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31
Mar 2016

Everything Goes, Anything Goes, All of the Time: Transmission 266, 2016 March 9

this_is_a_veldt_image_somehow.jpeg This has been a lost month. I've been in a fog of whatever. Vague recollections of creative projects fallen by the wayside litter the corners of my mind, but I've been busy with something, I guess, with only just enough time to churn out live radio programs until this point. Has anyone missed me? I wonder.

Anyway, there's a ton of good stuff in this show that happened a few weeks back, and some voice-over adventures. During one of these I came face-to-face with my own mental slowness, which is hard, but necessary, I guess. Also, Drummer John called in with a couple of requests that I was able to satisfy. These things are the good kind of chaos.

BOMBAST playlist, 2016 March 9, 2100-2300:

  1. "0845 where's my giro" | DVAnt & Dubmit | A Warmer Welcome | digitalDIZZY
  2. "1314" | High Wolf | Growing Wild | Leaving
  3. "Along the Way" | Noel Robinson | Mr. Perry I Presume | Pressure Sounds
  4. "Meets the Eye" | X_J | Family Album 2016 | Boomarm Nation
  5. "Cucumber sum" | Hol | A Warmer Welcome | digitalDIZZY
  6. "Bummer" | Love 666 | The Color of Noise | Robellion
  7. "Be Brave (Richard Skinner Session)" | The Comsat Angels | Sleep No More | Edsel
  8. "My Mind" | Matthew Wetton | A Warmer Welcome | digitalDIZZY
  9. "Talkin' 'bout the Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants to Live Forever)" | The Flaming Lips | Still In a Dream - A Story of Shoegaze | Cherry Red
  10. "Borderline" | Coma | This Side of Paradise | Kompakt
  11. "Blitz Magic - Deetron Remix" | Jose Padilla | Blitz Magic | International Feel
  12. "Skit Legeres" | Feindrehstar | Love & Hoppiness | Musik Krause
  13. "Crisis!" | LIFE CENTER | Family Album 2016 | Boomarm Nation
  14. "A Token" | The Veldt | The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur | Leonard Skully
  15. "Waiting With The Driver" | Solid Birds Flying | A Warmer Welcome | digitalDIZZY
  16. "Hamburger Lady" | Throbbing Gristle | Greatest Hits - Entertainment Through Pain | Industrial
  17. "Hard to Be" | Jack Chosef | Water&Fear | Mansions and Millions
  18. "a little talent (ruby mix)" | Zardoz poinG | A Warmer Welcome | digitalDIZZY
  19. "Goodnight" | Breathless | Blue Moon [reissue] | Tenor Vossa
  20. "Puppet Clouds" | The Prayers | Still In a Dream - A Story of Shoegaze | Cherry Red
  21. "we're told" | Captain Wardrobe | A Warmer Welcome | digitalDIZZY
  22. "The Jezebel Spirit" | Brian Eno - David Byrne | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts | Sire
  23. "Reality" | Gary Bromley | Outside | Assembly Field
  24. "Mirrored" | DROP | Still In a Dream - A Story of Shoegaze | Cherry Red
  25. "Vestido Amarratado" | The Durutti Column | Amigos Em Portugal | Durutti
  26. "Dvip1 [Fi]" | Idle Devotee | A Warmer Welcome | digitalDIZZY
  27. "Lama (Robin Guthrie Remix)" | Ummagma | Frequency | Moon Sounds
  28. "Unsatisfied" | The Replacements | Let It Be | Twin/Tone

i felt it was essential

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4
Mar 2016

Slurry Tonight: Transmission 265, 2016 March 2

shoegazecats.jpg Here is a program I did on a cold night, and probably in a bad mood--though I did take heart when DJ Andrea, hearing the U-Men track that begins the show, said to me, "You contain multitudes." I haven't believed it for a long time, but maybe I do!

It is odd to hear how well the Amphetamine Reptile stuff and the shoegaze-y stuff sit alongside one another. Perhaps the early 90s were just a big stupid time for big stupid chords. If you want deeper thoughts, read Simon Reynolds or something; I am not wise enough to socio-historicize this.

Missed opportunity: I really should have played the Cocteau Twins' song called "Dear Heart" [not a Mrs. Miller cover]. I have played it before, but I seem to be into repetitive experiences.

BOMBAST playlist, 2016 March 2, 2100-2300:

  1. "Bad Little Woman" | U-Men | Dope, Guns & Fucking In The Streets: 1988-1998 Volume 1-11 | Amphetamine Reptile
  2. "Hanging" | Moonshake | First | Creation | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "23 Minutes in Brussels" | Luna | Still In a Dream - A Story of Shoegaze | Cherry Red
  4. "Bites" | Guzzard | Dope, Guns & Fucking In The Streets: 1988-1998 Volume 1-11 | Amphetamine Reptile
  5. "My Friend" | Tellavision | The Third Eye | Karlrecords
  6. "Rave Down" | Swervedriver | Still In a Dream - A Story of Shoegaze | Cherry Red
  7. "Games of Rhythm" | The Durutti Column | Amigos Em Portugal | Durutti
  8. "Liar" | The Charlottes | Still In a Dream - A Story of Shoegaze | Cherry Red
  9. "Coward" | Moonshake | First | Creation | "Physical Evidence"
  10. "Next to Nothing" | Bowery Electric | Still In a Dream - A Story of Shoegaze | Cherry Red
  11. "You're in My Chair" | Stabat Stable | Ultrissima on the Junk's Moon | Cache Cache
  12. "Valve" | Bailter Space | Tanker / Nelsh | Matador
  13. "Deep Scar Man" | Fetish 69 | Dope, Guns & Fucking In The Streets: 1988-1998 Volume 1-11 | Amphetamine Reptile
  14. "Coming" | Moonshake | First | Creation | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Centre" | Gary Bromley | Outside | Assembly Field
  16. "Fat City" | Alan Vega / Alex Chilton / Ben Vaughan | Cubist Blues | Light in the Attic
  17. "Gravity" | Moonshake | First | Creation | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "The Last Laugh" | Helios Creed | Dope, Guns & Fucking In The Streets: 1988-1998 Volume 1-11 | Amphetamine Reptile
  19. "E-Nicolle" | His Name Is Alive | Livonia | 4AD
  20. "Kiss Destroyer" | Gaunt | Dope, Guns & Fucking In The Streets: 1988-1998 Volume 1-11 | Amphetamine Reptile
  21. "Ritual Spirit" | Massive Attack | Ritual Spirit | Virgin EMI
  22. "Careering" | Public Image Ltd. | Second Edition | 4 Men With Beards
  23. "Kannalizm" | Dj GrOun土 a​.​k​.​a Ground | Family Album 2016 | Boomarm Nation
  24. "Sak Bacle" | Early Mammal | Take a Lover | Riot Season
  25. "Alive" | Drugstore | Still In a Dream - A Story of Shoegaze | Cherry Red
  26. "Day of Creation" | Kamikaze Space Program | Ballard | Mote Evolver
  27. "De-Luxe" | Lush | Still In a Dream - A Story of Shoegaze | Cherry Red
  28. "Antlers" | Tar | Dope, Guns & Fucking In The Streets: 1988-1998 Volume 1-11 | Amphetamine Reptile
  29. "Dear Heart" | Mrs. Miller | Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits | Capitol | "Listening Parlour"
  30. "Tree of Life" | Hunter/Game | Genesis | Just This

think jazz

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3
Mar 2016

Cruising Altitude Departure 17, 2015 June 27

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Captain Halcyon, again. Here is a rare morning program from last summer. I am afraid I may not have been what the "Radio Days" audience was looking for, but I am also fairly certain we didn't trouble anyone too much. Not troubling people is a thing this program has succeeded at, so far.

Does morning ambiance differ from afternoon ambiance in some meaningful way? Only you can decide that for yourself. I feel like it did, in this case, I would welcome the chance to try this again.

I do remember feeling lonely in the cockpit, though, now that I reflect on it. I am routinely alone but often content in that state. This time was different. Perhaps I should have encouraged requests, risky though that might have been.

Maybe someday.

CRUISING ALTITUDE playlist, 2015 June 27, 1000-1100:

  1. "The Evening In Reverse" | Helm | Olympic Mess | PAN
  2. "Hold" | James Welburn | Hold | Miasmah
  3. "Tongue Pad" | Walls | Urals | Ecstatic
  4. "Interior 3, Matching Window Blinds and Lampshade" | Damien Dubrovnik | Vegas Fountain | Alter / Posh Isolation
  5. "Bliss" | Lucy and Klock | War Lullaby | Stroboscopic Artefacts
  6. "Naschi" | Dave DK | Val Maira | Kompakt
  7. "Herald" | Lakker | Tundra | R & S
  8. "Aoi" | Gurun Gurun | Kon B | Home Normal
  9. "Lift" | Lifted | 1 | PAN
  10. "The Importance of Downtime" | Gnod | Infinity Machines | Rocket
  11. "Anna Livia" | Antigone | Cantor Dust | Token

greater absorption

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1
Mar 2016

A Place in Space-Time Where It Is Still and Always 1987: Transmission 264, 2016 February 24

Cb_M-ahUMAEwChojpg-large.jpeg Technical notes: there were some well-conceived segues in this dynamic broadcast. The airplay computer was doing a new and weird thing wherein it was squelching the beginning of all of Junior's voiceovers. It sounds really, really dumb, and doesn't get better. Sorry about that.

Diary: in the early days of the internet, before Discogs was a thing, I probably spent more time hunting a copy of the Nightlands compilation than any other record I own. It's not even on "heavy rotation" in my life--it was and is simply a core memory. At least that is what I decided at some point, so I had to have it. I owned an old issue of Music From the Empty Quarter, in about 1991 or 1992, which contained a mail-order listing including this record. "Fool, you should have bought it then," I would tell myself. I don't speak nicely to myself.

I finally found a copy on the now defunct GEMM.com. Its owner was this weird but nice lady in Montreal who took FOREVER in getting it to me--she wanted my assurance that this record would be getting a good home. She wanted correspondence. I had never before, and have not since, auditioned to own a recording. [Wait, that is not exactly true, but I will get in trouble for discussing it here.] Anyway, Lady Catharsis can testify that every morning before sunrise, on our walk to the bus stop, I would grumble incessantly about this record and how it wasn't in my hands yet even though I had paid for it. It was getting depressing. I was losing my ability to function. This is one of my many failures as a professional.

She can also testify that I am just "like that" when it comes to mail order. It may not be for me. I want things RIGHT DAMN NOW. I am currently awaiting about a half-dozen "gifts" that have been so long in coming that I'm not even sure I will be able to enjoy them when they arrive.

By comparison, the new 2XLP of Blue Moon got here in a hurry, and it is thoroughly enjoyable!

BOMBAST playlist, 2016 February 24, 2100-2300:

  1. "Ethiopia Land" | Peter & Paul | Mr. Perry I Presume | Pressure Sounds
  2. "Half Deepmen" | Biting Tongues | Nightlands | Final Image | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Snadne Ziti" | Fat | Citron | Cat Dog Mouse
  4. "From Russia with Love" | Byron Lee & The Dragonaires | Uptown Top Ranking | VP
  5. "POP" | Aardvarck | CO IN CI | Skudge
  6. "Do This" | Pump | Nightlands | Final Image | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Missing in Action" | The Comsat Angels | Waiting for a Miracle |  Edsel
  8. "Go" | The Replacements | Stink | Twin/Tone
  9. "New York, 1940" | Gush | Nightlands | Final Image | "Physical Evidence"
  10. "Grundig" | Deepchord | Ultraviolet Music | Soma
  11. "In the Shade" | AOU | Gordo Laika | Soft Touch
  12. "Barbara Castle Festival Hall" | Volcano the Bear | Commencing | Miasmah
  13. "First Soundtrack" | Human Flesh | Nightlands | Final Image | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "Cause I'm Freezing" | Die Goldenen Zitronen | Flogging a Dead Frog | Altin Village & Mine
  15. "Permanent Defeat (Alter Echo Dub Mix)" | El Mahdy Jr. | Family Album 2016 | Boomarm Nation
  16. "Placid" | Recondite | Placid | Acid Test / Absurd
  17. "Marshland (for KB)" | Brian Harris | Behind the Mask | self-released
  18. "Green Is the Colour of the Prophet" | Muslimgauze | Nightlands | Final Image | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "Thorium" | M.E.S.H. | Piteous Gate | PAN
  20. "Sight of You" | Pale Saints | Still in a Dream - A Story of Shoegaze | Cherry Red
  21. "Hail! Mary" | The Devil and the Universe | Benedicere | Rustblade
  22. "Zone" | Mute Calm | Nightlands | Final Image | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Unemployed" | Black Wing | ...Is Doomed | The Flenser
  24. "Where the Bees Come To Die" | Boy From The Crowd | Where the Bees Come To Die | Public Pressure
  25. "Glued" | Guzzard | The Color of Noise | Robellion
  26. "Thing Called Love (Don't Fight)" | Singers & Players | Revenge of the Underdog | On-U Sound
  27. "Blue Line" | Best Available Technology | Family Album 2016 | Boomarm Nation
  28. "Flowers from the Lake" | Underspreche | Split | Optimo Trax
  29. "Green Finger Swinger" | Breathless | Blue Moon | Tenor Vossa

life without gravity

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