Episode 105: A Cross Country Extravaganza (Remastered)

In Honor Of Rita

In Honor Of Rita

Episode 105: A Cross Country Extravaganza (Remastered)
(Featuring a number of songs that are on the run.)

In spite of my best efforts, there are many of our broadcasts that have been lost either in part or entirely.  There are a number of reasons for this: technological failures, archivists errors, you weren’t broadcasting for some reason or another.  Any number of problems can arise when you’re quickly trying to get material ready for broadcast.

A large number of problems happened on this day: The playlist was mangled, the recordings were missing 30 minutes of our broadcast, and on top of everything, the recording did not sound great.  For a long time I sat on the files, posted a half-assed “edit” of the show, and on the whole wished that I could have done better.  Mostly because my guest for this show planned the entire thing with me, and I really wanted to show her a good time.

Recently, Rita passed away suddenly.  At least, suddenly to me.  I knew her through teaching, but she and I had a lot of similar touchstones and interests, too.  She was one of the nicest people I worked with, and her sense of humor and upbeat attitude was and important element of her personality.

In honor of her passing, join me for a remastered, two hour broadcast of songs about running, motion, being on the run, and everything in between.  Audience participation was so excellent for this show, she came right into the booth on this one.  While she did not speak on the mic, we spent the entire show talking about music, life, and everything in-between.  This show cemented our friendship, and I will miss her tremendously.

This show was pieced together from the playlist and three mangled files I was able to retrieve from the KPSU server when it crashed while we were broadcasting.  While this is not exactly like the version that was heard by listeners at home, this is a very close approximation in a nearly complete form.

I’ll miss you, Rita.  I’ll always remember you sitting in the booth, talking about anything and everything… only not when the mic was on.  I guess that’s on memory that will be just for me.

Goodbye.

 

A Cross Country Extravaganza

Hour 1

Part I: Running Into The Past

01.) Run Better Run * The Cheepskates
02.) Run For Your Life * The Beatles
03.) Running Scared * Roy Orbison
04.) Let ’em Run Wild * Beach Boys
05.) Running from the Enemy * Stinking Lizaveta
06.) Run Run Run * The Velvet Underground * The Velvet Underground & Nico

Part II:  Running Hard

07.) Runnin’ Ragged * Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti
08.) Run Run Run * Gestures
09.) Run, Run, Run * The Third Rail
10.) Running Hard * Speed Glue and Shinki
11.) Madman Running Through the Fields * Dantalian’s Chariot
12.) Runnin’ Down A Dream * Tom Petty

Part III: Girl On The Run

13.) Run Chicken Run * Link Wray & His Wray Men
14.) Girl On The Run * Honey Bane
15.) Nowhere To Run * The Pagans
16.) C’Mon * Joan Jett & The Runaways
17.) Running With the Devil * Van Halen
18.) Running In The Shadows * The Neoboys

Hour 2

Part IV: Run Run Run!

19.) Midnight Run * The Pyramids
20.) Run To The Hills * Iron Maiden
21.) Run For Your Life * Screamin’ Lord Sutch & The Undertakers
22.) Run Run Run * The Stimulators
23.) Runaway * Screeching Weasel
24.) Let’s Run * Blue Light Curtain

Part V: Run Away With Me

25.) Forerunner * Ornette Coleman
26.) Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) * The Temptations
27.) Run Paint Run Run * Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
28.) Run Away * Jandek
29.) Run Spook Run * Rod Keith
30.) If you See my Rooster Please Run Him Home * Memphis Minnie
31.) Running Gun * Marty Robbins
32.) Run * Gnarles Barkley
33.) I’ll Come Running * Brian Eno
34.) Run to the Sun * Eddy Detroit
35.) Children Running On The Radio

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Episode 155: The Last KPSU Broadcast Show

The Final KPSU Show

The Final KPSU Show

Episode 155: The Last KPSU Broadcast Show
(Wherein we celebrate the last Blasphuphmus Radio show on KPSU, and celebrate our move to Funemploymentradio.com!)

(Note: This recording contains background hiss during the voice-overs.  This was an unavoidable tech issue with the live stream at KPSU.  I’ve re-built the episode, and have cleaned up as much of the hiss as possible.  It’s like listening to an old tape version of us talking now.)

In the Spring of 2004 I wandered into the KPSU studios to see if I could revive my radio program, which had been off the air for a little while and was looking for a new home.  By the 25th of June, I was back on the air, and was given a paid job that lasted me quite some time.  It was the beginning of something new and exciting, a challenge that I could face with new ideas and experience, and a new way to interpret a radio program that I felt very strongly about.

In that time I’ve had a number of incredible experiences, have met amazing and incredible people, and have gotten to have my say and play my music to a number of fantastic listeners and fans from all over the place.  It has been one of my favorite things to do, ever.  Now, as I am faced with a new chance to start over, to reinvent the show, and to face new challenges to make the show something completely different again, I wanted to mark this occasion not with sadness, but with a party.  And that’s what happened during this show.

A number of people joined in the fun to make this one happen, including Miss Meghan from the long-lost Songs The Lord Taught Us, DJ Swill who provided the swill, DJ JustanotherDJ via our sister-station down south, Jaycation, Jonathon Boober and Miss Rikki (all three current and amazing DJs at KPSU)… even Ricardo Wang dedicated an entire hour to us at 12 Noon.  It was a really heartfelt, and amazing show, and not only did I play some great songs and have a great time, but it was the perfect send-off.  I can’t imagine anything better.

Of course, this is not the end.  Not by a longshot.  As we take a week off to re-tool, re-align, and re-vamp our program for its new version at FunemploymentRadio.com, we will return on 06 March 2012 with something new, something old, something borrowed, and something that rocks.  I’m really excited about the new direction the show is heading in, and I think that alone will overcome the sadness of leaving something that I’ve grown to know and love over the years.

To everyone who listening and came to the studio yesterday: thank you.  Here’s to something new!

The Last KPSU Broadcast Show
# Title * Artist * Album

01.) Hello, Goodbye * The Beatles * Magical Mystery Tour
02.) Finale- Endcredits * George & Caplin * Electronic Eulogy From Morse Code Infinity
03.) The Last Goodbye * Agent Orange * Living In Darkness
04.) Goodbye, Bird * The Fastbacks * The Day That Didn’t Exist
05.) Hello / Goodbye * Nomeansno * One

06.) End Titles * Wendy Carlos / The London Philharmonic Orchestra * Tron Original Motion Picture Soundtracks
07.) Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man * Grinderman * Grinderman 2
08.) Two Beads At The End * Minutemen * Double Nickels On The Dime

09.) Goodbye Blues * The Mills Brothers * Chronological Vol.1 (1931-1932)
10.) Goodbye Johnny * The Gun Club * Da Blood Done Signed My Name
11.) Goodbye Maurice Or Steve * The Soft Boys * …And How It Got There
12.) End Song * The Willowz * The Willowz
13.) Don’t Say Goodbye * The Standells * The Best of the Standells
14.) Repeater * Fugazi *

15.) Goodbye * Supersuckers * Motherfuckers Be Trippin’
16.) End Of The Season * The Kinks * Something Else By The Kinks
17.) Fri/End * Thurston Moore * Trees Outside the Academy
18.) Goodbye * Land of the Loops
19.) Invader Zim
20.) Bye Bye Blackbird * Quasi

21.) Say Goodbye * Boar * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds
22.) Making You Tapes Is Better Than Sex * That Stupid Club
23.) Summer’s End * Gordon Taylor * 14 September 2006 (Practice)
24.) End Times * Weekend * Sports

25.) Everending * Sailboats * Adrift
26.) End On End * Rites Of Spring * End On End
27.) The End Of Radio [Excerpt] * Shellac * Excellent Italian Greyhound
28.) Bye-Bye, Goodbye, Goodbye Everybody * Space Ghost * Musical Bar-B-Que
29.) Ending * Nintendo * Legend of Zelda
30.) The Song Is Ended * The Mills Brothers * Chronological Vol.5 (1933-1938)

Episode 154: The People Who Died Part II

The People Who Died

The People Who Died

Episode 154: The People Who Died Part II
(Featuring tributes to the number of talented performers that we’ve lost over the last few years.)

My original vision for Blasphuphmus Radio was to mix DJing and other radio reporting in the same show.  A little music, a little news, and little remixing, a little radio art, all in one.  Of course, this vision almost never occured.  In the early shows, I mixed in some music news, and occasionally would do a few talk segments.  But on the whole, talking about anything related to music just never happened.

Until Captain Beefheart died about a year ago, and I was completely overcome with the idea of doing a tribute… and not just to him, but to everyone who had recently passed that I had missed for one reason or another.  And thus, The People Who Died was born.  I knew instantly that I wanted to make this a regular feature on the show, which of course meant that when it came time to do part two, that it would have to be delayed for several weeks.  Nonetheless, it is ready for you, now.

This show is notable because friend and artist Paco Jones contributed some music to use in the show.  Paco and I had discussed the idea of doing a collaboration, and we were excited to see if we could work on something in the radio vein.  When I told him I was doing a tribute to people who have recently passed, he sat on the idea for about four hours, before sending the songs that I ended up using.  Paco has appeared on the show a few times, and I am a big supporter of his work.  The link above goes to his Soundcloud page, where you can enjoy even more of his work.  I also recommend picking up one of his discs, which you can find via CD Baby.  I’m excited to see if we can do more collaborations like this going forward, and in possibly more unusual ways.  (Do I hear a radio drama in our future?  Only time can tell.)  Regardless, we really want to thank Paco.  Keep up the good work.

This show mostly speaks for itself, and I really had a good time assembling this one.  While big tribute shows like this may not happen in the future, this segment will definitely make more appearances in our new format on Funemploymentradio.com.  Don’t forget: the 25th of February is the last show on KPSU.  If you want to join us during the show, either by phone or in person, please drop us an e-mail at austinrich@gmail.com.  We are hoping to have a bit of a party that day, and really enjoy the last show in a studio and at a station that I really enjoy.  Please, join us for this party.  For more information, you should check out this Facebook Page.

Thanks again for listening.  See you in seven!

The People Who Died Part II
# Title * Artist * Album

01.) I Left Her in Austin, Forever * Paco Jones
02.) Nobody But Me * The Isley Brothers * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 05
03.) You Know I’m No Good * Amy Winehouse * Back To Black
04.) IF * Dennis Hopper * The Johnny Cash Show
05.) If You Don’t Know Me By Now * Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes * Soul Spectacular!: The Greatest Soul Hits Of All Time

06.) Clip 1 * Harry Morgan * The Cat From Outer Space
07.) The James Bond Theme * John Zorn * Naked City
08.) Ann McCaffrey * Blöödhag * Hellbent For Letters
09.) Frazetta [Live] * Wizard Rifle * Blasphuphmus Radio on 18 September 2010
10.) Rainbow In The Dark * Dio
11.) Clip 2 * Harry Morgan * The Cat From Outer Space
12.) Doctor Dark * Captain Beefheart * Lick My Decals off Baby

13.) Somewhat Alone * Paco Jones
14.) No Surrender * Bruce Springsteen
15.) Knock-Down Drag-Out * Weezer * Weezer
16.) Wide Wide River * The Fugs * It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest
17.) Circle * Wild Man Fischer
18.) Can’t Find My Mind * The Cramps * Psychedelic Jungle

19.) I Know Your Whole Story * Peter Falk & Kermit The Frog * The Great Muppet Caper
20.) Floods of Spring (Rachmaninoff) * arr. Earl Wild
21.) Hulkamania vs. Macho Madness * Randy “Macho Man” Savage * Arsineo Hall
22.) Remember Me? * Randy “Macho Man” Savage * Be A Man
23.) Rocky Racoon * Lena Horne
24.) Titoro * Ed Thigpen

25.) Bullitt Car Chase (Full Scene)
26.) Democracy In America * Howard Zinn * BigThink.com
27.) The Revolution Will Not Be Televised * Gil Scott-Heron
28.) Track 09 * Deanne McAdams * Goodbye Deanne
29.) The World Today * Howard Zinn * BigThink.com

30.) Painting of a Mountian * Paco Jones
31.) Do The Clam * Elvis Presley * Elvis At The Movies
32.) I’m Looking For Trouble * Jane Russell
33.) Groovin’ * Willie Mitchell
34.) I Left Her in Austin, Forever * Paco Jones
35.) The Passage Of Time * Andy Rooney * 60 Minutes
36.) Later Aligator * Bobby Charles

Episode 153: A Special Announcement

A Special Announcement!

A Special Announcement!

Episode 153: A Special Announcement
(Featuring music about telling and announcing… and a special announcement!)

Careful listeners have probably noticed that I’ve been hinting at some changes that this show would be experiencing in the future.  Part of me feels bad about teasing something like that, as my style is much more directly obtuse.  But for a variety of reasons I’ve had to keep quiet about these changes.  It’s sort of the way these things work.  But now I can say a few things about what’s coming up, and so this show is all about announcing, telling, and otherwise making yourself heard.  And, of course, there’s an actual annoucement!

So let’s cut to the chase: On February 25th I will be broadcasting my last show on KPSU.  This news is mixed with sadness and excitement.  I’ve been broadcasting on KPSU since 2004, and while that is a large chunk of the 14 year history of this show, it is by no means all of it.  In order for us to grow and change into something new and challenging, it is time to part ways.  So the 25th will be a farewell show to KPSU.

But, fear not!  This show will continue, on a new day, at a new time, and on a new network!  Yes, the excitement is about the new future this show holds.  We will continue to podcast, and this blog will continue to be a touchstone for this show.  But we will be provided by an entirely different network.

That is the one bit of information that I have to tease you with.  I cannot say where you will be listening to our show for the time being.  That will have to wait for another time.  But just remember: Tuesdays at 3 PM, Blasphuphmus Radio will be coming at you with its all new format.

That’s right.  We will be incorporating more talk segments into the show from that point forward.  In fact, there are a number of changes coming.  Everything will be announced in this press release.  But for the next two weeks, we’re going to continue with business as usual.  In the meantime, I put together this show about announcements, telling, and what that entails.  It’s my way of treating the listeners with a few more doses of the usual good stuff.

That’s all I have for now.  Next week: The People Who Died, Part II.

See you in seven.

A Special Announcement
# Name * Artist * Album

01.) Announcement * Negativland * Escape from Noise
02.) Quiet Please * Negativland * Escape from Noise
03.) Special Announcement * Mars Records Studios * MARS-H906
04.) Tell Me Something Good * Sun City Girls * Midnight Cowboys From Ipanema
05.) Only Time Will Tell Me * Bettye LaVette * I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise
06.) Tell It Like It Is * Aaron Neville * Soul Spectacular! The Greatest Soul Hits Of All Time
07.) Tell Mama * Etta James * The Chess Story: 1947-1975

08.) I’m Gonna Tell You A Story * Cathead * Live @ Icky’s Teahouse 23 November 1994
09.) 1-10 Announcement Female * The Conet Project * The Conet Project
10.) An Announcement Please / We Are Our Own Disease / Who Has More Enemies / Than You And Me / If You Step Up Above Par / For King Dumb Babylon / You Might As Well Paint A Bullseye / Across Your Fucking Face / Babble On In Babylon * …Worms * …Worms 7″
11.) Sagittarius Silver Announcement * The Flaming Lips * Embryonic
12.) Tell It To The Mountain * Animal Collective * Hollinndagain
13.) We Call Upon The Author * Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds * Dig! Lazurus Dig!
14.) Tell Me * Debris * Static Disposal

15.) Tell It Like It Will Be * The Make-Up * Sound Verite
16.) I Had To Tell You * 13th Floor Elevators * Easter Everywhere
17.) Tell Mama (Live) * Janis Joplin & The Full Tilt Boogie Band * Janis Boxed Set
18.) Don’t Be Afraid To Tell Your Mother * The Mills Brothers * Chronological Vol.3 (1934-1935)
19.) Tell Him * The Exciters * My Boyfriend’s Back: Girl Groups Of The ’60s

20.) 1-10 Announcement * The Conet Project * The Conet Project
21.) Snuff Box Title Theme * Matt Berry * Snuff Box TV Show
22.) Tell All The People * The Doors * The Soft Parade
23.) Go Tell The Woman * Grinderman * Grinderman
24.) Tell Me * King Khan & The Shrines * The Supreme Genious Of…
25.) Talking In The Dark * Elvis Costello * Armed Forces
26.) I Want To Tell You * The Beatles * Revolver
27.) Tell Me Pretty Baby * Screamin’ Joe Neal

28.) Airplane Jet Interior With Cabin Announcements * Found Sound * 100 Spectacular Sound Effects
29.) There’s This Thing * Eleventh Dream Day * Lived To Tell
30.) Something I’ve Got To Tell You * Glenda Collins * It’s Hard To Believe It: The Amazing World Of Joe Meek
31.) Words Enough To Tell You * The Mascots * Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond
32.) I Want To Tell You * The Rockers * Teenline Vol. 1
33.) Tell Her Again * Mike Runnels * Homework # 101
34.) Tell You Why Tomorrow * Hüsker Dü * Warehouse: Songs And Stories

35.) Tell Me When * Jandek * Nine-Thirty
36.) Tell ‘Em * Sleigh Bells * Treats
37.) Tell Me * Thinking Fellers Union Local #282 * Mother Of All Saints
38.) Tell It To Me * Tom Waits * Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
39.) Tell Me * Galaxie 500 * On Fire

What’s This Called? DJ Throwdown

Three... Two...

The Judges

What’s This Called? DJ Throwdown, w/ Austin Rich! (Judged by Jonathon Boober & Miss Rikki!)
(A No-format-barred battle to out-experimental each other, between Ricardo Wang & Austin Rich!)

Last week Ricardo Wang called me and put me up to the challenge: a good old fashioned weird-off, on his show.  It seemed like the perfect way to start the year, and so I stepped up, piling my bag full of vinyl and .mp3s of my favorite musical oddities.  Miss Rikki and Jonathon Boober were elected as judges, to insure that everyone played fair.  The results were one of the most fun two hours I’ve had on radio in a while.  Ladies and gentleman, our DJ Throwndown, performed with the impending threat of a snowpacalyse, live on the radio.

There’s not much else I can say about this one, as the show speaks for itself.  I was happy to play some of my favorite oddities from my collection, and I had almost as much fun throwing together a hodge-podge of music to answer anything Ricardo Wang was willing to throw down.  I don’t want to spoil the ending, but suffice it to say that he has now sparked a virus among our DJs, and you won’t have to wait long to hear the next one.

Then, of course, there’s the 2 PM hour…

See you in 120.

DJ Throwdown

(Note: Ricardo’s Selections are not present, as we lost the original playlist that he posted.  If you would like to know the songs in question that he played, e-mail him for the answers.  We apologize for this loss in data.)

# Title * Artist * Album * Other Information
01.) Introduction * Ricardo Wang & Austin Rich * What’s This Called? * Live on 14 January 2012
02.) (Ricardo Selection)
03.) Phantom Fire Ball * Acid Mothers Temple & the Cosmic Inferno * “Another Band From The Cosmic Inferno European Tour 2005” Cosmic Funeral Route 666 * Self-Released
04.) (Ricardo Selection)
05.) Withers in the Whist (Wandering Embers Mix) * People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz * Withers in the Waking * Touch 7 Records
06.) Agent Oranges (Fancy Mix) * Replikants * This Is Our Message * 5 Rue Christine Records
07.) (Ricardo Selection)
08.) I Remember Us Naked (Blues Version) * Post-Materialists * I Remember Us Naked * Self-Released
09.) (Ricardo Selection)
10.) (Ricardo Selection)
11.) Wild Thing * Senator Everett McKinley & The Hardly-Worthit Players Featuring Bill Minkin * Wild Thing 7″ * Parkway Records
12.) (Ricardo Selection)
13.) Power * John Oswald * 69 Plunderphonics 96 * Seeland Records
14.) (Ricardo Selection)
15.) Mecho Madness * The Homosexuals * Astral Glamour * Hyped 2 Death Records
16.) (Ricardo Selection)
17.) Ballet Dans Le Cosmos * Janko Nilovic * Percussions Dans L’Espace
18.) (Ricardo Selection)
19.) History Repeats Itself Part II * Buddy Starcher * History Repeats Itself * Decca Records
20.) (Ricardo Selection)
21.) Polylog * Frank Bretschneider * EXP * Self-Released
22.) (Ricardo Selection)
23.) (Ricardo Selection)
24.) The Bublight * The Blue Men (Joe Meek) * I Hear A New World * RPM Records
25.) (Ricardo Selection)
26.) Tron Scherzo * Wendy Carlos & The London Philharmonic Orchestra * Tron Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
27.) Various Selections From “Side Two” * Star Trek Cast * Trek Bloopers * Blue Pear Records
28.) (Ricardo Selection)

What’s This Called? w/ Ilima Considine!

Ilima Considine

Ilima Considine

What’s This Called? w/ Ilima Considine!
(Where Austin Rich, acting as Ricardo Wang’s proxy, performs an interview with Ilima about her new projects.)

Today on What’s This Called? Ricardo Wang featured an interview with local artist Ilima Considine.  In-Studio interview with Ilima Considine.  However, Ricardo was suffering from a frog lodged inexplicably in his throat.  So, at the last minute, I stepped up to the plate and offered my vocals for the purposes of helping interview, and feature, her band The Sexbots, with tracks from their new album, and some violin pieces from a zombie movie soundtrack that she recorded.  Check out her website (liked above) for information about upcoming shows, and how you can get a copy of her new album, Don’t Stop.   While I always feel a little strange filling in for The Wang, he was there the whole time helping guide the show, and this is very much a WTC? show in every form.

Enjoy!

Episode 149: A New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Three... Two...

Three… Two…

Episode 149: A New Year’s Eve Celebration!
(Featuring audio recordings that celebrate, question, consider, and move on toward the impending new year.)

Broadcasting on a holiday is always a bit of a strange affair.  Most everyone else is enjoying themselves, while you’re actually working.  There is a certain kind of loneliness that sets in under those kinds of circumstances.  While is why for New Year’s Eve, I decided to throw a party.

Aided by a few recordings that offer insight into this unusual holiday, I mix up a batch of songs about looking forward, onward, and into the future that is rapidly approaching.  The cool thing about this show is that you could play it just before Midnight.  If you start it about five minutes after 10 PM, it should time out just right.

Either way, I had a lot of fun assembling this one, and I hope you enjoy listening to it.  This is our last broadcast in 2011.  On to new and different things in 2012.

See you in a year and seven.

A New Year’s Eve Celebration!
# Title * Artist * Album * More Info

01.) New Year’s Countdown * HeWhoIsiam * Times Square, 2008 * Youtube.com
02.) Forward Into The Past * Tit Wrench * Temporarily Committed For Life EP
03.) The New Pomp and Circumstance * Lamborghini * Major Vampire * Battlesnakes.com
04.) Push To The Front * The-Front * Riot Agents * Self-Released
05.) Forward To Death * Dead Kennedys * Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables * Alternative Tentacles
06.) Look Ahead * Senseless Apocalypse * Japanese Assault (2003)
07.) Look Ahead * Gloom * Fuck The System (1991)
08.) Whilst You’re Ahead * Unwound * Demo Tape * Self-Released
09.) New Direction * The Black Lips * Arabia Mountain

10.) Origin of New Years Is Pagan 1 * Megan * Hot Facts Girls * Youtube.com
11.) Time For Livin’ * The Beastie Boys * Check Your Head
12.) What Are You Doing New Years Eve? * Unknown * Black Christmas
13.) Theme From Two Steps Onward (Demo) * R.E.M. * And I Feel Fine: The Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 * I.R.S. Records
14.) Frontier * Denizens * Messthetics Vol. 8 * Hyped To Death Records
15.) Kings Of The Wild Frontier * Adam And The Ants * Kings Of The Wild Frontier

16.) Origin of New Years Is Pagan 2 * Megan * Hot Facts Girls * Youtube.com
17.) Full Stop Ahead * Johnny & The Velvetones * History Of Northwest Rock (Vol. 1)
18.) Klingon Advance * The Vulcan Freedom Fighters * Stardate Unknown
19.) Go Ahead * Wire * Chairs Missing
20.) Frontwards * Pavement * Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe
21.) New Flava * 69 A Go-Go * “New Flava” b/w “Fag Hag” * With An X Records
22.) Retired Woman Starts New Career In Monkey Fashions * Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo * Strange But True
23.) New Interns Watusi * Earl Hagan and the Interns * The Purple Knif Show
24.) High Pitch Polytone * The Conet Project * The Conet Project

25.) Origin of New Years Is Pagan 2 * Megan * Hot Facts Girls * Youtube.com
26.) New Prospect * A special group of the Sacred Harp Singers * Southern Journey, Vol. 9: Harp Of a Thousand Strings
27.) It’s a Beautiful World * Devo * E-Z Listening Disc
28.) The Curious Advance * Antediluvian Rocking Horse * Music For The Odd Occasion
29.) 2012 And Countless * Hella * There’s No 666 In Outer Space
30.) Zooing Forward * Oliver Squash * 30 Piece * Self-Released
31.) In the Year 2,000!!! * Lucia Pamela * Into Outer Space with Lucia Pamela * Arf! Arf! Records

32.) Truth About New Years Day 1 * MorningSun29 * Janus, Dionysus, Cronos-Grim Reaper, Pagan Gods * Youtube.com
33.) New Way * Men’s Recovery Project * Resist The New Way
34.) Onward * Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra * Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth / Interstellar Low Ways
35.) New Wilderness * Static Films * A New Soul’s Bene / Diction * Self-Released
36.) On and On * Dead Moon * Dead Ahead * Tombstone Records
37.) New Race * Radio Birdman * The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978)

38.) Truth About New Years Day 2 * MorningSun29 * Janus, Dionysus, Cronos-Grim Reaper, Pagan Gods * Youtube.com
39.) One Step Ahead * Jandek * Living In A Moon So Blue * Corwood Industries
40.) Forever Again * The Prids * Until The World Is Beautiful
41.) New Dawn Fades * Joy Division * Unknown Pleasures * Factory Records
42.) Yet Onward We Marched * Joy Wants Eternity * You Who Pretend To Sleep
43.) New Year’s Countdown * HeWhoIsiam * Times Square, 2008 * Youtube.com
44.) New Year’s Eve * Tom Waits * Bad As Me
45.) The Dust Blows Forward ‘n The Dust Blows Back * Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band * Trout Mask Replica

Episode 148: Back For Christmas

Santa LorreEpisode 148: Back For Christmas
(Detective Dexter Roland presents a classic episode of Suspense from 23 December 1943, with Peter Lorre in the lead roll!)

Detective Dexter Roland, Private Investigator, was about to head home to Max’s Bar, for a few Christmas Eve cocktails to celebrate the holiday properly.  Little did he know that Peter Lorre was going to drop by, to deliver a tale that is perfect for the holiday season.  From the Old Time Radio radio archives, we bring you Back For Christmas, a tale well calculated to keep you in… Supense!

This podcast-only show features a perfect marriage: moody, holiday-ish music with a creepy tale with a last minute turn that is perfect for this kind of medium.  Bartók has always had a bit of a spooky feel to him anyway, and his renditions of Roumanian Christmas Carols seemed all to appropriate to complement Peter Lorre’s European-is accent.  While I can’t exactly claim that Moonbell fits exactly right, I feel as if the “White Light” being sung about could be seen as a metaphor for what the main character may be thinking at that point in the story.    And Dexter Roland tying it all together?  Well, let’s just say it had been a while, and our guest Peter Lorre inspired his return.

Not much else to say about this one.  If all goes well, there should be  a good New Year’s show coming up this weekend.  And stay tuned for big things in January.  2012 will be interesting.

See you in seven.

Back For Christmas
# Title * Artist * Album * Further Info
01.) Back For Christmas * Suspense Cast * 23 December 1943 * CBS Radio
02.) Roumanian Christmas carols Sz. 57 * Béla Bartók (Performed by György Sàndor) * Complete Solo Piano Music
03.) Winter Snow * Booker T & The MGs * The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959 – 1968 * Stax Records
04.) White Light * Moonbell * Figurine EP * Self-Released
05.) Listen, The Snow Is Falling * Galaxie 500 * This Is Our Music * Rough Trade

Episode 147: The Origins Of Christmas

Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe?

Episode 147: The Origins Of Christmas
(Featuring a brief history on this troubling holiday, and some songs that attempt to cover an array of feelings associated with this time of year.)

Probably the biggest frustration I suffer from this time of year is one of Holiday Burnout: I just get sick of deluge of Christmas Songs, fake consideration for our fellow man, and the pain-in-the-ass errands that you have to run during a time of year when it is constantly cold and dark 20 hours a day.  The plastic sheen of wonder and good tidings cover layers and layers of deception and misdirection that appears to go unnoticed by the majority of the public.  And who could blame them?  If I could put out of my mind all the things that frustrate me about this time of year, and medicate myself to the point where I have visions of Sugar Plums too, then I might stupidly smile and obliviously wish everyone a happy something or other, that may actually conflict with their religious beliefs, too.

So, I decided to tackle the problem head-on with a radio program that uncovers the origins of this holiday, with an attempt to give my own perspective a much needed positive boost.  It wasn’t easy; while I am not a Scrooge or a Grinch, I would say that I don’t find it easy to be as merry or happy as most people want me to be.  I could feel one way or the other about Christmas, and while I enjoy the time off and the chance to spend time with friends or family, years of retail job exposure, combined with a fairly virulent case of atheism, has provided me with endless examples of how awful people are to each other, and how easily they try to hide or mask it.  It unsettles me to the point of being down on the holidays.  Fortunately, I’m not the only one.

The connective tissue of this show comes from a History Channel documentary, The History of Christmas.  I have to admit, I’ve lost a bit of faith in The History Channel over the years, and their work now is shoddy (at best).  But this one is old enough that it has things like research in it, and the narrator sticks to just relating that research, and doesn’t cut to bone-heads who don’t have any expertise, or rely on weird creepy music followed by a narrator asking a question.  (“But who WAS Santa, really?”)  Plus, I use about 4 minutes of it, total.

The rest of the show features holiday songs that fit in a little more closely with my view of this time of year, and of the world in general.  Of note are two great compilations that I drew heavily from, and have been wanting to use for a while, but never had the chance.  The first is from an Andy Cirzan compilation from 2009, called The Cassette Years: Part 2.  Andy is a Christmas Music collector, who has been putting together wacked-out comps on tape (and now, CD and radio via Sound Opinions), of the weirdest holiday music you’ve ever heard.  His comps are a real treat, and they make even the most annoying holiday tunes seem listenable.  The other is called Black Christmas, which I obtained a few years back, and can’t for the life of me remember where I got it.  If anyone has any information about it, I would be most appreciative.  It contains a number of great holiday songs that are a little more realistic than the average fare.  The show is divided into three sections: Punk Songs, Rock Songs, and the Hanukkah / What Does It All Mean? wrap-up.  I am extremely happy with the way this show out, and I think it sounds great.  I hope you enjoy it too.  (Spoiler Alert: The show does end on a bit of an “up” note, if you’re worried about slogging through the horrors of religious subjugation, and songs about the bad things that happen this time of year.)

That’s it for this week.  Stay tuned for a Podcast-only Christmas Eve special next week.  Be good to each other, and happy holidays.

See you in seven.

The Origins Of Christmas

01.) Carol Of The Bells * George Winston * December
02.) Holiday Sedation * Unknown * The Cassette Years: Part 2
03.) The History Of Christmas Part 01 * The History Channel
04.) The First Noel * Chet Baker * The Cassette Years: Part 2
05.) The History Of Christmas Part 02 * The History Channel
06.) Fuck Christmas * Fear * The Record
07.) Pulling The Christmas Pig By The Wrong Pair Of Ears * The Locust * Plague Soundscapes
08.) Steal Softly Thru Snow * Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band * Trout Mask Replica
09.) C’mon Santa! * Mach Bell & His Elves * Xmas Snertz: Have A Very Gulcher Christmas!
10.) The History Of Christmas Part 03 * The History Channel
11.) Snow Girl * The Billy Nayer Show * BNS Presents

12.) Jingle Bells * Vel Mares * Black Christmas
13.) A St. Nick Dangerous Christmas Eve * The Firesign Theater * All Things Firesign
14.) (It’s Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas * The Ravers * Once Upon A Time Vol. 13: California & Pacific Northwest ’77
15.) Don’t Believe In Christmas * The Sonics * Black Christmas
16.) The History Of Christmas Part 04 * The History Channel
17.) There’s Trouble Brewing * Jack Scott * Black Christmas
18.) Christmas Blues * Washboard Pete * Black Christmas
19.) Mars Wants Santa! * Santa Claus Conquers The Martians * The Cassette Years: Part 2
20.) Christmas At The Byaou * Vin Bruce’s Cajuns * The Cassette Years: Part 2
21.) The History Of Christmas Part 05 * The History Channel
22.) Christmas in Jail * The Youngsters * Black Christmas

23.) Snow * April Stevens
24.) We Three Kings Of Orient Are * X-Ray Tango * Xmas Snertz: Have A Very Gulcher Christmas!
25.) The History Of Christmas Part 06 * The History Channel
26.) Happy Hanukkah * Mr. Paul F. Tompkins * The Pod F. Tompkast Extrasode
27.) What We Do On Christmas * Atom And His Package
28.) Most Wonderful Time Of The Year * Pete Jolly Trio * The Cassette Years: Part 2
29.) Lucretius, Man Of Modern Mystery * Robert Krulwich * Hmmm…. Krulwich on Science Podcast
30.) Snowy Morning Blues * James P. Johnson * Father Of The Stride Piano
31.) Snowfall * Henry Mancini * Greatest Hits
32.) When the Mountains Part 2 * The Cast * Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
33.) Sleepy Santa Interlude * The Cassette Years: Part 2
34.) Snowstorm * Galaxie 500 * On Fire

Episode 142: Going Somewhere New

 

Going Somewhere New

Going Somewhere New

Episode 142: Going Somewhere New
(Featuring a selection of new-ish-er music by artists that I’ve been into, but haven’t had a chance to fit into the show yet.)

As I’ll be running late this week due to an unforeseen problem, to make up for it I’m going to take you on a musical journey through outer space as we present Going Somewhere New.  While this show does have Sci-Fi Themes and Content, don’t let that detour you!  We are focusing on new-ish-er albums, from the last year or so (or, in some cases, so and so), in an effort to feature music that doesn’t normally make it into this show.

There are a number of great albums that come out all the time, but circumstances don’t always offer me a chance to present them on the air.  And while these records are helping me rock at any given time in my own life, when it comes to the radio they are sometimes ignored, and wrongfully so.  This is an effort to fix that, by reducing the theme to something really basic: new albums.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we don’t get to have some fun on the way.  In the first section of the show, I bring you some samples of the shoegazer gems that have been popping up recently.  If you have to bring back a genre, they picked a good one.  Section two focuses on some of the pop and hip-hop that I’ve been pretty excited about late.  Then we close with some hard-rockin’ slabs of musical wonderment in an effort to stay strong until the very end.  All the while, our musical accompaniment for this journey comes from the fantastic sci-fi, hip-hop gem, Star Pilot’s Lament, which mixes sound effects, dancey beats, heavy guitars, and a fantastic plot that spans an entire disc.  That, and a cut from the new Tom Waits album.  This is a classic episode from start to finish.

See ya in seven!

Going Somewhere New
# Title * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Launch * Kielen King * Star Pilot’s Lament * Self-Released
02.) Plasma Shells [Excerpt I] * Kielen King * Star Pilot’s Lament * Self-Released
03.) Age Class * Weekend * Sports * Slumberland Records
04.) Nostalgia For The Future * Moonbell * Figurine E.P. * Self-Released
05.) Tawny Young Turks * Half Eye * Don’t Blow Up Your Dog * Pecho Grande Records

06.) Plasma Shells [Excerpt II] * Kielen King * Star Pilot’s Lament * Self-Released
07.) The Lie * The Black Lips * Arabia Mountain * Vice Records
08.) Steilacoom * The Knives & Plates & Forks & Spoons * “Firefly” b/w “Steilacoom” * Pecho Grande Records
09.) Rill Rill * Sleigh Bells * Treats * Mom + Pop Records
10.) Tadlock’s Glasses * Beastie Boys * Hot Sauce Committee Part Two * Capitol Records
11.) 1, 2 * Kielen King * Star Pilot’s Lament * Self-Released

12.) Terminal Pain * Sister Iodine * Flame Desastre * Editions Mego Records
13.) Get Lost * Tom Waits * Bad As Me * ANTI- Records
14.) Tax Time * Iarvles * Iarvles * Pecho Grande Records
15.) Birth Dues * Ehnahre * Taming The Cannibals * Crucial Blast Records
16.) Invisibugs * RABBITS * Live KPSU 13 February 2011 * Self-Released
17.) A Little Rest * Kielen King * Star Pilot’s Lament * Self-Released

Episode 141: Trouble In My Soul (238)

Abstract Cat Sez: Trouble in YOUR Soul

Episode 141: Trouble In My Soul (238)
(Featuring another episode from our sister station down in Southern California, hosted by DJ JustanotherDJ.)

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I will be  late for my show this week.  Fortunately, I can count on DJ JustanotherDJ to cover for me at a moments notice.  He’ll be doing his regular show from our affiliate in Southern California, so Ricardo Wang is going to switch the feed over to their signal for the first hour, while I try to get to KPSU ASAP.

A couple of program notes from DJ JustAnotherDJ:

I’ve been told this is where DJ Austin puts his commentaries about his episodes; I don’t really have a commentary, as I was really just playing my usual assortment of songs, which I do try to get to fit together some way or another – however, it did seem like playing “Trouble In My Soul” set a bit of conceptual/lyrical theme, when compared to the other songs.  Some things just put themselves together like that, and so it was.  And who wouldn’t feel a little trouble in their soul in this day and age?

OK, or ever in human history.

But, I digress.  Program notes:

I’m not really sure if the Mexican Dubwiser (know internationally, according the the ever-reliable internet, as Dubwise Selecta) album will be released, though I have seen a remix EP for this very song.

The band Fatty Gets a Stylist is a side project of Australian artist Kate Miller-Heidke.  At least, in Australia it is.  Apparently, (I’m guessing), someone decided having a band or an album named Fatty Gets a Stylist may not go over so well with the rest of the world.  So, renamed.  The copy I own still bears that title – and I ain’t changin’ it.

# Title * Artist * Album * Label

01.) “Nausea” (edit) * X * Los Angeles * Slash
02.)  “Trouble in My Soul” * Mexican Dubwiser * Revolution Radio [not yet released]
03.) “The Tiger Inside Will Eat the Child” * Kate Miller-Heidke * Liberty Bell * Sony Music Entertainment
04.) “Elevator” * Downy Mildew * An Oncoming Train * High Street Records
05.) “But I’m Not” * Cocteau Twins * Garlands * 4AD
06.) “I’m Not In Love” * Tori Amos  * Strange Little Girls * Atlantic
07.) “Waltz #1 (Cue)” * Sam Phillips * Our Little Corner of the World (Music From Gilmore girls) * WB TV/Rhino
08.) “Folk Death 95” * Mogwai * Mr. Beast * Matador
09.) “On Battleship Hill” * PJ Harvey * Let England Shake * Island Records
10.) “Ghost” * Neutral Milk Hotel * In  the Aeroplane Over the Sea * Merge
11.) “If” * Eszter Balint * Mud *Bar/None Records
12.) “I Did Crimes for You” * Deerhoof * Deerhoof vs. Evil * Polyvinyl Record Co.
13.) “Buried Alive in the Blues” * Janis Joplin * Pearl * Columbia
14.) “Ventilator Blues” * The Rolling Stones * Exile on Main Street * Rolling Stones Records
15.) “So Shiny” * Pinehurst Kids * Minnesota Hotel * self-released
16.) “Oiseau Bleu” * Two Dollar Guitar * Train Songs * Smells Like Records
17.) “Feast of the Mau Mau” * Jackie-O Motherfucker * Change * Textile Records
18.) “Space Suit” * They Might Be Giants * Apollo 18 * Elektra

Sound Clips:

“Distorted piece of Coke bottle” * John Corbett * Northern Exposure
“Something something something” * Cybill Shepard and Christine Baranski * Cybill
“No!” * Gigi Edgley, et al. * Farscape

Episode 140: The Executive Version

The Executive Version

The Executive Version

Episode 140: The Executive Version (Vinyl Solution Part VII)
(Featuring a carefully chosen selection of novelty recordings, exquisitely arranged and presented for a person of your discerning taste.)

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

Episode 139: The Way-Back Machine!

The Way-Back Machine

The Way-Back Machine

Episode 139: The Way-Back Machine! (Grumpy Punk Part VIII, Vinyl Solution Part VI)
(Featuring  The Grumpy Punk Part VIII, and Vinyl Solution Part VI; presenting Garage Blues gems from the psychedelic side of things.)

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.

The Way-Back Machine

Episode 138: The Potters of Firsk

The Potters of Firsk

The Potters of Firsk

Episode 138: The Potters of Firsk (A Halloween Spook-tacular!)

The Potters of Firsk * Dimension X * NBC * 28 July 1950

Part I
01.) Yellow * Ken Nordine * RE/Search: Incredibly Strange Music Vol II
02.) Speedy Car * Stereolab * Aluminum Tunes
03.) New New * DNA * Dna
04.) Exotic Two (Excerpt) * Sun Ra * We Travel the Spaceways Bad and Beautiful

Part II
05.) Opal (October) * Emil Richards * New Sound Element “Stones”
06.) Mad * Social Outcasts * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 12: The Lux Interior Memorial Edition: Journey into Outer Space
07.) The Duke Arrives / Barricade * John Carpenter * Escape From New York
08.) Controller * Infinitirock * Music For Primordial Recollection
09.) Where Dead People Live * Sun City Girls * Cameo Demons And Their Manifestations: Carnival Folklore Resurrection Vol. 1
10.) The Lie That Liars Know About * Half Eye * The Rose Mary Murders

Part III
11.) Phantom Market (Later Version) (Excerpt) * Power Circus * Power Circus
12.) Hall Of The Mountain King * The Who * The Who Sell Out
13.) Brief Encounter (Excerpt) * Trey Gunn Band * Live Encounter
14.) Suspense * Jib Kidder * Library Catalog Music Series: Music For Hypnotized Minds
15.) Trouble On The Way * Kalahari Surfers Vol. 1: The Eighties

Part IV
16.) Long Gone * Syd Barrett * The Madcap Laughs
17.) Forbidden Planet: Main Titles – Overture * Louis And Bebe Barron * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
18.) Eternal Waltz (Excerpt) * Jandek * White Box Requiem * Corwood 0763
19.) Spirits Drifting * Brian Eno * Another Green World

Part V
20.) Atomic Bomb (Edit) * Deadless Muss * Attack (1987)
21.) Bone Chain * Tom Waits * Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
22.) Death Moon Reprise * Winter Drones * Blood In The Coffin
23.) Beware Of Death * Gricer * Gricer
24.) Yellow Blues * Charles Manson * Commemorating Sixty Years Of Struggle Against Cowardice, Stupidity And Lies
25.) Autumn Leaves * Grex * Live At Home

Part VI
26.) Space Blue * Suicide * Suicide
27.) Big Trak Attack * Man… Or Astro-Man? * Experiment Zero
28.) Frank Talk About Mutants * Men’s Recovery Project * Frank Talk About Humans
29.) Contract With Depravity * Kenyon Hopkins * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
30.) The Twilight Zone * The Ventures * The Ventures In Space
31.) The Great Pumpkin * Vince Guaraldi

Episode 137: Mad Monster Party?!

Mad Monster Party?!

Mad Monster Party?!

Episode 137: Mad Monster Party?! (A Halloween Spook-tacular!)

Mad Monster Party
# Title * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Mad Monster Party Part I
02.) What Kind Of Ghoul Am I (Mashed Potato) * Frankie Stein And His Ghouls * Ghoul Music * Power Records
03.) Mad Monster Party Part II
04.) Wolfman * The Shindigs
05.) Mad Monster Party Part III
06.) Mummy Walk * Thee Phantom 5ive * Mondo Drive-In

07.) Mad Monster Party Part IV
08.) The Giggler * Pat And The Wildcats
09.) The Ghoul From Ipanema * Goodman and Ramal * The Monster Album
10.) Mad Monster Party Part V
11.) Deathrace 2000 * Commercial * Forbidden City Dog Food
12.) A Hard Days Night * Goodman and Ramal * The Monster Album
13.) Mad Monster Party Part VI
14.) Voodoo Voodoo * LaVern Baker * Lavern Baker Collection

15.) Zombie * Gene Kardos & Orchestra * Halloween Stomp
16.) Mad Monster Party Part VII
17.) Devil Train * The Ramblers * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Fourteen
18.) Monster Talk * Goodman and Ramal * The Monster Album
19.) She’s My Witch * Kip Tyler * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Fifteen
20.) GhoulardiSurf * Ghoulardi * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Fourteen
21.) Shake, Rattle & Roll * Bob McFadden & Dor * Songs Our Mummy Taught Us
22.) Mummy’s Ball * Verdicts * Doo Wop Halloween
23.) The Mummy * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party

24.) The Creep * Bob Luman * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Fifteen
25.) Mad Monster Party Part VIII
26.) The Dracula Trot * Hans Conreid & Alice Pearce * Monster Rally
27.) Mad Monster Party Part IX
28.) Children’s Day At The Morgue * Sheldon Allman * Sing Along with Drac
29.) Mad Monster Party Part X

30.) Instrumental * Instrumental * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Fifteen
31.) Mad Moster Party Part XI
32.) I’m In The Ground For Good * The Newports * Doo Wop Halloween
33.) Mad Monster Party Part XII
34.) Look Out, There’s A Monster Coming * Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band * Gorilla
35.) Mad Monster Party Part XIII
36.) Rockin’ In The Graveyard * Jackie Morningstar
37.) Mad Monster Party Part XIV

28.) Hangman Handten * The Ghastly Ones * A-Haunting We Will Go-Go
29.) Mad Monster Party Part XV
30.) The Boogie Man * Todd Rollins & Orchestra * Halloween Stomp
31.) Mad Monster Party Part XVI
32.) In The Vampire’s Lair * Al Zanino * The Vampire Speaks (1957)
33.) Mad Monster Party Part XVII
34.) Finale * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party

Episode 136: The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado!

The Cask of Amontillado!

Episode 136: The Cask of Amontillado w/ Miss Rikki! (A Halloween Spook-tacular!)
(Featuring a special Halloween Spook-tacular airing of a How’s It Named? rendition of Basil Rathbone’s reading of the Edgar Allen Poe classic!)

How’s It Named? dates back to my appearance on What’s This Called? in 2008, when I guested on his show and came up with this idea that our shows, combined, would take on this name.  Then, as time when it, it became the name I used when I was doing an experimental set of music, which is what appears on today’s show.

This time, I’m not only backed by new KPSU DJ Miss Rikki, who has  a great mind for this sort of thing when Ricardo Wang suggested coverage, but have added to all of this a layer of Halloween Spook-tacular, by remixing Basil Rathbone’s rendition of The Cask of Amontillado for this particular program.  You can check out Miss Rikki on her new program, Closet Radio, which is at 5 PM on Saturday’s, and rounds out the KPSU weekend line-up.

She and I collaborated on the selections for this show, and I think it came out rather nicely, minus the technical issues that we suffered from.  Plus, this has an actual element of creepy to it, which is missing from the Spook-tacular shows I’ve done this year.  I think Miss Rikki will be joining us often in the future, so hopefully there will be more wonderful shows like this.

The Cask of Amontillado
# Title * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Creature From The Black Lagoon: Main Title * Hans J. Salter (Conductor) * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
02.) The Autumn of Our Discontent * Dead Air Fresheners w/ Wolfgang Macivor * Separated By Comas
03.) Bird in a Grave * Sun City Girls * Juggernaut
04.) The Cask of Amontillado [Remix] * Basil Rathbone / Austin Rich * 22 October 2011 * Blasphuphmus Radio
05.) Ghost Bel Canto * Nels Cline / Wally Shoup / Chris Corsano * Immolation/Immersion
06.) Lightnin’ (1:25 Left: Vocals Kick In) 3:51 Sonic Youth NYC Ghosts & Flowers Alternative & Punk 20-10-11 9:08 PM
07.) Ghost Town By The Sea * Jandek * Graven Image * Corwood Industries
08.) Ghost Cracked Glass * Leopards * Leopards * Self-Released
09.) Midnight Sun * Cornflake Mandala * A Boy And His Dog * Self-Released
10.) Syrynx At The Edge Of Nightfall * Jason Robinson * Cerberus Reigning
11.) Minnie the Moocher * Goathoven * Rehearsal 23.8.05 * Unreleased
12.) What Hast Thou Done, Faustus? * Dreamcookie * MySpace.com * MySpace.com
13.) To The Grave * Seth Frost * Sailboats

Episode 135: A Spike Jones Spooktacular (In Screaming Stereo Sound!)

Halloween Novelties

Halloween Novelties

Episode 135: A Spike Jones Spooktacular (In Screaming Stereo Sound!)
(Featuring Halloween Novelties, Monster Records, and Plenty of Spooktacular fun!)

Pulling material from two classic Halloween Novelty records (namely the Spike Jones album in question, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Music To Be Murdered By), this show focuses records and musical oddities that are on the fringes of niche music in the first place. Seasonal music of any kind is already a subset of the larger world Pop Music inhabits, and Halloween Music in particular contains a kind of specificity that excludes it from any kind of large audience. Fortunately this does not diminish the entertainment value of these oddities. This is merely a small sampling of the kinds of things that turn me on this time of year.

I have to say, this particular show had me a little giddy, in the same way that Christmas Music must affect people who love that holiday more. Perhaps it was a residual effect from Asian Women On The Telephone playing live during the 12 Noon hour? Hard to say. I would also venture a guess that these kinds of records evoke in me a sense of a collective musical experience, that of putting on a record at night when you should be in bed, and suspending your disbelief just enough to let something like this give you a prurient chuckle. There is something wonderfully perverse about Hitchcock describing how you will murder your wife, or listening to a litany of monster puns told in bad Transylvanian accents. You know you shouldn’t enjoy it, but you do. Or, maybe it’s just me.

My original obsession with Halloween Music dates back to when I first moved in with Dr. Science back in 2002 (I hope that’s the right year.) Shortly after he explained he was throwing a big party for Halloween. I immediately started pulling together what became an 8 hour playlist. In the years since I’ve continued to add to it, but doing Halloween Shows on the radio every year has caused me to exhaust much of the material I collected. I was wary of doing more shows this year, until I stumbled upon this Spike Jones album, plus a huge cache of other material, too. Not only does this secure my ability to keep doing shows like this in the coming weeks (and years), but also renewed my interest in collecting Halloween Music again. The upshot is that you can enjoy the fruits of these labors.

Special thanks go out to my assistant this week, Closetphotography, who not only recommended music for this episode, but kept me entertained during the show. (You can hear the debut episode of Closet Radio here, and stay tuned, as she’ll be joining the Saturday lineup starting next week.) DJ JustanotherDJ also helped flesh out the playlist, and Suzanne Falk for introducing me to the joys of Lenny & The Squigtones. (How did I go this long without knowing this existed? Shame on me.) This show was that much better with ya’ll helping out.

Next Week: the Novelties continue with our very own Mad Monster Party! Focusing on the excerpts from that classic film, we’ll deliver even more Halloween treats that range from the funny to the punny.

See you in seven.

A Spike Jones Spooktacular!
# Title * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Music To Be Murdered By (Excerpt) * Alfred Hitchcock * Alfred Hitchcock’s Music To Be Murdered By * Imperial Records
02.) I Only Have Eyes For You * Dracula and Vampira * Spike Jones in Hi-Fi, a Spooktacular in Screaming Sound *
03.) Innersanctum * Jim Wolfe And The T-Towners * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Twelve: The Lux Interior Memorial Edition – Journey into Outer Space
04.) The Haunted House * New Mayfair Dance Orchestra * Halloween Stomp
05.) Poisen To Poisen * Spike Jones * Spike Jones in Hi-Fi, a Spooktacular in Screaming Sound
06.) She Lived As A Zombie In Life (Excerpt 1) * Ed Wood Jr. * Orgy Of The Dead
07.) Zombie Stomp * The Del-Airs * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 13
08.) The Creep (Twist) * Frankie Stein And His Ghouls * Monster Sounds And Dance Music * Power Records
09.) I’ll Never Smile Again (Excerpt) * Alfred Hitchcock * Alfred Hitchcock’s Music To Be Murdered By * Imperial Records
10.) The Headless Horseman * Kay Starr & Billy Butterfield Quintet * Halloween Stomp
11.) Teenage Brain Surgeon * The Mad Doctor * Spike Jones in Hi-Fi, a Spooktacular in Screaming Sound
12.) The Blob * Five Blobs * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 02
13.) She Lived As A Zombie In Life (Excerpt 2) * Ed Wood Jr. * Orgy Of The Dead
14.) I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Excerpt) * Alfred Hitchcock * Alfred Hitchcock’s Music To Be Murdered By * Imperial Records
15.) (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings * Dracula and Vampira * Spike Jones in Hi-Fi, a Spooktacular in Screaming Sound
16.) The Goblin Band * Glen Gray & Casa Loma Orchestra * Halloween Stomp
17.) After You’ve Gone (Excerpt) * Alfred Hitchcock * Alfred Hitchcock’s Music To Be Murdered By * Imperial Records
18.) Green Slime Theme * Richard Delvy * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 13
19.) Everything Happens To Me * Spike Jones * Spike Jones in Hi-Fi, a Spooktacular in Screaming Sound
20.) Frankie And Igor At A Rock And Roll Party * Bob McFadden & Dor * Songs Our Mummy Taught Us
21.) She Lived As A Zombie In Life (Excerpt 3) * Ed Wood Jr. * Orgy Of The Dead
22.) Creature Without A Head * Lenny & The Squigtones
23.) Monster Movie Ball * The Feindager * Spike Jones in Hi-Fi, a Spooktacular in Screaming Sound
24.) Alfred Hitchcock Television Theme * Alfred Hitchcock & The Jeff Alexander Orchestra * Alfred Hitchcock’s Music To Be Murdered By * Imperial Records
25.) Tammy * Dracula and Vampira * Spike Jones in Hi-Fi, a Spooktacular in Screaming Sound
26.) Little Demon * Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
27.) She Lived As A Zombie In Life (Excerpt 4) * Ed Wood Jr. * Orgy Of The Dead
28.) The Purple People Eater * Sheb Wooley * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Eight
29.) Swingin’ At The Seance * Glen Miller & Orchestra * Halloween Stomp
30.) Suspicion (Excerpt) * Alfred Hitchcock * Alfred Hitchcock’s Music To Be Murdered By * Imperial Records
31.) My Old Flame * I. M. Arson * Spike Jones in Hi-Fi, a Spooktacular in Screaming Sound
32.) I Come To Demolish Cleveland * Stacy Bengal & His Six Outfielders * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Eight
33.) Body And Soul (Excerpt) * Alfred Hitchcock * Alfred Hitchcock’s Music To Be Murdered By * Imperial Records
34.) The Vampire Speaks * Al Zanino * The Vampire Speaks
35.) This Is Your Death * Dr. Jekyll and Other Ghouls * Spike Jones in Hi-Fi, a Spooktacular in Screaming Sound
36.) She Lived As A Zombie In Life (Excerpt 5) * Ed Wood Jr. * Orgy Of The Dead
37.) Amongst My Souvenirs * Sheldon Allman * Sing Along with Drac
38.) I’ll Walk Alone (Excerpt) * Alfred Hitchcock * Alfred Hitchcock’s Music To Be Murdered By * Imperial Records
39.) Voodoo Dreams * Martin Denny * Hypnotique
40.) Lover Come Back To Me (Excerpt) * Jeff Alexander Orchestra * Alfred Hitchcock’s Music To Be Murdered By * Imperial Records
41.) She Lived As A Zombie In Life (Excerpt 6) * Ed Wood Jr. * Orgy Of The Dead
42.) Two Heads Are Better Than One * Beatnik Duet * Spike Jones in Hi-Fi, a Spooktacular in Screaming Sound
43.) Frankenstein’s Den * Hollywood Flames * Doo Wop Halloween
44.) Frankenstein Meets The Beetles * Goodman and Ramal * The Monster Album
45.) Campo de Vampiros * Holy * Mas Rock and Roll – 26 Rare 60’s Teen-Punk Artyfacts
46.) Spooktacular Finale * The Entire Ghastly Cast * Spike Jones in Hi-Fi, a Spooktacular in Screaming Sound
47.) The Hour Of Parting * Alfred Hitchcock * Alfred Hitchcock’s Music To Be Murdered By * Imperial Records

Episode 134: The Ghoulardi Show!

Stay Sick, Knif!

Stay Sick, Knif!

Episode 134: The Ghoulardi Show! (A Halloween Spook-tacular!)

I have to admit, I am not cool enough to have known about Ghoulardi until only a few years ago.  As a Cramps fan, this may seem unusual, but with so much on my radar when I first discovered The Cramps, it just wasn’t possible to keep abreast of all the ins and outs of where they came from.  (My introduction to The Mad Daddy is even more recent than that.)  However, when I discovered who this amazing personality was, I instantly became obsessed.  I’ve been wanting to do a Ghoulardi show every since, but other projects and things got in the way.  This is the result of that obsession.

The show is culled from three primary sources: a recreation of the Shock Theater episode, The Hypnotic Eye, done by the good people at The Weirdness Really Bad Movie.  This recreation uses all the existing footage of Ghoulardi in action, mixed with an audio recording made from when he hosted The Hypnotic Eye.  Computer animation, and authentic commercials from the period, help sell this recreation, and it really works.  Watching it is as close to what it must have been like to watch Shock Theater in the late ’50’s and early ’60’s, and while the film is a bomb, the few gems you get from holding on for the Ghoulardi clips are totally worth it.  For those of you familiar with watching Horror Hosts, you’ll know exactly what I mean.  It is available free on YouTube.com.

The second source for this episode is the great compilation called Ghoulardi Music, which was assembled ages ago by Kogar The Swingin’ Ape!  (Also responsible for the Lux & Ivy comps.)  I’ve been sitting on this one for a while, and a song or two has appeared on previous shows for a variety of reasons.  But all the music from this show is either from that comp, or were songs I tracked down that should have been on this comp.  Ghoulardi was a very unique Horror Host, in that he used a lot of music in his clips on the show.  There are a number of listings of “songs from Ghoulardi’s show” on the Inter-Web-A-Tron, and they vary from site to site.  As very few clips of Ghoulardi exist to compare, these lists are as good as they get.  Still, the tracks are all great, and this gives you a feel for what Ghoulardi’s record collection must have been like.

We have more Halloween Spook-tacular’s on the way this month, continuing next week with another legend from the past, Spike Jones!  We are your source for Halloween Musical Shenanigans, and we now have a special Halloween Podcast that you can subscribe to, featuring our classic Halloween Shows.  Just paste http://feeds.feedburner.com/BlasphuphmusRadioHalloweenSpook-tacular into your listening device of choice, and you can enjoy a number of Spooky Shows, all free.  That’s how we like to celebrate the season.

See you in Seven!

The Ghoulardi Show!
# Title * Artist * Album * Website
01.) Light Up An Old Ghould * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye * http://reallybadmovie.weebly.com/
02.) Pygmy * Baby Sticks and The Kingtones * Ghoulardi Music * http://kogarsjunglejuice.blogspot.com/
03.) Goulardi Is Sick Tonight * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
04.) Space Rock Part One * The Baskerville Hounds * Ghoulardi Music
05.) A Ghoulardi Doll * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
06.) Birth of The Beat * Sandy Nelson * Ghoulardi Music
07.) Saturday Letters * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
08.) Blues Theme * Davie Allan and The Arrows * Ghoulardi Music
09.) Eddie’s Blues * Eddie Cochran * Ghoulardi Music
10.) My Ghoul-friend * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
11.) Time Bomb * Johnny and The Hurricanes * Ghoulardi Music
12.) Real Close * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
13.) The Swingin’ Shepherd Blues * Moe Koffman Quartette * Ghoulardi Music
14.) Poker * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
15.) Little Eefin Annie * Joe Perkins * Ghoulardi Music
16.) Stay Wood, Kid * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
17.) Wiggle Wobble * Les Cooper and The Soul Rockers * Ghoulardi Music
18.) Rumble * Link Wray * Ghoulardi Music
19.) Shocker Box * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
20.) Little Boxes * Pete Seegar * Ghoulardi Music
21.) Beat Poem * King of the Beatniks * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
22.) The Rat * The Ventures * Ghoulardi Music
23.) More Ghoul-friend * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
24.) Surfin’ Bird * The Trashmen * Ghoulardi Music
25.) Cool It With The Boom Booms * Ghoulardi * Ghoulardi Music
26.) Wham! * Lonnie Mack * Ghoulardi Music
27.) Ghoulardi Is A Coward * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
28.) Stronger Than Dirt * Tom King and The Starfighters * Ghoulardi Music
29.) Pedal Pusher * The Ventures * Ghoulardi Music
30.) Ghoulardi’s Life Story * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
31.) Papa Oo Mow Mow * The Rivingtons * Ghoulardi Music
32.) Cake * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
33.) Bird Dance Beat * The Trashmen * Ghoulardi Music
34.) Next Week’s Movie * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
35.) Dartell Stomp * The Mustangs * Ghoulardi Music
36.) Hey Group! * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
37.) The Desert Rat * Duane Eddy * Ghoulardi Music
38.) Green Onions * Booker T. and The MG’s * Ghoulardi Music
39.) Stay Sick * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
40.) Sugar Shack * Jimmy Gilmer * Ghoulardi Music
41.) You’re A Lot of Fun To Be With * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
42.) Constipation Blues * Screaming Jay Hawkins * Ghoulardi Music
43.) Wake Up * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
44.) Mumbles * The Oscar Peterson Trio * Ghoulardi Music
45.) Written By The Adults * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
46.) Buzzsaw * The Turtles * Ghoulardi Music
47.) Beachcomber * Bobby Darin * Ghoulardi Music
48.) Less Obtrusive * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
49.) Turn Blue * Jimmy McGriff * Ghoulardi Music
50.) The Laugh * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
51.) Bolo Blues * Jimmy Forrest * Ghoulardi Music
52.) Oxnard * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
53.) Mama Oo Mow Mow * The Rivingtons * Ghoulardi Music
54.) You Can’t See This When You’re Way Out There * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
55.) Space Rock Part Two * The Baskerville Hounds * Ghoulardi Music
56.) Hypnosis Word Of Warning * Narrator * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
57.) Peach Fuzz * The Ventures * Ghoulardi Music
58.) Stay Sick * Ghoulardi * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye
59.) CBS Logo * CBS Studios * Shock Theater: The Hypnotic Eye

Episode 133: The Mad Daddy Rides Again!

The Mad Daddy Himself

The Mad Daddy Himself

Episode 133: The Mad Daddy Rides Again! (A Halloween Spook-tacular!)
(Featuring two hours of the originator of Halloween Radio, The Mad Daddy Himself!)

In the late ’50’s and early ’60’s, the citizens of Cleveland would tune in late at night to hear the rhyming ravings of a real radio genius, The Mad Daddy!  Using sound effects on record, a reverb machine, various tape effects, and a stack of records from groups that were not getting regular airplay, he would get on the air and present two and a half h0urs of some of the most inventive radio you’ve every heard.  And, in an instant, he was gone.  This show is a small gesture toward recreating what a real Mad Daddy show must have been like, using a variety of materials and sources that I dig up just for this broadcast.

These are actual recordings of The Mad Daddy himself, in action.  Half of this show is culled from an hour-long air-check tape from 1958, and various from from the great compilation, Wavy Gravy! Atom Smashin’ Zoomeratin’ Mello Jello Radio Broadcasts 1958 – 1964, make up the bulk of the material for the show.    There are also a few period songs from when his show was on the air, and also includes both sides of the 45 Mad Daddy cut in the early 60’s, “I Love A Good Practical Joke” b/w “What Is A Pfisteris?”

Special thanks go out to the excellent archivist and blogger, Kogar The Swinging Ape (the one responsible for the Lux & Ivy compilation series), and the “Salad Days” radio program, which did an excellent tribute show at the beginning of 2010.  Both websites helped lead me in the right direction when I was trying to assemble this broadcast, and both led me to recordings and songs that I was unaware of before I had this idea for a show.  In particular, Kogar posted on his blog a recording of an acetate that contained recordings of the sound effects that Mad Daddy used when he was on the air.  Those are sprinkled liberally throughout this show.

There is something wonderful about listening to The Mad Daddy in action, that I have never heard on any kind of radio before or since.  His rhyming weirdness, his theatrical enthusiasm, and the creepy undertones of his weirdness, have all the hallmarks of a good Horror Host, and in many ways he invented the form.  This isn’t exactly “creepy” or “spooky,” but definitely has a retro feel that fits the nostalgia that is common around this time of year.  Plus, his raps are fantastic.  All improvised, and well worth the time and energy.

Stay tuned, as next week we’ll feature his apprentice, Ghoulardi!  Enjoy!

# Artist * Title * Album * Label
01.) The Mad Daddy * Show Opening * Wavy Gravy! Atom Smashin’ Zoomeratin’ Mello Jello Radio Broadcasts 1958 – 1964 * Norton Records * Norton Records
02.) The Mad Daddy * 1958 Air-Check Excerpt 1 * The Mad Daddy * WHK Radio
03.) The Mad Daddy * News Break * Wavy Gravy! Atom Smashin’ Zoomeratin’ Mello Jello Radio Broadcasts 1958 – 1964 * Norton Records * Norton Records
04.) The Mad Daddy * Gillette Razor * Wavy Gravy! Atom Smashin’ Zoomeratin’ Mello Jello Radio Broadcasts 1958 – 1964 * Norton Records * Norton Records
05.) Rene Hall * Twitchy * “Twitchy” b/w” Flippin'”
06.) The Mad Daddy * 1958 Air-Check Excerpt 2 * The Mad Daddy WHK Radio
07.) The Joker (The Mad Daddy) * I Love A Good Practical Joke * “I Love A Good Practical Joke” b/w “What Is A Pfisteris?” *
08.) The Mad Daddy * 1958 Air-Check Excerpt 3 * The Mad Daddy * WHK Radio
09.) The Mad Daddy * RCA Dehumid-d-d-d-difier * Wavy Gravy! Atom Smashin’ Zoomeratin’ Mello Jello Radio Broadcasts 1958 – 1964 * Norton Records * Norton Records
10.) The Five Stars * Pickin’ On The Wrong Chicken * “Pickin’ On The Wrong Chicken” b/w “Dreaming”
11.) The Mad Daddy * 1958 Air-Check Excerpt 4 * The Mad Daddy * WHK Radio
12.) The Mad Daddy * Record Rendezvous * Wavy Gravy! Atom Smashin’ Zoomeratin’ Mello Jello Radio Broadcasts 1958 – 1964 * Norton Records * Norton Records
13.) The Mad Daddy * WHK Jingle * Wavy Gravy! Atom Smashin’ Zoomeratin’ Mello Jello Radio Broadcasts 1958 – 1964 * Norton Records
14.) The Tune Rockers * Green Mosquito * “The Green Mosquito” b/w “Warm Up”
15.) The Mad Daddy * 1958 Air-Check Excerpt 5 * The Mad Daddy
16.) The Valiants * Good Golly Miss Molly * “Good Golly Miss Molly” b/w “This Is The Nite”
17.) The Mad Daddy * Random Air-Check Excerpt * The Mad Daddy
18.) The Mad Daddy * Gillette Razor 2 * Wavy Gravy! Atom Smashin’ Zoomeratin’ Mello Jello Radio Broadcasts 1958 – 1964 * Norton Records
19.) The Joker * What Is A Pfisteris? * “I Love A Good Practical Joke?” b/w “What Is A Pfisteris?”
20.) The Puddle Jumpers * Snake Charmer * “Snake Charmer” b/w “Mud Puddle”
21.) The Mad Daddy * Big Bad Train * “Snake Charmer” b/w “Mud Puddle”
22.) Muddy Waters * (I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man * Complete Chess Masters
23.) The Mad Daddy * Martian Shave * Wavy Gravy! Atom Smashin’ Zoomeratin’ Mello Jello Radio Broadcasts 1958 – 1964 * Norton Records
24.) The Nite Riders * Pretty Plaid Skirt (And Long Black Socks) * “Pretty Plaid Skirt” b/w “I’ll Never Change”
25.) The Mad Daddy * Moldy Basement * Wavy Gravy! Atom Smashin’ Zoomeratin’ Mello Jello Radio Broadcasts 1958 – 1964 * Norton Records
26.) The Eternals * Rockin’ In The Jungle * “Rockin’ In The Jungle” b/w “Rock ‘N Roll Cha Cha”
27.) The Mad Daddy * Record Rendezvous 2 * Wavy Gravy! Atom Smashin’ Zoomeratin’ Mello Jello Radio Broadcasts 1958 – 1964 * Norton Records
28.) Dwight Pullen * Sunglasses After Dark * “Teenage Bug” b/w “Sunglasses After Dark”
29.) The Mad Daddy * Record Acid Test * Wavy Gravy! Atom Smashin’ Zoomeratin’ Mello Jello Radio Broadcasts 1958 – 1964 * Norton Records
30.) Dale Hawkins * Tornado * “Tornado” b/w “Little Pig”

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Episode 132: Blank Generation

History Lesson Part II

History Lesson Part II

Episode 132: History Lesson Part II: Blank Generation (Still Before ’75) 
(Featuring more in the continuing story of the early rumblings of punk rock.)

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.

History Lesson Part II: The Blank Generation (Still Before ’75)

# Title * Artist * Album * Label

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

Episode 131: Paco Jones & Friends

Paco Jones

Paco Jones

Episode 131: Paco Jones & Friends
(Featuring a DJ set by my visiting guest, Paco Jones.)

I love having guests on my show, and so it isn’t surprising that when the idea to do a DJ set with Paco Jones came up, I instantly said yes.  An engineer and his musician have a very special kind of relationship, and after recording him twice I knew he had a lot more to say with his records, too.  At first, he insisted that it would take a while to come up with material.  He e-mailed me back a half hour later, with a six hour set of music picked out.  I knew this would be good.

This show quickly turned into a family affair, too.  It was Paco’s anniversary, so he brought his wife and son down to KPSU for the day, and we all hung out with Ricardo Wang and Lennon.  It was a pretty fun afternoon.  While the show was cut short (the kids were just getting restless with all the adults talking and listening to records), we still got to delve into the musical world of Paco Jones, and these kinds of shows are always very fun for me.

We spent a good amount of time plugging his new album, Signs & Symbols, his excellent new album that is available at all of your usual Inter-Web-A-Tron outlets.  What I find particularly interesting about his selections is that you can almost hear where this album came from by listening to this show.  It’s not obvious, and I wouldn’t say he borrowed too much from any one artist.  But what you do get is a sense of what he was steeped in, how he got there, and where he may go next.

Either way, it makes for a good two and a half hour mix.  Enjoy!

# Artist * Title * Album * Label
01.)

Episode 129: History Lesson Part I

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Episode 129: History Lesson Part I: Before ’75
(Featuring a near-chronological overview of the origins of punk music.)

As someone who grew up in the ’80’s and ’90’s, Punk was already transmuting into a plethora of other kinds of music by the time I reached musical consciousness.  While I came to appreciate everything that spawned from it, I had a real interest in where it came from, which has informed my musical sensibilities in that time.  While my interests now may range far and wide, the net that is cast embodies all that is punk, in the way that I define it.

This episode features edited samples from the IFC film Punk Attitude mixed with a variety of music that helped get the ball rolling.  I also include a few clips from other sources, to help flesh out the story when needed.  If you look at “punk” as a mode of music making, the genesis itself lies in The Blues, leading to Rock ‘n’ Roll.  Punk music is often steeped in the roots of Chuck Berry riffs, but as an ethos, encompasses so much more.  I try to provide as much musical insight as I have into the music that was bubbling under the surface when 1975, an important year for Punk Rock, was in full swing.

I open the show with the fantastic Pere Ubu version of “Final Solution.”  In a lot of ways, Punk was about searching for a Final Solution.  Music needed to be forever affected by something new in order to break away from some of the mainstream crimes that had been committed.  But the people themselves, desperate and hungry for something else, were also looking for a social Final Solution, a way to put behind them all the pain and horror that the world could inflict.  While Punk may not have made any massive, or permanent changes that could be considered “Final,” I think this song really sets the tone for the kind of people that made punk possible.  They were those who were searching for that Solution, and punk is the story of what came of their efforts.

This show was a real pleasure to make, and I it features some of my favorite music that has ever been recorded.  While this is the only show that is completed in this form, I hope to continue this series much more frequently in the near future.  The Grumpy Punk has been reawakened in a way that I cannot sate with a mere two hour show.  I wouldn’t be surprised, October and future guests not withstanding, that this will be the foreseeable format of the show for the time being.

There is a lot that could be said of the artists in this show, and I could wax poetic for pages.  But I’ll let the radio do the talking.  It tells the story much better than I could, that’s for sure.  I will say that, before the show even started, I was getting comments and e-mail from people who wanted to make sure that I didn’t leave stuff out.  And, of course, I did.  Humorously enough, I managed to fit one or two in at the last minute.  There is an out-of-chronology Kinks song, sadly, but getting “Louie Louie” in near the front was a wise, wise move.  I have plans, after I finish the initial run of this show, to go back and plug all the holes, and expand on the work I did in this show.  Hopefully, I don’t loose motivation by then.

That’s it for this week.  See you in seven.

History Lesson Part I: Before ’75

Part I

01.) Part 01 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
02.) Final Solution (Cleveland, Ohio, 76) * Pere Ubu * Terminal Tower: An Archival Collection * Rough Trade Records
03.) Louie Louie * The Kingsmen * “Louie Louie” b/w “Haunted Castle” * Wand Records
03.) Part 02 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
04.) “What Have You Got?” * Marlon Brando * The Wild Ones * Columbia Pictures
04.) Search & Destroy (Ann Arbor, Michigan, 73) * Iggy & The Stooges * Raw Power * Columbia Records
05.) Part 03 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
06.) Maybellene * Chuck Berry * The Chess Story: 1947 – 1975 * Chess Records
07.) Part 04 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
08.) Incense And Peppermints * Strawberry Alarm Clock * Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 * Rhino Records

Part II

09.) Part 05 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
10.) 96 Tears * ? & The Mysterians * “96 Tears” b/w “Midnight Hour” * Pa Go Go Records
11.) Part 06 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
12.) Strychnine * The Sonics * Here Are The Sonics!!! * Norton Records
13.) Part 07 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
14.) Riot on Sunset Strip * The Standells * The Best of the Standells * Rhino Records
15.) Part 08 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
16.) Psychotic Reaction * The Count Five * “Psychotic Reaction” b/w “They’re Gonna Get You” * Double Shot Records
17.) The Gift (Edit) * The Velvet Underground * Peel Slowly And See * Polydor Records
18.) Part 09 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
19.) Lou Reed on Andy Warhol * Lou Reed * Interview * Flora.tv
20.) All Tomorrow’s Parties (1965) * The Velvet Underground * Peel Slowly And See * Polydor Records

Part III

21.) Pushin’ Too Hard * The Seeds * The Seeds * GNP Crescendo
22.) Part 10 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
23.) Boy In The Sandbox (1968) * Michael Yonkers Band * Microminiature Love * Sub Pop Records
24.) Part 11 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
25.) White Responsibility * Huey Newton    Punk Attitude * The Complete Malcom X on DVD * http://malcolmxfiles.blogspot.com/
26.) Feel It (1970) * It’s All Meat * It’s All Meat * New Music Records
27.) Part 12 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
28.) Kick Out the Jams (1969) * MC5 * Kick Out the Jams * Elektra Records
29.) Part 13 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
30.) Helium Head (I Got A Love) (1970) * Sir Lord Baltimore * Kingdom Come * Anthology Recordings

Part IV

31.) Queen Of Stars (Loop) * Kim Fowley / Austin Rich * Unreleased * Blasphuphmus Radio
32.) Part 14 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
33.) Light My Fire (Edit) (Live) * The Doors * Alive, She Cried * Elektra Records
34.) Part 15 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
35.) Long Way To Go (71) * Alice Cooper * Love It To Death * Warner Bros. Records
36.) Part 16 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
37.) Not Right (1969) * The Stooges * The Stooges * Elektra Records
38.) Part 17 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
39.) Buick Mackane (72) * Marc Bolan & T.Rex * The Slider * Reprise Records

Part V

40.) Politicians In My Eyes (Loop) * Death / Austin Rich * Unreleased * Blasphuphmus Radio
41.) Part 18 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
42.) Hang On To Yourself (72) * David Bowie * The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars * RCA Records
43.) Part 19 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
44.) Space Age Love (LA 74) * Zolar-X * Timeless * Alternative Tentacles Records
45.) Part 20 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
46.) Vietnamese Baby (NYC, 73) * The New York Dolls * The New York Dolls * Island Records
47.) Part 21 Vietnamese Baby
48.) One Way Spit (Chickasha, Oklahoma, 75) * Debris * Static Disposal * Anopheles Records
49.) You Really Got Me * The Kinks * “You Really Got Me” b/w “It’s All Right” * Reprise Records

Part VI

50.) Part 22 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
51.) You’re A Prisoner (Detroit, Michigan, 75) * Death * …For The Whole World To See * Drag City
52.) Part 23 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
53.) Master Race (NYC, 75) The Dictators * The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! * Epic Records
54.) We Ended Up * The Mumps * How I Saved The World * Sympathy For The Record Industry
55.) Part 24 * Interviews * Punk Attitude * Shout! Factory
56.) The Gift (Instrumental Edit) * The Velvet Underground / Austin Rich * Unreleased * Blasphuphmus Radio
57.) Ain’t It Fun (Cleveland, Ohio, 75) * Peter Laughner * Take The Guitar Player For A Ride * Tim Kerr Records

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Episode 128: I Like Short Songs, Also.

Short Songs, Short Records

Sweet!  There’s A Shellac Record In Here…

Episode 128: I Like Short Songs, Also
(Where I expand upon the work I did previously, and cram over 150 into an hour of radio.)

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 some tremendously low that the world has spent that time working on faster, more compact, and shorter songs.  This show features a number of those attempts from over the years.

In making this show, I made a conscious effort to present something unique.  Not only are there 150 different songs in this show, there are also 150 different artists.  Some band members may appear on more than one song, but that is the extent of duplication.  While I did play some of the same artists that appeared in Episode 23, these are 150 different songs.  To say that it took a while to sequence them understates the difficulty of assembling a show like this.  While it would have been possible, the computer age makes a show like this possible in a way that it would not have been previously.  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 60 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 persona 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.       Again, this show also owes a huge debt to the fantastic album, Short Music For Short People.  Between both short songs shows I’ve done, it has made numerous appearances, and when I first found this album, it inspired my earliest ideas about doing a short songs show.  (Which, to be honest, was one of my first concept shows early on.)  The only flaw that I saw in that album is that there were many obvious omissions.  I felt it was my duty to fill in the gaps.

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.

See ya in seven.

I Like Short Songs, Also.

Part I

# Title * Artist * Album * Label
001.) All * Descendents * Somery * SST Records
002.) Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles
003.) Fanatics * Minutemen * The Punch Line * SST Records
004.) All Comic Heroes Are Facist Pigs * Terrorgruppe * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
005.) A Small One * Scissor Fits * Messthetics Vol. 1 * Hyped 2 Death Records
006.) Farts Are Jazz To Assholes * Dillinger 4 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
007.) Punch Drunk * Hüsker Dü * Everything Falls Apart * Reflex Records
008.) Tribute To The Mammal * Buck Wild * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
009.) Crypted Control * Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live * I Am That Great And Fiery Force * K Records
010.) Get A Grip * No Fun At All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
011.) Cocaine Dave * REO Speedealer * REO Speedealer * Royalty Records
012.) Waste Away * Fury 66 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
013.) Where You From Eh? * Chicano-Christ * Come’ CaCa EP * Nemesis Records
014.) Asian Pride * Hi-STANDARD * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
015.) Human Of Stupids * S.O.B. * Japanese Hardcore Comp Tape * Broken Tapes
016.) Staggering * Hot Box * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
017.) Field Day For The Sundays * Wire * Pink Flag * Harvest / EMI Records
018.) Doin’ Laundry * Nerf Herder * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
019.) Hot Cars * Angry Samoans * The Unboxed Set * Triple X Records
020.) Anchor * Less Than Jake * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
021.) I Want Cunt * The Queers * A Day Late And A Dollar Short * Lookout! Records
022.) Told You Once * The Mr. T Experience * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
023.) You Don’t Know The 1/2 Of It (Reprise) * Steak Knife! * Steak Knife! * Self-Released
024.) John For The Working Man * Tilt * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
025.) Exhibit Self-Control * The Iran-Contra Affair * Under Oath * Battlesnakes.com
026.) Surf City * SPREAD * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
027.) ?? * Cringer * Greatest Hits Vol. 1 * Vinyl Communication Records
028.) Blatty (Human Egg) * Sick Of It All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
029.) Secret Surgery * Man Is The Bastard * D.I.Y.C.D. * Slap-A-Ham Records
030.) No Intellect * Senseless Apocalypse * Japanese Assault * Relapse Records
031.) Mirror, Signal, Wheelspin * Goober Patrol * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
032.) Pasktamning (Protes Bengt) * Life * Chaos Of Destruction * Dan-Doh Records
033.) Hard World * Uniq * Snarl Out Vol. 3 *
034.) 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
035.) Fishfuck * Gwar * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
036.) Your Hand Is In Your Crotch * Deep Wound * Almost Complete * Baked Goods Records
037.) Red Alert * Teenage Jesus & The Jerks * Everything * Atavistic Records
038.) Bring It To An End * Anti-Flag * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
039.) All The Colours In The Rainbow * Hunger Artists * Cruisin’ In Zargon * ookworld.com
040.) Hairdude * Boss Pitt * Answer Compilation * Answer Records
041.) Count * JFA * Blatant Localism * Placebo Records
042.) Garbage Can * Wrangler Brutes * Zulu * Kill Rock Stars Records
043.) Panic * Screeching Weasel * Anthem For A New Tomorrow * Lookout! Records
044.) Pop * Syu-Cream * Sound Or Music * Okayama City Hardcore Records
045.) 1980 * GLO * Killed By Death Vol. 77 * Killed By Death Records
046.) A Prayer for the Complete and Utter Eradication of All Generic Pop-Punk * Spazz * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
047.) Solar Panel Asses * The Locust * Plague Soundscapes * ANTI- Records
048.) F.O.F.O.D. * 7 Seconds * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
049.)     * Guyve * Live Straight Outta KPSU 06/27/2009 * Blasphuphmus Radio
Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles

Part II:

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

Part III

099.) Prelude To The Revolution Song * The Paranoids * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
100.) Landing Face First * Voice On Tape * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
101.) Hulder Maiden * Thrones * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
102.) 20th of Jan. * Testicular Manslaughter * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
103.) Pater Noster * Microwaves * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
104.) Peep My Dirt Lip (1990) * My First Step Toward Failure * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
105.) Balls Of Jolly * The White Mice * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
106.) Dancin’ In My Bad * Cop Warmth * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
107.) Soiled, So Temporary * AIDS Wolf * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
108.) 13 * Torturing Nurse * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
109.) Scooter Boy cut * Ol’ Cheeky Bastards feat. Dave Dalton * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
110.) Moonlight Serenade * Low Fat * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
111.) Mensch Oder Deutscher * Slapendehonden * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
112.) Is Not Thy Weirdness Great? * Stronghold Crusader * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
113.) Konsumiert * Corrosive * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
114.) 13 Second Blowjob * Intestinal Spewage * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
115.) What His Soul Desires * The Upsidedown Stars * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
116.) Duck (Chicken) Clay Pot * Say Bok Gwai * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
117.) FTA * Scarab * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
118.) Smoke and Fears * Selbst Morder * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
119.) Spines and Sneakoscopes * The Atomic Bomb Audition * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
120.) Song of Peace (13 Seconds) * GlamGoreGlitterSlut * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
121.) Maritiza Morning Doves * Matthew Crowe * Triskaidekaphobia: 13,000.00 MilliSeconds * Ratskin Records
Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles

Part IV

Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles
122.) Her Majesty * Beatles * Abbey Road * Apple Records
123.) Miracle Cure * The Who * Tommy * Polydor Records
124.) 19 * Curious Hands * In-Studio Recording 11/15/06 * KPSU
125.) Roses * The Magnetic Fields * 69 Love Songs * Merge Records
126.) Afterlife    * The Scruffs * Angst: The Early Recordings 1974 – 1976 * Ardent Music
127.) It’s A Real Time Thing * The Damned * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
128.) 5-Piece Chicken Dinner * The Beastie Boys * Paul’s Boutique * Capitol Records
129.) Astral Lady * Captain Beyond * Captain Beyond * Fontana Island Records
130.) Wake Up * Bodyjar * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
131.) Steamroller Blues * Aerobitch * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
132.) Not Again * Undeclinable Ambuscade * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
133.) Bedroom Windows * Enemy You * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
134.) Sara Fisher * No Use For A Name * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
135.) Delraiser Part III, Del On Earth * Consumed * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
136.) Randal Gets Drunk * Lagwagon * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
137.) Howdy Doody In The Woodshed * The Dickies * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
138.) Erik Sandin’s Stand-In * Dogpiss * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
139.) Triple * Dance Hall Crashers * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
140.) Klawsterfobia * Strung Out * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
141.) Fun * Pully * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
142.) 30-Seconds Till The End Of The World * Pennywise * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
143.) I Got None * All * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
144.) See Her Pee * NoFX * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
145.) Traitor * Agnostic Front * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
146.) Life Rules 101 * Down By Law * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
147.) Pretty Houses * Lunachicks * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
148.) Turn It Up * Happy Trigger * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
149.) Mr. Brett Please Put Down Your Gun * H20 * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
150.) We Want The Kids * 59 Times The Pain * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
151.) Faust * Jughead’s Revenge * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
152.) All My Friends Are In Popular Bands * 88 Fingers Louie * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
153.) Chandeliers And Souvenirs * Diesel Boy * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
154.) My Pants Keep Falling Down * Frenzal Rhomb * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
155.) Comin’ To Your Town * D.I.E. * Short Music For Short People * Fat Wreck Chords
156.) Exit * The Bats From The Pyrimids From Egypt * Zombiance * The Bats From The Pyrimids From Eqypt Records
Short Songs (Long Version) * Dead Kennedys * Give Me Convienience Or Give Me Death * Alternative Tentacles
157.) No! All! * Descendents * Somery * SST Records

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Episode 127: Realer Than The Realest Thing Ever

Realness Kept

Realness Kept

Episode 127: Philosophy Rock Part II: Realer Than The Realest Thing Ever
(Wherein I make a valiant attempt to keep things “real”.)

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.

Realer Than The Realest Thing Ever Playlist:
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
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

Episode 126: Sight Beyond Sight

Sight Beyond Sight

Sight Beyond Sight

Episode 126: Sight Beyond Sight

For a medium that is entirely tied to one sense – aural – music can convey a surprising number of dimensions and facets that go beyond the sound-only format.  This got me thinking around radio you can see: the big trend these days is to podcast your show in a visual format, too.  Well, prior to all this fancy technology, when radio wanted you to see something, it had to be very careful about how it did it.  Was it possible to deliver Sight Beyond Sight?  There was only one way to find out.

I was very happy with the selection and diversity of songs that I was able to fit into this particular show, and I think the flow works very nicely.  I like the slow build to a sludge metal finish, and having a little VU at the end to help tie things up is always a nice way to end a show.  It is only my regret that I had to follow the wonderful but somber episode of What’s This Called? this week, featuring a memorial tribute to Ricardo Wang’s wife, who committed suicide this last week.  She will be missed, and the tribute was both beautiful and tear-inducing.  It was a tough act to follow, but I think I managed to help lighten the mood as much as it is possible, all things considered.

Of note this week is the SuperFriends sample I managed to sneak in.  I made that recording at some point in 1998, just before this show was even a glimmer in my eye, and have been waiting for an appropriate time to use it.  Good things come to those who wait.  I would also like to point out the last-minute addition to the show, “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes,” which came to us via Audience Participation.  It’s that easy, folks.  @blasphuphmus on twitter, or 503-725-5945 during the live show.  Anyone can do it.

Lastly, I want to thank Hogwash for his recommendations during the second hour of the show. As usual, his ideas were way better than mine.

See ya in seven.

Sight Beyond Sight Playlist:

# Title * Artist * Album * Label
01.) The Seeker * The Who * Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy * Polydor Records
02.) I’ll See You In My Dreams * Django Reinhardt * The Best Of Django Reinhardt * Blue Note Records
03.) I See Lights * King Khan & The Shrines * What Is?! * Vice Records
04.) Can You See? * Thee Oh Sees * Help * In The Red Records
05.) Reflections From The Looking Glass * 1910 Fruitgum Company * “Simon Says” b/w “Reflections From The Looking Glass” * Buddha Records
06.) Don’t Look Back * The Remains * Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 * Rhino Records
07.) Anyone Seen That Cat * Thee Hell Cows * Paver EP * Tim / Kerr Records
08.) See No Evil * Television * Marquee Moon * Elektra Records
09.) T.V. Eye * The Stooges * Fun House * Elektra Records
10.) See Through * Sailboats * Sailboats * Pecho Grande Records
11.) Seen Not Heard * Unwound * A Single History * Kill Rock Stars
12.) See-Thru Plastic * Nice Nice * Chrome * Temporary Residence Records
13.) I Unseen * The Misunderstood * “Children of the Sun” b/w “I Unseen” * Fontana Records
13.) You’ll See * Zoomers * Homework #5 * Hyped 2 Death Records
14.) “To See What They Could See” * Batman & Robin * Super Friends TV Show * ABC Television
15.) The World Looks Red * Sonic Youth * Confusion Is Sex / Kill Yr. Idols * DGC Records
16.) See The Leaves * The Flaming Lips * Embryonic * Warner Bros. Records
17.) See How We Are (Demo) * X * Beyond & Back: The X Anthology * Elektra Records
18.) Lookin’ Out For #1 * Negativland * Deathsentences Of The Polished And Structurally Weak * Seeland Records
19.) You Are In My Vision * Tubeway Army * Replicas * Beggar Banquet Records
20.) What You See Is What You Are * Thee Headcoats * Knights Of The Baskervilles * Birdman Records
21.) Peek-A-Boo * Siouxsie And The Banshees * Twice Upon A Time: The Singles * Polydor Records
22.) See Her Tonite * The Damned * Damned Damned Damned * Stiff Records
23.) See The Constellation * They Might Be Giants * Apollo 18 * Elektra Records
24.) She Took A Long Cold Look * Syd Barrett * The Madcap Laughs * Capitol Reocrds
25.) Man Seeks The Future * Attileo “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds * Subliminal Sounds Records
26.) Politicians In My Eyes * Death * …For The World To See * Drag City Records
27.) Eyeball * Scratch Acid * The Greatest Gift * Touch & Go Records
28.) Gary Gilmore’s Eyes * The Adverts * “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” b/w “Bored Teenagers” * Anchor Records
29.) I See A Man * Witchcraft * Firewood * Rise Above Records
30.) Seer * Witch * Witch * Tee Pee Records
31.) Seen [Excerpt] * Hochenkeit * Omu4h 4aholab / 400 Boys * Road Cone Records
32.) See How Pretty, See How Smart * Melvins * The Maggot * Ipecac Records
33.) Beginning to See the Light (Closet Mix) * The Velvet Underground * Peel Slowly And See * Polydor Records

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Episode 125: Blasphuphmus Radio Goes To The Movies!

Music & Movies: Like PB & J

Music & Movies: Like PB & J

Episode 125: Blasphuphmus Radio Goes To The Movies!
(Featuring a variety of songs about Americas favorite pastime.)

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Join us for an hour of movie-inspired music from 2 – 3 PM on kpsu.org.  (98.1 FM for those lucky few on the PSU campus.)  From 2001 to a blurry French Film, we’ve got it all this hour.  Audience Participation is at 503-725-5945.  Let’s go to The Movies!

I have always been enamored with the Silver Screen, and even as a kid I found film to be a very compelling interest.  My first big cinematic love was 2001: A Space Oddyssey, but as time has passed I’ve become interested in a wide variety of movie genres, each offering something unusual and wonderful to the jaded and befuddled person I have become.  Very late in the game this prompted me to get a Minor in Film, on top of my other assorted Minors and Degrees, mostly because I couldn’t resist movies and better than I could Comics, 19th Century Literature, or Music.

The genesis of this particular essay, however, was very immediate and last minute: while I had planned a two-hour show after my return from vacation, I had completely forgotten about two bands that were going to play on KPSU this Saturday.  (In my vacation frenzy, I had completely forgotten.)  So, I jettisoned the two-hour show (still sorted and ready, and may end up being next week’s show), and threw together this one-hour version, to be done after the bands.  Of course, at the very last minute, they canceled as well, leaving me in an awkward position.  Instead of scrambling again, I went with a truncated, one-hour show.

Not surprisingly, I was able to cram in a lot of my favorite music into this show.  Spike Jones is quickly becoming a favorite around the house, and I will never tire of Stereolab, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, or Dead Milkmen.  I recently (see: three years ago) acquired the Lester Bangs and The Delinquents album, which is getting a lot of play around the house, too.  But I was pleasantly impressed by The Troggs track I found, and any time you can play Wire on your show, you are doing something right.

Thanks for listening, and See you in Seven.

# Title * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Overture – Atmospheres * Gyorgy Ligeti * The Official 2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack * MGM Records
02.) Movie Camera Old Clockwork Type * Sound Effects * 100 Spectacular Sound Effects * Public Domain
03.) The Late Late Late Late Movies, Part II * Spike Jones & His City Slickers * Musical Depreciation Revue: The Spike Jones Anthology * Rhino Records
04.) Film Music * Electrelane * Rock It To The Moon * Mr. Lady Records
05.) Exploding Head Movie * Stereolab & Nurse With Wound * Refried Ectoplasm: Switched On, Vol. 2 * Drag City Records
06.) You In A Movie * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Bob Dinners And Larry Noodles Present Tubby Turdner’s Celebrity Avalanche * Communion Records
07.) Psycko (Themes From Psycho And Vertigo) * Laika & The Cosmonauts * Children Of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976-1996 * Rhino Records
08.) I Just Want To Be A Movie Star * Lester Bangs And The Delinquents * Jook Savages On The Brazos * Livewire Records
09.) Strange Movies * The Troggs * Archaeology (1966-1976) * Polygram Records
10.) (Theme From) Blood Orgy of the Atomic Fern * Dead Milkman * Bucky Fellini * Enigma Records
11.) Murder Movies * Unwound * Repetition * Kill Rock Stars Records
12.) Sweetback’s Theme * Melvin Van Peebles * The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1968-1971 * Stax Records
13.) Films * Gary Numan * The Pleasure Principle * Atco Records
14.) Cracked Actor * David Bowie * Aladdin Sane * RCA Records
15.) French Film Blurred * Wire * Chairs Missing * Restless Records
16.) Theme from ‘Hatari’ * Henry Mancini * Greatest Hits * RCA Records
17.) Road Movie To Berlin * They Might Be Giants * Flood * Elecktra Records
18.) End Theme * John Williams * Return of The Jedi * 20th Century Fox

Episode 124: The Black Hole

The Black Hole

The Black Hole

Episode 124: The Black Hole
(Featuring a dramatized radio presentation of the Walt Disney 1979 classic, The Black Hole.)

Sit back for a radio adaptation of The Black Hole, Disney’s attempt at Sci-Fi that is equal parts 2001 and Star Wars.  While the film was a bit of a flop when it was released, there were a number of pieces of media released at the time that retold the story of the film, all on vinyl.  That, coupled with samples from the film itself, have been combined for two-hour presentation of one of the most over-looked narratives of the last 30 years.  Now, today, join us for the entire story, specifically designed for radio enjoyment.

I have to say, as a kid, this film left a pretty big impression on me.  My parents took me to see it at a Drive-In, and while most of the film had been forgotten almost immediately, the robot characters stood out so much that I immediately incorporated them into my own imaginary games that I regularly played on my own.  Years later, I discovered the audio treat of listening to this film on headphones.  Minus one orchestral bit in the last third of the film, the score is creepy and awesome at the same time, and the audio effects fully utilize the stereo effects that were available.  It’s really a joy to listen to, and while the delivery of the dialog in many parts borders only on passable, the audio editing is what draws me back to this film over and over again.

Plus, there is also a bit of Odysseus traveling into the Underworld at work here.  That always goes over well.

Obsessive Black Hole fans will note that I eliminated two somewhat-confusing subplots from this presentation: the fact that Dr. Reinhardt used to have Kate’s father on the Cygnus with him, but later killed Kate’s father.  This subplot adds nothing to the story, and is irrelevant on the whole.  There is one bit of dialog that I failed to cut, but it is out of context and I don’t think it makes things any more confusing than it already is.  I also eliminated the suggestion that Maximillian (the robot) was actually the one in charge, controlling through intimidation Dr. Reinhardt.  Again, it was a confusing subplot that only surfaces once or twice.  I also tried to trim as much of the “bad” orchestra cue as humanly possible.  (The only used during some of the lazer battle scenes.)  With all the good music in this film, that song really stands out.  While much of it is still in the show, I cut as much as it made sense to.

Attentive fans will notice that this is the second time I’ve attempted this story for radio.  This is an expanded recreation retrocast of a show from August of 2007.  At the time, the show was only an hour long, and I did not yet have the LPs that I’ve used to expand and supplement this broadcast.  What is funny is that the story finally makes sense in this form; originally I just used samples from the film, which means that the visual elements that tell the story are lost on the audience.  (I’m specifically thinking of the ending sequence, that lacks dialog for much of it.)  That, coupled with editing out about 45 minutes of the story, made that version a little difficult to make sense of.  (However, it was a great piece of experimental audio.)  Lastly, there is no recording of the original version.  I’ve been planning to do a recreation of it for quite some time.  However, now that I have the Disney LPs, it seemed appropriate.

For those curious about the people involved in working on this film, here are the appropriate credits, in terms of the audio story.  While I did all the editing and arrangements on the radio version, it was done with original materials created by Walt Disney Pictures.  It seems important to give credit where credit is due.

Directed by Gary Nelson

Story by Jeb Rosebrook, Bob Barbash, Richard Landau & Gerry Day.

Narrated by Percy Rodrigues.

Music by John Barry, with help from Evelyn Kennedy, Helen Sneddon, Dan Wallin and Albert Woodbury

Sound Effects and Editing by Wayne Allwine, Nick Alphin, Barney Cabral, Norman Carlisle, George Fredrick, Robert Hathaway, Ben Hendricks, John Jolliffe, Stephen Katz, James MacDonald, Bud Maffett, Al Maguire, Joe Parker, Frank Regula, Herb Taylor, Louis Terrusa, John Van Frey, and Bill Wylie.

Staring: Maximilian Schell as Dr. Hans Reinhardt, Anthony Perkins as Dr. Alex Durant, Robert Forster as Captain Dan Holland, Joseph Bottoms as Lieutenant Charles Pizer, Yvette Mimieux as Dr. Kate McCrae, Ernest Borgnine as Harry Booth, Roddy McDowall as V.I.N.CENT., & Slim Pickens as B.O.B.

Enjoy!

The Black Hole
# Title * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Selected Excerpts & Samples * Walt Disney * The Black Hole * Walt Disney Productions
02.) Main Title * John Barry * Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: The Black Hole * Walt Disney Productions
03.) Selected Excerpts & Samples * Walt Disney Productions * Walt Disney Productions Presents the Story of The Black Hole * Walt Disney Productions
04.) The Door Opens * John Barry * Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: The Black Hole * Walt Disney Productions
05.) Zero Gravity * John Barry * Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: The Black Hole * Walt Disney Productions
06.) Six Robots * John Barry * Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: The Black Hole * Walt Disney Productions
07.) Durant Is Dead * John Barry * Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: The Black Hole * Walt Disney Productions
08.) Start The Countdown * John Barry * Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: The Black Hole * Walt Disney Productions
09.) End Credits * John Barry * Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: The Black Hole * Walt Disney Productions

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Episode 123: The Fourth Of July Picnic

Picnic Friendly Radio

Picnic Friendly Radio

Episode 123: The Fourth of July Picnic
(Join us for an audio journey into the July 4th Picnic, with lots of help from Negativland.)

Join me as I take you on a radio journey through the annual 4th of July picnic, via your old familiar friend, local radio.  After hiking out to our remote broadcast location, I bring you a host of songs about America, the 4th of July, BBQ and Picnics, and the complete story behind our own National Anthem.  It’s an hour of audio wonders as we explore this ancient and mysterious holiday with the likes of John Phillip Sousa, Galaxie 500, Chuck Berry and Woodie Guthrie (both via requests), Dick Kent, Paul Williams, Johnny Punchclock, and a pair of real-live phone calls from 2007 from an actual, live 4th of July BBQ in progress.  How cool is that?

Enjoy!

The Fourth of July Picnic
# Track * Artist * Album

01.) Fireworks General Atmosphere * Madacy Records * 100 Spectacular Sound Effects * Madacy Records
02.) Walking And Driving And Hiking To The Show * Negativland * Over The Edge Vol. 1: Negativland’s 4th Of July Stockholders’ Picnic * Seeland Records
03.) Stars And Stripes Forever March * Sousa’s Band * Amberol Cylinder 4M-285 * Edison Records
04.) Parade Of Condiments * Negativland * Over The Edge Vol. 1: Negativland’s 4th Of July Stockholders’ Picnic * Seeland Records
05.) American Metaphysical Circus * The United States of America * The United States of America * Columbia Records
06.) Fourth Of July * Galaxie 500 * This Is Our Music * Rough Trade Records
07.) 12 O’Clock, July * The Mussies * Everything You Always Wanted To Know About 60’s Mind Expansive Punkadelic Garage Rock Instrumentals But Were Afraid To Ask * Arf! Art! Records
08.) BBQ Call 1 * Austin Rich & Johnny * 04 July 2007 * Blasphuphmus Radio
09.) Sweet Little Sixteen (Single Version) * Chuck Berry * The Definitive Collection * Chess Records
10.) Do Re Mi * Woody Guthrie * Very Best of Woody Guthrie * Music Club Records
11.) Roll Me Through The Fire * Johnny Punchclock * (demos) * Unreleased
12.) The National Anthem vs. Testosterone (Take 4) * kiisu d’salyss * Cabin Fever * Unreleased
13.) BBQ Call 2 * Austin Rich & Tom * 04 July 2007 * Blasphuphmus Radio
14.) Barbeque * Paul Williams * Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas * The Jim Henson Company
15.) UFO’s, Big Rigs And BBQ  * Mojo Nixon and The World Famous Blue Jays * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
16.) Rat A Tat Tat, America * Dick Kent * The American Song-poem Anthology: Do You Know The Difference Between Big Wood And Brush * Bar / None Records
17.) Our National Anthem * Negativland * Free * Seeland Records
18.) Firesign Goes To War!: No Jokes About America! * The Firesign Theater * All Things Firesign * Artemis Records
19.) America Kicks Ass * King Missile III * Royal Lunch * Important Records

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Episode 122: I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show

Firesign Theater "I Think We're All Bozos On This Bus"

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

Episode 122: I Think We’re All Bozos On This Show (Vinyl Solution Part V)
(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 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. 

# Artist * Track * Album * Label
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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Episode 118: Do Your Homework!

Do Your Homework!

Do Your Homework!

Episode 118: Do Your Homework! (Grumpy Punk Part VII)
(Featuring post-punk selections, drawing heavily from the Homework series of compilations.)

While The Grumpy Punk is always near and dear to this show, he often goes quite a while without making an appearance. Then, without warning, he kicks in the door, twisted on something it is probably best not to inquire about, with a stack of records that he needs to play, NOW! No questions asked. I’ve stopped trying to reign him in whenever he comes over, and while he drinks all my beer and inevitably breaks something valuable, he always leaves behind a trail of good memories and a foggy mind full of tunes that I can’t live without.

This week, The Grumpy Punk dug out all his Homework discs, a series of re-issues by the Hyped 2 Death record label. Hyped 2 Death has made an entire career out of rediscovering the obscure and the wonderful from old records, cassettes, and other strange and forgotten media from the original DIY period, between 1975 and 1985. These re-issues run the gambit from punk, power pop, experimental, post-punk, and everything in-between, and most often contain music by artists you’ve never heard of. Some of these groups were lucky enough to play live a handful of times, and in some cases, their records were an afterthought, if released at all to a handful of stores and friends. While others fared much better, these reissues document the amazing and incredible scenes that grew up all over in the wake of the first punk chord heard ’round the world.

Hyped 2 Death have several re-issue series that cover a number of different scenes, locales and genres. The “Homework” series – the focus of todays show – features American Post-Punk and Experimental acts that arose between ’77 and ’85. These also covers something that makes sense, thematically; it IS time to do your homework, not just in the sense that papers are due and the term is coming to a close, but these artists themselves offer you an education that you can’t get at an Institution of Learning.

So it goes. At least you’ll have this show to clue you in.

We also take a short side-trip into the post-punk releases of Portland, OR, and include some tracks from Greg Sage’s fantastic release, “History of Portland Punk, Vol. 1.” While much of it is a little more “Punk” than post-punk, some of the artists on that release fit perfectly, and you’ll find them here.

For more information about the music on todays show, check out the Hyped 2 Death website (http://www.hyped2death.com/) and, of course, the Zeno Records website, too (http://www.zenorecords.com/pdx.htm).

See ya in seven.

# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Homework * Screaming Urge * Killed By Death Vol. 6 * Killed By Death Recordes
02.) Sunrise * Tidal Waves * Homework # 102 * Hyped 2 Death Records
03.) Modern Noise * Algebra Mothers * Homework # 7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
04.) You Got Me * Theoretical Girls * Homework # 1 ½ * Hyped 2 Death Records
05.) Flashcards * Smegma * Homework # 1 ½ * Hyped 2 Death Records
06.) Is It That Time Again * Bonemen of Barumba * Homework # 9 * Hyped 2 Death Records
07.) Debussy * Tom & Marty Band * Homework # 102 * Hyped 2 Death Records
08.) I Want Something New * Half Japanese * Homework # 104 * Hyped 2 Death Records
09.) Little Debbie * Redness * Homework #1 ½ * Hyped 2 Death Records
10.) Naugahyde * Ballistics * Homework #7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
11.) Call On Me * Adults * Homework # 10 * Hyped 2 Death Records
12.) Ladies With Appliances * Dow Jones & The Industrials * Homework # 104 * Hyped 2 Death Records
13.) You’re Not the One * Brain Damage * Homework # 7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
14.) Try To * Zach Swagger (w/ Data Panic & William Murray) * Homework # 1 ½ * Hyped 2 Death Records
15.) Last Graves At Dimbaza * 17 Pygmies * Homework # 101 * Hyped 2 Death Records
16.) Kill Him Again * Lester Bangs and Birdland * Homework # 9 * Hyped 2 Death Records
17.) Lester Bangs * Let It Blurt * Homework # 7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
18.) Gertrude Stein * The Rentals * Homework # 101 * Hyped 2 Death Records
19.) Thomas Edison * Bob * Homework # 7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
20.) Heathen Girls * Rose Whipperr & Mark Stowe * Homework # 5 * Hyped 2 Death Records
21.) Alexander Haig * Wilma * Homework # 5 * Hyped 2 Death Records
22.) I Owe to the Girls * Teddy & the Frat Girls * Homework # 104 * Hyped 2 Death Records
23.) Cuban Homo Farm * Silver Abuse * Homework # 1 ½ * Hyped 2 Death Records
24.) Do the Orbit * Skoings * Homework # 2 * Hyped 2 Death Records
25.) Something In Your Eyes * Artyard * Homework # 9 * Hyped 2 Death Records
26.) T.V. Pharmaceuticals * The Tenants * Homework # 2 * Hyped 2 Death Records
27.) 3-Piece 78 * Jim Shepard / Verticle Slit * Homework # 1 ½ * Hyped 2 Death Records
28.) Never Comes Down * Neoboys * History of Portland Punk Vol. 1 * Zeno Records
29.) World Gone Mad * Lotek * History Of Portland Punk Vol. 1 * Zeno Records
30.) Bug * Cleavers * History Of Portland Punk Vol. 1 * Zeno Records
31.) 1988 * Rubbers * History Of Portland Punk Vol. 1 * Zeno Records
32.) Empty * SST * Homework # 102 * Hyped 2 Death Records
33.) Work * Units * Homework # 2 * Hyped 2 Death Records
34.) Nico * Really Red * Homework # 101 * Hyped 2 Death Records
35.) Bourgeoisie * Clap * Homework # 8 * Hyped 2 Death Records
36.) The Pinnacles of Trona * John Allan Amstrong * Homework # 7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
37.) Subversive Pleasure * Chalk Circle * Homework # 9 * Hyped 2 Death Records
38.) Underground Passion * Bolivians * Homework # 7 * Hyped 2 Death Records
39.) Existential Baby * Consumers * Homework # 8 * Hyped 2 Death Records
40.) Falling * Carsickness * Homework # 10 * Hyped 2 Death Records
41.) Never Seen Before * Wild Stares * Homework # 103 * Hyped 2 Death Records
42.) Vacation A * Bomis Prendin * Homework # 10 * Hyped 2 Death Records
43.) The Prince and the Showgirl * Cult Heroes * Homework # 8 * Hyped 2 Death Records

KPSU Playlist

Episode 114: The Adventures of Superman Part VII!

Tune In And Follow The Story!

Tune In And Follow The Story!

Episode 114: Blasphuphmus Radio Theater Presents!: The Adventures of Superman Part VII!
(Featuring another exciting installment in the on-going adventures of Superman!)

The Adventures of Superman Part VII

Episode 26: The Emerald of the Incas (5 of 6) * 10 April 1940

Episode 27: The Emerald of the Incas (6 of 6) * 12 April 1940

Clark Kent goes to investigate Dr. Beecham and his daughter Elsie, who happens to have The Emerald of The Incas in a safe in his office.  But two Asitlan priests feel very differently about the matter.

Episode 28: Donelli’s Protection Racket (1 of 6) 15 April 1940

Episode 29: Donelli’s Protection Racket (2 of 6) 17 April 1940

A local thug by the name of Donelli establishes a protection racket in Metropolis, and targets – among other people – the newest addition to the cast: Jimmy Olsen.

Episode 113: …And All That Jazz

...And All That Jazz

…And All That Jazz

Episode 113: …And All That Jazz
(Featuring a selection of some of my favorite jazz music to celebrate my 13th anniversary.)

In honor of the 13th Anniversary of our first broadcast, Episode 113: …And All That Jazz features a wide selection of jazz music to set the mood for the cocktail party that we threw from 1 – 3 PM.  While you already missed the party, you can hear the audio record now at kpsu.org.

New KPSU volunteer Nate joined me for the show, and on the whole it was great to have a number of the KPSU crew in the studio to help me celebrate.

# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Ghosts [New York, 1964] * Albert Ayler * Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost * Revenant Records
02.) Strings & Things Suite [Excerpt 1] * Rejuvenation Trio * Rejuvenation Voyage
03.) Two Pieces Of One: Green * Tony Williams * Life Time
04.) N.O.U. Future Vision Hypothesis * The Nation Of Ulysses * Plays Pretty for Baby
05.) Johnny One Note * Bob Dorough * Devil May Care
06.) Strings & Things Suite [Excerpt 2] * Rejuvenation Trio * Rejuvenation Voyage
07.) Complete Communion * Don Cherry * Complete Communion
08.) Strings & Things Suite [Excerpt 3] * Rejuvenation Trio * Rejuvenation Voyage
09.) Flibberty Jib * Ken Nordine * The Best of Word Jazz, Volume 1
10.) Better Get Hit In Yo’ Soul * Charles Mingus * Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus * MCA Records
11.) Take Five * The Dave Brubeck Quartet * Time Out
12.) Strings & Things Suite [Excerpt 4] * Rejuvenation Trio * Rejuvenation Voyage
13.) Minor Yours * Chet Baker * Blue Note
14.) While My Lady Sleeps * John Coltrane * Coltrane * Impulse Records
15.) Kosmos In Blue * Sun-Ra And His Solar Arkestra * Art Forms For Dimensions Tomorrow
16.) My Funny Valentine * The Miles Davis Quintet * Cookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet
17.) The Song Is Ended * The Mills Brothers * Chronological Vol.5 (1933-1938)

KPSU Playlist

Episode 112: The Green Hills of Earth

Leonard+Nimoy+The+Green+Hills+Of+Earth++Gent-401082Episode 112: The Green Hills of Earth
(Featuring a re-mixed presentation of three different broadcast version of Robert Heinlein’s The Green Hills of Earth!)

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

01.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 1
02.) Men Into Space * Buddy Morrow * Brain In A Box
03.)The Green Hills of Earth Edit 2
04.) Astrononmie Domine * Pink Floyd
05.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 3
06.) Super Rocket Rumble * Man… Or Astro-Man? * Deluxe men in space
07.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 4

08.) Out to launch * Sonny Sharrock * Space Ghost
09.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 5
10.) The Spaceman * Charles Manson * 60 Birthday
11.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 6
12.) Space Station # 5 * Fastbacks * new mansions in sound
13.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 7
14.) Get Outta That Spaceship And Fight Like A Man * The Grifters

15.) Cosmic Ballad * Perrey And Kingsley
16.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 8
17.) Starship * Spaceman 3

HOUR 2

18.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 9
19.) Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home * Mogwai
20.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 10
21.) Revenge * Black Flag
22.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 11
23.) Follow Blind * Wipers

24.) Dirty Joke From Outer Space pt I * Sunroof!
25.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 12
26.) Hard Travelin’ * Woody Guthrie
27.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 13
28.) Spaceball Ricochet * T. Rex

29.) Space Loneliness * Sun Ra
30.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 14
31.) Clink, Clink, Another Drink * Spike Jones
32.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 15
33.) 2000 Light Years From Home * The Rolling Stones
34.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 16
35.) Talking Hard Work * Woody Guthrie

HOUR 3

36.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 17
37.) Dirty Joke From Outer Space pt II * Sunroof!
38.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 18
39.) Space Age Ballad * Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
40.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 19
41.) A Long Way From Home * The Kinks
42.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 20

43.) Headed Home * George & Caplan
44.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 21
45.) Dirty Joke From Outer Space pt IiI * Sunroof!
46.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 22
47.) Keep On The Sunny Side * The Carter Family

48.) Homecoming * Replikants
49.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 23
50.) Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire * Small Faces
51.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 24
52.) Spaceship Landing * Kyuss
53.) The Green Hills of Earth Edit 25
54.) Death Is Not The End * Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
55.) The Intergalactic Laxative * Donavan

Episode 111: The Rites of Spring

The Rites of Spring

The Rites of Spring

Episode 111: The Rites of Spring
(Featuring a three-hour meditation of The Rites of Spring.)

KPSU Playlist

# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Farmstead, Late Spring * BBC
02.) Spring * Rites of Spring * Rites of Spring * Dischord Records
03.) The Rites of Spring * Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
04.) Heaving Through The Seasons * Trawler Bycatch
05.) Up Toward The Sun * Eco D’Alberi
06.) Springtime in Chicago * Sun Ra and His Arkestra
07.) Call You The Sun * Jandek
08.) Sun Cycle * Out of Context
09.) The Rite of Spring Thing * Sun City Girls
10.) I Want The Sun To Shine * Amon Düül II
11.) Mathematicians March (The Sun Rises) * The Mayonnaise vs. Venn
12.) The Fairest of the Season * Nico
13.) Here Comes The Sun * The Beatles
14.) Let’s Go Away For a While * The Beach Boys * Pet Sounds
15.) Sunny Afternoon * The Kinks
16.) Who Loves The Sun * The Velvet Underground
17.) March of the Flower Children * The Seeds
18.) Good Day Sunshine * The Eyes
19.) I Live In The Springtime * Lemon Drops
20.) Mambo Sun * T. Rex
21.) Sunshine Love * Rikki Llionga
22.) I Can Take You To The Sun * The Misunderstood
23.) The World Has Changed * The Fleshtones
24.) Sunspots (Single Remix) * Julian Cope
25.) Cellulose Sunshine * Stereolab
26.) Section 9: Light & Day / Reach For The Sun * The Polyphonic Spree * The Beginning Stages Of… * Good Records
27.) Sunshine of Your Love * Frank Zappa
28.) Springtheme * Ween
29.) Poisoning Pigeons In The Park * Tom Lehrer * An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer * Reprise Records
30.) Springtime For Hitler * Mel Brooks & John Morris * Mel Brooks Greatest Hits * Elecktra / Aslyum Records
31.) The March Song * The Shipping News
32.) Blister In The Sun * Violent Femmes * Violent Femmes * Slash Records
33.) The Sun Always Shines Around You * The Queers
34.) Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas) [Live] * They Might Be Giants
35.) Shiftless When Idle * The Replacements
36.) Sunshine Superman * Hüsker Dü
37.) Sunny Places * Snuff
38.) Time Change * Red Squares
39.) Holidays In The Sun * Los Punkrockers
40.) Can’t Stop the Spring * The Flaming Lips
41.) Peking Spring * Mission Of Burma
42.) End on End * Rites of Spring * Rites of Spring * Dischord Records
43.) You Can Never Hold Back Spring * Tom Waits

Episode 108: Real Love

Real Love

Real Love

Episode 108: Real Love w/ DJ Swill (Grumpy Punk Part VI, Valentine’s Day Special!)
(Featuring a tag-team presentation of, ahem, “sweet” punk love songs.)

# Track * Artist * Album * Label

01.) Love Is Happiness * The Icarus Line * Mono * Buddyhead Records
02.) Crummy Lovers Die In The Grave * The Fucking Champs * V * Drag City Records
03.) Love Is… * King Missile * King Missile * Atlantic Records
04.) Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love * Joan Jett & Paul Westerberg * Tank Girl: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack * Warner Bros. / Elektra Records
05.) Gimme Some Head * GG Allin & The Motor City Bad Boys * “Gimme Some Head” b/w “Dead Or Alive” * Orange Records
06.) Sex Junkie * Plasmatics * Beyond the Valley of 1984
07.) Love Song * The Damned * The Best of The Damned * Big Beat Records
08.) Ass Kisser’s Union * Claw Hammer * Hold Your Tongue (and Say Apple) * Interscope Records
09.) Cellophane Nirvana * The Salvation Army * Happen Happened * Frontier Records
10.) Ever Fallen In Love? * The Buzzcocks * Single Going Steady * EMI Records
11.) We Gotta Get Out Of This Place [Live] * Fear
12.) Love * Screeching Weasel * Boogadaboogadaboogada
13.) Cannibal Lover * Chevreuil * Capoeira * Sickroom
14.) Shotgun–I Love You * Billy Jack * Wrestling The Bald-Headed Champion * Space Age Bachelor Pad Records
15.) Don’t Worry * Sister Double Happiness
16.) I’m In Love With Your Mom * VOM * Live At Surf City
17.) A Love Supreme * Oswald Five-0 * “A Love Supreme” b/w “Crushproof”
18.) Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing [Live] * Minutemen
19.) Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World * The Ramones
20.) Love Bomb * Ginderman * Grinderman
21.) Rio * Nip Drivers
22.) We Are In Love * Coachwhips * Double Death
23.) Love Lasts Forever (Sometimes) * Half Japanese * Loud And Horrible
24.) Love Love Love * The Queers * Grow Up
25.) What Love Is * Rocket From the Tombs * The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs
26.) This Is Me Without You * Hello Menno
27.) Are We There Yet? [Excerpt] * Pat Metheny
28.) Flamethrower Love * Poison Idea
29.) Bullet Train To Vegas * Drive Like Jehu * Yank Crime * Interscope
30.) No Depression * The Oblivion Seekers
31.) Pervert * The Descendents
32.) Window Shop For Love * The Wipers * Is This Real?
33.) Caterpillar EP * Unwound * Love And Fear
34.) Real Love * NoMeansNo

KPSU Playlist

Episode 107: The Future of Love

il_340x270.307488975Episode 107: The Future of Love: Lulu!
(Featuring the NBC classic X Minus 1, with the episode “Lulu,” originally broadcast on 31 October 1957.)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Blasphuphmus Radio brings you a special presentation of an X Minus 1broadcast from 1957! It’s all part of that little piece of joy we like to think of as our weekly radio show. Ob-soive:

We rarely consider Valentine’s Day a radio-friendly holiday, but this year the combination of Sci-Fi and creepy love songs was just too irresistible to pass up. But stay tuned! Next week, DJ Will will be in the studio for a Grumpy Punk Valentine’s Day show to end all Valentine’s Day shows. Who says we don’t care about love?

Track * Artist * Album * Label

01.) Part I * X Minus 1 * Lulu (31 October 1957) * NBC Radio
02.) Love Dance * Martin Denny
03.) Part II * X Minus 1 * Lulu (31 October 1957) * NBC Radio
04.) Interplanetary Love * Acid Mother’s Temple
05.) Modern Love Waltz * Philip Glass
06.) Love In (December) * Hal Blaine
07.) Part III * X Minus 1 * Lulu (31 October 1957) * NBC Radio
08.) A Disappointing Love * 101 Strings Orchestra * Astro Sounds From Beyond the Year 2000 * Scamp Records
09.) Satelite of Love * Lou Reed
10.) Love Song of the Saroo * Joe Meek & The Blue Men
11.) Love Cry * Albert Ayler
12.) Love Call (Alternate Version) * Ornette Coleman

KPSU Playlist

Episode 106: Summer Twins & Naive Theives, LIVE!

Reverb Explosion!

Reverb Explosion!

Episode 106: Summer Twins & Naive Thieves LIVE, w/ Cosmic Jim!
(Featuring live performances by Summer Twins & Naive Theives, hosted by Cosmic Jim!)

Blasphuphmus Radio & Psychedelic Renaissance are proud to present two live performances, now available in the KPSU archive. Just another gift to our listeners, from our bandwidth to yours. Check out a live performance by Summer Twins, hosted by the Legendary Cosmic Jim! Bringing you Pop, Rock & and little bit of Surf, Summer Twins are the cure for the wintertime blues. You can’t help but smile when they’re on the stereo.

Then, keep on listening for a live set by their tour mates, Naive Thieves. Taking their cues from The Velvet Underground, Freak Folk, and a host of other great rock and roll, Naive Thieves are excellent performers that have a lot of energy, and really great harmonies. Well worth your investment.

Special thanks to Cosmic Jim for hosting the show. I’ve been a huge fan of his radio work for quite some time, and it was a real pleasure to see him in action.

Enjoy!

# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) LIVE! * Summer Twins * 05 February 2011 * KPSU Radio
02.) Interview * Summer Twins * 05 February 2011 * KPSU Radio
03.) LIVE! * Naive Thieves * 05 February 2011 * KPSU Radio
04.) Interview * Naive Thieves * 05 February 2011 * KPSU Radio

KPSU Playlist

Episode 105: A Cross Country Extravaganza

In Honor Of Rita

In Honor Of Rita

Episode 105: A Cross Country Extravaganza
(Featuring a number of songs that are on the run.)

In spite of my best efforts, there are many of our broadcasts that have been lost either in part or entirely.  There are a number of reasons for this: technological failures, archivists errors, you weren’t broadcasting for some reason or another.  Any number of problems can arise when you’re quickly trying to get material ready for broadcast.

A large number of problems happened on this day: The playlist was mangled, the recordings were missing 30 minutes of our broadcast, and on top of everything, the recording did not sound great.  For a long time I sat on the files, posted a half-assed “edit” of the show, and on the whole wished that I could have done better.  Mostly because my guest for this show planned the entire thing with me, and I really wanted to show her a good time.

Recently, Rita passed away suddenly.  At least, suddenly to me.  I knew her through teaching, but she and I had a lot of similar touchstones and interests, too.  She was one of the nicest people I worked with, and her sense of humor and upbeat attitude was and important element of her personality.

In honor of her passing, join me for a remastered, two hour broadcast of songs about running, motion, being on the run, and everything in between.  Audience participation was so excellent for this show, she came right into the booth on this one.  While she did not speak on the mic, we spent the entire show talking about music, life, and everything in-between.  This show cemented our friendship, and I will miss her tremendously.

This show was pieced together from the playlist and three mangled files I was able to retrieve from the KPSU server when it crashed while we were broadcasting.  While this is not exactly like the version that was heard by listeners at home, this is a very close approximation in a nearly complete form.

I’ll miss you, Rita.  I’ll always remember you sitting in the booth, talking about anything and everything… only not when the mic was on.  I guess that’s on memory that will be just for me.

Goodbye.

 

A Cross Country Extravaganza

Hour 1

Part I: Running Into The Past

01.) Run Better Run * The Cheepskates
02.) Run For Your Life * The Beatles
03.) Running Scared * Roy Orbison
04.) Let ’em Run Wild * Beach Boys
05.) Running from the Enemy * Stinking Lizaveta
06.) Run Run Run * The Velvet Underground * The Velvet Underground & Nico

Part II:  Running Hard

07.) Runnin’ Ragged * Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti
08.) Run Run Run * Gestures
09.) Run, Run, Run * The Third Rail
10.) Running Hard * Speed Glue and Shinki
11.) Madman Running Through the Fields * Dantalian’s Chariot
12.) Runnin’ Down A Dream * Tom Petty

Part III: Girl On The Run

13.) Run Chicken Run * Link Wray & His Wray Men
14.) Girl On The Run * Honey Bane
15.) Nowhere To Run * The Pagans
16.) C’Mon * Joan Jett & The Runaways
17.) Running With the Devil * Van Halen
18.) Running In The Shadows * The Neoboys

Hour 2

Part IV: Run Run Run!

19.) Midnight Run * The Pyramids
20.) Run To The Hills * Iron Maiden
21.) Run For Your Life * Screamin’ Lord Sutch & The Undertakers
22.) Run Run Run * The Stimulators
23.) Runaway * Screeching Weasel
24.) Let’s Run * Blue Light Curtain

Part V: Run Away With Me

25.) Forerunner * Ornette Coleman
26.) Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) * The Temptations
27.) Run Paint Run Run * Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
28.) Run Away * Jandek
29.) Run Spook Run * Rod Keith
30.) If you See my Rooster Please Run Him Home * Memphis Minnie
31.) Running Gun * Marty Robbins
32.) Run * Gnarles Barkley
33.) I’ll Come Running * Brian Eno
34.) Run to the Sun * Eddy Detroit
35.) Children Running On The Radio

KPSU Playlist

Episode 104: To The Future!

Beware The Searchers!

Beware The Searchers!

Episode 104: Traveling Through Time Part I: To The Future
(Featuring a audio essay focusing on the X-Minus 1 broadcast “To The Future” from 30 October 1950.)

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!

# Track * Artist * Album * Label
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

Episode 101: Some Changes For The New Year

Change Ahead

Change Ahead

Episode 101: Some Changes For The New Year
(Where I play a whole slew of songs about newness, beginnings, and change.)

Well, we’ve had all manner of crazy shit go down in the last few months, and this show has not be as well documented, performed, posted, or heard because of that. But the wait is over, as we are back in business, and ready for action with five hours of downloads, including a special New Year’s Day broadcast, some live electro-glitch, and actual profanity. Yeah, you know you want it.

I should point out that I haven’t had a chance to write a proper footnoted playlist in many moons, which is why this is a big deal.

See ya in Seven.

Episode 098: A New Coat of Paint

Like A Box of Crayons

Like A Box of Crayons

Episode 098: A New Coat of Paint
(Featuring a meditation on the color of music these days, with a little help from Ken Nordine.)

I discovered Ken Nordine a number of years ago, through Negativland mostly, though my en-co-host DJ Revolting Earwig was the first to direct my attention specifically to this particular album, Colors.  Nordine has a wonderfully sleepy, and atmospheric tone to his voice, and as you explore his other work, you’ll find that while his primary instrument is the human voice, his verbal meanderings are fun to follow, or let wash over you.  However you enjoy it, his attempt to create music around the idea of colors is so completely ludicrous, it is perfect for radio.

I must confess that I had little belief that this show was going to be recorded or archived for the future, and so I put very little thought into what I would play.  In many ways this is an accidental show: by not thinking about it too much, I ended up liking it a lot.

Enjoy

A New Coat Of Paint

01.) Begin The Beguine * Art Tatum
02.) Harmonium * Stereolab * Refriend Ectoplasm
03.) Olive * Ken Nordine * Colors
04.) Fourth Shot * Cabaret Voltaire * Mix-Up
05.) Electric Atlamira * Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic
06.) Maroon * Ken Nordine * Colors

07.) Rosetta * Art Tatum
08.) Hundreds of Years * Thinking Fellers Union Local #282
09.) Chartreuse * Ken Nordine * Colors
10.) Ella Guru * Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
11.) The Admiral * Shellac
12.) Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride * Steel Pole Bath Tub
13.) Crimson * Ken Nordine * Colors

14.) Indiana (Back Home Again In) * Art Tatum
15.) ?? * Don Caballero
16.) Blue * Ken Nordine * Colors
17.) Simian Fever * Six Finger Satellite
18.) Shaking Hell * Sonic Youth
19.) Magenta * Ken Nordine * Colors

20.) Wee Baby Blues * Art Tatum
21.) Bodies * Nomeansno * You Kill Me
22.) Flesh * Ken Nordine * Colors
23.) Hey Cops * Crain *
24.) The Fixed Orbit * Antioch Arrow * In Love With Jetts
25.) Booby Trap * godheadSilo * Skyward In Triumph
26.) Tron * Rodan * Half-Cocked Soundtrack
27.) Brown * Ken Nordine * Colors

28.) Stompin’ At The Savoy * Art Tatum
29.) Life * Flipper
30.) Meet Me In Lacey * KARP * Suplex
31.) Disappoint * Unwound * The Future Of What
32.) Black * Ken Nordine * Colors
33.) Last Goodbye Blues * Art Tatum
34.) Soul Giver * Opal * Happy Birthday Nightmare

Episode 097: Like This And Like That

The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth

Episode 097: Like This And Like That
(Featuring a selection of randomly selected songs in an effort to get into the mood.)

Program Playlist

This is one of the few shows that I do not have a recording of.

Like This & Like That
# Title * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody (Medley) * Louis Prima * Capitol Collectors Series * Capitol Records
02.) Song 5 * George and Caplin * 05 August 2006 Live Performance * KPSU
03.) Forget You * Cee-Lo Green * The Lady Killer
04.) I Learned The Hard Way * Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings * I Learned the Hard Way
05.) Think For Yourself * The Beatles * Rubber Soul
06.) One [Excerpt] * Krandroid The Friendly Robot * 01 July 2005 Live Performance * Blasphuphmus Radio
07.) Now That I Know * Ted Lucas * Ted Lucas
08.) One Night Stands * The News * Hot Off The Press
09.) See The Leaves * The Flaming Lips * Embryonic
10.) Shadowplay * Joy Division
11.) Carcass * Siouxsie & the Banshees * The Scream
12.) Two * Krandroid The Friendly Robot
13.) I Hate The ’80’s * The Vaselines * Sex with an X
14.) Seeking Love * Bare Wires * Seeking Love
15.) Beat On The Brat * The Vacants * “Pushin’ Too Hard” b/w “Beat On The Brat” * Beat Records
16.) I’m Warning You With Peace And Love * None More Black * Icons
17.) Hate Your Generation * The Automatics * 20 Golden Greats * Mutant Pop Records
18.) 24 Hour Donut Shop * Hairspray Blues * Sick Little Package
19.) Triforce Of Boom * Krandroid The Friendly Robot
20.) Insane * The Wipers * “Insane” b/w “Resist” Single
21.) Faking It * Jay Retard * Watch Me Fall
22.) Fever Dreaming * No Age * Everything In Between
23.) Reel * Uz Jsme Doma * Caves
24.) Dancing With The Moon * Balkan Beat Box * Blue Eyed Black Boy
25.) Castlevania * Krandroid The Friendly Robot
26.) Paleosonic * Brian Eno * Small Craft On A Milk Sea * Opal Records
27.) #9 * Moodring * Scared of Ferret
28.) On And On * Nice Nice * Extra Wow
29.) Found In Nature * Nels Cline & Devin Sarno * Edible Flowers
30.) Mask Talk * Tolouse Low Trax * Mask Talk
31.) SIGINT * Kabutogani * Bektop * Intergroove Records
32.) You Doped [Excerpt] * Sister Iodine * Flame Desastre
33.) Three * Krandroid The Friendly Robot

Episode 095: The Grumpy Punk Part V: Vinyl Soultion Part IV

Punk Record Blowout

Punk Record Blowout

Episode 095: The Grumpy Punk Part V: Vinyl Soultion Part IV
(Featuring a two-for-one deal with an installment of The Grumpy Punk, all on vinyl.)

Due to an unfortunate technical problem at KPSU this weekend, Episode 095 of Blasphuphmus Radio was not recorded, and was only available to those who listened live at 98.1 FM on the PSU campus, and at kpsu.org.

Hopefully, some of you caught it. And, if you by chance caught a recording of it too, I would love to hear it. But chances are, this one is lost to the ether. This was a two-for-one episode is some ways: it was the fifth installment of The Grumpy Punk, AND the fourth installment of Vinyl Solution. I may try to do a recreation of it someday, as it was a really fun show to DJ. But for the time being, I’ll just have to let this one go.

Next week, tune in for a very special appearance by my good buddy Will. It’s been almost a year since we teamed up for a radio show, and I think this one will be a doozy. It may even be another Grumpy Punk show. It just depends on how it all plays out.

See ya then.

The Grumpy Punk Part V: Vinyl Soultion Part IV
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Puncher * The Ventures
02.) Rosemary * The Dickies
03.) In A Jar * Dinosaur Jr.
04.) (The Original) Neutron Bomb * The Controllers
05.) Teenage * The Weirdos
06.) Victims * The Skulls
07.) I’m In Love With Your Mom * VOM
08.) Don’t Talk To Me * The Eyes
09.) Communist Eyes [Live] * Germs
10.) Cathy’s Theme * The Ventures
11.) I Don’t Care * Ramones
12.) When My Baby’s Beside Me * Big Star
13.) Doctor Please * Blue Cheer
14.) Un-Huh * Thee Headliners * We Made These Songs * We Made These Records
15.) Jesus And Tequila * Minutemen
16.) Runnin’ Strong * The Ventures
17.) Flame On! / CYBERFORCE * The 1, 4, 5s
18.) I Don’t Want To Hear It * Minor Threat
19.) I Hate Everything * Defiance
20.) Officer * Murder City Devils
21.) Coup D’etat * Circle Jerks
22.) Dripper * Brainwashers
23.) Repo Man * Iggy Pop
24.) Bamba * The Ventures
25.) Punishment Farm / Our Secret / World I Never Made * Oswald Five-O
26.) Rapunzel’s Unrest * Klorox Girls * I’m One Me Too 7″ * Grinning Idiot Records
27.) Wailer’s House Party * Satan’s Pilgrims * Haunted House Party 7″ * EmPtY Records
28.) Caroline * Pierced Arrows
29.) Wild Action * The Ventures
30.) Drinking Song * Ashtray
31.) The Loudest Voice * Straitjacket
32.) Sweet Young Thing Ain’t Sweet No More * Mudhoney
33.) Recall * Jonestown
34.) Caterpillar * Unwound
35.) In Half * Sleep Capsule
36.) Vast Deference * The Miss
37.) The End Of All Things * NoMeansNo
38.) Jigsaw Feeling * Siouxie and the Banshees
39.) When The Shit Hits The Fan * Circle Jerks
40.) Lonely Karen * The Ventures
41.) I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive * Hank Williams

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Episode 094: The Maltese Falcon!

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Episode 094: Detective Dexter Roland, Private Investigator 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!)

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.

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

Episode 092: The Black Cat & Other Frightening Tales

The Black Cat

The Black Cat

Episode 092: The Black Cat & Other Frightening Tales (A Halloween Spook-tacular!)
(Featuring a four hour Halloween presentation of Diamanda Galás reading Edgar Allen Poe’s The Black Cat!)

Join me for a special extended edition of Blasphuphmus Radio, just in time for the Holidays!  That’s right, tune in for a special re-telling of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Black Cat” (read by Diamanda Galás), mixed with Ed Wood samples, Vampires, Bob & Ray, Werewolfs, Lux & Ivy’s Favorite Hits, Ghosts, a Mad Monster Party, a handful of Zombies, a trip to the Graveyard, and four hours of Halloween madness. It’s everything you need to set your mood for the Halloween soiree in your future!

That’s a Halloween Spook-tacular, only on Blasphuphmus Radio.

The Black Cat
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
001.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle
002.) KPSU Halloween
003.) A Night In A Haunted House
004.) Haunted House * Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs
005.) The Baron * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party * Retrograde Records
006.) Dead Moon Night * Dead Moon
007.) The Black Cat 1
008.) A Night In A Haunted House
009.) Haunted House Blues * Bessie Smith
010.) Monster Surfing Time * Deadly Ones * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 05
011.) Now I Will Talk To The Wolfman And Mummy 1
012.) The Haunted House Sounds
013.) The Haunted House * Vic Crume
014.) Strolling Spooks * Ken Nordine
015.) The Haunted House Sounds
016.) The Black Cat 2
017.) Mad Monster Party * Maury Laws w/ Ethel Ennis * Mad Monster Party * Retrograde Records
018.) It’s Halloween! * The Shaggs * Philosophy Of The World * Third World Records
019.) Now I Will Talk To The Wolfman And Mummy 2
020.) Monster Mash * Bobby “Boris” Picket & The Crypt-Kickers
021.) The Headless Horseman * Bing Crosby
022.) A Night In A Haunted House
023.) The Black Cat
024.) Scream * Ralph Neilsen & The Chancellors * Back From The Grave Part 1
025.) The Boogie Monster * Gnarls Barkley * St. Elsewhere * Downtown Records
026.) The Haunted House Sounds
027.) Anxiety!: Poison Coffee * Bob & Ray * The Lost Episodes, Vol. 3
028.) A Night In A Haunted House
029.) The Black Cat 4
030.) Waltz For A Witch * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party * Retrograde Records
031.) El Monstruo * Los Shains
032.) Jack The Ripper * The One Way Streets * Back From The Grave Part 1
033.) Now I Will Talk To The Wolfman And Mummy 3
034.) Ghost Hop * The Surfmen * Wild Surf!
035.) The Haunted House Sounds
036.) Mr. Ghost Goes To Town * The Five Jones Boys * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 04
037.) Ghost Wanted * The Carl Stalling Project * The Carl Stalling Project Volume 2
038.) Ghost Train * Electro-Tones * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 04
039.) A Night In A Haunted House
040.) The Black Cat 5
041.) The Spook * The Tomkos
042.) Sir Roderic’s Song * William Schwenck Gilbert
043.) Grim, Grinning Ghosts – The Haunted Mansion * Disneyland
044.) The Haunted House Sounds
045.) The Black Cat 6
046.) Dark Shadows Main Title Theme
047.) Now I Will Talk To The Wolfman And Mummy 4
048.) The Mummy’s Bracelet * Lee Ross * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 10
049.) The Mummy * Bob Mcfadden * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume One
050.) The Way Out Mummy * Bob Ridgley * Lost Treasures
051.) The Mummy * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party * Retrograde Records
052.) Anxiety!: Commander Nelville Putney * Bob & Ray * The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2
053.) A Night In A Haunted House
054.) The Black Cat 7
055.) The Wolf Wobble * Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti * 1920’s And 1930’s Sides Remastered * JSP Records
056.) Now I Will Talk To The Wolfman And Mummy 5
057.) Frankenstein Walk * Gene “Bowlegs” Miller
058.) Over At The Frankenstein Place * The Cast * The Rocky Horror Picture Show
059.) The Haunted House Sounds
060.) Werewolf Watusi * Don Hinson And The Rigamorticians
061.) The Haunted House Sounds
062.) The Black Cat 8
063.) Night Of The Vampire * The Moontrekkers * It’s Hard To Believe It: The Amazing World Of Joe Meek
064.) Raving Vampire Pt. I * Souls Unlimited
065.) Dinner With Dracula * Zacherle * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 02
066.) Dracula’s Daughter * Screamin’ Lord Sutch * I Hear A New World
067.) Now I Will Talk To The Wolfman And Mummy 6
068.) A Night In A Haunted House
069.) The Black Cat 9
070.) Do the Zombie * The Symbols * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 03
071.) Zombi * Los Sleepers * Mas Rock and Roll – 26 Rare 60’s Teen-Punk
072.) Zombie Lou * Johnson Bros.
073.) Zombie Jamboree * Kingston Trio
074.) Watusi Zombie * Jan Davis * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 11
075.) The Thing Strikes [Excerpt] * Henry Mancini
076.) The Haunted House Sounds
077.) The Twilight Zone Main Title Theme
078.) The Midnight Zone * Bob & Ray * The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2
079.) A Night In A Haunted House
080.) The Black Cat 10
081.) Mad Monster Party Instrumental * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party * Retrograde Records
082.) Sinister Purpose * Zacherle with Southern Culture On The Skids
083.) Graveyard Shift * Bobby “Boris” Picket & The Crypt-Kickers
084.) Now I Will Talk To The Wolfman And Mummy 7
085.) Morgus The Magnificent
086.) Jungle Madness * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party * Retrograde Records
087.) The Haunted House Sounds
088.) The Black Cat 11
089.) The Night Of The Phantom
090.) Graveyard * Dead Moon
091.) Rockin’ In The Graveyard * Jackie Morningstar * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume 02
092.) Now I Will Talk To The Wolfman And Mummy 8
093.) Graveyard * Blenders
094.) Cementario * Los Saicos
095.) Cemetery Blues * Bessie Smith
096.) A Night In A Haunted House
097.) The Black Cat 12
098.) Till The Following Night * Screamin’ Lord Sutch
099.) Finale * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party * Retrograde Records
100.) The Great Pumpkin Waltz * Vince Guaraldi
101.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

Episode 091: Rock Out With Your Goth Out Part II

Boo

Boo

Episode 091: Rock Out With Your Goth Out Part II w/ Moth Hunter
(Featuring two hours of Halloween Goth & Industrial music for a perfect seasonal soundtrack.)

Enjoy!

Rock Out With Your Goth Out Part II
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) * * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) The Durrow Book * Dead Voices on Air * Piss Frond * Invisible Records
03.) Hurricane Fighter Plane * Alien Sex Fiend * The Impossible Mission * Passport Records
04.) You Know What You Are [Excerpt] * Ministry * The Land of Rape and Honey * Sire Records
05.) Stigmata * Ministry * The Land of Rape and Honey * Sire Records
06.) Tragedy For You [Neurodancer] * Front 242 * Tragedy For You 12″ * CBS Records
07.) Dissonance * Legendary Pink Dots * Nemesis Online * Soleilmoon Records
08.) Performance * Tones on Tail * Pop * Beggars Banquet Records
09.) Teenage Lightning 2 * Coil * Love’s Secret Domain * Wax Trax Records
10.) Monitor * Siouxsie And The Banshees * Juju * Polydor (UK) Ltd.
11.) Money Is Flesh * Swans * Greed / Holy Money
12.) * * Haunted House
13.) Holy War * Lords of the New Church * Lords of The New Church * IRS Records
14.) Chosen * Moth Hunter * Dust
15.) Suzy Q * Sheep On Drugs * Greatest Hits * Smash Records
16.) Eyes of Nature * Swans * Various Failures
17.) Church * Skinny Puppy * Bites
18.) Convulsion * Skinny Puppy * Too Dark Park * Universal Records
19.) Spasmolytic * Skinny Puppy * Too Dark Park * Universal Records
20.) I Hate You [Excerpt] * Christian Death * “I Hate You” b/w “All The Love” 12″ * Prophets Records
21.) Love’s Secret Domain * Coil * Love’s Secret Domain * Wax Trax Records
22.) Slavestate * Godflesh * Slavestate
23.) Trick Or Treat * Download * Charlie’s Family * Metropolis Records
24.) Blind * Swans * Various Failures

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Episode 090: Lost In Space!

Space Travel A Go-Go

Space Travel A Go-Go

Episode 090: Lost In Space!
(Featuring a journey through the stars, and on a rocket, with a little help from The Day The Earth Stood Still.)

Enjoy!

Lost In Space!
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
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 Schmilsso * RCA Records
04.) Mayonnaise vs. Venn * Rocketman * Demo CD * Unreleased
05.) Galaxie 500 * Leave The Planet * On Fire * Rough Trade Records
06.) Space Odyssey * 101 Strings Orchestra * Astro Sounds From Beyond the Year 2000 * Scamp 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 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
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 [Excerpt] * Kraftwerk
31.) Space Prophet Dogon * Sun City Girls
32.) Space Lonliness * Sun Ra
33.) Starless [Excerpt] * 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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Episode 089: 1990’s Flashback

Flashback

Flashback

Episode 089: 1990’s Flashback (Mini-Cast #3)
(Featuring a musical journey into a long-lost and forgotten decade from yesteryear, with DJ JustantoherDJ!)

This episode also contains an A Family Affair mini-cast, as my brother calls in half-way through the show to discuss the Light The Night walk that was happening in PDX the day this show was broadcast.  Two-for-one.

Enjoy!

1990’s Flashback
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Audrey’s Dance [Excerpt] * Angelo Badalamenti * Twin Peaks * Warner Bros. Records
02.) Red Wooden Beads * John and Mary * Victory Gardens * Rykodisk Records
03.) Native Son * The Judybats * Native Son * Warner Bros. Records
04.) “Smoking”
05.) Slow Dog * Belly * Star * Sire Records
06.) Edges [Excerpt] * Sonic Youth * SYR 4: Goodbye 20th Century * SY Records
07.) Freak Scene * Dinosaur Jr. * Bug * SST Records
08.) Surf Wax America * Weezer * Weezer * DGC Records
09.) Range Life * Pavement * Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain * Matador Records
10.) Gin and Juice * Sissy Bar * Statutory Grape * Sugar Fix Records
11.) Liquordelic * Tipsy * Trip Tease * Asphodel Records
12.) Cinnabar [Excerpt] * Tipsy * Trip Tease * Asphodel Records
13.) Noel, Jonah, and Me * The Spinanes * Manos * Sub Pop Records
14.) Creepy * Velocity Girl * “Crazy Town” b/w “Creepy” 7″ * Sub Pop Records
15.) A Family Affair Segment: Light The Night Plug * Kyle Rich * 09 October 2010 * Blasphuphmus Radio
16.) Over Now * Alice In Chains * Alice In Chains * Columbia Records
17.) Time Theory 11:11 * Miss Murgatroid
18.) Not If You Were the Last Junkie On Earth * The Dandy Warhols * …The Dandy Warhols Come Down * Capitol Records
19.) Wreck My Car * They Might Be Giants * Apollo 18 * Elektra Records
20.) Lump * The Presidents Of The United States Of America * The Presidents of the United States of America * Columibia Records
21.) Nitro Burning Funny Cars * The Dead Milkmen * Bucky Fellini * Enigma Records
22.) She Says What She Means * Sloan * Navy Blues * Murderecords
23.) Having Never Written a Note for Percussion [Excerpt] * Sonic Youth * SYR 4: Goodbye 20th Century * SY Records
24.) C’mon C’mon (We’re Gonna Get It Started) * Sloan * Navy Blues * Murderecords
25.) Gdelp Me * Cathead * Cathead: The Album! * Self-Released
26.) Welcome (Intro) [Excerpt] * Land of the Loops * Bundle of Joy * Up Records
27.) Our Happiness Is Guaranteed * Quasi * Featuring “Birds” * Up Records
28.) Dig Me Out * Sleater-Kinney * Dig Me Out * Kill Rock Stars Records
29.) Clean Up On Aisle #9 (Turn Up The Monitors) * Man… Or Astro-Man? * Is It… * Estrus Records
30.) Multi-family Garage Sale * Land of the Loops * Bundle of Joy * Up Records
31.) Slip * Carmina Piranha * Revenge Poems * Dublin Discs
32.) Awake In the Sand * Kaitlyn Ni Donovan * Songs for “Three Days” * Hush Records
33.) J’y suis jamais alle * Yann Tiersen * Amelie * Virgin Records
34.) Les jour TRISTES (instrumental) * Yann Tiersen * Amelie * Virgin Records
35.) La Valse D’Amelie * Yann Tiersen * Amelie * Virgin Records
36.) Drivin’ On 9 * The Breeders * Last Splash * 4AD Records

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