Episode 167: Bit Players In The College Radio Drama That Is Blasphuphmus Radio

The Blitzhäus Kith

The Blitzhäus Kith: Josephus, Brandy, Josh, Toby, Kelly & Tia.

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 5.6.7.8’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

Episode 163: Ramen City Radio

The Ramen City Kid Himself!

The Ramen City Kid Himself!

Episode 163: Ramen City Radio
(Featuring excerpts from the earliest days of our program featuring one of the most important figures in college radio history: The Ramen City Kid.)

As we continue our journey through the nostalgic origins of this program for our 14th Anniversary, we cannot overlook the influence of none other than The Ramen City Kid. Roommate, zinester, bread baker, and much much more, I met him in 1994, and we’ve been friends (and often roommates) ever since. His taste has affected my interest in film, music, radio, people, books, and everything in between, and without him, I would not be the person (or DJ) I am today. It is to him that this episode is dedicated, as we listen to edited highlights from five of his recorded appearances on this program in 1998.

There were others, of course, but time has not been kind, and many of these programs went un-recorded, or lost in the years since. Still, these excerpts serve to give you a sense of what the program was like in those days, with and ear for emphasizing his voice and musical selections as best as possible. None of these shows exist in their complete forms, but I’ve done my best to present the spirit of these shows for a modern audience. I hope you enjoy the results.

As a point of order: aside from the spots, and voice overs, all the music heard in this program were taken from the original broadcasts as listed below. Those songs were actually played that night. I’ve created loops for the voice overs, but those songs really were heard on those days.

This one is a concentrated blast of nostalgic radio, without any of the bells and whistles. Hopefully there will be more bells and whistle in future shows.

See you in seven!

Ramen City Radio

Part I: Introducing The Ramen City Kid (17 June 1998)

01.) The Dr. Who Theme Music
02.) High School Is A Prison * Mojo Nixon
03.) Sunday [Excerpt] * Sonic Youth
04.) Start! * The Jam
05.) Vampire Girl * KPANTS
06.) DIY * Screeching Weasel
07.) The Dreams Of A Working Girl * Comet Gain
08.) godheadSilo [Excerpt]
09.) Polish Cabaret Record

Part II: Skate Rock (01 July 1998)

10.) The World Wasn’t Built In A Day [Excerpt] * Nomeansno
11.) Rendezvous Service * Hungaria
12.) The Kids At The Club * Comet Gain
13.) Save The Children! * Sam & Joe
14.) Let’s Go Get Cokes! * The Faction
15.) In The Kingdom #19 * Sonic Youth

Part III: Emo (08 July 1998)

16.) Frankie Carle [Excerpt I]
17.) Creep In The Celar * The Butthole Surfers
18.) Another Weekend * Comet Gain
19.) The Switch Is Down * Universal Order Of Armageddon
20.) Fake Fake Eyes * …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
21.) Frankie Carle [Excerpt II]

Part IV: The Naked Show (22 July 1998)

22.) In The Air Tonight [Excerpt] * godheadSilo
23.) Rah Rah Replica * Bikini Kill
24.) Kill All The White Man [Live] * NOFX
25.) Oregon * The Western Front
26.) D&D Fantasy * KARP
27.) Talent, OR * Fuck
28.) Anatomically Correct * God Is My Co-Pilot

Part V: The Crazy Show (16 September 1998)

29.) Teenagers Are Boring [Excerpt] * Red Monkey
30.) 49er Stomp * 9th Life
31.) “There’s Always Time To Heal” * Batman Animated Series
32.) “Sinner” * Kult
33.) The Love Theme From Kiss * Adam Woodrow
34.) Beers, Steers & Queers [Excerpt] * Revolting Cocks
35.) Tighten Up * Comet Gain
36.) Carousel of Madonnas * Eva Demarcheck
37.) Rearranged * Crimpshrine

!go-yo!

!go-yo!

!go-yo!

!go-yo!, LIVE! (Live Friday 023)

Little is known about the mysterious artist known as !go-yo!. When I submitted a request for some promotional material, the following mysteriously showed up in my box. The music is just as interesting. You be the judge…

NOISE OF THE 5TH RINGThe Ni To Ichi Way of strategy is recorded in this the Book of the Void.

What is called the spirit of the void is where there is nothing. It is not included in man’s knowledge. Of course the void is nothingness. By knowing things that exist, you can know that which does not exist. That is the void.

People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment.

In the Way of strategy, also, those who study as warriors think that whatever they cannot understand in their craft is the void. This is not the true void.

Listening Invitation

Listening Invitation

To attain the Way of strategy as a warrior you must study fully other martial arts and not deviate even a little from the Way of the warrior. With your spirit settled, accumulate practice day by day, and hour by hour. Polish the twofold spirit heart and mind, and sharpen the twofold gaze perception and sight. When your spirit is not in the least clouded, when the clouds of bewilderment clear away, there is the true void.

Until you realise the true Way, whether in Buddhism or in common sense, you may think that things are correct and in order. However, if we look at things objectively, from the viewpoint of laws of the world, we see various doctrines departing from the true Way. Know well this spirit, and with forthrightness as the foundation and the true spirit as the Way. Enact strategy broadly, correctly and openly.

Then you will come to think of things in a wide sense and, taking the void as the Way, you will see the Way as void.

In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the Way has existence, spirit is nothingness.

Twelfth day of the fifth month, second year of Shoho (1645)

Miyamoto Musashi

The Crazy Show

The Crazy Show

The Crazy Show

The Crazy Show w/ The Ramen City Kid & Josephus of Sinkhole (KWVA Episode 023)

At this time, our program was on from 4 A.M. – 6 A.M.  The above link directs listeners to an episode from 24 April 2012, where a heavily edited version of this broadcast appears.

Partial Playlist:

01.) Fast Cars (Buzzcocks) *
02.) ?? (??) *
03.) Stupid Band (Fuck) *
04.) 49er Stomp (9th Life) *
05.) “There’s Always Time To Heal.” * Batman The Animated Series
06.) Teenagers Are Boring (Red Monkey) *
07.) ?? (??) *
08.) Do It All (Andre Williams) *
09.) Moon Cycle (Bill Nye The Science Guy) *
10.) ?? (Misfits) *
11.) Devoid (Unwound) *
12.) ?? (Melvins) *
13.) ?? (Metroshifter) *
14.) Grzesznik (KULT) *
15.) Up My Ass (King Missile III) *
16.) Get Up And Use Me (Fire Engines) *
17.) Barefootin’ At Yer Own Risk (Cathead) *
18.) ?? (Red Elvises) *
19.) The Love Theme From Kiss (Adam Woodrow) *
20.) Fuck It Up (Pigface) *
21.) By Design (Rites Of Spring) *
22.) Theme From A Big 10-8 Place (Negativland) *
23.) Beers, Steers & Queers (Revolting Cocks) *
24.) Popa Zit (Ween) *
25.) ?? (??) *
26.) Tighten Up (Cometgain) *
27.) Carousel Of Madonnas (Ewa Demarczyk) *
28.) Let’s Go Let’s Go Away (Wipers) *
29.) All Music Is Shit To God (Men’s Recovery Project) *
30.) [untitled] (Tool) *
31.) ?? (Unwound) *
32.) Fly Eye (Daniel Johnston) *
33.) Rearranged (Crimpshrine) *
34.) ?? (Snog)

Josephus of Sinkhole

Josephus of Sinkhole (Johnathan Christ)

Josephus of Sinkhole (Johnathan Christ)

Josephus of Sinkhole (KWVA Episode 002)
(Originally broadcast on 22 April 1998 on KWVA.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://blasphuphmusradio.com/1998/04/22/episode-002-josephus-of-sinkhole

My first show with a guest!  Josephus of Sinkhole made a few appearances on the Eugene incarnation of this show, and would later appear on Live Friday, with his band !go-yo!.  This show was on from 4 – 6 AM.  Some of this show was included in an episode from 28 May 2012, in a highly edited form.

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Josephus of Sinkhole 

HOUR 1

01.) Sonata For Loudspeakers * Unwound * Challenge for a Civilized Society * Kill Rock Stars Records
02.) Updated Theme From Supercar * Man… Or Astro-Man? * All Punk Rods!: A Gearhead Magazine Collection * Lookout! Records
03.) They Saved Hitler’s Cock * Angry Samoans * Back From Samoa * Triple X Records
04.) Health Surface * Crass
05.) The Wooden Song * The Butthole Surfers
06.) Michelle’s Farm * Beastie Boys
07.) Rich Daddy * Dicks
08.) Birdman Kicked My Ass * Wesley Willis
09.) A Most Successful Formula * Negativland
10.) I Luv U… nicorns * godheadSilo

11.) Steamroller [Mix by Skatenigs] * Pigface
12.) The Trials Of Being A Jedi * Supergenius * Star Wars Breakbeats * Suckadellic Records
13.) Where Are The Children That Hitler Kissed? * Thee Headcoats
14.) New #2 * Avail
15.) Exene * Red Aunts
16.) Selector Dub Narcotic Pt. 1 * Dub Narcotic Sound System * Selector Dub Narcotic * K Records
17.) Obstacle Corpse * KARP * KARP/Rye Split * Troubleman Unlimited Records
18.) Freezing Water * ??
19.) Reggaejunkiejew * Ween
20.) Goo Goo Muck * The Cramps
21.) White Riot * The Clash
22.) Come’ CaCa * Chicano-Christ

HOUR 2

13.) Down To The River * The Cartoon Planet Band * Space Ghost’s Musical Bar-B-Que * Kid Rhino Records
14.) Last Caress * Misfits * Collection * Caroline Records
15.) Strychnine * Strychnine
16.) Some Hits * Anal Cunt * Top 40 Hits * Earache Records

16.) Driver Down * Trent Reznor * Lost Highway Soundtrack * Interscope Records
17.) John Hardy * Uncle Tupelo * No Depression * Rockville Records
18.) (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction * Devo
19.) Love Is… * King Missile

20.) Dragnet * Ray Anthony
21.) Fame * Irene Cara * Fame Soundtrack * RSO Records
20.) Algebra Of Need * Rye Coalition
21.) Dr. Rock * Ween * The Pod * Shimmy Disc Records
22.) Violent Pacification * Slayer * Undisputed Attitude * American Recordings
23.) Dudsville * The Asthma Hounds * Unreleased Radio Promo Tape

24.) Christine * The Con Men * Live In-Studio * KWVA Radio
25.) Lend Me Your Comb * Carl Perkins
26.) This Time * The Wipers
27.) We Must Beed * Germs
28.) In My Room * Deep Wound

25.) Satan’s Little Lamb * Ethel Merman * I Get a Kick Out of You * Pavillion Records
26.) DNI * Man… Or Astro-Man? * Experiment Zero * Touch & Go Records

27.) Raw Meat Torn By Saxophone Blasts * Mike Patton * Adult Themes For Voice * Tzadik Records