Lost In Space (#114)

Lost In Space (#114)
(Featuring this story of getting away from it all for a while, originally on KPSU from 16 October 2010.)

It’s time for a vacation. A little get-away. You know? Everything is weird lately, and we just need a break from our lives, our jobs, and our everything.

It’s time to get out of town. And get Lost In Space.

Pack up the spaceship. Let’s ride.

Enjoy!

 

Lost In Space

HOUR 1

Part I: Spaceman

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Performance [Tracks 1 – 5] * Joy Wants Eternity * Live 7 April 2007
03.) Interstellar Overdrive * Pink Floyd * Piper At The Gates Of Dawn * Tower / Capital Records
04.) Spaceman * Harry Nilsson * Son of Schmilsso * RCA Records
05.) Mayonnaise vs. Venn * Rocketman * Demo CD * Unreleased

Part II: Rocketship

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

Part III: Time Flies By

13.) Spacecraft, 1967 [Excerpt] * MEV
14.) A Glorious Dawn * Carl Sagan ft Stephen Hawking
15.) Interplanet Janet * Man… Or Astro-Man? * School House Rock! Rocks
16.) Vixens In Space * The Dirtbombs
17.) Between Planets * The Jesus And Mary Chain

HOUR 2

Part IV: Cosmic Serenade

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

Part V: Voices In My Spacesuit

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

Part VI:  Space Lonliness

31.) Space Prophet Dogon * Sun City Girls
32.) Space Lonliness * Sun Ra
33.) Starless * Jandek * Interstellar Discussion * Corwood Industries Records
34.) Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun * Pink Floyd
35.) Space Suit * They Might Be Giants

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Gun For Dinosaur (#113)

Gun For Dinosaur (#113)
(Featuring two classic time-traveling epics, originally on BlasphuphmusRadio.com, 27 March 20123 April 2012.)

In the ’50’s, amid the din and clatter that was dramatic theater on the radio, the show that blew almost all the others away was undoubtedly X Minus One.  They had an amazing crew of writers who went on to do a number of outstanding things, among them Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein and Frederik Pohl, just to name a few.  It was the kind of show that could not be missed, and is a big influence on my entire aesthetic.

As part of our Traveling Through Time series, we present A Gun For Dinosaur, written by L. Sprague de Camp, originally bro

adcast on NBC on 7 March 1956.  I’m proud of this audio essay. I like to think we attempt to deliver a new interpretation of those fantastic radio stories.  With music.

Time Travel has always been my favorite Sci-Fi subject, and I’ve toyed with the subject myself on this very program a few times before.  But it is not always a subject that easily translates to music.  For some reason, there are just not that many songs about the Grandfather Paradox.  Abstractly at times, yes.  But you know how it goes.

I want to give a special shout out to kiisu d’salyss, who performed much of the backing music that is throughout this episode.  kiisu and I have been friends for years, and he’s appeared on this show in a few of the different bands that he’s been in, and as a solo artist.  For the music in this particular episode, the music was performed on a Kitara, a computer / keytar / guitar hybrid, manufactured by Misa Digital.  If you hear something that sounds spacey in this show, it’s him. The other stuff is by Mortal Engines.

Enjoy!

 

Gun For Dinosaur

This episode features samples of “Gun For Dinosaur,” written by L. Sprague de Camp, originally broadcast on NBC on 7 March 1956.

HOUR 1

Part I: Let’s Go Back In Time

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Terremoto * Amao Quartet * Improcreations
03.) Vanishing of Time * The Vivian Girls * Share The Joy
04.) Live Performance * Mortal Engines * Blasphuphmus Radio * 11 April 2009
05.) Have Another Drink * MX-80 * Alway’s Leave ‘Em Wanting Less * Atavistic Records
06.) Is Time Travel Possible? * Michio Kaku * YouTube.com
07.) Kitara Composition (Live) * kissu  d’salyss * March 2012
08.) Time * The Heartaches * Too Cool For School

Part II: Slide Machine

09.) Tell ‘Em * Sleigh Bells * Treats
10.) Introductory Physics of Time Travel [Excerpt I] * Lost University * YouTube.com
11.) Kitara Composition 2 (Live) * kissu  d’salyss * March 2012
12.) Slide Machine * 13th Floor Elevators * Easter Everywhere
13.) Headhunter * Thee Headhunters * Jungle Law EP
14.) Introductory Physics of Time Travel [Excerpt II] * Lost University * YouTube.com
15.) Kitara Composition 3 (Live) * kissu  d’salyss * March 2012
16.) Complication * The Monks * Black Monk Time
17.) The Small Stuff * The Dismemberment Plan * !
18.) Introductory Physics of Time Travel [Excerpt III] * Lost University * YouTube.com
19.) Kitara Composition 4 (Live) * kissu  d’salyss * March 2012
20.) Time Has Come Today * The Ramones * Subterranean Jungle

Part III: Time Flies By

21.) Open Up Your Door * Richard & The Young Lions
22.) The Conversation We’re Having Right Now * Hurley & Miles * Lost * ABC Television
23.) Kitara Composition 5 (Live) * kissu  d’salyss * March 2012
24.) Time Flies By * Quasi * Early Recordings * Touch & Go 1996
25.) “My name is Peabody.” * Mr. Peabody * Jay Ward
26.) Time (Live) * Clifford Brown & Max Roach * At Basin Street * Verve 1956
27.) Raw Meat * The Black Lips * Arabia Mountain

HOUR 2

Part IV: Time Theory

28.) How Long Do I Have To Wait For You? * Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings * Naturally
29.) Time Theory 11:11 * Miss Murgatroid * Through Alien Empires * Japan Overseas 1995
30.) “Don’t touch it!” * Time Bandits * HandMade Films / Janus Films 1981
31.) Where Did He Go? * The Briefs * Hit After Hit

Part V: Dinosaur Rock

32.) I Don’t See You * Camper Van Beethoven * Telephone Free Landslide Victory
33.) Dinosaur Rock * Narthex * Duo-Phonic Sounds System: 1980 – 1983
34.) Bad News * The Trashmen * Tube City!  The Best of The Trashmen
35.) All Tied Up * The Shakers * Teenline Vol. 3
36.) Paid In Cigarettes * Hot Snakes * Suicide Invoice

Part VI:  Tell Me When It’s Over

37.) Introductory Physics of Time Travel [Excerpt IV] * Lost University * YouTube.com
38.) Kitara Composition 5 (Live) * kissu  d’salyss * March 2012
39.) Slow Down Time [Excerpt] * Sky Cries Mary * This Timeless Turning * World Domination Music Group 1994
40.) Prevenge * The Might Be Giants * The Spine
41.) Tell Me When It’s Over * The Dream Syndicate * The Days Of Wine & Roses
42.) No Doubt About It * The Wipers * Follow Blind

 

The Green Hills of Earth (#111)

The Green Hills of Earth (#111)
(Featuring a time-traveling broadcast on KPSU, originally aired 26 March 2011.)

This is probably my favorite Sci-Fi story from the Golden Age, and this story always manages to bring a tear to my eye. It is heartfelt, funny, honest, and speaks to something that we all suffer from, and that we all must face. There is something in the struggle of Rhysling that is not only romantic and speaks of something long since gone, but it pulls forward within me something that is hard to pin down, but means all of the world to me.

Presented in this format is a mash-up of three different versions of Rhysling’s story, with music and accompaniment that only makes sense of a space hobo like him. Stay tuned for hour three on the podcast-only, as I feature a number of other songs that should have, but didn’t, make the cut.

Enjoy!

 

The Green Hills of Earth

This episode features samples of Dimension X from June 10th 1950, X-Minus 1 from July 7th 1955, and the CBS Radio Workshop from 21 July 1957.

HOUR 1

Part I: Super Rocket Rumble

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) 0002 * Amao Quartet * Improcreations
03.) Men Into Space * Buddy Morrow * Brain In A Box
04.) Astrononmie Domine * Pink Floyd
05.) Super Rocket Rumble * Man… Or Astro-Man? * Deluxe men in space

Part II: The Spaceman

06.) Out to launch * Sonny Sharrock * Space Ghost
07.) The Spaceman * Charles Manson * 60 Birthday
08.) Cosmic Ballad * Perrey And Kingsley

Part III: Hard Travelin’

09.) Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home * Mogwai
10.) Follow Blind * Wipers
11.) Dirty Joke From Outer Space pt I * Sunroof!
12.) Hard Travelin’ * Woody Guthrie

HOUR 2

Part IV: Space Loneliness

13.) Spaceball Ricochet * T. Rex
14.) Space Loneliness * Sun Ra
15.) Clink, Clink, Another Drink * Spike Jones

Part V: Headed Home

16.) Talking Hard Work * Woody Guthrie
17.) Dirty Joke From Outer Space pt II * Sunroof!
18.) Headed Home * George & Caplan

Part VI: Homecoming

19.) Keep On The Sunny Side * The Carter Family
20.) Homecoming * Replikants
21.) Spaceship Landing * Kyuss
22.) The Intergalactic Laxative * Donavan

HOUR 3

Part VII: Starship

23.) Space Station # 5 * Fastbacks * new mansions in sound
24.) Get Outta That Spaceship And Fight Like A Man * The Grifters
25.) Starship * Spaceman 3
26.) Revenge * Black Flag

Part VIII: Death Is Not The End

27.) 2000 Light Years From Home * The Rolling Stones
28.) Space Age Ballad * Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
29.) A Long Way From Home * The Kinks
30.) Dirty Joke From Outer Space pt IiI * Sunroof!
31.) Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire * Small Faces
32.) Spaceship Landing * Kyuss
33.) Death Is Not The End * Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Fantasy & Adventure! (A Pledge Drive Show) (#105)

Fantasy & Adventure! (A Pledge Drive Show) (#105)
(Featuring music and songs discussing the nature of Heroes and Villains and our inevitable Future, originally broadcast on KPSU on 4 July 2010 and 19 June 2010.)

Pledge Drive Season is in full force, and with that in mind we offer a show that is a two-for-one deal, and a great example of the kind of show Mid-Valley Mutations offers every week. The most important thing is that you follow the link and visit kmuz.org, and make a donation to keep our shows on the air. Donors who make a contribution to KMUZ in the name of our program will receive a piece of media from my collection as a thank-you gift, tailored to your interests. That’s the Mid-Valley Mutations guarantee.

Having spent his life dedicated to the preservation of musical taste in all of its inherent forms, I don my headphones regularly in the never-ending battle against terrible radio in all of its inherent forms. This week I am faced with one of my toughest challenge yet, as I square off with music that meditates on the nature of heroes and villains themselves. Will I succeed? There’s only one way to find out, by tuning in to the first Hour, and finding out!

As I’m sure you can guess, I’m a big fan of Comics, and I have often been excited by those rare musical moments when the two converge. It is not very common, believe me; music loves to tell different kinds of stories than the ones you encounter in your typical staple bound beauty, and while I have always felt that there was a huge connection between Comics and Rock ‘n’ Roll (ahem, The Ramones, ahem), you don’t always think about the one when the other is mentioned.

But with a little digging, I was able to uncover a good hour’s worth of material that managed to follow and particularly four-color theme. The only inclusion that feels a little off is the Sabbath song; while I am a huge fan, it is the only representation from Marvel Comics in this particular show. My only defense is that I have always been a DC guy, and I get the references of their Distinguished Competition than I do the ones from the Bullpen. For anyone else who were able to follow those references: We meet at the comics shop every Tuesday; where have you been?

After we finish reading comics, it’s time to hop into the Time Machine, and visit… THE FUTURE! For generations, mankind has always tried to make sense of what lies ahead of them. Time and again, artists have hedged their bets on their particular version of what is to come, ironically leaving a trail of creative evidence in the past. But what of us doomed to forever remain rooting around in the most horrific of moments, the now? As usual, I have considered your needs, and thus have designed this show as a way of dealing with that very problem. Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you: The Future.

I myself needed a show like this, as my own life seems to be resting on its own divide between the future and the past. As I lay suspended in that in-between place, attempting to chart new paths based on places I’ve been, it seemed very appropriate to meditate on other visions of The Future, to see if I could help make sense of where I might want to go myself. Often, there is a certain amount of Science Fiction associated with perceptions of The Future (with capital letters), and while this show veers into that territory occasionally, my interpretation seems to have more of the dream-like quality of Blade Runner rather than the frantic, technological advances of Minority Report. Weather or not this differentiation is meaningful to anyone else but myself is something academics will have to argue at another point in time.

Special thanks again to Will for making sure I remembered to play a Devo song, something that completely slipped my mind somehow. (I know. I know. It shan’t happen again.)

More than anything, I hope you enjoyed these presentations, and that they helped you decide how you can support KMUZ.org. Every little bit helps, and we really could use your support, now more than ever!

Enjoy!

 

Fantasy & Adventure!

 

He Was Here Just A Minute Ago...HOUR 1

Part I: Who Was That Masked Man?

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) The Autobiography of Dreams * WILT * Nocturnal Requiem * No Part of It Records
03.) Super-Intro [Edit] * Austin Rich
04.) Batman * John Zorn * Naked City
05.) Superman * R.E.M. * And I Feel Fine… The Best of the I.R.S Years 1982 – 1987 * E.M.I. / I.R.S. Records
06.) Supergirl * The Readymades * Homework #2 * Hyped 2 Death Records
07.) Greatest American Hero * Zoinks * Bad Move Space Cadet * Dr. Strange Records

Part II: Who Was That Masked Man?

08.) Green Lantern Theme * Announcer * The Superman / Aquaman Hour of Adventure * Filmation Records
09.) Doctor Who: Main Title * Delia Derbyshire * Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
10.) Superhumans * The Flaming Lips * Transmissions From The Satellite Heart * Warner Bros. Records
11.) My Hero, Zero * The Lemonheads * School House Rock! Rocks * Atlantic Records
12.) The Shadow Knows * Link Wray & His Wray-Men * Rumble! The Best of Link Wray * Rhino Records

Part III: Who Was That Masked Man?

13.) The Lone Ranger (“March of the Swiss Soldiers”) * Gioachino Rossini / The Lone Ranger / Announcer * William Tell Overture * Mutual Broadcasting System Radio
14.) The Thunderbirds: Main Theme * Barry Gray * Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
15.) Doomed Metropolis * Bishop Of Battle * Prequel Plus * Know Wave Records
16.) Go Monkey Go * Devo * The Powerpuff Girls: Heroes and Villains * Rhino Records
17.) Monkey vs. Robot * James Kochalka Superstar * Monkey vs. Robot * The Orchard Records
18.) Taut * Gricer * Gricer * Taut Recordings
19.) Superheroes * Brad, Janet & The Criminologist * The Rocky Horror Picture Show * Ode Sounds & Visuals Records

The Future, YesterdayHOUR 2:

Part IV: The Future

20.) Primeval Forest-Sentinel * Machine Listener * Sentient System * No Part of It Records
21.) Sue’s Future * Refect Refect * The Future: Sue P. Fox & Matt E. Moon * Kill Rock Stars Records
22.) Scientist Of The Future * Stinking Lizaveta * Caught Between Worlds * At A Loss Records
23.) Five Years * David Bowie * The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars * RCA Records

Part V: The Future

24.) Man Seeks The Future * Attileo “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds * Subliminal Records
25.) Secret Agent Man * Devo * In The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution * Rhino Records
26.) Talkin’ ‘Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever) * The Flaming Lips * Hit To Death in the Future Head * Warner Bros. Records
27.) N.O.U. Future Vision Hypothesis * The Nation Of Ulysses * Plays Pretty for Baby * Dischord Records
28.) Ingenious Scientist Invents Car Of The Future * Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo * Strange But True * Matador Records
29.) Future Right * The Fastbacks * Answer The Phone, Dummy * Sub Pop Records

Part VI: The Future

30.) A Future Confronting The Past Which Is Our Future * Negativland * Over The Edge Vol. 7: Time Zomes Exchange Project * Seeland Records
31.) The Future, Wouldn’t That Be Nice? * The Books * The Lemon of Pink * Tomlab Records
32.) Future Myth [Excerpt] * Akron/Family * Angels Of Light & Akron/Family * Young God Records
33.) Matt’s Future * Refect Refect * The Future: Sue P. Fox & Matt E. Moon * Kill Rock Stars Records
34.) The Future Is The Past * NoMeansNo * All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt

Part VII: Bonus Tracks

35.) Heroes And Villains * Brian Wilson * Smile * NoneSuch Records
36.) Lost In The Future Take 1 * The Stooges * 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions * Rhino Handmade Records
37.) Iron Man * Black Sabbath * Paranoid * Warner Bros. Records

Moon Voyage (#98)

Moon Voyage (#98)
(Originally aired 30 September 2010 on KPSU.)

This all-vinyl exploration of our journey to the moon only makes sense, in light of the impending alien invasion. But will we get there… and how? Find out as we play a number of records that are about our trip, and the difficulties we will encounter along the way.

Enjoy.

Spinitron Playlist

 

Moon Voyage

This program contains samples for the Moon Voyage LP by Herb Galewitz, originally released on Sunset Records.

HOUR 1

Part I: Longer, Stranger

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Phantom Limb * Hovercraft * Experiment Below * Mute Records
03.) Manmtn * Thrones * Thrones * Kill Rock Stars Records
04.) Longer, Stranger * Universal Order of Armageddon * Universal Order of Armageddon * Gravity Records

Part II: Au Clair de la Lune

05.) Moon Diver * WILT * Nocturnal Requiem
06.) Black Sea * fennesz * Black Sea * Touch Records
07.) Pirates Mix * Bruce Gilbert * Meltaot / Souls On Board Split 12″ * Ash International Records
08.) One Lick Less * Unwound * Leaves Turn Inside You * Kill Rock Stars Records
09.) Au Clair de la Lune [1860] * Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville * Parlortone 7″ * Parlortone Records

Part III: It Never Stops

10.) Title Music From “A Clockwork Orange” * Walter Carlos * A Clockwork Orange: Music From The Soundtrack * Warner Bros. Records
11.) 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

Part IV: Vote Fraud On The Moon Base

12.) 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
13.) D: Contamination * Man… Or Astro-Man? * EEVIAC: Operational Index And Reference Guide, Including Other Modern Computational Devices * Touch and Go Records
14.) American Woman * Butthole Surfers * Rembrandt Pussyhorse * Touch & Go Records
15.) Big Eyed Beans From Venus * Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band * Clear Spot * Warner Bros. Records
16.) Vote Fraud On The Moon Base * Men’s Recovery Project * Resist The New Way * Vermiform Records

Part V: Stratosfear

17.) Stratosfear [Excerpt] * Tangerine Dream * Stratosfear * Virgin Records
18.) Pharaoh’s Dance * Miles Davis * Bitches Brew
19.) 3 [Excerpt] * Negativland * Negativland * Seeland Records
20.) Favorite Things * John Coltrane * The Best Of John Coltrane: His Greatest Years * Impulse! Records

Part VI: Sister Ray

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

It Came From Outer Space (#96)

It Came From Outer Space (#96)
(Originally aired 10 April 2010 on KPSU.)

I have always been fascinated by all things related to space. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut. I loved sci-fi movies and books, and found myselfregularly interested in things that related to the idea of leaving this planet in favor of another one. For years I wanted to make a series of tapes with my favorite alien songs on them. These days, I just do a radio show.

I decided to bring in a lot of the experimental music that I skipped the last time I did a show like this. I think it worked; it gave me a chance to play a lot of samples from The Day The Earth Stood Still, and actually made for some compelling (and strange) radio.

Much of the music speaks for itself, and with this one, I recommend just sitting back and enjoying.

Enjoy

Spinitron Playlist

 

It Came From Outer Space

Audio Samples (Throughout) * Edmund H. North / Harry Bates * The Day The Earth Stood Still * 20th Century Fox

HOUR 1

Part I: Cosmic Introduction

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Au Claire de la Lune * Ataraxic Ataxia * Shadow Sea * No Part Of It
03.) Cosmic Introduction ~ Untitled Space * Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. * Live In Japan * AMT Records
04.) Sputnik * Roky Erickson & the Aliens * The Evil One * 415 Records
05.) Aliens Of Gold * The Fucking Champs * V * Drag City Records

Part II: Watching The Planets

06.) SS Cygni * Chrome * Alien Soundtracks * Touch & Go Records
07.) Space Age Love * Zolar-X * Timeless * Alternative Tentacles Records
08.) Watching The Planets * The Flaming Lips * Embryonic * Warner Bros. Records
09.) Spacecraft, 1967 * MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva) * OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music * Ellipsis Arts Records
10.) Space travel w/ changing choral textures (1983) * Alan R. Splet * An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music: Second A-Chronology 1936-2003 * Sub Rosa Records
11.) Space Drugz * Lamborghini * The New Lamborghini * Battlesnakesnow.com
12.) Space Dribs * Forcefield * Roggaboggas * Load Records

Part III: Interplanetary Music

13.) Jupiter * John Coltrane * Interstellar space
14.) Quarantine The Aliens * Brown Supper * Duck, Duck, Chimp (Rarities 1987-2001) * Self-Released
15.) Circling the 7th Planet * Pink Mountain * Pink Mountain * Frenetic Records
16.) Interplanetary Music * Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra * Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth / Interstellar Low Ways * Saturn Records
17.) Deadly Alien Spawn * Half Japanese * Greatest Hits * Safe House Records

HOUR 2

Part IV: Voices In My Spacesuit

18.) Cryo Sleep * Machine Listener * Sentient System * No Part of It
19.) Astrosonic * Jimmie Haskell And His Orchestra * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Twelve: The Lux Interior Memorial Edition (Journey into Outer Space) * Self-Released
20.) Take Me to Your Leader * Sam Space and the Cadets * The Purple Knif Show * Munster Records
21.) Walking on the Moon * Lucia Pamela * Into Outer Space with Lucia Pamela * Arf! Arf! Records
22.) Space Craze * Rick McGuire * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Eight * Self-Released
23.) Lakes In Space * Zach Hill And Mick Barr * Shred Earthship * 5 Rue Christine Records
24.) Voices In My Spacesuit * Last of the Juanitas * Hawaii * Flapping Jet Records

Part V: Space Rock

25.) Space Prophet Dogon * Sun City Girls * Live From Planet Boomerang * Majora Records
26.) Dribcots Space Boat * Joe Meek & The Blue Men * I Hear A New World * RPM Records
27.) Mister Spaceman * Holy Modal Rounders * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
28.) Spaceman * Harry Nilsson * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
29.) Space Rock Part 2 * Baskerville Hounds * Ghoulardi Music * Self-Released
30.) Lost Planet * The Thunderbolts * It’s Hard To Believe It: The Amazing World Of Joe Meek * Razor & Tie Records
31.) Rampaging Fuckers Of Anything On The Crazy Shitting Planet Of The Vomit Atmosphere * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * I Hope It Lands * Communion Records
32.) Leaving Another Dead Planet * Merzbow and Bastard Noise * Voice Pie / Brave New World * Relapse Records

Part VI: Alien Visitors

33.) Forbidden Planet: Main Titles – Overture * Louis And Bebe Barron * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
34.) Fear Of A Ghost Planet * Sonny Sharrock * Space Ghost Coast To Coast * Cartoon Network Records
35.) Alien Visitors * Man… Or Astro-Man? * Is It… * Estrus Records
36.) Space Suit * They Might Be Giants * Apollo 18 * Elektra Records

Moon Voyage (A Vinyl Solution) (Retrocast)

Moon Voyage

Moon Voyage (A Vinyl Solution) (Retrocast)
(Featuring an audio journey to our neighbor in the sky.  Originally aired 30 September 2010.)

Playlist & Footnotes:  https://anywhereanywhen.com/2016/05/17/moon-voyage-a-vinyl-solution-retrocast

Enjoy!

Moon Voyage
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
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
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 Future (Retrocast)

The Future, Yesterday
The Future, Yesterday

The Future (Retrocast)
(Originally aired 19 June 2010, featuring a selection of songs dwelling on a single, unified subject.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2016/04/26/the-future-retrocast

(From the original blog post.)

For generations, mankind has always tried to make sense of what lies ahead of them because, as the old saying goes, it is where we will be spending the rest of our lives. Time and again, artists have hedged their bets on their particular version of what is to come, ironically leaving this train of creative evidence in the past. But what of us doomed to forever remain rooting in the now? As usual, we here at Blasphuphmus Radio have considered your needs, and thus have designed this show as a way of dealing with that very problem. Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you: The Future.

I myself needed a show like this, as my own life seems to be resting on its own divide between the future and the past. As I lay suspended in that in-between place, attempting to chart new paths based on places I’ve been, it seemed very appropriate to meditate on other visions of The Future, to see if I could help make sense of where I might want to go myself. Often, there is a certain amount of Science Fiction associated with perceptions of The Future (with capital letters), and while this show veers into that territory occasionally, my interpretation seems to have more of the dream-like qualities or Blade Runner rather than the frantic, technological advances of Minority Report. Weather or not this differentiation is meaningful to anyone else by myself is something academics will have to argue at another point in time.

This one is perfect for – ahem – continued installments down the road, so keep your ears free of wax for other trips down this particularly predictive path. I had a lot of fun putting this one together, and even more performing it in KPSU’s brand-new broadcast studio (on which I’m blaming the technical errors this week). Special thanks again to Will for making sure I remembered to play a Devo song, something that completely slipped my mind somehow. (I know. I know. It shan’t happen again.)

The Future

01.) Sue’s Future * Refect Refect * The Future: Sue P. Fox & Matt E. Moon * Kill Rock Stars Records
02.) Scientist Of The Future * Stinking Lizaveta * Caught Between Worlds * At A Loss Records
03.) Five Years * David Bowie * The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars * RCA Records
04.) Lost In The Future Take 1 * The Stooges * 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions * Rhino Handmade Records
05.) Man Seeks The Future [Excerpt] * Attileo “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds * Subliminal Records
06.) Secret Agent Man * Devo * In The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution * Rhino Records
07.) Talkin’ ‘Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever) * The Flaming Lips * Hit To Death in the Future Head * Warner Bros. Records
08.) N.O.U. Future Vision Hypothesis * The Nation Of Ulysses * Plays Pretty for Baby * Dischord Records
09.) Ingenious Scientist Invents Car Of The Future * Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo * Strange But True * Matador Records
10.) Future Right * The Fastbacks * Answer The Phone, Dummy * Sub Pop Records
11.) A Future Confronting The Past Which Is Our Future * Negativland * Over The Edge Vol. 7: Time Zomes Exchange Project * Seeland Records
12.) The Future, Wouldn’t That Be Nice? * The Books * The Lemon of Pink * Tomlab Records
13.) Future Myth [Excerpt] * Akron/Family * Angels Of Light & Akron/Family * Young God Records
14.) Matt’s Future * Refect Refect * The Future: Sue P. Fox & Matt E. Moon * Kill Rock Stars Records
15.) The Future Is The Past * NoMeansNo * All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt
16.) Man Seeks The Future [Excerpt] * Attileo “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds * Subliminal Records

KPSU Playlist

When The Flying Saucers Attack! (Retrocast)

When The Flying Saucers Attack!When The Flying Saucers Attack! (Retrocast)
(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:

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It Looks Like Thousands Of Stars (Retrocast)

It's Looks Like Thousands Of StarsIt Looks Like Thousands Of Stars (Retrocast)
(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:

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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 II

dimension-xThe Martian Chronicles Part II
(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

martian_chroniclesThe Martian Chronicles Part I
(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”