NewsBlas 22 September 2014: “Their Instruments Playing” (Welcome To Fall)

"In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar."

“In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar.”

NewsBlas 22 September 2014: “Their Instruments Playing” (Welcome To Fall)

Audio Zine Entry

Field Recordings

[Excerpt from] In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan

Mother Box 015


The Message by Richard Brautigan

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

The Message by Richard Brautigan
(An excerpt from Trout Fishing In America, read by Austin Rich)

Last weekend I took a much needed vacation to the mountains of Northern California, outside of Auburn.  It has been a long time since I took a paid vacation, and I wanted nothing more than to go out into the forrest and spend some time drinking whiskey, reading Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, and watching the campfire burn deep into the night.

Needless to say, it was AWESOME.

Of course, being in the state of Jefferson, camping, and attempting to clear my mind of modern life, I was quickly reminded of Richard Brautigan, and this excerpt from his most well-known work.  I have had an affinity for Brautigan and his work for a number of years now, and this is not the first time I’ve taken to reading his work on the radio.  His voice really speaks to me in a number of ways, and he is never really far from my thoughts.  Any chance I can combine radio and his work, you know I’m going to get really excited.

The campfire sounds heard in this episode were recorded on 26 May 2013, at our campsite.  It was the first time I’ve tried to record a fire, and I learned a few things about how to do it properly after the fact.  There are already a number of plans for future trips this summer, and hopefully I can bring you more recordings like this.


Senior Citizens

A Radio Brautigan

A Radio Brautigan

Senior Citizens

Tim was kind enough to let me help him out with an episode of his show, Senior Citizens this week. Tim is one of the funniest people I know, and I’ve been a fan of his show for a while. Here’s a link. On this particular show, Tim & I read excerpts form Richard Brautigan’s collection of short stories, “Revenge Of The Lawn.” As usual, hilarity ensued.

This spawned talk of a cooking show, that I may also appear on. Keep your eyes here for more information about this coming (and pressing) show.

Halloween Spook-tacular V (2004)

The Haunted House

The Haunted House

Halloween Spook-tacular V  (KPSU Phase I Episode 019)

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

01.) The Haunted House * Vic Crume
02.) The Halloween Dance * Reverend Horton Heat
03.) A Fistful Of Terror * The Bomboras
04.) Halloween (She Get So Mean) * Rob Zombie featuring The Ghastly Ones
05.) Halloween * The Dream Syndicate
06.) Fall Children * AFI
07.) Halloween * Misfits
08.) Vampire Girl * Johnathan Richman
09.) “It’s Time For Witchery!”
10.) It’s Halloween! * The Shaggs
11.) Dark Shadows Main Title Theme
12.) Rapid Fire (Vampire Attack) * Los Cincos
13.) Ghost Vs. Vampire * Quasi
14.) Halloween * King Diamond
15.) Zombie Zoo * Tom Petty
16.) Tales From The Crypt Main Title Theme * Danny Elfman
17.) No Costume, No Candy * Swingin’ Neckbreakers
18.) Type U Blood * The Make-Up
19.) Cleanin’ Up The Town * The Bus Boys
20.) Dracula * Phillip Glass & The Kronos Quartet
21.) The Pumpkin Tide * Richard Brautigan, Read By Austin Rich
22.) Halloween (Live) * MX-80
23.) Grim Grinning Ghosts – The Haunted Mansion * Disneyland
24.) Boo! (Hoo Hoo) * Famous Monsters
25.) Dead Moon Night * Dead Moon
26.) Big Zombie * Mekons
27.) Chainsaw * The Ramones
28.) Haunted House Of Rock * Whodini
29.) Frankenstein Conquers The World * Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston
30.) Pumpkin * WWAX
31.) Monster Mash * Misfits
32.) Bark At The Moon * Ozzy Osbourne
33.) Creature From The Surfer’s Lagoon * Man… Or Astro-Man?
34.) Spectre Detector * The Tiki Tones
35.) Devil Town * Groovie Ghoulies
36.) Nov. 1st * Crackerbash *
37.) Sir Roderic’s Song * William Schwenck Gilbert
38.) Happy Halloween * Zacherle