Episode 167: Bit Players In The College Radio Drama That Is Blasphuphmus Radio
(Featuring edited highlights from four early episodes, where my roommates joined me in the studio for silly, late night, college radio fun.)
In the earliest days of the program, my notion of having guests on my program was to invite my roommates into the studio, while we were all drunk, to listen to some college radio. Now, in the distant future, I’m asking you to join us on a similar journey. Highlighting four episodes from 1998, here are my roommates, my friends, and my guests, from the embryonic era that is so near to this programs beginning.
I have to say, with the complete perspective that hindsight so acutely offers, it is interesting to comb through the airchecks, and revisit these programs. I’m friends with nearly all of these people to this very day, and each of them have moved on to pursue their own lives and interests in amazing ways. These programs are small cross-sections, a blip on the radar from their perspective. But to me, these were important evenings, fun times that I happen to have a documented record of, and that is so rare for anyone who considers their youth. Hopefully, some of the joy I get out of these seeps through as you listen to these recordings today.
For the first time since I recorded these shows, they are hearing the light of day, and at the proper speed! The tape recordings were often too slow – or too fast – to make much sense, but modern technology has allowed me to fix these errors. To my knowledge, only these people have ever heard these recordings before, as this program began in a time before podcasts, and before digital distribution. My hope is that this functions as a record of those times, and a sampling of the various formats this show had in the early days.
Many apologies for the delay getting this episode posted. There were a number of personal and production delays, mostly because I wanted these episodes to be presented at their proper speeds, and other recording opportunities popped up at the last minute. Fortunately, these opportunities have manifested in shows that you can download now, and one that you will hear in the future. These opportunities involve live music, and also some cool Sci-Fi remixes. I’m hoping to get back on track, and there may well be another episode this week to make up for this, at least a Mini-Cast. So, stay tuned.
That’s all for this Memorial Day. Thanks again for indulging me.
See you real soon.
Bit Players In The College Radio Drama That Is Blasphuphmus Radio
Introduction: The More Things Stay The Same
01.) Updated Theme From Supercar * Man… Or Astro-Man? * All Punk Rods!: A Gearhead Magazine Collection * Lookout! Records
Part I: Josephus of Sinkhole (22 April 1998)
02.) Sonata For Loudspeakers * Unwound * Challenge For A Civilized Society * Kill Rock Stars Records
03.) The Trials of Being A Jedi * Supergenius * Star Wars Breakbeats * Suckadellic Records
04.) Some Hits * Anal Cunt * Top 40 Hits * Earache Records
05.) Driver Down * Trent Reznor * Lost Highway Soundtrack * Interscope Records
06.) Dragnet Theme * Ray Anthony And His Orchestra *
07.) Fame * Irena Cara * Fame Soundtrack * RSO Records
08.) Satan’s Little Lamb * Ethel Merman * I Get A Kick Out Of You * Pavillion Records
09.) Raw Meat Torn By Saxophone Blasts * Mike Patton * Pranzo Oltranzista
Part II: “Girl Power” w/ Brandy (29 July 1998)
10.) Frank Talk About Mutants, Also * Men’s Recovery Project * Frank Talk About Humans
11.) Rebel Girl * Bikini Kill * “New Radio” b/w “Rebel Girl” 7″
12.) Hard Knock Life * “Annie” Original Cast Recording
13.) ?? * ??
14.) I Love Livin’ In The City * Fear * Fear The Record
15.) Let’s Have A Party * The 22.214.171.124’s * Can’t Help It! * Rockville Records
Part III: “Never Before Has The Beauty Of The Sexual Act Been So Grossly Exploited” (19 August 1998)
16.) El Perversio * Deadbolt * Tijuana Hit Squad
17.) Adventures Through Inner Space * The Bomboras * Head Shrinkin’ Fun * Zombie A Go-Go Records
18.) Eugene OR * The Varicoasters *
19.) Istanbul (Not Constantinople) * They Might Be Giants * Flood * Elekra Records
20.) My Mind’s Got A Mind Of It’s Own * ?? *
21.) When It’s Over * The Wipers * Youth Of America
Part IV: “The Kelly Experience” w/ Tia (11 November 1998)
22.) Come Out And Play * The Moog Cookbook * The Moog Cookbook
23.) Handsome Traveller * KARP * Moustache’s Wild * Kill Rock Stars Records
24.) ?? * ??
25.) Fuck Shit Up * Dub Narcotic Sound System * “Fuck Shit Up” b/w “Version” * K Records
26.) Scream * Kemikal Religion * Self-Released
27.) Coffee Mug * The Descendants *
28.) Estrogen * The Supermodels
29.) Manic * Kemikal Religion