Northwest Notes (9 February 2020)

Northwest Notes (9 February 2020)

Join me for a Pledge Drive Program with Mick Hickman! Three times makes it a habit, and that’s certainly the case with Mick and I doing Pledge Drive shows.

In this one, we talk about The Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble, the newest zine I made – The Ghost In You – and of course, Mini-Mutations chimes in with some Pledge Drive messages for you.

Thanks for listening!





01.) Vortex Remover * NW Notes * NWN Promo * vortex remover (2017)
02.) Postrich Bear * Runner * Words That Make Me Feel Alone * Postrich Bear (2020)
03.) Aldo Calrissian * It’s Yours * It’s Yours * Aldo Calrissian (2020)
04.) Leiyu * Fairweather * Mother Earth, Heaven’s Only A Dream * Leiyu (2019)
05.) Barry Brusseau * Autumn * A Night Goes Through * Gorbie International Records (2010)
06.) Erin Westfall * Light * Light – EP * Sapphire Shields (2019)
07.) The Ferenjis * 2 Am * The Ferenjis * The Ferenjis, LLC (2019)
08.) Chromatic Colors * Everyone’s Uglier in Person * Nature / Nurture * Chromatic Colors (2019)
09.) The New Dawn * Tears * Garland Records: Pacific Northwest * Stash Box * Modern Harmonic (2019)
10.) The Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble * Session 4 * Live From The Lava Lamp Lounge * The Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble (2019)
11.) Axolotl Daydream * I Know Where Temptation Lies * Enjoy The VU * Time King (2019)
12.) Ace Chemicals * Leroy * Get Strange * Ace Chemicals (2019)
13.) DPRST * the fall * Single * dprst (2018)(
14.) Isaac King * Dysfunction.exe * Exp Pts * Isaac King (2019)

Hour 2

15.) Showtigers * Gibson Girl * Showtigers * Smoke & Mirrors EP * 679367 Records DK2 (2017)
16.) Mini-Mutations * Only You * Only You * Austin Rich (2020)
17.) Acting Captain * Day Drunk * On the Rocks * Acting Captain (2019)
18.) SPEED PIGS * GREASE * ALL HAIL * Crime WAve (2019)
19.) No Me Gusta * Heidi Kielbasa * Bad Wave – EP * 782004 Records DK (2019)
20.) CITY OF PIECES * Status Quo * IslandSalem * Sharrow (2019)
21.) Mandark * Doomsday Clock * Failed Experiments * Mandark (2018)
22.) The Whirlees * Big Guitar * The Whirlees * Schizophonic (1989)
23.) Dharma Bums * Givin In * Givin In * Frontier Records (1991)
24.) M69’s * I’m an American * Ready to Sin * M69’s (2017)
25.) V/V * Chasing the Sun * Chasing the Sun * V/V (2019)
26.) M.A.R.C. and the Horsejerks * Jacuzzi-A-Poozie (feat. Danielle Meyer) * Hu$Bandry * Nadine Records (2019)

Notes From The Underground Noise Radio (21 January 2020)

Notes From The Underground Noise Radio (21 January  2020)

My appearance on Notes From The Underground Noise Radio on KWVA with DJ Abulikah





Nurse With Wound I Am the Poison Soresucker United Dairies UK Vinyl
Kraftwerk Computer Liebe Computerwelt Capitol Catalog US 1981 CD DEC648100013
Sleeping With The Earth Deliver Us from Evil untitled none CD
Mini-Mutations live performance live on Notes From the Underground Other
Askela .]|[. .II. Repentance Products CD
The Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble Session 4 Live From the Lava Lamp Lounge
XV Parowek Additional Cage Jumping Head Spaceless Jam CD
Current 93 Anyway, People Die Island World Serpent CD
Coil Blood from the Air Horse Rotorvator Some Bizzare 1997 Vinyl Electronic GBEEL0600065
Cabaret Voltaire Expect Nothing Mix-Up Mute USA 1979 Vinyl Electronic GBAJH0402438
Noise Track God is a Machine 50 BPM or Less Volume 3 V/A Canned Beef Records CD
The Residents (I Left My Heart) In San Francisco Ralph Before ’84: Volume 1 Ralph Records USA Vinyl
Dendera Bloodbath Finding the Sigil Praxis Commodity Fetish Records 2017 CD Electronic QZ8251914163
Chalkmouth Guttermeat Dreamhouse Scrape Tapes CD

The Guitar Shop (4 January 2020)

The Guitar Shop (4 January  2020)

My appearance on The Guitar Shop on Freeform Portland with DJ Victrola.




  • Jeff Beck “Guitar Shop (with Terry Bozzio & Tony Hymas)” [Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop With Terry Bozzio And Tony Hymas (with Terry Bozzio & Tony Hymas)]
  • Travis Larson Band “Winter Still” [Rate Of Change]
  • X “The New World” [More Fun in the New World]
  • Sue Foley “Ain’t Gonna Worry No More” [Big City Blues]
  • The Olsen Twins Ghost Light Ensemble “Session 4” [Live From the Lava Lamp Lounge]
  • Esperanza Spalding “City Of Roses” [Radio Music Society]
  • Daniel Johnston “My Life Is Starting Over Again” [The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered]
  • Dixie Dregs “Go For Baroque” [Unsung Heroes]
  • Ken Nordine “As of Now” [Transparent Mask]
  • Mayonnaise vs Venn “Gravings In The Rocks” [Demo]
  • The Breeders “New Year” [Last Splash]
  • Magic Elf “Better Days Ahead” [Heavy Meddle]
  • Dick Orkin “Emperor’s New Clothes” [The Story Lady]
  • Rust Ionics “Moving” [Moving/Pictures]
  • Tinsley Ellis “Get It!” [Get It!]
  • Tony Burrello “There’s A New Sound” [The Sound Of Worms – And Fish, And Rats!]
  • Dick Orkin “Chicken Man Episode 1” [Chicken Man Chronicles]
  • The Cramps “New Kind Of Kick” [Off The Bone]
  • Pat Metheny “New Year” [Unity Band]
  • Donovan “New Year’s Resolution” [Open Road]
  • Tommy Emmanuel “Don’t Hold Me back” [The Very Best Of…]
  • Stanley Clarke “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” [If This Bass Could Only Talk]


ubRadio salon (29 December 2019)

ubRadio salon (29 December 2019)

My appearance on the ubRadio salon with Big City Orchestra.

This was a live broadcast on

For this broadcast, I was reading from two pieces of literature:

“Bruges-:la-morte: A Romance” by Georges Rodenbach (the “Critical Introduction.”


“My Acid Trip with Groucho Marx” by Paul Krassner



Northwest Notes (29 September 2019)

Northwest Notes (29 September 2019)

Join me for a Pledge Drive Program with Mick! He had me sit in with him on his Northwest Notes program, and to help get in the mood, I produced four original pledge drive spots by Mini-Mutations.

We made our goal, so thank you everyone who listened! Here’s the podcast version!





01.) Pledge Drive Spot 1 * Mini-Mutations * Pledge Drivers * WTBC Radio (2019)
02.) Vortex Remover * NW Notes * NWN Promo * vortex remover * 2017
03.) The Widgets * First Grade * how come the kids don’t dance * The Widgets * 2002
04.) Acting Captain * Borderline * On the Rocks * Acting Captain * 2019
05.) The Whirlees * Big Guitar * The Whirlees * Schizophonic * 1989
06.) Eric Lovre Band * Poison Green * Bring The Rain * Eric Lovre * 2017
07.) Axolotl * Daydream * She’s My Best Friend * Enjoy The VU * Tim King * 2019
08.) Easterly * Happiness II * Pieces * Bric-a-Brac Records * 2012
09.) Ace Chemicals * Leroy * Get Strange * Ace Chemicals * 2019
10.) Brides * Local.Dads * For Charles – EP * Hex Tapes * 2017
11.) Pledge Drive Spot 2 * Mini-Mutations * Pledge Drivers * WTBC Radio (2019)
12.) DPRST * the fall * Single * dprst * 2018
13.) No Me Gusta * Heidi * Kielbasa * Bad Wave – EP * 782004 Records DK * 2019
14.) CITY OF PIECES * Gumption * IslandSalem * Sharrow * 2019
15.) Hot Sheets * Come On * Hot Sheets * Hot Sheets * 2018


16.) Pledge Drive Spot 3 * Mini-Mutations * Pledge Drivers * WTBC Radio (2019)
17.) Orchards * haunted * Hurry Wait * Orchards * 2016
18.) Sleep Millennium * Pixelated * Pixelated – Single * Granfalloon Records * 2019
19.) Kalaloch * The Crow and the Eagle * Pacific Shores * Heather House Records * 2018
20.) Mill Race * Asteroid * Westerns * subsun usa * 2005
Jon Fro * When You Come * When You Come – Single * Room Four * 2019
21.) Leiyu * Fairweather * Mother Earth, Heaven’s Only A Dream * Leiyu * 2019
22.) Election Year * Down in the Jaw * Demo * Election Year 2012
23.) Erin Westfall * Light * Light – EP * Sapphire Shields * 2019
24.) Chromatic Colors * Fear / Plans * Nature / Nurture * Chromatic Colors * 2019
25.) The Ferenjis * 2 Am * 2 Am – Single * The Ferenjis, LLC * 2019
26.) Pledge Drive Spot 4 * Mini-Mutations * Pledge Drivers * WTBC Radio (2019)

Northwest Notes (15 September 2019)

Northwest Notes (15 September 2019)

Join me for a guest appearance on Northwest Notes, hosted by Mick Hickman!

Certainly no stranger to his show, I was exited to pull out my 7″s and play a bunch of stuff that is all from the Northwest Region. Last time I tried to break the rules a little, but this time I kept my focus entirely to the area, and since I grew up in Eugene, there were a few selections that had to make their way into the playlist.

Only two of my choices were not from vinyl: a request for Snakepit, of which I do not own any original tapes or records, and our Oswald 5-0 selection, which comes from a CD that I tell a little story about.

And, if you want to make your own record and live in the Northwest, I recommend Barry here in Oregon. You can find his work at: The records sound great, and Barry is a very nice guy.

This was a lot of fun, and I love hanging out with Mick. Hopefully you have a good time, too.




01.) Vortex Remover * NW Notes * NWN Promo * vortex remover * 2017
02.) The Maroons * Medium Grey * I Am To Blame * slo-mo * 1996
03.) The Crabs * Swallow the Sea * Jackpot * K Records * 1995
04.) Eyelids * 23 (Years) * Or * Jealous Butcher Records * 2017
05.) Pond * Young Splendor * Pond * Sub Pop * 1993
06.) Nirvana * School * Bleach * Sub Pop Records * 2009
07.) Snakepit * It Still Haunts Me * Soul Like A Goat * DungHill Records * 1985
08.) Holiday * Crimson and Clover * Mike’s Family Room * unreleased * 1996
09.) Crackerbash * Jasper * empty 160 * Empty Records * 1991
10.) MxPx * Set The Record Straight * Slowly Going The Way Of The Buffalo * A&M * 1998
11.) Oswald Five-O * My Head Hurts * For Losers Only * 1993

12.) The Spinanes * Halloween Candy * Suffice * Imp * 1992
13.) Whiskey Priest * Here Hungry * Bric-a-brac Records * 2007
14.) Dragging an Ox through Water * Blue Vessel * Rebukes! * Smells Delicious Records * 2006
15.) Black Prairie * Let Me Know Your Heart * Fortune Concord * Sugar Hill * 2014
16.) Kalaloch * pacific shores * Corridor/Pacific Shores * Kalaloch * 2008
17.) His Name Shall Breathe * Roberta Street * We Have So Much in Common * his name shall breathe * 2014
18.) Redmond Shooting Stars * When I Was * Down in Front * No Idea Records * 2000
19.) Beat Happening * Indian Summer * Jamboree 7e.p. * 2004
20.) Appendixes * Neon Green Fear * Neon Green Fear – Single * Appendixes * 2013
21.) Typhoon * Belly of the Cavern * Hunger and Thirst * Tender Loving Empire * 2012
22.) Hazel * King Twist * King Twist * Cavity Search Records * 1995

The Sunday Morning Hangover (8 September 2019)

The Sunday Morning Hangover (8 September 2019)

Join me for a guest appearance on The Sunday Morning Hangover, hosted by The Reverend Marc Time!

Marc and I have done a few shows like this, and it’s always a lot of fun to join him. But this time, it was just the two of us, and we decided to zero in on something that is near and dear to both of our hearts: synthesizer music! We play some records, talk about our favorite acts, and then we jam out in the second hour to an ELP song!

All that, and more, in this two-hour block of radio that must be heard to be believed.





10:01 AM Suicide Ghost Rider Suicide Mute, a BMG Company
10:07 AM Pere Ubu Non-Alignment Pact The Modern Dance Fire Records
10:10 AM Silver Apples You and I Contact 2011 Start Entertainments Limited
10:14 AM Devo Snowball (backing track) Freedom of Choice
10:17 AM Devo Uncontrollable Urge Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
10:17 AM Kraftwerk Spacelab Die Mensch-Maschine
10:22 AM Neil Young Computer Age Trans 1983 Geffen
10:26 AM The Stranglers Waltzinblack (The Gospel According To) The Meninblack
10:29 AM Space Ponch Barefoot In Baltimore World Shopping With Space Ponch Flavour of Sound
10:34 AM A Flock of Seagulls Iran Best
10:36 AM Gary Numan Cars The Pleasure Principle  1979 Beggars Banquet
10:46 AM George Harrison Under the Mersey Wall Electronic Sound  UMC
10:47 AM Röyksopp Eple Melody A.M. 2006 PIAS/Wall Of Sound Electronic
10:50 AM Roger Powell Ictus: The Primordial Pulse Cosmic Furnace 1973                                               Warner Music Group – X5 Music Group Electronic
10:53 AM Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Cybernaut Zero Time 2012 ODL
10:56 AM Dick Hyman The Minotaur What is a Synthesizer?

11:03 AM Belle and Sebastian Electronic Renaissance Tigermilk  MatadorUS
11:10 AM The Moog Cookbook Black Hole Sun The Moog Cookbook
11:19 AM Emerson Lake and Palmer Lucky Man Marc Time Mix
11:19 AM Pilot 55 Degrees North 3 Degrees West Second Flight Parlophone
11:19 AM Cluster Rote Riki       Zuckerzeit  1974 Vertigo Berlin
11:21 AM Ralph Lundsten Robbie Is Dancing the Waltz – Heaven By Night In Ralph Lundsten’s Universe  Andromeda Music
11:25 AM Morton Subotnick The Wild Bull, Pt. B Morton Subotnick: Silver                                                         Apples of the Moon – The Wild Bull 2011 wergo Electronic
11:31 AM Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air, Riley: A Rainbow in Curved                                                      Air 1969 Sony Classical
11:31 AM Bruce Haack and Miss Nelson Abracadabra Listen Compute
11:33 AM Grimes Genesis Visions 2012 Electronic
11:39 AM Imogen Heap Between Sheets Ellipse 2009 RCA Records Label
11:42 AM Lucifer Rite of Aida Black Mass
11:47 AM Bonzo Dog Band Noises for the Leg  A Dog’s Life – The Albums 1967-                                                                     1972  EMI UKUK
11:47 AM Walter Carlos Timesteps Clockwork Orange OST
11:54 AM Robert Fripp & Brian Eno Evening Star 2019 Discipline Global
11:56AM Gong Master Bulder You 1974 Virgin Records Electronic

What’s This Called? (13 April 2019)

What’s This Called? (13 April 2019)

I’ve had a long relationship with Ricardo Wang and his program, “What’s This Called?” and it always feels good to be involved with his show. But this is the very first time that I’ve “performed” on his show like this. I mean, we did one collaboration which you can hear here, but that was well before things began to Mutate as they do these days. But playing a double-header like this – with Office Products, live on the radio – was pretty cool, and felt like a big accomplishment. Here’s the entire show, with both of our performances and other DJ bit in-between.

How cool was this?

This was a live broadcast on KFFP-FM.



Radio Lost & Found (11 April 2019)

Radio Lost & Found (11 April 2019)

Tune in for a live appearance on Rich Lindsay’s “Radio Lost & Found.” There’s a live Mini-Mutations performance, some interspersed interview bits, and both The Ramen City Kid & Rich Lindsay perform with me throughout the show. This was a ton of fun, and now you can enjoy it, too!

This was a live broadcast on KBOO-FM.




Analog Love Letter (11 December 2018)

Analog Love Letter (11 December 2018)

Here is Mini-Mutations appearing on “Analog Love Letter,” a program on KDVS. This program includes an interview, some musical selections, as well as a live, holiday performance to close out the show.



Wobbly Tiny Tounge Bulbs/Wobbly Split 7″
Operation Re-Information Boolean Re-Operator Ultra Mundane ORI
Mini-Mutations Safety for the Holidays Track special to Analog Love Letter

KDVS Playlist


Northwest Notes (14 October 2018)

Northwest Notes (14 October 2018)

Tune in for a live Mini-Mutations performance on KMUZ.

This was a live broadcast with live performances to promote my tour.

Mini-Mutations performs three times, and there’s a fairly substantial interview, too. But Mick plays several records as well, and it is a fun show.



Paste, LIVE on Northwest Notes

Paste, LIVE on Northwest Notes

It’s always a pleasure to get invited to guest on a KMUZ program that is not my own, and Northwest Notes is one of my faves. Mick is a dedicated music lover who is keyed into the local scene in a way that few others are. He not only features local music on his show every week, but actually brings the bands in to play, live. It’s a real joy as a listener, and this week was no exception, as Paste was the guest, and they were great.

I’m hoping to make my appearances more frequent, because hanging out with Mick is a lot of fun. I also managed to achieve my musical hat trick this week, getting Mick to play some vinyl, cassettes and CDs from my collection. Next time, I’ll bring in only .mp3s, and really throw him off.

We really get into the live performance / interview in Hour 1, and in the end, don’t play many recordings. But when we do, it’s on fire. And this is the Pledge Drive, so we talk that up, and urge you to make a donation. When you can still do, and should!

More than anything, enjoy these live tunes in a way that Paste normally doesn’t perform.


Paste Photoset

Spinitron Playlist


Radio Exotica w/ Auntie Viviwa

Radio Exotica w/ Auntie Viviwa

Join Austin The Dapper Bum as he finally lands on the Island where Auntie Viviwa and I dig deep into our final collections of Tiki and vintage Exotica records, and bust out two hours of music and cocktail recipes.

Stay tuned, as we offer two drinks (and how you can make them) that really hit the spot on a show like this: The Broadcaster & The Puppeteer (a bourbon and a rum drink, respectively).

I mention my radio encounter with ? (in relation to talking about the Nuggets Night with Love Revisited), and here’s a link to that show, back on another station, over 10 years ago:

The Sugarlumps & Crack City Rockers LIVE, with an Interview with ? Himself! (9 May 2007)

As someone who has only just gotten to the Island of Radio Exotica, I’m very excited to be able to share my stash of music here. These is one of those shows that I think you will love to put on when you and your friends are on the patio this summer, and with that in mind, please tune in every week for a show like this, chock full of fun.




Spinitron Playlist


The Moonshine, LIVE on “Hello Cruel World” (#1.5)

IMG_7756-ANIMATIONThe Moonshine, LIVE on “Hello Cruel World” (2 June 2016) (#1.5) 

Radio is a small world, in many ways, and when the cards lined up and allowed for John B of Hello Cruel World and I to team up.  I happened to be in PDX; he happened to be hosting The Moonshine, a local bluegrass group that was looking to bring their sound to XRAY-FM.  Everything worked out, and since I had some free time and wanted to check out the KXRY studios, I jumped at the chance to help set up and engineer the band, and now you can hear the results!

John and I worked together at KPSU back in those days, where he helped train me as a newbie, and I was his Program Director for many years.  But for this outing, John asked me to help set up the group, and be his extra pair of arms for the show.  It worked out great, and in the end we got an hour of great radio, 30 minutes of live music, and a chance to stretch my radio wings to even further extremes.

Radio has been one of the most enduring things in my life, and I have come to love every chance I get to participate in broadcasts.  Why John and I never worked together is crazy; our shows were back to back for years.  I’m just happy we finally managed to make it work, and I really enjoyed the form it took.

You should really give John B’s show a chance.  “Hello Cruel World” is in its 10th year, and has been at three different stations (to my knowledge).  John’s show is heartfelt, offers music he knows and loves dearly, and carves out a niche in radio that you cannot find anywhere else.  The fact that he’s a stand-up gentleman of the highest caliber is just one of the many benefits of knowing him personally.

Most importantly, give it up for The Moonshine, who tore it up at KXRY.






Parting Shot (radio edit) * The Moonshine * The Cuckoo’s Crooked Path (bandcamp, 2016)
Rocket City (live) * The Moonshine * Hello Cruel World in-studio (XRAY.FM, 2016)
Can’t See (live) * The Moonshine * Hello Cruel World in-studio (XRAY.FM, 2016)
The Cuckoo (live) * The Moonshine * Hello Cruel World in-studio (XRAY.FM, 2016)
Depth Perception (live) * The Moonshine * Hello Cruel World in-studio (XRAY.FM, 2016)
Hang Me Out (live) * The Moonshine * Hello Cruel World in-studio (XRAY.FM, 2016)
The Magician * Andy Shauf * The Party (ANTI, 2016)
Crush * Lost Lander * Medallion (Glad I Did, 2015)
Monster Love (feat. Ariel Pink) * Soko * My Dreams Dictate My Reality (Because Music, 2015)
San Francisco Patrol * Robyn Hitchcock * The Man Upstairs (Yep Roc, 2014)
Dirge * Perfume Genius * Put Your Back N 2 It (Matador, 2012)
Purple Rain (Prince cover) * Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff * Purple Rain digital single (bandcamp, 2016)