NewsBlas 30 October 2014: The War of The Worlds Trailer ( Edit)

The New York Times

The New York Times

NewsBlas 30 October 2014: The War of The Worlds Trailer ( Edit)

This edit highlights some of my favorite moments from the original show.  Welles really pushed to make his program as much like a radio broadcast as possible for the first two-thirds of the show, and these are some of the best moments, in my mind.

On 10 October 2009 I aired the entire “War of The Worlds” broadcast as part of a three hour mega-mix of Halloween treats that day.  This, among many other means online, are the best way to enjoy the entire show.

I really encourage listening to and researching the show.  The story behind this broadcast is as compelling as the show itself.  Not only has it be re-interpreted a number of times over the years, but the affect of the broadcast was covered in depth in a fantastic Radiolab Episode.


Mother Box 043

Bless This Mess (11 September 2012 Retrocast)

It Ain't Perfect, But I Love It

It Ain’t Perfect, But I Love It

Bless This Mess (11 September 2012 Retrocast)
(Featuring music and recordings offered in loving tribute to the country that I love, with tongue placed forcibly into cheek.)

(This was originally produced as a podcast on 11 September 2012 in the St. John’s Studio we used at the time.  Enjoy.)

While I am a big fan of political music that skewers whatever the flavor of the week happens to be, and have done a few Fourth of July shows that were less than respectful to the institutions this country holds dear, I have never had the balls to get down and dirty regarding the subject of 9/11.  And with good reason: while the event is well in the past, there has been a cultural sacred cow in place when it comes to mocking what was, in the end, a really awful event in our country’s history.  My usual knee-jerk reaction to everything is to make a joke, and while there always seemed like plenty of great throw-aways that could have been used when planning a 9/11 show, I never allowed myself to go down that road for fear that there would be some sort of outcry the moment I showed any amount of disrespect for what has become an accidental holiday in this country.

However, time seems to have dulled my sense of what is and isn’t appropriate, and now that it’s been 11 years, I feel like America might be ready for a podcast that goes the whole 9 yards, and delivers some music that obtusely tackles a subject that seems to be somewhat taboo.  While I would never go so far as to be critical of the awful events of that day, it seems odd to me that the day  now carries this cultural baggage that causes everyone to get far too serious about their patriotism. I’ve always considered myself a patriot, but in the sense that I am willing to question things, discuss them, and find ways to make sense of them through culture and art that addresses complex issues in entertaining ways.  Sometimes these take the form of agressive punk songs that speak their mind without concern for who will be pissed off when all is said and done.

Since Tuesday falls on this particular day this year, and since I will have no one to answer to but myself in the event that people do get pissed off, this year felt like a good year to finally break the silence, and bring you a bunch of songs that present different visions of America.  I tried to cover a lot of ground, and thus bring in a number of different voices for this show.  But in the end, it’s a bunch of stuff that I like listening to, and all of it has a particular perspective that I feel is very worth exploring.  Even if it is temporarily.

And: this mix kicks a whole lot of ass.

Next week’s show may be delayed somewhat, as I will be out of town.  However, I will do my best to bring you a road show, which may just end up being short.  We shall see.

So: don’t forget to pull out your miniature American Flags, plant it firmly in the most inappropriate place you can think of, and turn this one up just loud enough that it’ll piss off your neighbor in the cubical next door.

See you in seven.

Bless This Mess

Part I: Growin’ Up In America
01.) Boy From Nowhere * DMZ * Live At The Rat
02.) All American Twist * The Champs * “All American”
03.) American Heartbreak * Langston Hughes * The Voice Of The Poet: Langston Hughes
04.) Growin’ Up In America * The Colors * Killed By Death Vol. 20
05.) Terror In America * GG Allin & The Murder Junkies * Brutality and Bloodshed for All
06.) Thinkin’ Of The USA * Eater * Thinkin’ Of The USA 7″
07.) American Terrorist * Chris Burke *
08.) Experiment In Terror * Henry Mancini * Greatest Hits
09.) The Ugly American * Big Black * The Hammer Party
10.) The Half-Eaten Sausage Would Like To See You In His Office * The Locust * The Locust / Melt Banana Split 7″
11.) American Dream * The Redundants * I Hate The Redundants
12.) Amercan America * Godless * 7″
13.) Middle America * J.F.A. * Rat Music For Rat People
14.) N.O.U.S.P.T.D.A. * The Nation Of Ulysses * The Birth Of The Ulysses Aesthetic (The Synthesis of Speed And Transformation) EP
15.) America Has Spoken * Patton Oswalt * Werewolves and Lollipops
16.) Fyt * This Mortal Coil * It’ll End In Tears

Part II: Freedom’s Waiting
17.) Early American * Sonic Youth * Confusion Is Sex
18.) Help Stamp Out America * Kermit Schafer * Pardon My Blooper
19.) Cityman * Negativland * Free
20.) 9/11 is a Joke * Delusions of Parasitosis * Coupon D’état
21.) Mecca: A Vision Of The Next Crusade * Thomas M. Disch / X’s For Eyes * Mecca|Mettle
22.) We’re An American Band * MX-80 * We’re An American Band

Part III: The ABC’s of The USA
23.) Politics In America * Bill Hicks * Philosophy
24.) Pow Wow * Grace Tennessee & The American Spirits * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites: Volume Six
25.) A.B.C’s of the U.S.A. * Ada Jones and Billy Murray * Edison Gold Moulded Cylinder Record: 9903
26.) Land: Part I: Horses, Part II: Land of a Thousand Dances, Part III: La Mer (De) * Patti Smith * Horses
27.) Crimes vs. America * Old Time Radio Commercial
28.) Alaska * The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black * A National Heath Care
29.) Freedom Of Choice * Devo * Freedom Of Choice
30.) Contract With Depravity * Kenyon Hopkins * Crime Jazz: Music In The First Degree
31.) Our Nat’l Anthm * Abbie Hoffman * Wake Up America!
32.) Unwanted Workers Of America * The Firesign Theater * All Things Firesign

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.



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 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.


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

KPSU Playlist

Episode 117: Good Morning Southern California (141)

DJ JustanotherDJ

DJ JustanotherDJ

Episode 117: Good Morning Southern California (141) 
(Featuring a February retrocast from our So-Cal Affiliate, hosted by DJ JustanotherDJ.)

DJ JustanotherDJ manages the Blasphuphmus Radio affiliate in Orange County, and has made a couple of appearances on this show when he was visiting the PDX area. However, this week, we bring you a retro-cast of his show from February, to give you a taste of what our show sounds like south of the border.

We have affiliates worldwide, in every city, so it is difficult to keep you abreast of everything that is happening everywhere. But DJ JustanotherDJ does an excellent job of spreading the word of Earl in his neighborhood, and this seemed like a good show to introduce you to his style. Hopefully, you like it as much as we do.

# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Nausea [Edit] * X * Los Angeles * Slash Records
02.) Ready To Start * Arcade Fire * The Suburbs * Merge Records
03.) Gunfight Epiphany (Theme from Terriers) * Robert Duncan * Gunfight Epiphany (Theme from Terriers) * 20th Century Fox TV Records
04.) Pop the Trunk * The Aggrolites * Dirty Reggae * Axe Records
05.) Jet * Paul McCartney & Wings * Band On The Run * Rock Records
06.) “This whole this is some kind of big mistake” * Ash * Army of Darkness * Renaissance Pictures
07.) Les Aquarelles * Papillon * Les Aquarelles * les disques du soleil
08.) “Synchronizers” * Firefly
09.) A/B Machines * Sleigh Bells * Treats * Mom + Pop/N.E.E.T. Records
10.) Little White Horse * Quasi * American Gong * Kill Rock Stars Records
11.) “Everyone here is a crazy person.” * Buffy the Vampire Slayer
12.) Fox In A Box * Gore Gore Girls * Get The Gore * Bloodshot Records
13.) “Godzilla roar” * Godzilla
14.) The Lizard King * Groovie Ghoulies * Monster Club * Green Door Records
15.) “What’s going on?” * The West Wing
16.) Margin Walker * Fugazi * 13 Songs * Dischord Records
17.) Riot Rhythm * Sleigh Bells * Treats * Mom + Pop/N.E.E.T. Records
18.) Where Is My Mind * Maxence Cyrin * It’s Kind of a Funny Story (Music from the Motion Picture) * Rhino Records
19.) Moses * Elizabeth Fraser * Moses (Bonus Track Version) * Rough Trade Records
20.) Heaven Can Wait * Charlotte Gainsbourg * IRM * Elektra Records
21.) “Look, whatever you’re doing….” * Rygel * Farscape
22.) Still Windmills * Sky Larkin * Kaleide * Wichita Recordings
23.) Cousins * Vampire Weekend * Contra * XL Recordings
24.) 21@12 * Hot Hot Heat * Future Breeds * Dine Alone Records

KPSU Playlist

Episode 054: Recreating “A Boy And His Dog”

A Boy And His Dog

A Boy And His Dog

Episode 054: Recreating “A Boy And His Dog”
(Featuring Experimental and Home Recordings by a variety of people, representing a longish period of musical history.)

2007 Playlist & Footnotes
2010 Playlist & Footnotes

Going all the way back to the 20th of June, 2007, we bring you a recreation of a show that was lost in the hourglass of time… until today! I bring you appropriately-creepy music to accompany the appropriately-titled show, looking backward while most others are looking forward.

Chances are you missed the original broadcast for this one, but if you’re curious about where this show happens to wander to when I let it explore the stranger parts of my record collection, then this is the show for you. Promise.

Tune in next week for a live performance by Cold Metal, only here on Blasphuphmus Radio, and KPSU.

See ya in seven.

Episode 050: Ghosts Of Christmas Past

The Ghosts of Christmas Past!

The Ghosts of Christmas Past!

Episode 050: Ghosts Of Christmas Past
(Featuring selections from previous broadcasts on 12/23/98, 12/14/04, 12/13/06, and 12/20/06.)

Playlist & Footnotes.

In the 13 years we’ve been on the air, try as we might, a handful of holiday programs have made it into our archives that offer holiday themes and content to our fair listeners.  Given that the holiday season is upon us, is seemed only fitting to go through the vaults and dig out these rare gems.

For today’s show, I decided to delve into the archives again and pull out some selections from my favorite Holiday shows of the past. I’m not a big Christmas person (for the most part), and when I do get into Seasonal Music, it’s generally not what you would hear in the Mall. So consider this a snapshot of what I like to bump this time of year.

If nothing else, you should really listen to my rendition of The Cremation Of Sam McGee from 2006, near the end of the show.

Next week: tune in for the return of The Grumpy Punk, with a special co-host, who will be helping me pick the tunes for that hour. Should be pretty epic.

See ya in seven.

Episode 044: Fromage de l’Halloween

Open A Can Of Halloween!

Open A Can Of Halloween!

Episode 044: Fromage de l’Halloween
(Featuring even more of the same, and then some, from a October 25th, 2006 show.)

Corny music! And spook-tacular news concerning next week’s show! Can you believe all the exclamation points?!  During the original broadcast, I was training a new KPSU volunteer, who shares this show with me.  It’s a whole lot of Halloween fun packed into one hour.

See ya in seven.

Fromage de l’Halloween

01.) A Night In A Haunted House * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle * Halloween Hootenanny
03.) Halloween At KPSU
04.) This Is Halloween * Danny Elfman * The Nightmare Before Christmas
05.) Dark Shadows Main Title Theme
06.) A Fistful Of Terror * The Bomboras * Halloween Hootenanny
07.) Tales From The Crypt Main Title Theme * Danny Elfman
08.) Gravewalk * Satan’s Pilgrims
09.) Treehouse Of Horror * The Simpsons
10.) Sir Roderic’s Song * William Schwenck Gilbert
11.) The Thing Strikes (Excerpt I) * Henry Mancini
12.) The Addams Family Main Title Theme
13.) Young Frankenstein Main Title Theme
14.) Dracula * Phillip Glass & The Kronos Quartet
15.) The Twilight Zone Main Title Theme
16.) Big Zombie * The Mekons
17.) The Simpsons / Addams Family Closing Title Theme
18.) The Thing Strikes (Excerpt II) * Henry Mancini
19.) Ghostbusters * Ray Parker Jr.
20.) Spectre Detector * The Tiki Tones * The Tiki Tones Play Songs For The Suburban Savage
21.) Man Seeks The Future * Attilio “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds
22.) Boo! (Hoo Hoo!) * The Famous Monsters
23.) The Munsters Main Title Theme
24.) Halloween (Live) * MX-80 * Always Leave ‘Em Wanting Less
25.) Gayway To Heaven * Attilio “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds
26.) The Haunted House * Vic Crume
27.) The Great Pumpkin Waltz * Vince Guarldi
28.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

Episode 043: Lost In The Punk-In Patch

The Leader Of The Patch

The Leader Of The Patch

Episode 043: Lost In The Punk-In Patch (18 October 2006 Retrocast)
(Featuring all your favorite Halloween classics, from Dead Moon to The Dream Syndicate)

With only a spare few weeks left until Halloween Proper, I continue my holiday-season retrocasts with a fantastic episode from 2006, featuring a wonderful assortment of Creepy Monster Punk Songs, guaranteed to put you in the right mood for rampaging at night and stirring up trouble.

I hope as many of you as possible will be out at the Scion Garage Fest today, to enjoy some of the local Portland weather, and soak in the rock. I’ll be back next week with Fromage de la Halloween. See ya in seven.

Lost In The Punk-In Patch

01.) A Night In A Haunted House * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle * Halloween Hootenanny
03.) Halloween At KPSU
04.) Dead Moon Night * Dead Moon
05.) Haunted House * Gang Green * You Got It
06.) Pumpkin * WWAX * 7″
07.) Chainsaw * Ramones * Ramones
08.) Halloween * Misfits *
09.) Halloween * Dead Kennedys * Plastic Surgery Disasters
10.) Spectra Sonic Sound * Nation Of Ulysses * 13-Point Program To Destroy America
11.) Octoberfleshed * KARP * Self-Titled LP
12.) All Souls Day * Unwound * New Plastic Ideas
13.) Spider Baby * Fantômas * The Director’s Cut
14.) (She’s My) Vampire Girl * The Groovie Ghoulies * Fun In The Dark
15.) Zombie * Screeching Weasel * Boogadaboogadaboogada!
16.) Do The Zombie * The Eyeliners * Here Comes Trouble
17.) Rapid Fire (Vampire Attack) * Los Cincos * Vampire Attack 7″
18.) TV Set * The Cramps * Songs The Lord Taught Us
19.) Halloween * The Dream Syndicate * The Days Of Wine And Roses

Episode 041: Recreating “The Outer Limits”

The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits

Episode 041: Recreating “The Outer Limits”
(Where I do an audio-recreation of a lost episode of Blasphuphmus Radio from August 1st, 2007.)

Halloween draws closer and closer each and every day, and if there’s one thing I love more than Halloween and Halloween Music, it’s Halloween Music (and radio) with a Sci-Fi bent. With that in mind, I tried to bring you creepy, Halloween-infused Sci-Fi radio, with an additional self-reflexive angle to kick-start the extravaganza.  What would Blasphuphmus Radio‘s Halloween Spook-tacular be without a little Outer Space Shenanigans?

The Outer Limits

01.) The Outer Limits: Control Voice Introduction * Vic Perrin * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
02.) Frozen Neptune * Russ Garcia & His Orchestra * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
03.) Welcome To Tomorrow * Attilio “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds
04.) Man From Mars * Ferrante And Teicher * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
05.) Changing Channels I * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection

06.) The Andromeda Strain: Desert Trip * Gil Melle * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
07.) Guitars In Space * Billy Mure * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
08.) One Step Beyond: Fear * Berlin Symphony Orchestra * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
09.) Doctor Who Main Title * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
10.) The Day The Earth Stood Still Main Title * Bernard Herrmann (Conductor) / Sam Hoffman (Theremin) * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
11.) Changing Channels II * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection

12.) Creature From The Black Lagoon Main Titles * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
13.) It Came From Outer Space: Visitors From Space * Dick Jacobs * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
14.) Fantastic Voyage: Main Title Sound Effects Suite * Leonard Rosenman * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
15.) Planet Of The Apes: Main Title * Jerry Goldsmith * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
16.) Changing Channels III * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection

17.) On Planet X * David Garland and John Zorn * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
18.) Time Tunnel Main Title Theme * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
19.) Forbidden Planet: Main Titles – Overture * Louis And Bebe Barron * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
20.) On The Dark Side Of The Moon * Frank Comstock * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
21.) Changing Channels IV * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
22.) The Outer Limits: Control Voice Introduction * Vic Perrin * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
23.) Tone Tales From Tomorrow * Frank Coe * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection

Episode 040: Classics From The Crypt

Oldies But Goodies

Oldies But Goodies

Episode 040: Classics From The Crypt (04 October 2006 Retrocast)
(Featuring vintage Halloween Music, presented as a vintage radio broadcast recording from 04 October 2006.)

October is finally here, and that means I can finally stop resisting the urge to listen to Halloween Music all day long. As I build up to the big day, I decided to bring you a retrocast of one of my favorite Halloween shows from years past, a show from 2006 that was everything a Halloween-themed Radio Show should be.

That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for more Halloween Mayhem, more Live Performances, and more KPSU news you can use.

See ya in seven.

Classics From The Crypt

01.) A Night In A Haunted House * Sounds To Make You Shiver
02.) Halloween Hootenanny * Zacherle * Halloween Hootenanny
03.) Halloween At KPSU
04.) The Baron * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
05.) Haunted House * Jumpin’ Gene Simmons
06.) ‘Til The Following Night * Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages
07.) Mad Monster Party * Ethel Ennis & Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
08.) Cemetery Blues * Bessie Smith
09.) The Graveyard Shift * Bobby “Boris” Pickett
10.) Graveyard * Dead Moon
11.) Night Of The Vampire * The Moontrekkers
12.) Zombie Rockin’ * Mad Kenny’s Midnight Drinkers
13.) Do The Zombie * The Symbols
14.) Zombie Jamboree (Live) * The Kingston Trio * El Paso Concert 15 December 1958
15.) The Mummy * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
16.) Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard * Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
17.) The Headless Horseman * Bing Crosby * Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad
18.) Planet Of The Wolves * Guitar Wolf * Planet Of The Wolves
19.) Monster Mash * Bobby “Boris” Pickett
20.) Finale * Maury Laws * Mad Monster Party
21.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle

Episode 039: The Legendary Holden Craft

Holden Craft & Austin Rich, circa 2007

Holden Craft & Austin Rich, circa 2007

Episode 039: The Legendary Holden Craft
(Featuring various recordings from Blasphuphmus Radio history where Holden Craft made appearances.)

An obscure bit-player from radio history is the focus of today’s show, as we replay classic bits from his radio broadcasts from the late ’90’s, and from his one appearance in 2006. Ladies & Gentlemen, I speak of none other than Mr. Holden Craft himself (pictured here, on the left).

This one has a special place in my heart, as Holden is one of my oldest friends, and really knows how to craft a great Shaggy Dog story.

Tune in next week, as I present something that has yet to be determined at this point! Can you stand the excitement?

See ya in seven!

Episode 027: Live From An Actual 4th of July Bar-B-Que (2007 Retrocast)

To Infinity And Beyond

To Infinity And Beyond

Episode 027: Retrocast: “Live From An Actual 4th of July Bar-B-Que” 2007
(Featuring phone interviews with Johnny & Tom, each present at an actual 4th of July Celebration.)

Even though I was out of town for my usual show this week, there was a two-fold treat for those who just can’t get enough Blasphuphmus Radio. Live, in the studio, Ricardo Wang did a special two-hour version of No Skinny Ties in honor of our Nation’s most important celebration. Those of you who tuned in live got to experience that. However, there is also an internet-only treat for the truly dedicated listener.

This is one of my all-time favorite shows, and now it can be yours, too, with a mere Inter-Web-A-Tron download. Can you believe it?

Tune in next week, when I actually DJ an hour of radio for a change of pace. What will happen? Who can say? Tune in and find out.

See ya in seven.

Episode 017: The Taco Bell Chihuahua

The Taco Bell Chihuahua?

The Taco Bell Chihuahua?

Episode 017: “The Taco Bell Chihuahua” Retrocast
(Featuring a heavily edited version of a four hour broadcast from 11/18/98, with co-host Holden Craft)

Almost 11 years ago, Austin Rich & Holden Craft did the worst thing imaginable, live on the radio. But today, the past has (finally) caught up with him.

Watch out. This one gets a little ugly.