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.



Christmas TV Special! 


Part I: Santa’s Workshop

01.) Christmas In The Playhouse * Pee-Wee Herman * Pee-Wee’s Playhouse * CBS Television (1988)
02.) Santa’s Workshop * Wilfred Jackson * Silly Symphonies * Walt Disney Productions (1932)
03.) Snow! * Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney & Vera-Ellen * White Christmas * Paramount Pictures (1954)
04.) Christmas In The Congo * The Marquees * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
05.) We’re A Couple of Misfits * Billie Mae Richards & Paul Soles * Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer * NBC Television (1964)
06.) Let’s Have A Patrick Swayze Christmas * Crow, Tom Servo * Joel * Mystery Science Theater 3000 * Best Brains (1991)

Part II: Cool Yule

07.) The Bathing Suit That Grandma Wore * Paul Williams, Jerry Nelson & Marilyn Sokol * Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas * CBC Television (1977)
08.) The 12 Days of Christmas * Bob & Doug McKenzie * The Great White North * Anthem Records (1981)
09.) Cool Yule * Louis Armstrong * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
10.) (Isn’t It A Shame That) Christmas Comes But Once A Year * Jimmy Durante * Christmas Is For Children * Lion Records (1958)
11.) Christmas Comes But Once A Year * Dave Fleischer * Color Classics * Fleischer Studios (1936)

Part III: Scrooge

12.) Where Would You Be Without Me? * Bing Crosby, Ron Moody & Twiggy * Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas * CBS Television (1977)
13.) I Hate People * Albert Finney * Scrooge * National General Pictures (1970)


Part IV: Santa Done Got Hip

14.) Tom Peterson’s Christmas Sale 2 * Tom Peterson * Tom Peterson’s Commercials * Tom Peterson’s (1988)
15.) The Night Before Christmas * Wilfred Jackson * Silly Symphonies * Walt Disney Productions (1933)
16.) The Hot Choc-late Soldiers * Walt Disney * Hollywood Party * MGM (1934)
17.) A Surfer’s Christmas List * The Surfaris * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
18.) Santa Done Got Hip * The Marquees * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)

Part V: The Nightmare

19.) Tom Peterson’s Christmas Sale 1 * Tom Peterson * Tom Peterson’s Commercials * Tom Peterson’s (1987)
20.) Christmas Night In Harlem * Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
21.) Little Drummer Boy * Grace Jones * Pee-Wee’s Playhouse * CBS Television (1988)
22.) Riverbottom Nightmare Band * The Nightmare (Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Jim Henson, Dave Goelz & Paul Williams) * Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas * CBC Television (1977)
23.) The Gremlin Rag * Jerry Goldsmith * Gremlins * Warner Bros. (1984)
24.) Silent Night * Lustmord * A Mutated Christmas * Illegal Art (2001)

Part VI: What Are You Going To Do With 390 Photographs of Christmas Trees?

25.) Tom Peterson’s Christmas Sale 3 * Tom Peterson * Tom Peterson’s Commercials * Tom Peterson’s (1988)
26.) “What Are You Going To Do With 390 Photographs of Christmas Trees?” by Richard Brautigan * Austin Rich * Seasons Greetings * WTBC Radio (2018)
27.) Good Night, But Not Goodbye * Bea Arthur * The Star Wars Holiday Special * CBS Television (1978)



Decompression (#122)

Decompression (#122)
Post-tour music shindig. Just listen.





01.) 1 * Juice Machine * Because It’s Invisible * Falt (2018)
02.) Playing In The Rain * Dead Air Fresheners * Fast Radio Bursts * Personal Archives (2016)

03.) secandarytrauma * r33k * illprepared/underslept * hangedman tape (2018)
04.) Stained Glass Condom * Too Fat To Die * No One’s Ark * Wbgrain Records (2018)
05.) Another Hellacious Angel * Alchemical Burn * ARQ = / = LAX 7″ * Hype Machine / Anarchymoon / Sicksicksick / Ohm Records
06.) Assassination Raga (words by Lawrence Ferlinghetti) * Bren’t Lewis * The Inevitable Typo On Sheila Ostrich’s Tombstone * Butte Country Free Music Socienty (2017)

07.) Gonzo * Instagon * Gonzo 7″ * Love Earth Music (2013)
08.) Other Playgrounds * Peter Kardas * Switched-On Eugene * Numero Group (2018)
09.) Magnetosphere * Brad Anderson * Krackwerk * Self-Released (2018)
10.) The Way We Know Things * Negativland * It’s All In Your Head * Seeland Records (2014)


Part IV: 

11.) Performance [Live] * Forrest Friends * 28 October 2018 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
12.) A Seance [Live] * Mini-Mutations * 28 October 2018 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
13.) Ghosts (First Variation) * The Albert Ayler Trio * Spiritual Unity * ESP Records (1964)

14.) Professional Dr. * Doug Haire * Myrtle Beach Professional Park * Vibration Art Disc (2007)

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!



Ghost Stories 2018



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)



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)


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.



Music And Movies (w/ Weird Michael Beard)

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Join me as I guest on Music And Movies w/ Weird Michael Beard, a we gets things pumped up for KMUZ‘s Winter Pledge Drive.

Michael’s show is a fairly new addition to KMUZ, but his emphasis on music from movies is something unique on radio, and a good example of the kinds of things you can find on our station that separate us from the kind of radio you may know and dread.

For this show, I offered support for the drive, and there is some cool talk and music throughout the hour and a half.

I urge you to check this out, and if radio like this is something you would like to hear more often, then please, make a donation at, and keep our station up and running.

Thank you for supporting community radio!


Spinitron Playlist

NW Tech Show (On KMUZ, 2 December 2015)

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(I sit in on an episode of David Duncan’s NW Tech Show, a staple of the KMUZ Schedule since 2011, to talk about current tech news that affects you.  This was broadcast at 12 Noon on 100.7 & 88.5 FM in Salem/Keizer and other parts of the mid-Willamette Valley, from Woodburn to Albany and Dallas to Stayton.  It was also streaming live on

Playlist & Footnotes:

As I may have hinted at in other places here and there, I’ve been volunteering at the local community radio station here in Salem, KMUZ, which not only has a number of incredible local programs, but is community oriented in every sense of the word.  Entirely volunteer run, with no paid staff or any kind, every show is programmed by the individual who hosts and prepares it every week.  You can check out their schedule, and tune in live to hear some amazing locally produced radio, just the way you like it.

While a few people post archives or recordings of their shows, KMUZ is radio the old fashioned way: live and fleeting.  That doesn’t stop the DJs from recording their shows, but it does put the emphasis back on what radio does best: listening in the moment, hearing a song or a conversation that is IN THE NOW, and then moving on to the next thing that is also of that moment.  It’s been a lot of fun to reconnect with this part of radio, and I’ve enjoyed volunteering there quite a bit.

Fortunately for us, David Duncan – the host of NW Tech Show, records his programs, and as a bonus this week, I’ve included this recording in the podcast feed.  As the show suggests, we talk about very real current tech news, and offer some thoughts on these issues.  I am by no means an expert in the world of tech, and I offer my comments as personal opinion rather than as a thought leader you should consider.  But it was a lot of fun to get a chance to offer an unprofessional opinion on the subjects at hand.  David runs a good show, and is a real professional behind the board.  If this kind of thing interests you, the show is also aired on Capital Community Television, and you can see a few past episodes on



NW Tech Show (On KMUZ, 2 December 2015)

Side A

01.) Introduction & Open Source Ideas
02.) This Week In Tech #538 *
03.) Facebook Missionaries
04.) Tor At Colleges

Side B

05.) Coding 101 #94 *
06.) The Gig Economy
07.) Floss #365 *
08.) Learning To Code