01.) The Study of The Universe Part 1 * Mini-Mutations * 1 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutations
02.) Todo Ess Luminoso * Rafael González & Hal McGee * February 2020 Report * HalTapes.com (2020)
03.) The Study of The Universe Part 2 * Mini-Mutations * 1 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutations
04.) “David Stuff” (1981) * Negativland * Over The Edge Radio * Seeland Records (2020)
05.) The Study of The Universe Part 3 * Mini-Mutations * 1 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutations
06.) Sensory Stimulus * Tree * Quarantine Diaries * joshboutwell.bandcamp.com (2020)
07.) The Study of The Universe Part 4 * Mini-Mutations * 1 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutations
08.) Why Don’t We Eat Carrots? * Big City Orchestra * Cockamame * UBUIBI.org (2010)
09.) The Study of The Universe Part 5 * Mini-Mutations * 1 July 2020 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2020) Mini-Mutations
10.) The Map of Murder * The Adventures of Rocky Jordan * 3 July 1949
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
As we continue our tour through the media of the past, we flash-back to this often overlooked moment from the past, when Mini-Mutations was asked to be the musical guest for the Artificial Intelligence Conference, 1984. Listen, as words spoken 40 years ago sound eerily relevant, here and now.
Art-I Con ’84!
Live Performances by Mini-Mutations on 16 February and 17 February, with excerpt from a mysterious cassette, “Artificial-Intelligence Technologies.”
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It’s the week of Thanksgiving, and of course, I’m busy and hell, trying to get everything ready for the next few months. There’s tons going on, and we always feel like we’re behind. Are we ready for all of this? I hope so.
To that end: I break in the new home-studio, and play a bunch of new ./ old stuff that has been on my mind. There’s a drone mash-up, a noise mash-up, and an old-fashioned DJ set, plus all sorts of Mini-Mutations, too. It’s a fun show, and I hope you enjoy it too.
Don’t let the family get to you too much. Enjoy this podcast for a spell, and get your mind off the holiday season.
Preparing For The Holidays
(Tonight’s program features samples from the films, “How To Be Well Groomed,” from 1949 and, “Control Your Emotions,” from 1950.)
Part I: Run, Turkey, Run!
01. ) Stand Up Lazarus * Bruce Haack * Farad: The Electric Voice * Stone’s Throw (2010)
02.) Side A * LA Lungs * Rrest * Debacle Recors (2014)
03.) Last Instar * Brown * Leipodtera * Anarchy Moon Records (2010)
04.) Ectoplasm * Sir Richard Bishop * Gravitron Polarity Generator * Social Music Record And Tape Club of Portland, OR (2010)
05.) Who Is Tyler Durden? * The Dust Brothers * Fight Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack * Restless Records (1994)
06.) Five Turkeys * Kay Lande & Wade Denning * Fun In The Fall * Golden Records (1969)
Part II: Normal Man
07.) Hallo Gallo * Neu! * Neu! * Grönland Records (1972)
08.) Recorded Syntax * June of 44 * Anahata * Quarterstick Records (1999)
09.) Relics * False Figure * False Figure EP * Last Hour / Near Dark Records (2018)
10.) Atmosphere * Puppies * Mechanical Beat b/w Atmosphere 7″ * Stiff Records (1981)
11.) Normal Man * Men’s Recovery Project * Normal Man EP * Gravity Records (1995)
12.) Paranoimia * The Art of Noise w/ Max Headroom * Paranoimia b/w Why Me? 7″ * Chrysalis Records (1986)
Part III: Food
13.) Buffalo Hump * Guyve * Delaying The Inevitable * Guyve Records (2012)
14.) The Dust Blows Forward ‘n The Dust Blows Back… * Walls of Genius * Crazed To The Core * Walls of Genius (1984)
15.) Standing Above The Copulated * Blood of Chhinnamastika * Unholy Visions of The Divine * The Pet Goat (2019)
16.) As The Legions March Along The Wide Easy Path I Try For and Yearn For The Light * Parousia * Parousia * Parousia (2019)
17.) Mic That She On The Fla * Petit Sac * Petit Sac / Wastelands Split * Sweat Band / Rah-Rah Records (2015)
18.) Food * Nicole Panter * The Story Lady * Kill Rock Stars (1996)
19.) Hatchling (Leg Birth In Bright Yellow And Green) * Endometrium Cuntplow * With Feathers Made From Flesh, She Floated Away Gently * Blistered Mind (2019)
Part IV: Ramblin’
20.) Ramblin’ * Ornette Coleman * The Best of Ornette Coleman * Atlantic Records (1970)
21.) The Calamityville Horror * The Ether Creeps * The Ether Creeps / Petit Sac Split Tape * Sweat Band Records (2018)
22.) Thanksgiving Song * Kay Lande & Wade Denning * Fun In The Fall * Golden Records (1969)
As the season (and my own life) changes, so does Mid-Valley Mutations. It is with this program that we announce a new direction, new ideas, and a new future, while simultaneously, beginning our journey through a dark period in our annual cycle: when rain, clouds, and short days dominate our every moment.
First, the changes: Mid-Valley Mutations will now take on the form of a podcast-only show. We are leaving KMUZ on good terms; in fact, a new show hosted by me will launch on KMUZ soon. But this show is becoming different, finding a new voice, and featuring different kinds of content that need more production and looser rules than I have at KMUZ, and for the time being, the world of podcasting fits the show much better. The Lava Lamp Lounge now has a whole slew of new gear, and will be re-builidng over the winter. We hope to offer you the same show you’ve always enjoyed, but in a new home that fits us much, much better.
We are moving the show to Tuesdays as a result of the change, and we are launching Season 2 of WTBC Radio, where a lot of the live and interview content that wound up on this show will now live. These programs will alternate, every other week, with a few exceptions throughout the year, giving me a chance to breath a little, and return to work that I miss and really love. So, please, re-subscribe to WTBC, and watch for new shows there, soon.
I should mention that, while I have your attention, that if you want to make a donation to help out Heather of Juice Machine, here is the link. Juice Machine are dear friends of the show, and really could use your help. Please, donate as much as you can. Thank you.
For now, here’s a show about wallowing in the desolation that is around us, here on this planet. It would be great if travelers from a distant star could come and save us, as the rats swarm and try to destroy what is left of our world. But sadly, that is just a dream, right?
This one has a live Mini-Mutations jam at the end, so please, stay tuned for that.
Are you ready to enter the Land of The Lost?
The Land of The Lost
(Tonight’s program features samples from the story, “North of Polaris,” from the Escape radio program. It originally aired on 17 May, 1953.
Part I: The Impossible Mission
01. ) The Impossible Mission * Alien Sex Fiend * Here Cum Germs * Passport Records (1987)
02.) Mad Monster Party (Instrumental) * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party Original Motion Picture Soundtrack * Retrograde Records (1998)
03.) Land of The Lost * The Wipers * Land of The Lost * Restless Records (1986)
04.) Ides * Codine * The White Birch * Sub Pop (1994)
05.) Abstraktions * Unwound * New Plastic Ideas * Kill Rock Stars (1994)
Part II: The Old Man
05.) Old Man * Cold Pizza * Cold Pizza * Cold Pizza (2006)
06.) Some Blockheads * Dylan Houser * Diamond Dust * Dylan Houser (2018)
Part III: The Hymnal
07.) Hard-Boil * Juice Machine * Chris Reierson / Juice Machine Split Cassette * Self-Released (2019)
08.) Side A * Cloaca Sisters * Cloaca Sisters * Sweat Band Records *
09.) Hymnal * Black Artiodactyls * A Bird In The Hand * Obfusated Records (2019)
Part IV: The Devestation
10.) Land of The Lost * Mini-Mutations * 15 November 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
Part V: The Aftermath
11.) Gay Republican * Major Hex * Major Hex * Self-Released (2018)
Join myself and A Moment’s Sound (Scott Eave / Zen Guitar), as we day Derrida’s 101 Course on the history of America’s roads.
We also enjoy some new music, and jam out live for all of the second hour. It’s an incredibly excellent show of new and fun performances and music, and we hope that you can sit back and follow along with the our guest lecturer.
Derrida’s Plea To America About It’s Highway System (w/ A Moment’s Sound, LIVE!)
Part I: Chase Scene
01.) Meat March * Mr. Bacon and The Meat Parade * Come Join The Meat Parade * Archie McPhee Recordings (2013)
02.) Floating Landscape (including Chase Scene) * Derryl Parsons * Switched-On Eugene * Numero Group (2018)
03.) Live * Whirlynn * We Grind People Up and Put Them in the Radio * Forever Escaping Boredom (2019)
Part II: Thunk
04.) Thunk * Dylan Houser * Thunk * Inner Deamons Sausageification (2017)
05.) [Black Ashes \ Beyond Time] * Don Haugen * Black Ashes \ Beyond Time * humanmonster.com (2016)
Part III: Sonic Meditations
06.) Realm of Chance * Chris Phinney & Jim Barker * Electronic Cottage Compilation 5 — Chance Encounters * Electronic Cottage (2019)
07.) Sleep * Tim Maloney * Bad Star * Naked Rabbit (2001)
08.) Celestial Realms * Drunjus * Celestial Realms * Sonic Meditations (2010)
09.) LIVE Performance * A Moment’s Sound & Mini Mutations * 19 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
10.) Transition * Mini-Mutations * 23 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
11.) LIVE Performance 2 * A Moment’s Sound & Mini Mutations * 19 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
It’s always a pleasure to have Four Dimensional Nightmare on the program. We usually don’t talk. We usually get straight to business. And while we can talk about shows and bands for hours, we are often all business, which is cool. But this time we did something new, something we’ve never done in the almost 10+ years that we’ve known each other: this time, we played together!
Hour 1 is a long DJ set and we get things going, but in hour two, join us for a full blows Four Dimensional Nightmare, with Mini-Mutations lending support! Podcasting listeners will enjoy a rare Mini-Mutations jam that just goes on and on… as we listen to nature drone.
This one is a lot of fun. We hope you spend as much time with it as we did.
Another Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE!
Part I: …And A Half
01.) Intro * Mini-Mutations * 20 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
02.) Limbadji Toko * Fatala * The Big Bang * Ellipsis Arts… (1994)
03.) White Web * Daona * The Secret Assembly * Faustus Records (2019)
04.) Beta Dollhouse * Four Dimensional Nightmare * Crystallized Carbon * Four Dimensional Nightmare Music (2018)
05.) [track 4] * Tim Maloney * Kometka * Naked Rabbit (2014)
06.) Thirteen Billion Years And A Half * Thollem and Andy Kaufman * Always Put On Your Sincere Face * Personal Archives (2016)
07.) Walking Through The Jungle * Fate vs. Free Will Turn Signals * Gug * Fate Signals Records (1989)
Part II: Future-Vision
08.) Crawl Inside My Puch * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * Taxidermy Frogs Copulating * Butte County Free Music Society (2018)
08.) Chance Encounter In Colorado * Dan Jackson & Josh Boutwell * Electronic Cottage Compilation 5 — Chance Encounters * Electronic Cottage (2019)
10.) N.O.U. Future-Vision Hypothesis * The Nation of Ulysses * Plays Pretty For Baby * Dischord Records (1992)
11.) Id Ego * Bishop of Battle * Prequel Plus * Know Wave Records (1998)
12.) We’re An American Band * MX-80 * We’re An American Band * Family Vineyard (2005)
Part III: Everything’s Impossible
13.) The Awakening * Steamshovel Monkey * the tape hiss sessions 1986-1988 * epeapteroenta.com (2003)
14.) Summertime Blues * The Outsiders * Back From The Grave Part One * Crypt Records (1993)
15.) Dancing Mood * Delroy Wilson * Club Ska ’67 * Mango Records (1980)
16.) Everything’s Impossible * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Bob Dinners and Larry Noodles present Tubby Turdner’s Celebrity Avalance * The Communion Label (2001)
17.) owlZ * Four Dimensional Nightmare * Transcending Radio * Four Dimensional Nightmare Music (2018)
18.) Transition 1 * Mini-Mutations * 20 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
19.) LIVE Performance * Four Dimensional Nightmare * 18 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
20.) Transition 2 * Mini-Mutations * 20 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
21.) LIVE Performance * Four Dimensional Nightmare w/ Mini-Mutations * 18 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
Join Mid-Valley Mutations as we Channel Surf during our Christmas break. It’s like watching an old Dead Martin holiday special, but you’ve had a bit to drink, so you start channel surfing to see what else is on. I know we did.
Christmas TV Special!
Part I: Santa’s Workshop
01.) Christmas In The Playhouse * Pee-Wee Herman * Pee-Wee’s Playhouse * CBS Television (1988)
02.) Santa’s Workshop * Wilfred Jackson * Silly Symphonies * Walt Disney Productions (1932)
03.) Snow! * Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney & Vera-Ellen * White Christmas * Paramount Pictures (1954)
04.) Christmas In The Congo * The Marquees * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
05.) We’re A Couple of Misfits * Billie Mae Richards & Paul Soles * Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer * NBC Television (1964)
06.) Let’s Have A Patrick Swayze Christmas * Crow, Tom Servo * Joel * Mystery Science Theater 3000 * Best Brains (1991)
Part II: Cool Yule
07.) The Bathing Suit That Grandma Wore * Paul Williams, Jerry Nelson & Marilyn Sokol * Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas * CBC Television (1977)
08.) The 12 Days of Christmas * Bob & Doug McKenzie * The Great White North * Anthem Records (1981)
09.) Cool Yule * Louis Armstrong * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
10.) (Isn’t It A Shame That) Christmas Comes But Once A Year * Jimmy Durante * Christmas Is For Children * Lion Records (1958)
11.) Christmas Comes But Once A Year * Dave Fleischer * Color Classics * Fleischer Studios (1936)
Part III: Scrooge
12.) Where Would You Be Without Me? * Bing Crosby, Ron Moody & Twiggy * Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas * CBS Television (1977)
13.) I Hate People * Albert Finney * Scrooge * National General Pictures (1970)
Part IV: Santa Done Got Hip
14.) Tom Peterson’s Christmas Sale 2 * Tom Peterson * Tom Peterson’s Commercials * Tom Peterson’s (1988)
15.) The Night Before Christmas * Wilfred Jackson * Silly Symphonies * Walt Disney Productions (1933)
16.) The Hot Choc-late Soldiers * Walt Disney * Hollywood Party * MGM (1934)
17.) A Surfer’s Christmas List * The Surfaris * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
18.) Santa Done Got Hip * The Marquees * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
Part V: The Nightmare
19.) Tom Peterson’s Christmas Sale 1 * Tom Peterson * Tom Peterson’s Commercials * Tom Peterson’s (1987)
20.) Christmas Night In Harlem * Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra * Jeezus Fuck, It’s Christmas!!! * Kogar The Swinging Ape (2017)
21.) Little Drummer Boy * Grace Jones * Pee-Wee’s Playhouse * CBS Television (1988)
22.) Riverbottom Nightmare Band * The Nightmare (Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Jim Henson, Dave Goelz & Paul Williams) * Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas * CBC Television (1977)
23.) The Gremlin Rag * Jerry Goldsmith * Gremlins * Warner Bros. (1984)
24.) Silent Night * Lustmord * A Mutated Christmas * Illegal Art (2001)
Part VI: What Are You Going To Do With 390 Photographs of Christmas Trees?
25.) Tom Peterson’s Christmas Sale 3 * Tom Peterson * Tom Peterson’s Commercials * Tom Peterson’s (1988)
26.) “What Are You Going To Do With 390 Photographs of Christmas Trees?” by Richard Brautigan * Austin Rich * Seasons Greetings * WTBC Radio (2018)
27.) Good Night, But Not Goodbye * Bea Arthur * The Star Wars Holiday Special * CBS Television (1978)
Two holiday stories, with Vincent Price and a visitor from Outer Space. Plus: Two Hours of Great Music, and a live holiday jam by Mini-Mutations.
HOUR 1: Nineteen Santa Clauses
Part I: Third Eye
01.) Transmission (Parts 1 – 3) * Aume * CQ CQ * Mobilization Records (2018)
02.) Third Eye, Inc. * Nathan Derr * Music From The Film ‘Acide Noire’ * Nathan Derr (2017)
03.) Space Crawl * Brad Anderson * Krackwerk * Brad Anderson (2018)
Part II: Along the Breakwater
04.) Shimmer * Peter Thomas * Switched-On Eugene * Numero Group Records (2018)
05.) Along the Breakwater * Leonard, Skrowaczewski, Zappa * Visions * Metamorphosis Music (2003)
06.) The Best of The Mesozoic * Birdsongs of the Mesozoic * Sonic Geology * Rykodisc (1984)
07.) Excarnation / Chopsticks Fail * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * Dreamhouse Prison of The Pastel Mafia * Butte County Free Music Society (2018)
Part III: Escape of The Madman
08.) Escape of The Madman * Walls Of Genius * Electronic Cottage Compilation 004 * Electronic Cottage (2018)
09.) Luxurious Foam * Eavil * Les Fleurs Du Mal * No Part of It (2018)
10.) 2 * Juice Machine * Because It’s Invisible * Falt (2018)
HOUR 2: Dog Star
Part IV: Seasons Greetings
11.) Dog Star * Mini-Mutations * 7 December 2018 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
This show was supposed to be dedicated to a live CHEFKIRK performance, just in time for the holiday. But car problems prevented this from being so.
Instead, I performed a last minute “radio broadcast” from The Lava Lamp Lounge. You can see and hear the results of this here.
Lots of great music, a couple hours of live music, and you get to see how the sausage is made.
The CHEFKIRK Thanksgiving Special
01.) Enviornments Set-Up * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:45:53)
Part I: Ouija Board
02.) Introduction * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:12:31)
03.) Ouija Board * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * Taxidermy Frogs Copulating * Butte County Free Music Society (0:07:51)
04.) ILB’AL * John M. Bennett * Electronic Cottage Compilation 004 * ElectronicCottage.org (0:01:38)
05.) The Ride * Talvé * Switched-On Eugene * The Numero Group (0:03:14)
06.) Ehecatl * Brad Anderson * Krackwerk * Self-Released (0:04:17)
Part II: No Such Thing As A Party
07.) Segue * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:05:09)
08.) Live * CHEFKIRK * Live At The Eugene Noisefest * 18 August 2018 (0:14:35)
09.) Segue * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:01:52)
10.) Analytic on the Unit Disc * Jocko Homomorphism * A Notational Distinction + Soundcloud Goodies * Self-Released (0:03:02)
11.) No Such Thing As A Party * Ryan A. Ray & The Blue Faces * Ryan A. Ray & The Blue Faces * Self-Released (0:04:12)
12.) It’s A Drab * Thollem / Clouser / Chase * Dub Narcotic Session Vol. II * Personal Archives (0:12:46)
Part III: Live DIVA
13.) Segue * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:05:18)
14.) Live * CHEFKIRK * Live At The DIVA * 29 September 2010 (0:07:35)
Part IV: Jammmmmmmmmmmmmmm
15.) Improvised Jam * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:23:10)
16.) Enviornments Tear-Down * Mini-Mutations * Live * 16 November 2018 (0:32:01)
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)
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)
Tune in for a live Mini-Mutations performance on KPSU’s Live Friday.
There are three performances, and an interview mixed in. The sound is a little distorted here and there, and there may be a better recording floating around. But until then, you can enjoy the full show.
We can no longer deny it: the year is coming to an end. It’s true, there’s not much we can do, and because of that, we’re diving headlong into The End of All Things.
It’s a Phillip Bradbury, Raymond K Dick mash-up as we explore the possibilities that the future – and our inevitable end – has in store for us. But what it is and end for, exactly, is something only time will be able to tell.
Old time radio, new and old records, and a live jam by Mini-Mutations. It’s everything you could ask for, and more.
The End of All Things
This episode contains excerpts from the broadcasts “The Defenders” (X MInus 1 NBC Radio 22 May 1956) and “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury” (Malcolm Clarke, BBC Radio 4 11 May 1977) .
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Ma Meilluere * Minimal Monuments * Live At The Kenton Club * Previously Unreleased (2018)
03.) Ringer * Moth Hunter * Dust * Self-Released (2006)
04.) Improv One * ALTO! * Tour Cassette * Self-Released (2013)
05.) twilightmovingmeditation * Elizabeth Joan Kelly * Music For The DMV * Self Released (2018)
06.) Feel It, Steal It * People Like Us * The Mirror * Self-Released (2018)
07.) arch carrier * Autechre * LP5 * Warp Records (1998)
08.) Superman * Dr. Mix & The Remix * Wall of Noise * Acute Records (2004)
09.) Shitfaced Reynolds * Guyve * Delaying The Inevitable * Self-Released (2012)
07.) The End of All Things [Live] * Mini-Mutations
The centerpiece of hour one is something from a new discovery I’m enjoying, the “Environments” LPs, which was very much the inspiration for this show. The recording of the Be-In from 1969 is not only a wonderful time-capsule of a different era, but it paints a wonderful picture through sound of an era that feels so long ago. This recording gives it weight and presence that is worth hearing all the way through.
In hour two, Mini-Mutations takes over, to deliver an hour of field recordings that are mixed and remixed to create a continuous hour or sounds.
And, of course, the podcast version has almost 25 minutes of bonus material. So you know you wanna check that out.
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Sonarchy (Live 17 March 2007) * Seattle Phonographers Union *Seattle Phonographers Union * and/OAR / Mimeomeme Records (2009)
03.) [track 1] * Hal McGee * Halzine #11 * Self-Released
04.) Be-In (A Psychoacoustic Experience 6 April 1969) [Part 1] * Irv Teibel * Enviornments 3 * Atlantic Records (1971)
05.) Be-In (A Psychoacoustic Experience 6 April 1969) [Part 2] * Irv Teibel * Enviornments 3 * Atlantic Records (1971)
06.) Azalea Woods Office Complex * Doug Haire * Myrtle Beach Professional Park * Self-Released (2009)
The release of People Like Us‘ new album The Mirrorgot me thinking about reflections, and what the do and do not say about us and our state of mind. As I begin to prepare for an incredible voyage to make new friends and travel far, I am compelled to take a similar trip through music and sound, hoping to stumble upon something that works.
In hour one, I continue to mine the joy that comes from new music that I have come across recently. This is a great mix, with a lot of cool stuff that I do not announce during the show, so please, read the notes below.
Then, in hour two, Mini-Mutations sort of busts open the idea of reflection with an hour-long jam on the subject itself. Samples (manipulated with a MicroGranny & a pair of Numark CDJs), bass, and a delay pedal.
And you were there!
The Unbearable Reflections by CBS Radio Mystery Theater (15 August 1975) and The Man In The Mirror by The Macabre (27 November 1961).
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Flake * Inspector 22 * Friendship Cemetery Revisited (1997 – 2003) * Therapy Tapes (2014)
03.) Most Big * Chefkirk * Big Disc * Self-Released
04.) We Bask In The Radiance of Dear Leader’s Omnipotent Excellence * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * Taxidermy Frogs Copulating * Butte County Free Music Society (2018)
05.) Ego Death * The Viper * Art For Pain’s Sake * Self-Released (2016)
06.) Polydactyly * The Conduits * Descending Order * Chair Chair Tapes (2016)
07.) Not Who I Was * Lawrence Crane * Craniostomy 1981 – 1987 Vol One * Butte County Free Music Society (2016)
08.) False Memories * Jen Sandwich * Electronic Cottage 004 * ElectronicCottage.org (2018)
09.) I Don’t Believe In Color * Idler Arms * Kubelik Unbugged * Self-Released (2012)
10.) [track 3] * Hal McGee * Halzine #11 * Self-Released (2018)
11.) Do You See What I Hear * People Like Us * The Mirror * Self-Released (2018)
Sometimes, radio can seem different when you’ve vanished. Hopefully, this is a good way of meeting everyone much more directly – with live mixing and a performance – to cause the notion that I’ve vanished to disappear.
Hour one is all jams I’ve been into lately. Hour two is a mix of samples (manipulated with a MicroGranny & a pair of Numark CDJs), bass, a delay pedal.
In this supplementary mini-mutation, I decided that it was worth presenting some of Wobbly’s music without any of my mixing and editing. It was nice to hear the interview with Jon, and I hope you have already listened to the primary show (which you can find here). But we did talk a lot about his music, and didn’t really present any of it for you to sample.
So, consider this a bite-sized sample, more or less covering the kind of work that he does as an artist. It’s pretty rockin’, it’s nice and loose, and if you stay tuned to the end, you can get a small sample of the new record he’s working on, which is not yet out (and probably won’t be until next year).
Raw Wobbly (#79a)
01.) 2 Pinna (9L) * Moebius Story Leidecker * Familiar * Bureau B Records (2016)
02.) Fertile * People Like Us & Wobbly * Music for the Fire * Illegal Art (2010)
03.) Live Performance * NegativWobblyLand * 27 August 2011 @ Zool in Oakland * Previously Unreleased (2011)
04.) The Booper Symphony [Excerpt] * Negativland * 23 September 2012 * Previously Unreleased (2012)
05.) Closest Living Relations * Sagan * Unseen Forces * Vague Terrain (2004)
06.) Excerpt * Wobbly * Monitress * Unreleased (2018)
07.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas * No-L * A Mutated Christmas * Illegal Art (2001)
I have to say, I’ve been doing Halloween Radio for years now, but these Ghost Stories episodes are some of the most fun things I’ve ever done for any radio program. There was something about the idea of people calling in to talk about their own experiences that I knew would go over well, but I had no idea what it would be like until we were live. In a way, that’s the beauty of radio; you never know, until its happening, what you’re going to get.
However, we starting things off this week on a somber note, even for a Halloween Broadcast, as we must tend the horror business of John Zacherle himself passing from this universe on Thursday Evening. While dying at the age of 98 after a long and incredible career such as his is certainly not a tragedy – and The Cool Ghoul himself would probably make some tasteless jokes about his own passing – it does mark the end of an era, for sure. Zacherle was not only the second ever horror host in the late ’50s (of which you can see some samples over here), but a key figure in Halloween Music, almost creating the genre with his novelty record, “Dinner With Drac.” To kick off the show, I bring you a mini-mutation of my favorite Zacherle tracks. While I don’t usually like to get political on this program, I do urge you to vote Zacherle in the coming election, and remember the Cool Ghoul the way we all should: laughing at a crude monster joke he just made on the spot.
But that’s not all! The meat of this program are a pair of phone calls. One, from our good friend horridus of devilsclub, who calls to offer two true stories of experiences he had that must be heard to be believed. horridus is a good friend of the program, and is always welcome, especially if we get stories like this. I would also urge people to see him perform LIVE, in Salem Oregon at The Space, along with Uneasy Chairs, Remy Gnol, Justin Smith, and Nathan Pepperoni w/ CEOs Incorporated. This is a show like no other, and it would be a bummer to miss it.
Our second call is from James Warren, a regional ghost hunter who has been investigating in the area for three years. James started Oregon Paranormal Pack out of interest in what else is out there, and we barely scratched the surface in terms of what he would have talked about, and other true stories of experiences he’s looked into. You can find out more information, and see videos of their work, over here on their page. When it comes to Ghost Stories, and the unexplained, James came to mind almost immediately, and I was very pleased to get him on the program.
All that, and we touch base with Uneasy Chairs again. What a great way to celebrate the season!
We dropped a wide range of retrocasts and other Holiday Programming all throughout the month of October, and we have one more on Monday Night, proper, before we leave the Spook-tacular Season behind us. If you want to catch up on all the programs this month, this handy link allows you to peruse at your leisure, and find one that is best suited to the party you’re having. I guarantee that all of them will work as the perfect soundtrack to any party you might want to attend.
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Let It Go To Hell * Uneasy Chairs * EXIT * Bandcamp.com (2016)
Part II: A Tribute To Zacherle, The Cool Ghoul (The People Who Died) (A Mini-Mutation)
03.) Dinner With Drac * John Zacherle * Dinner With Drac * Cameo Records (1958)
04.) Zacherle For President * John Zacherle * Spook Along With Zacherle * Elektra Records (1960)
05.) Happy Halloween * John Zacherle * Scary Tales Featuring John Zacherley * Parkway Records (1962)
Part III: Austin Is Fine
06.) Halloween Sound Collage [Excerpt I] * Arvo Zylo * Halloween Sound Collage * Self-Released (2016)
07.) The Right Shadow * The Giant Worm * 26 June 2015 Olympia Experimental Music Fest, Eagle’s Ballroom * Self-Released (2015)
Part II: horridus of devilsclub
08.) Live At Occult Sciences * devilsclub * 1/3/15 at Josephine, Seattle, WA. * Soundcloud.com (2015)
09.) The horridus Phone Call
Part III: Present At A Hanging
10.) Halloween Ambience (Remix) * Austin Rich * Halloween Ambience (Remix) * Self-Released (2015)
11.) Universal Telephone Ring Sound Effect * Universal Sound Effects Department * Universal Telephone Ring Sound Effect * Universal Studios (1970)
12.) The Weather Computer Phone Call (Again)
13.) Present At A Hanging * Austin Rich * The Ways of Ghosts * WTBC Records (2015)
14.) Halloween Ambience (Remix) * Austin Rich * Halloween Ambience (Remix) * Self-Released (2015)
15.) The James Warren Phone Call
Part IV: This Is Certainly Austin Rich
16.) Ghosts (New York, 1964) [Excerpt] * Albert Ayler * Holy Ghost * Revenant Records (2004)
20.) The Uneasy Chairs Phone Call
21.) To Raise The Dead * Vincent Price * Tales Of Witches, Ghosts And Goblins * Caedmon Records (1972)
22.) The Austin Rich Phone Call?