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Vox Pop on Radio 23

January 13, 2010

Cherie Blackfeather’s radio show – Vox Pop – not only asks you to say what you think; it also asks you to think about what you think about.
Her show is a free-roaming vox-populi that can take the listener down some unexpected roads.  She travels down the streets of Portland, Oregon and asks people some unexpected questions, usually along a given theme. The show is likely to shift gears, as her often conversational interview style is just as likely to illicit as many questions from her subjects as she asks them. One show – which was derailed slightly by the intrusive background soundtrack supplied by the barristos in the cafe it was held in – shifted focus temporarily into what was the nature of public space and when did noise interfere with it. It even sparked a thought-provoking conversation with the cafe workers that was non-confrontational and revealing of their perspective.
Because Cherie presents herself to interviewees sans agenda, she gets some really interesting candid conversations, and that’s rare in our highly subjective-laden mediascape.
Vox Pop is an engaging program that takes you on a stroll to someplace completely unexpected on every episode.

Cherie Blackfeather’s Vox Pop appears every Wednesday at 12pm (PST) on Radio 23, which streams worldwide at


Sacred Dub Podcast

May 18, 2009

I ran across the wonderful Sacred Dub website over a year ago, when preparing for a big Bill Laswell marathon radio show.
Its discography on Laswell’s music was indispensable in my research into the murky waters of his work. At the time, I realized that they were podcasting, but was under the impression that they were either only sporadically ‘casting or had just begun.

Well, they are now at 50-plus shows. Each show runs the gamut of Laswell-related artists. Considering the length and breadth of his work, it’s more a question of who’s not involved.

Check them out here.

Subscribe via iTunes here.


Life During Wartime

April 8, 2009

The excellent Punk show Life During Wartime – perhaps Portland’s longest-running Punk show and wonderful exemplar of the DIY wing of Punk – has a new podcast site, where you can listen to shows (it’s on a little late for this old, working wretch) again and read playlists, peruse archives, etc…

Life During Wartime started in 1995, and is on every Wednesday night
from 11 pm until 1 am (PDT), here on KBOO. We play DIY Punk And
Hardcore records, have live bands, and do a weekly local shows listing
for the Portland area (Wild Weekend).


KBOO page for Life During Wartime.


The Pessimist Club

April 5, 2009

The sharrity blogoshpere is vast and wide. Sometimes, especially thanks to the drive-by nature of some of my hunting sessions – aided no doubt by tools like Chewbone’s most excellent search feature – I tend to swoop in and grab the gleaming jewel without checking out the virtual landscape from whence they came.
Even in that light, I am still surprised that I haven’t run across The Pessimist Club before. It’s an amazing blog with a emphasis mainly on compilations – be they New Zealand New Wave, German punk, Finnish Avant-Garde, Soundtracks, etc., etc – all with very well-written and informative postings.

Check it out!


Happy Philip K. Dick Day

December 15, 2008
Philip K. Dick 1928 - 1982

Philip K. Dick 1928 - 1982

Tomorrow would have been PKD’s 80th Birthday.

David Gill, noted Dickhead expert, scholar and curator of the blog Total Dickhead did a snazzy radio show on Philip a few days ago (I just found out about it now) on Pirate Cat Radio (87.9 FM in the SF Bay Area – Phil’s stomping grounds, natch!) and it’s available as a podcast here.

Few writers have influenced my life and world view as much as Philip K. Dick.

Maybe I will dig up the Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep show I did a few months back and post it here tomorrow.