A mind-breaking, art-damaged mediascape of found sounds, forgotten records and freakform audio collage. Use only as directed.
A mind-breaking, art-damaged mediascape of found sounds, forgotten records and freakform audio collage. Use only as directed.
Here’s Radio Lost and Found for April.
While we’ve got some beautiful spring weather, I’ve been ill, so it was sort of hard to schlep my sorry ass down to the station but I think it turned out fine. Some really silly mixing, utilizing the late Robert Ashley’s Automatic Writing with some tracks by Current 93 and Nurse With Wound that I thought had a similar, creepy vibe. I also mixed a rather disturbing YouTube video with stuff towards the latter half of the show.
10:00PM KBOO Community Radio Promo Spots from Promo Spots
10:02PM Realistic – 2001 A Space Odyssey from A Sound Odyssey
10:02PM Murray Saul – It’s Friday! from Radio Oddities vol. 2
10:06PM Leonard Pennario – March of the Lunatics from The Two Pianos of Leonard Pennario
10:07PM Laurie Anderson – From the Air from Big Science
10:11PM Nagy Feró – Children’s Tale from Hova Lett
10:15PM Young Marble Giants – Searching for Mr Right from Colossal Youth
10:17PM Marc Okrand – Introduction from Star Trek: Conversational Klingon
10:22PM National Hardwood Floor Association – Trouble Concentrating When Praying (Only When I Masturbate) from Savage Vigilance For A Rug-Free America
10:23PM Brother Russell – Nightmare for the Dream Center from Bandcamp
10:24PM Ursula Bogner – Begleitung für Tuba from Recordings 1969-1988
10:27PM Ursula Bogner – Inversion/Proto from Recordings 1969-1988
10:31PM Robert Ashley – Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon from Automatic Writing
10:41PM Current 93 – I Have a Special Plan for This World from I Have a Special Plan for This World – EP
10:45PM Nurse With Wound – I Was No Longer His Dominant from Automating Vol. 1
11:04PM —Set break — Music Behind DJ: Lil’ Markie – Let the Sun Shine In
11:05PM Artur Zmijewski – Wir Eilen from Deaf Bach: Lekcja śpiewu
11:09PM Anja Fessel – I Love You from Deaf Bach: Lekcja śpiewu
11:12PM Portsmouth Sinfonia – From The Messiah, Pt. 2 – Hallelujah Chorus from Hallelujah
11:17PM John Oswald – Open (Bo No Ma) from Plexure
11:18PM John Oswald – Urge (Marianne Faith No Morissey) from Plexure
11:20PM John Oswald – Manifold (Bing Stingspreen) from Plexure
11:22PM John Oswald – Blur (Bolton Chili Overdire) from Plexure
11:23PM John Oswald – Zoom (Sinéad O’Connick Jr.) from Plexure
11:25PM John Oswald – Cypher (Depeche Mould) from Plexure
11:25PM Sir Richard Bishop – Event Horizons from Graviton Polarity Generator
11:26PM Maxwell Brecher – The ABC of Sex Education for Trainables (1975) from YouTube
11:34PM Eduard Artemiev – Movements I – V from Solaris OST
11:37PM Test Dept – Comrade Enver Hoxha from The Unacceptable Face of Freedon
11:42PM Laibach – Le Priviledge des Morts from Kapital
11:48PM Laibach – Kinderreich from Kapital
11:52PM Shane Carruth – Leaves Expanded May Be Prevailing (…) from Upstream Color OST
11:54PM Shane Carruth – I Used to Wonder at the Halo of Light Around My Shadow (…) from Upstream Color OST
11:56PM Shane Carruth – Fearing That They Would Be Light-headed (…) from Upstream Color
11:57PM —Set break –
11:57PM Shooby Taylor – Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Human Horn
Ok. You’ve heard me gush on about a program I listened to obsessively in the early 80s – KBOO’s Stranger Than Fiction. Some of you might be sick of hearing me talk about it but if my stats are to be believed, lots of people land here searching for that show.
The awesome news for those of you that have been searching is that one of STF’s hosts – Mr. B. – has been furiously uploading airchecks of programs to Mixcloud.
As I’ve stated before, the show was an amazing mix of New Wave, Prog, novelty music, Punk, Pop, Ambient (before it was called Ambient) and more – even a smattering of comedy from time-to-time.
If you were a fan of this show (which ran for over 14 years!) you’re in for a real treat. If you’ve never heard it and want to hear some pretty incredible 80s ‘underground’ radio, consider yourself similarly treated. He’s posting shows from random time period’s of the show’s run.
He’s even got a large chunk of the final show.
I ran Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birken’s Je T’aime,…Moi Non Plus through Paul’s Stretch software and set it so the time stretch time was on a gradient, slowly increasing as the song went on. At least that’s what I think I did. There’s all kinds of weird looping going on in the resulting file, too. It gets pretty surreal and ethereal sounding.
It ended up being over four hours long.
Previously, Death Valley 6.9 – Sonic Youth’s classic song time-stretched 6.9X.
I’ll try to keep these posts up-to-date. I’m not only creating more stuff lately but also ripping lots of my vast cassette horde.
I’ve got a lot of new (and newly-found old) sounds for you this month.
We heard some of the recently-released Raymond Scott Rewired – archival Raymond Scott music remixed by The Evolution Control Committee, The Bran Flakes and Go Home Productions.
We also heard the incredible bootleg The Emotional, Cosmic & Occult World of Joe Meek , an amazing compilation of Meek’s production work. Thanks to Dr. Zomb of Dr. Zomb’s Stereo Obscura for turning me onto it.
We also learned how to prevent riots, Elvis impersonators and more!
(crazy mixing at the one hour, eight minutes mark. I tried to include everything in the playlist but Spinitron makes it hard to list simultaneous sources, so I used the 3 min. default times for most entries, but I think you get the drift).
10:00PM Mickey Erbe “2001 Theme” – “A Sound Odyssey”
10:01PM Murray Saul “11/17/75″ – “The Get Downs, Vol. I”
10:04PM Leonard Pennario “March of the Lunatics” – “The Two Pianos of Leonard Pennario”
10:05PM Morgan Fisher “Green and Pleasant” – “Miniatures”
10:06PM Nina Hagen “Radio Glotzer” – “Nina Hagen Band”
10:12PM Nagy Feró “Ki Csinál Szódát pt.1 & 2″ – “Hova Lett”
10:15PM James White And The Blacks “Contort Yourself” – “Off White”
10:21PM Lovely Little Girls “Undulate” – “Cleaning the Filth from a Delicate Frame”
10:24PM Lovely Little Girls “Buttocks of Gloss” from “Cleaning the Filth from a Delicate Frame”
10:27PM Set break — Music behind DJ: Sly & Robbie – Syncopation
10:28PM The Evolution Control Committee “A Bigger, More Important Sound” – “Raymond Scott Rewired”
10:30PM The Bran Flakes “The Toy Penguin” – “Raymond Scott Rewired”
10:33PM Go Home Productions “Cindy Byrdsong” – “Raymond Scott Rewired”
10:37PM The Evolution Control Committee “Ripples On an Evaporated Lake” – “Raymond Scott Rewired”
10:42PM The Bran Flakes “Sleigh Ride To a Barn Dance In Sorrento” – “Raymond Scott Rewired”
10:44PM Set break — Music behind DJ: Esquivel – Whatchamacallit?
10:45PM Jason Eddie and the Centremen “Singing the Blues” – “The Emotional, Cosmic & Occult World of Joe Meek”
10:47PM The Moontrekkers “Night Of The Vampire” – “The Emotional, Cosmic & Occult World of Joe Meek”
10:50PM Mike Berry & The Outlaws “Tribute To Buddy Holly” – “The Emotional, Cosmic & Occult World of Joe Meek”
10:53PM The Sound Offs “The Angry Desert” – “The Emotional, Cosmic & Occult World of Joe Meek”
10:56PM Glenda Collins “It’s Hard to Believe It” – “The Emotional, Cosmic & Occult World of Joe Meek”
10:59PM Set break
11:01PM David Jesse Moore “Road To America, USA” – “Road To America, USA”
11:04PM MIJ “Two Stars” – “Yodeling Astrologer”
11:08PM James Harley “Spangled” – “Hendrix Uncovered”
11:09PM Avanti Productions Unlimited “Focus on LSD and Psychedelics” – “Found Film”
11:12PM City of Torrence Police Department “Riot Prevention” – “Found Film”
11:15PM Morton Subotnick “Until Spring – Side One” – “Until Spring”
11:18PM White Noise “An Electric Storm in Hell” – “An Electric Storm in Hell”
11:21PM Jack Shea “”The Monitors are your friends..”” – “The Monitors (1969 film)”
11:03PM Set break — Music Behind DJ: Godley & Creme – Foreign Accents
11:34PM Maggie Estep “Scab Maids On Speed” – “Love Is a Dog from Hell”
11:35PM David Kelsey “Theme from Star Trek/Fly Me to the Moon” – “Flights of Fancy”
11:38PM Tuxedo Moon “Nite & Day” – “No Tears 12″”
11:43PM Chrome “Fukushima (Nagasaki)” – “Half Machine From the Sun, The Lost Tapes From 79 – 80″
11:46PM Plastick “(I Feel Like) Batman” – “World Class Punk Cassette Comp.”
11:48PM Protest “Troubles” – “World Class Punk Cassette Comp.”
11:51PM What? “Campbell’s Sign” – “World Class Punk Cassette Comp.”
11:52PM Nagy Feró “Come of It” – “World Class Punk Cassette Comp.”
11:54PM The Evolution Control Committee “What Would You Think If I Sang Autotune” – “All Rights Reserved”
11:56PM Set break
11:56PM Matto Grosso “Marc 4″ – “Stroboscobopica”
11:56PM Noah Creshevsky “Great Performances” – “The Tape Music of Noah Creshevsky”
I’m pleased to have presented The Firesign Theatre’s classic 70s radio programs (Radio Hour Hour, Dear Friends and Let’s Eat!) on KBOO Community Radio for the last two years.
After exhausting nearly every episode, other than the Radio Hour Hour shows – which, paradoxically, run nearly one and a half hours each – in an hourly slot on Monday evenings, we decided to terminate the run of the show.
While fun, it was sort of a burden to come all the way down to the station late into the evening on a work night and push play on a CD. If the shows ran under an hour, I might play an album cut or two. I would often purposely not listen to the show I was selecting so that I could listen to it while it aired. I never had to worry about the program quality, thanks in no small part to the beautiful job of restoring them by Taylor Jessen. In fact, the whole Duke of Madness Motors book and DVDR is worth its weight in gold. You not only get all those hilarious and relatively unheard shows but the book is fantastic. There are recollections by Peter Bergman
, Phil Proctor, Phil Austin and David Ossman, collages by Proctor, assorted articles, photos and ephemera and an amazingly accurate and detailed run-sheet for every single episode of the show. Want to know exactly where the Deputy Dan excerpt happened, or where the Chinchilla Show took place? It’s in the book. I recommend you snatch up a copy, now!
Anyway, I digress…
So, for the last episode, we had a real treat for Fireheads. KBOO volunteer and Firesign fan Ken Jones brought us an unheard in decades interview with Firesign, from November of 1970, recorded when he was a seventeen year old high school student. Ken joins me on the air and sets up the interview, shares his recollections of meeting them and we talk about Firesign.
We also have on as guests the folks who’ll be occupying the former Firesign slot, Radio Puppet Theatre and they tell us what we can expect from them in the future.
Play Firesign Interview
Here’s Radio Lost and Found for February. Some fun stuff, after a rocky start.
Check out the creepy Witch Doctor LP I found at about the second hour mark. I just bought it a couple of hours before my show and played it without previewing it.
10:00PM KBOO Community Radio “Promo Spots” from “Promo Spots”
10:02PM Leonard Pennario “March of the Lunatics” from “The Two Pianos of Leonard Pennario”
10:02PM Doopees “Love Songs (Love Is A Many Razor Bladed Thing)” from “Doppee Time”
10:03PM Buttress O’Kneel “Dexodus” from “Compop 14.6: Avant-Tarde: Tardcore”
10:05PM Buttress O’Kneel “A Piece Of Meat” from “Compop 14.6: Avant-Tarde: Tardcore”
10:06PM Buttress O’Kneel “GlitchGlop A” from “Compop 14.6: Avant-Tarde: Tardcore”
10:10PM Doopees “Love Songs (Reprise)” from “Doopee Time”
10:11PM Buttress O’Kneel “Grave-Kissed Army” from “Compop 14.6: Avant-Tarde: Tardcore”
10:14PM Scott Johnson “Involuntary Song” from “John Somebody”
10:21PM Maggie Estep “Hey Baby” from “Love Is a Dog from Hell”
10:23PM Maggie Estep “My Life of Gardening” from “Youtube”
10:25PM Lene Lovich “Lucky Number” from “Single Version”
10:28PM Nina Hagen “Wir Leben Noch” from “Nina Hagen Band”
10:32PM Silicon Teens “Memphis Tennessee” from “Music For Parties”
10:34PM Tuxedo Moon “No Tears” from “No Tears 12″”
10:40PM PIL “Pied Piper” from “Machines Compilation”
10:42PM Set break — Music behind DJ: Matto Grosso – Marc 4
10:44PM Pete Seeger “Ode to Joy” from “YouTube”
10:45PM David Noebel “Pete Seeger: Communist!” from “The Marxist Minstrels”
10:48PM Hanna-Barbera “Audio Effects from Hannah Barbera cartoons” from “YouTube video – X 3 offset, cascading”
10:52PM Happy Flowers “I Wanna Watch Cartoons” from “Oof!”
10:54PM MARK STEWART “As The Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade” from “As The Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade”
10:59PM MARK STEWART “Pay It All Back” from “As The Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade”
11:04PM Chrome “Something Rhythmic (I Can’t Wait)” from “Half Machine From the Sun, The Lost Tapes From 79 – 80″
11:08PM Voodoo Transmission “Voodoo Fire” from “Voodoo Fire 12″”
11:10PM Lester Summerall “Bitten By Devils” from “Witch Doctor”
11:15PM DDC Dictaphone Training “Complete Theory Review” from “Dictaphone Training (processed)”
11:20PM Noah Creshevsky “Great Performances” from “The Tape Music of Noah Creshevsky”
11:27PM Set break — Music behind DJ: Terry Riley – Rainbow in Curved Air
11:28PM Negativland “God Bull” from “No Business”
11:34PM Captain Sensible “It Would Be So Nice” from “A Day in the Life Of…”
11:37PM Magazine “A Song from Under the Floorboards” from “Cash Cow (Virgin Comp.)”
11:42PM Human League “Being Boiled” from “Machines Compilation”
11:46PM Kraftwerk “The Telephone Call (remix)” from “SoundCloud http://goo.gl/F7V8cl”
11:52PM Richard Christensen “Kingdom of Doom Collage/Spires” from “Muve”
11:59PM Pete Seeger “Ode to Joy” from “Miniatures”
I don’t post much stuff here outside of my radio programs and ocassional music projects but this is definitely worth your time.
It’s a SoundCloud collection from nbradio that was a cassette tape compiled by Avant-Folk guitarist John Fahey, given to the uploader’s wife when she was a record store clerk in Portland, OR in the 90s. Fahey would’ve been living at the time in nearby(ish) Salem OR, reportedly drying out his liver and trying to get himself straghtened out and creatively solvent again.
But the tape is freaking amazing! Some of it is obviously his own earlier work but the rest of it defies description, other than that there’s some serious Industrial Music crap going on here. Some of it sounds the same so I wonder if it’s the same artist? There’s at least on track that sounds either like early Severed Heads, Tape Beatles or something like Crawling With Tarts. I could definitely hear this stuff coming out of the 80s/90s cassette revolution. Pretty weird, somewhat numbing stuff.
Or are they Fahey’s own musical creations – him fiddling around with tapes, turntables and/or samplers? He was a record collector and – by account of one of my friends – who met him around that time – was getting into minimalism to the point where “..needless to say, the folk guitar crowd were baffled and dropped him cold” – in the words of my friend.
The WFMU music nerderati are also on this, so no doubt a playlist will emerge soon. Check it out and please comment on the Soundcloud page if you recognize anything. I’m intrigued and hope to find out who is ultimately responsible for the bulk of the music on these tapes.
John Fahey Mix Tapes