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22
Feb 2018

Night of Forced Romantic Consumption: Transmission 394, 2018 February 14

20_jazz.jpg I had actually hoped to do a romantically-themed feature for this week's "special time together," as I have taken to calling it. But, as luck would have it, I'd been sick the week prior, and had lost all interest in any sort of planning. So I did the best I could with what I had, leaving us with only "moods and atmospheres" to mark our first Valentine's Day broadcast. But what else is this holiday about, other than keeping the chocolate / florist / greeting card industries afloat?

Strangely--unless it isn't strange--this program "works" for me. Good tunes, good segues--mostly. A brief rock excursion that doesn't make much sense but maintains the overall quality. And Barry Manilow! I have done much, much worse.

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 February 14, 2100-2300:

  1. "The Other Stranger" | Doxa Sinistra | 80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1 | Contort Yourself
  2. "Call Mi Name (RMX)" | Alter Echo & E3 | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  3. "Ahsure" | Mano Le Tough | Ashure E.P. | Pampa
  4. "Frozen Joints (Best Coast VRSN)" | Best Available Technology | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  5. "Bienenfresser" | Dominik Eulberg | Bienenfresser & Blauracke | Apus Apus
  6. "Only U" | Rex Kirby meets Becky D. at Studio Geordie! | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  7. "Nyiri" | Tunnelvisions | Midnight Voyage | Atomnation
  8. "Lydia" | Lau Nau | Poseidon | Beacon Sound
  9. "All on a Beautiful Day" | People Like Us / Porest | Optimized! | Discrepant
  10. "Bonsai Terrace" | Pauline Anna Strom | Trans-Millenia Music | Rvng Int'l
  11. "2016" | Andreas Spechtl | Thinking About Tomorrow, and How to Build It | Bureau B
  12. "C.C.C.P.Calling" | Tranceonic | New Crime | Dark Entries
  13. "The Habit Machine" | The Galileo 7 | Tear Your Minds Wide Open! | Damaged Goods
  14. "Walkabout" | Throbbing Gristle | 20 Jazz Funk Greats [reissue] | Mute
  15. "Strait Bass" | Cale Sexton & Sleep D | Domestic Documents Vol 2 | Domestic Documents
  16. "The Teaze" | Steve Bug & Langenberg | Chord Cluster | Poker Flat
  17. "Waleb" | Titus 12 | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  18. "Po Burzy" | Tamten | Diamentowa Sutra EP | Transatlantyk
  19. "Latemar (Extended Version) feat. Dieter Kern" | Ulrich Troyer | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  20. "Dolci" | Masaki Uchida | Noein | Blueberry
  21. "Sleepy Head" | Superpitcher | The Golden Ravedays 11 | Hippie Dance

300 hot, screaming kids

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20
Feb 2018

See It for Yourself, but Not Through the Eyes: Transmission 393, 2018 January 31

MAUS-TEENAGE-WITCH.png Do you have a favorite genre of diary entry? I do. Mine is "I couldn't tell you what happened on this program if my life depended on it." I am blaming this on sickness--literal sickness that has dogged me at various times this year, including the week after this show aired, when I was listening back to it, such that I feel I haven't really been in my right mind at any point in 2018, and a general malaise that has me not wanting to do or think about much of anything. Isn't it good to hear from me?

So anyway, I can't tell you how this show "felt" at the time, though it was good to be able to speak properly (inasmuch as I do) and not to have to commemorate a death (can't help seeing myself as Casey Kasem here). Looking at the playlist, I can faintly remember some good segues. The selection looks tight. I think you will enjoy this, but who am I to say?

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 January 31, 2100-2300:

  1. "Margaritifer" | Dan Terminus | Automated Refrains | Blood Music
  2. "Cemetry Gates - Demo" | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead [box set] | Rhino
  3. "Hello Victim! Awake!" | Coil with Black Sun Productions | The Plastic Spider Thing | Rustblade
  4. "Silly Girl" | Chester | Holding Hands Under a Cloudless Sky: A Tribute to the Television Personalities Volume 4 | The Beautiful Music
  5. "Perishan" | El Mahdy Jr. (feat. Hamorabi 13th imam) | Time to Sell the Golden Teeth | Boomarm Nation
  6. "Tanith" | Throbbing Gristle | 20 Jazz Funk Greats [reissue] | Mute
  7. "Merle's Boogie Woogie" | Merle Travis | Hillbilly Music...Thank God! Volume 1 | Bug / Capitol
  8. "Covehithe" | Second Storey | Lucid Locations | Houndstooth
  9. "Iambic 5 Poetry" | Shobaleader One | Elektrac | WARP
  10. "Zandra" | The Fall | The Fontana Years | UMC / Fontana
  11. "Pain" | Quays & Lixo | GETME! Is Ten | GETME!
  12. "The Color of Love is Blue" | The Veldt | Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose | self-released
  13. "Strait of Dover" | Last Days | Seafaring | N5MD
  14. "Giggles" | Blue Hawaii | Tenderness | Arbutus
  15. "Teenage Witch" | John Maus | Screen Memories | Ribbon
  16. "Ghabash" | Muqata'a | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  17. "Nieznajoma" | Tamten | Diamentowa Sutra EP | Transatlantyk
  18. "Let Me Sing" | Saint Abdullah | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  19. "What About Brian - Alt. Version" | CTMF | What About Brian (Alt. Version) | Damaged Goods
  20. "Arpo" | Call Super | Arpo | Houndstooth
  21. "Tonal Bath For Bubbles" | Gregg Kowalsky | L'Orange L'Orange | Mexican Summer
  22. "Being Home Tonight" | Muziekkamer | 80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1 | Contort Yourself
  23. "Australasie 2" | Astrobal | Memories of Stars EP | Karaoke Kalk
  24. "Endless" | Know V.A. | Black Label | Signal Life
  25. "Breathe In" | Sky High | FAMILY ALBUM 2018 | Boomarm Nation
  26. "Balustrade" | Achterbahn D'Amour | Acid Test 13 | Acid Test
  27. "DLR" | Bicep | Glue EP | Ninja Tune
  28. "Detours" | Saine | For The Dreamers | Omena
  29. "Sem Teto" | Cinema | Outro Tempo | Music from Memory
  30. "Zapoi" | Rone | Mirapolis | Infine
  31. "The Neverending" | James Holden & The Animal Spirits | The Animal Spirits | Border Community
  32. "I've Got Acid (On My Brain) (Acapella)" | John Tejada & Justin Maxwell | I've Got Acid (On My Brain) | Acid Camp
  33. "Haunting Ex" | Giant Head | Lessons | Front and Follow
  34. "Post Self" | Godflesh | Post Self | Avalanche
  35. "got HYPE" | Glow In The Dark | Into Existence | Sonar Kollektiv
  36. "The Split" | Howard Hello | Election Year | Temporary Residence Limited
  37. "En Espiritu" | Jorge C. | Sueno Viejo | Dopeness Galore

finding it hard

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5
Feb 2018

Drink the Long Draught, Dan: Transmission 392, 2018 January 24

markesmith.png I'm going to be petty for a moment and talk about an inconvenient aspect of death. It can really mess with the plans of the living. Here I was, planning on featuring a Leslie Winer record (NB that I did anyway) and in comes the news that Mark E Smith has died. What on earth am I supposed to do with this? I did what I could, and what I always do--I played a Fall song on the radio.

Should I have gone with two hours' worth? Maybe, though frequent listeners will already be overly familiar with my Fall habit. I certainly didn't become acquainted with the band through large doses. Funnily enough, my first relevant memory is of hearing a tune in the car, age 16 or 17, not knowing who it was, having it stick in my head firmly enough to drive me crazy with curiosity, and finding out years later that it was "Barmy." There was also Friend of Bombast Jeremy, who had a copy of Palace of Swords Reversed that he would try to get me to listen to but I couldn't seem to be bothered, most of the time. Still, things stuck with me--bits of "Leave the Capitol," "Fit and Working Again" and "Kicker Conspiracy," and all of "Marquis Cha-Cha." At some point I bought this compilation and was bowled over by the rendition of "Wings." (Ah, this one, here! So good!) I wouldn't call this succumbing instantaneous or gradual; it was very random and staccato. Things just lingered, waiting to be latched onto. Seems fitting.

It's been weird, the last 20 years, watching the man's personal decline--hearing about the belligerence, the drinking, the verbal and physical violence. I have to say that I haven't made sense of it--I'm unable to bracket off the "product" from the personal, but I also can't stop listening. I can't quit him though I know I probably should. It is probably like this for other people.

If this seems like an abrupt ending, that's how life works.

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 January 24, 2100-2300:

  1. "Other (Justin K Broadrick as JK FLESH Remix)" | S U R V I V E | RR7387 | Relapse
  2. "PHANTOM BRICKWORKS II - Edit" | Bibio | PHANTOM BRICKWORKS II (Edit) | WARP
  3. "Never Enough Time" | Michael C. Sharp | Never Enough Time | Holodeck
  4. "I Think About Your Car When I Drive Mine" | Jori Hulkkonen | Don't Believe In Happiness | My Favorite Robot
  5. "Babe" | Ruby My Dear | 15 Years of PRSPCT | PRSPCT
  6. "Choose Ur Illusion - Jay Glass Dubs Version" | Bonebrokk | Hollow Systems | Trial and Error
  7. "La Riviere Des Perles" | Becker & Mukai | Eyes | Sas
  8. "Fieldofdreams" | Om Unit | Self | Cosmic Bridge
  9. "Cold Sweat" | Phuture-T | Fugitive Drummer / Cold Sweat | Inperspective
  10. "Hip Priest" | The Fall | Hex Enduction Hour | Superior Viaduct
  11. "The Cross" | R.I.P. | Street Reaper | Riding Easy
  12. "Night Beat" | Odonis Odonis | No Pop | Felte
  13. "Lost Flight" | © | The Boy Used To Whistle | Not on label | "Physical Evidence"
  14. "V.III" | Papir | V | Stickman
  15. "A Year In A Day" | Hannu Karjalainen | A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert | Karaoke Kalk
  16. "The Future Is Hurt / Dirt & Fields" | Shackleton with Anika | Behind the Glass | Woe to the Septic Heart
  17. "Red Kite like a Dust Mote in my Third Eye (Bee Fart)" | Brian Harris | My Sister's Wedding | self-released
  18. "Garden Portal" | Semiomime | Close Ones | Mindtrick
  19. "The Boy Used To Whistle" | © | The Boy Used To Whistle | Not on label | "Physical Evidence"
  20. "Night Shift" | Wild Ones | Mirror Touch | Topshelf
  21. "When He Come Back" | © | The Boy Used To Whistle | Not on label | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "Cloudburst Five" | The Belbury Circle | Outward Journeys | Ghost Box

a train to Crewe

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1
Feb 2018

Poured Kerosene on Some Bridges: Transmission 391, 2018 January 17

fake_laugh.jpg Finally a good program from 2018! It seems that maybe I have not "lost" it after all. Unburdened by "physical evidence" and "the listening parlour" (I do seem to take joy in saying "it's a featureless program tonight"), I am able to make sense of some segues. Some. It's about damn time. Now, if I could just stop playing Smiths records.

Seems noteworthy that I guess out loud that it's "Roving Iinternational" and not "Raving International." Is that a sign of age, or tiredness, or both, not to mention whatever degree of general malaise I am feeling? To be fair, I'm not really up for raving OR roving these days. A year into--I can hardly name it--our current era, let's say, I'd prefer much of the time to stay in bed. "Were it not that I have bad dreams."

BOMBAST playlist, 2018 January 17, 2100-2300:

  1. "How Soon Is Now?" / "Hand In Glove" / "I Want the One I Can't Have" / "Never Had No One Ever" - Live in Boston | The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead [box set] | Rhino
  2. "Another Moon" | Minor Science | Whities 012 | Whities
  3. "Wakihi" | Sugai Ken | UkabazUmorezU | Rvng Int'l
  4. "Harvest" | Tom Trago | Serene Waters | Voyage Direct
  5. "I'm Interesting, Cheerful & Sociable" | Errorsmith | Superlative Fatigue | PAN
  6. "A Spark To Light The Hollows" | Hoofus | Lessons | Front and Follow
  7. "What A Day" | Throbbing Gristle | 20 Jazz Funk Greats [reissue] | Mute
  8. "Pull" | Elite Barbarian | Lessons | Front and Follow
  9. "As I Get To Know You Better" | Fake Laugh | Fake Laugh | Headcount
  10. "Dottie's Messages" | Oliver Cherer | Lessons | Front and Follow
  11. "London Bridges" | Grandbrothers | Open | City Slang
  12. "Elephant" | Eye O | Deux O & Debut | Public Release
  13. "The Triangle" | Gilb'r | Dekmantel 10 Years 07 | Dekmantel
  14. "Self Reliance" | TuTH | Transgression | Umor Rex
  15. "La Plume Des Armes" | Esmerine | Mechanics of Dominion | Constellation
  16. "Kerberos" | MEUTE | Tumult | Tumult
  17. "Superflare" | Psycho & Plastic | Kosmopop | Give Us Your Gold
  18. "Solarhys" | Chloe | Endless Revisions | Lumiere Noire
  19. "Lumen" | Aparde | Glass | KI
  20. "Resist Much Obey Little" | The Brian Jonestown Massacre | Don't Get Lost | A Records
  21. "Great Heroes" | Little Axe | London Blues | Echo Beach
  22. "Millers Pond" | Headroom | Head in the Clouds | Trouble in Mind
  23. "Fine Line" | Alvarius B. | With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven | Abduction
  24. "Appointment" | Aathens | Virtue Signal | Blank Editions
  25. "Soar" | Kink | Playground | Running Back
  26. "Fogged_M1" | Pye Corner Audio | Lessons | Front and Follow
  27. "46 Things I Did Today (feat. Little Annie)" | COH | COHGS | Editions Mego
  28. "Pangea" | Speakman Sound | Warm | Ears to Learn With

the vowels are missing

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