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

NewsBlas 9 September 2014: Allergies & Metal: The Austin Rich Story



NewsBlas 9 September 2014:  Allergies & Metal: The Austin Rich Story


The Nosepick [Edit] * Schlong * The Essential Schlong
(She Got A) Nose Job [Edit] * Mad Magazine

Mother Box 006

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

Dance The Night Away

Dance The Night Away

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

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



The Secret True History of Rock ‘n’ Roll


Part I: Some Things Old

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

Part II: Some Things New

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

VideoZine#4: “Why Are We Here?”

VideoZine#4: "Why Are We Here?"

VideoZine#4: “Why Are We Here?”

VideoZine#4: “Why Are We Here?”
(Our first compilation, with material by artists and directors from a number of under-represented places.)

Our program is always evolving and changing, and one vision that I have always had for these VideoZines is that I could begin to incorporate the work of other directors.  There are a number of people who are in the same realm as I, making videos and trying to exhibit their seed of creativity.  Why not create a platform for some of these videos and artists?

This collection raids the BlasphuphmusRadio archives, where I present video that has never been seen in this form before.  I have a variety of video treats that have been suffering for a variety of reason, namely due to poor audio and bad editing.  Presented here for the first time are live performances by bands that appeared on Blasphuphmus Radio & Is This Music?  These performances were booked by Johnathan Boober, and feature incredible performances by Nasalrod, SLOTHS, Valkyrie Rodeo & RABBITS.   Rounding out this collection are two videos shot during practice performances by The Nervous & Moth Hunter.  The Nervous performance is of particular note, as they have become quite a powerhouse live outfit, and this recording was captured before they had even played live for anyone by their partners.

In addition to these live videos (all featuring newly remastered audio, and re-edited for this presentation), we also feature work by a number of directors, including Nil Admirari (eponymous, Library of Congress, Esmar Road), Matt O. (Half Eye, Iarvles, Dry Cleaners), Colin Hicks (Vomit Violence), Ryan A. Ray (” ‘Ho,’ The Humanity”), Paco Jones & Eric Hausmann.  Each of these directors have a unique and distinct voice that is compelling and beautiful, and it is no wonder that with all of them, film is only part of the passion.  These videos represent some cool work that you will not see anywhere else.

In addition to that, it is with this episode that we declare that this is an office show.  The VideoZine will continue this year, and hopefully continue to return for subsequent seasons.  Our plan is to produce at least Six episodes this year, but it is possible that we might hit the Eight or even Ten mark, depending on how productive the next month is.  We do not make any money off this program, but we do enjoy making it, and hopefully you enjoy what we do, too.

This episode has all the bells and whistles: a remastered soundtrack, individual videos you can link to for each segment of the show, and the typical 60 minute presentation that we’ve come to know and love.  I’ve done my best to create a little audio narrative, and to have some fun, so hopefully you do, too.



“Why Are We Here?”

Produced, Directed & Edited by Austin Rich.


VideoZine #4 Playlist

“Why Are We Here?”


01.) “A Stitch In Spacetime” by Nil Admirari
02.) “Hello, I’m Drunk” by Austin Rich (with backing music provided by the “Crusin’ 1955” LP)

Part I: “Let’s Talk About Social Etiquette”

03.) “Fascist Rumble” by Half Eye
04.) “It’s Everywhere, Yr Going To Die” by Tyrants
05.) “Two Songs” by Vomit Violence
06.) “Homebrew” by The Thrash-key Kids
07.) “Alex The Spider” by Iarvles
08.) “You Look Good In Glasses” by The Nervous
09.) “Be Polite” by Nasalrod
10.) “Postcards of Darby Crash” by SLOTHS
11.) “Duck, The Pigs“ by RABBITS
12.) ” ‘Ho,’ The Humanity” by Ryan A. Ray

Part II: “Where, Again?”

13.) “Lawrence of Arabia” by Valkyrie Rodeo
14.) “Steilacoom” by Dry Cleaners
15.) “Manchurian Avalanche” by Library of Congress
16.) “No Contact” by Moth Hunter
17.) “Project 13” by Paco Jones
18.) “What You Seek Is Seeking You” by Space Gambus Experiment with Eric Hausmann
19.) “Anchorage” by Esmar Road

The Most Brilliant Piece of Gobbelty-Gook Ever (A Lester Bangs Tribute Show)

Lester Fucking Bangs

Lester Fucking Bangs

The Most Brilliant Piece of Gobbelty-Gook Ever (A Lester Bangs Tribute Show)

There used to be a world where people were really fucking passionate about everything.  You can hear this world seep through the cracks and pop of old LPs, in the pages of yellowing magazines hoarded by a Learned Council of Wise Men, and they gather at local pubs to argue loudly about early Fred Cole bands and where you can find old back-issues of Backfire.

The world used to have Lester Bangs in it, too.  This is a feeble, ham-fisted tribute to a man after my own heart.

I had brought a bunch of LPs to the station, and began going through the stacks at KPSU when a two hour block opened up in the afternoon.  I had stumbled across this interview with Sue Mathews, and figured that between the records and this interview I could cobble together something that resembles a tribute.  Miss Rikki (fortunately) came in during the second hour to save everything.

If I had done my research I would have tried to pair quotes with the songs.  The transitions could have been better.  Even some of the musical choices are questionable, mostly driven by my urge to “check out” a track, or suddenly wanting to hear something specific.  At least it’s all records.

At the center of this is my own love for Lester.  There was a time when I carried around Psychotic Reactions And Carburetor Dung like it was cannon, memorizing lines and internalizing it’s rhythms in everything I wrote.  More than that, though, he gave voice to the kind of distrust I had of things that are overhyped, he unabashedly loved terrible things just like I do, he was wrong over and over (and over) again, and in the end he was filled with passion about music, about wanting music to be better, to mean something, and to call shenanigans on every other person who was essentially full of shit when it came to their artistic statement.

Curmudgeon, critic, drug punk, and the least cool person in Rock ‘n’ Roll, ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Lester Fucking Bangs.



The World’s Greatest Rock Critic, Lester Bangs


Hour 1

01.) Science Fiction Double Feature * The Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
02.) “Music.  True Music” * Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs * Almost Famous
03.) Nightclubbing * Iggy Pop * The Idiot
04.) “The Same Old Gunk Dressed Up In New Clothes” * Lester Bangs
05.) Yodeling Yippie * The Fugs
06.) “Musical Sterility” * Lester Bangs
07.) Uh-huh * Thee Headliners * We Made These Songs
08.) Waiting For The Renasaince * Lester Bangs
09.) Flying * The Small Faces
10.) Shove A Martini In His Hand and Forget About Him * Lester Bangs
11.) Electric Aunt Jemima * The Mothers of Invention
12.) The Velvet Underground * Lester Bangs
13.) Night Train * James Brown
14.) The Illiad * Ed Sanders And The Hemptones
15.) Iggy & The Stooges * Lester Bangs
16.) Louie Louie * The Kingsmen
17.) Sales Will Drop Off * Lester Bangs
18.) Graveyard * Dead Moon
19.) Zoot Suit * The High Numbers
20.) Teenage Riot * Sonic Youth * Daydream Nation
21.) Patricia * Perez Prado


Hour 2

22.) “We Want To Sell Records.  We Want To Be Rock Stars” * Lester Bangs
23.) Kansas and the BTO’s * The GTOs
24.) Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep * Perez Prado
25.) The Captain’s Fat Theresa Shoes * The GTOs
26.) Ella Guru * Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
27.) The Original GTO’s * The GTOs
28.) Bandido * Perez Prado
29.) WPLJ * The Mothers of Invention
30.) Spaceman * Harry Nilson * Son of Schmilsson
31.) And On And On * Lester Bangs
32.) Higher Ground * Stevie Wonder * Innervisions
33.) Disco’s Dead * Lester Bangs
34.) Bernadette * The Four Tops
35.) I Can’t Buy That This Is An Organic, Populist Movement * Lester Bangs
36.) Stop Breaking Down * The Rolling Stones
37.) The Really Are Being Marketed * Lester Bangs
38.) Ghost * Ty Segall
39.) Anarchy, Or Whatever You Want To Call It * Lester Bangs
40.) Sister * The Black Keys
41.) Here We Are In The ’70’s, Where Everything Stinks * Lester Bangs
42.) …Worms LP Selection
43.) Moonchild (including “The Dream” and “The Illusion”) / The Court of the Crimson King (including “The Return of the Fire Witch” and “The Dance of the Puppets”) * King Crimson * In The Court of the Crimson King
44.) Uncool * Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs * Almost Famous

On The Flip Side

(Don't Forget To Caption This Image.)

(Don’t Forget To Caption This Image.)

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

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

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

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



On The Flip Side


Part I: The Musical Heritage Surplus Club of Hong Kong

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


Part II: It’s Time For Traveling Through Time

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


Part III: Stress Relief With Tranquilizers

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

The Stuff That Myths Are Built On

Just How I Like It: No One Around

Just How I Like It: No One Around

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

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

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

Then, we throw you to the wolves.



The Stuff That Myths Are Built On

Part I: 18 Months & Two Weeks

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

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

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

Part III: Someone’s Calling Your Name

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

The People Who Died: June 2014 Edition

We Will Miss You, One And All

We Will Miss You, One And All

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

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



The People Who Died


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

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


Part II: When The Music’s Over

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


Part III: Silence Is More Compelling

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

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

Look On This Ancient Artform And Dispair

Look Upon This Ancient Artform

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

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

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

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

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



The Secret True History of Rock ‘n’ Roll


Part I: Some Things Old

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

Part II: Some Things New

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

Funes el Radiorioso

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

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

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

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

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

Now… where was I?



Funes el Radiorioso


Part I: Don’t You Remember?

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


Part II: Say Goodnight, Someone.

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


Part III: I’m A Big Fan Of Walter

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

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

In Sincerest Apologies (A Vinyl Solution)

Where To Begin?

Where To Begin?

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

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



In Sincerest Apologies(A Vinyl Solution)


Part I: Everything’s Topsy Turvy!

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


Part II: Tunacan’s Sincerest Apology

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


Part III: Improviso Em Bossa Nova de Vinyl

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


Bonus DJ Set: The Golden Age of Entertainment

<Secret Hidden Playlist>

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

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VideoZine #3: ‘an evening of experimental music and noisy rock’

VideoZine #3

VideoZine #3

VideoZine#3: ‘an evening of experimental music and noisy rock’
(In a move of George Lucas proportions, Austin Rich has remastered some of the earliest videos he made, and has created a one hour edit of the performances captured on 14 September 2014 at Slim’s in Historic St. John’s.)

While videos of these performances were released some time ago, if you were to try and watch them you would notice that I was learning to edit video while working on those edits.  That is to say: it starts poorly, and get’s better as the videos progress.  This is partly because I was learning as I was editing, and by the end I knew more about what I was doing than I ever had before.

The Original Flier

The Original Flier

While there were some things I couldn’t do, and certain kinds of improvements that were just too much to take on, I did manage to get a good hour-long presentation ready that highlights the best moments of the night, and fixes certain issues like lighting, sound-sync, and other things that were bothering me.  While by no means perfect (some problems were beyond post-production control), this is a much better document of the evening, and a nice opportunity to see the parts that I got right.



‘an evening of experimental music and noisy rock’

Live performances by Jeremy C. Long, Fiaso!, Jennifer Robin & Jacob Anderson, The Dead Air Fresheners & ALTO!

Camera Operators: Austin Rich, Miss Rikki, Tage Savage & Tunacan Jones.

Sound Recording & Mastering by Austin Rich.

Produced, Directed & Edited by Austin Rich.

In making this film, and lot of material had to be cut to get everything down to sixty minutes.  That being said, below are links to uncut performances by all the bands.  These links will be available until the remaining content is used elsewhere.  In the meantime: Enjoy!


VideoZine #3 Playlist

‘an evening of experimental music and noisy rock’

01.) Jeremy C. Long * Excerpt

02.) Fiasco!

03.) Jennifer Robin & Jacob Anderson * Excerpts

04.) The Dead Air Fresheners * Excerpts

05.) ALTO! * Excerpt

31 May 2014: I’ll Show You Mine…

31 May 2014: I’ll Show You Mine…

Subliminal Mahler Haze Sweat Saves Blood
Sand Dance Temples Sun Structures
The Iman Sun City Girls Funeral Mariachi
Double Bubble Trouble M.I.A. Matangi
Momentum Anomally Live Electric (excerpt) Elliott Sharp You Tube
Black Therefore Chrome
Ineffable Chasm Bob Bucko Jr. Blast the Past
Seraphim (excerpt) Claroscent Dray Drinking the Goat’s Blood
Two Steps Beyond Legendary Pink Dots Code Noir
Psychopath st. vincent St. Vincent
Physmod pt 1 Candle Labra Drinking the Goats Blood

A Momentary Lapse of Reason w/ Tunacan Jones


The Greatest DJ The World Has Ever Known

The Greatest DJ The World Has Ever Known

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

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



A Momentary Lapse of Reason w/ Tunacan Jones


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

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


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

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


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

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

NapTime with Tunacan Jones



NapTime with Tunacan Jones

Tunacan Jones understands naps and he understands what you need for your napping ears. He has a doctorate in napping, true story.

1.Sesame Street – Naptime (2:09)

2.Real Estate – Had To Hear (4:50)

3.Luna – 23 Minutes in Brussels (6:41)

4.Today is the Day – Yo La Tengo (5:32)

5.Tobin Sprout – All Used Up (1:59)

6.Jon Auer-You Used To Drive Me Around (5:52)

7.Whiskeytown – Inn Town (5:51)

8.South San Gabriel – I Feel Too Young to Die (4:59)

9.Chorine My Sheba Queen Johnson, Jim James, Jay Farrar and Anders Parker (New Multitudes) (4:33)

10.Disney Jr Nap Time Song #1 (0:24)

11.Ringo Deathstarr – Nap Time (3:42)


Take A Memo… Please.

Yes Miss Rikki?

Yes Miss Rikki?

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

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



Take A Memo… Please.


Part I: Is Someone Writing This Down?

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


Part II: Is The Large Conference Room Available?

05.) Scratch Acid * The Greatest Gift


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

06.) A Date With John Waters

ABC’s, 123’s, MeYouWe’s



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

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



Miss Rikki's Fashion Show

Miss Rikki’s Fashion Show

ABC’s, 123’s, MeYouWe’s


Part I: Spell It Out For Me

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


Part II: Color Coded Life

06.) Project Perfect * PM+


Part III: Tuesday Is Always A Holiday

07.) Black Elk * Black Elk

Dancing Into The Future (‘The Prom Show’)

Tunagram 1

Tunagram 1

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

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

Smile Now.

Smile Now.

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



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The Prom Show


Part I: “Insert Generic Prom Music Here”

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


Part II: All Things Prom & Prom Related

06.) The Mix-Up * The Beastie Boys


Part III: Slowly Unraveling

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

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

08.) Kaskaden * Casiokids * Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen

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

Bastidas!, LIVE!

Bastidas!, LIVE!

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

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

Bastidas!, LIVE!

Bastidas!, LIVE!

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

Bastidas!, LIVE!

Bastidas!, LIVE!

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


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Closet Friday: Bastidas!, LIVE!

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


Mutual Radio Theater (Retrocast #2)

I Put My Foot Down

I Put My Foot Down

Mutual Radio Theater (Retrocast #2)

As I took the week off again to enjoy some birthday relaxation, I spent some time thinking about a few moments that were real highlights from some of the work I’ve done this year, and these edits came to mind.  As I was dialing in the whole “Radio Almanac” format of the show, I was frantically trying different things out in an effort to see what kind of things I could and couldn’t do.  The results are a few experiments that I’m very proud of.

Parts I & III come to you from two shows I did in the winter, from my 2013 end of the year / 2014 Snow Day podcasts, where I was showing off some of the recent vinyl acquisitions that have come into The Archive.  The centerpiece of Part I contains edits from The Firesign Theater LP “Everything You Know Is Wrong,” which is a really excellent example of the kind of weirdness that they deliver.  I mixed it in with a few other things from all the 45s and LPs I’ve come into.  Lots of cool stuff, and I’m still pretty proud of the complete shows, linked below.

Part II includes various selections form artists that have performed live on What’s This Called?  Recently I undertook the task of Mastering the complete WTC Live Archive, which includes 77 different live performances by artists that appeared on that program.  It was a massive job, the results of which is an impressive collection of experimental artists of all shapes and sizes.  This seemed like a good opportunity to show off some of the more amazing performances from that archive, with the second Boyband performance from 13 November 2011 as the backbone of this mix that I put together.  You can find the entire broadcasts that contain these performances on the What’s This Called?… UltraBlog!, which also contains every existing episode of this program going back to 2003.  What better way to get aquainted with the kind of music his show puts on, and another example of my handiwork, and I enginered and mastered all of these records, too.

Part I: Everything You Know Is Wrong (A Vinyl Solution) 31 December 2013

01.) Our Prayer * The Beach Boys * Smile
02.) ‘This Is Leonard Nimoy’ * Mutual Radio Theater * Programs For The Week of 12 May 1980
03.) (Excerpts From) Everything You Know Is Wrong (Side A) * Firesign Theater * Everything You Know Is Wrong
04.) The Great Impostor * The Piltdown Men * (45)
05.) Crazy… Crazy… * Perez Prado And His Orchestra * (45)
06.) Raunchy * Ernie Freeman * (45)
07.) Sweet * Red Satyrs * No Hold Back… All Attack!!!: Twin Cities Hardcore Punk Rock & Roll
08.) No Trespassing * The Ventures * (45)
09.) Road Hog * Johnny Zorro * (45)
10.) Dance To The Music * Sly & The Family Stone * (45)

Part II: Boyband vs. “What’s This Called?”

11.) [Excerpt] * Cornelius F. Von Stafrin III * 5 November 2011
12.) Performance 2 * Boyband * 13 November 2010
13.) [Excerpt] * Metal * 3 February 2007
14.) [Excerpt] * Million Brazilians * 6 June 2009
15.) [Excerpt] * Offset Needle Radius * 5 February 2011

Part III: Heroes & Villains (A Vinyl Solution) 20 January 2014

16.) Peter Gunn * Henry Mancini * (45)
17.) Heroes & Villains * The Beach Boys * Smile
18.) Secret Agent Man * Johnny Rivers * (45)
19.) Goodnight Mrs. Flintstone * The Piltdown Men (45)
20.) Coesville * Johnny Zorro * (45)
21.) Twist Twist Señora * Gary “US” Bonds (45)
22.) Puddin’ * Ernie Freeman * (45)

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

Do The Robotic Satisfaction

Do The Robotic Satisfaction

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

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

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



The Ship is Docking


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

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


Part II: Fuck Packing

09.) Quiet Village * Martin Denny


Part III: Obvious Resentment

09.) Silver Sail * The Wipers

Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE! (Pledge Drive 2014)

Four Dimensional Nightmare

Four Dimensional Nightmare

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

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

Four Dimensional Nightmare.  Live.  Let your mind wander.

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Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE!


Part I: Introduction

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


Part II: Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE!

02.) 16 April 2014

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

Rick from Pursuing The Trivial

Rick from Pursuing The Trivial

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

Miss Rikki's Famous Booth Dancing

Miss Rikki’s Famous Booth Dancing

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

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



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

Miss Rikki & I During The Early Days of AMLOR

Miss Rikki & I During The Early Days of AMLOR

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

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


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

Part I: Cross Format Focused For Airplay Success

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

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

08.) Universum Gloria * Glass Elevator

Part III: The Problem When Punks Get Old

08.) The Quintessential Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli

We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like:

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

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



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

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

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

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


Number 9. Number 9. Number 9.

Part I: Our Mixtape To You

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

Part II: Support Local Radio 1

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

Part III: Support Local Radio 2

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

Forgetting To Remember

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

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

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

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


Forgetting To Remember

Part I: Signals From Space

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

Put 'Em On The Glass

Put ‘Em On The Glass

Part II: His Goddess Voice

06.) Cloud Cuckooland * Finders Keepers

Part III: Relax And Enjoy The Experience

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

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

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


Second Hand News

Second Hand News

Second Hand News

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

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

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


Second Hand Stories

Part I: Superstar

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

Part II: I Think I Sat On Something

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

Part III: Snoop Dogg Stories

08.) Idiots * DEAD

We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like:

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

Bonus DJ Set: Straight To Hell Forever

<Secret Hidden Playlist>

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

</Secret Hidden Playlist>

Happy New Year! (w/ Empire Rocket Machine, Steak Knife! & Foster Pussy Cat, LIVE!)

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! (w/ Empire Rocket Machine, Steak Knife! & Foster Pussy Cat, LIVE!)
(In our very first-ever VideoZine, we bring you an hour of highlights from a basement show hosted on 31 December 2014 featuring Empire Rocket Machine, Steak Knife! & Foster Pussy Cat!)

In an effort to offer a new twist on something we all know and love, I bring you the first in a series of VideoZine podcasts, multi-media experiences presented in the lowest-of-tech forms.  For our first endeavor, we bring you highlights from a New Year’s Eve Party at Casa De Bang Bang, where they put on a drunken mess of a basement show that was lovingly captured – warts and all – by the Blasphuphmus Radio production team.  

Now, you can view this sixty minute film, and relive this incredible evening here and now.  We are also presenting it in a number of formats.  For those of you who prefer our audio podcasts, we are offering the soundtrack to this film in that format.  We also have a YouTube Version available on our Channel therein, and a free iTunes Version available, too.  I wanted to offer this film in a number of ways, and there will even be a limited DVD Edition available, too.  My hope is that if there is a way you prefer these kinds of shows, I would like to be able to deliver it to you.   

To make this film, I essentially had to give myself a crash course in making movies, in my spare time, in addition to bringing you all the regular stuff we’ve been delivering.  But now that I am sitting on quite a bit of video, it made sense to find a way to get this stuff out.  There will be more films like this in the future, and my goal is to keep them at 60 minutes.  (This one clocks in at 60:05.)

And now, enjoy the show.

Happy New Year!: A Blasphuphmus Radio Production
Live At Casa De Bang Bang.  Hosted by Cheryl.  31 December 2013

Live performances by Empire Rocket Machine, Steak Knife! & Foster Pussy Cat.

Camera Operators: Melanie DeBellis, Isoceles Diego, Barbara Plummer & Austin Rich.

Live Sound Recording by The Bands & Austin Rich.

Produced & Edited by Austin Rich.

In making this film, and lot of material had to be cut to get everything down to sixty minutes.  That being said, below are links to uncut performances by all three bands.  These links will be available until the remaining content is used elsewhere.  In the meantime: Enjoy!

Part I: Empire Rocket Machine (First 20 Minutes.)

Part II: Steak Knife! (Second 20 Minutes)

Part III: Foster Pussy Cat (The Rest)

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



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

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

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

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


Borrowed Time, Borrowed Eyes

Part I: Everything’s Exploding

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

Part II: Wednesday’s Suck Until 6 PM

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

Part III: Relax And Enjoy The Experience

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



Bonus DJ Set (w/ Pup, LIVE!)

<Secret Hidden Playlist>

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

</Secret Hidden Playlist>

Booberamapalloozafest Preview w/ Johnathon Boober

Booberamapaloozafest 2014

Booberamapalloozafest 2014

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

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

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

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

Is This Music? w/ RABBITS, Live!

Nasalrod, LIVE!

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


Booberamapalloozafest Preview

Part I: Birthday Rock

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

Part II: Unicorn vs. Pegasus

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

Part III: Behind The Curtains

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

Bonus DJ Set

<Secret Hidden Playlist>

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

</Secret Hidden Playlist>

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

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

The Devo Tribute Show

Bob Casale

Bob Casale

The Devo Tribute Show
(We pay tribute to Bob Casale – Bob 2 – who passed away this week, by playing a bunch of Devo songs, and taking calls from Devo fans.  Lot’s of gushing ensues.)

A Momentary Lapse of Reason goes into full tribute mode for the first time as we pay tribute to Bob 2’s band, Devo.  For many, this was a national day of mourning, but rather than dwell on the loss, we tried to celebrate this amazing group with music and stories about them, and all their members.  We take a couple of calls, share wonderful interview clips, and revel in one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th Century.  


The Devo Tribute Show

Part I: We’re All Devo!

01.) Devo Corporate Anthem * Devo * Duty Now For The Future
02.) Elephant * Mark’s Magic Pictures * Yo Gabba Gabba!
03.) The Bobacatto * Mark Mothersbaugh * The SubGenius Foundation
04.) Peek-A-Boo * Devo * Oh No!  It’s Devo!
05.) Mongoloid [Live] * Devo *
06.) Through Being Cool * Devo * New Traditionalists
07.) Big Mess * Devo * Oh No!  It’s Devo!
08.) Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA * Devo * Duty Now For The Future

Part II: Down The Devo Hole w/ David Berry

09.) The Royal Tenenbaums Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
10.) What Is De-Evolution? [Part I] * Devo * Night Flight
11.) Devo Is Visual * Devo * Night Flight

Part III: The Waiters Are In Full Effect w/ Justin In Seattle

12.) The Royal Tenenbaums Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
13.) Why Start Again? * Devo * Warner Bros. Promotional Video
14.) The Devo Energy Dome * Devo

Bonus DJ Set

<Secret Hidden Playlist>

15.) Be Stiff * Devo * “Be Stiff” b/w “Social Fools”
16.) One Dumb Thing * Devo * New Traditionalists
17.) Mongoloid * Devo * Q: Are We Not Men?  A: We Are Devo!
18.) Speed Racer * Devo * Oh No!  It’s Devo!
19.) Midget * Devo * Hardcore Devo Vol. 1
20.) Beautiful World * Devo * New Traditionalists

</Secret Hidden Playlist>


March Violets – “Religious As Hell”

Amanda Palmer – “Lost”

Chvrches – “You Caught The Light”

Leather Nun – “Gimme Gimme Gimme”

Midnight Configuration – “Sinister Sinister”

Crime & The City Solution – “Domina”

David Lynch – “The Line It Curves”

Legendary Pink Dots – “Stigmata (part 4)”

Blue Faces – “Ancient Theater (Reprise)”

Ghastly Ones – “Mysterion”

Real Love w/ DJ Swill (Retrocast)

Real Love

Real Love

Real Love w/ DJ Swill (Retrocast)
(Featuring a tag-team presentation of, ahem, “sweet” punk love songs.)

# Track * Artist * Album * Label

01.) Love Is Happiness * The Icarus Line * Mono * Buddyhead Records
02.) Crummy Lovers Die In The Grave * The Fucking Champs * V * Drag City Records
03.) Love Is… * King Missile * King Missile * Atlantic Records
04.) Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall In Love * Joan Jett & Paul Westerberg * Tank Girl: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack * Warner Bros. / Elektra Records
05.) Gimme Some Head * GG Allin & The Motor City Bad Boys * “Gimme Some Head” b/w “Dead Or Alive” * Orange Records
06.) Sex Junkie * Plasmatics * Beyond the Valley of 1984
07.) Love Song * The Damned * The Best of The Damned * Big Beat Records
08.) Ass Kisser’s Union * Claw Hammer * Hold Your Tongue (and Say Apple) * Interscope Records
09.) Cellophane Nirvana * The Salvation Army * Happen Happened * Frontier Records
10.) Ever Fallen In Love? * The Buzzcocks * Single Going Steady * EMI Records
11.) We Gotta Get Out Of This Place [Live] * Fear
12.) Love * Screeching Weasel * Boogadaboogadaboogada
13.) Cannibal Lover * Chevreuil * Capoeira * Sickroom
14.) Shotgun–I Love You * Billy Jack * Wrestling The Bald-Headed Champion * Space Age Bachelor Pad Records
15.) Don’t Worry * Sister Double Happiness
16.) I’m In Love With Your Mom * VOM * Live At Surf City
17.) A Love Supreme * Oswald Five-0 * “A Love Supreme” b/w “Crushproof”
18.) Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing [Live] * Minutemen
19.) Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World * The Ramones
20.) Love Bomb * Ginderman * Grinderman
21.) Rio * Nip Drivers
22.) We Are In Love * Coachwhips * Double Death
23.) Love Lasts Forever (Sometimes) * Half Japanese * Loud And Horrible
24.) Love Love Love * The Queers * Grow Up
25.) What Love Is * Rocket From the Tombs * The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs
26.) This Is Me Without You * Hello Menno
27.) Are We There Yet? [Excerpt] * Pat Metheny
28.) Flamethrower Love * Poison Idea
29.) Bullet Train To Vegas * Drive Like Jehu * Yank Crime * Interscope
30.) No Depression * The Oblivion Seekers
31.) Pervert * The Descendents
32.) Window Shop For Love * The Wipers * Is This Real?
33.) Caterpillar EP * Unwound * Love And Fear
34.) Real Love * NoMeansNo

KPSU Playlist

The Future of Love: Lulu! (Retrocast)

The Future of Love

The Future of Love

The Future of Love: Lulu! (Retrocast)
(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

Songs For My Baby (Retrocast)

A Valentine's Day Special!

A Valentine’s Day Special!

Songs For My Baby (Retrocast)

I didn’t think it was possible either, but I managed to do an entire show on Valentine’s Day and not once did resorted to cynicism and irony!  This was a really challenging show to program, but fortunately this year I actually have someone to celebrate with, and that helped point me in the right direction. Thanks babe!

Next week, stay tuned for the return of Blasphuphmus Radio Theater Presents! With the return of, “The Adventures of Superman, Part II.”

See ya in seven.

Songs For My Baby

01.) Sound Valentine [Excerpt I] * Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic
02.) Somewhere * Tom Waits
03.) Closer To My Baby * Dorothy Williams
04.) Can Your Monkey Do The Dog? * Rufus Thomas
05.) Birds And Bees * Carla & Rufus
06.) What A Man * Linda Lyndell
07.) A Man And A Half * Wilson Pickett

08.) Sound Valentine [Excerpt II] * Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic
09.) Bernadette * The Four Tops
10.) I Can’t Control Myself * The Troggs
11.) Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? * The Beatles
12.) Hit It And Quit It * Funkadelic

13.) Sound Valentine [Excerpt III] * Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic
14.) Boom Swagger Boom * The Murder City Devils
15.) Pablo Picasso * The Burning Sensations * Repo Man Soundtrack
16.) You Give Me Hot Pants! * The Agenda!
17.) Love Comes In Spurts * Richard Hell & The Voidoids
18.) Breathless * X

19.) My Funny Valentine * The Miles Davis Quintet * Cookin’ With…

Isosceles Diego’s Valentine’s Day Special (Retrocast)

Isosceles Diego

Isosceles Diego

Isosceles Diego’s Valentine’s Day Special (Retrocast)

Recreated using playlist information and the full hour that exists from this show, the original form of this broadcast was a two-hour special, featuring pre-recorded segments from the DJ after me, who would “appear” to discuss his VD plans with his girlfriend.  Those segments, minus a handful of voice overs, are missing from this presentation.

However, what you do get is a fantastic DJ set by my friend Isosceles Diego, and the complete first hour, in all of it’s majesty and wonder.  Thanks again buddy!  You totally delivered a show when I was not ready to do one.


Isosceles Diego’s Valentine’s Day Special

01.) Cudna suma * Disciplina Kicme * Ove ruke nisu male
02.) Pregenerate * June of 44 * In The Fishtank
03.) Treci vavilon * Darkwood Dugb * U nedogled
04.) Heroina savremenog doba * Jarboli * Budanje prolece
05.) Anarhija all over Bascarsija * Zabranjeno pusenje * Walter go brani sarajevo
06.) Voda u moru * Elektricni orgazam * Elektricni orgazam
07.) Ritam u kojem stojis * Presing * 600 nebo
08.) Generate * June of 44 * In the Fishtank
09.) Five Weetbix and Toast * Bird Nest Roys * –
10.) Wednesday She’s Coming Round * Able Tasmans * –
11.) Ash Grey * Verlaines * Hallelujah All the Way Home
12.) Crazy to Exist * josef k * entomology
13.) Oko moje glave * Sarlo Akrobata * Beograd – Paket Aranzman
14.) In the Fishtank * June of 44 * Modern Hereditary Dance
15.) Valentine * Tsunami * Deep End
16.) Valentine * Lois * Butterfly Kiss
17.) Valentine Card / Kantina / Were, Are And Was Or Is * Unwound * Fake Train
18.) Sing Blue Silver Interlude [Missing]
19.) Mozda ce pasti * Jarboli * Budanje prolece
20.) Gubitnik * Partibrejkers * Partibrejkers
21.) Sweet Smell * Eleventh Dream Day * Prairie School Freakout
22.) Mravalzhamieri * Choir of Shilda * Drinking Horns and Gramaphones
23.) You’ve Got To Be Modernistic * James P Johnson * King of Stride Piano
24.) Sleeping Through Heaven * Game Theory * Distortion of Glory
25.) Mocskos ido * Európa Kiadó * Love 82
26.) Sing Blue Silver Interlude [Missing]
27.) Fado Lisboa * Ercilia Costa * Ercilia Costa and Armandinho

KPSU Playlist

The VD Show (Retrocast)

Let's Play Some CDs

Let’s Play Some CDs

The VD Show (Retrocast)

Since today is VD, I decided to send an audio Valentine Card to the world with this schizophrenic and totally rockin’ show. While the first half is just… uhm… “interesting” (to quote some of my friends with a lower tolerance for experimental music), it builds to a triumphant finish with some top-notch metal. This one is for the history books, or at least the CIA’s files since the Number Stations Recording is in there. Such is life…

The VD Show

01.) Quang Duc [Live Excerpt] * John Rambo
02.) Fire * The Crazy World Of Arther Brown
03.) Brand New Sack / Epistemology * Witchy Poo
04.) Thaw Walt * Men’s Recovery Project
05.) Till Death Do Us Part * MX-80
06.) Locoweed In A Bottle * Melt Banana
07.) Chrome Cabal * Nice Nice
08.) “Hit It” * Fat Boys / Syd Louse

09.) Rambo / Murdock / Goldwater [Live Excerpt] * John Rambo
10.) Sticky Sticky * 1910 Fruitgum Company
11.) Greshi’s Dance * Cornflake Mandala
12.) Good Night * Messer Chups
13.) Medieval Dances * Bruce Haack, Esther Nelson & Dimension 5 Records
14.) Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing * Shooby Taylor
15.) We’re Sort Of A Jazz Band * Hunger Artists
16.) Out Of Their Element * EFS

17.) Morter Waltz [Live Excerpt] * John Rambo
18.) Wahôf Fü Celz * Neutered Prunes
19.) Gary’s In The Park * Gary Wilson
20.) 3 Note Interval Signal * The Conet Project
21.) Iron Fist * Motörhead

22.) The Expendable 50 [Live] * John Rambo
23.) Dark Harbour / Green Mountain Airways / Illgagard Forever * C Average
24.) Legend Of Zelda Ending Theme * Nintendo

At this time, or show was on from 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.

KPSU Playlist

Bad Day

Bad Day

Bad Day

Bad Day
(I broadcast under the foulest of moods, and Miss Rikki is there to bear the brunt.)

Miss Rikki & I discuss Snow Days, Bad Clients, and introduce a new Segment!  Plus: Good music, and a secret bonus DJ set!  (Shhhhhh.  Don’t tell anyone.)  


Bad Day

Part I: “World’s Smallest Horse”

01.) I Cannot Tell You Where I Am Until I Love You [Excerpt Remix] * The Murmurists * I Cannot Tell You Where I Am Until I Love You
02.) Turf Gnarly * David Berry *
03.) World’s Smallest Horse * Bob Newhart * Newhart Season 2, Episode 20 [Excerpt]
04.) Neu! [Remix] * Neu! ’75
05.) The Fall * The Wipers * The Power of One
06.) Bad Days * The Flaming Lips * Clouds Taste Metallic

Part II: “Unveiling A New Segment”

07.) Heavens To Murgatroyd, Even!  It’s Thee Headcoats!
08.) Miss Rikki & Austin Rich Chat About This & That.
09.) No Way Out * Together Pangea * Badillac (“We Have No Idea What This Sounds Like” Segment)

Part III: “Bad Clients”

10.) Memorial * Russian Circles
11.) Miss Rikki & Austin Rich Chat About This & That
12.) Another Green World * Brian Eno

Bonus DJ Set

<Secret Hidden Playlist>

13.) I Cannot Tell You Where I Am Until I Love You [Excerpt Remix] * The Murmurists * I Cannot Tell You Where I Am Until I Love You
14.) As Of Now * Ken Nordine * Transparent Mask
15.) Tommy Goes Berserk * The Melvins Lite * Freak Puke
16.) Gauze * KARP * Action Chemistry
17.) SPMC * The Icarus Line * Mono

</Secret Hidden Playlist>

Snow Day

Watertower UFO

Watertower UFO

Snow Day

While I was snowed in, I decided to retreat into the Lava Lamp Lounge to indulge in some Snow Day musical treats.  This is a selection of my favorite audio that captures the mood I was going for, and I think this makes for a pretty good hour of reflective radio goodness.  Arranged in three parts.  Special thanks for our Waiter, David Berry, who offers us a great little closing treat he recorded yesterday as part of a dare.  It sounds great, David.  Well done.



Snow Day.

Part I: Lost Snow

01.) Lost Snow [Excerpt] * Mono * Walking Cloud And Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered And The Sun Shined
02.) Cold * April Stevens * April Stevens The Weather Girl
03.) Snow Girl * The Billy Nayer Show * BNS
04.) Coldward And Stormward * Bishop of Battle * Prequel Plus
05.) The Fog Is Overflowing The Sewers. The Snow Is Clear Up To My Ass… Ankles. * Kermit Shafer * Pardon My Blooper
06.) Snowflakes and Stars [Excerpts] * Kaye Ballard & Arthur Siegel * Peanuts
07.) Precipice Of Ice * godheadSilo * Elephantitus Of The Night
08.) Cold Machine * Monogamy Party * False Dancers
09.) So Cold * Rocket From The Tombs * The Day The Earth Met The Rocket From The Tombs

Part II: At The First Fall of Snow

08.) Slow Ice, Old Moon * Brian Eno * Small Craft On A Milk Sea
09.) Snowflakes and Stars [Excerpts] * Kaye Ballard & Arthur Siegel * Peanuts
10.) Cold 2 * April Stevens * April Stevens The Weather Girl
11.) Steal Softly Through Snow * Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band * Grow Fins
12.) Crushed Ice * MX-80 * Hard Attack
13.) Freezing Cold * Mad Conflux * Get Back Discharged Arrow
14.) I’ve Got The Ice In Me * Enemy Mine * Enemymine EP
15.) “Hurry Up And Kill Me… I’m Cold.” * Mike Patton * Adult Themes For Voice
16.) Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside) * My Bloody Valentine * Isn’t Anything
17.) At The First Fall of Snow * Hank Williams

Part III: Ice Age

18.) Ice Castles * Ween * White Pepper
19.) Snow * April Stevens * April Stevens The Weather Girl.
20.) The Time Of The Big Snow [Excerpts] * Quiet Please * 2 January 1949 Broadcast
21.) Ice Age * Joy Division * Still
22.) Cold Day * The Flaming Lips * The Day They Shot A Hole In The Jesus Egg
23.) Fake Snow * Alpha Protist * Protiss (bee sides, rarities, & unfinished manifestoes)
24.) Ice * Sailboats * Adrift
25.) Snowstorm * Galaxie 500 * On Fire

26.) Breaking The Ice * Rice * Fuck You, This Is Rice
27.) Turf Gnarly * David Berry *