
16.) Witch Woman * Nightmare * “Great Balls of Fire” b/w “Witch Woman” * RCA (1979)

Part V: The House Is Haunted

17.) The Witch * The Rattles * The Witch * Philips Records (1971)
09.) Children’s Day At The Morgue * Sheldon Allman * Sing Along With Drac * Del-Fi Records (1961)
18.) Drac The Knife * Gene Moss * Dracula’s Greatest Hits * RCA / Victor (1964)
19.) Grave In The Desert * Sebastian Peabody * Wavy Gravy * Beware Records (1988)
20.) The House Is Haunted * Glen Grey & His Casa Loma Orchestra * 30’s & 40’s Era Halloween * Red Devil Records (2012)
21.) There’s A Ghost In My House * R. Dean Taylor * “There’s A Ghost In My House” b/w “Let’s Go Somewhere” * Rare Earth Records (1974)
22.) It’s Your Voodoo Working * Charles Sheffield * “It’s Your Voodoo Working” b/w “Rock And Roll Train” * Excello Records (1961)

Part VI:  A Wicked Thought

23.) Soul Dracula * Hot Blood * “Soul Dracula” b/w “Sans Dracula” * ERA Records (1975)
24.) Spooky Scary Skeletons * Andrew Gold * Andrew Gold’s Halloween Howls * Music For Little People (1996)
25.) Boris The Spider * The Who * A Quick One * Decca Records (1966)
26.) Big Fat Spider * Heinz And The Wild Boys * That’s The Way It Was * Rock Machine Records (1986)
27.) Night Of The Vampire * Roky Erickson & The Aliens * Roky Erickson & The Aliens * CBS Records (1980)
28.) A Wicked Thought * Zacherley * Spook Along With Zacherley * Elektra Records (1960)
29.) Halloween Spooks * Lambert, Hendricks & Ross * High Flying * Columbia Records (1961)