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.

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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

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Blasphuphmus Radio Almanac: Father’s Day Special

Father's Day Audio

Father’s Day Audio

Blasphuphmus Radio Almanac: Father’s Day Special 
(Featuring selections from Orson Welles’ Radio Almanac, songs about fathers, and the beginning of our serialization of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ The Moon Maid!)

Happy Father’s Day everyone!  As we continue to attempt new and exciting things on our program, we are experimenting with a radio format that has more or less disappeared from the dial in the last several decades: a Radio Almanac.  These kinds of programs were a kind of variety show, where news, historic anecdotes, music, dramatic readings, sketch comedy, and more were all put in a blender and presented as part of a broadcast for your entertainment.  With that in mind, here is my first attempt at something like this, inspired by one of the last great people to attempt something like this, Mr. Orson Welles himself!

I’ve been more than a little obsessed with him lately. (If you aren’t really listening to it already, then you should start podcasting Orson Welles On The Air IMMEDIATELY.)  His radio broadcasts were incredible, and in the days where he was the king of radio, he was also at the height of his powers.  It’s also incredibly unusual to hear Orson perform comedy, as much of his other career has erased from memory the fact that he was good at it, too.  I’ve been looking for a way to sneak his material into our program, and when I hit upon the idea of trying my hand at this kind of radio.  As this is my first stab at it, I’m still zeroing in on what does (and doesn’t) work in this format.  Hopefully, I can iron out all the kinks as time goes on.

Debuting in this episode is the beginning of my serialization of the incredible Sci-Fi classic, The Moon Maid by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  (As I like to say, “The OTHER Burroughs.”)  As I began reading this book, I was stunned at the kind of story I was being hit with, which is equal parts Flash Gordon and Jorge Borges.  I’ve been kicking around the idea of adding new features to the program, and this seemed like the perfect way to introduce something new and something old at the same time.  In this episode, I read the Prologue of this novel.  Chapter One, hopefully, will be coming soon.

Father Songs abound in this episode, and I also try to give a little background on this particular holiday, centered around everyone’s favorite patriarch.  However, this show should be suitable for all members of the family, whether you have a father or not.  Consider this a mish-mash of the kinds of things I love, and hopefully, stuff you love, too.

Enjoy!

Father’s Day Special

01.) Orson Welles Radio Almanac [Excerpts] * 14 June 1944
02.) Orson Welles Radio Almanac [Excerpts] * 21 June 1944
03.) Father * The Great Society * Collector’s Item * Columbia Records
04.) On A Frontier of Fables [Excerpt] * Jonn Serrie * Planetary Chronicles, Volume II * Miramar, Miramar Records

05.) Orson Welles Radio Almanac [Excerpts] * 14 June 1944
06.) Orson Welles Radio Almanac [Excerpts] * 21 June 1944
07.) My Father * King Missile III * The Psychopathology of Everyday Life * Instinct Records

08.) Orson Welles Radio Almanac [Excerpts] * 21 June 1944
09.) Father * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Admonishing The Bishops * Matador Records

10.) On A Frontier of Fables [Excerpts] * Jonn Serrie * Planetary Chronicles, Volume II * Miramar, Miramar Records
11.) Orson Welles Radio Almanac [Excerpts] * 21 June 1944
12.) Father’s Song * Stinking Lizavetta * Tolotta Records

13.) Orson Welles Radio Almanac [Excerpts] * 21 June 1944

Episode 180: Blues For Planet Mars

Just Me And My Shadow

Just Me And My Shadow

Episode 180: Blues For Planet Mars
(Featuring a selection of songs about Mars, and dedicated to the Curiosity Rover and the amazing people that helped make it all happen.)

I have always been a fan of space exploration, and as a young kid I even wanted to be an astronaut.  But as time went on, and it became clear that I would not be the first man to Mars, I started to let my mind wander toward the stars instead, and soon became extremely interested in music, writing, and art.  Now, in honor of the successful Curiosity Rover landing on Mars on the 6th of August, I present an audio essay dedicated to that success, filled with music about Mars, and information about exactly how hard it was to get there from here.

There is no shortage of music about our neighbor in the sky, and it was very easy to quickly fill the playlist with a number of choice songs.  But the real backbone of this show are the samples from NASA TV.  I was watching the rover landing live with some friends of mine, and their coverage of the event was great.  They also made some very informative, and extremely well-produced, short videos that helped put into perspective exactly what the task at hand was.  Using those videos and a jumping-off point, I assembled an audio essay that highlights two of the greatest forces in the universe: Science and Rock Music!

So, sit back for a journey into both space and sound.  See you in seven!

Blues For Planet Mars

Part I: Transmitting Live From Mars
01.) Landing On The Surface * NASA TV
02.) Mars Attacks!: Main Title * Artie Kane (Conductor)* Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
03.) Commander Scott On Mars * The Muffins * Secret Signals 1
04.) Mars In A Minutes * NASA TV
05.) The Stars Our Destination * Stereolab * Mars Audiac Quintet
06.) Seven Deadly Minutes * NASA TV
07.) Conrad Adrift Toward Mars * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * I Hope It Lands
08.) Game Over * NASA TV
09.) Within A Martian Heart * Man… Or Astro-Man? * What Remains Inside A Black Hole
10.) The Atmosphere * NASA TV
11.) Martian Band * The Wildtones
12.) Flyin’ Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll * Billy Lee Riley & The Little Green Men * Rockin’ Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly
13.) The Parachute * NASA TV
14.) Beacon From Mars * Kaleidoscope * Egyptian Candy

Part II: Going To A Martian Hop
15.) Wheel On Mars * NASA TV
16.) Mars [Excerpt] * John Coltrane * Interstellar Space
17.) Ballrooms Of Mars * T.Rex * The Slider
18.) Looking At The Surface * NASA TV
19.) Life On Mars? * David Bowie * Hunky Dory
20.) Lowering The Rover * NASA TV
21.) Martian Hop * The Ran-Dells * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
22.) We Won’t Know Right Away * NASA TV
23.) Knocked Out Joint On Mars * Buck Trail * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
24.) Sending A Signal Back To Earth * NASA TV
25.) Here Come the Martian Martians * Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers * The Best of..
26.) The Odyssey’s Role * NASA TV
27.) Mars * The Wipers * Silver Sail

Part III: Planet Heart
28.) We’re Safe * NASA TV
29.) Blues For Planet Mars * Last Of The Juanitas * “The Jay” b/w “Blues For Planet Mars”
30.) Mars, Bringer Of War (From “The Planets”) [Excerpt] * City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection
30.) Not A Life Detection Mission * NASA TV
31.) Next Stop Mars * Sun Ra * Nothing Is…
32.) Sending More Data * NASA TV
33.) Honey Bee (Let’s Fly To Mars) * Grinderman * Grinderman
34.) Rocket Science * NASA TV
35.) I Turned Into A Martian * The Misfits * Boxset
36.) Gale Crater * NASA TV
37.) Planet Heart * Guitar Wolf * Planet Of The Wolves
38.) State Of The Art Labs * NASA TV
39.) Life On Mars * Nerf Herder * How To Meet Girls
40.) N.N.End * Mars * Mars LP

Episode 177: No Contact

The Galactic Barrier

The Galactic Barrier

Episode 177: “No Contact” w/ Moth Hunter, LIVE!
(Featuring the X Minus 1 broadcast “No Contact” from 24 April 1955, mixed with a live performance by local Moth Hunter recorded on 22 May 2012.)

I know I’ve been teasing something “special” for the last several weeks, and I can now say that it is here: the next installment of our ongoing Blasphuphmus Radio Theater Presents!, with live scoring by Moth Hunter.

YES!

This is something that I’ve always wanted to bring to this show: live, narrative radio.  It’s happened a couple of times, in very striped down ways, but never like this.  Moth Hunter performed a nearly sixty minute set in may, as the score for an edited version of the X Minus 1 classic, “No Contact.”  (In fact, this was the first story X Minus 1 broadcast when they first went on the air on 24 April 1955.)  As I have also teased, this will not be an isolated incident.  I’ve been working with some other artists too, and this could become a regular feature in the very near future.

As an experiment this time, we’re doing something we’ve never done before: we’re offering the entire live performance, unadorned, as a download via our Bandcamp Page:

22 May 2012 Live Performance * Moth Hunter * Blasphuphmus Radio

Moth Hunter

Moth Hunter

We wanted to try something new, and this seemed like a natural extension of this show.  Getting to hear them both allows you to enjoy the performance as a stand-alone piece, and then appreciate it more as it is incorporated into the narrative of this show.  It’s something that the Inter-Web-A-Tron was intended for in the first place, and I think it’s a very sensible move on our part.

Additionally, I would like to direct you to the photoset below.  I always like to snap a few shots when I host bands, and this time was no exception.

We hope you enjoy today’s presentation.  We put a lot of work into it, and we are really proud.

See you in seven.

Picasa Photoset

No Contact

Introduction: The Far Horizons Of The Unknown

01.) 22 May 2012 Live Performance * Moth Hunter
02.) No Contact Excerpts * X Minus 1 * 24 April 1955 Broadcast * NBC Radio

Part I: “Countdown To Blastoff”

03.) 22 May 2012 Live Performance * Moth Hunter
04.) No Contact Excerpts * X Minus 1 * 24 April 1955 Broadcast * NBC Radio

Part II: “Four Weeks From Earth”

05.) 22 May 2012 Live Performance * Moth Hunter
06.) No Contact Excerpts * X Minus 1 * 24 April 1955 Broadcast * NBC Radio

Part III: “I Have To Find Out What Happened”

07.) 22 May 2012 Live Performance * Moth Hunter
08.) No Contact Excerpts * X Minus 1 * 24 April 1955 Broadcast * NBC Radio

Part IV: “Stormcloud To Earth!”

09.) 22 May 2012 Live Performance * Moth Hunter
10.) No Contact Excerpts * X Minus 1 * 24 April 1955 Broadcast * NBC Radio

Episode 162: 14th Anniversary Explosion!

Happy 14th!

Happy 14th!

Episode 162: 14th Anniversary Explosion!

As the 14th Anniversary of our first broadcast was on Sunday, today’s show is a retrocast of selections and samples from our earliest recorded programs from or KWVA years.  In the late ’90’s, College Radio (the kind of radio I prefer) was a very different place.  We had different technology, and a different approach to what qualified as entertainment.  Fortunately, the glory of cassette tapes has maintained a way for us to capture these broadcasts and re-present them to you here, and now.

However, there is a slightly sinister element to this episode, too.  In somewhat of a sequel to “It Looks Like Thousands Of Stars” (and episode from 18 July 2007), I accidentally encounter a space / time anomaly, where I encounter none other that DJ Really Sloppy, who has also become unstuck in time.  As I continue to experience the sounds of past radio programs, I hope that by listening to them may offer me a chance to return home afterward.  Will I?  Tune in and find out!

This episode was a lot of fun.  While the official archive of our programs does not include every show we aired (or, even, complete shows), we do have a number of recordings of the shows from our KWVA incarnation.  Digging through that archive – now digital, thank Earl – allowed me to pick some of the more well known moments captured on tape.  As you can tell, I was heavily influenced by Negativland’s “Over The Edge” program, and you’ll find that these mixes and whatnot are but the tip of the ice berg when it comes to what the show really was like.

Having done a lot of preliminary editing, there will be more “best of” programs as I sort and organize the material.  But this is a show I’ve been wanting to do since 2004, and only now do I have the technology to really bring it to you the way I was hoping I could.

Along with this show, we’ve also released a new podcast feed, entitled “14th Anniversary,” that we suggest as a compliment to this program.    It contains a number of programs that illustrate more of the kind of program this show was like in the early years, as well as some other anniversary broadcasts, including: an interview with Exene Cervenka, two programs featuring Holden Craft’s appearances on this show, and the surviving audio from our very first program on 15 April 1998.  It’s all part of the anniversary fun.

I hope you enjoy these strange and twisted audio creations I made during my radio show really late at night in Eugene during the late ’90’s after I would get fully loaded at the bar and broadcast on FM Radio.  They were as much fun to make as they are to describe.

See you in seven!

Explosion!

Part I: Two Turntables, To CD Players, And A Microphone

01.) Man… Or Astro-Man? Intro * 21 April 1999 * KWVA Radio
02.) Have A Cigar Re-Mix * 05 August 1998 * KWVA Radio
03.) Back In The Days Of Canadian Sport Fishing w/ The Ramen City Kid * 08 July 1998 * KWVA Radio
04.) Dub Narcotic Sound Re-Mix * 02 September 1998 * KWVA Radio
05.) Beastie Boys “License To Ill” Backwards * 02 September 1998 * KWVA Radio
06.) Excuse Me Put Pardon My Re-Mix * 19 August 1998 * KWVA Radio
07.) Grateful Dead Backwards * 14 April 1999 * KWVA Radio

Part II: Backwards sdrawkcaB

08.) April Stevens, The Weathergirl * 14 April 1999 * KWVA Radio
09.) The Sound Effects of Vince Guarldi * 30 December 1998 * KWVA Radio
10.) A Minute With The Pope * 13 January 1999 * KWVA Radio
11.) Nirvana “Incesticide” Backwards * 02 September 1998 * KWVA Radio
12.) Butthole Surfers Re-Mix * 19 August 1998 * KWVA Radio
13.) Mertz Commercial * 29 April 1998 * KWVA Radio
14.) Henry Rollins, Frankie Carle and Walter Carlos Get A Drink Late At Night * 27 January 1999 * KWVA Radio
15.) Praise The Lord Jesus * 28 April 1999 * KWVA Radio

Part III: “Face” b/w “The Cremation Of Sam McGee.”

16.) School Cancelations * 10 February 1999 * KWVA Radio
17.) Face Re-Mix * 02 September 1998 * KWVA Radio
18.) The Cremation Of Sam McGee * 23 December 1998 * KWVA Radio
19.) The Sound Effects Of White Christmas * 23 December 1998 * KWVA Radio
20.) The Passing Of Dick Clark w/ Holden Craft & The Pope * 13 January 1999 * KWVA Radio
21.) Hovercraft Outro * 27 May 1998 * KWVA Radio

Episode 159: A Gun For Dinosaur

Gun For Dinosaur

Gun For Dinosaur

Episode 159: A Gun For Dinosaur

In the ’50’s, amid the din and clatter that was dramatic theater on the radio, the show that blew almost all the others away was undoubtedly X Minus One.  They had an amazing crew of writers who went on to do a number of outstanding things, among them Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein and Frederik Pohl, just to name a few.  It was the kind of show that could not be missed, and is a big influence on my entire aesthetic.

As part of our Traveling Through Time series, we present A Gun For Dinosaur, writeen by L. Sprague de Camp, originally broadcast on NBC on 7 March 1956.  I’m proud of this audio essay, which also includes The ADD Minute And A … with DJ Really Sloppy weighing in on the subject of the Geek & Sundry launch at Wonder Con.  And, of course, we have A Minute With The Pope, recorded entirely on his iPhone.  I like to think we attempt to deliver a new interpretation of those fantastic radio stories.  With music.

As DJ Really Sloppy seems to have become Unstuck In Time, next week will mostly likely continue our Traveling Through Time series.  Will he survive his experience unscathed?  Tune in next week, to find out.

See you in seven

A Gun For Dinosaur

Introduction

01.) Vanishing of Time * The Vivian Girls * Share The Joy
02.) Live Performance * Mortal Engines * Blasphuphmus Radio * 11 April 2009

Segment One: A Gun For Dinosaur Part I

03.) Have Another Drink * MX-80 * Alway’s Leave ‘Em Wanting Less * Atavistic Records
04.) Tell ‘Em * Sleigh Bells * Treats
05.) Headhunter * Thee Headhunters * Jungle Law EP

Wedding 25 March 2012 * The Sounds Of Portland Oregon

Segment Two: A Gun For Dinosaur Part II
06.) The Small Stuff * The Dismemberment Plan * !
07.) Open Up Your Door * Richard & The Young Lions
08.) Raw Meat * The Black Lips * Arabia Mountain

Dinner Cooking 08 February 2012 * The Sounds Of Portland Oregon

Segment Three: A Gun For Dinosaur Part III

09.) How Long Do I Have To Wait For You? * Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings * Naturally
10.) Where Did He Go? * The Briefs * Hit After Hit
11.) I Don’t See You * Camper Van Beethoven * Telephone Free Landslide Victory
12.) Dinosaur Rock * Narthex * Duo-Phonic Sounds System: 1980 – 1983

Segment Four: The ADD Minute And A .. w/ DJ Really Sloppy

DJ Really Sloppy and I discuss the launch of Geek And Sundry that he attended while he was at Wonder Con, then he accidentally becomes Unstuck In Time after talking about Wil Wheaton.

13.) Museum 1 * 6955 * Nintendo Museum EP

Segment Five: A Gun For Dinosaur Part IV

16.) Bad News * The Trashmen * Tube City!  The Best of The Trashmen
17.) All Tied Up * The Shakers * Teenline Vol. 3
18.) Paid In Cigarettes * Hot Snakes * Suicide Invoice

A Minute With The Pope 03: Computer Fight * The Pope * Recorded Entirely On An iPhone.

Segment Six: A Gun For Dinosaur Part V
20.) Prevenge * The Might Be Giants * The Spine
21.) Tell Me When It’s Over * The Dream Syndicate * The Days Of Wine & Roses
22.) No Doubt About It * The Wipers * Follow Blind

Episode 142: Going Somewhere New

 

Going Somewhere New

Going Somewhere New

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

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

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

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

See ya in seven!

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

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

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

Episode 138: The Potters of Firsk

The Potters of Firsk

The Potters of Firsk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Episode 124: The Black Hole

The Black Hole

The Black Hole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Directed by Gary Nelson

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

Narrated by Percy Rodrigues.

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

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

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

Enjoy!

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

KPSU Playlist

Episode 112: The Green Hills of Earth

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

Green Hills of Earth

This episode features samples of Dimension X from June 10th 1950, X-Minus 1 from July 7th 1955, and the CBS Radio Workshop from 21 July 1957.

HOUR 1

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

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

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

HOUR 2

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

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

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

HOUR 3

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

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

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

Episode 107: The Future of Love

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

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

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

Track * Artist * Album * Label

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

KPSU Playlist

Episode 104: To The Future!

Beware The Searchers!

Beware The Searchers!

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

On January 22nd, KPSU was barraged by a terrible tachyon field That caused the station to simultaneously exist in three separate time periods: 1950, 2011, and 2155. Fortunately, no one was hurt too badly, and the results have been rather intriguing. Ob-soive:

Beware The Searchers!

Enjoy!

# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) To The Future (Part I)
02.) Time Stands Still * Lee Ranaldo * East Jesus: Some Recordings 1981-1991
03.) Time And Space * Jandek * You Walk Alone
04.) Time Was * John Coltrane * Coltrane * Impulse Records
05.) To The Future (Part II)
06.) The Time Machine Main Title / Credits * Russel Garcia * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
07.) To The Future (Part III)
08.) All The Time In The World * Roger Miller * The Benevolent Disruptive Ray
09.) Sentimental Journey * Esquivel * Space Age Bachelor Pad Music
10.) Rewind The Time * Oliver Squash * 30 Piece
11.) Time * The Residents * God In Three Persons
12.) To The Future (Part IV)
13.) Dan vs. Time * godheadSilo * Skyward in Triumph * Sub Pop Records
14.) We Can See Through Time * Le Ton Mite * Tickets to Real Imaginary Places * Zicmuse Records
15.) To The Future (Part V)
16.) Once Upon A Time * Sonny Sharrock * Ask the Ages * Axiom Records
17.) Tomorrow Afternoon * Tony Williams * Life Time
18.) Time Stands Still * Lee Ranaldo * East Jesus: Some Recordings 1981-1991
19.) There’s Nothing Sexy About Time * Kinski * Don’t Climb On And Take The Holy Water
20.) To The Future (Part VI)
21.) She Makes Me Want To Build A Time Machine * Aristeia * You Give Me Strength, You Give Me Patience!
22.) A Spoon Taught Me The Secret Of Time Travel * The Jezebel Spirit * Turtles All The Way Down * (Self-Released)
23.) Abandoned Mine Shaft In The Corridors Of Time * Sinking Body * Grappling With The Homonids * Vermiform Records
24.) To The Future (Part VII)
25.) Take Time * The Books * The Lemon of Pink * Tomlab Records
26.) There Will Never Be A Better Time * Desert Sessions * Volume 9 & 10
27.) Retrovertigo * Mr. Bungle * California * Warner Bros. Records
28.) Universal Time II * Zip Code Rapists * Zip Code Rapists
29.) To The Future (Part VIII)
30.) Time Flies * The Ex * Dizzy Spells * Touch And Go Records
31.) What Time Is It? * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Tangle
32.) To The Future (Part IX)
33.) A Stitch In Spacetimes * Nil Admirari * Togetherness With Battlesnakes
34.) Time Stands Still [Excerpt] * Lee Ranaldo * East Jesus: Some Recordings 1981-1991
35.) Just In Time * Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra * We Travel The Spaceways Bad And Beautiful
36.) To The Future (Part X)
37.) A Second Of Time * Half Eye * Broken Rope
38.) If Not This Time * Fifty Foot Hose * Cauldron * Phoenix Records
39.) Running Out Of Time * Dead Moon * Hard Wired in Ljubljana * Empty Records
40.) To The Future (Part XI)
41.) Time Funnel * Jan Davis * Lux And Ivy’s Favorites Volume 04
42.) To The Future (Part XII)
43.) She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) * 13th Floor Elevators * Easter Everywhere * Decal Records
44.) I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times * The Beach Boys * Pet Sounds
45.) Stranded In Time * The United States Of America * The United States Of America
46.) Now Is The Time * The Wipers * Over The Edge
47.) Times Encounter * Nigel Simpkins * Messthetics Vol. 1
48.) To The Future (Part XIII)
49.) As Time Goes By * Rudy Vallee
50.) Time Is Tight * Booker T. & the M.G.’s * The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1968-1971
51.) To The Future (Part XIV)
52.) Check Out Time * Ornette Coleman * Love Call * Blue Note Records
53.) To The Future (Part XV)
54.) One Day At A Time * Thee Headliners * Rain & Blood

Playlist & Footnotes

Episode 090: Lost In Space!

Space Travel A Go-Go

Space Travel A Go-Go

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

Enjoy!

Lost In Space!
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) * * Excerpts from The Day The Earth Stood Still (Throughout)
02.) Interstellar Overdrive * Pink Floyd * Piper At The Gates Of Dawn * Tower / Capital Records
03.) Spaceman * Harry Nilsson * Son of Schmilsso * RCA Records
04.) Mayonnaise vs. Venn * Rocketman * Demo CD * Unreleased
05.) Galaxie 500 * Leave The Planet * On Fire * Rough Trade Records
06.) Space Odyssey * 101 Strings Orchestra * Astro Sounds From Beyond the Year 2000 * Scamp Records
07.) Rocket Machine * Opal * Happy Nightmare Baby * SST Records
08.) Rocket 88 * Jackie Brenston
09.) Rocketship * Dead Milkmen * Bucky Felini
10.) I’m This Rocket * The Gun Club
11.) Music To Watch Space Girls By * Leonard Nimoy
12.) Spacecraft, 1967 [Excerpt] * MEV
13.) A Glorious Dawn * Carl Sagan ft Stephen Hawking
14.) Interplanet Janet * Man… Or Astro-Man? * School House Rock! Rocks
15.) Vixens In Space * The Dirtbombs
16.) Between Planets * The Jesus And Mary Chain
17.) Rockin’ In Orbit * Jimmie Haskell And His Orchestra
18.) Space Monkeys * The Dust Brothers * The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Fight Club”
19.) Cosmic Serenade * King Khan And The Shrines * What Is?!
20.) Silver Rocket * Sonic Youth * Daydream Nation
21.) Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons * The Pixies * Trompe Le Monde * 4AD Records
22.) Planet * Ken Nordine
23.) Space Junk * Devo
24.) Interstellar Overdrive / Ming’s Theme * C Average
25.) Space II * The Butthole Surfers
26.) Lost In Space * Faction * Collection 1982 – 1985
27.) Voices In My Spacesuit * Last of the Juanitas * Hawaii
28.) Rocket To Nowhere * Webb Wilder
29.) Interstellar Hardrive * Man… Or Astro-Man?
30.) Spacelab [Excerpt] * Kraftwerk
31.) Space Prophet Dogon * Sun City Girls
32.) Space Lonliness * Sun Ra
33.) Starless [Excerpt] * Jandek * Interstellar Discussion * Corwood Industries Records
34.) Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun * Pink Floyd
35.) Space Suit * They Might Be Giants

KPSU Playlist

Episode 087: Moon Voyage

Moon Voyage

Moon Voyage

Episode 087: Moon Voyage (Vinyl Solution Part III)
(Featuring an audio journey to our neighbor in the sky.)

Enjoy!

Moon Voyage
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Phantom Limb * Hovercraft * Experiment Below * Mute Records
02.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 1] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
03.) Manmtn * Thrones * Thrones * Kill Rock Stars Records
04.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 2] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
05.) Longer, Stranger * Universal Order of Armageddon * Universal Order of Armageddon * Gravity Records
06.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 3] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
07.) Black Sea * fennesz * Black Sea * Touch Records
08.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 4] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
09.) Pirates Mix * Bruce Gilbert * Meltaot / Souls On Board Split 12″ * Ash International Records
10.) One Lick Less * Unwound * Leaves Turn Inside You * Kill Rock Stars Records
11.) Au Clair de la Lune [1860] * Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville * Parlortone 7″ * Parlortone Records
12.) Title Music From “A Clockwork Orange” * Walter Carlos * A Clockwork Orange: Music From The Soundtrack * Warner Bros. Records
13.) Hole-Workers At The Mercies of Nature: The Ultimate Disaster (Won’t You Keep Us Working? / First Warning / Back To Normality? / The Sky Falls! / Why Are We Crying? / The Tunnels Are Filling / It Never Stops) * The Residents * Mark Of The Mole * Ralph Records
14.) Operating Room Of An Ancient Roman Doctor / The Slow Down / Flexible Skulls Flapping In Black Winds of Insect Agony [Excerpt] * Sinking Body * Grappling With The Homonids * Vermiform Records
15.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 5] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
16.) D: Contamination * Man… Or Astro-Man? * EEVIAC: Operational Index And Reference Guide, Including Other Modern Computational Devices * Touch and Go Records
17.) American Woman * Butthole Surfers * Rembrandt Pussyhorse * Touch & Go Records
18.) Big Eyed Beans From Venus * Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band * Clear Spot * Warner Bros. Records
19.) Vote Fraud On The Moon Base * Men’s Recovery Project * Resist The New Way * Vermiform Records
20.) Stratosfear [Excerpt] * Tangerine Dream * Stratosfear * Virgin Records
21.) Moon Voyage [Excerpt 6] * Herb Galewitz * Moon Voyage * Sunset Records
22.) Pharaoh’s Dance * Miles Davis * Bitches Brew
23.) 3 [Excerpt] * Negativland * Negativland * Seeland Records
24.) Favorite Things * John Coltrane * The Best Of John Coltrane: His Greatest Years * Impulse! Records
25.) Chemical Marriage * Mr. Bungle * Disco Volante * Plain Recordings
26.) Sister Ray [Excerpt] * Putting On The Ritz * White Light / White Heat * Hot Cup Records

KPSU Playlist

Episode 071: The Future

The Future, Yesterday

The Future, Yesterday

Episode 071: The Future
(Featuring a selection of songs dwelling on a single, unified subject.)

For generations, mankind has always tried to make sense of what lies ahead of them because, as the old saying goes, it is where we will be spending the rest of our lives. Time and again, artists have hedged their bets on their particular version of what is to come, ironically leaving this train of creative evidence in the past. But what of us doomed to forever remain rooting in the now? As usual, we here at Blasphuphmus Radio have considered your needs, and thus have designed this show as a way of dealing with that very problem. Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you: The Future.

I myself needed a show like this, as my own life seems to be resting on its own divide between the future and the past. As I lay suspended in that in-between place, attempting to chart new paths based on places I’ve been, it seemed very appropriate to meditate on other visions of The Future, to see if I could help make sense of where I might want to go myself. Often, there is a certain amount of Science Fiction associated with perceptions of The Future (with capital letters), and while this show veers into that territory occasionally, my interpretation seems to have more of the dream-like qualities or Blade Runner rather than the frantic, technological advances of Minority Report. Weather or not this differentiation is meaningful to anyone else by myself is something academics will have to argue at another point in time.

This one is perfect for – ahem – continued installments down the road, so keep your ears free of wax for other trips down this particularly predictive path. I had a lot of fun putting this one together, and even more performing it in KPSU’s brand-new broadcast studio (on which I’m blaming the technical errors this week). Special thanks again to Will for making sure I remembered to play a Devo song, something that completely slipped my mind somehow. (I know. I know. It shan’t happen again.)

Next, tune in at Noon for another two-hour show as I cover for What’s This Called? Until then, see ya in seven.

The Future
# Track * Artist * Album
01.) Sue’s Future * Refect Refect * The Future: Sue P. Fox & Matt E. Moon * Kill Rock Stars Records
02.) Scientist Of The Future * Stinking Lizaveta * Caught Between Worlds * At A Loss Records
03.) Five Years * David Bowie * The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars * RCA Records
04.) Lost In The Future Take 1 * The Stooges * 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions * Rhino Handmade Records
05.) Man Seeks The Future [Excerpt] * Attileo “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds * Subliminal Records
06.) Secret Agent Man * Devo * In The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution * Rhino Records
07.) Talkin’ ‘Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever) * The Flaming Lips * Hit To Death in the Future Head * Warner Bros. Records
08.) N.O.U. Future Vision Hypothesis * The Nation Of Ulysses * Plays Pretty for Baby * Dischord Records
09.) Ingenious Scientist Invents Car Of The Future * Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo * Strange But True * Matador Records
10.) Future Right * The Fastbacks * Answer The Phone, Dummy * Sub Pop Records
11.) A Future Confronting The Past Which Is Our Future * Negativland * Over The Edge Vol. 7: Time Zomes Exchange Project * Seeland Records
12.) The Future, Wouldn’t That Be Nice? * The Books * The Lemon of Pink * Tomlab Records
13.) Future Myth [Excerpt] * Akron/Family * Angels Of Light & Akron/Family * Young God Records
14.) Matt’s Future * Refect Refect * The Future: Sue P. Fox & Matt E. Moon * Kill Rock Stars Records
15.) The Future Is The Past * NoMeansNo * All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt
16.) Man Seeks The Future [Excerpt] * Attileo “Art” Mineo * Man In Space With Sounds * Subliminal Records

KPSU Playlist

Episode 061: It Came From Outer Space!

Audio Rocket of Rock

Audio Rocket of Rock

Episode 061: It Came From Outer Space!
(Featuring two hours of space-themed music that has yet to appear in a Blasphuphmus Radio broadcast!)

I have always been fascinated by all things related to space. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut. I loved sci-fi movies and books, and found myself regularly interested in things that related to the idea of leaving this planet in favor of another one. For years I wanted to make a series of tapes with my favorite alien songs on them. These days, I just do a radio show.

As I was covering for What’s This Called? this week, I decided to bring in a lot of the experimental music that I skipped the last time I did a show like this. I think it worked; it gave me a chance to play a lot of samples from The Day The Earth Stood Still, and actually made for some compelling (and strange) radio.

Much of the music speaks for itself, and with this one, I recommend just sitting back and enjoying. It has ups and downs, and I will even admit to a fair number of production gaffs and flubs. These things happen. But on the whole, this was the closest I’ve ever come to sounding like an episode of Over The Edge, and that made me particularly happy.

Don’t forget to tune in Thursday night at 10 PM for a special 12th Anniversary Broadcast, featuring an interview with Exene Cervenka! I know, I can’t believe it either. Then it’s back to business as usual next week.

See ya in seven.

It Came From Outer Space
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Cosmic Introduction ~ Untitled Space * Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. * Live In Japan * AMT Records
02.) Audio Samples (Throughout) * Edmund H. North / Harry Bates * The Day The Earth Stood Still * 20th Century Fox
03.) Sputnik * Roky Erickson & the Aliens * The Evil One * 415 Records
04.) Aliens Of Gold * The Fucking Champs * V * Drag City Records
05.) SS Cygni * Chrome * Alien Soundtracks * Touch & Go Records
06.) Space Age Love * Zolar-X * Timeless * Alternative Tentacles Records
07.) Watching The Planets * The Flaming Lips * Embryonic * Warner Bros. Records
08.) Spacecraft, 1967 * MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva) * OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music * Ellipsis Arts Records
09.) Space travel w/ changing choral textures (1983) * Alan R. Splet * An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music: Second A-Chronology 1936-2003 * Sub Rosa Records
10.) Space Drugz * Lamborghini * The New Lamborghini * Battlesnakesnow.com
11.) Space Dribs * Forcefield * Roggaboggas * Load Records
12.) Jupiter * John Coltrane * Interstellar space
13.) Quarantine The Aliens * Brown Supper * Duck, Duck, Chimp (Rarities 1987-2001) * Self-Released
14.) Circling the 7th Planet * Pink Mountain * Pink Mountain * Frenetic Records
15.) Interplanetary Music * Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra * Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth / Interstellar Low Ways * Saturn Records
16.) Deadly Alien Spawn * Half Japanese * Greatest Hits * Safe House Records
17.) Astrosonic * Jimmie Haskell And His Orchestra * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Twelve: The Lux Interior Memorial Edition (Journey into Outer Space) * Self-Released
18.) Take Me to Your Leader * Sam Space and the Cadets * The Purple Knif Show * Munster Records
19.) Walking on the Moon * Lucia Pamela * Into Outer Space with Lucia Pamela * Arf! Arf! Records
20.) Space Craze * Rick McGuire * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Eight * Self-Released
21.) Forbidden Planet: Main Titles – Overture * Louis And Bebe Barron * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
22.) Lakes In Space * Zach Hill And Mick Barr * Shred Earthship * 5 Rue Christine Records
23.) Voices In My Spacesuit * Last of the Juanitas * Hawaii * Flapping Jet Records
24.) Space Prophet Dogon * Sun City Girls * Live From Planet Boomerang * Majora Records
25.) Dribcots Space Boat * Joe Meek & The Blue Men * I Hear A New World * RPM Records
26.) Fear Of A Ghost Planet * Sonny Sharrock * Space Ghost Coast To Coast * Cartoon Network Records
27.) Mister Spaceman * Holy Modal Rounders * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
28.) Spaceman * Harry Nilsson * Brain In A Box: The Science Fiction Collection * Rhino Records
29.) Space Rock Part 2 * Baskerville Hounds * Ghoulardi Music * Self-Released
30.) Lost Planet * The Thunderbolts * It’s Hard To Believe It: The Amazing World Of Joe Meek * Razor & Tie Records
31.) Rampaging Fuckers Of Anything On The Crazy Shitting Planet Of The Vomit Atmosphere * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * I Hope It Lands * Communion Records
32.) Leaving Another Dead Planet * Merzbow and Bastard Noise * Voice Pie / Brave New World * Relapse Records
33.) Alien Visitors * Man… Or Astro-Man? * Is It… * Estrus Records
34.) Space Suit * They Might Be Giants * Apollo 18 * Elektra Records

KPSU Playlist

Episode 042: The War Of The Worlds

Where Reality Met Fantasy

Where Reality Met Fantasy

Episode 042: The War Of The Worlds
(Where I rebroadcast the Mutual Network’s classic October 30th, 1938 episode of The Mercury Theater on The Air featuring Orsen Welles!)

Halloween is just starting to take off, and stay tuned next week for one of my favorite Halloween Theme Shows: Lost In The Punk-In Patch!

See ya in seven.

Playlist

01.) War Of The Worlds * The Mercury Theater * 30 October 1938

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 018: When The Flying Saucers Attack!

When The Flying Saucers Attack!

When The Flying Saucers Attack!

Episode 018: When The Flying Saucers Attack!
(Featuring music that details the impending alien invasion.)

Just because they didn’t this time, doesn’t mean they won’t! The perfect soundtrack to an alien invasion, UFO sighting, romantic evening for two, or merely something to put on when you’re bumming around the house.

See ya in seven.

The Black Hole

The Black Hole

The Black Hole

The Black Hole (Recreation Phase I Episode 166)

The original, one-hour version of this program is lost, but this is a recreation from the original discs that I edited and used to mix the broadcast.  You can hear the expanded re-creation that I did in 2011 here:

The Black Hole (2011 Version)

 

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The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits (Recreation Phase I Episode 165)
(An audio-recreation from 2009 of this lost episode.)

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

 

It Looks Like Thousands Of Stars

It's Looks Like Thousands Of Stars

It’s Looks Like Thousands Of Stars

It Looks Like Thousands Of Stars (Phase I Episode 163)

Based largely on a Negativland recording, and a mix CD I made for a friend of mine years ago, I present a time-traveling epic that includes me from several points in the timestream, and lots of excellent music.  Enjoy!