The War Years w/ MKUltramegaphone (Retrocast)

The War Years w/ MKUltramegaphone (Retrocast) (#228)

This week, we review two shows from 2017, where the then-house band – MKUltramegaphone – presented two long-form cut-ups and live jams, all centering around how, exactly, we got into WWII. This was our “Pearl Harbor Day” broadcast, and only at the end did I remember: we didn’t get to Pearl Harbor Day in our original broadcasts! Oh well.

Here’s the original shows:

The War Years Part I (w/ MKUltramegaphone)

The War Years Part II (w/ MKUltramegaphone & Uneasy Chairs)

Enjoy!

 

Live Playlist & Comments

Artist

Track

Album

Paco Jones

Mid-Valley Mutations Theme

Self-Released

Mini-Mutations

VO Music

Today’s Show

MKUltramegaphone

The War Years Part I: You Will Remember

11 August 2017 (Live on KMUZ)

Mini-Mutations

VO Music

Today’s Show

MKUltramegaphone

The War Years Part II: I Think That Story Might Interest You

11 August 2017 (Live on KMUZ)

Mini-Mutations

VO Music

Today’s Show

MKUltramegaphone

The War Years Part III: They Clearly Wanted A Victory

11 August 2017 (Live on KMUZ)

Mini-Mutations

VO Music

Today’s Show

MKUltramegaphone

The War Years Part IV: The Rising Tide of Military Strength

8 September 2017 (Live on KMUZ)

Mini-Mutations

VO Music

Today’s Show

MKUltramegaphone

The War Years Part V: Yesterday’s Football Game

8 September 2017 (Live on KMUZ)

Mini-Mutations

VO Music

Today’s Show

MKUltramegaphone

The War Years Part VI: We Shall Never Surrender!

8 September 2017 (Live on KMUZ)

Mini-Mutations

VO Music

Today’s Show

MKUltramegaphone

The War Years Part VII: That Hard, Stoney Sound

8 September 2017 (Live on KMUZ)

The War Years Part II (A History Lesson w/ Uneasy Chairs & MKUltramegaphone, LIVE! (#67)

The War Years Part II (A History Lesson w/ Uneasy Chairs & MKUltramegaphone, LIVE! (#67)

It’s weird to think what a single year can bring. When I first started this program, I didn’t know Uneasy Chairs or devilsclub much at all, and in that year they have become a regular feature of the program.

For that I am grateful. In these trying times, it is nice to have a few things that you can rely on, even if they are musical. But the subject we are approaching tonight is anything put uplifting, as we contemplate live during The War Years.  A reality that seems, unfortunately, very very real, again, for some insane reason that escapes us all. It’s eerie how relevant these conversations about WWII seem in the here and now, but as we try to understand that, we offer over an hour of live jams by MKUneasyChairPhone… or something like that.

Kick-starting the show is a sort of DJ set by horridus to help promote his new record, and offer a rundown of some of his favorite selections from his collection. And as if that weren’t enough, I flip the tables as if it were a year ago (again), and drill him about making music, collaborations, and what 2017 has brought for him, even in these trying times.

It’s an action-packed show that came out quite lovely, and after the chaos and insanity of the last few weeks, it was good to return to some old-fashioned experimental music.

Enjoy.

Spinitron Playlist

The War Years Part II (A History Lesson w/ Uneasy Chairs & MKUltramegaphone, LIVE! (#67)

HOUR 1

Part I: Sew Room Dummies

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Yottamorph * Shrugs of Eternity (devilsclub & David M. Paganin) * Sew Room Dummies * Cian Orbe Netlabel (2017)
03.) Part II * Morton Subotnick * Silver Apples of The Moon * Nonesuch Records (1967)
04.) the river side a * noisepoetnobody * the river * Lens Records (2010)
05.) Peruvian Dance Song / Plaint Against The Fog / A Song By Nezahualcoyotl * Karlheinz Stockhausen * In The Sky I Am Walking… (1977)
06.) Yugamorph * Shrugs of Eternity (devilsclub & David M. Paganin) * Sew Room Dummies * Cian Orbe Netlabel (2017)

Part II: A History Lesson 1

03.) Live 1 * Uneasy Chairs & MKUltramegaphone * 8 September 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

HOUR 2

Part III: A History Lesson 2

04.) Live 2 * Uneasy Chairs & MKUltramegaphone * 8 September 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

History Lesson: The War Years w/ MKUltramegaphone, LIVE! (#64)

History Lesson: The War Years w/ MKUltramegaphone, LIVE! (#64)

As we move slowly toward a possible future where we may be living under these conditions, we bring MKUltramegaphone into the studio for a mediation on the original period known as “The War Years.”  This History Lesson was inspired by a record that has been floating around KMUZ lately.  And while I had been threatening to play it on the show recently, this was, undoubtedly, the perfect opportunity.

Let’s hope that, living during The War Years, is not something that we’ll not experience.

Someday.

Enjoy.

Spinitron Playlist

History Lesson: The War Years w/ MKUltramegaphone, LIVE! (#64)

HOUR 1

Part I: 

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Live 1 * MKUltramegaphone * 11 August 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

Part II: 

03.) Live 2 * MKUltramegaphone * 11 August 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

HOUR 2

Part III: 

04.) Live 3 * MKUltramegaphone * 11 August 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)

Part IV: Dimestore Radio Theater

05.) The Wayward Widow Matter * Your’s Truly, Johnny Dollar * 4 August 1957 * CBS Radio (1957)