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Kill Ugly Radio Episode 02.01.11

February 2, 2011

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Tonight, I played a generous chunk of The Evolution Control Committee’s brand spankin’ new album All Rights Reserved, on heavy orange vinyl. I strongly suggest picking up a copy. It’s available from Seeland Records.
I then proceeded to cruise through a fairly mellow set, with Bill Horist’s lovely album Covalent Lodge, from 2010 and some Sun Ra.
The rest was a blur of insane sounds and children’s records.
Enjoy!

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Playlist:
Lalo Schifrin – What’s Wrong? – THX-1138 OST
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The Evolution Control Committee – Listener License Agreement – All Rights Reserved
The Evolution Control Committee – What Would You Think If I Sang AutoTune – All Rights Reserved
The Evolution Control Committee – Pertaining to the Beat – All Rights Reserved
The Evolution Control Committee – The Shakes – All Rights Reserved
The Evolution Control Committee – Don’t Let The Devil Blow Your Mind – All Rights Reserved
The Evolution Control Committee – Machine Love – All Rights Reserved
The Evolution Control Committee – Pwn Monkey – All Rights Reserved
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Bill Horist – In The House Of The Specious Phylum – Covalent Lodge
Bill Horist – The Breath-Width Isthmus – Covalent Lodge
Bill Horist – Smeared Slate Gales Warped In Oozing Windows – Covalent Lodge
Bill Horist – Glenn / Ganges – Covalent Lodge
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Sun Ra – A Fireside Chat With Lucifer – A Fireside Chat With Lucifer
Brian Routh – Bob and Babs – SoundCloud
Rachel Taylor Brown – Abide With Me – Half Hours With the Lower Creatures Outtakes
Rachel Taylor Brown – Frances Farming – Half Hours With the Lower Creatures Outtakes
Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet – Different Trains – Different Trains
Dominique – Sambre Et Meuse – The Singing Nun’s Song
A Holiday In Oregon – Side Two – A Holiday In Oregon 7″
Bran(…)Pos -Ocean Fish – Chriphuis (Chitah! Chitah! Soundcrack)
Bran(…)Pos -Pancar Sou – Chriphuis
Bran(…)Pos -Rhinostometry – Chriphuis
Bran(…)Pos -Wig Petter Spots Mugger – Chriphuis
Bran(…)Pos -Szou Malou – Chriphuis
Bran(…)Pos -Quistine Chapel – Chriphuis
Bran(…)Pos -Falsetto Alarmado – Chriphuis
Marvin Rainwater – You Think That You Got Trouble (Flipside to Gonna Find Me a Bluebird)
Trooper Dick Curtis – Well, Now… – Well, Now…
Agapeland Character Builders – Gentleness 7″
Georgina Liccione Stewart – Shapes in Action
Milton Babbit – Composition for Synthesizer – Columbia Princeton Electronic Music Center
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Children’s Starlight Chorus – E.T., I Love You – E.T., I Love You and Other Extraterrestrial Songs

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Kill Ugly Radio Episode 01.25.11: Altered State of the Union

January 26, 2011

Mutated, noise generated by Barack Obama, filtered through LFOs, ring modulation and delay. It was the Altered State of the Union.
Plus, some recent vinyl acquisitions.
Noise. Music. More noise (please).

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Playlist:
Lalo Schifrin – What’s Wrong? – THX-1138 OST
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Barack Obama vs DJ ManRich – Altered State of the Union
Core of the Coalman – Anxiety – Resipiscent Records
Unknown – Sausage, pork, beef, cheese, whole milk, butter, margarine, nuts (Found at Dangerous Minds blog)
Jim Larrance – Pastor Lax – Cut-Up Sound
Wire – A Touching Display – 154
Popol Vuh – Aguirre 2 – Deutsche Elektronische Musik
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Pacific Northwest Bell – Holiday in Oregon 7″
Loach Fillet – Origins of the Two-Headed Spitting Cobra – Electric Pond: Solar Solution Resipiscent Records
Hawaiian Pups – Infinite Roads – Split Second Precision
Hawaiian Pups – Trash – Split Second Precision
Hawaiian Pups – Baby Judy – Split Second Precision
Uncle Ron – Airplane Trip – Adventureland
Alp – Artis – Out and About with Alp - Soleilmoon Records
Forrest McCollough – Flight F.I.N.A.L.
Brian Routh and Patricia Wells – Mashed Potatoes – SoundCloud
How Bacon Is Made
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Ollie Halsall & John Halsey – Bum Love – Miniatures
The Residents – We`re A Happy Family/Bali Ha`i – Miniatures
Roger McGough – The Wreck Of The Hesperus – Miniatures
Morgan Fisher – Green And Pleasant – Miniatures
John Otway – Mine Tonight – Miniatures
Pete Challis & Phil Diplock – My Way – Miniatures
Robert Wyatt – Rangers In The Night – Miniatures
Stinky Winkles – Opus – Miniatures
Mary Longford – Body Language – Miniatures
Andy Newman – Andy The Dentist – Miniatures
David Bedford – Wagner`s Ring In One Minute – Miniatures
Fred Frith – The Entire Works Of Henry Cow – Miniatures
Maggie Nicols – Look Beneath The Surface – Miniatures
Joseph Racaille – Week-End – Miniatures
The Work – With Wings Pressed Back – Miniatures
Neil Innes & Son – Cum On Feel The Noize – Miniatures
Herbert Distel – Toscany In Blue (Last Minute) – Miniatures
Lol Coxhill – An End To The Matter – Miniatures
Ken Ellis – One Minute In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich – Miniatures
Steve Miller – Alice – Miniatures
Norman Lovet – John Peel Sings The Blues Badly – Miniatures
Patrick Portella – Serrons Nous Les Coudes – Miniatures
George Melly – Sounds That Saved My Life (Homage To K.S.) – Miniatures
Robert Fripp – Miniature – Miniatures
Andy Partridge – The History Of Rock`N`Roll – Miniatures
Phantom Captain – Breather – Miniatures
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Children’s Starlight Chorus – E.T., I Love You – E.T., I Love You and Other Extraterrestrial Songs

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Kill Ugly Radio Home Edition 5/12/10

May 13, 2010

A spontaneous, unplanned show streamed via Ustream.
I started off with a little 7″ record called Jesus Loves the Little Ones, then went into a bulk of The Grey Wolves album Catholic Priests Fuck Children, a 7″ EP from Agapeland called The Trouble with Tuffy mixed in, a 7″ Sears stereo instructional record I found at a thrift store today, a tape called Diagnosing Heart Failure (with charming Australian accents!) and then some Ilhan Miramoglu, from Electronic Music III (Turnabout Vox) and finally some William S. Burroughs.

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Live Soundscape: Treehouse Improv

March 28, 2010

I did live soundscaping at the SEA Change Gallery, as part of an interactive event put on by Cherie Blackfeather called Imagination Reclamation ~ Coming to Our Senses, as part of a month-long series of events called Apathy Rehabilitation Project put on by The Village Building Convergence.


It was a lot of fun. I was perched in a little, cozy treehouse-like perch above the gallery floor with my laptop, mixer, sampler. Buddha Machine, etc.
The mix consisted of multiple Buddha loops, Aeolian wind harp sounds, some tape collages I made over 15 years ago, Elizabeth Claire Prophet and a ten-second sample of Flora Purim run through an audio blender, some heavily processed didgeridoo loops, cats, bees, birds and a chorus of frogs.
The following audio is the off-the-board recording, so you miss all of the wordless play sounds of the event participants. I only edited out one chunk in the middle where I played something I didn’t make myself, so I could climb down the ladder to take a pee, eat some hors d’oeuvres and go outside to smoke a cigarette.
Fun show. Many people at the event looked like neon colored mudmen, they were so splattered with paint.

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Show from 3/25/10: More Noise Please pt. I

March 26, 2010

A crazy grab bag of a show. We heard a few new purchases, namely a Steve Fisk retrospective album, some of a fantastic new find (for me anyway) in a band called Qua and more. I felt like making lots of noise and did, to some extent.

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Playlist
(Artist/Track/Album)
Lalo Schifrin – George Lucas – What’s Wrong? THX-1138 OST
TM Productions – Tomorrow Radio pt. 1 – Tomorrow Radio
Christian Marclay – Jimi Hendrix – More Encores
Shure Corp. – Introduction  – An Audio Obstacle Course
Ameco – Lessons 17 – 23 – Learn Morse Code
Shure Corp. – Orchestral Bells 1 – 4  – An Audio Obstacle Course
Steven Jesse Bernstein – More Noise Please – Prison
The Grey Wolves – New Luddites – Catholic Priests Fuck Children
Steve Fisk – I Wish I Were Dead – Over and Thru the Night
Steve Fisk – Preamble – Over and Thru the Night
Steve Fisk -Love X 8 – Over and Thru the Night
Steve Fisk – Firin’ Line – Over and Thru the Night
Steve Fisk – Government Figures – Over and Thru the Night
People Like Us – A Crossed Line – Jumble Massive
People Like Us – Sound Escape part 1 – Jumble Massive
Ken Nordine – Control the World – Celebrity Drug PSAs
Frank Zappa – Speed PSA –  – Celebrity Drug PSAs
People Like Us – Sound Escape part 2 – Jumble Massive
Jack Webb – Marijuana Speech – Dragnet ’68
Richard Linklater – Crazy Woman in Cafe: “You Should Quit…” – Slacker
Qua – Painting Monsters – Painting Monsters On Clouds
Qua – On Clouds – Painting Monsters On Clouds
Qua – Luckybuster – Painting Monsters On Clouds
Qua – Devil Eyes – Painting Monsters On Clouds
Pet Records – Hello – Train Your Bird to Talk
Cabaret Voltaire – Yashar – 2 X 45
Cabaret Voltaire – Soul Vine (70 Billion People) – Plasticity
Eon – Fear is the Mind Killer (Sir Billy Remix) – Fear is the Mind Killer
The Grid – Swamp Thing – Pecker OST
Underworld – Rez – Second Toughest in the infants
300,000 V.K. –  – Also Sprache Johann Paul II – Also Sprache Johann Paul II
Steve Fisk – Taxman – Over and Thru the Night
Brizbomb – 090909FT38 – 0909
Audio-Dynamics Corporation – Side One: Daytime – 7 Days to Better Bowling
The Children’s Starlight Chorus – E.T., I Love You – E.T., I Love You and Other Extra-Terrestrial Songs

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Show from 3/18/10: Kill Ugly Radio On Drugs

March 19, 2010

We take drugs pretty seriously at Kill Ugly Radio and hope you do to. Drugs are nothing to mess around with and no serious solution’s been done to date, short of turning it into a self-perpetuating engine powering the industrial/prison complex and a pretext for an invasive police state.

Lots of old and not so old drug songs, drug hysteria and who’s really benefiting from the so-called War on Drugs.
Pretty fun show and – if I do say so myself – some mighty fine live, off-the-cuff mixing towards the end.

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Playlist

Lalo Schifrin – What’s Wrong? – THX-1138 OST
Walter Murch/George Lucas – THX-1138 Ambiences
Art Linkletter vs Timothy Leary – TV Soundbite
George Martin – March of the Meanies – Yellow Submarine OST
Art Linkletter – We Love You, Call Collect
The Bran Flakes – Dear Mom and Dad – I Don’t Have a Friend
Timothy Leary – What Do You Turn On, When You Turn On? – You Can Be Anyone This Time Around
Jack Webb – Marijuana vs Alcohol – Dragnet
Sonny Bono – Pammie’s On a Bummer – Innerviews
Buck Ritchie – The Slave 7″
Red River Dave – California Hippie Murders – Death Dealers
Porter Wagoner – Rubber Room – Looney Tunes
The Louvin Brothers – Satan is Real – Yodel!
Little Marcy – Mr. Satan – Marcy Sings!
Venetian Snares – Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath 10″
John Cook – Side One – And God Gave Me a Fix
Horrific Child – Frayeur – L’Etrange Monsieur Whinster
Ronald and Nancy Reagan on Drugs – YouTube
Allen Ginsberg – CIA Dope Calypso – Alcohol, Sugar and Meat
William S. Burroughs – The 103rd Street Boys – Junky
un – Fake Vitae – Brubeck DeMixed
John Cook – Side Two – And God Gave Me a Fix
Sleep – Dopesmoker – Broken Flowers OST
Harry Shearer – This Is Your Brain – It Must’ve Been Something I Said
Judge Jim Gray – The Six Groups Who Benefit From Drug Prohibition – Reason TV
Ras Mix – Crickets Drop Bombs – The Lion Nah Sleep in the Jungle
Brizbomb – 090930FT04 – 0909 12″
John Cook – Side Two – And God Gave Me a Fix
William S. Burroughs – Just Say No To Drug Hysteria – Best of William S. Burroughs
Brizbomb – 090930FT04 (played backwards) – 0909 12″
Blackhouse – Remember Who Took the Fall -
Mindless Drug Hoover – Reefer Song (Orb remix) – Auntie Aubrey’s Excursions Beyond The Call Of Duty
un – Vervin’ With the Devil – Malicious Mashups
Big Star – Thank You, Friends – Third (RIP Alex Chilton)
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Show from 03/11/10: Consumopocalypse and Old Sounds for New Flesh

March 12, 2010

Tonight’s show was probably 87% mediascape. Get used to that word. I’m going to be using it a lot.
This show was mainly inspired by some consumer inanity I’ve been running into on the web, most specifically an especially moronic car commercial that played during the Superbowl (no. I didn’t watch the Superbowl, nor engage in the coprophilic ritual of its commercials, but did see it on the web later), a meme on YouTube of materialistic people unboxing the latest shiny objet du jour or people’s shopping ‘haul‘ videos.


It was also a chance to revisit a mediascape (that word again) I created a while back utilizing David Cronenberg’s Videodrome and the score of the same movie by Howard Shore. If you haven’t seen Videodrome, you really must. It’s a disturbing, yet prescient look at virtual reality, addiction and sexual transgression (metaphorically) using TV as the device, since computers and the internet hadn’t quite moved into the mainstream meme-o-sphere yet.
Plus the fact that it’s an 80’s movie and was frequently in seedy video rental stores makes the movie seem almost like a creepy movie within a creepy movie.
Rumor has it that Videodrome is going to be remade. There’s a high likelihood of it being horrible, but who knows?

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Some sources for Consumopocalypse:

The Good Consumer from Bonfire of the Brands

Abercrombie & Fitch Girl Haul Video (sad, inane)

Man’s Last Stand (Dodge Charger) (infantile. Man as king baby. Idiotic. Why marketing people are scum. Parodies abound)

A few ‘unboxing‘ videos (Apple, Android phone)

Chumbawamba’s Dumbing Down, from the album WYSIWYG

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Show from 03/04/10

March 5, 2010


Tonight’s show was simulcast on the Radio 23 network, on the Room 111 channel. Many more listeners, only I have no way of knowing how many. That makes it more fun, no?

Thanks to Cap’n Jeff and the crew of Radio 23 (www.radio23.org)

You can read about Radio 23 here.

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Playlist (artist/track/album)

Lalo Schifrin – What’s Wrong? – THX-1138 OST
Gamelan X –  –
Dennis Duck – Intro – Dennis Duck Goes Disco
Bell Laboratories – How We Hear – The Science of Sound
Jean Claude Bisset & Max Matthews – Musique, acoustique, informatique I – Le Son Musical
Charles Bukowski – Let’s Get Started – Hostage
Boyd Rice & Daniel Miller – Cleanliness and Order – Dark Skratcher Comp.
17 Pygmies – Lawrence of Arabia – Hatvikva
Cassetteboy -Def, Dumb, Gay Barbie  – A Dead Horse
Public Works – Interlude – Numbers
Monitor – Guardian – Dark Skratcher
Doodooettes – Pork Had Better Behave – Dark Skratcher
The Brady Bunch – Sunshine Day (played at 33 1/3 RPM) – Sunshine Day
Evolution Control Committee – Whole Lotta Royalty Payments – P
John Oswald – Hell O – Plunderphonics
Cabaret Voltaire – Agent Man – Eight Crepescule Tracks
Cabaret Voltaire – Gut Level – Eight Crepescule Tracks
Feederz – Mr. Rory’s Baked Hyena Tripe – Vandalism, Beautiful As a Rock in a Cop’s Face
Jim Larrance – Ask Your Doctor – Cutupsound.blogspot.com
Jim Larrance – Ultra 91 – Cutupsound.blogspot.com
Eugene Chadbourne – The English Channel – The English Channel
Cathy Berberian – Stripsody – Magnificathy
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Twin of Myself (Go Team Remix)
Go Home Productions – Passenger  Fever – – Best of Bootie 2007
Go Home Productions – Wrapped Detective – Best of Bootie 2007
Kleptones – Voodoo Sabotage – Uptime
Kleptones – Welcome Back – Uptime
Souixie and the Banshees – Monitor – Juju
Starlight Children’s Chorus – E.T., I Love You – E.T., I Love You and Other Extraterrestrial Favorites

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Show from 2/18/10: Olympia II

February 19, 2010


Show that draws largely on the Olympic theme, with a mix about the Vancouver B.C. Olympic protests wrapped around Andreas Ammer and Console piece The Official Olympic Bootleg (2000) – played in its entirety.
I also played some Jean-Claude Vannier, by way a tasty mix put together by Andy Votel for the B-Music Label entitled Histoire de Melody Vannier.
I wrapped things up with some early collage and cut-up pieces I did over a decade ago – as Contemporary Casuals.

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02/12/10: New Show, “You Broke the President…”

February 13, 2010

Here’s the debut of my new monthly program on KBOO. I’ll be on every second Friday of the month from 10pm to Midnight. It’s so new, you can smell the new show smell. I haven’t even named it yet.
I’m pretty excited. It’s a fun time and being at the end of the week means it won’t affect my home and work life too adversely.
It’s also right before my friend and radio mentor Daniel’s show, The Outside World, so there’ll be nearly five hours of mind splintering radio for you at least once a month!
And this night was especially fun, as I got to hang out with Alejandro Ceballos, who was the last minute sub for the slot before me. He played some amazing Avant Garde, experimental and Prog music from Mexico. His shows never cease to amaze and he’s undoubtedly one of the coolest cats I’ve ever met. Check out KBOO for future plans for him and his show.

I started tonight’s show with something from Nurse With Wound’s May the Fleas of a Thousand Camels Infest Your Armpits and Space Music, mixed together simultaneously. I then played a piece from Big City Orchestra’s big 30th anniversary show, which was Wobbly, Phineas Narco and The Evolution Control Committee doing Beatle Rape live on Jan. 31st of last year. We rocked out to LCD Soundsystem, played some Macedonian (Kismet, covering Joy Division) and Polish (the unpronounceable Księżyc) music and then did our little tribute to Abraham Lincoln and the President with Disney’s Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln, some Firesign Theater, Negativland’s Godbull, A Sen. Edward McKinley Dirksen LP, Gallant Men, Ray Martin’s The Sounds of Sight and The Union Oil Co.’s The Constitution LP. It all ended with Jim Larrance’s wonderful mashup of a children’s record.

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