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31
Oct 2014

Black Holes Are Eating Up The Light, Big Deal: Transmission 161, 2014 October 25

shriekbackjamscience.jpegOur station's computer needed some TLC on a Saturday night--I don't know how that phrase turned out, but that's about as succinctly as I could render it. As usual, when I have to do some such thing, I like to do a show as well, so here is my gift to the world. The newly-reissued [on CD, of all things--how retro!] Jam Science by Shriekback is our "Physical Evidence"--I brought in my vinyl copy of an album which, for years, topped my "wish it were on CD" list. Thank you, Ironic Fairies of Time, for making this happen, I guess?

At the moment of writing, I have logged 90 programs since the one-year anniversary of this show last November. That is a lot of programs, you guys. Assuming a one-show-per-week schedule, it means that I'd do nearly 40 shows a year if I adopted the "pop-up only" idea I had a few months ago [co-program director Nicholas talked me down from that ledge]. It does make one think existentially. What am I doing, hanging out at the station by myself on a Saturday night? "You know how I feel about it," says Lady Catharsis, "but it is nice to see a grown man smile." I totally agree! If only we could find a grown man somewhere around here.

In other, more personal news, I'm a little upset. A little bird tells me that according to one person at the station I am one of three "white guys who squash everyone's good ideas." In fairness, this person was apparently hammered while sharing this opinion, and we all know how alcohol makes you say a bunch of things you've never actually thought. I don't know where to start with that except to point out that until roused by anger I don't have the energy to squash much of anything. But as it is my best, most creative energy, I suggest you strap in for a run of good programs. This could fuel me for a while.

Also, as I was writing this, I just received a phone call from a MUSICAL LUMINARY, so big things are in the offing, which is smile-worthy no matter how mature you are.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 October 25, 2200-0000:

  1. "O/A" | Future 3 | With & Without | Morr
  2. "Tending The Wrong Grave For 23 Years" | Half Man Half Biscuit | Saucy Haulage Ballads | Probe Plus
  3. "Ombele (Makossa)" | Karl Hector & The Malcouns | Unstraight Ahead | Now-Again
  4. "Light Realms" | Egokind & Ozean | Transition | Traum
  5. "Partyline" | Shriekback | Jam Science | Arista | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "Shaman Champagne" | Second Storey | Double Divide | Houndstooth
  7. "Traps" | Roberto Clementi | Bonton, Pt. 2 | Echocord Colour
  8. "Kawanga" | Los Straitjackets | Deke Dickerson Sings The Great Instrumental Hits | Yep Rock
  9. "SM Revelation" | King Champion Sounds | Songs For The Golden Hour | Louder Than War
  10. "Chapullers Revenge" | Anomie | Permanent Revelation | All In Your Mind
  11. "Cemetery At St. Edaccur" | You Still Have Friends | Close EP | Transition
  12. "Newhome" | Shriekback | Jam Science | Arista | "Physical Evidence"
  13. "Meva" | Vaudou Game | Apiafo | Hot Casa
  14. "Rosso Dew" | Call Super | Suzi Ecto | Houndstooth
  15. "skip blush" | Felicita | Frenemies | Gum
  16. "Black Metal" | Soft Pink Truth | Why Do The Heathen Rage? | Thrill Jockey
  17. "Under The Lights" / "My Careful Hands" | Shriekback | Jam Science | Arista | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "Scent" | Boska | Santa Cruz EP | Studio Barnhus
  19. "Bwameawe" | Ngozi Family | Day of Judgement | Now-Again
  20. "Believe This Dub" | Lee "Scratch" Perry | Back On The Controls | Rolling Lion - Upsetter
  21. "True Love Will Find You In The End" | Raz Ohara | Moksha | Album Label
  22. "His Family Has Been Informed" | The Nightingales | For Fuck's Sake | self-released
  23. "One Kiss" | Ravioli Me Away | The Inevitable Album | Good Job
  24. "Rendez-vous" | Conforce | Depth Over Distance | Delsin
  25. "Reggae Fi Radni" | Linton Kwesi Johnson with the Dennis Bovell Dub Band | Di Eagle An Di Bear | Righteous Reggae
  26. "What's Fruit" | Schlammpeitziger | What's Fruit? | Pingipung
  27. "The Other Face" | Fennesz | Venice | Touch

next time: let all the bells in whoredom ring. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

23
Oct 2014

Swell As Hell, Pussycats On Ice: Transmission 160, 2014 October 21

cramps-smell-of-female.jpegHere is a regular Tuesday night "alpha" program--I seem to be doing only these of late, and it is kind of nice. Perhaps I am settling into DJ middle age. The Cramps provide our "physical evidence" tonight, which is most definitely a positive. Nevertheless, I am the constant, and I am who I am. Things do not always go as planned. I got some nice kudos on the night, but I told the truth at the beginning of this program. I was not with it. I had not eaten. Life had intervened.

How so, you (didn't) ask? I'd been to the gym beforehand. Yes, I am one of those people. Before you judge, I frequent a tragically ludicrous gym where things like this happen. (That's not me in the vid, by the way, but whatevs.) I need my serotonin because I suffer from depression, you see, and prescription meds don't work. Am I a health nut? No. Do I refrain from self-destructive eating and drinking habits? Hell and no. AAR we've got some dodgy cardio machines there, and dodgy people responsible for maintaining those machines. Apparently $10/mo doesn't get you first-class gear or service! I had to try four different machines before finding one that would actually display my heart rate instead of telling me I didn't have one. That cost me time, you see, and no time means no sandwich. Maybe I should have prepared better, given myself more time, packed some food, you are thinking? STFU you are not my mother. [Sorry, Mom.] [She reads this, you see.]

Anyway when I have expended a lot of energy and don't put any back in, I think segues are good when they aren't, I mis-cue things, I get European countries confused, and I hold conversations with people who cannot properly be heard. Sadly we are not BBC1 and I am not John Peel and I can't get on mic, say "I'm hungry" and have some rando bring me a biryani. That is just not happening. So we're all stuck with this.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 October 21, 2100-2300:

  1. "Endless Ceremony - Rocketnumbernine Remix" | Michele Mininni | Endless Ceremony | Curle
  2. "Fifteen Flies In The Marmalade" | The Legendary Pink Dots | Asylum | Jnana
  3. "Fair" | Future 3 | With & Without | Morr
  4. "Dangerous Bees" | Vaudou Game | Apiafo | Hot Casa
  5. "mmmhm" | Felicita | Frenemies | Gum
  6. "Tiecolom-Ba (feat. Idrissa Soumaro)" | Les Ambassadeurs | Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako, Vol. 2 | Sterns Africa
  7. "Traffic" | Djedjotronic | Drum Program | boysnoize
  8. "Merko Mirologi  (A Lament For More Time)" | Manthos Halkias And Folk Orchestra | Five Days Married And Other Laments: Song And "Dance From Northern Greece (1928-1958) | Angry Mom | "Listening Parlour"
  9. "Sunka Muluma" | Ngozi Family | Day of Judgement | Now-Again
  10. "Like Shooting A Fish In A Barrel" | Not Waving | Intercepts | Ecstatic
  11. "On The Beach" | The Paragons | My Best Girl Wears My Crown (Rock Steady 1966-1968) | Trojan
  12. "Lydia" | Dauwd | Kompakt: Total 14 | Kompakt
  13. "Fall In Luv (Grip Ov Death)" | Fontarrian | VLV | Antime
  14. "Jah Jah Protect We" | Tippa Lee | Meaning of Dub | Stones Throw
  15. "Three Thumbs Up" | Spray Paint | Cussin' | Upset The Rhythm
  16. "Quadrat Ichendorf" | Schlammpeitziger | What's Fruit? | Pingipung
  17. "Time Stopped - Instrumental" | Souls of Mischief | There Is Only Now (Remix) | Linear Labs
  18. "Barbara" | Ulli Bomans | Riven | Shitkatapult
  19. "I Decoded You (Moogies Bloogies, Pt. 2)" | Delia Derbyshire & Anthony Newley | Moogies Bloogies | Trunk
  20. "Meaning of Dub" | Tippa Irie | Meaning of Dub | Stones Throw
  21. "Love Is" | Shirley & Company | Shame, Shame, Shame | Vibration
  22. "A New Kind of Lovin'" | Eden Kane | Slow Grind Fever | Stag-O-Lee
  23. "Morning Glory" | Anomie | Permanent Revelation | All In Your Mind
  24. "Rasta People" | Josey Wales | Meaning of Dub | Stones Throw
  25. "Workin' Out" | Ernie Fields | Slow Grind Fever | Stag-O-Lee
  26. "Thee Most Exalted Potentate Of Love" | The Cramps | Smell Of Female | Enigma | "Physical Evidence"
  27. "You Got Good Taste" | The Cramps | Smell Of Female | Enigma | "Physical Evidence"
  28. "Call Of The Wighat" | The Cramps | Smell Of Female | Enigma | "Physical Evidence"
  29. "Faster Pussycat" | The Cramps | Smell Of Female | Enigma | "Physical Evidence"
  30. "I Ain't Nuthin' But A Gorehound" | The Cramps | Smell Of Female | Enigma | "Physical Evidence"
  31. "Psychotic Reaction" | The Cramps | Smell Of Female | Enigma | "Physical Evidence"
  32. "Estrogen" | Ravioli Me Away | The Inevitable Album | Good Job
  33. "Latin American Ficciones" | Peter Matthew Bauer | Liberation! | Kemado - Mexican Summer
  34. "Grief (In)" | You Still Have Friends | Close EP | Transition
  35. "Red Opium" | Function & Vatican Shadow | Games Have Rules | Hospital Productions

next time: friend or faux? Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

17
Oct 2014

Out Here On The Perimeter, There Are No Stars: Transmission 159, 2014 October 14

dub-syndicate-live.jpegMany things could have gone better on this outing. In my ongoing quest to live out this show's purpose I tried doing something I used to do all the time, doing all the voice-overs with "bed music." That will, I hope, get better. We had some technical problems, particularly ill-timed given the solemnity of the night. But: the airplay computer was only playing out of the left channel, which is obvious for some of the goofy "traffic" spots early on; with a lot of "coaxing" I managed to get it stereo, though that made the first few Dub Syndicate tracks an adventure in listening. I still don't know if that problem is fully solved, but hey, WRFI has a general manager now, so for once I don't have to feel like it's my problem.

About Dub Syndicate: fucking hell. I am just so sad. I will let other people deliver eulogies; I wrote some words about my history with Dub Syndicate a while ago, when I brilliantly put Style Scott in the Hall of Legends without interviewing him. "I'll get to it later," I probably told myself. There is no later. Anyway, someone smarter than I am got a pretty good interview here.

Oh, and then Mark Bell of LFO had to go and die, too. Quite a week! Everyone reading this, be well. I mean it.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 October 14, 2100-2300:

  1. "Slow Down Speedy" | LFO | Volume Three | Volume
  2. "Specimen Question" | Anjou | Anjou | kranky
  3. "Mayor / Surveyor" | Shellac | Dude Incredible | Touch & Go
  4. "Rosies Prayer" | Ravioli Me Away | The Inevitable Album | self-released
  5. "Sunny Tunnel" | Daisuke Tanabe | Floating Underwater | KI
  6. "A Lover's Prayer" | Vernon Green & The Medallions | Slow Grind Fever | Stag-O-Lee
  7. "Snipe" | Call Super | Suzi Ecto | Houndstooth
  8. "N'na (feat. Salif Keita)" | Les Ambassadeurs | Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako, Vol. 1 | Sterns Africa
  9. "Urges" | Thomas Dolby | The Golden Age Of Wireless | Harvest | "Listening Parlour"
  10. "Ratted Out" | 50 Foot Wave | "Night Blooming" - Works In Progress | not on label
  11. "Mosemannen" | Trulz & Robin | I Takeskogen | Full Pupp
  12. "Moogies Bloogies" | Delia Derbyshire & Anthony Newley | Moogies Bloogies | Trunk
  13. "Another Side of You" | Souls of Mischief | There Is Only Now (Remix) | Linear Labs
  14. "Jimmy's Laughing (Lake People Remix)" | Lee Burton | Busy Day For Fools - Lake People Remixes | Klik
  15. "1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)" | The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Electric Ladyland | MCA - Experience Hendrix
  16. "Lost In Gracac [excerpt]" | Cedric Stevens | Hanging in the Wires | Discrepant
  17. "Ravi Shankar" | The Dub Syndicate | Live At The Town & Country Club April 1991 | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "No Alternative" | The Dub Syndicate | Live At The Town & Country Club April 1991 | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "Stampede" | The Dub Syndicate | Live At The Town & Country Club April 1991 | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  20. "Stoned Immaculate" | The Dub Syndicate | Live At The Town & Country Club April 1991 | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  21. "Secret Laboratory Dub" | The Dub Syndicate | Live At The Town & Country Club April 1991 | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "Slummy Ghetto" | The Dub Syndicate | Live At The Town & Country Club April 1991 | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Cuss Cuss" | The Dub Syndicate | Live At The Town & Country Club April 1991 | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  24. "Too Hot To Handle" | The Dub Syndicate | Live At The Town & Country Club April 1991 | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  25. "Simple Life" | The Dub Syndicate | Live At The Town & Country Club April 1991 | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  26. "Walking On The Edge" | The Dub Syndicate | Live At The Town & Country Club April 1991 | On-U Sound | "Physical Evidence"

next time: beautiful girls breaking joculatory-type he-men's spines. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

10
Oct 2014

The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing, Nor The Ear With Hearing: Transmission 158, 2014 October 7

1800280_723473177707661_3749548403464420673_n.jpgI was a bit sad on this occasion, having read that Morrissey has been fighting cancer. I have already said what I have to say about The Smiths, so no need to do anything here but link to it, in case it matters to anyone. (Doubtful.) But hey, on the bright side, they have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, that "Cracker Barrel of cultural shrines," which has to be a cheerful prospect. Imagine Morrissey catching up, at long last, with Andrew Rourke and Mike Joyce at the induction ceremony. That will be the opposite of awkward! How fortune's wheel spins and spins!

With the Mariano DC record, this evening's "Physical Evidence," I did something that Young Me would have done. I slapped some spoken word goodness on top of those beats. To varying degrees I think it worked, as long as you are tolerant of wide variance.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 October 7, 2100-2300:

  1. "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side" | Morrissey | Beethoven Was Deaf | His Master's Voice
  2. "Stiletto" | Mariano DC | Stiletto | Infrastructure New York | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Over The Hiccups" / "Sycamore" | Negativland | Escape From Noise | SST
  4. "Destino" | Kreidler | ABC | Bureau B
  5. "The Goat" | Quasi | Mole City | Kill Rock Stars
  6. "Eye" | Thomas Fehlmann | Kompakt: Total 14 | Kompakt
  7. "Don't Blink" | The Nightingales | Pigs On Purpose | Vinilisssimo
  8. "Dounougnan Magni (Chapitre 1-3)" | Mr Raoul K | Still Living In Slavery - Pt. 1 | Baobab
  9. "Surveyor" | Shellac | Dude Incredible | Touch & Go
  10. "Cascada" | Mariano DC | Stiletto | Infrastructure New York | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "Don Lonie Talks Again [excerpt]" | Don Lonie | Don Lonie Talks Again | Word
  12. "Gizapower!" | Anomie | Permanent Revelation | All In Your Mind
  13. "Shared Secret Key" | Pye Corner Audio | Intercepts | Ecstatic
  14. "Moonchild" | Mr. Flash | Midnight Blue | Ed Banger / Because
  15. "Romantic Amnesia" | Ravioli Me Away | The Inevitable Album | Good Job
  16. "Estalaktita" | Mariano DC | Stiletto | Infrastructure New York | "Physical Evidence"
  17. "Mi Cyaan Believe It" | Michael Smith | Mi Cyaan Believe It | Island UK
  18. "Ambassadeur (feat. Kante Manfila)" | Les Ambassadeurs | Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako, Vol. 2 | Sterns Africa
  19. "So Gallantly Screaming" | The Legendary Pink Dots | Asylum | Jnana
  20. "syro u473t8+e [piezoluminescence mix]" | Aphex Twin | Syro | WARP
  21. "Abyssal Plain" | Causa Sui | Pewt'r Sessions 3 | El Paraiso

next time: the science of jamming, we think. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

9
Oct 2014

Some Of The Things We’ve Had To Do I’m Not About To Mention: Transmission 157, 2014 October 2

chronicle-kooky.jpg"It's always a little bit ragged," I remark at one point during this program, because honesty is my policy. Whether "it" is a regularly-scheduled BOMBAST or an emergency BOMBAST, as this one was, doesn't seem to matter. I assume you're tired of hearing me write off bad segues or accidentally-pushed buttons as part of the program's charm, but that is a mantra of mine and I don't care.

Also, I don't care what anyone else thinks of the Durutti Column. I won't back off my statement that Vini Reilly's music is "one of human civilization's finest achievements." It is and to argue it is a waste of time. Amazingly, when we inaugurated this "Physical Evidence" thing I wondered whether we'd ever hear from the DC again, and here we are not too much later with a wonderful collection of tunes. AUTUMNAL tunes, about which I will also brook no debate.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 October 2, 1900-2100:

  1. "Lamusetwa (Matias Aguayo Mix)" | Michael Mayer | Kompakt: Total 14 | Kompakt
  2. "The Water Colour Class (Featuring Jill Taylor)" | The Durutti Column | Chronicle XL | Kooky | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Paper Planes" | Daisuke Tanabe | Floating Underwater | KI
  4. "El Gusto" | Karl Hector & The Malcouns | Unstraight Ahead | Now-Again
  5. "Synergetic" | The Durutti Column | Chronicle XL | Kooky | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "Aeiou" | Afriqua | Concomitance / Aeiou | 2nd Drop
  7. "Eutopia" | Causa Sui | Pewt'r Sessions 3 | El Paraiso
  8. "Two Librans" | The Fall | The Unutterable | Let Them Eat Vinyl
  9. "Embattled Heart and Battling" | The Durutti Column | Chronicle XL | Kooky | "Physical Evidence"
  10. "Think Tank" | Rival Consoles | Sonne | Erased Tapes
  11. "Hamatcha Lila" | Anomie | Permanent Revelation | All In Your Mind
  12. "aisatsana [102]" | Aphex Twin | Syro | WARP
  13. "Hotel Calderon" | The Durutti Column | Chronicle XL | Kooky | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "Riding Bikes" | Shellac | Dude Incredible | Touch & Go
  15. "Golden Dawn" | The Legendary Pink Dots | Asylum | Jnana
  16. "Taifa (The Emperor Machine Mix)" | Partial Arts | Kompakt: Total 14 | Kompakt
  17. "The Changes Go Up And The Changes Go Down" | The Durutti Column | Chronicle XL | Kooky | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "Sene Kela - Ron Trent Remix" | Mr Raoul K | Still Living In Slavery, Pt. 2 | Baobab
  19. "Yassoumouka (feat. Salif Keita)" | Les Ambassadeurs | Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako, Vol. 1 | Sterns Africa
  20. "A Communion With These People" | Dalhous | Will To Be Well | Blackest Ever Black

next time: I'm pretty certain Solomon never tried Mariano DC. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

8
Oct 2014

I Do All My Best Thinking Unconscious On The Floor: Transmission 156, 2014 September 30

flyingsaucerattackchorus.jpegWhat was meant to be a regular "alpha" program came off more like an "emergency" or "overflow" program, not that it wasn't ever thus. At one point I might have planned a "Physical Evidence" installment but that fell apart, because of life, let's say. Still, this is a good selection, and it is our first airing of Daisuke Tanabe and Rival Consoles, who have made some nice records.

Technical note: I got so distracted chatting with the (accidentally) solo Steph that I forgot to plug in my recorder until midway through the Fall song, so the first few minutes of this audio file are retrieved from this automatic recording software we have on one of our station computers. I won't name it because I am compelled to point out that it's lousy, with brittle sound and a ridiculous DC offset. I'm an amateur waveform surgeon at best. I did what I could.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 September 30, 2100-2300:

  1. "W.B." | The Fall | The Unutterable | Let Them Eat Vinyl
  2. "Pinebee" | Daisuke Tanabe | Floating Underwater | KI
  3. "Tempestad" | Tarkus | Tarkus | Vinilisssimo
  4. "Predator Drones Over Yemen" | Anomie | Permanent Revelation | All In Your Mind
  5. "Take Good Care Of It" | Spiritualized | Fucked Up | Inside    Plain
  6. "No More Close To Me" | The Durutti Column | Chronicle - 2011 Pre-Release | Kooky
  7. "papat4 [pineal mix]" | Aphex Twin | Syro | WARP
  8. "Intelligent Revolution" | Mr Raoul K | Still Living In Slavery, Pt. 2 | Baobab
  9. "Incipiency Suite" | Causa Sui | Pewt'r Sessions 3 | El Paraiso
  10. "Haunt" | Rival Consoles | Sonne | Erased Tapes
  11. "Wayward Man" | Rowland S. Howard | Pop Crimes | Fat Possum
  12. "Tischlein Deck Dich" | Voig & Voigt | Kompakt: Total 14 | Kompakt
  13. "High Heels" | Boska | Santa Cruz EP | Studio Barnhus
  14. "There But Not There" | Flying Saucer Attack | Chorus | Drag City
  15. "Palmaille" | Dave DK | Kompakt: Total 14 | Kompakt
  16. "I'm The Way, The Truth, The Light" | The Legendary Pink Dots | Asylum | Jnana
  17. "Thoughts Out Of Season" | Dalhous | Will To Be Well | Blackest Ever Black

next time: chronic-(what!)-le. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

6
Oct 2014

Donde No Hay Sufrimiento: Transmission 155, 2014 September 28

acr-force-aside.jpegHere is a detour from regular programming, apparently. Every now and then some offhand remark will throw me off balance for an unconscionably long stretch, and about a month ago Slade the Engineer, hearing me cue a T. Rex track, remarked that "this is a happy song for your show." Really? Anyway I decided to use this fill-in program to play nothing but "happy" tunes, whatever that means. I'm still not sure. I shouldn't take these things to heart when they come from someone who likes jazz, so I guess it's my issue.

About 15 years ago I went through my music collection and culled all the pieces that I thought were "too depressing" ("Gothic crap," as I think I termed it then). I jettisoned about a third of my collection this way. I thought only the happy stuff was left. But in assembling this program, I realized just how rare thoroughly happy music is, and I'm doubtful that I managed to play any of it. It seems I have a lot of work to do.

You know what it is about "happy" music? It's brief, so if you try to play two straight hours of it, it makes you frantic. It's difficult to make proper segues happen. It doesn't have much in the way of atmosphere or quiet margins. It begins and ends abruptly. Its "musicality" is very traditional and doesn't have much to do with sound per se. No wonder it's not my thing!

The Boyoyo Boys are fantastic, though. They deserve better than the admiration of Paul Simon, or proximity to anything David Lowery's done.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 September 28, 2100-2300:

  1. "Let The Music Play" | 400 Blows | Look | Trance - Line
  2. "Melvin" | Thee Headcoatees | Girlsville | Damaged Goods
  3. "Maraba Start 500" | The Boyoyo Boys | Back In Town | Rounder | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "Programme 7" | Dr Calculus | Programme 7 | 10
  5. "Kickin' Back" | Beachbuggy | Sport Fury | Poptones
  6. "Breaking Down The Pressure" | Singers & Players | Breaking Down The Pressure | On-U Sound
  7. "Dube Station" | The Boyoyo Boys | Back In Town | Rounder | "Physical Evidence"
  8. "It's Wonderful" | The Durutti Column | Keep Breathing | Artful
  9. "Shake Baby Shake" | Johnny O'Keefe | Sin Alley Volume 3 | Crypt
  10. "Daveyton Special" | The Boyoyo Boys | Back In Town | Rounder | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "Tina" | Camper Van Beethoven | Telephone Free Landslide Victory | Independent Project
  12. "Silver Screen" | Felix da Housecat | Kittenz And Thee Glitz | City Rockers
  13. "Isla de Encanta" | Pixies | Come On Pilgrim | 4AD - Rough Trade
  14. "Phoenix City" | Roland Alphonzo | Bonanza Ska | Trojan
  15. "Mickey Way" | A Certain Ratio | Mickey Way (The Candy Bar) | Factory
  16. "Brakpan No. 2" | The Boyoyo Boys | Back In Town | Rounder | "Physical Evidence"
  17. "Soul Typecast" | Jon Spencer Blues Explosion | Extra Width | Matador
  18. "Back In Town" | The Boyoyo Boys | Back In Town | Rounder | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "Bring On The China" | Pell Mell | Flow | SST
  20. "Hymn" | African Head Charge | Songs Of Praise | On-U Sound
  21. "Back in Denim" | Denim | Back In Denim | Junior Boys' Own
  22. "Duba Duba" | The Boyoyo Boys | Back In Town | Rounder | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Tighten Up" | James Brown | Say It Live And Loud | Polydor
  24. "Archie Special" | The Boyoyo Boys | Back In Town | Rounder | "Physical Evidence"
  25. "The Devil Is My Friend" | The Jazz Butcher | The Human Jungle | Glass
  26. "Your Ace From Outer Space" | U Roy | Version of Wisdom | Front Line - Virgin
  27. "Wonderful World" | Jah Wobble's Invaders Of The Heart | Rising Above Bedlam | Atlantic

next time: there but not there. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

3
Oct 2014

Night Came Uninvited, Brutal And Loud: Transmission 154, 2014 September 23

Dax-Danielle-Inky-Bloaters.jpegDear listeners! Here is a regular Tuesday night program, one which aired a "mere" ten days ago. I told you the floodgates would open. Anyhow, this being another "birthday observance," Danielle Dax provides the Physical Evidence, her second time doing so. Good times were had.

Our equipment in the studio is showing signs of its age and use, so one of our cd players is basically in the terminal stage. It made my John Coltrane disc sound like a piece of vinyl, which is to say that at least the disc played, which not all of them do. This has secondary effects, such as adventures in cueing (not that these wouldn't happen anyway, but when I have an excuse I'ma use it) such as what you hear while Tinariwen is playing. Life's rich pageant marches on.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 September 23, 2100-2300:

  1. "From The Outside" | Camera | Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide | Bureau B
  2. "Panic (Instrumental)" | Souls of Mischief | There Is Only Now (Remix) | Linear Labs
  3. "Inky Bloaters" | Danielle Dax | Inky Bloaters | Awesome | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "IIVA - Extended Edit" | Loops Haunt | IIVA | Black Acre
  5. "Zin Es Gourmeden" | Tinariwen | The Radio Tisdas Sessions | Modern Classics
  6. "I Love You" | John Coltrane | Lush Life | Prestige
  7. "How To Speak To The Light" | Anomie | Permanent Revelation | All In Your Mind
  8. "Anointus Venomous Atlanticus" | Alien Whale | Alien Whale EP | Care In The Community
  9. "Pillow" | Single Point Edge | Single Point Edge | Rwina
  10. "Sleep Has No Property" | Danielle Dax | Inky Bloaters | Awesome | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "The People's Microphone" | Shellac | Dude Incredible | Touch & Go
  12. "Dounougnan Magni (Chapitre 3) - Simbad Suite Mix" | Mr Raoul K | Still Living In Slavery, Pt. 2 | Baobab
  13. "Echo Police" | The Legendary Pink Dots | Asylum | Jnana
  14. "Where The Flies Are" | Danielle Dax | Inky Bloaters | Awesome | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Friends" | The Durutti Column | Chronicle - 2011 Pre-Release | Kooky
  16. "CIRCLONT14 [shrymoming mix]" | Aphex Twin | Syro | WARP
  17. "Medication" | Spiritualized | Fucked Up Inside | Plain
  18. "Funtime" | Danielle Dax | Inky Bloaters | Awesome | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "This Haze" | Patterns | Waking Lines | Melodic
  20. "Astronomic" | The Young Gods | Second Nature | Rustblade
  21. "Born To Be Bad" | Danielle Dax | Inky Bloaters | Awesome | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "Stars" | Brian Harris | Can Yu Hear Me? | self-released
  23. "Sweet Sixteen Bars" | Ray Charles | The Great Ray Charles | Atlantic

next time: cracker time in the happy place. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

2
Oct 2014

The Time Slot In Question: Transmission 153, 2014 September 21

aphex-twin-syro-vinyl.jpegIt was the 21st night of September, so I had things to do, whether they "fit" the program or not. This show suffered from an embarrassment of riches. It was "listening party" day for the [as-yet] unreleased [in the United States] Aphex Twin record, and Rudy had just sent me his mix of a new Veldt track. Dream-pop and electro whatever it is that Richard James does? YES PLEASE.

Follies: it was not really the equinox, yet. Could I start getting memos about this? They would help. Also, I've been so traumatized by song titles on WARP records that, PTSD-style, I have come to regard totally pronounceable Aphex Twin track names as hieroglyphics. I'll seek professional help as soon as I can set up a GoFundMe campaign to pay for it.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 September 21, 1600-1730:

  1. "Amethyst Deceivers" | Coil | Autumn Equinox: Amethyst Deceivers | Eskaton
  2. "XMAS_EVET10 [Thanaton3 Mix]" | Aphex Twin | Syro | WARP | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Kule Kule" | Konono No. 1 | Congotronics | Crammed Discs
  4. "And It's You (KANE Mix)" | The Veldt | not on album | self-released | "Open Attachments"
  5. "produk 29" | Aphex Twin | Syro | WARP | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "Femme Mirage" | The Legendary Pink Dots | Asylum | Jnana
  7. "Migraine" | Peter Buck | Peter Buck | Mississippi
  8. "Synergetic" | The Durutti Column | Chronicle - 2011 Pre-Release | Kooky
  9. "Tower Of Song" | The Jesus And Mary Chain | Rollercoaster EP | Blanco Y Negro
  10. "Wandering Star" | Portishead | Dummy | Go! Beat
  11. "4 bit 9d api+e+6" | Aphex Twin | Syro | WARP | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "Desert Harpies" | Anomie | Permanent Revelation | All In Your Mind
  13. "Incidental" | Mariano DC | Stiletto | Infrastructure New York
  14. "Laisse Couler (Le Son)" | The Young Gods | Second Nature | Rustblade
  15. "180db_" | Aphex Twin | Syro | WARP | "Physical Evidence"
  16. "Sene Kela - Mr Raoul K & Loalu Version" | Mr Raoul K | Still Living In Slavery - Pt. 1 | Baobab
  17. "fz pseudotimestretch+e+3" | Aphex Twin | Syro | WARP | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "September" | Earth, Wind & Fire | Greatest Hits | Columbia - Legacy

next time: the vacant smile of a drunkard. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis

1
Oct 2014

Business Or Pleasure, The More That You Do It: Transmission 152, 2014 September 16

wirepeelsessions.jpegAn unusually competent show, less than 24 hours after the last foray. Everything's coming up Milhouse! Wire provided the "Physical Evidence" on what was Colin Newman's birthday. I suppose I did get the recording dates confused, so not a fully competent program, but whatever. I might also have played "Crazy About Love," but I'm "saving" that one, I guess, and Lee Gamble sounded really nice.

Maybe someday I will stop being a WATB and pick up that other piece of "Physical Evidence" by My Bloody Valentine. It is just sitting there. [sigh] Probably not any time soon, knowing me.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 September 16, 2100-2300:

  1. "Shiva The Destroyer" | Peter Matthew Bauer | Liberation! | Kemado - Mexican Summer
  2. "Culture Vultures" | Wire | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Call Mr. Moriba" | Driftmachine | Nocturnes | Umor-Rex
  4. "Planetwalk" | Steve Moore | Pangaea Ultima | Spectrum Spools
  5. "Walking With Jesus" | Spiritualized | Fucked Up Inside | Plain
  6. "Indirect Inquiries" | Wire | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Function Curve" | Dalhous | Will To Be Well | Blackest Ever Black
  8. "Blown A Wish" | My Bloody Valentine | Loveless | Creation - Sire
  9. "The Spirit of Gine" | Karl Hector & The Malcouns | Unstraight Ahead | Now-Again
  10. "106 Beats That" | Wire | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "Bella Hopp" | Ziguri | Kolsch-Schickert-Erdenreich | Bureau B
  12. "Twisted Wire Pair" | Pye Corner Audio | Intercepts | Ecstatic
  13. "Stolen Dub" | Filter Dread | MIDI Space | RAMP
  14. "I Am The Fly" | Wire | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Spacek" | Shivers | Shivers | Miasmah
  16. "NEPA - Dance Dub" | Tony Allen & Afrobeat 2000 | N.E.P.A. | Kindred Spirits
  17. "Practice Makes Perfect" | Wire | The Peel Sessions Album | Strange Fruit | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "Tavern" | Sean Pineiro | Saved Once Twice | KI
  19. "Bubble N'Snare" | Strategy | Pressure Wassure | Peak Oil
  20. "Profusion II" | Black Rain | Dark Pool | Blackest Ever Black
  21. "Pop Crimes" | Rowland S. Howard | Pop Crimes | Fat Possum
  22. "Alone" | This Mortal Coil | Filigree & Shadow | 4AD
  23. "Girl Drop" | Lee Gamble | Kuang | PAN

next time: unpronounceables. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis