The Daily NewsBlas 13 November 2014: Back On The Case (Part 1 of 3: Back From The Dead)

Detective Dexter Roland, Private Investigator

Detective Dexter Roland, Private Investigator

The Daily NewsBlas 13 November 2014: Back On The Case (Part 1 of 3: Back From The Dead)

An old friend of the show, Detective Dexter Roland, Private Investigator, returns after having been relegated to near-obscurity.  This time, instead of introducing an episode of thematic sounds and music, Dexter enters the world of having his own adventures, in a narrative and serial format!  Witness, as we bring you:

Back On The Case: Part 1 of 3: Back From The Dead

Cast:

Austin Rich as Detective Dexter Roland, Private Investigator.

Miss Rikki as Beatrice Baumgartner

Touch of Evil (Main Title) * Henry Mancini * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
Staccato’s Theme * Elmer Bernstein * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree

We’ll do out best to get the next installment out to you soon.

Mother Box 53

The Secret True History of Rock ‘n’ Roll Part II: Defending Elvis

Dance The Night Away

Dance The Night Away

The Secret True History of Rock ‘n’ Roll Part II: Defending Elvis
(Miss Rikki & I discuss music old and new as we cover a Ramones Tribute, discuss how unfairly Elvis is sometimes treated, and introduce to you two things that are from the last 10 years that are good.  Promise. )

In another podcast-only edition of AMLOR, we discuss The Ronetts (and to a lesser extent, The Ramones and the passing of Tommy), Elvis (and how hot he was), The Nervous (because: The Nervous), and Bomb The Music Industry, as we slowly (but surely) sort out the format of the show.  I might also be a little drunk.

Enjoy!

 

The Secret True History of Rock ‘n’ Roll

 

Part I: Some Things Old

01.) Absolutely Bills Mood (Live) * They Might Be Giants
02.) Stingray * King Peglican * Roots In The Shadows of San Antonio
03.) Boys * The Shirelles * Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found
04.) Be My Baby * The Ronettes
05.) I Never Dreamed * The Cookies * Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found
06.) What A Lonely Way To Start The Summertime * Bitter Sweet * Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found
07.) I Have A Boyfriend * The Chiffons * Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found
08.) I Can’t Let Go * Evie Sands * Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found
09.) Nobody Knows What’s Goin’ On (In My Mind But Me) * The Chiffons * Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found
10.) Bobby Sox Blues * T-Bone Walker * The Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll
11.) When It Rains, It Really Pours * Elvis Presley
12.) Good Rockin’ Tonight * Wynonie Harris * The Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll
13.) Saturday Night Fish Fry * Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five * The Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Part II: Some Things New

14.) Cottlestone Pie * Cringer * The Thing That Ate Floyd
15.) Entry Level Position * The Nervous
16.) Boredome Zone * The Mr. T Experience * The Thing That Ate Floyd
17.) Happy Now * Isocracy *  The Thing That Ate Floyd
18.) Stand Until You’re Sober * Bomb The Music Industry
19.) No Medicine For Regret * Mogwai * Rave Tapes
20.) Space Ghost * Callow * Blue Spells
21.) Friskers * Rollerball * Companion 2: The Woman At The Well

On The Flip Side

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On The Flip Side
(Longer description of the episode, with weird esoteric links and notes about the show.)

Miss Rikki & I continue our Ontological Assault on the world at large with this radio deconstruction of recordings that are on the edge of awareness of their state as recordings.  Leaving no symbol unturned, with layers upon layers of meaning and commentary with regards to the current state of our program, we delve quite a ways into the 70’s, offer some Cilantro PSAs, prepare for Time Travel, and offer a number of means for managing your own stress.  The mix is thick and dense in some spots, with lots of “Waiting Room” references.  Just how we like it.

Part II of this program is reminiscent of one of the ’90’s episode of this program I did at KWVA in Eugene, which you can stream or download here.  I’m pretty sure it is the same source material, and it is interesting to revisit the same material with a new perspective.  Not much more meta than referencing yourself, right?

Dig it.  There’s some dope shit in here.

Enjoy!

 

On The Flip Side

 

Part I: The Musical Heritage Surplus Club of Hong Kong

01.) Twenty Minutes of Silence * Flip Wilson * You Devil You
02.) Break Song [Excerpts] * Vanilla Fudge * Near The Beginning
03.) The Church of What’s Happening Now * Flip Wilson & Redd Foxx
04.) 40 Great Unclaimed Melodies! * The Firesign Theater * Dear Friends (Live Broadcasts)
05.) “Real Life” Trailer * Albert Brooks
06.) Checkers Speech * Richard Nixon
07.) What’s Happening News * George Carlin w/ Flip Wilson
08.) Alexander Grahmn Bell * Lilly Tomlin * This Is A Recording
09.) Telephone Courtesy Educational Film
10.) WINO Radio * George Carlin w/ Flip Wilson

 

Part II: It’s Time For Traveling Through Time

11.) I Hate Cilantro, It’s Gross * Glozell Green
12.) ?? LP?
13.) Traveling Through Time * Pan Am Films
14.) Learn How To Touch Type
15.) Cindy Goes To A Party * Etiquette Lessons
16.) Drugs Are Like That * Anita Bryant
17.) Act Your Age Education Film
18.) You And Your Parents * Coronet Films

 

Part III: Stress Relief With Tranquilizers

19.) How To Win At Conversations With Mom * Daniel Kibblesmith
20.) The Wayne Mason Trio * LIVE! at the La Pesada
21.) [Excerpts] * Kermit Schafer * All Time Great Bloopers (6 Record Set)
22.) Stress Relief With Tranquilizers * The Relaxed Wife
23.) Cindy Goes To A Party * Etiquette Lessons
24.) Drugs Are Like That * Anita Bryant
25.) Evert 1 Pipkin * Man… Or Astro-Man? * Made From Technitium

The Stuff That Myths Are Built On

Just How I Like It: No One Around

Just How I Like It: No One Around

The Stuff That Myths Are Built On
(For this show, we throw our listeners to the wolves.)

The subject of loneliness and being alone came up when I was selecting records for this show, and a jazzy, moody theme quickly began to develop, which Miss Rikki ran with.

We also interview Kevin McCallister, PHD in Social Sciences, who emphasizes students of people who are at Home, Alone.

Then, we throw you to the wolves.

Enjoy!

 

The Stuff That Myths Are Built On

Part I: 18 Months & Two Weeks

01.) The Wolf You Never Knew [Excerpts] * Robert Redford * The Language and Music of The Wolves
02.) Blue Monk * The Thelonious Monk Quartet And Pee Wee Russell * Miles & Monk At Newport
03.) Word Salad * Miss Rikki
04.) Straight, No Chaser * The Miles Davis Sextet featuring Julian “Cannonball” Adderley * Miles & Monk At Newport
05.) Movie Excerpt

Part II: Kevin McCallister, PHD in Social Sciences & Being at Home, Alone.

06.) ‘Round Midnight” * Lionel Hampton with Rhythm and Reeds * Golden Vibes
07.) “There Is Not A Rhinoceros In This Room”
08.) Move * Charlie Parker, Tadd Dameron & Curley Russell* Live Sessions
09.) The Wolf You Never Knew [Excerpts] * Robert Redford * The Language and Music of The Wolves
10.) Hot House * Carlie Parker, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Nelson Boyd & Max Roach * Live Sessions
11.) “What Ever Happened To Baby Jayne?” [Excerpt]
12.) Audrey Hepburn on Dick Cavett

Part III: Someone’s Calling Your Name

12.) Open All Night / My Father’s House [Excerpt] * Bruce Springsteen * Nebraska
13.) A Phone Call From Dr. McCallister
14.) Jeffrey Lee Pierce on What’s Wrong With Everything
15.) I Hear Your Name * The Dead Milkmen * Eat Your Paisley

The People Who Died: June 2014 Edition

We Will Miss You, One And All

We Will Miss You, One And All

The People Who Died: June 2014 Edition
(Miss Rikki & I sit down to do a tribute show to some of the incredible artists we have lost this year, only to find ourselves visited by three callers.)

Miss Rikki & I pay tribute to some of the incredible artists that have passed.  There were a number of excellent artists of many varieties who we lost in the not-too-distant past, and we thought it would be a good opportunity to play some music and clips by these incredible artists.  We are also visited by three callers who are all dead?

Enjoy!

 

The People Who Died

 

Part I: Clutching A Pair Of My Husband’s Shorts

01.) Peek-A-Boo (DEVO Dub) * Devo * Peek-A-Boo 12″
02.) “Word Salad” * Miss Rikki
03.) Death * Rik Mayall
04.) Deal With It * Beastie Boys * Aglio E Olio
05.) Concertos No. 1 in E flat and No. 2 in A [Excerpts] * Liszt (performed by Samson Francois)
06.) A Phone Call From Elvis Presley

 

Part II: When The Music’s Over

07.) When The Music’s Over * The Doors * Strange Days
08.) A Phone Call From Bob Dylan
09.) 13 Women (And Only One Man In Town) * Bill Haley & His Comets * 45

 

Part III: Silence Is More Compelling

10.) European Son * The Velvet Underground * The Velvet Underground & Nico
11.) “Word Salad” * Miss Rikki
12.) Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs in “Almost Famous”
13.) Casey Casam & Jerry Lewis
14.) Concertos No. 1 in E flat and No. 2 in A [Excerpts] * Liszt (performed by Samson Francois) [Excerpts]
15.) A Phone Call From Kurt Cobain

The Secret True History of Rock ‘n’ Roll Part I: Introduction

Look On This Ancient Artform And Dispair

Look Upon This Ancient Artform

The Secret True History of Rock ‘n’ Roll Part I: Introduction
(Miss Rikki & I discuss music old and new as we introduce a new format for our show when we’re suddenly not able to get into KPSU. )

Miss Rikki & I have been batting around the idea of doing this series for a while, and there’s at least one pilot version of this show floating around that may (or may not) see the light of day.  In the meantime, when KPSU was shut down this week, we decided to bring you the very first installment of the R Rated version of A Momentary Lapse of Reason  as we explore four songs – old and new – that absolutely belong in the official Rock and Roll Canon.

In this episode, we focus on two very early influences on the trajectory of Rock & Rock: “Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar” is a very clear boogie woogie influence that also have a big lyrical influence on what rock and roll would become.  For it’s sense of humor, we turned toward Buchanan & Goodman’s classic from 1956, “The Flying Saucer,” a song that sampled, satired, and created an entirely new genre, all in the mid 50’s.

For our recent selections, Miss Rikki waxes poetic about The Epoxies, and I do the same about Unwound.  We wrap up suddenly due to the lateness of the hour.

Hopefully we can continue this kind of show, and I would like to see more stuff like this come together as time goes on.  If you have any thoughts on this kind of format, just let me know, and we’ll gladly work toward incorporating those ideas into the show.  After all, without you, there would be no show.

Enjoy!

 

The Secret True History of Rock ‘n’ Roll

 

Part I: Some Things Old

01.) Ringer * Moth Hunter * Dust
02.) Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar * Will Bradley Orchestra
03.) Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar [Excerpt] * The Andrews Sisters
04.) Robin Head Machine Gun * Lamborghini * Togetherness With Battlesnakes
05.) The Flying Saucer (Part 1) * Buchanan & Goodman
06.) Space Fuck * The Gordon Taylor * KPSU In-Studio Performance
07.) Zelda – Fortress Theme * The Advantage * The Advantage
08.) The Flying Saucer (Part 1) * Buchanan & Goodman
09.) Bela Bartok Excerpt

Part II: Some Things New

10.) Beat My Guest * The Epoxies
11.) Metropolis * Kraftwerk * Man-Machine
12.) Everything Looks Better On Video * The Epoxies * Stop The Future
13.) Kantina [Excerpt] * Unwound * Fake Train

Funes el Radiorioso

Miss Rikki & I, Back In Our Grammar School Days.

Miss Rikki & I, Back In Our Grammar School Days.

Funes el Radiorioso
(Miss Rikki & I are joined by The Professor’s Wife as we explore our own swiss-cheese brains, through a few random records, audio clips, and other paths through the musical universe.)

I really feel like the show is starting to hit its stride, and this is an excellent example of where that stride is going.  Miss Rikki & I (aided by assistance from The Professor’s Wife) bust out some contemplation on all the voices in our own heads, why we can’t remember anything, and why we remember everything.

I have decided that I will turn this show into a vinyl-dominated program, as a reaction to all the shows I see / hear / know of that are complete devoid of records.  I feel as if I need to explore this world of plastic records while it is still possible, and the new A Momentary Lapse of Reason guarantee is that all future shows will contain at least one vinyl recording in the mix.

Now… where was I?

Enjoy!

 

Funes el Radiorioso

 

Part I: Don’t You Remember?

01.) Explore The Wonderful World Of Your Voice [Excerpts] * Voice-A-Cord
02.) D: contamination * Man… Or Astro-Man? * EEVIAC: Operational Index and Reference Guide, Including Other Modern Computational Devices
03.) “Word Salad” Supplied by Miss Rikki
04.) Tonto * Battles * Mirrored
05.) Green Eyed Lady * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Lovelyville
06.) The Longines Symphonette Society proudly presents The Golden Age of Comedy [Excerpts] * Narrated by George Burns
07.) I’m In Love With What’s-Her-Name * Dr. Frank * Show Business Is My Life

 

Part II: Say Goodnight, Someone.

08.) Walter Carlos * Switched On Bach II
09.) Miss Rikki Word Salad
10.) The Longines Symphonette Society proudly presents The Golden Age of Comedy [Excerpts] * Narrated by George Burns
11.) “Music” * The Professor’s Wife * Live
12.) ?? * ?? * ??

 

Part III: I’m A Big Fan Of Walter

13.) ?? * Tacamba? * ??
14.) Explore The Wonderful World Of Your Voice [Excerpts] * Voice-A-Cord
15.) We Want A Rock * They Might Be Giants * Flood

In Sincerest Apologies (A Vinyl Solution)

Where To Begin?

Where To Begin?

In Sincerest Apologies (A Vinyl Solution)
(Miss Rikki & I are joined by The Professor, receive a phone call from Tunacan Jones, and lay down the fattest beats of all time with an new incarnation of an old favorite.)

Miss Rikki & I begin to dial in the exact format of the show, and present a wide range of vinyl and digital recordings as people wander in and out of the studio.  Tunacan calls in to lamely apologize, and we play a lot of incredible records from the newly uncovered archive at The Southernmost Outpost.

Enjoy!

 

In Sincerest Apologies(A Vinyl Solution)

 

Part I: Everything’s Topsy Turvy!

01.) Theme  from “A Fistful of Dollars” * Ennio Morricone * “A Fistful of Dollars”: An Original Soundtrack Recording
02.) Live At Cafe Oto * Souls On Board * Recorded at “The Night Of The Long Worms”
03.) Sounds of Insects * Albro T. Gaul * Folkways Records
04.) Mr. Topsy Turvy * Mr. Men * Animated Book
05.) “The Context of Apology” * The Professor
06.) Sounds of Animals: At The Zoo * Arthur Greenhall * Folkways Records
07.) Throwing Down A Perfumed Gauntlet * Sebastian Horsely
08.) Three Men In A Boat * read by Hugh Laurie
09.) Imagining The Fourth Dimension (An educational video)
10.) An Apology To The Audience * The Professor’s Wife
11.) Leading the Deer and Monoceros Through the Disintegrating Forest * Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III * Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III / Tarr Split LP
12.) Opening * Jonathan Winters * Here’s Jonathan
13.) The Beginning Of Love * Warped 45

 

Part II: Tunacan’s Sincerest Apology

14.) Leading the Deer and Monoceros Through the Disintegrating Forest * Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III * Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III / Tarr Split LP

 

Part III: Improviso Em Bossa Nova de Vinyl

15.) metallized excitements of our shared dreams of technology * Tarr * Tarr / Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III Split LP
16.) The Metamorphosis * Franz Kafka * Audiobook
17.) Into The Ground * ITG Crew At WXYC * Psychogeographic Y
18.) Our Mr. Sun * Disney Educational Video
19.) Babelfish Swing Ballet * Felix Kubin * Psychogeographic Y
20.) I Beg Your Pardon * Johnny Burnett * “I Beg Your Pardon” b/w “You’re Sixteen”
21.) Improviso Em Bossa Nova * Baden Powell * “Hits” Da Bossa Nova
22.) I’m Sorry * King Missile * Happy Hour

 

Bonus DJ Set: The Golden Age of Entertainment

<Secret Hidden Playlist>

23.) Take The “A” Train * Duke Ellington & His Orchestra * The Golden Age of Entertainment
24.) You’re The Top * Cole Porter * The Golden Age of Entertainment
25.) The Moon of Manakoora * Dorothy Lamour with Dick McIntire and His Harmony Hawaiians * The Golden Age of Entertainment
26.) Chattanooga Choo Choo * Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly and The Modernaires with Glenn Miller and His Orchestra * The Golden Age of Entertainment
27.) The Trolly Song * Judy Garland with George Stoll and His Orchestra * The Golden Age of Entertainment
28.) Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel) * The Andrews Sisters * The Golden Age of Entertainment
29.) “My Heart Belongs To Daddy” from Leave It To Me! * Mary Martin with Orchestra Conducted by Ray Sinatra * The Golden Age of Entertainment
30.) They Say It’s Wonderful * Ethel Merman & Bruce Yarnell * The Golden Age of Entertainment
31.) Swinging On A Star * Bing Crosby * The Golden Age of Entertainment
32.) Inka Dinka Doo * Jimmy Durante with Six Hits and a Miss * The Golden Age of Entertainment
33.) King Porter Stomp * Benny Goodman and His Orchestra * The Golden Age of Entertainment
34.) When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain * Kate Smith with Orchestra Under the Direction of Skitch Henderson * The Golden Age of Entertainment
35.) You’ll Never Know * Dick Haymes with The Song Spinners * The Golden Age of Entertainment
36.) Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy * June Cristy with Stan Kenton and His Orchestra * The Golden Age of Entertainment
37.) Au Revoir, Pleasant Dreams * Ben Bernie * The Golden Age of Entertainment

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A Momentary Lapse of Reason w/ Tunacan Jones

 

The Greatest DJ The World Has Ever Known

The Greatest DJ The World Has Ever Known

A Momentary Lapse of Reason w/ Tunacan Jones
(This is probably the greatest show of A Momentary Lapse of Reason that has ever aired. It is all due to the labored genius of Tunacan Jones. What an example of radio prowess!)

It is unbelievable that radio could reach such heights with a host like Tunacan Jones. He deftly moves from song to interview to phone calls with such grace and dignity. One could call him a combination of Ali, Ghandi and the “rock” group, Haim. Listen and learn from one of the masters of the airwaves who had everything against him and came out triumphant.

Enjoy!

 

A Momentary Lapse of Reason w/ Tunacan Jones

 

Part I: The Sons of Amargosa (the band of kings)

01.) The Sons of Amargosa – Station (1:46)
02.) The Sons of Amargosa – Three Little Lines (1:57)
03.) The Sons of Amargosa – Emblem (4:12)
04.) The Sons of Amargosa – This Ghost Actress (3:52)
05.) The Sons of Amargosa – The Tower of Shifty Eyes (1:32)
06.) The Sons of Amargosa – Sunday Special Mauling (1:21)
07.) The Sons of Amargosa – Dying Diary (2:17)
08.) The Sons of Amargosa – Track (1:51)
09.) The Sons of Amargosa – Something Suddenly (1:21)

 

Part II: An Interview with real live local artist, David Carmack Lewis

10.) Ancient Weird Religious Rites – Blood Feast soundtrack (2:05)
11.) How Dry I Am – Blood Feast soundtrack  (3:40)
12.) Critical Condition (2:36) – Blood Feast soundtrack
13.) Teetering Rock (3:59) – Blood Feast soundtrack

 

Part III: Finish the Interview, Play Two Songs and Answer The Phone

14.) Ron Geesin – U.F.O. (2:06)
15.) soniafierce – tonight ill show you how dreams are prepared (2:50)
16.) The Sons of Amargosa – I Can’t Sleep (1:51)

Take A Memo… Please.

Yes Miss Rikki?

Yes Miss Rikki?

Take A Memo… Please.
(A misguided effort to recognize International Memo Day becomes a shaggy dog story about everything and nothing.)

In honor of International Memo Day – which may or may not be a real thing – we went down an office related rabbit hole this week, only to come out the other side a bit of a mess.  However, this did not stop us from playing Negativland, trying our own hand at radio magic, and occasionally getting a moment or two of it right.

Enjoy!

 

Take A Memo… Please.

 

Part I: Is Someone Writing This Down?

01.) Executive Window, Memo To Mr. Friday * Negativland * Over the Edge Vol. 7: Time Zones Exchange Project
02.) The Letter From Mr. Triscuits * Ex-Girl * Endangered Species
03.) Memo To Human Resources * They Might Be Giants * The Spine
04.) Memo To The Man * Zach Hill * Face Tat

 

Part II: Is The Large Conference Room Available?

05.) Scratch Acid * The Greatest Gift

 

Part III: Can You Track Down The Paperwork From That Last Meeting?

06.) A Date With John Waters

ABC’s, 123’s, MeYouWe’s

Huh?

Huh?

ABC’s, 123’s, MeYouWe’s
(My recent efforts to alphabetize my record collection led us on a discussion of collections, and the behaviors related to them.)

Putting my new house in order – with a specific eye toward my recently assembled record collection – lead the cast of A Momentary Lapse of Reason to a rousing (and lengthy) discussion of systems and organization.  Miss Rikki & I put together a great set of Alphabet rock, and obviously, a discussion of the habits of collectors and completists comes up pretty quickly.  The Professor – regular guest on Closet Radio – is also in the studio, but usually chimes in when he’s at least 6 feet from the mic.  Miss Rikki also shows off her incredibly awesome vintage dress, complete with belt.  The Professor admits to some dangerous thinking, and questionable taste in music.

Enjoy!

 

Miss Rikki's Fashion Show

Miss Rikki’s Fashion Show

ABC’s, 123’s, MeYouWe’s

 

Part I: Spell It Out For Me

01.) Indian Alphabet Chant (a-i-iddy-i-o-o-o) * Lucia Pamela * Into Outer Space With…
02.) L Y * Tom Lehrer * The Electric Company
03.) All Together Now * The Beatles * Yellow Submarine
04.) Alphabet Dance * Bill Horist * Lyric/Suite
05.) Spelling The Alphabet [Live] * Ornette Coleman * http://youtu.be/_zY2xMhzGRY
06.) Phonetic Alphabet * The Conet Project * https://archive.org/details/ird059
07.) A Progress Report on an Experimental Mathematics Project Part I * Edinah Gnang * http://youtu.be/ptHb4I7hDm8

 

Part II: Color Coded Life

06.) Project Perfect * PM+

 

Part III: Tuesday Is Always A Holiday

07.) Black Elk * Black Elk

Dancing Into The Future (‘The Prom Show’)

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Dancing Into The Future (‘The Prom Show’)
(Inspired by Waiter AZ David’s recent prom photos, Tunacan Jones & Miss Rikki join me in conversations about proms.)  

After being viciously turned down by Tunacan Jones, we bask in the glow of an authentic DJ set of Prom type standards (and a few oddities for good measure).  Then we engage in a lively conversation about Tuna’s love of Bastidas!, how I have still not seen The Venture Brothers, proms, & dances.

Smile Now.

Smile Now.

We also bring you a new edition of We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like, and, of course, ramble ramble ramble ’til there ain’t nor more ramblin’ to do.

Enjoy!

 

MyFacester+ Photoset

 

The Prom Show

 

Part I: “Insert Generic Prom Music Here”

01.) Dancin’ Shoes * Murder City Devils * Empty Bottles Broken Hearts
02.) You Think You’re A Man * The Vaselines * Son of a Gun EP
03.) Don’t You (Forget About Me) * Simple Minds * Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “The Breakfast Club”
04.) If You Leave * Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark * Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Pretty In Pink”
05.) Fade Into You * Mazzy Star * So Tonight That I Might See

 

Part II: All Things Prom & Prom Related

06.) The Mix-Up * The Beastie Boys

 

Part III: Slowly Unraveling

07.) Dig!  Lazarus Dig! * Nick Case & The Bad Seeds

We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like (Selected by Tunacan Jones himself):

08.) Kaskaden * Casiokids * Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen

Closet Friday: Bastidas! LIVE! (Live Friday 099)

Bastidas!, LIVE!

Bastidas!, LIVE!

Closet Friday: Bastidas! LIVE! (Live Friday 099)
(Featuring an in-studio performance by Bastidas!)

As someone who hosted Live Friday for quite some time, and has occasionally sat in on the show in the years since, it was nice to have my 99th Appearance on this program be with the band Bastidas!  Their new EP “Time Portal” is a very tangy slice of psyche-pop, mixed with a high-energy performance that is very much my style.

Bastidas!, LIVE!

Bastidas!, LIVE!

This episode couldn’t exist without the diligence of Tunacan Jones of the Firm Handshake Network, who did most of the legwork for the entire broadcast.  He convinced Miss Rikki of Closet Radio to host the program, wrangled me into running the sound, and even contacted PSU-TV in an effort to broadcast the entire performance, which you can see at the link below.  (The sound is cut out for the first 6o seconds, and there’s a commercial you have to sit through, first.  Patience.)  There will be more video of this performance eventually, but for now, enjoy this broadcast and relive the magic of their PDX adventure.

Bastidas!, LIVE!

Bastidas!, LIVE!

It was an extreme pleasure to meet Bastidas!, and I’ve already got their EP on heavy rotation at The Southernmost Outpost, my new home down south.  If you missed the show, then I urge you to check out this podcast, as they really are a lot of fun.  I took a million photos, most of which were turned into animated .gifs.  You can find them at the link below.

Enjoy!

MyFacester+ Photoset (Use the “Highlights” feature to filter for only the best images.)

Closet Friday: Bastidas!, LIVE!

Away Young Docteurs
Wyld Parrots Wounded Lion
A Severe Bout of Career Insecurity The Associates
Nothing Happened Today Boomtown Rats
In-Studio Performance Bastidas! KPSU Live
Setlist

Setlist

The Ship is Docking (‘Dispatches From The Southernmost Outpost’)

Do The Robotic Satisfaction

Do The Robotic Satisfaction

The Ship is Docking (‘Dispatches From The Southernmost Outpost’)
(On the subject of packing, moving, ‘mancaves’ – how awful they are, and Miss Rikki’s lateness.)

The Lava Lamp Lounge is in the middle of relocation, and as I contemplate what it means to move everything I own to a new location, I have a few epiphanies about identity.  I try to bring these to you in an absolute sonic assault, followed by Miss Rikki & I jibber jabbering about everything under the sun.  Unfortunately, an Obviously loud band sort of spoils our edition of “We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like,” but like the soldiers we are, we march on forward as best we can, until the bitter end is finally in sight.  (Much like moving.)

As a note to listeners: we will not be doing a live show next week, as I am still wrapping up everything I need to take care of for the move, but it is also my birthday.  With that in mind, I will be preparing a podcast-only episode that you can enjoy on the 30th.

Enjoy!

 

The Ship is Docking

 

Part I: “Word On The Street Says You Moved.”

01.) It’s Gonna Work Out Fine * Ike & Tina * Sexy Seductive Provocative
02.) Rambling On My Mind * Robert Johnson * The Complete Recordings
03.) New Horizons * Sun Ra And His Arkestra * We Travel The Spaceways
04.) Protomorphosis * Steve Moore * Light Echoes
05.) Hitler Was A Vegetarian * The Residents * The Third Reich ‘n’ Roll
06.) Toll * The Cecil Taylor Quartet * Looking Ahead!
07.) Tired Of Waiting * Nomeansno * Wrong
08.) Street Recordings * Austin Rich * St. John’s, Oregon

 

Part II: Fuck Packing

09.) Quiet Village * Martin Denny

 

Part III: Obvious Resentment

09.) Silver Sail * The Wipers

Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE! (Pledge Drive 2014)

Four Dimensional Nightmare

Four Dimensional Nightmare

Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE! (Pledge Drive 2014)
(With our first ever live in-studio performance on AMLOR, we bring in our good buddy Four Dimensional Nightmare for a mind-melting performance.)  

For our third and final Pledge Drive episode for 2014, we bring in our good friend Tom.  In his alter ego as Four Dimensional Nightmare, he has been bringing his particular blend of guitar / drone / noise / sci-fi music for a number of years, and it is always a treat to see him in action.  Miss Rikki & I have quite a bit of footage from this performance, as well as some photos, and we’re hoping to bring you all of this A/V as it is available.

Four Dimensional Nightmare.  Live.  Let your mind wander.

MyFacester+ Photoset

Enjoy!

 

Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE!

 

Part I: Introduction

01.) Excerpt * Four Dimensional Nightmare * Live on “What’s This Called?” 2 March 2013

 

Part II: Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE!

02.) 16 April 2014

Pursuing The Trivial w/ Rick (Interview with Miss Rikki & Austin Rich)

Rick from Pursuing The Trivial

Rick from Pursuing The Trivial

Pursuing The Trivial w/ Rick (Interview with Miss Rikki & Austin Rich)
(Rick from Pursuing The Trivial asked Miss Rikki & I to join him for an episode of his program, and we discuss our history in the world of radio, and some of the stories connected to KPSU itself.)

Miss Rikki's Famous Booth Dancing

Miss Rikki’s Famous Booth Dancing

As a special bonus treat this week, we bring you an interview conducted by Rick from Pursuing The Trivial, on the subject of myself and Miss Rikki.  We discuss our own connection to radio, and a little KPSU history, too.  All part of the Amp KPSU Pledge Drive celebrations.  This was a lot of fun, and Rick is a wonderful host with a very unique show.  Don’t forget to check it out; you won’t be sorry.

I also took a few snaps, which you can find in this photoset here.

Enjoy!

 

Hang The DJ, Hang The DJ, Hang The DJ. (Pledge Drive 2014)

Miss Rikki & I During The Early Days of AMLOR

Miss Rikki & I During The Early Days of AMLOR

Hang The DJ, Hang The DJ, Hang The DJ. (Pledge Drive 2014)
(On the subject of DJs, Radio itself, and the 2014 Pledge Drive.)

As Miss Rikki & I continue our exploration of the Amp KPSU Pledge Drive, we decide to lay out our own interests and preferences in the world of radio.  We discuss DJs, DJing, and our own connections to this exciting hobby.  We also drop an incredible DJ set, deliver another installment of “We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like,” and get to rock out to The Tape-Beatles.  Hell Yeah.

Enjoy!

Hang The DJ, Hang The DJ, Hang The DJ.

Part I: Cross Format Focused For Airplay Success

01.) Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal * They Might Be Giants * Miscellaneous T
02.) Moonland * Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds * Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
03.) Now Is Not The Time * CHVRCHES * Recover EP
04.) Announcement * Negativland * Escape From Noise
05.) Radio Lines * Störung * 7″
06.) Listen To The Radio * The Tape-Beatles *  A Subtle Buoyancy of Pulse
07.) Final Liftoff * Moth Hunter * Lost In The Supermarket

Part II: I Thought You Said We Had A Deal?

08.) Universum Gloria * Glass Elevator

Part III: The Problem When Punks Get Old

08.) The Quintessential Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli

We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like:

09.) Spark In The Chain* Cheap Time * Exit Smiles

Number 9. Number 9. Number 9. (Pledge Drive 2014)

AMP KPSU

AMP KPSU

Number 9. Number 9. Number 9. (Pledge Drive 2014)
(Miss Rikki & I go into great detail about the Pledge Drive, what we are offering, and how you can make a big difference for KPSU.org.)

Giving it our all, Miss Rikki and I lay out on the line the exact reason you should help keep us on the air.  By now we’re pretty sure you are fully aware of our Listener Support Thresholds, and why local radio is important.  After you listen to our spiels in this episode, we promise to lay off the pitches, in an effort to deliver you your regularly scheduled programming.  But until then, indulge us while we explain to you exactly how important supporting free-form radio really is.

Before we get into the nitty gritty, Miss Rikki & I craft a miniature mixtape from some of the fine premiums the various friends of the show have been generous enough to donate.  Special thanks goes out to Gilgongo Records and Pecho Grande, for making very nice donations that we will be giving away to our listeners.  You can find out about all the goodies we have to offer for your donations over here.  There’s just so much that it is hard to mention it all in the detail it deserves, so check out our post there.  If you see something you like, and you want to support KPSU, then why not make a donation?

(Pssst.  The Lower 48 were tuning up in the background, so portions of this show are a little distorted, and the sound is a little blown out in spots.  Think of it as if we’re recording in a bar.  Radio is brutal sometimes.)

Enjoy!

Number 9. Number 9. Number 9.

Part I: Our Mixtape To You

01.) Hipsters * Iarvles * “You Love Iarvles” an extended player * (A Pledge Drive Premium from Pecho Grande)
02.) Soulmates * ALAK * “I Don’t Feel Anything” 7″ * (A Pledge Drive Premium from Gilgongo Records)
03.) Mixtape * JJCnV * Lost In The Supermarket (A Pledge Drive Premium from BlasphuphmusRadio.com)
04.) Abuse * Soft Shoulder * “People Problems” 7″ * (A Pledge Drive Premium from Gilgongo Records)
05.) Snorting Russian Drugs * Half Eye * “Mischa II” an extended player * (A Pledge Drive Premium from Pecho Grande)
06.) Feet In The Water * Married In Berdichev * 7″ *  (A Pledge Drive Premium from Gilgongo Records)

Part II: Support Local Radio 1

07.) Guyve * Delaying The Inevitable LP * (A Pledge Drive Premium from Guyve.)

Part III: Support Local Radio 2

08.) Brown * Lepidoptera LP * (A Pledge Drive Premium from Jeremy C. Long.)

Forgetting To Remember

Now, Which One To Remind Me Of... What Now?

Now, Which One To Remind Me Of… What Now?

Forgetting To Remember
(Miss Rikki & Tunacan Jones from Closet Radio drop by the studio for shenanigans and goings on.)

Feeling comical (and, secretly, not having prepared a topic), we explore the importance of forgetting things, something near and dear to all of our hearts.  We bring you another edition of “We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like,” and plug the impending Pledge Drive, just around the corner.

Enjoy!

Forgetting To Remember

Part I: Signals From Space

01.) Age Class * Weekend * Sports
02.) Blinded By Fun * Trawler Bycatch * Schlep’M
03.) You Doped * Sister Iodine * Flame Desastre
04.) Signals From Space * Rejuvenation Trio * Rejuvenation Voyage
05.) Revelation * The North Sea * Bloodlines

Put 'Em On The Glass

Put ‘Em On The Glass

Part II: His Goddess Voice

06.) Cloud Cuckooland * Finders Keepers

Part III: Relax And Enjoy The Experience

07.) Freddi / Henchi And The Soul Setters * Crown Princes of Funk: The Last Set

We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like?  (What’s This Called? Edition)

08.) Light Echoes I * Steve Moore * Light Echoes

 

Second Hand News

Second Hand News

Second Hand News

Second Hand News
(Joined by the insatiable Miss Rikki, we tell you everything we’ve ever overheard, offering another dose of reason to finally make your Wednesday complete.)

We explore the world of stories we’ve heard second hand about celebrities.  We live in a world saturated by celebrities in a number of different ways, and we all know an incredible amount of hearsay and half-truth.  Miss Rikki & I explore these narratives, some star-centric music, and offer another edition of We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like featuring The Marijuana Deathsquads.

(Also: if anyone can help me figure out what song I played during the Secret Hidden Playlist, I would be most appreciative.  The playlist did not save, and it could have been several things?  Whoops.  My bad.  But the mix fuckin’ rules.)

Enjoy!

Second Hand Stories

Part I: Superstar

01.) Superstar * Sonic Youth * If I Were A Carpenter
02.) Rock And Roll Hell * Napalm Beach * The History of Portland Punk Vol. 1
03.) Rock Star Boyfriends * Tuuli * Here We Go
04.) Bedazzled * Pop Defect
05.) I’m In The Band * Bratmobile * Girls Get Busy
06.) 50th Reunion At Time Bomb High School * David Berry * https://soundcloud.com/david-h-berry

Part II: I Think I Sat On Something

07.) 101 Strings * Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000

Part III: Snoop Dogg Stories

08.) Idiots * DEAD

We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like:

09.) Sunglasses & Bail Money * The Marijuana Deathsquads * Oh My Sexy Lord

Bonus DJ Set: Straight To Hell Forever

<Secret Hidden Playlist>

10.) Straight To Hell * The Clash * Combat Rock
11.) The Light Pours Out Of Me * Magazine * Real Life
12.) Gimme The Message * The Neo Boys * The History of Portland Punk Vol. 1
13.) Andorra  * Sweet Baby * The Thing That Ate Floyd
14.) 50,000 Spaceships (Watching Over Me) * Groovie Ghoulies * Monster Club
15.) ?? * ?? * ??
16.) Death of A Romantic * The Smugglers * Selling The Sizzle
17.) The Für Immer Station En Espanol (Remix) * Neu! / 101 Strings * Neu! Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000
19.) Identity Exchange Program Rectum Return Policy * The Locust * Plague Soundscapes

</Secret Hidden Playlist>

Borrowed Time, Borrowed Eyes (w/ Pup, LIVE!)

Pup

Pup

Borrowed Time, Borrowed Eyes (w/ Pup, LIVE!)
(Miss Rikki and I – both spent from an exhausting and stupid day – return to a few old segments, digress ever-so-slightly, and premiere our theme music by Paco Jones himself! <Shhhhh! There’s also a live performance by Toronto’s Pup during our super-secret bonus at the end!>)

It seems as if we are all on Borrowed Time these days, as we each slowly devolve in this strange and terrifying post-apocalyptic time set almost 10 years into the future.  However, we’re doing our best to come, and while Wednesday’s usually suck, they now only suck until 6 PM, which works out pretty well for Miss Rikki & I.  Fortunately, you benefit from this circumstance, with another new episode of A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

In this one, we address the subject of Bad Clients again, play another round of “We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like,” shamelessly plug Booberamapalloozafest, and talk up our impending Pledge Drive Listener Support Thresholds.  Add to all of this some great music, and you have one hell of a show.

(Shhhhhhh!  During our super-secret bonus DJ set, the band Pup from Toronto was in the KPSU studio, pre-recording a performance to be played at another time.  However, I decided to mix an excerpt from this live performance into the Bonus Set, just for you.  These guys were really good, super tight, and a lot of fun, and worked perfectly to counteract the bad mood I was already experiencing.  Thanks Pup!)

Enjoy!

Borrowed Time, Borrowed Eyes

Part I: Everything’s Exploding

01.) Everything’s Exploding * The Flaming Lips * Oh My Gawd!!!… The Flaming Lips
02.) Borrowed Time, Borrowed Eyes * SubRosa * No Help For The Mighty Ones
03.) Invisibugs (Live) * RABBITS * Is This Music? Broadcast
04.) Whiskey Sex Shack * The Mekons * Me

Part II: Wednesday’s Suck Until 6 PM

05.) The Rondelles * Fiction Romance Fast Machines
06.) Wonder Dark * Dog Bite * Tranquilizers

Part III: Relax And Enjoy The Experience

07.) The Ghastly Ones * A-Haunting We Will Go-Go

Pup

Pup

Bonus DJ Set (w/ Pup, LIVE!)

<Secret Hidden Playlist>

08.) Planet of The Wolves * Guitar Wolf * Planet of The Wolves
09.) I Can’t Control Myself * The Troggs * Archeology (1967-1977)
10.) Live In-Studio Performance [Excerpt] * Pup (see the complete Pup Photoset Here)
11.) Hey!  Mashed Potato, Hey!  * The 5.6.7.8’s * Pin Heel Stomp
12.) When It Blows Its Stacks * Captain Beefheart * The Spotlight Kid
13.) Up In Her Room * The Seeds * A Web of Sound
14.) Sun Ra Backwards

</Secret Hidden Playlist>

Booberamapalloozafest Preview w/ Johnathon Boober

Booberamapaloozafest 2014

Booberamapalloozafest 2014

Booberamapalloozafest Preview w/ Johnathon Boober
(Johnathon Boober – local scenester and all around very cool gent – drops by our humble program to talk about the incredible event happening next week, and play some music by the bands that will be there.)

I met Johnathon Boober one night at a Karaoke bar (full disclosure: I ran the Karaoke), and we have been friends ever since.  His sense of style, musical taste, artistic interests and inclinations, as well as his sharp wit have made him an invaluable friend, and I regularly miss his incredible radio endeavors when he was host of Is This Music? and Hogwash Hodgepodge & Musical Detritus.

However, you don’t have to go very far to see his influence on the music scene.  With friends in more bands than you can safely fit on an iPod, Boober has put on some incredible shows over the years, and his annual Booberamapalloozafest is now four years strong, and an excellent example of the amazing bands he’s built relationships with.  In this program, not only do we plug the fourth incarnation of this amazing event, but we listen to samples of the bands performing on this incredible bill.  Basically, you’ll want to call in sick Friday, clear your calendar for the weekend, and spend the entire time at The Kenton Club, because shows like this are few and far between.

As mentioned in the program, Boober has hosted a number of great bands on the radio, and my predecessor was involved with two amazing ones: RABBITS & Nasalrod.  I cannot say enough nice things about either band, and if you would like to relive these broadcasts to get yourself in the mood for March 8th, then I urge you to follow the links provided:

Is This Music? w/ RABBITS, Live!

Nasalrod, LIVE!

(Shhhhh. Don’t tell, but: the secret hidden playlist contains some excellent music, curated by me and Boober. Totally worth your time!)

Enjoy!

Booberamapalloozafest Preview

Part I: Birthday Rock

01.) Johnathon Boober Mix [Excerpt]
02.) Hello Ello * Nasalrod * Steward
03.) Reflection * RABBITS * RABBITS / WHORES Split 7″
04.) Show & Tell * Monogamy Party * False Dancers
05.) Eltit Gnos * ubik. * A Hideous Triumph of Form and Function
06.) Tiny Fists * The Fur Coats * Don’t Make Me Beg
07.) ?? * NighTraiN * ??

Part II: Unicorn vs. Pegasus

08.) Johnathon Boober Mix Part II [Excerpt]
09.) ?? * RLLRBLL * ??
10.) ?? * The Fur Coats * ??

Part III: Behind The Curtains

11.) Johnathon Boober Mix Part III [Excerpt]
12.) ?? * RLLRBLL * ??

Bonus DJ Set

<Secret Hidden Playlist>

13.) Ordinary Things * Monogamy Party * False Dancers
14.) ?? * RABBITS * Live on Is This Music?
15.) ?? * RLLRBLL * ??
16.) Under Leaves * Appendixes * False Color EP
17.) The Facebook Fiction Initiative * Austin Rich * acronyminc.blogpress.new
18.) Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know * The Fur Coats * Goddamn, I’m a Handsome Man!
19.) Four Walls * Monogamy Party * False Dancers
20.) ?? * RABBITS * Live on Is This Music?

</Secret Hidden Playlist>

As a special bonus treat: Tunacan Jones was messaging Miss Rikki during the show, starting at about 6:23 PM.  You can read his live comments, here:

Cuddle Time with Mr. Boober
you just ripped me off
My hogwash
you ripped off my cuddle with boober……stab me in the back while i’m listening and supporting the whole fucking sorry lot of ya
i quit
don’t ignore me
i know you’re reading these
i’m still listening.
I want to see what else you or willl rip off of my genius
i built kenton
i created that show
a moment without any mention of me
i publish those papers
i built his house
i’ll touch it
over and over and over again
PRAISE MY NAME
GOD DAMN IT
I’m posting on the internet
never said my name or that damn Boober

Let’s Get Started… Now!

This Looks Somewhat Familiar

This Looks Somewhat Familiar

Let’s Get Started… Now!
(Miss Rikki & Tunacan Jones join me to kick of something old, something new, something borrowed, and something tunes.)

Join myself, Miss Rikki, and Tunacan Jones (both of Closet Radio happiness) for a new program on KPSU, that is part of the Blasphuphmus Radio family.  This has been one of the secret new projects I’ve been developing recently, and it was a bit hard to keep it a secret.  However, the truth can now be told, and we are now ready for A Momentary Lapse Of Reason.

Our theme for this show is beginnings and endings, and specifically, why is it that every iteration of Austin Rich is really bad at endings, but great at beginnings.  Thanks again to Miss Rikki and Tunacan.  Be sure to check out their show, and all the great shows at KPSU.

A Momentary Lapse of Reason.  It’s for your own good.

Let’s Get Started… Now!

Part I: “It’s Not Easy Being Me”

01.) Nihilist Assault Group * Stereolab
02.) Now * Nomeansno
03.) Baby Won’t Weird Me Out * The Melvins Lite
04.) Fresh * Devo
05.) We Want The Airwaves * Ramones
06.) It’s Not Easy Being Me (Demo) * Harry Nilsson

Part II: “Beginnings Are Harder Than Endings”

07.) Soundtrack: Rhapsody In Blue * Gershwin

Miss Rikki, Tunacan Jones & Austin Rich in a round discussion of this and that.

Part III: “Inside Tunacan Jones: The Real Story”

08.) Soundtrack: First, Last & Always * Sisters Of Mercy

More of the same, focusing on Tunacan’s career as an artist, and “radio” tapes.  Additionally, we discuss Tunacan’s band, The Biscaynes.

Three Sided Record

Side π Is My Favorite

Side π Is My Favorite

Three Sided Record: “Jonathon Boober” b/w “Austin Rich” b/w “Miss Rikki”
(Featuring a two-hour block of solid DJing, by three complimentary curators of taste.)

The love don’t stop on this eight-hour extravaganza of incredible music happiness, and covering for the Whitechapel Circus this week, we presented three unique blocks of radio that completely capture our own unique personalities as DJs.  For radio nerds, this is an interesting opportunity to see these two hours develop as we transition from one to the other.  All three of have parallel – yet singular – visions of radio and music (and how they combine), and while it is easy enough to tell where one ends and the other begins, as a whole there is a cohesion that is compelling, and really fuckin’ rocks, too.

Kicking things off, Jonathon Boober launches into some of his favorite tunes that have been treating him right in recent months.  His old program, Hogwash Hodgepodge & Musical Detritus, was an incredible show that was well worth your time, and I regularly lament that it is no longer a part of the KPSU line-up.  However, you should check out his TV Show, Please Remain Seated, featuring cutting edge talk, music, art, & performance.  His selections in music are incredible, and any time he is on the decks, you should listen.

Toward the middle of the first hour, he and I start trading off selections in the tradition of great DJ Battles of the past.  This leads into a miniature solo-set, kicking off the top of hour two.  This set gets a little strange, admittedly, but is a good companion piece to the 12 Noon hour from earlier in the day.  I’m quite pleased with the results, and hopefully you’ll enjoy it too.  It’s an experimental Firesign / Folkways mash-up?  Maybe?

Then, toward the second half of the second hour, Miss Rikki jumps in to finish things off, while I start setting up the next two bands who will appear on Closet Radio.  While hosting two programs herself – both of which follow their own complex and thorny paths through goth and punk rock – her interests are quite varied and impressive, and I usually find a few gems I have never heard, coupled with a few moldy oldies that I haven’t heard in ages.

What makes this show interesting (to me) is that we are really just making it up as we go.  None of us had discussed what we were gonna do, and it really develops by the seat of our pants.  This is a kind of radio that is rarely done: whatever your inspiration is at the moment, run with it.  While it’s not for everyone, it is definitely my cup of tea.

Setlist to come.  In the meantime: enjoy!

Three Sided Record

Jonathon Boober
01.) I Hate You * The Monks * Black Monk Time
02.) Some Fool’s Mess * Gallon Drunk
03.) Station To Station * Melvins * Everybody Loves Sausages
04.) Heart Attack & Vine * Nels Cline & Lydia Lunch * New Coat Of Paint: The Songs of Tom Waits
05.) Can’t Stay Long * Ultravox * Systems of Romance

Jonathon Boober & Austin Rich
06.) Pocket Calculator * Kraftwerk * Computer World
07.) Showroom Dummies * Senor Coconut * El Baile Aleman
08.) Golden Hours * Brian Eno * Another Green World
09.) Wooly Bully * Eddie & The Hot Rods
10.) Then She Remembers * The Dream Syndicate * The Days of Wine And Roses
11.) Wild Thing * The Creatures
12.) Blue Cowboy * Greg Sage * Straight Ahead

Sounds of Insects by Austin Rich
13.) Your Empathy [Excerpt] * Greg Sage * Straight Ahead
14.) Suburban Sounds (Crickets and temperature; Crickets chirp at slow speeds) * A.T. Gaul * Sounds of Insects * Folkways Records
15.) Black Sea * Fennesz * Black Sea
16.) Insect Flight (Inside a hornet; pre-flight warm-up; fatigue experiment) * A.T. Gaul * Sounds of Insects * Folkways Records
17.) Perfume For Winter * Fennesz * Black Sea
18.) Insect Flight (Wing-beat vs. load; flight-light experiment; in a hornet nest)
19.) Grey Scale * Fennesz * Black Sea

Godotterdämmerung by Austin Rich
20.) Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him * The Firesign Theater * The Firesign Theater Presents “Waiting For the Electrician or Someone Like Him”
21.) Moving * Rust Ionics * Moving / Pictures LP

Miss Rikki
22.) Persistence of Vision * RPM Orchestra
23.) Prisoner of Love* Ace Cannon * The Moanin’ Sax of Ace Cannon
24.) Alice Wading * Dirty Three
25.) Behind The House * Neko Case
26.) Mother of Earth * DM Bob & The Deficits
27.) She’s Not There * Vanilla Fudge
28.) Fall Apart * Starlings

Episode 176: The Scumburg Manifesto “Director’s Cut”

Miss Rikki Lee, Back In The Day

Miss Rikki Lee, Back In The Day

Episode 176: The Scumburg Manifesto “Director’s Cut”
(Featuring an interview and DJ set by Miss Rikki Lee of Closet Radio recorded on 15 July 2012.)

Join me for a conversation with Miss Rikki Lee, as we go into detail about her early years as a cub reporter and photographer as she tried to make it on the streets of Chicago.  In this episode: musical accompaniment that not only connects specifically with her life while she lived there, but in many cases care a chi-town kind of vibe, too.  As she recounts her adventures, strap yourself in, as we have cumulatively produced three entire hours of music and interviews.  Hope you like Miss Rikki, cause we’ve got nothing but her this entire show.

What can I say that hasn’t already been said?  If you’re not already doing so, check her out on Tumblr, and on kpsu.org every Saturday from 1 – 3 PM.  Her show is more “FCC-friendly” there, but when she and I get together there are no rules.  If you end up liking what you hear in this episode, and you want to hear more, then check out Episode 158: This Is Not A Photograph, where she and I covered her time in Arizona, and some more general information about her life as well.  We’re hoping to do this a little more often than every four months, but we shall see.

With that said, let’s get on with “The Scumburg Manifesto.”

The Scumburg Manifesto

Introduction
Incidental music during our interviews provided by “The Chess Story: 1947-1975”

Part I: She’s In Love With Rock N’ Roll
01.) Fun Tonight * The Riverdales * Riverdales
02.) A Conversation With Miss Rikki Lee Part 1

Part II: I’ve Felt You Up Before
03.) Janie Jones (Demo) * The Clash * Clash On Broadway
04.) Rat Patrol * Naked Raygun * Throb Throb
05.) Time For Me, Time For You * The Felt-Ups
06.) Demons Wear Spurs * The Gravetones * On The Edge Of Madness
07.) She Knocks Me Out * The Runarounds
08.) Little Sister * The Neutron Bombs * E.P.

Part III: Elvis Was My Gym Teacher
09.) A Conversation With Miss Rikki Lee Part 2

Part IV: Record Breakers Frequent Buyer Club
10.) This Is The Part Where I Hit You * Milk At Midnight * A Fit To End All Time
11.) Time Warp * Rocky Horror Picture Show
12.) Underground Army * The Threats
13.) Cranked Up Really High * Slaughter & the Dogs * Cranked Up Really High
14.) Street Where Nobody Lives * The Pagans * Pink Album
15.) I Don’t Give A Fuck * The Partisans * The Partisans

Part V: The Geography of Five Year Differences
16.) A Conversation With Miss Rikki Lee Part 3

Part VI: Geek America
17.) Hero Marauder * Tilt * Collect ‘Em All
18.) Motherfucker Are You Ready To Rock? * Boris The Sprinkler * Is…Gay!
19.) Punk Rock Girl * The Dead Milkmen * Beelzebubba
20.) Hey Ya * Outkast
21.) take a shit * The Left Rights * The Left Rights
22.) Poo Out My Ass * The Left Rights * The Left Rights
23.) Say What You Mean * The Lunachicks

Part VII: Low Brow in High Fidelity
24.) A Conversation With Miss Rikki Lee Part 4

Part VIII: Back Seat Driving
25.) Pussy * Lords of Acid
26.) Promises * Buzzcocks * Singles Going Steady
27.) Six A.M. * Screeching Weasel * Kill The Musicians
28.) Rock Around With Ollie Vee * Buddy Holly * Rockabilly Trash

Part IX: Pop Goes The Weasel
25.) A Conversation With Miss Rikki Lee Part 5

Epilogue
26.) Tangerine Speedo * Caviar

Episode 176: The Scumburg Manifesto Part II

The Scumburg In Questions

The Scumburg In Question

Episode 176: The Scumburg Manifesto Part II
(Featuring the second half of an interview and DJ set by Miss Rikki Lee of Closet Radio recorded on 15 July 2012.)

And we’re back.

For those of you who are just tuning in, join me for a conversation with Miss Rikki Lee, as we go into detail about her early years as a cub reporter and photographer as she tried to make it on the streets of Chicago.  If you’re not already doing so, check her out on Tumblr, and on kpsu.org every Saturday from 1 – 3 PM.  If you end up liking what you hear in this episode, and you want to hear more, then check out Episode 158: This Is Not A Photograph, where she and I covered her time in Arizona, and some more general information about her life as well.  We’re hoping to do this a little more often than every four months, but we shall see.

We are also trying something experimental with this episode, in that we’re presenting it in two parts, over two days.  Part One is was available on Tuesday.  Part Two now available.  This gave you (hopefully) some time to digest Part One, before you’re ready for the rest.  However, if you are like me, and you want your podcasts really long for maximum enjoyment, then you are in luck: The Director’s Cut version is now available, too.  Please let us know what you think of this.  We’ve been toying with the length of shows for a while now, and we feel that by doing things like this, we can offer a range of listening options for people who have different tastes.  As usual, we look for feedback here, or any other our other conduits of communication.

With that said, let’s present Part II of “The Scumburg Manifesto.”

See ya in five!

Rocky Horror

Rocky Horror

The Scumburg Manifesto Part II

Introduction:
Incidental music during our interviews provided by “The Chess Story: 1947-1975”

Part V: The Geography of Five Year Differences
16.) A Conversation With Miss Rikki Lee Part 3

Part VI: Geek America
17.) Hero Marauder * Tilt * Collect ‘Em All
18.) Motherfucker Are You Ready To Rock? * Boris The Sprinkler * Is…Gay!
19.) Punk Rock Girl * The Dead Milkmen * Beelzebubba
20.) Hey Ya * Outkast
21.) take a shit * The Left Rights * The Left Rights
22.) Poo Out My Ass * The Left Rights * The Left Rights
23.) Say What You Mean * The Lunachicks

Part VII: Low Brow in High Fidelity
24.) A Conversation With Miss Rikki Lee Part 4

Part VIII: Back Seat Driving
25.) Pussy * Lords of Acid
26.) Promises * Buzzcocks * Singles Going Steady
27.) Six A.M. * Screeching Weasel * Kill The Musicians
28.) Rock Around With Ollie Vee * Buddy Holly * Rockabilly Trash

Part IX: Pop Goes The Weasel
25.) A Conversation With Miss Rikki Lee Part 5

Epilogue
26.) Tangerine Speedo * Caviar

Episode 176: The Scumburg Manifesto Part I

The Scumburg Manifesto

The Scumburg Manifesto

Episode 176: The Scumburg Manifesto Part I
(Featuring the first half of an interview and DJ set by Miss Rikki Lee of Closet Radio recorded on 15 July 2012.)

Join me for a conversation with Miss Rikki Lee, as we go into detail about her early years as a cub reporter and photographer as she tried to make it on the streets of Chicago.  In this episode: musical accompaniment that not only connects specifically with her life while she lived there, but in many cases care a chi-town kind of vibe, too.  As she recounts her adventures, strap yourself in, as we have cumulatively produced three entire hours of music and interviews.  Hope you like Miss Rikki, cause we’ve got nothing but her this entire show.

What can I say that hasn’t already been said?  If you’re not already doing so, check her out on Tumblr, and on kpsu.org every Saturday from 1 – 3 PM.  Her show is more “FCC-friendly” there, but when she and I get together there are no rules.  If you end up liking what you hear in this episode, and you want to hear more, then check out Episode 158: This Is Not A Photograph, where she and I covered her time in Arizona, and some more general information about her life as well.  We’re hoping to do this a little more often than every four months, but we shall see.

We are also trying something experimental with this episode, in that we’re presenting it in two parts, over two days.  Part One is obviously available now.  Part Two will be available on Thursday, giving you a two day wait, and offering you a chance to digest the interview slowly, over time.  If you are like me, and you want your podcasts really long for maximum enjoyment, then you are in luck: we will also be releasing, on Thursday, the Director’s Cut version of this show.  Please let us know what you think of this.  We’ve been toying with the length of shows for a while now, and we feel that by doing things like this, we can offer a range of listening options for people who have different tastes.  As usual, we look for feedback here, or any other our other conduits of communication.

With that said, let’s present Part I of “The Scumburg Manifesto.”

See ya in two!

The Scumburg Manifesto Part I

Introduction
Incidental music during our interviews provided by “The Chess Story: 1947-1975”

Part I: She’s In Love With Rock N’ Roll
01.) Fun Tonight * The Riverdales * Riverdales
02.) A Conversation With Miss Rikki Lee Part 1

Felt Ups

Felt Ups

Part II: I’ve Felt You Up Before
03.) Janie Jones (Demo) * The Clash * Clash On Broadway
04.) Rat Patrol * Naked Raygun * Throb Throb
05.) Time For Me, Time For You * The Felt-Ups
06.) Demons Wear Spurs * The Gravetones * On The Edge Of Madness
07.) She Knocks Me Out * The Runarounds
08.) Little Sister * The Neutron Bombs * E.P.

Part III: Elvis Was My Gym Teacher
09.) A Conversation With Miss Rikki Lee Part 2

Part IV: Record Breakers Frequent Buyer Club
10.) This Is The Part Where I Hit You * Milk At Midnight * A Fit To End All Time
11.) Time Warp * Rocky Horror Picture Show
12.) Underground Army * The Threats
13.) Cranked Up Really High * Slaughter & the Dogs * Cranked Up Really High
14.) Street Where Nobody Lives * The Pagans * Pink Album
15.) I Don’t Give A Fuck * The Partisans * The Partisans

The Kirby Krackle!

The Universe It Bigger Than We Think

The Universe Is Bigger Than We Think

The Kirby Krackle! 
(A special guest appearance on kpsu.org, covering for What’s This Called?, with Miss Rikki Lee backing me up, while Ricardo Wang is out of town.)

The recent thunder and lightning – very atypical for the Portland Metro area – has filled out town with lights and sounds that are not usually part of the typical makeup of our fair city.  In many ways it reminded me of nothing less that The New Gods themselves traversing the threshold of a Boom Tube, a sound so dramatic that is insists that you listen, above all other things.  It was with that in mind that I decided to let The King by my guide, and put together an hour of spacey wonder, ambient landscapes, and droning rock music that would make the man himself proud of where we are going for an hour.  It is my great pleasure to bring you The Kirby Krackle!  A special How’s It Named? presentation while Ricardo Wang is out of town.

This all came about in an unusual way, but for the sake of brevity: with summer here, much of the KPSU staff were unavailable this week, leaving Miss Rikki (of Closet Radio) short-handed when she needed an engineer.  After some wrangling and favor-promising, KPSU offered to let me handle the audio work (more on that next entry).  Meanwhile, Ricardo had to leave town unexpectedly during the same week.  Thinking back to the days when we were on back to back, episodes of How’s It Named? were a regular feature, and since I was going to be there anyway, he asked if I could lend a hand.  And, of course, I was happy to.

As Rikki and I were going to be prepping for the live music blowout (again, more on that next entry), I opted for a long songs show, something I’ve done before and rather enjoy.  However, the sounds of thunder and lightning shifted the focus very suddenly, not merely to long songs, but to spaced out rock in honor of the strange storms that appeared out of nowhere, much like Kirby’s amazing artwork.  In the end, it worked out perfectly, and the results are this broadcast you can now stream to your heart’s content.

I didn’t get to mention it during the show, but I always like to draw attention to Sailboats whenever I can.  Little known, and even less seen, they manage to capture some of the eeriest and most beautiful strangeness every time I listen.  They are on the Pecho Grande label, and while their site says that much of their catalog is out of print, I bet if you asked nicely you could locate a copy or two.  I highly recommend checking out Sailboats, as well as the other incredible things they have to offer.

Special thanks to KPSU, Ricardo Wang and Miss Rikki Lee, as each of them helped make this show possible.  It was fun to be back in the studio for a while, and I know that neither Ricardo or Rikki will allow me to take nearly as long between future appearances.  That’s just the way they are.

And then, there was live music…

The Kirby Krackle!

01.) Yeti (Improvisation) * Amon Düül II * Yeti
02.) Trigger In, Trigger Out * Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno * Just Another Band From The Cosmic Inferno
03.) 777 * Autechre * LP5
04.) Attach * Sailboats * Adrift * Pecho Grande

Episode 158: This Is Not A Photograph (w/ Miss Rikki)

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Miss Rikki Lee!

Episode 158: This Is Not A Photograph (w/ Miss Rikki)

How do you sum up someone as multi-faceted as Miss Rikki Lee?  There are just too many sides to her various creative outputs.  Not content to merely host Closet Radio on kpsu.org (1 – 3 PM on Saturdays), she is also the mastermind behind Closet Photography (Flickr Page), and the proprietor of Dust Bunnies on etsy.  She also finds time to update the hilarious Twitter Feed, @closetphoto, which not only regularly has me in stitches, but regularly stumbling upon countless Pop Culture treasures.  It’s a wonder she had the time to sit down an hang out for a few hours.

But, she did.  And while she was at it, spilled an amazing amount of details about her time working with AZ Kaos, a ‘zine she was heavily involved with during her years in Phoenix, AZ.  She also assembled two sets of fantastic tunes from those stomping grounds.  This is one of those fantastic shows that I really enjoy, and it was awesome to have Miss Rikki in the studios for this one.

While we forego a lot of the segments that have become part and parcel of recent shows, this show contains a priceless interview in three segments.  Miss Rikki Lee is a wonderful storyteller, and for those who have a fondness for the kinds of stories that are born out of small scenes and xerox machines, then this show is for you.  There is also a fantastic mix of music in this show, and I’m stoked to have gotten leads on a bunch of bands that I’m itching to check out.  In fact, if you were featured in some way during this show, I would love to include proper links and whatnot to help flesh that out.  As you can see, Miss Rikki Lee will be returning for further stories of her various adventures, with music!, so stay tuned for that.

The footnotes this week will be heavy with links, so enjoy your homework.

See you in seven.

This Is Not A Photograph:

Opening Theme * Paco Jones & Austin Rich

Segment 1: Austin Rich, Curator of Taste

This Is Not A Photograph * Mission of Burma * Signals, Calls & Marches * Ace Of Hearts Records, 1981
Animal Collective * Sung Tongs * Fat Cat Records 2004

Dinner Cooking 08 February 2012 * The Sounds of Portland Oregon

Segment 2: An Interview With Miss Rikki Lee

Segment 3: Selections From The Arizona Punk Scene

Teenage Enema Nurses In Bondage * Killer Pussy
Detective Show Boogie * Spider Hole
I Ain’t No Rattlesnake * Jeff Dahl Band
Fields Of Regret * Alice Cooper
Threat of An Angry Girl (Live) * Scorpion Vs. Tarantula

Ikea 05 February 2012 * The Sounds of Portland Oregon

Segment 4: An Interview With Miss Rikki Lee Part II

*** Alice Cooperstown – http://www.alicecooperstown.com

*** Alice Cooper’s Charity Org. – http://www.alicecoopersolidrock.com

Segment 5: Selections From The Arizona Punk Scene Part II

Sick To Death * The Sex
Horror Con Carne * Slime & The Boobytramps
Lenny & Frankie * JJCNV
JOA * Janitors Of Anarchy
We Didn’t Come Here To Rock * Andrew Jackson Jihad
Reactive Detachment * Manual Sex Drive
Night Vision Eye * Mission Creeps

A Cat 01 March 2012 * The Sounds Of Portland Oregon

Segment 6: An Interview With Miss Rikki Lee Part III

*** Midnight Creeps are from Rhode Island, not New York as stated in the show.

*** AZ Punk – www.azpunk.com

*** Trunk Space – thetrunkspace.com

*** Erratic Radio – www.erraticradio.com

*** 602 Radio – www.602radio.com

*** Fluke Fanzine was the other zine in AZ – http://www.flukezine.com

*** Also: The AZ Kaos/Gagging Maggot Records comp “Apocalypse Cow! Vol. 1” is available now.

Segment 7: I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts (Outro)

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)

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)

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 120: SLOTHS, Live!

SLOTHS

SLOTHS

Episode 120: SLOTHS, Live! w/ Hogwash
(Featuring a Live performance by local Metal accolades, SLOTHS!)

While to many, Sloths are merely the newest local metal band, sludging it out with the likes of Yob and Wizard Rifle.  However, KPSU allumni will recognize their drummer as none other than the host of Snack Time, a long lost show from yesteryear that contained the youngest KPSU DJ to know knowledge (Nate was just 12 when he started).  Now, he’s all grows up, and plays in a killer and vicious band that is crawling out of your stereo, into your ear canals, and giving you the music you cannot live without.

SLOTHS

SLOTHS

Again, this episode is a Hogwash special, and while I’m running the sound, he is providing an excellent DJ set to keep the mood flowing.  This show was tons of fun, and I really hope you get a chance to enjoy the beautiful sounds these kids created.  Very, very worth it.

Rock!

Picasa Photoset (by Austin Rich & Closet Photography)