Drink the Long Draught, Dan: Transmission 392, 2018 January 24

• February 5th, 2018
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markesmith.png I'm going to be petty for a moment and talk about an inconvenient aspect of death. It can really mess with the plans of the living. Here I was, planning on featuring a Leslie Winer record (NB that I did anyway) and in comes the news that Mark E Smith has died. What on earth am I supposed to do with this? I did what I could, and what I always do--I played a Fall song on the radio.

Should I have gone with two hours' worth? Maybe, though frequent listeners will already be overly familiar with my Fall habit. I certainly didn't become acquainted with the band through large doses. Funnily enough, my first relevant memory is of hearing a tune in the car, age 16 or 17, not knowing who it was, having it stick in my head firmly enough to drive me crazy with curiosity, and finding out years later that it was "Barmy." There was also Friend of Bombast Jeremy, who had a copy of Palace of Swords Reversed that he would try to get me to listen to but I couldn't seem to be bothered, most of the time. Still, things stuck with me--bits of "Leave the Capitol," "Fit and Working Again" and "Kicker Conspiracy," and all of "Marquis Cha-Cha." At some point I bought this compilation and was bowled over by the rendition of "Wings." (Ah, this one, here! So good!) I wouldn't call this succumbing instantaneous or gradual; it was very random and staccato. Things just lingered, waiting to be latched onto. Seems fitting.

It's been weird, the last 20 years, watching the man's personal decline--hearing about the belligerence, the drinking, the verbal and physical violence. I have to say that I haven't made sense of it--I'm unable to bracket off the "product" from the personal, but I also can't stop listening. I can't quit him though I know I probably should. It is probably like this for other people.

If this seems like an abrupt ending, that's how life works.

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 January 24, 2100-2300:

  1. "Other (Justin K Broadrick as JK FLESH Remix)" | S U R V I V E | RR7387 | Relapse
  2. "PHANTOM BRICKWORKS II - Edit" | Bibio | PHANTOM BRICKWORKS II (Edit) | WARP
  3. "Never Enough Time" | Michael C. Sharp | Never Enough Time | Holodeck
  4. "I Think About Your Car When I Drive Mine" | Jori Hulkkonen | Don't Believe In Happiness | My Favorite Robot
  5. "Babe" | Ruby My Dear | 15 Years of PRSPCT | PRSPCT
  6. "Choose Ur Illusion - Jay Glass Dubs Version" | Bonebrokk | Hollow Systems | Trial and Error
  7. "La Riviere Des Perles" | Becker & Mukai | Eyes | Sas
  8. "Fieldofdreams" | Om Unit | Self | Cosmic Bridge
  9. "Cold Sweat" | Phuture-T | Fugitive Drummer / Cold Sweat | Inperspective
  10. "Hip Priest" | The Fall | Hex Enduction Hour | Superior Viaduct
  11. "The Cross" | R.I.P. | Street Reaper | Riding Easy
  12. "Night Beat" | Odonis Odonis | No Pop | Felte
  13. "Lost Flight" | © | The Boy Used To Whistle | Not on label | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "V.III" | Papir | V | Stickman
  15. "A Year In A Day" | Hannu Karjalainen | A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert | Karaoke Kalk
  16. "The Future Is Hurt / Dirt & Fields" | Shackleton with Anika | Behind the Glass | Woe to the Septic Heart
  17. "Red Kite like a Dust Mote in my Third Eye (Bee Fart)" | Brian Harris | My Sister's Wedding | self-released
  18. "Garden Portal" | Semiomime | Close Ones | Mindtrick
  19. "The Boy Used To Whistle" | © | The Boy Used To Whistle | Not on label | "Physical Evidence"
  20. "Night Shift" | Wild Ones | Mirror Touch | Topshelf
  21. "When He Come Back" | © | The Boy Used To Whistle | Not on label | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "Cloudburst Five" | The Belbury Circle | Outward Journeys | Ghost Box

a train to Crewe

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Poured Kerosene on Some Bridges: Transmission 391, 2018 January 17

• February 1st, 2018
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fake_laugh.jpg Finally a good program from 2018! It seems that maybe I have not "lost" it after all. Unburdened by "physical evidence" and "the listening parlour" (I do seem to take joy in saying "it's a featureless program tonight"), I am able to make sense of some segues. Some. It's about damn time. Now, if I could just stop playing Smiths records.

Seems noteworthy that I guess out loud that it's "Roving Iinternational" and not "Raving International." Is that a sign of age, or tiredness, or both, not to mention whatever degree of general malaise I am feeling? To be fair, I'm not really up for raving OR roving these days. A year into--I can hardly name it--our current era, let's say, I'd prefer much of the time to stay in bed. "Were it not that I have bad dreams."

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 January 17, 2100-2300:

  1. "How Soon Is Now?" / "Hand In Glove" / "I Want the One I Can't Have" / "Never Had No One Ever" - Live in Boston | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead [box set] | Rhino
  2. "Another Moon" | Minor Science | Whities 012 | Whities
  3. "Wakihi" | Sugai Ken | UkabazUmorezU | Rvng Int'l
  4. "Harvest" | Tom Trago | Serene Waters | Voyage Direct
  5. "I'm Interesting, Cheerful & Sociable" | Errorsmith | Superlative Fatigue | PAN
  6. "A Spark To Light The Hollows" | Hoofus | Lessons | Front and Follow
  7. "What A Day" | Throbbing Gristle | 20 Jazz Funk Greats [reissue] | Mute
  8. "Pull" | Elite Barbarian | Lessons | Front and Follow
  9. "As I Get To Know You Better" | Fake Laugh | Fake Laugh | Headcount
  10. "Dottie's Messages" | Oliver Cherer | Lessons | Front and Follow
  11. "London Bridges" | Grandbrothers | Open | City Slang
  12. "Elephant" | Eye O | Deux O & Debut | Public Release
  13. "The Triangle" | Gilb'r | Dekmantel 10 Years 07 | Dekmantel
  14. "Self Reliance" | TuTH | Transgression | Umor Rex
  15. "La Plume Des Armes" | Esmerine | Mechanics of Dominion | Constellation
  16. "Kerberos" | MEUTE | Tumult | Tumult
  17. "Superflare" | Psycho & Plastic | Kosmopop | Give Us Your Gold
  18. "Solarhys" | Chloe | Endless Revisions | Lumiere Noire
  19. "Lumen" | Aparde | Glass | KI
  20. "Resist Much Obey Little" | The Brian Jonestown Massacre | Don't Get Lost | A Records
  21. "Great Heroes" | Little Axe | London Blues | Echo Beach
  22. "Millers Pond" | Headroom | Head in the Clouds | Trouble in Mind
  23. "Fine Line" | Alvarius B. | With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven | Abduction
  24. "Appointment" | Aathens | Virtue Signal | Blank Editions
  25. "Soar" | Kink | Playground | Running Back
  26. "Fogged_M1" | Pye Corner Audio | Lessons | Front and Follow
  27. "46 Things I Did Today (feat. Little Annie)" | COH | COHGS | Editions Mego
  28. "Pangea" | Speakman Sound | Warm | Ears to Learn With

the vowels are missing

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All This Peaceful Wilderness: Transmission 390, 2018 January 10

• January 28th, 2018
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trench_town_dub.jpg I am beginning to think 2018 might not be a good year for this program. You have heard, no doubt, of "women laughing alone with salad." Consider this modification--me, crying alonne with my mixtape--and you begin to get a picture of how I have experienced this particular broadcast. It is not for the faint of heart, to begin with--it is a dark, dubby, moody two hours, but then I am such a person and these are such times. The segues are incomprehensible, which means either that Trench Town Dub is the greatest record of all time or I've completely lost it. I'll let you decide!

Note: I speculate that the recordings on this "physical evidence" record were done prior to its release date of 1989. Well, no duh--what I meant was "significantly earlier," but I may have even been wrong about that. If I'm not mistaken, I hear a gated drum sound on at least one of these tracks, so maybe this is mid-to-late 80s stuff. Yes, I listen carefully even when I am annoyed at what I do.

At least my cold is gone. The dulcet tones are back, baby!

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 January 10, 2100-2300:

  1. "Space Movement Section 2" | Creation Rebel | Starship Africa [reissue] | On-U Sound
  2. "Sakouro Dub" | Sly & The Revolutionaries | Trench Town Dub | Original Music | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Caju" | Fia Fiell | Domestic Documents Vol 2 | Domestic Documents
  4. "Lost and Blind" | Null+Void | Cryosleep | HFN
  5. "Fresh Fruit" | Roman Nails | Domestic Documents Vol 2 | Domestic Documents
  6. "Streetwise Dub" | Sly & The Revolutionaries | Trench Town Dub | Original Music | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Beachy Head" | Throbbing Gristle | 20 Jazz Funk Greats [reissue] | Mute
  8. "Unity of Opposites" | Miris | Domestic Documents Vol 2 | Domestic Documents
  9. "Hustler Dub" | Sly & The Revolutionaries | Trench Town Dub | Original Music | "Physical Evidence"
  10. "Second Mistake" | Ayya | Mono No Aware | PAN
  11. "Up the Path and in My Door" | Herb Henson | The Other Side of Bakersfield | Bear Family | "The Listening Parlour"
  12. "Mountainside" | Deradoorian | Eternal Recurrence | Anticon
  13. "East Tower Stairwell Gathering - Alternative Mix" | Howlround | Lessons | Front and Follow
  14. "Gu" | Necro Deathmort | Overland | Profound Lore
  15. "It Could Be Now - Interlude" | FD | Alone with Everybody | The North Quarter
  16. "The Absolute Territory" | MIS+RESS | S/T | Somewherecold
  17. "Crossing" | Sova Stroj | Refugium | Testtoon
  18. "Comprehensive Dub" | Sly & The Revolutionaries | Trench Town Dub | Original Music | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "Motif Of A Fish" | Ewan Jansen | Domestic Documents Vol 2 | Domestic Documents
  20. "In The Dust Of This Planet" | K-Lone | In The Dust EP | Soundman Chronicles
  21. "Wolves" | London Modular Alliance | Wolves EP | Hypercolour
  22. "Untitled" | Sly & The Revolutionaries | Trench Town Dub | Original Music | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "The Seams of Goodwill - Original Quincux Version" | IX Tab | Lessons | Front and Follow
  24. "Black Shore" | Kangaroo Skull | Domestic Documents Vol 2 | Domestic Documents
  25. "Jungle Man Dub" | Sly & The Revolutionaries | Trench Town Dub | Original Music | "Physical Evidence"
  26. "Structures and Behavior (Group Dynamics)" | The Mayhem Lecture Series | Structures and Behavior | Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda)

there's a club if you'd like to go

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I Need To Cling to Something: Transmission 389, 2018 January 3

• January 23rd, 2018
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cocteau_twins_lullabies.jpg Please find attached the first Bombast program of 2018, and I must say it is an inauspicious start. "My voice is shot," as I say toward the end of the program when I am giving up on backannouncing, and that's no exaggeration. Elsewhere you will find me experiencing Sean McDonough-worthy adolescent voice cracks, and other indignities. This is on account of a cold I was trying unsuccessfully to fight off, one which would have me convalescing in a Manhattan hotel room a couple days later, during a business trip I was not looking forward to anyway. "A program of many moods and energies?" Not exactly, on this night.

Anyway, we have an elusive 4AD-related piece of Physical Evidence to feature in this program, so that is something. Back in the day, this Garlands compact disc was one of a small handful of reasons why I finally "went digital." It was an expensive medium to jump into, and I had to be convinced, you see. What were the other reasons? As I recall, the cd combining the first two Felt LPs and a 3" (!) cd single by Trisomie 21. For you younger readers and listeners, you have to understand what a novelty it was, in the 1980s, to hear dead silence preceding the onset of music, instead of crackle or hiss. Friend of the program Mr. D. had the cassette of Garlands, which also featured these bonus tracks, and the A/B comparison was mind-blowing. I suppose my mind was easily blown.

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 January 3, 2100-2300:

  1. "Stuck in the Track at Salford Priors" | Fret | Over Depth | KarlRecords
  2. "Dear Heart" | Cocteau Twins | Garlands | 4AD | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Chile's Crimson Tide" | Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement | Ambient Black Magic | Hospital Productions
  4. "Something in My Brain" | The Telescopes | As Light Return | Tapete
  5. "Ripleys" | Spectrasoul | How We Live | Ish Chat
  6. "Perhaps Some Other Aeon" | Cocteau Twins | Garlands | 4AD | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Java Dub" | Impact All-Stars | Java Java Java Java - Instrumentals Dubwise Versions | Get On Down
  8. "Time to Sell the Golden Teeth" | El Mahdy Jr. (feat. Hamorabi 13th imam) | Time to Sell the Golden Teeth | Boomarm Nation
  9. "Dead Fly Disguise" | Brian Harris | My Sister's Wedding | self-released
  10. "Guitar" | Hisato Higuchi | She (Reissue) | Family Vineyard
  11. "Stretch Out And Wait" / "The Boy With the Thorn In His Side" / "Cemetry Gates" / "Rubber Ring / What She Said / Rubber Ring" - Live in Boston | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead [box set] | Rhino
  12. "Sa Ou Che" | Cristobal and the Sea | Exitoca | City Slang
  13. "Stannum" | Kemper Norton | Lessons | Front and Follow
  14. "Speak No Evil" | Cocteau Twins | Garlands | 4AD | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Tom at the Library" | West Norwood Cassette Library | Lessons | Front and Follow
  16. "Brexit Jazz - New Version" | Brexit Jazz | Brexit Jazz Remix EP | Compost
  17. "The Garden" | Carla dal Forno | The Garden | Blackest Ever Black
  18. "Hazel" | Cocteau Twins | Garlands | 4AD | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "Healthcare" | Ben Frost | The Centre Cannot Hold | Mute
  20. "Blind Dumb Deaf" | Cocteau Twins | Garlands | 4AD | "Physical Evidence"
  21. "Release the Bats" | The Birthday Party | Silhouettes & Statues - A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986 | Cherry Red
  22. "Dan Dare" | The Wedding Present | Singles 1989-1991 | Manifesto | "The Listening Parlour"
  23. "Island Fanfare" | Off World | 2 | Constellation
  24. "Friendship Train" | SJOB Movement | Friendship Train | Cultures of Soul
  25. "The Mighty 8th" | July Skies | The English Cold [reissue] | Caroline True
  26. "Hearsay Please" | Cocteau Twins | Garlands | 4AD | "Physical Evidence"
  27. "Alaska Cruisin" | Walter TV | Carpe Diem | Sinderyn
  28. "Voices" | Belia Winnewisser | PE-010 | Prasens Editionen
  29. "Pregame" | Blue Hawaii | Tenderness | Arbutus
  30. "The Opening" | Spotlights | Seismic | Ipecac
  31. "Madeira II (Mae Terra)" | Marco Bosco | Outro Tempo | Music from Memory
  32. "Dragou mig" | Hogni | Two Trains | Erased Tapes
  33. "Theta v2 (Repetir)" | Existente | Theta Series | Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda)

it could be now

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Chatting All the Chat, Now Look at You: Transmission 388, 2017 December 27

• January 19th, 2018
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little_annie_short_sweet.jpg With this mixtape we say good riddance to 2017, an awful year from our perspective, truly one of the worst. My perspective may be too narrow and that may be the problem, but this is my opinion and I am sticking with it. The slow descent into fascism, the degradation of fact, personal stresses and crises, an aborted vacation, an austere holiday season, Lady C falling and concussing herself--right now the idea that time only moves in one direction and therefore we will never revisit these moments is the only thing giving me any hope.

So we say "adieu" by featuring the Legendary Little Annie (yep, still not getting paid)--and I can think of no one better for this occasion. To tell the truth about this particular sausage of a program, I have the cd that combines Short and Sweet with In Dread, but if I recall correctly--sorry, too lazy to consult the database at the moment--we have already featured the latter. So it goes! There are odd moments in this program where one song ends abruptly, giving way to the next song's extremely slow and quiet fade-in. A good program for headphone listening, then! Or you could blast it on your hifi and lull your neighbors repeatedly into false senses of calm.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 December 27, 2100-2300:

  1. "Black and Blue" | The Veldt | Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose | self-released
  2. "Going for Gold" | Little Annie | Short and Sweet | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Dirty Joke" | DIRTY SONGS | DIRTY SONGS play DIRTY SONGS | Audika
  4. "Boots with Wings" | UUUU | UUUU | Editions Mego
  5. "Ambition" | TV21 | Gary Crowley's Punk and New Wave | Edsel
  6. "frikandel [the end bit]" | Brainwaltzera | Poly-Ana | Film
  7. "The Friendly Coroner" | Extrawelt | Fear of an Extra Planet | Cocoon
  8. "Metronomic Underground" | Stereolab | Serene Velocity: A Stereolab Anthology | Rhino / Elektra / Duophonic | "The Listening Parlour"
  9. "Give It To Me" | Little Annie | Short and Sweet | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  10. "Big Shot" | Patrick Cowley | Afternooners | Dark Entries
  11. "Moonlight" | Ziur | U Feel Anything? | Planet Mu
  12. "You, the Night and the Music" | Little Annie | Short and Sweet | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  13. "Party Of The Mind" | The Dead Suns | New Dark Age, A Tribute to the Sound | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  14. "If Cain Were Able" | Little Annie | Short and Sweet | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Nobody" | Michael Claus | Memory Protect | 100% Silk
  16. "The Homeless Mutants" | Naked Beast | Naked Beast | Guitars and Bongos
  17. "Sanfte Grusse" | Voigt & Voigt | Speicher 99 | Kompakt
  18. "Watch the World Go Bye" | Little Annie | Short and Sweet | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "Metropolis" | Somne | Metropolis EP | Just This
  20. "Hanging Pyramid" | Juju & Jordash | Sis-boom-bah! | Dekmantel
  21. "Lazuli" | Von Haze | VII | Drone UK
  22. "Boys Club" | Johannes Klingebiel | We'll Sea, Part 2 | Mireia
  23. "See the Light - Rework" | Sofa Surfers | 20 | Monoscope
  24. "Little Man" | Little Annie | Short and Sweet | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  25. "The Queen Is Dead" / "I Know It's Over" - Live in Boston" | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead [box set] | Rhino
  26. "Dieu dans le bordel" | Mirco Magnani + Ernesto Tomasini | Madame E. | Undogmatisch

ere long done do does did

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We’re Going To Touch Part of You That’s Never Been Touched: Transmission 387, 2017 December 23

• January 2nd, 2018
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coil_winter_solstice_reverse.jpg Since I never get to, or am never allowed to, do a WRFI broadcast on Christmas Eve, I suppose I will have to make do with another Festivus program. (This may be "inside talk" of the sort with which we had an attraction / repulsion thing going during this broadcast, but whatever.) Nevertheless, this was a good outing. Lady Catharsis and I had a nice mix of "chestnuts" and tunes we had never before played, and the banter was cheery and good. In an added bonus, I resisted the temptation to share all 24 minutes of Oval with our listeners.

And there was reason for cheer--it was the second night of our "Christmas vacation." Little did I know at the time that it would be ten days of mediocre sleep and troubled dreams, most of them dreams of a previous life I am well out of. Looking back, maybe our mood on this night was "premature," or "misplaced," or whatever, but hindsight doesn't cloud the fact that this was a fun show to do, and (I hope) to hear.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 December 23, 1900-2100:

  1. "December" | Teenage Fanclub | Bandwagonesque | DGC
  2. "The Secret Touch" | Cosey Fanni Tutti | Time To Tell | Conspiracy International
  3. "Christmas Underground" | Kristin Hersh | Banjo's Pavlova | self-released
  4. "You Little Shits" | Stereolab | Peng! | Too Pure
  5. "Good Morning Blues" | Ella Fitzgerald | Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas | Verve
  6. "It's That Time Again" | Screamin' Jay Hawkins & The Fuzztones | Live | Midnight
  7. "Fyt" / "Fond Affections" / "The Last Ray" | This Mortal Coil | It'll End in Tears | 4AD
  8. "Sleigh Ride" | The Partridge Family | A Partridge Family Christmas Card | Razor & Tie
  9. "Spacelab" | Kraftwerk | The Man-Machine | Capitol
  10. "Mary Mild" | The Kingston Trio | The Last Month of the Year | Capitol
  11. "Must Be Santa" | The Tea Jennies | "Christmas Crackers" | Bandcamp self-release
  12. "Sno Cat" | Kristin Hersh | Duchess of York UK Live 2009 | self-released
  13. "Quarterdrawing of the Dog" | Siouxsie & The Banshees | Tinderbox | Geffen
  14. "Rose Madder" | A Primary Industry | Ultramarine | Sweatbox
  15. "One Christmas For Your Thoughts" | The Durutti Column | Chantons Noël - Ghosts Of Christmas Past | Les Disques du Crepuscule
  16. "Jingle Bells" | Ella Fitzgerald | Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas | Verve
  17. "Jesus Christ" | Big Star | Big Star's 3rd: Sister Lovers | PVC
  18. "My Christmas Card To You" | The Partridge Family | A Partridge Family Christmas Card | Razor & Tie
  19. "Christmas Is Now Drawing Near" | Coil | Winter Solstice: North | Eskaton
  20. "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" | The Smiths | Hatful of Hollow | WEA

make mine gin and panic

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Queueing for a Shuttle into Space: Transmission 386, 2017 December 20

• December 31st, 2017
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jazz_butcher_gift_of_music_label.jpg This program was the second night of a back-to-back engagement. (I brought this on myself.) It was also the fourth program in eight nights. (I brought that on myself too.) If you had asked me beforehand, and no one did, I would never have volunteered! I am so exhausted these days, physically and emotionally. Yet I seem up for it on this night. It must be solstice magic!

Notes: I suspect I've said just about as much as there is for me to say about the Jazz Butcher, except that I find myself enjoying these grainy, older recordings more than I used to. Elsewhere: I am certain the Indie Gods are punishing me for ending an honest to goodness ROCK BLOCK at the beginning of the program by going junglist all of a sudden, giving me (and you) a five-second dropout during "Night Vision" to contemplate the error of my ways. Nevertheless, it's true that I sell myself short during the backannounce. I am a Very Important Person. (And, by the way, so are you.)

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 December 20, 2100-2300:

  1. "Wait in the Car" | The Breeders | Wait in the Car | 4AD
  2. "Bigmouth Strikes Again - Demo" | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead [box set] | Rhino
  3. "Marnie" | The Jazz Butcher | The Gift of Music | Glass | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "The Magic Ray" | The Magic Ray | The Magic Ray | Dischi Autunno
  5. "Last Train to Clarkesdale (Back Crack Track)" | Brian Harris | My Sister's Wedding | self-released
  6. "JB V. PM" | The Jazz Butcher | The Gift of Music | Glass | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Night Vision - VIP Mix" | Technimatic | Technimatic Remixed | Shogun Audio
  8. "Open The Gift" | Laraaji | Bring On The Sun | All Saints
  9. "Distance" | Flying Saucer Attack | Distance [reissue] | VHF
  10. "Ten Cats Down (alt. take)" | The Miller Sisters | Hillbilly Fillies & Rockin' Chicks | Charly | "The Listening Parlour"
  11. "Outside" | Inner Self | O.E. Outside Experience | 100% Silk
  12. "Helena Markos" | Videodrones | Mondo Ferox | El Paraiso
  13. "Poly" | Daphni | Joli Mai | Jiaolong
  14. "Zombie Love" | The Jazz Butcher | The Gift of Music | Glass | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Mokou Mokou Blues" | Amadou & Mariam | La Confusion | Because Music
  16. "Shot" | The Hipshakes | Shot | Nerve Centre
  17. "Lost in France" | The Jazz Butcher | The Gift of Music | Glass | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "Dream Come Now" | Honey | New Moody Judy | Wharf Cat
  19. "Reborn After the Road" | Several Definitions | Reborn After the Road | Stil vor Talent
  20. "Small Wonder" | The Carpettes | Gary Crowley's Punk and New Wave | Edsel
  21. "The One Who's Hurting Is You" | Sunny & The Sunliners | Mr. Brown Eyed Soul | Big Crown
  22. "JB Meets Count Dracula" | The Jazz Butcher | The Gift of Music | Glass | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Thema II" | Sully | Escape | Keysound
  24. "Camus" | The Veldt | Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose | self-released
  25. "Broccoli Tempura" | Kitty, Daisy & Lewis | Superscope | Sunday Best
  26. "Karma" | Will Lister | Space to Breathe | Joy in Repetition
  27. "You Are Digging Your Grave" | Nelson Can | EP3 | Alcopop!
  28. "Southern Mark Smith" | The Jazz Butcher | The Gift of Music | Glass | "Physical Evidence"
  29. "Swampland" | Pere Ubu | 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo | Cherry Red
  30. "Rain" | The Jazz Butcher | The Gift of Music | Glass | "Physical Evidence"
  31. "Falls 2" | Four Tet | New Energy | Text
  32. "Dust In Your Eyes - Mark Du Mosch Remix" | Nuno Dos Santos | Trigonometry of Love Remixes | Something Happening Somewhere
  33. "A Gleam" | Dmitry Evgrafov | Comprehension of Light | FatCat
  34. "Chatter" | L.Zylberberg | PE-010 | Prasens Editionen
  35. "Sheet Music" | Simian Ghost | Simian Ghost | Heist or Hit
  36. "Harmony Day" | The Mole | De La Planet | Maybe Tomorrow

resembling a thought

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Veering Back into the Usual Unprofessionalism: Transmission 385, 2017 December 19

• December 29th, 2017
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loney_dear_small.jpg At long last, a well-executed program. I am in another of those troughs, it seems; it took an opportunity for "hero time," Godfrey's sudden indisposal--is that a word?--for me to show my best radio self. Unlike DJ Danelectro, who preceded me on this night, I couldn't plan or summon much holiday spirit, but perhaps hearing this program within the appropriate season will conjure up some of the hoped-for magic. My built-in "excuse," insofar as I need one, is that there would be two more programs between this one and "the big day."

Surely there are better segues than "Vicar in a Tutu" transitioning into "Crystal Pleasure," but I am willing to be wrong about this. Elsewhere there are moments that vary between lovely and weird and often achieve both qualities. Additionally we see the welcome return of Blancmange! I say so because someone phoned in specifically to tell me how awesome that track is. It must be true.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 December 19, 2100-2300:

  1. "Little Jacket" | Loney Dear | Loney Dear | Real World
  2. "Fit to be Tied" | The Veldt | Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose | self-released
  3. "Lost at Sea" | Martial Canterel | Lost at Sea | Dais
  4. "Arcade Desire" | Laroze | Past Twenty Years | RTCT
  5. "The Shape Of Trance To Come" | Lorenzo Senni | XAllegroX / The Shape Of Trance To Come | WARP
  6. "Bells" | Wooden Arms | Trick of the Light | Fierce Panda
  7. "~42º" | Carbon Based Lifeforms | Derelicts | Blood Music
  8. "George's Garden" | Mister Heavenly | Boxing the Moonlight | Polyvinyl
  9. "Grow - Nite Jewel Remix" | Barbara Morganstern & Werkstatt | Monika Werkstatt Remixes | Monika
  10. "Kitka" | Die Angel | Entropien I | Cosmo Rhythmatic
  11. "Groundsboy" | The Fall | New Facts Emerge | Cherry Red
  12. "Vicar In a Tutu" | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead [box set] | Rhino
  13. "Crystal Pleasure" | Orlando Julius & Ashiko | Love Peace & Happiness | Hot Casa
  14. "Gratitude" | Blancmange | Unfurnished Rooms | Blanc Check
  15. "The Swarm of Sweettooth - Child Bite Remix" | Controlled Bleeding | Carving Songs | Artoffact
  16. "Fault Line" | Flat Worms | Flat Worms | Text Me
  17. "Samba" | The Hipshakes | Shot | Nerve Centre
  18. "The Winding Path" | Terminal Cheesecake | Dandelion Sauce of the Ancients | Box
  19. "Good Ol' Days" | Pablo Valentino | My Son's Smile | MCDE Recordings
  20. "Gravity Can Not Catch You" | Tzusing | In A Moment A Thousand Hits | Bedouin
  21. "Cold" | C Cat Trance | Screaming Ghosts | Emotional Rescue / Malka Tuti
  22. "Dolce" | I-iii | Dolce / Bun So Nude | Livity Sound
  23. "Paron Largo" | Ferenc vs. Eduardo de la Calle | Collab | Motor City Drum Ensemble
  24. "Beast" | Phase Fatale | Redeemer | Hospital Productions
  25. "Das Expanded, Untitled Riff" | Dedekind Cut | The Expanding Domain (DED005) | Hallow Ground
  26. "One Sad Touch" | G.S. Schray | Gabriel | Last Resort
  27. "Home Grown" | London Modular Alliance | Home Grown EP | Hypercolour
  28. "The Magic in You" | Ulrich Schnauss | No Further Ahead Than Today | Scripted Realities

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My Cloudy Brain Remembers: Transmission 384, 2017 December 14

• December 26th, 2017
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Danvers_Omiyage.jpg This outing was less angry for us than the previous one. Indeed, in the intervening day we had come down from that infuriating telephone call and begun to feel remorse. Maybe that old lady--had we mentioned that it was an old lady?--was merely lonely and had difficulty communicating. Maybe we had shut her down in some way. Maybe she was a supporter of the station, or a would-be supporter, and we had alienated her (that probably happened in any case). We are extremely narcissistic and think our umbrage and words matter a lot!

Nevertheless, as we warned, we did not deliver a "lovely" program on this substitute occasion. (The previous program, The Joe Show, had "harmony" as its theme--is "theme" the right word when the songs literally featured harmonies? Is it not "style" or "feature?--making us wonder if we should return to "themed" programs, having burned ourselves out long ago.) But we did deliver a good, weird program, hopefully enjoyable whether you are old and lonely or young-ish and with healthy friendships.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 December 14, 2100-2300:

  1. "Helen in the Woods" | TORRES | Three Futures | 4AD
  2. "Before at the Flat, 'The Aquarium,' Conant Gardens, 10:00 PM" | Taos | Nights | Pont Neuf
  3. "Clouds" | Carbon Based Lifeforms | Derelicts | Blood Music
  4. "Without You" | Danvers | Omiyage EP | SGOL
  5. "Night Valve" | Off World | 2 | Constellation
  6. "Law and Panda" | Weaves | Wide Open | Memphis Industries
  7. "Circuit" | VVV | Shadow World | Holodeck
  8. "Aisling" | John Tejada | Ceol | Kompakt
  9. "Everyone Is Falling" | Vessels | The Great Distraction | Different
  10. "An Intention" | Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith | The Kid | Western Vinyl
  11. "Provinces" | City | A Goal Is an Image | Halcyon Veil
  12. "Neon Swing" | Juju & Jordash | Dekmantel 10 Years 05 | Dekmantel
  13. "For One Moment" | Lee Hazlewood | Love and Other Crimes | LHI | "The Listening Parlour"
  14. "Meille" | Hannu Karjalainen | A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert | Karaoke Kalk
  15. "Bleeding Eyes" | White Manna | Bleeding Eyes | Agitated
  16. "Bagman" | Honey | New Moody Judy | Wharf Cat
  17. "Mere Pseud Mag. Ed." | The Fall | Hex Enduction Hour | Superior Viaduct
  18. "The Painted Word" | The Pristines | Holding Hands Under a Cloudless Sky: A Tribute to the Television Personalities Volume 4 | The Beautiful Music
  19. "San" | Hinosch | Hinosch | TAL
  20. "Climate Change" | Display Homes | Display Homes | Tough Love
  21. "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others - Demo" | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead [box set] | Rhino
  22. "Thorazine" | Sumerian Fleet | Pendulum | Dark Entries
  23. "LPG" | Fvzz Popvli | Fvzz Dei | Heavy Psych Sounds
  24. "Patrick" | Juju | Our Mother Was A Plant | Fuzz Club
  25. "Searc" | Jabu | Sleep Heavy | Blackest Ever Black
  26. "Carretera" | Arce | Lapsus EP | M.I.S.T.
  27. "The End of Daydreams" | Behind the Shadow Drops | H a r m o n i c | Temporary Residence Limited
  28. "Still" | Nick Hoppner | Box Drop EP | Ostgut Ton
  29. "Mirror Mirror" | The Legendary Pink Dots | Pages of Aquarius | Metropolis
  30. "Cover From the Sun" |  Destroyer | ken | Merge
  31. "Titan's Island" | Ancient Ocean | Titan's Island | Palmetto

A laughable life

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Live in the Light and Breathe the Noise: Transmission 383, 2017 December 13

• December 22nd, 2017
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13_year_itch_2.jpg I was angry on this night, because a listener had made a request in an obnoxious way. "I like what I'm hearing," the caller said, "but this would kick it up a notch." (Who uses Chef Emeril catchphrases in 2017, you were probably wondering. This person.) Like, was it impossible to just ask for a song without intimating that it would make my program better? Requests are already problematic enough in this day and age. There's a tension between everything already being on the internet (as the requested tune was) and our particular status as a listener-supported station. We shouldn't have to be anyone's jukebox, but we more or less must. There is the odd person every now and then who doesn't have internet, but how big a financial backer is such a person going to be?

Anyway I won't poison your experience any further by telling you which song it was that I didn't plan on playing when the evening began. You'll have to figure that out on your own.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 December 13, 2100-2300:

  1. "Welcome" | Orson Wells | Pneumatics | Live at Robert Johnson
  2. "Anatomie De Lenfer" | Teresa Winter | Untitled Death | The Death of Rave
  3. "Invisible Man (demo)" | The Breeders | The 13 Year Itch | 4AD | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "Forever" | Pink Fluid | Pipe Dreams | Horisontal Mambo
  5. "Mad World" | Superchunk | Break the Glass / Mad World | Merge
  6. "Charles" | Skids | Gary Crowley's Punk and New Wave | Edsel
  7. "Mistress (remix)" | Red House Painters | The 13 Year Itch | 4AD
  8. "I Don't Know" | UV Pop | In Your Skin | Genetic
  9. "New Way of Feeling" | Toby Tobias | The Rain | Delusions of Grandeur
  10. "Where Are All Those Puerto Rican Boys?" | Unrest | The 13 Year Itch | 4AD
  11. "Filter Me Through You" | The Dream Syndicate | Filter Me Through You | Anti
  12. "ChakachaMaasaiMbili - feat. Maasai Mbili & Oren Gerlitz" | Gebruder Teichmann | Lost on Earth | Noland
  13. "Orere Elejigbo" | Lidaju Sisters | Horizon Unlimited | Knitting Factory
  14. "No One Else (But Me)" | Rock Town Express | Funky Makossa | Comb & Razor
  15. "This Is The Way (Pt 2)" | Ultra Vivid Scene | The 13 Year Itch | 4AD
  16. "Heard My Name" | Omni | Multi-task | Trouble In Mind
  17. "Shatner" | The Wedding Present | George Best 30 | Scopitones
  18. "Firefly" | Heidi Berry | The 13 Year Itch | 4AD
  19. "Boda Has No Radio" | Ross Alexander | Memorias, Vol. 1 - Bugandan Sacred Places | Sucata Tapes
  20. "Your Eyes (remix)" | Underground Lovers | The 13 Year Itch | 4AD
  21. "The Car" | Apartment | Gary Crowley's Punk and New Wave | Edsel
  22. "I Love You Citizen" | Seeming | Sol: A Self-Banishment Ritual | Artoffact
  23. "Totally Freaked Out" | Bettie Serveert | The 13 Year Itch | 4AD
  24. "Usa" | Ultra Satan | Usa / Usb | Hoga Nord
  25. "Happy Time" | Brendan Perry | The 13 Year Itch | 4AD
  26. "Prism, Pt. 2" | Throwing Snow | Embers | Houndstooth
  27. "Syrtos Sta Dyo" | Alexis Zoumbas | A Lament for Epirus, 1926-1928 | Angry Mom | "The Listening Parlour"
  28. "Gravity:Repulsion" | Michael Beach | Gravity/Repulsion | Spectacular Commodity
  29. "Keep Breaking It Down" | Howard Ivans | Beautiful Tired Bodies | Spacebomb
  30. "The Embers" | Enter Shikari | The Spark | Play It Again Sam
  31. "Desire Lines (demo)" | Lush | The 13 Year Itch | 4AD
  32. "The Pillars of Creation" | Electrosoul System & Liquitek | Kosmological Conspiracy | Kos.Mos
  33. "Do Yoused To Go" | Anno Stamm | FragmentsB | All City Dublin

Like it or not, I prefer it this way

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