The People Who Died Part III (#220)

The People Who Died Part III (#220)

It is astonishing how many artists passed in the last three years. Here’s even more that deserve remembering at least one more time.

Enjoy!

 

The People Who Died

Part I:

01.) Sentimental Journey * Doris Day
02.) Air * Cecil Taylor * The World of Cecil Taylor

Part II:

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

Part III:

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

Part IV:

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

Part V:

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

Part VI:

25.) The Loomis Affair * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 15 January 1950

The People Who Died Part II (#219)

The People Who Died Part II (#219)

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.

Enjoy!

 

The People Who Died

Part I:

01.) J’entends cette musique * France Gall * Les années Philips 1963-1969
02.) Cell Walk For Celeste * Cecil Taylor * New York City R&B

Part II:

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

Part III:

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

Part IV:

14.) He’s A Rebel * The Crystals * Twist Uptown
15.) Ain’t Too Proud To Beg * The Temptations * The Best of Motown

Part IV:

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

Part V:

23.) Smoke Screen * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 8 January 1950

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio Zine: Gathering Up The Bits (Pilot Segments)

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio Zine: Gathering Up The Bits (Pilot Segments)

Written & Performed by Austin Rich.

Produced in December of 2020, featuring older things, like, “New Reading Resolution” and “DIY Planner,” by Austin Rich.

 

Musical Selections (usually in excerpt):

Musical Interlude * Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet * Savvy Show Stoppers * Glass Records (1988)

Customized * Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet * Savvy Show Stoppers * Glass Records (1988)

The People Who Died (#218)

The People Who Died (#218)

We offer a run-down of the people who died over the last three years, and play some selections of their music.

Enjoy!

 

The People Who Died

Part I:

01.) loss of a loved one * The Residents * God In Three Persons
02.) O.P. * Cecil Taylor * New York City R&B

Part II:

03.) Cheap Tragedies * Avengers * Avengers
04.) Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have) * Buzzcocks * Singles Going Steady

Part III:

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

Part IV:

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

Part IV:

16.) Lousy Weekend * Daniel Johnston * Fun

Part V:

17.) The Man From Cairo * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 1 January 1950

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio ‘Zine: Issue #26: What Are You Going To Do With 390 Photographs of Christmas Trees?

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio ‘Zine: Issue #26: What Are You Going To Do With 390 Photographs of Christmas Trees?

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)

New Year’s Nightmare (#217)

New Year’s Nightmare (#217)

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.

Enjoy!

 

 

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.

Part I:

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

Part II:

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

Part III:

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

Part IV:

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

Part V:

16.) Visible Alex * Moth Hunter * Visible Alex
17.) Subterranean Waterway Barge Conveyance * Hal McGee * Battery Operated

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio ‘Zine: Issue #25: The Ghost’s Summons

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio ‘Zine: Issue #25: The Ghost’s Summons

Performed by Austin Rich.

Issue #24, produced in December of 2020, featuring a murderous holiday treat, “The Ghost’s Summons,” by Ada Buisson, read by Austin Rich.

 

 

Musical Selections (usually in excerpt):

(Isn’t It A Shame That) Christmas Comes But Once A Year * Jimmy Durante * Christmas Is For Children * Lion Records (1958)

Auld Lang Syne * Eban Schletter * Cosmic Christmas * Oglio Records (2009)

Dancing Dan’s Christmas (#216)

Dancing Dan’s Christmas (#216)

An old-fashioned Holiday Program from me, in that it’s the way I used to do them, 10 years ago.

Enjoy!

 

 

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.

Part I:

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

Part II:

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

Part III:

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!

Part IV:

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!

Part V:

17.) I Am A Human Recording * Hal McGee * Battery Operated

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio ‘Zine: Issue #24: Holiday Music & Robert Frost

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio ‘Zine: Issue #24: Holiday Music & Robert Frost

Performed by Austin Rich.

Issue #24, produced in December of 2020, featuring a currently topical poem (in a number of ways), “Christmas Trees,” by Robert Frost, read by Austin Rich.

 

Musical Selections (usually in excerpt):

The 12 Days of Christmas * Bob & Doug McKenzie * The Great White North * Anthem Records (1981)

Let’s Have A Patrick Swayze Christmas * Crow, Tom Servo * Joel * Mystery Science Theater 3000 * Best Brains (1991)

The Bathing Suit That Grandma Wore * Paul Williams, Jerry Nelson & Marilyn Sokol * Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas * CBC Television (1977)

Snow! * Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney & Vera-Ellen * White Christmas * Paramount Pictures (1954)

 

 

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio ‘Zine: Issue #23: Holiday Music & The Cremation of Sam McGee

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio ‘Zine: Issue #23: Holiday Music & The Cremation of Sam McGee

Performed by Austin Rich.

Issue #23, produced in December of 2020, featuring a very cold poem indeed, “The Cremation of Sam McGee,” read by Austin Rich in 1998.

Musical Selections (usually in excerpt):

Sleigh Ride * The Ventures * …Christmas Album * Dolton Records (1965)

Where Would You Be Without Me? * Bing Crosby, Twiggy & Ron Moody * Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas * CBS Television (1977)

 

Christmas Shopping In The Future With Jerry Browning (#214)

Christmas Shopping In The Future With Jerry Browning (#214)

This is sort of a grab-bag program, in many ways. There’s some live Mini-Mutations, what I’m calling Futuristic Christmas Carols, as I pontificate on the holiday season.

Then, there’s a quartet of Holiday Episodes from Calling All Detectives, with Jerry Browning.

Then we close with another installment of Hal McGee’s Holiday Audio Assemblage from last year, “Battery Operated,” with the second track from that disc.

Enjoy!

 

 

Christmas Shopping In The Future With Jerry Browning

Part I: 

01.) Santa Claus Is Murdered * Calling All Detectives * 7 December 1948

Part II: 

02.) Too Many Santas * Calling All Detectives * 24 December 1948

Part III: 

03.) A Case While Shopping * Calling All Detectives * 31 December 1948

Part IV: 

04.) A Christmas Ornament Is A Valuable Clue * Calling All Detectives * 5 January 1949

Part V: battery operated

05.) a dream from which I just awoke * Hal McGee * battery operated * Self-Released (2020)

Part VI: 

06.) High Pressure * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 27 November 1949

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio ‘Zine: Issue #22: Smee: A Holiday Ghost Story

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio ‘Zine: Issue #22: Smee: A Holiday Ghost Story

Performed by Austin Rich.

Issue #22, produced in November of 2020, featured this story that was lost and then found, “Smee,” written by AM Barrage in 1927, and read by Austin Rich

 

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio ‘Zine: Issue #21: Some Thanksgiving Leftovers

Somewhere In-Between: A Radio Zine Issue #21: Some Thanksgiving Leftovers

Written & Performed by Austin Rich.

Issue #21, produced in November of 2020, featuring fatting stories like, “New Traditions,” &, “#NaNoWriMo” 

 

Musical Selections (usually in excerpt):

Everybody Eats When They Come To My House * Cab Calloway * Frantic In The Atlantic * Prism Leisure Corporation (1987)

Paperback Writer * The B-52s * Paperback Writer * Astralwerks (2020)

A Broken Hell Is A Functional Hell (#210)

A Broken Hell Is A Functional Hell (#210)

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

Enjoy!

 

A Broken Hell Is A Functional Hell

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

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

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

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

Frans Zwartjes – Masterpiece – Masterpiece/Spectator

(behind DJ- more from Zwartjes, Spectator)

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

(behind DJ: more from Frank Garvey)

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

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

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

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

Compest – Abseits – Leitern Und Pfade

“Nov. 1” by Crackerbash

“Nov 1” b/w “Halloween Candy”

“Nov. 1” by Crackerbash

I listen to this song every November 1st.  It’s by Crackerbash, a little known Portland band that I only got to see twice.

Playlist & Footnotes:

*

But they were really, really great.

There’s some stuff available if you want to start digging.  I recommend this live set from a performance in Corvallis in 1992.

Sean Crogan is currently the front man in The Pynnacles.  They a really, really great, too.

Enjoy.

(Aired 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2020.)

At The Movies w/ DJ Victrola! (Halloween Spook-tacular 2020!) (#208)

At The Movies w/ DJ Victrola! (Halloween Spook-tacular 2020!) (#208)

Continuing our annual tradition, DJ Victrola and I put up a piece of plexiglass between us in the radio station lobby, and watch a bunch of old horror movies, talking about some of our favorite films.

Then, keep listening, as Victrola offers up a reading of a wonderful Lovecraft story, and then in hour two, I read the chilling story, “Lost Hearts.”

Enjoy!

 

 

At The Movies w/ DJ Victrola! (Halloween Spook-tacular 2020!)

Hour 1:

01. ) The Mummy Theme (1932)
02.) The Creature From The Black Lagoon Theme (1954)
03.) The Wolf Man Theme (1941)
04.) King Kong Theme (1933)

05.) The Cats of Ulthar by H. P. Lovecraft (read by DJ Victrola)
06.) Cat People (Putting Out Fire) * David Bowie * Cat People * Backstreet Records (1982)

07.) River Hill Sheepsquatch * TerrorVision * WNUF TV28 Presents Frank Stewart Investigates * TerrorVision (2015)

08.) The Invisible Man Theme (1933)

Hour 2:

09.) The Terminator Theme (1984)
10.) Alien Theme (1979)

11.) Lost Hearts by M.R. James (read by Austin Rich)

12.) Videodrome Theme (1983)
13.) Invasion of The Body Snatchers Theme (1978)
14.) The Blob Closing Theme * The Five Blobs

15.) Tubular Bells (The Exorcist Theme) * Mike Oldfield * Tubular Bells * Virgin Records (1973)

A Night On Horror Island (#207)

A Night On Horror Island (#207)

Somehow I have would up in Florida, but my good friend Bill Martin happens to own a boat there. Maybe he can help me get home, somehow, on his way to Horror Island?

Enjoy!

 

A Night On Horror Island

01. ) Horror Island * George Waggner

02.) Quest For The Traneeneh * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 16 October 1949

 

A Night On Haunted Hill (#206)

A Night On Haunted Hill (#206)

I continue my way home, through an awfully creepy forest, I stumble upon a very strange house on a Haunted Hill, where some unusual characters are having what they call a “party.”

Enjoy!

 

A Night On Haunted Hill

01. ) A Night On Haunted Hill * William Castle

02.) Occasional Organ * Mini-Mutations

03.) The Man With No Name * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 9 October 1949

The Nightside of Eden (#205)

The Nightside of Eden (#205)

I wander through a creepy forest to the Nightside of Eden, where Daona offer a unique studio session for our program.

Enjoy!

The Nightside of Eden

HOUR 1

Part I: 

01. ) A Creepy Forest * Mini-Mutations

HOUR 2

Part II: 

02.) Nightside of Eden * Daona

Part III: Dimestore Radio Theater

03.) Pattern for Revenge * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 2 October 1949

Memories of NoiseFests Past (#204)

Memories of NoiseFests Past (#204)

Some performances from previous NoiseFests.

Enjoy!


Memories of NoiseFests Past

HOUR 1

Part I: 

01. ) Juice Machine (2019)

Part II: 

02.) Chopstick (2019)

Part III: 

03.) MKUltramegaphone (2017)
04.) Holiday Special (2019)

HOUR 2

Part IV: 

05.) Mini-Mutations (2018))

Part V: 

06.) John Frank & Don Haugen (2019)

Part VI: Dimestore Radio Theater

07.) Memento From Adelaide * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 25 September 1949

Dreams Dissolve (#203)

Dreams Dissolve (#203)

Trying to catch up one life, with a DJ show where Dreams dissolve before your very ears.

Enjoy!

 

Dreams Dissolve

HOUR 1

Part I: Flashbacks

01. ) Transparent Radiation * Spacemen 3 * Translucent Flashbacks (The Glass Singles) * Fire Records (1995)
02.) Dreams Dissolve * AUME * Elemental * AUME Music (2017)

Part II: Pittsburg, 2018

03.) Rendaku 37 Hary Bones Pittsburg 2018 * Plutonium Burrito * Mail Art Package * Self-Rebased (2020)

Part III: Vape Plague

04.) ID * R33k * Vape Plague * R33k Music (2020)
05.) channel 4 * Pigeonhole * channels * Grain of Salt Records (1999)

HOUR 2

Part IV: Sounds & Looks Like Life

06.) The Fungus Among Us [ Excerpt] * Electronic Cottage * Sounds And Looks Like Life: Audio Folk Art Assemblage * Electronic Cottage (2020)

Part V: Dimestore Radio Theater

07.) The Nile Runs High * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 18 September 1949

Happy When It Rains (#202)

Happy When It Rains (#202)

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.

Enjoy!

 

Happy When It Rains

HOUR 1

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

HOUR 2

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

Looking At Exploration Into Deep Space (#201)

Looking At Exploration Into Deep Space (#201)

An exploration of new music, and some of the ways that we can eventually get to deep space.

Enjoy!

 

Looking At Exploration Into Deep Space

01. ) Wind And Clouds * Phinney / McGee * Cooperative Principle * Harsh Reality (2020)
02. ) Am Trafo * P16. D4 * Three Projects * RRRecords (1993)
03. ) My Little Red Planet * Instagon * Planets * TIF (2019)
04. ) The Circle / The Serpent * Arvo Zylo * Children of The Stones * Ballast Records (2019)
05. ) soften the blow * brunk * Forgotten Memories of a Harsh Future: Electronic Cottage Compilation 7 * Haltapes (2020)
06. ) Darling, I Love You * Girls On Fire * EC Split 1 * Haltapes (2020)
07. ) inerrant * dylan houser * Musical Postcards * Self-Released (2020)
08. ) We’ve Really Not Gone Very Far (Live) * Mini-Mutations * Live 8 September 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020)
09. ) Mother Nature * M.NOMIZED * Forgotten Memories of a Harsh Future: Electronic Cottage Compilation 7 * Haltapes (2020)

10.) A Stranger To The Desert * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 4 September 1949

Ribbon Radio Capsule II (#200)

Ribbon Radio Capsule II (#200)

All cassette tapes.

Enjoy!

 

Ribbon Radio Capsule II

1. ) Cowboys In Cuba * Chris & Cosy * Trance * Rough Trade (1982)
2. ) Trickle Down Economics * Fivepaw * Fivepaw * FPNP Tapes (2016)
3. ) Shed No Tears (Live) * Flipper * Blow’n Chunks * ROIR (1984)
4. ) áváцvпólç [Excerpt] * cyveiliog * áváцvпóІç * Self-Released (2020)
5. ) Things Evolve in Swamps (Live) * Tomokie’s Cup * The Worst Five Live * Self-Released (2019)
6. ) (1 – A) * Black Magic Cyborg * Black Magic Cyborg * Self-Released (2019)
7. ) Full Explanation of Answer * Unwound * The Future of What * Kill Rock Stars (1995)

8.) The Lady from Istanbul * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 28 August 1949

The Formaldemutations, Mini-Hydra Digital Fourth of July BBQ! (#197)

The Formaldemutations, Mini-Hydra Digital Fourth of July BBQ! (#197)

Live performances in the Formaldehydra digital backyard.

Peppered throughout, we talk about Hell Garbage, making music, house shows, and lots of stuff about music.

Enjoy!

 

The Formaldemutations, Mini-Hydra Digital Fourth of July BBQ! 

Gold Fever * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 7 August 1949

The Great Outdoors Part II (Retrocast)

The Great Outdoors Part II (Retrocast)

Join me and Xeres of Xeron as we explore The Great Outdoors .

Enjoy!

 

The Great Outdoors Part II (Retrocast)

HOUR 1

Part I: 

01.) The Great Outdoors Part II * Xeres & Austin * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

Hour 2:

Part II: 

10.) The Coward of Mouth Kahn * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 24 July 1949

 

The Great Outdoors Part I (Retrocast)

The Great Outdoors Part I (Retrocast)

Join me and Xeres of Xeron as we explore The Great Outdoors .

Enjoy!

 

The Great Outdoors Part I (Retrocast)

HOUR 1

Part I: 

01.) The Great Outdoors Part I * Xeres & Austin * 22 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

Hour 2:

Part II: 

10.) The Race * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 17 July 1949

 

The Study of The Universe: The Most Remote Objects In Space (#195)

The Study of The Universe: The Most Remote Objects In Space (#195)

A continued guide to the  old Universe.  .

Enjoy!

 

The Study of The Universe: The Most Remote Objects In Space

HOUR 1

Part I: 

01.) My Long Ago Encounter of The Far Away Kind * Mini-Mutations * 8 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutations

Part II: 

02.) The Universe * Mini-Mutations * 8 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutations

Part III: 

06.) The What’s This Called? Noise-A-Que * Mini-Mutations * 8 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutation

Hour 2:

Part IV: 

10.) The Broken Wing * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 10 July 1949

 

The Study of The Universe (#194)

The Study of The Universe (#194)

A new guide to the  old Universe.  .

Enjoy!

 

The Study of The Universe 

HOUR 1

Part I: 

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)

Part II: 

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

Part III: 

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

Hour 2:

Part IV: 

10.) The Map of Murder * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 3 July 1949

 

Present In This Moment (#193)

Present In This Moment (#193)

A guide to remaining present in this moment..

Enjoy!

 

Present In This Moment

HOUR 1

Part I: 

01.) Present In This Moment * Mini-Mutations * 22 June 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020)

Part II: 

02.) Present In This Moment * Mini-Mutations * 22 June 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020)

Part III: 

03.) Present In This Moment * Mini-Mutations * 22 June 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020)

HOUR 2

Part IV: Serenity Lane

04.) The Big Ditch * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 19 June 1949

On Vacation (#187)

On Vacation (#187)

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.

Enjoy!

 

 

On Vacation

(This show uses samples throughout the broadcast taken from a series of YouTube videos that can be found here, here and here.)

HOUR 1

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)

HOUR 2

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)

…using…

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)

Hour 3:

Part VII: Get This And Get It Straight

19.) The Cloak of Kamehameha * The Adventures of Phillip Marlowe * 23 April 1949 * CBS Radio (1949)

A Classical Gas (#186)

A Classical Gas (#186)

Discovering a cache of classical records here in the Lava Lamp Lounge, we decided to have A Classical Gas, and mix up a. bunch of classical records you may (not) recognize.

Enjoy!

 

A Classical Gas

Hour 1:

(This episode contains excerpts from the series of videos, “How To Listen To Classical Music.”)

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)

Hour 2: 

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)

Hour 3:

12.) A Song In The Night * Rocky Jordan * 28 May 1950 * CBS Radio (1950)

How To Become A Radio DJ (Part 3) (#185)

How To Become A Radio DJ (Part 3) (#185)

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?

Enjoy!

 

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.)

HOUR 1

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)

HOUR 2

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)

using…

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)

Hour 3:

Part VII: Get This And Get It Straight

19.) The Collector’s Item * The Adventures of Phillip Marlowe * 25 August 1950 * CBS Radio (1950)

How To Become A Radio DJ (Part 2) (#184)

How To Become A Radio DJ (Part 2) (#184)

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.

Enjoy!

 

 

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.)

HOUR 1

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)

HOUR 2

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)

Part IV:

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)

Getting Through (#183)

Getting Through (#183)

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.

Enjoy!

 

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)

HOUR 2

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)

HOUR 3

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)

The Sound of Tomorrow (18 March 2020)

The Sound of Tomorrow (18 March 2020)

I call in to The Sound of Tomorrow, to discuss some of the things I’m doing to help pass the time while I’m “vacationing at home.”:

“Spend your time self-isolatizing with Ross and Heather on today’s new Sound of Tomorrow! What are we talking about? Same as everyone else: Covid-19.”

 

TMBG DAS: Climbing the Walls (live)

In A Lonely Place: A Psychedelic Noir Drone (#182)

In A Lonely Place: A Psychedelic Noir Drone (#182)

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.

Enjoy!

 

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.

HOUR 1

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

Hour 2

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)

Art-I Con ’84! (#181)

Art-I Con ’84! (#181)

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.

Enjoy!

 

 

Art-I Con ’84!

Live Performances by Mini-Mutations on 16 February and 17 February, with excerpt from a mysterious cassette, “Artificial-Intelligence Technologies.”

 

Love Can’t Buy You Money (Retrocast)

Not A True Statement
Not A True Statement

Love Can’t Buy You Money (Retrocast)
(Featuring a variety of audio media centering around a bullshit capitalist symbol.  Originally aired 10 September 2010.)

(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.

Enjoy!

*

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

KPSU Playlist

Getting Back In The Groove (#180)

Getting Back In The Groove (#180)

It’s a new year, and we are giving you a new performance my Mini-Mutations. And, we’re back on KLFM.org! How exciting! Hopefully we can get the hang of this new schedule.

Enjoy!

 

 

Getting Back In The Groove

Live Performances by Mini-Mutations on 23 January and 28 January, with excerpt from Ken Nordine’s “Word Jazz.”

 

Happy New Year: Show Dates & The Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble!

WTBC Radio In Beautiful Anywhere, Anywhen!

Happy New Year: Show Dates & The Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble!

wtbc.bandcamp.com/album/live-from-the-lava-lamp-lounge

Shows Include:

07 January: Notes From The Underground on KWVA

08 January: The Space (Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble) (facebook.com/events/2191531554488720/)

11 January: Ghost Hours (DJ Marshmallow at Old Nicks) (facebook.com/events/2250153581951213/)

19 January: Dendra Bloodbath / Pastel Dynasty at Old Nicks (facebook.com/events/547974156022922/)

24 January: Olsen Twins at Rooted Space 

22 February: Film Fest at Interzone

29 February: Wally Shoup/Doug Theriault/Don Ciavereni/AlanCook, The Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble & Halfbird at No Fun (facebook.com/events/1322173954657596/)

25 April: The Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble at Interzone

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A Sadgasm New Year’s / New Tears Special! [2019 Edition] (#179)

A Sadgasm New Year’s / New Tears Special! [2019 Edition] (#179)

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.

Enjoy!

A Sadgasm New Year’s / New Tears Special!

Featuring two songs from Ramen 2.0, not yet available to fans!

Dimestore (Christmas Eve) Radio Theater (#178)

Dimestore (Christmas Eve) Radio Theater (#178)

Everyone needs a day off, right?

So this year, here’s a pair of Christmas-themed, Old Time Radio Programs.

First, it’s: “Casey, Crime Photographer,” with, The Santa Claus of Bums Boulevard. (Original airdate: Christmas Day, 1947.)

Then, it’s: “The Weird Circle,” with Markheim. (Original airdate: 21 May 1945.)  

Enjoy!

 

Happy Holiday: “Between The Lights” b/w “Smee”

WTBC Radio In Beautiful Anywhere, Anywhen!

Happy Holiday: “Between The Lights” b/w “Smee”

Sit back and enjoy a pair of Holiday Ghost Stories, perfect for those late nights when the weather outside is frightful.

We are also a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “Mr. Mischief Night.”

Topics Include:

Between The Lights by E. F. Benson

Smee by A. M. Burrage

A word about Hide-And-Seek.

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‘Tis The Season To Be Merry (#177)

‘Tis The Season To Be Merry (#177)

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.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

‘Tis The Season To Be Merry

(Contains Excerpts from a variety of Martha Stewart Holiday Specials.)

HOUR 1:

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)

Part II: Elemental Changes

05.) Elemental Changes * fivepaw * fivepaw * FPNP Tapes (2016)
06.) Bad Trails * BATTLES * Mirrored * WARP Records (2007)
07.) Shuds Jeded * Dark Fjord * Calendrical Rot / Tiny Alien 6 Split Tape * Self-Released (2019)

Part III: The Celestial Din

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)

HOUR 2:

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)

Preparing For The Holidays (#176)

Preparing For The Holidays (#176)

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.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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.)

HOUR 1:

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)

HOUR 2:

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)

The Land of The Lost (#175)

The Land of The Lost (#175)

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.

HOUR 1:

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)

HOUR 2:

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)

Radio KREP (w/ The Ether Creeps) (#174)

Radio KREP (w/ The Ether Creeps) (#174)

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)

HOUR 1:

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

HOUR 2:

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

The End of Fake Noose (Ghost Stories 2019 Part 5) (#173)

The End of Fake Noose (Ghost Stories 2019 Part 5) (#173)

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.

Enjoy!

 


The End of Fake Noose 

HOUR 1

01.) Introduction * Austin Rich * 11 October 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

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HOUR 2

Part IV: 

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The Last Radio Station On The Left (Ghost Stories 2019 Part 4) (#172)

The Last Radio Station On The Left (Ghost Stories 2019 Part 4) (#172)

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.

Enjoy!

 


The Last Radio Station On The Left

HOUR 1

01.) Introduction * Austin Rich * 11 October 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

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HOUR 2

Part IV: 

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Something Written This Way Comes (Ghost Stories 2019 Part 3) (#171)

Something Written This Way Comes (Ghost Stories 2019 Part 3) (#171)

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!

Enjoy!

 


To Haunt or To Haunt Not?

HOUR 1

01.) Introduction * Austin Rich * 11 October 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

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HOUR 2

Part IV: 

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To Haunt or To Haunt Not? (Ghost Stories 2019 Part 2) (#170)

To Haunt or To Haunt Not? (Ghost Stories 2019 Part 2) (#170)

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..

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Haunt or To Haunt Not?

HOUR 1

01.) Introduction * Austin Rich * 11 October 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

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HOUR 2

Part IV: 

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On The Corner of Haunt & Spookyway Drive (Ghost Stories 2019 Part 1) (#169)

On The Corner of Haunt & Spookyway Drive (Ghost Stories 2019 Part 1) (#169)

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.

Enjoy!

 

 

On The Corner of Haunt & Spooky Drive

HOUR 1

01.) Introduction * Austin Rich * 4 October 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

02.) Table Talk * Jody Kat * Table Talk * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

03.) The Skeleton Dance * Carl Stalling * The Skeleton Dance * Walt Disney (1929)

04.) A Pair of Gloves * Vincent Price * Tales Of Witches, Ghosts, And Goblins * Caedmon Records (1972)

HOUR 2

Part IV: 

05.) Transition * Austin Rich * 4 October 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

06.) The Bridge * Emily Riviera * The Bridge * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

07.) Female Libido * Emily Riviera * Female Libido * (recorded for this broadcast) (2019)

08.) The Dunwich Horror * Suspense * 1 November 1945 * CBS Radio

09.) Dick Type * Emily Riviera * Female Libido * (recorded for this broadcast) (2019)

 

The Making of A Nation (#161)

The Making of A Nation (#161)

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.

Enjoy!

 

The Making of A Nation

HOUR 1:

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)

HOUR 2:

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)

Obadiah & The Grumpy Punk (#159)

Obadiah & The Grumpy Punk (#159)

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.

Enjoy!

 

 

Obadiah & The Grumpy Punk

HOUR 1:

Part I: 

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

Part II: 

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

Part III: 

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

HOUR 2:

Part IV: 

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

Part V: 

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 *

Part VI: 

35.) Youth of America * The Wipers

100% Safe Sleep (#158)

100% Safe Sleep (#158)

Having trouble sleeping? Are the other brands just not working out for you? Certainly, you have tried everything. What else could possibly do the trick?

We suggest taking two hours of Mid-Valley Mutations, the new sleep companion that follows your sleep patters throughout the night. We help you drift off initially… doze temporarily… then wake up suddenly with no hope of falling back again for hours at a time. An then… maybe… a glimmer of hope…

All the while, I mine my Banker’s Box of “new material” I’ve been getting, from bands and friends and salvaged from my own collection, hoping to find that perfect tape that will just… help us get… some… sleep.

Just keep taking these pills, all night if you have to, for 100% Safe Sleep, with Mid-Valley Mutations. The safe alternative to natural, restful sleep.

Enjoy!

 

 

100% Safe Sleep

HOUR 1:

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)

HOUR 2:

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)

Le Petit Sac, LIVE! (#155)

Le Petit Sac, LIVE! (#155)

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?

Enjoy!

 

 

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)

Dead Air Fresheners, LIVE! (#149)

Dead Air Fresheners, LIVE! (#149)

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.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Dead Air Fresheners, LIVE!

HOUR 1

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)

HOUR 2

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)

Radio Lost & Found (28 March 2019)

Radio Lost & Found (28 March 2019)

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.

Enjoy!

 

Playlist.

The Mysterious Black Box (20 March 2019)

The Mysterious Black Box (20 March 2019)

This show originally aired on WCSB, a Cleveland based radio station, hosted by Lisa. Thanks Lisa, for saying nice things about Mini-Mutations, and playing one of our tracks!

Enjoy!

 

Playlist:

*Jethro Tull – Ring Out, Solstice Bells – “March, The Mad Scientist”

*Prince Rama of Ayodhya – Zetland – “Golden Glow”
*Prince Rama of Ayodhya – Architecture Of Utopia – “Aeolian Divine”

*FROM – Pussification: A Compilation of Experimental Cat Music –
-Mini Mutations – “Meow Meow Black”
-Dooley & All Extinct Animals – “Four Whiskus”
-RUBBISH – “Pussy Fighters”
-Mean Flow – “Cat-mare Song”
-Mystery Track – untitled

*Neckline (Akron) – Neckline IV – “Dreaming of Summertime”

Event Calendar

*Mdou Moctar – Illana: The Creator – “Kamane Tarhanin”

*Guerilla Toss – Twisted Crystal – “Green Apple”

Ticket Giveaway

*Bending Spirit (Cleveland) – Flower Moon – “Pt. 1”

*Nate Wooley – Columbia Icefield – “Lionel Trilling”

What Is Noise Fest? [Preview] (#140)

What Is Noise Fest? [Preview] (#140)

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!

Enjoy!

 

What Is Noise Fest? [Preview]

HOUR 1:

Part I: 

01.) Experimental News * Mini-Mutations * 16 March 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

Part II: 

02.) Live * Deadly Discs * 16 March 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

Part III: 

03.) Live * nOiZepHyZiX * 16 March 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

HOUR 2:

Part IV: 

04.) Live * Coach Waters * 16 March 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

Part V: 

05.) Live * Project Aisle * 16 March 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

Part VI: 

06.) Live * Leash Kid * 16 March 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

HOUR 3:

Part VII: 

07.) Noise Jam * Chris Durnin, Leash Kid, Deadly Discs, nOiZepHyZiX, Mini-Mutations * 16 March 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
08.) Experimental News Epilogue * Mini-Mutations * 16 March 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

The Great Outdoors (#137)

The Great Outdoors (#137)

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.

Enjoy!

The Great Outdoors

HOUR 1:

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)

Hour 2

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)

The Sound Museum (#99)

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.

via The Sound Museum (#99)

Episode 180: Blues For Planet Mars

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.

Goodbye, sweet rover.

BlasphuphmusRadio.com

Episode 180: Blues For Planet Mars
(Featuring a selection of songs about Mars, and dedicated to the Curiosity Rover and the amazing people that helped make it all happen.)

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…

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Winter Storm Watch 2019 (#135)

Winter Storm Watch 2019 (#135)

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.

Enjoy!

 

 

Winter Storm Watch 2019 (TBD)

HOUR 1:

01.) Synth LPs

HOUR 2:

16.) Synth Jam (Live) * Mini-Mutations * 8 February 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
17.) More Synth LPs

A Northwest Quatrain (Commentary Track) w/ Xeres of Xeron!

A Northwest Quatrain (Commentary Track) w/ Xeres of Xeron!

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.

Our Previous Radio Engagements:

midvalleymutations.com/category/xeres-of-xeron/

stickagainststone.bandcamp.com/

wikipedia.org/wiki/Stick_Against_Stone

stickagainststone.com/

Enjoy!

 


A Northwest Quatrain (2 of 2) w/ Xeres of Xeron!

A Northwest Quatrain (2 of 2) w/ Xeres of Xeron!

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.

Our Previous Radio Engagements:

midvalleymutations.com/category/xeres-of-xeron/

Enjoy!

A Northwest Quatrain (2 of 2) w/ Xeres of Xeron!

HOUR 3:

Part IV: About Amy

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)

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Fred Chalenor and Amy Denio, Tone Dogs reunion, Olympia, WA, 2013

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)

HOUR 4:

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)

 

A Northwest Quatrain (1 of 2) w/ Xeres of Xeron!

A Northwest Quatrain (1 of 2) w/ Xeres of Xeron!

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.

Our Previous Radio Engagements:

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Enjoy!

A Northwest Quatrain (1 of 2) w/ Xeres of Xeron!

HOUR 1:

Part I: Rural Ruminations

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.

34.) Hospital * KPANTS * “Love” b/w “Hospital” * Grinning Idiot Records (1995)

  • 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.

 

The Return of The Ramen City Kid! (#133)

The Return of The Ramen City Kid! (#133)

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.

Enjoy!

The Return of The Ramen City Kid!

HOUR 1:

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)

HOUR 2:

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’ve Been to the Bemsha Mountaintop (An MLK Day Retrocast)

This Was The Last Speech He Gave Before His Assassination The Following Day.
This Was The Last Speech He Gave Before His Assassination The Following Day.

I’ve Been to the Bemsha Mountaintop
(Featuring an audio-essay cut-up of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s last speech delivered to an audience, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” from 3 April 1968. Originally podcast on 21 January 2013.)

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

Hither & Yon w/ A Moment’s Sound (#132)

Hither & Yon w/ A Moment’s Sound (#132)

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

HOUR 1:

Part I: 

01.) Hither * A Moment’s Sound & Mini-Mutations * 18 January 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

HOUR 2:

Part II: 

02.) Yon * A Moment’s Sound & Mini-Mutations * 18 January 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

A Very BuFMS Christmas

Here is our Holiday Program from WTBC Radio last year. A Butte County Free Music Society Christmas! Enjoy!

WTBC Radio In Beautiful Anywhere, Anywhen!

A Very BuFMS Christmas

This is (among other things) a performance by The Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble, recorded at The Space Concert Club on 26 August 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Live in 2018.

Silent Night * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * from the early 1980s, recorded at KCSC, Chico.
Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Xmess * Termite With Guest No. 66
Jingle Bells * This Is Yvonne Lovejoy

LIVE * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * 26 August 2018

Grim Christmas * Gnarlos
Merry Christmas * This Is Yvonne Lovejoy

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Christmas TV Special! (#128)

Christmas TV Special! (#128)

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.

Enjoy!

 

Christmas TV Special! 

HOUR 1:

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)

HOUR 2:

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)

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Seasons Greetings (#126)

Seasons Greetings (#126)

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.

Enjoy!

 

Season’s Greetings

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 GreetingsUntitled

11.) Dog Star * Mini-Mutations * 7 December 2018 *  Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)

(Live) Thanksgiving Leftovers (#125)

(Live) Thanksgiving Leftovers (#125)

With the eating feast behind us, we are well and truly into the holiday season. You’re probably sick of turkey and celebrating. You want something else.

Maybe some live music and recipes?

Enjoy.

 

 

(Live) Thanksgiving Leftovers (#125)

This broadcast contains samples from various videos made by The Art Assignment, an “art & cooking” show from PBS Digital Studios. Specifically, I used the episodes, “Salvador Dali,” “Frida Kahlo,” “Futurist Meat Sculpture” and “Do Not Try to Eat This.”

HOUR 1

Part I: MMMMMM

01.) Live * Don Haugen * Live * 21 October 2018
02.) Live * nOiZepHyZiX * Live * 19 October 2018

Part II: MMMMMM

03.) Live [Excerpt] * Mark Hosler * Live * 20 October 2018

Part III: GOOOOOOD

04.) Live [Excerpt] * Blevim Blectum * Live * 30 October 2018
05.) Live * Blood Rhythms * Live * 30 October 2018

HOUR 2

Part IV: FOOOOOOOD

06.) Live Mash-Up * Mini-Mutations * Live * Mid-Valley Mutations

The CHEFKIRK Thanksgiving Special (#124)

The CHEFKIRK Thanksgiving Special (#124)

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.

Enjoy.

 

The CHEFKIRK Thanksgiving Special

Pre-Game Show

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)

Ghost Stories 2018 (#121)

Ghost Stories 2018 (#121)

As the Halloween Season comes to a close, join us as we bust on vintage LPs and scary stories, told by guests to our very program!

Karen Holman (Hot Sheets, Cool Sheets & City of Pieces) and Denise Chelini (Holiday Special) each share their own incredible stories! This is one show you do not what to miss!

Enjoy!

 

Ghost Stories 2018

 

HOUR 1

01.) Halloween Horror * J. Robert Elliot * Halloween Horrors * A&M Records (1977)

02.) The Ghostly Hand of Spital House * Vincent Price * A Graveyard of Ghost Tales * Caedmon Records (1974)

03.) The Jogger * Karen Holman & Austin Rich * The Jogger * Live Broadcast (2018)

 

HOUR 2

Part IV: 

04.) Intro / The Empty House on Haunted Hill * Ball Records Staff * Ghost Stories * Ball Records (1963)

05.) Sleep Paralysis * Denise Chelini & Austin Rich * Sleep Paralysis * Live Broadcast (2018)

06.) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow * Boris Karloff * Boris Karloff Narrates “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” / “Rip Van Winkle” * Mr. Pickwick (1977)

 

Dimestore Radio Theater (28 September 2018)

Dimestore Radio Theater (28 September 2018)

Presenting four pulp fiction tales from the golden age of radio.

Enjoy!

 

Dimestore Radio Theater

HOUR 1: Science Fiction

01.) Flying Saucers * 2000 Plus * 23 August 1950 * Mutual Broadcasting System (1950)

02.) The Other Now * Tales of Tomorrow * 22 January 1953 * American Broadcasting System (1953)

HOUR 2: Detective Stories

03.) Twenty Fathoms Under * Rocky Jordan * 20 February 1949 * Columbia Broadcasting System (1949)

04.) The Grim Hunters * The Adventures of Philip Marlowe * 12 March 1949 * Columbia Broadcasting System (1949)

 

The End of All Things (#120)

The End of All Things (#120)

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.

Enjoy!

 

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) .

HOUR 1

Part I: 

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)

Part II: 

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)

Part III: 

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)

HOUR 2

Part IV: 

07.) The End of All Things [Live] * Mini-Mutations

Enviornments (#119)

Enviornments (The Organization of Sound: field recordings and musique concrète Part III) (#119)
Picking up where we left off last time, we are continuing our journey through field recordings with two more hours of atmospheres and thoughtful soundscapes.

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.

Can you feel the fall setting in?

Enjoy!

Enviornments

This episode contains excerpts from the videos ‘The Field Recordist’ by Sonic Fields & ‘Microphone Basics’ by Akash Thakkar.

HOUR 1

Part I: 

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)

Part II: 

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)

Part III: 

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)

HOUR 2

Part IV: 

07.) Environments [Live] * Mini-Mutations