I Like Short Songs (#108)

I Like Short Songs (#108)
(Featuring two broadcasts with extremely short music broadcast on KPSU on 6 June 2009 and 27 August 2011.)

Ever since I first got a copy of Fat Wreck Chords Short Music For Short People, I’ve always wanted to do an all Short Songs show, not only because they managed to achieve something pretty amazing by cramming songs by 101 artists onto one CD, but because, to be honest, they left out a lot of stuff. (Ahem, Dead Kennedys, cough cough.) I knew that, with my affinity for shortness of the musical variety, they hadn’t yet had the final word on short songs, and with that in mind, I compiled 290 tracks that I shoved into two hours.

While I can’t say that every band imaginable is represented, I can say that just about every genre IS, along with quite a few genres you didn’t know existed, and some others that you might have been trying to forget. We can’t please everyone. But you know what they say in the midwestern realm of college radio: “If you don’t like the music, just wait 30 seconds.” I managed to keep most of the stuff in this show under that scant length, and only a few exceptions trickled over. I also keep myself limited to one song per artist per hour. On a show where the average length is around 10 seconds long, some of those 30 second songs from Short Music feel like dirges.

This show includes music taken from records (7″, 10″ and 12″), cassette tapes, CDs & .mp3s, and might be the single most diverse show I’ve ever assembled, media-wise. Obviously, a show like this couldn’t possible happen without digital technology; it’s just too hard to switch media twice a minute for an entire hour. (I did consider it, but backed out once I realized how long my playlist was.)

There is something already ambitious about writing a pop song.  It’s a claim that, in about four minutes, you’ll be able to write something that carries the same kind of weight and power that more cultured artists can in an average composition.  The irony, of course, being that Pop Music took over the music world in a way that compositional artists could not.  Now, anyone with access to the internet can send their Pop Songs around the world, conveying in a few minutes something that used to take a whole record.

The idea that you can compress these ideas even further – into the realm of a few seconds, in some cases – is just as ambitious as a concept record.  Can you compress the strength of a complete song into something that only takes a few seconds to convey?  Like some sort of Sci-Fi gimmick that seems futuristic, artists have been trying for years to create compact versions of their usual fare, and often with impressive results.  To say that The Ramones set the blueprint when they recorded “Judy Is A Punk” (clocking in at no more than 1:30), the bar was already set so tremendously low that the world has been working on faster, more compact, and even shorter songs.

In making this show, I made a conscious effort to present something unique. Songs in this show appear from records, cassettes, CDs, digital files, and all manner of mix-matched media.  To have assembled it all in one room in a pre-digital age would have taken a lot of work; to fit it into a show would have taken ages.  While the computer made this show much easier for me to do, even that work made me appreciate the kinds of work radio personas went through in the old days to deliver shows like this.  Think about it when you digest this one.

I want to give a huge thanks to Ratskin Records for their fantastic release, Triskaidekaphobia, which contains 13 Second songs by over 200 artists.  I used this disc to assemble the Five Minute “Bathroom Break” I took in before the second commercial break.  I received a copy of this disc after one of their artists heard that I had done a short songs show, and was hoping that I could use this one for future installments.  Thanks again for this great disc; I barely even scratched the surface of what it offers, and still played 23 cuts from it.  The future is now.

With hindsight, I realized that this show could only be a Grumpy Punk show, which is why these shows are labeled as such, now.  He would find perverse interest in this much short music.

Enjoy!

 

 

I Like Short Songs

This episode contains a number of selections from Short Music For Short People and Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds.

HOUR 1

Intro

001.) Paco Theme
002.) Short Attention Span * Fizzy Bangers * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
003.) Exotica [Excerpt] * Martin Denny * Forbidden Island * Scamp Records

Part I: 

004.) Quit Your Job * Chixdiggit * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
005.) Porch * Pinhead Gunpowder * Compulsive Disclosure * Lookout! Records
006.) The Nail That Sticks Up Gets Hammered Down * Born Against * The Rebel Sound Of Shit And Failure
007.) We Skate * Screeching Weasel * Boogadaboogadaboogada * Lookout! Records
008.) You Stupid Jerk * Angry Samoans * The Unboxed Set * Triple X Records
009.) I Like Food * Descendents * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
010.) Doin’ Fine * The Groovie Ghoulies * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
011.) Long Enough To Forget You * Samiam * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
012.) Rock ‘n’ Roll * Ice And The Iced * Killed By Death Vol. 77 * Redrum Records
013.) Ketchup Soup * Teen Idols * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
014.) Tiny Pink Noise [Live] * The Avengers * Died For Your Sins * Lookout! Records
015.) I Hate Menudo * Chicano-Christ * Come’ CaCa EP * Nemesis Records
016.) Rage Against The Machine Are Capitalist Phonies * White Flag * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
017.) Don’t Lick My Leg * Stikky * The Thing That Ate Floyd * Lookout! Records
018.) Alienation * Citizen Fish * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
019.) Big Fat Skinhead * Snuff * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
020.) I Spent The Rent * The Queers * A Day Late And A Dollar Short * Lookout! Records
021.) Stake Fin * Black Dice * Troubleman Mix-Tape * Troubleman Records
022.) Hei-Hei * GLO * Killed By Death Vol. 77 * Redrum Records
023.) Overcoming Learned Behavior * Good Riddance * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
024.) Deny Everything * Circle Jerks * Group Sex * Frontier Records
025.) Ack Ack Ack * Minutemen * 3-Way Tie For Last * SST Records
026.) You Don’t Know The 1/2 Of It * Steak Knife! * Steak Knife!
027.) Everyone In The Underground Music Scene Is Stupid * Anal Cunt * 40 More Reasons To Hate Us * Earache Records
028.) I Object * Youth Brigade * 20 Years Of Dischord * Dischord Records
029.) The Psycho Squat * Rudimentary Peni * Death Church * Corpus Christi Records
030.) Warren’s Song Part 8 * Bracket * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
031.) Spray Paint * Black Flag * Damaged * SST Records
032.) Your Kung-Fu Is Old… And Now You Must Die!! * Adrenalin OD * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
033.) Stud * Fitz Of Depression * Crank Shaft EP * Mumble Something Records
034.) Hearts Frozen Soil Sod Once More By The Spring Of Rage, Despair, And Hopelessness * A.F.I. * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
035.) Foreign Lawns * Meat Puppets * In A Car EP * SST Records
036.) Saturday Night * Kill Switch * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
037.) Freegan * Big Wig * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
038.) No Fkuicgn * Nomeansno * You Kill Me * Alternative Tentacles Records
039.) Supermarket Forces * Subhumans * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
040.) I Hate Puck Rock * D.O.A. * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
Alternative Tentacles Records
041.) 13. [value zero is not a valid name] * Vortex Remover * Rawkward Phase
042.) Worms * Bloodfart * Gastric Juices
043.) Why Me? * The Automatics * 20 Golden Greats

Part II: 

044.) Short Songs [Live] * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death
045.) March of The Siamese Children [Excerpt] * Martin Denny * Forbidden Island * Scamp Records
046.) Whimpers From The Jello * The Fugs * It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest * Reprise Records
047.) Ride Ride Ride * Half Japanese * Greatest Hits * Safe House Records
048.) S.O.I.G. * Man Is The Bastard * D.I.Y.C.D.* Slap-A-Ham Records
049.) Page 20 * Fantômas * Book 1 * Ipecac Records
050.) Wrangler Brutes * Wrangler Brutes * Zulu * Kill Rock Stars Records
051.) Euphoria * xbxrx * Sixth In Sixes * Polyvinyl Records
052.) Priest With The Sexually Transmitted Diseases Get Out Of My Bed * The Locust * Plague Soundscapes * ANTI- Records
053.) Alan Licked Has Ruined Music For An Entire Generation * Free Kitten * Nice Ass * Kill Rock Stars Records
054.) A Finger To Hackle * Melt-Banana * Scratch Or Stitch * Skin Graft Records
055.) Ujaku * John Zorn * Naked City * Nonesuch Records
056.) Individual Suture * Sinking Body * Grappling With The Homonids * Vermiform Records
057.) Chiapas! I MUST GO THERE! * Jackie-O-Motherfucker * Fig. 5 * Road Cone Records
058.) Can’t Find My Car * Thomas Hendrix * Kill The Moonlight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack * Sympathy For The Record Industry Records
059.) Variable Dump * Operation Re-Information * M-Pire Records
060.) Wuxiapian Fantastique * Mike Patton * Adult Themes For Voice * Tzadik Records
061.) Voice Piece For Soprano * Sonic Youth * SYR 4: Goodbye 20th Century * SY Records
062.) Skitter * Cornflake Mandala * A Boy And His Dog * Self-Released
063.) The Dripping Wire In The Lab Down The Street * Oliver Squash * 30 Piece * Self-Released
064.) Closed Coffins And Curtains * Zach Hill And Mick Barr * Shred Earthship * 5 Rue Christine Records
065.) Hotel One * Zip Code Rapists * Zip Code Rapists * Eabla Records
066.) Dr. Schwitters Intro * Faust * Tapes * Recommended Records
067.) Track 6 * Buck Rothy * Buck Rothy * unreleased
068.) Bass Gnm2 * Forcefield * Roggaboggas * Load Records
069.) Why Is He On The Television? * Hunger Artists * Cruisin’ In Zargon
070.) I Had A Crummy Shift * The Hospitals * I’ve Visited The Island Of Jocks And Jazz * Load Records
071.) Transdimensional Soldier * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live * Making Craters Where Buildings Stood EP * Sound Polution Records
072.) Thaw Walt * Men’s Recovery Project * Thank You For Killing Me EP * Paralogy Records
073.) Push * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Lovelyville * Matador Records
074.) Iced-Off Broccoli * Sun City Girls * Static From The Outside Set: Carnival Folklore Resurrection Vol. 14 * Abduction Records
075.) The Ambassador’s Report * Le Ton Mite * Tickets To Real Imaginary Places * K Records
076.) Untitled #10 * John Frusciante * Niandra Lades And Usually Just A T-Shirt * American Recordings
077.) Drums/Effects D * Yoshida Tatsuya * Drums, Voices, Keyboards & Guitar * Magaibutsu Records
078.) Some Hammering… * Lee Ranaldo * East Jesus: Some Recordings 1981 – 1991 * Atavistic Records
079.) Metamorphosis (Organ Freak Out 2) * Ennio Morricone * Diabolik Original Motion Picture Soundtrack * Pallottola Foro Records
080.) 12 * Negativland * Negativland * Seeland Records
081.) Blue Zircon * Yuma Nora * Jewels In The Snakepit * Not Not Fun Records
082.) (Interlude) * Trans Am * Trans Am * Thrill Jockey
083.) Waste No Time * The Fartz * Because This Fuckin’ World Still Stinks…
084.) Whupping Crowd * Suetsu & Underwood * Psychogeographic Y
085.) Zagubilem sie w Miescie * Kazik * 12 Groszy
086.) Whiter Teeth, Free Shipping * Brainwarmer * Elliott Smith’s Guitar
087.) WILSONCORE * /root_DIR * WILSONCORE * Self-Released
088.) What We Do Is Secret * Germs * (GI)
089.) We Are Not Your Entertainers * Mukilteo Fairies * Rock Stars Kill
090.) Narcissus * Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band * Gorilla * BGO Records

Part III: 

091.) Hey Sweetheart * Richard Hell * Time * Matador Records
092.) Narcissus Queen [Excerpt] * Martin Denny * Forbidden Island * Scamp Records
093.) Lullaboo * Cathead * The Album * Self-Released
094.) ( ) * Piglet * Not Ralphing At Your First Keg Party * Self-Released
095.) Introduction To The Mummies * The Mummies * Death By Unga Bunga!! * Estrus Records
096.) Hello, It Is I, Thee Intolerable Bastard, Child Genius * The Ne’er Do Wells * Hello, It Is I, Thee Intolerable Bastard Child Genius EP * Lookout! Records
097.) Fossils * The Iran-Contra Affair * Under Oath * Battlesnakes Now Records
098.) Malfunction * Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet * Savvy Show Stoppers * Cargo Records
099.) To All The Kids * The Vandals * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
100.) The Ballad of Wilhelm Fink * Green Day * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
101.) Hey! The Return! * The Flying Saucers * Weird Ancient Religious Rites * Self-Released
102.) Ludwiggin’ * Flat Duo Jets * Lucky Eye * Outpost Records
103.) It’s Getting Late * They Might Be Giants * McSweeney’s #6* McSweeney’s
104.) Do You Think It’s Alright? * The Who * Tommy * Polydor Records
105.) Dan Vs. Time * godheadSilo * Skyward In Triumph * Sub Pop Records
106.) Ahh * White Rainbow * Box * Marriage Records
107.) Interlude * Tom Waits * The Black Rider * Island Records
108.) Fanfare * Charles Gocher * Pint Sized Spartacus * Gravelvoice Records
109.) Statsministern * International Harvester * Sov Gott Rose-Marie * Silence Recordings
110.) Turnin’ To A Bug * Brendon Smalls * Home Movies Official TV Soundtrack * Shout! Factory Records
111.) High And Low * The Homosexuals * Astral Glamour * Hyped To Death Records
112.) Old Man Thunder * Ween * God Ween Satan: The Oneness * Twin / Tone Records
113.) Do Wot John * Monty Python * The Final Rip Off * Virgin Records
114.) Look At That Old Grizzly Bear * Mark Mothersbaugh * The Royal Tenenbaums Official Movie Soundtrack * Hollywood Records
115.) No One Is Watching * DeVotchka * How It Ends * Cicero Recordings, Ltd.
116.) Haiku A * God Is My Co-Pilot * Puss 02 * Dark Beloved Cloud Records
117.) Embryo * Black Sabbath * Master Of Reality * Warner Brothers Records
118.) Man Enough * Enemy Mine * The Ice In Me * Up Records
119.) Sarspirillsa * Man Man * The Man In A Blue Turban With A Face * Ace Fu Records
120.) More Sack * Witchy Poo * Salutes The Space Program EP * Vermiform Records
121.) I’ve Got Egg On My Face * Little Fyodor * The Very Best Of Little Fyodor’s Greatest Hits! * Discriminate Audio Records
122.) Tack Ska Ni Ha * Dungen * Ta Det Lugnt * Kemado Records
123.) Bubble Bobble – Shark Skeleton * The Advantage * The Advantage * 5 Rue Christine Records
124.) Bow Tie Daddy * The Mothers Of Invention * We’re Only In It For The Money * Verve / Bizarre Records
125.) Backwards Flute * John Lurie * Fishing With John Official TV Soundtrack * Strange And Beautiful Records
126.) Pimmel * The Muffs * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
127.) Take Me * Elton & Betty White * Sex Beyond The Door * Self-Released
128.) Lonesome Bulldog III * The Butthole Surfers * Piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
129.) Vern’s Answer To The Masses * Unwound * The Future of What * Kill Rock Stars.
130.) Velchatronix * Velchatronix * Case of Psionic Awareness
131.) Interlude (Ritchie’s Intro) * Drats!!! * Welcome To New Granada
132.) Forbidden Island [Excerpt] * Martin Denny * Forbidden Island * Scamp Records
133.) ( ) * Dead Milkmen * Bucky Fellini * Enigma Records

Hour 2

Part IV: 

134.) All * Descendents * Somery * SST Records
135.) Fanatics * Minutemen * The Punch Line * SST Records
136.) All Comic Heroes Are Facist Pigs * Terrorgruppe * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
137.) A Small One * Scissor Fits * Messthetics Vol. 1 * Hyped 2 Death Records
138.) Farts Are Jazz To Assholes * Dillinger 4 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
139.) Punch Drunk * Hüsker Dü * Everything Falls Apart * Reflex Records
140.) Tribute To The Mammal * Buck Wild * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
141.) Crypted Control * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live * I Am That Great And Fiery Force * K Records
142.) Get A Grip * No Fun At All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
143.) Cocaine Dave * REO Speedealer * REO Speedealer * Royalty Records
144.) Waste Away * Fury 66 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
145.) Where You From Eh? * Chicano-Christ * Come’ CaCa EP * Nemesis Records
146.) Asian Pride * Hi-STANDARD * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
147.) Human Of Stupids * S.O.B. * Japanese Hardcore Comp Tape * Broken Tapes
148.) Staggering * Hot Box * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
149.) Field Day For The Sundays * Wire * Pink Flag * Harvest / EMI Records
150.) Doin’ Laundry * Nerf Herder * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
151.) Hot Cars * Angry Samoans * The Unboxed Set * Triple X Records
152.) Anchor * Less Than Jake * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
153.) I Want Cunt * The Queers * A Day Late And A Dollar Short * Lookout! Records
154.) Told You Once * The Mr. T Experience * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
155.) You Don’t Know The 1/2 Of It (Reprise) * Steak Knife! * Steak Knife! * Self-Released
156.) John For The Working Man * Tilt * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
157.) Exhibit Self-Control * The Iran-Contra Affair * Under Oath * Battlesnakes.com
158.) Surf City * SPREAD * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
159.) ?? * Cringer * Greatest Hits Vol. 1 * Vinyl Communication Records
160.) Blatty (Human Egg) * Sick Of It All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
161.) Secret Surgery * Man Is The Bastard * D.I.Y.C.D. * Slap-A-Ham Records
162.) No Intellect * Senseless Apocalypse * Japanese Assault * Relapse Records
163.) Mirror, Signal, Wheelspin * Goober Patrol * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
164.) Pasktamning (Protes Bengt) * Life * Chaos Of Destruction * Dan-Doh Records
165.) Hard World * Uniq * Snarl Out Vol. 3 *
166.) No, We Don’t Want To Do A Split Seven Inch With Your Stupid Fucking Band * Anal Cunt * I Like It When You Die * Earache Records
167.) Fishfuck * Gwar * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
168.) Your Hand Is In Your Crotch * Deep Wound * Almost Complete * Baked Goods Records
169.) Red Alert * Teenage Jesus & The Jerks * Everything * Atavistic Records
170.) Bring It To An End * Anti-Flag * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
171.) All The Colours In The Rainbow * Hunger Artists * Cruisin’ In Zargon * ookworld.com
172.) Hairdude * Boss Pitt * Answer Compilation * Answer Records
173.) Count * JFA * Blatant Localism * Placebo Records
174.) Garbage Can * Wrangler Brutes * Zulu * Kill Rock Stars Records
175.) Panic * Screeching Weasel * Anthem For A New Tomorrow * Lookout! Records
176.) Pop * Syu-Cream * Sound Or Music * Okayama City Hardcore Records
177.) 1980 * GLO * Killed By Death Vol. 77 * Killed By Death Records
178.) A Prayer for the Complete and Utter Eradication of All Generic Pop-Punk * Spazz * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
179.) Solar Panel Asses * The Locust * Plague Soundscapes * ANTI- Records
180.) F.O.F.O.D. * 7 Seconds * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
181.) * Guyve * Live Straight Outta KPSU 06/27/2009 * Blasphuphmus Radio

Part V: 

182.) * King Missile * Happy Hour * Atlantic Records
183.) Hope For No Cougars * Le Ton Mité * Tickets To Real Imaginary Places * K Records
184.) You Will Be Eliminated * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Bob Dinners And Larry Noodles Present Tubby Turdner’s Celebrity Avalanche * Communion Records
185.) Midnight Sun Pt. 2 (Real Short) * Cornflake Mandala * A Boy And His Dog * Self-Released
186.) Heckler’s Chant * Miss Murgatroid * Myoclyonic Melodies * Win Records
187.) * Little Fyodor * The Very Best Of Little Fyodor’s Greatest Hits! * Discriminate Audio
188.) * The Residents * Demons Dance Alone * Ralph Records
189.) Hot Poop * Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention * We’re Only In It For The Money * Verve Records
190.) (ZAP) * Forcefield * Roggaboggas * Load Records
191.) Sean Pool * Lamborghini * The New Lamborghini * Battlesnakes.com
192.) Track 08 * Cold Pizza * Now Buying Souls By Appointment Only * Bipolar Bear Records
193.) Explanation Mark * The Books * The Lemon Of Pink * Tomlab Records
194.) Life Is Funny * The Fugs * It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest * Reprise Records
195.) Physical Constants * Alpha Protist * Glass Animals EP * Battlesnakes.com
196.) Oh Jonas * Rivers Cuomo * Alone II: The Home Recordings Of Rivers Cuomo * DGC Records
197.) Franz Kafka! Finale * Brendon Small * Home Movies Bonus CD * Shout! Factory
198.) Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins – Intro * The Advantage * The Advantage * 5 Rue Christine Records
199.) Toothless Baby * Pez Abacus * December 11 2009 * Unreleased
200.) Grassroots Internet Revolution * They Might Be Giants * McSweeney’s Music CD – Issue #6 * McSweeney’s
201.) Track 07 * View Of A Burning City * Tales Told Before The Waking Hour * Self-Released
202.) TYPe B for Me * Melt-Banana * Scratch Or Stitch * Skin Graft Records
203.) Afterbirth Pancake * Bloodfart * Gastric Jucies *
204.) “Hurry Up And Kill Me…I’m Cold” * Mike Patton * Adult Themes For Voice * Tzadik Records
205.) Paradosis * xbxrx * Sixth In Sixes * Polyvinyl Record Company
206.) Hammerhead * John Zorn * Naked City * Elektra / Nonesuch Records
207.) Track 45 * Aural Resuscitation Unit * Dub Plate Volume One * Dubuque Strange Music Society
208.) Ski Meat Funky Rectal Anarchy * Merzbow / Gore Beyond Necropsy * Rectal Anarchy * Release Entertainment Records
209.) Making Babies * God Is My Co-Pilot * Puss O2 * Dark Beloved Cloud, The Making Of Americans Records
210.) Don Camero Lost His Mind * Guttermouth * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
211.) Mono * Half Japanese * Greatest Hits * Safe House Records
212.) Pigs * Coachwhips * Double Death * Narnack Records
213.) My Disciples * Icky Boyfriends * A Love Obscene * Menlo Park Records
214.) Untitled : VI * Faust * Tapes * Virgin Records
215.) M * Enemy Mine * The Ice In Me * Up Records
216.) [Untitled] * Scratch Acid * The Greatest Gift * Touch And Go Records
217.) Dosed Tea (Excerpt) * kiisu d’salyss * Cabin Fever * Unreleased
218.) Albertos * Manic Hispanic * The Recline Of Mexican Civilization * Better Youth Organization Records
219.) Encounter * Men’s Recovery Project * Normal Man EP * Gravity Records
220.) Dinosaur Was A Dinosaur Pt. 1 * Mayonnaise vs. Venn * Search For The Past + Epic Saga * Self-Released
221.) Slash Kick Wrist * Sun City Girls * Box Of Chameleons * Abduction Records
222.) ( ) * The Butthole Surfers * Humpty Dumpty LSD * Latino Bugger veil Records
223.) Page 30 * Fantômas * Book 1 * Ipecac Records
224.) Last Laff * Ennio Morricone * The Original Motin Picture Soundtrack to “Diabolik” * Pallottola Foro Records
225.) Tears * This Mortal Coil * Filigree & Shadow * 4AD Records
226.) Outer Spaceways Incorporated * Sun Ra * Nothing Is… * ESP-Disk
227.) Graduation Rap * Vanilla, Jade & Ebony * Ghost World * Shanachie Records
228.) Pleasure Cruz * Supergenius * Star Wars Breakbeats * Suckadellic Records
229.) Michael, Time To Wake Up * The Flaming Lips * Telepathic Surgery * Restless REcords
230.) Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: Main Title * Orchestra * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records

Part VI: 13 

231.) Prelude To The Revolution Song * The Paranoids * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
232.) Landing Face First * Voice On Tape * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
233.) Hulder Maiden * Thrones * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
234.) 20th of Jan. * Testicular Manslaughter * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
235.) Pater Noster * Microwaves * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
236.) Peep My Dirt Lip (1990) * My First Step Toward Failure * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
237.) Balls Of Jolly * The White Mice * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
238.) Dancin’ In My Bad * Cop Warmth * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
239.) Soiled, So Temporary * AIDS Wolf * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
240.) 13 * Torturing Nurse * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
241.) Scooter Boy cut * Ol’ Cheeky Bastards feat. Dave Dalton * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
242.) Moonlight Serenade * Low Fat * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
243.) Mensch Oder Deutscher * Slapendehonden * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
244.) Is Not Thy Weirdness Great? * Stronghold Crusader * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
245.) Konsumiert * Corrosive * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
246.) 13 Second Blowjob * Intestinal Spewage * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
247.) What His Soul Desires * The Upsidedown Stars * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
248.) Duck (Chicken) Clay Pot * Say Bok Gwai * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
249.) FTA * Scarab * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
250.) Smoke and Fears * Selbst Morder * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
251.) Spines and Sneakoscopes * The Atomic Bomb Audition * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
252.) Song of Peace (13 Seconds) * GlamGoreGlitterSlut * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
253.) Maritiza Morning Doves * Matthew Crowe * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records

Part VII: 

254.) Her Majesty * Beatles * Abbey Road * Apple Records
255.) Miracle Cure * The Who * Tommy * Polydor Records
256.) 19 * Curious Hands * In-Studio Recording 11/15/06 * KPSU
257.) Roses * The Magnetic Fields * 69 Love Songs * Merge Records
258.) Afterlife * The Scruffs * Angst: The Early Recordings 1974 – 1976 * Ardent Music
259.) It’s A Real Time Thing * The Damned * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
260.) 5-Piece Chicken Dinner * The Beastie Boys * Paul’s Boutique * Capitol Records
261.) Astral Lady * Captain Beyond * Captain Beyond * Fontana Island Records
262.) Wake Up * Bodyjar * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
263.) Steamroller Blues * Aerobitch * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
264.) Not Again * Undeclinable Ambuscade * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
265.) Bedroom Windows * Enemy You * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
266.) Sara Fisher * No Use For A Name * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
267.) Delraiser Part III, Del On Earth * Consumed * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
268.) Randal Gets Drunk * Lagwagon * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
269.) Howdy Doody In The Woodshed * The Dickies * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
270.) Erik Sandin’s Stand-In * Dogpiss * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
271.) Triple * Dance Hall Crashers * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
272.) Klawsterfobia * Strung Out * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
273.) Fun * Pully * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
274.) 30-Seconds Till The End Of The World * Pennywise * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
275.) I Got None * All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
276.) See Her Pee * NoFX * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
277.) Traitor * Agnostic Front * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
278.) Life Rules 101 * Down By Law * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
279.) Pretty Houses * Lunachicks * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
280.) Turn It Up * Happy Trigger * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
281.) Mr. Brett Please Put Down Your Gun * H20 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
282.) We Want The Kids * 59 Times The Pain * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
283.) Faust * Jughead’s Revenge * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
284.) All My Friends Are In Popular Bands * 88 Fingers Louie * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
285.) Chandeliers And Souvenirs * Diesel Boy * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
286.) My Pants Keep Falling Down * Frenzal Rhomb * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
287.) Comin’ To Your Town * D.I. * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
288.) Hobo Sandwhich * /root_DIR * EP * Self Released
289.) Exit * The Bats From The Pyrimids From Egypt * Zombiance * The Bats From The Pyrimids From Eqypt Records

Outro

290.) No! All! * Descendents * Somery * SST Records

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I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show (Vinyl Solution) (#102)

I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show (Vinyl Solution) (#102)
(Originally aired KPSU on 26 June 2011, featuring a selection of novelty and comedy records for a two-hour, Dr. Demento-inspired presentation.)

Of course, every boy remembers the first time he is handed a Dr. Demento tape by one of his friends.  In my case, I was lucky enough to have already been hip to “Weird Al,” but knowing that there was some weirdo out there that collected oddball songs – and the fact that there were that many oddball songs out there to collect – was somewhat of an epiphany for me (as I’m sure it is for almost all 12 year old boys).  While hip, cool, punk, indie, and everything in-between has come and gone, I have never been able to shake the desire to hear a song that is pretty perverse, and probably something that will get me in trouble if repeated in polite company.

In a way, Rock ‘n’ Roll itself is the ultimate in Novelty, a crude and lewd idea of what music is that has been passed down and re-envisioned in every imaginable permutation.  And there is a certain amount of need to love weirdness and the strange when inundated with the mediocrity that passes for pop music.  Like with many other interesting forms of music, the old-fashioned novelty song has died with 8 Track, and viral videos have almost completely replaced a world that people like Dr. Demento used to fill.  But I never get tired of a jokey song, and it was with this in mind that I decided to do a two-hour Vinyl Solution and pack it full of every comedy album I’ve got.

There are three records that I drew heavily from for this particular episode: The Firesign Theater’s I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus, (a record I found in a box in the back of a junk shop), Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time(this particular volume focuses on “The ’70’s”), and to a lesser extent, Goofy Greats (a K-tel record that has a lot of classic novelty records, reproduced in as shitty a way as possible).  I recently found not one, but TWO pieces of Firesign vinyl in local stores, and from the moment I found them I knew I had to do a comedy show so I could feature it.

Expect more theme shows, and other such fun, as the summer progresses.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have more Steve Martin records to listen to.

 

I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show

HOUR 1

Part I

01.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part I * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
02.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * La Virgen De La Macarena * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
03.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * El Relicario [Excerpt] * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
04.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 001 Part II * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
05.) Barnes & Barnes * Fish Heads * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
06.) Steve Martin * Philosophy / Religion / College / Language * A Wild And Crazy Guy * Warner Bros. Records
07.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part I * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records

Part II: 

08.) Steve Martin * Philosophy / Religion / College / Language * A Wild And Crazy Guy * Warner Bros. Records
09.) Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra * Hawaiian War Chant * Hawaii * London Records
10.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part III * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
11.) Royal Guardsmen * Snoopy vs. The Red Baron * Goofy Greats * K-tel Records
12.) Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks * Origin of Words * 2000 and Thirteen * Warner Bros. Records
13.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
14.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part II * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records

Part III: 

15.) Ennio Morricone * Titoli (from “A Fistful of Dollars”) * “A Fistful of Dollars” Music Composed and Conducted by Ennio Morricone * RCA Victor Records
16.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part IV * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
17.) Nation Lampoon * The Mel Brewer Show * Good-bye Pop * Epic Records
18.) Paul Clayton * The Girls Around Cape Horn * Whaling And Sailing Songs From The Days of Moby Dick * The Everest Record Group
19.) Rose and the Arrangement * The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
20.) The Trashmen * Surfin’ Bird * Goofy Greats * K-tel Records
21.) Fred Blassie * Pencil Neck Geek * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
22.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part II * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
23.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part III * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records

HOUR 2

Part IV

24.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * Espana Cani * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
25.) George Carlin * Commercials * Take-Offs & Put-Ons * Pickwick Records
26.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part IV * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
27.) The Dead Milkmen * The Big Sleazy * Metaphical Graffiti * Enigma Records
28.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part V * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records

Part V

29.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part VI * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
30.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part III * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
31.) Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra * Hawaiian Wedding Song * Hawaii * London Records
32.) Tom Leher * Oedipus Rex * An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer * Reprise Records
33.) Spike Jones and His City Slickers * You Always Hurt The One You Love * The Best of Spike Jones * RCA Records
34.) Monty Python * Rock Notes * Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album * Arista Records
35.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part V * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
36.) The Crewcuts * We’re Working Our Way Through College * Crewcuts On The Campus * Mercury Records
37.) The Rebel Force Band * Chewie The Rookie Wookie * Living In These Star Wars * Bonwhit Records

Part VI

38.) Ennio Morricone * Theme from “A Fistful of Dollars” * “A Fistful of Dollars” Music Composed and Conducted by Ennio Morricone * RCA Victor Records
39.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part VII * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
40.) “Weird Al” Yankovic * I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead * “I Lost On Jeopardy” b/w “I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead” * Rock ‘n’ Roll Records
41.) The Blues Brothers * Rubber Biscuit * Briefcase Full of Blues * Atlantic Records
42.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 002 Part VI * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
43.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * Cielo Andaluz [Excerpt] * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
44.) Loudon Wainwright III * Dead Puppies * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
45.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part IV [Double Speed] * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records

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.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2016/05/09/love-cant-buy-you-money-retrocast

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!

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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

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Summon The Sun (Retrocast)

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(Originally aired 5 June 2010 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2016/04/19/summon-the-sun-retrocast

(In which I play a bunch of songs dedicated to Frith himself, in an attempt to keep him overhead in the coming months.)

There is a certain amount of logic to all the Festival of Lights cultures, who perform various religious rites in an effort to call back our absent friend, The Sun.  I entirely agree with George Carlin, in that I am not religious, but if I were, I would worship The Sun.  I regularly see direct evidence of the affects it has on the world around me, something I cannot say for anything else that is worshiped on this planet.  I know, personally, that The Sun plays a huge role in my own life.  My moods change with the seasons, and I find myself a much happier person in Spring and Summer, than I am the rest of the year.

With that in mind, I feel completely ripped off this Spring.  The Sun has been suspiciously absent, making a handful of appearances this entire season.  I am not against having a rainy season, and even enjoy the rain from time to time.  If I was really against it, I would move.  But this time, the season has gone much too far, and it time to perform some emergency Sun-Summoning Rituals, STAT.

Included in this show are a host of songs geared toward paying homage to that fiery ball of hydrogen that we all know and love.  Spanning time, genres, and typical radio conventions, I pull out all the stops to bring you a variety of audio sunbeams to help keep us warm and dry, even when the weather isn’t feeling it.  60’s Psyche Rock, Punk Covers, Avant Rock and Discombobulated Pop join forces to create a bright and cheery soundscape, with the single purpose of trying to bring back The Sun from its extreme sojourn beyond the clouds.  Plus: this one just plain old rocks, too.

This might also be the largest number of tracks I have played from reissues, compilations, Greatest Hits, and otherwise Non-Original releases in a single show.  (I could be wrong, and will be again, even.)  While my collection isn’t entirely comprised of re-issues, this show just happened to work out that way.  You wouldn’t really know unless I told you, but I thought I should come clean.  It’s just not that easy to find some of this stuff.

Hopefully this invocation will prove to The Sun that we are serious, and we would really enjoy his company at this time.  Weather or not he listens, however, is entirely up to him.

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Summon The Sun

01.) Sunology * Sun Ra and His Arkestra * Super-Sonic Jazz * Impulse! Records
02.) Section 2: It’s The Sun * The Polyphonic Spree * The Beginning Stages Of… * Good Records
03.) Sunshine Love * Rikki Lliong * Love, Peace & Poetry: African Psychedelic Music * Normal Records
04.) Sunshine Superman * Hüsker Dü * Everything Falls Apart * Reflex Records
05.) Biography of the Sun * Pink Mountain * Pink Mountain * Frenetic Records
06.) Sun Spots * No Age * Weirdo Rippers * Fat Cat Records
07.) Children of the Sun * The Misunderstood * Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond * Rhino Records
08.) California Sun * The Ramones * All The Stuff (And More) Vol. 1 * Sire Records
09.) Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas) [Live] * They Might Be Giants * Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants * Rhino Records
10.) Blister In The Sun * Violent Femmes * Violent Femmes * Slash Records
11.) Sun God * Squirrel Bait * Gimme Indie Rock * K-Tel Records
12.) Sunshine * Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti * 1920’s And 1930’s Sides Remastered * JSP Records
13.) Sun City Girls From Ipanema * Sun City Girls * Box of Chameleons * Abduction Records
14.) Sun Zoom Spark * Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band * Clear Spot * Reprise Records
15.) Sunrise * Tidal Waves * Homework #102 * Hyped 2 Death Records
16.) The Sun Shines Down On Me * Daniel Johnston * Welcome To My World * Eternal Yip Eye Music
17.) Keep On The Sunny Side * Carter family * A Proper Introduction To The Carter Family: Keep On The Sunny Side * Proper Introduction Records
18.) Sunology [Excerpt] * Sun Ra and His Arkestra * Super-Sonic Jazz * Impulse! Records
19.) The Warmth of the Sun * The Beach Boys * Endless Summer * Capitol Records

A Sound Salvation (Radio About Radio) (Retrocast)

imagesA Sound Salvation (Radio About Radio) (Retrocast)
(Featuring all songs about Radio itself, including some valuable information from a professional DJ.  Originally aired 18 July 2009 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2016/03/28/a-sound-salvation-retrocast

(Originally written in 2009, at KPSU.)

There was a time when our program was two hours every week, and the chance to pick up an extra hour these days causes me to look back to where I’ve been before. Going back to the first show I did this year, which could have been sub-titled “Radio About Radio,” I thought I would revisit the subject and attempt to put a new spin on it in the process. The results: “A Sound Salvation,” a two-hour audio-essay on the nature of being a Radio DJ itself, with special insight by none other than author and DJ Mike Staff! Want to get started in radio? Then this is the place to start!

Back in January, I was only able to fit in a handful of songs I’d found that all deserved airplay, and this show seemed like a perfect chance to put those other songs on the air. One thing I found was a pair of narrated cassettes that purported to explain how to become a Radio DJ (and how to make a Demo Tape).  I originally planned on including samples from these tapes in that first show, but a variety of factors left the tapes on the cutting room floor. One of the first things I reached for when I began work on this show were those tapes, and they make up the backbone of the show this week. This show could very well be sub-titled, “How To Become A Radio DJ,” but I feared that might create the wrong impression (either seriously, or sarcastically). I figured an Elvis Costello quote would not only send the right message, but hopefully put the samples in context.

I have to say, if it wasn’t already clear enough, this show forefronts my interest (and borderline obsession) with Negativland, and their own weekly radio show, Over The Edge. I’ve been a fan since the mid ’90’s, and have made an effort to listen as often as possible ever since. Over the years I’ve collected a number of recordings of their shows, and have often considered them a major influence on me. The problem is, to do a show like thier’s, you need a LOT of free time, and while I have made a lot of efforts to do something like they would do, it hasn’t always worked out that way. With a full week of free time at my disposal to prepare for this show, I was finally able to pick out and rehearse enough material to step up to the challenge. So, if you like what you hear, and you want to hear something weirder and / or more extreme, Over The Edge on KPFA (in Berkley, though they do stream and podcast it) is well worth your time and effort. Seriously.

This show includes a lot of music that wouldn’t normally appear on Blasphuphmus Radio, and while this isn’t a disclaimer (or even a warning), it seems that a bit of explanation might be in order. My musical interests range far and wide, and I’ve always imagined that at it’s most bizarre and cogent, my show enables a listener to draw a through-line between Bruce Springsteen, Shellac, Wall of Voodoo, Nirvana, Rudimentary Peni, Jet, Kraftwerk, Queens of The Stone Age, and Ornette Coleman. Of course, this is just my particular view of the musical universe, and I wouldn’t go so far as to claim that everyone can make those connections (or would even want to). For those more cynical than I, some of the cornier musical moments are included as “found sounds” that reinforce this Radio Essay; for those less cynical than I, the weirder and stranger moments are included as “found sounds” that, also, reinforce this Essay. I think the mish-mash makes perfect sense, if you consider the subject. Think about it…

I wanna thank Ricardo Wang for giving up his show this week so I could produce something like this, and Michelle Pecchia, Nil Admirari, Heather Hunt-Garrison, DJ Victrola, Steven Koriagin, Jennifer Howell, Shayna Proctor, Kyle Rich, Megan Kent, Reverend Marc Time (from our sister station, KWVA in Eugene), Alpha Protist, Heidi Stauber, Melissa Cooper, Jenna Lynn, Minded Rock Gate, and DJ Medusa, who all made suggestions for songs that should have been included in this show. If I didn’t use your suggestion, don’t sweat; I’ll probably use it next time. This series has some serious future potential.

See ya in seven.

 

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A Sound Salvation

# Title * Artist * Album *
01.) How Radio Was Done I (Excerpt 1) * Negativland * Over The Edge Radio
02.) Excerpts Scattered Throughout * Mike Staff * How To Become A Radio DJ
03.) Turn It On * The Flaming Lips * Transmissions From The Satellite Heart
04.) Amateur Radio * Sonic Youth w/ Jim O’Rourke Clip 1
05.) Radio Nowhere * Bruce Springsteen
06.) Radio Song * Jet
07.) Radio Song * R.E.M.
08.) Amateur Radio * Sonic Youth w/ Jim O’Rourke Clip 2
09.) Radio Friendly Unit Shifter * Nirvana * In Utero * DGC Records
10.) Please Play This Song On The Radio * NOFX
11.) God Is In The Radio * Queens Of The Stone Age *
12.) Radio Schitzo * Rudimentary Peni
13.) Capitol Radio One * The Clash
14.) Transmission * Joy Division
15.) Radioland * Kraftwerk
16.) Radio 4 * Public Image Ltd.
17.) Amateur Radio * Sonic Youth w/ Jim O’Rourke Clip 3
18.) How Radio Was Done I (Excerpt 2) * Negativland * Over The Edge Radio
19.) Radio Transmissions * Man… Or Astro-Man?
20.) Video Killed The Radio Star * The Buggles
21.) Mexican Radio * Wall Of Voodoo
22.) On The Radio * The Selecter
23.) Amateur Radio * Sonic Youth w/ Jim O’Rourke Clip 4
24.) Radio Silents * Young Marble Giants
25.) Blasting Radio * Desperate Bicyles
26.) Radio * God Is My Co-Pilot
27.) Radio Gra * Unwound * Leaves Turn Inside You * Kill Rock Stars
28.) Amateur Radio * Sonic Youth w/ Jim O’Rourke Clip 5
29.) How Radio Was Done I (Excerpt 3) * Negativland * Over The Edge Radio
30.) I Heard It On The Radio * Ornette Coleman.
31.) The End Of Radio * Shellac

 

When The Flying Saucers Attack! (Retrocast)

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(Featuring an audio essay from 2 May 2009 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2016/03/22/when-the-flying-saucers-attack-retrocast

Featuring music that details the impending alien invasion.

Just because they didn’t this time, doesn’t mean they won’t! The perfect soundtrack to an alien invasion, UFO sighting, romantic evening for two, or merely something to put on when you’re bumming around the house.

Enjoy.

Playlist:

01.)
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It Looks Like Thousands Of Stars (Retrocast)

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(Featuring an audio essay from 18 July 2007 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2016/03/15/it-looks-like-thousands-of-stars-retrocast

2007 was a big year for me, creatively, as my audio essays began to get a lot more abstract and experimental.  Case-in-point: This show from the summer of 2007, where I staged a time-traveling epic based largely around an Over The Edge Radio recording and a mix CD I made for a friend of mine in 2003.  Using edits from old radio shows of my own, I spliced together this show, which I think turned out pretty well.  This would rocks pretty hard, gets really weird at times, and is one of my favorite shows, ever.

Enjoy.

Playlist:

01.)
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How To Speak Hip (Retrocast)

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(Featuring an audio essay from 17 January 2007 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2016/03/08/how-to-speak-hip-retrocast

A favorite on-air treat in 2006 / 2007 at KPSU was the classic comedy “language” LP, “How To Speak Hip.”  Much of our interest, of course, could be owed in part to Mr. Romo himself, who had a show on KPSU for many years, and is still DJing the Portland area.  But the comedy itself is, fortunately, pretty fantastic, and this is owed to the amazing interplay between Del Close & John Brent on this record.  I recommend that you check out their work, as this on-air tribute doesn’t fully capture how funny they are together.

Anyway, it is nice to revisit my favorite music of 2006.  These were all in heavy rotation in my house back in those days, and this show – while it contains many flaws – can put me in a time and place that I remember through a hazy and fond lens.  So there’s that, anyway.

Enjoy!

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Playlist:

01.) Quiet Babies Astray In A Manger * Danava * Danava
02.) Introduction * Del Close & John Brent * How To Speak Hip
03.) Vernal Equinox * Can * Landed
04.) Basic Hip * Del Close & John Brent * How To Speak Hip
05.) Watusa * Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra * Soundtrack to the Film “Space is the Place”
06.) Cool * Del Close & John Brent * How To Speak Hip
07.) The Music Box * Raymond Scott * Soothing Sounds For Baby Vol. I: 1 – 6 Months
08.) Uncool * Del Close & John Brent * How To Speak Hip
09.) Truth Is Marching In * Albert Ayler * Slug’s Saloon – May 1, 1966
10.) Vocabulary Building * Del Close & John Brent * How To Speak Hip
11.) Fire Engne Dream * Sonic Youth * the destroyed room
12.) Summary * Del Close & John Brent * How To Speak Hip
13.) The Devil Isn’t Red * Hella * Acoustics

Brought To You By The Letter M

mBrought To You By The Letter M (Retrocast)
(Featuring an audio essay from 30 August 2005 on KPSU.)

Join me for an audio exploration of music made by artists that start with the letter M.  These kinds of constraints create an interesting pallet in which to paint, and it is an idea I’m not sure I want to explore too often, for fear that it will loose the impact.  Still, this is a nice slice of college radio from ten years ago, and a good way to spend an hour, as I love all of these songs.

Enjoy!

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Playlist:

01.) 10 lb. Moustache * Man Man
02.) Carry Stress In The Jaw * Mr. Bungle
03.) Ten Dollars A Pile * Melt Banana
04.) Never Ending Math Equation * Modest Mouse
05.) Walking Through Forever * Charles Manson
06.) Reverb 1000 * Man… Or Astro-Man?
07.) This Is Not A Photograph * Mission Of Burma
08.) Free Arthur Lee * The Make Up
09.) 1 2 X U * Minor Threat
10.) Anyone Else But You * The Moldy Peaches
11.) Maximum Radiation Level * Man… Or Astro-Man?
12.) Come In Alone * My Bloody Valentine
13.) Motorbreath * Metallica
14.) Sweet Willy Rollbar * Melvins
15.) Where Is Our Reason? * My Dad Is Dead
16.) Sferic Waves * Man… Or Astro-Man?
17.) Burn It Clean * Mudhoney
18.) Dumb Little Band * The Mr. T Experience
19.) Maybe Partying Will Help * Minutemen
20.) Stanley Kubrick * Mogwai

The Sound Museum (Retrocast)

The Sound Museum
The Sound Museum

The Sound Museum (Retrocast)
(Featuring an audio essay from 18 April 2009 on KPSU.)

Follow me and Ken Nordine as we lead you on a wonderful trip through The Sound Museum!

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This is one of the most personal episodes I’ve done since I got back to radio. Most of these songs are really important to me, for one reason or another, and while some of the transitions were a little faulty, the ending almost entirely makes up for that.

 

Detective Dexter Roland Presents: The Maltese Falcon!

The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon

Detective Dexter Roland Presents: The Maltese Falcon!
(Featuring music and songs about Detectives, intermixed with edited selections from a 1946 radio adaptation of The Maltese Falcon, hosted by Detective Dexter Roland!  Originally broadcast on 13 November 2010 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/11/17/detective-dexter-roland-presents-the-maltese-falcon

This week, Blasphuphmus Radio has been taken over by Detective Dexter Roland, Private Investigator. Join him with Humphrey Bogart, The Pink Panther, Mr. Lucky, Mary Astor, Peter Gunn, Richard Diamond, Sidney Greenstreet, Pete – The King of Detectives, Frankie Machine, Richie Dagger and some genuine femme fatales for a two-hour presentation of The Maltese Falcon. Listen as Dexter rambles about skirts and twists, intermixed with edited selections of a 1946 radio adaptation of the popular film The Maltese Falcon.

Enjoy.

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The Maltese Falcon

Part I
01.) Peter Gunn Theme Song * Henry Mancini
02.) Mr. Lucky * Elliot Eastion’s Tiki Gods * Shots In The Dark
03.) The Maltese Falcon Part I
04.) Touch Of Evil (Main Title) * Joseph Gershenson & The Universal-International Orchestra * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
05.) Femme Fatale * The Velvet Underground & Nico
06.) Goldfinger * Shirley Bassey

Part II
07.) The Stu Bailey Blues * Warren Barker Orchestra * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
08.) Watching The Detectives * Elvis Costello & The Attractions
09.) The Maltese Falcon Part II
10.) Frankie Machine * Elmer Bernstein And Orchestra * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree

Part III
11.) Contract With Depravity * Kenyon Hopkins * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
12.) Experiment In Terror * Davie Allen And The Arrows * Shots In The Dark
13.) The Maltese Falcon Part III
14.) Stool Pigeon * Irving Joseph * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
15.) Life of Crime * The Spits * School’s Out

Part IV
16.) The Pink Panther Theme * Oranj Symphonette * Shots In The Dark
17.) The Maltese Falcon Part IV
18.) Cool * Stan Kenton * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree

Part V
19.) Softly * Henry Mancini
20.) Studio Di Colore [Excerpt] * Ennio Morricone * Crime And Dissonance
21.) (She Was A) Hotel Detective * They Might Be Giants * They Might Be Giants
22.) The Maltese Falcon Part V
23.) The Street (Main Title) * Elmer Bernstein * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
24.) Don’t Tell The Detectives * The Zipps * Messthetics Vol. 4
25.) Boy Detectives * Famous Explorers * Messthetics #103
26.) The Maltese Falcon Part VI
27.) Richard Diamond * Buddy Morrow * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree

Part VI
28.) Fallout * Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
29.) Pete, King of the Detectives * Big Black * Headache
30.) The Maltese Falcon Part VII
31.) Echo Four-Two * Johnny Gregory And His Orchestra * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
32.) Richie Dagger’s Crime * The Germs * GI
33.) A Shot In The Dark * Naked City * Naked City
34.) The Maltese Falcon Part VIII
35.) Le Fotografie (From Verushka) * Ennio Morricone * Crime & Dissonance
36.) Re-Enact The Crime * Unwound * The Future Of What
37.) Magic Pig Detective * The Melvins * Stoner Witch
38.) The Maltese Falcon Part IX
39.) Naked City * Mundell Lowe * His All Stars * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree

I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show

Firesign Theater
Firesign Theater “I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus”

I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show
(Featuring a selection of novelty and comedy records for a two-hour, Dr. Demento-inspired presentation.  Originally broadcast on 26 June 2011.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/09/22/i-think-were-all-bozos-on-this-show

Of course, every boy remembers the first time he is handed a Dr. Demento tape by one of his friends.  In my case, I was lucky enough to have already been hip to “Weird Al,” but knowing that there was some weirdo out there that collected oddball songs – and the fact that there were that many oddball songs out there to collect – was somewhat of an epiphany for me (as I’m sure it is for almost all 12 year old boys).  While hip, cool, punk, indie, and everything in-between has come and gone, I have never been able to shake the desire to hear a song that is pretty perverse, and probably something that will get me in trouble if repeated in polite company.

In a way, Rock ‘n’ Roll itself is the ultimate in Novelty, a crude and lewd idea of what music is that has been passed down and re-envisioned in every imaginable permutation.  And there is a certain amount of need to love weirdness and the strange when innudated with the mediocrity that passes for pop music.  Like with many other interesting forms of music, the old-fashioned novelty song has died with 8 Track, and viral videos has almost completely replaced a world that people like Dr. Demento used to fill.  But I never get tired of a jokey song, and it was with this in mind that I decided to do a two-hour Vinyl Solution and pack it full of every comedy album I’ve got.

I have to admit: this one did not go entirely according to plan.  In the last few months, my show has been entirely overrun with repeats and live bands.  I haven’t been behind the board for a live DJ show in a while.  On top of that, it has been even longer since I did an all-vinyl show.  While my heart was in it, I am clearly out of practice.  I’ve heard better mixes, but on the whole it gets better if you can get into the rhythm of it.  It’s supposed to be the kind of thing you would never normally hear on the radio.  Mistakes fall into that category, right?

There are three records that I drew heavily from for this particular episode: The Firesign Theater’s I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus, (a record I found in a box in the back of a junk shop), Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time (this particular volume focuses on “The ’70’s”), and to a lesser extent, Goofy Greats (a K-tel record that has a lot of classic novelty records, reproduced in as shitty a way as possible).  I recently found not one, but TWO pieces of Firesign vinyl in local stores, and from the moment I found them I knew I had to do a comedy show so I could feature it.  I only made it through side 1 of that Firesign record, so expect a follow-up very soon.

It is nice to get back into the swing of things, even if this show did come on a Sunday, instead of a Saturday.  (Personal scheduling problems caused me to miss Saturday, but as luck would have it, I was asked to cover for Hogwash, so it all balanced out.)  Expect more theme shows, and other such fun, as the summer progresses.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have more Steve Martin records to listen to.

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I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show

01.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part I * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
02.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * La Virgen De La Macarena * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
03.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * El Relicario [Excerpt] * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
04.) The Firesign Theater * The Side 001 Part II * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
05.) Barnes & Barnes * Fish Heads * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
06.) Steve Martin * Philosophy / Religion / College / Language * A Wild And Crazy Guy * Warner Bros. Records
07.) Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra * Hawaiian War Chant * Hawaii * London Records
08.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part III * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
09.) Royal Guardsmen * Snoopy vs. The Red Baron * Goofy Greats * K-tel Records
10.) Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks * Origin of Words * 2000 and Thirteen * Warner Bros. Records
11.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
12.) Ennio Morricone * Titoli (from “A Fistful of Dollars”) * “A Fistful of Dollars” Music Composed and Conducted by Ennio Morricone * RCA Victor Records
13.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part IV * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
14.) Nation Lampoon * The Mel Brewer Show * Good-bye Pop * Epic Records
15.) Paul Clayton * The Girls Around Cape Horn * Whaling And Sailing Songs From The Days of Moby Dick * The Everest Record Group
16.) Rose and the Arrangement * The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
17.) The Trashmen * Surfin’ Bird * Goofy Greats * K-tel Records
18.) Fred Blassie * Pencil Neck Geek * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
19.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part II * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
20.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * Espana Cani * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
21.) George Carlin * Commercials * Take-Offs & Put-Ons * Pickwick Records
22.) The Dead Milkmen * The Big Sleazy * Metaphical Graffiti * Enigma Records
23.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part V * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
24.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part III * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records
25.) Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra * Hawaiian Wedding Song * Hawaii * London Records
26.) Tom Leher * Oedipus Rex * An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer * Reprise Records
27.) Spike Jones and His City Slickers * You Always Hurt The One You Love * The Best of Spike Jones * RCA Records
28.) Monty Python * Rock Notes * Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album * Arista Records
29.) The Crewcuts * We’re Working Our Way Through College * Crewcuts On The Campus * Mercury Records
20.) The Rebel Force Band * Chewie The Rookie Wookie * Living In These Star Wars * Bonwhit Records
21.) Ennio Morricone * Theme from “A Fistful of Dollars” * “A Fistful of Dollars” Music Composed and Conducted by Ennio Morricone * RCA Victor Records
22.) The Firesign Theater * Side 001 Part VI * I think We’re All Bozos On This Bus * Columbia Records
23.) “Weird Al” Yankovic * I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead * “I Lost On Jeopardy” b/w “I’ll Be Mellow When I’m Dead” * Rock ‘n’ Roll Records
24.) The Blues Brothers * Rubber Biscuit * Briefcase Full of Blues * Atlantic Records
25.) Banda Taurina, Genero Nunez, Cond. * Cielo Andaluz [Excerpt] * The Brave Bulls La Fiesta Brava * Audio Fidelity Records
26.) Loudon Wainwright III * Dead Puppies * Dr. Demento Presents: The Greatest Novelty Records of all Time * Rhino Records
27.) The Butthole Surfers * Lonesome Bulldog Part IV [Double Speed] * piouhgd * Rough Trade Records

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The Martian Chronicles Part II (Retrocast)

dimension-xThe Martian Chronicles Part II (Retrocast)
(A new WTBC Broadcast, consisting of an hour-long audio essay featuring elements of an 29 September 1950 broadcast of Dimension X.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/09/29/the-martian-chronicles-part-ii

And, welcome to Part II of “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury.  I’ve veered from last week’s show a bit, and instead brought you some samples from the show we were remixing then, as well as one from 29 September, 1950, with the voices of Alexander Scourby, Dan Ocko and Joseph Julian, and a script again by Ernest Kinoy.  This story – only a few minutes of the show from August 1950 – is presented as a full 30 minute story, and offers more opportunity to introduce different songs and whatnot to the mix.  

This episode reminds me of one I did in 2012, just after the Curiosity Rover landed on Mars, and I probably cribbed some of the songs from that show, too.  Still, I think the mix is pretty excellent for this week, and I’m quite fond of the show as a whole.

Please, let me know what you think.  Drop me a line, and let me know what this all does for you.  But, most importantly:

Enjoy!

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The Martian Chronicles Part II

0.: Introduction: Previously Pilfering / A New Story With Poorer Sound Quality

01.) Welcome To Tomorrow (No Vox) * Attilio ‘Art’ * Man In Space With Sounds
02.) Sounds To Make You Shiver [Excerpt]

Side A.: The Martian Chronicles /  Transcribed From Ray Bradbury’s Collection / Descending To The Planet / The Edge Of A Vast City /  “Later.  We’ve Got Work To Do.” /  It Might Not Be Safe

02.) Blues For Planet Mars * Last Of The Juanitas
03.) Lost In The Stars * Evolutionary Jass Band * What’s Lost
04.) Unfinished [Excerpt I] * CAN * Landed
05.) Lost In The City * Eleventh Dream Day * Zeroes And Ones
06.) Big City After Dark * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * The Best Of Link Wray.
07.) Drab City * The Features * Once Upon A Time Vol. #8: U.K. November ‘77

Side B.: The Silvery Rockets & The Small Fire / A Dirty, Filthy Childhood Disease /  We’ve Got To Celebrate! / Listening To The Wind / More Than Happy To Oblige – Outro

08.) San Antonio Desert (1971) * The Memphis Goons * While Elvis Slept EP
09.) Red Planet * The Comsat Angels
10.) Your Party Will Be A Success * Coachwhips * Peanut Butter and Jelly Live At The Ming Lounge
11.) Maybe Partying Will Help * Minutmen * Double Nickels On The Dime
12.) I Talk To The Wind * King Crimson * In The Court Of The Crimson King
13.) Unfinished [Excerpt II] * CAN * Landed
14.) Take Me To The Other Side * Spaceman 3

The Martian Chronicles Part I (Retrocast)

martian_chroniclesThe Martian Chronicles Part I (Retrocast)
(A new WTBC Broadcast, consisting of an hour-long audio essay featuring elements of an 18 August 1950 broadcast of Dimension X.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/09/22/the-martian-chronicles-part-i

It would be far too easy to ramble on and on about starting over again, and beginnings where they are arbitrary, but instead, let us say that it is good to be back, and let’s keep it that way.  

This episode features a story from “The Martial Chronicles,” by Ray Bradbury.  First broadcast 18 August, 1950 by Dimension X radio, staring Inga Adams, Roger DeKoven and Donald Buka.  Adapted for radio by Ernest Kinoy.

This also features a lot of music and other editing that I had a lot of fun with, but won’t go into right now, or it’ll take another three hours before this posts.

Please, let me know what you think.  I’m quite proud of it, if I do say so myself.

Enjoy!

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The Martian Chronicles Part I

0.: Introduction

01.) Pete’s Hotdog Stand

A.: Mea Culpa

02.) cosmic introduction ~ untitled space & Acid Mother’s Temple and The Melting Parisio UFO * Live In Japan

B.: One Of Our Most Brilliant, Young Science Fiction Authors / Blind With Frost / It’s Rocket Summer / Ordinary Planet Earth / Bad To Worse 

03.) Take Me Ta Mars * The Flaming Lips * In A Priest Driven Ambulance
04.) Bitter Cold Countryside * The Sun City Girls * Dante’s Disneyland Inferno
05.) War Dance For Wooden Indians * Raymond Scott * Reckless Nights And Turkish Twilights
06.) This Planet Earth * Greg Sage * Sacrifice (For Love)
07.) Alone Together * Peggy Lee * Things Are Swingin’
08.) I Just Can’t Be Happy Today * The Damned * The Best Of The Damned

C.: The Silver Rocket / What’s That Sound? / Let Us Sleep / Restless Dreaming / Green Valley / A Nameless Fear / The Dream Could Never Come True

09.) Silver Rocket * Sonic Youth * Daydream Nation *
10.) Restless Spirit * RO Berger * The Euston Sampler
11.) Restless * The Cobras * The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968
12.) I Wanna Sleep * No Age * Weirdo Rippers
13.) Dreams Recurring *Hüsker Dü * Zen Arcade
14.) Neon Green Fear * The Appendixes * Neon Green Fear
15.) The Moonbeam Song * Harry Nillson * Nilsson Schmilsson

D.: Shuffle Off To Anywhen

16.) Space Fuck * Rise Over Run * Live In-Studio
17.) Jam #2 * Sonny Sharrock * Space Ghost Coast To Coast

In addition to snippets from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” TV Series on the BBC & Nervous Norvus’ “Transfusion”

History Lesson Part II: Man’s Invisible Messenger (Retrocast)

stock-footage-an-old-fashioned-graphic-of-an-antenna-transmitting-a-signal-around-the-world-with-audioHistory Lesson Part II: Man’s Invisible Messenger

(Or, Maxwell, Morse, Hertz, Branly, Popov, Poulsen, Edison, Stubblefield, Fessenden, Monkeyface, Marconi and how!)

by Austin Rich

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/07/07/history-lesson-part-ii-mans-invisible-messenger

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The story of the 20th Century is, in many ways, the story of the nerd. In the early 1900s, the train was technological revolution, and steam-powered printing presses saw a proliferation of newspapers and magazines in a way that allowed for quick and direct communication, at a time when prices dropped so low enough for anyone who could read to have access to the very ideas of the entire modern world. As communities slowly formed around these new technologies and forms of communication, the first attempts to connect the planet with phone lines was also underway.  Electricity was in the air, and the stage was set for the real nerds to plan the next revolution that would radicalize the country and change culture forever: music & radio.

Nerds played a muted role in the world around us in those days. Inventors have been at the core of the world’s evolution, one piece at a time, as Mr. Cash would later say. Academics cloister themselves much like monks, emerging with a new form of math or a new insight in geology, or a different take on roots rock. Explorers forge new paths and return with artifacts, or new albums that will blow our minds. The nerds changed the way our lives were lived, day to day. Once electricity was the plaything of inventors, it was a race to find the things that this new discovery could bring to the world around us. To this end, people gathered in their sheds, their kitchens, their bedrooms, and at their desks, reading about this and experimenting with that.

Isolated, alone, immersed in new research & cutting edge technology, the late 19th Century gave rise to the modern nerd in the form of inventors. Before long, these nerds would develop a new form of communication that makes The Magazine seem quaint and old-fashioned: Radio.

Electricity, and what could be done with it, was starting to become old news, and even hobbyists were more interested in bigger things. With all the benefit this wired gear was getting us, the ideas of wireless – the properties of electricity in a form that was not contained in wires – still seemed absolutely fantastic.  Wireless was an old notion, and had been floated well before light bulbs and telephones, but where it had been fantasy up until the late 1800s, now it was a Sci-Fi concept that absorbed the imaginations of many young inventors as they toiled in their workshops. The stage was set.

This is the story of Radio. Of enthusiasts who wanted to shape the future and had visions that many Americans were not yet able to imagine. As we continue our journey through these stories, what stands out to me is the solitude of these pioneers. Much like their modern counterparts, there were those who felt cut off and isolated from the world at large. Having few peers who understood their dreams and passions, these inventors spent endless hours at their desks, imagining the world and future as interpreted through books and magazines. The story of radio is as much technological breakthrough as it is mythology, hype, and marketing, performed by amateurs, hoping to make it big. In this way Radio and Internet have so much in common, and the way they each describe themselves is eerily familiar.

Presently, Radio is a quaint innovation, something that seems obvious and old fashioned, a relic of an era that must be buried in some physical book from the ancient past. But the impact Radio had on the world cannot be understated. In the first 20 years of the 20th Century, Wireless Telegraphy went from the stuff of pulp novels to a service that offered incredible communication over great distances. By 1930, Crystal Radio Sets were available to hobbyists in stories across the country. By 1940, regular broadcasts could be heard everywhere, all day, every day. Within the lifetime of my grandmother, she moved from a world devoid of instantaneous communication, to a world completely transformed by fireside chats and baseball games beamed straight into her home, all via a new piece of furniture that looked smart, too.

I can only equate it to being exposed to the blinking cursor on the TRS-80 I received for Christmas in 1987. Try to put in mind a paradigm shift of that proportion, and imagine how absolutely radical it must have been for those who understood the implications. I cried when I encountered that cursor, as I hacked out my first piece of BASIC code, trying to let sink in what this new reality afforded me. If Electricity was the rock and roll of our conception of the world, radio was punk rock, spreading ideas far and wide in a dangerous way that electricity could never dream.

As important as the story of electricity is, along side it is the story of radio, and both are so entwined with each other that they are essential to each other’s stories.

In addition to more excepts from Ken BurnsEmpire of The Air” documentary, I also turned to 90 minute recording by Ben Brooks, “The First 50 Years of Radio,” something I found on one of my rabbit hole dives through a link slog.  Ben was a radio & TV columnist for the New York Daily News, and Brooks helped assemble this recording to celebrate the November 1970 anniversary of the first broadcast of KDKA, one of the oldest radio stations in the United States. You’ll be hearing more from this documentary as this series progresses.

Now, let us get into this week’s history lesson.

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Side A: Hot Wire My Heart (The Fathers Of Radio)

This first side of this week’s collection is all about the many characters who all played roles in the development of early radio. When you get down to it, there are just too many people who played a part in mastering one small component that would later become part of the overall puzzle of radio.  In spite of this, many claim to have been ground zero, and in some cases, used this title to market themselves.  The ones mentioned here are Maxwell, Morse, Hertz, Branly, PopovPoulsenEdison, Stubblefield, & Fessenden.

The truth is each depended on the other to make the breakthroughs that would become an element of the next breakthrough, and so on. In this pre-Internet era, inventors were all watching each other (and each other’s patents) in the same way you would follow any other hobby, and those who were leaders in those areas. The thought that anyone could completely invent and envision all the technology necessary to create Radio on their own undercuts the value of the scientific method itself, and how useful it can be for some people to become an expert in one very small area.

By having a community work on the problem, you can each solve the other’s problems without even knowing you’re doing it. While there are, inevitably, omissions that I’ll surely get e-mail about, I have done my best to represent as many as I could given the resources at my disposal. I would love to make this story complete, so please, send my your corrections.

01.) Turn It On * The Flaming Lips * Transmissions From The Satellite Heart
02.) Excerpt Part I * Ben Brooks * The First 50 Years of Radio Part One
03.) Edited Excerpts * Mike Staff * How To Become A Radio DJ

flaming-lipsIt’s easy to defend The Flaming Lips when they put out a great album, and have a hit song like, “Do You Realize?” and everyone is excited about festival concerts and the extreme production value they bring to their shows. But the cruel eye of hindsight is not so kind to them at times.  While their output is treasured by hardcore fans, they become increasingly panned as the flops start to add up.  This particular era of the band – we’ll call it the “Don’t Use Jelly” years – was not their strongest, to be perfectly frank. They had not yet written Clouds Taste Metallic, and where quite a long way off from The Soft Bulletin. In many ways they have become a bit of a cut-out-bin band, a novelty act that puts out Zaireeka (an album where you listen to all four discs simultaneously), or their absurd “7 Skies H3” (a 24 Hour Long Song), not to mention the song-for-song cover of Dark Side of The Moon, and “Christmas On Mars,” a holiday movie that is as inscrutable as it is terrifying. I can see why some people find them a problematic start to any story.

I don’t want to argue about their relevance or importance; I don’t want to claim that they are essential or a must for any smart psychedelic music fan; I don’t even want to convince you that you need to own or listen to anything else by them.

I just want to ask: have you ever heard anything as uplifting and strangely funny as “Turn It On” with these Mike Staff samples?

I gotta say, it’s better than it should be.

Now that you’re reconsidering The Flaming Lips, let’s get into it for a bit. I can’t change your mind, but they began to click for me when I had a better understanding when I considered the time and place.  Mid-West in the early ’80’s, where the rules of punk rock were trying to set fire to the entire pre-history before The Ramones. Punk insisted that the bullshit excess of rock music from the ’60’s was completely valueless, and that only when we get loud and fast do we break out of the norms that had become “standard practice”. The past had nothing to teach us, and in the name of punk, we could only look forward to getting drunk and fucking shit up. The loudfastfuckyounow of punk awoke in their fans a rigidity of thought and uniform, behavior and musical ethos. Its narrowmindedness is often better summarized as a rejection of everything else rather than an articulate analysis of what they didn’t like about… well, anything.

The Flaming Lips understood that punk rock was due for an infusion of something new to save it: psychedelic rock. The story of punk had, ironically, been paved when rock & roll discovered psychedelia, spinning out of it a million permutations on a similar three-chord idea. Punk was a revolution, to be sure, but was insular and defined by negation, following a narrow aesthetic ideology. It had stagnated without anything new to expand it, and the fascistic denouement of all other things became a hinderance. The Flaming Lips never planned to create psychedelic punk per se, and even still, The Butthole Surfers beat them to the punch. But the Lips were such students of psychedelic rock and punk that their ideology was equally in those two worlds. In essence, the heart of the Flaming Lips is their curiosity about music in these varied forms and structures, and they have dedicated their lives to it.

Their early work borders on avant guarde, as the band is clearly still learning how to be a band. But after a handful of albums like this, a thread starts to emerge, and they get good at playing and writing songs. As the ’80’s closed, The Lips were a fairly strong band that could get a crowd, keep ’em, and put on a fun show the whole time. As the ’90’s began, they released records when everyone was watching for the next big alternative act. In the wake of this, Transmissions From The Satellite Heart hit stores, an album that not only summarized their sci-fi / earnest aesthetic in a nutshell, but wove a radio metaphor into the very fabric of their music, specifically the album opener, “Turn It On.”

If a mainstream band wore their heart on their sleeve more in the ’90s than The Lips, I’m hard pressed to name them at this time. “Put your life into a bubble / we can pick you up on radar / hit a satellite with feeling / Give the people what they paid for.” They have chosen this life, have dedicated themselves to being artists on display for us. We, as listeners, have a chance to pick up the signal they are sending, and fortunately for us they are the kind of band who will “hit” us with a feeling that is as real as possible. For the Lips, there is no better experience than that of celebration, or raising your voice to sing along to a song you hear on the radio, to Turn It On and On and WAY UP, and share that moment across the country at the same time and moment connecting us all in a positive expression of loving a simple rock and roll song.

How cool is that?

You can see that thread throughout all their work: this idea of sharing a celebratory feeling with a large number of people to create a magical moment, even a sad one, or a mundane one, and share that feeling through these transmissions, these records and songs The Lips have been making for almost 40 years now. Their perspective is so much a radio metaphor that, while it might seem crazy at first, they are the perfect band to kick off any story about radio.

This particular mix – with the Mike Staff Samples – comes from another audio essay I made in 2009, “A Sound Salvation.” I was rummaging through the library and came across this self-help tape by a NuRock style DJ, Mike Staff, who was going to reveal his tips for those who wanted to become successful professional DJs. This tape was perfect to mix with songs about radio and DJs, and the show wrote itself. While I don’t usually like to listen to individual songs from a show like this one (as I think the show works great as a whole), there is something about the way the mix during “Turn It On” worked that really sounds good to me. Mike Staff is over the top and full of himself, but his voice has that tone that makes you want to believe what he’s saying. And, for all his cheese, he makes a good point: Your Dream is Important to you, and can guide you if you will let it.

04.) Music On A Long Thing Wire (1979) [Excerpt I] * Alvin Lucier * OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music

lucierThere are a pair of selections from the OHM compilation in this show, and any discussion of radio pioneers parallels the conversation about artists featured in that three disc set (which saw a DVD Movie version in 2005). While the modern perception of electronic music seems entirely focused on a post-Kraftwerk definition of the genre, and as we discussed in Part I, electricity had a huge impact on the world of music, in that it could now be recorded easily. Artists from the very beginning found ways to use electricity, building new devices and creating music as actual experiments involving new technology. As with any such overview, OHM has some glaring omissions and evident biases. But as an entry point into the world of early experimental electronic music artists, it is an excellent set, offering music from the late ’30’s to the early ’80’s, with tracks that range from actual music recording and production experiments performed by curious individuals, to melodic and fascinating songs that are structured anew with electronic sound sources. These artists work well at underscoring the narrative of radio pioneers, as both led similar lives, alone in their home-brewed studios with gear they designed themselves. Listening to music like this evokes an image of men in lab coats, experimenting in every sense of the word.

05.) How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt Part I) * Don Joyce * Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)

993810462_23846c7bcfTo help tell this story of radio, I turned to a hero and inspiration of mine, Don Joyce, who has been hosting Over The Edge since the early ’80’s. Over The Edge is a freeform collage program where Don mixes a three-to-five-hour version of the kinds of stuff that Negativland puts on their albums, of which Don is also a member. Over The Edge can be musical, surreal, and psychedelic, and involves heavy use of listener calls as part of the mix of the show. In the past the show has featured scripted comedy and drama, note perfect parodies of other kinds of radio (Christian, Conspiracy, or just plain old Call In), and often includes musical performances by other electronic / noise artists who work in a similar style or form. Don himself usually performs live booper on the show, and the overall effect is equivalent to that of a pallet-cleanser, forcing you to think about radio as something other than the advertising machine it has become.

Over The Edge covers a lot of ground, and by the ’90’s (when I started listening), multi-part programs were becoming a feature on the show. In the 2000s, Don began to extend these multi-part narratives in the same way his show extends throughout the evening. His year long exploration of the various foibles and mistakes that happen “on-air” was a 150 hour presentation that was very impressive by any definition of the word. His next trick was something even closer to my own obsessive interests: a 106 Part feature spread out over three years, charting every moment of radio’s lengthy and storied history, in a series called How Radio Was Done. It is an achievement that is unparalleled in broadcasting, and while Don is now in the middle of another 90+ Part series called “Universe,” it’s good to look back at his previous work and give this 300+ hour presentation the praise it deserves. I’ll be including parts of How Radio Was Done in my History Lesson series as long as they are relevant and fun to listen to.

06.) Excerpt Part II * Ben Brooks * The First 50 Years of Radio Part One
07.) Morse Code * Don Woody * MCA Rockabillies

don woodyDon Woody is not anyone about which you should necessarily know, and even his place in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame is more as a footnote than as a true heavy hitter in the story Rock & Roll. But his song “Morse Code” is not only entirely relevant to the conversation at hand, but is a good example of how many lesser known figures are also movers and shakers behind the scenes. Don was a support act for Red Foley, and Brenda Lee recorded a version of one of this tunes. Don’s backing band was none other than the Slewfoot Five, known for working with country legend Grady Martin (who popularized “The Lord Knows I’m Drinking,” among other things). But outside of his six or so songs released on Decca & Arco Records as cheap 45s, Don Woody’s career never broke into the national consciousness, and even in these MCA Rockabillies collections, he’s still more footnote than star.

People like this are often forgotten entirely if it weren’t for hardcore fans preserving music for future generations, and this series on Norton Records (picking up where Big Tone Records left off) deals with those forgotten gems and lost treasures that are not talked about much by modern fans. Music, like mythology, is dependent on the stories the culture is telling at any given moment, and while Don Woody’s tale – if there was ever much of one to tell – probably mirrors that of 100s of has-been artists who have put their hair up with pomade and tried to write a love song or two. The big difference here is that Don’s music, like all the artists featured on the MCA Rockabillies series, is as good, if not better, than anything that qualifies as well known from the same era.

A travesty? Maybe. If we knew enough about Don we could speculate more about what might have led to this minor god never gaining a reputation to make that of Hercules. Don’s career flamed out before the ’60’s really began, and maybe it was better that he took a shot and retreated to a simple down-home life, rather than become front page news when there’s nothing much worth reporting. His is certainly a more common story, and one that everyone can relate to to better than that of Carl Perkins, or Johnny Cash.

Don fell in love. Don wrote some songs about it. He made a small name for himself, and then went home to BE in love, on his own terms, and not just for his own sake.

How many of us can say that?

08.) How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt Part II) * Don Joyce * Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)
09.) Hot Wire My Heart * Crime * Once Upon A Time Vol. 2: USA 1976

Crime07The B-Side to Crime’s “Hot Wire My Heart” is “Baby You’re So Repulsive.”

Let that sink in for a moment.

1975 was on the cusp of punk’s big debut, where a sea of rock bands that were stewing in the proto-punk beginnings were coming to a head in the big explosions happening in the UK, LA & New York, when Punk, capital P, legendarily “started.” But to say even that is a pretension that ignores the very, very obvious: it wasn’t in a vacuum. It wasn’t like there were no rock bands before Television first took the stage. The stage was there already, and other bands in the years between had climbed on it before them. The world was stewing in weridness that was as perverse as it was diverse: The Flaming Groovies, MX-80 Sound, Debris, Simply Saucer, The Gizmos, Zolar-X, The Memphis Goons, The Count Five, The Seeds. The list goes on and on. And during those in-between years, guys were growing up in the suburbs who were learning to play from copying Ventures records, filtering The New York Dolls through their own peculiar perspective. Those very guys turned into something that more or less approximates San Francisco’s First & Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Band, Crime.

Their story is as improbable as it is absolutely fascinating. The members of Crime all met hanging out at bars in San Francisco, all united by this strange mix of glam rock tastes that quickly led to photo shoots before they even had a name. After getting into a rigorous three times a week practice ethic, they burst into a studio one day and recorded a handful of tracks in front of a befuddled hippy engineer who was told outright he was cutting “the first west coast punk record.” (This same engineer stormed off after the band told him they wanted to record it live, without mixing anything.) Those tracks would make up their first two 7″s, which they self-released at a time when very few bands imagined such a thing was possible. Their records always sold poorly, in spite of the fact that the band thought it would be clever to market material as “punk” to jump on a trend that was up and coming, despite the fact that they saw it as a fad with no real substance. It was only when Crime decided to start playing for audiences that they dropped the punk label and insisted on being called the first and only Rock ‘n’ Roll band from San Francisco (at the time, a pointed dig at the way Jefferson Airplane used to promote themselves).

Their debut performance for an audience was on Halloween, 1976. It was a “GayPolitical fundraiser” (their words), where they played to movers and shakers in the activist community, and for a few friends that came with the band. Their willingness to play in unusual venues became as much a staple of their shows, as did the S&M Police Uniforms they wore on stage: a Tuesday night at a gay club on Market, San Quentin Prison (dressed in guard uniforms), and occasionally at the Mabuhay Gardens to befuddled audiences who never seemed impressed. When no where else would give them a gig, they rented their own venues and financed the shows themselves, DIY before there was even a name for it.

Their flyers featured war criminals and serial killers (including Hitler), all designed to send a very specific message that was confrontational in every way imaginable. When you experienced the band Crime, it was on their terms, period. It was the antithesis of everything that was hip and cool at the time, but a completely unsustainable way to conduct a band. After three obscure seven inches and six years worth of shows that almost all lost money, they packed it in before it was possible to consider selling out as an option (though some claim that they did so on the third record, where they were paid largely in drugs, and the songs on it sound different than the rest of their stuff). What they had left in the very end was a pile of glam-tinted stories to last the next 40 years, and an astounding gauntlet to be thrown down at a time when punk had barely even begun to start in earnest.

Crime were, by all accounts, drugged out, drunk, on too much coffee, all of the above, and argumentative, with each other and anyone who would engage them. This never really won them over a devoted fan base, but they had a circle of friends who came to the shows mostly so they could all get fucked up together. They did score some opening spots for touring acts, but their performances were mostly controlled violence, where the band played mid-tempo “rock” songs at a time when people wanted fast and loud. It seemed that they were a band without a home: outside of close friends, scensters active in pre-punk San Francisico ran in very tight circles.  Crime did not play their bullshit games, in a complete rejection of all things cool. Crime took the Suicide approach to performances: loud, plodding, and in your face. Crime took a fascist approach to their imagery, and made such a reputation for themselves that they were rejected by the scene itself.

Crime insist that they are too wild for radio, but the problem is that there’s a dirty, filthy pop song at the center of “Hot Wire My Heart,” a song with drugs and prostitutes, improbable bedroom talk in the form of a Velvet Turner Group reference, and this car radio metaphor as the narrative frame. “Got your eye on the main control / turn it on and let’s go.” Not the most subtle analogy, true, but neither is having to create a short in your own circuitry to get you to feel anything – sex, drugs, ANYTHING – at this jaded stage in your bored life. Through the sneering and slop they pour into the tune, the story of a stereo blasting to life after you finish twisting the wires to get the motor running, the band playing couldn’t be anyone but Crime, could it? The radio blasts to life, and its like a spike in your arm, a mean installation of dominating rhythm.

Crime is probably better known now than when they were initially around, and their reputation is easier to digest when they are old and on a reunion tour, rather than the drunken spitting hot mess they once were. But in their first release they admit that they don’t have a place on modern radio, in spite of their contrary belief that rock music needed, desperately, to be saved from itself, by any means necessary. They knew going in that their vision did not fit the format of their time, but now, in a post-Crime universe, radio is more than ready to Hot Wire the Hearts of people who missed this incredible band the first time.

10.) How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt Part III) * Don Joyce * Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)
11.) Music On A Long Thing Wire (1979) [Excerpt II] * Alvin Lucier * OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music

(End of Side A)

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Side B: An Epoch In History (Monkeyface & Marconi)

Guglielmo_Marconi220px-Lee_De_ForestThe flip side of today’s presentation is structured as the strangest morning DJ Zoo-Crew Duo, Monkeyface & Marconi! Lee de Forest had the unfortunate nickname of “Monkeyface,” and that detail stuck out as I was trying to summarize who these two men were.  Their race to outdo the other through wild promotional stunts has become a thing of legend, but it was clear that they each contributed to the dark origins of radio in very different ways.  You can be sure that their story will continue to develop as time goes on.

12.) The Down Home Boys / Original Stack O’ Lee Blues * Little Harvey Hull / Long “Cleve” Reed * The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

hull1Along with lone mavericks like Lee de Forest and his friends were collectors, people who spent their time reading about and purchasing rare records.  For these folks, a unknown 78 was just as important as the legendary statue that Bogart was talking about when he uttered the phrase that became title of this compilation. But there’s an irony to its use in the movie that the people behind this compilation probably shouldn’t have allowed to be associated with their album: the falcon, of course, was a fake, and Sam Spade delivered the line ironically when a cop asked what the fake statue was all about.

The plot thickens, as The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of claims to contain “previously unissued” recordings of music from the 20s and 30s, an allegation that ironically didn’t pan out too well for Yazoo Records in the long run, though in the wake of O Brother Where Art Thou? becoming a global phenomenon, netted them a few dollars. While the pairing of R. Crumb artwork with Richard Nevins liner notes is supposed to drive home the authenticity of these songs, among collectors it is clear that a few of these cuts have made their way to the public before, and perhaps only a handful were “unissued” in any meaningful sense of that word. The claim that some are mastered from unheard test pressings seems, at this late date, to be incredibly unlikely, but nonetheless, The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of persists as a collection for beginners.

Keep in mind, this was 2006, and the Inter-Web-A-Tron wasn’t as comprehensive as it has become. Old Timey Music was starting to become incredibly popular among the NPR crowd, no longer the realm of people who lived and breathed these recordings. But for new fans, you couldn’t just Lycos “Little Harvey Hull” any easier than you can now, and even still, the information is spotty. Without the deep knowledge of these collectors helping guide you in this largely forgotten world, it is easy enough to end up like Kasper Gutman and Wilmer, tricked by something that looks and sounds like the original, but is not. This does not mean that the fake has no value; in the case of The Maltese Falcon, prop collectors now shell out insane amounts of cash to own a replica that was meant to represent a fake. In the case of this collection, at least there is some great music on it, and the value of a good song – even one you’ve heard before – cannot be underestimated.

Starting here I begin my run of Lee de Forest songs, one of the bit-players in the story of Radio. This original tune has origins that lie in the deep forgotten past, but the “Stack ‘o’ Lee Blues” has taken a number of forms, contemporaneously to the release of this recording, as well as in the misheard forms of “Stagger Lee” in the years since. The beauty of these tunes is that they are reinterpreted by artists endlessly, creating a sort of ‘Song For Any Occasion.’ Considering that both the Lee of this song and Lee de Forest himself shared some of the same qualities, it not only seemed appropriate, but essential.

13.) Excerpts * Ken Burns * Empire Of The Air
14.) Wireless Fantasy (1960) [Excerpt I] * Vladimir Vussachevsky * OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music
15.) Relaxing With Lee * Buddy Rich / Charlie Parker / Curley Russell / Dizzy Gillespie / Thelonious Monk * Bird: Complete Charlie Parker

Bird_The_Complete_Charlie_Parker_on_VerveAs we get comfortable with the details of Lee de Forest’s life, we continue to explore other realms new to this author’s ear. One project on the shelf in my office has been learning jazz, something I chip away at as the years go on, but feel like I make such minor progress when I assess it each time. The first thing that was really hard to wrap my head around was to realize that all these great jazz dudes all played with each other. I mean, I got that they all crossed paths, and that they might even play the same gig. But when it clicked that no, really, they all played with each other – in each other’s groups – and they each had their own groups, as well. I’ve given up long ago trying to draft a family tree, and instead try to focus on absorbing the songs. I still marvel at tracks like this, when you have five highly skilled performers all grooving to the same scene and were co-stars in each other’s movie about incredible artists.

Jazz really started to open up for me in big way when I heard bebop.

Charlie Parker was, in a lot of ways, the father of bebop, but his own demons and faults were his inevitable downfall. Bebop was a new permutation that was seen by the old fashioned jazz cats as an upraised middle finger to the sanctity of form, a sort of – ahem – flipping the bird.

Charlie didn’t give a fuck. He blazed his own trail, fueled by drugs and determination, and mastered his craft at a young age. Bird recorded with some of the greatest artists bebop, but spent most of those years hooked on smack, with occasional bouts of alcoholism. Parker’s crime was, of course, timing; because of the Musician’s Union recording ban between 1942 & 1944, Bird’s initial performances were never recorded. When he started to make a name for himself, the previous generation found him to be over the top, subverting jazz in a way that the moldy figs would never understand.

As time went on his reputation and virtuosity spoke volumes about who was right or wrong. No matter where Charlie found himself, trouble followed, and over the 18 years of his formal career, he drove his body to death, which finally gave up one night in 1955, on the cusp of Rock & Roll beginning to take hold of the country. It was clear that his boozy records were much worse than his heroine laced tracks, but most of that 18 years was spent trying to hold himself together long enough to produce some of the greatest music ever recorded.

The story of Parker differs in that his is a cautionary tale, a nerdy pioneer who flew too close to the sun. Bird was well know for his collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie, but dig: he worked with Miles Davis, in addition to becoming the supreme icon of the beat generation, who managed to combine base passions and desires with unparalleled intellectual curiosity, and set a template for what “cool” was for the rest of the 20th Century. His relentless pursuit of the chromatic scale was not only an ultra-hip means of expressing his own identity at a time when that was rarely possible for any artists, and more pointedly, any well-dressed black man in post-WWII America. Like most mavericks, his interest in his ideas isolated him from like-minded folks, and much of his life was spent wrestling with his music and his chemical interests. What was left of him when he passed could be described in many ways, but I like to imagine it was spontaneous human combusion; his work consumed him.

16.) Wireless Fantasy (1960) [Excerpt II] * Vladimir Vussachevsky * OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music / How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt Part IV) * Don Joyce * Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)
17.) Blue Spark * X * Beyond & Back: The X Anthology

X-Beyond_and_Back-_The_X_AnthologyAside from the loosest connection to Spark-gap broadcasting, I take every opportunity I can to include an X tune in a show, so I can again remind people that I got to meet Exene Cervenka, and interview her form my 12th Anniversary broadcast. It was one of the coolest moments in my career, and she was game to hang out and chat and make my night.

As a huge fan of X ever since I was introduced to them via The Decline of Western Civilization, I’ve seen them several times now, and I find their songs an endless well of inspiration and perfect rock music structure. In many ways X distilled the entire history of rock and roll into a hopped up unit of cool, painting these perfect and harrowing images in song form. There’s a reason I ended the program with “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts” for so long, and I will find any reason to play X. They’re just one of those bands.

But like I was at 20 when my friend Lyra Cyst forced me to watch Decline, there was a point when I didn’t have most of their albums, and when I was completely new to their stuff. For someone in that theoretical position, who wasn’t sure about a new band as they were generally skeptical about all things new, the Beyond & Back two-disc set would have been a great entry point.  It not only gives you a very good overview of the band and their history, but offers treasures, unreleased tracks, all the hits, live bits, and other mixes of well known tunes.

What is genius about this collection is that it rocks all the way through – essential for hooking new accolades – and rewards long-term fans with treats you didn’t know you needed to own. A lot of collections like this tend to fall short of being anything other than a greatest hits shtick, or a contractual obligation release. To make it a two disc set that complements and introduces all at once is pretty fantastic, and a rarity for most artists.

“Blue Spark” has a sort of stop-start structure to it that you can imagine acting as an SOS Signal, sending out bum-bump message to someone across the bar. There is always an undercurrent of smoldering sexuality running beneath most X songs, a sort of pulse that vibrates in time with the rest of the tune. When X is firing on all cylinders they are sex, strutting around the stage with beers in hand and cocaine eyes that want to have their way in spite of the terrifying world that exists outside the club door. They’re looking to create a spark in the listener’s mind, to turn them on and make them dance and celebrate in this secret corner of the city, away from the pain and misery and violence and horror that the rest of city pummels them with each day. They just want to look you in the eye as they sway in ecstasy and know that you are feeling it too, in that moment. They paint a picture of a horny dude waiting for his famous wife to finally fuck him after a long day, but they do it in the most sexually propulsive way imaginable, ignoring the subtext of the loneliness and isolation both characters feel in their lives, separate and together in spite of their orgasms.

The build-up and release form does, when you squint at it, mirror the morse code that radio took before voices were seamlessly integrated into wireless broadcasts, and the penetrative power of radio itself could take the sex metaphor to other places, if I wanted to make that case. But I think X handles those with a little more deft that is not only the perfect rock song, but is more suggestive upon repeated listenings.

18.) How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt Part V) * Don Joyce * Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)
19.) Static Radiates (Underwater Meditation) * Leb Laze * Library Catalog Music Series: Music For Troubled Machinery
20.) How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt Part VI) * Don Joyce * Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)
21.) The Message * The Estranged * Static Thoughts

0004312394_10Sometimes when you are building stories like this one, you start with a specific ending in mind. I knew I wanted to close with We The People, but I needed a lead in that offered the proper climax to its denouement. As I was flipping through different discs and records and digital albums, I accidentally fell down a rabbit hole that led to The Estranged, as is often the case. I put the album on and turned it up, and the end of the show revealed itself to me. Of course. Sometimes, you let rock and roll be your lodestone, and everything will work itself out; even though static thoughts, they were still able to get through.

In the wake of a new millennium, rock and roll was entering a dangerous period of synthesizers, Bumford & Lames, and laptop DJs that was threatening the future of guitars. Every party bleeped and blooped with a steady sonic pulse of un-ironic Erasure re-mix 12″s, and more and more kids were trying to ignore the work done by garage rock bands and punk-inspired retro acts, in favor of a future that was shiny and plastic. It was easy to get discouraged as math rock failed to hit it big, and while indie made a polished and tiny foothold in CW dramas, it felt as if someone had walked over Keith Moon’s grave. Where were the three-chord wonders? Who was gonna save the world from itself?

Like their heroes The Wipers, The Estranged came out of Portland, where Pierced Arrows and a few others were trying to save the scene from itself. The gimmick was simple: rock songs, well played, well written, and polished by guys who practiced relentlessly. Their movement from the garage to the studio was a tactical progression, and as they each became skilled performers, they worked out the tunes for Static Thoughts as their version of Is This Real? – a mission statement of influences – that was to become the blueprint for the rest of their output. The most strategic move was to get Jason Powers to engineer, who had made a name for producing great work with Scout Niblett, Holy Sons, The Decemberists, Grails & The Swords Project. The Estranged believed if they could get the kind of Indie Rock polish on a straight rock record, they could capture a new audience and bring them into the dirty sonic landscape that was punk.

“The Message” returns us to the beginning of our thematic story: broadcasting to an audience, trying to make yourself be heard. Many of us spend our days in a barrage of Static Thoughts, a swarm of ideas and notions that overwhelm us with a constant din of binge-watched TV, 100s of gigs of new .mp3s, computers inserted into every flat surface imaginable, and 10 layers of management each telling us what to do. This largely mirrors the relationship Monkeyface & Marconi had with each other, competing so hard to become well known that when they try to demonstrate their own technologies, their signals jam each other, so much static that neither could pick out a signal.  Sometimes, it is all we can to do send out one message, anything, and make ourselves be heard. “The Message” uses a propulsive bassline to anchor the tune, a bouncy guitar riff, and Joy Division meets Television-esque vocals to cut to the heart of the matter. How can I get through? What can I say that will reach you? It feels like the message is not clear, and not getting through, no matter how hard you want to say what you mean. In the end, all we have are these awkward attempts, these moments where we work and craft and make ourselves as articulate as possible, and leave The Message behind for others to interpret.

22.) Wireless Fantasy (1960) [Excerpt III] * Vladimir Vussachevsky * OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music
23.) In The Past * We The People * “In The Past” b/w “St. John’s Shop” (Challenge, 1966)

wethepeopleAnd, while we’re at it, one more for the road:

In the wake of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s initial explosion at the end of the 1950s, American kids got the message very quickly: pick up a guitar, grab some friends, and start a band. This compulsion was so prevalent in the US that an entire genre of music – Garage Rock – developed, and kids from Tacoma Washington to the wilds of Florida found common ground when they all tried to learn “Louie Louie” and play at their friend’s backyard party. Now that the children of post-WWII families were starting to come of age, and the Viet Nam war was only just getting started, the combination of better education, more leisure time created a demand for entertainment to fill both leisure and radio air time. It also helped that rock and roll was, compared to the music of their parents, fairly easy to play. You could figure out how to strum a song from a record with a little patience and some beer, unlike the popular music of their parent’s generation, which required practice and study. Rock and Roll was closer to the metal, and the distance between you and a song was developing a good Pete Townsend windmill and being able to play “Psychotic Reaction” on demand.

The Garage Rock movement was unique in that it was fractured.  The majority of Garage Bands never recorded, and even fewer played regular gigs. The scene was spread across the country, but due to the newness of rock journalism, the slim number of outlets that were interested in Rock Music, and the fact that the touring circuit was not yet carved in stone, each region had their own unique take on Garage that was largely unaware of what was happening elsewhere. The scene in Texas wasn’t grooving on records from Massachusetts, and vice versa. Garage Bands were only seeing releases on regional labels, often in small runs of 100 or less, if a recording was even possible. These bands didn’t always write original tunes, making their bread and butter in covers and playing local dances or shows at a VFW hall. After the Pat Boone-ification of rock music, garage became the line that was drawn across generations. The period between 1960 and 1965 saw an unbelievable uptick in these kinds of bands, all united by a love of Music and a belief that jamming on a riff with your buddies was the only sensible way to spend an afternoon.

By 1965 a number of changes – culturally and musically – were beginning to take hold. Music was beginning to mutate again, political and social tension was coming to a head, and in a post-Kennedy Assassination world, it as difficult to imagine the naiveté of the early ’60s continuing for much longer. The beginnings of a musical political consciousness was starting to awaken, and you could no longer play a sort of primitive frat rock and be taken seriously.

Enter Ron Dillman, a newspaper writer covering the music beat for the Orlando Sentinel. Ron knew the score, and followed the local scene pretty closely, in spite of his square dress and stupid hat.  Ron was at all the shows, and was always supportive of new acts. Ron was noticing the changes, how the bubble gum of the last few years wasn’t sticking anymore. It was the perfect name – We The People – a populist slogan that communicated you were a dove, but in a strange in a psychedelic way, like The United States of America. Ron was on the cusp of a modal shift, and he knew that the right gimmick could bag him a few hit records. He just needed a band.

It was serendipity when Ron showed up at a Trademarks show to hear that it was their last show with Ralphie, their drummer, an account that he didn’t own his own set, and was never available to do road gigs because he couldn’t get the time off from work. Ron instantly thought of The Offbeats, who just lost their singer / songwriter to another band, and were looking to keep the act together. He realized that they were both sort of chasing the same idea, but from different angles, and that they might complement each other better than either of them thought. The Trademarks featured really fuzzy guitars and harmonicas as part of their sound, while The Offbeats had a member – Wayne Proctor – who played a thing they called “the octochord,” which sort of sounded like a sitar. This octochord was homemade by a family friend, and might just work with the sound everyone else was developing. Ron’s philosophy was: throw everything at the wall, and see what sticks.

Ron introduced the bands to each other at a local watering hole, where they all talked shop for three hours, running over gear and records. Ron went on to sell the band on his name (We The People), mentioning that he could get them a record deal (maybe) if they used it, and that it would be a hit, guaranteed (lie) if they just tried it out. The band dug what Ron had to say, and before long they were jamming out future hits like “You Burn Me Up And Down” and “Into The Past.” Ron ran into a streak of luck when he successfully managed to get someone from Hotline Records to drop by a rehearsal, who immediately agreed to put out “My Brother, the Man” in 1966. To everyone’s surprise, it was a top 10 regional hit in Florida. Ron couldn’t believe it. He was doing everything he could imagine to get We The People off the ground, and in a strange turn of events, it was starting to work.

Challenge Records caught wind the group, and struck a deal to release three 45s to follow up the success. Challenge had lucky with “Tequila” by The Champs, and with records by Jan & Dean and The Knickerbockers among their releases, it seemed a little strange to be making a foray into psychedelic garage.  But Challenge was taking a lot of chances in those days, as they were doing rather poorly, and were looking anywhere for a hit like “Tequila” to give them the money they needed to continue.  Bands like We The People benefited from Challenge’s risky behavior, and before long their follow up, “Mirror of Your Mind” was getting airplay as far north as Nashville. The band released two more singles in fairly rapid succession, and while they were generally liked, only the B-Side to their last release with Challenge hit #2 in the region, keeping them on the radio for a while but never bringing them to a national audience. Challenge stopped offering We The People deals, and soon the label folded.

Ron quickly made the calls to get the band on RCA Records for a three single deal. However, Wayne Proctor, one of the primary songwriters, suddenly quit. He was dodging the draft, using college as his “out,” but this meant he couldn’t be associated with a socialist rock band in order to make the argument fly.  In spite of the loss, their RCA Singles did okay, and hit the local airwaves, unfortunately to tepid success. When Tommy Talton left after their last 45 failed to make it big, it seemed like the end for the band.

Ron made a few last ditch efforts to course correct with the remaining members. But the writing on the wall was clear; this band now only existed “Into The Past.” Ron tried desperately to keep the band alive, and sunk every last dollar into promoting and renting a venue for a Halloween 1970 show.  After an endless number of phone calls to replace last minute members dropping out, he managed to get some form of We The People to finish playing 10 songs in capes that evening, the bare minimum needed to count as a full set and not get called out for ripping off the audience. After that night Ron realized that managing the band no longer has the spark it once did, and dissolved We The People, paying out the remaining members with his own money, leaving him in the hole for years to come.

What We The People left behind is more than some bands ever get to do. 14 songs recorded in a studio, and a story that is so set in a time and a place as to sound like a joke from my parent’s generation. But their sound was pretty mind blowing, and prefigured punk in a number of ways. But if Lee de Forest and the other mavericks that helped pioneer radio had a band manager analog, it would have to be Ron Dillman, manager of We The People. He had a vision, an idea, and the tenacity to do it, in spite having no real idea how the music industry really worked. Sure, he did not succeed; Ron wanted a hit, and Lee wanted to be The Father of Radio. What neither of their realized was that their efforts in the past have left an indelible mark on the present, and to those who want to follow the story, their reward is something that sounds like it could have happened to them if the circumstances were just a little different.

Enjoy.

History Lesson Part I: The Spirit of The Radio (Retrocast)

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Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/06/02/history-lesson-part-i-the-spirit-of-the-radio

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The incredible thing about living in the 21st Century is that we have access to information and media of which our early 20th Century counterparts could never dream.  Not only taking into account monoliths like Apple who entirely changed how everyone consumes information in the modern era, but just the access to factoids that would be difficult to source even 10 years ago.  We now live in the future, as difficult as that may be to fully process.  Case in point: at any given moment I can listen to digital transfers of Edison Wax Cylinders, watch The Avengers on a massive screen, text a friend of mine in Istanbul, and take 1000 pictures of a cat sitting next to me, all through devices that are middle class mundanities in this modern world.  The future, indeed.

As a media junkie, I’m always looking for new things to absorb, and with my mind on the very problem of and created by modernity, I stumbled across a CBC Radio broadcast of a program called “The Wire,” and the seeds of this show were first sewn.  Our relationship with music today is entirely born out of music’s relationship with electricity, something that goes back to the end of the 1800s.  As early pioneers discovered ways to capture music – an experience that, previously, required the listener to be in the same room with the performer – music entered a new kind of simulacrum, where mechanical objects were standing in for the real performance and “playing back” these sounds.  Obviously, Edison is one of the movers and shakers in this revolution, but that is not to say that he was the only person fixing sounds to some object in space.  However, his work set the template for the record industry that was to come, and in that sense, he is very relevant. Electricity is now married to music in a way that seems inseparable to the modern ear, and yet is in no way apparent when you are turning on a streaming service to help pass the time.

The idea for my particular punny spin goes back to 2011, when I first began to flirt with the “History Lesson” concept.  I had done a number of shows where I was getting more and more experimental with the editing thanks to my interest in Negativland and Over The Edge, and in some ways my show from the very beginning was about de-contextualizing recordings against music and other forms of audio, but with a “radio” sensibility to the presentation.  (I was, of course, still on the air.)

In 2011 I expanded the scope of these audio essays to a four-hour, two-part broadcast called “Before ’75,” briefly covering as much material as I could about the earliest days of the pre-punk music scene.  However, I always felt as if that show was not enough.  Four hours covered a ton of music, a number of artists, and included a lot of really good interviews and samples that drove the point home.  But the beginning felt lacking.  I always thought that, if you logically extend the story back further, punk rock only really has context if you tell the story that came before it.  Act I of punk rock is the merger of electricity with music; distorted guitars and DIY cassette releases need the first 70+ years of music history to make their revolution son incredible.  I immediately envisioned a new, bigger and grander idea for “History Lesson.”  Let’s really take the listeners back to the beginning.

As we roll back the tape to the end of the 19th Century, the state of music was merely that of being in the same room as a music source: a performer.  From there, we move forward through acoustic recording techniques with Edison, the major difference microphones had on the sounds you could record, and along the way present music that complements the story while driving the narrative from time to time.  Later, we discuss the impact recorded music had on the film industry, and enter a discussion about how these factors lead to the birth of radio itself, a pastime so near and dear to my heart.

At this stage in the program we switch our audio samples over to another very different documentary, “The Empire of The Air.”  This Ken Burns documentary of PBS covers the story of Radio through three men, interestingly enough glossing over Marconi, and omitting Tesla entirely.  (For shame.)  However, it does a good job of drawing a parallel to Edison and his relationship with recorded music: not only do the pioneers of radio develop amazing technology, they are setting the course for how radio would act in the public for generations to come.

And, along the way, there is music to help tell the story.  And what a story it is.

Now, let me grab your attention for an hour.  Side one is about to start.  Thank your for tuning into:

History Lesson Part I: The Spirit of The Radio

Side 1: Electricity & The Beginning

01.) Electricity * Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band * Safe As Milk

For a story like this, how can you NOT pick Beefheart’s “Electricity” to kick-start this mother, huh?  If the thesis statement runs along the lines of: electricity is to music as punk rock is to pop — then you really have to put your cards on the table up front, dig? And truly, “Electricity” was the lighthouse beacon straight ahead across black seas, a song that laid bare a new path that rock and roll could forge through the saccharine formula that was prevalent across the musical landscape in 1967.

Already in the years between the early and late 1950s the world has seen an incredible revolution in the form of rock ‘n’ roll, and the ’60s see a massive array of miniature musical revolutions to match, each setting the course for a wide number of new interpretations.  For Beefheart, it was the dirtiness of rock ‘n’ roll, it was the strangeness of The Blues (with a capital T & B) all mixed with this country shuffle, that really turned him on.  But Beefheart wanted to distort both the recording of his vocals specifically and the artform as a whole intellectually, to return the music to its raunchy & rebellious origins.  Ambitious?  Absolutely.  No small feat for any band of any era.  Beefheart’s deconstruction of the blues/rock jam is so perverted it just oozes with the grime that is unmistakably punk in spirit and form.  “Oh, they do it that way?  Well, we do it this way.”  There’s a sort of Troggs-y quality to the forward momentum and chord-progressions, true, but even that comparison only highlights the weirdness of the bass-line, a direct ancestor of the first Clash album, or some Ramones tunes.  This, in many ways, is the source of the infection, patient zero, at least of this particular strain.

The myths surrounding this number are, themselves, larger than life, and the most appropriate pieces of foreshadowing if ever there were any.  As it goes, Jerry Moss (the co-owner of Beefheart’s label) claimed the song was “too negative” for him to allow his daughter to hear it, leading to A&M Records dropping Beefheart.  It is also said that in an effort to get the gritty vocals, The Captain shattered a microphone during one take.  But the strangest legend of “Electricity” comes from one account of a legendary performance on 11 June 1967.  The Magic Band was slated to play on Day Two of The Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival, by all accounts the first true rock festival as they exist in the modern form.

By way of an all too appropriate tangent within a tangent within an annotation, it is interesting to note that the promoters (Tom Rounds and the staff at KFRC 610) were inspired by the success of The Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Southern California, who were putting together these multi-stage, two-day events with music and artists and food and drinks, packaged together as a weekend of renaissance style fun.  They wanted to do a rock & roll / freeform radio version of their event, and out of this was born The Fantasy Fair, a less documented affair that happened a full week previous to The Monterey Pop Festival, and really kicked off The Summer of Love.

The Fantasy Fair was, for lack of a glamours way of putting it, trying to capitalize on the rise of Psychedelic Rock.  Sgt. Peppers had just come out, and everybody was talking about the San Francisco scene, which was already a few years old by then, and was was already being considered old news by the hipsters who were moving on to the slightly “harder” stuff that was happening in the underground “garage rock” scene of the late ’60’s.  KFRC figured they could squeeze a few dollars from these hippies and make a mark in a big way for freeform AM radio by covering the event.  Everybody wins.

They were, of course, 100% right.  While there were absolutely financial motivations, KFRC was also looking to reclaim rock and roll from the awful version that America was living with in those days.  The early ’60’s had seen the rise of the disdainfully named “bubble gum” craze, called such not only for the association that the music was for children, but for the added insult that the music was also quickly flavorless, and ultimately disposable.  The Pat Boone-ification of these baby-faced teen idols led to a very bland format, which at the time was parading as “rock and roll.”  A lot of people remembered how exciting it was to hear Little Richard on the radio, and were not getting the same vibe from Paul Anka.  At least with the scene at The Fillmore, it could be said to be about, and for, adults who liked to rock, and who remembered that rock and roll used to be fierce and seedy, and fun.  The Rock Festival, as an artistic statement, was to draw a line in the sand and say, “over here, we try to expand our minds like real adults.”

Were we ever so naive?

The line-up at The Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Festival is a veritable who’s who of late ’60’s rock bands: The Doors, Canned Heat, Chocolate Watch Band, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Tim Buckley, The Fifth Dimension.  It is in this insane time and place where Captain Beefheart performed his greatest version of “Electricity.”  Here’s the scoop: The Seeds has just laid waist to the audience, themselves already declaring so-called “psychedelic” rock to be bullshit they produced their own hard-driving sound that was pretty formidable for audiences who were there to see Tim Buckley, or had heard that, “Mr. Tambourine Man” cover and thought it was “pretty.”  The Doors had already begun to walk the darker side of rock music, and there was a small but dedicated group of folks who were exploring things that were new and different.  The Magic Band sets up, trying to find a way to follow the propulsive set The Seeds had just offered.  The crowd is ravenous.  They are ready to rock.  Time freezes.  You can hear the sound of a pin dropping amplified through stage speakers.

The Magic Band winds up, rears back, and lurches forward.  “Electricity” issues forth to a slightly perplexed crowd.  They don’t know what to make of it.  A few are just loaded, so they start to dance.  Others just watch.  Several wander off.  One person is turned away slightly, eating.  But most are trying to get into it, trying to figure it out.  This whole weekend has been about something new, and they are eager.  This song is a little shaky on the landing.  Perhaps not the best song to open with, but Beefheart insisted.  If they could just get to their next tune, “Diddy Wah Diddy,” which has been a bit of a hit when it came out and got a ton of radio play, perhaps they could win–

Beefheart signals, and the band lurches to a halt.  They’re confused.  What happened?  The audience is stunned.  They really don’t know what to make of the situation.  Beefheart silently straightened his tie, and pointed to a girl in the crowd.  Off mic he says, “she has turned into a goldfish.”  Silence, quieter than before.  Beefheart walks toward the girl, right off the front of the stage, pitching up face first in the mud and grass below.  “That’s it!” yells Ry Cooder.  “I have had it with your pretentious unpredictable bullshit, Don!”  Cooder walks off stage, and out of The Magic Band forever.  As Cooder leaves The Captain – still face down – signals again, and the band picks up the song (as best they could, sans one guitar), as if nothing had happened.  As the show went on, you could see Beefheart smiling through the grass stains on his face.

The Seeds claimed it was the best performance they had every seen anywhere, and they should know, as they caught the whole thing from the side as they shared a joint.

Fuck the Summer of Love.  This festival was the beginning of Punk Rock.

02.) Tremens * Sonic Youth * SYR 1

The incidental music for this episode is “Tremens.”  Not only are Sonic Youth the musical heirs to the Captain’s throne of art-rock aspirations, they heartily acknowledge this indebtedness in their own rendition of “Electricity” on a fantastic Beefheart tribute record.  “Tremens” holds quite a bit of significance for me, personally.  I began my stint on radio when the SYR series began, and I listened to them as I was learning the ropes.  This track is featured in an early episode of my program, too.  But the title gets at the thesis statement problem too: in order to get us to a place where we can understand the transformative effects electricity has had on music, we may suffer the the aural DTs as we travel back to the acoustic era of recording.   

03.) Two Golden Microphones * Nurse With Wound * Second Pirate Session

I also use a chunk of “Two Golden Microphones” not only because microphones themselves are such a large part of the narrative, and were the innovation that allowed music to evolve out of the acoustic era of recording, and into the electric era of recordings, but to further acknowledge that Nurse With Wound are the true pioneers of the cut-and-paste music aesthetic.  In fact, between them and Negativland – the DNA of which should be apparently audible in nearly everything I’ve done – I would have no other schtick to stand on.  So for that, thank you.

04.) The Very Thought Of You * Bing Crosby & Georgie Stoll

From here on the musical selections are slightly less symbolic and much more literal, though I do hope that these can work on at least two levels as well.  Bing Crosby was chosen only because he is a perfect example of the kind of artist that could only have a career post-microphone.  His voice is very well suited for an intimate performance, where we is really singing at a quiet and personal way, something that couldn’t be done in the era of acoustic recording.

05.) Menuett G flat major & Valse bleat * Beethoven (Kathllen Parlow – violin; George Falkensten – piano) * Edison Amberol 4M-28026 (1912)

There is something incredibly charming about being able to listen to Beethoven while you wash dishes, but for this I decided that I should find an actual Edison Cylinder recording, because I knew I could actually take the extra step.  As this song is in mono, it adds another level of simplicity to the program.  There are a number of places online that you can find wax cylinders, and I do very much love listening to these .mp3 transfers of a 100+ year old record for the disjoinedness of it.  Therefore, I encourage you to go to The Thomas Edison section of The National Parks website, and download some archived recordings of Edison Cylinders.  It’s a lot of fun, and they are all really weird.

06.) Aria from Massanet’s “Le Cid”: O Souverain, O Juge, O Pere * Enrico Caruso * 1916

Something that is lost on audiences 100 years later is the absolute star power of an artist with a name of which you have never heard.  Enrico Caruso released more records in his lifetime than most tenors could ever imagine being featured on, and was the opera singer of his time.  He packed houses across two continents, and critics have spoken so passionately about the sound of his voice that there are some schools who have annual competitions by students who eager to take a shot at describing Caruso’s vocal performances.  If you don’t go that deep into opera, then there’s no reason you would be able to recognize the caliber of his performances, and since the last time Caruso was popular in the US was 100 years ago (and I’m not kidding, it has been that long, precisely), I’m not surprised you don’t know who he is.  I only came across his music when I started listening to The Ragged Antique Phonograph Music Program, and even then I can only really say I know of him.

Plus, opera ain’t really my bag.  But, as a key player in the early days of recording music, Caruso is a perfect example – unlike Bing – of being able to perform for the acoustic era.  It is said that his voice loved the horn, and he could belt out a tune the way no one else could.  It is no wonder he recorded over 250 times in his career; the dude could sing.

07.) After Dinner Toast at Little Menlo * Arthur Sullivan * ENHS E-2439-7 (5 October 1888)
08.) The Lost Chord * (performers unknown) / composted by Arthur Sulivan * ENHS E-2440-3 (August 1888)

Various corners of the Inter-Web-A-Tron can reveal some incredible things, so here’s something fun I turned up as I was researching this episode: a recording of Arthur Sullivan from 1888 talking about being “thrilled and terrified” by Edison’s invention.  Hopefully you have the kind of ear that can dig through the grooves on this one and really “grok” what he’s saying, but the gist of it is something that I think is at the heart of the central conversation about recorded music: the old generation is excited and annoyed by the next generation all at once.  It was just too perfect, not only as an artifact, but as a way of framing how long this generation to generation conversation has been going since the beginning.  Edison’s later resistance to electric recording technology, then finally giving in and embracing it far too late, is entirely foreshadowed, symbolically.

09.) Alexander’s Ragtime Band * Billy Murray * EDIS 36065 (1911)

Caruso might have been the opera equivalent of a rock star, but Billy Murray has often been referred to as the Elvis of his time, mostly in the sense that Murray was known by everyone.  Unfortunately, he was considered a novelty for most of his career, which spanned almost 45 years across two centuries.  Unquestioningly the biggest household name of the 1900s and 1910s, he sang vaudevillian ballads and novelty songs, and for nearly 20 years made a living touring and singing to people all across the country.  His singing style is considered “conversational,” and people really connected with his everyman style, unconventional compared to other artists working the similar circuit.  While he continued to get work into the early ’40s, as electric recording techniques and jazz began to dominate the record industry, Murray had less and less star power.  In the acoustic era of recording, Billy was the biggest star America had ever known in popular music, and it wasn’t until Louis Armstrong or Frank Sinatra that someone as huge grabbed the American consciousness.  While his name is largely forgotten today, this is a sample of American Popular music at the beginning of the 20th Century.  Hopefully, as we continue with more History Lessons, we can see this style and format evolve.

Side 2: The Microphone & The Radio Tube

10.) Paradise * Bing Crosby
11.) You Outta Be In Pictures * Rudy Vallee (1934)

Two major forces were also at work in this early era of American history.  Film and, later, radio, were on the rise in the US, and as this fledgling music industry worked to develop it’s structure and form, the relationship film and radio had with one another was immediately parasitic.  As sound pictures began to develop, they were immediately married with songs, and radio could not only play records on the air, but promote film stars as well with drama and comedy.  These three media forms grew to become dependent on each other, and while film will undoubtedly get left out of this story (to be saved for some future series), the story of music and art in the 20th Century cannot be told without covering the subject of wireless telegraphy.

12.) When The Radio’s On * Jimmy Vigtone * Teenline Vol. 5

As the program moves into it’s back end, I decided to pull out a handful of songs that were not only about radio, but embrace the real center of this argument: the story of music is also the story of radio.  The Spirit of Radio could, in fact, be music.  There is something spellbinding about good radio, something I’ve been obsessed with for my entire adult life.  As soon as radio was self aware enough to do so, it started playing music for audiences, and I love exploring the subject of radio in a radio format.  It just seems fitting.

I’m not really that familiar with Jimmy Vigtone, and it’s possible that there was only the one 45 ever released.  However, I do know the Hyped To Death Compilations, which are all full of incredible gems of punk, post-punk, power pop, and other oddball records released all over the place.  I went through a phase around 2005 where I became obsessed with these collections, and every now and then I can find a song that is just perfect.  This one in particular gets stuck in my head all the time, and it really feel on the nose to me.

13.) Shikaku Maru Ten (Radio Waves) * CAN * Cannibalism 2

This track also works very well as something that runs behind vocal samples, obviously, but comes from a CD I found in a Goodwill here in Salem, and was singular in the kind of band it was, and for the kind of women that worked in the place.  I was very happy to pick it up for 50 cents, and it has entertained me well ever since.  At times listening to CAN feels like radio waves, rolling in.

14.) Spirit Of The Radio * Rush * Permanent Waves

To be fair, I am not the Rush fan I probably should have been.  I am the right age, and they were absolutely popular (and even played in my home by my parents).  You couldn’t avoid them.  But I never really was interested in them the way I liked Pink Floyd and The Doors.  But in time I would feel the power of what they were getting at, and while I can appreciate certain aspects of them, I’m not bound by any nostalgia or early childhood memory to enjoy them in spite of their other musical crimes.

However, this song (and a handful of others) are just incredible, and The Spirit of The Radio is really where all of this was leading.  Perhaps in an exploration of the form I will find new meaning in it all?  It is possible.  There are plenty of subjects I have not been able to cover in a radio form, and I feel as if Audio Essays are only beginning to be understood as a way of telling a story, but at a slower pace.  Like Rush, maybe I’m entering territory that no one else has.  But to me, making radio like this makes me happier than I ever have been happy before, and as I work on this series, I hope that some of that excitement can rub off on the show, on the listener, and the world around us.

15.) Radio, Radio * Elvis Costello * This Year’s Model

After all, its a Sound Salvation.

Part II will come, in due time, and we’ll continue to unravel the story of Radio.  Until then:

Be Seeing You.

To The Future

Beware The Searchers!
Beware The Searchers!

To The Future
(Featuring a audio essay focusing on the X-Minus 1 broadcast “To The Future” from 30 October 1950.  Originally broadcast on 23 January 2011.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/09/15/to-the-future

On January 22nd, KPSU was barraged by a terrible tachyon field That caused the station to simultaneously exist in three separate time periods: 1950, 2011, and 2155. Fortunately, no one was hurt too badly, and the results have been rather intriguing. Ob-soive:

Beware The Searchers!

Enjoy!

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To The Future

01.) To The Future (Part I)
02.) Time Stands Still * Lee Ranaldo * East Jesus: Some Recordings 1981-1991
03.) Time And Space * Jandek * You Walk Alone
04.) Time Was * John Coltrane * Coltrane * Impulse Records
05.) To The Future (Part II)
06.) The Time Machine Main Title / Credits * Russel Garcia * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
07.) To The Future (Part III)
08.) All The Time In The World * Roger Miller * The Benevolent Disruptive Ray
09.) Sentimental Journey * Esquivel * Space Age Bachelor Pad Music
10.) Rewind The Time * Oliver Squash * 30 Piece
11.) Time * The Residents * God In Three Persons
12.) To The Future (Part IV)
13.) Dan vs. Time * godheadSilo * Skyward in Triumph * Sub Pop Records
14.) We Can See Through Time * Le Ton Mite * Tickets to Real Imaginary Places * Zicmuse Records
15.) To The Future (Part V)
16.) Once Upon A Time * Sonny Sharrock * Ask the Ages * Axiom Records
17.) Tomorrow Afternoon * Tony Williams * Life Time
18.) Time Stands Still * Lee Ranaldo * East Jesus: Some Recordings 1981-1991
19.) There’s Nothing Sexy About Time * Kinski * Don’t Climb On And Take The Holy Water
20.) To The Future (Part VI)
21.) She Makes Me Want To Build A Time Machine * Aristeia * You Give Me Strength, You Give Me Patience!
22.) A Spoon Taught Me The Secret Of Time Travel * The Jezebel Spirit * Turtles All The Way Down * (Self-Released)
23.) Abandoned Mine Shaft In The Corridors Of Time * Sinking Body * Grappling With The Homonids * Vermiform Records
24.) To The Future (Part VII)
25.) Take Time * The Books * The Lemon of Pink * Tomlab Records
26.) There Will Never Be A Better Time * Desert Sessions * Volume 9 & 10
27.) Retrovertigo * Mr. Bungle * California * Warner Bros. Records
28.) Universal Time II * Zip Code Rapists * Zip Code Rapists
29.) To The Future (Part VIII)
30.) Time Flies * The Ex * Dizzy Spells * Touch And Go Records
31.) What Time Is It? * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Tangle
32.) To The Future (Part IX)
33.) A Stitch In Spacetimes * Nil Admirari * Togetherness With Battlesnakes
34.) Time Stands Still [Excerpt] * Lee Ranaldo * East Jesus: Some Recordings 1981-1991
35.) Just In Time * Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra * We Travel The Spaceways Bad And Beautiful
36.) To The Future (Part X)
37.) A Second Of Time * Half Eye * Broken Rope
38.) If Not This Time * Fifty Foot Hose * Cauldron * Phoenix Records
39.) Running Out Of Time * Dead Moon * Hard Wired in Ljubljana * Empty Records
40.) To The Future (Part XI)
41.) Time Funnel * Jan Davis * Lux And Ivy’s Favorites Volume 04
42.) To The Future (Part XII)
43.) She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) * 13th Floor Elevators * Easter Everywhere * Decal Records
44.) I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times * The Beach Boys * Pet Sounds
45.) Stranded In Time * The United States Of America * The United States Of America
46.) Now Is The Time * The Wipers * Over The Edge
47.) Times Encounter * Nigel Simpkins * Messthetics Vol. 1
48.) To The Future (Part XIII)
49.) As Time Goes By * Rudy Vallee
50.) Time Is Tight * Booker T. & the M.G.’s * The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1968-1971
51.) To The Future (Part XIV)
52.) Check Out Time * Ornette Coleman * Love Call * Blue Note Records
53.) To The Future (Part XV)
54.) One Day At A Time * Thee Headliners * Rain & Blood

Playlist & Footnotes

Blank Generation (Still Before ’75)

History Lesson Part II
History Lesson Part II

Blank Generation (Still Before ’75) 
(Featuring more in the continuing story of the early rumblings of punk rock.  Originally broadcast 24 September 2011 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/09/08/blank-generation-still-before-75

This week, we continue our journey through the early days of punk rock, backtracking slightly to cover Suicide, the early Ohio Scene, Devo, The Modern Lovers, and the venues of New York, Max’s Kansas City & CGBG’s. All that, and plenty of music as we move chronologically through the early days of punk rock. This one is not to be missed.

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The Blank Generation (Still Before ’75)

Part I: Ghost Riders In New York

01.) Introduction * Interviews * Rock & Roll Part 9: Punk * PBS
02.) Blank Generation (NYC, 76) * Richard Hell & The Voidoids
03.) Slow Death (San Francisco, California, 72) * The Flamin’ Groovies
04.) Frankie Teardrop [Edit] Suicide * Suicide
05.) Interview Clips * Suicide * Kill Your Idols
06.) Interview Clips * Suicide, Etc. * Punk Attitude
07.) Ghost Rider * Suicide * Suicide

Part II: The Ohio Scene

08.) Longhaired Woman (NYC, 76) * Killer Kane Band
09.) Interview * David Thomas * Toronto TV Clip
10.) 30 Seconds Over Tokyo * Rocket From The Tombs * The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs
11.) Punk Roots In Ohio * The Dead Boys * Punk Rock Diary 1970 – 1979
12.) Down In Flames (Cleveland, Ohio, 75) * Frankenstein
13.) Cleveland Scene 2 * Cheetah Chrome * Interviews From The Edge
14.) She Smiled Wild (Cleveland, Ohio, 75) * Mirrors
15.) Cleveland Scene 3 * Cheetah Chrome * Interviews From The Edge
16.) Rocket To Nowhere (Columbus, Ohio, 75) * Mike Rep & The Quotas
17.) Cleveland Scene 4 * Cheetah Chrome * Interviews From The Edge
18.) Lady Doubonette (Akron, Ohio, 76) * Bizarros

Part III: We’re All Devo!

19.) Loretta (Boston, Massachusetts, 76) * Nervous Eaters
20.) We’re All Devo! * Devo * Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology
21.) Interviews * Devo * Punk Rock Diary 1970 – 1979
22.) Jocko Homo [Booji Boy Version] * Devo * Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology
23.) De-Evolution In Akron 2 * Devo * Punk Rock Diary 1970 – 1979
24.) Clockout * Devo * Hardcore Devo Vol. 2
25.) De-Evolution In Akron 3 * Devo * Punk Rock Diary 1970 – 1979

Part IV: The Modern World

26.) Drop Dead (Detroit, Michigan, 75) * The Punks * Once Upon A Time Vol. 01: U.S.A 1972 – 75
27.) Ramblin’ Rose (Detroit, Michigan, 74) (Edit) * Wayne Kramer * Once Upon A Time Vol. 01: U.S.A 1972 – 75
28.) The Modern Lovers * Interviews * Rock & Roll Part 9: Punk
29.) Roadrunner * The Modern Lovers * The Modern Lovers
30.) The Modern Lovers * Interviews * Rock & Roll Part 9: Punk
31.) Girl Friend * The Modern Lovers * The Modern Lovers
32.) Modern Lovers * Interviews * Rock & Roll Part 9: Punk
33.) That’s All I Know (Right Now) (NYC, 73) * Neon Boys * Once Upon A Time Vol. 01: U.S.A 1972 – 75

Part V: But Where Can We Play?

34.) Agitated (Cleveland, Ohio, 75) * Electric Eels * Once Upon A Time Vol. 01: U.S.A 1972 – 75
35.) CGBGs & Max’s * Interviews * Punk Attitude
36.) Max’s Kansas City ’76 (NYC, 76) * Wayne County & The Backstreet Boys * Once Upon A Time Vol. 02: U.S.A. 1976
37.) What I Remember * CGBG’s: The Roots of Punk
38.) Opening * Punk Attitude
39.) Jungle Rot (Baltimore, Maryland, 75) * George Brigman * Once Upon A Time Vol. 01: U.S.A 1972 – 75
40.) Full of Smoke * CGBG’s: The Roots of Punk
41.) John Rock (Lansing, Michigan, 76) * The Dogs * Once Upon A Time Vol. 02: U.S.A. 1976

Part VI: Garage Revival

42.) Monster Au Go-Go (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 76) * Suicide Commandos * Once Upon A Time Vol. 02: U.S.A. 1976
43.) The Enviornment * CGBG’s: The Roots of Punk
44.) Chicken Queen (Bloomington, Indiana, 76) * The Gizmos * Once Upon A Time Vol. 02: U.S.A. 1976 Punk
45.) CBGBs * CGBG’s: The Roots of Punk
46.) In The Sun (NYC, 76) * Blondie * Once Upon A Time Vol. 02: U.S.A. 1976
47.) Boy From Nowhere (Boston, Massachusetts, 76) * DMZ * Once Upon A Time Vol. 02: U.S.A. 1976
48.) Garage History * Interviews * Rock & Roll Part 9: Punk
49.) Little Johnny Jewel (NYC, 75) * Television * Once Upon A Time Vol. 01: U.S.A 1972 – 75
50.) Punk Previews

Realer Than The Realest Thing Ever

realRealer Than The Realest Thing Ever
(Wherein I make a valiant attempt to keep things “real”.  Originally broadcast in 13 August 2011 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/08/25/realer-than-the-realest-thing-ever

From the moment I first started assembling the original Philosophy Rock episode (The Truth Is Marching In), I knew I wanted to do sequels to this show.  There is so much music that is outside of the usual “I love you / I’m sad about you” range of pop music, and there are a number of artists that really love to embrace the deeper meanings in the world.  As a armchair philosopher myself, this is a perfect match.

In this episode, I focus on The Real, The Fake, and everything in between.  I had a lot of fun combing through lectures on Youtube.com, and I found enough material for at least two more shows.  I’m pretty proud of this one, but I do recommend that you listen on headphones.  This is one to pay attention to.

Enjoy.  See you in seven.

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Realer Than The Realest Thing Ever:

HOUR 1

01.) “A Map So Detailed” * tedsaidit.com * tedsaidit.com * Youtube.com
02.) “Even This Show Isn’t Real” * Happy Harry Hard-On * Pump Up The Volume * New Line Cinema
03.) The Real Me * The Who * Quadrophenia * MCA Records
04.) The Surrealist Dream No.1 * The Red Krayola * Japan In Paris In L.A. * Drag City Records
05.) “Illusion Or Reality” * Slavoj Žižek * Slavoj Žižek * Youtube.com
06.) Real World * Pere Ubu * The Modern Dance * Blank Records
07.) Pretenders Zeal * Nuclear Sockets * Killed By Death Vol. 24 * KBD Records

08.) The Real Me * The Champs * All American * Champion Records
09.) Surrealchemist * Stereolab * Peng! * American Records
10.) Francis Bacon * John S.Hall & Kramer * Real Men * Shimmy Disc Records
11.) What We Really Were * Mission Of Burma * ONoffON * Matador Records
12.) Unauthorized Autobiography * Unwound * Repetition * Kill Rock Stars Records

13.) Quark * Ken Nordine * A Transparent Mask * Asphodel Records
14.) You Blow My Mind * Powers Of Blue * Everything You Always Wanted To Know About 60’s Mind Expansive Punkadelic Garage Rock Instrumentals But Were Afraid To Ask * Arf! Arf! Records
15.) The Real World * The Bangles * Children Of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976 – 1996 * Rhino Records
16.) Storm The Reality Asylum * Rip Rig & Panic * Grlz * Crippled Dick Hot Wax! Records
17.) Trying to Pretend * Vivian Girls * Share the Joy * Polyvinyl Record Co.
18.) Is It Real * Ways * Teenline Vol. 5 * Hyped2Death Records
19.) Hyper Reality * ChrisCooganDesigner * ChrisCooganDesigner * Youtube.com
20.) Segue: In the Realms of the Unreal * …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead * So Divided * Interscope Records
21.) Realness Keepers * Drats!!! * Too Entertaining??? * whothehellisjim? Entertainment
22.) The Valley Of The Blind * Nomeansno * 0 + 2 = 1 * Alternative Tentacles Records
23.) Real World * Z-Rocks * Teenline Vol. 3 * Hyped2Death Records
24.) The Surrealist Dream No.2 * The Red Krayola * Japan In Paris In L.A. * Drag City Records
25.) “Nothing Without Signs” * Lawrence Cahoone * Derrida’s Deconstruction Of Philosophy * Youtube.com
26.) Why Can’t I Touch It? (Excerpt) * Buzzcocks * Singles Going Steady * EMI Records
27.) This Is Really The Zoo Plus Two * The Endd * Everything You Always Wanted To Know About 60’s Mind Expansive Punkadelic Garage Rock Instrumentals But Were Afraid To Ask * Arf! Arf! Records
28.) The Great Pretender * Brian Eno * Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) * Island Records
29.) Is This Real? * Wipers * Wipers Boxed Set * Zeno Records
30.) Let’s Pretend * Germs * (MIA): The Complete Anthology * Slash Records
31.) Fake Names * Parts & Labor * Constant Future * Jagjaguwar Records
32.) Divorce Proceeding (From Reality) * The Homosexuals * Astral Glamour * Hyped2Death Records
33.) I’m A Pretender (Alternate Mix) * The Exploding Hearts * Shattered * Dirtnap Records
34.) Trafelato * Ennio Morricone * Crime And Dissonance * Ipecac Records
35.) Counterfeit Faker * They Might Be Giants * Long Tall Weekend * eMusic.com
36.) Fake Contest * Minutemen * What Makes a Man Start Fires? * SST Records
37.) Okay I’ll Admit That I Really Don’t Understand * The Flaming Lips * The Soft Bulletin Companion * Unreleased
38.) “Everything Is Differences” * Lawrence Cahoone * Derrida’s Deconstruction Of Philosophy * Youtube.com
39.) What Lies Behind (Austin Remix) * Joy Wants Eternity * You Who Pretend To Sleep * Beep Repaired Records
40.) Real * William Shatner * Has Been * Shout! Factory Records

Moon Voyage

Moon Voyage
Moon Voyage

Moon Voyage
(Featuring an audio journey to our neighbor in the sky.  Originally broadcast on 30 September 2010 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/08/18/moon-voyage

Enjoy!

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Moon Voyage

HOUR 1

01.) Phantom Limb * Hovercraft * Experiment Below * Mute Records
02.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 1] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
03.) Manmtn * Thrones * Thrones * Kill Rock Stars Records
04.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 2] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
05.) Longer, Stranger * Universal Order of Armageddon * Universal Order of Armageddon * Gravity Records

06.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 3] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
07.) Black Sea * fennesz * Black Sea * Touch Records
08.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 4] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
09.) Pirates Mix * Bruce Gilbert * Meltaot / Souls On Board Split 12″ * Ash International Records
10.) One Lick Less * Unwound * Leaves Turn Inside You * Kill Rock Stars Records
11.) Au Clair de la Lune [1860] * Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville * Parlortone 7″ * Parlortone Records

12.) Title Music From “A Clockwork Orange” * Walter Carlos * A Clockwork Orange: Music From The Soundtrack * Warner Bros. Records
13.) Hole-Workers At The Mercies of Nature: The Ultimate Disaster (Won’t You Keep Us Working? / First Warning / Back To Normality? / The Sky Falls! / Why Are We Crying? / The Tunnels Are Filling / It Never Stops) * The Residents * Mark Of The Mole * Ralph Records

HOUR 2

14.) Operating Room Of An Ancient Roman Doctor / The Slow Down / Flexible Skulls Flapping In Black Winds of Insect Agony [Excerpt] * Sinking Body * Grappling With The Homonids * Vermiform Records
15.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 5] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
16.) D: Contamination * Man… Or Astro-Man? * EEVIAC: Operational Index And Reference Guide, Including Other Modern Computational Devices * Touch and Go Records
17.) American Woman * Butthole Surfers * Rembrandt Pussyhorse * Touch & Go Records
18.) Big Eyed Beans From Venus * Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band * Clear Spot * Warner Bros. Records
19.) Vote Fraud On The Moon Base * Men’s Recovery Project * Resist The New Way * Vermiform Records

20.) Stratosfear [Excerpt] * Tangerine Dream * Stratosfear * Virgin Records
21.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 6] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
22.) Pharaoh’s Dance * Miles Davis * Bitches Brew
23.) 3 [Excerpt] * Negativland * Negativland * Seeland Records
24.) Favorite Things * John Coltrane * The Best Of John Coltrane: His Greatest Years * Impulse! Records

25.) Chemical Marriage * Mr. Bungle * Disco Volante * Plain Recordings
26.) Sister Ray [Excerpt] * Putting On The Ritz * White Light / White Heat * Hot Cup Records

KPSU Playlist

The Grumpy Punk

Eh? What? Punk? Never Heard Of It.
Eh? What? Punk? Never Heard Of It.

The Grumpy Punk
(In which I wax nostalgic with a lot of new and old “punk” songs, and the censor beep goes off far too often.  Originally broadcast on 30 August 2009.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/08/11/the-grumpy-punk

Another extended block of radio yesterday, and this time filled with more music, “Like they usta make.” Ob-soive:

I like the fact that it took me two shows before I was actually able to get back on track with the schedule I had written for myself only a few weeks ago. Yeah, like I said, “tentative.” Hopefully, we’ll be on track until the end of the years.

Fingers crossed.

See ya in seven.

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The Grumpy Punk

Overture

01.) Full Explanation of Answer * Unwound * The Future Of What

HOUR 1

02.) The Decline of Western Civilization Excerpt I
03.) Punk Rock Academy * Atom & His Package

04.) Re-Entry To Mog (That’s How It Is) * 101 Strings Orchestra
05.) Pop-Up Toaster * Alexie Sayle
06.) Slap Dash For No Cash * Art Brut
07.) Rudie Can’t Fail * The Clash
08.) Hot Topic Is Not Punk Rock * MC Lars
09.) He’s Makin’ A Tape * Wild Billy Childish and the MBEs

10.) Full Explanation of Answer * Unwound * The Future Of What
11.) The Decline of Western Civilization Excerpt II
12.) Space Odyssey * 101 Strings Orchestra
13.) (I Live For) Cars And Girls * The Dictators
14.) Carson Girls * The Angry Samoans
15.) Bike Power * Boba Fett Youth
16.) Jet Boy, Jet Girl * The Damned
17.) I Guess I’m Not Cool Enough For You * The Problematics

18.) Full Explanation of Answer * Unwound * The Future Of What
19.) The Decline of Western Civilization Excerpt III
20.) Astral Freakout (A Love Built On Sand) * 101 Strings Orchestra
21.) Revolution Part 1 / Revolution Part 2 * The Butthole Surfers
22.) She’s Gonna Break Your Heart * The Riverdales
23.) The Witch * The Roachclips

HOUR 2

24.) Full Explanation of Answer * Unwound * The Future Of What
25.) The Decline of Western Civilization Excerpt III
26.) Orbit Fantasy (Inside Looking Out) * 101 Strings Orchestra
27.) Cables * Big Black
28.) Chinese Rocks * The Heartbreakers
29.) The Blank Generation * Richard Hell & The Voidoids
30.) Asheville * Cleveland Bound Death Sentence
31.) Bricks * Crimpshrine
32.) I Never Thought I Would Die * Redmond Shooting Stars
33.) Learning How To Smile * Blatz

34.) Barrier X-69 * 101 Strings Orchestra
35.) Fuck You Punk Rock / 1977 * Nicole Panter
36.) My Parents Are Disappointed * Skate Death
37.) Where You From, Eh? * Chicano-Christ

38.) Opi Rides Again / Club Med Sucks * Camper Van Beethoven
39.) Depression * Black Flag
40.) Programmed By Your Parents * McRad
41.) Have You Heard The Music? * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live
42.) All Music Is Shit To God * Men’s Recovery Project

43.) Full Explanation of Answer * Unwound * The Future Of What
44.) The Decline of Western Civilization Excerpt IV
45.) Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth? * Minutemen
46.) A Dissapointed Love Affair With A Desensitized Robot * 101 Strings Orchestra
47.) Vegan * Ashtray
48.) Ideology * Steak Knife!
49.) Foot & Mouth Infection * The Miss
50.) Sand In My Joints * Wire
51.) Psychotic Reaction * The Count Five

52.) Full Explanation of Answer * Unwound * The Future Of What
53.) I Can’t Stop Partying * Rivers Cumo
54.) Mohawk Redemption

It Looks Like Thousands Of Stars

It's Looks Like Thousands Of Stars
It’s Looks Like Thousands Of Stars

It Looks Like Thousands Of Stars

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/08/04/it-looks-like-thousands-of-stars

Based largely on a Negativland recording, and a mix CD I made for a friend of mine years ago, I present a time-traveling epic that includes me from several points in the timestream, and lots of excellent music.  Enjoy!

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It Looks Like Thousands Of Stars

01.) Over The Edge Edit I
02.) Blasphuphmus Radio 29 April1998 Edit
03.) Polykacz Wezy * Ewa Brawn

04.) Over The Edge Edit II
05.) Burnsome * The Ex * Dizzy Spells

06.) Over The Edge Edit III / “Something Happening Somewhere” * KWVA Staff * 29 April1998 Edit II
07.) My Man Friday / Howland Island * Over The Edge Edit III
08.) Blasphuphmus Radio 15 April 1998 Edit
09.) Jazz Horse * Replikants
10.) The Quantum Edge * Over The Edge Edit III

11.) Over The Edge Edit IV
12.) Deseret * The Cosmos Group
13.) Austin’s Mertz Commercial * Blasphuphmus Radio 29 April1998 Edit

14.) Vanity Fair * Mr. Bungle
15.) Blasphuphmus Radio 13 May 1998 Edit
16.) Over The Edge Edit V

Talking To You

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Talking To You
(Originally broadcast on 22 November 2006 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/07/28/talking-to-you

ROCK ‘N’ F’N’ ROLL?

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Talking To You

01.) (track 5) * Comets on Fire * Blue Cathedral
02.) The Bit * Melvins * Stag
03.) Envelope * Unwound * New Plastic Ideas

04.) The Wizard * Albert Ayler Trio * Spiritual Unity
05.) Magenta * Ken Nordine * Colors
06.) The Boogie Monster * Gnarls Barkley * St. Elsewhere
07.) Lie To Me * Tom Waits * Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

08.) Television * Man… Or Astro-Man?
09.) Mesmerization Eclipse * Captain Beyond * Captain Beyond
10.) Talking To You * The Savage Resurrection * The Savage Resurrection
11.) Pushin Too Hard * The Seeds * The Seeds
12.) How Does It Feel To Feel? * Creation * Making Time Vol. 1

13.) Nobody But Me * The Human Beinz * Nuggets Boxed Set Disc 2
14.) Seven & Seven Is * Love * Da Capo
15.) Dawning Of The Dead * Dead Moon * Dead Ahead
16.) The American In Me * The Avengers * The American In Me
17.) I Sing! The Body Cybernetic * Servotron * Entertainment Program For Humans (Second Variety)

18.) Flames Over Nebraska * Pere Ubu * Why I Hate Women

KPSU Playlist

Making Craters Where Buildings Stood

55, 57, 59, 61, 63
55, 57, 59, 61, 63

Making Craters Where Buildings Stood
(Originally broadcast on 28 December 2005 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/07/21/making-craters-where-buildings-stood

I think I’m hitting my stride, as this (again) made me really happy while I was broadcasting. I guess it’s hyperbole to say this is one of my faves, and since I’ve never been prone to using such statements, I won’t break the streak. Suffice it to say, I think you can tell I was really enjoying this one as I was going.  5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

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Making Craters Where Buildings Stood

01.) Sweat Loaf * The Butthole Surfers
02.) Pulp * Nice Nice
03.) In The Stars I Can Sizzle Like A Battery * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
04.) Pulp * Nice Nice
05.) Igazi Hos * Európa Kiadó

06.) Pulp * Nice Nice
07.) Frank Talk About Mutants, Also * Men’s Recovery Project
08.) Jo To Se Ti To Spi * Plastic People Of The Universe
09.) Breath And Length * The Residents
10.) Lapis Baitulous * Secret Chiefs 3
11.) Return Of The Butthole Surfers * Danny & The Nightmares
12.) Making Craters Where Buildings Stood * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live

13.) Pulp * Nice Nice
14.) Listen To The Painters * The Ex
15.) Hot Stenographer * Kinski
16.) Caress * Drive Like Jehu

17.) Pulp * Nice Nice
18.) Doomsday * June Of 44
19.) Devil PSI * Last Of The Juanitas

20.) 40 Sec. * Ewa Braun
21.) No Comply * Enemy Mine

The Executive Version

The Executive Version
The Executive Version

The Executive Version
(Featuring a carefully chosen selection of novelty recordings, exquisitely arranged and presented for a person of your discerning taste. Originally broadcast on 5 November 2011 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/07/14/the-executive-version

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Here is the horrible truth: I’m am perpetually 12 years old.  Then again, most of us are, but when I see a record that has a novelty song on it, I buy it.  That’s just the way I am.  While Halloween has offered a lot of opportunities to work funny, it has only recently occurred to me to really work this angle of my sense of humor on this show.  These are records I never really get to feature on this show, and I love getting a chance to lay out a good set that runs though this ragged, strange, and wonderful area of vinyl recordings.

There are weird things you can find on records that YouTube and CDs just don’t offer.  Fortunately, I had with me in the studio a lot of like minded folks who like a good Garage stomper as much as a guffaw.  Again, this features mostly new-ish stuff to my collection, but a few classics surfaced (Billy & The Boingers, Monty Python, etc.), but much of this hour is very new to me.  I was pleased to locate such a great a diverse batch of wax, and while I will try to lay off the weirdness for the next few shows, I can’t deny how much fun this show was.

See you in seven!

The Executive Version

Part I: The Executive Version
01.) The Executive Version * Monty Python * The Album Of The Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail * Charisma / Arista Records
02.) My Prayer * Lionel Hampton * Golden Vibes
03.) I Yam What I Yam * Robin Williams & Harry Nillson * The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Popeye
04.) Erie Canal * Oscar Brand * Bawdy Songs & Backroom Ballads Vol. 2 * Audio Fidelity Records
05.) Headlines * George Carlin * On The Road * Atlantic Records

Part II: The Annoucement
05.) The Announcement * Monty Python * The Album Of The Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail * Charisma / Arista Records
06.) Them From “Helen Of Troy” * Les Baxter * 7″
07.) I Hate The 90’s * Rodney And The Tube Tops * 7″
08.) U-Stink-But-I-(Heart)-U * Billy And The Boingers * “I’m A Boinger” b/w “U-Stink-But-I-(Heart)-U” 7″
09.) Nature Trail To Hell (In 3-D) * “Weird A” Yankovic * In 3-D
10.) Let’s Do The Pretzel * Mad “Twists” Rock ‘n’ Roll * Big Top Records
11.) Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron * The Royal Guardsmen * 7″
12.) Tiptoe Through The Tuplips * Tiny Tim * 7″

Part III: Reginald Vast Deference
13.) This Is Side Two! * Monty Python * The Album Of The Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail * Charisma / Arista Records
14.) Voodoo Suite [Excerpt Part I] * Pérez Prado * Voodoo Suite
15.) Bright College Days * Tom Lehrer * An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer
16.) How Much Is That Doggy In The Window? * Patti Page
17.) Beep Beep * The Playmates
18.) Voodoo Suite [Excerpt Part II] * Pérez Prado * Voodoo Suite
19.) The End Of The World * Beyond The Fringe

The Divine Toe

Oh So Sacred
Oh So Sacred

The Divine Toe
(Originally broadcast on 10 August 2004 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/06/30/the-divine-toe

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Playlist:

01.) Pipe Organ Cactus * The Cosmos Group
02.) It Came From Outer Space * T.Б. TPAЧEPИ
03.) Ball Me Out * DMZ
04.) Hang On Sloopy * The Remains
05.) Chariot Choogle * T. Rex
06.) Run Run Run * The Velvet Underground
07.) The Other Side Of A Record * The Sounds Like Us
08.) Reverberation (Doubt) * The 13th Floor Elevators

09.) Children Of Rain * The Electric Prunes
10.) The Divine Toe (Part I.) * The Fugs
11.) Somebody To Love * Grace Slick & The Great Society
12.) My Degeneration * The Eyes
13.) Splittery Splat * The Electric Eels
14.) The American Metaphysical Circus * The United States Of America
15.) You And I * Silver Apples
16.) Children Of The Sun * The Misunderstood

17.) Corporate Anthem * Devo
18.) Tequila * The Champs
19.) The Daily Planet * Love
20.) Astral Plane * The Modern Lovers
21.) Sunshine Superman * Donovan
22.) TV Eye * The Stooges

23.) Mother Of Pearl * Roxy Music
24.) It’s OK * Dead Moon
25.) I Hear Voices * Screaming Jay Hawkins
26.) Cemetary Polka * Tom Waits
27.) You Turn Me On * MX-80
28.) Philosophy Of The World * The Shaggs
29.) Scientific Devices * Half Japanese
30.) Walking On The Moon * Lucia Pamela
31.) Flat Earth Society * Toad In The Hole

32.) Satan’s Waitin’ (Excerpt) * The Carl Stalling Project
33.) The Court Of The Crimson King including The Return Of The Fire Witch and The Dance Of The Puppets * King Crimson
34.) The Divine Toe (Part II) * The Fugs

On The Flip Side

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(Don’t Forget To Caption This Image.)

On The Flip Side
(Longer description of the episode, with weird esoteric links and notes about the show.  Originally broadcast on 9 July 2014 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/06/23/on-the-flip-side

Miss Rikki & I continue our Ontological Assault on the world at large with this radio deconstruction of recordings that are on the edge of awareness of their state as recordings.  Leaving no symbol unturned, with layers upon layers of meaning and commentary with regards to the current state of our program, we delve quite a ways into the 70’s, offer some Cilantro PSAs, prepare for Time Travel, and offer a number of means for managing your own stress.  The mix is thick and dense in some spots, with lots of “Waiting Room” references.  Just how we like it.

Part II of this program is reminiscent of one of the ’90’s episode of this program I did at KWVA in Eugene, which you can stream or download here.  I’m pretty sure it is the same source material, and it is interesting to revisit the same material with a new perspective.  Not much more meta than referencing yourself, right?

Dig it.  There’s some dope shit in here.

Enjoy!

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On The Flip Side

 

Part I: The Musical Heritage Surplus Club of Hong Kong

01.) Twenty Minutes of Silence * Flip Wilson * You Devil You
02.) Break Song [Excerpts] * Vanilla Fudge * Near The Beginning
03.) The Church of What’s Happening Now * Flip Wilson & Redd Foxx
04.) 40 Great Unclaimed Melodies! * The Firesign Theater * Dear Friends (Live Broadcasts)
05.) “Real Life” Trailer * Albert Brooks
06.) Checkers Speech * Richard Nixon
07.) What’s Happening News * George Carlin w/ Flip Wilson
08.) Alexander Grahmn Bell * Lilly Tomlin * This Is A Recording
09.) Telephone Courtesy Educational Film
10.) WINO Radio * George Carlin w/ Flip Wilson

 

Part II: It’s Time For Traveling Through Time

11.) I Hate Cilantro, It’s Gross * Glozell Green
12.) ?? LP?
13.) Traveling Through Time * Pan Am Films
14.) Learn How To Touch Type
15.) Cindy Goes To A Party * Etiquette Lessons
16.) Drugs Are Like That * Anita Bryant
17.) Act Your Age Education Film
18.) You And Your Parents * Coronet Films

 

Part III: Stress Relief With Tranquilizers

19.) How To Win At Conversations With Mom * Daniel Kibblesmith
20.) The Wayne Mason Trio * LIVE! at the La Pesada
21.) [Excerpts] * Kermit Schafer * All Time Great Bloopers (6 Record Set)
22.) Stress Relief With Tranquilizers * The Relaxed Wife
23.) Cindy Goes To A Party * Etiquette Lessons
24.) Drugs Are Like That * Anita Bryant
25.) Evert 1 Pipkin * Man… Or Astro-Man? * Made From Technitium

The Restoration

Cleansing Fire
Cleansing Fire

The Restoration
(Featuring a selection of new-ish things that I’m really grooving on these days, coupled with some old-fashioned audio-essay collages.  Originally podcast on 14 May 2013.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/06/16/the-restoration

With all that has been happening here in the Lava Lamp Lounge (as part of our 15th Anniversary), there has been little time to produce an old-fashioned radio show, the kind the OG Blasphuphmites used to make in olden times.  (Somewhere around 1991.)  But I promise, we have been brewing up some cool things for you, and this will continue over the summer, as fun stuff that is only in the theoretical stages at this point begin to solidify.  In the meantime, I decided to turn down the lights, put on the headphones, and kick out the jams, motherfuckers.

Consisting mostly of new-ish-er stuff that I’ve been grooving on lately, this show is in three parts.  “Ham On Rye” consisted of a collage I threw together, to feature some experimental artists I’ve been getting off on lately.  It had been a while since I did a “smaller” collage like this, and I really had a good time with it.  Hopefully, you’re down as well.  Part II is definately a more “punk” set, and I was really stoked to feature all of these bands, most of which have been on the show, will be on the show, or are friends of the show.  There’s also a mini-collage during the Sweat Lodge track, which I’m rather fond of.  Part III is where I get a little political, but also just throw some Russian Satanic Metal.  Ya know, for fun.

There are so many cool things happening in the next few months, I hardly have time to mention them all.  Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Lost In The Supermarket, our digital compilation that we released at the Blas-Travaganza.  Speaking of: there are some cool things being developed from the media we captured that weekend.  Our next scheduled live broadcast will be happening from NoFest 6 in August, so mark the date, and DO NOT forget to tune in the Saturday, starting at Noon at going until 8 PM, where myself, Johnathon Boober (of Please Remain Seated) and Miss Rikki will be hosting Gaytheist, Sweat Lodge, and No Bone, in addition to a number of DJ sets and other madness.  It will rule, and you will love it.

I’m really proud of this show, so I will now let it speak for itself.

Enjoy!

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The Restoration

Part I: Ham On Rye
01.) Second Time Around * Blue Cheer * Vincebus Eruptum
02.) The Uncomfortable Comfortable * Overdose The Katatonic * Absolute Insult
03.) From Ham On Rye (1982) * Charles Bukowski * Uncensored: From The Run With The Hunted Session
04.) Part Four * Death Pact Jass Ensemble * Absolute Insult
05.) Moth To A Flame [Excerpt] * Holy Filament * Year One
06.) Plague of Madness * Moth Hunter * Dust

Part II: Uncool
07.) And Giraffe, Natural Enemies [Excerpt] * OXES * OXES
08.) The Restoration * Gaytheist * Hold Me… But Not So Tight
09.) Protest Protest * /root_DIR * /root_DIR
10.) Weed: It’s Just Like Jesus But Better Because It’s Real * The Thrash-Key Kids * Free Abortions
11.) Circus * Sweat Lodge * Cassette Demo
12.) Uncool * Del Close & John Brent * How to Speak Hip

Part III: Don’t Play With Guns
13.) Autumn Set [Excerpt] * The Black Noise Orchestra * Autumn Set
14.) Interview Excerpts * Ted Nugent & Piers Morgan * 5 February 2013
15.) Don’t Play With Guns * The Black Angels * Indigo Meadow
16.) Люцифер (Lucifer) * Коррозия Металла * Орден Сатаны (Order of Satan)
17.) Side Effects of Being Tired * Unwound * Live In London 12″

A True Fictional Story

That'll Be $22.50
That’ll Be $22.50

A True Fictional Story
(Featuring music that acts as a sequel to Episode 082, with music centering around the root of all evil – if evil were a real thing – being, of course, money.  Originally podcast on 20 November 2012.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/06/09/a-true-fictional-story

Institutions, ideas, and the way our lives are governed have come up in my life quite a bit recently, and as I have been making new inroads at my job, filling out Union Paperwork and documents about my future retirement, I find it funny how much unquestioningly people have faith in these things.  Recently I’ve been in a number of situations where the unreality of the world around us has come up – quite specifically with regard to money – and people instantly become defensive.  “It is SO real!  Don’t even suggest otherwise!”  I understand the value of believing in these things.  (After all, consider all the things that have been possible with religious faith.)  But just because someone wants something to be true, doesn’t mean it actually is.  This is never more obvious when someone just realizes they are wrong.

Regardless, there is a lot of academic discourse surrounding the unreality – or, as Ira Glass was so kind to say, “The Fictional Quality Of Money,” – that it is somewhat of an irresistible topic for me.  This might have something to do with my minor degree in pharmacology, or perhaps my own anarchist leanings when it comes to pointing out to people that most of what the world around us is built upon is predicated on power structures designed to control and manipulate the behavior of humanity.  Or, it might just be that I have a problem with authority.  It’s hard to say, really, but my standard response to anyone who has too much faith in one thing is to remind them that the universe is constructed by language and images, and that the people who create and design these things are the people who are really in power.  Money just happens to be a symbol that has most people by the balls.

The subject of money is particularly fascinating, because rock music seems to be preoccupied with it.  Just about every band of a certain age had a song about money, their desire for it, and their love of it.  These songs very much have a similar structure, and the effect is the same: to deny the immaterial things in this world, and to embrace capitalism in all of its sticky, disgusting, filth-coated sexy goodness.  And there is something thrilling about getting paid in the same way that getting a handjob at a rock concert is thrilling; in that moment, we can do anything, we can go anywhere, and literally nothing can stop us.  This is why a number of cultures have sayings relating to money (and the spending of it).  In spite of knowing better, we all see the attraction to the dirty side of things, and rock music itself is predicated on the attraction to filth culture.  Money is, after all, filthy lucre.  How can you not find it fascinating?

This episode is a sequel to Episode 082, a show I have always been very fond of for somewhat different reasons.  While I had hit upon the vague idea of doing a show about money, when I did the original program, I built the show almost entirely at the last minute.  Using the KPSU studio archives, the Inter-Web-A-Tron, and a few odds and sods that I had brought with me, I completely pulled that show out of my ass, and was quite pleased with the results.  Not only did it become a coherent narrative, and a very good example of the kinds of theme shows I wanted to pursue more often, but it reinforced in me this notion that I could do good radio on the fly.  I really feel like I turned a corner with Episode 082, and I follow my instincts quite a bit because of what I learned doing this show.  It only made since to me to throw together a sequel in the same manner, and I think the results turned out pretty excellent.

The backbone of this episode come from two sources: a film I found on YouTube.com, titled “How Money Is Created,” which is a short (and simple) essay about how the FED creates money.  While I could not find the film I was thinking about when I made this episode, this one covers the same subject matter, and offered some pretty good sound clips.  (The one I remember was animated, and looked like something from the 60’s, but was clearly from the ’90s.)  The samples from this film help spell out some of the things hinted at int he second sound source, an episode of This American Life that featured a number of stories about various problems that have cropped up because of the fact that money isn’t real.  (Especially in light of the Housing Bubble crash of a few years ago.)  While Ira has a good ear for the funny, I thought something a little more academic might help shed light on the “summing an infinite series” type comments that they made.  Really, I just recommend doing some critical reading about the value of money, and try to answer for yourself the question, “What, exactly, is a single dollar worth, objectively?”  If you actually think you can answer this question, then the entire field of economics really could use your insight, because they still have no idea.

As with Episode 082, I fleshed out the rest of the show with songs that I think really tackle the subject well, with an emphasis on punk bands, who usually manage to say things in a way that cut straight to the heart of the matter.  Any show that has The Dicks, Patti Smith & Thinking Fellers Union Local #282 pretty much offers more insight into who I am than anything I could tell you directly.

Next week we’ll have our annual Thanksgiving Leftovers show, which may double as A Family Affair episode, if I can pull off some recordings during our dinner gathering.  The year is winding down, and there’s a lot going on between now and Episode 200, coming up soon.  Between that and my new job, there’s a whole lot that needs my attention.  Hopefully I can deliver in a timely manner.

See you in seven!

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A True Fictional Story

Part I: The Fiction Of Money

01.) “Money Isn’t Real” * Ray Liotta * Blow * New Line Cinema
02.) Money * The Sonics * Here Are The Sonics!!! * Etiquette Records

03.) Love Can’t Buy You Money [Edit] * Motörhead * Overnight Sensation * CMC Records
04.) “Money Is Fiction” * This American Life * Episode 423: The Invention Of Money * PRI
05.) Clean Money * Elvis Costello * Armed Forces * Columbia Records
06.) Money Talks * Penetration * Once Upon A Time Vol. 08: U.K. November ’77 * mythkoz-areyouexperienced.blogspot.com/
07.) Rich Daddy * The Dicks * 1980-1986 * Alternative Tentacles Records
08.) “The Fictional Quality Of Money” * This American Life * Episode 423: The Invention Of Money * PRI
09.) Don’t Wanna Be A Rich * Guilty Razors * Killed By Death Vol. 77 * Killed By Death Records
10.) Rich Plastic People * Killjoy * Not So Quiet On The Western Front * Alternative Tentacles Records
11.) Just Got Paid * Rapemen * Two Nuns And A Pack Mule * Touch & Go Records

Part II: The Idea Of Money

12.) Strike It Rich * Negativland * Over The Edge Vol. 7: Time Zomes Exchange Project * Sealand Records
13.) Money Honey * The Drifters * The Roots Of Rock ‘n’ Roll * Hip-O Records

14.) [Excerpt I] * Your Drugs, My Money * Live At KFJC 8/16 * Self-Released
15.) Summing An Infinite Series * This American Life * Episode 423: The Invention Of Money * PRI
16.) Money * Pink Floyd * Dark Side Of The Moon * Capitol Records
17.) How Money Is Created [Excerpt I] * godisfrauddotcom * How Money Is Created * YouTube.com
18.) Man With Money (alternate) * The Eyes * Arrival Of The Eyes * Lion Production Canada
19.) Free Money * Patti Smith * Horses * Arista Records
20.) Bottom Dollar * Eddie Spaghetti * The Sauce * Abstract Records
21.) “You’ll Have To Pay Cash” * Groucho & Chico Marx * A Day At The Races * MGM

Part III: Gimme A Dollar

22.) Money Money Money * Gene Simmons * Essential SUN Rockabillies * Sun Records
23.) [Excerpt II] * Your Drugs, My Money * Live At KFJC 8/16 * Self-Released

24.) How Money Is Created [Excerpt II] * godisfrauddotcom * How Money Is Created * YouTube.com
25.) Her Dad’s Got Money * Mad Magazine * Fink Along With Mad! * Big Top Records
26.) Money Loans * Mars Production Staff * Mars Production Library * Mars Production Library CK-71
27.) Give Me A Dollar * King Missile III * The Psychopathology Of Everyday Life * Instinct Records
28.) Dollar For Dollar * They Might Be Giants * McSweeney’s Music CD – Issue #6 * McSweeney’s
29.) Million Dollars * Thinking Fellers Union Local #282 * Admonishing The Bishops * Matador Records
30.) How Money Is Created [Excerpt III] * godisfrauddotcom * How Money Is Created * YouTube.com

31.) Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) * Pet Shop Boys * Please * Parlophone Records
32.) Man, You Won’t Give Me No Money * Memphis Minnie * Hoodoo Lady (1933-1937) * Legacy / Columbia Records
33.) Money * The Android Sisters * Ruby 1: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Radio * ZBS Productions

The Way-Back Machine!

The Way-Back Machine
The Way-Back Machine

The Way-Back Machine!
(Featuring  The Grumpy Punk Part VIII, and Vinyl Solution Part VI; presenting Garage Blues gems from the psychedelic side of things.  Originally broadcast on 5 November 2011 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/05/26/the-way-back-machine

As the resident Grumpy Punk of this show, I find it important to hold fast to strongly held opinions about music without considering them too quickly or rationally.  And in doing my research for the History Lesson shows, I felt that it was really important to reiterate how important the ’60’s were in terms of setting up the musical milieu that made punk rock possible.  One of the many and varied ingredients was undoubtedly the Blues Rock movement that influenced everyone from The Animals, The Blues Project, The Blues Magoos, and a number of other groups that all moved in that direction.

As I hoped to illustrate in this hour, the bands that adopted this genre recorded loud, anarchic stompers that shook the walls, the audience, and listeners at home.  While I can’t say that these records are the only things that led to the eventually genre that spread in the ’70’s, these albums definitely exhibit early warning signs.  By entering the Way-Back Machine, and using an all-vinyl source to do it, I was hoping to create a case for this being some of the punk music of that particular decade.  Of course, to really follow this line of thinking to its most logical extent, I would need the albums compiled by the geniuses behind the Back From The Grave series of CD reissues.  However, I had to do the best I could with what I had.

This was the first part of two sequential Vinyl Solution shows, the send of which features Novelty Recordings.  You can find more information about this show in this post.  This was part of a larger concept, in that I wanted to feature a lot of the newer records I’ve scored in my various shopping adventures.  Since my purchases as of late have been vacillating between garage records and novelty recordings, I felt that two shorter shows may be the best way to accomplish this.  It only just so happened that I was able to weave a couple of nice audio essay into these two hours.  Special thanks to Miss Rikki of Closet Radio, Rita, and Cornelius for hanging out during this hour.  DJing records is a lot of work, and it was nice to have the company as I was trying to stay on task.

See ya in seven.

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The Way-Back Machine

01.) I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes * The Blues Project
02.) The 2000 Pound Bee, Part 2 * The Ventures (played at the wrong speed)
03.) Boom Boom * The Animals
04.) Rock Me Baby * Blue Cheer
05.) Motor City Is Burning * MC5

06.) Move It * The Chantays
07.) Drivin’ Blues * Frijid Pink
08.) Blackout Of Gretely * Gonn
09.) Talk Talk * The Music Machine
10.) Success Story * The Who
11.) School’s Out * Alice Cooper

12.) The 2000 Pound Bee, Part 1 * The Ventures
13.) The Nile Song * Pink Floyd
14.) Tobacco Road * The Blues Magoos
15.) Psychotic Reaction * The Count Five

16.) Pipeline * The Chantays
17.) Rock And Roll * The Velvet Underground

Lost In Space!

lis_jupiter2_03Lost In Space!
(Featuring a journey through the stars, and on a rocket,  Originally broadcast on 16 October 2010 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/05/12/lost-in-space

We’re blasting off into the stratosphere.

Enjoy!

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Lost In Space!

01.) * * Excerpts from The Day The Earth Stood Still (Throughout)
02.) Interstellar Overdrive * Pink Floyd * Piper At The Gates Of Dawn * Tower / Capital Records
03.) Spaceman * Harry Nilsson * Son of Schmilsson * RCA Records
04.) Mayonnaise vs. Venn * Rocketman * Demo CD * Unreleased

05.) Space Odyssey * 101 Strings Orchestra * Astro Sounds From Beyond the Year 2000 * Scamp Records
06.) Galaxie 500 * Leave The Planet * On Fire * Rough Trade Records
07.) Rocket Machine * Opal * Happy Nightmare Baby * SST Records
08.) Rocket 88 * Jackie Brenston
09.) Rocketship * Dead Milkmen * Bucky Felini
10.) I’m This Rocket * The Gun Club
11.) Music To Watch Space Girls By * Leonard Nimoy

12.) Spacecraft, 1967 [Excerpt] * MEV
13.) A Glorious Dawn * Carl Sagan ft Stephen Hawking
14.) Interplanet Janet * Man… Or Astro-Man? * School House Rock! Rocks
15.) Vixens In Space * The Dirtbombs
16.) Between Planets * The Jesus And Mary Chain
17.) Rockin’ In Orbit * Jimmie Haskell And His Orchestra
18.) Space Age Couple * Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

19.) Space Monkeys * The Dust Brothers * The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Fight Club”
20.) Cosmic Serenade * King Khan And The Shrines * What Is?!
21.) Silver Rocket * Sonic Youth * Daydream Nation
22.) Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons * The Pixies * Trompe Le Monde * 4AD Records
23.) Planet * Ken Nordine
24.) Space Junk * Devo
25.) Interstellar Overdrive / Ming’s Theme * C Average

26.) Space II * The Butthole Surfers
27.) Lost In Space * Faction * Collection 1982 – 1985
28.) Voices In My Spacesuit * Last of the Juanitas * Hawaii
29.) Rocket To Nowhere * Webb Wilder
30.) Interstellar Hardrive * Man… Or Astro-Man?

31.) Spacelab [Excerpt] * Kraftwerk
32.) Space Prophet Dogon * Sun City Girls
33.) Space Lonliness * Sun Ra
34.) Starless [Excerpt] * Jandek * Interstellar Discussion * Corwood Industries Records
35.) Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun * Pink Floyd

36.) Space Suit * They Might Be Giants

KPSU Playlist

Vinyl Solution

On Wax
On Wax

Vinyl Solution
(A show where I played only 12″ records.  Originally broadcast on 8 August 2009 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/05/05/vinyl-solution-part-i

Who doesn’t like sitting around, listening to a big stack of records? I know I do.

I had a lot of fun with this one, and hope it’s just as fun to listen to, too.

See ya in seven.

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Vinyl Solution.

01.) On The Scene * The Tiki Tones
02.) Time Out For Fun * Devo
03.) Open Your Eyes * Lords Of The New Church
04.) Born In Xixax * Nina Hagen
05.) Rosemary * The Dickies
06.) Do The Brown Nose * The Dead Milkmen

07.) Experiment In Terror * Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
08.) She Cracked * The Modern Lovers
09.) Surrender * Cheap Trick
10.) Ruby Tuesday * The Rolling Stones
11.) Jump Into The Fire * Harry Nilsson

12.) Fallout! * Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
13.) You Were Right * Built To Spill
14.) Nothing Is True * The Jim Carroll Band
15.) The Peter Gunn Theme * Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
16.) Tugena * The Dead Milkmen

Teenage Riot

Rock
Rock

Teenage Riot
(Originally broadcast on 27 June 2007 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/04/28/rock

This entire show is dedicated to Megan, stuck in traffic.  Another DJ Set.  6 – 7 PM.

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Teenage Riot

01.) Teenage Riot * Sonic Youth

02.) Fondate Paure * Ennio Morricone
03.) Eyes In Disguise * Danava

04.) Soft Temple * Grails
05.) Gör Det Nu * Dungen
06.) One Year On * The Boggs
07.) Elfish Power * AIDS Wolf Vs. Athletic
08.) Mildew * Fat Worm of Error

09.) Strawberry Phlegm Salad * Otto Von Schirach
10.) The Hand That Rocks The Cradle * Hella
11.) Fa La Fa Lee * Sparks

14.) Phillys’ Fridge * Evolutionary Jass Band

Let Yourself Go

Where Am I?
Where Am I?

Let Yourself Go
(Originally broadcast on 6 September 2006 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/04/21/let-yourself-go

What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life? It’s a question that’s been weighing on my head lately. As I blast through an hour of songs that I try to use as a soundtrack to that all-important question, I urge callers to give me their advice between plugging some upcoming shows (like, the awesome Mustaphamond show tomorrow). I also feature a song by ex-bandmates Angry Foriegn Roomate, and continue to anticipate the super-bad-ass up-coming Mission Of Burma album. I send everyone off with a little Gnarls Barkley, the best album of this year.  9 P.M. – 10 P.M.

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Let Yourself Go

01.) Attack From Planet Hattifatteners * Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. * Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky?
02.) Shed No Tears * Flipper * Generic Flipper
03.) Night-Goat * Melvins * Houdini Live 2005: A Live History of Gluttony and Lust

04.) (performance #4) * Mustaphamond * In-Studio Performance 07/29/05
05.) 03 * Ocrilim * Anoint

06.) North Pyramid Faceoff * Zach Hill And Mick Barr * Shred Earthship
07.) Mr. In Between * NoMeansNo * All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt
08.) Bathroom Song * Angry Foriegn Roommate * This Chicken Tastes Like Hotdog
09.) Let Yourself Go * Mission Of Burma * The Obliterati

10.) (performance #2) [Excerpt] * Mustaphamond * In-Studio Performance 07/29/06
11.) Connected * Radio Birdman * Zeno Beach
12.) Braintrust * Hot Snakes * Thunder Down Under
13.) Stubble On The Chin Of A Vicious Brute * Men’s Recovery Project * The Very Best Of…
14.) Shains A-Go-Go * Los Shains * Mas Rock And Roll

15.) Crazy * Gnarls Barkley * St. Elsewhere

KPSU Playlist

Today’s Show Was Brought To You By The Letter M

MMMMMMMM
M

Today’s Show Was Brought To You By The Letter M
(Originally broadcast on 30 August 2005 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/04/14/todays-show-was-brought-to-you-by-the-letter-m

 

At this time, the show was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

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Today’s Show Was Brought To You By The Letter M.

01.) 10 lb. Moustache * Man Man
02.) Carry Stress In The Jaw * Mr. Bungle
03.) Ten Dollars A Pile * Melt Banana
04.) Never Ending Math Equation * Modest Mouse
05.) Walking Through Forever * Charles Manson

06.) Reverb 1000 * Man… Or Astro-Man?
07.) This Is Not A Photograph * Mission Of Burma
08.) Free Arthur Lee * The Make Up
09.) 1 2 X U * Minor Threat
10.) Anyone Else But You * The Moldy Peaches

11.) Maximum Radiation Level * Man… Or Astro-Man?
12.) Come In Alone * My Bloody Valentine
13.) Motorbreath * Metallica
14.) Sweet Willy Rollbar * Melvins
15.) Where Is Our Reason? * My Dad Is Dead

16.) Sferic Waves * Man… Or Astro-Man?
17.) Burn It Clean * Mudhoney
18.) Dumb Little Band * The Mr. T Experience
19.) Maybe Partying Will Help * Minutemen

20.) Stanley Kubrick * Mogwai

KPSU Playlist

Confusion Among A Fleet Of Taxicabs Upon Meeting With A Fare

Cabby Radio
Cabby Radio

Confusion Among A Fleet Of Taxicabs Upon Meeting With A Fare
(Originally broadcast on 20 July 2004 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/04/07/confusion-among-a-fleet-of-taxicabs-upon-meeting-with-a-fare

This very early show has been recreated, using cassette recordings and other 2004 recordings of KPSU commercials to fill out the five missing minutes from the original broadcast.  In these days, I would turn the tapes over during ad breaks, to make sure I didn’t miss any of the “show.”  This is most like what the program was to listeners in 2004.  At this time, our program was on the air from 4 – 6 P.M.

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Confusion Among A Fleet of Taxicabs Upon Meeting With A Fare:

Hour 1

Part I.

01.) Confusion Among A Fleet Of Taxicabs Upon Meeting With A Fare * The Metropole Orchestra conducted by Jan Stulen
02.) Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio? * The Ramones
03.) Same Old Thing (Live) * The Wipers
04.) White Nigger * The Avengers
05.) Blank Generation * Richard Hell & The Voidoids
06.) A Hole In The Wallet * Gang Of Four
07.) The Enthusiast * Mission Of Burma

Part II.

08.) 50,000 Spaceships (Watching Over Me) * Groovie Ghoulies
09.) James K. Polk * They Might Be Giants
10.) Take All The Time You Need * The Mr. T Experience
11.) This Is Our Emergency * Pretty Girls Make Graves
12.) Give Me The Message * The Neoboys
13.) I Wonder * The Willowz
14.) Nothing Came Out * Moldy Peaches
15.) Portland * The Soviettes
16.) Dawning Of The Dead * Dead Moon
17.) Jett Beer * Guitar Wolf
18.) Crash! Crash! * The Agenda!
19.) Your Mantal Disguised As A Psychic Sasquatch * The Locust
20.) Phantasmagoria * Melt-Banana
21.) Shield for your eyes, a Beast in the well on your hang (Excerpt) * Melt-Banana

Hour 2

Part III.

22.) The Legend Of Zelda Opening Credits Music
23.) Mistakes & Regrets * …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
24.) Bees Make Honey * Nice Nice
25.) Anarchist Bookstore Part 1 * MC Paul Barman
26.) Edge Of The World * Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
27.) Gibberish * Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
28.) Last Caress * Papa M

Part IV.

29.) Paper Cup Exit * Sonic Youth
30.) The Bunnies Are Tough * Kinski
31.) Everest * Ratatat
32.) Wig In A Box * The Polyphonic Spree
33.) Do You Know The Difference Between Big Wood And Brush * Gary Roberts & The Satellites
34.) Come To Daddy * The Dillinger Escape Plan w/ Mike Patton
35.) Rotgut * Tomahawk
36.) Anarchist Bookstore Part II * MC Paul Barman
37.) Stick ‘Em * Dabney Coleman Knife Fight

KPSU Playlist

More Halloween Cheese

Halloween Cheese
Halloween Cheese

More Halloween Cheese
(Originally broadcast on KPSU on 25 October 2006.)

During the broadcast of this episode, I was training a new KPSU volunteer, who makes appearances during the voice-overs.

 

Playlist:

01.) A Night In A Haunted House * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle * Halloween Hootenanny
03.) Halloween At KPSU
04.) This Is Halloween * Danny Elfman * The Nightmare Before Christmas
05.) Dark Shadows Main Title Theme
06.) A Fistful Of Terror * The Bomboras * Halloween Hootenanny
07.) Tales From The Crypt Main Title Theme * Danny Elfman
08.) Gravewalk * Satan’s Pilgrims
09.) Treehouse Of Horror * The Simpsons
10.) Sir Roderic’s Song * William Schwenck Gilbert
11.) The Thing Strikes (Excerpt I) * Henry Mancini
12.) The Addams Family Main Title Theme
13.) Young Frankenstein Main Title Theme
14.) Dracula * Phillip Glass & The Kronos Quartet
15.) The Twilight Zone Main Title Theme
16.) Big Zombie * The Mekons
17.) The Simpsons / Addams Family Closing Title Theme
18.) The Thing Strikes (Excerpt II) * Henry Mancini
19.) Ghostbusters * Ray Parker Jr.
20.) Spectre Detector * The Tiki Tones * The Tiki Tones Play Songs For The Suburban Savage
21.) Man Seeks The Future * Attilio “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds
22.) Boo! (Hoo Hoo!) * The Famous Monsters
23.) The Munsters Main Title Theme
24.) Halloween (Live) * MX-80 * Always Leave ‘Em Wanting Less
25.) Gayway To Heaven * Attilio “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds
26.) The Haunted House * Vic Crume
27.) The Great Pumpkin Waltz * Vince Guarldi
28.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

In The Punk-In Patch

The Leader Of The Patch
The Leader Of The Patch

In The Punk-In Patch
(Originally broadcast on KPSU on 18 October 2006.)

 

In The Punk-In Patch

01.) A Night In A Haunted House * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle * Halloween Hootenanny
03.) Halloween At KPSU
04.) Dead Moon Night * Dead Moon
05.) Haunted House * Gang Green * You Got It
06.) Pumpkin * WWAX * 7″
07.) Chainsaw * Ramones * Ramones
08.) Halloween * Misfits *
09.) Halloween * Dead Kennedys * Plastic Surgery Disasters
10.) Spectra Sonic Sound * Nation Of Ulysses * 13-Point Program To Destroy America
11.) Octoberfleshed * KARP * Self-Titled LP
12.) All Souls Day * Unwound * New Plastic Ideas
13.) Spider Baby * Fantômas * The Director’s Cut
14.) (She’s My) Vampire Girl * The Groovie Ghoulies * Fun In The Dark
15.) Zombie * Screeching Weasel * Boogadaboogadaboogada!
16.) Do The Zombie * The Eyeliners * Here Comes Trouble
17.) Rapid Fire (Vampire Attack) * Los Cincos * Vampire Attack 7″
18.) TV Set * The Cramps * Songs The Lord Taught Us
19.) Halloween * The Dream Syndicate * The Days Of Wine And Roses