It is astonishing how many artists passed in the last three years. Here’s even more that deserve remembering at least one more time.
The People Who Died
01.) Sentimental Journey * Doris Day
02.) Air * Cecil Taylor * The World of Cecil Taylor
03.) Oh What A Night * The Dells
04.) The Way You Look Tonight * The Lettermen
05.) Don’t Have To Shop Around * The Mad Lads
06.) I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire * The Ink Spots
07.) Port of Call * Cecil Taylor * The World of Cecil Taylor
08.) Ain’t That A Shame * Fats Domino
09.) Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Here To Stay * Danny & The Juniors * Live on American Bandstand
10.) C’est Pas Serieux * Les Chats Sauvages * Les Meilleur
11.) Help! (Live) * The Beatles * Blackpool Night Out, ABC Theater
12.) The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore * The Walker Brothers
13.) Ain’t Got The Time * The Charlatans
14.) The Wedge * Dick Dale
15.) You’re Gonna Miss Me * 13th Floor Elevators
16.) Right Place Wrong Time * Dr. John
17.) Feet Start Walking * Doris Duke
18.) Diddy Wa Diddy (Live) * Leon Redbone * Live On The Tonight Show
19.) Lazy Afternoon * Cecil Taylor * The World of Cecil Taylor
20.) Invaders! * Hal Blaine * Have Fun!!! Play Drums!!!
21.) On The Road Again * Canned Heat
22.) Whatcha See Is What You Get * The Dramatics
23.) Oh, What A Feelling * Crowbar
24.) Revolution Blues * Neil Young
25.) The Loomis Affair * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 15 January 1950
We are continuing our run-down of people and artists who have passed in the last three years, and play the work that they left behind.
The People Who Died
01.) J’entends cette musique * France Gall * Les années Philips 1963-1969
02.) Cell Walk For Celeste * Cecil Taylor * New York City R&B
03.) Rip It Up * Billy Haley & His Comets
04.) Corrine Corrina * Sven-Ingvars
05.) Happy Without You * The Strangers
06.) Incense And Peppermints * Strawberry Alarm Clock * Strawberries Mean Love
07.) Cindy’s Main Mood * Cecil Taylor * New York City R&B
08.) 3/5ths of A Mile In 10 Seconds * Jefferson Airplane
09.) Maiden of the Cancer Moon * Quicksilver Messenger Service
10.) Grim Reaper Of Love * The Turtles
11.) California Dreamin’ * the Mammas & The Pappas.
12.) The Old Country * Nancy Wilson & The Cannonball Adderley Quintet
13.) Cindy’s Main Mood * Cecil Taylor * New York City R&B
14.) He’s A Rebel * The Crystals * Twist Uptown
15.) Ain’t Too Proud To Beg * The Temptations * The Best of Motown
16.) Supersonic Rocket Ship * The Kinks
17.) All the Young Dudes * Mott The Hoople
18.) Dinosaurs Mambo * The Beakers
19.) Tick Tock * The Celibate Rifles
20.) Good Times Roll * The Cars
21.) Everywhere I Go * The Muffs
22.) Like Like the the the Death * Silver Jews
23.) Smoke Screen * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 8 January 1950
We offer a run-down of the people who died over the last three years, and play some selections of their music.
The People Who Died
01.) loss of a loved one * The Residents * God In Three Persons
02.) O.P. * Cecil Taylor * New York City R&B
03.) Cheap Tragedies * Avengers * Avengers
04.) Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have) * Buzzcocks * Singles Going Steady
05.) Starry Eyes * The Records * The Records
06.) Shifting Heart * The Plugz * Better Luck
07.) Iron Fist * Motorhead * Iron Fist
08.) Nightmare * Merciful Fate * Don’t Break The Oath
09.) Cell Walk For Celeste * Cecil Taylor * New York City R&B
10.) The Mercy Seat * Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds * Tender Prey
11.) Sparta #2 * The Fall * The Real New Fall LP
12.) Give A Damn * The Staple Singers * The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1968-1971
13.) Take Your Heart * Betty Willis * “Take Your Heart” b/w “Someday You’ll Need My Love”
14.) He’s A Rebel * The Crystals * Twist Uptown
15.) Ain’t Too Proud To Beg * The Temptations * The Best of Motown
16.) Lousy Weekend * Daniel Johnston * Fun
17.) The Man From Cairo * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 1 January 1950
Written by Richard Brautigan. Performed by Austin Rich.
Issue #26, produced in December of 2020, featuring a large collection of described visual treats, “What Are You Going To Do With 390 Photographs of Christmas Trees?” by Richard Brautigan, read by Austin Rich.
Musical Selections (usually in excerpt):
New Year * The Breeders * Last Splash * 4AD/Electra (1993)
New Year’s Eve In A Haunted House * Raymond Scott * Reckless Nights & Turkish Twilights * Columbia Legacy Records (1999)
New Year’s Resolution * Donovan * Open Road * Epic Records (1970)
An old-fashioned New Year’s Holiday Program from me, in that it’s the way I used to do them, 10 years ago. Join us for a Supernatural, Time Traveling New Year’s story, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of drinking too much.
New Year’s Nightmare
Featuring cut ups of “New Year’s Nightmare,” an episode of The Mysterious Traveler from 5 January 1947, and the KMART Christmas Tape.
01.) Drink! * They Might Be Giants * Mink Car
02.) Look Around You * The Resistance * The Resistance
03.) Jagged Time Lapse * John’s Children * A Midsummer Night’s Scene
04.) Another Name * The Miss * The Ride
05.) You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory * Ronnie Spector * Jackson’s Jukebox
06.) I Want To Tell You * The Rockers * Teenline Vol. 1
07.) Something I’ve Got To Tell You * Glenda Collins * It’s Hard To Believe It: The Amazing World of Joe Meek
08.) Over Now * The Tools * Teenline Vol. 2
09.) Love’s Gone Bad * Chris Clark * Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found: One Kiss Can Lead To Another
10.) I Wanna Be Free * The Rings * Once Upon A Time Vol. 04: UK April to July 1977
11.) Aba Daba Honeymoon * Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter * 50’s Love Songs
12.) Murderer’s Night * Sun City Girls * 330,003 Crossdressers From Beyond The Rig Veda Can’t Be Wrong
13.) Headache * Frank Black * Teenager of The Year
14.) I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You * Klaus Nomi * Eclipsed: The Best of Klaus Nomi
15.) New Year’s Eve * Tom Waits * Bad As Me
16.) Visible Alex * Moth Hunter * Visible Alex
17.) Subterranean Waterway Barge Conveyance * Hal McGee * Battery Operated
An old-fashioned Holiday Program from me, in that it’s the way I used to do them, 10 years ago.
Dancing Dan’s Christmas
Featuring cut ups of “Dancing Dan’s Christmas,” and episode of The Damon Runyon Theater from 13 March 1949, and the KMART Christmas Tape.
01.) American Story * Cult Heroes * Killed By Death Vol. 12
02.) (I Should Better Be Lookin’ For) Dangerman * The Mummies * Death By Unga Bunga!!
03.) Searchin’ * The Coasters * The Coasters
04.) A Change At Christmas (Say It Isn’t So) * The Flaming Lips * Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell EP
05.) One Christmas At A Time * Jonathan Coulton & John Roderick * One Christmas At A Time
06.) Mr. Santa Claus * Nathaniel Mayer * Village of Love
07.) Santa’s Beard * They Might Be Giants * Lincoln
08.) Follow Blind * The Wipers * Follow Blind
09.) Christmas In The Congo * Marquees * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!
10.) Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto * James Brown * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!
11.) (It’s Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas * The Ravers * Once Upon A Time Vol. 13: California & Pacific Northwest 1977
12.) It Came Upon A Midnight Clear * Eban Schletter * Eban Schletter’s Cosmic Christmas
13.) Christmas Blues * Washboard Pete * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!
14.) Christmas In Jail * The Youngsters * Black Christmas
15.) Yulesville * Edward ‘Kookie’ Byrnes * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!
16.) C’mon Santa! * Mach Bell & His Elves * Xmas Snertz: Have A Very Gulcher Christmas!
17.) I Am A Human Recording * Hal McGee * Battery Operated
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.
(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
As at the smokey chokey Pacific Northwest continues to experience the worst from fires, my mind turns to rain and the healing effects it can have on us.. if it will only come.
Happy When It Rains
Part I: He Begins
01. ) He Begins * Jeremy Hight / Read by Austin Rich * 15 September 2020
Part II: Happy When It Rains
02.) Rainbirds * Tom Waits * Swordfishtrombones * Island Records
03.) Rain * Charles Bukowski
04.) Happy When It Rains * The Jesus & Mary Chain * Darklands (1987)
Part III: Acid Rain
05.) Acid Rain * Grails * Doomsdayer’s Holiday (2008)
06.) Rain * Sailboats * Adrift
07.) Rain * Guyve * Live 9-27-06 Valentines
08.) Sandoz in the Rain * Amon Duul I * Yeti
09.) Rain Roots * King Tubby * King Tubby Meets The Upsetter
Part IV: Windowpane Rain
10.) Didn’t It Rain * The Golden Gate Quartet * Radio Transcriptions 1941 – 1944
11.) Windowpane Rain * George & Caplin * Things Past (2006)
12.) Rainforest Version 1, 1968, performed 1990 * David Tudor * OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music (2000)
13.) Brown Rain * Christian Marclay * Records (1982)
Part V: Singin’ In The Rain
14.) aleanRainsong * devilsclub
15.) Jade Planet Rain * Knuckle Children
16.) We Ain’t Got No Money, Honey, But We Got Rain * Charles Bukowski
17.) Singin’ In The Rain * Gene Kelly
Part VI: Dimestore Radio Theater
18.) Adventure With Andrea * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 11 September 1949
01.) The Study of The Universe Part 1 * Mini-Mutations * 1 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutations
02.) Todo Ess Luminoso * Rafael González & Hal McGee * February 2020 Report * HalTapes.com (2020)
03.) The Study of The Universe Part 2 * Mini-Mutations * 1 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutations
04.) “David Stuff” (1981) * Negativland * Over The Edge Radio * Seeland Records (2020)
05.) The Study of The Universe Part 3 * Mini-Mutations * 1 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutations
06.) Sensory Stimulus * Tree * Quarantine Diaries * joshboutwell.bandcamp.com (2020)
07.) The Study of The Universe Part 4 * Mini-Mutations * 1 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutations
08.) Why Don’t We Eat Carrots? * Big City Orchestra * Cockamame * UBUIBI.org (2010)
09.) The Study of The Universe Part 5 * Mini-Mutations * 1 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutations
10.) The Map of Murder * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 3 July 1949
Coming June 15th, 2020 on KMUZ.
After the news, enjoy something new.
Like all ‘zines, we have an open-submission policy. What do you want to hear on the show? Do you want to submit something? Drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
So, I’m on vacation. I wish I could have brought you a full show this week, but instead, I have a bunch of tiki music. I hope that’s okay.
(This show uses samples throughout the broadcast taken from a series of YouTube videos that can be found here, here and here.)
Part I: Safari
01.) Polovetsian Dances * The Trans-World Symphony Orchestra * Edmond De Luca’s ‘Safari’ * Somerset Records (1958)
02.) Ritual Fire Dance * The Trans-World Symphony Orchestra * Edmond De Luca’s ‘Safari’ * Somerset Records (1972)
Part II: Lure of The Unknown Love
03.) The Breeze And I * Ferrante & Teicher * Pianos In Paradise * United Artists (1962)
04.) April In Portugal * Perez Prado * Mambo Mania * RCA Victor Records (1955)
05.) One Note Samba * Enoch Light * Big Band Bossa Nova * Command Records (1962)
06.) Samba De Uma Nota Só * Sylvia Telles * “Hits” Da Bossa Nova * Philips Records (1962)
07.) Lure of The Unknown Love * Yma Sumac * Voice of The Xtabay * Capitol Records (1952)
08.) Improviso Em Bossa Nova * Baden Powell * “Hits” Da Bossa Nova * Philips Records (1962)
09.) My Bossa Nova * Marco Rizo * The Sounds of Marco Rizo Bossa Nova * Somerset Records (1964)
Part III: Deep Night
10.) Mambo Buda * Tito Puente * Cuban Carnival * RCA Victor Records (1956)
11.) Samba Triste * Lucio Alves * “Hits” Da Bossa Nova * Philips Records (1962)
12.) Andalucia * Percy Faith & His Orchestra * Malaguena (Music of Cuba) * Columbia Records (1958)
13.) Jamaica Farewell * Harry Belafonte * Calypso * RCA Victor Records (1956)
14.) Nós E O Mar * Tamba Trio * “Hits” Da Bossa Nova * Philips Records (1962)
15.) Deep Night * Les Baxter * Caribbean Moonlight * Capitol Records (1956)
16.) Song of The Islands * George Cates * Polynesian Percussion * Dot Records (1961)
Part IV: Lotus Land
17.) Twelfth Street Rag * Sol Hoopii * Master of The Hawaiian Guitar Volume One * Rounder Records (1977)
18.) Bali Ha’i * The Surfmen * The Sounds of Exotic Island * Somerset Records (1960)
19.) Bangkok Cockfight * Martin Denny * Primitiva * Liberty Records (1958)
20.) On Silver Waves * 101 Strings Orchestra * In A Hawaiian Paradise * Somerset Records (1966)
21.) Lotus Land * Andre Kostelanetz * Lure of Paradise * Columbia Records (1959)
Part V: Way Beyond Today
22.) Rupe Rupe * Terorotua And His Orchestra * Lure of Tahiti * ABC Paramount Records
23.) Aloha Paradise * The Waikikis * Hawaii Tattoo * KAPP Records (1964)
24.) Way Beyond Today * Jimmy Davis & Normal Lee * The Girl From Ipanema * Wyncote Records (1964)
25.) What Aloha Means * Alfred Apaka And His Hawaiian Village Serenaders * South Sea Island Magic * Decca Records (1957)
26.) Whispering Reef Lullaby * Arthur Lyman * Hawaiian Sunset * HiFi Records (1959)
Part VI: When I Wake Up In The Morning.
27.) Quiet Village Re-Mix * Mini-Mutations * 30 March 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020)
28.) Quiet Village * Les Baxter * Les Baxter’s Original Quiet Village * Capitol Records (1964)
29.) Quiet Village * Martin Denny * Exotica: The Exciting Sounds of Martin Denny * Liberty Records (1957)
30.) Quiet Village * The Surfmen * The Sounds of Exotic Island * Somerset Records (1960)
31.) Quiet Village * Henry Mancini & His Orchestra And Chorus * Music of Hawaii * RCA Victor Records (1966)
32.) Aloha Oe * The Surfmen * The Romantic Lure of Hawaii * Somerset Records (1960)
Part VII: Get This And Get It Straight
19.) The Cloak of Kamehameha * The Adventures of Phillip Marlowe * 23 April 1949 * CBS Radio (1949)
Part I: Nonesuch In Blue by Mini-Mutations (20 Minutes)
01.) Rhapsody In Blue * Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra * The Gershwin Album *Columbia Masterworks (1973)
02.) Side A & B [Excerpts] * Harvey Shapiro & Earl Wild * Sergei Rachmaninoff & Zoltán Kodály * Nonesuch Records (1967)
03.) Sid A & B [Excerpts] * The London Brass Players * Baroque Fanfares and Sonatas for Brass * Nonesuch Records (1966)
Part II: A Mutation of Mini Classical Musics (Festival Edition) (40 Minutes)
04.) Side A & B [Excerpts] * Reader’s Digest * Festival of Light Classical Music * Reader’s Digest (1960) [Disc 3]
05.) Side A & B [Excerpts] * Reader’s Digest * Festival of Light Classical Music * Reader’s Digest (1960) [Disc 6]
06.) Side A & B [Excerpts] * Reader’s Digest * Festival of Light Classical Music * Reader’s Digest (1960) [Disc 7]
07.) Side A & B [Excerpts] * George Robert At the Organ of St. Merry Church, Paris * Master World For Organ Volume 4 * Nonesuch Records (1967)
Part III: Stravinsky vs. Stranvinsky vs. Bartok vs. Wagner vs. Wagner vs. Wanger
08.) The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre Du Printemps) * Pierre Boulez conducting The Orchestre National De La R.T.F. * Igor Stravinsky * Nonesuch Records (1966)
09.) The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre Du Printemps) * Stravinsky conducts Columbia Symphony Orchestra * Stravinsky Conducts Le Sacre du Printemps * Columbia Records (1960)
10.) Introduzione * Stokowski conducting the Houston Symphony Orchestra * Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra * Everest Records (1998)
11.) Side 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 [Excerpts] * Georg Solti conducting Birgit Nilsson, Régine Crespin, Christa Ludwig, James King, Hans Hotter, Gottlob Frick & The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,* Richard Wagner: Die Walküre * London Records (1966)
12.) A Song In The Night * Rocky Jordan * 28 May 1950 * CBS Radio (1950)
With so many people jumping on the “streaming” bandwagon, there’s a lot of mis-information out there about how to go about airing your musical laundry. So here’s more useful information about how you can entertain listeners, and, possibly, yourself?
How To Become A Radio DJ (Part 3)
(This show uses samples throughout the broadcast taken from a series of YouTube videos featuring Eric Nash discussing the proper way to be a DJ at his radio station.)
Part I: Radio Prison
01.) Side B [Excerpt] * The Firesign Theater * Not Insane * CBS Records (1972)
Part II: For Your Entertainment
02.) Vexation [Mini-Mutations Re-Mix] * Front Line Assembly * Digital Tension Dementia 12” Single * Wax Trax (1989)
03.) American Woman * The Butthole Surfers * Rembrandt Pussyhorse * Touch And Go Records (1986)
04.) Song Of The Tiger * John Trubee And The Ugly Janitors of America * A Blind Man’s Penis And Other Smash Hits * Trubee Records (2015)
05.) For Your Entertainment * Unwound * Repetition * Kill Rock Stars (1996)
Part III: Go To Work Drunk
06.) I’m Out Of Control * The Milkshakes * Punk Rock Its Nicht Tot!: The Billy Childish Story (1977 – 2018) * Damaged Goods Records (2019)
07.) She’s A Hunchback * The Dickies * Stukas Over Disneyland * Jem Records (1983)
08.) Shut Down (never ending version) (wrong speed) * Germs * Cat’s Clause * Munster Records (1993)
09.) Thorns * BadXMouth * PCC Grindviolence: The Early Years * Gobrie Lathe Cuts (2019)
10.) Go To Work Drunk * Men’s Recovery Project * Grappling With The Hominids * Vermiform Records (1998)
11.) Linda Wants To Be Alone * Gary Wilson * Mary Had Brown Hair * Stones Throw Records (2004)
Part IV: Music For Harp
12.) Tarashanti [Excerpt] * Georgia Kelly * Tarashanti: Music For Harp * Heru Records (1979)
Part V: Maxing Out At Vertical
13.) Let’s Take A Look At The Board * Mini-Mutations * 27 March 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020)
14.) Side A & B * Blood Rhythms * Assembly * NO PART OF IT (2015)
15.) Roaratorio * John Cage * Roaratorio * WDR Radio
16.) Side A & B * Brown * Lepidoptera * Anarchymoon Records (2011)
Part VI: When I Wake Up In The Morning.
17.) I Heard Her Call My Name * Puttin On The Ritz * Hot Cup Records (2010)
18.) Side B [Excerpt] * Morton Subotnick * Silver Apples of The Moon * Nonesuch Records (1967)
Part VII: Get This And Get It Straight
19.) The Collector’s Item * The Adventures of Phillip Marlowe * 25 August 1950 * CBS Radio (1950)
Continuing a theme I started many moons ago, here’s some information for all the new web-streamers and online DJs, about what it takes to be a radio DJ.
How To Become A Radio DJ (Part 2)
(This show uses samples throughout the broadcast taken from a series of YouTube videos featuring Eric Nash discussing the proper way to be a DJ at his radio station.)
Part I: Voodoo Suite
01.) Introduction * Mini-Mutations * 26 March 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020)
02.) Concerto No. 1 in E Major, La Primavera (“Spring”), P.241, F.22 * Antonio Vivaldi * The Four Seasons * Nonesuch Records (1962)
03.) Voodoo Suite * Perez Prado and His Orchestra featuring Shorty Rogers * Voodoo Suite plus Six All-Time Greats * RCA Victor (1955)
Part II: A Fierce Pancake
04.) Jimi * Butthole Surfers * Hairway to Steven * Touch & Go Records (1988)
05.) Transition * Mini-Mutations * 26 March 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020)
06.) Candle * Sonic Youth * Daydream Nation * Blast First Records (1988)
07.) A Fierce Pancake * Stump * A Fierce Pancake * Chrysalis Records (1988)
Part III: ENJOY LIFE!
08.) White Wind * Peter Walker * Rainy Day Raga * Vanguard Records (1967)
09.) Just Like Heaven * Dinosaur Jr. * Just Like Heaven 12″ * SST Records (1989)
10.) Draggin’ You Down Into Mediocrity * John Trubee And The Ugly Janitors of America * Nude Woman Exdocrius * Trubee Records (2015)
11.) Enjoy Live * Men’s Recovery Project * Make A Baby * Vermiform Records (1994)
12.) Rock And Roll, Man * Tit Wrench * Everyone Knows There’s A God * Mordam Records (1994)
13.) Hollow Life * False Figure * False Figure *Near Dark Records (2018)
14.) UFO * Nina Hagen * Nunsexmonkrock * CBS Records (1982)
15.) You Can Play This Backwards * Mini-Mutations * 26 March 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020)
16.) We Invent You [Excerpt] * Unwound * Leaves Turn Inside You * Kill Rock Stars (2001)
17.) [Excerpts] * Tarr / Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III * Split LP * oms-b Records (2010)
Part V: Clair de lune
18.) Clair de lune * Isao Tomita * The Newest Sound of Debussy * RCA Records (1874)
HOLY FUCKING SHIT! As we are all loosing our minds and trying to figure out what the future holds, I do my best to figure out what the future of Mid-Valley Mutations holds. Fortunately for you, that means almost THREE HOURS of radio, coming at you HOT!
After a 45 Minute warm-up DJ set, I bring you three Mini-Mutations jams, and lots of new music, mangled and re-mixed for your enjoyment. Top it off with a little Dead Moon, and it’s the perfect recipe for your radio relief.
After you are done screaming profanities at the sky, why not join us, as we make a stab at Getting Through.
(This show uses samples throughout the broadcast taken from the LP “Getting Through: A Guide To Better Understanding of The Hard of Hearing” produced by Zenith Radio Corporation in 1971.)
HOUR 1-ish (43 Minutes)
Part I: Getting Set-Up
(Some straight-up DJing, with some minor Mini-Mutations along the way.)
01.) Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams * Pee Wee Russell * Giants of Jazz * Time / Life Records (1981)
02.) Riverboat Shuffle * Pee Wee Russell * Giants of Jazz * Time / Life Records (1981)
03.) Roadrunner * The Modern Lovers * The Modern Lovers * Get Back Records (2000)
04.) Spikes To You * Drive Like Jehu * Drive Like Jehu * Headhunter Records (1991)
05.) Electric Love Nudity Supreme * Gloop Now and the Stick People * Continuing Where The Beatles Left Off… * Trubee Records (2015)
06.) The Redundancy Is Intentional * Drats!!! * Too Entertaining??? * Who The Hell Is Jim? Records (2009)
07.) Eniwetok * The Eyes * Dangerhouse Volume Two * Frontier Records (1992)
08.) Rainbow * Battles * Mirrored * WARP Records (2007)
09.) Piece 1 – 3 [Excerpt] * ALTO! * ALTO! * This Is Raheem Records (2012)
Part II: Welcome To A New Kind of Listening Experience
(A Mini-Mutations joint, using:)
09.) The Often Re-Entry Forming An Exit Strategy [Mangled / Remixed] * Expo ’70 * Expo ’70 / Plankton Wat Split LP * Debacle Records (2013)
10.) January 26, 2019 at Patrick Hughes’ 50th birthday party, The Backyard in Gainesville, FL [Excerpt] * Ironing * Living * Self-Released (2019)
11.) Thee Handbag Joint / Thee Little Turtle / Sunday Gloom Afternoon Breakfast Cartoon Noise Balloon / Instacabra 777 [Exceprt] * Instagon * Instagon / Briaan D’vil Split * Self-Released (2019)
Part III: As We Grow Older, The Looses Usually Increase
(Another Mini-Mutations joint, using:)
12.) The Hanged Man / Breathing In [Excerpt] * Verhalten * Forgiveness * Modern Tapes (2017)
13.) [untitled] * Petit Sac * Pig Candy / Petit Sac Split Tape * Sweat band Records (2019)
14.) Sonarchy: March 17, 2007 * Seattle Phonographers Union * Seattle Phonographers Union * Mimeomeme / SPU / and/OAR Split Release (2009)
15.) Demogorgon2BC [Mangled / Excerpt] * Chopstick * TONS: Kompripiotr / Chopstick Split LP * LaGrind Noire (2004)
Part IV: This Is An Unfair Hearing Test
16.) A La Bonheur [Excerpt] * Heinz Kiessling * Heinz Kiessling’s Coloured Strings * Meteor Records (1963)
(Yet Another Mini-Mutations joint, using:)
17.) The Media Shifter [Mangled / Remixed / Excerpt] * Negativland * Over The Edge Vol. 7: Time Zones Exchange Project * Seeland Records (1994)
18.) Sonarchy: March 17, 2007 * Seattle Phonographers Union * Seattle Phonographers Union * Mimeomeme / SPU / and/OAR Split Release (2009)
19.) Abyss [Excerpt] * Don Haugen * Abyss / Fucker Tape * Self-Released (2019)
Part V: Paranoia
20.) Paranoia (Iridium) * Richard Pinhas * Metal / Crystal * Cuneform Records (2010)
21.) Soapbox Cutter [Cassette Mix] * Porest * Modern Journal of Popular Savagery * Nashazphone Records (2016)
22.) No Words / No Thoughts [Excerpt / Remix] * Swans * My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky * Young God Records (2010)
23.) Outro * Mini-Mutations…
24.) It’s OK * Dead Moon * Crack In The System * Tombstone Records (1994)
Somewhere between a noir tone poem and a modern day drone, we present the first Psychedelic Noir Drone: In A Lonely Place.
Old Time Radio meets Modern Existential Musical Bliss.
In A Lonely Place: A Psychedelic Noir Drone
Cut-ups by Mini-Mutations, containing excerpts from a variety of episodes from, “The Adventures of Phillip Marlowe,” from the late 40’s.
01.) Intro * Judy Jansen & Travis Wagner
02.) Epilogus [Excerpt] * Aume * Agere Urendum Mentis Epode * Self-Released (2016)
03.) Cedar Lodge Session – Live [Excerpt] * Don Haugen * Dronesmuir: an evening of ethereal drone music * Silent Records (2019)
04.) Impossible Don’t Belong to French Language [Excerpt] * Richard Pinhas * Dark Indicator: a collection of guitar drones *
05.) [track 1] * Rain Lucien Matheke * Autumn Document * Purr Purr Rawr Productions (2019)
06.) The Compound As A Ranch * Doug Haire * The Crawford Opera * Bang Kung Assn (2004)
07.) The Professor * The Social Stomach * The Social Stomach / Body Shame Split Tape * Self-Released
08.) [untitled] * Juice Machine * [3″ Peach Sticker] * Self-Released
09.) [untitled] [Excerpt] * Formaldehydra * February 2020 Music Exchange * Self-Released (2020)
10.) January 26, 2019 at Patrick Hughes’ 50th birthday party, The Backyard in Gainesville, FL [Excerpt] * Ironing * Living * Self-Released (2019)
11.) [Track 2] * Le Petit Sac * 1/2020 * Self-Released (2020)
12.) Brain On A Plate * Four Dimensional Nightmare * Crystallized Carbon * Self-Released (2018)
13.) in the know * Hal McGee * up close and personal (July 2019) * Self-Released (2019)
14.) The Idunno Law * The Ex * Turn * Touch & Go Records (2004)
15.) Dauteg * Jared Sagar * Vornths * Silent Records (2019)
As we continue our tour through the media of the past, we flash-back to this often overlooked moment from the past, when Mini-Mutations was asked to be the musical guest for the Artificial Intelligence Conference, 1984. Listen, as words spoken 40 years ago sound eerily relevant, here and now.
Art-I Con ’84!
Live Performances by Mini-Mutations on 16 February and 17 February, with excerpt from a mysterious cassette, “Artificial-Intelligence Technologies.”
(Here’s a Valentine’s Day Retrocast. Happy Holidays.)
We have to deal with it every day: the capitalist backbone of our culture. It infiltrates nearly every aspect of our lives, and is the focus of some much energy in this world that it is on par with an addiction for some. We spend our days and nights toiling in jobs just to acquire a small amount of it, and spend the rest of the time pouring it into everything that matters: family, relationships, hobbies, and most strangely, survival. We are so concerned with it as a culture that it has become one of the ultimate rock and roll cliches: Gimme Some Money.
For this show, I decided to present all media about money. Rich, poor, new and old, everything in this show centers around cash in one form or another. At first I was initially concerned with taking on this theme, as I wasn’t quite sure if I could fill up a whole show. However, when all was said and done, I had to cut quite a few tracks, and found myself considering how I can probably stretch this out to a multi-part epic. While this might be all I can handle for the time being, it was good to know that this will be an inexhaustible well for ideas.
This show has a couple of firsts working for it. This was the first show that fully utilized the new, two-hour format that will be the usual presentation for Blasphuphmus Radio from here on out. While the show has been “officially” two hours for a number of weeks now, I have been out of town for most of that time, and when I was in town, had to catch up on shows I had fallen behind on. (Hence, the five hour radio event last week, with three new shows in a row.) With all the confusion and weirdness out of the way, this was the first time I could sit down and do a two-hour show that wasn’t an exception. It was just like old times, and while I won’t be using all two hours every week (I will occasionally fill that time with retrocasts), it is fun to have that time available for my use.
It is also one of the first shows that I fully utilized the new equipment that was installed at KPSU. While many DJs are very particular about what they can and can’t use on the air, I have found myself really enjoying the new digital toys that are available to make my show with. While I will never give up using turntables, or even cassettes, it is cool to have computers, iPods, and high-tech CD players at my disposal, too. This show has brought together a number of media sources, all on the fly, to present a pretty awesome show, and I was happy to see what the new equipment can do. Hopefully this will start to make my show even better, as time goes one.
But mostly, I was happy to fit Ray Charles and The Android Sisters into the same radio show. Hell yeah.
Love Can’t Buy You Money
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Selections From “A Fistful of Dollars” [Excerpt I] * Thinking Fellers Loclal 282 * Porcelain Entertainments * Normal Records
02.) Money Money * Avengers * Avengers * CD Presents Records
03.) Big Money * Big Black * Atomizer * Homestead Records
04.) Way of The Money * Gouka * Chaos of Destruction * Dan Doh Records
05.) Money * Terrible Headache * Dewa Comp Tape * Dewa Records
06.) Greed, Money, Useless Children * Jay Retard * Blood Visions * In The Red Records
07.) Big Money * Village Pistols * Killed By Death #7 * Red Rum Records
08.) Big Money * Aunt Helen * Killed By Death #18 * Red Rum Records
09.) Money * Dead Person * Order of The Kite Vol. #2 * ???? (Cholera Records)
10.) Money Orgy * Ennio Morricone * The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to “Diabolik” * Pallottola Foro Records
11.) Love Can’t Buy You Money * Motörhead * Overnight Sensation * Steamhammer Records
12.) Money Makes The More Go * Conga Fury * Terror-Rhythm Vol. 3 * Terror-Rhythm Records
13.) Cashing In * Minor Threat * Complete Discography * Discord Records
14.) Five Dollars An Hour * Born Against * The Rebel Sound Of Shit And Failure * Vermiform Records
15.) I Spent The Rent * The Queers * A Day Late And A Dollar Short * Lookout! Reocrds
16.) Kill The Rich * Anti-Flag * Kill Kill Kill!!! Kill Kill Kill!!! EP * Ripe Records
17.) “Gimme The Cash” * Bruce Willis & Matthieu Kassovitz * The Fifth Element * Columbia Pictures
18.) I Hate The Rich * The Dils * “I Hate The Rich” b/w “You’re Not Blank” * What? Records
19.) Selections From “A Fistful of Dollars” [Excerpt II] * Thinking Fellers Loclal 282 * Porcelain Entertainments * Normal Records
20.) Rich Man’s Dream * Neoboys * History of Portland Punk Vol. 1 * Zeno Records
21.) Rich Bastards ($5 Show) * Steak Knife! * Steak Knife! * Self-Released
22.) “Where’s The Money Lebowski?” * Jeff Bridges & Mark Pellegrino * The Big Lebowski * Working Title Films
23.) Money * The Causey Way * Causey vs. Everything * Alternative Tentacles
24.) Government Money * Bonemen of Barumba * Homework #9 * Hyped To Death Records
25.) Money Money Money * 9th Life * 9th Life * Self-Released
26.) Money Is All I Need * The Kids * The Kids * Philips Records
27.) The Money Programme * Monty Python * Episode 29 * BBC Television
28.) Money Orgy * Ennio Morricone * The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to “Diabolik” * Pallottola Foro Records
29.) Money Rocks * The Scruffs * Angst: The Early Recordings 1974 – 1976 * Dominic Sciscente Records
30.) Stripping For Cash * Half Japanese * Greatest Hits * Safe House Records
31.) Dollar Signs In Her Eyes * The Dead Milkmen * Metaphysical Graffiti * Restless Records
32.) Feisty Millionaire Fills Potholes With Hundred-Dollar Bills * Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo * Strange But True * Matador Records
33.) If I Were A Rich Man * Chaim Topol * Fiddler On The Roof * United Artists
34.) Selections From “A Fistful of Dollars” [Excerpt III] * Thinking Fellers Loclal 282 * Porcelain Entertainments * Normal Records
35.) For The Love Of Money [Remix] * The O’Jays * The Funk Box * Hip-O Records
36.) How To Become Rich Immediately * Loren Howe * The Real Story of Money, Health, and Religion * YouTube.com
37.) Money Honey * Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters * Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 * Atlantic Records
38.) Money In My Pockets * The Mills Brothers * Chronological Vol. 2 (1932 – 1934) * JSP Records
39.) It’s Only Money * Groucho Marx & Frank Sinatra * Double Dynamite * RKO Radio Pictures
40.) I’ve Got Money * James Brown * Roots Of A Revolution * Polydor Records
41.) Money * Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings * I Learned the Hard Way * Daptone Records
42.) Greenbacks * Ray Charles * Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection * Rhino / Wea Records
43.) “Your Money Or Your Life?” * Jack Benny * The Stolen Oscar (28 March, 1948) * CBS Radio
44.) Get Rich Quick * Little Richard * The Formative Years 1951-1953 * Bear Family Records
45.) Money Orgy * Ennio Morricone * The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to “Diabolik” * Pallottola Foro Records
46.) Alienation’s For The Rich * They Might Be Giants * They Might Be Giants * Restless / Bar/None Records
47.) Treasury Wizards * The Android Sisters * Ruby 1: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe * ZBS Records
The only tradition we really have on this show is very simple: we invite the gentlemen of Sadgasm over to offer relationship advice. It’s a fun tradition that has led to some excellent outcomes, and with that in mind, we offer a down-home version of that same idea, Live from the Lava Lamp Lounge.
We offer an advance peek at two tracks from the upcoming Ramen 2.0 (out in February), and we talk about what the band has been up to. Then, we answer questions, and do our best to avoid turning the show into a Star Wars podcast.
A Sadgasm New Year’s / New Tears Special!
Featuring two songs from Ramen 2.0, not yet available to fans!
What? It’s already the 10th? Holy crap! I’m so far behind on my shopping, and there’s still decorating to do. I don’t think the travel plans are final yet, either. Damn. Do we have the Holiday Playlist ready? Ahhhhhhh! How are we gonna finish everything in time?
Fortunately, we have a couple hours at our disposal to focus on getting ready, and today’s show is all about preparing for the holidays: getting the house ready, preparing that meal, making wreathes, and all the other things that we need to get ready for an excellent holiday season. There’s a few live mash-up mixes, a long traditional DJ set, and all sorts of Holiday Goodies that I can’t wait for you to hear!
Our next MVM is on Christmas Eve, and I’m not quite sure what we’re doing yet. I may read some holiday ghost stories… who knows?
Regardless, I’m quite proud of this one I hope you like it, too.
‘Tis The Season To Be Merry
(Contains Excerpts from a variety of Martha Stewart Holiday Specials.)
Part I: Lunch
01. ) Sweat * Airport * Sweat/Pleasure * Motor Records (2013)
02.) Mars * Holst * The Planets, Op. 32 * London Records (1997)
03. ) 01 – 02 Mash-Up * Austin Rich * 10 December 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
04.) Lunch (Live at The ProjektHaus, Pittsburgh, PA, 31 May 1997) * Operation Re-Information * Variable Dump * M-Pire Recordings (1998)
08.) Side A Excerpts (Structures In Stasis / Fluidity / Subtle Sleep / Escape) * Hobo Cubes * Apex Ideals * Debacles Records (2013)
09.) The Celestial Din * Garek Jon Druss * The Celestial Din * Debacles Records (2013)
10.) Fractured Light * Hypnogogue * Adrift * Self-Released (2018)
11.) 08 – 10 Mash-Up * Austin Rich * 10 December 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
Part IV: Beautiful Feeling
12.) “wreathe” (Side A) * Formaldehydra * “wreathe” * Gorbie Lathe Cuts (2019)
13.) People * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * Refreshing Hemorrhage * Butte County Free Music Society (2011)
14.) Gonzo * Instagon * Gonzo 7” * Love Earth Music (2013)
15.) Santa & The Satellite Part 1 * The Original Flying Saucers * Watergrate Superfly Meets Shaft Convention ’72 * IX Chains Records (1973)
16.) No Place in Space * The Scanners * The Scanners * Self-Released (2018)
17.) Action Woman * The Litter * Pebbles Volume One * BFD Records (1979)
18.) Beautiful Feeling * Rich Kids On LSD * The Best of… * Mystic Records (1989)
19.) Hostage * BadXMouth * PCC Grindviolence: The Early Years / BXM Self-Titled * Gorbie Lathe Cuts (2019)
Part V: The Party
20.) I Luv U… Nicorns * godheadSilo * The Scientific Supercake L.P. * Kill Rock Stars Records (1994)
21.) Phoenix * Green Milk From The Planet Orange * Third * Inferior Records (2019)
22.) The Party * John S. Hall & Kramer * “Real Men” * Shimmy Disc Records (1991)
Part VI: Hark! Satanic Santas Sing!
23.) Hark! Satanic Santas Sing! * Babushka, Little Fyodor & The Inactivists * Babushka’s Naughty XXXmas! * Self-Released (2005)
24.) “wreathe” (Side B) * Formaldehydra * “wreathe” * Gorbie Lathe Cuts (2019)
25.) Santa & The Satellite Part 2 * The Original Flying Saucers * Watergrate Superfly Meets Shaft Convention ’72 * IX Chains Records (1973)
It’s the week of Thanksgiving, and of course, I’m busy and hell, trying to get everything ready for the next few months. There’s tons going on, and we always feel like we’re behind. Are we ready for all of this? I hope so.
To that end: I break in the new home-studio, and play a bunch of new ./ old stuff that has been on my mind. There’s a drone mash-up, a noise mash-up, and an old-fashioned DJ set, plus all sorts of Mini-Mutations, too. It’s a fun show, and I hope you enjoy it too.
Don’t let the family get to you too much. Enjoy this podcast for a spell, and get your mind off the holiday season.
Preparing For The Holidays
(Tonight’s program features samples from the films, “How To Be Well Groomed,” from 1949 and, “Control Your Emotions,” from 1950.)
Part I: Run, Turkey, Run!
01. ) Stand Up Lazarus * Bruce Haack * Farad: The Electric Voice * Stone’s Throw (2010)
02.) Side A * LA Lungs * Rrest * Debacle Recors (2014)
03.) Last Instar * Brown * Leipodtera * Anarchy Moon Records (2010)
04.) Ectoplasm * Sir Richard Bishop * Gravitron Polarity Generator * Social Music Record And Tape Club of Portland, OR (2010)
05.) Who Is Tyler Durden? * The Dust Brothers * Fight Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack * Restless Records (1994)
06.) Five Turkeys * Kay Lande & Wade Denning * Fun In The Fall * Golden Records (1969)
Part II: Normal Man
07.) Hallo Gallo * Neu! * Neu! * Grönland Records (1972)
08.) Recorded Syntax * June of 44 * Anahata * Quarterstick Records (1999)
09.) Relics * False Figure * False Figure EP * Last Hour / Near Dark Records (2018)
10.) Atmosphere * Puppies * Mechanical Beat b/w Atmosphere 7″ * Stiff Records (1981)
11.) Normal Man * Men’s Recovery Project * Normal Man EP * Gravity Records (1995)
12.) Paranoimia * The Art of Noise w/ Max Headroom * Paranoimia b/w Why Me? 7″ * Chrysalis Records (1986)
Part III: Food
13.) Buffalo Hump * Guyve * Delaying The Inevitable * Guyve Records (2012)
14.) The Dust Blows Forward ‘n The Dust Blows Back… * Walls of Genius * Crazed To The Core * Walls of Genius (1984)
15.) Standing Above The Copulated * Blood of Chhinnamastika * Unholy Visions of The Divine * The Pet Goat (2019)
16.) As The Legions March Along The Wide Easy Path I Try For and Yearn For The Light * Parousia * Parousia * Parousia (2019)
17.) Mic That She On The Fla * Petit Sac * Petit Sac / Wastelands Split * Sweat Band / Rah-Rah Records (2015)
18.) Food * Nicole Panter * The Story Lady * Kill Rock Stars (1996)
19.) Hatchling (Leg Birth In Bright Yellow And Green) * Endometrium Cuntplow * With Feathers Made From Flesh, She Floated Away Gently * Blistered Mind (2019)
Part IV: Ramblin’
20.) Ramblin’ * Ornette Coleman * The Best of Ornette Coleman * Atlantic Records (1970)
21.) The Calamityville Horror * The Ether Creeps * The Ether Creeps / Petit Sac Split Tape * Sweat Band Records (2018)
22.) Thanksgiving Song * Kay Lande & Wade Denning * Fun In The Fall * Golden Records (1969)
As the season (and my own life) changes, so does Mid-Valley Mutations. It is with this program that we announce a new direction, new ideas, and a new future, while simultaneously, beginning our journey through a dark period in our annual cycle: when rain, clouds, and short days dominate our every moment.
First, the changes: Mid-Valley Mutations will now take on the form of a podcast-only show. We are leaving KMUZ on good terms; in fact, a new show hosted by me will launch on KMUZ soon. But this show is becoming different, finding a new voice, and featuring different kinds of content that need more production and looser rules than I have at KMUZ, and for the time being, the world of podcasting fits the show much better. The Lava Lamp Lounge now has a whole slew of new gear, and will be re-builidng over the winter. We hope to offer you the same show you’ve always enjoyed, but in a new home that fits us much, much better.
We are moving the show to Tuesdays as a result of the change, and we are launching Season 2 of WTBC Radio, where a lot of the live and interview content that wound up on this show will now live. These programs will alternate, every other week, with a few exceptions throughout the year, giving me a chance to breath a little, and return to work that I miss and really love. So, please, re-subscribe to WTBC, and watch for new shows there, soon.
I should mention that, while I have your attention, that if you want to make a donation to help out Heather of Juice Machine, here is the link. Juice Machine are dear friends of the show, and really could use your help. Please, donate as much as you can. Thank you.
For now, here’s a show about wallowing in the desolation that is around us, here on this planet. It would be great if travelers from a distant star could come and save us, as the rats swarm and try to destroy what is left of our world. But sadly, that is just a dream, right?
This one has a live Mini-Mutations jam at the end, so please, stay tuned for that.
Are you ready to enter the Land of The Lost?
The Land of The Lost
(Tonight’s program features samples from the story, “North of Polaris,” from the Escape radio program. It originally aired on 17 May, 1953.
Part I: The Impossible Mission
01. ) The Impossible Mission * Alien Sex Fiend * Here Cum Germs * Passport Records (1987)
02.) Mad Monster Party (Instrumental) * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party Original Motion Picture Soundtrack * Retrograde Records (1998)
03.) Land of The Lost * The Wipers * Land of The Lost * Restless Records (1986)
04.) Ides * Codine * The White Birch * Sub Pop (1994)
05.) Abstraktions * Unwound * New Plastic Ideas * Kill Rock Stars (1994)
Part II: The Old Man
05.) Old Man * Cold Pizza * Cold Pizza * Cold Pizza (2006)
06.) Some Blockheads * Dylan Houser * Diamond Dust * Dylan Houser (2018)
Part III: The Hymnal
07.) Hard-Boil * Juice Machine * Chris Reierson / Juice Machine Split Cassette * Self-Released (2019)
08.) Side A * Cloaca Sisters * Cloaca Sisters * Sweat Band Records *
09.) Hymnal * Black Artiodactyls * A Bird In The Hand * Obfusated Records (2019)
Part IV: The Devestation
10.) Land of The Lost * Mini-Mutations * 15 November 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
Part V: The Aftermath
11.) Gay Republican * Major Hex * Major Hex * Self-Released (2018)
On the 8th of November, 2019, Mid-Valley Mutations was supposed to do an over-the phone interview with The Ether Creeps, an experimental act of which your host has become a bit of a fan. But what was supposed to be a simple phone call turned into… something else.
What was aired on KMUZ that evening is what you can hear in place of this show. But what it is, and if you should listen to it, is not for me to say. Some people thing something was unleashed that evening.
We’ll let you be the judge.
Radio KREP (w/ The Ether Creeps)
01.) Calm Before The Storm * The Ether Creeps
02.) Untitled * Flesh Produce
03.) Buon Giorno, Nicola * Qui
04.) DemonNSkuLL * Action Friend
05.) Dickless * VVOLF MASK * Dickless
06.) Easter Bar * Umlaut
07.) Truck Stop * Bletch * Red Tide
08.) Back Towards * Oort Smog * Smeared Pulse Transfers
09.) Murdered Over A Selfie * Dental Work * The Demon of Revenge
10.) Enough * Brain Fragment
11.) Curveless Crookedness * Convivial Cannibal Clan * Death Dubitabilis
12.) Broken Backs * Sex Golem *
13.) Finger My Fire Man * Chum Out!
14.) House Party In Hell * The Ether Creeps * A Beginner’s Guide To Ethereal Creeping, Volume Two
15.) T-Shirts For Sale * Major Entertainer Mike H *
16.) Voyage In Bad Taste * The Manx * Plasma Rib Tanks
17.) Is This What You Wanted? * Ritual Chair
18.) Cut Yourself Thin * Qui
19.) Prodigy Milkshake * Dani Lam * Amphibious Transmissions From Plastic Island.
20.) The Possession of Annabelle Lee * The J. Hexx Project * Pray
21.) Autopsy Turvy * Dick Van Troglodyte
22.) Irony Bored Shorter * Umlaut
23.) Evil Was Born And Followed The Boy * Terrible Crayon
24.) Prison Shit * Chum Out! * Crystal Dicks
25.) Reznor’s Revenge * The Brockly Tacos * Child Mayonnaise
26.) Sharkweek * Flesh Produce
27.) Dumpster of Love * Sex Golem
28.) On Your Own * Brain Fragment
29.) Of Tongue and Tentacle * The Ether Creeps
30.) Business Class To Valhalla * Needless Dog Surgery
31.) Night Brunch * Action Friend
It’s always nice to visit with friends when you’re having a party like this, at to wrap up our Holiday broadcasts this month, we have the incomparable DJ Victrola, joining us to help clean up the studio, and catch up regrading all things spooky.
We play lots of music and stories relating to ghosts and All Soul’s Day, and we check in with her about her program, and how you can hear it now. I love spending time with DJ Victrola, and this is an excellent and casual show that was a ton of fun.
We close with the timely, “Nov. 1st,” by Crackerbash, a song I listen to every year on Nov. 1st, for as long as I’ve known about this song.
We’re getting ready for that OTHER holiday season, so stay tuned.
Join us for a very cool and rare treat: a re-creation of an electronic music radio program from the late ’80s and early ’90s, which was infamous for their Halloween Shows! Brian Magill is no stranger to our show, and has been making electronic music since the early ’80’s. As part of this work, Brian eventually hosted a radio program at KLCC, Another Green World, as part of their attempt to cater to the interests of electronic music fans and artists, that was on the rise.
However, once a year – on or near Halloween – Another Green World would get… weird. Long sound collages and other forms of musique concrete would take over their broadcasts, often the last things that would air on the station before it would go off the air for the night. The show quickly became infamous, and casual listeners would think something was wrong with the radio. Instead, they were merely catching a glimpse into the musical work that Brian and his co-host, Nathan Griffith, would create, in the moment, on the air.
Tonight’s show is an effort to recreate Another Green World as best as we can, just in time for the show to offer a typical Halloween show, as you might have heard almost 30 years ago. Brian brought in records from his collection, stuff that he would have played on the show then. I actually took a step back, and let him run the board; aside from an interview setting up the concept at the beginning, this is all Brian, and you get to hear something that no one else has heard in three decades.
In Hour 1, settle in for hearing what a typical episode of Another Green World might have been like 30 years ago. Then, strap in for Hour 2, where Brian takes us on a sound collage journey through his favorite artists, and what radio used to sound like.
Along the way, we get heavy doses of Fervent Torpor, AND a number of unreleased, unavailable, and previously unheard recordings by Brian from over the years. If you ever thought to yourself, “I bet that artist has a ton of other recordings I haven’t heard yet,” This is just the tip of the iceberg. Brian could have done two hours of his own unreleased material, which would have been as good as the stuff on his record, “1000 Years of Solitude.” Instead, you get to hear it in this show, tonight.
Shows like this are something special, and you cannot (and will not) hear stuff like this anywhere else. This is a very unique Halloween Performance / Broadcast, and it’s this kind of show that makes me excited to keep bringing you radio like this.
This week we continue our Ghost Story program with special guest, Obadiah Baird, who talks about editing The Audient Void, his favorite free horror movies, and then we read some poetry that is perfect for this time of year.
In hour two, Nathan Carson and Erin Jane Laroue provide an excellent rendition of an Ambrose Bierce short story, and so much more. This is a good one!
This time of year is a lot of fun when you can get some guests in the studio, and with that in mind, we got none other than Kylie Burbank, and her friend Elder Valik Grey of the local Vampire Council..
The Holiday season sneaks up on us sooner and sooner every year, and I almost forgot to get into the mood before October got here. Fortunately I was reminded at just the last minute, and so we have an excellent program for you this evening!
Two phone calls with spooky stories to make you shiver! Artist Jody Kat calls in to talk about a family tradition she used to participate in. And in hour two, comedian Emily Rivera calls with a couple of songs and a story about something that happened, at a certain bridge…
There’s a ton of excellent holiday fun this year, that’s just getting underway. So please, keep listening all month long. There’s plenty more Ghost Stories coming your way.
Summertime seems reminiscent to me of US History. Forth of July. All that America being decided 200+ years ago in the most intense heat imaginable. And with the environment trending the way it does, our summer’s will only be worse, so we have books about history to turn to – or, in some cases, records – to help us pass the time.
“The Making of A Nation” is a record from 1963, part of a Time / Life series, and occasionally you see them in thrift stores. What I put them on, what fascinated me is that it is a Whistle-Stop tour of US History, as I remember it being taught to me in the ’80’s. I guess it isn’t surprising that this story didn’t really change for decades. Certain things do not change. But if we compare the social change that has occurred in the last 20 years – since I graduated from High School – the story of our own history is so problematic that it would not be told in this same way again.
Listening to a history lesson from almost 60 years ago is, in many ways, not surprising. But what is surprising is how fabricated it really is. The story I grew up with – one that many of us know – was carefully edited, and manipulated to present a tale that sold one idea, and oppressed many others. While my particular re-presentation doesn’t actually re-contextualize any of this – that would be a project for another day – it offers a glimpse into our racist and sexist past that, here and now, seems far closer than the 60 years by which now and then are separated.
To accompany this, I have more excellent music from the infamous “Banker’s Box.” There’s so much new stuff that this will probably be the format of the show for a while, at least until I catch up and get a few more projects off my desk.
The Making of A Nation
Part I: Interlude
01.) Interlude * S Hacek * S. Hacek * S. Hacek Music (2004)
02.) Chambers * Nova Scotian Arms * Sacred Drift * Sonic Meditations (2011)
Part II: Chambers
02.) Chambers (cont.)
Part III: The Energy Crisis Blues
03.) 3 AM at the Border of the Marsh from Okefenokee * Tangerine Dream * Stratosfear * Virgin Records (1976)
04.) Butterfuly Bones * Four Dimensional Nightmare * Crystallized Carbon * Four Dimensional Nightmare Music (2018)
05.) N-ER-GEE (Crisis Blues) * The Residents * Meet The Residents * Ralph Records (1974)
Part IV: Become Legion
06.) [track 1] * Chemotroph * VIII * Chemotroph Music (2017)
07.) One Become Two Become Legion * The Ether Creeps * Skin Beetles x Dental Work x Ether Creeps x The Petit Sac – 4 Way Split * Placenta Recordings (2019)
08.) G.Z. * Arvo Zylo * Sequencer Works Volume Three * Personal Archives (2017)
Part V: Unwanted
09.) Unwanted * Tim Maloney * Natsuko * Naked Rabbit Records (1997)
10.) 3 Judit, 4 Zsuzsa * Európa Kiadó * Love ’82 * Bahia Music (1997)
11.) [untitled] * Forrest Friends * [untitled] * Town Hall Deth (2018)
Part VI: San Antonio Desert
12.) San Antonio Desert * The Memphis Goons * While Elvis Slept * Shangri-La Records (1998)
13.) Kopp Out * The Quaint * Political Songs * The Quaint Music (2019)
14.) Lonely Brunch In Perpetuity For The Man With No Personality * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * Being Happy All The Time Would Be Extremely Depressing * Butte County Free Music Society (2018)
15.) [track 2] * Хапчык * Sand Witch Hunt * Хапчык Music (2019)
It is no secret that my friends and I usually get together and… listen to music. It’s a nice chance of pace from going on the radio and listening to music, or going to a show to see some live music. What I’m getting at is: would you like to listen to some music? Because we have two hours of a new show for you this week, where my friend Obadiah and I get together and enjoy some of the finer selections from our collections.
Aside from about three selections that we included in this program – and excluding the commercials and voice-overs – every bit of this program came from 7″ records. Doing a show like this is a bit of an endurance challenge; you don’t really get to take a break, and the whole show is spent on your feet, flipping records and cueing up the next thing. No time to chat. No time to check if you have the speed set right. No time to get everything set at the right level. These are loud and fast rock and roll records, and we need to go go go!
Technical issues aside, we blast through a massive slice of our record collections, bringing you choice records with our favorite tunes. The weather computer chimes in a few times with notes about his taste, and on the whole, we have an excellent time.
You don’t really get to know either of us outside of our selections during this show. We talk a little, but we usually just get to the next song. This is about rocking out, and hopefully it comes through. Who says you have to be overly strange in everything you do? There’s plenty of strange lyrics and odd bits and bobs as we wend are way through the vinyl stacks.
Hopefully you find the path we took pretty excellent,, too.
Obadiah & The Grumpy Punk
01.) Love Song * The Damned
02.) Pathos * Moral Crux
03.) Ralph Reed * Brother Inferior
04.) Life of Crime * The Weirdos *
05.) I’m A Confused Man * The Headcoats *
06.) Out of Sight * Teengenerate
07.) Sad Girl Por Vida * Pretty Girls Make Graves
08.) You Won’t See Me Anymore * The Nice Boys *
09.) Androgynous * The Replacements
10.) Good Sculptures * The Rezillos
11.) Turnaround * Devo
12.) Bricks * Crimpshrine
13.) Frequency Sequence * Man… Or Astro-Man?
14.) Fire In The Western World * Dead Moon
15.) Boodstains * Agent Orange
16.) Do The Crash! Crash! * The Agenda
17.) Have You Heard The Music? * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live *
18.) Trunkload of Satanized Luggage * Arcweld
19.) Jesus Was A Vato * Chicano-Christ
20.) Ciao Bella * Marc Ribot & Tom Waits
21.) Rebel Girl * Bikini Kill
22.) Left Out Now * The Gossip
23.) Kick Out The Jams * MC5
24.) No Time To Be 21 * The Adverts
25.) Automatic * Scared of Chaka
26.) Dramatic History of a Boring Town * J Church
27.) Dumb Radio * Dimestore Haloes
28.) Shield Your Eyes * Jawbreaker
29.) The Sound of Jazz to Come / N.O.U.S.P.T.D.A. * The Nation of Ulysses
30.) Johnny Thunders * Murder City Devils
31.) Question And Answer Session * The Miss
32.) On The Avenue * The Potatomen
33.) 65 Miles * The Jimmies *
34.) Dutch Courage * The Armitage Shanks *
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Part I: Submerged
01.) No. 3 * Tom Furgas * 23 July 2012 * Tom Furgas Editions (2012)
02.) Protection * Onomatopoeia * Ethnic Utopia * 13 Records (1993)
03.) Submerged * Hypnagogue * Adrift * Hypnagogue Records (2018)
Part II: Landing In A Cemetery
04.) Molting Riviera * Dylan Houser * Dismal King / Dreary Split * Dylan Houser Music (2019)
05.) Resonant * Brad Anderson * Krackwerk * Brad Anderson Music (2018)
06.) Machinery of the Sea * John Shirley & Jerry King * Spaceship Landing In A Cemetery * Jupiterworks Music (2018)
Part III: The Unconscious Soul
07.) Minor Damage To The Unconscious Soul * I Died * Quantum Mines * Phage Tapes (2008)
08.) 542 * chefkirk * 50¢ * chefkirk Music (2019)
09.) (untitled) * Boar * Boar / Petit Sac Split * Sweatband Records (2015)
Part IV: The Spice
10.) Halloween * MX-80 * Das Love Boat * Atavistic Records (1995)
11.) Jungle Jim * Rodan * Rusty * Quarterstick Records (1994)
12.) The Spice * Don Gero * Weirding * Ewe of Now Recordings (2016)
13.) Mahalsala * Black Artiodactyls * A Bird In Hand * Obfuscated Records (2019)
Part V: I Am Cursed
14.) Side A (Untited 1) * Forrest Friends * (untitled) * Town Hall Deth (2019)
15.) Lord of the Ringworm * The Ether Creeps * The Ether Creeps / Petit Sac Split * Sweatband Records (2015)
16.) Morpz / Kruzly Kurmdgon * Modal Zork * Oba Gooba of Gort Nork * Bumpy Records (2018)
17.) Grave Digging * Deadly Discs * Bury Me Deep, For I Am Cursed * Deadly Discs Music (2017)
Part VI: Ascension
18.) Human vs. Mechanical Turtle * Le Petit Sac * DJ Embryonic Petit Sac + Tinklepotty Split * Sweatband Records (2015)
19.) Morning Exercise In The Coded Ether [Excerpt 1] * Radio Vietnam * Radio Vietnam * Sublime Frequencies (2015)
20.) Deseret * The Cosmos Group * Fried Robot Boogie & Ascension * Shuffle Ball Records (2002)
21.) Morning Exercise In The Coded Ether [Excerpt 2] * Radio Vietnam * Radio Vietnam * Sublime Frequencies (2015)
It’s been 21 years since I started in radio, this might be the strangest night I have ever participated in. After a tremendous amount of negotiating with Sweatband Records, which now mostly covers what I can’t say in exchange for some of their product, this podcast and video — in this highly edited and altered form — marks the only remaining document of the night Le Petit Sac visited Mid-Valley Mutations. Be thankful even this much still exists.
Here’s what I can say: after playing a show with Sac back in March (itself a very long story), I was contacted about him making an appearance on Mid-Valley Mutations. After a long negotiation period, we settled on the 29th of June. Once we settled on the date, I received a series of weird messages, trying to confirm rumors these people were hearing about the show. (These rumors revolved around he and I switching identities, that he was performing in Olympia as me, and that I wasn’t even in touch with the real Sac.) I didn’t think anything of this, and instead, prepared like I do normally.
On the night three people arrived at KMUZ: two men in suits who claimed to be representatives of Sweatband Records, and a third who was dressed as The Sac I’d come to know. Immediately I was handed this card: “DJ Embryonic Petit Sac will not talk for the first hour. He will select music for you to play. During the second hour he will take phone calls and perform some short sets. Do not talk directly to the Sac before or after the show. After the Vanity Fair fiasco, there will be no interview either. No requests. The Sac will not play anything from his records. No photography. If the Sac nods at you, you will be allowed to perform with him. Failure to comply with these rules will result in immediate legal action. No exceptions.”
The two representatives from Sweatband said very little the entire time, but did accept the complementary Red Licorice in the lobby.
While I was preparing for the show in the DJ booth, I overheard a number of phone calls that The Sac took, where he said over and over that he, “didn’t want to do this.” These calls contained a lot of profanity, and he used a voice I’ve never heard him use before.
I decided to film him anyway, in spite of the warning, and while the Sweatband representatives did nothing to stop me, afterwards they confiscated everything I brought to the radio station — CDs, gear, recordings, my phone, EVERYTHING — and held me for hours in the station lobby while the reps reviewed every inch of the footage and went over every piece of my gear. The Sac left immediately after the show, once the person at the door had been “dealt with.” (I was never told what that meant.) Finally, a lawyer arrived, and after another hour of discussions, I was allowed to leave, with my gear in hand, and was given a second angle that I was unaware of, that was very strangely edited. The video on my phone was mangled too.
I wanted to post this show immediately, as I felt like this story needed to get out. However, I was informed I couldn’t publish until my post, the audio, and the video was reviewed by Sweatband, again. I can only hope that they kept all 100,000 words of this incredible story in the final version that gets out to the world, but I’ll be happy if ANY of this show actually makes it out, period.
So, sit back, and enjoy Sweatband Records and Mid-Valley Mutations presenting: Le Petit Sac. I think?
Le Petit Sac, LIVE!
HOUR 1: DJ Embryonic Petit Sac spins Sweatband Records hits.
Part I: Ordinary Everyday Conversation
01.) Simulate The Sound of Speech * Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
02.) Live At Axolotl Insemination Ranch, Dec 2010 Portland OR * DJ Embryonic Petit Sac * 3 Way Banana Split * Sweatband Records (2011)
03.) Epic Snacks * Razzle Blaster * 3 Way Banana Split * Sweatband Records (2011)
04.) Sacred Thistles (side a) * The Manx * 3 Way Banana Split * Sweatband Records (2011)
Part II: These Hearing Difficulties
05.) Good Hello * Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
06.) Sacred Thistles (side b) * The Manx * 3 Way Banana Split * Sweatband Records (2011)
07.) Sexy Quest * Razzle Blaster * 3 Way Banana Split * Sweatband Records (2011)
08.) Live At Golden Trapper Keeper Lodge, Aug 2010 San Francisco CA * DJ Embryonic Petit Sac * 3 Way Banana Split * Sweatband Records (2011)
09.) These Hearing Difficulties * Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
10.) Spokesman * Tinklepotty * When We Were Whole Split Cassette * Sweatband Records (2015)
11.) Sleep: The Seductive Minion of The Enemy * Tinklepotty * When We Were Whole Split Cassette * Sweatband Records (2015)
12.) Delayed To Humanize * Tinklepotty * When We Were Whole Split Cassette * Sweatband Records (2015)
13.) Gurge Reaction * Oort Smog * Smeared Pulse Transfers * Sweatband Records (2019)
14.) Loam Yourself And Die Trying * Oort Smog * Smeared Pulse Transfers * Sweatband Records (2019)
Part III: It’s Difficult To Tell One Instrument From Another
15.) Weather Computer, Are You There? * Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
16.) The Weather * The Weather Computer w/ Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
17.) Roadkill Carousel * The Ether Creeps * Split * Sweatband Records (2018)
18.) Calm Before The Swarm (Excerpt) * The Ether Creeps * Split * Sweatband Records (2018)
19.) Blood Gold * The Manx * Blood Chronicles 7” * Sweatband Records (2013)
20.) Interlude * Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
21.) [untitled] * Arlo Brooks * Split * Sweatband Records (2016)
22.) More Limited Than The Most Antiquated Recordings * Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
HOUR 2: Live Sac Taking Calls w/ Mini-Mutations.
Part IV: Typical Hearing Loss
23.) Questions? Hello? * Le Petit Sac w/ Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
24.) Caller 1: “I live beneath the lighthouse by the cove.” * Le Petit Sac w/ Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
25.) More Live Sac * Le Petit Sac * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
26.) Caller 2: “They found me, actually.” * Le Petit Sac w/ Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
Part V: Sensitivity To High Frequencies
27.) As We Grow Older, The Losses Usually Increase * Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
28.) Even More Live Sac * Le Petit Sac * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
29.) Caller 3: “He’s taken my bunny guy thing.” * Le Petit Sac w/ Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
Part VI: Sound Alike
30.) The Weather * Le Petit Sac w/ The Weather Computer * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
31.) Caller 4: “I’m calling from you.” * Le Petit Sac w/ Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
32.) That Was Hard To Follow, Wasn’t It? * Le Petit Sac w/ Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
33.) Au Revoir * Mini-Mutations * Live, 29 June 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)