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31
Oct 2017

Join the Queue of Future Has-Beens: Transmission 376, 2017 October 25

cold_fish.jpg This broadcast is full of mistakes, some staged and some spontaneous. It is true, what I say about the Internet reminding me that October 25 is the date on which John Peel died; also true is my implication that "planning" to play a John Peel session on this night was a happy accident. But it's all downhill from there. "30 years ago"--not 13? And no correction? Ugh. "4 A's AT Maida Vale?" How long have I owned this record? Additional miscues can be found on the tape. I won't go on about this.

Last time out I complained about the absence (or tardiness, if you're feeling generous) of autumn. Now, it's here with a vengeance--rain, flooding, winds, slippery decaying leaves stuck to everything. And cyclical death is in the air. Station management is sending messages of doom and panic at every opportunity. Who knows how dire things really are, or how long the endgame might take to unfold. Watch and see if things get more chestnutty around here--that will be a sign.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 October 25, 2100-2300:

  1. "Tropisme" | Police Des Moeurs | Dedales | Mannequin
  2. "New Ark Subatomic Energy" | Lee "Scratch" Perry + Subatomic Sound System | Super Ape Returns to Conquer | Echo Beach
  3. "Sore" | Ruby My Dear | Basic | Love Love
  4. "F-'oldin' Money" | The Fall | The Marshall Suite [reissue] | Let Them Eat Vinyl
  5. "Black Dwarf" | Marc Riley with The Creepers | 4 A's From Maida Vale | In Tape | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "Neusi" | Rodinia | Ex Anima | Now-Again
  7. "Moon's Milk (Waxing)" | Electric Sewer Age | Moon's Milk in Final Phase | Soleilmoon
  8. "Two Man Gang" | Les Big Byrd | Two Man Gang | PNK SLM
  9. "No More Parties" | MIS+RESS | S/T | Somewherecold
  10. "Temazcal" | Iñigo Vontier | Aluxes | Lumiere Noire
  11. "Bard of Woking" | Marc Riley with The Creepers | 4 A's From Maida Vale | In Tape | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "Dekdektiven Roker Om Natten [Figga]" | Motorpsycho | Begynnelser | Rune Grammofon
  13. "Day One" | Primitive Trust | Fallen Down | Aus
  14. "^" | Why the Eye? | Why the Eye? | Plynt
  15. "Ankh" | Clarian | Kompakt: Total 17 | Kompakt
  16. "Deep Shelter" | Xordox | Neospection | Editions Mego
  17. "Goin' Rate" | Marc Riley with The Creepers | 4 A's From Maida Vale | In Tape | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "In My Dreams" | ANOHNI | Paradise | Rough Trade
  19. "Vihrea Ovi" | Luxos | Now and Then | Optimo Music So Low
  20. "Spark Out" | Jutland Songs | Charm on the Chain / Spark Out | Gringo
  21. "The Law of Misunderstanding" | Dieter von Deurne and the Politics | Dieter von Deurne and the Politics | Morr
  22. "Cold Fish" | Marc Riley with The Creepers | 4 A's From Maida Vale | In Tape | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Die Ballade vom Frosch" | Gaudi | Magnetic | Rarenoise
  24. "You No Fit Touch Am - Dub" | Dele Sosimi meets Prince Fatty / Nostalgia 77 | You No Fit Touch Am In Dub | Wah Wah 45s
  25. "Internal Exile" | Wire | Nocturnal Koreans | Pinkflag
  26. "Cool Cats" | Tony Allen | The Source | Blue Note
  27. "Give And Take" | Matthias Reiling | Nie Wieder Streit | Lehult
  28. "Plenitude" | Davis | Perle | Live at Robert Johnson
  29. "The Depth" | Grant | No Lights | Lobster Theremin

war against whom

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24
Oct 2017

Where People Feel No Anguish and Need No Hate: Transmission 375, 2017 October 18

certain_ratio_graveyard_ballroom.jpg Please find attached a program that is dark and nocturnal--they are not the same thing, but both qualities are here. And herein I burn through my last remaining piece of Physical Evidence having to do with A Certain Ratio. Surely there are more, in the world. I just don't happen to own any of them. Were you under the impression that this program was about anything other than my collection, my taste, me? You have my deepest apologies.

Autumn hasn't been very autumnal around here. Usually at this time of year I am quite preoccupied with some act of self-sabotage, but for various reasons--is it weather? Or my new meds?--that doesn't seem to be happening. IT IS VERY DISORIENTING. I actually found myself feeling good about this program, in real time. And it is indeed good, "me-ness" be damned.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 October 18, 2100-2300:

  1. "Ash" | Equus | Somewhere III | Something Happening Somewhere
  2. "First Communication" | Causa Sui | Live in Copenhagen | El Paraiso
  3. "Marco's Mango" | Mallard | Verte | Rhythm Section International
  4. "Elyseiska falten" | Bandhagens Musikforening | Protokoll A | Northern Electronics
  5. "Skit #1 (Outbound)" | Earl Grey | Headwinds | Inperspective
  6. "Her Daily Black" | Lali Puna | Two Windows | Morr Music
  7. "Tomboyz" | Marc Houle | Secret Weapons, Part 9 | Innervisions
  8. "All Night Party" | A Certain Ratio | The Graveyard and the Ballroom | Universal Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  9. "Oceans" | A Certain Ratio | The Graveyard and the Ballroom | Universal Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  10. "The Choir" | A Certain Ratio | The Graveyard and the Ballroom | Universal Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "The Fox" | A Certain Ratio | The Graveyard and the Ballroom | Universal Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "Suspect" | A Certain Ratio | The Graveyard and the Ballroom | Universal Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  13. "Flight" | A Certain Ratio | The Graveyard and the Ballroom | Universal Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "Genotype / Phenotype" | A Certain Ratio | The Graveyard and the Ballroom | Universal Sound | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Forward Motion - Phuture-T Remix" | Greenleaf | Remixes I | Pinecone Moonshine
  16. "Inchana Massina" | Ali Farka Toure | The Source [reissue] | World Circuit
  17. "Two Thousand and Seventeen" | Four Tet | New Energy | Text
  18. "Charnel Ground" | Section 25 | Silhouettes & Statues - A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986 | Cherry Red
  19. "False Awakening" | Ian Hicks | Now and Then | Optimo Music So Low
  20. "onryo" | Denial of Service | Contour & Shape EP | FILM
  21. "Wolf Eater" | Pete Bassman | Lost In Space | Hoga Nord
  22. "Stay Up Zimbabwe" | Bro. Valentino | Stay Up Zimbabwe / Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution) | Analog Africa
  23. "Bill Is Dead" | The Fall | The Fontana Years | UMC / Fontana
  24. "Long Long Way" | Jah Wobble | The Lago Years | Emotional Rescue
  25. "Theta v1 (Repetir)" | Existente | Theta Series | Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda)

what do you want for your 15 grand

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20
Oct 2017

In Fact This Is Very Serious; I Have Nothing To Regret: Transmission 374, 2017 October 11

yshf_more_time_ep.jpg Now is the time to listen to us, as we are on a good run. I exude confidence, or whatever comes closest to it on my emotional palette, when I suggest that Mathew Johnson might compensate for an abandoned Chaka Khan track. With apologies to Mathew Johnson, I was mistaken about this--what could compensate?--but this program is close to the dream. I even got--and fulfilled!--a request from someone, dare I say, outside the ill-defined demographic. I initially thought they were asking for something called "Big Far," which really should exist, but Big Star will do nicely (though I must say, despite knowing what the lyrics of "For You" say, Third seems to me a record for December, not October).

"Lucid Dreaming"--it's happening.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 October 11, 2100-2300:

  1. "Decompression - Ambient Pressure Mix" | Mathew Jonson | Mathew Jonson Presents the Decompression Remixes | Freedom Engine
  2. "Not Harmed" | Borusiade | Compilation 05 | Correspondant
  3. "German Friendship" | Patricia | Several Shades of the Same Color | Spectral Sound
  4. "Gun" | Terry | Remember Terry | Upset the Rhythm
  5. "(A Dancing Master Such As) Mr. Confess" | The Mekons | The English Dancing Master | CNT Productions | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "The Mixer (Peel Session)" | The Fall | The Fontana Years | UMC / Fontana
  7. "Liquid Mirror" | Anton Kubikov | Whatness | Kompakt
  8. "If That's What Love Is" | Paul Messis | Holding Hands Under a Cloudless Sky: A Tribute to the Television Personalities Volume 4 | The Beautiful Music
  9. "Bluesin" | Superpitcher | The Golden Ravedays 5 | Hippie Dance
  10. "For You" | Big Star | Third / Sister Lovers | PVC
  11. "pushing feeling / nothing" | yshf | more time EP | M.I.S.T.
  12. "IfUWantMe" | Seekers International | LoversDedicationStation | Bokeh Versions
  13. "Tsamiko Makedonias" | Alexis Zoumbas | A Lament for Epirus, 1926-1928 | Angry Mom | "The Listening Parlour"
  14. "When the Sun Comes Up" | Diagnos | Diagnos | Control Freak Kitten
  15. "XMTR" | Akkord | RCVR / XMTR | Houndstooth
  16. "Parson's Farewell" | The Mekons | The English Dancing Master | CNT Productions | "Physical Evidence"
  17. "Lumpur" | Schneider Kacirek | Radius Walk | Bureau B
  18. "Her Beauty" | Quantum Collage | Lucid Dreaming | Ouie
  19. "No Country Dance" | The Mekons | The English Dancing Master | CNT Productions | "Physical Evidence"
  20. "Cooper's Return" | Cass. | Youth Sessions | Emotional Response
  21. "The Last Dance" | The Mekons | The English Dancing Master | CNT Productions | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "5 118 574" | Carpenter Brut | CARPENTERBRUTLIVE | Caroline
  23. "More Love" | Pat Ndoye | Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984 | Analog Africa

these are the greatest times

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17
Oct 2017

Question Sessions over Cakes and Coffee: Transmission 373, 2017 October 4

Love_Corporation_-_Tones.jpg Another week, another well-executed program. That is a rare thing for me to be able to say, so you know damn well I am going to say it. I did well on this night. Was it well-conceived, though? That is a tougher call. The "vintage rave-type stuff" feels quite dated, but then so am I, and self-expression is one of the station's stated values. The exception is "Palatial," which is, forgive me, majestic. I do believe this is the third time I have played it, which might be enough, unless you think 1 spin per 124 episodes is ok, in which case, see you at transmission 500 or so.

I managed to cut down on the "dad jokes" and pedantry, at least a bit, but I do complain seriously about not knowing how I am getting my hands on the Lost Horizons album. (It could be any album--there's a backlog of exquisitely-packaged reissues waiting vainly for me to buy them.) Money is tight, yo. I am getting by on freebies and internet magic. In other news, my mental health professional is referring to me as "an object of therapeutic fascination," which I think is a fancy and nice way of saying I am a piece of work. Where is the lie, I ask you? I wonder if there is publishing in this; it would be nice to wind up in print.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 October 4, 2100-2300:

  1. "The Places We've Been" | Lost Horizons | The Places We've Been | Bella Union
  2. "One Train" | Kristin Hersh | Cats and Mice | Kitten Charmer | "The Listening Parlour"
  3. "Warm Fuzzy Feeling" | Bauri | Vinkelvolten | FireScope
  4. "La Folle" | The Schmutz Sisters | Now and Then | Optimo Music So Low
  5. "Rocket Fire" | Il Est Vilaine | La Regla Del Juego | Lumiere Noire
  6. "Tones of Incorporation" | Love Corporation | Tones | Creation | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Intermission / News / The Voice of Energy" | Kraftwerk | 3-D (The Catalogue) | Parlophone
  8. "Love Puppets" | The Legendary Pink Dots | Silhouettes & Statues - A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986 | Cherry Red
  9. "Lid.sw" | Bleak Fiction | Late Notes | M.I.S.T.
  10. "Rinse Repeat" | Thrupence | Ideas of Aesthetics | Future Classic
  11. "Vacuum Pump (Ejector)" | Si Begg | Blueprints | Shitkatapult
  12. "1000" | Benni | I & II | Goner
  13. "Palatial" | Love Corporation | Tones | Creation | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "Labyrinth of Reflections" | X.Y.R. | Labyrinth | Not Not Fun
  15. "Bottle Rain Smoke" | Crewdson | Toys | Slowfoot
  16. "Monserrate (Le K's Gut Dub Remix)" | Klangwart | Monserrate | Cougouyou
  17. "Lovetones" | Love Corporation | Tones | Creation | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "Black Monk Theme" | The Fall | The Fontana Years | UMC / Fontana
  19. "This Quiet" | Whore Paint | Ultra Sound | Translation Loss
  20. "A Fallen Tree" | CTMF | SQ 1 | Damaged Goods
  21. "Donald Unpleasance" | Orange Crate Art | Quantum Distortion in Empty Space | self-released
  22. "World" | Love Corporation | Tones | Creation | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "The History of Fishes" | MIS+RESS | S/T | Somewherecold
  24. "Arguments From Opposites (Interlude)" | Gerra and Stone | Polarism | Dispatch
  25. "Dabke91" | Ko Shin Moon | Ko Shin Moon | Akuphone
  26. "Love and the Devil" | Fushara | Techmosphere 02 | Scientific

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10
Oct 2017

Noodle and Man Are Separated by a Comma: Transmission 372, 2017 September 27

les_big_byrd_two_man_gang.jpg Can retirement be far off? I wonder about this in more than one context. On the attached sound file, I sound at times like I'm making Dad jokes, for which I am qualified, but the execution is nevertheless poor. Elsewhere, I wax extremely "pedantic" about men, noodles, and love. At least I know at the time that I am going off the rails. That's something, right?

To think I fancied writing a book a little over a year ago! God, would I need an editor, and I am not in a position to hire one. You're stuck with these diary entries. The universe is merciful to us all.

Anyway, this is the best-executed program we have had in a while, so that is also something. PLUS, I actually did my research during the program! Though I must concede that I am only about 80% sure that Robbie Shakespeare actually plays on the Revolutionaries album. And to think I used to consider Factory Records less than forthcoming with personnel credits on their records.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 September 27, 2100-2300:

  1. "Poultice" | Terminal Cheesecake | Dandelion Sauce of the Ancients | Box
  2. "Spangle" | 14 Iced Bears | 14 Iced Bears [reissue] | Optic Nerve
  3. "Untitled (B3)" | The Revolutionaries | Satta Dub | Well Charge | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "Crushed Velvet" | The Legendary Pink Dots | The Maria Dimension | Soleilmoon
  5. "Lady Street Racer" | Scott Gilmore | Subtle Vertigo | International Feel
  6. "Truth Theme" | SofaTalk | Youandmusic, Vol. 1 | YAM
  7. "In Search of New Realities" | Cindytalk | The Labyrinth of the Straight Line | Editions Mego
  8. "Untitled (B4)" | The Revolutionaries | Satta Dub | Well Charge | "Physical Evidence"
  9. "Girlsoul" | Salvation | Silhouettes & Statues - A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986 | Cherry Red
  10. "Vazio" | Farmacopeia | Come On Feel The NoiZe, BraZil Class '17 | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  11. "Untitled (A1)" | The Revolutionaries | Satta Dub | Well Charge | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "Get the Funk" | Orlando Julius & Ashiko | Love Peace & Happiness | Hot Casa
  13. "Untitled (A3)" | The Revolutionaries | Satta Dub | Well Charge | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "Sista station" | Bandhagens Musikforening | Protokoll A | Northern Electronics
  15. "Perfidia" | The Llamps | Mon tour / Perfidia | Cougouyou
  16. "Dubbing in the Ghetto" | King Tubby & The Aggrovators | Dubbing in the Backyard | Pressure Sounds
  17. "(The Vermont Hotel Lift)" | Fieldhead | We've All Been Swimming | Home Assembly
  18. "Hidden Passage" | Videodrones | Mondo Ferox | El Paraiso
  19. "back in the studio game" | The Mole | I love the spicy noodle, man | Maybe Tomorrow
  20. "Butterflies 4 Brains" | The Fall | The Fontana Years | UMC / Fontana
  21. "Nocturne 4 (Tim Hecker Remix)" | Ben Lukas Boysen | Golden Times I | Erased Tapes
  22. "Untitled (A4)" | The Revolutionaries | Satta Dub | Well Charge | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "My Valuable Hunting Knife" | Les Big Byrd | Two Man Gang | PNK SLM
  24. "A Numb Gas to the Future - DJ Tennis Pimiento Drive Version" | Rebolledo | Mondo Re-Alterado | Hippie Dance
  25. "Perserverencia" | Man Power | Compilation 05 | Correspondant
  26. "From Back Then" | Arce | Lapsus EP | M.I.S.T.
  27. "Amongst the Hemlock" | Oxossi & Malleus | Amongst the Hemlock EP | Innerverse
  28. "Untitled (B5)" | The Revolutionaries | Satta Dub | Well Charge | "Physical Evidence"

warm fuzzy feelings

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3
Oct 2017

One of the Perks of Being a Radio Personality: Transmission 371, 2017 September 23

ultraviolence.jpg Here is the penultimate broadcast of a very busy September, in which we used up our allotted memory at ye olde podcast site, and then some! Junior is my copilot on this night, though she declined to spin a record and retreated to "mere" commentary. I fear that she is growing bored with radio, and/or with me. This saddens me, not just because my daughter is growing up, but because she is a good radio person and getting better. It's about CONTENT.

DJ Midwife (aka Kristi) may or may not have been "doing good things in the world" on this night, which gave us the opportunity to synth you out here. However, I can find no confirmation of any "good things" in my email. I must have had her confused with somebody else! But surely it is a good sign that I think the best of other people.

Oh, and Hoga Nord is from Sweden, of course.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 September 23, 1900-2100:

  1. "Resistance" | Superpitcher | The Golden Ravedays 6 | Hippie Dance
  2. "A Calm But Steady Flow" | Quaeschning & Schnauss | Synthwaves | Azure Vista
  3. "Thirst" | Quaeschning & Schnauss | Synthwaves | Azure Vista
  4. "Flare" | Quaeschning & Schnauss | Synthwaves | Azure Vista
  5. "Prism" | Quaeschning & Schnauss | Synthwaves | Azure Vista
  6. "30HZ Dub Prelude" | Gaudi | Magnetic | Rarenoise
  7. "Opus 12, No. 7" | Gaudi | Magnetic | Rarenoise
  8. "Memories in my Pentagram" | Gaudi | Magnetic | Rarenoise
  9. "Nocturnal Sonata" | Gaudi | Magnetic | Rarenoise
  10. "Usb" | Ultra Satan | Usa / Usb | Hoga Nord
  11. "Your Silent Face" | New Order | Power, Corruption & Lies | Factory
  12. "Ultraviolence" | New Order | Power, Corruption & Lies | Factory
  13. "Ecstasy" | New Order | Power, Corruption & Lies | Factory
  14. "Leave Me Alone" | New Order | Power, Corruption & Lies | Factory
  15. "Train Song - Different Version" | 14 Iced Bears | 14 Iced Bears [reissue] | Optic Nerve
  16. "Lie to Choose" | 14 Iced Bears | 14 Iced Bears [reissue] | Optic Nerve
  17. "Like a Dolphin" | 14 Iced Bears | 14 Iced Bears [reissue] | Optic Nerve
  18. "Blue Suit" | 14 Iced Bears | 14 Iced Bears [reissue] | Optic Nerve
  19. "Cut - Different Version" | 14 Iced Bears | 14 Iced Bears [reissue] | Optic Nerve
  20. "Inside" | 14 Iced Bears | 14 Iced Bears [reissue] | Optic Nerve

everybody makes mistakes, even me

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