Saving New Year’s Eve



Saving New Year’s Eve
(Featuring listener mail, how you can contact us, and out plans for the future, all while becoming a mini- Eugene Celebration -cast.)

As 2013 kick-starts our lives in this new, post-apocalyptic world that we now live in, it is important to know that you have accomplished something to help make the world a better place.  In this mini-cast, I review some e-mail I got from a listener, and how I was able to save a holiday near and dear to their heart.  It was very sweet, and in response I played a bunch of a band they requested – Adickdid – and talk about my plans this year.  It’s a little bit of everything today, and that’s just the way we like it.

Many shows are currently in production, and the new year will see a variety of new (and old) subjects revisited as we discover what, exactly, our program will be like moving forward.  We are enjoying the discovery ourselves, and how that you do, too.

In the meantime: here’s some vintage riot girl awesomeness, in response to the need for more Adickdid in our Eugene Celebration series of shows.  Episode III of that series in on the way.  This is just a small taste.


We Saved New Year’s Eve

01.) Mail Box * Adickdid * Dismantle * G Records
02.) Falling * Adickdid * Slaughter on 13th Street * Self-Released.
03.) Ask Nicely * Adickdid * Dismantle * G Records
04.) Stare Right Past You * Adickdid * Dismantle * G Records

New Year’s Resolution

Hit The Open Road

Hit The Open Road

New Year’s Resolution
(Featuring a special New Year’s Message, and a welcome to 2013.)

From all of us, here at Blasphuphmus Radio, we want to wish you the happiest New Year, full of possibility and new endeavors.  Remember: without you, there is no show.

Be seeing you.  In 2013.


New Year’s Resolution

01.) New Year’s Resolution * Donovan * Open Road * Epic Records
02.) “On Christmas, say Merry Christmas.  On New Year’s, say Happy New Year’s.” * Kermit Shafer * Pardon My Blooper * Kapp Records

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 *
02.) Forward Into The Past * Tit Wrench * Temporarily Committed For Life EP
03.) The New Pomp and Circumstance * Lamborghini * Major Vampire *
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 *
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 *
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 *
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 *
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 *
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 *
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 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.

Out With The New, In With The Old



Be That Song?: Out With The New, In With The Old.
(Special Is This Music? coverage for Hogwash while he’s out of town.)

This is a 60 Minute audio essay about the Holiday Season, with music, sound effects, voice-overs, and a few commercials. For those of you who have never heard the kind of shows I do, this is an excellent introduction to my radio style, and a wonderful hour of holiday sounds for those New Year’s parties around the corner.  (Token mentions of X-Mas were, sadly, unavoidable.)  Consider this my holiday gift to the city of Portland, and anyone else I forgot to get a gift for.  Sorry.

The Start of A New Year

New Beginnings

Tighten Up

The Start of A New Year (Phase I Episode 028)

At this time our program was on from 4 P.M. – 6 P.M.

The Start Of A New Year:

# Title * Artist

01.) Zoom And Bored [Excerpt] * Carl Stalling
02.) The New World * X
03.) Planet Claire * The B-52’s
04.) Loudmouth * Ramones
05.) Me Big Mouth * KARP
06.) Train * Uncle Tupelo
07.) Sonic Ripoff * KPANTS
08.) Holiday * Weezer
09.) What Goes On * The Velvet Underground
10.) Teenage Superstars * The Vaselines
11.) Only The Lonely [Know How I Feel] * Roy Orbison
12.) Downtown * Alex Chilton
13.) Can This Be * The Wipers
14.) Tighten Up * Archie Bell & The Drells
15.) Esta Bien Mamacita * El Vez
16.) Temptation * Tom Waits
17.) Satan Waitin’ * Carl Stalling
18.) Christina * The Oblivians
19.) Sleeping Bag * Beck
20.) Johnny Too Bad * The Slickers
21.) Kingdom Of Love * The Soft Boys
22.) Moon Over Marin * Dead Kennedys
23.) Funnel Of Love * Wanda Jackson
24.) Psychotic Reaction * The Cramps
25.) Wild Man * The Headcoatees
26.) Great Balls Of Fire * Jerry Lee Lewis
27.) Drum City Pt. 1 * Gary “Spider” Webb
28.) ?? * Billy Childish / Dan Melchoir
29.) Hong Kong Blues * Hoagy Carmichael
30.) The Young Psychotics * Tav Falco’s Panter Burns
31.) Bastards Of Young * The Replacements
32.) Daughter Of The Jungle * Flat Duo Jets
33.) Junco Partner * The Clash
34.) Bad Girl * New York Dolls
35.) Sleepwalk * Santo & Johnny

The Post-Christmas, Pre-New Year’s Blues

The Winter SadsThe Post-Christmas, Pre-New Years Blues (KWVA Episode 038)

At this time, our program was on from 4 A.M. – 6 A.M on KWVA 98.1 FM in Eugene, OR.  Holden Craft was in studio, providing banter and selections.  Shows with him were always of a much different tone than with other guests (or even solo).  Holden has a very specific sense of humor that I allowed him to explore on the show, and he became a very popular part of the routine.  In this episode, he prepares one of his very first News Broadcasts, another bit that threatened to take over the entire show later on.  This holiday program is part of the “New Year Dawning” series, and I enjoy listening to again every Year.  Also of note: we mention Tonya, one of our listeners who always got up early to do homework, and would listen to us as she was studying.  Later she became a ‘zine subscriber, too.  (See “The Taco Bell Chihuahua” episode.)


Playlist (No Commercials)

Hour 1 (35 Minutes?)

01.) KWVA ID

02.) Living In These Star Wars * The Rebel Force Band

03.) Doing The Show Using The Force * Austin Rich & Holden Craft

04.) Death Pact * Poison Idea
05.) White Minority * Black Flag
06.) Luv Luv Luv * Pansy Division
07.) Bricks * Crimpshrine

08.) Doing A White Shoutout * Austin Rich & Holden Craft

09.) Heroin * Velvet Underground
10.) Lalo Bossa Nova * Quincy Jones
11.) Vampiro * Satan’s Pilgrims
12.) Sheena Was A Punk Rocker * Phantom Surfers

13.) Steven’s Last Night In Town * Ben Folds Five
14.) Idiot’s Rule * The Fartz
15.) Shanghi Surprise * The Rondelles
16.) We’re Running Over * Royal Grand Prix


Hour 2 (51 MInutes?)

17.) KWVA ID Blah Blah * Austin Rich & Holden Craft

18.) No Time For Learning  Union 13
19.) National Sports Association Hires Retired English Professor to Name New Wrestling Holds * Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo
20.) Giveaway Pile * Frumpies
21.) Oh, Good Grief Effects * Vince Guarldi & Austin Rich
22.) Nice Shot Man – Luni Tuned * Filter
23.) Oh My Dear (Falling In Love) 

24.) The News * Holden Craft (Theme Music: “Vertigogo” by Combustible Edison)

25.) 1:00 / Erotomatica  Servotron)
26.) La Mer (Beyond The Sea) * Bobby Darin
27.) I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone * Sleater-Kinny
28.) Okinowa Rasta Beef * The Boredoms
29.) Better Off Dead * Wipers
30.) Fitter Happier * Radiohead
31.) How Do You Afford Your Rock And Roll Lifestyle? * Cake
32.) Monobrow 
 The Rapemen

33.) You Know The Drill * Austin Rich & Holden Craft

34.) Prove My Love * Violent Femmes

35.) KWVA Legal ID