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Dec 2013

Let Your Juvenile Impulses Sway: Transmission 82, 2013 December 10

HEY NOW. This is the first from a large backlog of recent broadcasts--prepare yourselves for an onslaught. It feels good to break the silence with an episode that gives me good feelings.

If you haven't been listening live, I might be so bold as to believe that you have missed me. I will assume [optimistically? IDK] that you have been listening, and haven't missed me. So, in this "verbal" portion of the post, I will try to provide value for money. What money, you ask? Exactly.


The Smiths are the reason why I do this, why any of this matters to me. It could have been a number of other artists, had circumstances been different, but they weren't, and it wasn't.

I am not and have never been Punk Rock. I grew up 3000 miles from CBGB and I was eight years old when The Sex Pistols said "fuck" on television. California-style "punk," as embodied by Black Flag and Dead Kennedys, was hilarious and energetic but ultimately just bad rock and roll, which, as Mark E. Smith has said, the music was never meant to be. That Music appeals to me as an abstraction and as an energy. It's essential that it happened. I might appreciate its actual manifestations more if it had happened during my crucial years, but ultimately I'm glad that it didn't.

Like any intelligent consumer of music, I had to leave the mainstream to be happy. So--if not punk per se, then what? Fortunately there was a really good station for me to listen to in my teens. I could hear Cabaret Voltaire, Cocteau Twins, R.E.M. [naturally], The Replacements, Husker Du, even Chris & Cosey, 23 Skidoo, Section 25, 400 Blows, Dub Syndicate, and so forth. I enjoyed all of these, but didn't identify for whatever reason.

Receiving Hatful of Hollow as a Christmas gift one year changed my life. Yes, I was black and straight, and the singer was white and gay, so it was an odd obsession. It went beyond the "finally someone is singing about my life" story that you hear from so many people, although that was important. The band had everything that mattered about punk, or was supposed to matter--the integrity, the intelligence, the refusal to play along--without sucking at the same time. I loved that they didn't make music videos [at least for a while]. I loved that they were in complete control of the record art. I loved that they didn't put garbage on the B-sides. It was as much about what they weren't as what they were, and most of the time they made exactly the right choice. It is silly to invest emotionally in a band--even this one, as it turns out. Young people have, for the most part, grasped this. But in the 80s, when it mattered who a person's favorite band was, The Smiths came along and convinced me that independent music was actually important.



Strangely, when I actually started doing shows at that station, I never found myself playing The Smiths on air. They didn't fit the "style" of the program I was doing. I was not one of those people, of whom there were many at the time, who believed that Smiths songs should never rub shoulders with other bands' music. Remember them? I actually lived with one such person for a year or two.

He affected a slight English accent. He was from Contra Costa County. He was funny and literate, which was why I liked him, but he was also the stereotypical "mopey, bedsit" type who gave Smiths fans a bad name. I never saw The Smiths' music as unmasculine or "miserablist," but I am pretty sure this person did and liked them on account of it.

The two of us shared a bedroom. He had posted a Wilde quotation above his bed. But--he had written out the quotation by hand, in cursive, and written "Oscar Wilde," also in cursive, and in big letters, underneath. One night we were having a party in our apartment. A girl and I had retreated to the bedroom--just talking, of course, NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED (didn't I tell you Morrissey was singing about my life?)--and my roommate walked in. The girl turns to him and says, with formidable coolness, "So Oscar Wilde wrote you a note?" The exposed, terrified look on his face--now THAT would be worthy of a Morrissey lyric, and it would be knowingly hilarious, as most of them are.

By the way, he and those like him are right--Smiths songs don't play nice with others. But such people are often insufferable nonetheless.


ANYWAY, this was a great show, even if it does establish me once and for all as "an 80s-90s guy," and even if the "B-sides" concept was a pretense to play that Smiths record, and even if the story about giving vegetarianism a try on account of Morrissey is more than a joke. You have to take me as I am.

BOMBAST playlist, 2013 December 10, 1900-2100:

  1. "The Show Is Coming" | The Dub Syndicate | Night Train | Industrie Discografiche Lacerba
  2. "Into the White" | Pixies | Here Comes Your Man | 4AD
  3. "No Government in the Jungle (Bud Brothers Remix)" | Nicolette | No Government | Talkin' Loud
  4. "Song to the Siren" | This Mortal Coil | It'll End in Tears | 4AD
  5. "Spacelab" | Kraftwerk | The Man-Machine | Capitol
  6. "L.A." | The Fall | This Nation's Saving Grace | Beggars Banquet
  7. "Mirror" | Burial + Four Tet + Thom Yorke | Ego | Text
  8. "Getting Better" | The Wedding Present | George Best + 9 | Pearls from the Past
  9. "Looking from a Hilltop - Megamix" | Section 25 | Looking from a Hilltop | Factory
  10. "Hog's Jaw" | Thee Headcoats | My Dear Watson | Estrus
  11. "Empty Beach" | Pink Industry | Don't Let Go | Cathexis
  12. "Georgia Lee Brown" | The Cramps | Can Your Pussy Do the Dog? | New Rose
  13. "Nowhere Fast" / "Stretch Out and Wait" / "Shakespeare's Sister" / "Meat Is Murder" | The Smiths | Singles Box | Rhino | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "Argos" | Shitmat | The Lesser Spotted Burberry | Planet Mu
  15. "Rococo" | Cocteau Twins | Cocteau Twins Singles Collection | 4AD - Capitol
  16. "Hey Jagunath" | Suns of Arqa | Govinda Go | Arka Sound
  17. "Language (B)" | 23 Skidoo | Language | Illuminated
  18. "One Way Mirror" | A.R.Kane | Up Home! | Rough Trade
  19. "Si Firmi O Grido" | A Certain Ratio | Force | Factory
  20. "Kinky Love" | Pale Saints | Flesh Balloon | 4AD
  21. "Beat on the Brat" | Sonic Youth | Master=Dik | Blast First!

next time: stereo recordings, made in actual studios. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

Dec 2013

The Photograph Seemed To Stare As If In Disagreement With A Recent Event: Transmission 81, 2013 December 7

A frigid night, indeed, served as the occasion for A Bombastic Complication part 2. This time, I finally got around to playing something from It's a Crammed, Crammed, Crammed World, which I had advertised for the last such program and then, typically, neglected. I also had my first "actual" John Peel moment--because it wasn't just "mistakes" in general but, specifically, playing records at the wrong speed, that was his specialty--when I forgot that Presage(s) was actually a 45. So, a good night?

I certainly enjoyed this program as it was happening. In retrospect, though--Artery? What was I thinking? There were probably children listening. Who am I kidding? No one was listening, except you, maybe, right now. There was lots and lots of 4AD stuff in this program, too. [Sigh.] Moving on--at the moment of writing, it's a dreary 40-degree afternoon in Ithaca, long on unseasonal rain and short on holiday cheer. I'm a bit down on the selection at this moment. At some point this will feel proper. Maybe when it snows again? At any rate, you should never discard a mixtape, because you never know when it will be the exact thing you need to hear. May this serve you in a time of need, friend.

BOMBAST playlist, 2013 December 7, 2000-2200:

  1. "Let's Have a Party" | Psychotik Tanks | Natures Mortes - Still Lives | 4AD
  2. "Superbike" | Fat Truckers | Northern Electronic | Discograph
  3. "Into the Garden" | Artery | Goodbye To All That | Red Flame
  4. "Skinhead Moonstomp" | Symarip | This Is Ska Too! | Music Club
  5. "Son of Shaft" | The Bar-Kays | Harlem Shuffle | Plastic
  6. "Decolletage Remix" | The Honeymoon Killers | It's a Crammed, Crammed, Crammed World! | Crammed Discs
  7. "Fish" | Throwing Muses | Lonely Is An Eyesore | 4AD
  8. "Peace of Mind" | Bodhi Beat Poets | Songs from the New International | Recloose Organization
  9. "Ndiani Apisa Moto" | Nyami Nyami Sounds | Spirit of the Eagle: Zimbabwe Frontline Vol. 2 | Earthworks
  10. "Acne" / "Idiot" / "Hitler's Liver" | John Dowie | A Factory Sample | Factory
  11. "The Roxy Cut" | Yello | If You Can't Please Yourself, You Can't Please Your Soul | Some Bizarre
  12. "Rockfort Rock" | Sound Dimension | Downbeat the Ruler | Heartbeat
  13. "Dirge" / "Vaneigem Mix" | Royal Family & The Poor | A Factory Quartet | Factory
  14. "Jilted John" | Jilted John | Martin | Factory
  15. "Makka Splaff" | Steel Pulse | Short Circuit: Live At The Electric Circus | Virgin
  16. "Folsom Prison Blues" | The Mekons | 'Til Things Are Brighter | Red Rhino
  17. "Are We Still Married?" | His Name Is Alive | Lilliput | 4AD
  18. "Perversion" | A Primary Industry | Life At The Top | Third Mind
  19. "Unmasked" | CTI / Robert Wyatt | CORE | Conspiracy International
  20. "Timbuktu Express" | African Head Charge | Pay It All Back Volume 1 | On-U Sound
  21. "Taxi Driver" | Jonah Moyo and Devera Ngwena | Zimbabwe Frontline | Earthworks
  22. "Crazy Hazy Kisses" | Flat Duo Jets | Athens, GA - Inside / Out | I.R.S.
  23. "Look Who Is Back Again" | Delroy Wilson & Slim Smith | Full Up: Best of Studio One Volume Two | Heartbeat
  24. "Oh My Lover" | PJ Harvey | Too Pure - The Peel Sessions | Dutch East India Trading
  25. "Hunk of a Punk" | Red Atkins | Presage(s) | 4AD

next time: not natural, normal, or kind. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

p.s. apologies to Steel Pulse!

Dec 2013

The Night the Music Died: Transmission 80, 2013 December 4

I looked forward to this program, and revel in it retrospectively. That's a win-win! "For Ladies Only," tonight's "Physical Evidence" courtesy of Killdozer, is a straight-up classic, and my only regret about this show is that there wasn't time for one last song.

Did mistakes happen? Oo ya, you betcha. Do I care? I am going full-on Lou Reed, as interpreted by Steve Albini. I am just very anxious to play Killdozer, and that spills over, both early and late. Lady Catharsis was in a non-hacking mood this week and chose two songs that I love, including one by Hall of Legends inductees Stereolab, who have been in the "news" lately. I wonder what Pharrell Williams thinks of "Changer." Wait, no I do not.

BOMBAST playlist, 2013 December 4, 2100-2300:

  1. "Police and Thieves" | The Clash | The Clash on Broadway | Epic - Legacy
  2. "One Tin Soldier" | Killdozer | For Ladies Only | Touch & Go | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Perspective" | Tobia Coffa | Get Over It | Amam
  4. "Aphrodisiac" | Bow Wow Wow | When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going | RCA
  5. "Trails" | Trentemoller | Lost | In My Room
  6. "Take the Money and Run" | Killdozer | For Ladies Only | Touch & Go | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Go Deh With a Natty Dread" | Big Joe | Keep Rocking and Swinging | Striker Lee - Reggae Retro
  8. "I'm Weak" | The New Bomb Turks | Destroy-Oh-Boy! | Crypt
  9. "The Second Aspect of the Same Thing" | The Durutti Column | The Return of the Durutti Column | Factory Benelux
  10. "Funk #49" | Killdozer | For Ladies Only | Touch & Go | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "Your Silent Face" | New Order | Power, Corruption & Lies | Factory - Qwest | "Listening Parlour"
  12. "You've Never Been This Far Before" | Killdozer | For Ladies Only | Touch & Go | "Physical Evidence"
  13. "Motel Show (Uncle O Disko-Tek 78 Extended Edit)" | Pierre Bachelet | Cosmic Machine | Because
  14. "Sunblazed" | Fresh Paul | Keysound Allstars 2 | Keysound
  15. "Hush" | Killdozer | For Ladies Only | Touch & Go | "Physical Evidence"
  16. "Giam Blow" | Semi-Colon | Ndia Egbuo Ndia (Afro-Jigida) | Comb & Razor
  17. "Sunlight on the Faded - Dub" | Laurel Halo | Sunlight on the Faded | Hyperdub
  18. "Burnin' Love" | Killdozer | For Ladies Only | Touch & Go | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "Control" | Morcee | Black Hole | Tight Knit
  20. "Murphy" | Moin | Murphy | Blackest Ever Black
  21. "Changer" | Stereolab | Switched On | Slumberland | "Listening Parlour"
  22. "American Pie" | Killdozer | For Ladies Only | Touch & Go | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Way Station" | CiM | 100DSR/VAR2 | Delsin

next time: compilations, redux.

Dec 2013

Cruising Altitude, Transmission 2: 2013 September 8


Friends and lovers of Bombast, I waggle at you once again. Please find attached the second program that I did, on another day when there was a spare hour to fill at WRFI. I can hardly believe they allowed me on the air again, but these things happen.

I cannot get it together to assemble a website like this one, where Kid Catharsis generously allows me to post my archived programs. Like many others, I try to live within Soundcloud's limitations. Right now I can only post two hours' worth of material there, and, wonder of wonders, I have done a couple of broadcasts in the past two weeks, so room must be made.

It's been such a long time since I've heard this set that I have no idea how much, or what kind of, joy it might contain. I do hope you find some in it!

CRUISING ALTITUDE playlist, 2013 September 8, 1500-1600:

  1. "Wires" | Christoph Heemann and Andreas Martin | Brain in the Wire | Brainwashed
  2. "Only Love" | The Durutti Column | Return of the Sporadic Recordings | Kooky
  3. "X-tacy Symphony" | Spacemen 3 | Losing Touch With Your Mind | Munster
  4. "They Sat Quietly" | Thomas Nola et son Orchestre | Irritating Music for Discerning Snobs Desperate to Impress Their Jaded Friends
  5. "Insomniac" | Frank Martiniq | Insomniac | Curle
  6. "Primitive Associations / Great Mass Above" | Growing | Kompilation | Kranky
  7. "Baby Food" | Coil | Unnatural History III | Threshold House
  8. "Reversing" | Four Tet | There Is Love in You | Domino USA
  9. "Double Vision" | Cabaret Voltaire | The Crackdown | Some Bizarre - Virgin
  10. "For Good" | Ulrich Schnauss | Goodbye | Domino USA

Hopefully you'll get to hear the more recent programs in less than 3 months' time!

Dec 2013

Also Known As The Mysterious Moody Man*: Transmission 79, 2013 December 3

Well, well well, as R.L. Burnside would say. It definitely felt good to do a show at night once again, and I think this was one of our finer outings. Whether true or not, it seemed like a while since we'd given Pixies a spin, so they provided the "Physical Evidence," and I did my first "spoken word piece over music" mix, something I used to enjoy doing quite a bit.

So much radio has happened since, even though it has only been a week and a half, that I have no specific recollections about this program. Does that mean I didn't mess up anywhere? That would be nice, but I'd be a fool to guarantee it.

The program is aging--hopefully like a fine wine. It feels strange to see certain artists come around again--a new EP from Brassica, another reissue from The Durutti Column, etc. This was bound to happen, but I am, as always, emotionally unprepared.

BOMBAST playlist, 2013 December 3, 1900-2100:

  1. "Wild Honey Pie" | Pixies | At the BBC | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  2. "Thumbprints" | Steve Hauschildt | S/H | Editions Mego
  3. "Hardest Day" | Tropic of Cancer | Restless Idylls | Blackest Ever Black
  4. "Theme from Hong Kong" | Lee "Scratch" Perry | Kung Fu Meets the Dragon | Sunspot
  5. "Ancient Mariner" | Brassica | Hayat Zor | Civil
  6. "Manta Ray" | Pixies | At the BBC | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Mystica" | Josia Loos | Trippin Thru the Tunnel, Pt. 1 | Blu Fin
  8. "First of May" | Schneider TM | Guitar Sounds | Bureau B
  9. "Jah Music (Dub Version)" | Tony Aiken & Future 2000 | Unity, Sing It, Shout It | Boom Shot
  10. "All The King's Horses" | Electric Prunes (w/ Sean Bonniwell, Arthur Lee, & Pretty Things) | In Fuzz We Trust | Stag-O-Lee
  11. "Letter to Memphis" | Pixies | At the BBC | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "Madeleine" | The Durutti Column | The Return of the Durutti Column | Factory Benelux
  13. "Night Diamond" | Unicorn Hard-on | Weird Universe | Spectrum Spools
  14. "Ana" | Pixies | At the BBC | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "128.1" | Nomine | Nomine's War | Tempa
  16. "Wave of Mutilation" | Pixies | At the BBC | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  17. "Hazed" | Trentemoller | Lost | In My Room
  18. "Lectures - Acapella" | Wouter de Moor feat. Theo Parrish | Lectures | Poker Flat
  19. "JB's Edit" | Theo Parrish | First Floor | Peacefrog Holdings
  20. "There Goes My Gun" | Pixies | At the BBC | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  21. "El Congreso Pt. 2" | Psicomagia | Psicomagia | El Paraiso
  22. "Police and Thieves" | Junior Murvin | Groove Yard | Mango
  23. "(In Heaven)" Lady in the Radiator Song" | Pixies | At the BBC | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"

next time: we've never been this far before. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

*yes, I know, thanks.

Dec 2013

I Think the Sunlight Is Confusing Me: Transmission 78, 2013 December 1

Here is a rare daytime program that I did in someone's hour of need. Or was it the station's? How desperate must one be to call on BOMBAST, I wonder? No fun staring into that void, I am sure. Anyway, guys, I'm trying to save the new material for the mothership program on Wednesday nights, and in December I always fall victim to nostalgic impulses, so I thought I would do an "all-compilation" show.

If you've been listening at all, you know that as much as I hate to make mistakes, I consider them part of the magic of radio. There's a LOT of magic in this program, you guys! Holy cow, hour two--I have no idea what happened, but it's pretty wild, on the "excellence in content and technique" front. At any rate, it is a thing that happened.

This would be a good place to write something about how my love affair with the compilation began--insofar as we consider "good place" within the context of this site's function as a diary while I am alive and Virtual Me once I am not. But I'm in a hurry today, and way behind on episodes, and I am hoping that there will be a truly special occasion in the future where I can rhapsodize about that.

In the meantime, enjoy retro December! Brace yourselves--there's a lot more where this came from.

[UPDATE: ha ha, "Butterfly Catcher," good lord.]

BOMBAST playlist, 2013 December 1, 1200-1400:

  1. "In the Afternoon" | Revolving Paint Dream | I Love the Smell of Napalm | Creation - Rough Trade
  2. "Butterfly Collector" | A.R.Kane | 12 Inch 87 Anthology | 4AD
  3. "Lost and Found (S.L.F.)" | DJ Shadow | Headz | Mo' Wax
  4. "Natural Aggression" | Aswad | Jah Shaka Presents Dub Masters Volume 1 | Mango UK
  5. "Pretty" | Love Tractor | Athens, GA - Inside / Out | I.R.S.
  6. "Umculo Kawupheli (No End to Music)" | The Mahotella Queens | Soweto Never Sleeps | Shanachie
  7. "Distant Dreams (part two)" | Throbbing Gristle | The Industrial Records Story | Illuminated
  8. "El Clavo Y La Cruz" | The Plugz | Repo Man | MCA
  9. "Menstrual Man" | Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti | Fragments from Work in Progress | 4AD
  10. "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" | Mouth | Birth of the Y | Y
  11. "T Plays It Cool" | Marvin Gaye | Anotherlatenight (Fila Brazillia) | Kinetic
  12. "Regiment" | Brian Eno - David Byrne | Anotherlatenight (Fila Brazillia) | Kinetic
  13. "Perfect Scrambled Eggs" | Negativland | Potatoes | Ralph
  14. "Super-Electric" | Stereolab | Too Pure - The Peel Sessions | Dutch East India Trading
  15. "Acid, Bitter and Sad" | This Mortal Coil | Lonely Is An Eyesore | 4AD
  16. "The Selecter" | The Selecter | The 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past | Chrysalis
  17. "Let There Be More Darkness" | Robyn Hitchcock | Don't Let the Hope Close Down | Hope Springs
  18. "Atewo-Lara Ka Tepa Mo 'Se" | Segun Adewale | Out of Africa | Ryko
  19. "Omaha" | The Golden Palominos | Hard Cell | Celluloid
  20. "Aldeira de Okarimbe" | Neguinho da Beija Flor | Brazil Classics 2 - O Samba | Luaka Bop - Sire
  21. "Digital" | Joy Division | A Factory Sample | Factory
  22. "Bone Frequency" | The Inflatable Sideshow | Foxtrot | Graal
  23. "It's a Long Road" | Funky Porcini | Ninja Cuts: Funkjazztical Tricknology | Ninja Tune

next time: hello darkness, my old friend. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

Dec 2013

I Love To Hear Your Sweet Voice, But Not All The Time: Transmission 77, 2013 November 28

Man oh man, who knew Thanksgiving week could be so crazy? The amount of radio I have been doing is outpacing my ability to keep track of it, much less document it. Nevertheless, here is one more mixtape.

I have always found that holidays like this outlive their usefulness by the time evening rolls around. You are looking for something to do, an excuse to get out of the house, etc. During those periods of my life when I have been doing radio, I have enjoyed doing it at these times. This was no exception, and I was gratified to receive a few "real time" reports that others were enjoying the program.

Are there mistakes on display here? You hardly need to ask. Thankfully, I couldn't remember them offhand if my life depended on it. It's all I can do to upload this one. Happy hunting.

BOMBAST playlist, 2013 November 28, 2100-2300:

  1. "We Are the Music Makers" | Aphex Twin | Selected Ambient Works 85-92 | Apollo
  2. "Sufferation in the Ghetto" | Big Joe | Keep Rocking and Swinging | Striker Lee - Reggae Retro
  3. "Get Naked" | Sky Saxon | In Fuzz We Trust | Stag-O-Lee
  4. "Patience" | Aebeloe | Manon | Farver
  5. "Soul Disco" | Tony Aiken & Future 2000 | Unity, Sing It, Shout It | Boom Shot
  6. "Pound Get a Blow" | The Upsetters | Shocks of Mighty | Attack | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Golden Cloud - Instrumental" | The Orb featuring Lee "Scratch" Perry | Orbserving the Star House in Dub | Cooking Vinyl
  8. "Inflation" | Chocolate Snow | Inflation | Fryers
  9. "Faith, Hope, and Charity" | Fun Boy Three | Fun Boy Three | Chrysalis
  10. "All The Time" | Los Mockers | The Original Recordings 1965-1967 | Get Hip
  11. "Woman's Got to Have It" | Jimmy Riley | Shocks of Mighty | Attack | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "Gotta Have Dub" | The Upsetters | Shocks of Mighty | Attack | "Physical Evidence"
  13. "It Should Have Been Me" | Ray Charles | Tell the Truth | Charly | "Listening Parlour"
  14. "Capsules (Lee Gamble Mix)" | Special Request | Hardcore | Houndstooth
  15. "Before Man" | Raspberry Bulbs | Deformed Worship | Blackest Ever Black
  16. "Kraken Mare" | Saroos | Return | Alien Transistor
  17. "Dimmer" | Steve Hauschildt | S/H | Editions Mego
  18. "No Bread and Butter" | Milton Morris AKA Milton Henry | Shocks of Mighty | Attack | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "Alright - Surgeon's 'Keith 4 Nat' Mix" | Savvas Ysatis | Archiv #08 | Tresor
  20. "Morphine" | Trentemoller | Lost | In My Room
  21. "Move Out of My Way" | Bunny Clarke | Shocks of Mighty | Attack | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "Move Out Dub" | The Upsetters | Shocks of Mighty | Attack | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Play the Game" | Mode | Play the Game | Codek

next time: maybe you will have missed me if I go away for a couple of days. [ed. HA!] Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

Dec 2013

Parlour of Evidence: Transmission 76, 2013 November 27

It seems like it's been forever. Have you missed me? Or have you been listening live all this while? At any rate, this program happened one short [and long] week ago, on the eve of Thanksgiving, the program's [observed] birthday. Lady Catharsis and Catharsis Junior sit in, and occasionally say things.

"Physical Evidence" and "The Listening Parlour" converge in a catch-all feature I'm calling "Parlour of Evidence," because I am just that imaginative. Anyway, Lady Catharsis brings in The Early Recordings by Opal, about which I have a conspiracy theory that [surprise!] is as interesting as it is completely wrong. Turns out that Mazzy Star record technically has a 1990 copyright, which would date it a year later than The Early Recordings, which would of course mean that the Opal album capitalizes on nothing at all. Memory is a funny thing, and so is spoken word salad. My bad.

There's an inexplicable technical glitch that makes the last two minutes of "Grains of Sand" a new and interesting experience. Apologies for that too.

BOMBAST playlist, 2013 November 27, 2100-2300:

  1. "Grains of Sand" | Opal | Early Recordings | Rough Trade | "Parlour of Evidence"
  2. "This Summer" | RVDS featuring Tin Man | Summer EP | It's
  3. "Until the Day" | The Blaxploited Orchestra | The Pursuit | Compost Disco
  4. "Harriet Brown" | Opal | Early Recordings | Rough Trade | "Parlour of Evidence"
  5. "Golden Dreams" | Deux | Golden Dreams | Minimal Wave
  6. "Funky Kingston" | Toots & The Maytals | Funky Kingston | Get On Down
  7. "This Is What You Could Have Won" | The National Jazz Trio of Scotland | Standards Vol. II | Karaoke Kalk
  8. "Hear the Wind Blow" | Opal | Early Recordings | Rough Trade | "Parlour of Evidence"
  9. "Make Up Your Mind" | Los Mockers | The Original Recordings 1965-1967 | Get Hip
  10. "Northern Line" | Opal | Early Recordings | Rough Trade | "Parlour of Evidence"
  11. "Hop In" | Camilla Green | Small Town Girl | Wonder Wet
  12. "Dead Like I Was" | Whore Paint | Swallow My Bones | Load
  13. "Fell From The Sun" | Opal | Early Recordings | Rough Trade | "Parlour of Evidence"
  14. "Reprise" | Michaela Melian | Monaco | Monika
  15. "Strange Delight" | Opal | Early Recordings | Rough Trade | "Parlour of Evidence"
  16. "No Lungs" | Charles Murdoch | Weathered Straight | Future Classic
  17. "My Only Friend" | Opal | Early Recordings | Rough Trade | "Parlour of Evidence"
  18. "Etiopia" | Sambanzo | Daora: Underground Sounds of Urban Brasil | Mais Um Discos
  19. "Tanz" | Afriqua | Mir Zeit | F4TMusic
  20. "Lullabye" | Opal | Early Recordings | Rough Trade | "Parlour of Evidence"

next time: shocks of mighty. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis.

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