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Jul 2014

Live In Studio B - I Fucking Love You: Transmission 132, 2014 June 19

i-fucking-love-you.jpgWe do receive demos, you know. Every now and then someone will send tracks to WRFI in the hope that we will play them. Often the approach is a bit misguided: people assume we have a "rotation" or a "music director." Sometimes people assume we have an "audience." We just got something on the facebook page from someone south of the Equator, in the Eastern hemisphere. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

When I saw something in the "programs" inbox labelled "new Ithaca band," I thought it would be yet another thing to pass on to various disc jockeys at the station; maybe it would catch on with someone. After I listened to the soundcloud page linked therein, it caught on with ME. "TO THE JOCK-MOBILE!" I cried. This warranted investigation. "Is this guy really local?" I wondered. [Shades of "ARE YOU FOR REAL," as our own Señor Plow is fond of asking.] With the internet, who knows where anyone is really from? Sure enough, Andy is a real Ithaca person, so of course I had him come in and do a live thing. Here it is.

I tried my best not to be stupid, in the talking. It wasn't one of my better nights. Also, Andy insists on referring to someone called "Jim," and I have no idea who that is.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 June 19 2300-0100 June 20:

  1. "Ahhh / Volcano (live)" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | not on label
  2. "Fuck Yeah (live)" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | not on label
  3. "Heroin Firestar AKA Angel Jones Remix)" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | Soundcloud self-release
  4. "Miles (live)" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | not on label
  5. "IFLY (live)" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | not on label
  6. "White Noise Dance (live)" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | not on label
  7. "IFLY Remix" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | Soundcloud self-release
  8. "Yes" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | Soundcloud self-release
  9. "Los Frenos" (live) | I Fucking Love You | not on album | not on label
  10. "Ahhh" | I Fucking Love You | not on album | Soundcloud self-release

next time: guess who's coming to dinner? Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

8
Nov 2013

Laika and the Luddite Machine: Transmission 70, 2013 November 6

This was a special evening five months in the making, and one of the "special things" I said I was working on during the summer. I explain everything during the broadcast, but I badly wanted Laika & The Luddite Machine to come play on my show, live. And I rarely get to say this about a program, but I think it could hardly have gone better than it did. There's no better "Physical Evidence" than a live band, and what a performance this was.

We are once again in the midst of fundraising at WRFI, so feel free to give us your money anytime. I say this not only as a plea but also an explanation for why there is so much talk during this program. I was such a Chatty Cathy during this broadcast, I can hardly believe it, listening back. Anyway, I am joined by Dan Aloi, host of the "Press Record and Play" program, and we discuss such things as downtown parking, road managers, "top five" lists, good and bad requests, bumper stickers, Jeff Beck, and restraining orders.

Somewhere in here there are four pieces of music by the band, which speak for themselves, at least until the band enters the control room to do some actual talking.

A magical night, this was, and we hope to have more like it soon--maybe with less "me" and more songs. It will be a relief to pipe down next Wednesday.

BOMBAST playlist, 2013 November 6, 2100-2300:

  1. "New Dimensions in Sound" | Public Service Broadcasting | Inform - Educate - Entertain | Test Card
  2. "Positive Noise" | System 7 & A Guy Called Gerald | Up | A-Wave
  3. "Untitled 1" | Laika & The Luddite Machine | live in studio
  4. "Untitled 2" | Laika & The Luddite Machine | live in studio
  5. "Untitled 3" | Laika & The Luddite Machine | live in studio
  6. "Untitled 4" | Laika & The Luddite Machine | live in studio
  7. "Station" | Here Are the Facts You Requested | All My Favourite Things At Once | Testing Ground
  8. "I Want To Be the Last Song / You Hear Before You Die" | The Feeling of Love | Reward Your Grace | Born Bad

Next time: walking a million miles for one of your frozen smiles. ENJOY THE MUSIC. You have no choice! --kid catharsis