U_D_M Detour 36, 2019 June 29

• November 10th, 2019

fred_und_luna.jpg[GUEST POST]

I am back and I am Guy. I decided to stay in Ithaca for an extra weekend; as luck would have it, airtime magically appeared and I seized it. I don't wear the conceptual straitjackets that kid catharsis likes to sport and am blissfully unaffected by his crises of personhood; I do as I please when it pleases me. Consider this "normal" service, more or less. You're welcome.

But to try on kid catharsis's self-critical style for a moment, it's true when I say that the beats were a bit overpowering on this excursion. I had difficulty with the station's equipment and I am not above complaining about things that I get to use for free. There wasn't enough of "me" in this program, except for the technical and conceptual mistakes. I'll post this, we'll forget them, and move on.

U_D_M playlist, 2019 June 29, 1900-2000:

  1. "Jupiter Slack" | Juju & Jordash | Slack Trax, Vol. 2 | Slack Trax
  2. "Vanishing Landscapes" | Mano Le Tough | Cocoon Compilation R | Cocoon
  3. "Blue Velvet" | Mr. Bizz | 10 YEARS OF SCI+TEC | SCI + TEC Vinyl Audio
  4. "Laid On Coco" | Törsh | ¿Tienes Fuego? | Zissou Records
  5. "At Night" | Anthony Fade | What I Need | Lost Palms
  6. "Visions" | Fort Romeau | Heaven & Earth | Permanent Vacation
  7. "Rescue" | John Daly | It's All Around You | Couldn't Care More
  8. "People Mambo" | Fred und Luna | Im Tanzrausch - EP | Compost
  9. "Sakura" | Simon Scott | Soundings | Touch

Feel live

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Live Flagrant, Make People Nervous: Transmission 473, 2019 June 26

• November 10th, 2019

dawn_new_breed_take_2.jpgThe previous program may have been opportunistic; this one was deliberate and low-key angry. "I like this thing I've started doing," proclaims our host; while I referred to the "interstitial" music by Laraaji, I could have meant the whole transmission.

I've been coy about things that happened over the summer, and the change in direction the program has taken. Let's be frank instead. I Have Basically Stopped Searching For Music By White People. (I'm calling for a complete ban on white musicians until we can figure out what's going on!) I feel like I was radicalized by more than one thing, but let's face it--it's Morrissey. Everything comes back to that guy.

There's no need to attempt a summary or listsicle here; the internet is full of them. But at some point I discovered some terrible things he'd said during the Smiths period and it became clear that he had not changed--he's always been who he is, and those around him have always known. It doesn't matter to me that his bandmates might not be racists or Brexiteers or For Britain members in 2019; 35 years ago they knew who he was and they were ok with it. That's enough.

I don't take this as a warning not to have heroes; I still kind of think heroes are important. But you have to choose them better.

I've found myself attracted to some music because of the social scenes I've been a part of, and I suppose those scenes themselves, and/or my participation in them, are part of the problem. Whether it has been "college rock" or "postpunk" or "4ad" or "industrial" I'm too often the only black person in the room, and that feeling too is a well-documented thing on the internet that doesn't require any added comment from me. So I guess not everything comes back to Morrissey. But I'm tired of stretching to imagine that people are expressing things that are inclusive of me, relevant to me. If race is such a general, clumsy heuristic, you'll have to explain to me why it is as useful as it is. Go ahead and "Sistah Souljah" me if you must, but that this would sound really ugly coming from a white person is the price you pay for owning the entire fucking world. I don't happen to have that problem.

I had also made some new friends at "theory camp" and I'd like to think that at this stage the direction the summer would take was already determined and clear. Surely that's not true? But this is a part of my "radicalization."

My inbox is still open and I am fine with music that non-terrible people of any cultural background send me. I'm also still amenable to Music From The Past that was performed by non-terrible people, at least until I learn that they actually were. That happens a lot these days. Any aggrieved parties can sue me for whatever this program is worth.

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 June 26, 2100-2300:

  1. "Ya Nini" | Verckys & L'Orchestre Vévé | Verckys & L'Orchestre Vévé: Congolose Funk, Afrobeat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978 | Analog Africa
  2. "Mama Liza" | Konono N°1 | Congotronics | Ache
  3. "Mmmhmm (feat. Thundercat)" | Flying Lotus | Cosmogramma | Warp Records
  4. "Genevieve (Unfinished)" | Jai Paul | Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones) | XL Recordings
  5. "dreams and converse" | DAWN | new breed | Local Action
  6. "Beliefs" | Sneaks | Highway Hypnosis | Merge
  7. "B Boy Your Best (Vocal)" / "Bonus Beats" | The Incredible Body Mechanix | B Boy Your Best | Mirage
  8. "Hardrock" | Herbie Hancock | Hardrock | Columbia
  9. "Mussoliki" | Bernard Ntone | Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976​-​1984 | Analog Africa
  10. "Licking Stick 1" / "Licking Stick 2" | The Soul Kids | Toute L'Afrique Danse Vol. 10 | Hot Casa
  11. "Haddi Aanan Gacaloy" | Dur-Dur Band | Dur Dur of Somalia, Vol. 1 & 2 | Analog Africa
  12. "It Rough Down Ya" | I-Roy | Can't Conquer Rasta | Radiation Roots
  13. "Ten Commandments" | Prince Far I | Voice of Thunder [reissue] | Get On Down
  14. "Population Dub" | Tapper Zukie | Escape from Hell | Jamaican Recordings
  15. "Chariot Dub" | Scientist | In the Kingdom of Dub | Superior Viaduct
  16. "Connection" | Dellinger | Rhythm Shower | Get On Down
  17. "We & We In Azawad" | Mdou Moctar & Elite Beat | Mdou Moctar meets Elite Beat In a Budget Dancehall | Boomarm Nation
  18. "Colonial Mentality" | Fela Kuti | Black-President | Capitol

Make all the mistakes in life and still not give a damn

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U_D_M Detour 35, 2019 June 22

• October 29th, 2019

Genius_of_Time_-_Peace_Bird.jpg[GUEST POST]

C'est moi, Guy LeBatard, back here with you once more. I cannot help but notice how the tables have turned! When last I posted, it was because the impatient Kid Catharsis shamed and hounded me into sharing a broadcast. And now he is slowing things down (though I must ask, as always, relative to what?). Anyway, the time for trash talk is over. Let us dance, or run on the treadmill, or whatever we do with these sounds.

For some, this may have been a summer of disaster or upheaval, but as I live a vacation lifestyle all the time these things never touch me. I was in good form on this night, "ESPN" notwithstanding. We disavow these gaffes; we are a different person every day. The energies act upon us for a while, we are gone, we were never here.

U_D_M playlist, 2019 June 22, 1900-2000:

  1. "Eye of Re" | Fort Romeau | Heaven & Earth | Permanent Vacation
  2. "Aluxes" | Iñigo Vontier | Aluxes EP | Lumiere Noire
  3. "Still Grey - DJ Seinfeld Mix" | Pendulum | The Reworks | Earstorm
  4. "Plus Loin" | Unnayanaa ft. Erika Lernot | India Gets Physical Vol. 01 | Get Physical
  5. "This One's For You" | Kassian | Faux Polynesia | Phonica White
  6. "Smiling Into Eternity" | Genius of Time | Peace Bird EP | Running Back
  7. "Risa" | Lorenz Rhode | Risa EP | Dirt Crew
  8. "Everything Is Nice" | Sharif Laffrey | Tangier | ESP Institute
  9. "Hotness - DJ Oyster Edit" | TNT | Analogue Acid Project 3 | Running Back

It's all around you

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I Feel Something I Want To Be, Lesson One: Look at Me: Transmission 472, 2019 June 19

• October 29th, 2019

J_Dilla_Donuts_original.jpgWith this here transmission I am happy to announce that rarest of occasions, the beginning of a concept. Even better: I didn't know it at the time. On this night I thought I was merely doing an "observance," finally giving June 19 the proper treatment. I am embarrassed to find that I have made radio appearances on this date on two previous occasions; if we were in the mood, we might defend me by saying I was obligated to do "other things," whether it was to continue my segmented induction of Coil into the Hall of Legends or to give a friend airtime for his otherwise unaired music. But let's be honest: at best I was more naive, more delusional then.

So how would I describe myself now? Definitely more "willful." And on this night, four months ago? Definitely determined albeit aimless. Where the Detroit set came from I'll never really know; turns out it's a pretty musical city? Meanwhile I was openly refusing requests on this night, easily impressed with my best segues (which on the night were not great), and doing the best I could with my self-imposed limitations.

In the future, as this one-time thing turns out not to be, things will open up a bit, for better and for worse. A wobbly but successful opening salvo, in the battle against...I don't know, naivete? Surely part of my "unbroken former self" was the knowledge of who I was. Ultimately the journey of this program has to take us "back" there.

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 June 19, 2100-2300:

  1. "(It's Not the Express) It's the J.B.'s Monaurail" | The J.B.'s | Pass the Peas: The Best of the J.B.'s (Reissue) | Polydor
  2. "African Rhythms" | Oneness of Juju | Africafunk: The Original Sound Of 1970s Funky Africa | Harmless
  3. "Sanctified" | The Veldt | The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur - The Drake Equation | Leonard Skully
  4. "Happy Hour" | Felix Da Housecat | Kittenz And Thee Glitz | City Rockers
  5. "Butterfly" | Carl Craig | More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art | SSR
  6. "Kung Fu" | The Dirtbombs | Ultraglide In Black | In The Red
  7. "Let's Go Out Tonight" | John Lee Hooker | The Real Folk Blues: John Lee Hooker | Chess / MCA
  8. "Donuts (Outro)" / "Workinonit" / "Waves" / "Light My Fire" / "The New" / "Stop" / "People" / "The Diff'rence" | J Dilla | Donuts | Stones Throw
  9. "Politicians In My Eyes" | Death | ...For the Whole World to See | Drag City
  10. "She's Alright" | Muddy Waters | Electric Mud | Chess
  11. "They Gave Me Away" | Champion Jack Dupree | Forever and Ever | Bullseye Blues
  12. "Third Stone from the Sun" | The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Are You Experienced | Reprise
  13. "I Snuck Off the Slave Ship" | Lonnie Holley | MITH | Jagjaguwar

Our days of comfort, days of night

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We Are Running Out of Love in the Time of Lexapro: Transmission 471, 2019 June 12

• October 18th, 2019

Big_Joanie_-_Sistahs.jpgHere we are, at the end of a concept. At least that's what I think, though as always I didn't know it at the time. I did not even "give up" on account of this night's disasters. Earlier in the evening I'd been accosted by the guy on the commons hawking his shitty rap cd; having already made the mistake of buying it a few years ago, tonight I said "no thanks" as I walked by, only for him to tell me to "shut the fuck up." Ok, happy to. It was the dreaded "playlist reporting" period at the station, but when I arrived my laptop "arbitrarily" decided it wasn't doing internet anymore, so that was a neat obstacle. I began recording my show late, as you will hear--apologies to The Durutti Column. And I couldn't give away tickets to Stop Making Sense, from which I can only conclude that absolutely no one was listening.

"What else can go wrong," I ask at one point, though without these disclosures you might not know it from hearing hour 1. Sure, the Slits segue was late, and the Underground Youth segue was too soon. (What would Bombast be, without, etc.). It's not a terrible mixtape. I might well have continued in this vein, had I not been "radicalized," for lack of a better description. But I was, so I haven't.

I'm sure the program will continue to sound just as ragged and haphazard, but maybe more intentional "going forward." And, yes, this is a difference. My therapist says I have more power now--is it because I have changed, or did I change because of it? The forensic analysis is not yet complete. But things are different now.

Was it good, while it lasted? Mostly, sure. I mean let's hope so. I spent more than six years on this.

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 June 12, 2100-2300:

  1. "Fridays (Up-Person Mix)" | The Durutti Column | Obey The Time [reissue] | Factory Benelux
  2. "Really" | Johannes Klingbiel | It's Ok to Cry | Mireia
  3. "Barbarians (feat. Disco Fries & Kassiano)" | Tommie Sunshine | Hugs for Chelsea: benefit for Chelsea Manning | not on label
  4. "Mabbrooka" | Ifriqiyya Electrique | Laylet El Booree | Glitterbeat
  5. "Take Me Home" | Follow Me Not | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 5 - Amour pour la France | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  6. "Mauna Kea" | ANF | Mauna Kea | Pacific Rhythm
  7. "Revival" | transmission 13 | The Edge Of The World | self-released
  8. "Over & Over" | Seahawks | Eyes of the Moon | Cascine
  9. "God Codex" | Renegade Pharmacy | Recovery Position | self-released
  10. "Telegraph" | Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | Dazzle Ships [reissue] | Virgin
  11. "Petr Petr" | Minotaur Shock | MINO | Bytes
  12. "Houses In Motion" | A Certain Ratio | Houses In Motion | Mute
  13. "Overdrive" | Giuda | Overdrive | Rise Above
  14. "Way Out" | Big Joanie | Sistahs | Daydream Library Series
  15. "Charm Assault" | Ride | Weather Diaries | Wichita
  16. "Zenith, Pt. 2" | The Lucid Dream | Actualisation | Holy Are You
  17. "Feeling Gravitys Pull" | The Silence Kit | Welcome To The Occupation, A Reverence to R.E.M. | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  18. "Love In The Time Of Lexapro" | Oneohtrix Point Never | Love In The Time Of Lexapro | WARP
  19. "Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend." | Sampleman and the Music Mutant | Newest New | self-released
  20. "Freedom Fighter" | Bowery Electric | Lushlife [reissue] | Beggars Banquet
  21. "Terry Waite Sez" | The Fall | Bend Sinister / The ‘Domesday’ Pay-Off Triad-Plus! | Beggars Banquet
  22. "Shoplifting" | The Slits | Cut [reissue] | Island
  23. "Blind II" | The Underground Youth | Montage Images Of Lust & Fear | Fuzz Club
  24. "S.U.S." | The Ruts | The Crack [reissue] | Virgin
  25. "The Crawler" | Ty Segall & Freedom Band | Deforming Lobes | Drag City
  26. "Wheel of Yew" | Bilge Pump | We Love You | Gringo
  27. "Heron" | Palms Trax | To Paradise | Dekmantel
  28. "Infinity Return" | The Love Dimension | Dream Decibels | Dodecagan
  29. "Djougou Yah - Perc Mix" | Laolu & Mr. Raoul K. | Djougou Yah - EP | Compost

He's an Elmer Gantry type person, don't listen to him

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Flying Aboard the Seduction 747: Transmission 470, 2019 June 7

• October 14th, 2019

Prince.jpgWhatever we had bickered about earlier in the week must have resolved itself, because Lady Catharsis joined me on this broadcast, so I invite you to enjoy what is basically a two-hour trip to "The Listening Parlour." We made two observances on this night, and because I had a guest, these were a little out of balance. A little. I try to play whatever Lady Catharsis tells me to; if she brings in a dozen records I will try to play them all. Here she brings in a couple of Tom Jones records and I do the best I can with them. For my part, if I remember correctly the concept was "lounge music." I'm not sure how well I did.

Prince didn't get as much bandwidth as he deserved, though I did save "International Lover" for the all-important coda. I could have played the entirety of 1999 but I think it might have been too much for my wife. A few weeks later I was out with a few #theorycamp-ers at a dreary karaoke bar, and someone asked me what my karaoke song would be. Mind you--it would take a lot for me to do this kind of thing, and I did not have "a lot" in me on this night; but after a decent amount of thought I landed on "Little Red Corvette." I think I could at least give Sandra Bernhard a run for her money? Anyway.

Even so I like the concept of Prince even better than the reality of Prince; maybe, given things I've heard and read about him, that is inevitable. Lady C tells me that Tom Jones told an "off-color" joke at the gig she attended. Maybe we should abjure all of this music. Maybe we have made mistakes. I'm still thinking about this.

You know what isn't a mistake? You know what is a true instance of the divine reaching down and grazing my humble program ever so briefly? Something made me say "deboo" as I remember (maybe not even correctly?) Robert Studley Forrest Hughes saying it. Which led me to this clip, and ultimately the Bryan Ferry track.

Of course, as fate would have it, Hughes did a racism at least one time, and so we are reminded that everything is broken.

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 June 7, 2100-2300:

  1. "Roseland" | Rocketnumbernine / Four Tet | Roseland | Text
  2. "I Can't Stop Loving You" | Tom Jones | Live In Las Vegas | Parrot
  3. "The Man With the Golden Arm" | Barry Adamson | The Man With the Golden Arm | Mute
  4. "Despedida" | Dimba Diangola | Angola Soundtrack 2 - Hypnosis, Distortion & Other Innovations 1969 - 1978 | Analog Africa
  5. "2HB" | Julia Holter | Maria | Human Ear
  6. "Clear Skies Select Stick (Vakula Remix)" | The Greg Foat Group | Girl and Robot with Flowers Remixed EP | Jazzman
  7. "Venus" | Tom Jones | Tom | Parrot
  8. "Adiza Claire" | Orchestre Super Borgou De Parakou | The Bariba Sound 1970-1976 | Analog Africa
  9. "Nagisa No Tenshi" | Mieko Hirota | Nippon Girls | Big Beat
  10. "20 Jazz Funk Greats" | Throbbing Gristle | Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain | Industrial
  11. "1nce Upon A Time" | Leslie Winer | Witch | Superior Viaduct
  12. "Cheree" | Suicide | Suicide | Red Star
  13. "Proud Mary" | Tom Jones | Tom | Parrot
  14. "Koi No Yorokobi" | Sayuri Yoshinaga With Schoolmates | Nippon Girls | Big Beat
  15. "Gentleman" | Fela Kuti | Gentleman | Knitting Factory
  16. "The 'In' Crowd" | Bryan Ferry | Another Time, Another Place | Island
  17. "Twist and Shout" | Tom Jones | Live In Las Vegas | Parrot
  18. "Anamorphose" | Stereolab | Mars Audiac Quintet (Expanded Edition) | Duophonic
  19. "International Lover" | Prince | 1999 | Warner Records

I'll live my life in dreams of yesterday

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You Know How To Sing, You’re a Diplomat: Transmission 469, 2019 June 5

• October 11th, 2019

Gaye_Su_Akyol.pngAt the beginning of June, everything was "normal" for me. Surely I was preparing for #theorycamp, all by myself, without a student assistant. I was avoiding the work that needed doing at home--getting ready for our move. Lady Catharsis and I were squabbling, whether it was about that or something else. Check out her "Listening Parlour" intro! She was not having it on this day. But she is a professional, a "diamond," if you will.

I am going through the motions in writing this blurb, just as I must have been going through the motions on this broadcast. Nevertheless it is a solid first hour, "close to the platonic ideal," as my notes say (even my notes are pretentious and full of shit). The Leathers, Captain Wardrobe, and Lurkers segues were terrible, if I recall, and I probably don't. As always, the music in between was good. All of this, though, comes with the subtext of a heavy sigh, as this "concept" of the program is approaching its end. Do you know what isn't going through the motions, though, what isn't accompanied by sighing? The Psychedelic Furs. No misgivings about that.

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 June 5, 2100-2300:

  1. "Marooned" | Wire | Chairs Missing | Pink Flag
  2. "Sleeping Tiger" | Pete Astor | Spilt Milk | Slumberland
  3. "Gravity's Angel" | Laurie Anderson | Mister Heartbreak | Warner Bros.
  4. "Ecopoiesis" | Umwelt | Ecopoiesis | Voltax
  5. "An ba siel" | DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson | Aimez ces airs | Hot Casa
  6. "Hypochondriac" | John Tejada | Dead Start Program | Kompakt
  7. "Phantom Heart" | LEATHERS | Artoffact Records 2019 | Artoffact
  8. "Ivor" | The Buff Medways | Steady the Buffs [reissue] | Damaged Goods
  9. "M-U-S-I-C" | Normal Brain | Lady Maid | WRWTFWW
  10. "Some Day Soon - Burn Mix" | C Cat Trance | Screaming Ghosts | Emotional Rescue / Malka Tuti
  11. "Sweet Dust" | Kez YM | Cross Section | Faces
  12. "Dublin" | HNNY | 2014.12.31 | Omena
  13. "If You Love Your Neighbor You No Go Die" | Rock Town Express | Funky Makossa | Comb & Razor
  14. "Şahmeran" | Gaye Su Akyol | İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir | Glitterbeat
  15. "She's a Diamond" | Opal | Early Recordings | Rough Trade | "The Listening Parlour"
  16. "Lost and Found (Found Mix)" | Objekt | Cocoon Crush | PAN
  17. "80s" | Captain Wardrobe | Kronosphere | self-released
  18. "Meet Me" | Fred Abong | Pulsing | self-released
  19. "Dry Food" | Blaine L. Reininger | The Blue Sleep | Les Disques du Crepuscule
  20. "A Promise" | The Cinematic Orchestra | To Believe | Ninja Tune
  21. "The Desert" | Where We Sleep | Experiments In The Dark | self-released
  22. "To Sad To Tell You" | The Brian Jonestown Massacre | The Brian Jonestown Massacre | 'a' records
  23. "Super Falling Star" | Stereolab | Peng! [reissue] | Too Pure
  24. "That Was Julia" | The Lurkers | Electrical Guitar | Damaged Goods
  25. "President Gas" | Psychedelic Furs | Forever Now | Columbia
  26. "Goya" | Mathimidori | Yosago EP | Ornaments

You have to have a party when you're in a state like this

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Kiss All Your Posters, Hold All My Letters: Transmission 468, 2019 May 29

• September 28th, 2019

Lali_Puna_-_Being_Water.jpgWe are getting closer. Here is another one. I hope you can enjoy these while they last. To me, these sound like someone else's program at this point. It's not literally the case, but I have been through a lot, you guys. Let's savor the innocence where it manifests itself.

On this day there were imbroglios about a razor commercial featuring a young transgender man learning to shave, and John Cleese cancelling himself over Brexit. Somewhere in the midst of all that there was a radio program that may or may not have reflected the vibes. Probably not.

"Pretty good until ill-conceived Biltmore Dive segue," my notes read. "And then of course Lali Puna was late. But the Korto segue was really good! Most things that I played from my laptop sounded terrible. The Membranes were an exception though that song sounds like eco-fascism."

2019. So it goes.

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 May 29, 2100-2300:

  1. "Bafia" | DJ Khalab | Black Noise 2084 | On the Corner
  2. "Trouble" | Halogenix | Edition 2 | 1985 Music
  3. "Safe On Hollow Ground" | Aerial Love Feed | Out Of The Darkness | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  4. "Mother - Instrumental Version" | Kongas | Afrodesia | Because Music
  5. "Tectonic Breach" | Mythic Sunship | Upheaval | El Paraiso
  6. "Nothing Stays" | Cyberaktif | Artoffact Records 2019 | Artoffact
  7. "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" | Bauhaus | The Sky's Gone Out [reissue] | Beggars Banquet
  8. "Blue Rhumba" | Scott Gilmore | Two Roomed Motel | Crammed Discs
  9. "Debris" | Test Dept | Disturbance | One Little Indian
  10. "Sharpened Edge" | Ivan Black | Harmonic Neuism | vanguardista
  11. "Where Have They Gone" | KiDD | Chance Weekend | Zenerino
  12. "Rock & Roll Cinnamon Tree" | Maggie Sue Wimberly | Hillbilly Fillies & Rockin' Chicks | Charly | "The Listening Parlour"
  13. "Airmail" | Dome | Dome 1 [reissue] | Editions Mego
  14. "When The Sun Collapsed" | Biltmore Dive | Out Of The Darkness | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  15. "Beatx" | Lali Puna | Being Water | Morr Music
  16. "Special One" | Alpha Stone | Stereophonic Pop Art Music | Hoga Nord Arkiv
  17. "Fresque" | Korto | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 5 - Amour pour la France | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  18. "Hyperspace Blues" | Strand of Oaks | Eraserland | Dead Oceans
  19. "Winter (The Beauty And Violence Of Nature)" | The Membranes | What Nature Gives...Nature Takes Away | Cherry Red
  20. "Hotel of The Lake, 1990" | The Durutti Column | Obey The Time [reissue] | Factory Benelux
  21. "Miss Globule" | Pas Musique | The Phoenix | Alrealon
  22. "Saucy Jack" | The Buff Medways | 1914 [reissue] | Damaged Goods
  23. "Good Looking" | Fat Cops | Fat Cops | self-released
  24. "Ladies Well" | Thomas Gray / Liam Ebbs | 3 Days, 2 Nights | Analogue Attic
  25. "Control" | Where We Sleep | Experiments In The Dark | self-released
  26. "ILYBBY♥" | Radio藍Dream | Eternal Spring | Virtual Soundsystem
  27. "Quipu" | John Tejada | Dead Start Program | Kompakt

Got lost in my own skin, thought that i earned it

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Do You Ever Want To Turn Around And Go? Transmission 467, 2019 May 22

• September 28th, 2019

Stella_Donnelly_Beware_of_the_dogs.jpgHow hard is it to write a sentence? How hard to post a picture, or a sound file, or a playlist? Probably "not very," on a universal scale, but on my solipsistic spectrum of struggle they appear at one extreme, I guess. Anyway, hello, it's me! I have indeed been doing radio all this time, however it may seem to podcast-only listeners. What else have I been doing? Where do I start?

Let's just say I moved and changed jobs, and the rest is gossip.

Notably, this was Morrissey's birthday. In previous years I might have programmed accordingly, and this year I might have programmed accordingly but more antagonistically, but honestly I'm just finished. This was probably "catalyst one" of my format change / plunge off the deep end / whatever. But that's for another day.

In the meantime, this is a nearly perfect show (at least that's what my notes tell me) as far as technique is concerned, though there is a lot of rock in hour 2. In "what were we enduring on this day" news, it was indeed World Goth Day and wouldn't you know it, people in the 4AD facebook group were body-shaming Lisa Gerrard; elsewhere, known jackass Moby was discovered to have another level to him, accidentally reflected in the Stella Donnelly tune that I played. Topicality!

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 May 22, 2100-2300:

  1. "Trash Can" | Jon Spencer | Spencer Sings the Hits! | In The Red
  2. "Afterlight" | Evi Vine | Black // Light // White // Dark | Solemn Wave
  3. "Lost My Brain" | Superchunk | What a Time to Be Alive | Merge
  4. "Procession - Cargo Demo" | New Order | Movement [reissue] | Rhino
  5. "Frameshift Mutation" | Umwelt | Ecopoiesis | Voltax
  6. "Days of the Sunset" | 90 Process | Fuse | Lobster Theremin
  7. "Spacewoman" | The Breeders | All Nerve | 4AD
  8. "Genau Wie Damals" | Ulrich Schnauss / Jonas Munk | Passage | Azure Vista
  9. "Time Zones" | Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | Dazzle Ships [reissue] | Virgin
  10. "Nocebo" | Meat Beat Manifesto | Impossible Star | Flexidisc
  11. "Cruel When Complete" | Dome | Dome 1 [reissue] | Editions Mego
  12. "Nite Klub" | The Specials | The Specials | Chrysalis
  13. "Our Love Can Destroy This Whole Fucking World" | Teeth Of The Sea | Wraith | Rocket
  14. "Sonora" | Cochemea | All My Relations | Daptone
  15. "Dub Along" | Lee "Scratch" Perry + Subatomic Sound System | Super Ape Returns to Conquer | Echo Beach
  16. "Sister Lucifer" | Brian | Fading Starlight | self-released
  17. "Snoqualmie" | MARKERS | Heaven in the Dark Earth | God Unknown
  18. "Pillow Fight @ Shag Mountain" | The Orb | No Sounds Are Out of Bounds | Cooking Vinyl
  19. "Radiant City" | Lake Ruth | Birds of America | Feral Child
  20. "64" | Raam | Raam 8.8 | Raam
  21. "Ty I Ya" | Ummagma | Caravan | Leonard Skully
  22. "Of Lilies And Remains" | Bauhaus | Mask [reissue] | Beggars Banquet
  23. "Old Man" | Stella Donnelly | Beware of the Dogs | Secretly Canadian
  24. "World's Last Payphone" | Dot Dash | Proto Retro | The Beautiful Music
  25. "Kill Devil Hills" | The Wedding Present | Marc Riley Sessions Volume 3 | Hatch
  26. "Orquidea" | Consejo | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 4 - La Furia | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  27. "My Poor Heart" | The Brian Jonestown Massacre | Something Else | A Recordings
  28. "Your Honour" | The Beasts | Still Here | Bang!
  29. "Some Time Ago" | Victor Krummenacher | Blue Pacific | Veritas
  30. "Til The Money Runs Out" | Tom Waits | Heartattack and Vine | Elektra | "The Listening Parlour"
  31. "Why Not" | Man•E | Go To Slip | Taste

How lonely does it feel?

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All About the Screaming: Transmission 466, 2019 May 18

• August 17th, 2019

laurie_anderson_o_superman.jpgThere was no "occasion" for Lady Catharsis's appearance on this Saturday night fill-in occurrence of the Bombast thing. Much to my relief, there wasn't much "happening" in the world to serve as background noise or motivation. There were just (strangely) a hundred minutes for us to reiterate our musical (non) vision to the world. The preceding program, a pre-recorded one, ran over time and strangely advertised a show that was not about to happen. (Note to management, if they're still monitoring my posts: we're losing our definition of "evergreen" here; call it "evergreen creep" or whatever you like, but people need to do their own edits.)

Short though it was--and made to seem shorter by the inclusion of a very long Stereolab opener that I probably mispronounced--it was an eventful evening. We put the "crack research team" on the case of Sandie Shaw's early records. We discussed the place of Colourbox in the 4AD universe (and I feel like decreeing that we are finished with that--the time for discussion is past). We learned a lot about Lady C's wild early college years ("I got my ear pierced and everything"). And we played a number that we also played at our wedding, all those years ago! You'll have to guess, but it's not difficult.

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 May 18, 2000-2200:

  1. "Jenny Ondioline" | Stereolab | Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements | Duophonic / WARP
  2. "Only Lonely" | Divinyls | Desperate | Chrysalis
  3. "The Moon Is Blue" | Colourbox | The Moon Is Blue | 4AD
  4. "Pale Blue Eyes" | Moe Tucker | I'm Sticking With You: An Introduction To Moe Tucker | Modern Harmonic
  5. "Stasher" | The Coathangers | The Devil You Know | Suicide Squeeze
  6. "I Can't Stand the Rain" | Liela Moss | A Little Bit of Rain | Bella Union
  7. "Mississippi Kite" | Kristin Hersh | Crooked [reissue] | Fire
  8. "I'll Stop At Nothing" | Sandie Shaw | Sandie Shaw | Reprise
  9. "Cries and Whispers" | LoneLady | Cries and Whispers | WARP
  10. "Insomnia" | Lena Raine | Oneknowing | Local Action
  11. "Jewel (Cut Rough)" | Propaganda | Duel | ZTT / Island
  12. "Little Red Shoes" | Loretta Lynn | Van Lear Rose | Interscope
  13. "Walk The Dog" | Laurie Anderson | O Superman | Warner Bros.
  14. "Black Room" | Jun Mayuzumi | Nippon Girls | Big Beat
  15. "Here's Looking at You" | Blondie | AutoAmerican | Chrysalis

When we were together everything was so grand

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