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Mar 2013

An Unquiet Skull: Transmission 21, 2013 March 20

March 22, 2013

coilmoonsmilkfront.jpgIn part 2 of their Hall of Legends induction, Coil provide a soundtrack for the Spring Equinox. A "stealth" tribute* continues. I almost mislead listeners into thinking the late R. L. Burnside once played guitar in the Cocteau Twins--or maybe it was that Robin Guthrie was a foul-mouthed Mississippi blues curmudgeon, and not a foul-mouthed Scottish post-punk curmudgeon. In other words, it is a typical week of arbitrary, dogged self-indulgence.

I realized while the show was airing that I would have very little to say about it, Ellen Allien having fried my brain each time I heard her new piece. Hopefully you emerge from the experience more intact. The odds favor it.

The big news is that, for a couple of reasons, the BOMBAST phenomenon is moving to Saturday afternoon. While the obsolescence of our "hump night" poster [just visit the facebook page and scroll down] saddens us, we see this move as a positive thing. In the pre-internet era of WRFI, we think there are probably more listeners at that time, and we are trying to minimize our "canned" programming on the weekends. I am still trying to figure out what this contingent of listeners will hear, since I feel a decent percentage of what I play is "nocturnal" music, but it will come, and if it doesn't, I will force it.

Hopefully the "extra" show makes up for "legendary lost program" #19. I spend my time looking for little signs that its disappearance won't haunt me for life. Thank you for humoring me.

BOMBAST playlist, 2013 March 20, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

  1. Karl Bartos: "Atomium" [Bureau B]
  2. New Order: "Confusion (Rough Mix)" [Factory] / "Listening Parlour"
  3. The Dur-Dur Band: "Amiina Awdaay" [Awesome Tapes from Africa]
  4. Coil: "Moon's Milk or Under an Unquiet Skull (Part 1) [Eskaton] / "Physical Evidence"
  5. Dump: "Ode to Shaggs' Own Thing" [Morr Music]
  6. Robin Guthrie: "Circus Circus" [Darla]
  7. R. L. Burnside: "See What My Buddy Done" [Fat Possum]
  8. Blancmange: "22339" [London / Sire] / "Listening Parlour"
  9. Tape Deck Mountain: "Kellies" [Lefse]
  10. Zombie Zombie: "The Beach" [Mojo Magazine]
  11. Coil: "Moon's Milk or Under an Unquiet Skull (Part 2)" [Eskaton] / "Physical Evidence"
  12. Ellen Allien: "LISm" [BPitch Control]
  13. Le Carousel: "Winter Months" [Phil Kieran Records]

* not that stealthy.